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Haiku, Waves

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A day in the life of...

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Haiku, Waves
Wow, it certainly has been quite a while. I'm still alive though. More or less. Sucked up in my studies / job, as usual. Hardly any time left for a personal life, but I'm managing. I wouldn't be me if I weren't constantly busy doing something, anything, right? But it's okay, in a way I like acting like a workaholic. Sitting around doing nothing makes me lazy and unhappy, so as long as I have a purpose, I'll be fine. And man, do the professors hand me purposes.
I'm still studying Spanish and right now I'm taking Guerra Civil & Literatura, which basically treats the Spanish Civil War (1936-'39) and the way it's been studied in (mostly modernday) literature and film. As a bookfanatic, I obviously find all this quite interesting, and am planning to write my bachelor's thesis on the subject. Still haven't got any specific thoughts about a topic though, so any help is welcome! ;) What I do know, though, is that I'd like to just analize a couple of novels (preferrably recent, though I'll make an exception for writers like Carmen Laforet). I'm not that into having to travel the country investigating stuff, and analizing novels is something that, generally, you can do sitting in a comfy chair, having a cup of tea.
The other course I'm taking this quarter is Introduction to Islam, which obviously has nothing to do with anything spanish for that matter. But Utrecht University has this system in which students, aside from their Major, have to take a number of courses that really make no sense at all looking at the rest of their subjects. They really don't care what you do, hell, I could've taken astrophysics! But I decided to do something at least somewhat useful with that spare space, and learn a bit more about that religion the whole world seems so terrified of for the last couple years. And it's really very interesting! Some heavy discussions going on in class, as well ;)
For the rest, I'm fine. During the summer holidays I've been working at Etos, and am still doing that on saturdays. Depending on whom I work with, it can be great fun. Also still single, or actually, again. Have been dating a guy over summer, but broke up with him, because I just didn't really know what I wanted and, in a way, still don't. Feelings are complicated. *sighs*
And as you've undoubtedly noticed, I've switched to english. Just because I feel like it. I'm sure there'll still be the occasional rant in dutch (or spanish, for that matter) though, but I think that for now english is convenient.
Anyway, enough with the boringness, I think everyone's about up to date now. From corrieke, a meme!

1. List 7 habits/facts/odd things that characterise you.
2. Tag 7 other people.
3. Don't tag the person who tagged you first and don't say 'Whoever wants to do this'.

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I tag: autumnsparkle, _amante, kniek, escapisme, marleenl, mira_ianthe, euforisch.

And random pictures from my very rainy holiday in FranceCollapse )