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A Busy Week

October 25, 2008

This week has been very busy -.-
The first that made it more tiring was the fact that we didn’t have any day off in the middle of the week, at least Fridays is supposed to be off for us,lol.

We have been focusing a lot on Japan & Korea’s relation this week on my Japanese course.  Starting first of all with Japans international situation and then moving on to the Jap-korean stuff. It have been very interesting, and i felt like I finally understood really why Japan have been so depending on USA and why they look a bit down one Koreans – of course this isn’t for everyone, but for anyone seeing Go-the movie, you will understand what I mean, since they are really terrible against those poor Korean boys -.-
We Were supposed to watch that movie today, it was such a long time ago since I last watched it, so I was looking forward to refresh my memories….but then I ended up with a fever and  =.=

So what have I been doing then? REST, all day =.= ..though, I hate to just lie in bed all the time doing nothing, so I watched a lot of Eyeshield 21. Felt like the best serie, where I didn’t have to focus like with all the other ones I’m watching right now. I finally got some energy back now again, since I couldn’t fall asleep and that is the reason for all of this,lol.
Also, I’m trying really hard to find a otome game to play on my pc – not hard to find which  ones I want to play, just hard finding the “actually” game, and a working one too -.-
                     (Help anyone *.* )

Anyway, i’m starting to get a bit @_@ again, so I think I will make another try to sleep.
Have a nice weekend everyone ^.^
Many nice things will come, and with “nice things” I mean of course:
New anime episodes, manga chapters and songs :3


2nd week

September 12, 2008

( This was something I was supposed to have posted last week, but I forgot about it XD *hehe* sorry )


I’m finally starting to get used to the life of a university student and it is though -.-
The thing that still takes away all my energy is the pendling, especially now that we are going to take an even earlier train at 6.15. But a good thing is that I noticed that it was ok for me to read on the train and the PENDELTÅG, something I haven’t been able to do before ( gets motionsickness easy )   We had to read a book to page 178 this week for friday, so I could read it during this time, saved me home studying times= more time to sit by the pc ;p
This week we have been starting with hiragana, which was no problem until I noticed that I have been writing some kinda wrong ( such as naーな and waーわ)
Also, my handwriting needs to be practiced, lol, mine is pretty awful -.-

The View is really wonderful and even though it was blowing cold winds, we decided to eat our breakfust outside after our first lesson ^^
I decided then that someday I will find my way over to that island and just relax there.
Though, It is already very cold outside, so it will have to wait for summer^^

This is also one of mty favorite spots: The library (atleast one of them)
Whenever I have dinner with me, I usually eat it there, or breakfust/luch aswell,lol ^.^

Student of Japanese

August 29, 2008

Now the first week has passed, so I can finally take the weekend to think through of what has happened.
This week I started my life as a student at Stockholm University, with the course Japanese. The first day, monday, was mostly information, not that much either. The first lesson was on wensday, though that one aswell didn’t give out much, but I guess it is ok to take everything slow in the beginning.
I also guess that I feels that it is slow, since I already am at an higher level than some of the others.

– We will practice Japanese grammar and writing
– speaking.
– calligraphy ( just a bit)
– History
– etc

Yesterday we had a lecture of how the writing system came to. It was interesting, but I got a terrible stomache pain at the beginning, so I had to focus all my energy to hold back the pain.
But, since I had read in the book about it beforehand ( like everyone was told to do ) I could listen and follow what the teacher said.
Next week we will have another lecture about the Heien period, can’t wait for it 😀

This is a picture of the Assembly hall where we have been the most.  Our area in the university is a bit away form the main part, so I take the bus a few minutes to get there.
It is called in swedish “Kräftriket” which means Crayfish kingdom in english.
Other than us japanese students are many students of difrent language and also for some medical.

Behind the assembly hall is this big lake that gives of such a quiescent feeling. When we searched for the main part on the first day, to find the building where we could get our books and such, we walked next to the lake and it was so lovely. We wanted to eat lunch near it yesterday, but it was blowing and sometimes raining, so we skipped that idea and ate in the library instead ^,^

The thing that is most tiring with this student life is all the pendling everyday.
From where I live I take the train for about 40 min.
Then the Commuter train for 20 min into Stockholm.
From there I take the subway, not sure of the minutes and at last the bus trip for a few minutes.
This may not sound much, but you need to think of the time in-between this all.
If I say like this : I leave the house on the morning 6.45, to take the train that goes 6.56 and I just make it in time for the lesson that starts 9.00 . So it becomes a long day -,-
Yesterday, thursday, I left home 7.15 and came home 20.50 ,lol. We had a break before the lecture which ended 17.40, but because of all the pendling I ended up home almost 3 hours later T.T

This Cat…thing was on the other side of the railway in Upplandsväsby (the first stop after the train before we switch to the commuter train ) It changed my mood at that time,  which was stress, tiredness, irritation
Just watching it, you can’t help to smile, ne ^^ let’s call it Neko box of Luv! ❤

But I will just hang in there and continue to study.
I have by my side my dear friend Sara and a dream to master japanese. So I will just fight the things in my way and continue to smile happily, like a warrior, alone  at centrum, walking in circles around a single staty, waiting for the prey to come. The warrior prepear her self to master and destroy the things in her way, so she can fly to the next battlestation in Japan…..
….well, you get the point, I hope o(^.^)o