Tuesday, January 22, 2013

[Update] It's That Time Again

Winter break is over.

。・゚゚・(>д<)・゚゚・。

I didn't get as much done as I had hoped. My goal was to finish a stand-alone fantasy novel by today, but that unfortunately didn't pan out. But I did write almost 27,000 words (which is pitiful considering the amount of time I had to do it), and I have a clear sense of where I'm going with the novel. It will be done by the end of January. Or else.

Overall, my break wasn't too bad. I watched a lot of anime and K-drama and read a few books, though not as many as I had planned. I even got to go see the Trans Siberian Orchestra in concert. Oh, and I won a couple hundred at the casino this weekend. Just makes me want to go back to Vegas, baby!

Anyway, it's back to school for me. This semester I will be taking:

  • Third Year Japanese (I've already forgotten everything from last semester.) 
  • War and Peace in Japanese Popular Culture (I get to read manga!) 
  • Writing in East Asian Cultures: From Oracle Bones to Tattoos 
  • Major Project (where I basically write a fifteen page paper on a subject of my choosing so long as it's about Japan. Should be interesting. Or painful. Most likely both.)

I was going to take Korean Film as well, but decided I'm sick of taking 17-18 credits all the time, so I dropped it. Now I'm only taking 14 credits, so hopefully I'll have a lot more time to focus on important stuff, like writing my novels. I also decided this might be the last semester I will be taking. I'm getting sick of school and after I'm done with Third Year Japanese, I'm free to graduate.

Aaaand if I get all A's this semester, my boyfriend will buy me a really pretty new bookshelf.

Is anyone else heading back to school? How was your break?

4 comments:

  1. "Third Year Japanese (I've already forgotten everything from last semester.)
    War and Peace in Japanese Popular Culture (I get to read manga!)"



    ~OmGosh I envy youu!! Haha, that`s so awesome you`re gonna get to read manga for your studies!! Good luck with your grades!! *throws leprechaun at you* =D

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  2. lol, thanks! I'm going to need all the luck I can get. First day was kind of rough in my Japanese class. Could barely understand what the teacher was saying. *sigh* Should have practiced over break . . .

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  3. Well, good luck.
    I won't start until March. SO I got a lot of free time. Unfortunately, I haven't written much lately. I'm still getting over that nasty after-test left by NANO Writing month.
    However, all is well. I manged to re-watch ESCAFLOWNE!!!!! (Best Anime EVEEEEERRR!!!)

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  4. Thanks! Wow, I wish I had a long break like that. I'm sorry to hear about NANO. I suppose writing stops being fun when you force yourself like that. I find writing more fun if I'm using it as a way to procrastinate for other things. I also get more writing done then too. If I make myself sit down and write, I usually don't come up with much.



    I still haven't seen that anime. I'll definitely have to.

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