EVENTS,  OUTFITS

Ecochella 2013

If you haven’t gotten enough of me already…

Rooftop self portrait. Composited photo. Outfit of the Day: Forever 21 yellow sleeveless top, Urban Outfitters printed tights, Top Shoes brown boots, Zara navy plaid wool skirt, black rimmed hipster glasses.Here you go.

Rooftop self portrait. Composited photo. Outfit of the Day: Forever 21 yellow sleeveless top, Urban Outfitters printed tights, Top Shoes brown boots, Zara navy plaid wool skirt, black rimmed hipster glasses.

Rooftop self portrait. Composited photo. Outfit of the Day: Forever 21 yellow sleeveless top, Urban Outfitters printed tights, Top Shoes brown boots, Zara navy plaid wool skirt, black rimmed hipster glasses.

Rooftop self portrait. Composited photo. Outfit of the Day: Forever 21 yellow sleeveless top, Urban Outfitters printed tights, Top Shoes brown boots, Zara navy plaid wool skirt, black rimmed hipster glasses.F21 top // Zara skirt // UO tights // Top Shoes boots // The Little Fox The Runaways necklace

My Zara skirt had actually shrunk quite a bit after it was subjected to the washer and dryer, because I’m lazy and don’t bother to hand wash my clothes. This meant that the inner lining became longer than the outer wool. Two years later, I finally took out the sewing kit to do a mass sewing repair for all of my clothes and this was one of them; I lifted the hem of the inner lining so that the skirt looks more presentable. Finally!

I went to this year’s Ecochella with Lilli and Nam. It was the first that either of us had heard of the event, and we wanted to see what it was all about. It was great to have Lilli along, who guided us through the convoluted pathways of the dorms to reach the entrance where Ecochella was held. UCLA is a huge place. OTL

Sign for Ecochella at UCLA.

Bike-powered concert stage and lights at Ecochella in UCLA.

Bike-powered concert stage and lights at Ecochella in UCLA.Bike-powered lights and stage for the concert.

Bike-powered illustration badge in Ecochella at UCLA.We got these cute Ecochella badges!

Chocolate-coated coffee and nuts in Ecochella at UCLA.There was a free sampling of chocolate-coated coffee and nuts at another booth.

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Spin-the-wheel game to guess which item falls into the trash, recyclables, or compost category at Ecochella in UCLA.We chanced by another booth that had a spin-the-wheel quiz game. We had to decide whether the item that we landed on the wheel was to be placed in the trash, recyclables, or compost category. Lilli and Nam went first, but they answered wrong for their items and got a complimentary pen. Prior to my turn, I had been studying the helpful guide on the bins in front of that booth, and so got my answer right (used plastic utensils belong to compost), which won me the small scale model recycle bin! And to think that I never knew what compost was until earlier that week.

Lilli and her UCLA Living Green on the Hill pen/ torchlight and recycling bin plastic scale model at Ecochella in UCLA.I gave my prize to Lilli, who’d earlier expressed her desire for it. Look at how happy she was!

Clothing Swap booth at Ecochella in UCLA.

Ren and two ping pong balls won at Ecochella in UCLA.Me making googly eyes with ping pong balls won from another random spin-the-wheel booth.

Nam, Lilli and Ren with souvenirs and prizes at Ecochella in UCLA.Nam, Lilli and I with our loot.

We later went to Jose Bernstein’s for some Mexican:

Tacos at Jose Bernstein's at Westwood Village.My tacos! It’s really yummy. Mexican isn’t the top of my list of favourite foods, but somehow the tacos here seriously make me reconsider my personal food ranking. And it’s cheap too.

Quesadilla at Jose Bernstein's at Westwood Village.Nam had Quesadilla. She’s vegetarian, so she substituted meat out.

Fries at Jose Bernstein's at Westwood Village.Nam also got everyone fries!

Animated gif stop motion opening the lid of a recycle bin plastic scale toy.Lilli opening the lid of the recycling bin.

Red Velvet Pizookie from BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse.For dessert, we headed next door to BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse for a Pizookie. That’s the lovechild of a pizza and a cookie, apparently. Nam got a Red Velvet Pizookie and I had the pleasure of helping her finish it. It’s pretty expensive for such a small dessert, but well worth trying!

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