On Sunday I did literally nothing but sit around, eat and study. P:

Monday I had class, and I don’t think I did anything before or after that either.

Today, I had sculpture class in the AM, a Turkish test in the PM, and choir at night. This is the Sculpture building room. We have our own building, and it’s kind of fun! =) I started actually applying clay to my sculpture today, which was awesome. They also removed the leaking bath, so I didn’t have to stand in a puddle of water today ­čśÇ Huge help in keeping warm!!

This is the sculpture I am trying to reproduce for my class P: It’s so relaxing and fun to start working on the sculpture.

I believe the sculpture building was one that just happened to be sitting around un-used here. There is another building that isn’t used, and apparently one was demolished.

After class I got to do a single load of laundry…..that then got locked in the machine. Oy, lol terrible luck!

In choir, we’re learning 2 new songs this month and 1 in April. The other choir did a 4-part version of Bebek that we are going to try to learn. :3 Pretty much it….

~Han

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Had to change my sculpture class schedule. Initially was Wednesday 1-5 and Thursday 1-5, but my Turkish professor changed her course so we have an hour on Thursday from 12:30-1:30. Soooo….since Sculpture is completely across campus, I changed to Wed 1-5 and Thurs 9-12. More cold. More kitty. More wet feet. xD; I’ve decided I don’t care about the shirt and sweatshirt I wear to class, it’s getting clay on it. I am also getting a pair of cheap white/gray pants, so you can’t see the clay on them and I can wipe my hands on them! =P And considering trying to find a cheap coat. But the pants should help a lot.

Quiet day overall though. We learned more verb conjugation in Turkish, and how to negate verbs. However………….I did sign up for laundry last night. And I COMPLETED IT! I feel SO accomplished, I have clean pants…so happy lol. There’s only really time in the 3 hours (you sign up for a 2 hour shift, and there’s an hour between yours and the next one) to do 1 load of laundry, maybe 2 if you’re extra super lucky -cough sign up for 8am cough-. But I only have a little for a second load, since I threw my socks in with the darks. Now most of them are a shade of brown but….I really don’t care too much right now. ­čśÇ I have clean clothing. I’m so thrilled. Quite literally, I took a dictionary upstairs with me and looked up almost every word on the machines so I could understand what to do xD; Even then it wasn’t all QUITE right, but that’s okay. Clean clothes. Yum. ÔŁĄ

Saw this and it made me happy, not sure why. Pawprints like that are actually in many places on campus. There was a cat by my dorm when I got back tonight. A guy was trying to pet it but it seemed scared of him. So I called the cat to me and was stroking it, so he could pet it. He started rubbing it like a dog, and being way too rough. I can’t blame the cat for trying to get away. But then he went after it, and grabbed it by the scruff of its neck and took it to some girl. I don’t know why he did that, but it just made me upset. I won’t do that again for another person. I don’t want animals to be treated like that. I feel like the people on campus seem to think animals are just things to be toyed with, they don’t care that it’s a living, breathing creature. It makes me really sad and upset. I think the way animals are treated and thought of here is something I am going to have the most trouble dealing with here.

This sculpture is by the DEVRIM stadium. It was explained to me that it stands for the students who have gotten a CC in their engineering (?) course. Which is somewhere around a 70% to us =P Every professor grades differently though…some of them have a grading scale that truly runs the gamut of 0-100%, which is very interesting and seems to make more sense to me.

Gotta pay my tuition tomorrow…and figure out how I’m going to get the next shot for rabies, not sure what to do there. I have to meet up for the concert at 2PM…we’re probably practicing some, and then we’re going to dinner with the American choir. The concert starts at 7. I hope one of my friends come, I kind of wanted to see if I could get it recorded. We’ll see what happens!

~Han