Golden Gate Bridge.
Lately, it feels like my life has been dragged down. I had the same routine--eat, sleep, read--everyday, even at work days. Honestly, I need a change and I have been feeling depressed thinking that I will follow the same routine for the rest of the life.
Yesterday, I came back from an adventure with Christine and Jonathan, feeling a renewal of faith in myself. Speaking of this, I should mention what we did. Actually, I should write about my whole summer in an ascending order. We went to IHOP for breakfast, even though Christine and I already ate breakfast, where Christine and I shared an order of the "International Crepe Passport" which consists two sausages, two slices of bacon, scrambled eggs and two Nutella crepes. It was pretty good. After brunch, we went off to the Arboretum. We all went hunting for peacocks as a game. I assumed that they wouldn't show up at all. However, we saw more than 20 peacocks. Unfortunately, we didn't see any of the males open their tail. It was quite a disappointment. Basically, we walked around the entire arboretum looking at plants and attempting to find peacocks. At one point, we encountered the small man-made waterfall. After take the expected group photo together, we took the stairs to walk uphill. It was fairly peaceful above the waterfall. Additionally, there was this amazing, huge tree. I'm sure it didn't look particularly unique, but I really liked it. I didn't take a photo of the tree because I know photos can't define how amazing it looked. Eventually, we attempted to walk downhill. Trying to find our way back, we approached a bunch of peacock feathers. Close to those feathers was BONES. It took awhile for us to realize that it's likely that it was peacock bones! We could see the rib bones. Completely terrified that we witnessed this sight, we continued on our trail to leave this place until we realized that that the dirt path we were following ended. The only way we could reach civilization was up. Running up was completely scary; I saw spiderwebs and almost fell and the hill was filled with leaves everywhere. Oh gosh, I had enough adrenaline for the day and wanted to leave. We eventually found our way back to the waterfall and kept walking to find restrooms/exit. After that, our adventure day was complete.
Dropping Jonathan home, Christine and I went out to quench our thirst with frozen yogurt and gossip (because that's what all ladies do when they get, right?). It was fun. We talked about random stuff. I miss doing this stuff. Just sitting there and talking. However, I guess the bad part about all this is that we usually don't like talking about ourselves. It's always easier to talk about others.
Honestly, the past is much harder to remember than I thought. Hmm... I haven't hung out with the college friends recently. I hung out the high school friends more. So, early August, Andrew and Christine's UCLA friends came by! Ahh, it sounds like a spontaneous visit based on my words! I saw--Andrew, Andy, Candace, Christine, Danny, Eileen, James. Additionally, Christine's sisters were there! Anyway, what we did that day was walk around the asian supermarket and then went out to eat at a Taiwanese fast food place, visit the pet store and go to Christine's house to play games. My memory is so bad. :/
In the end of July, Calvin and I came to UCLA for two days one night. He had errands to run whereas I decided to seize the opportunity to ditch my dentist appointment. I met Calvin's friend Nick (and his family). They went to sign contracts and other stuff. The rest of the day was a blur. I saw Andrew, Christine, Danny (in that order; I didn't even need to go alphabetically)! Then went to apartment and played Grow Cube and helped make hummus (delicious, by the way) and ate dinner (which was good but I was so thirsty and drank two water bottles afterwards because I don't each much salty foods at home) and watched X-Files (which was scary) and had popsicles. The next day I sat in the apartment by myself, going through tumblr, pinterest, and etsy. Later that day, we made cookies and, I realized how dependent I am on everyone. Then we went home, except for Calvin who needed to stay for an extra day.
Mid-July, the family and I went for our 1st annual trip to San Francisco and Davis. The little one had to to for orientation so the rest of us hung around SF. It was rather dull after awhile. I guess it's only fun when we do touristy things. I saw the Golden Gate Bridge in daylight! It was just as beautiful as the dusk light. Additionally, I went to visit Veronica in Berkeley again! Isn't it absurd that I've been there three times already? :) I spent the evening sitting around Moe's reading books. Back at Roni's apartment, I sat around writing in my journal until her roommate came back, as well as Veronica. After midnight, we had birthday cake. Later, Veronica, Julian and I played Cocktailopoly. It was fun--until I lost. Haha, just kidding. It was fun. I left early the next morning and headed back to SF. We drove back to Davis to pick the little one up and head home. When I got home, I realized how much I missed being home. I don't like family vacations that much in the first place, because I feel so uncomfortable most of the time. Ahh, I'm just picky.
May & June I had two birthday parties to attend for the college friends. I always feel weird in them because there's always people that I don't know. Also, I was around my time of the month for both of the events. :/
Additionally, I think around late June (or early July), Christine's sister had a graduation party? I forgot when. It wasn't memorable? It was pretty memorable! I remember playing basketball (even though I sucked) and water pong and using the internet (because my internet at home didn't work).
So, this is how my summer was. I barely went out with friends. I did go out a lot with family (running errands). Also, I went to the local library a lot. I read a lot of books. I missed hanging out with people--just sitting around doing nothing and listening. So, it's been pretty unproductive. All this sitting helped gain unnecessary weight.
I guess I'm updating my blog for once because the next semester is starting next week. With this in mind, it means that summer is basically over for me.