“Meyer’s Bella is a hopelessly incompetent plain Jane, an increasingly annoying and dreary loser who exposes her every vulnerability and insecurity to the reader; you can’t help wishing she would just shut up and go away.”—n+1 magazine (yes, Twilight fans, bite me. Google this as well: Nightlight)
Who says Perth isn’t modern? You just don’t know where to go.
I went with my piano teacher to walk her dog and had a walkabout the neighbourhood shops up Highgate and Mount Lawley- she implied that they were not much to look at, but oh my gosh they were more interesting than the shops IN THE CITY! There was a bookshop called Planet Books- it had the most interesting books- none of your mainstream predictable love stories by people like Marian Keyes, Cecelia Ahern or anything, it had books by Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman, books like ‘The Bloomsbury Phantastics’- ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell,’ Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, ‘Pride and Prejudice and the Zombies,’ Sense and Sensibility and the Sea Monsters,’ the special edition of ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Charlotte Bronte with a special cover by illustrator Ruben Toledo, Tao Lin’s ‘Shoplifting from American Apparel,’ ‘They is us’ by Tama Janowitz and ‘Midnight: A Gangster Love Story’ by Sister Souljah.
Because of this I HAVE to go back, this time armed with enough money to buy half the bookstore over. I know, I’m a bookworm like that. Who’s going with me on this adventure- taking public transport from Northbridge down to Beaufort Street?
B is for Bitch:(surprise) You're in year 11? What subjects do you do?
C:I do human bio, chem, maths 2CD, accounting, english. What subjects do you do?
B is for Bitch:(in snooty tone) I do literature, french, double maths*, chem and physics.
Me, sitting there and seething, and thinking, damn. should have stood up for C and said my array of nerd subjects, so as not to give this person the satisfaction that she's so 'smart.'
* double maths is maths specialist (for wannabe engineers or mathematicians, equivalent in A levels- further maths) and maths 3AB (highest non-specialist maths)
stages in maths, from easy to hard:maths 1CD (for vocational study) maths 2AB (easiest TEE maths) 2CD, 3AB, 3CD (year 12 only) and specialist 3AB and specialist 3CD.
Just can't believe awhile back I was so sensitive about appearing too nerdy, doing three sciences and here is this girl who thinks she's all that when she does all these subjects. I really don't know what to think.
It’s so good to not have to sit down and have to study something and make sure it gets into my head! Sure enough, as I predicted, I have been to the beach already, and shopping twice. Yesterday I went to watch cloudy with a chance of meatballs. It’s such a cute movie, appropriately touching for adults, and yet innovative enough in animation to enchant the small kids. I’ve always wanted it to snow ice-cream :D
tonight a couple of people have a date with edward cullen
while I study biology.
I was just doing these terms in biology on associations of organisms with other organisms in an ecosystem when I realised they appear to reflect human relationships. I’ll explain.
an association between two organisms where one benefits and the other is unaffected.
The classic parasitic friend, who borrows your clothes, eats youor food, reads your magazines, borrows your homework or book and doesn’t return it till a week later(only because you marched to her room and demanded the book returned to you)
an association between two organisms of different species(or race?), where both benefit.
Or maybe this. Picture two people helping each other out in physics, one is good at the electricity component of the physics exam, the other at nuclear physics.
A relationship between two organisms, where one kills and eats the other for food.
No, I’m not talking about manslaughter here. This is the best friend turned enemy, an enemy of the deadliest sort- she knows your timetable, the way you think, the things you do, where you keep your things…need I say more?
An association between two organisms where both strive to obtain the same limited resource. (be it the last donut, the last ham and cheese croissant, the last seat on the table EVERYONE is on)
You’re a loser when you come late to morning tea and you find that nothing’s left, because everyone else took more than one cookie.
An assocation between two organisms which increases both organism’s chances of survival.
The hardest sort of human relationship to find.
What do you think? I think I’m going bananas, I gotta take a break.
I went to school today to hand in my subject selection form to admin, and got caught by the uniform police for having my socks at my ankles. Can’t understand why I have to wear them high when it is so unflattering that it makes my legs look like grecian columns.
and then she is annoyed that I will not go to the public library with her, because it involves walking for 15 minutes and no one wants to go, except the two of us. When she asked Ms C this morning, she was told that we could only go in groups of four, then later she was like, since only two of us can go, let’s go ask Ms C. Problem is, I know even without going to see Ms C that she will not allow us, so I said, let’s not bother asking. The only reason why I wanted to go to the library was because I thought boarding house would be noisy, but it’s not. How much do I have to explain for her to see things my way and not blame me for not going with her? Some people are just so thick.
On the bright side, the in-house artist has offered to pick up my photo for me, so I can hand the photo in time for the studio work deadline, so it’s all good.
Was supposed to print my photo and hand it in today, but I’m unable to open my mail to see if there is any letter of confirmation from the company printing it for me, so I’ll have to hand everything in on Monday.
This is the weekend before exams, so it’s crunch time, but I decided to take the night off tonight to watch Dollhouse, this series I bought when I last came back to Brunei- because I know I need a break from the hectic week I’ve just had- studio work due, Bio assignment due, Chem-Bio-Physics Tests…
I’m off to the shops tomorrow afternoon to see if my leather jacket is still there, and also to get my magazine and a couple of coloured cards to make flashcards for exams. Will study tomorrow morning. As for now, it’s bedtime.
why do you always post pictures/quotes/songs/links?
I’ve sunk into a habit of posting random pictures, quotes and links: that’s the beauty of a tumblr account, somehow it looks alright to just post a measly photo. I’ve just always wanted to do that in blogspot, but somehow it never looked aesthetically correct in blogspot. (haha) I think I just post photos so you can attach your own interpretations on why I posted the photo, and speculate on my emotions when I post something. But then again, you don’t have much time to do anything now, with all the work you have, so I won’t expect you to. (I digress.)
I should really post a couple of photos I took for my art project, just so you can see how I’m doing. The Performing Arts Centre (or PAC as it is colloquially known as around here) was a great place to take the photos, the fancy lighting was all there just waiting to be used to cast dreamy shadows or a ghostly pallor on human skin.
I just finished my bio assignment, on the cognitive behaviour of parrots (odd topic, I know) and I haven’t done LIT. (nevermind I’ll do it tomorrow. tomorrow. tomorrow.) I have an in-class assignment for chem tomorrow and a physics pretest, so I best be off to bed. Oh yeah. I missed chapel today as well, because I was in the music department practicing piano for my exam in two weeks time. Are you proud of me or what?
I was looking through my birthday cards today, again when I found I had missed opening one. Of course I opened it, only to find a gift card from Dotti- the shop SELLING THE LEATHER JACKETS I COVET! I’ve been wanting to get one for awhile, since you can wear them with almost anything. If I could purchase only one item this season, it would be a leather jacket I can wear in winter and spring. So now I have $25 dollars towards a leather jacket, but I need another $115 more. Hopefully I can get money in time before the stock’s all sold out, then I can join the ranks of the effortlessly cool biker chicks. (haha)