Annika is a 28 year old Cambodian Vietnamese Chinese French American who recently returned to school to finish a bachelor’s degree in computer science and linguistics. Her hobbies and interests include swimming, cooking, baking, writing, reading, math, symbolic logic, learning foreign languages, and drinking espresso – and of course, boys.
He ordered a mango smoothie. What the fuck.
This was a particular cause for alarm considering not fifteen minutes before placing his order, he talked about never before having tried boba tea, so I dragged him along to this boba shop nearby. Now he’s ordering a mango smoothie. This infuriates me.
I was on a date with a tall, handsome fella who was a 30 year old Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Clean cut, athletic, well-educated, and polite, to boot. Just before the trip to the boba shop, we had an Italian dinner down by the Oceanside coast. It was a beautiful evening. At the time, I was living in the south of San Diego, so I was an hour away from home, just to have dinner with this gentleman. He was actually stationed in Twentynine Palms, but happened to be at Camp Pendleton for the week for an artillery training exercise. Anything else about him, I didn’t really know.
“Well, I’ll just have a regular milk tea boba,” I said. Read more...