December: Monday the 7th
Headed downtown early to get some things done before class. Had enough time for a meal and tea after!
Ahh had been craving for months...
Was wondering about what happened to the voice over I did so I went on Youtube and...
It's the featured video on the Friskies channel for two months now! Pretty wild how my voice has been heard over 2 million times ahaha... (*ﾟｰﾟ)ゞ
Friday the 18th
Had been super curious of the snow blasters from the ebar and finally got it even though it's freezing out.
It was terrible!
Saturday the 19th
Had bought a cookie and went to the lunch room to eat it when I found...
All the sweets!
I didn't even touch my cookie cause I grabbed one of everything!
I even grabbed the entire cake!
It would have been thrown out otherwise!
That caramel cake is especially good! No shame! (#｀ε´# )ゞ
Sunday the 20th
I really need to gain weight so I forced myself to eat at work.
It was the most underwhelming looking salad but it was actually quite good! Lots of flavor!
Monday the 21st
Went to Joy Yee's and BWW cause I was craving both.
The milk tea was perfect that day.
Tuesday the 22nd
Tried Knife and Tine for the first time.
The reviews on Yelp were good but everything was so disappointing.
Lobster bisque with no signs of lobster.
Ok crab cakes.
Meh burger. The parmesan fries were the best out of everything.
Don't remember what this is named.
I originally was going to order something else but the waitress said the shrimp and grits were better. Should have just gone with my original choice.
The worst "mac and cheese" I've ever had.
Did a little shopping downtown and then met up with Ziheng's friend so we could go to Zoo Lights together.
I remember it being brighter and better the first time I went...
Went to Pequod's after so Ziheng and his friend could try deep dish for the first time!
Wednesday the 23rd
It had been rainy and gloomy when I got to work but it was so pretty when I got out!
Thursday the 24th
Lookin' a little old here....
Got ready in my Christmas attire thinking I was going ice skating but...that didn't happen.
Ended up ordering delivery from Joy Yee's with mom instead.
Saturday the 26th
Went on lunch with Tracy at the cafe!
We tried the new elote salad. It was ok. They should just call it corn salad though.
Tracy! She's so nice and fun to talk to cause she laughs at everything I say. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Went to Sushi O Sushi after work to meet up with everyone.
Was thinking about the Friskies commercial which made me think of another project from the past and...
LOL! Was not expecting my picture to be used out of all the other ones that were taken that day.
Then we went to the bar across the street and I threw/played darts for the first time in my life.
Food at the hot dog place next to Sushi O Sushi.
Oh my gosh their fries are the best!!! How have I never eaten there in the months I worked next door!?
Chris mean muggin cause I did better than him in both darts and pool after he called me the personification of a handicap LOL!
Sunday the 27th
I had been craving Jurang food for a while so...
If only I could have all the extras in this dduk bok gi in Dancen's dduk bok gi..
Monday the 28th
I think this was the day we had a slate storm and we drove through it to eat at Jo Sun Ok before watching Star Wars.
Oh, I forgot to take a picture of the food we had in Chinatown after! We went to St. Alps for bubble tea. I had sooo much bubble tea in Chinatown this week. Normally I'll have it like once every two or three months but I think I had it at least 5 times!
Wednesday the 30th
Tina gave me a $10 off coupon for Slurping Turtle almost a year ago and I still had not used it even though I told her there would be more than enough time for me to drop in. I ended up using it on the last day possible for it to be used! Close one! (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و
I liked the pork belly baos.
The ramen itself was whatever. Both the tan tan men and tonkatsu ramen had the same aftertaste.
Glad I got to cross it off my list though, all thanks to Tina!
Thursday the 31st
Left work early to take a nap and then got ready to head out.
Ordered food at Sushi O Sushi to eat at the bar across the street cause the restaurant was busy with parties. Hung out there for a few hours before heading downtown to see the all new "Chi Town Rising" event where they copy New York celebrating New Years. Tickets to stand outside were $150. We just watched from across the bridge where we could kiiiind of hear the music.
It was the first time I ever waited outside to see something for New Years Eve. I will never do it again. It was as underwhelming and freezing as I expected it to be.
January: Friday the 1st
Jay, Julianne, and I constantly talk about pizza so we finally got some after work at Father and Son cause Jay said it's good.
My margarita crackers...
Julianne and her toy pizza...
Jay got pasta!! s(・｀ヘ´・；) But even that portion was small!
Went to Chinatown later that night and had yummy hot pot!
Ohhh my gosh I need to find these and buy them in bulk! They're so yummy!! Can I get them in Argyle??? I would never choose these if I just saw them cause the labels are whatever looking, but boy am I glad Ziheng ordered these for us. That's why you need a Chinese friend when you go to Chinatown! (≧∇≦*)
I feel like hot pot is something that you have to have at home but I was pleasantly surprised again! And this place is all you can eat for like $25(?)! Premium Seafood Hot Pot y'all!
And then of course, got milk tea for dessert after...
Came home to:
My Clio package! It came sooo fast!
Saturday the 2nd
Went to Vertical Endeavors for the first time since like...6th grade? for rock climbing with Tina, Kevin, Susan, and her coworkers!
Kevin and I sadly watched Tina while waiting an hour for Susan and her coworker cause they had the discount passes for us.
Finally got our gear and waited for the orientation. It was the most lackluster orientation I had ever had but at least it was short cause we just wanted to climb already! Kevin and I hadn't done this since high school!
Kevin testing out the easy wall with Tina belaying.
Tina climbing "the crack" with Susan belaying. It's crazy cause you can only hold onto the crack in the wall!
Susan's coworker made it all the way up this one! Super impressive as it legit only has like 10 holds.
And here's my heavily filtered shot that I used for instagram XD
It was so fun! I would totally go regularly if it wasn't so far away...
Sunday the 3rd
Woke up early and headed for Wisconsin!
Gotta fill yer tummy before snowboarding!
Went to Devil's head resort!
Moments before wrecking myself. I just don't get how you get off the lift! It progressively got worse every time. The first time I just tumbled off onto the ground, the second time I fell as soon as I touched ground and the ski lift smacked me in the back of the head, and the third time, I tripped the person sitting with me and we both fell.
Nice sunset to look at as I head towards my doom.
But this time around, I actually learned some things cause some of the guys stuck around to teach me! I can stop sometimes now! But only after getting a black bruise on each butt cheek and maybe a concussion... Rock climbing the day before was probably not a good idea either...I was in so much pain after and for the next two days. [ ± _ ± ]
Monday the 4th
Los Comales before class.
Tuesday the 5th
We were peacefully eating our Wendy's by O'Hare when Ziheng pointed out that their flight was actually from Midway....an hour before the plane departure time. -_________- It takes 48 minutes to get there. Yeah, they missed their flight.
Really like the gouda cheese sauce on the new Wendy's burger though!
Wednesday the 6th
Couldn't let the Father and Son thing go so I got take out for redemption.
I got what Jay got last time but it was so bitter this time. Never again! ヽ༼ ಠ益ಠ ༽ﾉ