And We’re Back.

There went the break, and here came classes. I already feel like I’m long overdue another break…yes, after a day of classes, I’m done. ๐Ÿ˜› I doubt that’s a good sign. The best about today was the fact that it was really sunny despite the fact that they forecasted rain. I don’t really understand where the time goes these days. There are three days left in February. Why did they have to stick in a short month ๐Ÿ˜ฅ In two months, I’ll be done with my finals, does that thought scare me? Yes, just a wee bit. I’m not ready to go into third year, I was barely ready for second year. Don’t even get me started when I’m almost in fourth year, that’s just too much crazy all in one thought process. Now that classes are back in session, I’m forced to actually “study”, unless I want to bomb all my midterms(sorry, not an option). Also, sidenote, the Oscars…I’m still feeling a little uneasy with the whole awkwardness of Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe…well mainly K. Stewart… was she okay? She just seemed completely out of it, and very disinterested and just strange…it was almost painful watching her. Maybe she doesn’t do well in front of large crowds..? Yeah, that’s it. And Jennifer Lawrence, she handled herself quite well(no sarcasm), she’s one of those actresses that convinces you that Hollywood actresses are actually normal people, like you and me. I KNEW Hollywood was calling my name…but no, I’m at UBC. Ohh well. ย 
Now that’s enough with procrastinating. As if a week of it wasn’t enough. Procrasti-NATION. Population: Me.ย 

Reading + Break = Reading Break (minus the Reading)

It’s Reading Break for me, if you didn’t catch that. Whose wise idea was it to put ‘reading’ and ‘break’ together? Every time I’m not studying, I almost feel guilty.. uh ohs. BUUUUUT, I know I don’t need to feel guilty as long as I eventually get everything I need to get done, done. Right? riiight? riiiiiiight? RIGHT. I feel spoiled being at home, it’s just so nice, everyone needs a little downtown every now and then, away from the hustle and bustle of UBC. As much as I love living on campus, there are times when I have wished that I could just live at home, or maybe just live on campus with my home closer than it is so that I could go back home more frequently.. siigh, oh well. I kindaa feel like I’ve been on break for more than a week, although it’s only been like 3 days, but in my mind, I shut my brain off right after my Chem midterm, which was over a week ago. Pre-break midterm recap: my Psych midterm definitely did go well in my opinion, apparently the class average wasn’t as high as the professor wanted it to be, and I got the favourable end of that, so I’m happy with that. Whenever a professor says the average of something wasn’t as high as they would have preferred it to be, I automatically think that the next exam WILL be “easier”. The disappointing part of that midterm was the fact that I blanked on the fill in the blank portion of the exam…(blanking on the fill in the blanks? perfect), it was the kind of blanking where you remember what the answers are AFTER you hand in the exam – blah. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I horrendously screwed up the more “science-y” aspects of the fill in the blank questions – and as a Science student, that’s slightly embarrassing. >.< ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Maybe if I had studied a tad bit more than I did, I wouldn’t have blanked, to be honest, I definitely could have put in more effort, but that’s what they all say. Then there was Chem 205….ohhhh man. The average for that midterm was too damn high. I don’t think any of my previous classes have ever had an ‘A’ class average on an exam…. I can’t even express how “scared” I am for the final. I feel like this is all a catch, “easy” midterm, brutal final – that’s the way it goes. This brings back memories(more like nightmares *shudder*) of the Chem 123 midterm and final, last year. The Chem 123 midterm had a high 70s average, and then the final came along and well, we were ALL in for a surprise with that one. One of the reasons I think the average was so high was because the midterm was scheduled too early into the term, it covered very little material, and it was pretty basic(concept-wise). Although it was “basic”, it was very easy to make calculation errors, sigh. I feel like the Thermodynamics questions can be tedious with calculations, you need to make sure you pay VERRRYY close attention to the signs in your calculations, the units, and which formulas to use when.

*side note* UBC’s Harlem Shake made it onto the new guyyzeee. Hitting almost 100 000 views in 2 days, right on. 1400 UBC STUDENTS DO THE HARLEM SHAKE (CTV NEWS)
Regardless of whatever negative commentary we may have received about the Harlem Shake, it doesn’t really matter, it was a beautiful day, everyone had fun, all the effort put into it by Hollis Mason, The Calendar, and just all the students in general, to make it happen was phenomenal,ย and it portrayed our campus and school spirit rather well. ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย 

Valentine’s Day….

That special day of the year when we sit there hoping for that special someone to come our way, for all those 11:11 wishes to come true, and for our love lives to be complete. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. HAHA. HA. OR, take the alternative route(the one I “choose”? to take) and just eat ice cream all day long while watching chick flicks (by yourself, or with your fellow girl….or guy….or furry….friends..or…..whoever/whatever). It’s that day that makes you think “damnit, I’m single…again.” ๐Ÿ™‚ ‘Cuz we all needed a full day devoted to reminding us and making us aware of the fact that nobody loves us and that we are single. Just kidding, I will ALWAYS, love you. So if you’re feeling lonely, sad, abandoned, angry, disappointed, emotionally distraught, or any other negative feeling….it’s okay, I have a solution for you: cute kitties + chick flicks + ice cream, it’ll make EVERYTHING better, I promise you. And for those of you with significant others, ENJOY THE DAY with said, significant other.

P.S. happiness comes from within, not directly from someone else. So enjoy the day(whether you’re single or not), because you are awesome. And get rid of those forever alone hashtags, UNNECESSARY.ย 

Long Weekend, We Meet Again.

FAMILY DAY WEEKEND! Perfect! I am alas finished with midterms until after Reading Week. So how am I spending this lovely long weekend in February? By catching up on everything I’ve neglected in the past week and a half because of midterms. University is a vicious cycle of staying on top of things, falling behind, and catching up, but you get used to it after a term….or two..or maybe three. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just had my Physical Chem(Chem 205) midterm last night, I love how very few people know what section they’re in(we spent a fair bit of time figuring out what section everyone was in). To be fair, it would just be easier if they had a box with all the sections on the front of the exam and we just had to check off the time/section that we’re in. I thought the midterm ย was quite fair, but it was definitely a tad bit “tedious” with all the calculations. The second question was 15 marks and it was all calculations….you’d think “calculations? oh that’s easy,” but if you screw up in one place…everything else will most likely get screwed up, so you need pay close attention to everything. I was thinking about this the other day, but I’m finally in a term where I actually LIKE the majority of my classes – I would say liking 4/5 classes is pretty good, whereas in first term of first year I think I “enjoyed” maybe 1 class out of the 5 I was taking…..and in second term I enjoyed/could tolerate 2 out of the 4(I don’t know what compelled me to even stay in Science haha)……second year is definitely more interesting, so if you’re wondering, it DOES get better. One more thing about midterms, just because I feel like I’ve come across this “a lot” recently.. if you do cruddy on a midterm, don’t think it’s the end of the world, surprise surprise. Midterms are usually on average worth a quarter of your grade (give or take 10%) – yeah, yeah, that may be a “large” ish chunk, but there’s always room for improvement. If you did poorly in comparison to your standards, just don’t hold it against you. Be upset, go for it, just let it out, but don’t be too harsh on yourself, we all screw up every now and then, and yes, it sucks, I know, but learn from your mistakes and just aim higher next time and make some changes in your study habits. Honestly, pouting about it, what is that going to do for you? Nothing! Make changes, have an open mind and be positive. I’ve had those times where I’ve studied my butt off and then I flip over my exam and my mind just BLANKS, and all that’s running through my mind is panic and how much time I wasted studying like a mad woman for that exam. It’s definitely disappointing and a huge let down, but maybe all that studying wasn’t “efficiently” done. When you go into an exam, you don’t want to be “overconfident”(unless that works for you) and don’t be “underconfident” either. You need the combination between a little fear, and being confident, ย you need to acknowledge that you studied as well as you could, and that you know what you know, nothing more, nothing less. Anyway, figure out what type of studying method(s) work for you, it’s a bit of trial and error. Some people can sit in front of their textbooks all day and they’re fine, some people can only be in solitary confinement for a few hours at a time with their books.

FEBROOOARY. Happy Love Month.

There went January and here came February. Only 28 days…….well technically 24 left now…but as if I needed a shorter month to cruise through, considering how fast all the other months go by! The rain has returned, so dreary, makes you want to stay inside and study…or stay inside and get distracted? ๐Ÿ˜€ Midterms have started and the minds have students have turned into chaos. Chaos, I love chaos. The deadline for the applications for the new 2013 year just passed, and I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I’m going into third year next year(time flies when you’re having fun?)…haha……wait, what? And all the high school grad photos have already started going up as profile pictures on Facebook…everyone’s growing up so fast :’) I can STILL clearly remember being in grade 12 and filling out the application for UBC – good times, good times. Get ready for those long waiting periods where you’re filled with anxiety and anticipation! And good luck to all those who applied, you’ll love UBC! ๐Ÿ˜€ I just have one midterm left before reading break and that’s Physical Chem, how do I feel about it? Not really sure…I need to dive into “physical chem mode” ASAP.ย