Posted in Interests, Music
on Tuesday, 30 June, 20092 Comments
The past few weeks of my life sort of had a soundtrack. What with all the exams I had and other things that were going on in my life. (I realise this list is mostly Jordin Sparks. What can I say, her music just really appealed to me over the past few weeks, and I tend to go through phases )
All American Rejects – Breakin’
Figuring something out on the day of my English exam with the aid of this song might not be the smartest thing I’ve ever done. It certainly distracted me from the exam quite nicely and turned me into a quasi-stalker. Eventually though, I did catch the guy I liked alone, and asked him out to the movies.
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
This was the perfect song to cycle home in the middle of the night, after I’d just been to the movies and things didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted them to, mainly because I was too chicken to do anything about it.
Jordin Sparks – One Step At A Time
And then I realised that perhaps I should try again, and spent an entire Sunday being anxious about calling him. Until I finally plucked up the nerve and did it anyway.
Antonio Vivaldi – Spring (The Four Seasons) and Pussycat Dolls – Jai Ho
Getting something difficult like calling the guy I liked of my chest made me smile uncontrollably, and these two song really helped with all the ‘happy’ I was suddenly feeling.
Jordin Sparks – Next To You
Since I really didn’t know how the guy felt about me, and still don’t really, I decided to try to find out. Jordin Sparks may have thought it was a suitable suggestion, but it really didn’t work. I got next to him, and I was still chicken. Finding out at the end of the day that perhaps it was just all my imagination didn’t really help either.
Jordin Sparks – This Is My Now
After that day I decided to give up, and focus on me instead. So I became quite grumpy waiting for my exam results. They turned out all right in the end, I graduated after all, and after receiving the letter I decided to just let go. To not focus on what perhaps could have been between us had I not been too chicken, but instead focus on all the new things waiting for me!
Posted in About Me, Family
on Friday, 26 June, 200910 Comments
I’m so happy right now! I haven’t been this happy in a long time. This happiness was caused by three things:
- Graduating! I’ve now officially graduated and it was so much fun! People were called forward in groups, and the group I was in was talked to by my amazing physics teacher. She said a LOT of nice things about me, and it just goes to show how well all the teachers know me, and I really appreciate that.
I’m also officially done with the stupid yearbook as it was handed out today, and I got a lot of compliments about it!
- Driving! My grandparents gave me an awesome graduation gift, I get to take driving lesson, and they are going to pay for them! I’ll probably be starting in September, since I believe you have to be 18 to start, though I’m going to find out if it’s possible for me to start sooner.
- This is probably the biggest reason I’m happy right now: Medical school. Remember I went to a selection day, which was the second round of the selection process? Well, based on the scores of the different things you did you were put on a list. On that list the person with the highest score is ranked number 1, and the person with the score after that number 2 etc. The higher up on the list you are the bigger the chances of getting in.
I’m number 8!!!!! Edit: 28-06-2009 (Oops.. I posted the wrong number before.. A friend of mine is actually number 7) There are 300 people on the list btw.
So yeah, today was a really, really, really good day!
Posted in About Me, Family, offline
on Tuesday, 23 June, 20091 Comment
I love the house I live in. My parents have lived here for around 20 years if I remember correctly, and I have lived here all my life. It shows in the house, for it has gotten a rather lived in feel, with all our books and non-matched furniture about the place.
It also shows in the way my parents interact with the people on our block. Most of them have been here for as long as I can remember, and only recently did some houses come on the market, and were sold to new owners.
Whilst new blood may very well be interesting, I have come to find these new families to be slightly irritating. They are easy to get along with for the most part, but they have some annoying habits.
One of the habits they all seem to share, is DIY. Which is great, I’m all for home improvement, adding value and all that jazz… It’s just that after having to listen to constant hammering and drilling and sawing (some of which can go on till 10.00 in the evening) you become rather infuriated with it. Since I live in a terraced house that is rather susceptible to noise coming from the other houses (it’s the way the houses were built), it’s almost as if all the hammering and drilling and sawing is taking place in your own house.
Another habit that gets on my nerves is the fires they start. Apparently it is a lot more fun the bun garden waste instead of driving it to a composting facility. The problem is that this burning can only occur in dry weather, and dry weather is usually only available when the wind comes from the east, and is therefore aimed directly at my window, causing the smell of burning wood to linger in my room. >.<
I’m not entirely sure I can chalk the next annoyance up to the new neighbours, but since it has only started recently I will mention it anyway: one of the families living in one of the houses closest to me has purchased what I believe to be a bread maker. It’s great that people are making their own bread, but it seems that they turn it on in the middle of the night, and since for some strange reason my hearing has become much more sensitive lately, I can actually hear it kneading the dough. This is an annoyance mainly because I’m not sure it’s a bread maker, and I don’t like unidentified noises. Especially not ones that keep me awake.
For the time being I’ll learn to deal with all of these things though. I take comfort in the knowledge that there’s only so much that can be improved with these houses, and that the DIY will soon stop hopefully, in the knowledge that there is only so much garden waste to burn before there’s nothing left of your garden, and in the knowledge that in a few weeks I’ll be on holiday in Germany, and I won’t have to deal with that particular unidentified sound any more!
Posted in School
on Thursday, 18 June, 20096 Comments
My plan to sleep through this day were unsuccessful, but at least that was the only thing that was unsuccessful today, as I passed my exams and will be graduating on the 26th of June!
I would invite all of you to the little gathering we’re having tonight, but I’m sure you all live too far away .
Anyway, just wanted to shoot this out into the blogosphere!
Posted in School
on Wednesday, 17 June, 20092 Comments
I am completely, utterly, totally terrified right now.
Tomorrow I find out whether I will be graduating or not, and it’s been wreaking havoc on my nerves.
In The Netherlands graduating depends on whether or not you pass your final exams. They are very important. Tomorrow the results of those final exams will be in, and if I didn’t pass my final exams I will be called between 17.00 and 18.30. So yeah.. I’ll probably be a wreck tomorrow.
Which I why I intend to sleep for most of the day. Wish me luck!
Posted in About Me, Interests
on Wednesday, 10 June, 20091 Comment
Ever since I got this laptop I’ve been using an optical mini-mouse. I like it better than a normal sized mouse, and it’s handier to carry around .
My first mini-mouse broke down a few months after I first got it.
My second mini-mouse broke down a few weeks back. Luckily my dad had a back up one that I could use for a while. Ever since then I’ve been looking for the same model. However, I have not been very lucky in that department.
Today though, after schlepping halfway across the city I found something resembling the model I had. It is different in one very interesting way though. It lights up.
Yup, it lights up. If you have the light turned on, it will change into seven different colours, one colour gently fading into the next closest one. It’s very pretty, but can be a bit annoying. xD
Oh well, I’m just happy I have a mouse of my own again!
Posted in About Me, Interests, School
on Sunday, 7 June, 20096 Comments
Here are the pictures of my prom that I promised you guys! I will warn you though, I do not photograph well when I need to pose, and as such the picture of me in my dress might not look as great as I felt in it. I got a lot of compliments about it as well .
Me in my dress
This is the line for the photographer who took pictures of all of us in groups after dinner. In the middle is my awesome physics teacher!
This is the dancefloor at the dance part of the prom. It was pretty crowded but I had a lot of fun dancing. It was also where I got doused in beer. Twice.
This is my right foot after prom. I should not have worn those shoes
This is the state my left foot is in. It's actually a bit worse than my right, as my toe is also pretty blistered.
There’s a picture behind the cut that is probably not suited for everyone, so you are warned. click to read more »
Posted in Friends, Interests
on Saturday, 6 June, 20093 Comments
I just got back from prom, and it was the most fun I’ve had in a loooong time, what with exams and the stupid yearbook and everything.
The evening started at 18.00 with a dinner for the sixth graders and some teachers, it had great food, and a great opportunity for dress spotting. The dresses worn by the other girls were gorgeous, and the guys all wore suits .
After dinner I went with a friend to pick up her boyfriend who’d come to town for the party. We proceeded to walk 2.1 km to the place they’d be staying for the night, and then 2.1 km back. That was when I figured out my shoes weren’t so comfortable after all, even though they were flats. Thankfully my mum dropped up my comfortable shoes when she dropped off my sister.
The dance itself was also a lot of fun, and I have never danced so much in my life. I danced with a lot of my friends, even with one who normally never ever goes to dances.
The evening was a great succes, despite the fact that I got huge blisters on my feet from the flats, the fact that I was doused in beer (twice), the fact that I felt like my boobs were falling out of my dress for most of the evening (even though they weren’t), and the fact that when I got home, my cat had completely taken over my bed xD.
(Will post pictures tomorrow or day after)
Posted in School
on Thursday, 4 June, 20092 Comments
My last exam was Tuesday. It was Maths and it went somewhere in between ok-ish and terrible…. Still, I’m glad that it’s done.
And after spending an EPIC day at a friend’s house yesterday (I was there from 11 in the morning till 11 at night), another thing that’s done is the stupid yearbook! I put in the final touches this morning, and boy am I glad it’s done!
There are now in total 155 pages, and I sent it off to the printers this afternoon. Not my concern any more, and that’s a HUGE relief.
Now all I have to worry about is the second round of the decentralised selection for the Bachelor in Medicine and Global Health Profile of the University of Groningen. For some reason I have a good feeling about that though .
After that there are ofcourse the exam results to worry about, but that’s later. Much later. (Never mind that it’s in two weeks xD)