A Fun and Relaxing Weekend

The weekend is always a wonderful thing, but this weekend has been particularly awesome. For one thing, I had a lot of tests and essays last week and am finally done.  This alone is reason to celebrate.  I can’t tell you how great it feels to be able to take that last test on a Friday, knowing that the weekend is just hours away.

Last night I saw Krunk Fu Battle Battle.  It was a play put on by the Pomona College Theater Department.  It was the most unique musical I have ever experienced.  Granted, I’m not the most cultured person when it comes to theater but nevertheless this was a crazy experience.  The stage was a circle and the audience sat all around and became part of the action of the performance.  Filled with catchy songs, funny jokes, amazing break dancing, and an important lesson about being yourself, Krunk Fu Battle Battle was a fun and fulfilling way to start my weekend.

Today went to International Festival. This has been previously blogged about, but I’ll just say that I-fest is one of my favorite days of the entire year.  I love street fairs and I love food, and I-fest is a combination of both!  I indulged (maybe a little bit too much) in Taiwanese sweet sausages, Ramune (Japanese soda), and Indonesian fried rice among other things. Many of the students running the booths cook their own food, and the ones who don’t usually buy their food from authentic restaurants or markets. It occurred to me how amazing it is that this huge event can be coordinated so well.  The food was delicious and I am already counting down the days and saving room in my stomach until next year’s I-fest.

I ended my day with a birthday celebration for one of my friends.  We went to the Claremont Village for a wonderful sushi dinner at King Kong Sushi Restaurant.  On our way, we discussed how much we loved the city of Claremont—from, the quaint atmosphere of The Village with its shops and restaurants just a minute walk from campus to the community feel of professors and students living in the same city.  Its such a unique dynamic but we all agreed we couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

It’s now 1:00 AM and as soon as I finish this post, I plan on getting in bed to read a book on the neuroscience of gender for my Feminism and Science course.  While every weekend is relaxing, weekends like this only come once in a while, and that’s what makes them extra special.