Friday, July 29, 2011

MY BLOG IS ON FIRE!

No, not literally :P
But I did get this blog award from Hazel from Pablo's Angel. Thank you so much Hazel :D


I've gotten awards before but I have always been too lazy to pass them on. I'm horrible, I know. But now I think I should actually follow the rules, which are pretty simple. I have to tell you 7 random facts about myself and then pass on this award to 7 bloggers.

So here we go:
1. I sometimes get the urge to laugh when everyone around me is very quiet. Like when no one is talking while we're having dinner. Or when the class goes silent after the teacher scolds a student.
2. People often misspell my first name.
3. I'm short -.-
4. I think my hair colour has changed in the past few months. I don't know if that's possible.
5. I used to be OBSESSED with the Twilight series. I don't know what I was thinking :P
6. I really want to make a Tumblr account.
7. I google everything. Seriously. I even googled 'facts about yourself' to see what kinds of answers people have given, so I can get some ideas, lol :P

Here are the bloggers I'm awarding this to (note that I'm trying to award the blogs which deserve more recognition and haven't already gotten a lot of awards).
In no particular order, congratulations to:
2. Ovais - 18 Downing Street
5. Mayen- Clicks and cuts

All your blogs are definitely worth reading!
Pass this on to 7 others, and congrats again! :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

When teachers try to be funny...


It's painful to watch.
A couple of months ago, if the teacher tried to make us laugh (and failed), I would just smile out of respect for them so at least they know I'm listening. But now all I can do is clench my mouth shut and try not to show how frustrated I am. Seriously.. just get on with the damn lesson!
We all know the class is extremely boring and most of the students are yawning half an hour into it, but you don't have to make it worse by trying to 'lighten us up' with your pathetic jokes.
And every time you say something funny, you don't have to inform us by saying, "You see, I have to say things like this to get my students' attention." If your joke WAS funny (which it probably wasn't), you just ruined it. Next time you say something funny, you don't have to tell us that you just made a joke, we KNOW, we're not stupid. Gosh.
Oh and just so you know, when I look at you blankly, pretending to listen to what you're saying, in my head I'm imagining putting duct tape over your mouth so I don't have to listen to your nonsense... or see the cheeky grin on your face which appears on your face every time you say something that is supposed to make us laugh.
You know what the worst part is? That you don't even realize it! Don't you see the dull/bored look almost EVERY student gives you?

And the number of 'facepalm' moments I experience when I'm in your class are countless.
For example: do you really have to cover your mouth and say sorry while smiling like an idiot? I honestly don't get why you apologize so much, even for meaningless remarks you make. It's almost pitiful. Not everyone gets offended THAT easily. Seriously, stop apologising and making things more awkward!
Also, I'm a foreign student, not at alien. I have been living here for years and I understand a lot of the things discussed in class even in local languages and culture-related stuff. Every time someone says something in a language besides English, you DON'T have to snap your head towards me and apologise for how I can't be part of the discussion because I don't know the language so I don't understand what they mean.
Sometimes I'm actually curious but most of the time I don't care. I remember once I was completely tuned-out, mindlessly doodling on the side of my notes, and I wasn't even listening to the lecture, when suddenly you called out my name to apologise because someone said something in a different language which I might not understand. I just smile politely when this happens but in my head I'm yelling at you to leave me alone :)
You have no idea how embarrassing it is when you literally tell the class to explain the meaning to me and everyone turns in their seats to look towards me.
Thanks but NO, I don't appreciate the extra attention -.-
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Okayy, so I got a little carried away. This was supposed to be general but I think I started talking about one particular teacher. The others are okay, and I have to say, not ALL teachers are like that, some actually have a good sense of humour.
I just re-read it and realised how mean this is. I have a feeling I'm gonna regret posting it O.O... or not :P
If that teacher sees this, I'm dead. But it sure feels good to rant about it :D
I'm glad you guys don't know this person, if you did then I probably wouldn't have the guts to write about it. Except for Twefrence, she knows this teacher too, so I guess she can understand my pain :P
Do you guys have annoying teachers which make you want to pull your hair out? Or am I the only one?

P.S I'm thinking of making this blog private. I used to post a lot of impersonal stuff so it was ok, but if I'm going to diss my teachers and whatnot, then I should really consider not making this blog available for everyone to see.. you know... in case the wrong person happens to see it :P
Just a thought, opinions?
P.P.S. Is my font too small?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

If I Hear This Song Again, Radio Personalities Will Suffer.

A couple of you wanted me to write on this.
My obvious choice for this topic would be:
I could go on and on about why I chose it but I think you already know. And if you don't, you obviously haven't heard the song, so click on the link to listen to it, then you'll know what I mean :)

But then I read the topic again. 'Radio personalities' it says. As long as I can recall, I've never heard Friday on the radio (thank god). So, I thought about it AGAIN.
And you know what? I really don't like the song 'One less lonely girl' by Justin Beiber.

Now, before you start thinking I'm a Justin Beiber hater or something, I'm going to make it clear that I'm not. I may not go out of my way to get a hold of his album or download his songs, but I do respect everything he has achieved, going from being just another youtuber to the celebrity he is now. Plus, I don't hate the rest of his songs as much I hate this one. Actually I do, but for this one, I sort of have a reason.

Before you read this post, you should go listen to the song if you haven't already:
So why do I hate it? Call me an over-exaggerating feminist but I think this song is saying that pretty much all girls in this world are 'lonely' or 'heartbroken' and they need a guy to 'come for them'. No, seriously, that's what the songs says:
Now all i see is you
I'm coming for you im coming for you
Am I the only one who thinks this is creepy? O.O
Also, Beiber makes himself sound like some sort of a God who will totally change this girl's life. Egoistic, much? Who does he think he is?
Oh and one more thing, this song is just wayyy to cheesy for me. I know some cheesy songs can be good, but this is cheesy in the wrong way.

Ok, I'm done dissing :)
Do you like this song?
Does anyone else hate it too? :D
P.S. I know some of you are Justin Beiber fans, so please don't hate me for doing this! :P