Day 1 – 30 Day Song Challenge

day 01 – your favorite song/A song you’ve seen performed live

There is nothing more that gets to me than “favourite” questions, I have a strong distaste to them..especially when it’s about something that isn’t a “constant” thing…such as music, music is always evolving and people’s interest in music changes quite frequently.  So I’m going to work around this, and go with “current” favourite song….can I name like 3? I have already  mentioned these songs in previous blog posts……soooo yeah, nothing new there. I’m totally cheating with this, I know that, but it’s my blog, I can do whatever I want..hehe. 😀 It really was hard to pick these….but in a way I wouldn’t say they’re my die hard FAVOURITE songs, but I do REALLY REALLY like them! 🙂

  • Good Time – Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen 
  • Payphone – Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
  • Feel So Close – Calvin Harris 


30 Day Song Challenge – Mainstream Pop Edition

So I came across this challenge on Keelan Foley’s blog site.. go check him out –> Keelan Foley’s Website – seems like a pretty cool guy. I hope to get through all of these on the day they’re supposed to be done haha. Although, I do wish I could change some of these….but ohh well! Actually, this is totally probably cheating, but since there are TWO(that I have heard of) of these challenges….I think I’m going to mash the two up…..and choose between the two which ones I want to do….it may be more fun and more do-able that way.It may be hard to think up of stuff right away, but I’m sure it can be done. Fellow bloggers, definitely try this out! 🙂

day 01 – your favorite song/A song you’ve seen performed live
day 02 – your least favorite song/A song by an artist you have a crush on
day 03 – a song that makes you happy/ A song you listen to when cleaning
day 04 – a song that makes you sad/A song that’s been dedicated to you
day 05 – a song that reminds you of someone/A song you’ve requested on the radio
day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere/A song you wish you wrote
day 07 – a song that reminds you of a certain event/A song from your favourite soundtrack
day 08 – a song that you know all the words to/A love song
day 09 – a song that you can dance to/A break up song
day 10 – a song that makes you fall asleep/A song that reminds you of Autumn
day 11 – a song from your favourite band/ A song that reminds you of Winter
day 12 – a song from a band you hate/A song that reminds you of Spring
day 13 – a song that is a guilty pleasure/A song that reminds you of Summer
day 14 – a song that no one would expect you to love/ A song you’ve played on a jukebox
day 15 – a song that describes you/A song from the first album you purchased
day 16 – a song that you used to love but now hate/A song that describes your home town
day 17 – a song that you hear often on the radio/ A song you misheard the lyrics to
day 18 – a song that you wish you heard on the radio/A song from the first group you saw live
day 19 – a song from your favorite album/A song you loved as a child
day 20 – a song that you listen to when you’re angry/ A song you listen to when you’re in a bad mood
day 21 – a song that you listen to when you’re happy/Your favourite music video
day 22 – a song that you listen to when you’re sad/A song that describes your world view
day 23 – a song that you want to play at your wedding/A song you listen to in transit
day 24 – a song that you want to play at your funeral/A song you have performed in public
day 25 – a song that makes you laugh/A song from a local band
day 26 – a song that you can play on an instrument/A song you listen to on the weekend
day 27 – a song that you wish you could play/Your favourite TV theme song
day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty/A song that motivates you
day 29 – a song from your childhood/ A song that’s always stuck in your head
day 30 – your favorite song at this time last year/A song from the year you were born

A Little Blah Here, A Little Blah There, Everywhere A Blah Blah

It’s raining today, THAT’S nothing new. You would think the weather would brighten up a little bit on the last day of June….but noo. I really wish that it was nice out, I mean looking outside and seeing rain POURING down… just de-motivates you to do anything productive. So I ordered a bunch of books online about a week ago…and they still haven’t arrived yet and it makes me sad.  I WANT TO READ! 

Has anyone else noticed that there haven’t been many new “mainstream” music releases? Although I am a total fan of the new single Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen — it’s my FAVE! Owl City was so big when I was in high school, as was Carly Rae Jepsen….put them together and it’s like WHOA! It’s a good “summer”-y song I think, upbeat and fun and fresh. 😀 It just makes me happy.

This was a shorter than intended post…..ooh well. Mind blank. 

One Year Bloggeversary! + SEARCH TERMS

It has officially been one year since I started this blog. …..I just had to put that out there. 

So I figured I would be somewhat helpful and answer some common search terms that have come up – mainly first year registration/course related questions. There are TONS AND TONS of search terms, but I obviously can’t get through them all sooo …. **I may be adding to this as I get newer search terms/more time**

1. should i take scie 113 or not – I kind of explain this here – if you scroll down a bit on the post –> First Year Courses

2.can I take english any time during my four years (science degree) -Technically no. you need to complete your 6 credits of communication requirements within your first 60 credits (first two years), you will not be promoted to third year unless you complete this.

3.what math should I take for med school UBC – Find the answer to this here —> First Year Courses If you’re coming from a university other than UBC – you need a semester of differential calculus and a semester of integral calculus at a first year level.

4. UBC registration tips? – Lucky I made this post –>UBC Registration Tips

5.what should i take first term english 110 or 112 at UBC – I would say this is entirely up to you. If you can help it, maybe take English 110 in the term that has a “lighter” course load – which is sort of a rare deal in first year Science.. haha. English 110 just requires a lot of reading so you just need to set aside time for that. 🙂

6. who should take ubc enriched physics – I have covered this here —>First Year Courses

7. is biol 112 or biol 121 harder – I think this is dependent on the person. Biology 112 is about unicellular organisms and such, so if you’re into that kind of stuff, then you’d enjoy it and do well in it. Biology 112 exams are all multiple choice, so sometimes you luck out with your answers…after all it’s a 1 in 4 change to get it right. Biology 112 is also about applying concepts. Biology 121 is mainly memorization(more so than Biology 112) but the exams in this course are written answers, so ultimately it’s dependent on your prof and what he expects.

8. when is first year course registration ubc – June 26-29

9. how fast do courses fill up for course registration – I would say quite fast actually, but that’s also dependent on the course, so keep monitoring the SSC and keep those worklists coming! enriched physics at ubc harder – Well yeah…that’s why it’s called “enriched” physics. It’s definitely more challenging than regular physics 😛

11.ubc scincie first year courses math 101 – Did you mean “science” ? Hehe.

12. ravishingrambles – That’s me! Awwhh, I feel so flattered that people are looking this blog up! :’) I need to take calc if I want to take phys 102 ubc – Yes, you need to take/have credit for Math 101,103, 105, or 121 as a co-req, and you can’t take those courses unless you have taken/have credit for Math 100,102,104, or 120.

14. UBC Med Requirements first year science – Check it outttt—->First Year Courses

15. what to pack for ubc first year residence – Maybe this will give you some ideas! –>First Year Residence Packing Guide

16. will waiting lists become unreleased for registration – Within time they will, as they see that there is a lot of demand for the course.

17. second/third year registration courses are filling up, what do I do – Course registration for second and third years is coming up very shortly. Well third years get their registration before second years – second years just get thrown onto the bottom of the pile. There’s no need to panic if you see that your muchly needed classes are all filled up by them first years, as second years we still get a fair bit of priority, in the sense that some of the courses that are filled up are needed for our intended major. Just email your advisor/prof and tell them why you need to be force registered into a course, and they’ll let you in no problem.

18. ubc biology major useless 2012 – no disrespect to bio majors, but this showing up as a search term, 5+ times……..haha oh dear..

19. ubc packing guide –  weeellll I’ve got it all written out right hereee ! –> RESIDENCE PACKING GUIDE


Back with them UBC posts – I figured it was about time since first year registration is slowly creeping up…and by slowly I mean it starts tomorrow, but it’s better now than never, right?

So from my experience…don’t be fooled and think that if you’re on the first day you’re GUARANTEED all the classes you want (at the times you want). Well, you’re practically almost guaranteed your first choice classes at the times you want if you’re in the morning of the first day…I’d say from about 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM-ish you’d probably be good (I’d still make a few extra worklists anyways…just to be safe – if you’re in the latter half of that time range). Better to be safe than sorry. I was on the first day of registration last year and I was in the afternoon and I pretty much got all my first choice times for classes, except for Biology 112, which I totally didn’t luck out on – it filled up just a few seconds before my registration time — but I’m not going to go on a tangent about that here because I already made a post about that last year. Hehe. 

Also I remember that some Biology 112 classes and one of the first term Physics 101 classes were the first ones to fill up, and Chemistry 121 was a close second. SO many students take Chemistry 121, pretty much EVERY science student (unless they have credit for it) must take Chemistry 121 – last year there were ~2000 students in that course. Be careful with smaller classes – since they tend to get filled up faster due to the fact that there are very few seats to begin with.

I made about 4 worklists last year, and I would say that was enough for me, and it worked out well. A typical science student’s course load consists of about 30-35 credits ….. although having 35 is quite a load (that’s how many credits engineers have in a first year course load). Most people tend to have 30-33. I would say try your best to save some room for an ‘elective’ type course…something that’s not science-y – I know it’s hard to do that with so many tight requirements needed in first year, but sometimes it’s nice to have a class that’s less demanding than your core science courses. Also remember, your first year marks DO matter, your GPA in first year determines what major you can get into when you apply at the end of first year. So don’t slack!

Also, when making a worklist and you have back to back classes…go to UBC WAYFINDING MAP and check the locations of your classes. You don’t want to be SPRINTING to your back to back classes. Most science classes will be in close proximity to each other, but just check to be sure. 🙂 

Don’t be discouraged if you find that the courses you want are filling up/have filled up by your registration time – it is NOT the end of the world! People drop classes and change their minds throughout the summer, and into the first two weeks of classes. Remember to sign up for those waiting lists! If a course/courses haven’t opened up by the time school starts, just go to the class you wanted, and talk to the professor, usually they’re quite lenient and will let you in since they know that people will drop the course.

And REMEMBER – do NOT wait to register…register at your given time, one of the biggest mistakes you could make is not registering at your designated registration time. And also just before your registration time, just monitor the SSC and see how courses are filling up – I remember I was monitoring it for a good 5 hours before my registration time. If you see that a few of the courses you want are filling up faster than you’d like them to, just keep making more worklists on the spot.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and ask. Bloggers love questions. 🙂

Just Another One Of Those Picture Posts…..

Sorry I haven’t been doing many posts with actual wordy content, but enjoy these kinds of posts for the time being. Like I said before, I’m no professional, I just turn on some music and draw what gets to me through the music — just a quick sketch type of deal. The song that “inspired” me is called A Drop In The Ocean by Ron Pope. The weather was kind of dreary and such..and dreary weather brings emotions in my opinion – not sure if that’s weird or not…. ANYWAY, you should DEFINITELY check out the song though.

Just A Little Something I Felt Like Sharing

I think this is my first picture post on this’s nothing special, just something I felt like sketching out. I mean it’s MY blog, and I can put whatever I like on it- so yeah…..please DON’T criticize, it was just a quick little drawing that’s there to represent the emotions and feelings that I was…feeling? And as I have rambled on before, I love Katy Perry, and I LOVE this song (Wide Awake).

A Little Smile Goes a Long Way..

UBC – The University of Bountiful Construction  – does that work? I don’t know –  I was trying to be clever and creative. 

There is WAAAY too much construction going on at UBC, and every time I walked to class, I’d be taking some sort of detour which ended up being a ridiculously long route. So almost everyday I would walk by the same bunch of construction workers and there was this one man, who looked so happy and would always smile and say “Hello” or “Good morning”. At first when he greeted me, I was a bit shy…..but eventually I got over that and we exchanged “hello”s and “goodbye”s quite frequently. He was either African or maybe even Caribbean? I’m not entirely sure. He was a bit older and he had the most contagious smile ever! He was missing a tooth, but that suited him. He had the kind of smile that just made you want to smile despite how your day was going. If you were having a bad day, and he smiled at you, it would instantly make you smile – I’m not kidding. Mornings aren’t my favourite, and when he smiled or acknowledged my passing by, it would just make me smile. One day I had a meeting with an advisor and COULD NOT for the life of me figure out HOW to get into the building I was supposed to be in(due to construction fences set up everywhere)…and it just so happened that this friendly construction worker was working on that site, so I ended up having a little conversation with him, and he told me how to get into the building. I thanked him and then went off, when I came back, he was still there and he wished me well for the rest of the day. Yesterday as I was walking to my final exam, I passed by him once again, and he smiled and said “Good morning” and I thought, “wow, I’m going to miss that guy.” So like I said, I’m going to  miss that guy, he was a good guy, so thank you random construction worker for starting my days off with a smile, you mean well and there should be more people like you out there. 

“Unofficially” Summerr!

So I just had my final exam for the course I was taking on campus, so technically it’s summer vacation for me now — apart from the fact that I’m taking EOSC 114 through distance education, which is pretty slack…… 😀 Siiighh….relaxing time. And I get to go back home…bye bye UBC until September(unless I come back “just for kicks” during the summer…which may be likely)! 😀 I’ll miss studying at Irving….once it’s September, it’ll be filled with people, and probably more distracting for me. What did I do after my exam? Well I finished 30 minutes early…which was awesome, and I felt decently confident for the most part, which is once again, AWESOME… then I went out for lunch with my friends…and we just talked and stuff for about 2 hours…and then I came back to my room….and then listened to music, then contemplated on cleaning up a bit…I procrastinated..and eventually got around to cleaning up. I’m excited for the weekend – mainly because I have plans to do stuff, which is exciting…I just hope the weather holds up. 

So recently I’ve started to understand that as you grow older, once you’ve graduated from high school and all that, time flies and things change fast – especially when you’re at university. The friends you make, you want them to stay with you forever, but as you get older, things in their lives are going to change, and things just won’t always be the same. I have met a lot of people since I have been at UBC, and I definitely wish we could all stay together here but— that’s not likely, as we get older, opportunities start to open up, and we all want the best for ourselves. One of my good friends just found out that he’s not coming back to UBC because another opportunity(which he worked hard for) opened up and taking it up is probably one of the BEST things he could possibly do for his future. I am extremely happy for him, yet at the same time, it really kind of sucks that this one person that I have gotten to know over the past year, isn’t coming back here in September. Sooo yeah..mais, c’est la vie.