Friday, 27 September 2013

OOTN: 'Speak Easy' Event

So tonight we had this 'Speak Easy' event our RA organised. We were supposed to dress fancy so we did. It was like a 'mock party' I would say? It wasn't a real party cuz it was only a small group of us sitting down together, having mocktails and some finger food. Basically it was a fancy info session where the RA explains to us some alcohol-wise matters. And I finally got to play pool in The Black Squirrel! The Black Squirrel is this small function room we have on campus. Every time I pass by, the pool table is always empty, which is quite strange to me cuz in Malaysia, it'll most probably be occupied 90% of the time since it was the only pool table in the entire campus.
But anyway, Achi, Kiri and I had fun!

This is what I wore, my interpretation of Fall fashion. Still getting used to all these cool seasonal fashion stuff.

Black tank top mum bought from some Pasar I think (Malaysia)
Black faux leather skater skirt from Bugis Street, Singapore
Maroon faux leather jacket from Forever 21, USA
Silver studded clutch from some store in Union City, USA
Metallic Dirty Silver Pumps from NineWest, USA
Skull Bracelet and rings from Diva, Malaysia
Dark red lips for fall of course!

Achi and I decided to go down to Bronxville for a walk since we had free shuttle service back and forth, so I obviously went to change to a more comfortable pair of shoes. Manly structure but I love it. 

More photos of us getting ready and post-event!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

My Snapple Story

So if you know me well enough, you might know that I hated Snapple.Well I don't know if anyone would know that other than my family, I never really told anyone. So here's the story:

One day my family and I were shopping in NTUC (supermarket in Singapore), and we bought something that gave us bottles of Snapples as a free gift. I can't remember the exact flavor and taste and experience but I just didn't like it at all. It might have been some berry flavor or some sort. I was 13 so I guess I compared it to the super yummy Ribena (now I'm craving for it.. great.). Since then I've never touched Snapple no matter how yummy people say it is (blech).
So last night I went to the Pub with Achi to get some snacks for supper. She convinced me to try the Snapple lemon tea, and I thought why not, since we will have an abundance of meal money by the end of the semester anyway. Since I had to stay up to finish my work, I got some other snacks.

Achi and I have never tried Pop-Tarts so we decided to get one S'mores-flavored one to try. And she convinced me to try Twix too haha. I know this is fattening. Don't judge. So we tried the Pop-Tarts. Instructions said to try it warm, microwaved. So we did, with Briana's super chic microwave.
VERDICT: It was unexpectedly not too sweet! First few bites I wasn't sure whether I like it but I decided it's fine haha. Love that it's not too sweet, but the pastry part was a little weird, neither love or hate it. I wouldn't go get it again anytime soon, will probably get it when I have a random craving haha.
For the Twix! Its good! When Achi told me it was caramel and a little bit of biscuit, Mars popped in my mind... and I don't love Mars. IT IS SO FREAKING SWEET!  But Twix is totally not the case! It's not too sweet at all, will definitely get it again! In fact I got one today and shared it with Achi :P


YUMYUMYUMMMM. I usually get just the yellow-orange melon but they only had the mix one yesterday so yea. I don't usually buy the mix because I was afraid that the grapes might have seeds and all the fruits mixed together tastes weird. In there, there's grapes, melon, honey dew, and pineapple at the bottom ._. The pineapple was really out of place. But one thing I need to say is that ALL THE FRUITS HERE ARE ALWAYS SO YUMMY AND SWEET! EVERY SINGLE DAY! The pineapples are never too sour, unlike some in Malaysia that makes my 'lelangit' hurt. I use 'lelangit' cuz that's the only word I know how to describe that part of the mouth. Malaysians should know what I'm talking about haha. But yea, the fruits are so yummy, I've been having fruits almost everyday (Healthy ^^), and carrots with Sriracha sauce x.x yummyyyyy. Everything goes well with Sriracha. Win Sambal and Chili Padi.

Ok back to Snapple. I didn't forget okay. So I picked up the Lemon Tea flavored Snapple and very bravely drank it.

And I liked it! Maybe it's just Lemon Tea and lemon teas can never go wrong haha. But at least I overcame my Snapple-phobia haha. 1 bottle can last me for like 2 days or so haha. I'll definitely go get it again when I feel like it. It's between that and orange juice :D I saw this 'strawberry banana' flavored drink. I don't think I'll ever try that :x 

Yesterday Achi asked me to braid her hair for her because she wanted to go cycling, and I was like OMG I'm more than happy to! Her hair is so long and smooth and easy to work with! It has this super pretty natural curls to it it's just amazing. First day I saw her I thought she curled it with curling iron. It's so pretty. I'm sad cuz she said she wants to cut  it off in November or something :( But anyways, this is what I did to her :3 
Achi's Hair

First time doing a fishtail braid on such long hair! Had a mini practice braiding Kiri's hair the night before haha, hence it's the 2nd time I'm doing a fishtail braid on somebody else. My sister doesn't like braids so I can't use her hair :( But yea! success! haha!

This is pretty random but Briana has a really cute spoon and this is what it says:

I literally laughed out loud when I saw it haha! Super cute!

Two days ago I finally managed to get my butt back into the gym. IT WAS SO SATISFYING. The Sarah Lawrence gym has so many equipment and machines! I went there with Achi and Donna. We went to check out the basketball court and shoot some balls. Last time I played basketball was probably with YeeTeng in HwaChong Boarding School or something. Ahhh whatever. I'm not meant to play basketball. Went to the gym, used most of the machines, worked quite some muscles! :D Then we played squash! I've never played squash before so Achi taught me some basics! It was really fun! Took some time to adjust cuz it is quite similar to badminton except that the ball is heavier so my estimation is still according to badminton's shuttle cock. But I love it! Went to the gym with Achi again today, then played squash! I guess squash is my favorite sport for now since I don't have the chance to play badminton here :/ 

Me, Achi, Donna

Achi and I decided that we will try to eat and be healthy from now on! We're gonna come to the gym quite often and eat clean-ish haha! Gonna eat lots of fruits and veg (shes's vegetarian), white meat for me! And dessert is fine since we both love ice cream :P Mondays will be 'detox' day so strictly clean eating :D
Looking forward to a healthier lifestyle :D

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Sarah Lawrence College

Hello! Finally got the motivation to start blogging again! So it's been 1 month and 2 days since I left home, and a about 23 days since I stepped foot on Sarah Lawrence College :D I have yet to take a photo of the school so just google it up and I'm pretty sure you'll get pictures and information. I'll try my best to upload more photos of my college! It's quite small but really nice. I've been loving it so far, especially the weather ^^ Ok fine the weather is kinda pms lol. One day it's really cold, one day it's warm. I remember about 2 weeks ago, we had a movie screening outdoors on the lawn, and everyone was freezing their butts off. At least I was. But a few days later, the weather started turning into Sahara desert. Ok I'm exaggerating but it felt like Malaysia. But it was worse in my room because they repaired the hot water boiler and apparently the boiler is right under my room (I'm on the basement) and even my floor is hot. I was sweating all day and it's not nice at all. Found it hard to sleep even with my stand fan blowing 1 meter away from me. But it's all good now since it's fall already, I assume.

Classes have been quite awesome, I took up Math, General Chemistry and 2D Design. So my math class isn't really what it sounds like. If you hear math, you'll think equations, graphs blablabla all the calculation stuff. That's what I thought. And also kind of what I wanted. But NOOOO. It's related to the history of math and involves some philosophy. Hmm. Still undecided on whether I like it or not. We've been learning about how the ancient Greek, Incans, Egyptians etc started using the simplest form of math. It's quite interesting so far, but quite a bit of reading...
     Chemistry is good though! It's kind of like a O level chemistry revision for me since the Singapore O Levels is at a higher standard apparently. So I'm relearning what I learnt, just that this Scottish teacher goes really in depth and explains everything so well, and he is sooooo patient. I feel like I needed all these fundamentals I'm understanding now for my O Levels back then. No wonder I didn't do well. Heh. We just had a lesson on converting the American units to the Metric system. IT IS SOOOO TROUBLESOMEEE. Metrics is so much easier! If you were to ask me how tall and heavy I am, I still am not able to tell you that in ft and lb ._.
     My 2D design class is kinda cool! I actually chose an economics class at first for registration, but I got 'bumped' (a SLC term which basically means I didn't get into that class). So I had to reconsider other courses and chose 2D Design! It's kinda like abstract art. So our second assignment was to use black and white with the grids to create an image. So I misinterpreted the professor's instructions and did this:

So some people were showing the class their work and it was just like grids with different shading and I was like 'shit...'. Then our next assignment was to do something similar but with the help of colored papers. And this was what I came up with :

Honestly, I just started pasting bit and pieces of squares together, hoping that I'm not doing it wrong again. Brought it to class, everyone had to pin their work on the walls. So the students and teacher starting to critic without knowing who's work is which. Sooo somebody pointed out that he/she (I forgot who) liked my work, stirring up some discussion. And those people were like 'Oh, I like how it creates a depth to it, and its like you don't know if the colors or the whites are in the front, and I really like the little tiny black square in the middle of the white, it's really interesting..' etc. And I'm like hmm.. okayyyy so I guess I'm doing something right? :P HAPPY GIRL! So now I have another 2 'images' to create, impressions from different places. It's really abstract lol.

So enough of boring stuff.. A few days ago it was Mid Autumn Festival. I don't know why I like to call it Mooncake Festival. Is it the proper name for the festival? :O So here in SLC, us Malaysians and a Singaporean decided to get together and have a mini celebration! we invited a few of our friends together to experience it with us :D We had paper lanterns, candles, tea and mooncakes shipped from Singapore! And a box of mooncakes we bought in Chinatown (so not yummy at all). So my Malaysian senior, Elaine, was asking who wants what kind of tea. We had green tea, Jasmine, and 铁观音. So she had to translate to the non-chinese speakers. So she asked me and the Singaporean senior, Fanny (oh she's from Xinmin too!!! HAHAHA), what is 铁观音 in english, and Fanny was like 'err Iron Buddha?' and I just cracked up xD The non-chinese speakers were like whaaaattttt xD But yeah, we enjoyed ourselves haha!

Things are going quite well here as for now. I found a few funky close friends :) Really awesome to have such great fast so quickly :) 

I really miss my family and friends back at home, especially my love Louis, Tisha, Mamta, Celine and Weeli.  But at least for now, I'll have these pictures by my side to look at everyday, missing all the amazing time I shared with all the people that made my life so awesome 

This notebook Tisha handmade for me, I decided to make it my diary, record things down whenever I feel like it. So far it only has one entry but I'll definitely put it to good use. Thank you Tisha <3 

It's kinda late here right now, like 4.15am, so I'm gonna go zonk out. Goodnight world. 

p.s. I miss you a whole lot