I have been holidaying back home for 3 months already, and I have exactly 30 days left in Malaysia. Then I'll be back there again for 9 months! I'll be spending the winter holidays there, since it is too short for me to travel across the globe, twice.
I know I never talk about my life there much, I didn't even blog at all when I was there. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook was enough for me to document my life there. But right now I am regretting, cause I really want to read about it! I probably was over whelmed and also settling down, and I probably forgot my fcuking password (again).
So 4 months of living there I want to sum up of what I think about Pennsylvania and the people there. LOL. I never really been out of Erie, mostly I was there, a week in Miami, 2 days in Pittsburg and a few airports across the country.
My life there probably consist of
1. walking to class in the snow.
Erie is by the lake. This lake is so huge it looks like an ocean. Due to the strategic location, when it snows, it really snows and the temperature drops very low. My friends told me last winter it was snowing exceptionally little, and it was particularly warm. My explanation for it was it's 2012.
Okay anyway, when it snows it's so bad that I cannot walk with my head up cause snow gets into my eye and I can't see shit. Sometimes the snow is really hard and it's like tiny rocks hitting my face. Sometimes it's like bird shit, slush snow. Sometimes it is really powdery and fine, that is the best. Like God is sifting flour onto Earth.
When the snow is thick enough, people like to sledge down sloped with stolen trays from the cafeteria.
I did that only once though. Sooo cold. My jeans get soaked afterwards when the snow melts. My socks too.
2. Going to Walmart.
Walmart is open 24/7, and there's 2 of them near me. Before I met Chris I usually visit the ghetto one, because that's the only Walmart the bus brings us to. Then I had Chris and he was nice enough to fetch me places, then I get to go to the non ghetto one. Yayy.
Going to Walmart to buy groceries and food is one of the best entertainment. & it is fun to buy things that are usually expensive in Malaysia for a cheaper price, & there's a lot of cool delicious looking stuff on sale. Like all kinds of microwavable food! &Haagen Daaz is so cheap.
Then we started to go to Wegman's, superior supermarket to Walmart. It's like, Cold Storage and Giant here in Malaysia. Normally I get fresh fruits from Wegman's. & Sometimes when I'm cooking at Chris's apartment we will go shop at Wegman's first. & sometimes I go shopping at Wegman's with Jane, browsing through every aisle taking us forever, but I have a lot of fun. :D
...and so much more. Especially bagels. My diet there made me gain a lot of weight when I came back. I really don't want to go back there and become fat again. =.=
4. Being my room.
& drinking tea. Doing laundry, folding them, hanging them. Sometimes I look forward to those nights when my roommate goes home. Then I get some private time.
I do homework in my room too, don't really go to the library cause it's freezing outside and I don't want to go out!
I Skype my family there too, spend hours talking to them. Oh and I whatsapp my friends here from my room most of the time, talkbox my dear Queennie there too. Camwhore in my room sometimes. Stare at the snow outside and cranking up the heater in my room.
This is the view from my room when it snows. Isn't it romantic??
That's the name of the dorm I'm staying in. Those icicles are deadly.
5. Spend weekends with my friends!
I love weekends. ;)
6. Admiring greenness.
Spring time then came, it was still chilly, but it's getting much greener everyday. Season changing is so amazing.
That's basically my life there. All that plus Chris. (:
I enjoy it there, I have time to study and play. I like the weather also (sometimes), even though it is physically uncomfortable, but it's a beautiful sight.
& I learn a lot of things, like doing my own chores and cleaning after myself. I learnt to look after other people too.
Communicating with my friends and family back in Malaysia wasn't hard, there was Whatsapp and Talkbox and Skype. But it really made me wish I was with them, when my plane touched Malaysian earth and the captain said, 'Too all Malaysians, welcome home". I almost cried. hahah.
Okay this post took me forever. At least I kind of summed up States for the first time, I won't feel my blog is incomplete anymore. :P