Monday, January 4, 1999

back at Egan for the spring

Christmas break has ended for me, so I'm now back in school.

The break was pretty awesome as my family went skiing at Lake Tahoe - not once, but twice. Those trips were a blast; I definitely can't wait to hit the slopes again during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend or winter recess. The sooner the better!

Of course, the holiday wasn't just about skiing; we also went to the Liang family's exciting New Year's Eve party several days ago. Celebrating the new year is undoubtedly one of the best things about the holiday season.

However, all good things must come to an end, and Christmas break is no exception. I wish the break was more than two weeks long, but I certainly can't complain about all the fun things we did. I do have a mild case of the holiday blues right now, but I'm also excited to see everyone at Egan again. :-)

Currently reading: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Friday, January 1, 1999

Happy 1999!

I hope everyone had a great new year!

Anyway, last night totally rocked. The Liang family invited mine to their New Year's Eve party, and everyone had a great time. Although I mostly played Super Mario Land and Star Wars on my Game Boy, I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the party. As midnight approached, we participated in the countdown to 1999. Happy New Year!

But the party wasn't over just yet; my parents and I were having so much fun that we stayed for almost another hour before leaving. This was my first time celebrating the new year at someone else's house, and I had never gotten home from a party so late early before!

1998 in review

In a sense, 1998 was my "coming of age" year. The most significant event was probably when I transferred to Springer as a full-time student. That was a very important milestone in my life; my parents had feared that I would remain in a special education program indefinitely, but it turned out otherwise. I also gave up Easter egg hunts, trick-or-treating and annual birthday parties on my own power. Those weren't easy decisions, but I guess it's safe to say I'm not a little kid anymore. :-)

The best part of 1998 was when we visited Yellowstone National Park in August. That had to be one of our best trips ever. It's hard to say what my least favorite part of the year was, considering that things generally went very well. Chances are that it's one of those arguments I've had with my parents over some trivial shit, but I guess that's one of the things about being a teenager. :P

In any case, I'm looking forward to a great 1999. Rock on!

Currently playing: Star Wars (Game Boy)
Release date: November 15, 1991