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On Wednesday May 5th, I “lost” my beloved Samsung Mythic cell phone which I only had for three months. “Lost” because I’m absolutely sure someone found it and decided to keep it for themselves since it was not in the place I last had it within an hour and a half timespan. My friends and family called and texted it multiple times and I backtracked and scoured my surroundings. Originally I left Young 198 at 11:35, bought a fowl chicken jalepeño bagel from the CoHo, took a bathroom break in South Hall, and arrived for my next class around 12 in Olson 106. It’s a very localized part of campus:
Anyways, I found out that calling my phone and hearing it ring didn’t mean that the SIM card was still in place in the phone . It made sense because it still rung on Friday and I doubt my battery would have lasted on its own for 2 days. I have another phone now but still deeply miss that phone especially for its tools – calculator, alarm clock and especially audio recording (reporter necessity for conducting interviews!). So I want to share with you where to go if you happen to lose something of your own:
Lost & Found
1) MU Games Area – downstairs located behind the air hockey tables is an office where they keep anything that is lost in the MU. You can fill out a lost item in a binder at the shoe check out desk.
2) Unitrans – in the basement of South Hall is Unitrans headquarters and anything that was lost in one of their buses ends up here.
3) Police Department – after a while everything from the MUGA lost and found that hasn’t been claimed ends up here and important things like cell phones from Unitrans are sent here too. The police department has a kick ass website where you can see a list of items that were turned in and organized by category (keys, cell phone, jewelry etc.). You can also easily report a lost item. It’s so convenient because you don’t have to constantly go to their building and check if anyone turned in your stuff. I even called them about a found item listed as “samsung att phone” for further description and they are really nice about helping you out. Found items are kept for 90 days and you need a valid identification and a proof of ownership to claim the item. Unclaimed items are eventually auctioned off.
Usually if you left it in a classroom someone leaves it up at the front. Ask around in the building you think you lost it. There are many little unofficial lost and founds everywhere. Call if it’s more efficient than asking in person. A bit more advice here. If you ever lose something on campus I hope you’ll feel more equipped to take action. It was a bit comforting to see the list of other cell phones that were lost and to know that I wasn’t alone. Good luck!
One of the things I love about going to Davis is there are free/frugal movie screenings almost all the time. Whether it’s films shown through Entertainment Council or the multitude of film festivals , there is always an opportunity to enjoy the latest films (sometimes even before they’re released in theaters), student films and films that you cannot even find on Netflix.
Last night I finally got to watch one of the films the Asian American Association was showing for their 7th annual film festival. The theme for this year is Meet Me Halfway which has to do with the struggle of asian americans’ (or any other bicultural person’s) self identity. The tug of war of feeling not asian enough, too asian around some friends, or like you don’t want to be labeled at all. So because there are not many asian americans out there in mainstream media, AAA’s goal is to showcase movies that have asian actors in non-stereotypical (i.e. non-ninja, quiet nerd, bridesmaid) roles – which I absolutely love.
I watched 2009′s Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Departures:
We all laughed at Daigo’s awkward first day on the job and cried during the more heart wrenching casket ceremonies. The film helped me reflect on the mortality of my own life and got me thinking about how I would want to be remembered when I pass away in addition to how I would want to be prepared (which I still don’t know – maybe cremation?). It also touched on topics career and self identity, unconditional love, and forgiveness. I don’t want to talk more without giving it away but other favorite parts his amazing cello playing and how cute he and he wife were as a couple. Though the movie is partly about death there is alot of laughter and heart in it and you must watch it if you ever get the chance. If you also saw it last night and want it for yourself (or if you love it already from the trailer) you can buy the DVD here.
I’m excited to watch tonight’s film All About Dad:
If you’re interested in getting involved with next year’s AAA FilmFest in a big way I know they are accepting officer applications right now!