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Prom!

05/16/2010

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After last week's events, I think that some reflection is good for me. So reflection time!

Prom was last night. I went with Jessica Wang, and we went in a big limo with 16 others - Jake & Priscilla, Kevin & Tesia, Victor & Crystal, Kelvin & Jia, Trevor & Jessica, Yasitha & Ching Ko, Danny & Stacey, and Daniel & Esther. Anyways, beforehand, I had some trepidation. Well perhaps that's too strong a word. Maybe more like not quite being sure if I should go. Just because I'm generally a more shy, reserved person when it comes to social events...like dances.  But regardless, I went, and I'm glad that I did.  Because it was a lot of fun!

Of course there were some delays and things, but that didn't really matter, it happens. I suppose you could say it wouldn't be prom without little kinks!  The venue was nice, at the Santa Anita Racetrack. Only thing was that the dance floor was small. But the room was nice with the tables and such.  The dancing was pretty good, even though we ended up in front of one of the speakers for most of the time.  But it was certainly a fun experience.  Jessica was certainly a lot of fun to be with last night. Though I think some of my favorite moments were just being with people. At the table or the dancefloor. Or just walking around taking pictures with everyone (I forgot to bring my camera though! So sorry for the lack of pics...this is why I need to join facebook).   It was nice to see people from Every 15 Minutes. Saying hi and hugging people who I would not have given a second glance at if I didn't do the program. Certainly life changing. Especially not being at school since Wednesday, it was wonderful to see everyone after "coming back to life." 

And in the middle of all the fun, the tuxes and dresses, it hits you. Most of these people in a few weeks, you're never going to see again. And even if you do, it won't be the same. Which means for the next 3 weeks, I'm going to make the most of the time I have left with the people I love.
 
 

So today is Rowland High School's Prom.  I'm not going.  Instead, this afternoon, I went to a presentation by Northwestern University, at the LA Downtown Marriott.  Oh well, it was worth it I guess - there's Prom next year!  Northwestern is in the Chicago land area just fyi, seems like a nice place though. 

Went to Costco today, great samples!  I bet that's why most people go there, it's those free samples.  It's crazy, I walk in and on the furniture, I see people sleeping, reading books - it's like they made it home!  To their credit, it was nice and air conditioned in there, in contrast to the 80/90 degree weather outside.  I also realized I haven't been there in a while - there are so many clothes!  And only 1 small table of DVDs and 1 table of books.  It used to be about 2 tables of books, 2 tables of DVDs, and a table of games and cd's.  But I guess it's okay - why buy books or movies when you buy your own pair of Kirkland Signature Jeans! 

On the school front, it's mixed.  Relieved to be done with AP and IB tests, only to face a whole slew of homework and projects.  But we march own, through the waves and the winds, each toward our own goals......