For the first time in my life, I hosted a party, and it turned out to be... interesting.
Most of you know that I am an introvert. I don't like going to most social events, and when I do, I usually go about them bringing a book or music of some sort to pass the time. I cannot hold really conversations without actual depth unless they are talking about that interests me, mainly ideas and imagination, and these are things that most people don't usually like to discuss about.
I decided to host the party because my friends from middle school and I needed a concrete address to meet up at rather than saying, "Meet up at this place several blocks away from my house." Plus, we all wanted to try to meet up all together once again, and what better way to do it than the day after school and finals ended?
Most of the people I invited showed up except for two, both which had prior commitments.
One of my friends arrived nearly an hour before the party was supposed to start, dressed up as Quicksilver, remembering that we were all supposed to dress up like some sort of Marvel super hero. She and I, while waiting for everyone to arrive, watched the Filipino soap operas (with English subtitles) that were airing on television. Though there were English subtitles, I had to keep translating for my friend, because I kept complaining that the translation was "off".
If you are not aware of how Filipino soap operas are, they are intense: in one of the shows, a man nearly dies and a girl finds out she is adopted... and this all happens under the span of thirty minutes!
Plus, the show I mentioned is geared toward younger children.
When the fourth person showed up, we all ate. My family cooked and bought simple foods to eat, because we weren't sure how it was going to fare if we got foods that required a lot of utensil work.
Before there was a thought of having a party, there was an original plan, which was basically to meet up over at a track and field area several blocks from my house and just talk. The original plan was improvised and tied into the new plan, as instead, we all ended up going around to play card games in the enter of the field.
If you go through some of the wood in the back area of the track and walk the path for awhile, there will be a way to get to an elementary school. It had been awhile since I had last been there and since my friends said that we should replenish "the long lost hours that growing up has brought on us", then we stayed in that area for awhile. The nature you get in that area is quite beautiful.
At last, the party came to an end, and while waiting for everyone's parents to pick everyone up, we all played Just Dance, because why not? I would advise you, if you ever dance to the song Tetris, do not play the blue guy. I repeat: do not play the blue character. It requires bending down on the ground. Or, if you play the orange character, get ready to be carried.
How have you all been doing, this summer (or winter)?
Are you still in school, or have the doors let you out?