Started on August 19th, 2011

Ask Haotian

Ever wonder about the meaning of life? What about whether the world actually exists? Or if today will be another good day?

Ask Haotian the Philosopher! Find new answers to questions you thought you once knew! Cast doubt on your beliefs! Discover your true self today!


Started on August 21st, 2011

Board/Card Games

Some say Canasta is similar to Mahjong - and we've play that too.  We've also played Apples-to-Apples, Palace, Oh Hell, Liar's Dice, Shogi, Blokus, Munchkins, Napolean, Wise and Otherwise, Smart Ass ... What will we play next? Grin


Started on August 20th, 2011


  What better way to entertain everyone than to let them bomb each other (or themselves) to death? It's easy to learn and easy to play.
  It's Bomberman with 10 players.  Enough said...

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Started on September 17th, 2011

Book Club

Searching for a goal in life? Can't think of anything? Let's finish the Top 200 Books List!


Started on October 16th, 2011

CS Study Group

A significant portion of the Canasta Club members somehow find themselves majoring in CS, whether it be their original major or one they eventually switch into.  In Fall 2011, over 6 members ended up taking the same CS61C class.  4 of them lived in the same building.  Suggest meet up times to study or do homework here.


Started on April 30th, 2011

League of Legends

Once upon a time, it was Shin's birthday.  Perlin baked a cake, but that was soon forgotten in light of Haotian and Kevin's more cursed gift: LoL

As of currently, various members of Canasta Club usually play "League of Legends" about every Friday 10pm 'till after 10pm.


Started on August 20th, 2011

Movie Nights

    Probably the beginning of our many spontaneous excursions to come.  Most (if not all) our movie nights have occured on Fridays as last minute decisions.  Our first movie night consisted of a sudden decision to go watch "Inception" at the UA.  Our second movie night was again Inception, only this time at Wheeler.

     Later movies we watch included but are not limited to Harry Potter, The Matrix, Theater Rice,  Black Swan, Donnie Darko,  Harry Potter, Pi, and The King's Speech.


Started on November 13th, 2011


It's not just pineapples - canned pineapples! Must have pineapples every week, meaning weekly Safeway or Target runs at least once a week.  And no salting the pineapples Haotian!


Started on August 24th, 2011

Stock Trading

Some live off of trading.  Some don't believe the market exists.  And yet our club owes its existence almost entirely to a 700% gain in stocks from investing its initial ASUC funding.

One of the club founders has written a trading guide as well as a virtual trading system free to use here:


Started on March 1st, 2011


The Canasta Club plays tennis every Friday before the meeting from 5-7pm on Hearst. Tennis is usually followed by dinner at the Asian Ghetto (and usually at least 1 person orders Chicken Yaki Udon from Sushi House).


Started on June 23rd, 2011

The Best Ice Cream

The Best Ice Cream in the WORLD Bay Area

It's ice cream - let's go to all of them! Tongue


Started on March 13th, 2011


     Out of necessity, trips are probably a tad less spontaneous, though it's unlikely we actually plan them more than 2 weeks in advance.  Ideas are always welcome.  Cheap is preferable but we aren't exactly poor either... we just have no budget.

     Where have we been? Where should we go next? Is there anywhere we haven't visited in the Bay area? Perhaps it's time to travel further...


Started on September 4th, 2011

Wise and Balderdash

The funniest quotes made in the game of "Wise and Otherwise" and phrases made in "Balderdash".  Make your quote/definition/movie/law as real as possible, but somehow that rarely happens.  Videos of games can be found here.