November 2, 2012
To my surprise, my Halloween-in-China was a blast!
My costume was very last minute. I was a nerd, Chinese version. My entire outfit was just an excuse to wear these ridiculous glasses that I recently purchased. These could only be found in China…polka-dotted with a bow on the side. I bought them as a joke, I promise! But I secretly love them. I was also determined to wear suspenders. It was one of those ideas that I'll sometimes latch onto and then not be able to let go of! After a long, unfruitful search, I purchased 2 belts and used a sewing kit to attach them to my skirt. And no one knew that they were not really suspenders until I told them! That is, until they broke off. I count it as an almost-success.
ACC had a small party for students in the dorm, complete with a pumpkin carving contest. As part of ACC Student Council I helped get the word out and set up. I also made sure to participate in the carving contest! I had forgotten that cleaning out the pumpkin is so time-consuming. When I was younger I would just make my dad do the boring part, and then I got to do the design. We had some games and a best costume-contest, then afterwards students went their separate ways. Some went to Sanlitun, a well-known Beijing foreigner's spot, others went to a local bar down the street, and the smartest ones stayed in and slept (they were actually alert come 8am Thursday morning). But all in all, it was a great night.
Major / Minor: Chinese / Studio Art
Activities: Model UN, Student Assembly
Favorite pastimes: Glen runs (especially in the fall!), Diner B, splurging on way too many Cafe Opus cookies and chai tea lattes and intramural basketball, usually found at the gym or the art studio
Hometown: Prospect, Ky.
High School: Kentucky Country Day High School