At the White House
I was at the White House Holiday Reception today reppin Sulu DC. (What?!?! I know!!) I spent practically all day pinching myself to make sure it was real. That Sulu DC did in fact receive an invite because of our work for AAPI communities. And that I could potentially be 6 ft away from the President and First Lady AT the East Wing of the White House.
It was real alright. Complete with food, delicious desserts, sparkling water with a slice of lime, champagne, and eggnog. Oh and Xmas trees. Turn your head in any direction but down and there was bound to be a tree.
My friend and I wandered from room to room (including the red and green), failing at naming the presidential portraits, but successfully finding every DIY statue of Beau (the first dog). Our favorite was the one made of licorice and marshmallows.
Here’s a view from the inside.
And this picture I made while we waited for President and First Lady Obama to descend from the staircase and give a short speech. We really don’t know who the woman in blue is. (pic brought to you by the Skitch app)