Wednesday, January 1, 2014

impressionism

Playing: Out of My League-Fitz and the Tantrums
Rereading: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
When school let out for the winter holidays, I went off with a Tina, Taylor, and Sophie to go hiking. Usually, we would celebrate by getting lunch and then going shopping for an excessive amount of time, but we decided it was better to do a less expensive activity. We found ourselves at the Fish House Market & Grill for lunch, where we ordered their self proclaimed famous fish and chips. Everything about the restaurant was very average. There was nothing wrong with the place, but there was nothing exceptional either.
Left to Right: Tina and Taylor
Afterwards, we went to Irvine Regional Park, which was our desired location. We did the completely touristy thing to do and rented some of these bicycle things to go around the lake on. With the autumn appropriate weather and the yellowing leaves, it felt like we were part of an impressionist painting.
It's odd how Irvine Regional Park has wild peacocks just walking around the park. You would never guess that Orange County had wild peacocks, but sure enough, here they are. At school, it's winter formal asking season, so boys are going out of their way to ask girls to the dance. Since we were watching peacocks court peahens with their display of feathers, we all joked around that it was winter formal asking season for them too.
Left to Right: Sophie, Taylor, and me
Pretty much for the rest of the afternoon, we hiked over boulders and Tina even forced us to go to the top of a cliff, which was a pretty tiring thing to do. Sorry about not posting for over a week, but my internet connection has been very slow and it's been almost impossible to stay connected for more than five minutes. I think I may have some pretty decent posts coming up soon (lots of food pictures). Happy New Years! What's your New Years resolution?

18 comments:

  1. Waterbicycle! How fun is that c:
    The park looks nice with all the peacocks!
    Have a happy 2014! Xx

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  2. aww love this!! that fish and chips looks yummy bummed to hear it just tasted only ok!!

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    1. Thank you! And it was such a shame :(

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  3. I have always wanted to water bicycle, it looks like so much fun... I should see if we have something like that here... :)

    Happy New Year... I hope it is a great one :)

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    1. It's a lot of fun and you should check it out. (:

      Hope your 2014 is amazing!

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    1. Thanks! Hope your 2014 is perfect!

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  5. Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
    That park looks so perfect!

    Have a great 2014,
    -Kati

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    1. Aww, no problem! Hope your 2014 is incredible!

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  6. This looks so pleasant :) Also those friggin peacocks are awesome haha. Ah, this makes me want to go hiking. Unfortunately, it's way too cold where I am! :D

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    1. Aww, that's too bad. Where I live, it's been over 80 degrees recently. D:

      Now it's too hot to go hiking!

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  7. I like how your winter holiday outfits are more autumn like. Hooray for warm So Cal. weather!

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    1. Hooray for seasonally confused weather!

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  8. The first picture caught my eye :). Nice post!

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    1. Thanks! (And how can food not catch your eye? Food is the best.)

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