Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just a Quick Note

( At the first hot spring, one of the better pictures of me)

Alright, well I signed up for my classes and I'm trying not to stress about it. I think it will all work itself out in the end, but if it doesn't, I'm going to be a Grand Valley for the rest of my life anyway, so I can make up for the stuff that doesn't transfer here.

I'm signed up for 20 credits, which sounds like a lot, and it is, but it really translates as 12 credits back at Grand Valley. Don't ask me how, it just does. I was able to test into the second Foundation course for Japanese, which I was planning on, and I'm taking several courses that I'm interested in.

Other then the language course, I'm taking:

-Tea Ceremony (which is more than just making tea and eating snacks.)
- Transnational Sociology
- Societies in South Asia
- Geography of the Asia Pacific
- Migration Studies
- Peoples and Religions of the Asia Pacific
- Multiculturalism and Society

I'm thinking about joining the Volleyball Circle (Club) or maybe the Judo or Karate Club. I'm not sure. I really have to see which one fits my schedule better since they may interfere with my late classes.

So, now all I have to do is talk to my teachers back at GVSU and make sure that some of the things can transfer smoothly. I'm really frustrated that my school isn't very forgiving with the program at APU, especially with Stephanie and I being the first people to go. Its complicated because APU is on a quarter basis rather than a regular semester, so I have to make sure that two classes here can transfer back as one class at GVSU. Otherwise, they are only worth 1.5 credits instead of 3.

On another note, I'm being forced into going to the Karaoke bar in a few hours. :(

I'm not one to sing in front of others, and I'm hoping I can find a way out of this one. I think in Beppu, they have a cover fee to use the rooms, which is around 2,000 yen, but it includes unlimited drinks, including alcohol.

Oh well, maybe it will take the stress of the morning registration off my mind and I'll have a better time than I think.

Here's a picture of the green tea ice cream I had a couple days ago. It became extremely delicious after the initial strangeness.

Oh, and some friends.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE green tea ice cream. As for the credits, Robinson sensei is pretty open to transferring things back (usually as JPN or EAS 380), just be in pretty regular correspondence with him. I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to go.