urania_hime: (awesome)
I haven't updated for quite some time, I'm sorry. :( I just never seem around to doing it. And the stuff I do these days isn't really exciting. It consists mostly of trying to write my Super Imporant Paper for my German uni, becoming a social recluse because I have to write a Super Important Paper for my German uni, and moaning about becoming a social recluse AND about my paper. But yesterday cool things happened, so I feel like sharing my joy with you! ;)

On Monday I couldn't go to uni because I had a really, really bad headache, and that really sucked because my favourite course is on Monday. I was all annoyed about my headache (and my paper - it's consistent annoyance), but then this girl I have the course with messaged me on Facebook telling me we got a card for a musical from our teacher! I loooove musicals (even though I'm really not a musical expert), so I was very excited! I was kind of unsure whether we had to pay for it, but though even if we had to, I would just invest it because musical are cool.

Turns out we didn't have to pay for it! It was a gift from our teacher. <3 Or rather from the uni. Apparently our teacher applied for some money from a uni fund which exists so - wait for it - students enjoy being students! Best thing ever, yes? :D The cards were pretty expensive, too, 280 NOK which is about 35 €.

So we went to the musical yesterday, The Black Rider, and I thought it was really, really good. <3 The costumes and the stage were insanely pretty, and the performances were really good, too, and the translated dialogue was really funny! The musical started with the narrator coming into the foyer telling us to come in, and then inside he stood on the stage and thanked us for coming and not watching TV even though we were missing such exciting programmes as "E-koli - do we eat chemicals?" and listed some other programmes that were on that evening. It was just really funny. :)

They even have a trailer on YouTube:



And apparently Morten Abel is famous here. :D

The theatre building itself is really cool, too! So glad I could go! I hope I can go again. :)


Should probably post some more pictures in my next entry, but the truth is I haven't taken a lot the last few weeks, sorry! Will try to be better about it. <3
urania_hime: (digimon)
We got our Finnish grades for the last three exams and while mine are technically not too bad, I'm still kinda disappointed. Before I had an average of 1.1 on my studies, and that has now considerably dropped. I wouldn't mind so much, except what I will do for my Master (DaF) has some seriously high NCs if you don't have any working experience in the field. Which I don't have. And I just know, I will ruin my average further with all those "Hausarbeiten" and the Bachelor's... work, thingy? to come, so maybe I should already prepare a plan B. (Maybe it will involve studying outside Germany! That would be pretty cool actually. :3)

And I haven't even been awake long yet, but the day has already managed to annoy me again. >_<

If you're thinking about which telephone/Internet provider to get in Germany, just let it be said, don't get Alice. Don't.
I've been trying for over a month now to get my contract cancelled as I'm moving away to a country where they don't provide anything, but they just keep telling me, my contract can't be termintated until April 2012! Fuck them! D< Meaning, I will have to pay 30 € a month for nothing... They won't even let me skip a year or something. They're such a load of wankers. Argh! >/
I even send them proof that I'm moving, and still noooo, "not till April". I really don't know what to do about that anymore.

Does anybody have any experience with stuff like that? And when I'm moving back to Germany and get a new provider, any ideas? :/ I was always rather fond of Vodafone, but recently I've just heard bad things about them.

Haha, these days I'm on a posting spree, it seems. xD I resolved to post more often in the future. I still love LJ, but I've seriously been slagging off recently...
urania_hime: (chekov)
Yay, so I'm done with all my exams this semester, and it feels good. :) There is one "Hausarbeit" left (I just don't know what it's called in English... xD), but I have time till October, and though I want to start earlier, I'll just take this weekend off from uni. :)
The results for the two written exams and the oral exam were promised to be posted on Tuesday latest, so I'm already curious how I've done. It wasn't all too bad considering I barely speak Finnish. xD

In other news, I got a tumblr. I've wanted one for a while now, but was always too lazy. xD I don't think I will post much, but you never know. I said the same thing about Twitter and now I am pretty much in love with that, so we'll see. xD

If you are on tumblr and wouldn't mind me following you, I'd be happy if you told me your name there. ♥
urania_hime: (zauberpony!)
So, my very nice holidays are over soon, and I got a confirmed version of my timetable from uni and thought I could share it. :)

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AGAIN, I didn't manage to have one day off. xD And because of the "Blockseminar" (what's that in English?! Leo gives me "bloc seminar"?!) at the weekends I won't have a day off in three weeks. :( But otherwise my timetable is pretty neat! Notice my relaxing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday! ;D

The topics are cool, too, for example "Kalevala and the Finnish culture" or "Scandinavian literature in medieval times". I just hope they're as interesting as they sound. xD

Another thing:

I backed up my LJ on Dreamwidth, just in case LJ just doesn't come back one day... :(

I'm "urania_hime" on DW, if anyone wants to add me. :)
urania_hime: (Default)
Phew, actually I really have to continue working on my field work research report... thingy, but I really don't want to. :/ Well, I'll continue in 5 minutes. Yes. Totally.

Aaaanyway, like maybe some of you know, I'm going on a short holiday to Norway in a few days. Finally a chance to test my crazy Norwegian language skills. :P I bet they'll just answer me in English... "Jeg snakker ikke engelsk" will be my words of choice then. :P

Sooo, I wanted to ask if anyone would like a postcard? :) I really like postcards, they're so nifty! And I like writing them, too, so it's a win all around. ;)
If you want one, just drop me a note here! When you're address hasn't changed and you've already given it to me, I might be able to find it again... ;) otherwise just give me your address! :)

Comments are screened! :)

Wheee~ Norway!

Oh, and another question if anybody knows:
I have applied with Erasmus and got a place, yadda yadda, but now the university just doesn't... contact me. :( Is that normal? How long can it take? When is it not considered pushy to write a mail to ask?

urania_hime: (chekov)
The subject line doesn't have anything to do with, well, anything, I just watched the film yesterday and liked it and needed a subject line. Also I AM TOTALLY A STAR, TOO! :P

Well, well, if this week went the best possible way it could! :)

If you're friends with me on Twitter, too, I might have already spammed you with my self-centeredness and I'm sorry for that, but yeah, I'm so happy right now! :)

Awesome things to happen to me this week:

- got an 1.3 in my Norwegian oral exam!
- written exams in Norwegian and Interscandinavian (is that a word? xD The subject is about understanding the other Scandinavian languages...) went okay, too, hope I didn't suck too much in Norwegian though xD
- passed the Old Icelandic exam which I never would have thought possible!
- finally got my European Ethnology term paper (from last summer) back and it turns out, I scored a 1.0! That's super awesome since this one grade accounts for my whole side studies (European Ethnology that is ;)) and thus I have 20 SP I finished with a 1.0!

And last but very much not least:

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I was accepted for a place in Tromsø! Granted, it was the Erasmus programme which accepts practically everyone, but it's still making me insanely happy! :D I already signed the... "Annahmeerklärung", I don't know what it is in English... acceptance decleration maybe? Oh, well, anyway, I'm going to be there for almost a year, studying at the world's northernmost university and if that's not the epitome of cool (pardon the pun), then I really don't know what is. :)

Tromsø, here I come!

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Click me for the uni website! :D

Isn't it pretty~?

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And click me for the Tromsø tourist website!


Yeah! :D Oh, and now that uni is over for the semester I guess, I have enough time to post the third and last photo spam about my travel to the Baltic states. It's about Estonia. Does anyone still want to see it? :)

Så, ha det gøy, da, alle sammen! :D



And excuse my crappy English, I keep wanting to use Norwegian prepositions and shit, so that's that... :/
urania_hime: (anders og tom)
You guys, I need your advice!

My "problem" is this:

I applied for an Erasmus place in Norway. Twice. One application was with my own institute for Bergen, and the other one was with another institute in Tromsø.
I always said I'd rather go to Tromsø (though I'm not sure why). Today is the deadline and the institutes should tell you whether you get an Erasmus place or not, and now I got a yes for Bergen. Which is cool in and on itself, but it says I should write them whether I would accept immediately. And I haven't heard anything from Tromsø, and now I'm so unsure.
What should I do? Just say yes? Do I really want to go to Tromsø rather than Bergen? I guess Bergen is bigger and not as far away. *sighs*

Heeeelp! D:

If my English is wonky I apologize! I have spent the last days writing/reading almost exclusively in Norwegian... it shows. xD
urania_hime: (Default)
My English is positively dreadful these days, so I'd rather write this in German. ;)

Gerade stelle ich mir meinen Stundenplan für nächstes Semester zusammen... ich hoffe, ich schaffe es endlich, auch mal einen Tag (außer des Wochenendes natürlich) freizuhaben! Und von meiner 26/28-Stunden-Woche würde ich auch gern wegkommen, vielen Dank.

Vor allem in Finnisch gibt es ein paar interessante Kurse, z.B. "Kalevala und die finnische Kultur". Kursvoraussetzung: Lektüre zur Einführung: Kalevala-Artikel in der deutschen Wikipedia. Herr-lich. :D

Außerdem gibt es einen Kurs "Fremd- und Zweitsprache", was bestimmt ganz interessant ist, wenn man später in die Lehre einsteigen will, was ich ja eigentlich vorhab, aber der Kurs ist wohl auf Schwedisch. :( Mal schauen...

ETA: So viele Möglichkeiten, ich kann mich kaum entscheiden! D: Ich denke, in Linguistik werde ich den strukturalistischen Kurs ("Sprachwandel in den skandinavischen Sprachen") statt den pragmatischen belegen. Aber bei Literaturwissenschaft? "Kulturtransfer – literarische Wechselbeziehungen zwischen deutsprachigen und skandinavischen Literaturen" oder "Literaturen des Ostseeraumes vs. Nordatlantische Literaturen. Probleme von Kanonisierung und Periodisierung"? Zu Hülfeee! D:
urania_hime: (star trek)
First things first: A thousand thank yous to you, [livejournal.com profile] robtengel, for the ultra-amazing v-gift with the ubercute message! Let's hug! *hugs* And you can be assured: now that I'm back in Kassel for holidays I eat at least a little healthier (read: products that haven't gone bad) than in Berlin! ;)

So, no university any more right now. I don't know how I feel about it. I mean, it's nice to having to slave away for a change, but it's just... I'm not used to it. And I am afraid I'll lose any Finnish / Norwegian skills I have! I can already feel them slipping away! Woe!
BUT! The exams of which I already now my grades went quite well. I got an 1,3 in the written and the oral Finnish exam. As I did in the oral Norwegian exam. So thank you for anyone who had their fingers crossed for me!! I'm sure a lot is thanks to you. ;)

Well, what else? I'm rewatching Neon Genesis Evangelion right now and, oh god, I had already forgotten how much I love it! :D I love angst in general and EVA is like a whole... ocean full of nothing but! ♥ I'm really looking forward to watching Rebuild but I read it's less angsty and unstable. People say it's a good thing, but I really liked the angstiness and the unstableness. Did anyone here watch it yet and can tell me more about it?

In the rest of my time I have to find out that I suck majorly at Fallout 3. Majorly. There's practically no end to it. But I won't give up yet! I'll just... resume playing Persona 3 see what I can do. :)

Any recommendations of anything for things I can do now that I have time and ignore my ethnology homework? :)


ETA: And I just read that I already bragged with my grades, so please just ignore it! I'm sorry!! D:
urania_hime: (digimon)
Why don't I ever learn from my mistakes?!

It's always like this: It's late and I'm hungry. In my fridge I have leftover something (when I'm lucky) and yoghurt that's expired. And instead of throwing the stuff away, I EAT IT! D: Because "I guess it's still okay" and "I'm sure it smelled like that yesterday, too..." And then when I'm halfway finished I think "Waaait. It also tastes weird. That can't be good. Hm. ... but oh well, have eaten half now already. might as well finish it." And then I end up like I am now which is with a queasy stomach. I need to buy new stuff to eat when I get back.

Will be leaving for Kassel on Friday, and somehow I don't want to. I just got so used to living here. :/ But I guess it'll be nice.

Also, all of my exams are done (except for the take home test) and I got a 1,3 on all those that I already now my grade of. :) Which is awesome, especially considering Finnish which I cannot speak. xD But I'm just happy. Will have to do some Serious Learning this summer.

Sooo. That's about it. Trying to sleep now feeling all sick. :/ And I will try to be around here more often now that at least the exams are gone... :)

Nähdään! :D
urania_hime: (pissed)
Hey! :) I actually wanted to write an entry for such a long time, but I didn't find the time because of good ol' university. And I really wanted to write a lot in here today, but I still have to finish one essay and until now I've done nothing than PROCRASTINATE. Urgh. I've just watched the Digimon opening in every language there is (or at least it feels like it). At least the document is already open on my computer... Ethnology is the devil, really.

Well, I just wanted to tell you, I haven't abandoned LJ, and I am going to update once all my (MANY!!) exams are done. At least I find 7 to be many.

My grip on English seems kind of bad these days. Stupid Norwegian, stop occupying my thoughts. :/

Anyway, wish me luck!


And I'm leaving you with some Digimon, of course. ;) For the little child in you.

Embedding doesn't work. Silly YouTube.

The German version is the best of course, hurrhurr. :3
urania_hime: (ritsuka)
I wish everyone a happy Easter and good searches for Easter eggs. ;)

But I'm actually here to show off my new timetable for uni 'cause I'm terribly unsure if it good like that. Because you know, I don't have much uni experience yet and don't quite know if my timetable's really practical. I think it is, at least...

So, umm, follow the cut for it and please tell me what you think! :) )

Oh, and another question to those who own a PS3.

Do you have anyone on your contactlist there? 'Cause I don't and it looks so terribly lonely! xD

*hugs y'all*

Meh.

Jan. 16th, 2010 07:04 pm
urania_hime: (pissed)
I just don't get anything done these days! D: The only thing that I can feel vaguely okay about is the fact that I actually did my homework. Except for the Hausarbeit. That I still have to do. Right now I have done absolute nothing about it. *sighs*
So what did I do these last days? I read the whole xkcd archive and watched Torchwood. (Only 4 more episodes to go, yay...)
Argh, I'm just so demotivated. :/ Anyone any advice?

And to make this not completely pointless, have an awesomely cute video. I love the Sendung mit der Maus! :D




It also makes me weirdly uncomfortable to see the "2010" in the date. It just seems so surreal. The future is weird.


ETA 'cause I don't wanna make a new entry for it: Just now on Schlag den Raab (yes, I watch it, so what? It reminds me of the 100.000 Mark Show which I loved!) was the most amazing game ever! "Fremdsprachen"! You have to know a noun in German that was read in different foreign languages! I was very good because they have a weird fondness of Scandinavian languages and Finnish. xD I'm just awesome! Now anybody say my studies are useless to my face! Ha!
urania_hime: (anders og tom)
Mastering my studies bit by bit! Slow like a snail but making progress none the less! 8D

Seeing as I already spammed you with Finnish stuff you didn't understand, I thought why not spam you with Norwegian you (probably) don't understand? ;) (Also, [livejournal.com profile] isegrim_chan asked for it! Wahaha!)

In class we're reading a children's book at the moment. It's about the outsider Johannes Jensen. Who also is a crocodile.

Anyway, we got the task to describe his leilighet (flat, for you non-Norwegian speaking persons ;D). So there you go...

Okay, I put it behind a cut so you can ignore it if you want to! xD )

It took me way to long to write that... xD *coughs*


Und mal nebenbei hier eine bemerkenswerte Begebenheit. ;) Es verwirrt mich irgendwie mit welcher Selbstverständlichkeit die Leute hier das Wort "Bulette" benutzen. Sogar die Norwegischlehrerin, wie neulich passiert. Es ging um fiskeboller und als Übersetzung meinte die Lehrerin "Also eine Fischbulette!". Da schaut mich Patrick der neben mir sitzt total irritiert an, "Sie meint 'Frikadelle', oder?!" Da hab ich mich mal verstanden gefühlt. xD

ETA: Fiskeboll song! We actually sang that in class...

Suomi...

Nov. 3rd, 2009 08:15 pm
urania_hime: (Default)
Wanna have proof how bad my Finnish is? xD

I tried to do my homework without using my papers or a dictionary. It resulted (pathetically) in this:


Übersetze den folgenden Text:
Wer fragt hier viel?
Ich nicht! Aber Kaisa fragt etwas.
Sie ist Sekretärin, und sie spricht Englisch gut und schnell.
Sie kann auch Deutsch sprechen, aber ziemlich schlecht.
Könnt ihr uns helfen? Wir suchen die Post.
Darf ich dich stören? Wir wollen essen, kommst du auch mit?
Ich stehe immer spät auf und dann trinke ich Kaffee.
Können Sie sagen, wie spät es ist?
Es ist schönes Wetter. Wir gehen raus.
Ich komme am Abend.



My try...:

... täällä kysyy paljon?

En! Mutta Kaisa kysyy jotakin.

Hän on sihteeri, ja hän puhuu englantia hyvin ja ....

Hän ... puhua saksa, mutta ... huonosti.

... Me etsimme postia.

Minä saan häiritä ...? Me ... syödä, sinä ...?

Minä ... ja sitten minä juon kahvia.

...

On kaunis ilma. Me ....

Minä...


Hahaha, I suck, but Finnish is awesomely crazy! xD


ETA:Okay, I think I'm done, if you wanna know the right (???) translation... )
urania_hime: (Default)
Well, I'm glad I didn't choose to learn Danish, eh? ;)


From a Norwegian TV show. :)

My studies are going slow but fine.

Hvordan går det? Jeg heter Franziska og jeg er fra Tyskland. Jeg studerer norsk i Berlin. Bla bla bla... xD

My Norwegian teachers are a bit... weird? But I guess they're okay.

My Finnish teacher is just awesome! xD She's just so... I don't even know how to describe it, very friendly and a little like one of there absentminded professors. xD Even though she's lying telling the Finnish pronounciation would be very easy! Ha! Hyvää Päivää! Does that look easy? Yeah, I don't think so either. xD
urania_hime: (awesome)
First off: Yay, Germany qualified! :D I was so worried when Boateng got the red card, but then they still managed to win. :) (Yes, I actually watch football, but only international matches).


I hate that I have to move out here so soon! Somewhere in December they will probably throw my out so that Paul's girlfriend can move in. That annoys me to no end. And I am so scared, not that I won't find anything, but that I won't find anything nice and won't get to know my fellow students or that they all hate me. *sighs* Sometimes I'm just a handful of self-consciousness. I don't want to move again. Well, but living where I currently live is like living all alone because they are all out all day and sometimes even gone for a week or so. :/
Also I'm still angsting about whether to take Norwegian or Swedish as a study course, but I think I almost decided for Norwegian. Only one day left to change my mind.

You see, I have nothing terribly interesting to tell, but I just thought I could do an update again.


Is it very shallow of me to watch this stupid TV Total Stock Car Crash Challenge only because Joko participates? xD Uhm... and why is Sven Hannawald still just as annoying as he was back in the days? And why is he in almost every TV Total sports event? Hn.
urania_hime: (woah. - Chase & Cameron)
Okay, I admit it, I still haven't written an Abi entry. Or this Helsinki/Tallinn entry. But I will, I promise! It's just, at the moment I'm far to busy doing NOTHING. I am so bored. :( So if anyone knows anything exciting or funny please tell me. I wish my friends weren't that lazy, then we could do something. But all they do all day is play browser games. Seriously! And because I had nothing better to do, I started too. Playing Travianer. (Does anyone of you play it? I am so bad at it. xD)

Argh... Today I slept 13 hours. And it's not as if I was sleep deprived...

I swear if one more person tells me to enjoy my free time, I'm gonna kill somebody! >(

In other news: I'm all excited! My letter from the Humboldt Uni could arrive within the next week! :D I can't wait for it! And then I'm gonna check out some WGs, yay!

Tomorrow I'm gonna write this Finnish / Estonian entry. (If anyone wants to see it, that is?)

Ahaha, also I apologize about whining about NOTHING, you may kill me for it anytime. ;D
urania_hime: (Default)
Okay, I have been incredibly lazy concerning updating my LJ. I don't know why. I had some stuff to do, but not that much!

Anyway, I planned a gigantic post with pictures of the Abizeitung, and the Abistreich and the Abiball, but well. I didn't. Argh. I will make up for it when I'm here again. After I have done my holiday picture post. Or something.

I'm so excited and can't wait for tommorrow! Iceland here I come! :D [livejournal.com profile] robtengel gave me "Insidertipps", and how can I be prepared any better? ;D

And another thing I haven't mentioned here yet, I have already booked another trip this summer! I'm going to Helsinki with [livejournal.com profile] isegrim_chan! :D This summer is just so very awesome! :)

And I forgot to ask if anyone wants a postcard from Iceland, but now it's too late. :/ But you can have one from Helsinki! :D

In some other news, I have sent my application to the Humboldt Uni in Berlin and I'm so scared now! I don't quite know why, but I'm anxious. I have rarely wished for anything so much like for a positive answer! And yet I don't know whether they got my application at all, my postcard that confirms it has not yet arrived... Please cross your fingers for me!

So, um, that's it for now. Hope you have a nice summer! You'll be seeing more of me when I'm back (Monday in a week). :)
urania_hime: (zauberpony!)
Gut, die Antwort ist nicht sonderlich schwer: Ich. Mit Freunden. Die alle da studieren wollen. Bloß ich nicht, ich arme Außenseiterin! ;)

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Das ist sie, die Marburg-Rasselbande. xD Johanna (links) ist der größte Marburg-Fan und sie freut sich wirklich schon sehr, auch wenn sie noch nicht genau weiß, WAS sie da studieren wird. xD
Die anderen beiden, Soffie (mitte) und Katha (rechts), waren auf der Hinfahrt noch ganz begeistert ("Ich mach auch meinen Master auf jeden Fall in Marburg!") und haben mich mitleidig angeschaut, ich arme, die nach Berlin muss, auf der Rückfahrt sah die Sache aber schon anders aus ("Meinen Master kann ich ja auch wo anders machen!").

Ich persönlich fand Marburg märchenhaft und ein bisschen verschlafen. Besuchen werde ich sie gerne (auch alle in einem Aufwasch dann!), aber leben möchte ich da auch nicht unbedingt. xD

Aber schön isses wirklich! (Noch zwei Bilder) )

Und ich bin NICHT schadenfroh oder so. Ich finde die Reaktionen lediglich interessant. :)

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