Saturday, 3 October 2015

Year 3 Semester 2 Has Started!

The new semester started on Wednesday (30/9), which means I have one and a half years of student life left. Where did the time go? It feels like it was just last year that I came to Fukuoka, but I've already been here for two and a half years!

And of course, it didn't help that summer break didn't feel like summer break. I was back in school on the 29th, which you might realise is one day before the semester actually starts.

Yes, I love school that much.

And I have two papers due sometime this month, and I'm currently doing my best to input the data:

Filling it in one box at a time
To be honest, after that scare of not having the data, I'm just glad that there's something I can do, even if it involves me searching many extremely thick books for a certain set of numbers. Times the 350-400 companies that we plan to analyse.

So, I've been in the various Hakozaki libraries a lot this past week, and I expect I'll be spending a lot more time there this month.

Apart from the papers, which I can probably write a lot about (when it's done, I'll probably do a long blog post or something - please learn from my mistakes), I've more or less decided on the classes I want to take this term. My biggest problem is trying to decide between Italian II and Economics in Japanese (reading in Japanese). I've taken both classes before (well, I took Italian I, but the teacher is the same), and I like them both, hence the dilemma on what to take this term. I have till Monday to decide.

Other things going on this month:

- Talk at TUFS! I've mentioned this before, but I'll say it again because I'm way excited. I'll be at TUFS on the 12th to talk to the kouhai's about Kyudai! So if there are any students at TUFS now, and there's something specific you want to hear about/see, leave me a comment/send me an email. I'm open to suggestions - lessons, campus, do I need to go and search for photos? Or do you want me to do an extended Q&A session?
- Kyoto kimono show: I've gotten my tickets :D
- School. Lots and lots of school which makes me wonder why I'm even doing non-school related stuff.
- I really, really want to go to Huis Ten Bosch sometime this month. I know I have a lot on my plate and don't need more (not to mention that I'm running out of money), but I want to go see the wine festival and that Where's Wally thing. I guess I'll have to see how good I am at time management for these three weeks.

I'm not too sure what's going on next month, but I know I'm going to be helping out at the Saga International Balloon Festival, and obviously, there's NaNoWriMo.

Oh, and I think that I'm supposed to be applying for internships during the winter months. Keywords "supposed to", because I can't really picture myself going for interviews and stuff right now.

This is going to be a packed semester. I'm half-excited, half-scared.