Friday, December 23, 2016

First Semester Recap

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Hello all!

I have survived my first semester at Cal!  I realized that I was basically MIA throughout the entire semester, so I decided to do a little recap of the entire semester.  Enjoy!

The week/night before move in day: Around August 20
I was not good at packing, I think I explained this here.  Anyways, my parents and I drove up north the day before move-in day and we stayed in Dublin I believe.  I had a very hard time sleeping, I hardly got any sleep, I think it was all of the anxiety.  Anyways, we drove an hour further north to get to Berkeley after having a lovely hotel continental breakfast(I had an afternoon move-in time).  I met my roommates and we took a roommate picture(it was all very awkward).

The First Day of School:
I had a very busy first day of school.  I was waitlisted on two classes and wanted to audition for a theatre class.  I thought that I had to go to my math discussion, so I woke up at 7am and while I was eating breakfast I checked my email to see that discussion was cancelled.  But all was well because I had an astronomy discussion at 9.  I also went to a CogSci lecture for a class I ended up dropping, and then to my theatre audition.  Then I went to Crossroads for lunch, and then back to campus for my math and astronomy lecture.  I was exhausted by the end of the day so I went to bed at 10, and did not do my math homework for the day.

Study Situation:
So I mostly studied in my room, until I found the north reading room(ironically by mistake).  BTW the North Reading room became a daily stop eventually(it took a little while).

The North Reading Room, isn't it pretty?
I really liked it because it had a nice atmosphere, large tables, and always available seats.  I also liked the other reading room in Doe/Bancroft which had an absolutely gorgeous ceiling.
It's gorgeous you guys

The tables are darling here as well
It's just so nice
Of course I also found this library by mistake, but I owe it tons.  I wrote a lot of my comp lit essays in  there.  Also during dead week, knowing of nice libraries that aren't that crowded is very important.

Clubs:
I got an interview for this one consulting club on campus, and probably did really badly in the case interview, but I wouldn't know because I didn't know what a case interview was until I was there.  Btws, I'm not in the club.  I did however join the skating team(club sport), and that's basically the only thing that I'm involved in on campus.

Foods:
Expectations: Oatmeal and lemon water for breakfast.
Reality: Trader Joe's Granola and Almond milk for breakfast
Yeah, I was super optimistic and though that I was going to make oatmeal every morning, obviously that did not end up working out.  I was always the first one up, and eventually I didn't even have time to eat breakfast in the room in the morning.  At the beginning of the semester I always got a hummus wrap at GBC, but it never filled me up, so I switched to a burrito bowl with lettuce, brown rice, beans, and guac.  At first I got pico de gillo, but that was too spicy for me.  When I was starting to run out of meal points at the end of the semester, I did without the guac.  Dinner was usually at Crossroads, but toward the end of the semester one of my roommates and I made the trek over to Cafe 3 for shorter lines, less crowdedness, and better quality food.

GBC, or Golden Bear Cafe

Cafe 3, it looks super fancy in this pic
Recap:  I did okay, I didn't fail anything, my GPA isn't that horrible.  I hated my astronomy class that's supposed to be a famous Berkeley class.  I loved my theatre 10 class, I learned so much.  I discovered parts of campus mostly by mistake.  I drank a lot(too much) boba.  And I visited Trader Joes a lot.  Here's to a good second semester!


Xoxo,
GG



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The most beautiful of smoothie bowls, Tumblr Source: berriesflowersandsparkles





Monday, December 19, 2016

Winter Time ~

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Hello!

It's been a long time since I last posted.  I'm home now, and I have survived my first semester at Berkeley(whoot whoot).  It's so nice to be back in LA for the holidays.  Hopefully I can keep these blogs a little more updated, and maybe even share a few of my stories from college.  I'm looking forward to the holiday season, and to go christmas shopping tomorrow morning.  Take care!

xoxo,

GG

Monday, November 14, 2016

Ideas

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Dear all,
 
This weekend I had a lot of ideas come to my head.  First I sort of figured out what my back-up major to my totally unstable current capped major was going to be.  I guess I'm now going to take sociology next semester.  I was inspired by one of the girl's on the figure skating team's bios.  It says that she's a sociology major with a focus in marketing and entrepreneurship, which is basically business(in my mind).  So yeah, I guess I'm doing sociology now.

Then because I am currently really bored, because everything I want to work on right now I can't(due to circumstances on which I have to rely on other people for).  I decided to go on reality steve and look at the initial reveals of the guys on Jojo's season.  Then I moved on to the girls on Ben's season.  I already knew that Lauren B. used to be a flight attendant, but I did not know that she also had a B.A. in Business Management(aka what I'm sort of kinda of looking towards pursuing).  I was like wow, I could do that.  That's when I realized that I could do that.  I could become a flight attendant after college.

On another note, I am coming home for Thanksgiving, and I am so excited.  The other day when my grandmother called me, and told me that she wished I was coming home for Thanksgiving, I said the same thing.  And then today I get a phone call from my parents asking if I want to come home.  Apparently my grandmother had been calling my parents and relaying this information to them.

Anyways yeah, this was kind of random, but I really felt the urge to make a blog post about it.  Until next time, wish me luck with this week.

Xoxo, 

GG

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

So I'm alive...


apparently Morrison Library(I've never been), Tumblr Source: punctilious
Good Morning Upper East Siders, I mean uhhh.....


So....oh yeah.  I'm aliveeeeeee.

So I started college a few months ago, and my last post was before I had even left for Berkeley.  And now I'm more than halfway through my first semester.  I was also reading through my blog, and I realized that I forgot to tell you guys(probs just me) some stuff over the summer, but oh well, maybe I'll post later, but it's completely irrelevant at the moment,

I just went on tumblr for like the first time since I got here, so that says a lot about how much free time I have now, compared to when I was in high school.  I think I have adjusted well, living wise.  It doesn't feel weird, it feels normal.  Although I cannot wait to go back to LA for winter break.  I already had my first set of midterms over a month ago, and I have my last one on Monday.  Oh how time flies.

A little while ago I finally decide to go visit the libraries, and that was quite interesting.  Now you can expect to find me in the North Reading room after my classes, or during my long break.

Oh my god how life has changed.  I even had my Phase 1 for next semester yesterday.  I remember when I was freaking out for my Phase 1 before CalSo.  And just a heads up, it's just as stressful!

I still have an assignment to do, and a play to read for tomorrow, but this felt like a good time to post a little update to my beloved little blog.  I actually went on here for some inspiration for my assignment, but I had a sudden urge to add some new content.  Hopefully I can write some new content this weekend all about my experiences so far here at Cal.

And to the high school seniors applying to colleges this month (I'm looking at you UC applicants) good luck!  And may the odds be ever in your favor.

Oh dear GG, how I have missed you...

xoxo,

GG
~Emily <3

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Folio

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Happy Friday!

I am moving out today, and there is all the emotions: relief, sadness, happiness...  Needless to say I do not like packing.  Anyways, my Tumblr feed was really nice to me today, so this friday folio was very easy to put together, luckily.  Enjoy!

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They say less is more right?

xx,


Emily


Picture Pic of the Day coming soon


Thursday, August 18, 2016

What I Did This Summer

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Hello!

As my summer break is coming to a close, I thought that I should reflect on what I did this summer.

Summer Bucket List Cross-offs

I went to downtown(LA)
I learned how to type(correctly)
I finally got my drivers license
I went to California Donuts
Maple Bacon, Matcha Green Tea, Blueberry Toast Crunch, Snickers Bar, Panda, Nutella Banana Cronut

I went to Larchmont
I caught up on the Bachelorette

Other

I relaunched this blog(again)

So maybe not the most productive summer, but more productive than the last few years for sure, and in different ways.  This summer was most definitely the calm before the storm.  I hope to keep you updated on my college life.


xx,

Emily


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Water Wednesday

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Hello!

For this weeks installment of "Water Wednesday" I want to talk about drinking water.  Just do it.  Kendall Jenner says that her best beauty secret is to drink water.

If you can't tell I'm quite overwhelmed right now.  Packing and not knowing what you are going to do next wee can be quite stressful.

Sorry for this very sad water wednesday.

xx,

Emily

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