Sunday, 27 January 2013

Back To Schoolbag

School is about to start again! So better start packing my school bag now XP
I "USE" to have a more preferred school bag than this one, which was stronger and bigger, but I decided to donate it to a burglar earlier this holiday... So until I find a new suitable school bag, this will have to do. I don't dislike this bag or anything, but it's pretty weak and I'm just those types of people who packs way to much to school than they need to... Last year Seryna and Anh described my bag as a survival pack and Alan said I keep bricks in my bag =_= I see what they mean, but I just can't abandon anything DX
 I always hated going to war with my earphones in my bag, so I decided to find it a home :)
 Yes, I have 2 pencil cases... DONT JUGDE ME!! I love stationary >.<
 Some essentials: Tissue, Lip Balm, Mint, Contact Lens Case, Hair Tie Case, USB and Earphone  Case
 My electronics: iPad and Calculator
 Lunch Bag, Lunch Box, Snack Box and Chopsticks
 Notebook, Fineliners, Wallet and Deodorant
Books (I only need 2 each day, depending on the class)
 Of course my PHONE!
 And a drink bottle, because I need fresh water to keep me hydrated throughout the day :)
~How I pack~
It's important to keep my drink bottle, pencil case and mint handy. For the chopsticks... well you never know when you need to chop someone ;P
The bigger objects (Books, Lunch, Big Pencil Case, iPad, Fineliners and Notebook) stay in the big pocket, ordered from big to small order.
The medium size things stay in the second pocket, avoiding them in the big pockets, so I don't need to dig to the bottom of the bag for them.
 And the small things go in the very front for easy access.
I know there's a lot... So what things do you think I shouldn't pack and is there anything I missed??
Also don't forget snacks!!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Mad Marine Camp

I'm a survivor!! I just returned from a 3 day camp :)
For the past 3 days I have been at the Mad Marine Camp on Motutapu Island. When I saw the cows on the farms there, I was like, "I'm back!" Which brings back memories of the life and death situation I had with them, during my Duke Of Ed Bronze expedition tramp... However this time I left the island with a totally new point of view. Understanding the beautiful history and the natural environment of the two islands, Rangitoto and Motutapu. Which truly inspired me to make a difference when I return to my community and school.
Yellow Team: aka SpongeBob!!
Me and Alex were representing our school, Ormiston Senior College at the 2013 Mad Marine Camp. As always we ended up together in some sort of event again. If only Cara was there >.< then it would be like good old days. Coincidently we were also put into the "yellow" team, it felt like it was meant to be :) Yellow was our previous whanau colour and also my favourite colour :3
For the past 3 days, we met heaps of people from a lot of other schools all around Auckland. Everyone was so funny and smart, with awesome personalities :) I had a chance to make many new friends, which I truly suck at. Since I can never really make the first move to say hi... However I eventually got to know the members in the yellow team (Neel, Jenny, Monique, Freda, Reane, Caitlin, Stephanie, Arianna and Mathew). It was really great getting to know them all :)
 To preserve my phone batteries I didn't take much photos... but there's still plenty here ^ ^

Turning Mad:
~Day One~
Arriving at the camp: field facing the beach O_O
Day One Dinner: Group Made Pizza!!
Michael and Clinton, if you ever read this just to let you know you guys are awesome :)
~Day Two~
6am morning walk to the historical sites... SUN RISE
I've gone back to my horrible sleeping habits this holiday... still not really a morning person atm XP
The old army place
Arianna holding a Kina found in the rock pools :D looks delicious XP
We also went snorkelling, kayaking that day. It was my first time experiencing falling out of my kayak and it just had to be when I had my glasses on =_= I was really looking forward to snorkelling, because I love swimming with fishes and experiencing their environment. Our group saw many beautiful Snappers and other fish that I couldn't name from the top of my head XP
~Day Three~
On the last day we climbed to the summit of Rangitoto
This was my second time visiting Rangitoto and Motutapu Island and it has been a wonderful experience. Thank you Mad Marine!! You've truly turned me MAD XD
~Marine Planning Photography Activity~

Freda: We Are The Future
Arianna: Be A Hero

Alex: Do It Yourself!

During the group activity, we had to take some photos around the beach. So I was able to use my phone and show my editing software skills XP this was one of my favourite activities, because people were complimenting on my photography. Which truly made me happy :)
~Buy of the day~
Cute Contact Lens Case :3

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Dear Mathematics

 Dear Mathematics,
Thank you for always being there for me T^T -tears of joy-
At less you won't fail me >.<
This is my NCEA level 2 mathematics results XD straight Excellences!!
My NCEA results came out yesterday and I was pretty disappointed with my exam results, other than my maths and chemistry. I knew I failed my English, which wasn't really a surprise. However I couldn't believe that I didn't get a single Excellence in Economics... very depressing =_= I still got overall NCEA Level 1 endorsed with Excellence at less :)
Shooting hoops before training :3
As always basketball training in the holidays. Our last training a total of 10 guys from the team showed up, finally they have a whole team O.O guess they won't need me soon XP We're slowly getting into pre-season training. Yay! Hopefully no more off-season training... to painful.
My pancake :D
The other day me and some friends celebrated Alex's 16th birthday at Genghis Khan. I would have prepared a present if I didn't find out about the celebration a day before... Hmmm I wonder what to get him?? Anyways afterwards we went to this Korean karaoke place next door for 2 hours. I manage to teach myself how to type Korean in that time frame.
 Testing out my phone camera effects
 My progress on my piece in art class atm :)
Can't wait to post it when it's finished XD

Friday, 11 January 2013

New Year Resolutions

Anybody else made new year resolutions??

Well as a nerd, of course my main one, is to stay organised in my studies and continue exceeding in Calculus XP

Some others are:
~regularly exercising and staying healthy
~keeping my Chibi happy ^ ^
~correcting my bad sleeping habits

and of course:
~regularly posting on my blog

Hmmmmm.... the post seems a bit short =.="
Well I just went back to my deviant art account and found one of my old sketches. Enjoy :)
I have a lot more better ones now... but they are all A2 size papers =_= can't fit in the scanner...
My Deviant Art Profile:

New Year New Things

Happy New Year Everyone :)

 I finally have internet!!! Hooray!!! My first post of the year XD
Summer has finally kicked in. Loving the weather, other than the fact that I'm dying under this heat.
A new year is a new start, so why not try something new. Don't judge me, but the other day was my first time ever trying Starbucks. My buddy Sabrina recommended me drinks that she liked and I thought Green Tea Frappuccino was most appealing to my taste.
It was so nice :3 where has it been all my life O.O I think I'm in love XP
Chibi and I spent our first New Years Eve together. We watched "Wreck It Ralph" and spent the day together at Botany. One of my post's centuries ago had these couple whistle necklaces that I tried ordering online, but were unfortunately out of stock... Instead while we went around shopping, we found these couple phone charms!! Both me and Chibi are training to be International FIBA referees, so I thought whistles symbolise us well. I also added adorable bells to them, because I just love the sound of bells. It looks so cute :D
Later that day on New Years Eve, I went into Auckland City with my parents, to watch the count down fireworks at the Sky Tower. This photo was one of the last fireworks shoots. RAINBOW!!
Here are some of my buys since New Year:
~Hard Yellow Samsung Galaxy S3 Case and Orange iPad with Retina case (I didn't even know another iPad was released till I went to the stores... apple's advertisement skills...)
~2013 Hunger Games Desk Calendar
~Maybellins Baby Lips Mango Pie, because I've already finished my previous one XP
~The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Body Butter, I've always wanted the mango one, but only the peach one was on special, $25, originally $36. It smells so good!!
~iPad Smart Cover, I actually got it for free... so I guess it isn't really a buy XP
~350ml Drink Bottle, it's so cute OMG!! Found a Japanese store in the city the other day, but I didn't get much time to look around... apparently everything is $3.50 O.o
Chibi manage to break my pink wallet that I got on boxing day DX So I got a new one that was pretty much the exact same... however when I got home I took my time and managed to fix my pink wallet :) I was pretty proud of my skills XP but now I have 2 of the same thing... =_=
O well, a girl can never have to many wallets XP
 BTW I have neglected my deviant art account for a long time... Thought I might get back to it since it's the holidays :) Check it out if you have time to spear XP