Wednesday, 26 October 2011

I received a blog award from Georgie! Dankeschön :)

According to the rules on Georgie's blog, I think I'm supposed to write seven facts/things about myself and then award other bloggers. 

Okay, so, seven facts about myself:

1. I'm from the UK but I live in Canada. I've been here for about seven years, but I still have a very strong English accent :s

2. I'm not always conscious of this, but apparently people find me very 'spacey' and I remind them of Cassie from Skins, aha. A few people said I even look like her, but I genuinely don't see the resemblance. I don't have blonde hair, for a start.

3. I'm in love with fashions of the 1950s and 60s - I like anything vintage. I get excited if I see "retro" Coke in the glass bottles, haha. I also love everything about the 80s: the music, films, fashion, t.v shows, etc. I think if I absolutely had to choose which decade I want to live in, I would choose the 80s.

4. I like to write. I'm an English major at university, although I don't really think I'm likely to become a published writer, haha. I'm thinking about revising a story I wrote two years ago and submitting it for publication. You just never know :') 

5. Aside from writing, I like to sew. I was initially going to study fashion at university, but in the end I decided English would offer something more promising - I might become a teacher. But in my spare time, I like to make skirts and dresses. I recently made a little black dress inspired by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys

6. I went through a major emo/goth/scene phase when I was younger. Fortunately, I don't have any photos of that tragic time :')

7.  I want to travel a lot. I really want to go to Germany and Austria and Switzerland, and I'd love to visit the Netherlands. I also want to visit every state in America. My brother has done that - I have a souvenir teddy or t-shirt from every state. So far I've only been to New York and Florida. 

Now for the awards:

Georgie - She has a great blog. Even though I don't understand much German, I can still look at it and get something out of it. There are a lot of cooking recipes and some fashion posts :)

Elisabeth - One of my other favourite blogs; I've been following her for a while. She's extremely sweet and really helpful when it comes to my German hausaufgaben :') Her blog is really lovely, with lots of photos and meaningful posts, and she has an amazing sense of style. 

Shirin - The only person I could actually consider a best/close friend, so of course she gets an award :) Her posts are quite funny, aha. 

Katherine - This girl posts stunning photos!

Also, if anybody has Tumblr, you can follow me here :)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

When I'm supposed to be doing homework, I start taking photos. Not even particularly good ones, haha. I've never considered myself photogenic. You can probably tell why.

Also, I've noticed that I have a few German-speaking followers, so I'm going to make the effort...

Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch, aber meine grammatik und mein wortschatz sind nicht gut.

I don't know how to say the rest, but basically I want to practice my German, haha. If I got that sentence above correct, I'm proud, because I wrote that without help from Google translate :') But ja, feel free to comment in German and I'll try my best to reply. I'm still only learning, so es tut mir leid :P

Monday, 24 October 2011

I can't sleep, so here's a Nadia Esra inspired photo I took on my webcam, haha. You should check out her blog if you haven't already; she's an amazing photographer and is absolutely gorgeous:

My clothes from New Look arrived! I ordered these from last week and they just arrived a few days ago. I'm so happy :) The first photo is just a floral top and the second is a paperbag skirt (its kind of ruched at the waist). I've also just ordered a book called 'Charlotte Sometimes' by Penelope Farmer. If anybody knows the song 'Charlotte Sometimes' by The Cure, that's what caught my interest in the book. I couldn't sleep last night and was curious as to the song's meaning, and apparently its based on that book! I looked at an excerpt when I ordered the book, and you can definitely tell where the lyrics of the song came from. From what I read, it sounds really interesting.

Friday, 7 October 2011

I don't have any photos to post, but I think I ought to update my blog :')

I've been doing fairly well with assignments so far. In German, I got an A on my last quiz (I'm a little nervous about getting my other quiz back because I don't think I did so well). I got a B on my in-class English essay and a B on my more formal essay, which was just given back to me today.

Now I have a week off (like a holiday, but not really because I have 20 pages of German grammar sheets to complete). I also have a philosophy test to study for, which speaking of, I want to drop. I just can't follow the discussions in that class and that creepy boy won't leave me alone. I don't want to sound mean, but he's actually the most pathetic human being I've ever come across. There are at least ten unrelated text messages from him, one after the other, that I haven't replied to. And when I have the misfortune of bumping into him, or if I'm not fast enough to bolt from the classroom before he sees me, he just apologizes over and over again for anything and everything he's done/said and how embarrassed he is for gushing out his feelings. But he does it again anyway and just embarrasses himself more.

When he started going on about how sorry he is and how I must think he's a "freak" (correct) he said, "Do you want me to get down on my knees?" and was actually going to proceed to get on his knees and carry on with how sorry he is. I'm not exaggerating or making this up. It's getting ridiculous. Another thing he did was bolt to the door before I could get there, like he was taking a bullet for me, and said, "I'll get that for you!" and opened the door for me. He'd probably put his jacket over a puddle for me too.

He constantly texts me even though I don't reply, asking if I want to get lunch with him or just hang out. He sends me 'good morning' texts and 'good night' texts, asks how I am and what I'm doing. He even texts me moments after he saw me in person, saying things like, "Lucky me! I got a surprise today!"

So did I, but it wasn't a lucky one.

Even when he sees me in person, he picks up on my poor body language and general annoyance (I know because he mentions things like, "I know I annoy you but..." or "I know you're probably going to say no, but...") yet he continues to contact me and find any excuse he can to see me. He's really starting to annoy me. Why can't he take a hint and go away?

I'm either dropping philosophy or ending my life if this carries on.