Archive for October, 2010
Hello everyone, I’m back from Week 5 of the fall quarter here at UCI. And for me, the end of this week also meant the end of my very first batch of midterms! Its great to finally take a breath after weeks of hardcore studying, studying, studying and worry over what exactly my very first midterms in college entailed. But I got through them, and we’ll see the results as the quarter progresses. Because I needed to spend hours and hours studying for these tests, I got to spend that time utilizing one of the campus resources I’m most familiar with, the library, and it made studying so much more bearable.
We actually have two main libraries here at UCI, the Langson Library and the Ayala Science Library, which was just recently named. There’s also the Gateway Study Center, which is grouped in with the libraries because it provides a a place for students to do work, just as the libraries do. The main library, Langson, is sort of the typical type of library you’d think of, containing research material, a Multimedia Resource Center, and around 800 individual study spaces. Langson is also the most convenient study spot, because its near the shuttles and the main part of campus that holds the Student Center as well as the food court. Across from Langson Library is the Gateway Study Center, home to over 90 computers, 15 study rooms, and an entire floor of study tables. Gateway is open for the singular purpose of providing students with a place to study, however it does get a bit rowdy compared to the libraries. But my absolute favorite place to study, and the place I spent the majority of my time out of class these past few weeks, was at the Ayala Science Library. At this library, which is located on the opposite side of campus from the Langson and Study Center, the science journals and other publications dealing with science are kept. However, the greatest thing about this library is that on each level of its 6 floors are study spaces open for student use, as well as computers and print stations. The building is shaped like a doughnut, and in the center are floor to ceiling windows that provide amazing natural lighting. If you want to go somewhere where you’ll get work done then this is the place to go.
So if you ever need someplace to buckle down when the dorm rooms (or in my case, the apartment), just isn’t cutting it, here are three places that are well equipped to meet that need. Plus its a great place to hide out in with a cup of coffee between classes during those rainy days that are becoming more frequent here at UCI. Have a safe and amazing Halloween everyone!
Have you guys ever dreamed of annihilating that endless school stress by taking a 2 minute shuttle to a nearby gym where you can swim, play ping pong, shoot some hoops, work out, and even do some yoga? My dreams come true everyday as I have been wise enough to stop worrying about school, take a deep breath, and walk to the nearby shuttle that’s headed for the Anteater Recreation Center (aka ARC).
My experiences at the ARC have been very rewarding as I have made some many new friends while at the same time learning how to play some cool sports like ping pong and handball. However, the time I use at the ARC mostly stays on the basketball courts where I enjoy playing in intense and fun pick-up games. There are always people wanting to get together and just play ball; I personally think there is nothing more fulfilling after a hard day’s work at UCI than to play the game that I love. But there are so many games to love when one goes to UCI! It has been really rewarding to be a part of a school where so many opportunities are offered for students to get involved and play some sports. Mesa Court constantly has competitive intramural leagues and tournaments where halls compete against each other; the winning hall claims funds that can be used for anything the hall needs. My hall, PALO, needed pool sticks for our pool table, and as a result of getting 2nd place in the Mesa Court Volleyball Tournament, we were able to use the winnings to get some pool sticks.
Currently, I’m a part of the intramural flag football team for PALO where our team plays our second game of the season tonight. Not only that, but I am currently playing 3-on-3 basketball intramural where the competitive nature is at its highest. I love sports and competition because it takes my mind away from stress, school and work (I’m sure it will do the same to you). However, if you don’t like to play competitively and just want to have fun, there are so many activities out there as well. There are endless dance classes and workshops for hip-hop and separate cultural clubs. There is also the Mesa Rec Center where you can play some billiards, ping pong, volleyball, basketball, and even the Wii. Honestly, there is so much to do here on campus that sooner or later, you will find something you’d love to play. In the end though, it will all be up to you and your determination to find something you love to do. That not only goes out to sports, but in school and in life in general. If you want something, make sure to chase after it before it’s too late.
Whether it be basketball, football, baseball, bowling, skating, boxing, ping pong, foosball, billiards, or even just playing the Wii, get fit, have fun, and enjoy!
So this week I’m supposed to go over something that has happened in the five weeks we’ve been here at UCI, and I thought CADC/Dance team auditions would be a good topic to cover.
Just so you all know, each Dance team, Kaba Modern, CADC, MCIA, Common Ground, and BBA, have workshops beginning the 3rd week (ish) and auditions usually a week after the workshops begin. For Kaba and CADC, you need to be members of their “mother” clubs, Kababayan and Chinese Association, in order to properly audition.
Anyhoo, I chose CADC because I’m half chinese and half white (Hoppa as we’re called), and also because I learned about Kaba auditions too late. Oops. Ahahahah.
The workshops began on Monday of the third week and ran until Thursday of that week, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday you learn 3 seperate routines, and on Thursday you have the option of which routine you want to go over or re-learn. The Monday of the fourth week was when the audition was, 7:00 p.m-1:00 a.m (yea, it goes for a whole 4 hours -__-).
The audition day, you are given two rounds, the first one is where you are teamed up with two random other applicants, and told to perform the three routines as you learned them. A panel of Alumni judge the audition, and an audience of other Alumni and students watch as you perform. The second round is where you are allowed to team up with fellow applicants the weekend before the audition, and choreograph an extra routine to a song given to you, and also change the other three routines up a bit.
I performed this second piece with Jamie Nishimura and Ginny Ngo, the former being the only one who got in from our group. Personally, I was sad and confused on why I didn’t get in (I thought I was pretty good), but really happy for Jamie because she really deserved it . However, when I watched this video of our team audition, I understood why I didn’t get in. -__- Boy do I need to practice more.
Jamie is the one in the blue/grey long-sleeve by the way, and she tells me that she’s having a lot of fun with the team. they practice 9 pm-1 am, I believe every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Don’t quote me on that though. Ahahah
If you have any other questions about the auditioning process, what it’s like, who’s allowed to audition, etc, let me know and I’d be happy to tell you anything I know.
Until next time!
What’s up guysss? Today’s Halloween! Don’t eat TOO much candy, alright? Also, give all your dark chocolate to me if you don’t want it! (:
Since the 2010-2011 U/U Zot Blog only officially got underway during Week 4, you can bet that I’ve eaten quite a few other things at UCI prior to that. So for this post, I’ll be writing about a previous experience about food here at UCI! To be more specific, I’ll talk about the first time I ever ate at UCI.*
My first experience with food at UCI was during SPOP, which is the orientation program that all new freshmen anteaters will have to undergo. For SPOP, lunch and dinner on Day 1 are provided, along with breakfast and lunch for Day 2. For dinner and breakfast you actually eat food at the commons! (Mesa Commons to be exact.)
The really cool thing about the commons (or at least Mesa and Pippin Commons) is that there are conveyor belts where you put your used dishes. Honestly, I thought this was the COOLEST thing ever. As for the way the food is served, you basically fall in line at the particular “station” serving the food you want and the servers will scoop that food onto your plate!
One thing that’s helped me out quite a bit each day is the UCI Dining App. It’s for Android phones only as far as I know, sorry! ): If you have an Android phone though I highly suggest you get it! It lists the business hours for each establishment (places throughout campus, the student center, and the commons) as well as other miscellaneous information such as whether they have outdoor seating or if they accept Zot Bucks. You can even check the menu for the commons for the entire week! I’ve found that to be VERY helpful as I’m able to decide whether I want to be lazy and just walk across to Brandywine or take those three extra minutes to make it to Pippin for that one particular extra delicious sounding dish. :3
I’m sure you can find the dining app if you just type in “UCI Dining” in the android marketplace.
Well, that’s about it for this post! I hope it was useful in a sense. Though I can’t say that the food here at UCI is godly, it definitely isn’t bad; and way better than tolerable. It’s yummy!
Last thing… Look! Halloween decorations at Pippin! ^^ I thought this was adorable so I just had to take a picture.
Well then, until next week! Off to go gorge myself with more dark chocolate. :’)
~ Charmaine! ⊂( ﾟヮﾟ)⊃
*Actually, that’s a lie since I ate here once during an open house-like event – but let’s forget about that, okay? (:
Hi everyone! I will be one of the five zotbloggers for you this year!! My name is Ivonne and I am really excited to be doing this! =) Actually, it is spelt “Ivon”, but I just prefer it the other way =). Well, what can I say? So this is an intro to me, so you get to know your new zotblogger (me ) and feel comfortable contacting me. I am a freshman at UCI and am a U/U student (Undecided/Undeclared). I’m sure you’ve already seen or heard of this if you’ve been reading up on the other blogs =). As the title suggests, I am really undecided about what I want to follow as a major or career.
Now, going off-track a little, if some of you out there (whether at UCI already or future anteaters =)) are in the same position, DON’T WORRY! I myself used to be a little worried about this also, because I wondered, am I going to have less of a chance to get in to the college of my choice because I am undecided? Will I graduate on time? Will I need to take more classes or am I going to be behind?? All this is natural, really, to be worried some, but I am here to tell you that you can relax because it is not uncommon to get into college as an undecided student. There are many out there and here at UCI, too. You should instead see that being undecided means that you can try out many things and pick and choose from whatever you like the best! =)
Okay, now to get back on track =), I come from Santa Ana, California. This is about a 20 min drive from UCI, so it’s not too far away. It’s also good to mention that I am commuting to and from school, so if any of you might be doing the same, I am here for any of your questions you might have about commuting . I have two younger sisters and an older brother. And this might sound weird but my favorite city is Orange =). This city neighbors Santa Ana, and I used to live there some years ago. I guess what I like best about it is that it’s cozy, if you can understand what I mean; it’s kind of small and has many places for fun and entertainment. My favorite season is autumn . Yes! Just the season we are in right now .
Some of my interests now, academic-wise, are biology, chemistry, and math! Actually, I was not much of a fan of the sciences in high school. I guess in high school I just liked everything because I did well on them, but here I have started to like the sciences more, especially chemistry. I was almost, you could say “traumatized” in high school about chemistry because I took AP Chem but did not do as well as I would have liked. However, here, I decided to give it another try and I am really enjoying it! =) I think it also has to do because the professor is really cool =). And math, I’ve always liked math! It’s awesome! I love numbers and just going on and on finding solutions by finding connections and all that good stuff =).
But Aanywaays, haha …..
Some of my hobbies are reading, baking, I love baking!, watching movies, playing with my little sister (if you call that a hobby, haha), dancing and being active, listening to music, and hanging out with my friends ! I’ve been involved in many clubs during high school, and a lot of volunteer service for the last four years. I was involved with Dreams, the Bigs Club, Career Club, and a couple others. I have mostly volunteered at elementary schools, particularly as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program =). I like doing this a lot because I get a great feeling of accomplishment. So I look forward to getting involved in volunteering here at UCI as well =).
Woooh! That was a lot of talking from my part! =) Doesn’t look like blogging will be all that difficult for me hahaha!
Well, now, time to have you guys find out WHAT I will be blogging about =). Sooo =), my specialty for you this year will be to go around campus having fun with campus clubs and organizations and bringing all the information directly to you, my readers . I will let you know of the clubs and orgs available to you, how you can get involved if interested, and the types of events they are putting on, among other things. So without further ado =), it’s time to get down to business! =)
I hope to “see” you all around soon again!! And have a great Halloween weekend!!! Treats!
P.S. Don’t forget to post! I am excited to hear from you =)!
Ahahahahaha!! Credit goes to the Simpsons by the way.
ANYHOO, my name is Alec Snavely and I’m a first year U/U student who lives at Palo in Mesa Court. For those that don’t know what U/U is….It’s Undecided/Undeclared.
I hail from West Covina, CA, which is by Pasadena for none of you people from SoCal. IF you don’t know where Pasadena is, it’s about 30 minutes (on a good day) away from LA. I was on my High Schools waterpolo and swim team, and I did wrestling for about a season, but things didn’t really work out, which is why I only did it for a season. I’m also an Eagle Scout and I walked in the Rose Parade on the 100th anniversary of Scouting in the U.S.
I like to draw during and out of classes, sing while walking or whenever I feel in the mood, play video games, write occasionally, read (when I’m on break), and volunteer. Volunteer? Yep. I LOVE volunteering. Ahahahah I’m addicted to it. Well….SERIOUS volunteering. My favorites were Sierra Service Project and my Church Summer Camp. SSP (sierra service project) is a church based organization where youths go out to Indian Reservations and LEGITLY help out. Like, I’ve built a wheelchair ramp, an awning, I’ve installed installation (a little redundant) and I’ve fixed roofs. And then the painting and stuff . The Summer Camp is just being a counselor for it, so I’m sure everyone knows what that entitles, or what it would entitle.
I love entertainment, such as movies, television shows, or celeb gossip, though the latter is only for the really scandalous stuff and not the boring she got with him, or who’s having a baby. That’s not that interesting. I’m also a very sarcastic and humorous person who likes to make fun of stuff through satire, wit, puns, and occasionaly dry humor. I also use lots of references, so watch out for those. Ahahaha all in all, I’m a pretty fun kinky kind of guy who’s got a lot on his mind and a lot on his plate.
Now that I’m finished with the introduction, and you have a sense of what I am like, I will introduce my Blog topic. Drumroll please! BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM….
What does this entitle you ask? What a very good question! It means I will be covering all forms of art as possible that I find on campus or around the area, so you can get a better idea of what type of beauty UCI holds What are some examples you ask now? Very good question again, but I think that’ll have to wait until next time. I’ll be back! (macho Schwarchinegger(?) voice) ahahahah!!
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Hello there~! I’m Charmaine, a name that apparently quite a few people find difficult to pronounce. Just to clear things up in case you’re having trouble, it’s pronounced “shar-maine.” See? Not that hard! (: So where to start with an introduction of myself…? Well, I’m from Los Angeles, California and am currently living in Mirkwood, in Middle Earth. Yes, that’s right. I live in a big, treacherous forest! Actually, it’s quite a lot of fun. |D
I love listening to music, though most of what I listen to is either mainstream things on the radio or Japanese and Korean Pop. I also love to play video games, especially multiplayer games even though 9 times out of 10 I end up losing. I also absolutely adore traveling to new countries. I’ve visited a number of countries in Western Europe (eight total!) as well as the Philippines and Mexico. One of my goals is to study abroad. In fact, I’m taking a Freshman Seminar on studying abroad right now! It’s an extremely fun and helpful class, as I’m sure most other Freshman Seminars are, so I encourage current freshmen to look into taking one next quarter and for future freshman anteaters to look into it as well.
College so far has been a very different yet enjoyable experience. Aside from the stress for studying for midterms (I have my Bio Sci one tomorrow!) and, of course, keeping my priorities straight, college is definitely what you make of it. For the curious, my classes this quarter are Bio Sci 93, Chem 1A, Writing 39B, and University Studies 3 (that Freshman Seminar I was talking about.) Each and every one of them is interesting, yet at the same time some of them are rather difficult if you don’t keep up with the reading! Challenging, yet fun.
Also, since I love looking at other peoples’ rooms, why don’t I include a picture of mine? This is only my half of the room since I do live in a double. It’s not the best decorated but I did try!
One thing that tends to amaze even myself is the fact that I get hungry fast. I don’t usually eat big meals (and I also eat at a snail’s pace) but I love love looove food! If I’m not hungry but smell something delicious, you can bet I’m there to either gobble it up or stare and wish it were in my stomach that very moment. For that reason I’ve decided that I’ll be blogging about food! UCI has so many great places to eat. Let me tell you, of all the food I’ve eaten at UCI, I’ve never once disliked any of it – except maybe that one time I put sundried tomatoes in my pasta, but that was my own fault. But what if you and your hallmates are hungry in the middle of the night and the commons are closed and you honestly don’t feel like breaking out another cup of instant noodles? I’ll have you covered there as I’ll be blogging about places to eat around campus as well!
Just as a side note though… I’m allergic to seafood and eggplant, and oranges make me cringe. ): But no worries! If something at a restaurant has one of those as the greatest item on their menu, I’ll be sure to let you know!
Well, I suppose that serves as a rather suitable introduction, don’t you think? I can add more but all this talk about food has gotten me hungry again! I’m going to go grab something to eat before getting back to studying for my Bio Sci midterm. If you have any questions about food on or around campus… or just anything in general, drop me a comment and I’ll do my best to answer you! Feel free to leave a comment just to say ‘hi’ or anything like that. I LOVE getting comments, so comment away if you’d like!
I look forward to sharing all my epic food adventures with all you fellow and future anteaters! See you next week~! <3
~ Charmaine! ^^
My name is Maria Shockley (nickname’s Mia), and I’ll be one of your Zot Bloggers for the ’10-’11 school year here at UCI(University of California, Irvine). I am way too excited to be blogging about all the amazing things that make UCI special to me. But before I start talking about my school, you should probably know some things about me, right? To begin with, I am German and Filipino, German from my father’s side and Filipino from my mother’s. The thing about being multiracial is that when they give me those surveys asking what ethnicity I am, I get to check the “other” box. But seriously, I love who I am, I love that I’ve been exposed to two different cultures and its definitely shaped who I am today. I’ve visited both Germany and the Philippines, as well as a multitude of other places in Europe, Asia, and Australia. I love to travel, and will definitely be looking into studying abroad at some point here at UCI.
I grew up in Northern California, in a town called Union City, located in the East Bay Area. Union City, to me, is one of the greatest places to live because of its diversity. Like many places in California, Union City has so many different cultures represented which makes the place that much more interesting. I attended James Logan High School, the only high school in the city meaning that it had a population of 4000 students. My 4 years at my high school were almost entirely filled with my main extra curricular, band. Now I need you to leave all your stereotypes about band at the door because we were anything but the norm. When you looked at our group of 300 people, you saw each type of person represented, from the jocks to the braniacs and everywhere in between. In the fall there was marching band, and then the rest of the year consisted of concert band. I played the flute, piccolo, and, during the spring of my senior year, cymbals.I could go on for days about my program, the entire world of competitive bands, and the experiences I had, but all I’ll say is that it was a once in a lifetime experience. Although I’m not sure how being a musician will fit into my college experience as of now, I’ll be sure to blog about whatever may happen pertaining to that. Some of my other interests include playing soccer, cooking, eating, and listening to music (I’ve got a diversified taste).
Of course, my major is Undecided/Undeclared (UU), and I honestly have no idea what direction I’ll being going in as far as choosing a major. But being a UU gives me so much more freedom to explore than those who have chosen a major that they were unsure of, so I am happy being one as of right now. My plan for this upcoming year is to take classes in many different fields to find something that I really enjoy, and then stick with that.
Coming to college from high school is probably one of the most shocking, exhilarating, scary, and amazing experiences of your life. There’s just so much being thrown at you that you cannot possibly remember everything told to you in your first weeks, from what times you can eat, to where your classes are, to who to call when you’re locked out of your dorm at 3am. And there’s also a lot that goes unmentioned, things that may be crucial to your development in college. So, I’ve decided to get you, dear blog readers, the insider’s information on the campus resources here at UCI. I know what you’re thinking, that this is going to be the boring blog, the one you’ll skip over to see the food or athletics blogs. But I promise to make this as interesting as possible, and if any of you have tips on what you’d like to hear about or how to make this more interesting, write up a comment and I’ll be sure to take it into consideration. I’ll be covering resources from libraries to LARC (if you don’t know what that stands for, don’t worry. You’ll find out soon enough!), and I sincerely hope that the information will help you in some way. That’s all for now, have wonderful week everyone!
The name is Dennison (yes, an out-of-this-world type of name). Although not an alien, I’ve truly become accustomed to the uniqueness that is expressed in my name. I mean, it’s not everyday you meet a “Dennison” walking on the street or playing basketball at the park. The story of how I got my name is pretty short and sweet: My dad’s name is Dennis, and I became his son; therefore, I was named Dennison. Throughout my years in school, I’ve been called many nicknames including “Son of Dennis,” ”Dennis’ Son” and even “Chili” (just google Dennsion’s Chili). I never minded the names at all though, in fact I was proud of them; I felt unique and different, standing out in front of a crowd, you can say.
I grew up in Sunnyvale up in Northern California, where my family still resides today. Although I was born here in the U.S., I’ve become accustomed to a traditional Filipino lifestyle and culture due to my upbringing by my parents. Once in a while, my family and I would fly to the Philippines to visit all of my relatives. My parents wanted me to see, hear, and feel the Philippines in ways that a Filipino-born child would have experienced; I consequently became a true Fil-Am (Filipino-American). I understand Tagalog fluently, but not as well as I can speak it–you win some, you lose some, I guess. It’s calming and humbling to know that I’m a part of not only one culture, but two–American and Filipino.
As an Undecided/Undeclared major, I am nervous as heck to think about what major I should choose for my future. I definitely do not want my four years (or more) in college to be a waste of my time and money; I want my college experience to be fun, fulfilling, and full of discovery. One of the aspects of UCI that is currently providing me with joy is the Anteater Recreation Center (ARC). Playing basketball has been a passion of mine ever since I was born. Well, actually sports and competition in general have been a passion of mine ever since I was born. I love the intensity, determination, and sportsmanship involved in sports, and that’s why I chose it as the main topic for my blog. I can’t tell you enough how excited I am for this opportunity to reach out and blog about anything and everything sports related here at UCI. I’ll try my best to get across my experiences with sports here, as well as the sporting events and happenings that occur throughout the school year. Simply said, I’m looking forward to to blogging with you guys more in the near future, fellow ‘eaters.
I’m sure you’re on the edge of your seat with anticipation! As the school year kicks into high gear, I’m frantically reviewing applications, scheduling interviews, and trying to get our U/U Zot Bloggers set up for 2010-11. With so many great applicants, it is no easy task! Rest assured that the Zot Blog will once again be up and running in Week 4 of this quarter with five fresh new perspectives. In the meantime, wish me luck as I narrow down our options and decide who will get to hear, “You’re HIRED!” (Thank you, Donald Trump!)