I had the day off for the first day of May, but you wouldn't really call it a day off as I spent most of my morning & a good portion of my afternoon placing an offer on a townhouse with my agent. We turned it in just 6 minutes before the offer was due, whew~
Sky & lunch after putting in our offer
To celebrate putting in that offer (which we didn't accepted for, boo!), we decided to go eat dinner at Blue Mango & try their menu on the last day of Silicon Valley Restaurant Week. You can say we left with a full belly :)
Om nommy Thai/Japanese food place
On May 3rd, we had the pleasure of viewing Rare Candy: A Pokémon Gallery, where the first 151 pokémon were depicted by different SJSU students & then to be auctioned off with the money going to charity. I really enjoyed looking at all the different mediums & interpretations that the artists did. Below are my favorites :)
I love pokémon!
After looking at the gallery, we walked into the Treatbot truck & I finally got to try one of their treatpops! Can you say yummy?!
Strawberries & creme treatpop & chocolate in a waffle cone
On May 4th, I had the pleasure of walking around the A La Carte & Art Festival in Mountain View & I bought myself a new magnetic necklace where you can change out the magnets to create a new necklace. Designs are by Mark Poulin :)
My magnetic necklace & 5 magnets :)
On Cinco de Mayo, Sonya & I went to get our first ever mani & pedi done at JJ Nail Care. I must say it was a very interesting experience. I was not expecting my lady to actually scrub my feet! I got ticklish so I tried real hard to contain my laughter since it was so quiet in the shop at the time, lol. I really did have a good experience though & I shall be back in the future to get another pretty design done :)
Blingy toes :)
Our manis :)
Close up of my mani :)
On May 8th, I went to have orientation for my new per diem home health occupational therapist job! Afterwards, we got Vinh a new iPhone 4S & moved him out of the stone age ;)
Kiyora with Vinh's new iPhone 4S
On May 10th, the rehab department threw a Hawaiian luau for nurses week. I got lei'd, haha! Later that night, Vinh & I had a mini date night to go watch The Great Gatsby on opening day. Let's just say I would highly recommend seeing it. The book was deeper than I could ever remember from reading it in high school, haha.
The Great Gatsby
On May 17th, I went out to do my first home health OT eval & that was exciting, especially since my patient was so high level & easy. I also got to pick up my badge & my OT kit from work to use :D
I'm a big girl now!
On May 18th, the Color Run happened & you can read the post here. I also attended my first Yelp elite event stag & you can read about that here. Then my sister Helen graduated on May 22nd with a BA in Child & Adolescent Development major while we watched in the freezing cold, haha. It was worth it to see our little one graduate...now onto the teaching credential program :P
"Yay, I graduated!"
On May 24th, Vinh & I decided we needed another date night after a horridly long week at work. We partook in eating at Chevy's & then watched the Hangover 3 on opening day. I don't care what the stupid reviews said, I enjoyed the movie nonetheless! We totally needed the laughs & it served that purpose well :)
Date night #2
On May 25th, Vinh & I borrowed my sister & her friend's Fanime badges so that I could go into the dealer's hall to meet Kim of Oborocharms as well as do a teensy bit of shopping. Kim ended up giving me a toast charm for free *squee* Vinh also ended up buying me an eevee for an early birthday present, so soft~
This be my grumpy cat face :P
On May 26th, we decided to go check out the roses we pruned way back in January. I shall only show gay princess as it was the only semi-blooming left, haha. When we pruned it, it was basically like only 2-3 inches tall, so pathetic...now look at it :D
Then I decided to take Vinh to Montalvo's arboretum for a little perusing & mini hike :)
On May 29th, I had the day off & to which I found out that my grandpa was in the hospital with a mini stroke so I promptly went to visit grandpa dearest at the hospital. That led to me advocating for softer food for him & assisting with putting his dentures in & feeding him.
View from grandpa's hospital room
I ended up taking another day off on May 30th so that I could spend time with my grandpa again. After spending lunch with him, we found out that he was going to be discharged home the next day! In celebration of that & in preparation of my birthday, my sister Helen & I went to check out Michelle's Nail Spa for a little pampering :)
Our pretty manis, heavenly foot soak, snacks & massage chairs
I love my ocean-inspired mani
On May 31st, I had my last teeth cleaning with my dentist as my health insurance via my parents will expire on my birthdate (boo!). My teeth were all pretty for my home health patient...who refused to see me, lol.
My shiny teeth & me!
That is my crazy month of May in a nutshell! Sorry for the super long post! I'll try to be better for June, but no promises as it looks pretty hectic as well ;)