With only 11 days to go, if my five-posts-in-three-days didn’t tip you off, I’m CRAZY EXCITED FOR SCHOOL!
I had my first Marbelous cookie of the year on Tuesday. Good start. (Side note: if you are new and don’t know what I’m talking about, go to the SUB. Go to Blue Chip Cookies. Buy one. You won’t be sorry, I promise. Well, maybe if you have allergies. But only maybe.)
My roommate Christie arrived today and currently her parents are putting together her loft bed as I type. She seems to have an overwhelming amount of possessions.. I mean, who needs that many shoes?? (Just kidding, Christie, love you :P)
However: yesterday as I was approaching the SUB, I noticed something very out of place. What?
This used to be on the other side of the SUB, right? Hidden behind tree branches by the entrance to the Aquatic Centre? Someone please comment and tell me I’m not crazy.
Oh, another side note: there’s tons of construction on the corner of University and East Mall, but you can still get into the Aquatic Centre through their main doors. Just go around the east side of the SUB or go through the eating area exit doors. (And if you didn’t know, entrance to the Aquatic Centre is free with your UBC student card!)
Are you loving Memorial Road’s new facelift? Because I know I am! Check it out: all the way from East Mall to the Music building is going to have the same tasteful cobbles as Main Mall, plus they’re putting in shrubs and flowers in between the two pathways, as well as the same breath-taking cherry blossom trees you can find on Lower Mall by Place Vanier. Sweet!
Only half is done at the moment, but it’s looking good already.
But wait, there’s more! The section from Main Mall to the Music Building is already finished! Thank goodness – walking around the Fred Lasserre building every day was a major inconvenience, and now I don’t have to walk through a parking lot anymore!
Looking forward to spring when those cherry blossoms are in bloom!
In the months before moving in, you’re dying to see what your new room looks like. I know that feel. So, here’s a picture of a typical first-year dorm room:
This is a single room in Totem Park. Large singles, doubles, and rooms with connecting bathrooms will looks a little different.
Also, I made a video of a tour of my room last year after I moved in for my friends at home to see, so you can check that out as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWFeWKMsKpk.
(Please forgive my terrible vlogging skills in this video, it was my first one.)
The knoll outside the SUB in autumn.
Walking home from buying groceries at the village today, I wandered into this gorgeous scene – the knoll outside the SUB, painted in all the colours of autumn: red, gold, green. Campus in the sunshine is just about as good as pick-me-ups get. The air is fresh, and everything is brighter and clearer and all around more cheerful. It’s so much easier to appreciate the architecture and style everything here is constructed with. It isn’t fall in Winnipeg, but it’s amazing and beautiful in its own right.
And hey, who says Vancouver is too soggy for crunchy leaves?