March 3rd, 2015 4:09 PMBelldandy
The same professor wants to go for coffee / tea in the café on the first floor of my uOttawa job. She's so kind. Last time I had confronted her in order to explain my concerns about a professor I didn't feel comfortable approaching. She's friends with that professor, so she understands her mannerisms.
In any case, this time we talked about my French tutoring I do on Tuesdays. I had mentioned to her that my "students" had cancelled today and that I was available to see her earlier in the afternoon, but unfortunately she was busy till 15h00. I explained how the tutoring works - going over grammar first, looking at homework (if applicable), but mostly reading children's books aloud in order to correct pronunciation - and she was thrilled about it. We talked about the one class I'm taking - FLS3761 (she taught me FLS2761, the prerequisite course) - and how unequal the classes are ability-wise now. She says it's such an odd phenomenon: there's no middle anymore (70%). Either the students are 80%+ or under 50%. She's perplexed by it but attributes it to effort and laziness. She says I'm the kind of students all professors want because I do ask so many questions (thereby showing interest in material) and it's obvious that I put in a lot of effort.
We talked about work, too, and how laziness is seen there. I was saying how perturbing it is that students and workers sometimes accept offers of admission or positions and then waste the opportunity. For every person that does that, another person was rejected and may have taken it more seriously or needed it more (such as a single parent with kids to feed). I explained that there are people I work with that, on the weekends when the full-timers aren't there to supervise, spend time doing their homework and sending private emails on the work computers for hours rather than helping out with the work. They're paid 13$ to do really basic things to begin with, and they twitter away their time on the PC on the weekends when they know they can't do that. I'd feel so much shame knowing I was doing that and someone else was picking up my slack. She liked the wording of "There's no shame left in the world" (said in French, though) because she completely agreed.
Anyway, had pasta for dinnies. Tomorrow I have school and work! and homework. Tonight is essay writing
March 3rd, 2015 2:23 PMKura
Yeah NDA haha!
Oh? You were at the library today, yes? I remember reading in your blog! It was a couple hours ago so I could be wrong and my memory could be jumbly haha.. But pray, tell! What did you chat about with your prof today? Spread the lovely words of support! :3
And yep, it's night for me here! I had a fairly busy day; 2 meetings, one about one 2-hour long meeting that I will be hosting next week. The other meeting was a producer catch-up. Planning for a talk I'm giving.. finding a bug in our tool and submitting it to a tools programmer.. finding a crash in the game so I was blocked from submitting a new animation. New animation for some DLC was completed today. Went to the gym at lunch. Collaborated with an artist on some assets.. helped cheer up a friend.. anddd.. made some dinner and wrote a blog post.
So a fair bit was done today. Now I'm just relaxing and listening to this song on repeat because I'm weird and I like listening to songs on repeat for like 7 hours and then switching to a different song:
Have plans for tonight/tomorrow/soon?
March 3rd, 2015 1:11 PMBelldandy
Oooo OK disclosure rules! Got'cha.
I was reading on Jewish spatial tension in Montreal, QC. Very boring I have to make a resume on it, too. Ugh.
Had a wonderful chat with a prof today! She's so supportive. Very nice lady
It's night for you, right KuKu? What did'ja do today?
March 3rd, 2015 1:08 PMKura
Seems quite busy! Hopefully today was a better day!
And yes! Quite a few projects but sadly I'm not really allowed to mention :P!
Like River says on Dr. Who.. spoilers!!
March 2nd, 2015 12:53 PMBelldandy
oo~ and I'm good just in Physical Geography class now! Had to go and see a bijillion people at uOttawa to make sure that I was 1) out of Co-op, 2) set up to receive emails regarding scholarships, and 3) set up to have two exams deferred due to over-lap.
And four classes today totalling 6h of classes. Have been up since 7:00am zzz at school since then asides the brief moment I had to run home to grab my charger because I forgot it. Took a full hour to get there and back
Anything neat you're working on at work right now?
March 2nd, 2015 12:15 PMKura
Hi! Been alright, thanks! Ups and downs and work is busy. You?
March 2nd, 2015 10:40 AMBelldandy
Hi KuKu! ♥ Hope you're well
July 29th, 2014 2:00 PMBelldandy
Hi, KuKu Hope all is well
March 3rd, 2014 9:25 AMBelldandy
Pretty good; how have you been, Kura?
With the boyfriend in Kitchener-Waterloo until the 11th, then Ottawa trip the 14th-16th.
February 28th, 2014 12:21 PMKura
Hey how have things been going for you lately?
October 22nd, 2013 6:51 PMBelldandy
Thank you Ku :D
October 17th, 2013 8:51 AMKura
July 27th, 2013 2:18 PMBelldandy
Awww thanks KuKu :3 /shy
July 27th, 2013 12:29 PMKura
Congrats on loosing that weight so far! You looked so pretty before and you look even more glowing now and it's very nice to see!