Thursday, January 30

school of twentyfourteen




The day before school was a day of mixed emotions.
It was just happiness and joy.
But sadness and death.
Happiness and joy because you know you're finally going to be and do something that is actually productive.
Sadness is thinking of the workload that is going to burden you in school.
And the death of your holidays is just a small moment of grief which we all go through every time a holiday ends.

However, school this year had a slight twist to it. Instead of going to school at 12 in the afternoon like I've been doing for the past two years, I go when the Sun is just rising in the East of Japan. ((( yes I wake up earlier than the sunrise, I'm perfect. ))) aka terang-terang tanah. Some, may call me crazy or a loon but well yes waking up early is  much better than waking up late if it concerns school. I mean think about it. Let's weigh the pros and cons out, shall we?

PROS OF MORNING SESSION VS AFTERNOON.


1. Feeling more energetic in school.
2. Information seeps faster into brain.
3. Coming home early.
4. Having time to practice the piano.
5. Having time after school.
6. Having time to complete school homework.
7. Having proper lunch at the right time.
8. Having more food in the house.

PROS OF AFTERNOON SESSION VS MORNING.

1. Waking up late.



I can literally think of only one ok wtf.

CONS OF MORNING SESSION VS AFTERNOON.


1. Having to wake up early.
2. Having no breakfast.

CONS OF AFTERNOON SESSION VS MORNING.

1. Feeling lazy in school all day.
2. In no mood whatsoever to study.
3. Having no time when you come home.
4. Coming home late ( esp if you're a prefect )
5. Coming home and not being able to practice the piano because its too late.
6. Coming home and eating at odd times.
7. Coming home and feeling too tired to even do homework and promise yourself you'll do it the next day but you wake up late and BAM! Procrastination is born.

So as y'all can probably see super clearly why I prefer morning session so much more.
Moving on to the real part of school.

The teacher's this year are really nice too, well they seem really friendly.

Our class teacher is Pn.Norazlin who is a really friendly person but she gives bucketloads of homework to complete ( especially during school breaks aka now since its the cny hols. )

So now I'm just going to do like a general teacher's list (??????) idk.

2014 teachers.


Bahasa Melayu - Pn. Mas Anita

English - Pn. Angela

Maths - Ms.Tamil Selvi

Science - Pn. Suzie Liana

Sejarah - Pn. Manjula

Geografi - Pn. Loh 

Pendidikan Seni Visual ( Arts ) - Pn. Annor Yusnita

Pendidikan Sivik & Kewarganegaraan - Pn. Hasni

Kemahiran Hidup Bersepadu ; Ekonomi Rumah Tangga ( Home Ec ) - Pn. Norazlin // Pn. Fadzilah

Pendidikan Moral - Pn. Norazlin.

So far, school has been amazing and all my teachers have been super nice and fun. I'm actually starting to enjoy school a lot more despite the hell we all name as pbs but since this is my third and final year I just have to suck it up and live with it for another 300++ days. More on pbs later.

Yesterday my school celebrated the CNY festival ( as usual ) but since it's my first time in morning session, I paid a little more attention.

Yes, I admit it. 

Celebrations in the morning are much more fun and joyous.

The school generously gave all those celebrating CNY an angpau or the typical red packet with some money in it. I'm not sure how much though but I think its rm 5. And they also gave more to the less fortunate students which was really nice of them.

On another note, the school also celebrated all students who were born on the first month of the year (( January in case you're too dense lol jk )) My friend was one of them and they gave each of them a bookmark. It wasn't anything super great or what you would expect but you know, its a nice thought. Plus, they cut cake and even got a slice each and that is when they announced that this birthday celebration thing is going to be done every month and you should have heard how loud the whole school cheered hahaha. It's pretty cool and I'm quite certain we're one of the only schools who do this ( The only school in the district I think. )

Anyways, the CNY celebration was great and I loved every bit of it though it was boring at some points. The teachers all wore red which was so nice to see and when they were taking pictures, it was beautiful.

Other than the CNY celebration, my school also launched our new theme which is

PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE.

It used to be  "Simple in Virtue, Steadfast in Duty" .... I think. I'm not quite sure HAHAHA.

That day was pretty cool too, they had balloons and streamers and stuff.

They also launched the new area of our school called ' Teatre Gemilang ' . Only a few people were there for that though since we were all actually required to go back to class after the launching of the school theme but my friend and I were busy bodies curious as to what it was.  So, we just followed our other friend, Aina, who was in charge of taking a few pictures of the ceremony for the school magazine.

The so-called theatre is not a theatre at all. It's sort of like a university lecture hall ... a dewan kuliah. It's air-conditioned and has huge desks ( it reminded me of the Trader's Hotel where I took my ASEAN scholarship tests. ) It also has a huge projector and projector screen as well as a new,clean whiteboard. Overall, it was not what I was expecting but it's pretty cool.

That's all that's major which has been going on in school so far. Putery, if you're reading this, nothing much has happened since you moved but it's not the same without you /sadface/ /cries/ .

Anyways , this year, I've been much, much , much organized. I have a planner, a class notebook and everything which I'm still keeping track. Honestly, I expected myself to fail at all these in the first two weeks or so , but that didn't happen! Instead, I am super-organized ( compared to last year ) and I feel much more of a relief knowing that I've completed my work before going to school.

Anywho, that's it for this post and it's pretty rushed since I won't have access to the internet for a couple of days after this. /sigh./

I hope you've all enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed typing it all out.

Till next time.

P/s : DID ANY OF YOU WATCH THE FAULT IN OUR STARS TRAILER?! OMG I DON'T THINK I'LL MAKE IT THROUGH THE FULL MOVIE OK THOSE FEELS BYE.

P/p/s : My next post will be on tips on how I'm keeping organized this year + a diy tumblr inspired class notebook + my planner. Watch out for them! :)

Sincerely,




     

Tuesday, January 28

The 2014 Difference

Hey everyone!
Omg its been superrrrr long since I've blog and I apologize deeply about it. My friend kept pestering me to update in school , she's super annoying. ( If you're reading this Mathusha, ily and your obsession with TVD HAHAHA )
Anywho, its the 26th of January and I'm just posting my first ever post.
I should make it special right?

Ain't nobody got time for that ( I'm stuck in 2013 , Lord help me. )

To be quite frank, my New Year's Day didn't go as planned.
It wasn't very um fun .
It was more of a hassle as school reopens the next day.

The funny thing is, I used to have so many problems switching from the previous year to current one in the first month of the new year but this year, I had 0 problems. I don't even know why. 2013 wasn't the best year for me but the ending was great because I got to watch certain things about certain people which filled me with glee.

This year has been amazing so far and I'm starting to enjoy life a lot more. I'm doing great in my classes and I'm actually completing all my school work and assignments on time. I'm much more organized and I've been so much more productive. I give less damn about what people think about my appearance but I still am insecure. ( aren't we all , then? ). I began taking up photography with my dslr and learnt a few tips with my dad. I started being a little more confident around unknown people but the best thing is


...I'm drifting away from my old friends.

note : no sarcasm intended.

Don't feel sorry for me, I actually feel much more light hearted and airy with my so-called "new" group of peers. Basically I was so obviously mixing with the wrong people and from where I am now, I am super aware of it. When I watch them I always go " Thank God that's not me anymore. "

But sometimes

I am still stuck

With some people.

But, all I have to do is keep my chin up , plaster a fake smile on my face and I'm good to go.
Having the right friends isn't easy at all. And, let me tell you this first hand, when you start school, everyone will seem like the right friend for you.
Everyone will act nice.
Everyone will try their best to be popular.

But the ones who are really the right ones are the ones who stick by you and who can pour out their feelings too.

Just the other day, one of my friend cried to me about something and it hit me. I was finally a proper friend to someone and not some extra dead weight hanging by the others like I've always been.

It's been a pretty good start to year so far and I hope I keep up the momentum.

However, on the upside, my piano is going downhill.

I'm taking a big practical exam this year and my teacher is stressing me up to the max. She is pushing me so hard that I almost let tears fall in my last piano lesson. There are too many scales for me to memorize but I'm trying my best and this brings me to another note.

A few messages which I would like to indirectly give certain "people" about certain things.

First off, when in class, don't talk loud and obnoxiously for attention. Being desperate, I know, is one of your many amazing qualities but please, stop. Everyone doesn't give a damn and I'm just here because its hard to concentrate with people like you.

Next, paying a little respect to the workers in school isn't a funny and weird thing to do.
It's nice.
Something you just are not.

It doesn't matter which school you go to.
Stop showing off because it's not an ivy league college.
It's just a secondary school.

Stop trying to be instagram famous.
Try replying to your comments instead and call me when your insta fame career works out, would'cha?

Just because you're in a higher position
Or you think you are
don't
show off.
Don't.
Because you know where you got your interest from. Give that a little think, honey.

I keep things bottled up for quite a while and I'm not even letting go enough here.
I have a seperate , you could call it a "diary", but I feel like an emotion book (???) describes it better.

For instance, if I feel angry or irritated, I just take one of my coloured pens and scribble around the whole page, it doesn't even matter if it tears. I just get that frustration out of my system and I'm glad about it.



Something is terribly wrong with me HAHAHA.

Anyways, this isn't a very good post , is it?
I'm sorry.

I promise to blog about much more important things after this.

I read a book the other which my friend lent me and it was Brutal by Nabila Sharma. [ I've linked the title to amazon and an etsy shop where you can get them if you want ] but your local bookstore should be fine too.

I'm going to do a review on the book soon because it is just one of the best books I have ever read. I daresay it surpasses The Fault In Our Stars too. It's that good. I'm not going to say much about it  here but once I read the book I was so enthralled by it and I tweeted her and she replied me! Which was pretty cool! c:

Follow me @existsforgrande








So yea, I was pretty happy when she dm'd me too.

On another note, one of the many good beauty youtubers stellabeauty08 also tweets and dm's me like we're buddies idek but I'm happy about it. She's about to reach 100,000 subscribers soon and I want to be one of the first to wish her!

Anywho, 2014 has been a great year so far and its already been a month omg! That was so quick. It's February in 3 days? or 2? I'm not sure and soon it will be time for tests and exams.

Sigh, I should enjoy the current life since I can sense its going to be hectic soon.

P/s : Don't miss my next post on school. It's going to be slightly personal as some of my friends are reading so they'll be aware of who I'm referring to.

Till next time!

Sincerely,