I had a pretty good weekend. I took a day off and did things that make me happy, like grocery shopping and cooking. At the end of Saturday, I went out with two of my housemates and another friend of our for a girls’ night.
Stop 1 was Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa. Sushi Nozawa was a hole-in-the-wall LA sushi restaurant.It was highly acclaimed and a frequent celebrity sighting location. Sugarfish is a spinoff. I took pictures of some of my food for you. The rest I ate on site because it was too good to wait.
I ordered the “Trust Me” menu, a popular option because I trust the chefs to know sushi better than I do. I’ve never been that big a fan of sushi but tonight’s was incredible. I’ll definitely be treating myself again another time.
Edamame was pretty basic. I ate the tuna sashimi before I got the chance to take a picture, so below you can see the plate it came on.
The albacore and salmon rolls came out together. I ate the albacore before taking a picture. Here’s what the salmon rolls looked like:
That was the end of our amazing, delicious, well-curated meal. I will definitely be going back once my wallet’s had a breather.
At the end of this meal, we took an Uber to Old Pas (the sort of downtown area of Pasadena, it has lots of fun shops and cafes and bookstores and bars for the 21+). There we went to a dessert bar (they also serve dinner, but we weren’t about that). We got a banana cream souffle to share and it was amazing. Why yes, I do have a picture of it.
One of our number was lactose intolerant, so she got vegan ice cream and a chocolate chip cookie.
That was my Saturday night. I worked some of Sunday and went to a midterm review. Midterms have been happening since Wednesday, I’m simply choosing to ignore them. It’s pretty easy when I only have one midterm and it isn’t until a week from Tuesday.
You’re squished with all your dorm essentials in the back of the car and your parents in the front trying to find parking. Emotions are high: Will you make friends? Will classes be too hard? What’s your roommate going to be like?
So you’ve done it! You’re going to attend Caltech, one of your dream schools, and you can officially call yourself a Techer. Maybe you grew up in sunny Southern California or, like me, moved thousands of miles from the East Coast (where they actually have seasons.) Regardless of how familiar you are with Pasadena or the Caltech campus before attending, becoming a student is a unique and new experience. Life at Caltech can be fun, but it is also one of the most rigorous schools in the world. It is important that your own health and wellbeing is always a top priority, regardless of whatever commitments you have on your plate.
Senior year tends to differ widely between different folks. Some have finished nearly all their major requirements, while others will be working through their classes all the way until graduation. My friends and I all fall on different points along this spectrum, but we all have something in common: we’re ready for second and third term.