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September 23rd, 2006


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02:30 pm - The road to the Future~
Sitting here and listening to "Do Your Best" while doing some readings and re-writing some notes, I find it strangely disconnecting.  I mean, if you listen to the lyrics of Do Your Best, lines like

"honour, glory and satisfaction are all within my hands"
"go forth and break the wall in front of you"
"whatever trial there is, overcome with a 'hoi'"
"the future is in my hands"

To me, they're all talking about the here, the now, for me, doing MY best and striving for MY future.  Yet as I'm reading up political theories and writing notes on Globalisation...the song and the situation just don't connect.  In my brain, there's a wall between what's being sung...and what I'm doing.  *sigh* Ah well....either way, DO MY BEST!!!

I think the course I'm most going to have difficulty with this semester is still French.  In all the other courses, if I don't understand, it's the concepts and those sooner or later if you review enough you can get it, but with a language, it's a different story.  The good news is, I signed up for 2 conversation groups, so I'll at least have a chance to talk and practice it every week, and then the wonderful yingfa on lj and me are conversing on msn as well which is a major major bonus.  I also found this girl in my Chinese class who recognized me from lj (xDD)  and she's awesome in French too, so we decided I'll help her with the Chinese and she'll help me with the French ^^b

As for all my other classes, so far I haven't skipped one yet (though I've been tempted to), and I've been keeping up with the readings more or less, so that's good.  This year's starting not so bad, but the busiest months are yet to come, so BONNE CHANCE A MOI~!!
Current Mood: accomplishedmotivated

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From:yingfa89
Date:September 23rd, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
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Wow, you're really taking all possible means to get beter at French!! I admire you! I wish I did that when I was learning Spanish!
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From:yingfa89
Date:September 23rd, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
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By the way, I was curious, does our talking in French really help you?
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From:koneko_desu
Date:September 23rd, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
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Omg are you kidding? It SO does!! I mean, my theory is, if I get surrounded by it enough, sooner or later it's gotta sink at least partially into my head right? xDD Even if I can't get to the level of a native speaker, I at least want to get to the level where I can get my general points across without having to stop and think about every word I'm saying/writing.

Our msn convos are awesome cuz I get to practice my reading and writing and not have to worry about looking like a retard, plus they're more interesting then trying to read text books @_@ And it especially helps me in re-adjusting into French since I haven't taken it in grade 10, so a lot of the very basic stuff are really rusty for me <3<3<3<3
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From:yingfa89
Date:September 24th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
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I've really forgotten what it's like a new language. Spanish doesn't really count since I can relate to French a bit. Aah...I get the feeling that I'll be remembering this feeling in maybe 1 year and a half or two?
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From:seraphim_12
Date:September 24th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
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These atelier groups are pretty awesome aren't they? I did one in my first year and I learned alot, considering I'd been studying french since I was 6.

Writing French and conversation French are just so different . . . . it's like learning another language on top of writing french, XD!

Si tu as du temps libre (je sais que c'est practiquement imposible pour nous!) lisait des livres pour des petits enfants! Je trouve que les autres livres est trop avancer pour moi, mais peut etre pas pour vous?


That took me longer than it should have, haha! Anyway personally, I find it helps me, it expands my vocab and other things, too.

But yeah, I really loved my atelier, it was fun and informative.
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From:platinum_ice
Date:September 27th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
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XDDD "a girl from your chinese class".. puahahaha. kk so tuesday before class and thursday after class?
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From:koneko_desu
Date:September 28th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Hoii~ Don't know if you'll see this reply, but just a heads up I added you to my f-list~
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From:platinum_ice
Date:September 28th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
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lol i get my comments sent to me.. so.. you should too!! that way you can always know when you've been replied to puahaha.

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