And I Did It…

As promised I am keeping all of you updated about what happened last week when I bought those edible insects with my co-workers.


And I did it…!

Shocking I know! Entomophobia is something that I have had since I was little.

Here is what happened. I had an evening class of advertising design (where graphic design and photography majors get a chance to work together for this quarter). My partner and I were lucky to sign up to receive feedback on our coursework during the first hour. After getting feedback from our professors, we decided to go to Global Village Market to purchase A LOT, I mean A LOT of chocolate bar candies for our project. I almost forgot about the deal with Ian and Jeff and of course bought those candies for them, and George, the supervisor who just happened to show up at  the right time.

Of course, George, Jeff and Ian have been trying to get me to eat these insects even though they knew of the fear that I had! The more they tried to persuade me, the more I got annoyed, haha until I finally decided to go ahead and eat them because they wouldn’t give up! But I have to thank my partner for eating them with me even though we just met and got to know each other for a week or so!

And those edible insects candies weren’t too bad! Basically it tasted like chocolates or potato chips! And yes, I would recommend you guys to try it out for ONCE in your lifetime!

I guess that is one of the most memorable things I’ve ever done with those awesome people before I graduate this May! And yes a check from the bucket list 😀

About Aileen

Name: Aileen (Ally) Wu

Major: Graphic Design

Hometown: Flushing, N.Y.

Why I chose RIT: RIT provides outstanding access services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and also has a great graphic design program that I wanted to pursue.

Clubs/Activities: Asian Deaf Club (collaborated events with Global Union, Asian Culture Society, Chinese Student Scholar Association, Deaf International Student Association and Pi Delta Psi), NTID Student Congress, and cashier/stocker at  The Market at RIT’s Global Village.

Hobbies/Interests: Designing/sketching, reading design inspiration blogs, hanging out with friends and working. Anything to keep me busy!

What I like best about RIT: I love the diversity here, and that I can interact with people from both the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and hearing worlds. I get the best of both worlds.

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Grimm,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Cold Case” and “CSI.”

Fun fact about me: I’m a 24-year cancer survivor!

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