Thanksgiving weekend has got me homesick. Lots of friends are now back on campus after visiting home to spend the holidays with their families… and although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Manila, I’d sure love to be back home too. Nevertheless, I had a nice Thanksgiving break. I had two Thanksgiving dinners (and am still experiencing from overstuffed-ness and food coma symptoms) — one with my friends Andy and Josh along with Josh’s entire family, and one with some buddies from the salsa team, hosted by my friend Jason. Twas an evening of sumptuosity (Is that a word? If not, it should be…) and deliciousness. After a midnight game of Loaded Questions (an interesting board game!), I headed out for my first Black Friday shopping experience. Boy was there madness!! But it was all slightly less chaotic than I had expected. I scored some good deals, so braving the crowds was well worth it.

I spent the entire Saturday with two friends from St. Mary’s College who visited from NorCal! We hung out at Knott’s Berry Farm where I rode rollercoaster after rollercoaster. Can’t get enough of them! And that evening I discovered one of the best Korean BBQ restaurants ever. It’s on the pricey side, but it’s worth the splurge: Sagan (Korean and Japanese resto) at Buena Park, close to Knott’s Berry Farm. They’ve got sushi and Korean barbecue in one place– can you ask for anything more??

Sunday was another delicious day. Had an early dinner at the Din Tai Fung dumpling house in Arcadia (it’s always best to go during non-peak hours… the best Asian restaurants never take reservations) and stopped by JJ Bakery right across the street.

@ Din Tai Fung

Pretty awesome weekend, if you ask me. I think the logical next step would be to hit the gym….