Today was the last day of school this year.
We celebrated Christmas with the class. We did this wectern "Sectet Santa" thing again.
We sat in a circle, and then we had to describe the person who's name we picked out randomly from a hat to give a present to.
Afaik this is somewhat common in workplaces in the west.
My name was picked out by a girl, and she said that
>I respect him for being well read and educated, but I don't always understand him
So, I got a book as a present. "Language and Languages". It's a textbook on linguistics. I think this is the first time a school Christmas turned out well for me.
We also exchanged presents with my history teacher. I gave him some chocolate and he gave me an older copy of Nietzsche's "Human, all too human"
I wanted to read on the bus on the way home, but it was pensioner-powerhour and they were loudly discussing recipes and how sauerkraut got more expensive by 20 forints.
It was hell manifest. Especially after how a young girl joined the talk and denounced the younger generation just to suck up to the old hags.
Babushkas are the reason why we can't have nice things.
Yesterday I did some "Research" in the library after studying hanzi. I basically checked if we have any poems by Anna Akhmatowa. I made photocopies of some, but the book with the most of her poems were too thick to be put in the copy machine. (It was a generic "Works of Soviet Poets" book from the 70s-80s)
I took photos of that and then I entered the text manually into Microsoft word.
I was surprised to find out that the administration actually lets students use the photocopy machine. Maybe they actually don't but they just know me and like me.
Honestly, I looked like a bit of a lunatic, going up the stairs with a book open in my hand, a smaller book in my other hand, and the copies of the poems in another.I STILL HAVEN'T GOT MY FUCKING PACKAGE AND IT HAS BEEN 11 DAYS
I'm not going to do much today. I'll probably check my flashcards again and that's it.