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Unintentional Wedding Crasher

The other night the teacher leader’s and I went to Chinatown for legitimate non-Panda-Express Chinese food at Golden Unicorn Restaurant. If you are wondering, did she write “unicorn”? Yes, unicorn. The night was very interesting and surely one for the books. I got stuck in an elevator, crashed a wedding, and laughed nonstop at the ridiculousness of the situation. Everything that happened to us would seem as if it came from a ridiculous comedy movie. Brace yourself, I will use many exclamation points in this post because there was so much going on and I had no idea what emotions to feel.

Walking to Chinatown in New York

Walking to Chinatown in New York

“Welcome to Chinatown” Sign in New York

STORY TIME

Before finding the restaurant, we already found ourselves in a pickle. Imagine ten grown adults in one itty bitty elevator… We were packed like sardines and ready to ride our way up to the restaurant. We went to the second floor as directed in the lobby. Then, the elevator door opened and we saw a bride in a white dress! Horrified by the fact that everyone in the wedding reception turned their heads, we closed the elevator door thinking it was the wrong floor and went to the next floor up.

Golden Unicorn Restaurant

Where’s the unicorn?!

The next floor up was an office and the floor above that was an office. When we arrived at the floor above those two offices, and (I kid you not!) the elevator door came to a screeching halt and the door would not slide open. It made a terrifying noise which had us all (packed like sardines) thinking we were stuck! The door would not open and I heard, “Go to another floor!” “IT CAN’T OPEN!” *the tallest guy trying to open the door* “Oh no……” How do these things happen?! All I thought was… Save your oxygen Rachel. Just keep calm. The door cannot open and the elevator won’t let us go down, but keep calm. After someone ferociously pressed the close-door button and the lobby button, the elevator decided to work again and carry us back down to the first floor. I refused to take the elevator after that and took the stairs up.

My face before finally calming down and accepting the awkwardness...

My face before finally calming down and accepting the awkwardness…

Still thinking the restaurant was booked for a wedding and we would not be able to eat there, I found out quickly that we were in the right place after all. Apparently, whoever was in charge of planning the wedding only booked half of the restaurant. This means the other half was left as a free-for-all for the restaurant to continue to take in reserved customers. Imagine ten casually-dressed, ethnically-diverse humans walking into a Chinese restaurant filled with wedding guests!!!!!!! How embarrassing… There were no room dividers and no walls to section us off. Our two large tables were just out in the open and part of the wedding. So, this is how I became an unintentional wedding crasher. I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoyed my night of mixed emotions, embarrassment, and a belly-laugh for a good twenty minutes of sitting down in the wedding reception.

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    tanyakochar
    June 28, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    it’s always so much fun reading your posts! so i’ve been an intentional wedding crasher but casually dressed, and i had a ball eating my favorite food there with my friends, who too were causally dressed, until we were caught dancing on the stage hahaha. A little embarrassing, but we made a memory! And totally worth it. Never after that, but we plan on.

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      Rachel Bulosan
      June 28, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      Hi Tanya ♡ OMMMG THAT’S HILARIOUS! The best part is how long you stayed until someone noticed you and your friends. Thanks for stopping by and reading my posts 🙂 I love your blog as well. It’s always so positive and uplifting. Please keep up the great work. Your posts make my day. I remember reading your “Motivation Required? Here.” post from a while back… it got me through some tough times and just wanted to let you know I appreciate you.

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    tanyakochar
    June 29, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Rachel ♡ That means the world to me. Trust me, it’s the best feeling ever when you’re told that you helped someone out through your writing. I’m so overwhelmed. Thankyou. Been smiling ever since. And i look forward to your blog posts eagerly, especially because you always manage to bring a smile to my face. I am your greatest fan! Keep writing and keep sharing your experiences. You’re amazing at what you do!

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      Rachel Bulosan
      June 29, 2015 at 12:21 am

      You are very welcome 🙂 You deserve to know how amazing you are. I will keep sharing and I hope you do too! If you don’t mind me asking, what part of the world are you in? It’s 3am here in New York and I’m still not used to the time change… lol

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        tanyakochar
        June 29, 2015 at 12:25 am

        Hahaha, I’m from India. It’s almost 1pm here. and i can’t wait to gorge on some really yummy food! Crazily jet lagged?

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          Rachel Bulosan
          June 29, 2015 at 12:28 am

          It’s 1pm! You’re practically traveling in the future right now (at least in comparison to me). That is so cool! It never gets old when I meet people across the world. I would love to visit India some day! Any suggestions for what I should do? 😀

          • tanyakochar
            June 29, 2015 at 12:37 am

            India awaits you! So there are a million things to do here, I’m from Delhi so i can guide you best as to what you can do here particularly! Apart from that, lots of ethnic pretty stuff to buy and wear! We girls love all that stuff 😀
            How about we stay in contact through email or something?

          • Rachel Bulosan
            June 29, 2015 at 12:54 am

            Ahhh I love shopping for the colorful ethnic pieces! My email is contactraleigh@gmail.com 🙂 Let’s stay in touch! Someday when I go to India, I would love to meet you in person.

          • tanyakochar
            June 29, 2015 at 1:36 am

            Hehe, that’ll be great Rachel! Looking forward to that for sure! it’ll be so cool, the meeting of two bloggers! I’m leaving you a mail, so that you have my id too. Cheers x

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