(That’s me and my cousin’s daughter, Jadyn :D
She’s my mini-me. Or rather, we’re “sisters” because we have the same birthday. I’m just 10 years older…and that sounds really bad right about now).
Nothing really happened over the first few days of break. Jennifer and I just fled to the mall on Wednesday (or was it Thursday? I can’t remember…) and I found the two greatest stores there.
So the first one we stopped at was this place called Cool and Eclectic Things and it was basically an “artistic junk shop”. From outside I could see some Elvis Presley figurines and I also saw a wizard just hanging out! And then from some hanging garlands, there were portraits of people, movies, etc. I remember seeing a really accurate Twilight one and then I saw a Bob Marley portrait.
(I don’t know why I remembered those two; Its probably because Jennifer pointed them out when we were walking past the store. We were shopping for our Dad’s Christmas presents).
Inside the store was even better; there were those funky twisted chairs and shoe chairs. I didn’t even know that they really existed. (As in, you can buy them at a store).
I saw some vintage paintings and ran over to go through them. I wanted to hang something in my room other than Naruto posters and Jennifer’s (fierce) Twilight portrait. I couldn’t find much, so I settled with getting Nikki a vintage saxophone poster. It was around $11 and was sold to me by some creepy fisherman guy; the cashier was some dude who was talking on the phone.
I thought it was funny how he was working, but he was all sprawled out across the furniture. (Now that I think of it, I should’ve taken a picture!)
Anyways, we went shopping for a little longer before we decided to stop at Jelly Ball upstairs.
Jelly Ball has the best milkshakes ever. And while I’m at milkshakes, I’m just going to say that I totally hate Chick-Fil-A’s milkshakes. They’re too thick!
(I forgot to mention that Angel was with us too!)
Jennifer had to use the bathroom, and the bathroom was next to the second greatest store at the mall. I forgot the name because I was only concerned with what was written across with windows.
(I think it was called Infinity. Something like that.)
This store didn’t have a particular specialty; there were a lot of wig-donning mannequins that were visible from outside. There was a sign that said “Mac brushes” and I immediately pranced inside. For those of you who don’t know, Mac is a brand of high-quality brushes. They cost roughly around $80-$100; the point is, they are normally expensive as a trick.
There wasn’t anyone else in the store except me, this Chinese guy with thick old school headphones on, and this middle-aged Chinese lady. She told me that the Mac brushes were $24.95; I was gaping.
(If you know me, you know that I don’t ever pass up a chance to get new makeup/makeup tools. I like drawing on things, including faces.)
I told her I’d think about it and I started browsing. It turned out that this store had a lot of high quality makeup merchandise who’s names have suddenly escaped my mind.
Unfortunately, I settled with this really pretty red nailpolish because Angel and Jennifer came to get me and it was getting late.
The shopping trip was a failure, but the next day we were able to pick up late minute gifts for my Dad.
Christmas day was quicker than I had anticipated; I believe that the actual part of Christmas is about 20 - 45 minutes long, depending on the gift exchanging and unwrapping and whatnot.
I got my ukulele (his name is Tino), makeup!, and clothes from my parents, $70 from my Uncle, a porcelain teapot and nail kit from my cousin, lotion/perfume, writing stuff (utensils, parchment) from my Aunt, and a bulletin board and push pins from my oldest sister.
Annette came around 1pm and about an hour later, my mom and I left to go to my Uncle’s house. We stayed until 7pm because Samoan people talk a lot. And because me and my little cousins (or 2nd cousins - look at the picture above) were playing Rock Band.
We rolled mad hard with that.
And this is where I’ll end my chatter for now. Until next time ~ !