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FASA & Friends Karaoke Night

On 4/11, a Saturday night, the FASA community gathered with their friends at Triple A for a fun night of karaoke. With 40+ people and 50+ songs, we filled the house with singing, chatting, and laughter from 9:00 PM all the way until 12:30… Not to mention all the fun with Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros! Check some pictures below:

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Finally, a big shout out to Victor Goh, one of the co-chairs of ExCo, for providing the karaoke equipment. Book your own karaoke event at https://www.facebook.com/WesKaraoke

Thanks for coming and we hope to see you again soon!

FASA Class of 2018 Freshman Features #2

Second Freshman Features brought to you by SAC!

Shizua Hatori — Japan

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  • Where is your favorite place to do schoolwork?

On my bed because after a few minutes I live in my dream.

  • What is your plan for this last half of spring semester that can only be done during this period?

I am planning to wear three pairs of cute sandals that I got during spring break. It has not happened yet.

  • Biggest culture shock?

Everyone eats a peach without peeling its skin.

  • What is your favorite class so far?

GOVT157 — you get three countries for papers. You also learn three major theories in class and you talk about each country from one of the three theories.

  • How crazy is your sleep schedule?

Tuesday – Thursday : 5-6hours of sleep. Usually go to bed past 2am and wake up at 8.
Friday :10 hours.
Saturday :10 hours. Usually wake up at like 12pm lazy Saturdays!
Sunday: 4-5 hours always struggle with finishing work for class. go to bed at like 3 or 4
Monday: 8 hours. Usually become like a zombie (because of crazy Sunday) and go to bed at 7pm and wake up at 3 am.

 

Justin Liew — Malaysia

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  • Do you have a plan on what classes you are going to take next year?

I plan to take an English class and an Economics class to contribute toward my double major. With my extra slots I’ll pursue my newfound interest in the arts, with a painting/ drawing class, and maybe a singing/ music class. Also perhaps a computer science class since I have zero knowledge about IT.

  • What are your summer plans?

I’ll be flying back to Malaysia! Just working part time for money and going on food trips to get my fill of Malaysian food before returning to burgers, pizzas, and salads. And hanging out with my beloved friends and family.

  • Something that make/made you really happy this semester?

Taking West African Dance and Astronomy! Totally random classes but they’re my favorite classes cause they’re just so friggin’ fun.

  • What is your favorite class so far?

I think I’ve really fallen in love with Drawing, which I took last semester. I’ve never remotely drawn anything before this, and initially I was terrible, but it kinda clicked together midway through the semester, and now I can’t look back. Every week I join the Drawing co-op which is student run and allows anyone to come and draw models for free, and hopefully I get to take more studio art classes in the years to come here.

 

FASA Class of 2018 Freshman Features #1

Hello everyone! Starting this week, this blog will be updating weekly/bi-weekly with posts that feature our current Freeman freshman, the Class of 2018. To introduce these fun and amazing people, we compiled a list of 20 questions total and asked them to select a few of them to answer. We had a lot of fun doing these so we hope you enjoy them as well!

Korkrid (Krid) Akepanidtaworn — Thailand 

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  • Where are you living next year?

I will be living in community service house, where service-minded peers gather and create positive impacts on our Wesleyan and Middletown community. I selected Community service house as my first choice considering my interest in community-serving work and social entrepreneurship (related to social change). And I am really excited to be a part of this loving community. (Please visit my house!)

  • What is your favorite class so far?

FACES-OF-KOREA by Prof. Hyejoo Back, a Korean Wesleyan Professor. She basically introduced Korean culture, giving us opportunities to feel “Korean.” There was the time when she took us out to the Korean restaurant off-campus, and we learned about Korean food as well as table etiquette. It was really memorable!

  • What is your favorite food at Wes?

Mongolian Grill at Usdan from Monday to Friday will bring you back to your Asian-like taste. I always find myself getting it before going to my afternoon classes, which to some extent boosts up my energy for studying!

  • Say a few things to future potential freeman scholars!

College life is short. Live to the fullest! Learn hard, and play hard.

 

Ji Yoon (Hailee) Park — South Korea

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  • Do you have a plan on what classes you are going to take next year?

I’m pretty much set on double majoring in chemistry and neuroscience, so I am planning to take molecular biology, neurobiology, neurobiology of neurological diseases, organic chemistry lab, elementary German, and Ballet I!

  • What do you do when you miss home?

Back in home, I rarely watched Korean TV shows, but now that I am here, I happened to watch Korean dramas and TV shows whenever I miss home.

  • What are some things that you would totally recommend bringing from home to Wes?

Middletown is a lot more “country” than I expected..so it’s not that easy to get around without a car, especially when you need to shop clothes/skin care products/buy Korean snacks/etc. You can get by using internet shopping, but I find them to be a bit expensive, and the delivery takes forever! So I’d recommend to bring stuff that you necessarily won’t be able to get in general stores (e.g. RiteAid, Price Chopper, etc.). Also, don’t bring in a lot of summer clothes because winter lasts for at least 5 months in New England! Bring the thickest jacket you have to brace yourself for the New England winter.

  • What is your favorite class so far?

I really enjoyed “Language in Poetry” last semester, which was a freshman seminar because there was a lot of interaction among students and the professor, and also I got to approach poetry in a way that I have never experienced before! I am also getting to enjoy more of “Organic Chemistry II” that I’m taking this semester, because the problem solving aspect of synthetic and retrosynthetic analysis are so fun.

 

And that will be it for this week. Thank you for reading and see you next week!

FASA Late Night 2.0

On March 1st, 2015, we organized the FASA Late Night 2.0 to raise money for the Freeman-Driscoll scholarship fund. The event was held in front of Science Library at Exley Science Center. Fortunately, because of the newly-added furniture in the lobby, our customers had more comfortable places to enjoy the food and fuel their night. We served Indomie, dumplings, honey soy chicken, Thai iced tea, and hot chocolate. We managed to raise $419 that night, thanks to all Wesleyan community who participated and bought food from us! Check out the pictures of the event below!

 

 

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Spring 2015 Election and Potluck

New semester, new ExCo members! The Freeman Asian Scholarship Association organized Spring 2015 election on January 30th at Allbritton Penthouse. The event started with the election itself, and after that Gina Driscoll gave an update on the upcoming FASA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.16354645140_5eec83727d_z

16541113662_f3cdd5b697_zHere is the new Executive Committees Spring 2015:

Co-Chairs                               : Mikaela Helene O Reyes and Victor Jin Chieh Goh

Secretary                                : Shingo Umehara

Financial Affairs Committee : Carlo Medina and Eki Ramadhan

Social Affairs Committee      : Vivian Liu and Aqila Putri

Public and Alumni Relations Committee : Hans Ming How and Nguyen Viet Anh Tuan

Unlike the Fall 2014 election and potluck, this potluck’s theme seemed to be desserts: banana bread, apple crisp, tofu cake, donuts, fruits—we came home high on sugar and spirit! Many of us stayed until pretty late to catch up with our friends after the Winter Break. It feels good to be back to Wesleyan!

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