Thursday, August 23, 2012

the irrelevant life updates tag was created for posts like this


This is completely irrelevant (as the title suggests) but I'm super excited and basically want to shout it from the rooftops so LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY IGCSE EXAM RESULTS.

I already posted this on tumblr/instagram and danced around school shoving the results papers into everyone's faces and  shouting "SEE, I'M NOT DUMB." at random intervals, but I'm actually just really, really happy with my grades. I only sat two exams because I was taking them a year early- the top two maths classes do Maths early then Further Maths next year (kill me now) and my class all did Mandarin early too.

Anyway, it's super hard to see in this terrible webcam photo but those are my results papers and I got A* in Mandarin overall and for each of the tests, 99%! I think that's the highest percentage I've ever achieved in an exam. Except for English. Mandarin is legendarily easy though, so I wasn't that nervous about it, although there was a brief moment of panic when I convinced myself I'd probably gotten an A. FUN FACT: Naomi and I got the exact same scores for the exam!

BUT MY MATHS RESULT IS THE ONE I'M SO RELIEVED ABOUT. I'm pretty much bottom of my maths class because I'm just generally not good at that kind of thing and hate working hard, so I was convinced I'd fail and get a B or maybe an A. Also I made the dumbest mistake on the last question involving the quadratic equation. AND YET I GOT A*. WHICH IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED. IT WAS UNPRECEDENTED. Plus I got the satisfaction of beating people in the year above who'd studied the material for two whole years and still achieved lower grades.

So yes, that concludes this unnecessary post!


Monday, August 6, 2012

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I'm going to bury you in the ground

Hi! I'm in Shanghai right now with my family, visiting my dad. My parents aren't divorced, my dad just lives in Shanghai because of his work. I refuse to move to Shanghai because I'd have to do IB instead of A-levels.

Anyway, it's ridiculously hot and sunny right now, which might be good for people who tan/enjoy the summer/enjoy SWEAT WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE but I actually hate it. I miss English summers, where it rains constantly. I mean, the heat really limits what you can wear- I've gone from what my brother dubbed the 'nun on a holiday' look (I was actually flattered by that) to wearing a see-through shirt and a miniskirt. It's all good though, I actually love the see-through shirt, I just hate the circumstances that forced me to wear it. SUMMER IS EVIL.

I apologise for my ugly bra, all the other ones were in the wash. Also isn't this skirt the coolest? It was super cheap at this awesome secondhand shop in Sunderland and it doesn't fly everywhere in the wind, which is always a plus.

H&M shirt, Reiss skirt, shoes from

wearing urban decay 24/7 liquid liner in perversion, a tiny bit of occ lip tar in a mix of belladonna and stalker 
I look all sweaty and disheveled in these pictures, so they're pretty accurate portrayals of me during the summer. I mostly hide in air-conditioned flats watching Adventure Time and playing with makeup/admiring my slowly fading hair.



Sunday, August 5, 2012

Holiday haul.

Some of the stuff I bought in Sicily. Outfit post coming soon! Probably.