Thursday, March 24, 2011
(PICTURE: G7...minus one.)
G7 is the name Huyen's group of friends from university call themselves. I think it stands for Girls Seven...or something like that. Like most group of friends, the girls don't get to see each other that often because they're spread out all over the world. Hang (far left in the picture) has been studying in England the last couple of years and Tu (second from the left) has been studying in Australia. Both of those girls are leaving Vietnam again to get their PhD's.
Besides the future doctors, My (who isn't in the picture) now lives a couple of hours away with her in-laws and baby. Now that Huyen is moving to America, that means four out of seven girls live decently far from Hanoi. All that is to say that it's a special occasion when G7 gets to hang out.
Twice recently the gang got together for some feasts. First we went to Hang's house where her family had prepared a gigantic meal with literally the largest fish I've ever eaten. I'm not sure what the fish was, but it seemed like it could be a baby tuna! A couple of nights later we went to Tu's house where we once again gorged ourselves on a home cooked meal.
At Tu's we watched an amazing video of G7 doing a dance performance at university. I need to get my hands on this video as it was absolutely priceless. Seeing all of the girl dancing was very very very very funny. Even funnier were the pictures of the girls putting on make-up for the show. They clearly had no idea what they were doing and looked like deranged clowns.
Seeing all of the girls together definitely sparked a little jealousy inside of me; it's been a long time since I've gotten to hang out with all my friends at one time. I think it's pretty safe to say that I'm counting down the days till Huyen gets to be a witness to my group rehashing our old memories.