Back to reading! Foucault this week: I was planning to only read relevant excerpts from The Foucault Reader, but I realised that everything is relevant, since Foucault basically has tracked the emergence of the Individual in France and Europe over the past few centuries.
On Friday I had the second debrief with my supervisor. Not much to talk about, as the past month had not included much reading since there was so much other stuff going on:
Look how neatly the mornings line up! I’ve added a cell for the average number of hours per day Monday to Friday, and the total number of hours per week, which should be at least 40. So this week it was 41,75 hours (the cell in the upper right corner), despite I left work after lunch on Friday to spend the rest of the day with S. I demonstrated my timekeeping system to him.
On Saturday I had an improvised coffee and croissant with J, followed by a walk. Turns out he’s reading Foucault too (Madness and Civilisation) but had given up on Bataille’s Eroticism (very understandable). Today (Sunday) I walked and talked with A.
I’m cleaning out my apartment and throwing away lots of stuff. Such a good feeling to get lighter!
Anki, kanji, news, and:
- Try N2 repetition – up to half of chapter 5 (grammar point 55).
- Shaman King (episodes 41-45).
- På spåret! E02.