- got baptized on Christmas Day
- got straight A’s on my O Level IGCSE
- read and excercised more, often on a daily bases
- found new interest in photography, music and books
- discovered SPIN and Askmen
- got lots of gadgets: (countless audio tech, Ipod Touch 5th Generation 32 GB, Canon 450D, Bose Radio, Swatch watch…)
- got way better at organizing myself, via planners, to do lists and apps!
- feel in love with Google Chrome, Anydo, Pocket and Evernote
- jumped of Macau Tower
- visited elderly in rural China
- Started this blog, reached 30 followers and over 200 likes!
- renovated my room
- started spending more time with family
- joined the English Speaking Competition
- finally started watching more movies again
- Back on track with my exercise and reading, Wrath of the Angels is unfolding beatifully
- Really liking The E.N.D
- My friend drew this in advanced math:
- Brought my ipod touch to school today. Not as bad as I thought, and hugely useful.
- Bruno wasn’t here, so I was super lonely in biology T.T
- I’m playing George in “Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf.” Hilirarious already 😀
- Finished reading reader’s digest (i read magazines back to front)
- Started reading The Wrath of Angels
- One of the quieter girls in my school had an outburst. Scared the crap outta everyone
- Had a basketball game with rival international school: School of Nations. Didn’t play much, didn’t play well. Saw an old primary school crush that moved there.
- Bought our english teacher some random food stuff. I hope he likes his hello kitty cup noodles and dry packed wudong.
- Was productive at home
- Opened Deadmau5’s album 4×4=12. Didn’t like it at first but it’s growing on me. It’s more background music then sit down and listen to music
- Made a draft for my resume, including anything that might give me brownie post
- Learned this rap (if you ask me Freddie Mercury won)
- Finished reading “A street car named desire.” A short, easy to read play that hits on important themes and has very interesting characters.
It is that time off month where I recollect my monthly accomplishments, as you can probably tell by now, I love to use YouTube to learn new things
- Learned to sing the Vietnam anthem: Fortunate Son and learned the lyrics of 50 Cent’s My buddy (so I can say it as I walking down the hallway). I also love Epic Rap Battles. I learned the one with Freddy Mercury shouting at Frank Sinatra.
- Learned to dance the Dougie, albeit a bit stilted and stuttered
- Finished reading the Hobbit. Reminded me how much I loved fantasy and how much a genius J.R.Tolkein is. Modern classic.
- Completed the Anthony Horowitz Horror Collection. The book scared me twice in its 500-some pages.
- Read and sorta applied Habit 2 of “The Seven Habits of a highly effective Teenager.”
- Finished reading the Hobbit which concludes my summer reading list…three months after it ended. Really enjoyed the fantasy world and setting. J.R Tolkien remains one of my favorite writers
- Played League of Legends with some buddies for the first time in months
- A bit de-sensitized to time due to four free periods at school. Got to read some of my articles on Pocket (which was a getting ridiculously long as I just throw stuff on there)
- Suffice to say, not much happened at school
I am sitting here on my bed of reading the second habit of “The seven habits of an effective teenager.” I feel so inspired, if not a little overwhelmed. It gave me a lot to think about. Who I am. What do I stand for. What do I want to be when I grow up. These are hard questions for me to answer. I can be inspired in one moment and then be completely shallow in the next. Of course I shouldn’t expect myself to be inspired and thoughtful all the time; it’s just not practical. But I forget where I’m going, where I want to go. I become numb to emotion and thought. I found a word in my readings that may perfectly describe my situation: apathy. The absence or suppression of emotions. I don’t think I do it purposely but I simply slip into it. Unaware of its numbing effects until I’m on the bed about to go to sleep. It’s as if I need to rediscover myself everyday. This must be ended. I am going to take small steps (because I often bite of more the. I can chew) to change my state of mind. A small evolution. My thoughts will no longer be drowned out by the mechinacations of the modern world.
Hello. It’s already been two months since school has started. Man how time flies. This month I plan to
- Finish Assassin’s Creed (I was going to finish October 31st but it was longer then I expected)
- Finish Reading The Complete Horror-Horowitz
- Read and apply Habit 2 of the 7 Effective Habits of a Highly Effective Teenager
- Beat a game called Sanctum
- Learn the lyrics of My Buddy and Lucky ones
- Learn to dance the Dougie
Today I am back on track with my goal setting. I was able to breeze through the last 70 pages of “The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
We had pizza hut at my grandma’s house because Tata is out on annual leave. The house is still in one piece, but things are getting a bit messy. It seems that every time I try to work people start talking to me. Studied some biology then ended up listening to Mylo Xyloto for the rest of the evening.
This was probably the shortest week ever. Two days of unproductive school. Today our Chinese teacher was sick so we got to take two periods off. Having two free periods earlier in the day, made it only a “half day.” I also ate lots, eating the leftovers from yesterdays pizza party, the leftovers from the term break party and the leftovers from Joao’s dinner. I am quite the scavenger :3
I dedicated the evening to gaming, but it seemed to evaporate in front of me. I only managed two games of league of legends before it was 12 Am. Ouch.
Christopher, an autistic child who discovers his neighbors dog murdered on their lawn. Can he, someone not even comfortable with his surrounding’s, solve this mystery? More challenging is for him to conquer his own fears and insecurities and go on the journey of his life time.
What I liked:
- Touching, Inspirational, Though Provoking, Well Written, Addicting
- Christopher’s dad feels like a genuine character who really cares for his son, despite his special disabilities
- How Christopher reacts to his surroundings and his little systems in his head
- The way it is written, it really feels like it is coming from his (Christopher’s) mind
- The complicated relationships and discoveries made throughout the book