21 March 2013

History Revision = Hetalia!


I HAVE A NIGHT OFF! Well, close enough. I don't have any homework tonight so I sort of have a break where I can do whatever I want. Which, after multiple Youtube videos, ended up being revision. Yup, I am totally that depressing to be revising on my night off. I mean I do care about my GCSEs but that's not the point right now. So I am revising history. When I say revising history, I really just mean watching Hetalia: Axis Powers.

(L to R) Japan. Germany. Italy. Chibitalia.

Please enjoy this GIF of classic Italy. :)


I watch it English dubbed because it's a surprisingly amazing dubbed anime. It's not strictly always correct history and it's a comic take on it, but it's information is not that bad. Watch the German Hyper Inflation episode. It's actually true to history. It can pass as history revision. Totally. Plus each episodes are only 4 minutes or so long. I can finish like 12 in an hour. Score!

Hetalia: Axis Powers

Episodes: 52 (5 minutes each)
Studio: Studio Deen
Year: 2009-2010
Genre: Comedy, Historical, Parody
Storyline: Italy, once home of the strongest empire in the world, has changed. This is the story of Italy (Hetalia), now a cowardly pasta-loving fool, and his friend (other personified countries of the world, namely Germany and Japan) as they live through strange but interesting moments in world history.

Everyone knows there are a lot of countries in the world. So instead of me rambling on about all the characters (countries) in Hetalia, I have decided to use pictures. Yes, it's confusing with so many characters. 

Everyone love cute chibi version of things.

I am not even going to go into all the fan-fiction for Hetalia. There are far too many Yaoi/Shounen Ai ships. But I am going to take Belarus as an example of some awesome fan drawings. 


This one is just pretty.

Kickass Belarus and a male version of her = YES!

No, she is not the Ice Queen. This is just a pretty shoujo version.

By far my favourite fan drawing.
That drawing style = I WANT!

I am only on Season 2 but I am loving it so far. I am totally keeping up my 'history' revision!

~Draw a circle, that's the Earth. I am Hetalia!~

20 March 2013

Chiguhagu Planet

Chiguhagu Planet (Tig-Hug Planet)

Mangaka: Meguro Amu
Volumes: 1 (4 Chapters)
Year: 2011
Genre: Shoujo, Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life, School Life
Storyline: Since her parents are a little slow, Matsuda Erika (Eri) has taught herself to be independent and extremely reliable. Furthermore, she devotes herself to helping and taking care of others around her, maybe a little too much as some of her classmates find her behavior overbearing and annoying. One day, a strange new transfer student is introduced in her class. The transfer student is an odd boy named Nokina Kaname. Eri feels compelled to talk care of this alien-like new boy in her class!

This is one of my favourite “short” shoujo manga. I consider myself kind of a shoujo expert because I have read a lot of shoujo mangas and oneshots. Trust me, this one is really cute. It has your cliché manga romance but not quite. I am not going to tell you what it is in case I am spoilering. I totally recommend checking it out because 
1. It’s only 4 chapters so you can finish it in like 30 minutes (I think that's how long I took) and 
2. The entire first chapter is about her and her friends who are just awesome. 
You have to admit, the drawing is really pretty. I love mangas with extremely cute or pretty art style. Go Meguro Amu! Click here to check it out!

Rating: 9.3 / 10

19 March 2013

I Can't Speak French

Bonjour! (That is just about how much French I know.) 

(Well, apart from if I want to go to France. But I can speak English there.)

I'm just being a little silly because I am super relived right now. I am so glad all my French speaking control assessments is over. That thing was scary and I swear it's designed torture kids. Yup, I basically walked out of French and was like YAAAAAAY! NO MORE FRENCH SPEAKING!!! A little bit quieter but you get the just. Okay, I am a little TOO relived but it's understandable. I truly suck at French. But I pulled through both the speaking control assessment and now I am free. Sort of. I have Art exam tomorrow. Blargh. I am just going to enjoy tonight with some victory dancing? -randomly waving my arms around and not sure if that's called dancing-

14 March 2013

A Little Bit of Awesome Goes a Long Way


Want to know how "bubbly" and "lively" I am? Well, here it is.

Erin and I were sort of late to afternoon registration. We were about 2 minutes late. So we walked in and Beth told us to tell our form supervisor we were here so he would mark us present. Then I went and did something "hilarious" (according to my entire class). I went up to my teacher and spread my arms out and went: Hi Sir! Like seriously a bit too cheerful for a Thursday afternoon. The entire class burst into laughter and I was sent out by my teacher.

The best bit is yet to come. 

So I was standing outside having no idea what he is going to say to me and the entire class laughing. I have to admit, it's not the proudest moment of my life. About a minute later, my form supervisor came out and wait-for-it... he said: Hi Ka-Ching! and gave me the jazz hands. Well, sort of just putting his hands up. His expression was so defeated. Defeated is the only word you can really use in that situation. It was seriously funny, especially after just about every person in the class asked me what happened and I told them and they laughed really hard. It was hilarious because my form supervisor usually appears really strict but is actually secretly awesome. Like ninja awesome with the ninja bit. He has an interesting sense of humour. Apparently the randomness and hilariousness of that made people's day. 

Anyway the important thing is, that's exactly how you become the class clown. I guarantee it will work, because I am pretty sure I am labelled that now. I am still being laughed at. I am not even going to go into my previous incident with the door. That was sheer embarrassment.  

Here's Erin and I's daily dose of randomness! 

Erin: I need one of those coffee shots.
Me: I smell carrots. 

-thumbs up to us for being weird as hell-

My conclusion of the "incident" and lesson of the day: A little bit of awesome/laughter goes a long way.

13 March 2013

Talking Nonsense When I Should Be Revising


I am just watching videos on Youtube and reading when really I should be revising. But revising is no fun. 

Anyway, I just want to talk about something really weird that happened today. It's been snowing and hailing on and off all day. Seriously, it's mid-March and snowing. -insert scientific reasoning- But it's insane! Apart from that, I received a letter from my GP's medical centre wishing me a Happy Birthday (my birthday is two weeks away). No, it doesn't stop there. It gets weirder. They also attached two A4 posters on "Improving your self esteem". I mean: really... WHAT?! -weirdly shocked face- I really don't see what turning 16 has to do with your self esteem of anything. Apparently according to my mum, it's cute. I mean, it is quite funny. BUT WEIRD! 

Oh oh OH! I watched Cloud Atlas during the weekend! It's such a good movie! It is also very weird and disturbing at the same time. Nonetheless, the story about Frobisher was so touching and heartbreaking at the same time. It sort of tore my heart out at the end. Ben Whishaw was amazing, such a great actor. Seriously, I recommend watching the film. It's good, but beware it's rated 15 and there are disturbing bits. Cloud Atlas Sextet is a beautiful piece of music. It's stunningly beautiful. I learnt how to play it on the piano and I love it. Now go and Youtube it. Listen to it and you will see how beautiful it is. 

10 March 2013



I am sort of bored, so here's something kind of interesting!

School Confessions

[x] Talked back to a teacher.
[x] Been kicked out of a class.
[x] Worn your pyjamas to school. It was pyjamas' day! You would wear pyjamas, duh! 
[ ] Had your tooth fall out during school.
[x] Gotten yourself lost in your school.
[x] Broken the dress code in your school. 
About all girls break the dress code. 
[ ] Completely and utterly failed a test. 
I guess 33% doesn't count? 
[x] Left your class without asking anybody.
[ ] Missed a whole week of school for something stupid.
[x] Throw up your lunch in school.
Home Life Confessions

[x] Argue with your parents a lot. 
Not seriously, just things really pointless.  
[ ] Argue with your brother(s) a lot. 
I don't have a brother.
[x] Argue with your sister(s) a lot. 
I have one rather antagonising little sister.
[ ] Do your own laundry.
[x] Cook dinner once in a while. 
My 'while' is quite long. 
[ ] Are loud and obnoxious at home.
[x] Wear pyjamas when you are not going to go anywhere. That or sweatpants and a t-shirt
[x] You sleep in very long. 
[x] All you do is watch television/go on the internet. 
Internet = YES. TV = No. 
[ ] Your parents are divorced.
[ ] Your family makes you cry a lot.
[ ] One or both of your grandparents live with you.
[ ] You can't stand being with your parents. 

Friend Confessions

[ ] You currently dislike one or more of your friends. 
If I don't like them, I don't call them my 'friend'. 
[ ] You are jealous of one or more of your friends. 
Jealousy makes a friendship falls apart, we shouldn't be jealous of our friends in any way. 
[x] You have known a friend your whole life. 
[ ] Your friends are all taller than you. 
Thanks Erin! You are shorter than me :P But you know I love you really. 
[x] You have been ditched by a friend.
[x] You have memorized a friend’s phone number.
[x] You have lost/forgotten a friend’s phone number.
[x] You have been to most of your friend’s houses.
[x] You love most of your friends. 
As I have said, if I don't like them, then they are not my friend.

Habit Confessions

[x] You bite your nails.
[x] You have an odd obsession with knives. Yes, but more so with fire. I love fire. Ask any of my friends and they will tell you how much I am obsessed with fire. 
[ ] You cannot sleep with the door closed.
[x] You cannot sleep with the door open.
[x] There is at least one sound you cannot stand.
[ ] You write stories about mad cannibalistic serial killers.
[x] You are good at telling lies. 
Sort of? You can't really tell that yourself.  

Love Confessions

[ ] You currently like/love someone. 
[ ] You want to kill one of your Ex. 
[ ] You can't stay committed for an unusually long time.
[ ] You get bored of your crush/BF/GF easily.
[ ] A crush/BF/GF has called you self-centered before.
[ ] Your Ex has dumped you for another person. 
[x] You don't want a bf/gf at the moment. 
Yes, I am a boring person. Nothing close to romantic happens in my life.

Personal Opinion Confessions

[ ] You hate George Bush. 
[ ] Gay marriage is fine by you. 
Don't really have an opinion on gay marriage. So maybe?  
[ ] Boys make better friends than girls do. 
My best friends are girls... So I guess not. But in some areas, boys are easier to talk to. 
[ ] Pink is an ugly colour. 
Pink generally is not ugly, some shades are worst than others, but I think it's fine. 
[x] Needles aren't so horrible.
[ ] Human flesh tastes like fine aged veal. 
I will be shocked if anyone have had human flesh and is admitting it. I will never eat human flesh, even the thought of it is disgusting. 
[ ] You have plenty of secrets. SHHH! I am not going tell you, because then it would be ruined.

"Have You Ever" Confessions

[x] Fallen up the stairs. 
Of course you fall up stairs! That's how normal people do it! 
[x] Had your shoelaces tied together.
[x] Had a nail fall off. 
[x] Captured, Manipulated, or Destroyed a soul.
 It's fun. 
[x] Slapped someone across the face. 
Slapping people is fun! Sort of. 
[ ] Killed someone. 
In my head, many people have died many times. Not in reality.  
[x] Worn something inside out for a whole day.

Anyone interested, totally do it about yourself. It's quite fun.  

09 March 2013

Roller coaster of Life


I am just chilling here with delicious apple pie and vanilla ice-cream and my awesome blog. I haven't wrote anything here for 2 weeks, give or take a day or two. I have just been so busy lately and I really wish I have time to blog more often. I found time now so I am going to spend some quality time with my buddy.  

I think life can often be described as a roller coaster. It has it's up and down. Some times in a different order to how you think it will happen. Life is a series of unexpected events. Or moments. It makes you reflect on your life and how you have made the most of it or ruined and wasted it. 

It's 18 days until my birthday. 18 days until I turn 16. I want to reflect on what I have done with my life and what I can do better or differently. Reality basically smashed into my face when I got my exam time table yesterday. I am not the smartest student. Nor do I have the most exam papers in the summer. I will do the best I can but exam seriously takes like 3 years off our lives. It's still 2 months until I have to start my first exam, but pressure is definitely on. School, teachers, peers and parents give you an overwhelming amount of stress and pressure that you don't really realise. It is hard to handle and it can drain and slowly kill you. Don't keep it all in. It's not good for you. Let it all out. All of it. Cry, scream, punch. Do whatever you want to let it out. It will make you feel better and you deserve to feel better. I think it's best in life to stay positive and think about the beauty of the world you are in and your life, but still be sort of realistic about it. I am not a person who let myself feel emotions easily, so I don't get stressed or pressured as easily as other people. But I hope all of you out there who are pressured or upset as exams and revision is coming up to feel better. You need to relax and think about all the things you have achieved and what a great person you are. As a person who recently dealt with a part failure, I understand life is not easy. However, you have to make the most it. Take time out for yourself so you can think back in like 30 years time and still remember life was not all that bad back when you though it's all doom and hell. 

That's enough of my rambling and "You just sound so mysterious whenever you try to sound philosophical" quoted from my dear friend Beth. I have an art exam in like 2 weeks and I have a ridiculous amount of art coursework I still have to do. So I should get going to do that. I am actually quite motivated in art as my art teacher complimented me and called me an "artist" for doing things that she wouldn't have thought of. I think it's nice get motivated sometimes, it cheers me up. To all you artists, you are all very talented. Art is about expressing yourself in the way you want. Like words. Don't let anyone or anything get you down.  

I wish all of you out there, stressed or not, good luck with whatever you are doing! ^_^

P.S. Erin and Beth, this one is for you guys. You know I love you guys to bits so cheer up! Be happy :)