Two weeks ago, I was working on a graduation speech with one of my sixth students. We centered it around Mahatma Ghandi’s quote, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” I mean, the first part is pretty obvious, right? (If not, think YOLO.) And I truly believe in the second part – education, whether it’s in a classroom or not, is important to work on continuously. This weekend, Tina and I headed back to our college town to celebrate some of our friends’ big moment in life aka college graduation.
Congrats Tony and Ly! The main reason Tina and I were in Davis this weekend was to watch these two walk across that stage. Tina made them a new sign so they wouldn’t have their Happy Birthday sign up still, hahah.
With Southwest having its annual sale on flights, I have traveling on my mind. Whether it’s driving hours after hours, sitting on a train, or flying high above in the sky, I love going to different places. I fell in love with this “long distance love” styled shoot on Green Wedding Shoes because it was photographed at an airport and it was an inspiration for long distance relationships (which is a little something close to my heart).
An airport hangar is such a romantic place to have a photoshoot, don’t you think?
After I got food poisoning back in March, I tried to eat healthier. Key word: tried. Even when everyone started counting down the months, weeks, and days until EDC, I mentally tried to get myself to work out and eat clean to get that “Vegas body”. But honestly, I just found myself to eat more and sit in front of my computer more… not cool! Just kidding – I love food to much to ever stay away from it for too long. Just looking back at this weekend, my stomach is in quite a happy place!
Friday night, Tina and I were supposed to go to Oakland/SF for Korean BBQ, but we decided to just stay around the Fremont area and met up with Allen for some hot pot at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot. Not only did Tina and the hostesses have a good laugh before we were seated, we also had a cool server. Food was so good! The meat combo is such a deal – a whole plate of meat for around $12! (And those meatballs were super delicious.)
Happy National Best Friends Day! If you’re lucky enough to have a best friend (or two, or three, etc.), today’s the day to show them some extra lovin’!
My lifelong best friend and twin sister, Steph. Sometimes best friends aren’t chosen… they’re forced upon you, right? Guess I won the “jackpot” when I got Steph as my sister. Unlike many television siblings (and even real life siblings), Steph and I hardly bicker or hate each other. Growing up, even though we’re the same age, Steph always made sure I was taken care of before doing her own business. In fact, when she finished college and moved back home, I ended up eating eggs and ramen for three months because I had no one to cook me meals. (Don’t judge me. Those were one of the toughest times in my life, hah! And on top of that, I was really homesick for the first time during my college years since she wasn’t in Davis anymore.) Even now, when we work different hours, hang out with different people, and seem like we’re too busy for each other sometimes, we make it work. Whether it’s texting throughout the day or scheduling dinner or TV dates, we’re there for each other.
They say Alpha Phi Omega can give you a lot of things – the skills to be a leader, the ability to do service to better not only yourself but the community, and the network to gain bucket loads of friends. For someone who graduated college (okay, not even recently…), the one thing that made me really thankful for Alpha Phi Omega is the friendships that I’ve made along the way. My closest friends are all friends I’ve made in my years in Alpha Phi Omega. And one of the bonds I cherish the most is the one I have with my pledge babies.
Pbaby Will and I planned to get dinner to catch up, and after much “What are you craving?” “No, what are YOU craving?” back and forth, he finally decided on sushi at Sen Dai Sushi.
I know, I know, I’m a little late to the game (in watching The Great Gatsby), but you can never have enough of Great Gatsby/1920′s themed weddings, right? A few weeks ago, I won tickets from 100 Layer Cake to watch The Great Gatsby, and I finally have time to go watch it with my best friend this weekend! We even planned to finish re-reading the book before our Sun-date. It might be a challenge for me… but we’ll see how it goes!
Wedding planners and people love the Gatsby theme. And why not? You’re mixing luxury with romance and showy-ness. (I think it’s safe to use the “Go Big or Go Home” tagline here, right?)
Weekend getaways to Davis (or anywhere) are actually the best. For two days, I can not worry about work, classes, or anything “adult life” related. This weekend, I headed up to Davis solely to support Rich, who is in my Alpha Phi Omega line, because he was Banquet Chair this term. But before going to Davis…
Sometimes on Friday, my coworkers and I like to plan a little Happy Hour get together just to chill.