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Since lj has become the place where I go to bitch about things, to paraphrase a super-savvy friend of mine, here it is.

I hate taking Chinese at New City University.

And I mean, I hate every fucking minute of it. Just the prospect of having to do it depresses me--putting me instantly into a sluggish, lazy, inefficient mood that makes doing even the things I enjoy difficult.

I can't remember the last time I dealt with anything as ungraciously as I've been dealing with this, but - in my defense - I can't remember the last time I had to put up with this kind of fucked-up-donkey-show.

But there is a light on the horizon. In four weeks I'll be out, and I'll never have to take Chinese again at New City University again. I'll have a Chinese-free summer, in which I will study stuff that I actually love to study, and in the fall I'll take Classical Chinese.

Four more weeks and out.

Of course, that's also four more weeks until I have to turn in a major paper that I haven't even started to write yet (although I have pretty well planned out at this point). And four more weeks to come up with ways to spend time in Japanese class, because I've really passed the point where I need to take directed readings. I read just fine on my own now.

Four more weeks.

Lord, give me the strength.

Or, you know, whatever.

Date: 2011-03-27 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxxydancr.livejournal.com
I'm sorry you have to slog through this. Still. four weeks!

(oh dear god, four weeks. ACK.)

Date: 2011-03-27 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reteva.livejournal.com
(oh dear god, four weeks. ACK.)

I know, RIGHT?

Date: 2011-03-27 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxxydancr.livejournal.com
just. yikes. so buggered! And I'd thought I could write a draft of my dissertation this calendar year! hahahahah!

Date: 2011-03-28 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] docjeed.livejournal.com
Why is it a charlie foxtrot?

Date: 2011-03-28 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reteva.livejournal.com
It's an extremely badly-run program. There's a lot of chaos and confusion over the schedule, the textbook materials are some of the worst I've ever encountered--always frustrating and sometimes completely useless. And for this term at least, I've got a well-meaning, but nevertheless substandard TA running the recitation sections. Every minute in class is an hour. Of hell.

And the best part of it is that I'm only taking the class to certify a second language. It's unlikely much of what I'm "learning" will ever come up during the course of my research.

Date: 2011-03-28 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firynze.livejournal.com
Ugh, that doesn't sound like fun. Any time you have to slog slog sloooooog through things, it colours your entire life.

*snug*

Out soon. You can do it!

Date: 2011-03-28 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reteva.livejournal.com
Thanks! I know how well you understand the lameness of slogging.

Date: 2011-03-28 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
So sorry to hear Chinese has been such a bane! Especially when it doesn't serve your academic goals at all, except maybe nominally... (Wouldn't French have been easier and make more sense, anyway, in your case???)

Do tell if there is anyway I could possibly help!

-cj

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