29 June 2015

#CupcakeQuestions - An EXTRA LONG Edition!

Hello everybody!

Wow, it's been a while since I've sat down to write a #CupcakeQuestions. I guess things have been a bit busy recently, and I haven't had as much time to blog as I used to. Now I'm on school break, I'm trying to get back on track with blogging, starting with doing a #CupcakeQuestions. An extra special edition, 20 questions this week because I haven't done one in so long!

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 161, what is paragraph 2?
The Book Thief, by Markus Zuzak:

(and this will spoil both the book and movie for you)

On many counts, taking a boy like Rudy was robbery - so much life, so much to live for - yet somehow, I'm certain he would have loved to see the frightening rubble and the swelling of the night sky on the night he passed away. He'd have cried and turned and smiled if only he could have seen the book thief on her hands and knees, next to his lifeless body. He'd have been glad to witness her kissing his dusty, bomb-hit lips.
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you touch?
I can touch my iPhone if I stretch it out to the left, but if I stretch it out in front of me I can reach The Book Thief.

3. Before you wrote this post, what were you doing?
I was cooking dinner (nachos, which are probably now ruined because I'm waiting for my sister to have a bath (which she's meant to be doing for half an hour) before I can eat dinner)

4. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Old episodes of Degrassi Jr High

5. Without looking, guess what time it is.

6. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?

7. With the exception of your computer, what can you hear?
I can hear my mum running water in the kitchen.

8. When did you last step outside, what were you doing?
I last stepped outside at around 3pm, to check the post.

9. Did you dream last night?
Yes, I actually have lucid dreams most nights, which means that while I am dreaming, I become aware that I am dreaming. I don't know if this also counts as lucid dreaming, but sometimes while I am dreaming I seem to be able to control the dream. For example, if in my dream I am texting someone, I become aware that I am dreaming, and I seem to be able to formulate a reply to that text.

10. Do you remember your dreams?
Mostly. Some definitely stand out more than others. One dream I had last year was that my entire school had to run cross country, except it wasn't on land, it was in waist-deep water.

11. When did you last laugh? Do you remember why?
Probably around 4pm today, when my sister called me to tell her about her university interview. She said that someone turned up late, sat down, ate Chinese food, went into the interview, and came out a few minutes later, still eating the Chinese food.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are currently in?
The walls are all painted light pink. The wall behind me is darker pink, and there is a framed photo of a tabby kitten swinging on a clothes line. On the wall to my right, I have a set of three sea-shell canvases. On the wall in front of me, is an ornament cabinet. On the wall to my left, is a window and another ornament cabinet.

13. What was the last film you watched?
Twilight: New Moon. I watched it a while ago, but today I realised I forgot how it ended, so I rewatched it. I have to say, it's my least favourite out of all the Twilight movies. Probably because it's very Jacob-centric, and I am very much Team Edward (no judgement!)

14. Do you like to dance?
I like dancing. Whether or not I am good at it is an entirely different story.

15. Would you ever consider living abroad?
I don't know yet, but if I were to, I would probably move back to England.

16. Who made the last incoming phone call on your phone?
The last incoming phone call was from my friend Alex, and he called me to ask my opinion on which car he should buy (as if I know...a car is just a car to me!)

17. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
A game called Facade, which was a big thing at my school when I was in Year 8. I just remembered it and wanted to play it.

18. What colour is your bedroom carpet?
It's brown. Wasn't my choice, it was my mum's.

19. What was the last thing you bought?
The last thing I bought was some fabric and elastic to make a skirt with (that happened today, and the skirt making was successful :D)

20. Would you ever skydive?
Yes. Definitely yes.

And that is the twenty questions! I really enjoyed this post, and I am hoping to get back on track with the CupcakeQuestions!


21 June 2015

My First Mix CD

Hello everybody!

I was sorting through some old things in my room and I came across this:

This is the very first CD I ever made. It was a collaborative effort between me and my mum. I was visiting England in 2008, and we made this CD on my grandmother's computer. All the songs we bought with a £20 iTunes voucher. I haven't listened to this CD since I was in England. So 7 years.

Let's just look at what songs are on this CD:

  1. Just Dance - Lady Gaga
  2. Poker Face - Lady Gaga
  3. The Fear - Lily Allen
  4. Fly on the Wall - Miley Cyrus
  5. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Miley Cyrus
  6. Breakout - Miley Cyrus
  7. Electric Feel - MGMT
  8. Shake It - Metro Station
  9. You Pick Me Up - Pete Murray
  10. Gimme More - Britney Spears
  11. Circus - Britney Spears
  12. Toxic - Britney Spears
  13. Opportunity - Pete Murray
  14. Pictures - Sneaky Sound System
  15. UFO - Sneaky Sound System
  16. Kansas City - Sneaky Sound System
  17. Revelry - Kings of Leon

So I think we can conclude from this that my music taste has changed a lot in the past seven years, Although songs 7 - 9, and 13 - 17 were all my mum's songs, the music is very different compared to my June 2015 Playlist.

I remember when we made this we were all excited because this was the first CD we made, because before then we were still recording songs on cassette tapes. I know that CDs are going out of style now, but I still love them.

Leave a comment letting me know some of the songs that used to be on your playlist, and if your taste has changed much in the past few years :)


17 June 2015

My Playlist for June 2015

Hello everybody!

I had a tweet today from @Mr_Alex_Baker, who asked me what was on my new playlist this month. I like to make playlists every month, because in ten years time I would like to look back at these CDs I have made, and I think it would just be nice to see how much my taste in music has changed. And before I share this, I just want to say, these songs are not new, some of these are really old, and these songs aren't the newest, coolest songs, but these are just the songs I've been liking this month.

Music Playlist: June 2015

  1. Don't Wait - Joey Graceffa
  2. Like It Like That - Hot Chelle Rae
  3. Need You Tonight - INXS
  4. Kiss Me Once - Kylie Minogue
  5. All The Small Things - Blink 182
  6. Style - Taylor Swift
  7. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes
  8. Kick - INXS
  9. Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift
  10. Wow - Kylie Minogue
  11. Bodies - Robbie Williams
  12. Dear Future Husband - Meghan Tranior
  13. Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
  14. Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue
  15. Girl at Home - Taylor Swift
  16. Roar - Katy Perry
  17. All the Lovers - Kylie Minogue
  18. Bad Blood - Taylor Swift
  19. Slow - Kylie Minogue
  20. Viva Forever - Spice Girls
  21. Want U Back - Cher Lloyd

Some Notes About This Playlist

  • Don't Wait - Joey Graceffa. I heard this song for the first time and I am absolutely in love with it
  • Yes, there is INXS on this playlist. I've listened to INXS my whole life, and since the TV movie came out, I have since been called a twelvie for liking INXS. Truth is, I just like them a lot because my mum listened to them a lot when I was a child
  • Kylie Minogue - I have also listened to her since I was a child. I have re-fallen in love with her songs since I went to her concert and saw her live. My mind is still blown by that concert.
  • Boyfriend - Justin Bieber - Okay, I like this ONE Justin Bieber song!
  • And yes, I like the Spice Girls

Okay, so I hope you liked seeing what's on my playlist this month. This is the first time I've done a music-related post so please leave a comment and let me know if you enjoyed seeing what's on my playlist, and maybe I'll do it again in the future :)


The Lucky One | Sims 3

Hello everybody!

So I may have mentioned before how much I love Sims 3, and how much I love making videos on Sims 3. A song I'm really loving right now is "The Lucky One" by Taylor Swift, so I decided to make a video for it.

The song tells the story of a person who dreams of becoming famous, and does so, but then realises fame isn't what you think it is. So I hope you enjoy this video, and leave a comment letting me know what you think!



15 June 2015

10 Types of People in Exams

Hello everybody!

I have just finished exam block, and I am very glad it is over.

Whilst I was in my exams, I started to see that there are certain types of people in exams. Today, I decided I would share with you just ten types of people there will be in every exam.

1. People who fall asleep.
There will always be at least one person who falls asleep halfway through the exam. It's usually during two hour exams that give you way too much time. You'll just see someone face down on their desk, completely asleep, and a teacher will go up to them and be like "Are you feeling okay?"

2. People you make eye contact with
To explain this one, I've drawn a fabulous little drawing on paint to explain the exam room set-up.

So there's always one person you will always make eye contact with. I have a friend in year 10, so he'll be sitting on the year 10 side, and I'll be on the year 11 side, and when the teacher says "examination has ended, please stop writing, etc. etc.), we'll both look up and make eye contact. Every time. And we'll always sort of pull a face at each other to indicate how we've done on the exam.

3. People who scribble out. Really loudly.
You know how in an exam if you don't want something you've written to be marked you are supposed to just put a single line through it? Well there's always one person who, for some reason, doesn't think this is sufficient, and they just scribble through whatever it is they don't want to be marked.

Like this:
And if you've been in an exam when this happens, you will know what I mean when I say that someone scribbling out is a really distracting noise. My friend always does this, and he's always in front of me in exams. This person will usually also be the person who's pen also will run out halfway through the exam. And most times, they don't have a spare.

4. People who don't study
There's always those few people who don't study for an exam, and they try to read their notes right up to the door of the exam room. I just think this is a bit silly. I mean, if you don't know it two minutes before the exam started, reading it as you walk in probably won't help you much. (Moral of this story - study!)

5. People who think they failed
There is always one person who will have a full-on tantrum right after an exam, and they will be absolutely convinced that they failed. The most annoying part about this is that they are usually the people who end up getting a really high mark.

6. People who don't finish
This generally happens more in midterms rather than exams, but there is always one person who doesn't quite finish. You'll hear them writing hurriedly right up until the teacher says "Stop writing." Sometimes they'll even try to carry on writing after that.

7. People who finish very early.
My sister is one of these people. There is always one person who finishes ridiculously early. As in, it will be a one hour exam, and they will be done in ten minutes. And it's always really distracting when they do finish this early, because they'll be sat at their desk tapping their fingers and sighing in boredom waiting for the exam to be over.

8. People who do more questions that required.
I never used to understand what teachers meant when they read the instruction sheet and said "Do not answer more questions that required". Until in a Psychology midterm a while ago, when I saw this:

Answer two out of the three questions.

And the other day, after the Year 10s had their Psychology exam, I heard this girl boasting about how she had so much time left in her exam, she answered all three questions.

Why?! Why do people do this? I don't understand, you don't get any extra marks for answering more questions. The marker just completely ignores what you've written. Surely you would just spend more time on the questions you actually have to do?

9. People who bring their phones
I can understand making this mistake once, but not every exam. Obviously you aren't allowed to have your phone during the exam, even if it is in your pocket, and we all know this and we're all told this about a thousand times. But there's always those few people, and when the teacher says, "Does anyone have any unauthorised material? Phones, smartphones, smart watches, etc.?", it's always the same people who have the awkwardly raise their hand and have their phone collected because once again, they've forgotten to leave it in their locker.

10. People who swear in the exam
I have this one friend who is always sat near me in exams, because alphabetically, our last names our near each other. This particular friend likes to swear in exams. A lot. In the last Biology exam, he was sat in the desk beside me. We both knew we were going to struggle a lot on the exam, but he opened the exam booklet before I did, and he just looked at me and started swearing. It's not just him that does this though, a lot of people seem to swear when the exam is hard.

And that is the ten types of people in exams. I will probably write a part 2 of this post, because already I am thinking of more types of people. If you can think of any other types of people in every exam, or if you think you fall into any of these categories, leave a comment and let me know :)