Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving was an event hosted by Norah’s mother (Jeannie Paik) at the Paik residence. It was the second get-together for the 2021 Chunglings. At the class gathering, many generous attendees brought forth delectable snacks such as chocolates, yogurt, and potato chips. Some students who contributed were Karen (who brought Chobani yogurt), Norah (who got cupcakes decorated like turkeys), and Kenneth (who brought chocolate chip muffins). Everything was placed on the snack stand where the guests can indulge themselves.

Countless games were played, two of them being wrestling and tossing plastic water bottles. The water bottle game started off with a round of catch by Samantha Hernandez when she filled an empty bottle with pool water. Every time someone caught the water bottle, they had to take one step backward. People eventually couldn’t catch the bottle because of the great distance. This resulted in the bottle starting to crack when it kept falling with force onto the concrete. Finally, Samantha grabbed the water bottle and smashed it against the concrete of the pool, attempting to bust it. After repeated hitting by other people such as Karen and Kenneth, the cap gave away and the contents spewed out into the pool. The other game was wrestling. It was started by Wallace. The aim of the game was to push the other person down. The game didn’t have many participants, but like many other games, it ended when the people left.

When everyone was just about to leave, Aarna’s father brought the Vaiyapuri family dog (Nala). Nala and Norah’s dog (Pepper) were meeting for the first time. Pepper greeted Nala and tried to play with her. She backed away and there was much barking which made it seem like they were fighting or aggressively playing. Nala ended up leaving after a few minutes with Aarna and so did the remaining visitors. The 2021 Chunglings had parted ways, but that didn’t mean all the fun was over.