Wednesday, February 23

Students' life

When I went to university I applied for a students' dorm room. Many of my friends rather rented an apartment instead although it is much more expensive. They said they wouldn't be able to study and sleep enough, because there are so many parties and so much noise in the dorms. I thought I'll do just fine. After all I shared a room with my younger brother until I left for university. I could survive anything!

And I did survive all the way through three years of school. But this year ... This year is horrible. Although I moved from a double to a single room last year my student life is more stressful than ever. Other students from my floor are obviously manner-less party animals. Besides some of the weirdest habits I have ever seen (or heard, in my case), they keep yelling and playing their music way to loud and way too late in the evening. And they don't even think about closing the common room door. Even after someone comes and closes them twice, they don't get the hint. They have to let everyone know when they come home from a party. They usually do it loudly around 4 am.

I am THE grumpiest person today. I didn't get enough sleep. I have to ask our security guard for his phone number the next time I see him. I swe
ar to my love for a good night's sleep I'll call him the next time this happens.


Monday, February 21

The countdown

I started my last semester today, so I think the time is right to start the "Pre-thesis-school-obligations countdown." I made myself a list of everything I have to do, printed it out and now my task, besides studying, of course, is to cross these things off as fast as I can! It is waiting for me and my black marker on my dorm room door. :)

Our school system is a bit weird to foreigners. We choose when to take the exams ourselves (so that it is only our fault when we screw up managing our time) Including my teaching practice and assessment lessons there are 21 items on the list right now and I can only hope the time will be on my side.

My university education is slowly coming to an end and I am getting a bit nervous about it. So many things to do, what kind of a thesis do I want to write? am I going to get a job soon after I graduate? And considering the new law enforcement regarding students' work - am I going to be able to work enough to provide for myself after 31 December 2011?

Up till now I have managed to deal with (almost) everything that came across, let's say I'll survive this, too. One thing at a time. :)