Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Emily's List

I was going through some old stuff in attempt to set aside my trinket-y self and I found a list of why I SHOULDN'T go to Davis for college. This list was composed by Emily. She composed it when she used to wear white hoodies and when she had corn rows haha! She gave it to me year 2002 when she heard that I got accepted in UC Davis. I don't think Emily knew, but this list I treasure. When I was in Davis, this was posted in my room.

I was able to read it again tonight and it brings back so many memories. It's also amusing to think of how this list still represents us because we are still good friends and some of the "items" we planned to do then, we do now on a regular basis. To think that she really typed and thought of all of this really makes me appreciate it more. Because I am so amused by this list, I decided to share it here and write an entry in honor of Emily and her list.  So, I present... Emily's List BTW, I highlighted my favorites...


-Voltes 5: Jeniffer, Ruchell, Emily and Michelle
-Family: Dad, mom, sister, aunts, uncles, and cousins, grandparents...
-Costco food
-Davis is way too far
-Phunhouse: Sherry, Christina and Christina
-Friends: Huna, ASG, Charley, Marian, Mika, and the other tree people
-In & Out burger
-I'd have to walk home until I graduate
-No more rides
-Birthday Blowouts
-Davis to San Lorenzo phone calls are long distance causing expensive phone bills
-Clubbin' when everyone turns 18
-If you go, you won't have arguments with Ruchell and we know how much you love them.
-Pho and pearl drinks
-We need someone like you to make us laugh because you're too funny that you can get corny
-Bayfair!! Stonridge, Valleyfair, Gilroy...
-I'll miss your coach bag
-If you go, no one will defend you for having uneven eyes
-San Lorenzo just so much fun
-Your house has the best food in the world
-If you go, V5 won't be as close
-That Guadalejara place
-I won't see your parents and sister as much
-V5's inside jokes
-No one will tell me their problems because it's always you who does... sometimes...
- You might not make it to both our twice a year picture taking in Oakland
-You'll miss secrets
-A ding A ding in the weeding!!!
-We need help with school stuff
-Mushroom beef
-The tsimis and gossip... hehe
-One less person V5 can laugh with and laugh at
- You'll miss out on our problems, our gimiks and laughter
-V5 can't go on a day without seeing your retarded face
-We need to hear you sing every now and then
-Davis sucks
- No one can flare their nose better than you 
-Living out there will cost a lot
-If you go, a lot of things are going to change
-Davis is up in the cuts baka ma-rape ka pa doon
-There will be one less person on our bench and you know the deal...
-We love you too much to let you go... na not really
-TFC: pangako, asap, and etc...
-We need you
-You need us too
-If you go, we won't have a ride to places and a van to fit
-If you stay, we'll be sure that you're near and safe
-Century 25, Krispy Kreme, jollibee and etc...
-Jack London: Old Spaghetti Factory and Hibachi
-Dinners at Olive Garden
-My text is limited so I can't text you every minute
-Our birthday videos and other videos we make for fun
-I need an understanding, super dee-duper friend like you
-You're too cool for Davis
-No more DVDs to borrow (Even though I don't have a DVD player...)
-I won't be dialing 481-**** and my fingers need that exercise
-Davis is only for losers... oh wait, then you belong there...
-Ethan, Cameron, and Boo boo
-We might talk crap about you... haha... you'll never know unless you stay
-Barbeque, picnics, parties...
-All that nature that surrounds Davis might give you allergies
-Making fun of people
-No one will get mad at you for driving too fast
-If you go all the way there, who's gonna have your back?
-We don't have directions to Davis
-Michelle can't drive that far and we don't have enough gas money
-Things won't be the same around here
-Last but not least: V5 will miss you so much.

--I love you to pieces,

Despite Emily's efforts, I decided to go to UC Davis...

But, I went back home after two years. No regrets.

Dear Emily,

      High school life was fun, wasn't it? I must say, V5 have some awesome memories. Your list reminds me of times when our lives were simple. I remember the days when we don't even have enough money for gas, when we shared one plate between the five of us and when Coach was our Chanel. Haha good times! I will forever be thankful for you and the rest of our friends. Us? Harsh? No way! haha I love you to pieces too, you gangsta Ems! Cheers to more memories!