Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Journey to Chicago

Yesterday(October 20th, 2007), I went to Northwestern University in Chicago for the Raya celebration(EID). All the Malaysian students from Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota gathered together in one of the halls in Northwestern University. It was quite a meaningful experience for me as there were many things happening during our journey to Chicago. My senior rented a car and we went around 11am(Central Time). We went there with 4 cars going together.

These are some views of the Chicago City.

When we almost arrived the hall, we involved in an accident. Everyone is okay but this was the condition of the car...

Another driver, who is a lady, is also okay. Her car was in a good condition but it can't run. When both drivers exchanged information and stuffs like insurance, my senior called the police for some assistance...

The police took for about 15 minutes or more to do the report in his own luxurious car with laptop inside. hehe...

So, after we were all set, my senior drove us to the Northwestern University Hall with the dented car. We were all kinda happy to meet all of our INTEC friends together again.

After talking much with my friends, boasting and comparing our universities,it's finally the time for us to go our own seperate ways. I took few photos around Northwestern University and it's indeed a beautiful university. I will post all the photos around Northwestern University. After we were all done, we went to Lake Michigan to enjoy the sceneries- next next post.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Next destination - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (Mt.Baldy)

So, after everyone's done with shopping, we gathered at the same place where the bus driver dropped us down. I actually bought winter cloths, snow cap, two GAP and GUESS jeans and a GUESS watch. Not many though. On that day, the girls spent a lot of money because they cannot resist spending their money on clothing. Hehe...

Then, we got into the bus and the driver drove us the nearest lake there called "Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (Mt.Baldy)". It is only 10 minutes drive from the factory outlet.

We walked to the lakeshore. It does not look like a lake at all. It's like a BEACH.

This lake really makes me feel like home. looks like Tanjung Batu Beach. LoL...

If you guys notice the photo above, there is an American girl, at the shore, playing with a little kid behind me. Hehe...
After spending too much time taking photos, we decided to go back. This time, we used the sandy way to go back.

The slope was very steep and I tried very hard to climb up and down the small sandy hill. When I got back to the bus, I noticed that this sign was interesting!

...and while we were all waiting for the others, I managed to take photo with the driver. Hehe...

Then, we went back to West Lafayette at 5pm (Central Time) and reach there around 7pm.

Monday, October 8, 2007

The trip to the "Haven of Shopping" - Shop till you drop

Yeah, as what I have said earlier, I would be going to Michigan City which is located at Northern Indiana. We departed from Purdue at 9am (Eastern Time)...

...and arrived at the Factory Outlet at 10am (Central Time). It took about 2 hours to arrive there.

There are a lot of cheap cloths, shoes, pants and etc because it is a factory outlet! When we arrived there, I was told by my senior who was sitting beside me on the bus that there was a nuclear power plant or reactor or whatsoever. I still do not believe that there is a nuclear whatsoever thingie there as it's hazardous.

Do you actually believe that this is the Nuclear power plant or reactor???!!!

Anyway, once the bus stopped, we quickly came down from the bus and everyone of us went to our own way to shop. There are actually 120 shops for us to shop there and I just could not choose where to go. So, I just followed my friends. Below are some of the shops that I went on that day.

While I was walking around, something amazed me...

This is the Foot Massage Machine. Weird, rite? This isn't for kids, okay?

So, after shopping, we all gathered at the same place as we had planned earlier to go to another "wonderful" place in Indiana. I will tell you guys about it in my next post.