This past Friday kicked off an amazing weekend. Granted, I took an exam for Marketing, but I felt quite giddy about it. Giddy. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Anyway, I raced home after my midterm to prepare for the long list of Hui 'O Nani Hawai'i Executive Board Retreat adventures! We started our bonding with Hawaiian-attired picture-taking with the board's newest member, James--the FREP, a.k.a. the Freshmen Representative. Then we played leadership games that taught us how to speak with one another...yadda yadda...by pairing up, blindfolding a partner, and directed him or her, at the top of your lungs, where the yummy scrumptious Halloween candy was throughout the room. Oh the rewards of leadership games. Oh, and the lessons of leadership are great, too. Wink wink.
Then we were off to Kona Kitchen--my personal favorite for Hawaiian restaurants (and there are very many throughout Washington. We're taking over the world, remember?). Do you remember Johnny Tsunami? Of course you do. Don't lie. Anyway, the guy who played Johnny's father is the owner of Kona's, thus the extra cool points, not to mention the amazing food that can only be described as "ono." It's a Hawaiian word, meaning, roughly, SUPER UBER DELICIOUS. Go look it up: wehewehe.org.
Rounding up the five hours I spent with these crazy people, we raced the track at Sykart, a go-kart racing place somewhat near the Seatac airport. We were speed demons! Go Speed Racer, Go! Oh, we went, all right. I nearly got whiplash. My abs got a workout, too, having to support my body to stay up against the turns. Again, again, again, again!
In the big white Seattle University van on the way back to campus, we all took a nose dive into the seat in front of us and snoozed.
Saturday was my Mother's 50th Birthday! It's the Golden Year! At least, it's the golden year in Japanese culture and Hawai'i culture especially. My sister and I took her to a five hour-long massage, manicure, and pedicure treatment in Bellevue (cue oo's and ahh's), a dinner at the Olive Garden, and a mini shopping spree through the mall (she will never, in her life, pass up a Macy's One Day Sale).
Finally, Sunday I spent time in downtown Seattle near the Space Needle for the THREAD fashion show and boutique displays. I'm a sucker for hand-crafted one-of-a-kinds. Who isn't in the greater Seattle area? I worked the event as press, lugging my giant camera around and snapping non-stop at vendors like Wildlife Works who donates money to wildlife preservations, increasing job opportunities and life opportunities, and Lunaversoul Jewelry who lended some masterful pieces to the Fashion Club of Seattle University's photoshoot last Sunday. Inspiration was on a rampage!
Thus was my epic weekend, no more and no less than I usually hope it to be, and I am always sad to see it end. However, I got an A on my Marketing midterm! Monday, you have never treated me so well.
It's almost Halloween (maniacal laugh)!
Are any of you going to the first of the two Fall Preview Days on October 29th? I'll be there, bright and early, at 7am. Fall Preview Days are great for anyone who's interested in Seattle University; it's just a day of non-stop information and tours. And, of course, I'll be one of your many tour guides. Maybe I should come dressed in full Halloween costume--celebrate the spirit, you know? But that might scare away all of the prospective students.
Since Halloween is right around the corner, so are midterms...bum bum BUM! Cue horror film scream. My Marketing midterm is tomorrow, but, fortunately, I'm feeling very prepared. "Gasp! What's your secret?" you ask? Proffesor Koh always uses the last class before the midterm as an opportunity for students to visit him in his office and speak one on one or in a group about how to prepare for the exam. He's basically filling your jack-o-lantern bucket to the rim with candy--all you have to do is say "trick or treat!"
As for my two other courses, I'm sure they're just around the river bend as well. I'm going to have to check my handy dandy notebook sooner or later--and preferably sooner--to find out. Honestly, they're on my mind, but they're right next to my list of possible costume ideas, and it's a long list.
It's the third week of my junior year, and I've just emailed a few advisors about doing a double-major with Creative-Writing and Digital Design.
How typical of me.
I'm not 100% sure about declaring a double-major with only 6 quarters left in my college career, but I'll never know unless I ask. In all honesty, I barely know anything. Asking is a must. I can't allow myself to claim that things are impossible before exhausting every resource of knowledge in determining whether or not that is, in fact, true. Besides, "impossible" is such a definite word; it is much too definite of a word is such an upredictable world. Everything is possible in some way, shape, or form, especially in double-majoring. Seattle University's mission revolves around the idea of educating the whole person, the whole soul. Here's my chance to take advantage of that wonderfully open ideology. We'll see where it takes me.
In other news, I've just joined volleyball club. It's time to treat my body better and give it the exercise and fun it deserves. Volleball isn't quite my forte, but I love being active. That gets me some points for effort, right? Now that I think of it, I haven't gone to pracitce for a sport since I played judo in high school. Gulp.
However, dancing has kept me up to par. It's insanely aerobic--have you ever done Zumba? I'm dying after 10 minutes of grapevines to Shakira or jumping to the Black Eyed Peas. And don't get me started on Tahtitian dancing. Throw me in for one minute, and I'm done for the day. Speaking of which, my first Tahitian class for the quarter starts today at 5:30pm. I'm ready for some blood, sweat, and tears! Just kidding--for the most part.