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5 februari 2015
First week, Japanese, Penrhyn Castle
It has been a while since I wrote a post for the last time. This is because I have been busy with school, which is a good thing, since I came to Wales for that purpose.
I will give a short summary about my first week at school and what I have been doing up till now.
Our first week started very pleasant. On Monday we had only 1h class and Tuesday too. On Tuesday night from 18:00-20:00 I had my first Japanese class. That was really fun!
“Hajimemashite, watashi no namae Ayumi desu.” – Nice to mee you, my name is Ayumi.
Every Tuesday from now on I will have Japanese class, I am looking forward to the day that I will be able to speak the basic-Japanese!
The lessons here about the subject of Biology and Ecology are really different in comparison with The Netherlands. In 1 hour the lecturer works through on an average of more than 50 slides. They are short but provide a lot of profound course material. You have to do your best to keep up with typing and making notes to be able to write everything. I am really enjoying all classes, all about biology, conservation and marine ecology. We have a lot of gaps between our classes, but that is not a problem since we use that time to make summaries of our lectures and to study. Furthermore, we put a lot of hours after school to work on it too.
And then, our weekend had begun! On Saturday we went with the University’s International Students program to Liverpool. It was almost a 2h drive by bus until we arrived in Liverpool. There we got out at the Albert Dock and we took a Hop-On Hop-Off and we went through the whole city of Liverpool, with a guide and a beautiful blue sky and SUN! But… with a lot of wind. We had decided to sit in the upper part of the double decker with an open top; the wind was really cold, but totally worth it! We visited the third biggest cathedral and the biggest Chinese Arch outside China.
On Sunday, Shirley and I we decided to go to visit a castle. Penrhyn Castle is huge and I think it is the second most beautiful castle I have ever seen. We went there with our Spanish housemate, a German and American girl both from the University too. The interior of the castle was just beautiful; unfortunately due to winter season most of the furniture were covered for restoration for the upcoming high season starting in March.
Now we are looking forward to this weekend, since Friday there will be a big rugby match between Wales-UK and in the weekend we will be up for something again! Next week I will be telling something about; stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking!
1. Our School of Ocean Science department is on the island of Anglesey, where Prince Williams lives. We do not have classes there everyday, only practicals. We did not see the Prince yet, I am looking for Harry Potter first.
2. The parking lot of our school is full with BMW, Audi, Jaguars, Mercedes and Chryslers. I guess the teachers are quite rich?
5 februari 2015 13:08 | Door: オランダ に すんでいる おじさん より.
Learning Japanese is much easier than Ducth...hahahaha. At least for me....rs
Tata for now...rs
5 februari 2015 23:19 | Door: meta lelie
He, fijn om weer wat van je te horen, en het gaat lekker met je.
Wat goed hoor die japanse les het lijkt mij ontzettend moeilijk,want toen wij in japan waren
en in de tram zaten konden wij helemaal niks begrijpen wat hij omriep het was erg zangerig.
Bij die rugby wedstrijd doet een Visser mee ! ik weet niet voor welk land hij is en hij is dan wel geen familie
van ons maar toch maar voor Visser juichen hoor !
Het is wel leuk dat jullie zulke uitstapjes maken, dan zie je ook wat van het land.
Maar het is wel vreemd dat ze nog steeds aan de verkeerde kant van de weg rijden he, dus goed blijven opletten in het verkeer.
Nou een heel fijn weekend en wij blijven je volgen.
groetjes, Fred en Meta