Today I Learned…

Sunday 24 January 2016

Today I learned that:

  • The Aeneid is very long. Very, very long. There is no way I could translate all of it before my HSC (not that I need to). I just realised that the first five lines of Aeneid I were one of the unseens for one of my Latin chapter tests last year. And I scored well in that one. Nice.

Saturday 23 January 2016

Today I learned that:

  • I haven’t updated this part of my blog in ages. It’s bothering me that I’ve left this for exactly three weeks. OMG. Not good, not good, I have to start updating this section everyday.
  • I don’t even remember what I learned on every day for the past three weeks. Seriously. I’ve learned a lot of different things and I just can’t, like remember individual things on different days.
  • Those people at the optometrist…were not very friendly and treated us more as potential tickets to more money rather than actual people. This is why they created the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine Admission Test) [I think] so that they will filter out the people who don’t deserve to be in the medical profession. My mother’s bill for her glasses totalled $500 and it was definitely not worth it, and one of the salesgirls said, “Oh, she’s too poor, she can’t afford it.” It made me angry to hear it, and makes me more motivated to aim for dentistry and do the best I can to help and empower people rather than knock them down. What a day to learn things. So many things I’ve learned and DISCOVERED.
  • Yes, I am placing heavy emphasis on discovery and so on because it is one of the major units (Area of Study?) for my English HSC. So I feel like it’s imperative I understand it well.


Saturday 2 January 2016

Today I learned that:

  • Quitting my job today was probably the smartest thing I’ve done all year 😉
  • I woke up late and now I have lost a few hours of my life which I could have chosen to use productively or at least used being awake.

Friday 1 January 2016

Today I learned that:

  • The friends you make at work will probably still be there when you make the occasional visit. Although some of them are going to become passing memories now.

Thursday 31 December 2015

Today I learned that:

  • (a minute before the fireworks) I’m not going to feel like a new person. All I’m going to feel is the dread that my HSC is so much closer than it was 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6 years ago.

Wednesday 30 December 2015

Tuesday 29 December 2015

Monday 28 December 2015

Today I learned that:

  • (courtesy of my mother) “[I’ll] never be a dentist if [I] don’t study now during the holidays!”

Sunday 27 December 2015

Saturday 26 December 2015 

Friday 25 December 2015

Thursday 24 December 2015 

Today I learned that:

  • Dead Poets’ Society has inspired in me the need to write poems and not conform to society. Corny, but true.

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Tuesday 22 December 2015 

Today I learned that:

  • Prescribed texts for preliminary course aren’t so bad!

Monday 21 December 2015

Sunday 20 December 2015 

Saturday 19 December 2015

Friday 18 December 2015 

Today I learned that:

  • Preserving memories is important. So I guess that’s why I have this blog and I take photos and write so much, and I guess that’s why I treasure all my notebooks so much, too.
  • Reminiscence is also important. It’s good to look back on old times, because it means your memory is still there, and it means you did things worth reminiscing about. Although, you could reminisce about terrible things too, if you wanted. Your future self probably will and I can’t blame her. Life is the most beautiful yet the ugliest thing you have.
  • Insomnia is terrible, but it’s great for stimulating the inner intellectual.
  • It’s okay not to sleep between 5.30 and 7.30 am. That is my two hours of dreaming about nothing and terrible occurrences but honestly, I think reality is better than fantasy now. For a little while, that is.
  • It’s healthy to resume posting on your Instagram, but already the photos are not in chronological order and I just can’t be bothered to change it. Is my future self really going to be so OCD about it?
  • [leaves blank space for future self to answer]

Thursday 17 December 2015 

Today I learned that:

  • In terms of intellectuality, I am so dense that I could get subducted by an oceanic plate. I won’t mention what but my future self will come back and remember that at some point she was the protagonist of a teen romance novel someone else wrote. K.T. still might go get her cappuccino from 56 km away.

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Today I learned that:

  • School was still doing nothing.
  • Dad makes good steak.
  • Food Network is life (it’s very important).
  • Good food takes a lot of time. Thank you Dad 😥

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Today I learned that:

  • School wasn’t doing anything valuable for my education. So I stayed at home and gave myself a more valuable education than school would ever give me. It’s illegal to teach Preliminary content to Year 10s, but who said it was illegal to teach yourself?

Monday 14 December 2015

Today I learned that:

  • Empower, not compete with your friends.
  • It’s time to get cracking!

Sunday 13 December 2015

Today I learned that:

  • It pays off to be motivated.
  • It definitely pays off to be a student of Latin.
  • It was a great day. Complimented on being a student of Latin. Nailed Parametrics. Took comprehensive syllabus notes while running on a tank of motivation. It was a great day.

Saturday 12 December 2015 

Today I learned that:

  • Fear is a great motivator.
  • There are some things in life you just have to accept.

Friday 11 December 2015 

Today I learned that:

  • There will always be people better than you. You can try all you like to climb the hierarchy to get to a better place, but those people who are better than you are climbing too.
  • It wasn’t easy being in a team. You were really only real friends with one or two people. It wasn’t easy. You never really officially won a game. It made you depressed for the rest of the night, until you fell asleep. It made you depressed because even though you put in so much effort, it gave you nothing.
  • Is life so futile after all?

Thursday 10 December 2015 

Today I learned that:

  • there is no way out but to bs my reflection.

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Today I learned that:

  • Chemical Earth: separating gases by liquefying and then fractional distillation? ??? ???

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Today I learned that:

  • You can’t use fabric scissors to cut cardboard. Well, obviously, but we didn’t know to what extent cutting cardboard would damage fabric scissors.

Monday 7 December 2015 

I don’t remember.

Sunday 6 December 2015 [mildly sick]

Today I learned that:

  • Peri-Peri sauce is amazing. Also need to check out Nando’s.

Saturday 5 December 2015 [mildly sick]

Today I learned that:

  • The sickness is still here. So I’m still a sickly young thing.
  • I didn’t really learn anything new.

Friday 4 December 2015 [mildly sick]

Today I learned that:

  • You should have persistence when needed. I mean, when you’re sick and you have to present for your group. Sure.
  • Persistence is still key, when persuading parents to let you go to the basketball team dinner you’ve been planning for ages.
  • Baia is a great restaurant, but I ate something from there which made me have severe diarrhoea in the morning afterwards. So I might not go there again.

Thursday 3 December 2015

Today I learned that:

Wednesday 2 December 2015

~was sick so I technically learned nothing new~

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Today I learned that:

  • People are nasty when they want to be. Not that I’ve recently learned this; it’s just that it’s been recurring a lot recently.
  • The only time I can create not sub-par drabble is between 12 am and 2 am. Every morning I wake up and feel like I need the extra sleep.
  • There’s no point in hating unless you can do something about it. But sometimes it just feels good to “talk and forget”.

Monday 30 November 2015

Today I learned that:

  • Today is the last day of spring, although we’ve had summer-like weather since literally the first week of spring.
  • We can only be young for so long (this eventually led me into another one of my existential crises)
  • Don’t keep sweet things in the schoolbag and zip them up properly! I had an ant infestation occur and it was nasty 😥

Sunday 29 November 2015

Today I learned that:

  • I really need to do something about my lack of knowledge of the Preliminary and HSC Advanced/Extension 1 English course.
  • Sleeping too much is bad for your health, but I love lazy-sleeping on Sunday afternoons~
  • there are 16 days until last (unofficial) day of school 😮 (bc jigging on the official last day)

Saturday 28 November 2015

Today I learned that:

  • My best guy friend has no chill when it comes to insulting me.
  • Love doesn’t exist.
  • I need better time management.

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