Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sharks Territory

Yesterday Alex and I went to a Sharks game in San Jose! It was so much fun. I love how interactive hockey is. There's always so much going on and I love how theres the little dances and claps that keep is lively. Its definitely one of my favorite sports to watch. My grandma never misses a game, and thats how it was my whole childhood.
But anyway, the game was great. It was against the Anaheim Ducks, and they won 4-0. Before that though I was at Phoebes and we watched Like Crazy with Ava. She's so cute, even when she's being fussy and annoying she's still adorable, the only baby I love! 
Although today me and Alex went out and just hung out in Pleasanton, went to stone ridge and in n out. We ended up just walking around a lot until we got super exhausted. Finally we just went and chilled at a Starbucks in San Lorenzo and ended up spending some time in Rasputins. Nothing too crazy though, the whole day was mostly just chill. I bought a bunch of movies today so that should give me something to do after work this week. Ive been trying to watch less tv and more movies because then I spend less time just lounging on the couch. We finalllllyyyyy were able to buy Cards Against Humanity so that's going to be hella fun this Summer when everyone is back and we will be able to play. It will definitely livin up some of the nights. Other than that nothing munch really went on this weekend. But I am excited that next week we are going to an A's game with Stacey and the kids, and my mother. And then we bought tickets for another Sharks game, which is the last one that we are going to be able to go to this season. Got my jersey in the mail and it will be ready for October! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


How have I not used this thing in a year???
Well this has been the year of remaking ourselves. My mother is now clean and sober and ready to live in her new little cottage. And I am ready to finally go to college and start my future and get my degree for Human Resources. One of my best friends of years now has a little girl named Ava who is almost six months old. Me and Alex have been together for a year and a couple months, and living with him has been one of the best decisions that I have made. I keep finding myself to be so nostalgic for the past and all the friends that I have over seas. I am currently planning my next trip back to Germany and most likely Italy as well so that I can see Ludo. A lot of things have changed but also a lot of things have stayed the same. I'm coming up on my three year mark at Trader Joes which is unbelievable. I can't believe how time has just flown by, and I see all these people going off to Germany doing the same things that I did, TWO YEARS AGO.
How on earth has it been two years since I was in that country? I miss it so much and I have gotten a lot better at talking to them more and more. Sometimes there a months that go by that I don't speak to them at all and its just because no one has time. Im finally making time though because I don't want to loose touch with the people that meant so much to me and still do.
Ive forgotten so much and also have just missed out on documenting my life. I know I couldnt keep up with a hand written journal, I can barely keep up with an online one! But I am going to. Because I want to see what is changed one year from now. And one year from now I will also be flying back to my favorite place!!! I can't wait to experience Germany for the second time. I think its going to be so much more wonderful than it was the first time. I am going to do  it right! Walking the streets of Heidelberg has been my greatest dream lately and when it finally comes true I know its going to be amazing.
Im talking with Celia right now, and we both agreed that talking more and texting more has made the distance seem a lot shorter than it is.
I keep finding myself so jealous of the pictures I keep seeing in instagram from Lina. It's not that I don't like her or anything like that, it just makes me want to be there so much more. Seeing the things she's seeing. Im sure its just as amazing for her as it was for me, but I know my next trip is going to be amazing too. I know its all I'm going to think about for the next few months until I book my plane ticket. I just need to be there, and get away from alameda. This place is dragging me down. But until next time, here's som photos for me to be nostalgic of when I read this again.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Wow, it's been such a long time since I have posted something. Or well it feels that way. I should post more because the only way that I'm going to be able to keep my memories is if I keep them online...clearly. This past Friday I thought was a normal day. I headed over to Kira's around ten in the morning to spend the day with her and Antonia and say goodbye to each of them. I said goodbye to Maja on Wednesday.
So it was going well, and we had lunch and we still had a couple hours left, talking about when I was going to come to Germany. Then I got a call from my mother saying we had been robbed. Now every memory I ever had in photos is gone. They took my laptop, my external hard drive with all my old photos on it, and my camera. They took everything else of my mothers. Jewelry, her knife bag, anything else special. So now we are kind in the process of trying to find a new apartment.
I had to use all my Europe money to buy a new laptop (macbook pro.) So now I can't go to Europe this Summer which is so depressing. I just can't even believe that this happened.  It's the last thing that I ever thought would have happened and now all we can do is put all the things we owned behind on and move on and replace what we can. We think we found a new place to live, the woman called us today actually. So hopefully we get the triplex and then get the hell out of this horrible apartment.
Other than that I have Alex. He told my mother we were dating on Easter which was just so awkward. But not as bad as I thought that it would be. Oh well, I guess that's it.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hellos are far better than goodbyes

Today was a great day! A day that many of us have been waiting for. I woke up around 10 and then I went to meet Megan, Elise, and Harry. We hung around South Shore for a bit and then Megan went to work and me and Elise just continued hanging out. We didn't do much, but I had to run around and get some things for Kira's arrival. Finally around seven I basically ran to Ivan and Melanie's house and I had the long awaited hugs and screams from Kira and Maja. I have missed them so much. We just sat around the kitchen and hung out. Some other friends came over and we all just sat around and talked and watched Sabine be Sabine. Afterwards we all went to Safeway where Kira and Maja got their heavy whipping cream and and we ran into Alex so I was able to introduce him to Ariel, Kira, Maja, and Alina who had come with us. It was just nice to spend time with them and be able to be in there presence again. It was almost like the distance hadn't even happened. It felt like everything went back to normal and nothing really changed.

Los Angeles

So this past weekend me, Elise, and Megan flew down to L.A to have a little mini vacation. The first day we just spent hanging around Huntington Beach and then we went home and watched movies. We tried to go play laser tag but it ended up being different than what they said on the phone. And then me and Megan had to sprint down the block after Megan's dad before we got lost in Torrance. When we got home we played wiifit where I hurt my sides hella bad. They hurt for days after that. But it was still okay. The night ended with me being delusional and weird.
The nexy day in L.A it was pouring rain, so we ended up just going to see the Hunger Games. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did, but I thought it was really good. It inspired me to really want to read the books. Especially since there's so much more that could have been explained in the movie that is explained in the books. After that we drove over to Newport Beach and went to fashion island. We spent the entire time in forever 21, and then the mall closed early. I guess it was because it was a Sunday, but it was still a little weird. Then we just watched the Kardashians and Megan passed out like usual. We kinda had to go to bed early anyway since we were going to be spending the whole next day in Disneyland.
 On Monday we woke up around eight something and then we all got ready and headed over to Anaheim around nine in the morning. We spent the whole freaking day at Disneyland. Seriously like fifteen hours. It was painful. Lol, I think we were all pretty tired of it around like five pm, but we stayed strong and stayed until midnight. We went on Big Thunder Mountain FIVE times and splash mountain three...I never thought that they would be able to even get me to go on that one. Since we went on at night there wasn't really a line and then I was the one that got completely soaked. My cardgian was so wet that I had to take it off and only wear one jacket dispite the freezing cold. The whole day Elisse had been talking about this damn tiki room and she finally got us to go on it, or well sit in it at the end of the day. The whole day kind of made me realize that there really is such a thing as too much Disneyland. But anyway, that is pretty much the whole trip.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Something new

Wow, I haven't posted in so long when so much has happened.
I am now officially in a relationship with Alex. I mean we have been anyway, but we decided to make it like boyfriend/girlfriend official. Things have been going really well, and I am happy that we have finally made it to this point after the year of maybe, maybe not. Honestly, I think I was stupid to wait this long because we get along so well with each other and I think we are pretty compatible.
We've been hanging out with Megan and Derick and it's been good times.
There's been many funny moments as well, I need to start blogging more so that I can remember them. I really don't want to forget a moment. Although every time I think of my creepy hair thing I can't stop laughing. I'm leaving for L.A tomorrow for three days and that seems like such a long time to be apart. That sounds ridiculous to anyone else, but after seeing someone every single day, whether it's being at work or hanging out, it's just a long time.
I'm happy that I have someone who actually cares about me, and accepts me for everything that I am. It's really nice to have someone that I can be completely myself around. But anyway, I'm going to stop ranting about my relationship and end this post. I need to pack since I have to leave for my flight around 9:30. Yay for getting away.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Oh, Summertime

Lately things have been so incredibly stressful. I had to basically pay half the rent the other day and blow my savings. It was depressing because now I can't go to Germany in the Summer. Im going to talk to my friends though and see if i'm going to see if I can come during the winter  break and see them then. Plus Germany would be really beautiful in the Winter.
Anyway, today was a really nice day. It felt like Summer. Me Derick and Megan all went to the Harbor Bay Club and we went swimming all day and went in the hot tub. Then we went to Edison school and sat on the swings and just talked about things. After we said hit to Sam and Jessica and dropped Megan off with them me and Derick went to this mexican restaurant on the west end and had dinner. Let's just say it's no La P... But other than that it was really just a nice summery day.
But yeah, I'm hoping that things start looking up and stop being so stressful. Another thing I kinda want to get out of my system is that i'm thinking about moving out. I know it would be a tough decision and it would be hard at times but I think that it might be right for me to get out of the house and learn to be my own person and continue supporting myself in another way. I talked with Derick about it who is also looking to move out and he said he wouldn't mind living with me and his cousin Sam was also looking to do the same thing. It's good because they both would be able to support themselves and would never be late on rent or anything like that so it kinda puts a good option for me. Megan is looking into staying here in Alameda for the next year and that would be pretty cool if she did that too because then maybe I would be more ready to go to L.A with her after a year. I don't know, it's not set in stone or anything but moving out is kind of a nice idea.

Here are some pictures from the HBC.