A nice break from busy

Fifth and sixth weeks are by far the busiest of the quarter!  Over the past two weeks I have written 14 pages worth of English papers, taken 3 midterms, and read 5 novels!  Between fifth and sixth weeks was Relay for Life (which was incredible!) and sixth week was USAC elections (meaning lots of flyers…

Studying and Keeping Sane

  A large part of my time here at UCLA has been finding new and creative places to study.  Some of my favorites include: The reading room at YRL The 5th floor of YRL The English Reading Room (a new find) The Sunken Gardens (when warm) Jimmy’s Coffeehouse Espresso Profetta (in Westwood) Starbucks (open until…

Midterm Season

It’s now that time of the quarter again. Midterms are coming up for some of us *South Campus Majors. It seems like with the quarter system, I’m always studying for midterms one after another. But it’s really not as bad it sounds actually. I mean, I’d rather have my tests spread out than have them…

De-stressing weekend :)

Last weekend was such a fabulous, great, and wonderful weekend! I finished all my first midterms last week, and that meant that I got to enjoy the whole weekend without worrying about left over midterms!! Thursday night I slept right away after I got home, in order to catch up on my lack of sleep…

Week 5- Halfway done with Undergrad!

This week brings Week 5! That means that I am halfway done with my Undergraduate  years as a student at UCLA. This is definitely ringing a bell that midterms are coming, papers are coming, graduation event-planning is coming, and graduation itself is upon us. It seems like Spring Quarter is flying by! Next thing you…

Interview with a Phobic

In lieu of an in class midterm examination, my psychology of fear requires an interview of a subject with a phobia with a six page write-up of the interview. This has been quite an interesting assignment. I have very little psychology background knowledge, so I have been doing a little bit of extra work just…

First battle field: Accomplished

Hey there fellow Bruins, my apologies that I couldn’t write a blog over the weekend. I was preparing for my first battlefield for this quarter. For those current Bruins, we all know that week 4 is the week where everyone is waiting for, not really. But anyway, I just did my first midterm for this…

Bruin Day and Engineering Open House Weekend

This last weekend was such an exciting and tiring weekend in the same time!! On Saturday, we had Bruin Day where we expecting 15,000 people coming to UCLA!!! That’s an insane number of people, but it was so much fun!!! I get to meet a lot of the future Bruins along with their parents. They…

3 day weekend for a Bioengineering student

Hi there, it’s my first time posting a blog for UCLA and I’m really excited; even better it was a long 3 day weekend!! But as I told you, with the second wave of midterms on their way, this only meant one thing for me: a really really long weekend of studying. . .But it’s…

Mid-Term Marathon

I am happy to announce that I have just successfully completed my mid-term marathon! And by that, I mean that I have had 3 midterms in 3 days and it is finally over! This is without a doubt one of the craziest times in the quarter. Everyone is scrambling to find time to study and…

Managing Your Time

As midterms approach us, we are all balancing our social life with academics. Yesterday was Super Bowl day. Don’t get me wrong, but I’m not much of a football person. I don’t really like it. But between all the excitement and whatnot, I love the half time performances. Let me just tell you that Madonna…

Lazy afternoons in Westwood

Despite that I don’t have class on Fridays, I do schedule work and volunteering in the afternoon.  Today is one of few rare Friday afternoons that are free of meetings and mandatory obligations so I have time to sit back and relax (which actually means “study”) or take a lazy stroll around Westwood to see…