Usually I would look forward to half term, but for these final 8 weeks of school I’m going to have to just saddle myself down and ride it out. I mean, once I’m in University it’ll be a complete change and a chance for a relatively fresh start, regardless of where I go. And providing I still do Japanese and Philosophy as my degree combination, I’ll get to study in Japan for a whole year ^_^. I have to admit though, every once in a while I see that fin drawing closer on the watery horizon; the sharp reality that I’ll be separated from most, if not all of my friends. I’ve never been good at making friends quickly either… In spite of what everyone says, it is *not* easy to retain the unity you not have with your current friends once you move away, I’ve found it generally requires constant communication and meeting up frequently. A quick call over the phone every week won’t cut it, as I learnt with my childhood best friend :(.
Still, the main point of this post was that I have a horrifying amount of work to do and start revising over half term, and Japanese in particular which I’ve been neglecting to study. So with that in mind, I’d better get started. Look for a maths revision update on trigonometric identities soon, not that many people will want to read it ^_^;.
Word of the day, courtesy of *Jenni*
Hendiadys: the use of two conjoined nouns instead of a noun and modifier. e.g. ‘The sun glowed with passion and fire‘, instead of ‘the sun glowed with a fiery passion‘