An eight out of ten! Which means I’m done! Continue reading
So, I’ve been steadily writing ever since handing in my thesis at the end of last month. I’m mostly working on my novella [TBWAH], and my synopsis and query letter for [TEE]. I’m still having a hard time selling my “product,” so to speak, but I’m content with the query draft I have so far. I’ve sent it out to some of my beta readers, to see what they think.
Well, next week is midterm week. I only have one midterm: a classical Japanese exam, but I’m a bit anxious about it.
Fingers crossed and all that!
My second year at Leiden university studying Japanstudies is finished (has been since the 19th of June when I had my one and only resit) and everything this year went surprisingly well. Like, really surprisingly well. Continue reading
Officially I’d say my finals and final papers weeks started around the 12th of November because that was the day I handed in my first paper for International Relations of Japan (which I passed). So the 12th it is then. On the 10th of December I had a take-home final for Korean Material Culture and my partner and I will be handing in our two-women paper for the same class today. Continue reading
Well, all my grades of the second semester’s finals are in. And I can say that I’m mighty pleased with myself and the results. Continue reading
So….it’s time for the finals for my second semester of my 1st year of Japanstudies. This is where I’ll find out whether or not this major is something for me. If I’m good enough to study Japanese.
Tomorrow is my first final (Friday next week is my last one) and I’m pretty nervous. But I’ll do my best and that is all I can do….
The results of the haiku contest came in yesterday. I didn’t win, but a couple of friends of mine did. We don’t know what the prices will be yet, but I guess we’ll see that soon enough. So here’s my haiku and my loose translation of it: Continue reading
So I passed both my resits and it really feels like a weight just fell off my shoulder. I was especially dreading the grade for sociology, because if I failed that, I had to quit. But in the end that was my highest mark of the two and that was a pleasant surprise. I’m still processing the fact that I am still allowed to study Japanese. Continue reading
Well, all the results are in. The rest of the grades are sufficient, so I’ll only have to have a resit for my oral exam, which I explained in an earlier post, and one of my midterm exams. So that’s not too shabby. Not too shabby at all. I’m happy with my results, especially since I was certain I’d failed some. But I proved myself wrong (I love when I do that). Now on to the next semester!