Sunday, September 6, 2009

labor day weekend, a wedding, a whole bunch of pictures!

Haha oh gosh I feel so terrible for not posting anything this entire weekend but I seemed to be even more busy during the weekend than during the weekday. I actually had no time whatsoever to do homework until yesterday at 1pm when I sat myself down and did homework until 6am today when I got out of my chair to shower and go to school. And at school today I continued to finish homework and take a AP Calculus test fun ):

But let's back up, I'll tell you about my hectic weekend first then we'll get to the fun part, pictures. (:

So on Friday at lunch, I sent out my money orders to two blog shops so I'll share with you guys what I bought once my orders come in. Friday was just like any other school day, long an monotonous but after school was much better. First I went to spirit which is on-going for about another two weeks. We got some work done but we were distracted by just hangingout and drinking Quickly's milk tea tapioca we bought to support the Junior Escape Committee (a juniors' dance later in the year). So then we got kicked out of school because they had to set up for the Welcome Back dance, this isn't Homecoming which is in two weeks. Most people didn't go because monstly only overexcited Freshmen go. So instead a few friends and I headed over to the mall next to our school and ate and relaxed. This was a great way to end the week and later that night i picked up some nail polishes to do my mom's nails for my cousin's wedding the next day.

Saturday was kind of wasted because all I did was sleep until about 4pm when I realized I had to go to my cousin Danny's wedding reception at 6pm. So I rushed to shower and get ready. The food was alright but the most fun was just hanging out with my other cousins Trudy and Jon. The reception ended around 11 but of course the party doesn't end there. I went to an afterparty and ended getting home around 3ish? Honestly I can't remember.

I spent most of Sunday sleeping. As I already said I spent the past 48 hours or so on schoolwork. On the brightside, because all my work was due today I can relax a bit tonight.
Sol is "studying" for her US History Italian class haha

Ellen's mom makes the best potstickers EVER (:

We went to Lucky's (a supermarket) at lunch and some other people opened a bag of Dum Dums, so I took a few shhh! haha My friends tell me I don't need sleep, I run on Dum Dums, advil, and solderfumes

On the way back to school there were no cars around so Nancy, Tammy, Antonio, Ellen and I just walked in the middle of street. Not safe kids!

Sol and Amy in AP English, don't we look happy to be analyzing poems?

We got milk tea! And we finished sketching the Beauty and the Beast wall so I decided to lay on it (:

Before we walked to the mall, Patrick's and Stanley's faces are enough of a caption haha

We went to Haagen-Dazs as the mall and Kristina and I split a Banana Split haha.

And of course how could we resist taking those silly generic Apple store pictures?

Saturday - Wedding
Before the wedding, can you see my brother behind me?
With my younger cousin Linh, I'm about 5 years older.

Outside the wedding with my cousins and my brother.

Friday, September 4, 2009

fruit tarts and spirit committee

So my goal is to sleep before 3am tonight so I'll keep this post short and make a longer post later tonight (Friday). So the past two days have been pretty hectic with homework, homework, school, clubs, spirit committee, and not sleeping but I managed to get some pictures in. Sorry about the quality of some, I forgot my camera today and took pictures with my cellphone.

Also I've gotten some questions as to what Spirit Committee is. Basically, every year at my high school we have two spirit weeks, one in fall and one in spring but there is only spirit committee during the fall. So during spirit week, each day has a different theme such as twin day, formal day, gender bender, etc. and everyone gets dressed up. Then on the Friday of the fall week, it's cardinal day and we wear school colors (Maroon/Red and White) and have a spirit rally during school, this rally is usually more focused on general school pride. That night theres Battle of the Birds which is a football game against our rivals (we're Cardinals and they're Eagles, hence the birds) Then after that game we have a homecoming dance. So before this week there are spirit committees for each grade and we each get a hallway to decorate. We usually go all out and cover every inch of the hall (except the Freshmen who usually don't do too well...). I'll show you all pictures once we're done. Each grade also makes a backdrop for the rally, a dance, and a float which is a decorated pickup truck. There's an over arching theme for the entire school, this year its Cartoons, so Freshmen theme is anime, sophomores have cartoon network, JUNIORS (me haha) have Disney, and seniors have nicktoons. So that's fall spirit, in the spring theres still a week of special days and a rally but no committee and all that comes with the committee. Also the Friday is color wars (each grade wears a differen color) and the rally is centered more around grade pride rather than school pride. Hope this wasn't too long haha (:

I had an Italian test in my first class this morning but my amazingly sweet friend Sol brought me a fruit tart to cheer me up during the test. I love her!

Spirit Committee (: