Cream of the Crop as Shown by Google

I have faith that the readers of UBC blogs like mine are the cream of the crop of the student population here at this lovely university (slight sarcasm intended). As to how you guys got here, some were via Twitter, Facebook, my email signature, and a plethora of places filled shameless self-promotion; while others found it through search engines like Google. I’m quite happy that I come up first when I search “Phoebe Yu”, but what keywords did other people search to get to this blog? Some had mindnumbing questions, others were just curious. I will try my best to appease such curiosities. Much thanks to Google Analytics for stat tracking.

Bring on the keywords!

480 ubc runs on weekends
No, it doesn’t. You’ll have to take the 98 B-Line and then the 25/41/49/99 bus.

phoebe yu birthday
I’m flattered you’re trying to find someone’s birthday on Google, wait, on Google, seriously?!

chinese girls ubc commerce
Umm… *gulp*. There are a lot of us here… but we’re not sure if we want YOU here…

at ubc we like them yong [sic]
-Disturbed- (this is actually a line from a Sauder Frosh cheer, haha you’ll see)

mean things to do to someone to get them back

  1. Tell them to Google stupid things
  2. Get that featured on a blog

Oh wait, you just did that. Cream of the crop indeed.

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New Job at the Chapman Learning Commons

On Saturday I had a full day of training and orientation in preparation for my new job as a Chapman Learning Commons (CLC) assistant. As I probably mentioned before, I refer to the CLC as my mini Hogwarts and it’s my absolute favourite student space on campus. During our tour of all the restricted no-student-allowed lounges and offices on Saturday, I learned a funny anecdote where a student came up to a staff here and asked, “Where’s the Harry Potter room?” The befuddled staff eventually realized that the student was referring to the portrait-filled Ridington Room on the 3rd floor of Irving K. Barber. Gorgeous, isn’t it? (Here’s another shot of the back of IKBLC in the snow)

Irving K. Barber Chapman Learning Commons

So I’ll be behind that counter on most afternoons, shrouded in a heavenly glow 😀 [edit] Ah, Mimi just mentioned that I neglected to mention more details about my job! So in addition to taking care of patrons who come with inquiries to the info booth, I attend workshops and work on several “programming” projects, ie. usually technology-oriented student-led initiatives like LEAP. See the Meebo chat on the right side of the LEAP website? The CLC Assistants also provide live help while on the job. There are so much more to it and I’m of course still exploring all the possibilities. COME SAY HI.

On a sidenote: 72 days until the release of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I’M EXCITED! MIDNIGHT RELEASE, WHOOO.


Dinnertime conversation at the Yu household.

Me: Hey Dad, did you know if you Google “Phoebe Yu” my blog will come up on the first page?
Dad: *puts down chopsticks* *walks over to computer and Googles* *stares in disbelief*

Dad: So do you have like a blog online where you keep your innermost thoughts?!
Me: uh… NO?!!! *shifty eyes*

Mum: How about you put some Chinese on one of your blogs and we can blog about UBC together!!

Family, can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. Also, Phoebe wishes everyone good luck on their exam revision (yes, REVISION, like what Hermione says in Harry Potter… )