Woah. I have been real busy recently!!!
a) Speech contest
After the term break, I joined a Japanese speech contest. Long story short, the teachers liked my speech, they felt it was fantastic, but I lost There goes $150 worth of Kinokuniya vouchers.
On the other hand, though, I actually enjoyed myself enough to actually think about what I want to give a speech on for next year – until I realised I really like how my legs feel when I am relaxed, not hurting from the stress. I suppose, I really don’t want to do it again. Stage fright is a terrible thing.
In the move from UC to ANU, I joined Kabuki because, you know, take advantage of all the japanese floating around.
To be honest, when I first joined the Kabuki group, I didn’t think I would have much time for it. The patience of the group, the flexibility to have “take home homework” so to speak allowed me to participate more in an ECA than I really have been able to for a very long time. I really did appreciate the experience, the fun and the relationships that I made there, though sometimes I thought I was going to go mad.
Nevertheless, I did enjoy myself and I am both sad, and glad, to see the back side of it.
My main takeaways from the Kabuki though
- I can actually cook for 30 people, even if I am bad at time and resources managing
- Theatre/people photography. It’s way more complex than I really like, yet the sense of achievement when I look at the end product… utterly satisfied.
- Fuck I type fast when necessary. LOL.
c) Osaka University
I am stating this here, despite possibly not being able to go due to multiple factors.
For the first time in eons, I actually signed up for an exchange. Eons ago, when I first entered ANU, I was considering doing a year in Germany (or German using countries). That never came to fruition because I hated German by second semester, despite however much I love Oliver Kahn – I didn’t bother even reading the application for a year/semester/summer in Germany thing.
Now, 10 years later, I actually applied and got nominated by my lecturers to go. In many ways, I am extremely happy. In other ways, though, I have a lot more responsibilities now than I did 10 years ago. I am feeling strange about this whole thing. So, need to mull over stuff.