On Friday, my brother Matthew and I went to the Silicon Valley Comic Con. I had never been to Comic Con and to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of comic books so I had never considered attending. My brother really wanted to go and since it was the last day of his Spring Break, I said “why not?” 🙂 We originally had planned on going on Saturday because the event would be from 10am-7pm, but tickets were $50 per person and tickets for Friday were only $25, since it would only be from from 5pm-9pm. Matthew and I decided that since we had never been and didn’t know much about it, we could go on Friday and only spend $50 instead of $100. We got there at 6pm, went to the blue tent in downtown, got our wristbands, and headed off to Comic Con. I loved seeing all the cosplayers and what they were wearing, Matthew and I didn’t dress up but we’re thinking of going next year and wearing costumes. We saw a girl dressed as Black Widow and I think Matthew may have been a little shy, but I made him take a picture with her LOL. Then we went to the main room where there were lots of vendors and we saw statues from Star Wars, it was like a scene straight out of one of the movies. While we were looking at all the stuff people were selling, we ran into R2-D2. R2-D2 was so cute and was spinning all over and would stop to take pictures with everyone, there was lines of people just waiting for a picture. We walked around for a while and saw so many wonderful things, there was people selling their original comics, selling Pop figures, selling jewelry, and posters. My brother had some money saved up and he really wanted to buy a souvenir to remember his first time attending Comic Con. We came across an artist who was selling his art and he had a 3-D painting of a storm trooper and Matthew was sold. He bought it and the artist signed it and said it was number 5/100 and gave us a certificate of authenticity. Overall, Comic Con was really fun and I am looking forward to next year when I can make more memories with my brother.
Yesterday, Miguel and I had a mini adventure in San Francisco! 🙂 Let me give you a little bit of a background story. I met Miguel back in college in 2013, we were both in the class “Introduction to Earth Science”. Every day the professor would ask if anyone had questions or comments and one guy would always raise his hand. He would go on and on about science and just keep talking about every little fact he knew, that was Miguel. Back then, I hated science and thought it was absolutely boring, once I started dating my boyfriend, who is getting a B.S. in Biochemical Engineering, science seemed more interesting. Now, I love it when he starts telling me about what he is learning in class or anything he has been researching. Being that he loves science, I wanted to surprise him with a gift of something he would love. Miguel had never been to the California Academy of Sciences and the last time I had gone was when I was very young and didn’t remember it. Therefore, I surprised him by telling him that were gonna go there and planned an entire day just for our trip. We wanted to have an adventure, so we decided to take the Caltrain to SF instead of driving. The train ride was about two and a half hours but was definitely worth it and very fun. Once in SF, we took an Uber to the California Academy of Sciences. Miguel was beyond excited to visit the Academy of Sciences, he was like a kid in a candy store. Although I am not a huge fan of science, as mentioned before, I really wanted to spend time with my boyfriend in a place that he would enjoy, and boy did he enjoy it! He had a smile from ear to ear and wanted to go everywhere. I don’t remember how long we were there for, but we definitely saw EVERYTHING! Miguel and I saw all the exhibits and we even went inside the Osher Rainforest. That place is beautiful, there are four levels filled with birds, reptiles, fish, and butterflies. A moth actually landed on Miguel’s leg and he started saying, “I have been chosen”, it was very cute. Afterwards, we went to the Planetarium and saw “Habitat Earth“, it was amazing! The show was free with admission and was about 30 minutes long , we learned how plants and animals affect our earth. Lastly, we went to the mesmerizing Steinhart Aquarium and saw lots of sea creatures. Then we took an Uber back to Caltrain Station and went back to San Jose. Overall, our adventure was beautiful and we had a wonderful time! I will never forget this trip with Miguel! 🙂