Hello peeps! Welcome to my second blog post ever. I know it has been more than a month since my last post but yes, busy YuPing is lazy. oops! So, as promised, here are pictures of my room when I first arrived and now!
I actually wanted to let you all see a picture of my roommate’s bed but then i forgot to edit the photo and put it into sequence so i think i’ll put it in another post when I do a post of her. :-p
Here I would like to give some credits to my Billy (the extremely cute little dog on the bed). He has always made me feel warm at night. He is small but he accompanied me all the way from Kuala Lumpur and I hand-carried him on flight. :-)
Well, this time i included parts of my roommate’s openet (It is not exactly a closet so is it a openet? Forgive my lame jokes… my ex-roomie would understand it perfectly. Hah!) Well, not only my clothes increased, my roommate’s one increased too because the weather is getting cold and a girl’s clothes shall never decrease. Agree girls? Hehe.
Making it room sweet room
When i first came here, the thought of decorating my room has never occurred to me. Firstly, I have never ever decorated my room. Secondly, I have never done any such thing throughout my last 4 years in college and has never seen anyone do so.
Then when I opened my room door on the night of August 14th, 2011 I was so amazed at the pictures of the Eiffel tower, Audrey Hepburn and the Golden Gate bridge skyline. On top of that, I saw a Mizzou pillow, Mizzou flag (its a triangular flag), mini Truman together with very matching pink and black faux fur pillows and comforter sets. Not to mention, there was also a fur carpet. I also managed to see the guys room and oh my goodness… It was everything Mizzou from the blanket to the decorations on the wall, pillowcase, name it and you have it! Of course, there were guys that put up posters as well but you will not enter a room not seeing a Mizzou thing.
So, there was a poster sale on the third week of classes and I got my posters! And i purposely choose those that I am able to bring back Malaysia. Hehe. (I mean in terms of texture and size) During the poster sale, I was lost in deciding what to buy again and in the end, i choose the posters according to my liking and theme.
Before coming to US, I purposely printed some pictures and brought them. Not all are up there but its mostly of my friends and family. Malaysian UGRADers, can you see the Taiping tree??? I attend yoga and pilates classes and they are called TigerX classes. They have other types of classes such as knockout, pump, tabata, zumba, hip-hop, cycling etc. 7 days a week in 3 different studios in the recreation centre which is just 5 minutes away from my room and the classes repeat from Mon-Fri. Awesome right? Then ‘HOURS’ is the dining hall opening hours. We have 7 dining halls and i get 17 meals/week. So far i only used 75 meals for this semester and I’m growing fat. Sigh~
This is the sad view when I put up the blinds during the day. One thing seniors told me, Mizzou has been doing construction and renovations every year. So its a common sight. Rich huh? And I think they are expanding the hospital. Yeah, I stay near the Student Health Centre and Hospital…
Interesting fact time! The homecoming tradition of high schools and colleges in the United States started in Mizzou! Believe it or not… I didn’t believe it at first too. Haha! To those Malaysians who would like to know what it homecoming, it is the first home football game after the away games. To make it clearer, let’s say the first week of semester, the Missouri Tigers play Ohio Miami here in Mizzou – we are the host. Then they leave to play Oklahoma and Kansas state in Oklahome and Kansas respectively. Next Saturday (Oct 15th) they will play Iowa State in Mizzou and this is the homecoming game. Understand? It basically means we are welcoming home our football team after being away.
According to history, this celebration of homecoming started right here in the University of Missouri exactly 100 years ago and ever since then the tradition spread all over the states and even high schools have homecoming celebrations. It is always during the fall semester (Oct) and this weekend was my roommate’s high school’s homecoming and Missouri Science & Tech Rolla’s homecoming. So what will happen during homecoming? Well I heard there will be a float parade, parties and things described in one word called ‘celebrations’. I’ll update you all on this when I attend the homecoming game next weekend.
I’ll also try to make a post focusing on all the 3 cities i have visited recently – Jefferson City, Kansas City and St Louis.
Bye and have a great week!
By: Yu Ping (UGRAD 2011-2012)