Well I only have 3 exams and I didn't realize I didn't have an exam until the next day, so I'm kind of free for the moment. So I decided to hop on here for a while tonight and do some reading. How is it on your end, are you doing well in your studies? I remember you're also an engineering student. Do you get any foreign exchange students at your college? Over here we have a lot of foreign exchange students and we have many programs to go overseas as well. I think I mainly see Indian, Middle Eastern and Chinese students from overseas. I haaave seen a few business students who are from Germany as well. I think every 4 years or so, we also get a big group of exchange students from Brazil.
Once I graduate, I hope to get a job and just get to work this summer lol. I don't think my parents would like it if I took a break, although I would like to travel to some place, like Japan or Alaska, I need some savings for that lol. Once I save enough, I can then do that. I think at the moment, I'm more looking forward to paying off my student loans than not.
Oh, I also did a quick google of your town, and something called the "Gävle goat". What is that exactly, do you know?
Thanks a lot Jessie! It's only one more week ^__^. I'm always happy to hear people cheering me up... not to say that it doesn't embarrass me though ~__~ lol. I'm not really used to being cheered on by people. I'm the type that likes to be pushed through on willpower alone. Although... there was one time when I was running in a marathon and a guy came up next to me b/c I was struggling and he jogged w/ me and that motivated me a lot along w/ his encouragements to finish and reach the end, even if I did have to take breaks.
Aw that's too bad about how conversations drain you. My turn to hope, so I hope that you at least gain something from these conversations ^^.
Do you have your own favorite dinosaur or mythical animal? Also, I would enjoy it if I saw my favorite dinosaur again someday. It'd be even more awesome if it was like the movie "Jurrasic Park" and people could actually bring them back to life o.o
I think for break, I'm going to just spend time unwinding b/c I've been quite stressed in the past two weeks. I think it's because I found out that I might not be able to graduate w/ my double degree and that I might fail two of my classes. I don't think it would matter too much to me since I'll be able to still graduate in May with at least my Software Engineering degree, so that's something to look forward to. But... now that I think of it, I might be kind of lonely during that week, so I'm not sure what I'll do. Maybe I'll throw myself into exercising and playing video games to keep the loneliness at bay. It might be the wisest choice. My schedule for next quarter is just going to have 2-3 classes, so I'll have loads of free time. I'm not sure what to do w/ myself, but I might just work on some personal coding projects and sharpen my skills to get ready for the real world professions.
Talking to people can drain me of energy but it can also do the opposite, b/c while talking I tend to let my mind wander and explore the conversation. That's also why my replies are so long. Communication makes me think and I like how it's not instantaneous communication where a person is waiting for me to reply to them right away, so I can take my time to think about how I want to reply to them.
My favorite dinosaur used to be the Brontosaur, then the Gigantasaurus, then the Utah Red Raptor and now... hmm... I guess I don't have a favorite dinosaur now. If I had to pick though, I might go back to the Utah Red Raptor or just go w/ the Velociraptor. I like how they're smart and strong enough to work in teams to take down larger animals.
Now if you had asked about mythical animals, then I would've told you it'd be the phoenix!
Hello hope i can talk to you more, uwu
I'll probably get the chance to see my nephew, maybe during the last week in February. That's when I'll have a break for switching over to the new quarter. I guess it's still too early for you to think about kids. Most people tend to start thinking about it once their in their late 20s to late 30s. I guess it's because of their biological clock and they might not be able to anymore if they try to have kids by then.
I can see what you mean about when too many people talk to you. I'm kind of running into the same problem. Sometimes when I hop on here to do a single reply to people, other people just start talking to me out of the blue and I get stuck on the site for a few hours talking b/c I'm having so many conversations. On the plus side though, I do enjoy talking to many different people, b/c I get to see how life is like for someone else, just one more perspective in the is world. Plus connections are
important, although like how you've mentioned they can be hard to maintain.
Actually a random stranger on this site one day gave me a tedtalk to watch and it was about the quality of a person's life. In the video there was research done on a group of men from their teens to their senior years. Every so often they would be given a survey or experiment and such to complete. What the research found was that the people who had the better quality relationships w/ others, the longer they lived and the happier they lived their life. As such, I guess building good quality relationships is something we all should strive for. I think the same, but I also think that if we improve the quality "and" quantity, it would even be better. So I try to cast my net and make more pals on here each time. Usually, I will post on a few strangers' walls before I log off each time that I'm here.
I think you'd enjoy going to see more museums and art galleries. That's just the kind of vibe I get off you though lol. I've gone to just a few, but they were all field trips from school. I think I like science museums better, b/c they're more interactive. Buuuut, I do love dinosaurs!
Thanks for the congrats. I look forward to seeing him the next time I visit. Do you have any nephews or nieces of your own. What about kids in general, do you get along well with them and do you want some of your own in the future?
I don't really mind if you reply late. I've come to learn that I kind of prefer that since I don't hop on this site all that much and I slow replies tend to be longer replies, meaning that the person who replied is taking some thought into what they are saying in their replies.
I googled that guy and he seems quite eccentric. He has a pretty cool mustache. I can definitely see aspects of his influence in the artwork that you like. I don't know if I can appreciate art as much as you. I tend to enjoy sculptures and machine art, like those perpetual motion sculptors.
I kind of wish I had more opportunities to go to museums more. Do you enjoy going to museums and art galleries?
Lol, hmm... ... ... I think I'm good at introductions and greetings, but the next step to deepen one's relationship and become actual friends is the hard part for me. I'm not really afraid of going up to strangers and talking to them, but I tend to not find too much in common with others, which makes continuing the conversation hard. Or more like, it's hard for me to make jokes and put people into the right mood.
I don't mind if it's getting that dry. I understand talking with others can become difficult (especially w/ me) and the conversation can become stagnant. So, I don't mind if we don't talk for a while or if you want to discuss other stuff. I can usually hold a conversation about most things, so if you have anything interesting you want to discuss, we can do that or hold off on conversations for a while lol.
Actually, my mom just called and I have a new nephew. He was born yesterday at 2am I think... he's around 8lbs I think. On a side note, many members have noted that you have an impression image collection. Do you have any favorite artists or art genres?
Oh, that's pretty interesting that the Sami also have something like reservations as well. Hmm, I don't know any close Native Americans or the like, so I can't say anything with confidence. Most of it is some conjecture and stuff I've heard from my old Native American friends in elementary school. I've heard of stereotypes that Native Americans get to open Casinos and maybe they aren't taxed by the government? Also maybe they don't have to pay property taxes as long as they're on their reservation. I think they get some perks for education as well. Maybe they get some reparations from the government every year as well? But yea, like I mentioned, most of this are just conjectures or some stereotypes, cuz I don't want to offend any Native Americans.
That counts I think. I was just curious if you became more independent from the experience or learned anything from it. For me, I realize that it's quite difficult for me to make friends and I don't know what I would do if one day I became an orphan. My family is very important to me. Also that I need to stay busy to stave off loneliness and the like. But I mainly confirmed that I could live on my own and survive.
Oh, that's interesting. I wonder if they have protected land for themselves. Here in the States, the Native Americans have reservations. Plus they get some perks from the government b/c of the almost-genocide of their people.
What is the longest you've been away from home on your own? What was the experience like? I'm just curious cuz I've been on my own so long here now. It's made me make some realizations and other stuff.