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Tuesday, January 31, 2006
My 18 hour day of yesterday
As I had chosen to have a quiet Sunday, not doing anything at all, not studying, I paid the price on Monday. I woke up at 5.30 AM and started studying. The subject, Science of Commodities. A 120 page book containing all we have studied. At 12 I left, as the exam was at 1 PM and read a little more in the Metro. I had about 7 hours of non-stop studying which is more that I did for most of the exams...So I was pretty pleased with what I knew.

When I got to school I got the good news, or so I thought: multiple choice test format, only one correct answer (Romanians have this habit of sometimes complicating things: you can have one correct answere, two, all, none, but this time it was the easy way!). Then I received the test sheet...After leaving it on the teachers desk I still did not know what I had done. Was it ok, was it not ok? This came as a surprise to me, as I can always tell precisely how good I did. And most of the times I undervalue my work compared to the teacher’s grade. Well, this time I think I’ll pass, but have no predictions about the grade!

After the exam I went to work as I was on the second shift, from 3 PM. On my morning rush I had forgotten my food home, so about 4-5 PM in the afternoon I was dead hungry and had nothing to eat (the catering company had already left as they had nothing more to sell). Oh, well, I managed to convince another three colleagues to order pizza, which we did, so I got my first real meal at about 8 in the evening. After three more hours, I was on my way home. I was here around 11.30 PM and all I could do was change and go to sleep...

The good news: I have only one more exam left! This will be next Tuesday and then I am home free! Actually, not that free, cause there still is the online class with DeSales and the license paper which I am determined to do great, but anyway, I’ll still have 5 days with no school! Then, round two...

Other good news: my pshichosociology results: another 10! A nice addition to my other group of three such grades. Actually the only one im my group and from what I saw on the list there was about one such grade per group. A little harsh to my opinion, but oh well...
posted by Alina @ 9:56 AM  
8 Comments:
  • At 1/31/2006 11:10 AM, Blogger Shirazi said…

    Congrats on the result. Keep that up!

     
  • At 1/31/2006 1:31 PM, Blogger Monica R said…

    Congratulations ... dear Alina and keep up the good work :-)

     
  • At 1/31/2006 2:26 PM, Blogger bart said…

    excellent results... well done and keep up the good work...
    how on earth do you study on a metro with all the noise and nonsense around you?
    I already have trouble concentrating if a radio is on :-(

     
  • At 1/31/2006 2:40 PM, Blogger loloma said…

    Congrats from me as well! It was the same in my uni, we used to have those multiple choice tests with "multiple" answers possible. I remember how much I hated them...

     
  • At 1/31/2006 5:35 PM, Blogger Ali la Loca said…

    Hi Alina!

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I do believe you are my first Bulgarian blog-friend. I look forward to following your writing.

    Your post made me remember what it was like to be a student around exam time. I definitely miss some things about student life, but must say that I am also happy to be done with that phase in life.

    Anyhow, good job on your results!

    best,
    Ali

     
  • At 1/31/2006 7:08 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Thank you Shi, you too Mon!

    Bart, when you have to, you study anywhere. How? It is called fear of flunking I believe :D

    Lo, thanks. It was not like that, but it still completely blured me...

    Ali, thanks for returning the visit. However, I am Romanian, not Bulgarian...:)Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria, I am from Bucharest. But don't worry, even the great Phill Colins got us two nations mixed up :)

     
  • At 2/01/2006 3:52 AM, Blogger Safiya said…

    I'm stunned you can study at 5.30 in the morning, my brain is still in bed!
    Congratulations on your results so far, I hope it all goes well for you.

    As for Phil Collins, he's gone even further down in my estimation ;-)

     
  • At 2/01/2006 9:12 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Safiya, it is not about can/cannot it is about can I postpone it even longer than the morning before the exam? The answer was no!

    As for Phill, I forgave him after the concert and since then I enjoy mixing the "l"s in his name :D

     
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