Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bye Upper West Side

Yup... Two years has flown by and due to various reasons, I'm headed back to the South Side.
It sucks because I kinda like my neighborhood, but hopefully it will be a good thing. I will be able to sort things out, help my fam, and maybe even volunteer at my high school since I will be closer there. I want to do a little something different in my old neighborhood while I am back there again.

When I move back out again... I don't quite know where I want to move to. I think I'd stay in the city still.

Though the transportation in Chicago is better than some, it still eats up quite a bit of time especially heading to and from the north and south sides.
Oh wells. Maybe I should have learned how to drive a bit sooner due to the distance I will be traveling in my city! In due time......... right?

Debating on taking up another semester or so of school... But unless its online or night classes, I may not be able to.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Northwestern IL Trip! : EEG Study

EEG: Electroencephalography
A recording of the electrical currents from the scalp.

I went down to Evanston to Northwestern University to participate in a study about brain waves with an EEG! The trek there was long, but the campus? BEAUTIFUL! So many trees. I bet its pretty lovely during the summer time!


I made my way up to the room for testing. It was a bit of a mistake coming in with foundation on seeing as most of it got wiped off for the wires to be stuck to my face! I imagined that this is what a car or robot must feel like with getting the wires attached. 

Getting the hook up with Laura! ahahha
Laura and Larry helped fit me with a cap, gel and also wires to get my brain waves measured as I read 500 sentences during several hours. Yes.... 500 sentences. I kept dozing off and had to get wakened up a few times during the study.

Here is a pic of my waves as I read sentences and marked which ones were correct or incorrect.

Even got blankets and tea! True VIP status right here! ahahahah!

Almost at the finish line! Geez!

Scientific Study Selfie!
I have to wait about a week or two for the results though.

Until next time!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Final Fantasy Jerk Offs: Wakka

Wakka - Blitz ball
One of the most recognizable characters of the Playstation 2 installment, Wakka is a Blitzball player of the Besaid Aurochs. With his orange hair and bright clothes, he reflects the sunny, sandy atmosphere of the Besaid Islands. He is one of Yuna’s guardians and the coach of the Aurochs, a team who can’t seem to score a goal and is ok with just doing their best. When he happens upon Tidus and his signature move, Wakka is drawn to him instantly and snares Tidus in his grasp.
Rewatching the scenes of Final Fantasy 10 I started to notice something in Wakka’s behavior. Though Tidus needed a place to exist in the land of Spira with his core talent, was Besaid the right place to start off and with Wakka? A man who saw that there was talent in the young estranged Blitzball player? A man who only wanted to use Tidus for his own personal benefit for his failing team?
Now you may say, “How can you say that about Wakka?!” With just reviewing the first part of the game’s cut scenes I noticed that Wakka wants to win a tournament and tries to make it seem that it is ok for Tidus to refuse to help out a team. How can Tidus say no to playing his favorite game and what he lives for in life? Tidus has no choice but to say yes, entrapping himself in Wakka’s plans.
To further reiterate my point:
1. Wakka upsets Lulu by choosing to have Tidus tag along with their group. She had loved Wakka’s brother, Chappu, who looked similar to Tidus and had died years before.
2. Wakka even salted Lulu’s wound by giving Tidus Chappu’s sword, the Brotherhood Sword.
3. Wakka also does nothing when Yuna has been in the temple for too long. He stands by and watches as Tidus makes his way through the temple to save the summoner.
What do you think? Is Wakka a jerk for nabbing Tidus for his plans or not?
I would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hi Hi!

Man, convention season is right around the corner! I have a few ideas for cosplays, but it totally depends on if I can even get the materials for them or not. =________=);

My roommate is fixing up his friends cosplays, and I'm just sitting back like (oh... okies.... I guess I'll just imagine a cosplay out of thin air or something...)

But, I may do a more kosher cosplay of a Mortal Kombat Character though. There are quite a few I have wanted to cosplay as for a looooooooooooooooooong time.... and being a perfectionist..... welp.... doesn't help so much!

But, I did cosplay as Vespa from Sailor Moon way back when when I was in College though for a little project. I hope I didn't upset the girl who was making it though because I wanted her project to turn out super well! .... oh wells.

But, I hope that the next time I will be ready to take on the character again!

This is one of the MK characters I wanted to cosplay as!

Its a bit of an... ahem... revealing outfit, but there are always ways around that! ^w^;
I am thinking up something for sure.... Because I really want to get into that cosplay groove every once in a while. 

Other than that....

I treated myself to a delicious salad and pink guava coconut water! Yippu! It (the salad....duh) was green and lively!! With some fruit and almonds. My teacher wanted me to be a vegan/vegetarian about a year or so, but I will have to slowly find alternative ways of getting my fave snacks in too! I do love my ice cream and what not from time to time!! Maybe the core of my diet will be veggies and just lil extras of meat or fish from time to time. 

Does anyone else have a prob with keeping up with meal making and not wasting fresh veggies due to working etc? (>____<);;;;;