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27 januari 2011
Pub, Lectures, Pub
Just shortly about my accent; it is completely changed into American. I can still speak in a British manner, but it actually takes quite some effort to keep that up. How I'm so sure I sound American? Aside from just asking, I'm getting a lot of compliments about my English, and that I must definitely be from America. The other day I was at Dunnes (supermarket) and the lady behind the counter asked me which state I was from. Some Irish sounds are also present, but it's definitely not there just yet. (There was someone who thought I came from Ireland, wouw! =D)
My first lectures:
So, I finally had my first lectures.I decided to take up two psychology classes as it kind of suits education (pedagogical side) and I always wanted to explore this section a bit more. I've got Social Psychology which is focused on behaviour of a human being as an individual and in groups and I've got Abnormal Psychology which discusses mental defects. Aside of these two subjects I've got Gaelic, which hasn't started yet and Philosophy. With Philosophy, we're studying Ethics which were in line with Plato and Aristotles. It's really lovely and broadens your view. Anyway, my weekend already started after wednessday's class!
Pubs, hanging around and more pubs:
So, one of my main activities has been going to other people's places and going to pubs. I already lost count of the amount of Guinness I've had thus far. (somewhere around 10-15 I guess, harder to remember after a couple of them ;) )I also discovered a combination of vodka and melon juice, which is pretty amazing. Aside of booze, I've been around my fellow internationals for quite a bit, hanging out at their places or going to pubs. Dolan is still one of my favourites because of their traditional (live) Irish music. However, there is some competition for them now. There is an alternative place called Baker's Place. They have my type of music, but must importantly it is the only place where they actually have GROLSCH! =D (de beugels!) Aside of that, it is much closer to the City Campus and they have a great place for a burger there as well.
King John's Castle:
Last weekend, we (the internationals) went to King John's Castle. The inside of King John's (@ the exhibitions) was not so fascinating. The Courtyard, however, was much more interesting. Especially the pillory was quite a popular place when it came down to taking pictures. The higher places in the castle also provided us with a nice view. It was at King John's where I got myself an Irish whistle! (an official Guinness one!) There was also an excavation site at the castle. With a flash, we were still able to take pictures, except for a place where a piece of bone was lying around. Immediately, ghost stories were made up, lovely =D
Ferchrekelèke èke anderest canstike:
To all the people who are Dutch, please read the title for this section first and find out what it is ;) I've been learning some words in different languages now and I must say it's really interesting to me. I've also learnt a few internationals a few Dutch lines or words. Whilst writing this, I noticed I already forgot most of them! frustrating! I should've written them down somewhere... Anyways, I'm bound to have a better (mainly French) vocabulary when I return. And now for the title of this piece of text; it is how one of the French people (sorry that I'm using it as an example!!) wrote "Verschrikkelijke ikke en de rest kan stikke", her pronunciation was actually pretty good!
Oh yes, about the pictures; I already put some on Facebook, but as internet here is really TERRIBLE, it stopped about halfway with uploading. It's going to take a while before I'll have all pictures on Facebook, this page and hyves.
Will keep you guys updated on the latest news, live from Limerick! ;) (oh yes, going to a pub yet again tonight, lovely! =D)
27 januari 2011 18:09 | Door: marina
Nice story, exept for the booze ofcourse! You still got time to play youre guitar?
Psygology must be very interesting for you! Have a nice weekend and lots of fun!
27 januari 2011 18:58 | Door: Priscilla
ZUUPERD! Ik snap dat die buitenlandstage voor sommigen zo duur kan zijn :P dat moet je slim aanpakken (A)...
Mja, ga je ook wel es naar een karaoke bar ofzo? :P Ik hoop echt dat wij ook zoiets gaan doen met alle internationale studenten in Wales xD
31 januari 2011 07:26 | Door: je Opa uit Ede.
dank zij de automatische vertaler kan ik ook meegenieten van jou Ierse bezigheden. veel succes en plezier daar in Ierland.
10 februari 2011 12:37 | Door: jan linders
If I have to believe your 'postings' you'll probably be in a pub drinking a pint of Guinness ( or Grolsch) right now! Thanks for keeping us 'updated'. Having a great time, judging from your blogs, keep up the spirit! Very interesting subjects you do, so you'll come back as a wise philosopher! Enjoy, take care, greetz, Jan.
P.S. Did you already visit the street where Frank McCourt lived -:) ?