Category Archives: Pre-UBC

22 days ’til school

and my feelings about it in a nutshell:

Internet Savvy: Tumblr + UBC

As an (sort of, kind of) avid blogger, I’m very familiar with Tumblr, which is part blogging platform, part social media platform, and generally pretty awesome. Thus, I have compiled a list of UBC and Tumblr things! Huffah for everybody!

What We Should Call UBC

Hands down, this is the funniest inspired-by-UBC blog out there. It’s a reaction gif blog that speaks for basically every UBC student. It really encapsulates all your feelings about everything that happens on campus! And the student behind the blog is like, one of the biggest mysteries on campus. Ah-nah-nee-mussss.

Life as a UBC Student

This Tumblr blog is run by Anna, a third-year biology major. She’s really, really good with giving academic advice, especially about enrolling in sciences. Also, she’s super duper nice!

The #UBC tag

It’s a bit hit-and-miss, but generally you can find a lot of other Tumblr users getting geared up about going to UBC this time of year. Excitement and feelings and things, yaaaaaay.

Happy tumbling!



Imagine Day 2012

So obviously, I’m excited for Imagine day.  I can’t wait to run around UBC’s beautiful campus with people I’ve just met (and will hopefully be friends with in the future).  I especially look forward to the end of the day rally, when ALL the freshmen gather around in the stadium.  Imagine 7000+ students, each bellowing out our respective faculty pride!  In case you’re wondering, the kids frolicking in bright green (hello, bright green nail polish) will be the kinesiology students (on a side note, it is now the goal of everyone reading this to know the colours of all the faculties).

To be honest, though, I’m a little nervous about meeting people tomorrow.  How are you supposed to greet people you casually “met” online?  Formally introduce yourself, or act as if you’ve been buddies all along?  Awkward handshake and small talk?  And what if you forget someone’s name? There’s a whole lot of social pitfalls that could be out there tomorrow, and I’m doubtful about my ability to successfully navigate them all.  But no matter what happens, tomorrow will make for a good story 🙂

See you all tomorrow!

PS. Weather forecast? Sunny!

Touching on Vanier vs. Totem

I went to UBC again today!  This time, I went to visit some friends living in rez.   The rooms in Vanier were alright!  They were a little cramped for my liking, yes, but then again there’s plenty of space around UBC .  I love the entire layout of Place Vanier.  The  grassy area was definitely perfect for today’s barbeque (and yes, I did buy a burger for $1).  But then  I went to q’elexen house in Totem Park.

Oh. My. Goodness.

It’s unfair, how nice the building is.   My friend lives in a connected single room, and it looks just like a hotel room! In fact, it even smells a little like a freshly serviced hotel room.  There’s so much space, the furniture has more useful features (bulletin board, locked drawer), and the windows are big and clear.  Oh, and did I mention the shared bathroom? My friend is a lucky boy, indeed.

But a major downside of living in Totem Park is that it’s so far away from, well, the centre of everything.  For me, it takes 10 minutes to walk from Totem to Vanier, and even longer to get up to the Main Mall.  Bah!  In my opinion, Place Vanier gets one up on Totem Park, because location, location, location.

Still, I’m a little jealous of everyone living on campus. I’m not excited for  early morning commutes. At all.

Hey look!

I went to Brock Hall this morning to pay my tuition fees, and I picked up a free AMS agenda! It looks pretty neat; there are lists of clubs and services at UBC, as well as spaces to write your daily schedule.  It’ll be dead useful once school starts and things begin to get hectic.  Also, there’s coupons for on-campus food stops! Yay! I suggest that everyone goes to pick one up.

To those of you who will be living in residence: Happy moving-in! 🙂