Hello again! ~^w^~
So I've decided to go to the Assembly event tomorrow in Helsinki!
I'm only going to be there for one day, which is a bit of a shame because there's a lot of cool stuff going around there the whole weekend - but maybe next year or so I'll actually plan a trip like this instead of just suddenly deciding to go. XD I mean, I'd naturally heard of Assembly before - it's quite big a thing in this country in certain circles - but... never been to it.
Same goes with any types of conventions, really: AnimeCon and DesuCon, for example, are events I always PLAN to go to, but have never gotten to it. D: Shame on me!! (Also tickets tend to be expensive... like... going to Assembly is going to make me go broke already at the start of a month, but to heck with that! Who needs food anyway... and I should cut down with the soda and pastries anyway. =w=;;; *soft sobs at the thought of 'diet' change*)
I've also been thinking about going to RTX... The tickets themselves don't seem too costly (the 3-day ticket) BUT. Travelling within the borders of Finland is expensive enough, let alone going overseas. For example, I was planning to go see some of my American friends a couple of years back - easily 200 to 500 euros one way flight. Like, dear Lord. XD
SO even though I'd like to go next year, it's possible that I can save up for the event tickets, but not the travelling costs, in time before the event. (Which next year apparently is in the beginning of August... right before my birthday, which would be super cool. ;w; Also that year is my driver's licence 10 years anniversary xD which is kind of an important milestone for me.) RTX seems like a lot of fun, by what I've seen around on people's posts and all. :)
Then again part of my Master's degree is to get working experience in the field (language / communications stuff) either at home or overseas. SO. I could try find a job from nearby wherever RTX is going to be held, and then get the tickets to the event as well and not worry about the travelling costs as much. :D ((I've so little work experience I'm planning to do both at home and overseas employment.))
And since Master's is a 2-years-program (I'm going to TRY complete it a bit faster, since getting my Bachelor's took me like 5 years...), well, next year's RTX could, like, be possible? XD Haha. Ooor save up and go the year I turn 30. =w=;;; Yes... I am old...ish.
- Today is a rainy day, but that's fine by me. My apartment's been at nearly +30C / 86F almost the whole summer, even with AC on, so I welcome these cooler days with a wide open window! I'm going to be reading some more of George Yule's The Study of Language (one of the first books I got for my linguistics studies, it's a very concise, easy-to-comprehend guide to the field) to revise before semester, and perhaps record some more of my Spyro the Dragon gameplay (with a webcam, sadly, via Windows Movie Maker before I can upload to YouTube). Hopefully get some damn writing done, too. <_<;;
Tomorrow I have to be up before 5am, so hopefully I'll heckin' get to sleep tonight before 3am! xD
...wow I always seem to write long entries, with long paragraphs. D: !!
In short: Assembly tomorrow, I need a job and a two for my Master's program, would like to go to RTX next year but we'll see, rainy days are cool when your apartment's trying to kill you with heat, linguistics is more excitingly interesting than I'd remembered.
... xD How's everyone else doing today? :) Hope you're having a good week so far!