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WattsUp? For December

1. Let’s face it, everyone has a cover of Christmas music these days. But there’s always one that’s worse than the other. What strikes your mind as an old jingle that makes you bash your head onto a wall? 

TJ Hiew, 3rd Year Law: Can’t really think of one to be honest.

Wing Lam Kar, 3rd Year Law: Probably “Xmas? WTH it is? Delicious? (クリスマス?なにそれ?美味しいの?)” from Japan. Search for it on YouTube and you will understand.

James R., 3rd Year Computer Science: I don’t know about bad ones but “Santa Baby” is an absolute TUNE that should be played at every union all year round.

Christopher J Lin, 3rd Year Law: Santa Baby”. There are a few things that can have me on my knees begging for mercy and this is one of those things. Unless of course, my girlfriend was singing it, and I don’t have a girlfriend so… #foreveralone #singleandreadytomingle

Manon J., 2nd Year Art and English Literature: Definitely “Santa Baby” it’s so cringe-y!

2. Is Frozen a movie for Christmas or just one that has to do with snow? Is this really a movie you should whip out during the holidays? 

 

TJ Hiew, 3rd Year Law: I. Can. Just. Watch. It. Anytime. Trust. Me.

James R., 3rd Year Computer Science: It’s a movie that I feel is best deployed as a punishment – like coal in a stocking.

Christoper J Lin, 3rd Year Law: My 8 year old niece finds Frozen boring, so by that rule, our family doesn’t play Frozen during Christmas. But then again, if I say that to the people here, I might find myself in a precarious situation.

Manon J., 2nd Year Art and English Literature: Nah Elf all the way! Don’t get me wrong the music is great in the film but feel it’s been given way too much hype. It’s not like Lion King just let it go.

Wing Lam Kar, 3rd Year Law: Frozen is more of snow, Home Alone is for Christmas.

3. If you were a snowman, what would your face be made of? 

TJ Hiew, 3rd Year Law: Like Olaf’s. Especially that carrot!

James R., 3rd Year Computer Science: Snow.

Christopher J Lin, 3rd Year Law: A lot of chocolate. Despite being a snowman, I can’t be bothered to have healthy stuff like carrots and celery stuck on my face.

Manon J., 2nd Year Art and English Literature: Hrm tough one maybe traditional buttons and a big old carrot.

Wing Lam Kar, 3rd Year Law: I hope it will be snow that is not yellow.

4. Part 2 of Mockingjay is out but it has been caught that still, Jennifer Lawrence does not hold a crossbow properly. If you were her instructor, what would you say to the actress? 

James R., 3rd Year Computer Science: Hold it properly, you idiot.

Christopher J Lin, 3rd Year Law: Wonder how she lived that long. Maybe because she’s kinda hot… that’s a legitimate reason.

Manon J., 2nd Year Art and English Literature: Great film very tough not to cry at some if the scenes. I didn’t actually notice to be honest in the film but maybe they did this to try and get certain angles for the film.

Wing Lam Kar, 3rd Year Law: Girl, learn from Daryl, having you ever watch Walking Dead?

5. If you could fit a fully decorated Christmas tree into any place on campus where would it be? 

TJ Hiew, 3rd Year Law: The main quad at the centre of campus. Either that, or Foxhill House. No, London Road Campus….oh, man!

Christopher J Lin, 3rd Year Law: The Law School. God knows how much good a Christmas tree could do there.

Manon J., 2nd Year Art and English Literature: Main campus, somewhere that everyone can appreciate it 😊

Wing Lam Kar, 3rd Year Law: The Union.

6. We’ve got to Gingerbread, Toffee Nut and Eggnog lattes at Starbucks. What weird concoction do you think Starbucks should think of next for Christmas? 

TJ Hiew, 3rd Year Law: Snow White, Bauble Bubbles, Nut-cracking Nutcracker.

James R., 3rd Year Computer Science: Snow Latte made with real snow scooped off the street.

Christopher J Lin, 3rd Year Law: How about we try mixing them ALL??

Manon J., 2nd Year Art and English Literature: Candy canes? Don’t know how they’d manage it but could be interesting or one that smells like Christmas

Wing Lam Kar, 3rd Year Law: Turkey and Christmas pudding, maybe sprout.

7. If you could hibernate in the winter, what foods you eat to pass the time? 

TJ Hiew, 3rd Year Law: Combat rations?

James R., 3rd Year Computer Science: I always get loads of chocolate oranges at Christmas so I’d probably chow down on them.

Christopher J Lin, 3rd Year Law: Do as the Japanese do as imbibe as much KFC as possible (It’s true, Japanese people have KFC as a Christmas meal! I’m not lying!)

And that’s the best Christmas tradition EVER.

Wing Lam Kar, 3rd Year Law: Stacks of Pizzas, Maltesers, créme brulee, Mars, Fruit Pastilles…basically anything with high calories I guess.
Manon J., 2nd Year Art and English Literature: Spag bol made by my mum.

8. Students from hot countries take lots of photos of snow when they come to the UK but then realize it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be. When you see the first show of awe in the air, would you tell them it gets worse or better? 

TJ Hiew, 3rd Year Law: I have no idea, but I always hope it gets better.

James R., 3rd Year Computer Science: I’d tell them to call Mr. Plow, that’s the name, that name again is Mr. Plow.

Christopher J Lin, 3rd Year Law: Feels like these students paid all the expensive tuition fees to come here, just to take some snow pictures for Instagram?

Well, if you destroy that little bit of optimism they have for the future snowfalls then you’ve kinda destroyed the purpose of being here.

Manon J., 2nd Year Art and English Literature: Think it’s always interesting to see people’s reactions. I love it when it snows and the fact it doesn’t happen as much makes us enjoy it more when it does happen.

Wing Lam Kar, 3rd Year Law: I will tell them to buy waterproof boots with grip…but I am one of those from hot countries lol.

8. If Santa’s workshop was in London, what would the elves’ catch phrase be? 

TJ Hiew, 3rd Year Law: “Right, mate. Let’s get these sorted.”

James R., 3rd Year Computer Science: Shine ya shoes guvnah.

Christopher J Lin, 3rd Year Law: I imagine a protest in central London, with a few thousand dwarfish men, going “WHAT DO WE WANT?” “MINIMUM WAGE” “WHEN DO WE WANT IT?” “NOW”.

Manon J., 2nd Year Art and English Literature: Really haha I’m just picturing Boris Johnson as Father Christmas going “hello”.

9. In cold places, it is common to find a yellow spot in the snow. What would you draw/write in the snow with such an admirable bodily liquid? 

TJ Hiew, 3rd Year Law: Do you want to build a snowman?

James R., 3rd Year Computer Science: I’d try to write a small essay but I’d inevitably run out before the end of the second paragraph.

Manon J., 2nd Year Art and English Literature: Whey lads lads! Try something cool but probably a smiley face.

Wing Lam Kar, 3rd Year Law: Why would you even touch that?!

Christopher J Lin, 3rd Year Law: I would write… HOLD UP IT”S A BODILY LIQUID? OH HELL NAW I AM NOT TOUCHING THAT

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