The answer is no. I'm not flying. Nor am I actually a Dutchman.
If you happened to read my last journal entry by any chance, you have seen that I mentioned something about going to the Netherlands in two or three months. Well now I'm here. Just to refresh your memory, here I am because I'm taking a student exchange, for half a year (until about February) or one semestre.
Should you be interested about my staying here, here is a link to a blog I was "forced to" write in the meantime. Certain people from my country asked me to write it to keep them informed how I'm doing here, and I'm doing that. Now, the link:
There are a few things different here as far as it concerns school, to mine 'at home'. First of all, they seem to be by far more hardworking than us there. The second of all - they are by far better equipped as well. Unlike our school there are many Wacom Cintiques, dozens of Intuos tablets, and countless of both PCs and Mac computers around the school. Seriously, if one of these students would come to visit our school they would either think we're a joke, or a summer school for kids. Sounds a bit sad, but I hardly believe otherwise. They don't even have a film department (as we do) and they have by far more cameras and similar things than us. But okay, they do have an advertising department. Still, I don't think they would take us seriously.
Now, the reason I didn't post much during the summer is, because I worked as a student at the very same company I took the two-week 'intern' in the february. It was a good experience, I learned a lot about preparing a character for animation. Binding skin and such. So as I was there each day more than 9 hours I got home pretty tired unwilling to work anything more. Also, I was hanging out with my friends for the last few weeks before going 1300 kilometres away for half a year.
So.. well I'm glad to tell that my final project is finally in the making. I somehow implemented it into the current program here at this school. Hopefully I'll manage to finish it in time. I have some sort of deadline for the one-minute thing in three weeks already and I better have something done by then. Like said, the guys here are really hard working. I don't know how my schoolmates keep up with all that stuff but I admire them. Fuck.