Friday, February 22, 2008

Giving Advice

I know that I don't give the greatest advices. I'm not a very good advisor and I admit that. If you have a problem, I can be a good listener. It's just that I'm afraid my advice wouldn't work out for the other person, they might get into trouble, etc.
Anyways well, when I got back to school this week, almost everyone was feeling depressed about their results and stuff. It was indeed our first state exams, so they were very stressful and such. And the exams weren't the same as the ones we used to have from teachers.
For me I thought they went well, I mean sure they could have been better but that's always the case. But I'm grateful for how they went.

So what I've been trying to tell you is that an acquaintance (let's call her that since I don't really know her, she's from another class, but from the 10th grade) of mine came to me and asked for my advice on how to study because she seemed like a girl who gets nice marks. She said she was having a hard time with English/maths/science.
Now I tried giving her the best advice I could, I mean I thought I was doing well by saying 'You know don't study too much and then you'll get sick of studying at the end of the term, just take it easy and don't stay up to more than 12 at midnight'.
She said she usually finishes studying at 1 a.m.
I was somehow shocked, because you'd think a person who stays this late studying would get good marks. It really makes me wonder, because I don't stay up until 1 a.m. studying, but still that doesn't mean I don't study well.
And she also asked about English, I mean I don't really know how to tell a person how to best study English. Our English book isn't that helpful really.
Well, I blabbered a bit on how I studied and what she should do but I know I did a lousy job. But I mean studying is something you should figure out yourself, I really admired that she had the courage to come and ask for help but I'm really sad I couldn't help out. I mean I did what I could.
I mean what would be the best advice to tell a person who asks you how to study?

I have no idea!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Back 2 school

I'm finally blogging. Yay!

Ok, well I got back to the second semester of school to find that they changed our previous science teacher. Which was really awesome, she wasn't exactly my favourite teacher.

And it's been a good semester so far (I don't want to jinx it but it's been quite good).
I didn't get stares for my braces, but one girl in my bus was like 'I really like your braces, keep smiling'. I was happy to get such a comment because most of the comments I got were something like 'It looks scary, does it hurt...?'
But no stares so far. Which is awesome.
Now our school is too caught up with a competition about cleanliness, every year it's the same thing. Prepare the school for the competition and for the local judges and then the national judges that's if they picked our school.
They want us to know about the competition, clean the classroom, take part in the activities and do our homeworks, prepare well for our lessons, etc.
They demand too much, I'm down with homeworks/projects and such but more is unacceptable. Still, I end up saying 'OK teacher, I'll do it'.
Not just me, everyone else.

Oh and our results came out, thankfully they went well, which is good. Now we're loaded with work, you can see where I'm going, it's too much, and they're soo inconsiderate blah blah blah.

Besides school, there's hardly anything happening. I couldn't see the lastest episode of Grey's Anatomy and Dr. McSteamy was going to be on. Bummer! The first time he'll be on the show. Well, that's the down side of school, and you ask why I don't like it.

I did my complaining of the day, hope you had fun reading. ;)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It comes from the heart*

I was thinking today on how people succeed in doing what they want. I may have made the ultimate discovery. It is why some people are successful and loved by so many people. And I'm not just talking about famous people, but those in our day-to-day lives. Those people who are popular amoung their peers (just to clarify what I mean by popular: the ones that are truly loved and not loved because they're so "cool").
It's simple because what they do comes from the heart. I find it to be extremely true. When people do what they are passionate about, and they are honest with themselves they are successful.
When you're not faking it, you're being yourself, when you've come to terms with who you are and you want people to accept who you are.
I know that probably sounded like some kind of preaching but it's me preaching to myself, I am who I am.
Like the song goes 'I don't want to be anyone other than what I've been trying to be lately'
I think I just need to appreciate who I am, I may not be the one qouting some famous philosopher (or thinker since I don't understand philosophy but I mean I always end up quoting songs, not that I mind I'm just trying to say that I am not the most sophisticated thinker. I am a thinker nontheless).
Maybe I'm not the person to have a future planned out, maybe I'm just a girl trying to live and tryin to make a life that is worth while.
So what I'm trying to say (to myself) is BE TRUE TO YOURSELF AND FOLLOW YOUR HEART (from Hilary Duff's song Someone's watching over me).
I can be the biggest chatter-box, I can be the most annoying person that ever lived, I can be listening to nice slow music and then listen to some wild song.
I am what I am
Here's a bit of what I'm feeling right now:
I am special
I am beautiful
I am wonderful And powerful
Sometimes I'm miserable
Sometimes I'm pitiful
But that's so typical of all the things I am
I'm someone filled with self-belief
And haunted by self-doubt
I've got all the answers
I've got nothing figured out
I like to be by myself
I hate to be alone
I'm up and I am down
(I am for Hilary Duff)

I guess I haven't exactly said what I want to say, it's that I need to stick to who I am. I mean I am someone who is easily persuaded to think, feel, act in a certain way and I know that needs to change.
So well, I guess that was too much soulful. I like the word soulful, makes me seem like a poetic person. It's great to feel good, the best of you comes out. I am in a good mood these days, and I'm loving it.
Let's keep on feeling good and like Michael says (the song is probably not originally his but anyways):
Fish in the sea
You know how I feel
River running free
You know how I feel
Blossom in the tree
You know how I feel
It's a new dawnIt's a new day
It's a new life For me
And I'm feeling good

Keep it real people.

*The title is from an article on Viva by Maryam, here's the issue that the article was published in:

Saturday, February 9, 2008

*I am a changed person, every day brings new things*

Listening to: We Belong Together (I think I'll keep on repeating it)
Doing: Blogging obviously and talking to a friend and that's it.
Thinking about: How hyper I am at the moment.
Liking: My hyperness
Loving: Being positive
Singing: I've been all outta my element, been throwing things, crying, trying to figure out what the hell went wrong, the pain reflected in the song ain't even half of what I'm feeling inside oh baby baby

Well, I'm pretty hyper right now but I am listening to this slow song because when I first came online I listened to rockish songs but now this song suits my mood because even though I am hyper I like how it's smooth and although it's pretty sad it won't get me in a sad mood.
I just would like to express my thankfulness on a few things:
-People I love (You rule, every single one of you, I wouldn't love you if you didn't rule. Ok I may need to say the word rule a little less)
-A Walk To Remember
-My Books
-Freaky Friday (For getting me in this hyper mood which I know won't go away that soon, even though it has Lindsay but it was in those days that I liked her)
-Accepting my life (I love these moments)
-Knowing that I can change for the better
-You (You know who you are, and for other people no it's not my special person :P Ok lol)

I guess I really need my beauty sleep, after such a hypery post I should just chillax.
All the best with everything, and thank you for reading. :)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Life with metals inside my mouth

I got braces. My teeth aren't so bad but they need being in shape. When I was younger I thought it was cool to get braces but obviously I was wrong. They give you the geeky look. Thankfully I don't have to wear glasses (yet).
The first few days were a drag, I could only eat yoghurt and soup and such stuff. But then after the fourth day, things got much better. I can eat 'real' food now. Like maccaroni. In fact the ideal food right now is either maccaroni or the typical lunch meal the consists of rice and red soup. But now it's kind of awkward since I'm the one always smiling and when I do that now you see my whole mouth which isn't really pretty.
I just hope that when I go to school they wouldn't stare at me, you see there isn't any one with braces so that might be a bit of a scene and if you knew how my school is you'd certainly know it'd create a scene and we're already being stared at for nothing (no bragging i swear).
But I got them pinky which is cool, I don't know if you can change the colour like when I have my regular visits. If it's possible I'm planning to get the best I can get out of this. I'll definitely get a different colour.

One more weird thought: If I passed a metal detector would it start beeping? I want to try that out. I should just fly somewhere because there's metal detectors when you're in the airport.
That should be fun to check out.

But it's a fun experience. The first visit wasn't really great. My dentist is a nice one. I gave him a hard time though. It kind of hurt, I mean not much but I'm a drama queen. I hope the next visits would be better.

Anyways, my school is in about a week from now. It's not really exciting but I hope the second semster would be better and that I somehow have gotten used to my beloved teachers. I survived the first one, so hopefully this one will be easier to handle. Wish me luck. I'll need that.

Have a good night people. I'll keep on trying to enjoy my life with these metals :P

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Do schools kill creativity?

I was looking at this site I got from NotJustTheFuture blog and this one video caught my attention. Why this one you may ask. It's quite simple to tell you the truth. Once I read 'Do schools kill creativity' I was highly interested.
I would highly recommend that you watch this video, the speaker has a really great idea and the presentation is really funny too. I had a few laughs and it really gets you thinking if school does kill one's creativity. And I mean if I had spoke about this topic I'd be totally unobjective (?) but when you listen to a former university professor you'll get an unbiased point of view.
It's kinda long but I'm sure you'll like it. It's like this:
When you're not prepared to make mistakes, you can't be creative and the worst thing you can do in your school is a mistake.

I really think he's right. Shouldn't schools be there to educate us and open our eyes that when you make a mistake it's ok. That's how you'll learn. I don't know about the school(s) you've been to but mine haven't really made it sound like it was OK to make a mistake.

So take a few minutes to watch the video and let me hear your opinions. Here's the link:
Sorry I couldn't post the video directly in here, I only know how to post YouTube videos.


Sunday, February 3, 2008


I finally found a nice template to satisfy me for a while. :) I know I've been changing templates a lot but I just get bored of them.
Anyways, I like this one and I think I will stick to it for a while and see how it goes. It's from:
And this site is really good, I mean I could understand it and I am such a clueless person with HTML and all of that. But this one you don't even have to convert to the classic version.

Anyways, well I wish all of you a nice day. ;)