Instead of studying/researching for my report, I looked up graduate translation programs. u__u Babel sounds like a possibility. I don’t quite understand why the degree it offers is an MS and not an MA, but that’s not a big deal. JLPT N2 or above is required, and that reminded me that I never received my certificate in the mail. I’m not sure if I should request for it to be resent (¥1000), or just wait until I pass N1 (use this to motivate me to study for N1?).
A-san was saying how she recently bought music off of iTunes for the first time. When H-san asked what she bought, she said she bought ONE OK ROCK’s new song! :D Yeaahhh Speaking of which, I think I’ll buy the single off iTunes when it’s released since it’s cheaper than buying the CD.
Before cleaning up the exhibition, we split into groups and went around talking about each person’s photo. I had a hard time commenting on them because either I didn’t have anything in particular to say or I only had criticism. :\ And then I couldn’t explain my photo. >< One of the guys’ s interpretation was actually pretty much what I felt, haha.
the only domestic instinct my parents have managed to pass on to me is the tendency to hoard multiple plastic bags in another plastic bags despite the fact that I will probably never need this many plastic bags in my adult life
“Don’t worry about doing what you love. That’s a 21st century luxury that was invented by people who want to give commencement speeches […]. Just love. The rest will take care of itself.”—Mickey Mangan, On Love
I was talking with my European friends at dinner, and it made me (again) want to go to Europe. At least Germany, Switzerland, and England. Someday. :< Which led me to thinking about learning German. Once in a while I get a slight urge to learn a new language.
“Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling. Now no feeling can be relied on to last in its full intensity, or even to last at all. Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go.”—C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
I found 翻訳夜話 in the club room (we have a bunch of manga and books and magazines and things). I’m sure I’ve seen it before, but I never realized what it was or that it had anything to do with translating? It’s basically a conversation between Murakami Haruki and Shibata Motoyuki. I read a couple of pages, and so far it seems pretty interesting and relatively easy to read. I’m looking forward to continuing next week~