Monday and Tuesday weren't the catastrophes I expected them to be.
Chinese test went well and apparently only a few characters had errors on my practice-sheet, I did fine in Greek-class. Turns out I know a lot more historical anecdotes than I'd have thought otherwise.
Actually had the chance to ask a few questions to the Chinese tutor on Tuesday, and I took the opportunity.
Now I finally know why the Hungarian transcription of Chinese names is fucked.
She also talked about how the switching from one transcription system to the other impacted her work as a translator.
Of course then I mentioned how I've seen some of her translations in an anthology of short stories.
Basically the information itself was valuable, and it also helped with my positioning.
Mum said I should keep managing myself
I had to stay up late to finish the assignment (yeah, it's an assignment now, Kyle, we're no longer in HS!!) for art history class.
The issue with that one was that I know fuck all about Asian art history and it's not really fun to make completely clueless guesses. (Because that's what was asked of us.)
There was also the fact that we had to describe the works given to us in detail. The problem with that is that it's not 10-15 works, but 44 different paintings, statues and object we had to describe in detail and then guess where it's from, which, if you think about it is completely pointless, because you don't have a clue and probably half the shit you just wrote down is wrong.
But I did it, without cheating or anything. Ok, I needed a small sip of vodka to stop stressing about it, but otherwise it wasn't too bad aside from the fact that describing in detail 10 fucking Buddha statues kinda makes you lose the will to live.
But at least I got a good night's sleep after it.
The cold weather is coming, and it'll only make sleeping sweeter.
Finally put the fan away and the room feels a bit more spacious.
Yesterday the copy of the Chinese-Hungarian dictionary I ordered arrived. It's very pretty and by the looks of it a lot of work went into it.
Basically I'm looking forward to using it.
Mum was generous and said that she'd co-finance the acquisition.
This week has been a bit straining because of my awful time management, but I'm certain that today I'll be able to turn it around.
Then next week I'll get some proper sleep and can start reading the required literature for the classes.
Two weeks from now we'll be writing a quarter-semester exam from Chinese. It's probably to eliminate those from the group that don't or can't keep up with the rest. >>46833>>46834
Well, the voluntary socialisation is probably what makes it the hardest.
I really should look into different clubs if there are any.
(Rona makes this stuff a bit hard and complicated on top of me not being very social.)I'm just kind of scared that I'll die alone and unloved