Monthly Archives: January 2014

Being old is annoying


To all of you little people who wish to grow up: I know you’ve heard this often, but it’s true – growing up is a trap. It’s a cleverly laid out invisible trap that every children falls into…Except for little geniuses who just wouldn’t grow up. I respect those people. It’s true that you’ll get more freedom in your actions but there are heavy restrictions that goes along with that freedom. Education is the most annoying one in my opinion, because education is a social system where it’s been constructed for you instead of you having to construct it yourself, and we all know how hard it is to speak other people’s words instead of your own – it sounds forced and artificial.

I just had my maths test on Tuesday and I was expecting to get my results back today because my maths teacher is a quick marker. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to finish all of the papers, but other sets got their tests back.

In my school, most of the subjects – the main ones, like Maths, English and the three sciences, and also modern languages – are separated into sets. In Maths, the smartest people are in Set 1, while the less fortunate people are in Set 5. Set 3 already got their results back, and they said, and I quote: “Our class average is 34%”

…And I just stood there, processing the words. Set 3’s average mark is 34%. And then I heard that Set 4’s average mark is 33%. What I want to know is what Set 2’s average mark, and then I can finally panic, or vomit. If Set 3 is that bad, how about Set 1? I’m in Set 1, and I found the maths test pretty frustrating in some parts – everybody in the whole year found the paper frustrating. But I never thought that the results would be this bad…

I have Chemistry test tomorrow and I am very sure that I am more than prepared for it…until a few moments ago. I just got back from this quiz evening at my school, called “Are You Smarter Than Year 7?”, to which our team won 3rd place. After the winner announcement, we spotted one of the chemistry teachers and asked him about the test layout. He told us the multiple choice part consists of everything we have learned so far in Year 10, while the written part is all about stoichiometry. Set 1 Chemistry – my class – has been spending a good deal of our revision lessons on stoichiometry, but we didn’t emphasise on other areas. Well, it’s a good thing I did a practice paper on ionic equations and other September topics.

Upcoming tests include Physics and Business Studies, and we are preparing for IGCSE type tests in English Language and English Literature, and we are starting a coursework for French. It’s actually very hectic if you’re not used to the work set out in the classes, but then again I can easily adapt to work conditions. It’s just that I tend to stay up late and relax a bit after doing homework, and then I have to wake up really early to go to school – and then there’s that nagging thought about university choices and the future at the back of my head, banging incessantly whenever I try to forget. Things like scholarship, university place, courses I’ll take…I would love to just go back to the simpler days.


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Revive – “re-vive” or “re-veev”?


So, “revive” – I’ve been having problems saying that word because I just found out that I’ve been pronouncing it wrong for the past years or so. Who knew? Not me. I just wish that there’s a way in which I can know things without learning them – it’s too much of a hassle.

Hey! I haven’t been blogging for a millennium now because you know how I love to procrastinate and stuff. And if you’re reading this, Wendy, I’ll try to go to Facebook and chat. Oh, and Fanninda got her iPod stolen back when we’re still in Indonesia, so that’s why you can’t contact her. She didn’t go on Facebook because she’s been busy with IGCSE mocks and university preparations. Like, wow! Time goes by so fast! Next year, I’ll be doing mocks and then IGCSE exams, though I still feel like a baby.

Up until today, I’ve been doing lots of things, like read books and manga, watch movies and anime, eat, sleep, take a dump, live – you know, the general stuff. I haven’t been reading proper books because there’s this story on the internet which comes in series and they have, like, more than seventy chapters or so, but it’s really addictive.

In addition to that, I’ve decided to watch the 2011 remake of Hunter X Hunter. I watched the 1999 version and, to be honest, that version impressed, scared and annoyed me; it was one of the main highlights of my childhood. I remember watching it with my sister every Sunday morning, because that’s the only time they play anime on this certain channel in Indonesia. There were some major differences between the 1999 and 2011 version, like how there’s no Chimera Ant arc in the 1999 version, but the 1999 version gives more detail in some scenes unlike the 2011 version. One example is at how Kurapika got one of his sword broken from his fight with Hisoka in the Hunter Exam, but in the 2011 version the whole fight scene was totally butchered to just a flashback. And Kurapika still got his swords – he still got it in the Phantom Rouge movie! The most noticeable difference would be the character designs and animation – I prefer the 2011 character designs, even though some completely ruined the original image I had of some characters (e.g.: Shalnark and Machi). To top it off, I dig the 2011 animation! (Duh!)

Nonetheless, love the two versions.

CONFESSION BOOTH: My childhood memory is very hazy so I thought that Kurapika (the blonde one above) was a GIRL, but after watching the 2011 version and reading the manga, it became clear that Kurapika is a BOY. *MINDBLOWN* (My childhood was a lie…-_-)

Aside from Hunter X Hunter, I’ve been reading Oresama Teacher, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), and I’m re-reading D.Gray-Man because I hate waiting and all that shaze. The only anime I’m watching is Hunter X Hunter 2011, though.

I’ll talk about more stuff tomorrow so…yeah…don’t really know what to say…I guess my writing skills are dying…Bottom line: see you later!


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