So in the spirit of bilingualism I’m going to be writing about my experience with the bilingual examination that I wrote tihs morning, and commenting on the sucesses of Cinderella.
The test itself was difficult, with a dictée, dictation, essai, essay, compréhension audio/visuelle, and audio-visual comprehension. What makes it so difficult? The fact that we are expected to remember every little detail about everything humanly posisbly known to mankind about the subjects that we write about. The videos were dated from at least the 1960’s, and were as cheesy as a cheese pizza minus the tomatoes.
The dictation was ridiculus, as I haven’t done one in years. The French one was easier, but the English one was beyond horrific. Thank goodness I know how to spell “aloof” and “tenatiousness,” but there are some words that were so obscure that other anglophone people had never even heard of them.
Apart from that it went well, except for the examinator’s lisp in both English and French; it made pronouciation difficult to understand. She shouldn’t have been the one to do it, but alas there is nothing we can do. Now I await ’10 jours d’ici’ in order to obtenir les résultats of the examen.
Quoi attends-je? I have no idea, but j’espère que I do well. Okej enough with the poor imitation of Schiac usage; which apparently has it’s own lexical rules of which I’m unaware.
Tonight is the final evening for Cinderella, the musical that I’m conducting. I will post photos from our performances and group-pictures for the world to see of the people that I’ve grown to love and admire as musicians but also as friends. I just love them all, even if they don’t follow my directions all the time!
A week after my huge fiasco that we call getting back the marks, the tides have changed. I didn’t end up failing my revolutionary litterature class, simply doing poorly in it. This means that my GPA doesn’t get affected nearly as much as a fail, but still dips a little bit. I’m still in a good range, and I’m still going to take six courses this semester. I feel that I can do it, and it’s all perfectly within my range of capacity.
On a happier note, we are t-minus one week until Cinderella, in which I am the conductor. I’m excited and it’s going to be a great show, as I’ve been to all the rehearsals. I urge anyone reading this to please come, support the cast, and of course myself as it’s my début as a conductor on a public stage.
This means I get to put it on my CV!
Oh wow, at 08.30 hearing a phrase like that is just about the funniest thing that can happen all day! So it happend in conducting class when we are doing weird assymetrical meters were we have to be very precise and visual and silly stuff like that. So Norrah goes up and she is doing it, and it honestly looks like she is throwing out her arm just trying to get the basic pattern down, and afterwards our teacher Dr. Starling just tells here that she’s give’n ‘er really good, that-is-to-say she’s pounding away at it, or something along those lines. I don’t really understand a lot of English slang or idioms, but I try to learn. I don’t think I will be using this slang phrase though, it sounds really ghetto or something!
So after class I do 4 loads of laundry (gosh a lot of clothes), and then allwhile I am doing study notes for my stupid French Literary Analysis course, which I honestly think is the hardest thing. The concepts are the same as in any language, but since a lot of the words I don’t understand or use on a regular basis, I won’t be able to remember them at 09.30 this morning. Oh well, by-the-way, I should probably be in bed now, since it’s 01.42 and test is in few hours.. Oh well we will see..
Other than that, food was good at the cafeteria and I saw my M.H.C. (meal-hall-crush) off in the distance. I still am really sketchy on the details about them, but we will see after awhile. Only like one month left before I go back to Toronto, but still I’m slightly infatuated, despite being an asexual being ❗
I think we play dodgeball tomorrow night as a residence house, but I don’t know if I will. I love to play it, but there is so much drama going on in the house I don’t know if I can manage, and I have a huge music analysis project due on Wednesday which I really need to get a bunch done tomorrow. I figure that I can do a lot of it in a short amount of time since a lot of it is already done anyways.
Oh and another think since I’m rambeling. What’s the deal with all the other non-private universities going on strike? Crazy Canadians don’t know what to do with themselves these days with a stupid conservative government. Learn to become more ‘accepting’ and liberal like the old government of last year! And another thing, I’ve been having weird dreams lately, but more on that later since my eyes and fingers are growing very numb (I think that’s how it’s spelled), meh!