How random are you?
this quiz was made by alanna
Yes, I am a random person XD Who's saying no?
I somehow ended up shopping with my mama today. Which was totally unexpected, as I had just finished PE (offsite, at California fitness.. OWWWWWWWW). Turns out she was in the building right next to CF, so I met her... looked at shawls for the dinner dance, then shoes. I got these high, cork sandals, with gold glints on the cork, with velvet/leather straps. The velvet has embroidery on it, and some small beads for finishing touches. The thing is, we ended up buying BOTH types in the series. Nice though. But.... I got beige, but I kinda like the red as well. I still have time to change... *winks* as my mother said, I am capricious. Frankly, I'm just surprised to hear my mom say the word.. she's got a bigger vocab than I thought -_-aa
My body HURTS! I was in pain all day, from last night's duty, but maaaaan.. today, I thought my ankles were going to give out. And my right arm wouldn't work.
I'm being random XD. Another weird thing is, whenever I write in Onnatachi, I keep analysing myself... like, "Oh, that was a fronting conjunction" or "Oh... too many 'and's, that's polysyndatum to compound sentences" etc etc etc. I must be a freak -_-;
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 08:06 p.m.
My feet are killing me. Oh my god. I spent 12 hours, YES, you read correctly, HOURS, in high heeled boots. Yes, wince, please... and I spent the last five hours standing and walking and serving tea etc etc. because of the yr 8 parent's evening, and my having prefect duty. I don't think I'll be able to walk tomorrow... and the stupid little buggers at school don't think the prefects DO anything.
There was a really irritating incident at school today. Someone set off a stinkbomb in the sixth form common room... Ms N was REALLY pissed. I mean... the smell of rotten eggs wouldn't go away! GROSS.
Tired as hell, but off to do work..
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 08:43 p.m.
Which CLAMP series' random item are you?
Quiz made by Let-kun
Ahaha =] when I was younger, I'd be at the temple, and the scent of incense would always be there... XD I haven't read this series though =O.
I've been so tired this week, it's not funny. It's strange, how tired I get, especially when it's a Saturday. I had to wake early and go to Korean school to take my exams... "I won't let you graduate if you don't take the exams!" *snort* I haven't been to school ONCE this semester, so how the hell am I expected to know what I'm doing? I had to translate a text in Ancient Korean... which I hadn't a clue about, and the other two exams, I tried my best... no hopes at all. Damn. It hurts pride, to be honest.
As for the rest of my life.. exams are over, but there's still so much to do. GS coursework sucks, but I can deal with that by and by. I'm still not sure about what to drop, but I guess I can wait... -_-;; the only thing is, since I'm not dropping anything at the moment, it means I've got FOUR more classes than most other people. ARGH. It doesn't help that what I want to drop is one of my highest scores, and what I don't think I should drop has my LOWEST grades. ARGH.
In the meantime. I've still got shitloads of work to do.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 11:05 p.m.
Guess who has thiiiiis!!! ^_^ ^_^ ^_^!
Okay, I won't be obnoxious. The insides are nifty, it's worth the extra 3 or 4 bucks or so. I even got a cheapolatta t-shirt with it! I'm gonna wear it to sleep and feel all radiohead-y in it. ^_^;
The three week break is here. I'm gonna play and shop all week, and then get down to work for the last two weeks. =/ I have a 600+ page Melmoth the Wanderer to complete by end of holiday, plus a million other just as important and necessary things. ;___; (the cover on the book in the link is a lot prettier. The one we have is absolutely nightmarish. Phew!)
I saw How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Finding Nemo these past two days. How to Lose a Guy is really nice! It's been a while since I watched one of those chick-flicks, but it was so nice. It even made me tear up. What a sap I am. o__O;;; And Finding Nemo was way better than expected, what a GREAT show! And it's not just the animation, which was spectacularly pulled off (entirely realistic) but also the story which was just fantastic. It was really funny too. =DD
K, I go listen Hail now. ^_^
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 10:49 p.m.
The weather's been.. stormy. A lot of rain, a lot of thunder... it was really bad during my SATs, and it's STILL like that, no change at all. I don't mind the rain, but it gets irritating after days and days of getting wet. The wind, however, I really welcome, because that's what makes me feel good~~ =)
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 09:44 a.m.
I've been reading Little Women and related books again. -_- When I was younger, I used to think Jo and I would hit it off completely, cuz we're very similar, and I loved Laurie... but I didn't like most of the other characters. I think they were okay... but I didn't like Amy. Reading it again, now, I HATE HER. She's the type I really really hate, acting completely as society demands, and getting pissed for nothing, being a haughty little bitch and mercenary. And... well, my own character has a pinch of the same, but of course, I am not self-possessed XD. I don't go out of my way to be independent, or nasty, but I'm no saint either. -_-;;
I cried over Beth as usual, which was a little embarrassing, considering I was walking home with my nose in a book (... I live right next to a huge shopping mall, and a LOT of people live in Taikoo.. it's like a minitown in itself). But oh well..
I've got my SAT exam tomorrow. Ergh, not happy, especially if I won't do well. Enough about that though, it's boring.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 07:29 p.m.
..Ugh. Not quite in the land of the living yet, but trying to get there...
Most of my exams are finished, as I've only got my SAT tomorrow and the drama written exam on Tuesday. My life's been hell so far, and I've actually been STUDYING. Not quite as much as I should have, but I did try staying offline. Need to pull up some discipline. Gah, I think I'm going to reel over and die -_-;. Yesterday, just before my statistics exam, which wasn't nearly as bad as the Pure and Mechanics, I was shaking and feeling sick -_-;; Didn't help I got food poisoning the night before either.
I'd better go study again... but not before I eat something XD
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 10:21 a.m.
FOUR CATS FOUR CATS FOUR CATS FOUR CATS!!!! Go SEEE!!! (read and comment too, which is just what I plan to do when I get less busy)
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 08:48 p.m.
Back from my three day Pre University Seminar!
I got back yesterday actually, but was too tired to do very much. It wasn't a very tiring seminar...just, sleeping in a bed other than mine takes a lot out of me. o_O; The seminar was really informative and enlightening. :)
We had our Deputy Prime Minister speak to us, and I discovered what a great speaker he is. Most of the panelists were very well-spoken and answered questions as best they could, even though they didn't always succeed. The presentations by the different JCs were very good too, although of course some people asked dumb questions and others gave dumb answers.
The food was really good. o_O I felt like a hotel guest half the time! We had spaghetti (the real good stuff--no sickening diluted tomato sauce) on our final night, and a really good sausages-eggs-french toast sort of breakfast the next day. I think the government is paying for all this. Very good!
I learned many important things about interacting with people, especially with people from different backgrounds and environments and it was such a great thing to be able to get to know people from all the different JCs and Centralised Institutes.
Woo! And yesterday, my dad came home from Bangkok with lots of lovely clothes for me--all of which, most amazingly, fit and actually look good! Cue amazement! My favourite is a bright orange halter, with a matching khaki-coloured skirt. Pretty.
Even so, I went shopping somemore today and got slippers (rainbow coloured! wee) and a double layered top. I can't describe it but I think I can take photos of it. I'll post them soon if I can!
And yes, I needed to spend all that money. I need to de-stress from all the backlog of work I need to get done from missing 2 1/2 days of school, amongst misc other things. Shopping is entirely therapeutic !
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 08:32 p.m.
You are Persephone, from "The Matrix."
Tough cookie, you are, yet there are strains of
sadness and desire that lie beneath you- of
course, you wouldn't want anyone to know.
You're too busy putting up a facade.
What Matrix Persona Are You?
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Of course, I did get Trinity for the other one... you know when you can't choose just one answer -_-;;;
UGH. I feel... I dunno, done in. I want some rest, but it's not exactly studying that's kept me awake. It's more like the overdose of caffeine (I can never spell that right!) that was killing my brain. I thought I was going to die this morning. And I've been going to school EVERY.SINGLE.BLOOMIN.DAY for the week. ARGH.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 04:37 p.m.
Today was really pleasant, cos we got to skip the last three lessons of school to go support our guys' volleyball and hockey teams! ^_^V I usually am not much for cheering and screaming, but the school spirit was so tangible today. (Usually everyone views my school as dead boring!)
Our volleyball team was clearly superior in terms of strategy (but they did get cocky at times and serve terribly as a result) and plain talent, and they won pretty easily. It was wonderful to cheer on the side of the stronger and victorious team! Also, halfway during the match, one of the better looking players smiled at me from across the net! o_O My friends asked if I knew him, but I didn't, but I smiled back anyway. ^_^ I was slightly flattered, seeing as he was also one of the better players.
Our hockey team was so, so absolutely fabulous. This was the first time I'd seen a hockey match, and I was amazed that the pitch was almost as large as (if not as) a soccer field. And there were eleven people on each team, and they were running all over the place in flashes of colour. It was amazing. Our hockey guys were on the attack all the time, and the competition was having trouble even keeping up their defenses, much less attacking. However, very sadly, it ended on an equaliser and there were penalty shots. Our guys won! The goalkeeper was absolutely fantastic, he did some really weird amusing stretches before he gave the OK for the whistle, and they were a little reminiscent of the Backstreet Boys "Everybody" MTV where they do this strange shoulder-hand action. Everyone laughed, but he obviously wasn't out to amuse, cos he did his job really well! It was 2-0 by the fourth penalty shot, and we had won! *_*
Yeah, this actually makes me wish I were good at sports! I've never actually given myself the chance to try, but I've always been a quieter sort of person and I guess I always chose the quieter paths in life. I've wondered about it sometimes, but I'm happy with the choices I've made, and what it's led me to. Besides, it's rewarding enough just to support our teams from afar and delight in our school's victories.
Strange, I really never used to be this involved in school support and spirit and all this sort of thing!! JC life really changes people.
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 09:40 p.m.
ARGH~~ so bored!!! I'm writing up my notes for drama, cuz I'll have a mock in about... er, an hour. I needed a break for a moment... I've been working my ass off since 7.40 this morning, and my fingers HURT, damnit. ARGH~~~ this isn't really helping. Back offline, back to work I go.. -_-;
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 09:27 a.m.
I'm so happy T___T College Day went so so good. I was so nervous and even now when I try to remember how exactly it went I can't exactly, cos I was in some state of numbness and my brain just went on auto-pilot and now it feels like this space of about 1 hr+ has gone into some vacuum and I can no longer retrieve it. I know it hardly makes sense but I really can't remember what I did, or what Daniel (my co-emcee) did, but I received so many positive comments at school today that I'm sure I did alright or better than I'd thought.
The sweetest thing was, that Nicholas told me he was too tired to sit in the audience and support me, so he would give me something just before I went onstage to "help me remember this experience." So, some minutes before I went onstage, he came from a side door in the backstage and passed me a bouquet of flowers! Imagine my shock and utter amazement. o_O He even stayed to watch me in the end. He's such a lovely friend. ^_^v
Wow, I was so happy that it was over. It was such a great experience to overcome my great fear of public-speaking (I still can't debate for nuts, but at least I can read from a piece of paper X_x) and I think I'll try for it again next year. Miss Sim (one of the teachers in charge) hinted that there was a high chance of me getting it again. Ureshi ;_;
After that, I rushed home, showered and changed, and went to church with my cousin after which we went to Hard Rock Cafe where she promptly splurged on the both of us ("My dad's treat, he just doesn't know it yet.") and I had my first mudpie ever. Wow, I've never had something utterly sinful and delicious. :9 Then I went home, slept the day part of Sunday away and spent the night doing some work.
It was a nice weekend. ^_^
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 08:05 p.m.
I've tried taking a nice cloth, and smoothing away the dirt. Nothing. My Eminem CD's still scratched, and it's screwd beyond help. Blast. I really liked that one.
I've been lazing around sooooo much for the past few days, it's not funny. Starting from tomorrow, I'm going to go to school, and hunt down my math teacher, and get a crashcourse in Pure and Statistics one. -_- The exam's on the 3rd and 5th... which leaves about ten days for each subject. Blast it all... I can't believe I'm having trouble with Trig... but then again, it's not like it's easy anymore -_-. And stupid radians.. why the HELL do they have to make life so complicated? Okay, fine, one radian pi is 180 degrees, so two radian pi is 360... that's easy enough. But that stupid shit about some angle subtended at blah, with the circumference blahblahblah... ergh.
FF.net really does hate me, or maybe it's just the time of the day that does it.
Along with my loooooovely dress, I've been looking for a pair of shoes which will NOT kill my feet or make my legs swell... last year, my shoes were a pair of stilettoes about 12 cm high and by the time I got home- which was around 3ish (I left the house around 7...), my legs were like tree stumps. Or elephant legs... or whatever. It was horrible. So this year... heels, but max 6cm, and NO stilettoes, though sabrina heels won't be too bad.. They've got some nice sandals at Morgan's, but I dunno if mama will let me get new shoes -_-;;. We shall see. And yes, I do realize this is the worst time to think about dresses and shoes... -_- I might really be a floozy after all XD
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 02:53 p.m.
Argh. ff.net is fucking up on me agaiiiiiiiin...
Most likely going to go watch The Matrix, Reloaded again, if only for the fight scenes (even if they are a bit too long) and Neo's wunnerful costume XD. And maybe, watching it a second time, I'll understand the Talks a bit better. Plus... watching Hugo Weaving is always a treat~~ he's amazing. And I really like Naobi... she rocks. Trinity looks... well, looked better in the first movie.
XD gotta be at the dentist's at 12.30 to get a bleaching kit... vanity, thy name is woman. Or so says the guy in My Girl 2 when Vada gets her ear pierced -_-; Haven't read that book since I was 11... I wonder why that would pop up in my mind. XD Of course, in my case, the vanity's not really from piercings... THOSE, most of them I got to persuade someone. Um. Yeah.
OMG, you're JOKING. A CCS AU with SYAORAN as the... hmm.... MUHAHAHAHAHAHA. I'm looking forward to it. -_- But... to be honest, it feels like it's taking the 'magic' away from CCS, where the story was all the more.. I dunno, sweet, because of the setting. Maybe I'm just being daft -_-; Personally, I'd have liked to see Syaoran in HK... that WOULD be fun, as well as pointing out any 'mistakes' CLAMP makes in the setting of HK- but knowing them, they'd probably claim it's an artistic licence -_-;
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 10:19 a.m.
Jolly good, wot! Anyone for tennis? That'll be ten ponies, guv. You're the epitome of everything that is english. Yey :) Hoist that Union Jack!
Er... Right. As if it wasn't easy enough XDXD pretty funny though.
I watched The Matrix, Reloaded. I WANT TO WATCH IT AGAIN!! It was reaaaaally good... but some of the fight scenes were a bit too long (even if it was fantastic)...Most of all, I liked Neo's costume. The big long black one, I mean =). Some of the guys I went with didn't quite get all the stuff in the movie though. Difficult to understand, with tons of paradoxes. Still, much like, and want to watch again!!!
I've got my dinner dance dress!!! It's gorgeous~~ but it's like an evening gown =) I like, but I wonder when I can wear it again XD.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 07:57 p.m.
My first batch of exams are finished!!! I've finished my art exam (... let us pray -_- aw who gives a shit), drama practical exam (only the written left...!), my Mechanics 1, which I failed miserably (haha, no joking here. Didn't finish anything, and I had a year's worth of mechanics to cram in a day), and my English Spoken Word exam. Despite English being such a difficult subject... well, I don't know how I did, but it wasn't too bad. But then of course, I didn't get to finish my last sentence, so that sucks doesn't it. Ah well. That's done now. I'll probably have to re-take in January, but hey... nothing I can do now. Now I've only got my drama written, Pure 1 and Statistics 1 left. Ah, must go and buy book for sister...
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 07:33 p.m.
Okay...things with the guy I thought I liked didn't go too well. =/ Later I realized that we have totally different interests! I mean, I know they always say opposites attract and stuff like that, but I need someone who appreciates my kind of literature, music and entertainment! o_O; At least I got him into Haruki Murakami...but other than that, I didn't think it could've worked out any way. I wrote him a letter today, and he understood and was disappointed, but we're still friends so that's great. =D
School...has been dead tiring. I waste every Sunday away sleeping for hours! I met a lot of friends over the weekend and was really happy. But my teacher called me up today and gave me this stern talk about how I was underperforming for someone who got 7 in the O's. ;___; She sounded so stern, and so disappointed that I almost wished I'd gotten 10 or worse! She's the kind of teacher I hold in high regard cos of her lovely grandmotherly nature and excellent grasp of her subject. Aaahh...I can't help that Econs beats the crap out of me...! T_T
I saw "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" some time ago. It was so, so good. o__O;; Jack Nicholson is superb in that film, really, everyone should see it. I also can't wait to catch Reloaded. I've been hearing mixed (but mostly negative) reviews abt it, so hmm. But I couldn't miss seeing the show I've been waiting for for four years!
Okay, better go now...got some History tutorial question to prepare for. Tch, being a History student is like being a library resident.
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 07:29 p.m.
My drama exam has finished. Apart from a minor mistake, it went okay. I'm bone tired. I think I'm going to sleep and never wake up, but I can't do that, since I've got two exams next week I haven't studied for.
I really love my life, wouldn't you -_-;. Plus, Sudlow's throwing a bitchfit again.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 10:00 p.m.
General Studies class right now... I should be looking at statistics, but the computers in this school don't work with Korean (except for the ones people d/l on.. XD) and I need Korean statistics. So poo to that.
I'm walking around school like a zombie... my art exam went okay, didn't screw up TOO badly but Mr.S kinda.. screwd the last bit up. No matter about THAT. My drama exam performance... is tomorrow, and the formal public performance is on Thursday night. I get stage fright -_-;; But nerves aside, I'm so tired... I've been working nonstop since Friday, and it's bugger-all physical work as well. I got home sometime around nine last night... christ, please kill me now.
The girls are looking for promdresses online... -_- I still haven't got mine. I suppose my mom didn't really want a repeat performance of last year, when I got my dress in DECEMBER, when my goddamn prom was in May. And when the prom did come around... I ended up wanting DIFFERENT things XD.
My eyes are going to pop out...
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 09:47 a.m.
I cut my hair! ^_^ It's much shorter than it was before, and now I realize that oh what the heck, I just wasn't made for long hair, I'll just live with my cropped hair. Everyone at school said it looked really good, someone even said I look like some channel U actress (I don't watch channel U) but I guess it's a compliment. It's a low-maintenance haircut; I don't even have to comb it when I get out of bed! Whoo.
It was a busy weekend. I went to school on Saturday, went shopping for Mothers' Day (I got my mom a Super Rose which cost $6 and which is really huge and obviously GM, but it looks like the rose in Beauty and the Beast so what the hey, and also a book of Thomas Hardy poetry which she's wanted for a while. Go me), cut my hair, walked around a lot, then went to church and had dinner with this really nice guy I met in school.
He's really special, very frank and honest and sincere--completely different from almost all the guys I've known. I went out with him again after school today. He's a real nice guy. It's weird, but I haven't been so attracted to anyone in such a long time.
I have so much homework tonight. So, so much. ;_;
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 08:10 p.m.
I've got my art exam tomorrow. I'm feeling strangely calm, but sick to my stomach at the same time. Ah well. I'm resigned to it, and if I DO get a crappy grade, I guess I'll just resubmit ^^;;.
Parents Day in Korea today. Mater, Dad, thanks for having me when you knew I was a girl.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 09:03 p.m.
Up until now, for a long time I haven't felt like I've been living my life quite right. Like, I was slowly losing my grip on things, as days passed so fast I couldn't even catch my breath. I thought that I needed something strong to hold on to, something that would be constant.
But today, someone said something to me that made me feel that I've done at least one thing right. Beautiful inside and outside, he said. The sweetest most surreal thing anyone has ever said to me.
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 06:20 p.m.
This is so disgusting. The weather is WET. And not just wet.. it's so humid, it's tangible. YUCK. We missed school yesterday from the red rainstorm (three levels- Amber, Red, Black, red being the level you don't go to school at). Now, it's starting to smell horrible, and it's really really sticky. I HATE THIS WEATHER.
Other news- my May SATs have been cancelled, so I'm taking it in June. I got my TOEFL results back, and I've got full marks... 300. I couldn't believe it, but... well, I did feel good XD.
My art exam's on Friday and Saturday... NOT looking forward to it, if only cuz I haven't done much prep. The actual DOING won't be so bad as the before... and this might well be my last exam, seeing as how I'm so bloody fed up with art. Besides... art's not going to get me into English Lit, or law school, is it -_-;; My drama exam's next week, and we're finally getting some work done. Otherwise, we're really worried about it, but strangely enough, I'm not panicky about drama, because I know it's going to pull through, there's no point getting highly neurotic about it, and well, (this ain't good but) we fail, we all fail -_-;. One for All and All for One, indeed. Now that we've finally got someone to direct us and help us... we're getting there =)
Last thing before I drop back to bed (I've been asleep since6ish... nearly four hours of sleep. Need more!). I've been made a full prefect. Badge and all. Lord save us all XD
...Oh, that wasn't the last thing. I don't quite believe this but...
The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to the First Level of Hell - Limbo!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test
Just to say... I still need to read it XD. And it's true, I'm a 'virtuous non-believer', since I'm not a Christian ^^;;
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 10:11 p.m.
I met up with Celestine today! Whoopee~ It was really, really wonderful seeing her again!!! I hadn't realized how much I'd missed her. So so much. :DD We had ice blendeds at Coffee Bean, talking and talking--we just couldn't stop--it's been too long! For hours we sat there, but it honestly didn't even feel like even half an hour. Before we knew it the sky was dark, and we went out of the place into the cool weather, where we sat on swings till I felt nauseous. We didn't stop talking the whole time.
Also, something amazing turned up. It turns out...the first guy I ever ever liked, which is to say way back in kindergarten, is now in Celestine's JC! It seems he's quite popular there. o_O; I never really forgot him, even after so long. I don't know if he still remembers me! It would be great if he did!
I even started looking around for photos of him--I know I have one somewhere in which he was being presented with some prize for some telematch event. Can't locate it though. =/ The world is too small! But then again, we're talking about Singapore here.
This is like something out of a novel. XD
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 09:37 p.m.
Some things that happened to me recently: Got selected for College Day emcee (one of them anyway) in May after what I'd felt to be a bad audition. Developed a major crush on a guy over a period of some months only to find out he was attached very recently, and went home and cried and moped and rewatched Love Revolution where Kyoko going "Otoko hoshiii~~~!!" voiced my sentiments exactly. Received thank you flowers today for supporting a guy I'd rejected a long time ago, in a speech competition where he did fantastically. He might still like me. Still depressed over cute guy. =( Watching a lot of stupid short video clips of Jap TV, one of which has Gackt demonstrating how he brushes his teeth and finds reaching way behind to touch the uvula very stimulating. I find Gackt very sexy. My mom has taken 2 weeks leave to put on braces. I come home everyday to her muffled voice and groans of pain. o_O Saw HERO recently. Had no idea what it was about as it was chinese subtitled. My chinese teacher likes to pick me to read long difficult passages just so I leave the class in stitches from my mispronunciations. :( A relief teacher in AJ is suffering from a fever of over 38 degrees celcius. Might we have a break from school again?
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 08:49 p.m.
"April ended and May came along, but May was even worse than April. In the deepening spring of May, I had no choice but to recognize the trembling of my heart. It usually happened as the sun was going down. In the pale evening gloom, when the soft fragrance of magnolias hung in the air, my heart would swell without warning, and tremble, and lurch with a stab of pain. I would try clamping my eyes shut and gritting my teeth, and wait for it to pass. And it would pass--but slowly, taking its own time, and leaving a dull ache in its path."
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 08:19 p.m.
Thank you Charlene~ *hugs*. Btw, take a look at the, er, 'latest entry' in the guestbook. Shall we delete this 'Stephanie' person or no? -_-;; DIE SPAMMERSHITS.
First day back to school. Everyone commenting on my new hair, and 'Happy Belated Birthday!!!'s~ ^^. Some of them just looked at me strangely, and until I pointed to, or flipped my hair, they KNEW something was different, but couldn't place it XD. My Math teacher went "...What did you do to your hair?! I like it!!!" XDXDXD.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 06:37 p.m.
All happiness and fulfillment to you in your 17th year, and all the years to come! *birthday kisses*
Haven't been blogging for a while...school has been slightly tiring, but nothing I can't cope with. I spent the weekend doing a lot of work, and finally with Norwegian Wood which I bought on impulse on Friday. I took one and a half days to finish it. o_O That has to be a record for me. It is...an amazing book. The themes that come up appear so mundane and yet every single detail means something. It's beautifully complex. (Much love to Alexa for the recommendation.) Oh, and the copy I have has a much prettier cover than that--a skinny Japanese lady with a sensual gaze.
I was in a rush to get Nadia's present on Friday also (her birthday celebration on Sat), and got a little striped bag from MUJI (recently reopened in S'pore again) which she liked a lot. :) I baked her--what else? An apple cinnamon cake again, and everyone liked it a lot and I was very happy, because I'd burnt it pretty bad but it turned out the insides were still tasty. I was really happy that she was happy, because I love her a lot.
I'm going to move on to other cakes now. ^^
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 06:05 p.m.
Happy Birthday to me ^^. I just clicked to blog, and the time says 12:00 am. Heh, though technically, I'm not 'Seventeen' till it's 9.23ish in the morning =)
I was out all day... Janz took me to the golf club, and I spent nearly six hours in the blazing sun, starting from a little past TWELVE. Ye gods... I feel like I've got the fever, and I look it, too- bloodshot eyes, red face... it's probably from the sun. I burn easily, and tan in a matter of minutes, but it's a rosy red/dusky pink for a few days and turns an ugly, greyish colour. Bleh. I feel dizzy, and hot... and I'm getting a sore throat. Great. But the thing is... I had so much fun today, and spending time with Janz is always a fun thing, and relaxing. She bought me the little bag I wanted from Mango, and got me this really cute tie- filled with white sheep and one black sheep. She knew I wanted a new tie XD.
Tired out as hell... but don't want to sleep, just yet. I don't have much freedom left.. school starts on Wednesday.
A few days ago, I went to Stanley with my drama group, and we all got cheongsams for our costume. But the thing is... we all got ones that only reach a little below the knee. I thought we should have gotton the long ones, because it's more fitting but nooooooooooooo they said SHORT so they can MOVE. My ass, there's a fucking SLIT on the dress... how difficult could it be to move in? And then the SAME goddamn colour for everyone except for More Light? -_- I really don't get the way they work at times, and they're just so fucking stubborn. Yeesh. And the thing is, it's BIG. It's a size too big for me, but the right size doesn't fit my chest... ARGH. So now I have to deal with a HUGE waist that makes me look like I'm wearing a sack.
...I must be more tired than I thought, if I'm having a tirade about something we bought on Thursday -_-a
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 12:00 a.m.
...I think some of the scariest things in the world is to grow up, or to notice the time passing. I mean... you're so accustomed to the fact that time does pass, and we take no notice of our changes, and the changes to our surroundings... is it because it's such a natural, and gradual process? We aren't shocked by people growing or changing gradually, but if there's a big change that surprises people, it's made out to be such a big deal. I take a look at my classmates... I've known most of them when they were REALLY short, just about reaching my shoulders, and being incredibly immature. With the guys, they're still immature (no hope for them, really XD), but in a different way... and of course, there's the obvious fact that I am no longer taller than them, and I can't kick their asses. Well, I can, but only cuz they let me. As for the girls... I look at my closest friends, and see how they've matured, and mellowed out.
But the biggest shock for me is... I've been in South Island for nearly six years now. I've known the teachers, some of them from the start... and it really hit me. They're growing old. Half the teachers I started out with are gone, and new teachers are here, some of them staying only for a really short time. This year, twenty-something of our teachers are leaving. It's like Mr.W leaving last year made a huge impact, because none of us could imagine our school without him, whether we took music or not. Now MrR's leaving as well... MrS, my ever-hysteric art teacher's leaving as well (though, really... I dunno what to say about the guy. He's only taught me for maybe two years, and year 8 seems like a looong while ago). And it's not just the leaving teachers... My teachers have grown old. MrB, my old art teacher who's been my Head of Year for two years and then my art teacher for other years... he's seen me from the start. He was fifty when I started at my school... barely any grey in his hair, but now it's turning silvery (he claims it's my fault, since I NEVER did my work... no comment there). MrR, he's fifty now, and has wrinkles I never expected to see on his face. MrT, he was barely my sisters' age when he started out teaching... was barely older than them when he taught me for the first time.. and now he claims he's getting old and fat, though I can't see why, he's in his early thirties for chrissake. MrSmith, my old form tutor... his hair's completely white now but jolly(dirty?) as ever, even after our class for his form group for three bloody years... through the hardest years of growing into adolescence and wading through the GCSEs.
Of course, I've changed as well. I hope it's been for the better, and I do know that I've mellowed out. I'm less prone to hysteria or fits of depression. I still can't 'act like a teenager', because, well, I really can't imagine myself being one of the sillier girls who think makeup and boyfriends, plus drugs and booze are the way to go. That's not all a teenager is... and I'm not looking down at those girls, no. I'm just hoping they'll actually realize they've got a life to live, and it ain't just highschool with the petty cliques. There's a scary world out there, and I know I'm not going to be sheltered all my life. More or less this time next year, I'll be facing my final exams as a highschool student, and I'll leave for university, without anyone from this 'life'. No family apart from the phone calls and the visits back home. My future's always scared me shitless, but as usual, I'll take it in stride- just with a load of complaints, which I don't really even mean.
I'm being maudlin. It's probably just the curry I've had.. had way too much.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 08:41 p.m.
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I found myself reading CCS again... and then of course, the stupid HP got stuck in my head, and so did CCS, and the resemblence to the characters in the stories, and from there, it was till half past two in the morning. Again. URGh.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 02:25 p.m.
Fed up with EVERYTHING. ARGH. HATE THESE GODDAMN MASKS, I HATE THIS STUPID BREAK, I HATE THE FACT THAT I KNOW I'LL HAVE TO TAKE CATCHUP CLASSES ONCE SCHOOL STARTS AND I AM JUST FED UP. Bah.
Okay, enough of the melodrama -_-;
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 10:36 p.m.
Heheh, yup. Strawberry... eh?! Sorry, I meant Strawberry MILK! Or rather... strawberry something punch. Was good, but it was kinda funny when everyone clinked their beer mugs and I held up a bowl of pink stuff XD.
Did TOEFL today... dunno what I'll get, but yeah. I was really bored... and the listening was really crap, but I think I screwed up on the Essay section. UGH. No planning, but rambling on about Change and being redundant (that is, *I* was being redundant). I'm a bit worried about my health right now. I've lost my appetite and I've been coughing, and am constantly drowsy... ain't good, I tell ya.
I'd better get started on my art exam prep... Now that I've got the art stuff, I've got no more excuses XD
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 08:01 p.m.
Wow Anna, strawberry juice? How many strawberries did that take to make? XD Or is it sweetened stuff?
I wish I didn't whine so much about school, but I can't help it. X_x; It's the only troublesome difficult thing in my life and even though that makes my life extremely uncomplicated, I worry about it excessively. o_O; Sometimes I lie in bed for hours trying to sleep but with my mind thinking and thinking about the week ahead, or the next day, or my friends, or people in the school, or teachers, or work, or uniforms, or various activities within the school, etc etc etc.
Speaking of sleep, I had a very weird dream last night. It was actually pretty gothic, when I think about it. And it's the only dream I can remember since forever. I never remember my dreams, even though I have a million of them and all through the night and morning continuously. (How do I know this? I just do.) Anyhow, my dream went something like this.
I got up in the morning just like I normally do. Real groggy, with me being the first up and switching on lights around the house cos it's all dark. So, I went into the kitchen cos that's where the toilet is, and I realized that it was raining real hard. A really bad thunderstorm. It was cold and I could smell rain. Then lightning struck and illuminated against the kitchen window were two bats which were flapping frantically, as if to get in or out of something. I was really shocked and frightened! I wanted to throw something at the window (cos once when there were birds outside my window making a heckuva lot of noise, I threw a book against the pane and they flew off), so I stepped forward to grab something, but something cold and wet went squish under my foot. I couldn't see what it was cos I hadn't switched on the light yet (don't ask me why I didn't do that earlier), so I blindly grabbed something and tossed it at the window, but missed. Shivering, I went into the bathroom and locked the door cos I was so spooked. I checked my foot and I saw that there was a tiny bloody red heart on it! O____O!
Wow, what a spooky dream. *coughs* Oh what was I supposed to blog again? School? Oh, never mind.
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 07:11 p.m.
Ugh. Back in Hong Kong. Got hell to report.
Yesterday was fairly fun. I got my hair cut, and for the first time in seven years, I have a fringe again. Huh. STill getting used to it. Met my cousins, had fun, even though I was the only one in our group who wasn't legal for drinking- I spent the night not eating and drinking strawberry juice.
Morning. Sometime around 5am... woke up. Got dressed. Fixed my luggage. Chugged myself to the airport with my sisters (I love them, I really do... I can't believe they actually CAME with me to the airport!). Had breakfast at KFC, but didn't quite agree with me, as stomach was really upset. Had Baskin Robbin's 31... almost puked after that. On the plane (TINY one, with barely a handful of people... the plane was about the size of a domestic line plane -_-), I missed the first round of beverages... had a bite of the onflight meal, but got almost-sick again... THEN, my stupid turpentine bottle LEAKED all over the goddamn carpet, and stinked up the area... argharghargh..................
My only joy now are my new CDs... Linkin Park 'meteora', The Eminem Show, T, F.iv, Kim Hyung Joong... ergh. No wonder I haven't got any money left -_-;
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 02:14 p.m.
Dad was at my grandfather's place last week, and sent to our place here a load of boxes. Jo and I opened some yesterday... and there were photos of us. More photos of Karen and Jo than mine, because I wasn't in the family till Karen was nine, but... these baby photos, I've never seen them before. None of the photos show me any older than three, maybe four. My sisters were such cute kids! And Jo... well, she usually acts all quiet and demure... but she was the wildcat from hell, as far as I can tell, both from stories and the photos. Karen seems to be a bit more calm, but I'm guessing both of them were really active. On the other hand... I seem to be a bit more calm than my sisters (Woah... that really is a big surprise, no sarcasm), if a bit eccentric. And my mom! She was so pretty!! I'm looking at photos from their honeymoon, and she looks so happy... and YOUNG. She's younger than both my sisters in that photo!!! -_-;; She got married when she was 24, and had Karen when she was 25, Jo when she was 26... and me when she was 34ish.
It's my last day here in Korea. I'm going to be leaving early tomorrow morning (more like the crack of dawn -_-). I'm kinda sad leaving here, but it's been a slightly uneasy feeling, because I know I haven't studied as much as I should have. Hm. Well anyway.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 12:00 p.m.
YEAAAAHH!!! I finally completed my card collection in FF8! Woo hoo~! I didn't do the card quest though, so technically I took the easy way out and played the CC Group on the Ragnarok in Disc 4. Still. Yeah baby.
School began yesterday! It felt a little surreal and weird because I was coming back to a familiar place but with few familiar faces, and I felt so...strange and ... displaced. o_O;;; Later on, as I settled in and met some new people, I felt a lot better because I realized that almost everywhere I went, there was someone to say hi to and who would say hi to me. :D Compared to the newcomers, I guess I'm a lot more settled.
Right now we're having a week of make-up lectures which basically means early release times, tons of free periods in between everything and not having to copy anything or seriously listen during lectures, for me. My first term teachers are really really nice. ;__; Mr Mohan told me he was really shocked that I didn't make it to HC and so was "Jason" (this teacher who took charge of my Humanities Scholarship application) and that anyhow he was really glad to have me here and that it was "their loss and our gain." T___T I saw Mr Roberts on the very first morning of Orientation and he said in a warm and sincere tone that it was really good to have me back. ;_____; Ureshi!!
It feels really nice to be liked by teachers for once. In Sec School, almost everyone except my Lit and English (the only subjects I bothered to do any work at all for) teachers hated me. I mean, they pinpointed me when I slept during class even though half of the class was asleep, they always called my name as an example of who not to be like, for eg. "And many people didn't hand up XXX assignment, like Charlene, and...yeah. So hand it up quick people!" o___O;; The only teachers I truly miss are Mrs Selina Lum and Miss Adeline Loh. My Sec 4 Form teacher, and my Sec 2 Form teacher. *_*
Hmm. Anyhow. Oh! I bought my AJ PE shirts and tie today! Our class is scheduled to get ours on Tuesday, so I'll have to wait some time before I get to wear it. I hope I look good in it! o_O; Wow, looking at the blue and yellow (yes, it's really ugly) shirts on my bed, I feel like I really am a part of Aj now. Really truly. *nod*
I need to do a lot of things so as to ensure that my testimonial isn't as empty as it was for Secondary school. o_O I talked with this other guy who used to be a real slacker and rebel at Secondary school and is now completely changed into a hardworking ambitious intelligent student who aspires to do Law. Funny how those who played around before become so much the reverse when they come to JC eh?
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 05:34 p.m.
Sigh, looks like there's only another 2 days of extended break. I'll have to be back in school on Wednesday. Not that I dread it or anything, I like school a lot, but I've been enjoying myself so much at home! =D
My first carrot cake was a big success, everyone said it was delicious and my mom told me to bake one more so the second is in the oven right now. I'm also baking an apple cinnamon cake tomorrow! Wee!
I've been trying to make screencaps of X for RAW but it's difficult, since many of the print screens I make come out totally black. I read somewhere that this happens for realplayer files, but mine are just .avi files so this shouldn't happen right...? o_O I dunno! If anyone can help, please email me! ;_;
I also finished Haibane Renmei yesterday. Wow, it was really touching and beautiful. I wasn't completely satisfied with the ending though, I felt it could have been more...fulfilling and impacting. But still, it's a beautiful anime.
I also have all of Chobits now except for 23 which is downloading at a snail's pace, so I'll have to wait quite a while. =_= Chii is really adorable, but Motosuwa is exasperating. o_O And I heart Shinbo-kun! Also! I saw Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind a few days ago. Wow, it was wonderful! *_* All this good anime is making me feel sad about having to go back to school so quick (so quick? it's been almsot two weeks XD) but oh ah well!
Geesh, I need to do things for school.
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 07:13 p.m.
I'm in Korea~ the cherry blossoms are beautiful, as are the other flowers. Dunno what they're called in English though -_-;. It IS incredibly dry here in Korea, especially with the dust from China *scowls* I'm probably going to wake up tomorrow with a nosebleed. And my skin itches without lotion.. ergh...
Korean weather's really nice, apart from it being way too dry. My sisters BOTH say I really need to cut my hair, so I guess I will. It's back to being straight and reaching down to almost waist-level... with tons of split ends -_-;;
Really tired and sleeeeeepy.... ZZZZZ
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 10:47 p.m.
Wow! I watched the first episode of Haibane Renmei last night with my mom and we both thought it was a fantastic anime. o_O My mom has been spending a lot of time in my room lately, watching the whole Fruits Basket series for the second time. (Me for about the 4th or 5th; I've been rewatching it with so many people. o_O) Now I'm busy looking for more...Haibane doesn't seem very popular though, there aren't many users to download from and I dislike using IRC cos I'm not very good with it. X_x;
Mm, I'm going to bake a carrot cake today~! Holiday has been further extended for another 3 days which is a tentative date as well, so I'm in a good mood! =D Alright, I'm gonna go buy flour and things now... Ja!
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 01:38 p.m.
RAW (my Monou Fuuma shrine) has been given an update! =D Please go look-see. I have a Shizukesa layout on my hard drive, but it's been stewing there since months ago. Can't bring myself to do the graphics lite version, splash page and write content updates. Booo... ^^;
Wow, I really blogged a lot today!
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 07:35 p.m.
I cleaned my room today! *_* Everything is so clean and sparkly now. :D I had to throw away a lot of old things though, because I have absolutely no more space for old stuff that I probably won't look at ever again. Here's some of the things I turned up :
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 02:15 p.m.
I'm leaving for Korea till the 13th. It really sucks to go for 9 days, when in truth it's about 8 (cuz it's an afternoon and morning flight -_-). It seems like there's a chance I won't even be allowed back in Hong Kong... in which case, I cross my fingers. I have to come back early cuz of the stupid TOEFLs (which I WOULDN'T have registered for this early if Mom didn't PROD ME! ARGH). The TOEFLs are such ripoffs... it's US $110 to take the stupid test, and then it's US $40 to change the date... Mom says uh-uh, you're NOT going to change the stupid test when it's 40bucks. Just come back early from Korea, damn you.
New layout!! WOAH~ the colours! Cool~~ kekekeke, big shock to see a new layout so soon (and I've no complaints, trust me... You're a genius, Charlene *hugs*).
Off to get changed and maybe get some breakfast.
--Anna is a Happy Berry! @ 08:32 a.m.
I can't sleep. I can't sleep. o_O This is what comes of rotting away at home, letting my body degenerate into worthless nothingness, then having to take a 3 hour nap after going out to get groceries at the shop a few blocks away. X___X;;; But really, I had cup noodles for lunch and biscuits for dinner. I think I'm wasting away...
But not doing anything doesn't make me hungry and not being hungry makes me waste away, which leads to not doing anything and then the whole cycle over again. o___O;;;
I'm going to find something to do. *determined*
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 03:33 a.m.
Yay! A new layout, featuring a cute image taken from Determination! ^_^; I know the colours are a little weird, but hey--at least they're visible right!
Yay, Anna's read the unicorn manga! =D I flipped through it a little today, but couldn't keep up cos the Chinese was so difficult, and so much. ;__; The art is absolutely beautiful though, so yay! I read HYD 33 yesterday...it made me cry. T_T Then I finally finished Murakami, and that made me cry too. (At 4am in the morning, yes it is a really riveting novel.) T____T;;;;
... *skips off*
--Charlene is a Happy Berry! @ 12:45 a.m.
Onnatachi is the result of two girls living in different countries, and who have different lives and different dreams. They would have never met if not for one fateful day on ICQ (The gods must have not been paying attention to let this happen). As time passed, and the topics of Hanakimi and bishounen never seemed to pass, they discovered some disturbing facts regarding their sanity and their undying love for purty bois. They both found out they thought in sync, and shared the same brainwave... One day, Charlene offered to create a shared blog between these two scary onna, and here we are!
Anna. 17. Female. Currently residing in Hong Kong. Her streak of insanity (which she tries to conceal, but never quite succeeds in doing so...) increases exponentially day by day, much to the chargin of her best friends. She is multilingual, but tends to forget which language she's supposed to be speaking, and at the most inopportune times too. Only hoping to get through her A levels intact, she still dreams of attending University at in the UK to study English Literature...
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Charlene. 17. Lives in Singapore. Absolutely evil but sweet (is this an oxymoron?), and wishes to do English Literature at University. She is the webmistress of Shizukesa, and controls the html+layout on Onnatachi-V.Fortunately for her idiotic computer illit. twin, she's v.good at this XD. Anime, webdesign, manga, music and of course, BISHOUNEN rule her world. V.kind, v.compassionate and a wonderful listener (though in our case, it's more like a wonderful reader -_-a), she is the best friend anyone would ask for. Together with Anna, she plans to dominate the world XD
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