Study Study Study
School has started (a little over a week ago) and there is definitely no shortage of homework!
Most of the classes are pretty easy, as my Thai language is relatively more advanced than this semester requires. BUT, this is not so for everything!! WOW! One class seems to be a full year ahead of the rest of the classes! Just to try reading and understanding ONE page of my most recent homework assignment of 5 pages, took me 2 hours!! And even at that, i wasn’t sure of some things. I asked a couple of Thai friends about them and one of them said they didn’t understand it well either! The other said they understood it, but had no way on earth how to explain it. The language is regarding Buddhist/Cultural practices and can be very formal and complicated.
I am often so exhausted with studying that I crash at anywhere from 8 to 10 p.m. And anyone who knows me at all will know that I must be pretty wiped out to sleep that early!! I wake up somewhere between 4:30 and 7 and do more homework before heading back to school…
Thank God for Google’s translation page!! It has probably saved me hours of searching the dictionary. But the dictionary also gets plenty of use when I don’t have internet available.
Ok… back to the books!