It's been a while since I posted, but know that I've been well & just busy trying to balance school, some fun, and some sleep. Typical college student stuff.
Nothing really noteworthy (or should I saw blogworthy hehehe ?) has happened since I last updated. I've had a lot of family & personal relationship stuff going on over Christmas Break, but nothing that I want to remind myself of. But everything is now well and I'm looking forward to a more positive rest of 2015!
It's been two weeks since Valentine's Day (and my boyf's & my 22-month anniversary~) and I haven't had the time to blog about the adventure my boyf and I had in Orange County. I spontaneously was craving Boiling Point (one of the food places in OC we actually went to) in mid-January, but we could not go at the time. So we kind of planned our Valentine's Day around that craving and the fact that the boyf hasn't been there before.
The first place we went to was the Orange County Great Park Balloon! It is not a hot air balloon since the balloon is attached to the ground with a wire, but it's the closest thing to one. I was really scared that it was going to be crowded, since it's Valentine's Day and seems like a romantic spot to be, so we left San Diego bright and early and got to OC at around 9AM. To my surprise, there were not a lot of people there! So we only had to share the balloon with a handful of other people.
|We went up there!|
|A selfie from up above.|
After exploring the park for a little bit, we went to an asian fusion brunch place called Break of Dawn. There was a ~25 minute wait but it didn't feel that long since we were distracted by the "Me & Bae" filter on Snapchat & bragging about the places we were going on Facebook. I got the "Mac & Cheese," which was this block of macaroni with melted cheese & egg on the top and braised ribs/bacon in the middle and some asian-y slightly spicy red sauce at the bottom. The boyf got "Bacon & Eggs," which was tempura poached egg and pork belly bacon. Both were delicious. Kind of $$$, but it was Valentine's Day and the only time we'd probably go there so we had to go big or go home.
|Mac & Cheese|
|Mac & Cheese cut open|
I've never visited the campus before, so I wanted to walk around for a bit (and get ourselves hungry for the next place). It's cool how there's a park right in the middle of campus and how the school is circular-shaped, but I was exhausted walking across back-and-forth trying to find cool places to go on campus. We were so tired we sat in a study room inside the library for about half an hour; I watched Gossip Girl on Netflix & the boyf took a nap. Visiting the campus made me appreciate UCSD's campus even more, since we have a lot of things to see. I struggled finding some cool spots apart from the park in the middle of campus.
|This isn't Geisel?!?!?!|
|Infinity Fountain ????|
|Free Green Tea Ice Cream Macarons!|
|Look at the smoke from the liquid nitrogen *___*|
|Typical. But I was seriously nerding out.|
|Love Cream with Sea Cream & Boba|
After Pokinometry, we explored the area for a bit since we had like 45ish minutes left for parking. We explored a hipster branch of the thrift shop Goodwill called Rare. They had more trendy clothes and a lot of vintage items, like record players and old cameras.
|I was so tempted to buy this since it was only $10, but I wasn't sure if it would work or not.|
|The boyf playing with one of the record players on display.|
|This section of the Anaheim Packing District had jars for lights & wood panel walls! #hipster|
|Braised Rib Poutine|
In addition to the pictures above, I compiled all the videos I took throughout the day into one vlog ! My attempts at becoming YouTube famous have been inconsistent, but I enjoy editing and creating these cute videos I can look back on when I'm feeling nostalgic.