satisfying intellectual sort of day. we had a special session for our second last asian-canadian class, with two guest speakers in a spunky lecture theatre in the business school downtown. a very interesting debate about dionne brand's "what we all long for". good to have external input to discussion. i volunteered to respond to one of the presentations, and that was fun. i got to hop up front and blather, and, more importantly, i read this particular paper over three times carefully beforehand and could contribute meaningfully to discussion. how things have changed over the semester. . .
also started actually writing my essay (got freaked out cos all the phds, whose lead i try to follow, had written 6 pages already) and it's flowing. i love this stage of essay writing. let's hope it lasts. if i can push it one step further this could be a good one.