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Feb 10Liked by Andrei Atanasov

That happend to me while I was studying for my civil servant exams at the library. I saw some people studying for the university access exams. I remember one who was studying maths... I felt a mix of nostalgia and happiness as I remembered myself studying that stuff! I've to say, I like maths... πŸ˜‰

Good luck with your exam! πŸ€

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Feb 9Liked by Andrei Atanasov

As someone who started University at 26, I know the feeling...

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Mar 4Liked by Andrei Atanasov

Love the poem and wishing you every success Andrei.

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Feb 16Liked by Andrei Atanasov

Great tanka, all the best for the exams!

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Feb 11Liked by Andrei Atanasov

Good luck, man. I'm sure you'll ace it. But yeah, relate. Although I'm not doing exams these days, I'm setting plenty for my students and I am aware of their palpable fear and anxiety around it. I remember those undergrad days well, though I am also baffled at the chasm of time that has transpired. There are different milestones and worries now, but often, on the other side, there's an empty feeling because the real enjoyment was the hurdle, not the act of being on the other side of it.

Great poem. I like learning about these kind of structures. I wasn't aware what a tanka was.

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Feb 10Liked by Andrei Atanasov

Good luck, Andrei! πŸ₯‚

And thanks for introducing me to Tanka poems. I may have to noodle with one.

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Feb 9Liked by Andrei Atanasov

Life is but a string of now, then nows are but a pile of exams, that can be split left and right, where on the left side nothing is right and on the right one, eventually, nothing is left. Still fun and worth our while, though. Baftă multă!

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All the best on your exams. πŸ™

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Feb 9Liked by Andrei Atanasov

Good luck!!!

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Going back to school, I completely feel you about being surrounded by younger students. It’s a reminder of when things appeared to be simpler, compared to the present. Anyways, enough of me rambling about my current experience, lol! Good luck on your exam-you got this! If you don’t mind me asking, what is this exam for?

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