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Posted November 24th, 2008 - 3:45 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
I'm Katerina and new to this group..I'm registered for classes starting in January (transferred into my third year from Douglas College. I will be doing a Bachelor of Arts: Major in German Studies, Minor in Music.)..I just got back from living in the UK and am going to head over to UBC sometime this week to familiarize myself with where everything is etc since the only times I have ever been to UBC have been to go to Thunderbird Stadium for a concert so I don't really know where anything is and what there is exactly :(...Does anybody care to join me and maybe show me around, maybe show me your favorite places at the campus and what I should be aware of etc? Maybe we can make a cs meeting out of it?! haha. Let me know, I look forward to your replies!

Posted November 24th, 2008 - 4:14 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Kat,

I have a vague recollection of one of my previous couch surfers, an Irish guy named Aiden McWatt, saying that hung out with you in Vancouver and that you were super cool. There might have been something about laughter yoga too... was this you? It's possible I'm inventing memories, but even so I'm sure you're still super cool And holy crap you have a lot of pictures on your profile!!

I may be showing the campus to some other CSers later this week too. Probably Thurs or Fri afternoon, since it looks like it will be nice clear skies later in the week. If you're interested I can let you know when we make specific plans an you can join us. Or, if you want to come to campus earlier let me know and I can see if I'm free to walk you around for an hour. Flexible schedules are one wonderful perk of being a grad student! :)



Posted November 24th, 2008 - 5:55 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
I might be able to join you depending on the day/time!
I, like Eric, have been on this campus for a number of years so I feel like I know it pretty well.

Posted November 25th, 2008 - 6:37 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Ok I'm meeting Christoper from this group at 1pm if any of you are free anytime after that and care to join us for a mini tour or can meet up after that we can go for a drink or bite to eat. give me a text or something 778 859 4324

Posted November 25th, 2008 - 6:44 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Aww, i totally would have but I'm feeling quite ill today. Hope to see you at a UBC CS meeting though.

Posted November 25th, 2008 - 2:52 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Thanks Eric and Reena!

I don't really have any sort of schedule cause I still haven't found work and I'm just being lazy around the house so anytime or any day works for me although I would prefer early (like today--tuesday or tomorow--wednesday) so I can get my photo taken and get my damn u-pass already haha (I'm living in Delta at the moment and the bus fare is RIDICULOUS to get anywhere I want to go)...Eric..I'm pretty sure I don't know who Aiden is and I've never done laughter yoga--yet (But if my memory is failing me, I'll feel really bad) haha but I have been quite active in the past and at one point was hosting without days off so maybe someone has mentioned me? haha. Yeah I have this thing called a photo obsession (I have 184 albums on facebook too- yikes!)...oh well! So guys just let me know what time and day works for you cause I am very flexible at the moment (and very lazy and still jetlagged so get me out of the house PLEASE!) THANKS A BUNCH!!
(I might head downtown today to meet a friend so it may be better to text/call me if you want to meet today in case I don't get this in time 778-859-4324)
thanks again!!

Posted November 27th, 2008 - 6:18 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Kat,

Hope Chris gave you a great tour around campus yesterday. It was beautiful! I wish I coulda seen your message earlier and joined you guys. I hope we'll meet together with other UBCers soon in a CS get together.

May I ask if that concert at T-Bird Stadium Jack Johnson's in this past summer? :)

Best of luck in your new start at UBC!

Posted November 27th, 2008 - 7:44 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Shane, thanks for the nice message. Chris did give me a great tour around and showed me some great spots like the Japanese gardens! It wasn't Jack Johnston, it was Radiohead quite a few years (like 4 or 5 years) ago and the Vans Warped Tour quite a few years ago as well...and there may have been something else as well but I can't remember. I lied though...I have also been to the Chan Centre to see the Kronos Quartet and then somewhere else on the campus (a theatre) to see a play when I was in grade 10 (quite a few years ago as well haha) and that's it haha. So I guess it's been a bit more than T-Bird stadium. Hope to make it to a meeting soon so maybe I will see you!