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For my English SAC (School Assessed Coursework) I have to do two creative writing pieces. But seeing as I am creatively-challenged, I’m not even going to venture onto the path of a short story. If I did, it would probably turn out to be suspiciously similar to Harry Potter. I might even call it, “Tom Smith and the boy who died.” hmm…not a bad idea actually, LoL, no, I joke, I’d probably get my arse kicked by the teachers and fail english =| not good, seeing as I’m aiming for something ridiculously high.
Anyway, I’m thinking about writing a series of blog posts, maybe about 5 or so, for part 1 of the SAC. But on what?! *sighs* Maybe fashion? …what else is there to write about? Oh god, how annoying. THEN, there’s the other half to worry about. I was going to write a review on Cirque Du Soleil ‘Vakerai’ (OMG!! IT’S AWESOME!! YOU GUYS HAVE TO WATCH IT IF YOU GET THE CHANCE!!!), BUT since I’m already writing a blog which is in the same category as the reviews, I can’t. Which sucks. Big time. WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO?! *sighs*
Slippery Surface Icarian Games
The story of Varekai.
“Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world—a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.
From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.
The word varekai means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.”
Russian Swings Triple Trapeze
The world of Varekai is magical. As soon as you walk into the big top, you feel as though you’ve entered another world. A world where anything can happen. The colours are amazing, the costumes are masterpieces and the acts are simply jaw droppingly breathtaking.
Most circus acts that I’ve seen, you know it’s a circus, you feel like your at the circus and it’s even got that “circus air” about it. However, Varekai is something else. It makes you totally forget that your even at the circus. With no animals invovled, the acrobats manage to pull off flawless stunts that are beyond belief. In one act, there are five men who continuously flip each other into aerial loops using only their feet (Icarian Games), then in another dazzling spectacle, Irina Naumenko balances on canes turning upside down, inside out, the wrong way around, making it all seem oh-so-easy. Critics have praised Irina as the worlds most talented contortionist. And they are right. Seeing her in action almost makes you weak at the knees, with your mouths gaping open, staring at her freshly cooked spaghetti-like body.
The intensity from the audience combined with the extreme focus from the performers emits a kind of bzz right throughout the show. This is by far the best circus I have seen. No wait, not just the best circus, but best performance I have ever seen. A must see for anyone and everyone. 50/10 🙂
Yeah, okay, so I needed a motivational blog name, seeing as I am sinking yet again into my laziness. I’ve been meaning to write a blog since Sunday, after I finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, however, I got sidetracked. Instead of simply clicking open this page and typing up my random thoughts and comments in an incoherent fashion, I googled Harry Potter, and started to read reviews about the book, and I even went onto 3 Harry Potter fan sites. Pathetic really. So 6 days after I finished reading it, I have finally decided to write a post about it.
I had really high hopes for this book. And by high hopes, I mean high hopes. In the previous book (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince), J.K. Rowling ended on a spectacular note. Leaving readers on the edge of their seats, literally hunting the net for any clues as to what would happen next. So when this recent book came out, naturally, I wanted to read it as soon as possible. Despite the fact that I hadn’t pre-ordered a book and I had work on Saturday starting at 9am (the time of the grand opening of the boxes) I managed to hold out until I finished work at 1.30pm, and then ran to Kmart to buy a copy. I thought I might have to wait in line, but all I did was walk/run into the store, snatch the book off the shelf, and then run/jog to the counter to pay. But ALAS, LoL, I couldn’t start the book until 10pm since my cousins were down…so I resolved that I wouldn’t put the book down until I finished it. So I stayed up until 6am Sunday morning reading the damn book.
So what did I think of the book? Well, at first, I LOVED it. I LOVED Snape, LOVED Harry and LOVED all the violence. But after thinking about it, and thinking that J.K Rowling could’ve done so much more, I’ve now come to the conclusion that it is actually quite shitty. I mean, come on guys! Three quarters of the book Harry, Hermoine and Ron(part-time) were running around bushes trying to stay alive! Then there’s the 1000000 times when Harry should have died! It was pure chance and luck that he lived. I soooo wanted him to die. I don’t know why though, I just did. And it didn’t help that in final fighting scene between Harry and Voldermort, I expected a HUGE, MASSIVE, COLOURS EXPLODING EVERYWHERE scence, but all I got was a measly Expelliarmus!! WHERE ARE MY FIREWORKS?! WHERE ARE MY FLASH BANG, STATE OF THE ART MAGIC WANDS FLYING EVERYWHERE?! THE EXCITEMENT!! THE ANTICIPATION!!! NINE WHOLE YEARS WORTH OF READING SHOVED INTO A TEENY TINY MEASLY FEW PARAGRAPHS!! It’s as though Rowling was teasing us all these years!! Building up the excitement until I nearly peed my pants, then the GRANNNNDD FINALE was simply SHIT! I’m, sorry guys, but you gotta admit, it was crap. I didn’t enjoy it, it didn’t cure my Potter-cravings, and now I’m left with a big, empty hole in my magical heart. Also, the last chapter “nineteen years later”, wtf was that?! Talk about waste of space. Space she could’ve used to include more duelling, or maybe expand and explain abit more as to what happened to the characters, apart from the ridiculous names they named their kids. *coughALBUSSEVERUScough*. I wanted to know whether or not Harry ended up as an Auror, or whether Draco is not ‘good’ or ‘bad’. She didn’t even tell us what happened to George, the rest of the Weasley family, nor did she tell us the fate of those in the Order of the Phoenix. *sighs* Not happen Jan. 😦
How different do they look since they made the first movie till now?!
My oh my, see how they’ve grown? It’s like the Olsen twins, we’ve watched them grow up and go through puberty on stage. And I love the fact that Harry (Daniel Radcliff) is the same age as me…well, a few months older, that’s it. So it’s as if I’m watching a friend of mine on screen that I can relate to.
Corny, I know. But oh well, I love HARRY POTTER!!!
POTTER!! POTTER!! POTTER!!
…i’ll go to sleep tonight inventing my own version of how the Deathly Hallows should be 😛
OMG YOU GUYS!! YOU HAVE TO CHECK THIS SITE OUT!! IT’S SOOOO COOL AND TRIPPY!!! I LOVE IT!! I haven’t been this excited over a website since I got msn!!! And that was about 7 years ago!! OMG!! CLICK! CLIKC! CLICSKCNLASJKJCKKK!!!!!
…btw, I don’t actually KNOW what the purpose of this site is, but I LOVE IT ALL THE SAME!!! *touches screen* The little bubbles flying around are so awesome! And the mounds of jelly like thingys! LoL!
Okay, so it’s not very often this happens. Me feeling guilty over not doing any homework. I mean, usually, I just sit my arse down in front of my laptop every night for an average of about 5 to 6 hours and sometimes even 7 hours a night. OMG, I just re-read that and SHIT! THAT’S A WHOLE LOTTA TIME SPENT ON THE NET!!! -and I wonder why my eyes hurt err, well *coughs*… wow, if I added all those hours up, in a week, averaging 5.5 hours a day over 7 days, I would spend approximately 38.5 hours a week on the net doing useless things. Oh mein got. 😐 That’s a whole day and a bit over half!! I can’t believe it. And to make matters worse, I’m in year 12! The “year that will decide my future”! And I spend around 38.5 hours a week procrastinating while I should be doing my untouched homework or studying! -well, it would be good if I knew how to study, LoL. Shiiieezzeeeeennhausennnn *breathes in, out* Does anybody else spend such an insane amount of hours on the net doing absolutely nothing but youtube, myspace, msn and read blogs?! Pray tell. I feel like a freak. LoL.
At least I’m giving my fingers a work out. Come to think of it, my fingers seem to have grown muscles over the years of piano playing combined with my obsession with the internet. Oh, not to mention my tanky thumb (get’s an intense workout everyday from my equally obsessive SMSing). Soon I’ll be able to flex my finger muscles like those body builders and gym obsessed
vain people flex their biceps and triceps at every chance they get. BRING ON THE THUMB-O-WARS!!
hahaha, I just turned a COMPLETE negative to a completely stupid positive. YUP! FINGER MUSCLES ARE THE WAY TO GO! (ahaha, I just had a thought, what if everyone in the world had massive finger muscles so that when they shook hands, they would either crunch their opponent, or they wouldn’t be able to even clasp their hands around the other persons hand like those massive steroid induced body builders giving each other a hug. How funny would that be? :p)
p.s WOOT! I’VE GOT READERS ON MY LITTLE BLOG! OMG! I WANNA KISS YOU ALL, ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT ME!! no, I’m not usually a stalker, don’t worry 😉
Why doesn’t Melbourne have one of these?! It’s so hard for me to find something that suits my skin tone and doesn’t look fake or cakey. I don’t even wear foundation for the fear of looking cakey and also the fact that i have absolutely no idea what colour I am, nor how to choose that colour. The same with mascara. I’m asian. -I think that says it all. My lashes, I wouldn’t even call them lashes. They are stubble. Pathetic excuses for eyelashes really, lol. They are soooo short and sparse, and when I use an eyelash curler, it takes me about 15 minutes and a hairdryer to curl them properly, even then, then are little L’s sticking up. 😐 I would love it if I could get some professional advice from a cosmetics store that would cater to every single one of my make up needs. That’s why Melbourne needs a Colorlab Cosmetics store.
How cool does that look? It’s from the colorlab website. Doesn’t it remind you of craft class or kindergarten? Bottles of shimmery paint, colourful splashes of colour everywhere…
They, along with a host of other companies were featured in Teen Vogue where they were given a test drive by journalist Jane Shin Park.
One other company that I’ve fallen in love with purely by their website is Prescriptives Online. On their website, FRONT PAGE, in a BIG caption is “CUSTOM BLEND LIP GLOSS -DESIGN YOUR SHINE“. Not good! Not good at all!! Especially if your like me and your completely and utterly obsessed with lip gloss. I have had, ever since I can remember, an obsession with lip gloss. I’ve bought about 50 or so and in one shopping trip, I can buy as many as 3…when I try to restrain and limit myself. It’s ridiculous I’m telling you. And half the time I lose my lip glosses so there’s really no point in splurging on them, but I can’t help it! I love them! …I should line up my ‘lip gloss collection’ and take a photo of it one day LoL.. Anyhoo, back to the topic, seeing that caption in big bright letters makes me want to jump into my laptop screen and make my own lipgloss instantly! So I guess it’s a good thing I don’t have a credit card (yet) 😛 otherwise I would have bought one right then and there.
REMEMBER THESE?! OMG! I LOVED THEM WHEN I WAS A KID!! Actually, thinking about it now, I still do :p
Well, while I’m still in the blogging mood…
Biba has launched it’s first ever sunglasses line and how cute are these babies! Even though we’re in the middle of a cold snap right now, these would make my day, no scrap that, season.
…I really got to learn how to do that clicky thing…
I confess. I am one lazy fker. I read blogs all night when I’m suppose to be doing homework *cringes* (what?! it’s improving my english and communication skills :D), yet, I NEVER can be bothered actually writing my own! Even though I do get the urge to write a blog, the fact that no-one actually reads my blog is kind of disheartening 😦 , and also, it means I actually have to stop chatting on msn and do some research before plonking down words at random on the net kinda makes me just turn back to my myspace, blogs and msn. *sighs* …rolling out the excuses now, lol.
Can you believe it? When I tried to log onto my wordpress account,I forgot my password! So I had to go through my emails…good thing I didn’t delete it.
ANYWAY, the reason why I decided to finally get my arse into gear was ‘cos of what I read last night. Emma Watson -the lucky bitch, has been signed by Storm modelling agency -the same agency who manage Lily Cole and Kate Moss. And as if being signed by Storm and being in Harry Potter isn’t good enough, Karl Largerfield has decided to send her free dresses for every premiere she goes to. It’s been reported by British newspaper the Daily Express that she will get $4 million if Chanel signs her. Not bad for a 17 year old. I’m 17 and what have I done? Merely touched a Chanel bag. Not even touch a Chanel dress! Let alone get sent a dress a day. *sighs*
…I still haven’t figured out how to do the clicky thing yet. Oh the hard life for the technology challenged.
How absolutely gorgeous are these dresses?
Love it. This girl has got style. Finally, an actress dressing her age.