my unicorn is awesome. It farts rainbows.
so we went to the First Communion of the daughter of some family friends in Alameda. During the reception, I watched over the little 6-year-old daughter of some other family friends, while her older brother watched over her twin. Lol that little guy. So random.
- "I came from this." -points to the table umbrella-
- One of my friends: "Look, there's girls." The little kid turns his head right away.
- "I wouldn't mind if any of you died."
- "So I ate one of my nose hairs..."
seriously, there was so much crazy. We were all laughing so hard. The older brother tried to catch some of it on video, but the prime lolz happened when the camera was off. I told the other guys I was with that I remember when they were his age. They weren't as random.
Since their family was going to Japan for vacation, I taught the little girl a few phrases. She already knew "Konnichiwa," and was eager to learn. She also wanted to play with the Communion girl and her friends, but I guess they were already too into their own games. They kept on running back and forth to the bathroom to play, and of course the little girl followed. But she wanted me with her, so okay. She wanted to play hide and seek too, but there aren't many places to hide in a restaurant patio.
So after some people, including the family with the twins, left, we went to walk around the nice little part of Alameda we were in. I should have brought my camera, little stores and all. There was a co-op supermarket across the street. Alameda Natural Grocery. Inside, there were two people manning a table with samples of chocolate. Turns out one of them helped run the business and make the chocolates with her sister. They started when she was sixteen, and she's 24 now.
This is the business: Sôcôla Chocolates
Named for the Vietnamese word for chocolate.
They make handmade chocolate truffles, with peach to guava to even Guinness, although that wasn't available for sampling.
To get the cute little promotional matchboxes, I had to say the words on the side of the matchbox: "Come on baby light my fire."
Their mascot is Harriet the Flying Alpaca.
After talking with them and trying some samples, I went to the nearby chocolate counter and bought two of their truffles: tamarind (with black sesame seed), which surprisingly worked well, and lychee, which was a nice cool-down. $2 for a small truffle, but hey they're good and handmade.
-checks site- whoa shoot they have bacon truffles as well. And durian!
They're based in Oakland, although that Alameda store and the Pasta Shop in Berkeley sells their stuff too. You can also order online.
Afterward, we walked around the Park St. Fair. I wore my bright colorful dress that I talked about a few weeks ago. I got two compliments from women at the reception, and when we were leaving the fair, some lady in a sleeveless colorful dress kept on looking at me, like I was competition or something. uh.
Nice day. Eventually, I'll return to paper-writing.