My second week in Holland.
Everything still looks beautiful, I’m healthy and happy, so life is good (except for the fact that my money is tight, and the scholarship hasn’t sent our allowance money yet.)
The classes are still in the introductory period. But oh, I’m starting to get the long list of required reading for every class that I take. Suddenly I have to get to know Michel Foucault and his power/knowledge and discourses. Everyone seems to be talking about him like he’s an old friend, while I have a zero knowledge about him and his theories. Lesson here is that, if you are coming from a different study background like me, you may want to read as much as you can about the field that you’re going to study. Otherwise, you might feel that you’re behind already, even before the classes started. Ouch, I hate that feeling.
To make matters complicated, I seem to be losing my reading ability! I’ve been reading the same paragraph over and over, and I don’t understand it. I’m sooooo… slow, I don’t know when I’m going to be able to finish this article!
So I’m dealing with this predicament by eating, checking what’s on TV, chatting, and blogging.
And complaining about my reading ability.