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the other side

by bezzle

To my best friend out there, I don’t think you read this blog, but no matter. 

I think it’s hypocritical of parents to deem us too young, and too adult at the same time.  I’m pretty sure all of us have gotten very irritated when told we’re too young to understand something, and then too old to act like a kid.  This particularly applies when you’re a teenager.  For arguments’ sake, you’re a child when it suits the argument, then for the same purpose you’re an adult. 

The meaning of adolescence is basically becoming an adult.  But we aren’t there yet. 

I previously had several paragraphs here musing over why teenagers are treated like we are. 

But then I realised the futility of the argument.  It just goes round and round in circles.

You know, maybe the fact that we’re never treated our own age may be one of the reasons why we’re viewed as angsty, moody teenagers.

And maybe because we aren’t adults and we aren’t kids makes it so much harder for our parents to know how to treat us.

 

today was dreary and drizzly.  it couldn’t thunderstorm or something exciting, could it?  no, just constant showers. 

started off the morning with a double science.  jumbled up prac with victor (how were the counters supposed to work???) and the very old video on biology failed but mr k didn’t seem to care.  he picked on me a couple of times though.

lunch was time well spent playing set with carmen, geofferey and ben.  i’m slow at it though.  after lunch we just fooled around playing cards and talking, and rkim built this awesome house of cards which he knocked down anyway.  and then my japanese teacher called matthew and i off to go stamp letters.  400+ letters in less than half an hour, he managed to stamp one sideways, and i managed to stamp one upside down xD

when it rains, it pours

by bezzle

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR & VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYBODY~ share the love and money!

(err what why isn’t the exclamation mark red?)

once again, i’m stuck at home all on my lonesome, because i have a lot of homework.  it’s raining again.

this morning, as i was frying pancakes/french toast, my sister started yelling at my brother (nothing unusual really) but she showed my why – a cut twenty-dollar bill.  you know how kiddies get red envelopes with money for new year?  yeah well the twenty dollar bill didn’t fit, so he cut the top off.  and i think he also cut a ten dollar bill in half too.

here’s the pancake recipe i used.  it makes really nice vanilla-y puffy pancakes like the ones you buy at supermarkets.

~FLUFFY PANCAKES~

dry ingredients

1 1/4 cups plain flour

1/4 cups sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

a pinch of salt

 

liquid ingredients

1 1/4 cups milk

1/4 cups oil or melted butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients.  In a measuring cup, combine liquid ingredients.

Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and mix to combine.

Preheat frying pan.  When frying pan is hot enough, a drop of water will ‘dance’ and sizzle away.

With a good non-stick frying pan, you won’t have to use cooking spray.  If not, use cooking spray or a small pat of butter.

Pour a soup ladle full of batter into the frying pan.

Flip when the top has bubbles and a half inch of the edge looks dry.

Cook’s Note: Variation – For extra fluffy pancakes, separate the egg and whip the white until soft peaks form.  Buttermilk may also be used instead of milk – reduce baking powder to 1 1/2 teaspoons and 1/2 teaspoons soda.  Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, if desired.

SUBMITTED BY MARTIN SMITH

[i got it from cooks.com]

this song is currently getting big.  i like it.

gogglers!

by bezzle

a week till christmas!

though wouldn’t you know it, today being wet and cold.  and me having to walk to the dentist, all on my lonesome.  and walk back.  it’s really annoying how your legs get all itchy when you walk/run too much.  and what irks me even more is that i had to wait and it turned out i didn’t really needed to have gone at all.

i’m glad school’s over, i was beginning to get sick of sausage sandwiches and soft drinks.  bother, now i have to think about work experience.  nothing appealing comes to mind.  i’m such a worrywart.

is it weird to think that wireless internet is cool and modern and yeah?  because i didn’t know i had wireless until i got my government laptop and they were explaining it and the computer dude said who has wireless at home and everyone except me and some other person put their hands up.  it turns out i’ve had wireless for what, two years now?  isn’t it cool how you can get internet without plugging your computer in?

i have finally read eldest, the sequel to eragon.  i mean seriously, it was getting ridiculous how it was never in the libraries i frequent in the past three years, whereas the books before it and after it have.

oh yeah.  back to the mental list i was composing when i was pointlessly walking towards the dentist, with my socks slipping past my heels.  things that annoy me (currently, subject to change, please see terms and conditions):

  • when authors forget their own story characters and/or plots.  i find this a bit hard to believe, but i have encountered this phenomenon several times in my illustrious reading career.  there is really no excuse.  misplaced punctuation marks and misused/misspelt words such as the common ‘it’s/its’ is still bad, but excusable as i think the book editors would be quite busy.but changing characters’ names?  changing what happened in a previous book?  if i can remember what happened in a novel by reading it once, how do you stuff up?  hello, you wrote this story.  you came up with this entire plot and the characters in it.  how do you forget what’s going on???
  • long fingernails.  not that i mind it so much on other people, just on myself.  because others manage to keep gunk away from under their nails, but i always seem to have ag just when i’ve forgotten to cut my nails.  and i just think shorter nails are more practical?  comfortable?  in my case, cleaner?  i don’t know.  just another random dislike.
  • mosquitoes that come out of the rain.  wait, is that how you spell mosquitoes?  i don’t like them anyway.[looking at it now, don’t you think ‘mosquito’ looks like the name of an alcoholic drink?  maybe that’s ‘mojito’ you’re thinking of, bezzle.]
  • those little bits of wet brown grass/leaves/dirt that sticks your shoes and legs when you walk in the rain

okay, some happy stuff.  um.  i can’t think of anything, except that i’m going to the gold coast next month.  yay!  and i got what i wanted for christmas from my parents.  (although one was unwanted, but not in a bad way.  as in i never asked for one but i got one anyway.)  yay!  and i have managed to keep my other christmas presents unopened.  yay!

*terms and conditions: i have a much larger list that is in my head, this is a small sample of what i can think of right now as the short term memory in my head has shrunken quite alarmingly over the past month of bludge.  surely i can’t be going senile already!

::twelve

by cloudier

(i) watching kimi wa petto.

After a terrible day at work and a bad break up, Iwaya Sumire played by Koyuki returns home sad, depressed, and most of all lonely. However, at the front of the apartment she finds an unconscious young man lying in a cardboard box. Feeling sorry for him, she takes him into her home and nurses him back to health. As the young man, played by Matsumoto Jun, gets better he begins to like her place and resolves not to leave her. In fact, he even professes that he’ll do anything she wanted if she allowed him to stay. Sumire looks over at a picture of the golden retriever that she had when she was a child and jokingly says to him, “You can stay if you become my pet.”

To her surprise, he agrees. She names him Momo.

decided to watch because the manga was awesome.

ended up watching eps.1-8 from 12am-3am; managed to finish all trigonometry exercises while watching (i.e. exercise 9C Q33-50, exercise 14:09).

i don’t think the drama is anything particularly noteworthy, but it’s fun seeing manga turn into something that moves.

(ii) baked twelve blueberry friands

they’re slightly overcooked, but don’t taste/smell burnt

the recipe is from some random newspaper. the taste is so strong that it tastes better if you have a drink at the same time.

(iii) finished 1999 yearly.

although i suppose lots of people already have.

now i don’t feel like doing any work though. past two days i haven’t done any.

(iv) raining often now. i hope it stays like this for the rest of the year.

(v) pretty

shelley being pretty

(vi) found video camera, taking pictures with it.
model: fs100
canon
“sapphire blue”

(vii) meet desk and wall.

deskpostcards

i will crop them one day.

just not today.

and the quality is very crap, sorry. will remember to turn lamp off and use the other light next time.

(viii) currently listening to classical music.

(ix) random twitter quotes.

my sister takes a look at the smoky sky and turns to me and goes ‘have you been cooking again?

[linly – sept 19th]

(x) Tiësto & Sneaky Sound System – “I Will Be Here”

(xi) i’d give up all my two-week-long holidays if the weekend was one day longer.

(xii) playing brawl. its fun.