ame futte ji katamaru
It's odd how Japanese and Chinese traditional music can bring up strong emotions and thoughts. It's not the music itself that brings you to the brink of idealism and self-awareness, but rather the effect it has on you. The smooth tones that massage your eardrums and reverberate throughout your body relax you to the point of having slow movements and heavy eyelids. Times passes softly, quietly and quickly. You become concentrated and the world loses meaning in a way. A magical feeling indeed.
On a side note, I got today my Finnish essay and prelim. Overall I got from them 75 points, which means I'm a couple of points over the point limit for E (=eximia cum laude approbatur) which is the second highest score attainable in the matriculation exams. According to the teacher, I just need to pay close attention to using further examples from the source text and also have to pay attention to the questions so I'll fulfil them the best I can and not sideline anything. In any case, it's looking good. The first Finnish test is next Friday. Not excited or nervous, we'll see about that again when Thursday comes knocking.