"...Watermelon. Or like a panda with a mean face, or like sandals with pressure points drawn on them, or the smell of a blackboard eraser, or a Sunday morning where you wake up and it's raining." - Mamimi Samejima
I started my Women in Modern Japan class yesterday! I'm excited this marks my fifth East Asian Studies class at Guilford and the fourth Japanese oriented class. Before I get started, I made a B as my final grade in Contemporary Chinese Society in Film. Huzzah!! I'm happy. That was lot of stuff within a 5 week time span to learn about Modern Chinese Society.
But to continue back to Women in Modern Japan, it's always an odd feeling to be in a class with ten people and over half the class is only there to fulfill a requirement. You can always tell who the passionate people are about a subject so when I started using typical Japanese words Hirakawa Sensei made me elaborate different Japanese phrases and words to the class. Maybe I should just speak in English when greeting Sensei so my class doesn't think I'm a kiss-up or arrogant. But I'm sure all will be well and I'm sure Sensei will ask me to help her out since this is my third class with her.
However what I'm truly excited about is that we get to kick off Women in Modern Japan with Memoirs of a Geisha! Love the book and the movie! So I'm excited to read it again so it makes me so sad its fiction, it just seems too much like non-fiction with the way it's written.
Moving on to Masterpieces of the Cinema, that class is going well! When my professor Chad Phillips said to my class that we would begin to see technological things in film like audio, camera movements, etc, I didn't believe him until I started to critique the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie the other day with friends and using the correct terms to describe the film. My friends were not as impressed with my blurted out terms like I was. I believe "nerd" was the word they used to describe my enthusiasm towards knowing what I was talking about. What can I say, what you learn in class sticks with you, especially at Guilford.
Work is going extremely well, Fall 2011 Freshmen Orientation I can tell is going to be a lot of fun. Hopefully the freshmen coming in will think so too. Admissions, oh my second home beside the classroom at Guilford, I'm sad to say my work-study boss is leaving me. Though I know she's going to rock at her new job! So definitely sending her off with smiles! I still will be working in Admissions for work-study, so I will more than likely be working for my boss' replacement. That'll be interesting but the more I work in Admissions the better I'll be at trying to get a job within that field.
Oh I'm 21! Over two decades old now, it's such an odd thing to think about. Ah, I’m only getting older. Wow, I really don’t want to think about that at all. Haha.
Alright my lovely readers, I'll be back in a couple of days, so take care of yourselves, be safe, be well, and be you! Have an amazing week. ^_^