International Friends: Exchange Students

First day back and I am over school already. I have a test tomorrow and homework in every subject. Fun right? Not particularly. Got to slug it out, though.

So today something happened that was pretty interesting. My school regularly has exchange students and currently in my year group, we have 3. One is from Germany, another from Japan, and the latest from Italy. The Japanese and Italian exchange students are hanging out with my friends and I, so the conversation has several different perspectives. Today, the Italian decided on the subjects that he wants to take on for the time that he is in Australia, and surprisingly he has chosen to do Japanese. He is an Italian, learning English, and has now chosen to do Japanese as a part of the top Japanese class. I honestly thought that he was lost when he showed up at our class this morning. It will be an interesting experience, indeed.

I enjoy the opportunities that my school has with so many exchange students visiting. I have met some very interesting people and the conversations during breaks are hilarious. The Italian exchange student has taken great enjoyment teaching one of my friends how to swear in Italian, while my friend in turn has had fun stirring him up about pizza. Italians are very passionate about pizza… Hearing an Italian, Japanese and Australian argue about pizza makes you wonder how people do things in their own countries.

I hope you day is going well πŸ™‚

Cya later Skittle Skater πŸ’«

PS. EXO is back! My favourite off the album is ‘The Eve’. So happy that they are finally back. I am loving Chanyeol’s hair and am relieved that Kai’s hair isn’t actually in dreadlocks.

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Returning to School

My July school holidays have come to a sad end. The two weeks flew by so quickly so now I unfortunately have to go back to school. It kind of sucks. I was meant to do a post at the start of the holidays about my goals for these two weeks but I sort of forgot… I am really good at this (please note sarcasm).

My biggest goal for these holidays was to finish crocheting a blanket that I had been working on for a while. I have spent to solid weeks working on it and I can see the end in sight. As of now, I am not yet finished but give it another week or so and it will be. Even though I haven’t finished, I am happy with my work because I know that I am capable of finishing. I am looking forward to the day when my blanket is finally finished.

Something I was looking forward to these holidays was watch Wimbledon. I am a Andy Murray supporter so I had high hopes for this years tournament. Unfortunately, injury got the better of him so he wasn’t able to progress. Congrats to Federer though. I didn’t think he still had it in him. Maybe next year will be Murray’s year.

Do I want to go back to school? Not really. Do I have to go back to school? Apparently so. You have to push through things that you don’t like so that one day it will be over. At least tomorrow EXO is having their comeback. There is something to look forward to.

I hope you have a nice day and that the universe will look kindly upon you.

Cya later Skittle Skater πŸ’«

The Fun of Personality Tests

Hey everyone,

How is it going? Hopefully well. Things here are going okay. Two exams tomorrow so stress is rather high but it will be over soon. Just got to push though. Now on to the surprising news; this post actually has a theme. I know, right, it is a rare thing but this time, I actually have something to talk about.

So, earlier today I retook the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator just for a little bit of fun. I was reading a post on BTS Amino about the personalities of the members who recently took the test. I was interested to see if I shared one of the 16 personalities with any of the members and I couldn’t remember my past results. Unfortunately, I don’t but it was worth the look.

On to the results…. Drumroll, please…… I am INFJ which is Advocate. Apparently less than 1% of the population have this. I read through the profile, and it is rather accurate. It always interests me how close these sorts of things are.

About Advocate personalities

“Advocates tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be be rescued at all.”

A few examples include Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and for anyone who is a fan of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow. Pretty proud of those, especially MLK.

One of my favourite parts of the profile is: ‘Advocates have strong beliefs and take the actions that they do not because they are trying to advance themselves, but because they are trying to advance an idea that they truly believe will make the world a better place.’

I really enjoy taking personality tests and I believe that is is extremely accurate. It is fascinating to learn these sorts of things about you.

I am going to go study now so I will see you on the flip side.

Cya later Skittle Skater πŸ’«

Rambling: Time Zones, Exams, K-POP

Good morning, good afternoon, good night.

I find time zones fascinating and annoying at the same time. One of my best friends lives in the USA and I am in Australia, so when I am available to talk, he is heading to bed. It is quite frustrating.

I actually have no idea where this post is headed. I had my first of 6 Year 11 ATAR exams today and my brain is fried. It was English so I literally just had to write for 3 hours straight. I think (well, my accurately, hope) that I did okay. We will find out in a couple of weeks. I have Don’t Wanna Cry by SEVENTEEN on in the background so I am not really thinking about my exam that I have tomorrow.

For me the first exam is always the worst. I panic and freak out because I don’t really know what to expect. I think I will be a bit more composed tomorrow morning than I was today. The good think about these exams is that I get a lot of time off school. I had all of yesterday, this afternoon, the rest of the day after the morning exam, and two days next week. So really, I will only have one proper day of school in two weeks. It is reasonable compensation for having to sit through 6 3-hour long exams.

On to other news, BTS’s MV for “Not Today” has surpassed 100 Million views! Congrats! Next job is “Spring Day”. As I enjoy both songs, this is welcome news to my ears. And has anyone listened/watched ASTRO’s new song “Baby”? I love it! I am also anticipating Pentagon’s comeback in a few days. So much new music to listen to.

So, I think I am going to stop now while I can. This post had no real theme. I guess that is what happens when you just click ‘write’.

I will see you soon.

Cya later Skittle Skater πŸ’«

 

Back from Hiatus

Been absent for a while… School has been hectic. I have two exams this week, then four the week after. I have had to do so much prep that it is starting to drive me insane. Yesterday, I just had to get out of the house so I went on a walk. I ended up at the lake a couple of kilometers from my house. It is where I tend to end up so it has, by default, become my ‘thinking place’. It is a beautiful place, so I will post a picture with this entry. For me, it is the perfect place just to think and calm down. To take a step back and appreciate the things we take for granted.

If you have read my previous posts, then you would be aware that I listen to a lot of Kpop music. Yep, still doing that. A few weeks ago, my Dad asked why I listened to it when I didn’t know what they were saying. I replied with I have no idea what half the songs on the radio are saying so what is the difference? For me, ‘I Need U’ by BTS is the perfect song for when I am thinking about what the hell I am doing with my life. Whenever I listen to it, the MV is running through my head, and it causes me to think if I am content with my life. It was a song that was played while I was sitting at the lake.

I am sorry to myself that I let it get to two and a half months between posts. I struggle to hold a hobby for more than a few weeks and this is one of them. I will try to be more consistent and to just write rather than post for just the sake of it. I will rambling and possibly at times not make a whole lot of sense, but I will continue to write. I don’t really mind if no one reads or takes in anything I say because this is for me rather than them. My goal in life is to learn and teach so anyone that comes along for the ride is welcome to join.

Probably should stop procrastinating now and get back to studying.

I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Cya later Skittle Skater πŸ’«

The Necessity of a BreakΒ 


One of my favourite things to do is to lie underneath the stars. Some people do mediation while others have a 10k run; I look up at the stars and think. Sometimes I have music, like tonight, other nights I don’t. It makes me realise and appreciate how lucky I am. It is also just nice to take a step back from the stress of work, work, work 24/7. If I can’t sleep, I will often quietly come outside and it helps to clear my mind. It is so easy to get caught up on the freeway of life that sometimes a break is needed. I enjoy star gazing because it makes me realise how small we are in comparison to the universe. I also like just listening to nature; like humanity just fades away. 

My teachers at school are pushing the idea of a 5 minute meditation during class. Now this doesn’t really work for me because it just encourages me to sleep, but it works for a lot of people. I think it is beneficial in life to find out what calms your mind and clears stress. Whether that be listening to music, thinking, running, or just sitting still for 5 minutes, I think that it makes a huge difference in your personality and your attitude. I know the difference that star gazing as had on me. I appreciate the little rewards and gifts that life grants us, and the need for understanding yourself. 
Cya later Skittle Skater πŸ’«