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

 

Mall Shopping Spree with Rubab: Vlogging Adventure

Remember how when Rubab first landed in America a few weeks ago in the middle of Ramadan, she invited me out to an outlet mall in the city to go shopping? Well, we decided that wasn’t enough time for us to hang out, so I invited her over to my place so I could drive her out to the mall nearby today.

After a looot of negotiating, we finally set up our plan to meet up at the mall and to hang out there until we were ready to come back to my place. (I was hoping to get some pokemon go catching in there too, but I didn’t manage to 😦 )

Sooo I drove out the van there and we met up. We did loads of shopping in H&M, Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, and visited some others like Forever 21, and Books a Million too.

Rubab didn’t do that much shopping, because she thought she wouldn’t wear cool stuff like dresses in Pakistan much -___- boring. She did most of her shopping for gifts for other people. And speaking of gifts for people back home, she had promised she would vlog us hanging out at the mall, so that’s exactly what we did. And I have to say, it was really fun! I got the footage from her once she’d left, and it was really fun to watch us goofing off on camera xD The only problem of listening to yourself recorded is having to hear your own voice, ew. But anyways, I realized I totally had enough confidence to vlog in public and it was a really enjoyable thing to do~ I’m glad I tried it out.

Besides that, the family at home needed the van to go to a BBQ, so I dragged Rubab home and we chilled out here, recording a haul video and also experimenting with some buys such as my eyeshadow palette and Rubab’s hair doughnut. Mid make up tutorial however, Rubab’s ride showed up and we had to say bye. Again. Ugh, good byes stiiiiink. I just really hope I get to fly back soon to visit. I miss my friends ❤

-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. 

Ze End to a Swagtastic Year

2013. Nearly over. Course I had to post something about that. All the swag, YOLOs, and pathetic ‘gangsters’  we must say good bye (and good riddance) to. If we’re lucky.

Cuz we should totally Ring out the old, and Ring in the new!

^[and that is a reference to Lord Alfred Tennyson’s canto, Ring out, from his poem In Memoriam (I believe?). ]

That actually goes very much against what I believe, but it’s a reference I just HAD to make. And I’ll explain that later, but first, a bit more on the year of 2013.

Thank God that draws an end to that terrible year. And yet, despite the overview of so many terrible things that happened this year, all the deaths (of both the famous and those who luckily weren’t), the twerking, the fashion trends, and flops to music, unnecessary movie sequals, disappointing books, and many many more, the year wasn’t that bad for me.

I mean, I’ve grown! At the end of this year, I’ve grown to a different person, and in my opinion a better one, that the one I was at either the start of this year, or the end of the one before that (2012). I’ve managed a few things that I thought I never could before- yesh, I have indeed become faster at reading =3

I’ve read more books, although not nearly as many as I’d have liked to (ugh, I’m still very much behind on my reading…). I’ve become friends with more and different types of people at school and otherwise. And hey- now I can actually wave around an eyeliner without potentially maiming myself! So yeah, progress ^_^

I’ve had FUN. And that’s what I think counts at the end of the year ^_^ And you shouldn’t be summarizing everything that you hate about yourself or want to change or just want gone at the end of the year- because, let us face it, that’s exactly what you do when you write down those stupid new years resolutions. I think it’s silly, the thought that “yeah, I’m all pumped to change myself! To become a better person, with a better, healthier lifestyle! The new year starts in, oh 48 minutes, and I will do all that then! New year’s wooo!” You should focus on what great times you’ve had this year. Not diagnose the personality or social or any other type of problem that you have with yourself and just decide to change that.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s greaat to want to improve yourself, your lifestyle, and get rid of annoying/bad habits. But why is the New Year’s the time where you get motivated to do so? Is the thought of starting off with a clean slate at the beginning of a new year just so appealing? Well, it should be and can be. But, honestly? You don’t get a clean slate. You only try to suppress all wrong you’ve done in the world and all things you aren’t proud of doing/regret, and just pretend that with a new start, you’ll turn over a new leaf.

That ain’t gonna work. Because you lose that motivation in just a few weeks, maybe months. And you shouldn’t. But you do, because that illusion of having a clean slate is gone. You don’t have a clean slate, and you’re reminded of that by still doing things you don’t like about yourself- small things maybe, but they are there. And that’s where it all goes downhill. You don’t try, or you forget, or you just damn give up. 

Sure, there’s the other factor of peer pressure too. How everyone want’s to improve themselves,  so you decide, what the heck, to do it too. But then again, you lack motivation and plop, end up exactly where you were.

Ok, maybe there are a few people who stick it out, who make some sort of progress even if they don’t reach their goals. But I still think it’s a waste to do it at new years.

I personally find that life-changing goals or super-set-in-stone-rules one sets for themselves or decides to accomplish work out best whenever you’ve made up your mind to do so, be it in the middle of the year or not. I think that it’s actually much more effective any other time of year.

After all, how many people do you see join the gym in January? Triple the current population of the Earth, correct. But at the end of September, how many- no, forget September, how many at the end of APRIL will be from the initial that joined in January? Hardly any. Maybe one or two. Four if your lucky. Maybe six if two of them were lads just after some abs to woe women with. But really, peoples’ moral just disappears, no it would be more apt to say it wavers, and then wanes. Soon, it disappears, and one day they either question why they are in fact still bothering, or why they started to do so in the first place and convince themselves with ‘logic’ out of it.

“huff, huff…why..am I lifting such heavy…weights..? pant, pant…I don’t want to be buff…I’m not even that fat…and..huff…guys wouldn’t want a chick with big huge muscles…ew…pant…I’ll just…run…like, jog..every..pant, pant…morning, before school/work/whatever…I’ll do yoga…yeah, that should be enough….huff..Ok, I’m done ^_^ And feeling great =D ”

Aaand pew, that resolution flies out the window =/ In the end, a bunch of us have given up on our resolutions, and just tell ourselves we’ll definitely do it ‘next’ year. Hah. We never do nor will =(

I know I have. I had a goal I set for myself last year, as a new years resolution ( I make up a few every now and then when I feel like it. I don’t believe in the idea of coming up with self-improvements as the end of a year comes and the start of another one beckons. ), to lose weight. A typical girly teenager resolution. See, I’ve got some unproportionally large thighs. I’m not fat, I’m not chubby, but my thighs make me self-conscious. So I don’t feel comfortable in a few short-ish hoodies and skinnies. But that’s why I had this vague idea that I would loose weight in time for this winter so that I wouldn’t be self conscious. Buuut, I gave up =P I got tired of exercsizing in the summer, and I started eating my normal levels of junk food, which isn’t very normal nor should ever be recommended to anyone =/ I can literally have (and have, at that) pure honey out of a bowl with a spoon. So sugar? I live off it and love it~!

(Coolioness- I have lost weight this year even though I gave up on that ^_^ And I don’t care too much about my thighs anymore. So the self consciousness is muuuch less now =) like,I think I lost maybe 3 kg? Or 2 and a half? )

Aaaaaah, this is tooo long to explain there are just about 16 minutes til New Years left now! So more on this explanation later I guess =P Oh and I still have to post the second part to that weird dream…hm, will do, will do. But not today, tomorrow ^_^ Meh, it’s new years, gimme a break =D

And even if I’m against the resolutions, I’m so up for the partying xD But not AT 12 am. Usually afterwards =D Explanations laterrr~!

So with that, I wish y’all a HAPPY NEW YEAR~!!!

Make it full of fun, happiness, and hope! May it be a thousand times more exciting and unexpected than the last! =D

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Ze