3rd night in Austin = 3rd party night ;)

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my fingernail got broken, which according to Mihn means it was a good damn party, haha
Following our routine, we got up just to go out and get some lunch, haha. Alon came for us and would drive us, since the car was parked downtown, hehe. We were almost ready, but were waiting for Vanessa. We were waiting for her yesterday, but she couldn't join us :( Well, what would we eat now? Mmm, first idea was Thai, but the Thai place Minh likes was closed... actually lot of places were closed... We were just driving around when we saw an Asian buffet open, mmm. Neither Alon, Vanessa or Minh knew this place... Brian, Habib & me were the tourists, so we couldn't say much. Oh well, we were starving, the place looked nice and most important: was open!

Let's give it a shot! So happy we did it! The food was good. There were dishes better than the others, but in general it was very good.
still a rock star!!!
You could find Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Vegetarian options and soups. The variety was large. This time nobody wanted alcohol. Let's give our liver a break, haha. After the meal, Alon drove us back to pick up the car and then we drove back home. There would be a football game at 4pm and some friends would come over to watch it.

"Ok, I have 2 hours to take a nap" These were Brian's words, haha. Well, he'd take care of his addiction and I'd take care of mine :P I was trying to contact Kenneth and David, 2 other TB's in Austin. Well, I have to be honest and said I took a nap too, but this was very short. Well, I'm not a big fan of football, so I was checking my email most of the game, hehe.
playing Sing Star
The team wasn't doing it so good, so we decided to play rock band and sing star instead of keeping watching the game, haha.

By this time we were at the house: Mihn, Brian, Habib, Yadi (4 of us lived at Mihn's), Vanessa (lives across the street), Alon and Kyon. We formed 2 teams: Brian, Minh & Yadi and Alon, Kyon & Vanessa. After a while Kyon decided to quit and Habib started to sing in his place, haha. We were having so much fun and then there was a duel: Alon vs Brian. Brian defeated Alon, but it was so tight, ufff... After a while, Vanessa, Alon and Kyon left. Habib was leaving to, but he'd be back on Friday night to party! The original 3: Brian, Mihn and Yadi would get ready for another party night. Vanessa would come for us and we'd meet Kyon and Alon downtown.
with Kenneth!!!


In the meanwhile I contacted Kenneth and he would join us later, yay! Austin's streets looked so different than yesterday. They were almost empty. Plenty of space to park, haha. We arrived to the lounge but oh no! There were steps!!! There weren't much people partying this night. Most of them were too tired and/or saving energies for the first weekend of the year.

We went to the bar and Kyon arrived a couple of minutes later. We went to a table and met some of the people we met last night at NYE's party. We were just chilling out when I recognized a familiar face... is he... Yes, it was Kenneth! Finally we met! Cool! We have been trying to meet 3 times during the last year and finally Jan 1st we met in person, haha. I introduced him to the whole gang and then we started to talk as old friends.
with our empty glasses. They were full 1 min ago, haha
Actually we are like a sort of friends, so... Although the place wasn't packed, it was loud and we could barely listen to each other.

Ok, the atmosphere wasn't the greatest here, so let's go to another bar. Kenneth joined the group. Downstairs there was another bar. We went there and everybody started to say hi to Mihn. Kenneth just said: "Wow! he's very popular!" haha, well we were still waiting for Alon but he didn't answer his phone... Kenneth and I got some drinks and right after that Mihn told us, we'd go to another club. Ok, no problem. We drank our drinks as if they were shots, haha.

We were walking around and I couldn't believe there were so many places closed... Next place was a bar more in a Texas Style. Here it wasn't so loud, so we could talk much better.
with Kyon...
Kenneth haven't been travelling much lately, but was telling me about his experience with the Peace Corp and also about how much he wants people like Austin. Exactly how I feel about Lima :)

It was around 1am when Vanessa left us. She had to work next morning... Work? What's that? Our only duty in Austin was to party, and so we did ;) At 2am they turned the lights on and stopped serving alcohol. But we were smart and got our drinks in advance, haha. Approx 30min later we left the bar. Kenneth should go back home - he doesn't live so close. Kyon would drive, so we drove Kenneth to his car first and then we went to another Austin institution: Magnolia's

I'd write a review about this place. They serve food 24hrs. The boys were starving and we were lucky to get a table right away.
time to eat!!!
The parking lot was totally packed!!! When we went inside, we saw some familiar faces. Weren't these guys partying with us 1 hour ago??? haha. We would order dishes for each one, but before that Mihn wanted to get chips but not with the traditional salsa, but with their famous Mag Mud (had cheese & beans) and Hot Sauce. I wasn't hungry, but this was so tasty, I couldn't say no!

Then we got our dishes. Kyon got tacos, Brian and Minh omelets and a Veggie omelet for me. Food was more than enough. The portions were huge!!! Brian is #1 fan of salsa and found this one the best of the best. So Mihn asked the waiter if we could get some salsa to go. She smiled and came back with a big cup full of salsa, haha. Brian's eyes were wide open and he just said: "my precious!" holding the cup with both hands.

Now it was time to go back home... We left the salsa in the fridge, the chips on the desk and were ready to go to bed. Tomorrow would be my last night in Austin, but I wouldn't go without fighting and trying to delay my flight back home for the 4th...
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my fingernail got broken, which ac…
my fingernail got broken, which a…
still a rock star!!!
still a rock star!!!
playing Sing Star
playing Sing Star
with Kenneth!!!
with Kenneth!!!
with our empty glasses. They were …
with our empty glasses. They were…
with Kyon...
with Kyon...
time to eat!!!
time to eat!!!
Lanai Lounge
Lanai Lounge
this was what I found in my fortun…
this was what I found in my fortu…
mmm
mmm
at the bar
at the bar
the 2 girls: Yadi & Vanessa
the 2 girls: Yadi & Vanessa
Yadi & Brian
Yadi & Brian
after party, have a late snack was…
after party, have a late snack wa…
why was he so thirsty???
why was he so thirsty???
open your mouth...
open your mouth...
food!!!!
food!!!!
Mihn was so happy looking the Mag …
Mihn was so happy looking the Mag…
Mihns omelet
Mihn's omelet
my Vegetarian Popeye Omelet
my Vegetarian Popeye Omelet
with the chips and salsa, haha
with the chips and salsa, haha
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