Ahhh, I wake up this morning to an email from my sister saying she’s finally getting married in August! She’s been engaged for what seems a lifetime so its good its finally happening. Obviously I’d love to go to it, (especially as its in San Francisco!) but it really depends on my school. I have two weeks left of vacation to use, and August is the summer break anyway?!
I want to go to an America outside of Disney World and my cousin lives in that city and it sounds so much better than going home to dreary old England. Think I might hold off on asking my school yet though, first day back of term and already planning my summer break? Maybe not.
I just went searching for a picture of my university for my welcome class next week. And found out that it no longer exists! wtf! haha.
Its merged with other universities in Wales and now has a campus in Cardiff as well as in other locations throughout the valleys. I felt a bit redeemed when out of the few (ahem, 15) well known alumni from the school around a third came from my course.
There were very few universities offering creative writing at the time, and this one was close to home, okay! (Or at least that’s what I tell people, anyway. -.-)
I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.
There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. Consider this utterly commonplace situation: a man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically he slows down. Meanwhile, a person who wants to forget a disagreeable incident he has just lived through starts unconsciously to speed up his pace, as if he were trying to distance himself from a thing still too close to him in time.
In existential mathematics, that experience takes the form of two basic equations: the degree of slowness is directly proportion to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting.
Milan Kundera, Slowness (via liquidnight)
This book is everything.
Hi! I am teaching under GEPIK, which covers the Gyeonggi area surrounding Seoul. A lot of jobs within this program have recently been cut, but I am in Gunpo and my high school has just been given funding for another full year. GEPIK in general is losing a lot of NETs, so I am very lucky to be working where I am currently!
As I have the week off I went shopping in MyeongDong today for spring floral clothing. However I managed to come out with a mountain of grey and white. Beautiful grey and white things mind you, but still not exactly spring-like! But I usually spend so much on one piece of clothing, so it was nice to go to H&M and Forever 21 and buy a lot more for my money.
I then came home and started playing with my camera. And the amount of accessories my bf has given me is ridiculous! I have a case, a usb stick, a lead for my computer, filters (not too sure what they are for yet?!) a small cleaning kit, a cleaning cloth, a charger, an enormous (and I mean ENORMOUS) tripod and a case to carry all this in. (Minus the tripod, obviously.) I am now officially the most prepared non-photographer you will ever meet! (I love photography though, even if I am bad at it, so I am excited to start it up again!)
So in saying that, Poppy is now on an informal photoshoot for the rest of the evening & I will be uploading/editing a load of poorly executed photos over the following few days to my computer. Yay! ^_^