My first day at UBC...I have survived!

Hey everybody,
today was my very first day at University of British Columbia (UBC)!!! I was quite nervous, but it turned out to be a really cool first day. Although we had to prepare and present our first assignment already today, it was more the introduction kind of day. If you compare it to Germany, the professors over here seem to be quite relaxed and easy-going. Let's see, how it will shape up for the rest of the week...
Regarding my search for the 'perfect' shared apartment or house, I wasn't really successful yet... so please continue to keep fingers crossed!
By the way, these are (were) my German roommates. Unfortunately, Juliane left last Sunday to go to Indonesia.

Guess what we did?? Exactly, we went shopping :-)  

Thanks for all your comments! Sorry for being so slow in answering all your eMails... 

Cheers alena



I'm so haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapppy!

Just to let you know: Daniel is admitted to Vancouver Film School!!!! His semester starts on 27 October. I couldn't imagine better news :-)


Welcome to Vancouver

Hello everybody,
Today was finally the d-day or let's say better my v-day. After an emotional goodbye with Daniel, Mum, Tanja & Diana at the airport, I flew with LTU from Stuttgart to Vancouver via Duesseldorf. If I hadn't been so sad, the flight would have been quite relaxed. To deepen my sadness, the airline had the wonderful idea to show three of the most romantic movies ever! After the landing in Vancouver and at least one liter of tears later, everything worked perfectly and without problems: I got my visa within two minutes, all of my luggage was there and my taxi brought me for about 20 Dollars to my new (part-time) home... 
The house were I live at the moment is quite comfy and clean. I share it with... yes exactly with two Germans (@Clemens: my German roomie is doing here some research at University to be able to become a PhD in Electrical Engineering - You should join him ;). My forth roomie is a Japense guy, that I haven't met yet. My room is rudimentary equipped, but still nice and unexpectedly large. 
After my first shopping trip with the bus (no clothes - only food), which boosted my jet lag even more, I have decided to go to bed early. My other roomies went to bed anyway...  
Let's see what tomorrow brings :-) Maybe even pictures...




a party with mixed feelings...

Hey guys, 
after the birthday and farewell party with Diana on Saturday, I have finally realized that my departure to Vancouver is really close! I look back on this evening with mixed feelings: on the one hand I'm really looking forward to staying in Vancouver, on the other hand I'm gonna miss all of you guys!!! A big THANKS goes especially to my friend Tanja, who has organized the most beautiful present that I have ever received. I'll treasure it in Vancouver, that's a promise! By the way, I'll publish some of the party pics on this blog in the next few days. The rest of them can be checked out on studivz soon.
In the next few days, lots of small things still have to be organized for the trip. I had never thought with how much work this trip would be connected... please keep fingers crossed for me that everything will be done in time. 
I'll try to keep you updated about my further preparations. Hope to see or at least hear lots of you guys before I'll leave the country!
Yours Alena