Vanessa Hudgens headed to lunch with a couple of friends in LA yesterday. Vanessa recently celebrated her 22nd birthday with a Las Vegas bash, which turns into a girls' night out for the newly single actress. While there she said she is optimistic about the New Year and that things are still good between her and ex Zac Efron. Their five-year relationship brought them from High School Musical into more mature roles and earlier this year his sexy tip during her stage performance of Rent made our favorite viral video moments of the year. Recently, Vanessa has been in Hawaii testing her surfing skills and shooting Journey 2: The Mystery Island, which is just one of three movies she has hitting the big screen in 2011.