Hey everyone, and welcome to my Zot Blog! My name is Sabaa, and I look forward to posting my experiences of my first year at UCI.
I’m from Thousand Oaks in Ventura County which is about an hour and a half from Irvine. Currently, I am an undeclared/ undecided major, but I’m interested in pursuing psychology or law. I live in Loma Hall, Mesa Court, and I am part of CHP (Campus Honors Program). My favorite hobbies are reading, listening to music, and playing videogames. Some of my favorite books include the Harry Potter series, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, A Walk to Remember, The Kite Runner, and Sense and Sensibility. I also enjoy watching movies in my spare time, and I especially love watching action, fantasy, and super hero films. My favorite TV show is Glee which I am absolutely obsessed with and never shut up about (just ask my dorm mates).
Even though I’ve been at UCI for just over a month now, I already regard it as my second home! I’m not joking; whenever I go back home for the weekend, I feel “campus” sick. My dorm mates are all amazing people, and it seems like we’re becoming a family already. At first, it felt so bizarre to be living on my own without my parents, but I’ve grown used to it although I’m not sure they feel the same about me. Classes intimated me during the first week especially with the overwhelming number of students in my lectures, but now, I’ve grown accustomed to them.
For my blog, I’ll be discussing fun activities to do around UCI. Since I first arrived here, I’ve heard people consistently complain about being bored on campus especially during the weekends. Well, I hope to change some of their (and your) minds once I write about the multiple, various events and facilities. In addition, I see this as the perfect opportunity for me to get out and gain new experiences for myself. I am not a social person, and I don’t go out so often. I also have trouble maintaining balance between my studies and leisure time. Therefore, the blog won’t be just providing information for you all, but it’ll also be giving me a chance to experience different things and reflect on them; plus, I’ll be having fun myself! Hopefully, my blog will provide you with immense information and prove that UCI has its fun aspects. I definitely aim to enjoy the different exciting aspects of the campus and develop my social skills.
I hope you all enjoy my blog as well as the other blogs from my fellow U/U Zot Bloggers. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave a post. Thank you, and until next week, take care!
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