3sa came over to LA from her internship at Seattle the week before she, Jac, and Deb were to go back to Singapore in February this year. 3sa came down for a tour of the UCLA campus one day, and we proceeded to take some pretty touristy shots. By we, I mean I was behind the camera a lot feeling like a creeper following and shooting three pretty girls. XD
UCLA is known by its mascot, the brown bear. We were perplexed by the term ‘Bruin’ when we first came as interns here, since it permeates virtually every product that identifies as UCLA. It turns out that ‘bruin’ is an old English word derived from Dutch, taken to mean ‘brown bears‘. There’s even a page dedicated to the origin of its ubiquitous mascot at the official UCLA homepage. It’s somewhat mandatory to take a picture with it- or on it, if you, like quite a number of jokers I’ve seen, are keen on asserting your power over a statue. By the way, we befriended some kids who were visiting LA from Guangzhou for their winter vacation. The girl was so cute!
Another thing that’s synonymous with going to UCLA is Diddy Riese– they’re known for their $0.35 cookies and pretty darn good $1.75 ice cream sandwiches. It’s located in Westwood Village, right south of campus, and you’d always see a long queue for it. The line moves fast though. There’s an array of cookies you get to choose from, though I always go back to getting chocolate chip cookies sandwiching my strawberry cheesecake Dreyer’s ice cream. Om nom nom.