the marvelous phở
Last night, actually early this morning we went to bed, so everyone was really tired... I opened my eyes around 8:30am, turned back and kept on sleeping until 11am, haha. Finally I got up. Brian was still sleeping, but Minh was already awake. He had already talked to Ted and we'd meet for lunch around noon. Ok, I had barely time to take a shower and get ready. When I went downstairs, the both guys were already ready. Well, it was just a laid back lunch, nothing fancy...
Minh was perfectly awake, but Brian was still a bit sleepy, just crawling for some food, haha. What would we have? Vietnamese food!!! Awesome! Yesterday Minh and I were talkinga about what I could make in Austin
, something I haven't done before.
.. and I mentioned Lhea told me I should try the Vietnamese food, since I'd have the best guide ;) So, we drove to this small restaurant, which according to Minh serves the best Vietnamese in town. We arrived and a couple of minutes later, Alon did the same. Also Kyon and Tim showed up. We got a phone call from Ted, who'd be late, so we would start ordering our food. As you could see, Yadi was the only girl again, hehe. The boys couldn't wait any longer for Ted, haha, they were starving! Well, I let Minh order for me and... I love the pho!!! This soup was just perfect and brought me - actually all of us - back to life! haha, also I got a coffe, which was very good too. Ted also tried the coffee. It was his first Vietnamese coffee too, hehe.
After a tasty soup, we'd ready to leave.
shots!!! yes, they were big, haha (Brian, Yadi, Habib, Mihn & Alon - the multicultural gang!)
We'd meet later for... PARTY, haha. But before going back home, Minh had to pick up a friend, Habib, who just arrived to the city. He was waiting for us at a shopping center. Poor boy, just standing on the street with his backpack :( Ok, now time to go back home. Habib and Minh were watching TV, I was checking TB and Brian was just dreaming about taking a nap, haha. Seriously, this guy loves to take naps, haha. Well, I can't say much about that, since I took a nap too, haha.
By 7pm everyone was awake again. We had some pizza for dinner and started to get ready for the party. I had my outfit almost ready, but still had doubts about which top to wear, but there was no girl to ask for advice :( Nevermind, I decided to ask "the guy in a band" yeah! Minh has good taste ;) By 10pm we were already ready.
and Milton!!!! (yes, Milton is a rubber duck...)
I went downstairs for a glass of water and couldn't believe I saw Brian taking another nap in the living room!!! This house was crazy, haha. I loved it!
Alon arrived and we were ready to leave. We tried to call a cab, but no luck. So we'd drive, park (hopefully we'd find a parking spot close to 6th street) and go to the party. Is anyone of us be the designed driver, who wouldn't drink??? No way! We'd leave the car and take a cab in our way back home, haha. All of us had our wristbands and went directly to the party. The place was just getting packed, so we'd have time to play pool and start warming up with some drinks.
I was amazed about our life style for the next few days: "Getting up late, lunch, nap, dinner and party" OMG! These would be long days, haha.
Habib was just telling me: "This is only the 2nd night for you, there are still other 2 to go... so be ready!" haha. We got some shots and kept on partying. Minh knew 99% of the people at that place. We were around 400 people partying there, haha. By midnight the place was completely packed! It was so difficult to reach the bar, haha, but that didn't stop us to get more drinks ;)
There we met Kyon and Tim. I was hanging out with Kyon. He was telling me about his new life in North Carolina. Yay! I got a new friend there!!! The music was nice and the dance floor was packed too. So much fun! Oh! this time Milton joined us! At certain point of the night he showed up and everyone wanted to get a pic with him! He's so lovely.
Yes, pic time started. There were so many flashes everywhere, haha.
almost falling dawn... yeah!
And of course I was always introduced as the Peruvian girl ;) Love it! I think I was the only Peruvian there... Many people were wondering what I was doing in Austin for NYE! haha. But it was even stranger for them, that a Peruvian girl has already been 3 times in Austin during the year, haha. Well, what can I say??? I love this city!!! The vibe, the energy, plus I have a cool friend here!!! Ojitos Chinitos!!!
At some point I was talking to a man and he didn't let me leave... I had lost my friends... then I saw Habib! Yay!!! I gave him a look and just said: "Rescue me!" haha, next minute he came for me. Thanks, Habib! Well, it turned to be that both of us were the youngest at Minh's haha, cheers!
After partying a lot, we left the place. It took us almost 20min to find an empty cab. My feet were killing me. Love the boots I was wearing, but definitely not comfortable for long distance walking.
Finally we arrived home... first of all taking the boots off!!! yay! Would we play rockband again??? not this time, we were so tired... tomorrow we'd play rockband and follow our routine of: waking up late, lunch, nap, party!!! I think I can get used to this rock life style, hehe.