That’s All

Last week, I crossed the stage, accepted my small black diploma, moved my tassel from right to left, and graduated from high school!

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Before heading out to a fancy celebratory dinner, we tucked into the sea of cupcakes awaiting us at the school’s reception.

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Having accepted congratulations, said goodbyes, and… taken a few irreverent photos, I waltzed out of high school, once and for good.

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Our next venue was Honda, a small Italian-ish restaurant with the most refined cuisine.

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The feast kicked off with fresh-squeezed blood orange mimosas and light, crunchy bread sticks.

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After hemming and hawing over appetizer options, I finally decided on carpaccio finished with vinaigrette. Meanwhile, having been in a similar dilemma, Mom picked white asparagus with a butter sauce and raspberry foam.

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The focaccia was incredible. Surprisingly, the rasin-pine nut variety gave the more traditional tomato olive type a real run for its money.

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Up next, pasta!

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While Dad had his with little fish and truffles, I opted for a cold tomato angel hair with mozzarella. Mmm, mmm, mmm.

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As exceptional as its predecessors are, the last savory course was the clear winner. Sautéed kinmedai with roasted seasonal vegetables, including an old favorite of mine–baby corn!

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Dessert was a slightly more solidified incarnation of pistachio crème brûlée–a petite sweet to tie off the dinner.

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It’s hard to believe that the secondary school chapter of my life has closed. Next year I leave my routine of the past 15 years behind for a brand new one. It’s exciting, yet bittersweet–much more sweet than bitter–but bittersweet nonetheless.

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That’s all.

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One thought on “That’s All

  1. naomipollock says:

    I absolutely love this post! You captured the events so deliciously and your language is luscious.

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