Lyn's Adventures

Lyn’s Adventures: My First Week In The City

So it’s been a week since I settled into my new place. I’m still getting used to the new environment, but my roommates are friendly and chill. However, I got a chance to hang out with a few old friends.

The first friend I hung out with is my ex-roommate during my undergraduate years. We have been roommates all four years during that time and are super close. She wanted to hang out—it’s been a while (two years in fact) since we hung out alone. Truthfully, I just needed a body to go on a food adventure. 😛

The first new food restaurant we went to is Bangkok Bistro. I wanted Thai tea and mango sticky rice. I got the Thai tea, but they ran out of the mango sticky rice. The last one was taken by a guy that just walked out the door a few minutes before we asked. This always happens to us because when we went to a Thai restaurant during our undergrad days, they also ran out of mango sticky rice. It’s like the mango sticky rice gods don’t want us to eat that delicious dessert.

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“Tom Kha Gai” at Bangkok Bistro

For my meal, I ate one of their speciality soups, Tom Kha Gai but instead of sliced chicken, I replaced it with shrimp, and there’s also mushrooms. The reason why I picked this is the coconut soup broth. I wanted something creamy, but when I tasted it, it had this extreme tanginess. Next time I’ll get it with the noodles instead of a side of rice because the small cup of rice wasn’t enough to dispel the tangy taste in my mouth.

On Monday, I spent the day hanging out with a friend from Japan. He was visiting the United States for a few days, and it was his first time here. So it was kind of special that I got to be part of his first US visit. He wanted to visit and tour my alma mater. In fact, it was the first time in two years that I visited my former school and I had to give him a tour! Thankfully, I remembered where everything is, but a lot has changed since I was there like the new student center and the astronomy building is so beautiful (yes, I’m bitter about that).

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“Fresno Fig Burger” at Eureka

I wanted to take him to my favorite southern cooking place called Angeline’s Louisana Kitchen, but it happened to close during lunch on Mondays. So instead, I took him to a burger place that I only found out about two months before I graduated, Eureka. The Fresno Fig Burger was like the best burger I ever tasted so far in my life (or while I was living there).

I promised my Japanese friend that I will visit Japan again (hopefully during the 2020 Summer Olympics), and I agreed that he will pay for a meal while I’m there because I paid for our lunch that day. It was the least I could do since I didn’t prepare a gift for him.

I wished that I could hang out with him the whole day, but our hangout was cut short because I had to go to graduate school orientation, and that was a bit overwhelming. There were a lot of people and I couldn’t get to personally talk to any of the resources booths because it was crowded, so I just got the flyers and left. If I have questions, I will email them or set up an appointment. I also doubt that there were people in my department to mingle with because it isn’t a popular major/field of study. I’ll just have to wait and see them in my classes.

That is what I’ve been up to so far. More adventures to come!

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