Bucket List: Freshman Year

As the school year draws to a close, seniors in flowing graduation gowns can be seen all over campus, posing for graduation pictures. I can’t believe that my first year at UCLA is almost over (except for finals, bleh). As UCLA prepares to send off a fourth of its population off into the real world,…

Literati Cafe

    During 10th week and Finals week, campus can get a little depressing with students living in the libraries, forgoing showers, and replacing their meals with caffeine. However, some places in LA make for great less-depressing and more colorful study spots, such as Literati Cafe. I went here for the first time last weekend and…

Can I go home now…?

I had planned to go home to NorCal the day after my last final, and leave for Korea the morning after to spend my first two weeks of summer vacation there. I thought I could just take a few hours the night after my last final to pack my things in my dorm and take…

Finals Survival Guide

It’s that time of the quarter again for Bruins… Finals! While this infamous word is a component of every college campus, there are definite ways to make this tense time run a little more smoothly! I am all about being prepared and now coming into my 6th round of finals at UCLA, I think I…

Finals don’t have to be stressful!

Finals week is now underway and already UCLA students across campus have settled into “Finals Mode”.  Finals mode includes an increase in studying, a decrease in sleep, excess coffee, and a more frequent use of libraries.  In the midst of finals week craziness, it is important to take a moment to breathe and find our…

We are going to finish this strong!!

Hey there Bruins!!! Can you believe that we are already in week 10!?!! Last week of the Fall quarter and that means next week is final week (I’m screaming -silently- just thinking about that) This quarter went super fast, and I mean super super fast. With the 4 classes, work, and lab research, this quarter…

Good bye Spring, HELLO SUMMER!!!

Yup, you read it right people. I am officially saying good bye to Spring quarter, and I’m saying a BIG HELLO to Summer!!! 🙂 Just turned in my last lab notebook and lab report, which officially marks the end of my Spring classes. Woohoooo!! Spring quarter as for many of us – or at least…

My Savior

My little sister, away studying for own finals in Santa Barbara, really had my back this weekend. She managed to acquire five large cases of Monster drinks which she courteously left in Los Angeles for me. We are talking cases of 36. No- I did not drink all of them. The real act of kindness…

Studying Away

  In exactly one week, I will have finished my last final and the 2011-2012 school year will officially be over. I am really excited to go up to my favorite summer camp, Woodward West, the next week and coach gymnastics. But before that, there is work to be done. I was able to get…

BMES End of Year Banquet

Last Friday, Maggiano’s Little Italy was swarmed with Bruins; and I’m talking Bio-Engineer from Bruins!! Yup, we all got fancy and glammed up for BMES (Bio-Medical Engineer Society) End of Year Banquet that night; and it was so much fun! It was a great way to end the school year, right before finals week. There…

Chocolate Treat

My younger sister decided to come down from UCSB to visit me for our final home gymnastics meet…or so I thought. In reality, she really wanted to use my kitchen to try out a new recipe inspired by Oreo’s 100th Celebration- Oreo Truffles. As I watched, she smashed what seemed like a whole box of…

Week 9…Work Picks Up

Currently, UCLA is about to go into Week 9 of Winter Quarter. It seems like this quarter has come and gone, yet it is not over. For me, I have two more weeks left of intense work as I am going to be taking my finals during Week 10 of instruction. Time is ticking. In…