May Oo Khine
Oh, FoCo, how I have missed you!Don't get me wrong, I've loved making my own lunch salad and hosting dinner parties with my friends during the break, but with classes starting again and the snow building, I definitely need a warm meal I can just sit down for.
- No. 1
This was my first meal at FoCo right after winter break and the day FoCo reopened. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement by the number of chicken wings and fries I had on my plate! I also had a Monte Cristo sandwich (a kind of French toasted ham and cheese sandwich), some sautéed spinach and onions, and brown rice with a mix of vegetables. I also like to create my own drink of apple juice, green tea, and a third mystery ingredient (chef’s secret!). Top this off with a side dish of kimchi, Korean pickled cabbage and I am good to go!
- No. 2
On this day, I had penne with garlic and chilli lime peanut noodles, which has its origins in Thailand. Of course, I need to get my usual kimchi, some rice, and fries and a beef patty from the grill. If I’m really feeling healthy, I like to take my time at the salad bar and make my own mix of veggies: spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, and a couple of cherry tomatoes too!
- No. 3
Salmon is one of my favorites at FoCo! Whenever there’s salmon for dinner, I immediately make a beeline to the grill. I also had some fried flounder and chicken adobo, which is a type of Filipino chicken stew. I grabbed a couple of fries and a beef patty as well as some veggies (yes, to balance out the fries). Add some kimchi, a bowl of clam chowder, and a cup of warm salted caramel, and you’ve just made one of my favorite meals here!
Tips on how I survived finals week!
Happy 1st of December, everyone!
- No. 1
1. Know your finals schedule!
It's not like high school anymore where your teacher will give you a printed sheet of dates and review guides! You've got to make sure yourself by going online to the class portal or by checking in with your professor. This really helps when you want to start planning ahead and also to start making plans for the winter break (ex. buying plane tickets!)
- No. 2
2. Study with others!
Use your resources! Make study groups with the others in your class and go to office hours to talk to your professors! One tip I got from an upperclassman was to divide readings between you and a friend and then explain to each other. Talking it out really helps your understanding!
- No. 3
3. Get your breakfast!
By the 4th week of the term, I developed a very bad habit of missing breakfast. I really don't recommend this! If you don't have time for a full meal, at least get some light snacks from The Hop or some fresh pastries from Novack or King Arthur Flour (KAF). A happy tummy will definitely sit well with you once you start your first class of the day. Especially when the workload piles up, breakfast can really give you much needed energy.