Saturday, February 20, 2016

Natural History Museum

The view from outside. 

It's located after the Red Butte Garden (which is not open at this time). 
You have to hike up a small trail to reach there if you're walking.

Main entrance.

Buy your tickets here.

Price chart.

It's free for all current U of U students! Hooray!

 Amazing tribal display at the entrance.

Collection of precious gems.

More gems!

Amethyst are usually naturally hexagon-shaped. Never knew that.

A stone that intrigued me because it looks so furry!

The pink gem is so pretty! 

More gems!

Shining stones! 会发光的石头!

Shining stones again!

One day archaeologist.

Our ancestors!

Beautiful aztec-like pattern on ancient stuff.

Ancient pottery art.

This is actually rather intricate.

This is surprisingly so cute! Like a modern day cartoon character.

A general view of artifacts.

Rock gets recycled! 原来所谓的海枯石烂是真的!

Stone cycle.

 The evolution of rocks.

Walking through the passage of time.

Say hi to tyranno!

Selfie with the dino.

Woolly mammoth!

All sorts of dead animals.




This might creep out some people.

Artsy wall display.

The sunset today is beautiful.

My loot of the day.

Even though from the pictures it seems like a lot, but I only managed to cover Level 2 exhibits because I went in late. To better plan your trip to the NHM, please refer to the following:

Address:  301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Hours:           Every day 10am-5pm except Wednesday 10am-9pm

I recommend at least 2 hours to go through all the levels.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Edible Campus Garden


Edible Campus Garden is located at the back of Pioneer Hall, which is behind the law building. The snow has melted and I see green! The weather is very nice and cool, but not too chilling.

Me doing composting. Composting is actually a mix of rotten organic products (fruits and vegetables) and brown matter (rye/wheat). You just leave them there, and the temperature will rise. This attracts worms, bugs and decomposers which will break down the compost and convert the material into fertilizer for new plants. We have to turn the pile every week to make sure the temperature isn't too high. Last week, the snow was very heavy and there is no smell, but today the pile just stinks!

The compost bundles. There are 6 of them altogether. 

Emma and Nigel doing sifting. This is a process of sifting the compost to make them into smaller, finer grains so that they can become better fertilizer.

 Me and Nigel doing the sifting as a change of duty.

Even though I wore gloves, somehow my fingers still got real dirty. 

Emma said next week there will be other new activities! Looking forward to it!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Valentine's Day Wishlist & Gift Ideas

As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, you surely want to surprise the woman of your life with a pretty, thoughtful gift. Here are some of the items on my wishlist, from Spring, a NYC based company. The accessories department  features items from more than 800 brands. Here are some ideas below $200 that you might want to check out:

 Cigar Hammered Band Set

ERIKA CLASSIC (Grey Gradient)
💖 Pretty In Pink - Gift Set 💖

'Classic Canterbury' Rose Gold Watch, 40 mm
 Javone Fur Scarf - Mushroom

Monday, February 1, 2016

My First Pair of Nike!

Me, Dani and Gio went shopping today. We went to Dick's Sporting Goods where I got my first pair of Nike sports shoes cos I'm gonna need it to hike Arches National Park during our break in February, which is 2 weeks away. My feet are so small that I got the kids' version, a size 5.5 / 24cm. Gio can't believe they are that small, but it's good for me cos they are slightly cheaper than women's version.
Pretty in purple

Later we went to Super Target, which was supposed to have lots of cheap goods. I saw these two chocolate snacks which I immediately wanted to try, and they were $1.03 each after tax.

UPDATE: Pirouline is really tasty, Whoppers suck!