The New Season of Doctor Who!!!!!


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Hello! ‘Tis I, Annie, here to blog again. I am so very excited for tonight, the new season of Doctor Who is on! The first episode is called ‘Asylum of The Daleks’. Yes, I know that most of you have probably already seen it if you live anywhere else besides Australia (that’s if you watch the show) and I know that all you hard core fans in Australia (a bit like myself) have maybe already watched it on iView and I would have too, of my Internet was fast enough.
I got up at five to five in the morning, so I could make myself a cup of tea and comfortably set myself up in front of my computer to enjoy the amazing new episode and my internet was being stupid and decided to die. I was disappointed do to ease my disappointment- because I couldn’t get back to sleep- I went to the lounge room and started the Donna series (series four of the newer seasons) and that helped a bit.
So all week I have been trying to stay away from anywhere that might ruin the episode for me and I have been quite successful, except for one minor thing. I was going so well but yesterday morning I was on the bus on the way to school and my cousin (he watched it on iView) was talking about how great the new episode is and he let something about it slip. He assured me that it was only minor but still… I can’t help wondering that what he told me is a little bit bigger than what he let on.
Anyway, tonight is the night and I am very very excited. One of my friends and I are staying at my other friend’s house (who is also an avid Whovian like ourselves, actually her whole family is) and we are going to eat jelly babies and watch the last half or so of the previous season so everything is fresh in our minds. It is going to be so good and I simply cannot wait!


Sorry For Not Blogging


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Let me just begin by saying sorry. I know it has been way too long since I last blogged I have just been so busy! It’s been a crazy month, so I am very very very sorry for being so inactive.
Now that that’s out of the way, let me tell you what I’ve been up to; though it really isn’t that exciting. I have had heaps and heaps of homework that I have needed to catch up on seeing as I missed a whole week of school.

Why?- I hear you asking- why has this very education conscious young person missed out on a week of school? Well, I -along with some of my friends in my drama class- got the opportunity to go to this week long drama workshop called Dramaworks! It was so much fun. We all got the chance to elect the workshop that we wanted to do, there was all different ones to chose from and a few of my friends and I did the flash mob workshop. We did so many things, one of the more exciting things would have to be when we went ingot he nearest KFC and did the chicken dance. I made many new friends and so many amazing memories there, it was so much fun.

Apart from that it’s just been school, school and more school except yesterday was my birthday! It was nice to spend the day with my friends and my boyfriend brought me some flowers and chocolate, which was very lovely. Last Sunday I had my birthday party with my friends; I had an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party in my garden. We had a wonderful time (haha get it, ‘wonderful’) and I wish it could have gone on forever.

Anyway, yeah that’s what I have been up to and I apologize again for my blogging drought. I promise that I will try to post regularly, I really will try.

What I Am Reading


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This is what I am reading at the moment. Do you recognize it? It is one of the greatest classics in the world. Lots of you may have seen the movies an they are all really good movies, but I still think the books are better. With the first book, “The Magician’s Nephew” you get to learn about the beginning of Narnia and how it came to be. You also learn how the White Witch got to Narnia in the first place.
I am currently half-way through the fourth book out of the seven, “Prince Caspian” and I am liking it very much though the best book so far has to be “The Lion,The Witch and The Wardrobe” just because it is the chronicle with Peter, Susan, Edmund an Lucy in it. Lucy has to be my favorite out of the four, she is just so innocent and smart for a girl of her age. And also, I like this particular story because we are introduced to Mr Tumnus, my most favorite character in the entire series (so far). If any of you have not read “The Chronicles of Narnia”, then I really think you should, because C.S. Lewis is such an amazing and talented writer, you would be silly kit ti read done f his work.

Joining the Techonological Revolution


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Since the dawn of time, technology had always been improving and upgrading. We have gone from a big, bulky computer that sat on a desk to a smooth and sleek laptop that is the size of an A4 sheet of paper and can be carried anywhere; from a brick like mobile phone with a pull out aerial to a touch screen mobile that is as light as a feather; from the beeping, slow dial up internet to fast Wi-fi that can be connected to as many devices as you want. As you can see, human society has come so far and is still moving forward why, not too recently Apple launched the iPhone 4s but there is talk of an iPhone 5 being released in a couple of months time. As time goes on, our knowledge of the way in which technology works grows, giving people more and more ideas on where it can take us.
Nowadays, it is very normal for a teenager to spend their time on their own personal mobile phone, texting and calling people at every hour. Well, most teenagers. There is a group of us teens that do not, in fact, own a mobile phone. I myself being one of these rare oddities… well I will be until I get my phone tomorrow! That’s right, I am joining the technological revolution! My parent’s said that I was allowed to get a phone when I could pay for it myself, so when I got a job I decided to buy a phone. Luckily for me I have an auntie who really loves me and she is giving me her old iPhone 4, so all I have to do is pay for the credit! I am very excited about getting my first phone, but I know that it will probably lead to a very big facebook addiction and me spending all my credit in a week or two but for now I am very happy indeed. A plus is that WordPress has an app, so I can blog whenever I want! 🙂
Though, this is not the first time I have conformed to society’s social technology expectations; I got facebook, I started shopping online, I got a laptop and I even started a blog. So this isn’t my first step into joining the revolution, but it is a pretty big leap from where I was. So yeah, I am getting my phone but I won’t become one of those teenage, technology zombies- not being able to do without their mobile for a minute- I promise 🙂

Life’s Valuable Lessons


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Throughout your life, you will learn lessons that will prove valuable to you in the future, regardless of how you might perceive them now. Recently (when I say recently, I mean just this night), I learned that sometimes your parents say no to something you want to do, but they are only doing that because they care; not because they hate you and want you to have a miserable social life. Not that I actually thought my parents hated me, but for some people that is how they feel.
There is this concert (The Big Day Out for those who know what I am talking about) that I really wanted to go to- mainly because the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are playing there and because my boyfriend asked me to go with him. And there is a certain… stigma that is attached to this particular event. Every one hears about the drunken fights and arrests that come out of it but they are only the bad things; the good things never make the news. I did explain this to them, and that I was completely and utterly responsible and that I wouldn’t do anything stupid but they still said no.
I did say before I asked that I would understand if they said no, and I do understand why, but I still couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed. I didn’t scream or yell or anything, I just sort of mumbled “It’s okay, I understand” and walked to my room. I was disappointed and upset because I did really want to go and I was really looking forward to it, though now I can see things more clearly. They only said no because they love me and want to protect me, and for that I am grateful; not many people are as lucky as me with the relationship they have with their parents. So, I guess what I am trying to say is next time your parents say you can’t go to that party, or you can’t go on the train with your friends to go to the movies a night, or you can’t do whatever it is you want to do just remember; they are only saying no because they honestly and genuinely care for your well being, so don’t give them a hard time about it. Be thankful that you have such good parents: who really do just want you to be safe.

“Life goes on.”


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Hello everyone! So, I haven’t been posting for a while and I apologize for that; my life has been so messed up and confused that I have had to take time to work it out. Now I am back on the right track, so here I am. This past week has been full of ups and downs (mostly downs) and it had caused me to wonder. I was so sad and so upset on the inside, but if you looked at me you wouldn’t notice anything different- I still looked happy and my normal self. I am amazed at humanity’s willingness to carry on and their never ceasing hope.
We all have that will-power and desire to never give up and even when you feel nothing can save you , you will always keep going and moving forward because it is just what we humans do. We never really give up, because to give up would mean we have lost faith in everything. It may not seem like it at the time, but always remember that you need to carry on, and you will.
For example, as I said, I hadn’t been going to well. But I didn’t let on to anyone, and I still got up and went to work and went for a holiday with my family and just kept living because it is just hard-wired into our brains to keep moving and going no matter how we feel. So next time you are feeling down and upset just remember that everything will be all right soon enough and that in the meantime you need to keep going because, as John Mellencamp once said: “Life goes on.”

At the moment I am doing “To Kill A Mockingbird”in english, and this post has really helped me to understand the theme of education. Enjoy 🙂


The education system in Maycomb is very contradictory and almost backwards in some cases, and this makes a significant point in the ideas of the novel.

The fact that the very institution preparing the next generation for the future is flawed and teaches narrow mindedness (in the case of Scout being reprimanded for learning outside the school), only can forebode the next generation being just as prejudice and discriminative as the current one.

The theme of education runs throughout the novel, although not always based in the school. It initially shows Scout realising that school is not what she was looking forward to, as the teacher is patronising and sensitive, where as the children are intelligent and used to a harsher environment. Miss Caroline doesn’t understand the ways of the small town, and the small town doesn’t understand the ways of Miss Caroline, leading to a breakdown in communication and…

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“Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!”


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Hello again! So I am reading a novel called “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, perhaps you may have heard of it? It was written by the famous playwrite Oscar Wilde and is considered a literary classic. It follows the story of a young beautiful man named Dorian Gray who swaps his soul for his youth and beauty to remain unchanged. He leads a fraudulent double life, while still remaining a gentleman in the eyes of society. His friend Lord Henry Wotton, who’s influence first lead his life on this corrupt path, says to him; “… but we will never get back our youth. The pulse of joy that beats in us at twenty, becomes sluggish. Our limbs fail, our senses rot. We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to. Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!”
And it got me thinking, is he right? Is the best time of our life the time when we were young and free and able to do whatever we want without boundaries and responsibilities? Or, is the best time of our lives the times when we are older and wiser; when we have had more time to make mistakes and learn from them?
Some argue that the best time in our lives is when we are children in primary school. There is room for mistakes and nothing is as complicated as career choices or friendship meltdowns because you and your friends don’t really care about anything you do; any fight would not last for very long. Others say that the best times of our life is when we are middle aged and we have our lives sorted out and all we need to do is keep going until we grow old and die.
I believe that Lord Henry is right; there really is nothing in the world quite like youth. When you are a young adult you have the best time in the world because you are young enough to still be able what you want to do, but old enough to have some common sense and knowledge. So I say, go out there and have some fun; You only live once (YOLO! as they say). However, that doesn’t mean you should drink and take drugs and do other stupid things. It means that you should live life to the fullest, taking everyday as a new opportunity to make your life better.
So there you go, something for you to ponder. I have stated my opinion, now what is yours? Is there really “nothing in the world but youth!”?