Food + Adventure = Awesome!
That idea is pretty much the basis of the Thematic Option Student Committe (TOSC)’s Food Adventures group. TOSC is an organization that plans fun, community-building events for students in the Thematic Option honors program. After all those essays we have to write, it’s such a relief to be able to go to Trivia Night, the Student Art Showcase, or in our case, Food Adventures to different cultural restaurants around L.A. (’cause we know there are plenty of those to explore!)
The most recent adventure we planned was a trip to L.A.’s famous and historical Little Tokyo. Since this was my first experience planning an event without guidance, the process was quite a learning experience. Sometimes, communicating with other committee members could be frustrating if they don’t read their emails. Sometimes, our ideas were too extravagant to fly with the Thematic Option supervisor. Most difficult of all was when I forgot to make a reservation for our group until 11:58 pm the day before the event! Eventually, after making several frantic phone calls, I got us a new reservation.
Through the difficulties in planning this trip, I learned so much about communication and responsibility. Most importantly, I was able to help plan an exciting, fun-filled night to this little restaurant called Ebisu Tavern. I didn’t actually get to go because of a field trip with another class, but everyone told me that they really enjoyed the opportunity to bond with fellow students in Thematic Option over some seriously delicious Japanese food from Ebisu and (free) mochi ice cream from Mikawaya. They enjoyed it so much that they demanded another food adventure ASAP!
Consequently, we’re now planning a trip to the Greek restaurant Papa Cristos for the last week of class so that we can energize ourselves for finals with some yummy baklava! Hopefully I’ll get to go this time so I can show you guys some pictures in the next blog!
Until then, FIGHT ON!