Each Sunday morning, almost without fail, my Facebook and Twitter feeds are flooded with updates about my friends’ weekends. As I view picture of them holding their red Solo Cups, I can’t help but wonder if they had given any thought ass to who might see this photo before they uploaded it.
“So where is your hometown?”
This is the most common question people ask me. While it sounds like a simple question for most people, my response can be lengthy. Even though I was born in Indonesia, I’ve always seen Singapore as my home. The 16 years spent growing up in the red dot island (aside from travelling to 15 other countries and more than 50 cities) somehow turned me into a third culture kid. This is probably why I’m always quick in adapting to the local culture.
Two hundred and twenty six. That’s how many times I started up “Fire Emblem: Awakening” before I beat it. Two hundred and twenty six different times, with an average play time of 10 minutes before I hit the power button and started over again. Across the 40 and a half hour adventure, that’s a lot of resetting. The game now sits at third place (only behind the Mii Plaza and the Notifications menu) among my most frequently opened 3DS titles.
Special Event: Don’t be late for this very important date on Sunday: Talulah’s Fancy and Friends Gift Shop will hold its third annual Mad Hatter Tea Party in the Rabbit Room (where else?) of the Lower Mill (61 N. Main St., Honeoye Falls). There will be a tea and brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a gallery with work by local artists will be open until 4 p.m. For more information, visit talulahsfancy.com or call 734-5683.
Special event: Bake It or Cleave It joins forces with Interstellar Love Craft for the sumptuous Sweets for your Sweets Sale, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Thread (654 South Ave.), which is usually closed on Mondays. Bake It or Cleave It will offer four flavors of cotton candy (cinnamon, champagne, vanilla and mint chocolate chip) and six varieties of French macarons (dark chocolate raspberry ganache, dark chocolate espresso, maple bacon, grapefruit marmalade, fleur de sel caramel and cinnamon red hot), and Interstellar’s Marisa Krol will debut a new series of jewelry. Each guest has a chance to win free jewelry and treats in a raffle.
MUSIC: Joywave is a study in limitless atmosphere and pop beauty. The Rochester band cranks out epic salvos that skate the razor between electronica and indie rock.
Special Event: How much would you pay for your favorite local baked goods? How much more would you pay if those treats could have an international impact? Indulge for a good cause at the Flour City Dessert Auction, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Smokestack Cowork (429 State St.). Local bakeries will be auctioning homemade desserts, and proceeds will be donated to Love 146, which fights against human trafficking. Tickets are $5 through flourcitydessertauction.wordpress.com and $8 at the door.
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