Chinese Calligraphy Workshop (Global Cafe). October 4, 2011. The international office organizes “Global Cafe’s” every other week where we get to do some interesting things and get to meet interesting people. My favorite one is definitely this calligraphy workshop because I’ve always wanted to try it out. I originally had calligraphy as one of my subjects until I found out the Arts Campus was four train stations away and it was at 8:30 in the morning. But still, God is good, I at least got to try it out here. And well, I sucked. Honestly. Haha. Veronique (from Beijing) gave and wrote me a Chinese name, which I’m holding up with her above, which means love China. (True that.)
Chinese Dumpling Wrapping Competition. October 26, 2011. One of the activities during the International Festival was a dumpling making competition! We had a Global Cafe before that taught us how to make them (though I missed most of it and only caught up to the eating part). We made awesomely shaped dumplings, as you can see. And, we made choco-banana dumplings. Yes, you read that right. We had mashed bananas and nutella inside those dumplings. What is innovation? Hoho. We sold our dumplings to the judges as “East meets West”. We didn’t win because the other teams had fancy presentation skilzz and the meat probably tasted better, but still, we love each other! Points for teamwork!
I’ve got the moves like Jagger.