Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My 20+ years of Musical Experience

The earliest musical memories were from pre-school. My class learned “Twinkle twinkle little star” and I just loved that song so much. I enjoyed singing that song with my classmates and it served as a way to bond with them. Nothing mattered to me at the time and all I wanted to do was play and sing.

As I grew older in my Elementary School years, I remembered how much I envied band members. I really wanted to play and learn an instrument, but I never got the chance to. However, when I was offered an opportunity to be in the chorus, I was just as excited and eager to learn all about it. It felt like a privilege to be in the chorus because we performed with the band. I recall someone announcing my name every week in the lunchroom along with my friend’s names on a speaker telling us to report to the auditorium for chorus practice. Nothing felt better to me then walking out the lunchroom and everyone starring. That feeling was unforgettable to me and it made me love chorus even more.

During High School, I finally got the chance to take a band class. At first I chose to play the Piccolo because I knew we had to carry the instrument home to practice and I wanted the smallest and lightest instrument. My teacher at the time felt starting with the Flute would be better for me because I was a beginner. In class, we began by learning how to read music and then I slowly eased into play our instruments. It was so much fun and I ended up falling in love with the beautiful sound of a flute. I began to enjoy taking my flute home to practice so I could show my parents the progress I was making. At one point I even wanted to purchase my very own flute, unfortunately, I never did. I’m glad that I at least completed a personal goal of mine by learning how to play an instrument and being a member of a band.

What songs do you remember singing as a kid?

Monday, August 30, 2010

What is a New Yorker?

A Professor of mine asked us on the first day of class, what does it mean to be a New Yorker?
Some said well you need to live here to be one. Other replied you have to live here at least 10 years. Another stated that you have to be born here.
Which is correct?

He told us that there was New York times article that talked about the MTA or the NYC Subway. It can be tough to use a Metrocard especially if you're new to it all or have never seen such a thing. This article says that you know that you're a New Yorker when you can swipe a Metrocard once and be able to enter the Subway...The class giggled amongst each other because we all knew we hated to be backed up waiting for a free turnstile to enter the Subway. My professor said well when I can't enter the Subway with one swipe I feel like I'm not a New Yorker anymore. There needs to be a fine line between who is or isn't a New Yorker but who's to draw this line?

Friday, August 27, 2010

MTA Not Going My Way

I've developed a love hate relationship with the Subway system here. I love the fact that I can travel anywhere without have to drive but now the price of a ride is raised so high people just rather drive. So we want a greener planet with raised Subway prices with everyone going back to driving? I don't think so! Also why do we still use this stupid Metrocard with a magnet strip that's even worst than a credit card?

I've had to send my card in multiple times because 1) The bus would somehow damage the magnetic strip, 2) Somehow the card gets in contact with my credit cards and it wipes the magnetic strip. Why does this happen in this day in age?! Why can't the card just live side by side with my credit cards? Every time this happens I don't just get a new card back but I have to buy another one (spending more money in that month) and mail the messed up one in so they can determine the refund I get on the other card. This is just very inconvenient!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Giant Outlet Man and his son?

Remember back then when I told you guys about the great deal of the USB-Port Man? Well the other day I found his father!! He was a Giant Outlet Man. See the resemblance? I couldn't stop laughing when my dad told me he found the USB man's father haha.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Amazon Prime for Students!

Students, you're in luck!! Amazon is offering a free 1yr "Amazon Prime" for you because we're all so poor! Thank you so much Amazon!!!

I just signed up for it and I hope you would too!

Sephora JCPenny FREE GIFT

Get a free gift at JCPenny's Sephora and you can either get a LORAC mini lip gloss or eye primer. Go get yours!

NYC Metrocard 1

I need to get a Metrocard every month and I draw something new on it everytime. This time I decided to draw a Minion from "Despicable Me" because I love them so much!! They are super cute. I'm still waiting to watch the movie!! :(

I draw the picture on the card with a pencil and then I rub it onto the receipt so I know they are together. I must remind you guys that you should keep the receipt for your Metrocard always because you'll never know if something goes wrong. I had to send my messed up card back to the MTA because the bus's machine screwed up the magnet on the card.

Did you guys see "Despicable Me" yet?
Do you write on your cards?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Zappos VIP for Students

Today students get free VIP sign up at www.zappos.com so go sign up now!! Only two more days left.

Kani Salad FTW!!

I went to have Japanese food with my boyfriend and we had our favorite Kani Salad! I couldn't resist gobbling it all down!! I haven't had this for such a long time and I was craving this soooo badly! I'd love to eat it now just starring at this photo of it haha! Its made of Codfish, Cucumbers, crab meat, and Shrimp eggs. (I might be missing some ingredients. Anyone know how to make this killer salad? Please share!!)
Have you tried this salad before?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Love You MacBook

I got my MacBook back from Apple! It had to be sent in to fix due to camera issues. I also asked for my keyboard and track-pad to be replaced. I was glad the dude Ed from the genius bar helped me and my laptop was fixed and sent back so quickly. I'm proud to be a Mac user :)
I spent this whole week without my laptop. Thank goodness I had my iPhone with me or I'd be so bored! Now my laptop is back with a brand new feel to it, I can't keep my hands off it!

These day's we can't keep ourselves off the computer or our cellphones.
What would you do without your laptop?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Toy Story Alien Paper Craft

I was bored this weekend at home and I decided to do another paper craft. The aliens are so cute! You can make one yourself here. Just follow the instructions and have lots of fun.

Enjoy and show me how your alien!

Auroral Borealis did happen!

Photograph by Ian Diamond via National Geographic

The Aurora Borealis did happen and people saw it in Canada. There are some great pictures over at National Geographic's site. Check them out. The pictures are breath taking!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cheap Back to School Supplies

Look at the Staples Weekly Ad and find some free stuff plus some great deals for your back to school needs.

Flashy Flashlight

Need a new bright flashlight for your keys? Well get it here for 59cents with this code "MLCK400767080972NL1" plus free shipping. Get them while they last!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cry over spilled milk?

These melted foods look so interesting to me. I would love to try this out on the Subways here at NYC. I wonder if anyone would clean it up?

What would you do if you got one of these?

via Gizmodo via Jeremy's Place

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Love them Post-its!

I'd like to inform you guys about a freebie from Post-its. Just fill in your info and wait for your free Post-its to arrive in the mail! I always have them handy by my computer desk so I can grab them when someone calls me or just jot down cool ideas from the web.

I used Post-its all over my house when I went away to vacation. I left my boyfriend notes by my bed, the bathroom mirror, the laptop, TV, and so many more random places. It's fun, exciting and most of all it makes him happy!

DIY Tip: Instead of buying those funky shaped Post-its, you can cut the shapes out yourself. It's a fun project and saves you money!!

Enjoy the free sample and have fun with them!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

USB-Port man for $1.25!!

I use this USB port man at home and its pretty handy for me. Today you can get this for only $1.25 with this code "MLCK400007080470NL1" with free shipping too on the site here!

I colored the eyes and mouth in with a Sharpy because I wanted it to stand out.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Aurora in our very own NYC

Tonight the East Coast of the US are in luck!
Look out your window tonight at 12AM and 1AM and see with your own eyes the spectacular Aurora in the sky.
We're lucky that the Earth's magnetic field saved us from being wiped up entirely.
Read more about it here!

Enjoy and show me some of the pictures if you can!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Woops I didn't mean the drink!!! hahaha

It's just a free magazine offer for Cosmopolitan.
Hope you guys like it :)

Lets Bowl!

I'd like to present to you a free bowing game, this week only at a bowing alley near you!
Go print out this coupon and have a day with your friends and family.
Be sure to check out how to bowl here at Suzie's Rawrs.
Remember to enjoy your free bowling game. :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Free Hand Sanitizer

I'd like to inform you guys that you can get a free hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works! Today is the last day so print this out and go get it!

Ahhhh Bugs, Insects, Spiders!!!

I always have a bug zapper handy nearby when I'm at home because I just don't like bugs, insects, or spiders too much. Ever since I found out that I was allergic to mosquito bites, I'm more cautious at home now. I just hate those pesky mosquitoes!! Every time they bite me, it swells up, and it won't stop growing unless I take medicine. So now, when I go outside I need to make sure I have insect repellent on or else mosquitoes will chase me down.

What are your thoughts on bugs, insects, and spiders?