Emily Lam

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

I do hope everyone is enjoying their break, regardless if you celebrate the holiday or not. It's good to take a breather sometimes and just relax.

Well, it's been a weekish since I last posted. Hmm . . . what have I been up to? Well, for one I've seen both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and Tangled! I enjoyed both movies very much! I think Tangled might have been the better movie! I know, I'm such a Benedict Arnold.

The midnight experience for Harry Potter was amazing though! And watching Harry Potter with fans is always great. The movie was very much catered toward fans and if you never read the books you would be utterly confused. But the movie did do a good job with the parts it did do. The Boston Common Loews theater was also VERY nice!

The amc theater I watched Tangled in, however, was not pleasant at all. It was small and dingy and not well designed. It also made me realize and appreciate how nice my home theater was. There also wasn't a choice of nonbuttered popcorn. The only reason I went to watch Tangled at that particular amc is because my sisters had free tickets to watch Tangled there. Tangled was such a great movie. The trailer made the movie look very superficial and gave very little insight on what the movie was actually about. Tangled turned out to be very deep, musical, modern, cute, and enjoyable! Overall, a well-crafted movie; Props to Disney. Tangled has also made its way onto my favorite Disney movies list—a list I really should blog about.

Between watching Harry Potter and Tangled, I went to the Boston Symphony Hall to watch the Boston University Symphony Orchestra celebrate violinist Roman Totenberg 100th birthday and to the Boston Public Library to get my library card—it's orange!

Also I've been thinking of . . .

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Almost There"

"Almost There" is a song from The Princess and the Frog, composed by Randy Newman and sung by Anika Noni Rose, the voice actress for Princess Tiana. Here's my favorite verse:
I remember Daddy told me: "fairytales can come true; you gotta make them happen, it all depends on you." So, I work real hard each and every day. Now, things for sure are going my way. Just doing what I do, look out boys, I'm coming through.
I find myself singing along to this song way to often – maybe for inspiration?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Freezing For Inspiration!

Upon leaving office hours, I was determined to organize my final WR 100 essay. I left around 2:20pm and it is now 3:40pm.

I have now sat for over an hour, in my new favorite "study area" – To romanticize it, I will call it Inspiration Zone. I won't tell you where it's located because part of its wonder is its quiet, as Boston can be, and solitude atmosphere. But I will say it's outside and also not too hard to find. I didn't particularly set out to find this place, but I'm glad I found it.

After an hour, I have brainstormed and organized my essay. So sitting in this frigid, Fall, November, Boston weather proved to be way more helpful and cozy than stuffy, warm, Warren Tower.

I think I see a college tour(s?). Well, time for me to head back and start typing my essay. I would type it now but I lack a laptop – I will be sure to bring it next time. Also, the overheated 15th floor sounds nice right now; I am freezing. I wonder if I'll be able to sit here when snow arrives.

- - - - -

Yeah, I wrote the above while I was still outside and now several hours later, I have yet to start my essay. Also, I now realize it's not my final essay, I have a reflection essay after that.

The reason I have yet to start my essay is that I took an adventure with my NooB, Priya. We went to get tea - I forget what kind – at the tea club. We then had a very intellectual and stimulating conversation with the other tea club members. This was my first time going to the tea club and I enjoyed it.

Next, Priya showed me the library. I know I'm a loser, who has never been inside my school library yet. It's not very welcoming so it's not my fault. Okay, it is my fault. Strangely enough, I don't think I will be going back anytime soon.

Oh, did I mention the one cup of the tea I had has the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee! I drink neither coffee or soda so this will be an interesting night!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stolen!

This is such a cute picture of them: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint! I am so excited for part 1 of the last Harry Potter movie! Btw, this is stolen from my friend's blog. You should read her blog, it's filled with insanely cute posts!

I'm ADDICTED to awkward!!!

Today has been a good day - okay, it would be better if I finished my outline for WR 100 but I still have time. Anyways, I went to the goodwill store for the first time! It was so interesting. They had really kooL stuff there, like records and cassettes and VHS tapes. I'm so disappointed in myself for never going into a goodwill store until now. My floormates and I also went into a gaming store and they had ALL sorts of board games! It was equally amazing as the goodwill store.

And finally, I bought Skittles Fizzl'd Fruits, for the second time! 

They are so awkward! Like when you eat them. Weird. And yet, I bought it a second time. I think I'm addicted to awkward things. It's just so awkward on your tongue! The first time I bought them, I shared them with my writing class and this time with my floor. It's just such an awkward taste that I want everyone to experience its awkwardness. My roommate, however, refused to try it. But everyone else tried them and can testify to its awkwardness. As my floormate Kate said "Emily, I never believed something could taste awkward until now." Haha! =]

J. K. Rowling

Oprah Interviews J. K. Rowling

Gosh, I love this woman!

Also, from the internet:
Question: Do you still have the napkins that you wrote the first book on? 
J.K. Rowling responds: I'm giggling...where did you read that? I didn't write on napkins; I wrote in notepads. We really need to squash this myth before people ask to see the used tea bags on which I drafted the first book!
LoL, I need to tell this to Anastasia soon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Somehow,

I ended up on youtube.

And they are streaming the premiere of the seventh Harry Potter Film live! I do not have the self-dicipline to stop myself from watching. So now, instead of doing my Chem Lab, I am watching eagerly for someone to interview J.K. Rowling - btw she looks marvelous. Everyone's british accents are to die for. It's strange to watch a premiere - none of them look comfortable with the rapid flashing of cameras. The three lead look fabulous though. I wonder if Emma Watson has a Calculus Exam tomorrow like I do?

If I could meet any one person, it would be either J.K. Rowling or Angelina Jolie. I have so much respect for J.K. Rowling. She is extraordinary! I always consider writing a fan letter to her. . .

*Sigh* I have to force, more like DRAG, myself to go to class at 2pm. You can expect a lot more Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling post coming soon though!

(Update: It's 1:49pm, J.K. Rowling is speaking, I can be late.)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sometimes. . .

. . .  I feel like I am becoming more of an introvert, with each passing day. But then again, I love interacting with people. It's just such a weird thought: emily an introvert. Like a tingle crawls down my back when the words roll off my tongue, as if the words weren't meant to be said together - Although, I am sure there is an Emily, which is such a common name, that is an introvert somewhere in this world. Hmm. . . I think I'm more of an ambivert. A balance between an extrovert and an introvert. *shrugs* I don't know.

emily an introvert - bleh - so strange. 

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

What A Fine Nice Little Quotation:

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."

I know I wasn't born great so hopefully one of the latter two options happen to me. Hopefully. *Fingers Crossed*

Anyways, guess the origin of this quotation? Click "Read More" for answer! =]

Monday, November 08, 2010

My Mind's A MESS!

So yeah, since I've gotten to University, I've done a lot of things, most of which I would like to blog about but probably will never blog about since I'm not a strong blogger (or for that matter, writer,) and it would take a lot of time to blog it all. (You get a glimpse of some of those things in the last post.) So, I select and choose what I blog. Sometimes, it's the most interesting thing I can think of and sometimes it's just the most easiest and quickest thing to blog about.

Today's topic is movies!!! I've watched a good amount of movies since I've been here, more so than I did at home. So enjoy my movie talk! (I don't critique.)

[SPOILERS ALERT!!]

So let's start off with the first, and so far only, movie I saw at the Fenway Regal Theater with my floor-mates very early on in the semester; I don't even think classes had started. But let me check. *Looks for ticket stub* Oh, bummer, I can't find it. I must have taken it home and put it with my collection of ticket stubs. So the movie I saw was Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Basically, we just wanted to see a movie. I had not even heard of the movie when my floor-mates suggested to see it. But, I did promptly watch the trailer and tagged along and enjoyed the movie. The movie was about a young man, in a rock band, who "falls in love" with a girl with 7(I think that was the number) deadly exes out to get him. The movie was presented like a video game where the term "KO" would appear when he defeated an ex, earn coins and lives and the such. I thought that was unique; it's the first movie I've seen presented that way. It was one of those movies that you throughly enjoyed and like but most likely will not have a itch to see it again but you never know.

Since this is a long post, I will be adding a page break here, so click on to read more! =]

I'm Rather Upset that I'm a Failing Blogger

Why is it that I never blog about the interesting events I run into.

Like my trip to Cambridgeside Galleria yesterday where a police cross-guard directed cars into pedestrians crossing the Street.

Or the T ride back from Galleria where the T was malfunctioning at Lechmere and we had to wait forever for a operating T that was overstuffed with people and a woman threatening to stab someone with her pen and Me almost nearly not making it off the T.

Or about the Smoots the Massachusetts Ave. Bridge is measured in.


Or getting abandoned at Guitar Center and having to make my way back alone.

Or Critical Mass with my RA.

Or my ban from Facebook for a week.

Or the wonderful Boston skyline at night, I see biking back from work.



Or teaching my friend how to ride a bike at Harvard University.

Or my adventures at Harvard Square.

Or our security guards that don't accept passports as IDs.

Or the common room, we decorated for Halloween.


Or going out for dinner to Dick's Last Resorts in our Halloween costumes.

Or my elbow that probably will be bruised from hitting the elevator button.

Or that KooL wall that is completely dry erase.

Or our elevators shelf filled with liquor bottles.


Or my amazing floormates on the W.I.S.E. Floor.

Or the fact that there are two pairs of birthday buddies on my floor.

Or bingo event where there was a long line to get in.

Or the thoughts I think about my directionless life.

Or any of the other interesting things I've experienced.

GRRRR, Why?

Sunday, November 07, 2010

"SOOOOO BRIGHT!" I gasped.

Haha, while I was trying to put convenience points, aka money, on my BU ID, I looked out my window and saw this:


It's an oh so bright sunset. So bright and full of energy. (Yes there is writing on my window, a floormate put it up, it's about Nerd Fighters I believe. You can ignore it.)

After I finished putting convenience points on my BU ID, I look back up and exclaimed with a frown, "Where the brightness go?!"

Here now was my view:


I guess there is still some light, but it was not as bright as earlier.

And now, as I near the end of this blog, I receive only a strip of light, pink and orange:


And soon there will be no light and and the dark night sky will take over. What a wonder the sky is; such an amazing part of this world. I really enjoy watching the sky display her wonderful array of colors. Too bad, I don't do it often enough. I especially enjoy watching the night sky, especially the shining stars that light up my inside and inspire me with pure inspiration.

I will end this post with this simple nursery rhyme:

"Star Light, Star Bright,
First Star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the Wish I wish tonight."