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16 December 2008 @ 07:41 pm
College Applications  
Bleh, applications suck.

As you may know, if you actually read this blog, I applied to three schools in Tokyo for the April semester.

Keio, well, that didn't work out. Not really surprised, the whole application process was a cluster f*ck. They didn't even spell my name right in the correspondence (I can see people messing up my last name, happens all the time even here, but Doullas? Uh...)

Really wanted to get into Waseda. Didn't. Application process went very smoothly, but... Well, don't really know why I didn't get in, they don't tell you anything. Don't really know how competitive it was, so have no idea what my odds might have been.

Of the three, Sophia had the nicest campus, although I think their program suited me the least (on paper, Keio's suited me best, but if the rest was anything like the application process... Well, I think I was well on the way to turning them down even if they didn't turn me down).

And today... I got into Sophia. So I'm moving to Japan for school sometime in March.
In the mood: scaredscared
asakiyume: hummingbirdasakiyume on December 17th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)

Sophia University has a good journal associated with it, Monumenta Nipponica, which has interesting articles on Japanese literature that you don't have to be a hardcore scholar to enjoy (but that are plenty rigorous).
Douglas Triggs: stressdoubt72 on December 17th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
I don't really believe it yet, and won't until I have the letter in my hand.

I mean, what if they wrote the wrong number on my letter? The numbers seem to indicate that there were over 220 applicants, yet only accepted 17. I don't see how it's likely I was one, you know?
asakiyume: censoredasakiyume on December 17th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
Don't find problems where there aren't any! They accepted you! You just start packing your stuff and memorizing your kanji. ... well, you can maybe wait a couple of months if you want, before starting the packing...
Douglas Triggs: odd goosedoubt72 on December 17th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
Noooooo! Must pack nyow!
Kyaa the Catlordkyaathecatlord on December 17th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)

Now to figure out where the heck the catbox is.... :P
Douglas Triggs: bad eggdoubt72 on December 17th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
Oh, that's easy -- in my bedroom. :)

Really wanted to put it in my bathroom, but it wouldn't fit. Might fit in the bathroom downstairs, but it's probably fine where it is.
sf_reader: chickensf_reader on December 17th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Can he take a pet to Japan?
Douglas Triggs: hasturdoubt72 on December 18th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
I could, but it's kind of cruel (at least the quarantine procedures aren't as bad as it used to be, but still hard to find places I could keep him, and can't imagine him being happy living in a closet. Plus I'll be back a couple months in the summer, etc...)
Dusty: high 5bigmog on December 17th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
Woop! Let's celebrate!
Kyaa the Catlord: cakekyaathecatlord on December 17th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
Can we has cheesecakey now?
Douglas Triggs: cateyesdoubt72 on December 17th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
No cheezcak for yooz!
kyleen66: Good Boy!kyleen66 on December 17th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
Douglas Triggs: utahdoubt72 on December 18th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
geniusofevilgeniusofevil on December 17th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
omg! Congratulations. What about your house?
Douglas Triggs: aspendoubt72 on December 18th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
It's not going anywhere.

Cat needs a place to live. And it's a convenient place to keep all my stuff -- don't plan to take most of it to Japan. Basically just clothes, a laptop, my cameras, and maybe a few other odds and ends.
hamanosilencehamanosilence on December 17th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Congratz Doullas :P

So you'd be pretty good in japanese soonish :)
Douglas Triggs: canada goosedoubt72 on December 18th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)

If that was my real name.
idonthave1hereidonthave1here on December 18th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
you don't like Doullas? XD just kidding