Last day of class

10 04 2014


At last.

Two more classes

5 04 2014

Next week Tuesday and Thursday classes are all I have left (aside from one final exam later this month). So… close… argh….

Oh, the math

8 03 2014

It burns my brain! Also, figuring out scale is hard too. Boo.

Apathy University

5 03 2014



It’s yet another cloudy, threatening-to-rain day in Vancouver. At the bus loop at UBC, some buses sit idly in their respective parking spaces while others weave this way and that — some coming into the loop, others leaving. There is an abundance of STUDENTS getting off buses and walking to their classes, while other students wait in line for their bus.

A 99 B-Line bus is slowly pulling up to the stop, where a massive line of students are waiting to board. A WOMAN (19), short, Asian, is plugged into her phone, listening to music. She nears the crosswalk, where other students have stopped to let the bus pull up to the stop before crossing the street. The Woman continues on, walking directly in front of the moving bus.

The bus drive HONKS at her for several seconds. She barely flinches, doesn’t even glance at it — just continues on as if the road is her bitch and buses are shit.

Welcome to Apathy University, located in Vancouver, Canada.

Five weeks

3 03 2014

Five weeks left of school to go. Although I guess the last week doesn’t really count as a full week, since I only have two classes, so it’s more like four and a half weeks to go. Even closer! Argh!

(I had nothing new to say so that’s why)

Final (scathing) thoughts about UBC

25 02 2014

In yet another email from UBC, I was invited to share my thoughts on my undergrad experience and to give feedback. Most of it was standard, boring survey stuff, but at the end, I had a big blank box to add any other thoughts about UBC. Here’s what I wrote:

UBC is a school renowned for not the quality of instruction, but the brand. As such, instructors are experienced in their field of study, but are not trained as educators (some worse than others). This leads to ineffective and often frustrating learning. For the amount of tuition we pay as students, and for a “world-class” university, this is sad and has left me very disappointed in my educational experience. I thoroughly enjoy the Creative Writing program, but for many courses and instructors in the rest of the university, it has been truly a letdown; courses in which I was excited to take and learn have left me disinterested and disheartened after. Many dismiss or downplay getting a bad instructor, but it’s much more than that; you feel upset/bored/tired going to class; you’re bored/tired in class; and after class, you’re upset and carry around negative emotions that impact the rest of your day. And to top it all off, you’re paying for this experience. This has happened time and time again, not just to me, but to others I know too. I am proud to have been a part of the Creative Writing program, but almost ashamed to have done it at UBC.

UBC prides itself with being a gorgeous campus with shiny new buildings. But if they can’t afford to hire trained educators, it seems clear that their money’s simply going to maintaining a grotesque facade and continuing their swindling scheme on unsuspecting future students.

Last midterm

24 02 2014

Just realized that tomorrow’s midterm will be my last one for my undergrad degree, which I’m happy about. Only six more weeks to go…

If only

17 02 2014

If only the guys who used the university steam room were the type of guys who were in gay bathhouses. Alas.

Halfway done

14 02 2014

Halfway to go. You can do it. You can do it.

So sleepy

10 01 2014

Do I really feel this tired from two consecutive days of waking up at 8am? Really, body? You can’t handle a bit less sleep than you’ve been greedily getting during winter break?