Today was a special day for three reasons.
- I had my first ever 3-hour-long chemistry lab. It was incredibly confusing, and I made a whole bunch of silly mistakes.
- I finally met my fellow Blog Squad bloggers. They are a cool bunch 🙂 We had breakfast together and it was lovely.
- AND I DROVE TO SCHOOL!
Yes, it was exciting. For the past two weeks, I’ve been taking public transit to and from school. There’s a reason for that! And it’s not because I’m scared of driving. Although I do get a a little nervous on the big streets…
No, the reason why I don’t drive to school usually is because there is no cheap parking left after 8:30am. I kid you not. The $6 flat-rate parking lots were 2/3 filled up by 7:45am this morning. I think it’s kind of insane.
So if you have classes after 9am (like me) you really have no chance of getting those coveted parking spots.
But there’s a bonus for you 8am class-takers!
Anyways, even though parking’s expensive, I like driving to UBC. It definitely takes less time than taking transit, even if you consider all the traffic lights you skip when you’re on the skytrain. You can blast music and not bother other people. You can bring as much stuff to school as you like. And there’s something nice about taking in the city view(sort of. Some parts are nice, some parts are meh), as opposed to staring at the broken zipper of someone else’s backpack whilst desperately clinging on to the bus rails.
Example: did anyone else taking the 99 bus notice the CVC (Chinese Varsity Club) picket signs along University Boulevard? The bright yellow paint, the dancing bananas, the boards that said “OPPA GANGNAM STYLE”? Yeah, me neither.
But would I recommend driving to all commuters? No. It really is too expensive to do all the time, especially since you’re already paying for the U-Pass. And if you don’t have an 8am class, it’s close to impossible to get (relatively) cheap parking. So I’m just going to keep taking the bus to school and getting excited every time I have to go to school early. 😀