BU MSA hosted Pool Party

Last I went swimming was the amaaaazing all night ICNY girls sports complex facility thing in what was it the beginning of Summer? The Spring break?? Something like that. It was bloody brilliant. I realized how much I missed swimming and had been thinking and plotting how to get away with swimming at uni once my schedule allowed for it.

Well, after today’s pool party, my mind was made up to get to it- secretly of course, but to do it nonetheless.

I’d bought a new costume for this, (and for my secret swimming on campus shhh) and I got really excited when even the fb event page encouraged people to wear their costumes cuz there were absolutely no guys and it was perfectly private.

It was damn awesome. Hiba’s house was beauuutiful mA, and the pool was amazing for one in her backyard. It wasn’t a swimming pool with lanes or anything like that, but I wasn’t expecting that at all. (One can dream though ❤ ) It was an irregular shape, but it was 10 ft deep throughout the entiiiire pool *O* (minus this tiny shallow area where there were the steps leading into the pool) I even got to cannon ball into it- it was brilliant ❤

I swam most of the two hours I was there and had an absolute blast, even though I went with Hadia and didn’t know anyone there. It was still fun ^_^

…Now to go finish my chlorine soaked laundry and to plot sneaking my costume to campus when I go xD

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

 

High School Musical Anniversary

High School Musical. A must watch Disney movie from our childhood. But has it really been that long? YES, apparently it has.

The 20th of Jan 2016 was High School Musical’s TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Like, whaaaat. I can’t believe it’s been that long! #HSM10

I’ve literally grown up singing these songs and dreaming of high school being nearly half as cool as these movies- which, not to brag, but I think I managed quite easily xD

So as I sit here typing this and simultaneously put off scanning my calc III homework and listening to the songs from the movies, I’m reminicing all the wonderful moments High School Music has just had HAPPEN.

Be it mocking the movies once upon a time (only to embrace the pure brilliance that this franchise is and appreciate it as I should), making wonderful references, or being thrilled that my high school mascot was originally a Snow Leapard, which was to me, pretty damn close to a Wild Cat- how close? CLOSE ENOUGH. Oi, I DID have the same school colors as East High, so there is that~!

Anyyyways, the cast attempted to have a reunion, but since Zac Efron’s not there, it doesn’t count. But it still sorta happened- and he did send in a video, so there’s that. But I want a REAL reunion- and sooooon~!

I actually only found out about the reunion by stumbling across it on youtube, but this is the one I watched:

And because that wasn’t enough, I ended up also watching just this today which I think is a pretty cool compilation of some fun facts and did you knows from the movies :3

OH MY GOSH ❤ I wanna rewatch it again soooooon ❤ ❤ Even though I just marathonned the movies like a little over two months ago- oh well. I know what I’m doing this weekend 😀

Basically, to quote the last movie,
“I just hope the rest of my life
will feel as good as my
High School Musical.
Who says we have to let it go?
It’s the best part we’ve ever known
Step into the future
But hold on to High School Musical
Let’s celebrate where we come from
The friends who’ve been there all along, just like…
High School, High School Musical~!” ❤

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

 

 

Ayesha’s Board Game Birthday

Started out on the 28th of June, but I never finished it until now-

Today we celebrated Ayesha’s seventeenth birthday. We basically all showed up to her place, and naturally, I was the last to show up. Once we were there, we were all starved at 1 pm, and head out for lunch. After shooting down many ideas, and just mehhing at others, we finally decided to go to Street 1 Cafe, and we even sat at OUR table! The one in the corner, in the back, with the individual cushion chairs, in front of the bathrooms.

Ayesha treated us to lunch (she and amna did all the calculations to ensure we’d have money to pay for everyone, as well as enough left over for cream puffs from Beard Papa’s afterwards). Our drinks were the first things to arrive, and we made it known to the world just how crazy and weird we were right there and then. Alya ordered something called a Slizard on the menu, Mnaz a classical lemonade, Ayesha some sort of kitkat cold coffee blend, Amna a blue lagoon/pinacolada, and I didn’t order a drink. A wise, wise choice.

Soo. Alya’s drink was pretty salty and sour. Still liked it. Mnaz’s lemonade was waaayy too sour for my taste though. Amna’s drink was the perfect amount of sweet, which for everyone else was TOO sweet xD So I had to finish that~ Plus, Ayesha didn’t like her drink either, so I had to help her finish that.

Oops. The weird and crazy bit. I mixed a bit of everyone’s drinks into my empty water glass and drank it. It was pretty good. Oh, all the drink’s but Amna’s. But still. It was interesting watching their reactions. Especially Alya’s since she was so disgusted, and even Ayesha! She’s the one that suggested it to me! I mean, I do this shiz, but I thought better of it at a fancy-ish cafe which was jam packed, and I’d only end up embarrassing my friends. Apparently not. But it was hilarious for me~

Our food arrived, and we  tucked in. Thanks, Ayesha~! It was yum yum yum, and we had to get the food packed since we were nitpicking at each other’s plates.

Once we were done eating, we head on over to Beard Papa’s to get the cream puffs to go. While we waited for our order, Alya and I took our fab selfie with the gnome they had, Mr. Papa Beard himself (Ayesha “photobombed” with her classic/typical hands clutching each other in the front, pouty smile, face tilted to the left (always the left) pose). And then we approached the counter to pay, where they were still preparing our order. I swipped a bit of the cream filling off the butterpaper they had spread out to fill the pastries. Yeaaah, I’m totally getting banned from there someday!

Now, our posse moves on to One Shop to try and find the Sharoh Khan movies we were going to watch. The store didn’t have any such “old” movies. We moved on to Radio City. There, we found so many, we couldn’t choose! It didn’t help that they were placed right next to the Disney Cartoon movies…Needless to say, it took us forever to decide what to buy! None of us could decide on one film to watch. And whenever we decided to try and shortlist so we could all vote, one of us would run off to grab another candidate movie to the voting roster. In the end, we didn’t buy our movie, but decided that we’d just stream on while we waited with our board games. (Alya did buy some Sharoh Khan movie though.)

Now, at the Ayesha/Asad Cave, we set up for a challenging game of Taboo. Boy, was it a let down! ONLY score wise, as Alya and I (#BeeLive) lost =( We were competing with Mnaz, Ayesha, and Amna. I think the score was sixty something to seventy/early eighties something. Mnaz and I were the only experienced players. It was insanely fun, and we all got so hyped with this game that we played for two and a half hours, I believe. We played all the purple sided ones, then started with a few of the green ones, until our game was cut short since Amna had to go to an impromptu dinner thing.

After that, Alya had to leave soon too, since her mom had to go somewhere. Now, with just Ayesha, Mnaz, and I, we decided to go grab our left overs and settle down, snug and super lazy, to watch some youtubers react videos from the FineBro.

Eventually, it dwindled down to just Ayesha and I, and we chilled until I too left.

All and all, it was a greaaat birthday celebration, and now I’m decided what the hell I should do for mine! It is July after all!

*excitement*

Phooo, I stil have to post about the Rung Fight at Mnaz’s place on Wednesday… AND today’s new anime… =Y

I’ll do it eventually~!

Haha, until next time~

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman. 

Quote of the Day- In Picture Form

Quote of the Day- In Picture Form

THE ADDAMS FAMILY~!
*snap snap*

If you don’t get that, or haven’t ever heard of it, PLEASE just click on the picture as soon as is physically possible, and then watch this classical and timelessly brilliant show! (Although this picture isn’t from the original show, still.)

Here, have a wonderful quote I can completely get.

I love Morticia ❤ And I love this show! I can’ wait til my exams are over so I can rewatch it =)

Maybe I’ll watch it now…? I do have a huge gap until my next CIE afterall…

But, anyhoo, enjoy this quote. Think, ponder, dream, and question.
It’ll just make you a little bit cooler. In my opinion.

*poof*

Ze Simplest Apple Cider Recipe

Today it was rainy, windy, and then for a few hours, suuuuper sunny, then night fell, and it became wonderfully windy and cold again.

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^[Now this is just beautiful ❤ This is the kind of color my cider is =) ]

Now, I’m from Chicago, the windiest city of all, and I MISS the powerful winds that sway skyscrapers, and fwoosh all your hair off your back and shoulders into the air (or if your lucky, or your hairs just that short, into the skyyy).

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^[ Even a color like this has popped up if I use a bit too much cinnamon- how Daddy Dearest likes it =3 ]

Today it was that windy for just a brief moment, but I felt completely satisfied by it. And so I thought of home back there. The orange, bronze, and gold leaves I associate with such Autumny winds, and with that orange scheme came pumpkins, pumpkin pie, halloween, and then, apples.

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^[ Ok, so mine isn’t anywhere near as light as this one, but I think this is the kind of color you’d get if you dilute it a lot with water and if you don’t add too much cinnamon.]

So I thought, hey, this is the perrrrfect weather for some apple cider! But I’d never made it before, and only had this fake copy thing here, so I wasn’t entirely sure how it was supposed to taste. But, I just through together what I thought would taste good together, and whatever felt Autumn and fell into that color scheme.

[note- this is NOT what you should be doing, especially if you are a chemist. Just google a simple recipe- it ain’t that hard. I’m just weird, and I came out with a great cup of yummy warm goodness, so just let it sliiide ^_^ ]

Ingredients-
1 cup/mugful of Apple juice (I used Nestle’s because I love it’s crisp taste, and color.)
1 teaspoon of Honey (I used this brilliant German brand I’m obsessed with at the moment, flavored Forest Honey, that had a gorgeous hue of gold to it.)
A dash of Cinnamon/1 Cinnamon stick

Serving- One cup, or for one person.

Now, this recipe is veryyy flexible. Just add more cinnamon if you like a stronger bite to your drink, or if you don’t want it too sweet. If you like it suuuper sweet, then add more honey, or use a sweet juice like I am. (My mom hates it sweet, so for her, I add about 1 parts water, and 2 parts apple juice instead to dilute it.)

Directions-
I Turn on your stove, and pour in apple juice into a pot. Let it heat on a low-ish medium flame.

II Get a teaspoon of honey, and try mixing it in to the apple juice. I say try because it takes a bit of determination and stirring to get it to slide off the spoon entirely and dissolve into the juice.

III Add your cinnamon. I usually sprinkle in just a bit, but enough to cover the entire surface of the juice lightly before I stir it in. If you don’t have powdered/another verb that begins with a g- grinded? ground? Yup, it’s ground.- cinnamon, just add your stick of cinnamon to the cup/mug instead.

IV Now just pour out your deliciously Fall drink into an apt mug, and enjoy!

Optional- Drink while reading a good book. What’s the point in making a warm drink to enjoy, if you aren’t enjoying it in cold weather, and with a book?

Cooking for the Cursed/Kitchen-Challenged. And of course, it’s Ali Approved =3

Taste the Autumn!

-Ali
Don’t blow up that microwave again!

ps.
What can I say, Marv the Microwave doesn’t like me =(
And I haven’t blown him up in at least a year and a half now, so yeah, I’m getting better at my experiments now ^_^

 

 

MovieReview- Rise of the Guardians (2012)

So…I saw this random post on 9gag about how Jack Frost from the Rise of the Guardian’s was a lot like Elsa from Frozen, and I REALLLY wanted to watch the  movie then.

I had wanted to watch this movie since it was first up in the theater, but I remember that my parents were fed up with the cinema being so far away from our house that they weren’t willing for me to go with my friends, and were too tired/lazy to take me themselves. And I kind of forgot about it til I saw that post. And decided to watch it after all.

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It was an adorable little film all about hope, belief, fun, and fear. It was brilliant. I absolutely ADORED Jack Frost himself, so much that I am willing to assign him a date.

Oh? What do I mean by that? Every Guardian (but the Tooth Fairy, but she’s a hummingbird, so meh.) (..and the sandman…)(OK, so HALF the Guardians) have dates or holidays assigned to them. Easter. Christmas. SOMETHING of the sort.

And even if the other two don’t have set times or seasons, who cares? Sandy’s time was night time when the kids slept and dreamed. Tooth Fairy’s thing was teeth gathering so…whatever to that.

[Although I TRULY appreciated that the teeth had some sort of deeper meaning to them. Memories! That was utterly brilliant. I found it perfectly fitting for the teeth to hold memories from our childhood- and the best and most important ones at that. This was something I really could sink my  teeth into- Oh wow. That really was an unintended pun. If it weren’t, I would have really taken credit for it.]

And so, Jack Frost, the dude with the fun and snow, I’m giving you a date. Your season is obviously winter. So now, your date should be even more obvious. It’s pretty important. It’s the Winter Solstice. The 21st of December. The shortest day, but the longest night to think up pranks, tricks, and create a blizzard. (I’m not a hundred percent sure that’s factually correct about the time though..) Perfect.

I like having my own personal Guardian to my own little holiday =3 It’s name is the only thing I don’t own. And the Guardian too, course. But then again…Frosty is pretty great too..If only I were believed in >.> <.<

Aaah, it’s late, and I have a Rehearsal on the morrow…Er, but I haven’t even typed out the actual review of the movie…um, I’ll try finishing this up quickly.

But there really are a bunch of similarities between Elsa and Jack that it’s startling. Or, predictable.

Just like this movie- Ooooh. But then again, it’s a kids movie, so a happy and perfect ending is suspected and expected from the very beginning. But it’s still worth watching.

I like it’s animation better than Frozen’s though. But I found Frozen’s utterly adorable! And Frost is a much deeper character. I’m not just saying that cuz his hair reminds me of Killua’s or that he’s cute. Or that he’s mischievous. Seriously, Elsa was pretty shallow- there wasn’t any character growth *semicolon* she was just stagnant as a character.

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And his FEARS! Now that’s what I call realistic. As a literature student, I adored how universal and understandable it was. Or at least, made to be relateble and believable.

I just wished the Man on the Moon wasn’t given such a godly state as heavenly moonlight and would’ve been SHOWN to us. I really would. Plus, they never did resolve how Jack’s memories were literally stolen from him. He didn’t recall his past, so he couldn’t find his “centre”. (Pish posh, what’s this? I spell with a single British spelling, and spell check is on my case…huh. I guess being half American and yet being in British schooling would be confusing sometimes…) Nor did they resolve or show how he handled the silence from the Man on the Moon after so long, and about such important matters. I mean, the poor guy was having an identity crisis for over 300 years. That’s no light matter.

La la la, but really. I loved this movie. Maybe not overall as much as Frozen, but I do like Jack Frost much more than Elsa. But she is easily the better architect, sorry about that, Frost. Just being honest.

But, fear not, you are the 21st of December. So cheers to that!

Oh, and of course, I just HAVE to compare this part of the animation- which had better ice, frost, snow, snowflakes? It’s pretty tough- I’ve decided that both movies win a few awards there. Frozen gets best overall ice and specifically snowflakes. But Rise of the Guardian’s gets frost, easy. But then again- cuz of Frost’s name, there wasn’t all that much focus on ice either, nor individual snowflakes, so it’s not like you’re exposed to terrible ice animation throughout the film.

I say watch it. Definitely. Compare to Frozen, too. I’m sure y’all will. I’d love to hear comparisons and other responses to the movie too.

Did you find the Russian Santa cooler than any other like me? Wish you had seen a six foot one bunny too? Or maybe wished you had Sandy on your charades team? Found Tooth a bit creepy with her feathers and half-hummingbird-ness? Found Frost cute, but strange that he didn’t wear shoes for no apparent reason?

…I actually forgot the hashtag I had for my literature ness D=
*cue identity crisis*

-Frosty
the cool as hell snowman that inspires not one, but all.

 

So for Cartoon Day..

After coming up with like three separate costume ideas for which cartoon character to go as, and that isn’t even counting the anime ones (Timmy Tuner from Fairly Odd Parents, Spanelli from Recess, Ash Ketchum from Pokemon, and Tyson Granger from Beyblade.), nor the ones I thought up for Ayesha,I finally got all dressed in my large green sweater, black skinnies, and a size too big black converse that I stole from Que (yuuup, I was THAT dedicated to my costume. I could’ve just worn my grey boots or black flats- but NO, I HAAAD to wear black converse. Big ones, at that.), and went as Number 3 from the Kids Next Door!

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It worked that I had straight, dark hair. And I’m short, so passing off as a kid has never been a true challenge. And I act like number three too, so that works ^_^

The best part was that I could burst into song- THIS song!

Rainbow monkeys, Rainbow monkeys, oh so very round and suuuper chunky!
Bringing loove wherever they go. Everyone’s made of a biig rainboooow!
Oh, red and orange, and pink and bluue,
Rainbow monkeys, Rainbow monkeys, we love yooou!!

And it would make total sense.

RAINBOW MONKEY!

The coolest thing was when I told Zaid I was Number 3 from KND, and he just had this *mindblown* expression on his face, scanned me, then went “you are!!”. But it wasn’t my outfit he was talking about, he meant that I AM Number 3. “you ARE Number 3!!”

It was fab.

Then there was this total #Beelive moment where I found out that apparently Alya went as Number 3 as well last year on Cartoon Day =D I had no idea, and I didn’t even discuss with her my costume for the day! So perfect, my beelive buddy =3

There was also some other really awesome costumes. Zaid just became “cartoony” and not a cartoon character. He wore a Daffy Duck T-shirt (one I wish was mine >.> ), jeans, SHORTS on top of the jeans, a blue strippy TIE, and a hoodie. He looked retarded and utterly hilarious.

Shayan’s costume was utterly amazing too. He wore a suit, and when asked da hell he was, he would play a song on his phone, unbutton his shirt, and flash the superman tee he was wearing underneath it. It was pretty coolio.

But not nearly as coolio as the conversation/argument/debate-ish we were having at the end of Computers.

Which was basically debating upon who was cooler- Shayan as Superman, or me as Number 3. And who had the cooler song (really, what kind of question is that? Rainbow Monkeys FTW!)

He went on how he could fly to and back from the Sun.
Pshaw, I’ve been flying since I was four! And bro, I AM the sun.
He kind of stopped there. I didn’t even get to say that without me, the sun, he wouldn’t even HAVE any super powers =(

This other dude, in Physics, Rana, thought I was the Green Lantern =O Cuz I was wearing this ring that looked like his, with a silver band, and a green gem. (Aka my Mist Guardian Yamamoto ring. Well, I named it such today, when I tried on Alya’s legit Guardian Yamamoto ring, and it matched the color of the stone in that one perfectly.) It was just SO awesome and totally made my day. I’ve been saying that I am the Green Lantern since I was in third grade. And now someone thought I actually was, even though I was dressed as something totally different. But still- it’s a part of me, and it was recognized, so I feel awesome.

Green is a huuuge contributor to me. It’s  a part of me, it simply is, for so many reasons. Ireland, Green Lantern, the Mint Chutney, Number 3 now maybe?, Shamlocks, clovers, and sooo much more =3

But still, it was fun today ^_^

Lyla went as OceanBird, Mandark/Suzan’s mom from Dexter’s Laboratory. Ammar went as TJ from Recess. I’m so glad I didn’t go as Spanelli after that =P But I didn’t see Ammar wear the hat at ALL, so I felt pretty ripped off =Y

Alya went all out and wore her Batman tights, but that’s all that was cartoony about her outfit =/

Amal stole Alya’s comic hoodie.

Tomorrow’s the day we wear white. And I don’t own anything white except for this one shirt that’s got this rainbow spider web on it, which kind of defeats the purpose of the day being themed white…I’d totally wear that, but it’s packed away in my Summer stuff, so I don’t think I’ll be able to get it out…Then the only other thing is my special special sequin snowflake sweater, but it’s too sacred to wear just cuz of the white theme. So I’m still figuring out what to do for that.

There’s also a Pajama Day, and that is the day I go yelling “Eh, Pajama party, is it?!” to everyone, and hoping beyond hope that someone gets that I’m quoting Mad Eye Moody.

Well, that’s all, I guess. Now to actually out a small theory that I firmly believe in. And all theories/philosophies deserve their own posts. It’s only natural that they be given such importance.

So now I poof.

nope.

HA HA, I deciiiieeeved you!

-The Mint Chutney
Desi to the extreme

*poof*