Monday, March 23, 2009

big shoulders

So, spring break is finally over.

Tomorrow, the sacred boilermaker campus will be swarmed by proud insomniac Neil Armstrong and Brian Lamb wannabes yet again. With the sun shining gloriously after a long hiatus, and the basketball team advancing to the sweet 16 , there’s a lot to look forward to, other than the classes with Korean instructors.

Anyways, it was a well spent-low-productivity-level break. We learned playing mahjong Hong Kong style, played poker, had barbecue, watched basketball games and movies, went to Chicago, played soccer and football, and most importantly, we slept well.


Ok, let’s talk about the impromptu Windy City trip. First of all, Chicago is a very cool big city; the air feels cleaner and the traffic is really not that bad compared to NYC or KL. And if you’re into architecture, you should really go see Chicago (the SEARS tower et al). And what I think I like the most about the city are the cool sculptures all around the city, and the gorgeous parks down the long Lake Michigan shore-line. And just so you know how windy and cold the city is, random local people were talking about how warm and beautiful the day was, when the temperature was at 1 degree centigrade, and the wind was gushing constantly into our faces.


and i've actually upgraded to a point-and-shoot...


And talking about sculptures, at last, I had the chance to see the god bless america sculpture up close. I was excited about the sculpture because I was trapped in a conversation about the American Gothic Painting (which the sculpture was based on) with some guys some time ago, so, yeah, it was cool to see a piece of art and actually knowing something about it.



Btw, I’ve been to Chicago for at least a dozen times before, but being a lousy tourist and all, I haven’t really visited the City of Big Shoulders until recently. And i'm glad i did.


So, if you’re planning to go to the Second City for a visit, you could do the usual tourist stuff like go up the Sears Tower, go visit the Museums and the Aquarium, go to one of the beaches, visit Navy Pier, see the cool stuff in Millennium Park, go to the Planetarium, enjoy the parks, and walk and shop along Michigan Avenue. And if you have some extra cash, go see a theatre or go see the Bulls, or the Bears, or the Cubs or the White Sox play in their respective stadiums. And if you go on St. Patty’s day, you’ll have a chance to see the parade and the river dyed green.


So, yeahh… everyone will miss doing nothing.
The team will play the other Husky this Thursday, and let’s prove Obama wrong.



Wazza, I feel you man… and BTFU!!!!!

11 comments:

ramesses the second said...

sila datang lagi...
next time roger awal2 sikit bro...
boleh duduk lake view loft aku...
lol

daju said...

i figure you must be one of the wannabes too..
haha..j/k..j/k..

memang pg chicago during st patricks ker? i read about the green dye thing on wiki. thought dulu2 je..

nih terasa nk kena pg chicago again ni..

you must have your own bracket kan..hehh..

masche said...

ahaha.. dasar orang pandai menyorok..
next time la kot...
dah la ade adik cun xnk bgtau..
no wonder everyone hates u..
gile kedekut.. blah laa...

firstly, i'm not insomniac, i can sleep 16 hours straight, and i just don't have the capacity or ambition kot... hehh
actually pg the day after, skrg diorg gune dye yg tahan 24 hrs je, b4 ni dye tu boleh tahan seminggu kalau x silap....
san francisco is still the coolest city ever btw.....

hmmm.. silap la pro-big10 sangat, dh spoil sket sbb wiscon dgn illinois dh out....

hmmm... susah ni, ade AJ price dgn hasheem thabeet...

ramesses the second said...

sial.
kena jaga beb bloodline.... lol .. aku taknak anak2 sedara mata sepet.

ROTFLMAO

fair play aite

anis said...

i like the kacang very much

masche said...

cehh..
xboleh mcmtu..
tgk mcmana sparta yg gagah tu pn boleh tumbang akhirnya... sbb dia xkasik org luar kawin dgn org2 diorg...
yg gagah2 pon jadik lemah n hancur akhirnya... ahaha

not fair enough kot tapi... kerbau!!!

some people get very annoyed when someone calls that kacang like thing 'kacang'... i forgot what it's supposed to be called la tapi.. hehh

min said...

gosh, the last time i was in chicago, i wasn't even 3 ft tall yet

and obviously the CLOUD GATE wasn't there yet.. (hehe... i have to admit that i google'd it)

masche said...

errrr... how many inches have you gained since???...

ahaha...

mo said...

damn chicago
BTFU?

masche said...

damn nibong tebal n PB...
ahahahahah

boiler the fu*k UP!!!!!!!!!

Shenandoah bed and breakfast said...

This is a great place to visit and a great destination as well. You can have all the fun, adventure and excitement in all the cheap prices and with the best destination you have ever had in your whole life for sure.