SLAV1010(Seminar)[09:00]- More work with adjectives and how they change around nouns and stuff
After class I went over to the LUU (Leeds University Union) and had a sandwich in The Green Space. I never realized there’s a whole other room at the back. It was pretty quiet until a girl came in and started talking loudly on her mobile. She was speaking to her mum or something, but then she mentioned her Japanese studies. When she hung up I asked if she’s a Japanese student and she is. A level 3 student (so she just got back from her year abroad), I took the opportunity to ask a whole bunch of course-related questions. I got her name and told her I’d add her on Facebook. When I got home later I found out her account was like super privated and unsearchable. When I got to it in the end, I discovered I can’t even send a friend request, so yeah.
EAST1210(Practical)[11:00]- Worked a little on 時間 and saying “It takes this long to do this” etc. Sat next to FERNANDEZさん and Dixon(dicks on)さん. DixonSAN puts on a cute voice and it’s disgustingly transparent. I think I’ve seen Morimoto-sensei wince a few times at it, but I’m not sure. What a cool teacher he is.
SLAV1010(Seminar)[14:00]- Spent most of the lesson compiling all the material that will be featured on tomorrow’s exam. Holy fuck I am not prepared. Left class 15 minutes early because I had a 15:00 appointment at the Leeds Student Medical Practice for my year abroad vaccination.
When I got to the LSMP the bitch on the desk would just not fucking listen to anything I said. We’re eligible for free vaccinations (Hep. B and Typhoid I think), but one of the vaccinations on the list costs £40 (and a total of £120 down the line). Most students just cough up the money and get all the shots done. I said I don’t care about the £40 jab and that I’m just here for the free stuff. That dickfaced assbitch on the counter would not fucking listen, even though I repeatedly reminded her “Yes I don’t care about the £40 jab, I’m here for the free vaccinations”. In the end I called another person over who looked like they were actually semi-capable of holding a pen and breathing at the same time and promptly got sent on my way to get my free vaccinations.
Afterwards my arm ached a little.
EAST1210(Practical)[15:15]- Using いちばん to add emphasis to adjectives. I wondered why 食べ物 and 果物 both use 物 but something like 野菜 doesn’t (when mentioning a ‘group of vegetables’). I confirmed that 物 acts as ‘things’/’stuff’ in both these instances, so like “a bunch of fruits”, “food stuffs”. Yet 野菜 stays the same when talking about just 1 veg, or a bunch of vegetables. In Japan nobody knows how much veg there really is. Is he just talking about his 1 vegetable, or is he hiding many extra vegetables in his clothes/hair/animals?
Waited for ちえこ outside of Clothworkers central for 20 minutes before getting bored and deciding to go pick up some food from the LUU cafeteria whilst I wait. BAD IDEA. That food is expensive as dicks, but I was in the queue and therefore committed. Also no phone reception, so what happened was, ちえこ texted me literally seconds after I entered the cafeteria, I got my snack on and when I finished up headed outside. Noticed I had a text, responded, told her I was at LUU. She rings back and says “Sorry but I’m home now” CHDFSVJDFBVJFBJ Walked home alone in the rain.
Got home, did some stuff, went boxing.
Got home from boxing, went upstairs to get some iced tea from ちえこ, then had a shower and called ちえこ down to help with Kanji revision. Kanji out of the way, went on to Russian revision. I feel it’s almost ‘too little too late’ with the Russian revision; except I actually tried the whole way through. I wonder if I’m the only one in the class who feels completely overwhelmed by the scope of the material and the time-frame in which we’ve been given to learn it. I’m probably just completely fucking retarded at Russian and will never really understand it.
It’s 01:35 now and I’ve decided to cut my losses on the Russian revision and get some sleep. Getting more sleep and being slightly sharper in the morning will probably do me a bigger favour at this point than wasting any more time with my notes.