Dec. 9th, 2008 11:31 pm
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So, the JLPT exam on Sunday was actually kind of fun. I got to road-trip up to Auckland with the sister and her boyfriend, eat tasty donuts during the breaks (!!) in the exam, and if I'm remembering the answers I marked correctly, then comparison with answers that have showed up on the internets suggest that I pretty much rocked it :D

Okay, so it's only level 3, not exactly something to get worked up about. But still, yay!

Now I've got a couple of years before the next one, which will hopefully be 2級, but if I'm not quite up to it by then it's okay, because in 2010 they're remodelling the levels and shoving an extra one in between 3 and 2. I've already started adding the vocab to Anki bit by bit, as it's rather a large jump from 1500 words for 3級 to over 5000 for 2級, so I need all the head-start I can get D:
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These things probably should have each had their own entries, but I'm lazy. So, a quick overview:

Last Month: I started taking some drugs to hopefully clear up my skin. It's not like it was terrible, but I'm sick of looking like a teenager :P They're working too, yay! But I can't drink for the next 4 months. I'm starting have dreams about vodka :/

Last Week: I joined a karate club! I've only gone twice so far, but it's been super-fun :D Even though I pretty much suck (even at the warm-ups)

Just now: First time I've bought something online since the financial world went all to hell. Damn, that exchange rate hurts!

Next Week: My one and only exam. I only need to get 75% to get an A+, so I'm completely unstressed. I wish there would be something to show for it to motivate me to make more of an effort.

Next Month: ...I lied, I have another exam. I'm giving the JLPT 3-kyuu a go. It might be a bit much, I have a lot of vocab I'll need to memorize before then. But I thought the 4-kyuu would be a bit too easy, so. I'd better study a lot in the next month.

Next Year: Hopefully (admissions committees willing) I'll be going on exchange in Japan in B Semester :D So excited! (as long as I don't think too hard about it, because then I just get terrified XD )
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Urgh, I'm to tired to fix up this crap I noted down last night. Bullet points regarding the sister's prizegiving/graduation: )


Went out for dinner with the parents tonight, just because the sister was at Leavers' Dinner. I am so full now, but everything was so good. It ended up being a celebration, because just before we went I checked i.waikato and my results were back - I passed everything! Woot, I'll get to wear the gown next April :D

I didn't do brilliantly, but then I didn't put in the effort. This year's marks:

BIOL241: Microbiology: Form, Function and Metabolism: B
BIOL310: Advanced Genetics: A-
BIOL351: Advanced Biochemistry: B
CHEM201: Organic Chemistry: B
CHEM305: Environmental, Forensic, Toxicological and Medicinal Chemistry: B-
BIOL341: Microbial Physiology and Ecology: B

So I guess that makes a B+ average over my whole degree. Whatev, it won't matter once I get a job.


I forgot that my paid time was about to expire, so I didn't organise for the right icons to remain active. Damn. I'll pay again just to sort that out. Anyway, I've grown attached to having more than 6 icons.


It's clear that the DJ on The Edge today doesn't follow MCR as obsessively as I do. A girl who is a 'huge fan' rang up and won tickets to the show; when asked who her favourite member was she said that she couldn't pick just one, you need the whole band. And obviously neither member of the conversation knew that in fact 2/5 of said band will be missing when they're here, which I thought was a bit strange considering The Edge are the station promoting the show.

Some stuff

Oct. 20th, 2007 11:17 pm
steffish: (study)
~ I tried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for the first time ever yesterday at work, after hearing about the mythical things for years on the internets... I don't really see what the fuss is all about. They were too salty for me :/

~ The Teddy Band t-shirt is the cure for all ill in the world. Seriously. Last night at work I was really stressed and angry at everything, and saw how much there was going to be to do today and wanted to cry... this morning I put on that shirt and went to work, and despite finishing half an hour late I was in a remarkably good mood all day :D

~ Relatedly, shouldn't I be working less during exam leave, not more? I've done an extra 4.75 hours on top of my normal 16 this week.

~ Ahaha, apparently a couple of the guys from Sample Reception made out at a party last weekend? Awesome.

~ Dumbledore was gay?! Extra awesome!

~ Exams = not so awesome /o\ First one on Wednesday. I should study lots more (I've written out more study notes for this one exam than I did for all of last semester's put together already! But then, last semester I didn't have to do so well on the exams to make up for shitty coursework). But I'm um, going to the Labour Day races on Monday with Tracey? Because I'm not going to be at work on her last Saturday before she leaves for Australia, and I can't go to her farewell drinks on the 6th because I have an exam the next morning, so I couldn't say no to this as well.

~ Online journals are little filters that we each see every one else's lives through, the parts others choose to share with us. That said, we all think we are close, but really we seldom know *a lot* about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

ETA: instant messaging, yay? I downloaded Trillian today as a start in my quest to become more active on the internets now that I'm going to have a lot of free time. Add me if you want, though I don't promise any kind of interesting conversation. MSN: smart_girl321@hotmail.com (a rather outdated email address!) or AIM: steffishaims

One Week

Jun. 15th, 2007 08:11 pm
steffish: (ineffable - good omens)
Monday: HEROES, WHAT?!

Tuesday: If only I could go back and give my 13-year-old self some advice )
I have no clue why I was in that kind of mood. Just procrastinating from study I think.

Wednesday: Biochem down, it could have gone better.

While flicking through my Micro textbook I got distracted reading a section on STDs. "Avoid sexual activities with individuals from high-risk groups. These include prostitutes (both male and female), promiscuous homosexual men, BISEXUAL INDIVIDUALS, and intravenous drug users..." WHAT the FUCK? Hi, I'm a virgin, and if you have sex with me you should have a blood test for venereal diseases!

Also spent rather too much time drawing in every blank space on my notes rather than reading them. Well, band boys are rather more interesting than the regulation of internal pH in acid conditions XD
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Thursday: Unfortunately yesterday's study method carried over all too well to the Micro exam... The paper's rather covered in doodles, and a few questions were utter mysteries to me. Oops? Think I did okay despite skipping anything to do with antibiotics. And that bit on pH would have been useful after all. Also, finally drew a half-decent looking Gerard (or I thought it looked decent when I had nothing to compare it with, really isn't very good).

Friday: Wow, I'm such a fuck-up. I was utterly off-track in one of my Genetics essays. I'm gonna blame it on the question being so non-specific that I really didn't know what they were asking about.

Anyway, it's all over now! Three weeks' holiday, yayes! Though I already have more things on my to-do list than I have available days D:


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