So I’ve had an incredibly busy two weeks! I don’t even know where to start! Perhaps I should do a random free fall, and see where that ends up?
I am 100% loving University life! A close friend from Kenya came to the same university as me, which I am ecstatic about for the simple reason that I at least know someone. Other than that, I’ve made lots of new friends which is always a good thing 🙂
Honestly speaking, one of the things I was most worried about when coming to University is that I wouldn’t make a decent group of friends, or find people who liked the same things as me, namely because I’m not really the “drunk party animal”, or particularly outgoing in any manner when it comes to clubbing. But I’ve found a group of friends who, although they may fit the stereotypical “drunk party animal college kid” description, are actually really awesome people to hang out with! YAY ME! haha.
One of the things that we love doing is hanging around talking, doing absolutely nothing in particular. We spend a lot of time just room bouncing, where we all go and chill in one friends room, and then bounce around and keep going into other friends rooms. We also find that we go down to Tim Hortons, or McDonalds, and end up staying there for three or four hours just talking… (even though the sign at McDonalds says a maximum seating time of 20 minutes…).
But what would University life be without the “educational” part of it? I’m taking four classes this semester – two first year courses and two second year courses. I really enjoy all the courses because I feel that they’re actually pretty balanced in my schedule. The one crappy thing is that my classes are either at 9am in the morning, or they end at 9pm at night. I don’t know what crack I was smoking when I chose this schedule, but that’s how it’s turned out! It’s been ok for the last three weeks, but I have a feeling that once the “Canadian Winter” finally hits, I’m really going to regret taking these classes so late.
I’ll give a quick breakdown of all the different classes that I’m taking. The first is a math class, more precisely a calculus class, which is a “first-year” course. The professor is pretty young, and reminds me a lot of Charlie Eppes played by David Krumholtz in Numb3rs. He seems to know his stuff, which I guess is a good thing 🙂 He just tends to find the most complicated way of explaining something as possible!
My other three classes are all computer science classes, which is awesome! I’ll talk about the first-year comp sic class first. It’s a Logical Expression Class, which is pretty much learning how to express different things using logic statements. The funny thing is that some of the stuff I learnt in this class (which is a night class), I then learnt the next day in my Maths class. I’m hoping it will be helpful in the long run, because it means that I have some sort of overlap, which ultimately means that I won’t have to learn too much 🙂 The professor is really cool, and he knows my name 🙂 I’m really happy with this class coz it’s pretty interesting, and a good friend who lives in the same building as me is also in this class.
Of the two second year computer science classes I’m taking, the easier one (so far) is called Social and Economic Networking, which is essentially understanding how social and economic networks form, why it’s useful to study them as both a computer scientist and an economist. It’s a really interesting class coz you learn about how friendships are likely to evolve over time. For this class, we have two different professors who change talking depending on the topics (I guess..) One of them is really old, and tries to make jokes which usually end up really racist, sexist or worse! The other professor is pretty cool though 🙂 I got 9/10 on our first quiz, which I was ecstatic about mainly because the average was 7/10 (or something like that..)
The last class I’m taking is a Computer Software course where we’re learning how to code in Java. I am, quite honestly, struggling in this course because I’ve missed a lot of the basic, fundamental things that I should know, which my asshole teacher in High School never bothered teaching me. But I’m still enjoying the class! It just means that I’m going to have to work that much harder, and hopefully I’ll be able to pass and make a good impression on our professor 🙂 The professor is amazing! One of my friends has a different class with him, and he told me that the professor literally jumped onto the table and did a start jump as a way to introduce himself! Hahahaha! He’s a really nice and approachable guy 🙂
Anyway, I think I’ve made this blog post long enough, kudos to anyone who’s still reading! Haha. It’s nearly 1am, and I still need to shower and study for a quiz I have tomorrow, so this is sayonara for now!