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Title: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ININ on February 15, 2010, 02:52:21 PM
The last time we had a Fanime gathering at Oakridge was a long, long time ago.  Let's meet up.  Come and meet new people.  Come to see those you haven't seen in a long time.  Let's have fun!

I set up a poll to pick a date for those who want to attend.  I choose Sat March 27 and Sat April 3 because it's spring break.  I added Sat March 20 as a third choice.  I know WonderCon is April 2-4.  Some of us are not attending.

We meet at the Oakridge Mall food court.  As of now, the plan is we watch a movie and do an evening activity.

No Facebook invites.  Keep the discussion at the Fanime forums.

Location:  Oakridge Mall Food Court.  925 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose CA 95123-1294, (408) 578 2912
Web:  http://westfield.com/oakridge/ (http://westfield.com/oakridge/)
Date:  Sat March 27
Time:  11am
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: ININ on February 15, 2010, 02:54:08 PM
We're patient.  The fun day is coming (20)

ININ
mDuo13
Mordyan
Tsubasa
Sunara Ishi
Barnes
TC_X0_Lt_0X
LastElixir
waffle-lover26
Jerry
RyuHayabusa
Ultramangaia
DarkShinigamiX3
rubymoonIII
Ai_Kaneco
daiphyer.com
Lalaviolet
Menchi
TheMaKaKi
Otakuya

Fun Stuff

Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: mDuo13 on February 15, 2010, 04:54:30 PM
Hey, this sounds cool. Count me in! Any Saturday is fine. What movies are gonna be in theaters around then? Will Prince of Persia be out yet?
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Mordyan on February 15, 2010, 05:16:22 PM
I could make this. My calendar is free all three Saturdays as of right now.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: AriSky on February 15, 2010, 09:26:51 PM
I go to school in Oregon, but my spring break is Mar. 20-28.  Unfortunately, my flight doesn't get in on the 20th until 8p, so the 27th works best for me!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Tsubasa on February 16, 2010, 06:06:09 AM
I'm in on this.  As long as it's not on April 3rd.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Tabbychan on February 16, 2010, 06:43:40 AM
I can definitely make march 20th or April 3rd. i can't make it the 27th :[
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Sunara Ishi on February 16, 2010, 06:24:23 PM
Oh, cool. I haven't hanged out with a lot of you peeps in ages. Count me in.
I should be good for any of those dates.

Maybe for the evening thing, we could go bowling or mini golfing... or grab dinner?
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Barnes on February 16, 2010, 09:57:14 PM
a Saturday at Oakridge= Count me in, assuming I ain't working for me uncle then.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on February 17, 2010, 03:00:00 PM
I perfer the 26th as well.
Been skipping most gatherings for a while now so I think I should go to this one.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: LastElixir on February 17, 2010, 04:11:04 PM
sure, why not?

j
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: waffle-lover26 on February 17, 2010, 04:14:46 PM
I would love to come~ It's not too far and I'm free on Saturdays. I'm sure that my parents would agree to drive me so long as I bring my cell phone.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: ELDEMONIO on February 17, 2010, 05:04:12 PM
I could try making it.If I can get out of work early or ask for one of those days off i'll go.Saturdays and Sundays I work early so yeah.>.>

*edit*

If the 27th is the day, then there's still time for me to scheduale my day off to go.So as of right now, yeah, I can make it.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Jerry on February 18, 2010, 08:53:58 AM
unfortunately prince of persia is not release tile may-- but...

5 words says it all :
(http://3dguy.tv/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/hot-to-train-your-dragon.JPG)
^ kinda reminds me of some of you guys... heh heh just kiddding ;)

well - at least that would be my pick for the movie if we go with the 27th- which seems the be the leader as of now.
We have several options as Sunara has stated:

Dinner @ a restaurant - [please please please- pay your fair share!]
Bowling - behind oakridge
mini golf and arcade - golf land accross the street
general hanging out in the food court- in past occasions we've even brought board games like:
Apples to Apples - Cranium - playing cards - connect 4 - etc. [low budget ways of having fun]

heck - I'll even think to offer throw the trump card of opening up my home [if you want an actual party house location] :P
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: RyuHayabusa on February 18, 2010, 11:44:00 AM
March 27th sounds fine by me, since the weekend after that is WonderCon and the 20th is Asahi-Con in Pittsburgh, although I can probably skip that.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Barnes on February 18, 2010, 04:43:00 PM
I'll see if my house can be used as an after-gathering backup plan. Maybe XD
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: ultramangaia on February 18, 2010, 06:13:10 PM
I`m good for the 27th.

Jeff
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: ELDEMONIO on February 18, 2010, 06:55:52 PM
unfortunately prince of persia is not release tile may-- but...

5 words says it all :
(http://3dguy.tv/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/hot-to-train-your-dragon.JPG)
^ kinda reminds me of some of you guys... heh heh just kiddding ;)

well - at least that would be my pick for the movie if we go with the 27th- which seems the be the leader as of now.
We have several options as Sunara has stated:

Dinner @ a restaurant - [please please please- pay your fair share!]
Bowling - behind oakridge
mini golf and arcade - golf land accross the street
general hanging out in the food court- in past occasions we've even brought board games like:
Apples to Apples - Cranium - playing cards - connect 4 - etc. [low budget ways of having fun]

heck - I'll even think to offer throw the trump card of opening up my home [if you want an actual party house location] :P

OMG!! I So want to watch that! :D

I remember seeing it on TV and I was like, "I must watch this."
I would skip work just to watch it. ;D
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: luluuxduplica1223 on February 19, 2010, 09:27:28 AM
I would and I'd love to, but Like Tabby-chan, I can only go April 3 and March 20. :/
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: ININ on February 19, 2010, 01:04:16 PM
There are some familiar names, some names I haven't seen in a while, and some new names =)  I update the second post that lists who's attending by reading your posts and determining whether you're committed.  If you're attending and I didn't include you, correct me.  Sat Mar 27 is the number one choice.  I keep the voting open.  I found out I'm not free on Sat Mar 20 :p

We have lots of time to plan.  Continue sharing ideas what to do after watching the movie XD
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Jerry on February 19, 2010, 01:54:19 PM
its been a while since ive had a good game of Apples to Apples -

That or play Texas hold em poker -

even though both ideas arent even anime related.

for the new people we could always do a quick meet and great and play a few ice breaker games to assimilate some of the newbies assuming they can make the final date we decide upon.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: mDuo13 on February 19, 2010, 01:58:42 PM
I have my doubts about this "How To Train Your Dragon" movie...

Bowling sounds fun. I haven't been for a while. Unfortunately the alley by Oakridge is kinda expensive. Minigolf isn't bad either, and I could play some DJ Max Technika at the Golfland arcade, which otherwise is a pretty sucky arcade. ;)

I could definitely bring some more "portable" board/card games for us to play, like Wheedle for example.

Oh, I'll also have my DS with me (Bomberman, anyone?) as well as a few decks of Weiß Schwarz in case anyone else wants to play. [Warning, though, W-S requires some basic Japanese to read the cards.]
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Jerry on February 19, 2010, 03:33:20 PM
I always had fun with Flux or Zombie Flux.

and i know some of you guys totally had fun with Majhong :D

course i dunno how it would look if we started playing in the middle of the food court. :P

they'd prolly stop us thinking we'd start a asian gambling ring or something. LOL.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: LastElixir on February 19, 2010, 04:09:29 PM
fluxx sucks balls.

j
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: waffle-lover26 on February 19, 2010, 10:57:47 PM
Apples to Apples is usually tons of fun, same with most of the other games. Anything would work as far as entertainment goes.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Loktera^2 on February 20, 2010, 02:54:57 PM
Holy moses. I was talking to Sarah about how long it's been since we've all gotten together for a "small" get-together. Consider me in. I'm good for just about any weekend. Just have to make sure I get 2 weeks advance.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Tsubasa on February 22, 2010, 07:26:57 PM
Update: I vote the 27th.  I'll probably be busy the other two days.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: ELDEMONIO on February 22, 2010, 09:35:37 PM
I think it's safe to say that the 27th is when most of us will be available.

*starts writing request off from my job* >.> <.<
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Boba on February 24, 2010, 12:02:34 PM
Ohhh I was wondering why I saw cosplayers there last time I went to Oakridge... ages ago. If I request whatever day off and I've got a ride, I'm down. c:
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Jerry on February 24, 2010, 12:11:10 PM
Ohhh I was wondering why I saw cosplayers there last time I went to Oakridge... ages ago. If I request whatever day off and I've got a ride, I'm down. c:


those were cosplayers btw- some ppl that area... just dress like that in public.  :P
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Boba on February 25, 2010, 12:20:30 PM
Well I only know two of them xP And there were a lot, so BLAH! Stop yelling at meeeeee! (syke.)

Ahhh that's sooo far away, the 27th. >_<
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: sweetchorizo on February 26, 2010, 03:19:25 AM
its been a while since ive had a good game of Apples to Apples -

That or play Texas hold em poker -

even though both ideas arent even anime related.

for the new people we could always do a quick meet and great and play a few ice breaker games to assimilate some of the newbies assuming they can make the final date we decide upon.

Dude I got bleach and D-grayman cards would that help?
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Boba on February 26, 2010, 11:54:06 AM
I want to play Duck Duck Goose.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: ININ on February 26, 2010, 03:57:47 PM
It's confirmed.  We gather at Sat March 27.  It's the beginning of spring break most of us students =)  And I updated the list of people attending.  If you're confirmed and I didn't add you, correct me.

My suggestions for the activity outside Oakridge are below.  I think of more ideas.  The gaming suggestions are noted.  I create a list of activities at the first post soon >.<

Ice Skating  I never ice skated before.  I roller bladed a long time ago.  We go to Cupertino Square or the Logitech Ice Centre.  I find more info on the Logitech.

Bread and Ice Cream  We drive to Strawberry Park on Saratoga Ave and Moorpark Ave, eat baked goods at Clover or ice cream at Baskins.  Then we shop and browse at Kino.

Ballroom dancing  My bias suggestion because I'm learning ballroom dancing :)  $10 per person for group lessons.  I know two dance studios.

@Loktera^2, why is your name squared (ie to the second power) :)
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: rubymoonIII on February 27, 2010, 12:37:14 AM
dont for get about illusive lil ol me  :-*
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: Barnes on February 27, 2010, 01:40:56 PM
It's confirmed.  We gather at Sat March 27.  It's the beginning of spring break most of us students =)  And I updated the list of people attending.  If you're confirmed and I didn't add you, correct me.

My suggestions for the activity outside Oakridge are below.  I think of more ideas.  The gaming suggestions are noted.  I create a list of activities at the first post soon >.<

Bread and Ice Cream  We drive to Strawberry Park on Saratoga Ave and Moorpark Ave, eat baked goods at Clover or ice cream at Baskins.  Then we shop and browse at Kino.

I like this idea in particular. And I like the date choice.

Quote
@Loktera^2, why is your name squared (ie to the second power) :)

I wanna know too.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: ELDEMONIO on February 27, 2010, 09:12:03 PM
It's confirmed.  We gather at Sat March 27.  It's the beginning of spring break most of us students =)  And I updated the list of people attending.  If you're confirmed and I didn't add you, correct me.

My suggestions for the activity outside Oakridge are below.  I think of more ideas.  The gaming suggestions are noted.  I create a list of activities at the first post soon >.<

Ice Skating  I never ice skated before.  I roller bladed a long time ago.  We go to Cupertino Square or the Logitech Ice Centre.  I find more info on the Logitech.

Bread and Ice Cream  We drive to Strawberry Park on Saratoga Ave and Moorpark Ave, eat baked goods at Clover or ice cream at Baskins.  Then we shop and browse at Kino.

Ballroom dancing  My bias suggestion because I'm learning ballroom dancing :)  $10 per person for group lessons.  I know two dance studios.

@Loktera^2, why is your name squared (ie to the second power) :)

Iv'e never ice skated before and have no ice skates.>.>

The second idea sounds good to me. Never shopped there so i'm curious.

And I don't know how to ballroom dance.>.> But I'll try if we end up there. :-\
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Tsubasa on February 28, 2010, 10:54:36 AM
Bread and Ice Cream  We drive to Strawberry Park on Saratoga Ave and Moorpark Ave, eat baked goods at Clover or ice cream at Baskins.  Then we shop and browse at Kino.

Problem is, the Baskin Robbins in Strawberry Park closed.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Zero_Kirby on February 28, 2010, 06:40:38 PM
I possibly might go
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Boba on February 28, 2010, 09:18:58 PM
Boba wants to go ;-;
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: mDuo13 on March 01, 2010, 12:42:44 AM
Iv'e never ice skated before and have no ice skates.>.>
I'm sure you can rent some skates at the rink for a reasonable price. That's what most people do. As for learning how... I haven't been skating in a long time but I don't remember it being very hard to do the basics, except stopping gracefully. (I always just kinda let myself slow down and then rammed into a wall to stop when I went as a kid.) Still good fun.

I'm guessing Loktera's name became ^2 because he forgot the password or something to his old account (~~Loktera~~).
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Ai_Kaneco on March 01, 2010, 10:31:01 AM
 :D  kaneco wants to go too! count me in! I am a newb so i would like to meet people...i think the only person i know on this thread is Jerry... im all game for the 27th...umm..and i like the idea of baked goods..yay baked goods!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 01, 2010, 03:43:59 PM
hmm... if we ice skate, I'll probably fall on my ass. So us poor ice skaters should stick together if that happens.  :P Just stay clear if I fall... >.>;

I'm pretty much up for almost anything as long as it isn't uber expensive.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: HarpB on March 01, 2010, 07:44:54 PM
Sets the calendar for march 27th notification.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Moogleborg on March 02, 2010, 05:36:59 PM
I was talking to Barnes about it, so i'll see if I can come too. :D
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 03, 2010, 12:40:09 AM
Iv'e never ice skated before and have no ice skates.>.>
I'm sure you can rent some skates at the rink for a reasonable price. That's what most people do. As for learning how... I haven't been skating in a long time but I don't remember it being very hard to do the basics, except stopping gracefully. (I always just kinda let myself slow down and then rammed into a wall to stop when I went as a kid.) Still good fun.
Something tells me it may be like roller skating.That I can do decent enough since i'm skinny. I just hope I don't cut myself with the blades.I've seen 1,000 ways to die.>.>

in another note.

That's a lot of people who say are going to show up. :o
But I get the feeling only half of us would even bother to show up>.>
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Chloe on March 03, 2010, 10:39:56 AM
whoa, old names showing up. maybe i should make an appearance.. D:
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: mDuo13 on March 03, 2010, 09:03:25 PM
whoa, old names showing up. maybe i should make an appearance.. D:
Yes. Yes you should.  Bring yo' homies, too.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: kgHapa on March 03, 2010, 09:47:56 PM
Is Oakridge that ghetto, dying mall in Cupertino?! Because if so, count me in!!! It's right next to YogurtLand AND Lee's Sandwiches. FTW
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Barnes on March 03, 2010, 11:09:09 PM
Is Oakridge that ghetto, dying mall in Cupertino?! Because if so, count me in!!! It's right next to YogurtLand AND Lee's Sandwiches. FTW

Lol, no. Oakridge is in San Jose.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: AbsolutelyCursed on March 03, 2010, 11:14:54 PM
And it's far from dying!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It!
Post by: ININ on March 04, 2010, 02:43:51 AM
Info for ice skating at Logitech is still on my list to do.  Got mid-terms and a project at De Anza *__*  If we ice skate, you don't have to ice skate.  You can watch.  I never ice skated.  I roller bladed a long time ago.  I agree with mDuo13.  It's going to be fun and you should try it once in your life.

Problem is, the Baskin Robbins in Strawberry Park closed.

OK, no problem.  Maybe the shop moves to the new retail buildings that used to be Round Table?  In the meantime, we buy ice cream, or cookies, candy, or Pocky in Mitsuwa ;)

That's a lot of people who say are going to show up. :o
But I get the feeling only half of us would even bother to show up>.>

There were past gatherings where we had so many people.  I expect last minute cancellations.  We worry about the size when we're closer to the date.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: LastElixir on March 04, 2010, 02:10:58 PM
this is going to be a great shitfest.

j
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 04, 2010, 05:51:50 PM
Is Oakridge that ghetto, dying mall in Cupertino?! Because if so, count me in!!! It's right next to YogurtLand AND Lee's Sandwiches. FTW

Lol, no. Oakridge is in San Jose.
It is the area where 85 and 87 meet.

Map (http://"http://westfield.com/oakridge/gettinghere/TravelingbyCar.html")
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: waffle-lover26 on March 04, 2010, 09:42:43 PM
I'm biased for ice skating >.> I was taught how to skate when I was three...
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: ININ on March 06, 2010, 03:30:24 AM
This weekend I get the ice skating info at Logitech.

The ice cream option is available.  El Paso has a Baskin Robbins.  The open strip mall is located on Saratoga Ave south of Starwberry Park.  It's about a 5 min drive.

@LastElixir, lol ^^
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 06, 2010, 02:03:03 PM
This weekend I get the ice skating info at Logitech.

The ice cream option is available.  El Paso has a Baskin Robbins.  The open strip mall is located on Saratoga Ave south of Starwberry Park.  It's about a 5 min drive.

@LastElixir, lol ^^

Tight. Ice skating was something I would like to learn. ;D

Ice Cream, Yes. Baskin RObins,never been there. The Mall,I won't mind spending $50 or more there.

I still have to drive to that area and get familiar with it.Takes me like 20minutes to get there but I can scan the area on my day off.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Lalaviolet on March 07, 2010, 06:49:19 PM
Would it be ok if someone completely new showed up?

I just moved to the area-ish (lived here briefly a couple years ago) and I don't really know anyone. I'm kinda shy about meeting people but I'd like to try. No hurt feelings if this is more of a friends only thing though  :-[
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Jerry on March 07, 2010, 06:52:52 PM
@ Lalaviolet - theres actually a few new people coming to this as well as "old" fanime board members -

this is an opportunity to meet and greet and everyone including new people from far and wide are allowed to come and have fun -

I'm pretty sure the organizer ININ is totally okay with that. heck bring friends, make it a fun event and all that jazz -
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: AbsolutelyCursed on March 07, 2010, 06:54:18 PM
Of course its ok. New people are welcomed.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Lalaviolet on March 07, 2010, 06:58:24 PM
Great! Thanks for being so nice about it. Now I can spend the month looking forward to it ^^

I'm not going to feel too much like an old lady am I? I'm in my late 20's and very casual about watching anime.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Jerry on March 07, 2010, 07:02:16 PM
the ages range from youthful to mature [with a goofy - fun young side] - so i wouldnt worry about it :)

you wouldnt guess it - but im prolly older than you Lalaviolet - so its nice to have someone 'somewat" closer to my age going

LoL  ;D
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Lalaviolet on March 07, 2010, 07:10:33 PM
People never believe my age either...so maybe embracing anything from Japan is the secret to eternal youth??

Let's figure out how to bottle that up so we can make millions.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: jacktchance on March 08, 2010, 01:25:48 AM
Sounds like fun, any clarification on what we will be doing? (i.e. movie, bowling, etc) 

I might bring a friend also.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Boba on March 08, 2010, 11:35:16 AM
waaaaa I can't make it! I just realized I have a meeting to go to on that day >.<!!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: RyuHayabusa on March 08, 2010, 12:05:04 PM
Well, I guess whatever you guys decide on doing, i'm ok with it. I haven't tried ice skating and I want to learn how to do that. I'll be with you guys most of the time cause I haven't seen you guys in a while. There's another event going on the same day but i'm skipping it. I'd rather go to this instead.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Menchi on March 08, 2010, 02:36:14 PM
I'm a total forum/Fanime newb, but I'm most interested in attending this. I'll be there.

Ice skating, if I recall, isn't so different from roller blading. Not too difficult if you have some semblance of balance. Then again, I haven't done either during this decade, so I may be the first one on their ass.

Also if necessary I don't mind providing rides for people. Assuming you're comfortable getting picked up by a twenty-seven year old guy you've never met.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Lalaviolet on March 08, 2010, 03:52:21 PM
I adore ice skating! I'm down for anything but I love love to ice skate  :D
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: mDuo13 on March 08, 2010, 11:31:26 PM
Sounds like ice skating is a popular choice. ININ, I nominate you to do the research on good places, times, and rates for skating on a Saturday. ;)

Of course, there will be more to the gathering than that, probably some good old-fashioned hanging out in the food court and all that. I look forward to seeing new faces as well as those of people I haven't seen in quite some time (hi there Mordyan).
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: zoupzuop2 on March 09, 2010, 12:38:29 PM
I might be able to join in, depending on work schedule.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: ININ on March 09, 2010, 03:51:40 PM
Nomination accepted, mDuo13.  Here is the ice skating info ^__^

Sharks Ice

The Logitech Ice Centre is actually called Sharks Ice at San Jose.  Sharks Ice is located at 1500 South 10th Street, San Jose 95112.  It's located across the street from Spartan Stadium.  The facility is 170,000 square feet that includes 4 NHL sized ice surfaces, full service restaurants, stores, sports bar, and rental equipment.

The cost is $8.00 for age 13 and over.  Skate rental is $4.00.  If we get a group of ten or more, the cost is $10 that includes skate rental.  Public skating is open Sat from 1:15pm to 4pm and from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Here's the website:  http://www.sharksiceatsanjose.com/index.asp.  I see if I can find time later this week to visit the ice centre and get information from the staff.

Ice Center at Cupertino Square

The Ice Center is located in Cupertino Square at 10123 N. Wolfe Road in Cupertino 95014.  The cost is $10 that includes skate rental.  There are no group rates.  Public skating is open Sat 1pm-4:30pm and 8pm-10pm.

There is a laser light show with live DJ on March 27 from 10:30pm-12:30am.  Cost is $12 that includes skate rental.

Website:  http://www.icecenter.net/index.html

@waffle-lover26, where do you skate?

List is upated!  We need more suggestions what to do after the movie XD
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: mDuo13 on March 09, 2010, 04:05:24 PM
Wow, this is shaping up to be quite an afternoon. Are we definitely doing a movie? Did we even decide on a movie? At this point, it feels like there might not be enough time to meet & greet, go ice skating, see a movie, and do anything else.

The laser light show sounds pretty awesome but that's also very late so I'm not sure we wanna do that. Also, since it's so dark, it'll probably be harsher on the people who haven't skated recently or at all. Sharks Ice is much closer to Oakridge and if we do the group rate then the cost is the same. The hours are very similar as well.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: ININ on March 10, 2010, 02:22:18 AM
We should see a movie :)  In past Oakridge gatherings we watched a movie.

I make the executive decision to change the time from 1pm to 11am.  We have extra time to eat lunch and chat.  You can still come at 1pm no problem.  I arrive earlier to reserve the usual meeting spot.  For the new people, look for a Toshiro Hitsugaya plushie on the left of the pic (http://www.innovateinfinitely.com/animepage/otheranimepictures/hitsugayahandwarmer.jpg).

Here's a rough timeline:  11am-1pm meet and greet and choose a movie, 2pm-5pm watch movie depending on start time, 6pm-??? evening activity.

I thought of more evening activities below.  Anyone have more suggestions?

Sonic  There is a Sonic on Hwy 152 in Gilroy.  It's far away.  It's the closest Sonic I know.  They serve tater tots  :D

In-N-Out  There is a new In-N-Out on Coleman Ave. across the street from the San Jose Airport.  Huge parking lot because there is a Lowe's.

Culture Restaurants  We separate in small groups eating at different restaurants like a seminar breaking into break-out groups.  There's Japanese, American, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Indian, and many more.  This is good for those who are comfortable to be in smaller groups.  In particular, if we choose the culture restaurants (I can't think of a better name now), those who want Japanese we can eat at Sushi Factory.

After the small groups finish their dinners, each group chooses what to do afterwards.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Menchi on March 10, 2010, 07:42:10 AM
There's an In-N-Out across the street from Oakridge, if that's your fancy.  Might be a little more convenient than driving to the airport.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Tsubasa on March 10, 2010, 08:29:38 AM
I would suggest not going far away and/or splitting into smaller groups if we intend to keep this gathering intact into the evening. Either would just add needless complication. We should aim to keep it simple. Especially since it sounds like a lot of newer faces are showing up & I'd rather not run the chance of losing people.

We should see a movie :)  In past Oakridge gatherings we watched a movie. 

Let it be noted that in past Oakridge gatherings, I opted not to watch the movie & instead, chilled in the mall w/other like-minded forumers. I'm leaning towards doing the same this time. Not much of a movie person.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: RyuHayabusa on March 10, 2010, 12:25:23 PM
@ININ: There's a Sonic in Hayward too, but who would want to come up here for that? lol In-N-Out sounds more feasible. As for the movie, which movie if I may ask? and as for the Ice Skating, and yeah, the closest one is the Shark Ice Center lol.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Barnes on March 10, 2010, 05:34:03 PM
I can get myself to Oakridge no problem, but I'll need a ride for anywhere else (and an estimate for "cab fare" XD)
Maybe I should use my learner's permit, and borrow a car to drive myself there.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 10, 2010, 08:19:14 PM
waaaaa I can't make it! I just realized I have a meeting to go to on that day >.<!!

:O No... :'(
It's not going to be the same without you Boba.:(
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! Sat Mar 27
Post by: Loktera^2 on March 10, 2010, 10:43:38 PM
Iv'e never ice skated before and have no ice skates.>.>
I'm sure you can rent some skates at the rink for a reasonable price. That's what most people do. As for learning how... I haven't been skating in a long time but I don't remember it being very hard to do the basics, except stopping gracefully. (I always just kinda let myself slow down and then rammed into a wall to stop when I went as a kid.) Still good fun.

I'm guessing Loktera's name became ^2 because he forgot the password or something to his old account (~~Loktera~~).

You guessed Correctly! :D

The Loktera you know and love! Now New and Improved!

BUt sadly I don't think I'll be able to make it to this one... I have a Flea Market at Game Kastle that I am going to be selling stuff at. |3
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: mDuo13 on March 12, 2010, 12:50:38 AM
I'm inclined to make the evening events more low-key, but ice skating is kind of the opposite, so I would personally put it in the slot you've currently reserved for a movie. The more I think about it, the more I think we're unlikely to find a movie that most people wanna watch, anyway. I could be proven wrong, though.

As for dinner in the evening, IN-N-Out is an OK choice. Sushi Factory has been good to us with big groups before and it's not abhorrently far from Oakridge, so that's also an option of course. It is in the opposite direction as Sharks Ice, though. I guess the issue with ice skating is coordinating the move to the rink from where me meet up (Oakridge) and then to wherever we hang out after, since I'm sure some people will want to continue hanging out past 4pm when open skate ends.

So sad to hear that Boba and Lok can't make it, though. We're losing a new face and an old friend!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 12, 2010, 04:04:40 AM
Omg. Sushi Factory does sound good for dinner. The "all you can eat" part sounds really tempting if I have the funds. XD

Movie ideas: Besides "How to Train Your Dragon", would anyone be interested in "Shutter Island" or "Lightning Thief" if they are still in the theaters? Big "if" though... because they might leave theaters beforehand and if they are still there, they may not have an 11am showing.

As for Ice Skating, I'm ok with it but it doesn't exactly thrill me. And knowing how we tend to be during gatherings, we might never make it there before open skate ends. But if it falls through, I'm sure we'll find something else. XD

I would suggest not going far away and/or splitting into smaller groups if we intend to keep this gathering intact into the evening. Either would just add needless complication. We should aim to keep it simple. Especially since it sounds like a lot of newer faces are showing up & I'd rather not run the chance of losing people.
I agree with Tsubasa about this. Besides, it is more fun if it is chaotic and we have a huge group. X3
I'd rather not miss out on any cool craziness because we split up. If I do, I want it to be because I was a space cadet and not paying attention. XP

And... I'm not driving far away. I'll be lucky if I don't get lost trying to make it to the Ice Skating rink.
Unless we carpool but I still wouldn't want to leave my car sitting somewhere like a parking lot... especially in the evening.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 12, 2010, 02:44:16 PM
The more I think about it, the more I realize we may be looking liek a big group coming together.People may think we are going to be ready to protest or something. And if we all walk into a store, we may look like a giant gang taking it over.:D

Splitting up sounds good but I'm afraid I may end up with a group who I have little in common with or just can't connect.

arrrrgh......We'll just see what happends.Only thing I can do is wait till then I guess. I'll be there early liek 12pm. I'll stand out because i'll be wearing all black.black pants,black long sleeve shirt with the hoody.and a 49ers black beanie.
shadap!I'm weird like that ok....>.>
 Big whoop, you guys wanna fight about it? >:(
>.> <.< >.>
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: prototypem on March 13, 2010, 06:39:19 PM
I would love to go to meet new people, but I'm busy every Saturday. D:
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 14, 2010, 03:15:38 AM
The more I think about it, the more I realize we may be looking liek a big group coming together.People may think we are going to be ready to protest or something. And if we all walk into a store, we may look like a giant gang taking it over.:D
Not really. I've done large group gatherings before. Most don't even care.
The mall and the ice skating rink will be crowded enough that one more bunch of people won't matter. And most restaurants don't care as long as you are not overly rowdy and give a good tip.
And we really aren't that large of a group; we don't need to worry about having too many people.

Speaking of restaurants: If we go to a restaurant (rather than fast food), we need to make sure everyone pays their fair share. So if you don't have enough to cover yourself (and tip), don't order.
Or make sure someone can and will cover you
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 14, 2010, 06:17:42 PM
The more I think about it, the more I realize we may be looking liek a big group coming together.People may think we are going to be ready to protest or something. And if we all walk into a store, we may look like a giant gang taking it over.:D
Not really. I've done large group gatherings before. Most don't even care.
The mall and the ice skating rink will be crowded enough that one more bunch of people won't matter. And most restaurants don't care as long as you are not overly rowdy and give a good tip.
And we really aren't that large of a group; we don't need to worry about having too many people.

Speaking of restaurants: If we go to a restaurant (rather than fast food), we need to make sure everyone pays their fair share. So if you don't have enough to cover yourself (and tip), don't order.
Or make sure someone can and will cover you

Well that's good to know.I'm not a SJ guy so I'm not familiar with large crowds.>.>

I'll pay for myself but I may pay for 2 others if they really need it.They must be girls though.>.>
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: HarpB on March 15, 2010, 05:56:58 AM
how about a guy crossdressing as a girl?
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 15, 2010, 12:22:10 PM
how about a guy crossdressing as a girl?

(http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp119/DarkShinigamiX3/smiley-indifferent3-1.png)

yeah, I may have to think about it.>.>
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 15, 2010, 07:59:59 PM
The more I think about it, the more I realize we may be looking liek a big group coming together.People may think we are going to be ready to protest or something. And if we all walk into a store, we may look like a giant gang taking it over.:D

Speaking of restaurants: If we go to a restaurant (rather than fast food), we need to make sure everyone pays their fair share. So if you don't have enough to cover yourself (and tip), don't order.
Or make sure someone can and will cover you
I'll pay for myself but I may pay for 2 others if they really need it.They must be girls though.>.>
Sorry, that last part was geared towards everyone. But that is nice of you but hopefully you wouldn't have to. We don't go to expensive restaurant places but I'm sure they will be at least one person that will blow their money on ice skating/movies and not have enough later.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: michiko nakano on March 15, 2010, 09:18:17 PM
awww... *living-too-far-away fail*
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ININ on March 16, 2010, 12:23:07 PM
Clarification.  We meet at the food court inside Oakridge Mall.  The food court is located at the entrance to the movie theatres.

I summarized the activities everyone suggested.  I copied the list on the second post.  We meet at the food court and choose what we do in the afternoon and evening.

Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Jerry on March 16, 2010, 12:53:58 PM
awww... *living-too-far-away fail*

@ Michi - Dont make me drive down there and drag you to this--- I will if i have to.


Hey ININ - is there a way to set up a new poll since we've already decided on a date?

--- >  and set up a new poll for what the group wants to do out of the List of fun stuff? [above]

i think the sooner we nail down 1 or 2 ideas i think we'll hopefully be a bit more organized--- unless the mob really does decide to go in random directions after the initial meet up at the Oakridge food court.

Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 17, 2010, 09:16:24 PM
The more I think about it, the more I realize we may be looking liek a big group coming together.People may think we are going to be ready to protest or something. And if we all walk into a store, we may look like a giant gang taking it over.:D

Speaking of restaurants: If we go to a restaurant (rather than fast food), we need to make sure everyone pays their fair share. So if you don't have enough to cover yourself (and tip), don't order.
Or make sure someone can and will cover you
I'll pay for myself but I may pay for 2 others if they really need it.They must be girls though.>.>
Sorry, that last part was geared towards everyone. But that is nice of you but hopefully you wouldn't have to. We don't go to expensive restaurant places but I'm sure they will be at least one person that will blow their money on ice skating/movies and not have enough later.

yeah, I know it was dirrected to everyone so no apolagize needed :)

yeah, expensive resturants are places I hate. I remmember paying like $14 for a meal at the hilton.>.>
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 17, 2010, 11:22:31 PM
I second the Jerry's new poll idea.

  • Bread and Kinokuniya and maybe Ice Cream
  • Sushi Factory
I vote for these two. X3
And maybe even the "An Awesome Last Minute Idea" XD;

@DarkShinigamiX3: $14 isn't exactly my idea of expensive restaurants... I normally think $20+ but I know it is for most students and anime fans (saving up for con, during con, after con...etc.) I'm ok with that price as long as it isn't on a regular basis.

Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: mDuo13 on March 18, 2010, 11:37:20 PM
I vote that we plan an activity to take up some of the time, like ice skating or bowling. I guess some portion of the group watching a movie is a possibility (I wouldn't mind seeing Shutter Island, which'll definitely be in theaters) but we'd have a hard time getting even a large majority of the group to go, I think. At least if we go to the Century and the rest of the group just chills in the food court, it won't be hard to re-join the two parties when the movie's over.

Whatever we do, though, I'm sure there will be time for general talking/socializing, tabletop gaming, or "Just Wingin' It".

If we want to go somewhere other than the food court for dinner, moderately cheap is the way to go with a mixed group of this size. We don't want a repeat of the infamous Cheesecake Factory Incident (note, I was not involved in said incident, I've just heard about it).
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 19, 2010, 12:58:44 AM
Hey All,

Wow I totally found this thread topic by accident! Lol.

It is amazing, why? Because I live pretty much near Oakridge (via 10 minutes away)!

What's more awesome? I love San Jose, lived there my whole life before I had to move away few years ago. Any questions/carpool, please message me!

Third reason why it's awesome? The many many things to do! In 'N Out is awesome for groups and cheap in money or we can all eat at Food Court since it is variety. I would not recommend restaurants because 1.)Hard to pay bill, 2.)Hard to seat a big big group, 3.) ppl have different socioeconomic statuses (aka I'm a poor student). I would NOT recommend Sushi Boat. Yes the prices seem very affordable, but the quality matches the prices. It is not good. If you want cheap, poorly made sushi, then you can go there. But the place itself is TINY.

Ice skating is fun, but it's a long ways from Oakridge. Oakridge is located at the most southern part of San Jose, close to Gilroy! The bowling place NEXT to Oakridge called 300 is the best bowling alley I've ever been to. It has tv screens, big lanes, cool lights, plenty of other things to do (pool, arcade, food, etc.). It's not too expensive either http://www.threehundred.com/san_jose_hours_and_rates.html . Movie is possible, but some people might not want to see movies or they may have to leave at a certain time (like me probably). We can split the group into two and rejoin, but I'd be sad and wondering what is the point to meet&greet when half of them are watching movies? There is also a Golfland ACROSS from Oakridge Mall! It is small however and not up to par in gaming standards, Lol.

My vote: In N Out or Food Court and 300 Bowling. Evening activities: Not sure, I might not be there. But there isn't much to do at night unless you're 21+ and want to hit up the downtown clubs/bars.

So count me in for going! But I will probably have to leave early. I also do not know anyone anyone anyone!!! On the list. So let's meet up at a certain place or else I will get lost.

ININ, you can use a Doodle to finalize options, instead of people going back and forth on the forums. http://www.doodle.com It is a website where people can cast votes for certain options.

TL;DR- Well go READ IT! It's good information.

-Asura

Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Jerry on March 19, 2010, 01:13:01 PM
@ The MaKaKi - Dont sweat being a new person to the group - New Challangers are always welcome!

Its all about making new friends while have fun and a good time :D .

Still looks like the over ideas of  "fun activities" to do are pretty randomized accross the board - we may just go with the flow and do something "awesome last minute idea" as weve done many many times before.

Huzzah for randomized chaos. :P  
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 19, 2010, 01:43:34 PM
Thanks Jerry for the info!

Didn't know it was a close group of friends  :-[ In that case, jk I signed up, haha have fun! I hope my ideas helped a bit.

Just thought that since it was on the public forum, it'd be a public event  ??? Please specify next time before I get excited because Oakridge is so close to my home haha.

It'd be weird if someone random/new comes haha. I guess for me, I don't like to intrude/invite myself to things  :-X Sorry again!

-Asura
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: RyuHayabusa on March 19, 2010, 03:00:48 PM
Thanks Jerry for the info!

Didn't know it was a close group of friends  :-[ In that case, jk I signed up, haha have fun! I hope my ideas helped a bit.

Just thought that since it was on the public forum, it'd be a public event  ??? Please specify next time before I get excited because Oakridge is so close to my home haha.

It'd be weird if someone random/new comes haha. I guess for me, I don't like to intrude/invite myself to things  :-X Sorry again!

-Asura

It's ok, you're more than welcome to come to this. Meeting new people is fun so Come on down and have a good time. :3
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Jerry on March 19, 2010, 05:18:27 PM
@ Makaki - maybe you misinterpreted my previous message but new faces are always welcomed.

in fact, i think by my count there was anywhere between 5 to 7 new faces or people who posted... so lots of new and 'old' people to meet. 

what i was trying to say, new & old - our aim is to have fun and random misadventures of people with similar likes getting together for random adventures ---> in this case around the South San Jose [ Oakridge mall area ]

trust me, in our meeting/gatherings hay day- ppl came from all over : Santa Cruz, Tracy, Antioch, Ukiah, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Sacramento just to name a few places where we've made friends [not only just cuz of the internet and forums] but in person and all that jazz.

bring a friend, dress in cosplay [if you insist] and just have a good time. :D

so again yes ----> this is public to EVERYONE- so sorry for any confusion. :P
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 20, 2010, 12:28:09 AM
Clarification.  We meet at the food court inside Oakridge Mall.  The food court is located at the entrance to the movie theatres.

I summarized the activities everyone suggested.  I copied the list on the second post.  We meet at the food court and choose what we do in the afternoon and evening.

  • Bowling.  Bowling alley across the street.
  • Tabletop Gaming
  • SVGL (aka Sunnyvale Golfland)
  • Ice Skating
  • Bread and Kinokuniya and maybe Ice Cream
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Ice Skating
  • In-N-Out
  • Sushi Factory
  • An Awesome Last Minute Idea
I just realized we're missing an option: Jerry's place Unless that is off the table?

@Makaki: Do come... it is an open event.
There will be other new faces as well so don't worry about being a stranger.
Sounds like we might live pretty close to each other. I'm also 5-10 min. away.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 20, 2010, 10:52:13 AM
Clarification.  We meet at the food court inside Oakridge Mall.  The food court is located at the entrance to the movie theatres.

I summarized the activities everyone suggested.  I copied the list on the second post.  We meet at the food court and choose what we do in the afternoon and evening.

  • Bowling.  Bowling alley across the street.
  • Tabletop Gaming
  • SVGL (aka Sunnyvale Golfland)
  • Ice Skating
  • Bread and Kinokuniya and maybe Ice Cream
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Ice Skating
  • In-N-Out
  • Sushi Factory
  • An Awesome Last Minute Idea
I just realized we're missing an option: Jerry's place Unless that is off the table?

@Makaki: Do come... it is an open event.
There will be other new faces as well so don't worry about being a stranger.
Sounds like we might live pretty close to each other. I'm also 5-10 min. away.

Oh, thanks guys :) I did misunderstand, I saw the words, 'close' and 'friends' and I was like, Oh no  :-X! It'd be nice to see some new people from Fanime. Considering that I've been going to Fanime for a while and only made like a couple of friends, haha. Do people really dress up in cosplay a lot at these gatherings? Gawd, I have to speed up my cosplay costume progress  :o Lol

@Sunara: Omg a local local, hehe. Excited. You don't have to answer, but do you go to a high school or college? :)

-Asura
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: LastElixir on March 20, 2010, 12:42:51 PM
don't know if i can make it anymore, ill try.

j
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 20, 2010, 03:49:51 PM
Do people really dress up in cosplay a lot at these gatherings? Gawd, I have to speed up my cosplay costume progress  :o Lol

@Sunara: Omg a local local, hehe. Excited. You don't have to answer, but do you go to a high school or college? :)

-Asura
Not a whole lot. You can if you want to cosplay.
I personally won't cosplay as my new ones aren't done yet.

Actually... I already graduated college. Sadly I'm now a NEET as I don't have a job yet. T.T Though technically I'm not truly because I'm looking? Eh.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: otakuya on March 20, 2010, 11:20:40 PM
Yes! I miss these kinds of gatherings. Just like old times, huh? Count me in (work pending).
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 21, 2010, 01:12:30 AM
Do people really dress up in cosplay a lot at these gatherings? Gawd, I have to speed up my cosplay costume progress  :o Lol

@Sunara: Omg a local local, hehe. Excited. You don't have to answer, but do you go to a high school or college? :)

-Asura
Not a whole lot. You can if you want to cosplay.
I personally won't cosplay as my new ones aren't done yet.

Actually... I already graduated college. Sadly I'm now a NEET as I don't have a job yet. T.T Though technically I'm not truly because I'm looking? Eh.

I have this fear as well. Job market is so bad :( But hopefully, you can find something in San Jose...aka Silicon Valley woot.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 21, 2010, 04:27:53 PM
K guys, couple more options:

There is a carnival at Oakridge right now. If it is still there next week, it means two things:
1) It is yet another option in the "what to do" category. Even though most of the rides are probably kiddy rides, there is at least one that isn't.
2) It very likely will mean that parking will be a pain. I hope it isn't but I want people to be prepared.

In addition to food places, I want to through out other options around Oakridge; near the grocery store. There is a japanese fast food place called Wasabi (I'm been meaning to try it so I don't know how good it is but the prices aren't bad.), Johnny Rockets, and a Pizza My Heart. Whether or not they can take such a crowd, like us, is another matter.

@Sunara: Omg a local local, hehe. Excited. You don't have to answer, but do you go to a high school or college? :)

-Asura
Actually... I already graduated college. Sadly I'm now a NEET as I don't have a job yet. T.T Though technically I'm not truly because I'm looking? Eh.

I have this fear as well. Job market is so bad :( But hopefully, you can find something in San Jose...aka Silicon Valley woot.
Thanks.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: otakuya on March 21, 2010, 09:56:32 PM
As far as the "Awesome Last Minute Idea", a few suggestions:

-'Gourmet Race' eating challenge: SmokeEaters HellFire Challenge (a.k.a. 911 Challenge, as seen on Man V. Food)
-'Gourmet Race' eating challenge: In-n-Out Burger X by X Challenge (roll a d10 or d20 to get the number of meat patties and slices of cheese)
-another form of eating challenge (you can tell I'm hungry right now)
-Iguanas for the Burritozilla and roam around Downtown SJ
-Roller skating at Cal-Skate in Milpitas
-Ice skating at Sharks Ice (already suggested)
-Driving range at a golf course (... maybe it's only me who likes this?)

There's a SmokeEaters in Downtown SJ and near Santa Clara University. I've always wanted to hang out with people wanting to do the Hellfire challenge (and I want to do it too!).

For those who says they can't skate, you can try Cal-Skate because it's roller skating, rather than roller blading, and a little easier.

I could provide rides to and from places, too.


This reminds me of the old 'Fanimapril Fools Day' gatherings we used to have.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Barnes on March 21, 2010, 10:21:48 PM
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For those who says they can't skate, you can try Cal-Skate because it's roller skating, rather than roller blading, and a little easier.

There is also San Jose Skate, which is down Blossom Hill Rd. (not too far from Oakridge, iirc)
Just throwing it out there.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: HarpB on March 22, 2010, 02:11:38 AM
<- also a new face.
My top choices
    * Bowling.  Bowling alley across the street.
    * Bread and Kinokuniya and maybe Ice Cream
Interested in
    * Tabletop Gaming
    * SVGL (aka Sunnyvale Golfland)
    * Ice Skating
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 22, 2010, 03:21:59 AM
Wow.So many selections.(http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp119/DarkShinigamiX3/smiley-indifferent3-1.png)


Well, I'm down for anything.I'm not a fan of In-N-Out but will eat there if I have to.Other then that I've been curious about ice skating and bowling.Both of witch I have never done in my life.But anything is fine with me.As long as I stay entertained then it's cool.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ININ on March 22, 2010, 11:35:58 AM
I keep the activities discussion open and unrestricted.  There are many fun activities and many combinations.  We begin discussing our activities at 1pm.  I have finals this week.  I update the post Thur night.

Tsubasa is correct past Fanime gatherings we were together.  I want to try something different.  If we have several preferences, then we can split into groups.  If we stay together, we stay together.  If we separate, we separate.  The gathering is to have fun, meet new people, catch up, and, yes, have fun.

@mDuo13, I added the movie option to the list of activities on the second post.

Here’s my choice:  movie, eat a quick meal, ice skating, and dinner.  SVGL is a bonus where we can play video games, play golf, or socialize at the benches.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Boba on March 22, 2010, 12:21:44 PM
Okay, so I'm a maybe now...


If we/y'all go to SVGL, another idea is to bring board games/people's DS's (Though I'm sure most people generally do anyway). Plus since there's all the RA RA RA RA AAHHHH ASDFGHJKL; with HeartGold & SoulSilver... yeah.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Tsubasa on March 22, 2010, 07:02:02 PM
I have to cut out @4:30ish.  Got family obligations.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: jacktchance on March 22, 2010, 09:41:29 PM
I might be a little late.  I get out of work around 12.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 22, 2010, 09:45:45 PM
Okay, so I'm a maybe now...


 :o
Yes! ;D Please make it Boba. :-[
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Boba on March 23, 2010, 12:02:00 PM
Uhh - yeah. I didn't get Saturday off though I go from 11 to 5. If people are still gonna be hanging out & I get a ride there, I'd be down. Though I highly doubt that. .-. <3
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 23, 2010, 11:10:02 PM
Well, call in sick Boba.>.>
or just cut your finger as a excuse to get out of work.>.>
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27,
Post by: Boba on March 24, 2010, 11:38:00 AM
Well I sorta desperately need the hours, and I know they don't have anyone else to cover for me (6 person crew ftw).

It's okay, there's always next time.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 24, 2010, 09:09:53 PM
6 people?LOL just like my job.:D
I wish I gaved you my hours.1 day off a week is torture for me.:(

yeah.Next time I hope you make it. :'(
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Mordyan on March 25, 2010, 09:39:15 PM
Ok, due to a lack of funds, I won't be able to make this.  :(

I just moved and I am still trying to catch up with all my bills.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ININ on March 26, 2010, 01:32:51 AM
@Mordyan, sorry you can't make it.

I got information the Game Kastle flea market Loktera^2 is selling starts at 10am.  I'm going to check out the flea market before Oakridge.  The earliest I arrive is 11:30am.  Website is www.gamekastle.com.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: LastElixir on March 26, 2010, 11:25:11 AM
ill probably get there late, like 3-4pm.

j
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ININ on March 26, 2010, 12:44:16 PM
@LastElixir, contact us when you're free.

The Game Kastle flea market is 10am-3pm.  We can use the "An Awesome Last Minute Idea" and check out the flea market during the last of the hours.  I suggest this because looking at the movies available, I'm meh on what to watch.  The reviews are good for How To Train A Dragon.  It's just that movie is not a must watch for me.

Everyone come to Oakridge food court with your ideas on what to do.  We seriously discuss around 1pm ish ^__^

Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: RyuHayabusa on March 26, 2010, 01:32:42 PM
I'll probably call someone that's there, cause I'll show up late too, since I'll be going to the Okage-Sama De event around the same time this starts. I'll try to show up like around 3 or so lol
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 26, 2010, 04:47:01 PM
Alright.Tomorrow is the day. I still need to know where exacly it is but i've been to Oakridge several times.And Google Map helps.All I need to know is if I have to pay $5 for Parking.>.>

I'll be there early.I'll be the weird,mexican looking kid all in black.I tend to stand out.>.> I'd say around 11:45 I will get there.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 26, 2010, 05:22:58 PM
Alright.Tomorrow is the day. I still need to know where exacly it is but i've been to Oakridge several times.And Google Map helps.All I need to know is if I have to pay $5 for Parking.>.>
Parking is free at Oakridge. Unless you do that valet stuff.

And that Game Kastle flea market idea sounds great.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: HarpB on March 26, 2010, 08:19:55 PM
On first post it says 11am for meetup, and someone above said 1pm for that. What are we doing in between?
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Devereaux on March 26, 2010, 09:39:54 PM
Damn, I have a red eye tomorrow but I am all down for talking shit about people for a few hours beforehand.

Also someone bring a laptop and we can all gather around and watch Seikon no Qwaser instead of a movie.

Oh and if you do watch a movie, do me a favor and watch it before 3pm
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 26, 2010, 11:18:11 PM
On first post it says 11am for meetup, and someone above said 1pm for that. What are we doing in between?

I saw people mention eating or doing some random activity. I might be coming late or not at all~ I am sorry, it really depends on when I get my work done on Saturday. Who are we to contact if we come later? It'd be hard to walk around and try to figure out where the group is. If someone wants to be the main contact, please post something or message me your number, just in case!  :-X Thank you!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 26, 2010, 11:36:49 PM
Parking is free at Oakridge. Unless you do that valet stuff.
Well that's good to know. ;D Valet Parking is not for me so yeah.

GOing to sleep now.>.>I only had 1 1/2 hours of sleep last night so I can't be sleepy again tomorrow.>.>
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: HarpB on March 27, 2010, 12:23:52 AM
"(408) *** **** 8)" <- phone on the first post. So I would think we contact him
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Menchi on March 27, 2010, 12:28:44 AM
That's the phone number for Oakridge Mall, not ININ.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: HarpB on March 27, 2010, 12:53:49 AM
oh...
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: RyuHayabusa on March 27, 2010, 02:39:11 AM
and you don't post a person's cellphone number in here. just get in touch with him by PM lol
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Jerry on March 27, 2010, 10:15:09 AM
@ daiphyer --- next time please ask permission before randomly assuming you can post someone's number. :P

also instead of posting "oh" you should just edit your previous response :P


anyway I'll head out to oakridge now - i need some breakfast and to stretch my legs anyway.

I'll be the crazy one and post my number here --- everyone know it anyways.
408.666.5880
if you think you've lost the fanime gathering - call or text me.
and yes, for the ladygagazillonth time - my real name IS Jerry. :P

see you at the mall.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 27, 2010, 10:28:50 AM
*yawn*
little sleepy but I'm heading that way in a hour.

Alright Jerry.I'll call you in case I get lost. ;D

i'll bring my camera for fun.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: HarpB on March 27, 2010, 11:10:11 AM
um... the phone number is on the first post. I don't see why I would need to ask permission for something that is already posted in the thread. o.O Please explain, cause I don't get it.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 27, 2010, 11:35:01 AM
@ daiphyer --- next time please ask permission before randomly assuming you can post someone's number. :P

also instead of posting "oh" you should just edit your previous response :P


anyway I'll head out to oakridge now - i need some breakfast and to stretch my legs anyway.

I'll be the crazy one and post my number here --- everyone know it anyways.
408.666.5880
if you think you've lost the fanime gathering - call or text me.
and yes, for the ladygagazillonth time - my real name IS Jerry. :P

see you at the mall.

Ah thanks Jerry! I didn't mean for you to post numbers here if you didn't want to :( You could message me as I previously mentioned, just so people won't think I'm trying to pry for numbers. It is solely because I honestly did not know who to contact haha.

Thanks for being a super trooper again, Jerry  ;D
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: AnneDyari on March 27, 2010, 04:47:20 PM
Movie was fun! xP

Sorry Tabby and I couldn't come to the ice skating. We should do this again sometime!!!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ELDEMONIO on March 27, 2010, 05:53:51 PM
I couldn't find you guys!! >:( :'(

I think I saw you guys but might of been too shy to ask.>.> A girl had a Pikachu so I think that was you guys.>.>

I decided to play on the arcades and walk around.

I got bored looking and waiting and just left and fed the ducks on my park.Maybe next time i'll find you guys.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: mDuo13 on March 28, 2010, 09:33:59 AM
That's a bummer, DarkShinigami - next time, have a little more courage!

As for everyone else, it was a pretty fun gathering. Kind of helter-skelter but not bad overall. Fun to meet some of the new people, and ice skating was great (although it's unfortunate that some people didn't have as good a time). Sorry I didn't really get to know all the newbies, but there's never enough time for everyone. And what a bummer about the people who couldn't make it.

And we totally should've had more people show up to the Game Kastle flea market beforehand, 'cause it was great. I got a copy of Rocketville (pretty fun boardgame) for $1, a couple Magic cards off of Loktera for $1 total, and a copy of Starcraft to replace my old one for $1. Which, all told, used up all the cash I had on hand. XD

Individual shout-outs (roughly in order of appearance!):
ININ - Thanks for organizing, for the ride, and for spotting me! Next time, I'll hit the ATM first. ;)
Loktera - My Fallen Empires collection grows ever closer to being complete. How'd you do at sales?
Menchi - You were pretty quiet! Next time, I'd like to talk to you a bit more.
Ultramangaia - How was the movie?
SunaraIshi - Made it home safe, I hope? There was no one at Golfland when we got there, so you didn't miss anything.
Jerry - Bummer timing on showing up to the rink right as it closed! And hopefully no major catastrophes at your house later on?
Otakuya - Man, it's been forever since we hung out. Maybe we can replace Poker Night with Mahjong Night sometime!
jacktchance - Good times, talking about comics and stuff. Definitely add 20th Century Boys to your backlog!
Barnes - Y - The Last Man is the comic you need to check out. Great read!
Tsubasa - Sounds like your dinner was seriously bangin'!
LastElixir - Next time, let's get more pumpkin cookies.
buzzsaw - Thanks for the Starcraft 2 tips. Now I hella wanna try the beta!
Dakanya - How'd the BB tourney go?
Devreaux - Where'd you go?
RyuHayabasa - I didn't see you, either! What gives?
Mordyan - You were missed!
Spiritsnare - What a cop-out!
everyone else - I couldn't catch everyone's screennames and everything, so I don't really know who to call out! Maybe next time.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ultramangaia on March 28, 2010, 01:50:43 PM
The movie was fun. And had some funny stuff in there. The people I was with went to golfland and play arcade game, 18 round of golf then went over Barns house an hung out and talked.
I think next gathering at the mall I`ll make a big sigh so everyone can converg in one place in the food court.

Rome, Ryu wasn`t able to make it. He called me while we were at the food court.

Jeff
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: jacktchance on March 28, 2010, 04:27:02 PM
I had a great time.  I was able to meet lots of new faces.  For some reason my feet are tired today (ice skating, perhaps?).
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Lalaviolet on March 28, 2010, 04:43:22 PM
I was happy to meet those of you I met. Maybe next time I'll make it sooner so I have more opportunity to get to know you guys  :D
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Barnes on March 28, 2010, 11:26:27 PM
I had fun talking, playing mini golf and more talking at my house. Pics coming in about a week. I'm a little busy on my Spring Break.
Hope to see you all again soon!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ININ on March 29, 2010, 10:31:33 AM
Lots to mention.  Bare with me =)  First, mDuo13 and I apologize for arriving late.  I apologize again for being the last person arriving as the organizer :-[ A few arrived late with legit reasons.  We were at the Game Kastle flea market.  There were lots of good deals.  The prices were much better that the Fanime Swap Meet $-)

I want to thank everyone who attended the gathering.  I hope everyone had fun!  I felt the gathering was successful because we did many activities:  "How to Train Your Dragon" movie, ice skating at the Sharks Ice Centre, San Jose Golfland, tabletop gaming, Sushi Factory, Barnes' place, and shopping at CVS.   (That smiling Incredible Hulk is the Jolly Green Giant in the children's Memory game.)  I talked to Ultramangaia to get info what the SJ Golfland group did afterwards.  He also told me the movie goers didn't hear the fire alarm.

Another reason the gathering was successful because there was a mixture of old Fanime board members and new board members when we separated into groups ^__^  It was unfortunate we didn't get to talk to everyone.  That's expected in an open gathering.  We're going to have more gatherings.  There are more opportunities.  I was happy I met a few new board members =)

***

I ice skated for the first time.  I had a great time!  Most of us had a fantastic time ^__^  We arrived around 2:20pm.  The Sharks Ice Centre is huge.  There was a Pikachu party decoration at the entrance.  The timing was perfect because the Zamboni machine smoothed the ice while we prepared to ice skate.  We chatted for a bit inside the entrance.  A couple of us played video games, lol.  At 3pm, we ice skated.  The number of skaters was small.  There was plenty of room to skate and less worry for newbies colliding with another skater.  I fell down once :<  LastElixir arrived at 3:45pm.

mDuo13 glasses broke :(  I hope the repair cost is small.  I was surprised Tsubasa skated!  Otakuya's brother, give ice skating another chance :]  The many Fanime board members who passed me including the 7-8 year old passing everyone, one of these days I'm going to get good `__^

Afterwards, I talked to a couple of people about another ice skating gathering XD  There is interest.  We can have the gathering around late June when summer begins and when schools are on vacation ^^  We can go to the ice rink in Milpitas that Otakyua suggested because it's cheaper.  The gathering is called "Ice Skating, Ice Cream, and Anything Ice."

***

A couple of people talked to me saying the gathering was disorganized.  Sometimes we were just sitting around doing nothing.  Nobody didn’t know what to do.  The gathering was an open gathering.  Anything goes.  We did plenty of activities.  Even when we were sitting around at the food court, it was an opportunity to meet new people and getting to know one another.  There was always something to do.

I participated in open gatherings in the past.  The plan was no plan.  Everyone gathered at a meeting spot initially and went their separate ways.  We occasionally saw each other and congregate.  Sometimes we stayed together, sometimes we didn't.  This is the first time we had Fanime open gathering.  If the activities were limited, I felt some people choose not to attend.  Post your comments and opinions.  I respond to all feedback.  You may PM me.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Oakridge gathering XD  It was great seeing a few board members bringing friends.  Barnes, thanks for taking pics XD
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 29, 2010, 09:58:29 PM
It was nice seeing everyone again (it has been awhile since I've seen some of you) and it was equally nice meeting some of the new people.
Ice Skating was ok; Yay manga teaching me to skate! XD ~laughs~ I would have skated more if the ice skates didn't make my ankles so sore; monster-size ankles plus normal size ice skates equal pain. >.>; I should remember to bring long socks/tights, that I don't care about, next time... eh, yeah.

ININ: It seems that the balance if the inner and outer blades/edge of the skates might be the key towards ice skating. If you get the rhythm right and keep the momentum, it seems easier to skate (and keep from falling.) Like a 1:1 ratio or something; And both feet are always on the opposite blade.

And the gathering had a couple "zomg" surprises.... Tsubasa ice skating (vs arcade), fire alarm, and the two "guest" cosplays. XP
Theater mascot and firemen

If we do another Ice Skating gathering (and it is confirmed), I could ask my cousin if Sharks Ice has any special groups discount.
I don't know if he'd be willing, or can, hook us up with any deals.

Apples to Apples was fun. There was quite a few funny moments. And the sushi was yummy. First time I tried tamago sushi; quite good.
SunaraIshi - Made it home safe, I hope? There was no one at Golfland when we got there, so you didn't miss anything.
Yep. Just too busy to come on here until now.
I am familiar with the area Sushi Factory is at; I just tend to forget that it is there. That and I don't travel over there a lot. So it was no big deal going home.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 29, 2010, 11:41:48 PM
Awe sounded like it was fun! Sorry I couldn't come due to work, I texted Jerry though  :(!

I love ice skating...I heard that groups of 10+ people get discounts! I am definitely down to do ice skating, yay! :)

-Asura
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Jerry on March 30, 2010, 08:52:53 AM
one good point that people brought up was the " identifying the 'fanime' group " thing --- kinda understandible for newbies not knowing who to approach or the awkwardness of walking up to perfect strangers trying to ask---

"hey are you guys from the fanime boards?"

we probably need an obvious " Way point " like in a video games or in reality terms maybe a sign :D

the easier thing would be a fanime staff or attendee shirt [which some of us may or may not have]

better yet it would be a great artsy idea for the next major fanime gathering.

in the last 3 years I've have successful [thanks to J9isawesome's help] to have a " T-shirt gathering "
check out this thread!!! http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,11828.0.html

this way we all semi stay in one place with one specific theme and my home is huge enough to have various break off groups in various rooms doing various things with the main T-shirt making process as the main idea, but you have the freedom to do other things such as: board games, DS-multiplay, rock band, snack/food runs, movie/anime watching and etc....

Overall i thought the gathering was a success as well, I met new people and good to see old friends as well.

Another suggestion would be either to sharing contact info via PM ONLY ---

again I'm comfortable enough with my personal info being splash around the internets but not everyone else is. 
*eyebrow raises @ daiphyer* :P

Course now that fanime is less 60 days away and me with meetings every 2 weeks... my weekends are very limited.

So if I had a "T -shirt gathering" I'd prolly have to wait until after fanime--- then again summer heat sucks...  :-\

how to beat the heat? why have a Raging Waters [also near my home] or a Santa Cruz gathering... but that still a ways off.

just a bunch random ideas from your friendly neighborhood adventurer.

Woot.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Boba on March 30, 2010, 11:31:39 AM
Or Great America:D<3

It's more fun than Raging Waters.

Or maybe a potluck @ Lake Cunningham:DDD

& is there a thread for this year's t-shirt gathering or is there not gonna be one orrrr? Because I'm so down for going D:!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: RyuHayabusa on March 30, 2010, 01:11:20 PM
Yeah sorry that i couldn't make it. I had other stuff going on that day beforehand and I will try to make it at the next one. I'm thinking of doing a party at my house in mid-june, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Can't wait to see the pics Barnes. :D
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Barnes on March 30, 2010, 05:44:26 PM
I'm up for another t-shirt/Raging Waters thing. I'm also thinking of hosting a pool party. Maybe.


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Can't wait to see the pics Barnes.

They're mostly dark pics of mini-golfing (ultramangaia won I believe)
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ultramangaia on March 30, 2010, 08:19:52 PM
I'm up for another t-shirt/Raging Waters thing. I'm also thinking of hosting a pool party. Maybe.


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Can't wait to see the pics Barnes.

They're mostly dark pics of mini-golfing (ultramangaia won I believe)

Yaaa, maybe Barns con 3. And yes I won by one stoke over Menchi.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Loktera^2 on March 30, 2010, 08:31:03 PM
I only made about $100. I hadn't been in that little corner, I might have sold more pokemon cards, but seeing as to where I was, I didn't do too bad. Hopefully next time I can make more money, but also I will have something new to sell...

Lee and I are going to be making some foam boffer weapons. I'll post more about that as we get more organized.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: otakuya on March 30, 2010, 10:01:48 PM
Otakuya - Man, it's been forever since we hung out. Maybe we can replace Poker Night with Mahjong Night sometime!

I think you're talking about Jyun, cuz I don't know how to play Mahjong. ^__^,,,

Anyways, always fun being with Fanime people again. We can go ice skating again on a hot day or any other gathering that can happen in the future. I would like more focused structure and theme to a gathering, rather than "meet-up-then-decide-or-split-up-and-meet-later", perhaps not at a mall where we all could be distracted.

Still, good times, as always!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: HarpB on March 30, 2010, 10:47:14 PM
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kinda understandible for newbies not knowing who to approach or the awkwardness of walking up to perfect strangers trying to ask---
That was me. Totally felt too weird, so I just went away.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Lalaviolet on March 31, 2010, 12:54:34 AM
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kinda understandible for newbies not knowing who to approach or the awkwardness of walking up to perfect strangers trying to ask---
That was me. Totally felt too weird, so I just went away.

I hope you guys go for it next time. It was a first for me, too...a little awkward but I had a lot of fun. They didn't shame me even a little bit for being a newbie stranger  ;)

I am sorry I showed up so late, I had food poisoning the night before so it was questionable whether or not I was even going to make it at all. As for what little time I did spend with you guys, I thought Apples to Apples was a fun sort of ice breaker for me personally. I was so bummed I missed out on the ice skating but there's always next time!
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ININ on March 31, 2010, 01:38:45 AM
If we do another Ice Skating gathering (and it is confirmed), I could ask my cousin if Sharks Ice has any special groups discount.

I love ice skating...I heard that groups of 10+ people get discounts! I am definitely down to do ice skating, yay! :)

Sharks Ice has group discounts 10+ people.  Ice skating gathering is confirmed in the summer.  If we don't get 10+, we may go to the ice rink in Milpitas Otakuya suggested.

one good point that people brought up was the " identifying the 'fanime' group " thing --- kinda understandible for newbies not knowing who to approach or the awkwardness of walking up to perfect strangers trying to ask, "hey are you guys from the fanime boards?"

we probably need an obvious " Way point " like in a video games or in reality terms maybe a sign :D

That was my responsibility.  I showed up late with the Hitsugaya and Pikachu plushies.

can happen in the future. I would like more focused structure and theme to a gathering, rather than "meet-up-then-decide-or-split-up-and-meet-later", perhaps not at a mall where we all could be distracted.

The next gatherings are going to have a common theme.  There were so many good ideas many people wanted to participate in different activities.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 31, 2010, 02:32:33 AM
Having another Raging Waters gathering sounds fun but Ice Skating would be so much cheaper. XD I'm not sure if I could afford Raging Waters and I highly doubt I'd be able to afford Great America this year.

About Great America, they now have a "no bags on rides" so us girls would have to get a locker or something. O:
But we'd probably get lockers anyway if we decide to do the rides that require swimsuits.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Chun on March 31, 2010, 03:08:49 AM
I had fun... sleeping till 3 PM.

Good to hear everyone had a good time though.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: JennyTran89 on April 02, 2010, 12:28:36 AM
Oh No i missed it... Does anyone wanna hang out before the Convention date? I'll be going to FanimeCon byself so mayb someone could show me around?
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Jerry on April 02, 2010, 12:57:35 AM
theres plenty of gatherings already posted in the meetings sub forums --

cherry blossom festival, wonderCon and some other ideas in the works.

so im sure you'll have plenty of oppportunities to make new friends before the con

or feel free to ask anyone about any random things youd like to know about the people, staff, members, guests, activities and pretty much all the random adventures you could have before, during and after fanime con.

woot :D
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: Barnes on April 03, 2010, 11:27:04 PM
Pics, mostly in the dark:

http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/CapeBarnes/3-27-10/
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: mDuo13 on April 04, 2010, 11:57:17 AM
Otakuya - Man, it's been forever since we hung out. Maybe we can replace Poker Night with Mahjong Night sometime!

I think you're talking about Jyun, cuz I don't know how to play Mahjong. ^__^,,,
Sorry 'bout that, I hella get your screennames mixed up sometimes. >_<

Anyway, I'm definitely down for another meetup before the con. I'm basically free Saturdays, late on weekdays, and occasionally on Sundays. May 5 is out because there's a Technika tournament. But if it's a time when I'm free... count me in.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ININ on April 04, 2010, 06:52:46 PM
Don't show the Hitsugaya pic to my lieutenant  ;)  She going to have a blast teasing me.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: felicity869 on April 09, 2010, 01:18:39 AM
in the last 3 years I've have successful [thanks to J9isawesome's help] to have a " T-shirt gathering "
check out this thread!!! http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,11828.0.html

this way we all semi stay in one place with one specific theme and my home is huge enough to have various break off groups in various rooms doing various things with the main T-shirt making process as the main idea, but you have the freedom to do other things such as: board games, DS-multiplay, rock band, snack/food runs, movie/anime watching and etc....
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Course now that fanime is less 60 days away and me with meetings every 2 weeks... my weekends are very limited.

So if I had a "T -shirt gathering" I'd prolly have to wait until after fanime--- then again summer heat sucks...  :-\

*waves* I still exist. ;) I'd be willing to help out with a tshirt gathering again if it were to take place on a weekend I was free. I know a lot of ppl know how to do it themselves by now so I also wouldn't have hurt feelings if someone else wanted to teach ppl instead on a weekend I'm not free.

Raging Waters and Santa Cruz sound like fun ideas too. It seems like it has been forever since I've been to an actual fanime meet up so I hope I can make it out in the future.
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: RyuHayabusa on April 09, 2010, 02:54:04 PM
in the last 3 years I've have successful [thanks to J9isawesome's help] to have a " T-shirt gathering "
check out this thread!!! http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,11828.0.html

this way we all semi stay in one place with one specific theme and my home is huge enough to have various break off groups in various rooms doing various things with the main T-shirt making process as the main idea, but you have the freedom to do other things such as: board games, DS-multiplay, rock band, snack/food runs, movie/anime watching and etc....
...
Course now that fanime is less 60 days away and me with meetings every 2 weeks... my weekends are very limited.

So if I had a "T -shirt gathering" I'd prolly have to wait until after fanime--- then again summer heat sucks...  :-\

*waves* I still exist. ;) I'd be willing to help out with a tshirt gathering again if it were to take place on a weekend I was free. I know a lot of ppl know how to do it themselves by now so I also wouldn't have hurt feelings if someone else wanted to teach ppl instead on a weekend I'm not free.

Raging Waters and Santa Cruz sound like fun ideas too. It seems like it has been forever since I've been to an actual fanime meet up so I hope I can make it out in the future.

we haven't been to Santa Cruz in a while so I'm all up for that. Another T-Shirt gathering sounds good imo as well, or another gaming night. It can be done before Fanime, it just needs to be planned accordingly.

@jenny: welcome to the forums btw. :D
Title: Re: It's Been A While Since We Gathered At Oakridge. Let's Do It! @Sat Mar 27, 11am
Post by: ced1106 on April 11, 2010, 12:43:43 AM
Another T-Shirt gathering sounds good imo as well, or another gaming night. It can be done before Fanime, it just needs to be planned accordingly.

Well, if you don't mind a Gamesday  ;D I'll be hosting a StarCraft Celebration event at Gamesday on the 17th, in Los Altos. Free random anime. More info in another post in a few days...!