So I've started learning Chinese (mandarin). Every lecture/tute/seminar we sit there and chant pinyin until my throat is raw and dry and my tonsils also thought it would be a really good joke to pop up in an infestation at the same time.

I've learnt 6 characters out of 600 for this semester and I'm starting to get worried. Ah well. At least I'm studying in week 1, unlike in previous semesters. I want to fly away and die.