Well it’s been another three months since the last entry and it does seem to be the right time to knock one up with as usual, a cup of coffee. Time is an on-going issue at the moment, I’m currently rocking four modules this year and have fallen behind on three, not because of lack of motivation but simply because the amount of time available to me at the time of the entry is almost non-existent and the work load is higher than expected. I am currently back in Tokyo and have been for the last month to sort out all sorts of things; so many mornings consist of getting up at three or four (time difference) to attend a tutorial for units I haven’t reached yet, then blaze through whatever needs to be done and then crack on with university work, then in bed by maybe eleven or midnight, ready to repeat. Sometimes the time pressure is incredibly stressful… but it must get done. There are two assignments due in the next two weeks and only one is half finished, it’s not very professional on my part but to make up, after this entry I’m going to be sitting down and blasting my way through everything as I have two weeks of pure free time. Immigration is currently processing the misery experience of documentation so something may come up about that but it usually takes three months. University work is now top priority so going out exploring is off the cards, there is a 75% chance of returning in a few months’ time anyway and hopefully by then, all work will be completed including all university work. The reality is that the uncertainty is making it difficult to predict what will happen during the summer months. – If everything is delayed, it’ll be just work and taking the bike out on the mountain if the weather is good… but sometimes riding through grizzly weather and storm force rain, fully caked in mud is great.
Oh yes, this virus thingy is getting a bit serious now isn’t it, it doesn’t sound good at all. All this panic buying and toilet roll extremism is a bit too much isn’t it, the jokes here are endless. I think the demand and supply diagram could be used for the toilet roll buying for a future assignment. In all seriousness of the situation, it does sound bad and hope that all recover well and everything returns to normal. I think the charts are going to keep economists talking for decades, the pound recently broke through the thirty year low this week which is greatly concerning, even after the bull run. The world will need to keep an eye on these charts, but it will be an incredible investment opportunity further down the line. This virus does greatly affect what happens in the next few months and there is a real chance that all flights in and out of the UK maybe dropped in the coming weeks. The situation here in Japan is not that bad, everyone is just wearing masks but this is normal anyway, the only noticeable difference is the lack of tourists which could be a good thing.
Need to keep pushing! Two weeks, we can do this. If all goes well, will catch up and have the assignments finished ready to begin the next batch.
Better make another coffee, life blood of the workaholic.
Well it’s been three months since starting university and it’s been surprisingly really awesome so far. I’d never thought I would enjoy this as much as I am. I am extremely pleased with my marks and the really awesome support from the teachers and other students. Overall it’s been a great experience so far and some things have been crazy hard through not understanding but keeping at it and pushing myself as much as possible does seem to working well. Hopefully I can keep at this and consistently get the grades.
I had the opportunity to go to university many years ago but turned it down because of a whole bunch of reasons and chose never to carry on with education because it was a huge waste of time back then. My school wasn’t the best… The maths has been the most interesting for me so far because nearly everything in the module is brand new to me and to finally understand Algebra… that’s a big thing for me and I have found uses for it in everyday life. Statistics is super interesting becase I love looking for patterns in things. Finance has been the hardest for me but it’s because of the terminology which was called up in a recent assignment! Economics is allot more interesting that I originally thought and it’s going to be really good to continue studying this year and carry on as they say.
I was a jock type rocker kid in school and it was all about sports and music, and most of my life so far has been about that. Following the academic route has made me realise, maybe I really was a geek! Haha
To conclude, there is allot more to this story but maybe that can be for another day. As we grow up we break free from these stereotype shackles and purse the things we love without worrying what others think. I really love studying, the assignments while difficult are good fun and I really enjoy pushing myself this way and of course learning as much as possible along the way.
Time for a coffee and carry on reading.
Say hello if ya want. I spend most of my time at the screens and always about.
Hey! How is everyone doing? Not sure how this blog stuff works on here and I’m guessing it’s like any other blog setup. I did check out some of the other posts and got a general positive vibe. Soooo… really looking forward to the course and getting stuck in when it starts. Always look forward to building a better future for yourself and what is around you. Make sure to not let negative stuff bring you down and just keep going until your goal is completed!
The university in the closest city was my first choice but after weighing up the pros and cons it worked out better to choose the OU in almost all cases. The amount of time travelling back and forth would eat up a rather large portion of the day (four hours) which just isn’t good when you are doing and must do other things. Messing around with travelling and the cost of that, juggling all other commitments around travel and brick uni times, writing out personal statements and having to chase up lost qualifications from schools that don’t exist anymore hoping to be chosen to study there is in my eyes massively inefficient. This way gets things done.
Time for a coffee and carry on reading through the books!
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