Category Archives: (Truly) Random Musings

Rain, Midterms, Delly Desserts, and a Ton of Unread Readings

Once the clocks go back one hour marking the end of Daylight Savings, that’s really when the last trace of any summer/nice weather/good vibes weather goes away. The rain seems murderous and non-stop, and it constantly reminds me of all the work that I have yet to do.


Yeah, countless weekends have now passed, Thanksgiving has passed (it was wonderful), Halloween’s passed, and that extra hour has also passed and throughout this whole time I seem to be having some difficulty getting any work or pre-readings done.

I do, however, seem to have no problem grabbing Nanaimo bars and Triple Chocolate Brownies (my goodness. They are truly un-real. WOW. Chocolate heaven.) half-price at the Delly on Fridays, enjoying excellent coffee at coffee shops in Downtown (haha that’s so hipster, even though I’m totally not), and grabbing tons and tons of food from all walks of life in Vancouver. So just generally my life is filled with eating, drinking coffee for fun (I don’t run on caffeine), and staring in dismay at the rain outside. Meanwhile, my Psychology, Linguistics and Latin books gather dust as they sit a lonely life on my desk, never to be read until the night before a midterm.

Just kidding. But seriously.

I wonder how some people manage to get their game on and knock out a few good hours of studying. Meanwhile, I’m taking breaks after every section in my reading (Hey. Short attention span.)

I have a long week ahead as I finish the remainder of my midterms and look forward to a couple more assignments as the term winds down. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? We have almost four more weeks to finals! GAAAAAAAH. WHERE DID THE TIME GO.

So this post had absolutely no direction, but at this point I’ve accepted that I’ve gone truly insane. Haha. Let’s end this with some awesome food pictures that I’ve taken the past couple weeks.



Can you believe how delicious this beef noodle looks? Wowww. SO. GOOD.




And this coffee from Blenz. I’m more of a Starbucks person normally, but this was out of this world.


/end post/

Midterms already?


The past month has FLEW by and it’s unbelievable how fast time flies. This term so far I’ve found myself juggling my time between full-time school MWF and part-time work on TThSa and homework in all the spare gaps in between. (No idea how I’ve been doing it, seriously.) I’ve had very little free time (and hence I even forgot about the Blog Squad social on Monday…! I’m sorry Marshall, Houston, Samantha and all the wonderful people over there! Seriously!!). I think I’ve officially gone cray cray.

AAAAAAAND as we speak midterm results are flying in from last week and more coming up this week. I can’t believe how fast midterms are coming up – pointing in particular direction at my lack of reading anything course-related at all this term. My brain has been going into panic mode (WHY CAN’T YOU READ ANY FASTER BRAIN WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF PAGES TO GO) <-- that was my hyperactive brain and it KNOWS we're slow. And if one thing's for sure, I'm probably going to OD on caffeine pretty soon from all of it I took in the past few weeks. Or I'm going to miss my stop again (Side note: to anyone who has ever waken me up when the 43 arrived at UBC - I appreciate it. I really do. Seriously. It's truly embarrassing but I appreciate itttttt!!!) So we go back to studying. On the positive side, Reading Week's coming up! And the OLYMPICS! GAH! (Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Moguls Qualifications tomorrow!! 6am local time!! YES GO CANADA!) After the onslaught of the two remaining midterms this week for me, of course. I'm sorry if I have freaked anyone out with this blog post. I appreciate you staying and reading! Cheers! Side note, shout out to the girl in the SUB who pointed out my laptop sign - you're awesome 🙂 Thanks for reading the blogs of UBC Blog Squad! /end post/

Welcome to My Humble Abode!

Hello everyone! My name is Thomas Chan (but I also go by Tom, Tom Tom, Tommy, T-Chan, T, John and more recently, Black Box [long story]…) and I am one of the new members of the Blog Squad! I’d just like to welcome you to my little place on the Internet and at UBC.

I am from Vancouver and am currently in my first year at UBC in the Faculty of Arts (reppin’ the purple!) and I’m so very excited at everything that I’ve seen and experienced so far. The campus is beautiful (and populated) and I delight in taking transit every morning and every afternoon (well, maybe not the afternoon, it’s a little annoying in the afternoon). The 43, 84 and 99 are my very very best friends (metaphorically speaking).

Through this blog I’m really excited to share with you my experiences at this beautiful institution of higher learning. A more detailed (or less detailed, depending on how you look at it) description of me can be found under “About Me”.

You can also follow me on my Twitter and Instagram accounts, both @TheTChan. I post some pretty random things!

Anyways, please do enjoy my blog and stay a while if you like what you see! Cheers!