Category Archives: On Campus

Post-unboxing and posts to come

So I got that tablet I was talking about! Squeeeeeeeee.

Of course, I opened it as soon as I came home, and tried it out as soon as I could. I’m pretty happy with it! It’s a little weird scribbling on the tablet while looking in a different direction, but I’ll get used to it.

I’m still waiting to download the included software (Photoshop, ermagerd), so I don’t have any fancy programs to scribble with. Therefore, my drawings won’t look the same was before, unfortunately 🙁

I ignored punctuation on purpose, I swear.

However, I am now more determined to blog more, with more pictures. Expect to see:

  1. A post about a disaster averted with the help of a friendly UBC staff member, and
  2. A post about what I was even doing at UBC in the first place (y’know, because no school and everything).

My name is Courtney, and I am going to BLOG MORE FREQUENTLY

The Future SUB

Courtesy of the AMS UBCV channel.!

Can’t you just imagine it? Like now, it’s all like

“Yeah just going to the SUB for lunch”

But next year it’ll be like

“Yeah buddy just going to hang out in the SUUUUB” *pull on sunglasses*

We’ll be the coolest school in Western Canada.

How to find places at UBC

So I’m going to a training session at UBC today (more on the session later), and it’s at UBC’s football field.

I’m going to massively (and possibly wrongly) generalize here, but I’d say the average student hasn’t gone out to Thunderbird Stadium (the football field). Part of the reason is that it’s far—too far for me to even know where it is.

Thus, I turned to the internet for help!

UBC has an online service called Wayfinding that makes finding things on campus simpler. There’s a search bar to enter the address/building name, or there are QuickLinks on the right-hand side that contain the more popular places on UBC (and by popular, I mean elusive).

Alternatively, you can just type “wayfinding” and “[the building/location]” into Google to bring up a map of UBC with an arrow pointing to your destination. Easy.

Off to the training session now!

March is Coupon Month

Coupons for the SUB at UBC

I think my much-stereotyped Asian frugality is showing.

I have a bunch of coupons I cut out from the AMS Insiders handbook (back when they were handing them out in September), due to expire in the beginning of April. Of course, I’ve forgotten to use them over the past 6 months, so now I’ll be eating at the SUB more often just to cash them in. They’ll only save me a dollar, but whatever.

On the other hand, can you believe that we’re nearly done first year? It seemed to go by super fast—especially this term. Now I’m busy trying to look for summer jobs to apply for whilst also studying for my last wave of midterms and finals. I’m not doing summer school, so I gotta find something to fill up my time until next semester. Four months, oh my god.

Sushi-bearing unicorns for anyone who has suggestions for the job-hunt! 😀


I have now officially written most of my midterms. Not all, but most. I still have two more coming up next month!

For some reason, this term feels a lot harder than last term. It doesn’t really make sense to me because I’m taking 4 courses instead of 5 courses. Beh.

I’m sitting in the CSI&C right now, and I’m feeling super sleepy and sluggish. I feel like mush.  I wonder if it’s acceptable to take a nap here. The couches are so soft…


I just want summer to come and help me shake off this lethargy.