I work hard in the summer. I have a job when I am in Toronto, and it is pretty involved, more so this year as we are doing a complete curriculum redesign, which I am delighted with as my boredom meter was creeping up.
I have also worked really hard with the Catalan this year, and whether I pass this stupid test or not on Saturday, I know I have improved a lot, and I was discouraged to be getting my level up to the best it has ever been just before leaving for nearly 3 months.
I decided to enroll in an online course (this is where I start to wonder about myself). UOC, which is like the Open University in the UK offers summer courses too, and I thought that it would force me to continue to read and write in Catalan. You see, every summer I bring a novel or two with the intention of keeping up my Catalan, but ya know what? With the entire Toronto Public Library on hand, I just don't do it.
This however? Should do the trick.
What to study is the question. I looked at Judiacial language in Catalan. UM, naw.
I looked at web design. Interesting, but ....mmmmm......pass.
I looked at ancient Egyptian funerary practices, and passed.
I considered Translating into Catalan from English (now there's a course that would be DIFFICULT for me)
I just wanted something fun, and light and enjoyable.
Know what I'm going to be studying this summer?
Itadakimasu, food and culture in Japan! IN CATALAN!
Weird world, no?
Should be light anyway, no? I hope it is, and doesn't take itself toooooo seriously!!!!!
It'll be a change anyway and a good excuse to go for sushi. The real reason to take the course!!!!!