The Season of Giving – That’s a Wrap.

It has been a wonderfantasticful 366 days(since this year was a leap year), but alas, it must come to an end. 
Back to U of BC tomorrow…does anyone even call it that? I dunno. 
It’s been a lovely year, and has been coming to an end quite nicely in my opinion. My mom and I were doing some last minute errands before I head back tomorrow and our last stop was at a grocery store, since I thrive off of food and all. Just as we had pulled into the parking lot in front of the store a certain person caught my attention. Why did he catch my attention? Well, firstly, he had a dog with him, and the dog was wearing a pink jacket – and he was wearing ratty clothes and he definitely didn’t look like he had bathed in quite some time. A few minutes after I had entered the store, I saw him walking up to the beverage isle and reaching for some rootbeer, with a carton of milk and bread in hand. Just as he was going towards the front of the store, a guy went up to him. Now THIS is where I thought things were starting to get a little interesting; so I wandered away from my mom and pretended to ponder upon the display of noodles so that I could eavesdrop on the conversation between the two men. The guy took the milk from him and then it turned out that he was buying this guy groceries(including dog food for his dog!). This melted my heart. The cashier and this extremely nice and generous man loaded up a cart with about 7 bags of groceries and wished the man a happy new year and off he went pushing his cart full of groceries. I had always heard about such things happening before, but when you actually witness something like this, it’s a COMPLETELY different feeling. Gestures like this is what the holiday season is all about, providing for those who can’t provide for themselves. Be thankful for all that you have and end this year with a bang and start the new year with a boom.
HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE! 

RandomRamblings: Yay for the Holidays + Random Astro Fact of the Day

I’m a little late but Happy/Merry Christmahanukwanzadan – Ramadan, Hanukkah, and Christmas are all over…and I think it’s Kwanzaa right now..? Regardless, I hope everyone had/is having a great holiday season! I finally got that white Christmas that I had been dreaming of… SO HAPPY! 
I would say this holiday season has been rather successful, super stuffed from all the food, in the process of catching up with all the shows that I’ve been deprived of for the past 4 months, all caught up on my sleep(this one’s super important), spending quality time with the famjam, spent way too much money, and of course, all my laundry is done. 😀 

Classes start in 5 days… #whysosoonUBC
I would love to put on a fit about how early we’re going back…but I’m too mature for that(or at least I’d like to think I am). 😛 There is currently a giant wasp in my room, flying into the window, ‘cuz wasps are sooo smart. -.- I hate wasps. Overall, this break has been super awesome with a fair amount of snow and wintery feels. I feel like I could go on about how I can’t believe that 2012 is almost over, and how second term is almost starting and yaddy yaddy yada, but I won’t. 
Random fact of the day: A newly discovered comet is headed our way and it may be 15 times brighter than the moon. whoa whoa whoa. It’s currently located somewhere near the orbit of Jupiter and once it gets to Mars it will start to shine and a bunch of the gases will become expelled and that will result in a streaky appearance. Be excited. 

Search Terms Come At Me

“there really no party at ubc?” – well. no parties for you until you brush up on your grammar there, bud.
“can you share a room with a girl in ubc?” – I strongly suggest against that, ‘cuz you know, we bite. so for your own safety, I say you shouldn’t.

“very classy part at the dorm” – uhhhmmmm, say again?

“calculation for ascorbic acid lab report” – because you couldn’t just say “Vitamin C” like the rest of them? 😛 sophisticated science kid, I like it.

“hemlesem resident advisor” – why? you think they’re hot? huh huh huh?

“ubc science difficult” – tell me something I don’t know…

“you’re a good time” – hehe.

“singapore awkward moment in secondary school” – tell me more!

“windy rain vancouver always?” – always?

“starbucks and (“red cup” or redcup or brulee or rodarte or eggnog or holiday or christmas or gingerbread or peppermint)” – welcome to this isn’t starbucks?

There’s something about Christmas time…

I went to the mall yesterday, for the first time in like ever. It seemed like a foreign place to me with all the hustle and bustle of people everywhere. It was actually overwhelming, not going to lie. I always found the transition from UBC back to my hometown really “odd”. I feel like I “belong” better at UBC, but that makes no sense to me since my roots are in my hometown and it’s a homey place to be! I guess it also has to do with the age population at UBC compared to the one in my town.. but whatever, I’m not going to go rambling on about that. I also decided that I really want an iPad, I didn’t think I would ever catch myself saying that, but sometimes some things change your opinions about certain things. 😀
Also, in case you hadn’t noticed, the world didn’t end like 10 hours ago. If you want proof, I am writing this post at approximately 1:04 p.m. Pacific Time on December 21. Guess the Mayans screwed up. WHOOPS. Or maybe they were trolling us the whole time..guess we’ll never know. I’ll give it until the 23rd to see what happens.
SO. RIGHT. It’s almost Christmas, 4 days away to be exact. What does that entail? Christmas dinners, and what does THAT entail? WELL. That entails questions such as “So what are you going to do with your major?”, “You go to UBC? WOW!”, “Do you want to go to med school?”, “What are you planning on becoming?” etc etc etc, you get the picture. side note: it’s snowing right now where I am. WEEIRD. Anyway, I have always hated questions regarding what I’m going to do with my future. I actually full well know what I want to do(for the most part) and I even have a backup option. BUT, I just don’t like being asked what I plan on doing in the future, can we just stick to the now? Please? Kay, thanks.

Let the chaos commence!

What’s all that white fluffy cold stuff on the ground? OH RIGHT. That’s called snow. A rather rare form of precipitation in this part of Canada. What does that entail? UBC shutting down in its entirety. That’s right, 12pm, 3:30pm, and 7:00pm exams all got canceled  and are now rescheduled for January 6th – if you need more information, I’m sure you’ve probably figured out details if it regards you. Then the new Port Mann bridge got closed due to “ice bombs” falling from the billion dollar bridge and smashing windshields and causing injuries. The design on that one was thought through rather well, but to be fair, snow is rare around here, so I can see why they didn’t think that one through thoroughly enough. I’m not sure if I feel sorry for the people that had their exams canceled, or if I just feel bad for them….would I want to be studying over my Christmas break…? I dunno, that’s a tough one, well not really, since my answer is no. Then again, if you had all that time, it should guarantee you a good mark for when you write it in January – I suppose it all depends on what course it is, but  I’d rather get it over with than have to fret about it over break when I could be doing NOTHING. But I do feel bad for people that are trying to fly back home for the holidays – flight delays are NEVER fun, but now it’s like a Christmas movie, right? No? Maybe? It’s been snowing straight for 12 hours now…that’s pretty great, and this is probably the closest that we will get to having a White Christmas (sorry to be a downer, but I just speak the truth). Also, they started releasing marks on the SSC as of last night….sooo read it and weep, or drink or whatever the hell you wanna do after you read it. Congratulations if you’re really happy with them and don’t be too harsh on yourself if you come across some disappointments. We all learn from our mistakes and we have to learn to accept the way things happen and move on(easier said than done, but I mean it).  

First term, second year – CHECK PLEASE.

 It’s been too long! I did NOT think I would be able to go for so long without blogging, but apparently I can. Who knew? But alas, I am back. I had my last exam of the term today and it went pretty okay for the most part in my opinion. It was rather long, but it was doable(I think – watch me be completely wrong). The past few weeks have been pretty hectic/stressful for me(mainly why I’ve been lagging with the whole blogging thing), both on an academic and emotional level, I suppose mainly emotional, which was reflected on my academics, but it’s all good now. We all have those emotionally low moments in our lives, but we just have to pick ourselves up and glue back the pieces. This Christmas break was muchly needed and now I just get to relax and do nothing all day, erryday. I also need to catch up on sleep. Campus wide power outage at UBC last night/early morning – why was I even awake?! I randomly woke up in the middle of the night and saw my phone light up with a text message and my friend said that there was a campus wide power outage, I was very confused, then I looked at my clock and saw that it was off and then I realized she was serious. I then texted my mom at 4 in the morning and told her to call me in the morning since my alarm wasn’t working due to the outage..and what do you know, she texts me literally 5 minutes later in the weeeeee hours of the morning. That’s a faster response than when I text her during the daytime! It also apparently snowed in the middle of the night….but I only saw an accumulation of white fluffy stuff on one side of campus, which was on the way to my final exam.
Normal people:
Power outage = darkness = sleepy bye time.
Me:
Power outage = darkness = wide awake and alert and ready to grab a machete and fight all the zombies lurking around campus + texting my friends that are awake and freaking out with them. 
I genuinely felt bad for the people with morning exams, mine was only at 12 so it wasn’t terrible. Although, I must say, brushing my teeth with my phone flashlight was just annoying. My unit felt like a cold, dark cave.
Lo and behold, I am home for the holidays and all I want to do is relax, relax, relax, and I shall see UBC in 2013. 

Time for a post…

“ubc finals I want to cry” 
“failing ubc chem 233”
“f*** ubc chem 233”

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Way to be positive guiise. The Facebook page for UBC Compliments sure came up at the right time. 😛 So much positivity. You should all go “Like” it. 
I understand how it’s nearly impossible to be genuinely “happy” after a disastrous final such as Organic Chem…but we have to hope for the best………..And GOOD LUCK.