Here are some very important life goals I managed to achieve as winter break drew to a close this year:
Got my permit so I can finally start driving. I’d forgotten that lines at government offices could grow so long… I also learned that a permit was a flimsy piece of paper and not a solid ID card like I’d thought (guess I’ll have to apply for the ID separately…)
Stuffed my backpack completely to the brim with 13 books, the majority of them hardcover. It now resembles a cube more than a backpack-shaped container. Whoo!
Ate hedgehogs. Not literally. These are traditional Chinese meatballs covered in rice, to be completely honest. Absolutely delicious and very cute!
Made only 1 New Year’s Resolution: To eat a bit of everything my mom cooked and put on this table. No obsessive list-making for me this year!
Seen snow. In sunny San Diego! Granted, it was 3000-4000 feet up high in the mountains, but it still counts!
That’s all for now. Happy end-of-2014, everyone! Till next time!
We’ve all heard that the stomach is the fastest way to someone’s heart^. I never fully understood this until I got to college. While Caltech Dining Services (CDS) does its best to diversify the lunch and dinner menus, sometimes nothing can quite fulfill the craving for your mom’s home cooking. Having grown up in between Venezuela and Texas, home cooking for me looks like arepas, tacos, and brisket (among other things). Thankfully, Caltech’s location, just outside vibrant LA, makes attempts to find close seconds (to my mom’s cooking) easy and exciting. Often, I don’t even have to venture more than a mile or two from campus to find reliable favorites. Here are just a few within walking distance:
On May 8, the Washington Nationals came to Los Angeles Angels for a lovely Mother’s Day Game. I, being a D.C. native and avid Nationals fan, of course had to attend– the Nationals play the Angels very rarely because they play in different leagues and on opposite coasts. My dad and I have a goal of going to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and we had to take advantage of our home team being in L.A., so my mom and dad both flew out for the weekend.