College and my 23rd birthday!

As my friend Rachel pointed out, I haven’t updated this blog in a while even though my filofax lies filled with ideas, I haven’t been as diligent in updating it as I wished I would be. That is generally how blogs work though. One of the reasons is that I had started a new blog, a girly one that is mostly me talking about clothes, art, food and music. Appropriately enough it’s called art, fashion, food. I’m not sure why I started it, considering I didn’t tell anyone about it, but Β it does look nice and is filled with nice things. I think I just liked writing it and looking a it. It’s very girly…

http://artfashionfood.blogspot.com/

In other news, it was my birthday last week! I didn’t do anything for it, but that means I have one birthday party in store for whenever I feel like doing something πŸ™‚ I am now 23 and I feel old… I’m supposed to have started my life by now but I feel like it’s just at a standstill, it’s depressing. I keep telling myself that it’s going to start once I get a grown up job and move out but it hasn’t happened yet 😦 I did get cake though so it’s not so bad (well, I got 2, Marc got me a Terry’s chocolate orange cake, so good!) πŸ™‚Β Rachel got me a pretty drawing notebook, some gold and silver inks and a paintbrush which I got today πŸ™‚ I’m so tempted to not work and just draw… as you can see my work is going well so far πŸ˜›

 

Nom nom!

 

A lot of people were complaining that I hadn’t told them I went back to college. Here it is: I am doing an M.A, in translation studies in DCU. It is great, I’m really enjoying it and it has put some life and enthusiasm back into me!

Going from biotech to an art subject has been great. The difference in teaching methods is astounding. I find myself looking forward to classes. The lecturers encourage you to think, to talk to each other and also try to pass on their love of the subject; honestly, that’s how college should be!

For those who want to know what I actually do in this course, there is linguistics and english writting skills classes, some french general and economic translation classes where I have to do translations as homework, and some technology and computerised terminology modules. That’s this semester anyway.

Last weekend was Eirtakon, the anime and manga convention that is run by AMS. This year it took place in the Helix and was amazing. It was a great venue for it and was the best con it’s ever been πŸ™‚ I didn’t dress up unlike many people, mostly from lack of money, but I wasn’t really pushed either. Someday I will though, and it will be amazing πŸ˜›

 

Look at that hat!
πŸ˜›

I have done a couple of drawings lately, this one is my favourite.

 

Dessine moi un mouton!

It was very simple, I drew it for Marc and it is a sheep from the book “The little prince” which is a French book I read when I was small. It’s translated into English too s you should read it, it is wonderful and very short. Looking at it now, it’s also a great books for adults, especially those who think that they are grown ups πŸ˜›

I visited the National Museum last week and took some nice pictures πŸ™‚ I also went to the National Gallery that day too by mistake (I was meant to meet Gaby at the museum) but it meant I got to boast about actually getting something done that day πŸ˜›

 

Warning, contains mummy!

Hopefully next time it won’t be so long ’till I update

Au revoir πŸ™‚

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