It’s been a lazy Sunday here at HQ (which I’ll probably regret later) and I miss posting some of my photos online so here’s some random shots around my room. Except the first one, obvs.
My parents dragged me to this ice sculpture festival thing and I saw this Hazelton Lanes sculpture there. It’s apparently a shopping centre/neighborhood in Yorkville and I like to imagine how funny it’d be to live there seeing as my name is almost identical to it, give and take a few letters.
Hazel Llanes living in Hazelton Lanes… pffft!
This is a page from a book I got called The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher. I’ll dedicate a separate post for it later, but that right there is how the Queen would supposedly look if she was from Timbuktu.
I told myself that I would do some art during the holidays, so instead of taking photos of what I got for Christmas, I drew them! It’s times like these that I fully embrace being part of a big family. Lots of presents and lots of laughter!
Okay, now I’m starting to sound sappy. But this was seriously one of the best Christmases we’ve had, as far as I remember. No one was being a Scrooge and whining over what they did/didn’t get.
I guess we’re all growing up.
Edit: I caved and took a few photos.
The red, Keep Calm and Carry On book (which is a weekly planner and a hipster essential) is from my dear sister, the photo album underneath from Amanda, the chocolates + $30 Chapters gift card from Beatrice (my Secret Santa), the mittens + $15 green iTunes gift card from my older brother, and the canvas bag under all of those…
…was from my other Secret Santa, Sonali. She painted that Dumbledore quote on there, which is a testament to how awesome and talented she is :’)
When she handed me this, she hinted that there was a second addition to the gift which would come later.
On our third morning in New York, my roomate and I went down to have a quick breakfast—consisting of nutella, cup noodles, & fruit loops cereal—at our other friends’ room. After that, it was off to Queens!
There, we stopped by the Museum of Moving Image. It was still under renovation, so we didn’t see much, but the things we did see were way cool: props, sets, merchandise, wigs, costumes and scripts from old movies and TV shows, ancient video game machines like Pacman and King Kong, old cameras and sound boxes, stuff like that. Only complaint was that it was mostly dark inside and they didn’t allow flash photography, so I didn’t really bother taking shots of everything.
I went to get my first disposable camera developed this weekend and, bar a couple of too-close shots of food, the rest came out way better than I expected they would.
Between my sister and I, there is a total of 5 disposable cameras that still need to be finished and developed, so we decided that we’d paste all of our prints on the door of our room. It’ll be exciting to see how cool our door looks when it’s all covered. :)
The first five shots are from New York and the rest are from over the summer break.
I find that the building looks a little warped on the photo. How strange…
Oh hi, that’s my finger. Simultaneously holding my umbrella while taking a shot was tough!
I miss summer…