Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pear Man

Whew what a weird week. The days all blurred together, mostly because my time perception got completely thrown off from sleeping at random intervals throughout the day, everyday. What is night? What is day? Who knows.  Last friday I slept from 8 am - 3 pm. Which surprisingly is pretty good in regards to the number of hours I got, but when I woke up at 3 and looked at the clock, I felt like a piece of shit. By the time I had finished showering and getting ready to go to a meeting, the sun had already set. Quite depressing really. But on the bright side (or dark side? ha. haha.) I got some pretty damn good free sushi at said meeting. Later that night I went with Skyler and Kevin to a pool bar which was pretty chill. We sat around joking around about we should play some random dudes for money….too bad none of us have the balls (or the skills) for that. After we got back I watched some quality Korra, and then read shitty vampire manga until 6 am…why. Why did I do that.  

This week is looking pretty bad work wise, but there's also a lot of things I'm looking forward to! Going to a premier of Catching Fire on thursday and a dance show/competition on Friday. Should be good. 

Also check out the joint [food blog] that I write with my friends. It was inactive for months, but Big Tom recently revived it, and now I get to blog about all my food twice lol. WOOOOOOO 

Random window view while studying. Cool bubble installation I stumbled upon. Pepero from Dabin on Pepero Day! FREE SUSHI. Trying to be G. Quite embarrassing. Playing pool on a Friday night.
My project from last week! We got to 3D print our models :) cute huh? Actually, this stupid little thing was the biggest pain in my ass for 3 days straight. Nothing was going right, and I was ready to hurl my laptop against a wall. But somehow it all worked out in the end. Thank god.
Tofu ramen and more eggplant from the food truck! A weird garlic/vegetable omelette with mango salsa which was pretty interesting to say the least. It almost tasted like throw up actually…but it was pretty enough to take a picture. Last but not least, a close up of dat free sushi. It was my first time trying eel, and I gotta say I enjoyed it immensely

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Spinach Dip Heaven

Ah currently kicking back to some Coldplay and enjoying an extremely chill sunday post brunch-in-my-bed moment. Raspberries, bread, spinach dip, and a glass of cold OJ - all while surrounded by warm blankets and pillows - is this heaven?  I love long weekends.  As sad as it sounds, it's extremely refreshing to be able to finally let loose on a Sunday.  I mean, Sundays are technically supposed to be a day of rest, no? But usually I spend the whole day stressing out and desperately trying to finish my seemingly never ending workload.  Not that this weekend is actually any different - I've got a pile of work that I've pushed to the side in my attempt to pretend that I actually have time to kick back and relax. Come to think of it, I've practically been doing this all weekend…

It all started on Thursday.  After classes ended, I lined up at the food truck in anticipation of another delicious eggplant meal.  When I pulled out my meal rewards card, to my surprise, I had enough stamps for a FREE meal. And so I claimed my prize with a big (possibly disturbing) smile, and biked back to my dorm where I enjoyed a very asian lunch, complete with green tea (okay arizona's not that asian) and a good drama. When my roommate got back from class, she joined me, and somehow we ended up watching over 4 hours…while we were watching though, I managed to finish my scarf that I've been working on since sophomore year of high school! That's a FIFTH of my life spent on one scarf…lol jk i'm not that slow, but it's true that I started it 4 years ago. Later that night I went to a study break event where they were serving fancy desserts.  I had planned to stay out for an hour at most, but somehow didn't get back until 3 hours later.  Damn. 

On Friday I went to a nice cafe that I've been wanting to try out for a while with Eunice for lunch! Had a pretty good grilled portobello panini with pesto, tomato, and mozzarella, but unfortunately was still a bit hungry so I made myself a large mug of tea when I got back to my room. I actually attempted to do some work (go me!!!) but then gave up and took a nap instead. Played some pool and ate dinner with Minerva before bundling up and heading to the supermarket(!!!!!!!). In case you can't tell, I love grocery shopping, especially with friends!  Lately a group of us has been looking into some apartments around the area hopefully in preparation for next fall. I can't wait for us all to cook/eat together, and of course, go weekly grocery shopping! Ah, what a dream to have. Anyway, after the supermarket, I cut Minerva's bangs for her, skyped with Courtney who I haven't talked to in forever, and then screwed around until 5 am before deciding to bike back to my dorm. Wow really letting myself go.

Saturday was no better in terms of productivity. I woke up just in time for brunch, ate, showered, and  thought about doing work but didn't actually do it.  Then I went to a dance workshop which I was hesitant to go to by myself, but actually had a blast and got to learn a pretty sick routine. When I got back, somehow me and my roommate got into a two hour talk about all the awkward tension between us for the past month or so.  At first the conversation was pretty tense, but by the end I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my chest.  I think we understand each other a lot better now, and I was really happy that we were able to have that conversation! I've always thought it's sad when roommates choose to ignore each other and lead completely separate lives even when they live and sleep in the same room.  We were pretty close to that, but I'm glad we did something about it. Anyway, for dinner I went out with a group of people who were very intent on taking my "pho virginity". AKA they were horrified I hadn't eaten pho before and took me out to have my first bowl of heavenly Vietnamese soup noodles.  I gotta say, was not disappointed in the slightest! Pretty damn good and would definitely go out again for them.  After eating a huge bowl, I somehow still craved delicious asian beverages so we made a pit stop at Juice Bar where I got a hot cup of Thai milk tea with lychee jelly. A godsend to say the least. When I got back, my roommate and I marathon-ed the five latest episodes of Korra.  The animation and art were beautiful! My roommate could barely keep her emotions in check lol. After that, I went partying with Jenn and her brother who was visiting. I like talking to clever people with a quick wit, and I'd say he fit in that category. I got back to my room around 4 am, got ready for bed, and slept like a rock until almost 2 pm today. 

Aka I had a pretty fantastic weekend so far. Lately I've realized that my guilt for not doing work has been growing weaker and weaker, and I'm not sure whether that's something I should be concerned about or not...
My second architecture studio project! Plaster model, wax model, rubber mold, and the two halves of my 3D print. I also had a 5 foot tall presentation poster with all my diagrams/drawings but forgot to take a picture of it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! Now onto the third and final project….
More fun times with friends :) Grocery shopping, eating pho, partying, being a walrus, walking outside, and making embarrassing poses in studio. 
Awesome Ender's Game hack in lobby 7,  unproductive working conditions, my glorious food truck reward card, 4 year scarf, terrifying snap chat I got from weiwei, and a cool art project labeled "tech giants" that I stumbled upon in the student center!
Beautiful beautiful food.  (Free) eggplant + drama + green tea combo, delicious panini from Flour, PHO, and a box of bread I took from dining hall + some spinach dip I bought during my grocery shopping adventure. I ate 10/12 servings in two days..I feel disgusting. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Laundry Days and Quandary Days

Well, it's 6 am but for some nonsensical reason, I'm blogging anyway! Yeah that's dedication right? Aka I haven't blogged for a month now…

This past month has pretty much been a blur since it passed so quickly! It was really busy and quite stressful, but I think I managed to not let it get to me that much. Either that or maybe I've just stopped caring… lol jk, but in all seriousness it's a bit depressing how much this place beats you down. It makes you feel overwhelmed and incompetent, dumb even, when many of the people here are anything but. It instills self-doubt, self-loathing, and insecurity even in the people whom we think look so put together and in-control on the outside.  

On a brighter note, today I met with the program director for…MIT Japan! I'm applying for an architecture internship in Japan this summer which I really hope comes through! The guy I talked to reminded me a lot of my old high school Japanese teacher in the way he speaks, but perhaps mostly because they're both white dudes who love Japan. He randomly started talking about this industry in China called the "Gutter Oil" industry and showed me a [video] which made me think back on all the times I ate delicious fried street food in china. Literally ate shit. T_T

On an even brighter note, the sun has officially risen and it's light outside (see what I did there?) That's my cue to go to sleep. Enjoy the pictures, and I'll blog again soon! Goooood night :)
Late night shopping on Newbury Street! We came across a piano from the "play me I'm yours" project on which we struggled to play any song we could remember…aka a few measures of like three songs. Went out with Jenn for some Telonius Monkfish for our girl date ;). Posing with TIM (the beaver) during Spooky Skate. Being straight up G with Randi before an ADT performance. Kevin sandwiched between the top of my closet and the wall. Don't ask. 
Bad ass architecture installments made by the grad students for the graduate open house! 
Parents weekend!! It was really nice and refreshing to see my family :) 
All the delicious food I've been spoiling myself with! Been going out to eat more often this semester, and I love it! Gahh can't wait to get off meal plan so I can do it all the time.  Btw that pink cauliflower was a dorm event for breast cancer awareness. I didn't eat it, but I included it since it was so amusing. Also, I've been eating way too much eggplant from the asian food truck lately….BUT I CANT STOP, ITS SO GODDAMN DELICIOUS. O _ O 
Another NOT ART sighting. I love these, for no particular reason except that they amuse me quite a bit. Baker piano drop! They loaded a piano with $500 worth of candy (not sure if they were exaggerating or not..) and pushed it off the top of the dorm. I stole that photo from my awesome photographer friend who montaged three different moments in the piano's fall (yeah, they didn't push off three pianos). Right two photos are from Nightmarket! It's an event held by all of the asian culture groups on campus and it's basically a night of performances, food, and activities.  Check out the sick henna I got!