Thursday, September 25, 2014 (cont). It’s been almost a month since my friends and I took a day trip to San Francisco - I can’t believe how behind I am with updating my blog! The school year has made me busier than ever, and I have so much to say about what’s going on in my life right now, but I suppose I’ll save that for next time (although I’m sure that by then it’ll become old news too). This will be my last post that talks about my summer!
Continuing off from Part 1, my friends and I all gathered in SF with the main purpose of going to The Dungeon, which is a new visitor attraction. It’s an hour-long walkthrough experience where, instead of the usual scary maze with jump scares, it was accompanied by theatrical storytelling of the 200 years of San Francisco’s past. There was a lot more dialogue than action or scary stuff, but the actors would pull in random people for volunteers, so it was amusing to watch my friends (or even me) get to interact with the show.
They didn’t allow cameras in the walkthrough, so the only pictures we got to take were from the photoshoot we had prior to the event. They wanted to charge us $35 for 5 photos, but fortunately my friend took a picture of the access code so we managed to get the pictures online anyway, muwahaha! One of them is my cover photo on Facebook now, just because we look cute.
After the walkthrough was over, we were led to a gift shop that had a few wax statues of Hollywood stars like Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, and Lady Gaga. This was the first time I’ve seen a wax status up-close and I’m astonished by how realistic they are. I kept staring deeply into Morgan Freeman’s eyes and occasionally poking them because they looked so real.
We walked back together as one giant group! Although I do admit, I straggled behind a few times just to take a few selfies. How can you blame me though when you see a statue of an old fisherman swallowing his nose? The weather was perfect that day for taking a leisurely stroll too. I was so surprised that SF could get warm and that I wasn’t freezing my ass off like I usually do every time I come here.
Since half of our large group didn’t get the chance to visit Ghirardelli yet,
we returned back to Ghirardelli Square, which looks even more beautiful when the sun is slowly starting to set. I really like the greenery paired with the brick buildings and pathways. Architects, you done good.
Inside the shop, we ordered ice cream and fooled around some more. I kept hopping from table to table to chat with and take pictures of everyone. Here’s a selfie with all of us looking away from the camera, and of course one of our friends fucks it up by smiling.
Next, I took pictures of everyone sexily eating their ice cream. I was very strict about enforcing this rule - you HAVE to eat it as sensually as you can, that’s the only way you get a picture. Some people failed, and some succeeded. It’s pretty funny either way.
To end the night, we grabbed dinner at a pho restaurant. Here are some scenery pictures I took when the sun was setting. I’m really digging this city, and might have considered living here if it weren’t so expensive and difficult to find parking spaces. I’ll stick to Davis for now, where I pay $225 per month for rent and can just bike everywhere.
Goodbye summer days! Although my summer was definitely slower than usual, so many things have happened to me at the same time. It’s crazy how life changes constantly even in the span of a few months. Once the school year started creeping nearby, I became anxious about what the future will bring and what new obstacles I’ll face. My feeling of trepidation turned out to be accurate - already so many things are changing in my life, and it’s been pretty overwhelming (hence the sporadic update on this blog). I’ll try to find the time to talk about what’s going on now that I’m stepping into the start of my junior year of college!