Monday, October 22, 2012

My Typical Day in SOU

Now, life in SOU in the normal routine. I slowly adapting the college life again. I am striving to achieve good grades in those difficult class, as the time I am trying to have fun, too. Look at those photos!! I enjoy my life in SOU.

These are what I am doing now
-12 Credits of Classes: I know it is not a lot, but they are all very hard classes. I need to spend so much time doing homework.
-Three Clubs: Accounting Student Association (ASA), Business Club, and International Student Association (ISA)
-Accounting Tutoring: I LOVE it so far. 
-Kayak Practice?: (Planning Stage) They offer a free kayak class on Wednesday nights at the pool, so I am thinking about trying it out. 

This is how my typical day looks like
7:00am - Wake Up and Go for a Run  
8:00am - Eat Breakfast and Dress up
8:30am to 12:00pm - In the Class and In the Library Studying
12:00pm to 1:00pm - Lunch 
1:30pm to 3:30pm - Tutoring or More Studying
4:00 to 6:00pm - Exercise and Take a Shower
6:00pm to 7:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm to 10:00pm - Social With My Hall Mates. Run Errands Such as Doing Laundry, Cleaning Dishes, Organizing My Room, Etc. Then Practice Piano
10:00 to 11:00 - Go to Bed and Get Ready to Sleep

This is just a typical schedule. The are shifts such as going to the market, club meeting, or social event etc. During weekends, I like to go downtown and have more social time with my friends. 

I have another week of craziness coming up, which with filled with tests and social events. So Goodnight!! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Week of Social Events

I can't believe the 3rd week is over!! I'd like to say I really like Ashland and SOU. For the moment I came to Ashland and SOU, I fall in love with the city and campus immediate. Each day goes by, I feel in love with them more and more. For the past week, there were a lot of social events. On top of that I had a lot of homework and study to do. Since I am very busy, I am going to quickly/easy recap all the social events I attended. Usually I like to post a lot of photo, but sorry for no photos for this post. I believe they will be on Facebook, so enjoy!!

1. Business After Hours: Last Wednesday night, I went to Ashland Hotel for the Business After Hours event. It was network event among Business students, faculties and employers. Ashland Hotel was a beautiful hotel, so it was the perfect place for this event. I was glad that I volunteered as a greeter in the beginning of the event. The turn out was great. I had chance to talk to all the employers who had exhibit, and I socialized with my classmates and professors as well. I wished the event was longer. 

2. Business BBQ: On Thursday, there was a BBQ in the business school. They were so kind to treat us with wonderful BBQ. I was glad they did it, so I can have chance to talk to my professors and classmates more (I also talked them at the Business After Hours, but I focused on the employers first). I shared my situation with several professors and they even gave me some advice. I made new friends with other business students. 

3. Bowling with Business Club: After the BBQ, I went to Bowling in Medford. Thanks to Amber from Business Club gave me a ride, otherwise I could not have made it. I finally got know about Business Club and the members more. When I went to their first meeting, I did not have chance to talk to them, yet. I realized Business Club is a very fun club to join, and people are very kind. Besides understanding people and organization, bowling itself was exciting. I have not down bowling for a while, and I was nervous. However, it was not bad as I thought. Thursday was definitely the craziest of the week.

4. Pride Parade: On Saturday, my friend Erika, Jacob and I went to see the Pride Parade in Downtown Ashland. It was interesting to see people dress in rainbow colors. After the parade we went to a pizza place and their pizza was heavenly. There are a lot of interesting spot to explore in Ashland downtown. 

5. Random Hang Outs in the Hall: Besides all the "scheduled" events, there were lots of "unscheduled" events. One day, my some of my hall mate said,"Dress formally, and we are going to Wendy's together," we just went to Wendy's suddenly and had mid night snack there.  There were also "Random movie nights," and we watch a lot of weird movies in the community room. There were a lot of game nights and social night in my room, too. 

Now, I have to go to sleep for another busy week. Homework seems to never end and quizzes/exams will be keep coming till the term ends. I really want to enjoy my short time in Ashland, but I have to pass all the DIFFICULT classes as well. I can always come back for vacation anyways. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

SOU Outdoor Hiking Trip

First of all, sorry for the late update. I have been very busy. If you read my previous post, you will know. I went to a hiking trip with SOU outdoor program last, last Sunday (9/23). I mentioned that I will do a blog post about it, so here it is.

Before the trip, I was debating about whether going or not going because it was the day before first day of school, and I already had several crazy days for moving to Ashland. Furthermore, the space was full when I signed up, and I had to show up on that day in order to find out whether I can go or not. Then I thought about Sunday will be my relaxing day. However, after the debating for all night long and getting lost for finding the meeting place, I still went. There were people did not show up, so there was a spot for me. So glad I was able to go and more glad that did go!!
School provided the a big car for us, it was for about 10 people.  We only had 7 people, so there were more space. 
 We headed to South. Thanks for driving us. 
We arrived at Mountain of Ashland. The air was so fresh, and it was sort of cold in the morning. I felt glad I wore layers, so I can stay warm while I am cold and take off when I am hot. Thanks for the leaders for carrying the heavy lunch for us while we hike.
We started hiking as the sun raises. 
The trees were just elegant and full of energy.
The view of the mountain was too beautiful. This is the million dollar view. 
Outdoor program leaders were so kind. They made lunch for us. We had burritos. 
 It was nice picnic on the mountain.
After lunch, we sat down on the ground and talked for a while. 
And we started to play with Oreo cookies. 
The rule is simple. Put an Oreo cookie on the forehead and try to move it to the mouth without using hands. It was so hard.
I enjoyed playing it with myself and also enjoyed watching other people play
Playing with Oreo cookies was fun, but eating them was definitely the most fun part. They are so addictive, I can eat the whole box.
After a long day of hiking, there was some of this. It must be very comfortable napping there. 
It was so much fun even though I felt very tired, and I got very dirty afterwards. I showered and washed my shoes for hours. We walked at least 7 miles on that day. I think I was able to get rid of all the extra food I had over the welcome week parties. Thanks SOU Outdoor program for planning and running this trip.