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Welcome to Summer

Posted in Friends, Out of Town, Sports, Summer Vacation with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2009 by Jeremy
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I was invited to go play baseball today, but, knowing that the weather was in the 90’s, I was really reluctant to play.  Bryan, who was the one who invited me, then told me that he wanted to chill.  After having a terrible time at the mall earlier today, I agreed, just to get out of the house.  I was literally tricked into thinking that we were going to hang out, when in fact we were going to play baseball.

We arrived at the park with me groaning inside and outside.  First of all, I was dressed in “chilling attire.”  Second, it was still hot, but I couldn’t run away.  We were already there, so what the heck?  Might as well go with it.

After a few minutes, I just let go of all my reluctance to play.  I really enjoyed it, and I think the only thing that was holding me back from going all out was my attire.  I didn’t want to dive into the dirt with a pair of shorts that I liked.

At one point, as I played in the outfield, I looked up at the sky and thought, “This is summer.”  I felt like a kid from decades ago, who would be itching to play baseball with his friends, with a beat-up mitt, a chipped bat, and a shirt smeared with dirt.  The great American pastime.  I don’t consider myself American, since I was pretty much born and raised in the Philippines, but I felt it.  I can’t truly describe it, but I felt a certain joy as I wiped the sweat off my forehead.  I only wish that I could’ve experienced this when I was younger.

And the picture above is the beautiful bathroom in which I changed after we had a half-spontaneous, half-planned pool party at Marison’s house.  She was with us, along with Michael, when we played baseball.

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Always Behind-the-Scenes

Posted in Belleville, Friends, Summer Vacation with tags , , , , on July 28, 2009 by Jeremy
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A few friends invited me to hang out with them today.  We haven’t seen each other in a while, so I decided to walk to the meeting place, despite the terribly humid weather.  I hate the summer.

When we got to Abby’s house, I wasn’t really sure what we were going to do at first.  They suggested watching a movie, but I was never really the one to watch movies.  (Unless I was invited to the movies.  I wouldn’t mind that.)  In addition, they were all musicians.  They decided to feed their artistic sides by having a jam session.  Ana on guitar, Joe on the piano, Christine on percussion, and Abby on vocals, singing “I’m Yours,” by Jason Mraz, with some original rap for the verses.  Jamie and I were in the background, shooting the entire session with two cameras.

Other than that, we sort of just fooled around the rest of the night.  It was pretty fun, since there were also Christine and Abby’s nephews who were “balls of energy” or something, according to Joe.  They couldn’t stop running around and fooling around.  Let’s not forget how nice the jam session turned out to be.  Audience knows best.

“Make It Look Like We’re Not Lost…”

Posted in Friends, Out of Town with tags , , , , on July 18, 2009 by Jeremy
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Biked with friends, despite the almost-unbearably-humid weather.

Got lost in Newark after exploring Branchbrook Park.  Gotta feel the rush of roaming.