- Wise advice of the day: If Internet Explorer is brave enough to ask you to be your default browser, you're brave enough to ask that girl out.
The only notifications I get on Facebook are my mum asking for Candy Crush lives. Not even joking.
MAJOR DILEMMA OF MY LIFE
I STARTED CHINESE 5 AND IT’S SUPER CHILL AND EASY AND I THOUGHT I MAY FINALLY GET MY FIRST EVER H1 (HIGH DISTINCTION A+ WHATEVER YOU CALL IT)
AND THEN THERE’S A PRETTY CUTE DUDE IN MY CLASS THAT SITS NEXT TO ME
AND WE HAVE THE COOLEST TEACHER HE’S SO FUNNY AND KIND OF NEARLY RACIST BUT OLD ASIAN GRANDPA RACIST YA KNOW
ANYWAY HE SAID THAT BASED ON OUR LEVEL WE HAVE THE SKILLS AND ABILITY TO MOVE TO CHINESE 9
BUT IDK SHOULD I MOVE TO CHINESE 9 I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT ALL DAY AND NIGHT AND EVEN HAD A DREAM ABOUT IT
BUT I DON’T WANT TO BE A LONER I FINALLY MADE 2 AND A HALF FRIENDS IN CLASS
SO DO I
B) DON’T MOVE
C) ASK MY FRIEND TO MOVE TOGETHER WITH ME
BUT THEN I DON’T GET THE AWESOME TEACHER ANYMORE WHAT IF I GET SOME REALLY BAD TEACHER FOR CHINESE 9 AND I FAIL
CHINESE 1 IS LIKE NI HAO (HI) LEVEL
AND CHINESE 2 IS LIKE NI HAO MA (HOW ARE YOU) LEVEL
AND CHINESE 3 IS LIKE NI HEN HA MA (HOW ARE YOU DOING) LEVEL
AND CHINESE 4 IS NI ZUI JING HAO MAO (HOW HAVE YOU BEEN LATELY) LEVEL
AND CHINESE 5 IS LIKE NI ZUI JING HAI HAO BU HAO (HOW YOU BEEN DOING OK LATELY) LEVEL
BUT WHAT IF CHINESE 9 IS LIKE NI ZUI JING YOU MEI YOU QU SHAN SHANG HE WU GUI DA JIA (DID YOU GO UP ON THE MOUTAIN AND FIGHT THE TURTLE) LEVEL
WHAT IF I CAN’T HANDLE
AND HAVE TO DO THE WALK OF SHAME TO TRANSFER BACK TO CHINESE 5???
Everyday I’m trying.
I’m trying to be a good friend; to return messages, texts and calls,
trying to be there for the 3AM talks, to be the shoulder to lean on, to be the one to offer advice and to be the one to just hear you out.
I’m trying to be a good daughter; to do my parent’s proud, buy them presents sometimes, show them I love them every once in a while.
I’m trying to be a good co worker; doing more than expected of me, helping people out, trying to make the atmosphere happier and an easier and better place to work in.
I’m trying to be a kind and understanding person, a driven and motivated student, an independent individual, a helpful and friendly stranger.
But sometimes I make mistakes, I slip up; sometimes I let my impatience show at work, sometimes I judge people before I know their story, sometimes I’m an angsty teenager, sometimes I do things that make my parent’s disappointed in me, sometimes I snap at my sister, sometimes I don’t want to talk to my friends.
I’m trying to be a better person, but sometimes it’s hard.
I tell myself that If you really wanted to talk to me, you would.
It’s not that hard to pick up your phone and dial a number or send a message.
If all my other friends can make the effort, why can’t you?
Ever since my mum started learning more about the internet and apps, she started becoming really hooked with Candy Crush. Soon after my dad got hooked into it and started playing it on my iPad. Now I have pretty much no access to my iPad ever because my dad’s ALWAYS playing it and if he’s not it’s only because it’s a) charging or b) he ran out of his 5 lives.
My mum and dad sit side by side on the couch and play Candy Crush for the whole night, last week I walked in and was like ”hah dad did you run out of lives yet” and my dad was like, “nah I did but your mum asked everyone on your friend’s list for more”
AND I WAS LIKE WHAT
AND TURNS OUT
MY MUM LEARNED HOW TO ASK FOR LIVES
AND ASKED EVERYONE ON MY FACEBOOK FRIEND’S LISTS FOR LIVES
AND THAT NIGHT
LIKE 10 OF MY FRIENDS MESSAGED ME AND WERE BASICALLY ALL LIKE
"ISABEL WTF WHY YOU STILL PLAYING CANDY CRUSH HAH LOSER"
AND I WAS LIKE
"NO IT WASN’T ME I SWEAR IT WAS MY MUM"
AND EVERYONE WAS LIKE
"HAH DON’T LIE YOU LIL SHIT STILL PLAYING CANDY CRUSH"
AND EVEN NOW SOME FRIENDS I HAVEN’T SEEN FOR AWHILE SEE ME AND ARE LIKE “WHY DO I KEEP GETTING REQUESTS FROM YOU LOL LOSER”
SO I BECOME ONE OF THOSE ANNOYING PEOPLE THAT SEND CANDY CRUSH REQUESTS
I ALWAYS SWORE NOT TO BE ONE OF THEM
ANYWAY IT’S NOT ME NO ONE WILL BELIEVE ME
THE TRUTH IS MEANT TO PREVAIL WHY IS IT NOT
Good Guy Greg
Okay you might not know this but my new year resolution was to be less like a Scumbag Steve and more a Good Guy Greg (or in my case a Good Gal Georgina).
So I’ve mentioned this quite a lot of times but I have this unique curse that makes me ALWAYS get approached by Asian grandmas. It doesn’t matter what country I am in or what I am doing (once this Asian grandma at the station talked to me for half an hour because I wore shorts and apparently this reminded me of her granddaughter) IT JUST HAPPENS.
So last week an Asian grandma approached me and asked me to explain why she got a discount on a pair of socks at Coles, after I explained in Chinese she started talking to me about other things. This isn’t the point of the story but our bus came shortly and so we got up to board it.
BUT for some reason that bus only went half way, meaning it went to my house but not all the way to hers, so she kept talking to me and I thought oh well the next bus will probably go to her house plus I would feel bad if I left her so I waited. The next bus didn’t make the long journey and go to her house either and even though at this point I wanted pretty badly to just leave.. I COULDN’T BECAUSE I WAITED WITH HER FOR THE FIRST ONE IT’S JUST RUDE TO LEAVE NOW.
THEN FOR SOME REASON THE NEXT 3 BUSES THAT CAME ALL WENT TO MY HOUSE BUT WEREN’T GOING ALL THE WAY TO HER HOUSE SO I ENDED UP WAITING FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR FOR A BUS THAT WENT TO HER HOUSE WHEN I LIVE LESS THAN 10 MINUTES AWAY.
ANYWAY TL;DR I TRY TO BE A GGG, GRANDMA TALKS TO ME AND I MISS 5 BUSES.
A story about a friend
Today you were the only person I didn’t want to see, but isn’t it cruel how fate works? You apologise before I can even speak. I’m at a lost for words, you hold out your arms but I start hitting your chest. I swear at you, I say I hate you the most but it’s weak and you know none of it is true. Why is every conversation a repeat of the one before? You say you to had to do it, you didn’t have a choice. I stay silent. What can I even say? We’re walking away from each other again. How many times has this happened before today? I take deep breaths and count the steps one by one, every step taking me closer to home but further away from you.
It’s 11:49 PM and I am looking through some class photos we took in our last year of high school. I’m pretty sure a lot of my class mates know I go down by the alias Paperhentai so hola and I’m sorry, as ex-form captain I really regret never being able to lead our form into doing anything useful or memorable. We shared the best and most stressful 4 years as a class and I know out of the 9 forms we were the worst in terms of everything; punctuality, team work, absences and what have you but we were just a really diverse bunch trying to fit into a really difficult and demanding school. We were 9H, 10H, 11H and 12H through student and teacher changes, thick and thin. After 4 years it’s weird that we’re apart now. We’re all doing our respective courses in different times and places and it sucks knowing we’re all growing up. It’s 11:59 PM and all I guess I really wanted to say in this post is that a lot of the time I miss having you guys around.
Every time I start my school year saying this year will be different, I will be mature and dare I say it, cool and hip. But last year on the very first day I made that shameful jelly fish joke and got laughed at by my teacher and peers, vowing never to speak again. I sincerely hope it does not happen again this year.
Tomorrow is the first day of my second year at university. I know dates don’t mean anything but I hope it will be different to the last 14 first days. I am nervous, I am excited and I am dreading it all at the same time. I hope I achieve something great this academic year. For once, I hope I am great, I hope I make mistakes, I hope I stay humble, I hope I stay human.