Happy Earth Day…

So apparently, Bremen University is not offering Chinese A1.2, which means I can’t continue to learn Chinese. Of course, I could try doing some on my own, but I know that in the end, i won’t have the motivation. 

I could try to take another language class instead. Like, Russian, which I’ve wanted to take really badly for a while. Or I could go with Spanish, which I’m gaining interest for again. Also, Spanish would probably be more useful and easier to continue than Russian. Another possibility would be to take “Niederdeutsch” (Low German; basically a dialect). As I don’t intend to take a formal German course this semester, I could still work on gaining some fluency by studying a German dialect. 

Or, I could also not take anything because I have to pay for language classes in Bremen and already have a big course load. 

My friend was on her way to work when she noticed a sheriff was following her. After about a mile of following her he put his lights on and so she pulled to the side of the rode. Her gut had been telling her to not pull down the side street to stay in the public. Anyway he tried yanking her out of the car but her seatbelt was on so she took it off and he grabbed her arm and pulled her out. He put his hands up her skirt to "search" her and patted her down. She complained but nothing happened.


unfortunately, things like this happen to a lot of women and men. 

if you feel uncomfortable pulling over, the best course of action is to acknowledge that you’ve seen the car (perhaps by putting on your hazard lights), and proceed at a sensible speed (don’t go fast or they’ll think you’re getting away) to a busy area. i would advise that if you feel like you are unsafe, you should cover your bases by calling 911 and leting them know you are willing to comply with the cop who is following you, but you do not feel comfortable stopping until you get to a safer place.

Today was my first day of school of the semester. The semester itself started two days ago, but as I was still traveling, I could attend class until today.

I don’t regret my trip, but I am still tired and a bit sick and I found it a bit hard to have three classes back to back, starting at 10 this morning. But I loved my first class, Prominent Discourses in Science-Fiction Cinema. The prof spoke really well and the course has a lot of potential. I was also glad to learn that I won’t have a big essay to write for this class; for once, I heartilly welcome having to do a presentation.

My day also started pretty well, because I befriended a girl with whom I share another class, Creative Writing, which, as it happens, was the next class of the day. The prof wasn’t as compelling as the first one, but she wasn’t terrible either. I don’t have much else to say yet, but I do think I will enjoy the class. 

And finally, Introduction to the science of religion II, one of the courses I’m actually taking in German this semester. I am not particularly interested in the subject matter, but I hope that I can get an equivalent credit for a course I need to take to graduate. I’m still waiting for a response from my university about that. I’ll probably drop it if they won’t count it. It was intimidating since I didn’t not understand too much, but I cleared the matter of the assignments with the prof after and she was very understanding and helpful. 

Overall, it was a pretty good start to the semester.


I’d say she won that one. Credit at watermark(s).


I’d say she won that one. Credit at watermark(s).

I wanted to say “I need to go to school” but I ended up saying that I needed to got to bed instead. 

I think my subconscious is on to something. 

"Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in."
— my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)