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02 September 2002 @ 02:44 pm
I <3 Professor Tian!  
Today was my first day of States and Markets in East Asia. Besides its relevancy to my studies, I chose it because Professor Tian is so fucking cool, hehe. I had him last year for Comparative Politics, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. He was talking about the job market, and how studying Asian politics and finance will probably be a plus, as well as some language.

He then pointed to me and said, "She's smart, she knows this. She's taking Japanese, and so when she gets through here, her chances are much better to get a job because of it. Very smart."

Conceited as it may be, it always feels really good when an instructor singles you out to tell the class that you're smart, even if I'm not the only Japanese student in the class.

He also said something I thought was worth remembering about American economics. "Everyone in the world loves the American Standard of Living, but no one in the world enjoys the American Standard of Stress." Fits in well with my mantra, heh.
 
 
Mood: okiday
Music: RaspuTina - 01 - Gingerbread Coffin
 
 
 
S0n of N00nbibble on September 2nd, 2002 12:30 pm (UTC)

going to school so you can get a job. learning is second. growth might be third.

it's no wonder they appreciate you.
Mellen: Kawaii Fayeabsentmammoth on September 2nd, 2002 01:41 pm (UTC)
Something has to pay for all the Alan Watts books and music CD's I'd RATHER be learning from.

One of us has to finance the Principia Discordia venture one of these days, might as well be me.

Marian had Robin Hood to make her free, and he had her to pay the bills.
S0n of N00n: hmmm...bibble on September 2nd, 2002 02:23 pm (UTC)
i think they make each other free.
Mellen: Concentrating Fayeabsentmammoth on September 2nd, 2002 06:01 pm (UTC)
You know, I think you're right.

You win. My outlook is flipped.
technoshaman on September 2nd, 2002 06:23 pm (UTC)
"Everyone in the world loves the American Standard of Living, but no one in the world enjoys the American Standard of Stress."


OK, that does it. Stand by for a rant over on my place. This has been building for days.
S0n of N00n: wtf?bibble on September 2nd, 2002 11:58 pm (UTC)
which standard of living are we talking about?

the one that the arabs are warring with us about?

since when did people forget that empires were bad?

oh i keep forgetting this place was founded by ignoramous folk who had better things who slaughtered everything good under the guise of "bringing civilization".

bullshit.
Torin/Darren WhoEver: chaowolfieboy on September 3rd, 2002 03:11 am (UTC)
Re: empires...
since when did people forget that empires were bad?

Uhm, when did they learn it?