I always start off trying to write out my feelings for taehyung but honestly it just never works out bc words cannot describe the feelings of love, pride, and warmth he gives me. He’s such a talented and kind-hearted man, wanting to make the people he loves happy and wants to see them laugh. He’s such a precious being and so so so talented in all his passions. He works so damn hard to learn the things he wants to learn and you can see it. I can’t wait to see what amazing things the future holds for our taetae! ♡
[april study challenge] -10.04.17- day 10: what are some of your general study tips?
this is funny because i’m a writer for my university paper and i’m actually working on a piece about strategies for preparing for finals week!! anyway, these are some of my favorites:
use the pomodoro technique. alternating between bursts of work + relaxation are proven to be more useful then say, studying for four hours and then taking a break. what’s the idea work/break time? i use the 52 minutes of work, 17 minutes of break schedule. it works for me and hopefully it’ll work for you!!
flashcards. i love flashcards. i switch from making them handmade out of notecards and creating quizlet sets. the only reason i don’t like paper flashcards is because it seems like every time it rains in my city, they get rUINED somehow. ugh.
turn your phone on airplane mode. this is something i just recently started doing. i basically put my phone on airplane mode so i don’t get any distracting notifications. (i have imessages on my mac for emergencies, so if my phone is on airplane mode but someone just *has* to get in touch with me, they can)
study someplace you won’t get distracted. easier said than done. sometimes, i can be productive in my dorm; other times, my roommate asks me if i want to play soccer (yes, inside our dorm) and i actually cannot say no. if you really need to get work done/study, make sure you’re in an environment that’ll allow you to do so!!
find the methods that work for you. not every method you hear of is going to work for you and that’s okay! everyone is different. it’s cliche but true. sometimes you just have to do a little experimenting to find out what works well with you.
Between the guy repeatedly sneezing behind me, the neverending phone ringing and fat Dana talking about daycare for the past half hour, I cannot for the life of me understand how any work gets done around here.
“…I will call you Ruby, and you will be Bob, her knight in neon green armor,” Lila mutters contentedly as she picks up two of her dolls. “Ruby, you want to kiss Bob so you can get fat and pop out babies, but Bob, you are in love with Princess Periwinkle. She thinks you’re kinda cute too, but last week her stepmother, the evil queen Kit Kat, tricked her into marrying the Mushroom Man! Okay, now Bob, let’s go over here to visit Ru-”
“Lila Grace!” Theodore snaps without taking his eyes off the computer screen. “If you’re going to play up here, you must keep it down. I cannot possibly get my work done with all that racket!”
The child visibly deflates at his scolding. “Please don’t make me go to my room,” she whispers. “I promise I’ll be quiet.”
Theo grunts in acknowledgement and continues pounding away at his keyboard, seemingly oblivious to his daughter’s sudden despondency, but Lila Grace doesn’t feel much like playing anymore. Setting down her toys, she takes a deep breath and tries to hold in the knot of sadness building in her chest, but she can feel the warm tears spill down her cheeks anyway. She hates disappointing her dad.
This beautiful Suzuki GS450, built by Jerry’s new man-crush John Sinclair, is sitting in our shop waiting to get some carb work done and I cannot wait to go there and pet it tomorrow. John did such a quality job, its impressive.
I brought these with me from my previous home :) The one on the right is the one I restored and the one on the left is a very nice Fujihisa Kanna that I bought some years ago :) I have a weakness for small planes (^-^;) The Dai of the Kiwa Kanna was in a good shape but the blade was quite rusted on its face (>_<;) I cannot help but feel bad when I have to grind a Beta Ura on a blade to get it working again <=It feels like abandoning a kitten that needs your help (; _ ;) and since most of the tools I restore are quite rusty I feel like that a lot (>_<;) So please oil your tools so that the next guy restoring it in a few decades won’t need to feel bad because he has to grind it flat to use it :)
I had to do the same thing on my Shakuri Kanna and my Mentori Kanna (>_<;) The Dai of the Kiwa Kanna was twisted and shrunk so I needed to fit the blade and to flatten it and square it up :) I like to use my Stanley NO.4 for this kind of work because most of these old planes have some kind of grit embedded into the surface of the wood and the NO.4 is sharpened quickly and the right size for this kind of work :) Also because its sole is made from cast iron it won’t distort due to changes in climate and makes for a good reference plane ;) <=I prefer Japanese planes for most of my work because I feel like I don’t need to focus as much on controlling them and because they are easier on my wrists :)
The Mentori Kannas blade was ground out of shape so I need to reshape it to fit the profile on the sole of the plane :)
I got myself a brace from eBay :) It was dirt cheap but I saw that it was quite useable :3 I mean it looks used and old which means that it had to be a tool that was liked by its previous user and used a lot because of this :) This is generally a good sign when looking for old tools (not for all tools as it might well be that a tool gets used up ;) The handles have no cracks and the seller stated that everything moved freely thanks to the surface rust I was the only bidder :D It won’t win a beauty contest but once I held it in my hands it felt nice :3 Everything was lubricated and well taken care of even the bearing under the handles were clean and didn’t make any noises :3 The only signs of its age are the rust and some grime on the handles but mechanically it is in a great condition (the inside of the drill chuck is clean and was oiled to prevent rust :o
I got some new looking auger bits along with it :3 One of them is a Jennings pattern bit which I don’t like as much as the others but I’m still happy I got it :)
Right now I don’t have too many drill I can use with it :D I wanted this brace to use with my tapered drill bits that I use to make holes for wooden nails so I had to get an adaptor to fit them into the chuck and I feel like the bits work a lot better with it than they do with a power drill :D
The Auger file is also useful to adjust the fit of a plane blade as it has flat sides and edges :) Basically it can be used like a fine platemakers float ;) The file was made by the German manufacturer F.Dick who makes very nice files and rasps :3 <=Although I feel that English speaking people will have a lot of fun with the manufacturers name as well as with those files :D
Basically my favourite files are made by Pferd, F.Dick, Iwasaki and Glardon/Vallorbe :) I had some other awesome file during my apprenticeship but the manufacturers of these do not exist anymore (-_-) I don’t own any Glardon/Vallorbe files as they are quite expensive but a friend of mine had one and they are very fine tools :)
Anyway the D.R.G.M. on the arm of the brace means that the brace could be well over 100 years old :o For a tool to be used that long and to still be in a good shape means some people liked to use it :)
The D.R.G.M. also makes me feel bad each time I see it as it means Deutsches Reich Geschmacks Muster (which is a early form of a Patent protection from Germany) and means that it was produced somewhere between 1891 and 1945 which makes it possible that it was made by someone in a concentration camp which makes me feel bad (; _ ;) Since you cannot turn back time and it would be disrespectful to throw away something someone might have made to safe his life I will use it but it will serve as a constant reminder of the victims of both world wars and the victims of the Deutsches Reich.
I will take good care of it :)
Anyway :) I cannot get too much work done next week :) My internship was fun so far and I think I left a good impression on my colleagues :) The canteen is good too which I was quite thankful for during the past weeks because my hot plates had given up and i only got new ones this Friday :D They serve Japanese food there as well (well it is kind of Germanesy Japanese food but I like it anyway :D
I wish everyone a great new week with sweet dreams and working hot plates (^-^)/