Got my first “Selected” on Filmfreeway! For an ethnographic film festival of course. It seems “selected” doesn’t necessarily mean that I made it to the final selection though, but even so I was delighted! Otherwise the “not selected” keep coming in.
On Tuesday we had the last Editing Forum, which is always such a fun and interesting class that I learn a lot from. Coffee with O.
On Wednesday we saw the Hannah Arendt exhibition at Deutsches Historisches Museum, which was really interesting and well done. We also checked out Von Luther zu Twitter: Medien und politische Öffentlichkeit in the basement.
While browsing the reformation room and learning about Luther, I got an email from my supervisor, who approved the new version of my written thesis. This was such a relief. He told me to submit it, so now I’m just proofreading it and giving it a nice layout – the job I love!
We continued to dinner at A&C’s place – our first home dinner since isolation.
In Japanese, I’m now one third through Japanese Core 6000. Took 116 days, so I guess I have 232 days to go, which is 7.7 months, so let’s say half a year. I think I should speed it up a bit. I started reading 俺のペットは聖女さま, my first book (or light novel) in Japanese, and I immediately realised that I learn in a totally different and I would say better way than with Anki, which feels more mechanical.
I communicated with an academic contact regarding a certain opportunity. She advised me about funding and language proficiency, so I registered for both JLPT N2 and IELTS.
On Saturday we invited F&E for dinner at our place.
Tonight we watched Wallay, a pretty decent coming-of-age story. Earlier in the week we watched the classic Himmel über Berlin, or Wings of Desire. Not what I had expected.
- Himmel über Berlin (Wim Wenders, Germany, 1987)
- Wallay (Berni Goldblat, France/Burkina Faso, 2017)