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最高Weekend☆

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Weekend at college^^I had an awesome Saturday-endless hours of homework and fun with friends. This morning, I had brunch with Chen at Harless diner, worked on my math assignments for about 3 hours, and then left for my first outing, off of the college campus! Around 3:00PM,I went to Charleston (about 45 min. from Hutington) with my friends Sadie, Chen, and Heather. For the whole week, my friend Chen and I have been planning to raid the Asian Supermarket-we did just that!:D A nice little asian store full of all kinds of goodies-especially Chinese items. A few Japanese items here and there, and one Korean drink in the whole entire store! I took the opportunity to raid the soymilk esle. I got some small soymilk packs(to take to class), a big carton of unsweetned soymilk, Black Bean Congee, Rice Crackers, and Tofu pudding. There were so many different kinds of Chinese Steamed Buns, huge selection. I came really close to buying some, but came to the conclusion that I have no freezer, and no steamer! Therefore, I am not able to properly make steamed buns, which is really just too bad! >.< Definitely on my list of things to get next time.

Sunday… specially set aside for studies~

Done for the week

Friday, August 27th, 2010

T.G.I.F! After one full week at Marshall University, I am hear to share my college experiences with you! Today is Friday (August 27, 2010), so I am going to start back at Monday. The first few days on campus are extremely critical for all new students. It is during this time that I make critical decisions that will have an effect on the rest of my life. After successfully completely WOW week (Week of Welcome), I moved on to my actual college courses on Monday (August 23). College life.. I am not really sure what to say about it.

Monday..definitely not my favorite day of the week~ Although, this Monday was quite exciting! I attended my first two classes- Intro to Visual Art and FIrst Year Seminar. Intro to Visual Art is very similar to my art classes I took in high school. Very basic art course with

Marshall University WOW: Day 5

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Sunday, August 22nd
12:00pm - 5:00pm Information Technology Service Desk Drinko Library Learning Commons

12:00PM-5:00 PM Information Technology Service Desk is the only event going on for the last day of Marshall University Week of Welcome! Along with a 9:15 on my floor (1st) meeting in Buskirk Hall. 5 days at Marshall University! What is even harder to believe is classes for the first semester officially begin tomorrow-August 23, 2010! I woke up at 8:15 AM this morning, and headed to the lobby in my dorm to use my laptop and watch television. I was one of the very few actually awake, everyone took full advantage of the free day, and slept in late. On Sunday, brunch starts at 11:00AM at Harless Dinner. As soon as it opened, I went over to have a combination of breakfast and lunch- a toasted peanut butter and banana sandwich, fresh fruit, and an iced soy latte. Yummy:) After breakfast, I walked around campus, and then returned back to my room to tidy up a bit. At 1:00 noon, I took a walk over to Drinko Library. Then, a search around Marhsall University campus to search for my class locations. It was actually noy bad at all. The map was very easy to follow, and I found everything with no problem. It took a large amount of stress away. Now, I am feeling confident, I am ready to get started!!^0^

Today I saw so many new faces-the upperclassman moved in yesturday evening all of today. No dinner at Harless Dinner, today we had a picnic/barbeque outside. I’m not really too fond of the picnic menu.. Always hamburgers, hotdogs, maccaroni & cheese, potatoe salad, chips etc.- all of the things I do not eat. Although, there is always at least one vegetarian option, which I most definitely took advantage of. It was some kind of vegetarian version of Manwich Sloppy Joes. It wasn’t too bad, I dressed it up some by adding fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and ketchup & mustard on a bun.

Today is Sunday, so this means: Sunday Social Meme! :)

This Week’s Questions:

  1. Do you follow fashion trends or do you have your own style?
    I would say that I am somewhere in the middle. If I see a  fashion trend that I like, I will follow and somehow combine it with my own style.
  2. Do you match/colour-code everything?
    99.5% of the time! I am a ‘type A’, so I am very particular about things like that. Everything has to match and be colour-coded!
  3.  Do you plan your outfits carefully in advance?                        Most of time I do plan my outfits carefully in advance. For me, it just reduces so much stress in my life. A nice outfit does take planning in advance-such as color coordination and such. I would much rather have a planned outfit ready to go, than absentmindedly throw something together at the last minute!

Tagging this week kao_cute.gif:

  1. Rinihas a wonderful blog full of so many photos and fun!! I love reading about all of her exciting adventures! kao_happy.gif
  2. JamJam!!! a fun and cute blog~
  3. MyraKitty a new blog (hasn’t been updated for awhile) I hope to encourage more blogging!!

Marshall University WOW: Day 4

Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Saturday, August 21st
TBA Vaccination Clinic Recreation Center
10:00am - 3:00pm RecFest Recreation Center
11:00am - 7:00pm Hourly Bus Runs to Target MSC 5th Avenue Pull-In
1:00pm - 5:00pm Information Technology Service Desk Drinko Library Learning Commons
8:30pm - 11:30pm Glow Party MSC BE5

As you can, today”s schedule was rather…compared to my other days of Welcome Week activities here at Marshall University. With no intentions of waking up early, I got out of bed at 8:15 AM. Got ready and headed out for the day. Normally I would go right to breakfast, because Harless Dinner only serves Brunch from 11:00 AM-1:30 noon. I took the shuttle from Marshall University to Target for one last shopping trip before Monday. I would never skip breakfast, but I had no choice today. I had to settle for an Oatmeal Raisin Granola bar to satisfy my hunger. The shuttle to Target left Marshall at 11:00 AM, I shopped until about 1:30 noon, and took the bus back at 2:00.

 

Today was pretty much a “do as you please-free day” A day to relax and refresh. I did not go to the Vaccination Clinic (up to date on all vaccinations), and I decided not to take part in the RecFest (extremely crowded with sporting events-mostly guys). I decided to spend the afternoon getting myself more familiar with the campus, went to Drinko Library, etc. I made a trip to the Information Technology Desk to inquire information for wireless access in my dorm room. Unfortunately, no luck.  Obviously, the wireless connection is not strong enough, therefore I will be using my computer in the lobby.:(

From 8:30 PM-11:30 PM, I attended the Glow Party at the Marshall Student Center. Was this “Glow Party” exactly what I expected? I can”t say that it was, but I definitely saw some pretty interesting things. I have never been to a Glow Party before, so it was a totally new thing for me. Glow Sticks, Black Lights, Paint, Disco Balls, Flashing Lights, and crazy dancing people everywhere! It was actually a lot of fun, watching some people make complete fools out of themselves, talking with friends, and listening to some great music. I left and returned to my dorm at about 9:45 PM. I am not one to stay out late, and I don’t want to even get that started. It is so important to get enough sleep-especially for a college student. Overall, I really enjoyed and had a great time!

Today I had my occasional sweet treat of SU JUNG GWA.  Su Jung Gwa is a Korean traditional beverage made with dried persimmons, ginger, cinnamon and sugar. It tastes sweet and a little spicy and when you serve this you usually sprinkle some pine nuts on it. You can drink this as a dessert. Has anyone ever tried Su Jung Gwa before!? This can of Su Jung Gwa was a gift, thanks to my friend Joshua!!


 

Marshall University WOW: Day 3

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Today is my 3rd day at Marshall University, which is quite hard to believe! 3 days already!?! Today was another day full of fun activities for the Week of Welcome at Marshall University.

Today I woke up at 7:00 AM, got ready, and headed out to breakfast at Harless Diner with all of the girls from 1st floor. I really like how we have all been getting together for meals. A great way to get connected to others around me. It was a little cold this morning, so I had a nice bowl of oatmeal topped with fresh fruit and soymilk.  Because of the fact that I am so health concious, It made me extremely happy to learn that soymilk is available upon request, along with gluten free bread! I most definitely plan on getting soymilk often, and I hope to try the gluten free bread, as well!:) I will not be a vicitim of the “Freshman 15″!

After having my breakfast, we all gathered in front on Morrow Library for a “We Are…Marshall” Class Photo. I didn’t really notice how many students there were, until I was standing in the middle of hundreds upon hundreds of my fellow classmates.

Friday, August 20th
8:30am - 8:45am “We Are…Marshall” Class Photo Buskirk Field / Morrow Library
9:00am - 10:15am Plenary Session 2
Group 1: COEHS & CITE
Group 2: COHP, COFA, & UC
Group 3: COS & LCOB
Group 4: COLA & SOJMC
MSC Don Morris Room - Diversity
Joan C. Edwards Playhouse - Career Planning
MSC Lower Level & BE5 - Student Involvement
Smith Recital Hall - Academics
10:30am - 11:45am Plenary Session 3
Group 1: COHP, COFA, & UC
Group 2: COS & LCOB
Group 3: COLA & SOJMC
Group 4: COEHS & CITE
MSC Don Morris Room - Diversity
Joan C. Edwards Playhouse - Career Planning
MSC Lower Level & BE5 - Student Involvement
Smith Recital Hall - Academics
11:45am - 1:15pm Picnic Lunch Buskirk Field
8:00am - 5:00pm Information Technology Service Desk Drinko Library Learning Commons
1:30pm - 2:45pm Plenary Session 4
Group 1: COS & LCOB
Group 2: COLA & SOJMC
Group 3: COEHS & CITE
Group 4: COHP, COFA, & UC
MSC Don Morris Room - Diversity
Joan C. Edwards Playhouse - Career Planning
MSC Lower Level & BE5 - Student Involvement
Smith Recital Hall - Academics
3:00pm - 4:00pm Honors College Session MSC John Marshall Room
4:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome Fest Pullman Square
8:30pm Dive-In Movie Recreation Center
9:00pm Hypnotist Jason Nagle MSC Don Morris Room

Marshall University WOW: Day 2

Friday, August 20th, 2010
Thursday, August 19th
7:30am - 9:00am WoW Check-In Henderson Center Concourse
9:00am - 10:00am Freshman Academic Convocation Henderson Center Arena
10:30am - 11:45am College Session 1
College of Business
College of Ed & HS
College of Fine Arts
College of Health Professions
College of Info. Tech & Eng
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science
School of Journalism & Mass Comm
University College
Booth Experimental Theatre
Joan C. Edwards Playhouse
MSC Shawkey Dining Room
Foundation Hall
Weisburg Engineering Building
MSC Don Morris Room
Smith Recital Hall
Smith Hall 154
MSC BE5
11:45am - 1:15pm Picnic Lunch Buskirk Field
1:30pm - 2:15pm College Session 2 with Information Technology
College of Business
College of Ed & HS
College of Fine Arts
College of Health Professions
College of Info. Tech & Eng
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science
School of Journalism & Mass Comm
University College
Booth Experimental Theatre
Joan C. Edwards Playhouse
MSC Shawkey Dining Room
Foundation Hall
Corbly Hall 105
MSC Don Morris Room
Smith Recital Hall
Smith Hall 154
MSC BE5
2:30pm - 3:45pm Plenary Session 1
Group 1: COLA & SOJMC
Group 2: COEHS & CITE
Group 3: COHP, COFA, & UC
Group 4: COS & LCOB
MSC Don Morris Room - Diversity
Joan C. Edwards Playhouse - Career Planning
MSC Lower Level & BE5 - Student Involvement
Smith Recital Hall - Academics
4:00pm - 6:30pm SAE Cornhole Tournament Recreation Center Plaza
6:30pm - 8:00pm First Class Bash Recreation Center Plaza
8:00pm The Ultimate Icebreaker Playfair Recreation Center

Marshall University Week of Welcome:Day 1

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Today is the offcial start of WOW (Week of Welcome) at Marshall University!! This morning, I got up, ate my morning oatmeal, packed my car, and set off for Marshall University. Sounds exciting, right!? Actually, I didn’t feel so excited this morning. I was tired, stressed, anxious, excited, and worried!! Tired from packing all of my things last evening until about 2:00 AM, Stressed about everything that could and would go wrong, Anxious to make it there on time, excited about starting a new chapter in my life, and worried about how everything will turn out.

I did manage to waste a little time this morning during all of the rush and panic. Rather than leaving at 6:00 AM(as planned), we ended up leaving at about 7:15 AM. Not too bad~ I arrived in Huntington at about 11:00 AM, with rain! >.< Rain on my move-in day…!! It wasn”t too bad, just a drizzle.

First and foremost, I completed my registration and paperwork, and then went to my dorm room to meet my roommate, Mikyla. I couldn”t ask for a better roommate!;) After meeting and greeting, I started the fun- unpacking all of my things from the car, and moving everything to my dorm room. Although, lucky for me, my dorm room is on the first floor. So, I only had to make about 3 trips, thanks to the wonderful cart I borrowed.

Finally finished organizing everything on my side of the room at about 12:30 noon. After all of that work, I definitely worked up quite an appetite!;) So, we all went to have lunch together at the cafeteria in the student center. I must say I  was quite impressed. A nice variety of food stations, and a really well constructed cafeteria.

Today’s Schedule:

Wednesday, August 18th
8:00am - 8:00pm Information Technology Service Desk Drinko Library Learning Commons
9:00am - Midnight Freshmen Move-In Residence Hall
9:00am - 7:00pm WoW Check-In Recreation Center
10:00am - 5:00pm Vaccination Clinic Recreation Center
11:00am Placement Exams for Math & English* Harris Hall 444
1:00pm Placement Exams for Math & English* Harris Hall 444
3:00pm Placement Exams for Math & English* Harris Hall 444
12:00pm - 3:00pm WoW Volunteer Training Marco’s
5:30pm - 7:30pm Family Picnic & Live Band Memorial Student Center Plaza
8:00pm Computer Hook-Up and IT Sessions TBA
9:00pm Outdoor Movie - Iron Man 2 Buskirk Field (MSC BE5 if raining)

Fun day out/ Final Thoughts…

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

I didn’t really think about when I would actually say this but… I am starting my new life at Marshall University tomorrow.. As of today, I have no idea what to say, or exactly how I should feel. I just have so many mixed feelings right now. Freshman year….hopeful…excited…..anxious

Today was a girls’ day out with my mom and younger sister. We went to Meadowbrook Mall for lunch and some shopping! Lunch was great, maguro& ikura sushi and miso soup from TOKYO (name of restaurant).

                        

 I had a HUGE shopping list. So many things to buy with so little time~ I must say shopping from college is not so easy. My advice: Do not wait until the last minute, like I did! It was so stressful..Especially looking for all sorts of things of my list, and not finding easily.

I’ve been tagged by vεѕρεяїа to do this week’s nemo’s Sunday social meme!!kao_wink.gif

so here you have it!! kao_mad.gif

Q: What was your favourite Birthday ever and what made it so special?

My favorite birthday ever was my 18th birthday in Japanheart_bounce.gif. Nearly all my fellow Rotarians were there. Everyone sang “Happy Birthday”to me, and surprised me with a super cute cake, a beautiful bouquet, and presents. kao_smile.gif

kao_happy.gif I am looking forward for a new Sunday meme~!!

College..

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Summer vacation is coming to an end and college students just like myself will soon be headed back to school! We have all sorts of things to worry about such as classes, schedules, clothes, dorm decorations, transportation,etc. As of today I am finishing final preparations for my big move to Huntington on August 18. I still have a little shopping and some packing to do. A few days ago, I called and discussed living arrangements with my room mate, Kai! She seems like a very sweet, outgoing girl, really looking forward to meeting her. Although, we are waiting to make most decisions once we have completely moved in. Kai said that she had several bright colored things. So, I am going to go with the idea of bright, happy colors, as well!

Today! Quite an exciting day~ I traveled from PA to WV for the last time. On the way out of PA, we stopped for spring rolls at my favorite Vietnamese restaurant!;) Spring rolls are just great on a hot summer day. Kim’s Oriental Foods was also a must; to stock up on a few items for college-Japanese Rice Crackers, Chinese Preserved Plum Snack, Tapioca Pearls (for bubble tea), 2 bags of soy drink mix, and a  can of Soy w/ Tapioca Pearl drink from Taiwan!   

                           

One of the best drinks ever!heart_bounce.gif If you haven”t tried it before, I strongly recommend it for you!!

I would have liked to buy more things, but I was somewhat pressed for time. ;( I am really hoping that there is an asian grocery store somewhere close where I can stock up on things once in awhile!

First Blog★

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

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So here you have it, my new blog! I have attempted to create several blogs in the past, but always failed miserably at maintaining them.. It is a personal goal to create and actually keep a blog for once! Keeping a blog is a great way to express emotions, treasure memories, and share experiences with others. I am also looking to improve my writing, interpretation, communication, and social skills! If you have any interest,by all means read my posts!

I am planning on a double major in International business and Japanese at Marshall University (class of 2014), in Hunington, WV. Hopefully in a few years I would have graduated with my bachelors degree from Elizbeth Business college! :) I would love to use my language skills to create a bridge between the United States of America in Japan, in the world of business.  I am also interested in travel journalism,  which I most certainly plan to do in my free time.