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Week Fifteen: Afternoon Tea, Japan Style

Week fifteen, and I’d been looking forward to this particular new experience ever since booking my spot a couple of months ago. Today I was going to learn about the Japanese tea ceremony, via a one day course held by UBC. As part of the course, students would get to participate in a tea ceremony […]

Week Five: Homer, Socrates & Plato Walk Into a Bar. (My Intro to Ancient Philosophy)

This weekend I delved into the world of Ancient Philosophy by attending a one day introduction course at the University of British Columbia, focusing on Ancient Greek thought. Although I’ve always enjoyed Greek mythology for the stories alone, I have never read or been taught anything about philosophy. The entire field of study was a […]

Week Three: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee. Shadow Boxing Like Muhammad Ali

Another week, another new experience. This week I decided to try shadow boxing. Approximately twice a year, typically in January and September, UBC Recreation hold a Shopping Week, giving people a chance to try out some of the many classes they offer. The trial classes are open to students, staff and the general public, and […]

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