The Oscars - 大学的电影晚会

Hi!

Since we’re being such goodie-goodies and we’re studying very hard for our exams right now, we don’t have time to take any pictures for our blog. But, fortunately we still have some pictures, which were too lazy to upload before, so now that laziness pays off (love it when that happens)! These pictures were taken at the Sinology Oscars. Every year the students who are in their second year of sinology have to make a Chinese movie. Afterwards the school organizes a kind of ‘Sinology Oscars’ where the movies are shown and everybody has to vote. There are ambassadors and people from the Chinese radio and everything. It’s really fun! Last year we won all the prizes, yay for us! You can check out our speech HERE and watch our movie HERE (or with Dutch subtitles HERE). If you want to watch the two of us cursing at each other in Chinese, skip to the scene which starts at 15:22. And we sing a song in the end, haha! If you don’t speak Chinese, nor Dutch, just watch the trailers below!

We had such a good time shooting that movie, if we’d have less homework we’d make another one! This year our dear Friend Laura and her friends had to make a movie and they also won a prize, yay for them!

Here are some pictures of us at this year’s oscars. As usual, Jade couldn’t help herself from dancing acting a little silly. Check out the pretty orchid in her hair though, it’s cute! We also had some group pictures taken. ^^

Jade Elvi Tall and tiny orchid hairJade tall and tiny Tall and tiny Tall and tiny KU Leuven Sinologie filmavond

Last year, we also had a picture taken for our movie, check it out! (Photographer: Wim Knapen)

上海谋杀 KU Leuven sinologie

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Motivational Music

Hi!!

We started studying for our Chinese exams today and it’s so much work and it’s so hard and aaaaah– Time for motivational music! I’d like to share some of my favorites with you all!

xx, Jadiewady

And then finishing the list, become enlightened by this one:


List of awesome Part two (Tall)

Hey you!

After Jade’s list of awesome I can’t stay behind and I want to make my own list of awesome!! So here it is: The list with 35 reasons that describes why the last three years have been great for me!

1. I found a studio on the first day I went to leuven to search a place to live!

00 . leuvenhuis

2. my friends helped me pack my stuff before moving to Belgium

1. moving - xin 1. moving - qinchao 3. boxes

3. enjoying the first snow in the beautiful historic centre of Leuven 4. snow2 4. snow14. going to the first christmas market in my life

kerstmarkt5. going to the pizza hut for diner while making art at the same time

tekening pizza hut6. almost missed the train because we HAD to order a McFlurry first

mcflurry7. The first cake Lai-Yan made us.

5. cake LY8. the first time we went to the chinese movie evening at our school. A year later we made our own Chinese movie!

7. film19. Going to the prom / ball / whatever of our faculty. It wasn’t that interesting, but the best part is always dressing up!

ball10. Photoshopping ourselves as Charlie’s Angels

charlie11. eating al sorts of food, marrocain food, thai food, fries, cake we love it all!!

marrokaans friet hot chocolate12. enjoying the sunshine in the park (and then totally forgot about the chocolate cake we brought…)

zon cakepark

13. the time Laura made us cupcakes which accidentally matched our outfits!

cupcakes14. when we’re bored, we make braids!

hair braids vlechten tripple braid jade braid

15. I made James Wong’s chicken soup to make me feel better!

james wong soup16. I tried a doggy biscuit, I just wanted to know what it tasted like, it ain’t that bad!

koekje17. The time we threw a surpise knitting party for Cecile at my place

knitting party18. the time I put red food colouring on all sorts of food at Laura’s B-day party.

chips19. the time Jade secretly put my name down on a list to attend the visit of Liu Yandong. I didn’t want to go, because we had to prepare an ancient Chinese poem. But after all, we did have fun!

china20. all those times we worked in the library, most of the time boring, but luckily the building is beautiful and we always went together! bieb1 bieb221. the time I had to leave my studio, but moved to another place where I could start redecorating again (that’s always the best part about moving)

lijstjes22. All the times me and Lara danced in my room while playing the Spice Girls really loud

spice girls23. The time I slipped out of class and played piano instead

piano24. The time when my Dutch friends came to Belgium to celebrate Sinterklaas & Christmas

sinterklaas25. the time we did our nails in the McDonalds

mcdonalds26. the drawing I made for a school assignment.

tekening27. The day I started running

running

28. the time we made our own Chinese movie

04 11 0729. The time that Sofie finally convinced me to celebrate Carnaval with her. I dressed up like Cleopatra

6. carnaval30. playing with Jade’s dogs.

maltie31. Recording our first music video clip. We brought a lot of stuff and decorated the piano. (We still have to upload the video..) jade qipao clip32. The time when my Belgium friends came to Holland

holland

33. the day I dyed my hair pink

elvi kinki

34. studying during summer holiday in France, not such a great experience, but it’s better to study there than study at home!

france

35. studying at night in the garden

buitenWell that was a nice overview of the last 3 years! Next year will be so different, I’m going to move to Antwerp and Jade will stay in Leuven. I’m really looking forward to it, although I’m going to miss the ‘normal school life’ with the four of us having lessons together!  Hopefully there still will be enough Tall & tiny stuff =)

Kisses,
Elvi


Tall and tiny LIVE!

Hello to all!

Here are some videos of us playing live, we hope you enjoy them! Two of the songs are new ones, and hopefully we can record them decently and upload them soon! Love, TNT


The library

Hello everyone!

Check out today’s outfits, do you like them? Jade borrowed Elvi’s nail polish and she loves it because it has the same color as actual jade. Pretty, right? Also, the skirt she is wearing is the same red skirt she wears all the time, turned inside out. Isn’t it great when you can use one piece of clothing in different ways? Elvi’s sneakers are also special because she dyed them herself with paint. Now they have this really deep purple color. Beautiful! Unfortunately, Jade was feeling a little sick today and at the spot where we take our pictures it’s always really cold! So in the first picture below you can see her shivering and waiting for Elvi. Kind of cute, no?

We went to the library for school today. It’s really a lot of work, finding something in those ‘full of tiny Chinese characters’ books. But, eventually, we managed to finish our assignments so we’re very happy! We actually have a beautiful library. It’s really old and is full of beautiful statues and stuff. We take such things for granted because it’s stuff you get used to so quickly, but it’s really really beautiful!

xx

Jadie and Elvi

ps: Jade’s boyfriend’s 8 year old little sister had her nails done by a friend and they were so pretty! Jade took a picture of them. Scroll all the way down to check it out!


Festivities

Hi everyone!

Yesterday one of our friends turned 20 and we went to her birthday party. It was really fun! Before going to the party we let our friend Lai Yan braid our hair (she’s so darn good at it!). Then, at the party, we played some games together which was a lot of fun. We played a game called ‘werewolves’ where someone secretly gets picked as the werewolf and kills someone (this is obviously all fictitious), and then everyone has to have a discussion about who in the group could have been the werewolf. Tall and tiny weren’t playing as a team, because we kept blaming each other! It’s a compliment really, we just consider each other good actresses. However, in the end, we were both innocent! Silly.. Jade also baked a pie which was delicious! Mmm chocolatey goodness!

We also recorded a happy birthday message for the birthday girl in between two classes. In Chinese, it’s: “祝你生日快乐” which you pronounce as “Zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè” You see, no matter how different cultures are, almost everyone knows this song. ; )

Last but not least, we had a ‘knitting get together’ with our friends a while ago and forgot to mention it and post pictures! It was actually a surprise birthday party for another friend of ours (a lot of birthdays nowadays!). We cooked dinner together, ate cake pops (yum), ate cake (there was a lot of food, you see) and knitted together. It was super cozy! We added the pictures from that day below as well. ; )
Love, Tall and tiny

ps: a new song is in the making and we have a special guest in this one! xx

 

 

Lai-Yan braiding Laura’s hair (notice the small step!)

3 different braids!

4 very special braids from the back (Tall pretends to be tiny as well..)

On our way to the party

walking walking walking

the beautiful chocolate / raspberry cake made by Jade!

Another party with hot chocolate and cakepops!

cooking diner for the party people (vegetarian pasta with loads of cheese!)

cooking with 2 is so much more fun!

everyone’s busy preparing a great meal

Time for presents!

The one and only knitting man

Knitting masterclass by Jade

see you at our next knitting party!


The Chinese map – 中国地图

Hi everyone!

We both felt a little off yesterday, so Elvi rested at home a little and Jade wore her boyfriend’s sweater (so comfortable..). We also had to make an assignment for school and dear god it was hard! We had to look up this tiny Chinese character in an ancient Chinese atlas. Finding it was so difficult!!

The weekend is almost there, so we’re very happy : )

XX

Tall and tiny

PS: remember we said we’d (try to) translate to Chinese sometimes? Well we did!

大家好!

昨天我们俩有一点儿不舒服,所以艾霏在家里休息,而小玉穿了她的男朋友的毛衣(那么舒服⋯⋯)
我们很不舒服,但是还得做功课。我的天,那么难!我们在一本很古老的地图找到了一个非常小的汉字。真的很难找得到!

周末快要到了,所以我们很高兴 : )

XX

Tall and tiny