HUM2305: What Is The Good Life? This is the required humanities class at UF for freshman since 2012. The professors try to get us to question things so we may always work toward better lives for ourselves and others. Yesterday lecture was dismissed 30 minutes early. In that extra time we were told to take a picture of something and make a haiku of how it related to the good life. No surprise, I found nature.
What is there to do to get involved during the summer? I figured out I could meet up with an exchange student in the English Language Institute (ELI) once a week. Daniela is at UF for a year studying pharmacy! This week we made brigadeiros because I when she said she was from Brazil I told her I loved them. YUM!
It’s so easy to make.
1 can condensed milk
2 tbs chocolate powder (we used Nesquik)
Butter for nonstick
Set the stove to medium, put the ingredients in a pot/pan, and stir until it starts bubbling. The longer you heat it, the thicker it will be when it’s done. Once you take it of the stove it’s finished!
Also we didn’t make them into balls, but you can just shape them with a spoon for a bite-sizes of deliciousness.
About the good friends you meet in college: my summer consisted of my roommate Kristen, and the lovely Amanda and Sarah across the hall. Together we tackled our first semester of college. It was definitely a trial and error period for us. While we watched movies or actually slept when there was class at 9:30 the next morning, other girls were scoping out every fraternity and nightclub. Don’t get me wrong, we still had our fun nights. The point is that the four of us created a sisterhood over the course of Summer B that could never be forgotten. What will Fall be like when they won’t be in my room 24/7?!
Encountering the Filipino Student Association was like connecting with long-lost family. One day they were advertising an event at Club Simons here in Gainesville and I freaked out when I saw that they were the FSA. As soon as I told them my mom was Filipino, they freaked out too and suddenly it was like I’ve known them my whole life. I’m not even exaggerating. That cultural bond is magical like that. Then I went to their meeting, which was like a big party, and then we went to Lollicup, which was really a party. Although it made me miss my family, it made me feel welcome. I’m so excited to be part of the group.
They say that in college you meet the people who stick around for a lifetime. Well you also meet people willing to come over to cook you hamburgers simply because they are bored at their own place. And because they want to use your George Foreman grill.
No, no, no, it’s not what you think. The F Book is simply a bucket list of University of Florida traditions. It’s a great way to get in the spirit of UF, plus you end up with a full photo album after taking pictures of each completed item. One down! (Reading the Alligator, the UF newspaper)