I am so sorry for my absence (not that anyone cares). I've been so caught up in adapting my life to school and dance and everything else that even my Pinkcoinbelt has not been updated for quite a long time - I promise to update it today!
I'm entering the third week now and I've met some interesting characters (the professors and students). Some problems that I'm encountering include reading a soaring amount of books (I finished Jane Austen's Persuasion in twelve hours), challenging assignments (I just wrapped up creating a map of area in the first four stories of William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses). Yet the biggest problem that hinders me is the necessity of having active participation in class, ie discussions.
I blame my Asian upbringing (how comfortable!). I always get the jitters when I'm addressing people in the class, no matter how big or small the audience is. I mean, everybody seems to have his/her own unbent opinion on something, and sometimes I don't even have anything remotely intelligent to add to the forum. I always try not to say something that will make me sound like a complete idiot, asshole, or both.
Still, I'm enjoying the classes and as much as I love doing the homework during weekends, I'm going to take this by the day.
Whenever class ends on Thursday, there's a prize for my perseverance that awaits: the class at FatChanceBellyDance studio!
So there you have it: the maps and images that I drew that I think corresponds to the first four stories of Faulkner's in his Go Down, Moses: Was, Fire and the Hearth, Pantaloon in Black, and The Old People.
I was trying to make it look like the map in Lords of the Rings or the Warriors series... I guess it doesn't look like that, huh?