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Year of Good Health
Wednesday. 1.2.08 5:59 pm
How time flies. It's already 2008, and I still feel like I'm in limbo. I know that time and whatever is a construct for the most part, but regardless, come two months and tick another line to my age, say goodbye to my 'military dependent' status and say hello to the big world.
Materially, I did not ask for anything this Christmas, sans GNC Gift Cards and the like. All I really wanted was to pass my Japanese class, and barely passed it I did, with a C-. But hey, a C- is passing, so boo-ya-ka-lama-lama I'm good. There were so many things weighing on whether or not I passed this particular class: my job as a student worker for the county would be forfeit if I didn't fulfill requirements of passing a full (12) unit load, my overall GPA would sink (obviously) and I just wouldn't start the new year with a bang. But fortunately I did pass, so no more sweatin' bullets over old news.

I'm still debating whether or not I should pursue Japanese at UCSD, because as I see it, 11 weeks just isn't enough time for me to absorb an entirely new language and be comfortable enough with it to take on a final head on at the end of those 11 weeks. We'll see what happens when I go resume my studies next week, but until then, I'm catching up on my Zzz's because I know I won't be getting much as soon as the quarter starts again.

I spent Christmas and New Year's with family which is fine by me. I guess I'm failing to realize that others don't spend the holidays with their families as much as they used to when we were younger; I guess it wasn't much of an option before, but now that I'm getting older it is.

I really did not make any New Year's resolution, but one thing I do plan to keep on doing is to maintain my mental and physical wellness by going to the gym religiously and never giving up. It's the least I can do for myself because I know I can always do better. It's just a matter of wanting to do so.

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Sushi Overload
Wednesday. 1.23.08 12:51 pm
I mixed things up a bit yesterday. After actually being able to cook myself some breakfast in the morning, I got to my 11:00am class on time for once in my life and actually got to sit somewhere else besides the very very back of the auditorium.

After class ended at 12:20, I went to Rimac and got to work on my fitness until 1:30; from there, I went to my Japanese lecture, and from there went to my intro to acting class at the other end of my campus. It was a pleasant walk; not too cold and not too hot. In class, we played this warmup exercise/game called 'Scorpion' where the point of the game is to avoid getting 'pinched' by the selected 'scorpion' all while everybody's eyes are closed. I was chosen to be the first scorpion, and I thought I did a pretty awesome job. I ran into the wall head first about two times, but I tagged all but two people on my first try, so I'm good.

After class, Michael and I went out to get some dinner so we drove around La Jolla and ended up at this awesomely delicious new restaurant near the beach called Sushi Boat. I think we were some of the restaurant's first customers because the owner(?) kept coming up to us while we sat at the rotating sushi bar and just had small talk with us for a bit every now and then.

Ok, so I don't want to say that we went overboard on sushi yesterday, but we did. Together Michael and I had around 14 plates of sushi and I topped it all off with some black sesame mochi which was just as good.

When I got home later that evening I got ready for bed and just kind of laid there for what seemed like less than a hot second when I fell asleep. Yeah, that was definitely sushi overload.

Overall, it was a great little restaurant situated in a really nice location not too far from campus and just a walk away from the beach. Yum.

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