Saturday, 30 November 2013

Othello Came To The Realisation That By Killing Desdemona, He Destroyed The Best In Himself..

Hey Everyone!

So you may have noticed I haven't posted in a little while, this is mainly because of my Christmas exams which are next week *gulps*

The past few weeks have been in two words, a blur. The past couple of weeks have flown by and I don't know where I'm standing (quite literally) I never quite realised how quickly time can go by, it's somewhat frightening. From my tired mind filled with random Othello quotes (spent this afternoon studying Othello for my English exam, fun) I'll tell you all a little about my weeks recently.

So I last spoke to you all ten days ago on my day off, which seems like a year ago! I had just gotten my tripod, which was named yesterday as ''FredOrGeorge'' which is a Harry Potter reference, you can't choose between the Weasley twins. My friend Grace of Dainty Sprinkles wanted to name the tripod George whilst my friend Tara said I should name it Fred. So it is now called FredOrGeorge because I kept saying to myself ''Fred or George, should I name the tripod Fred or George?'' Realisation hit. So welcome to the world FredOrGeorge!

For History class we went to the cinema to see the film ''The Butler'' if you haven't seen it yet, go check it out! The visuals could be a lot better however the actual story is brilliant and very historical. Seeing Oprah Winfrey and Alan Rickman in the movie was brilliant (Along with Alex Pettyfer but I honestly nearly cried because his acting was so good and portrayed how evil he was)

Last Wednesday (27th November) Myself and three people from my English class (won't name them, as I haven't asked their permission oops) took part in a public speaking competition about mental health with two other schools. For me personally, it was a big deal, I've never had much confidence with speaking up about something (in my childhood, bullying) let alone in front of other people, making eye contact. On top of that with the usual insecurities along with insecurities about my accent, I was honestly terrified.

We all spoke for 6 minutes about our topics, we spoke about ''In Life You Can't Stop The Waves, But You Can Learn How Surf Them'' I was first up for our school and I was terrified, heart racing, sweaty palms, the lot. I began to speak and everything clicked for me. I made eye contact with practically everyone in the room (this is the person who looks at the floor whilst walking in corridors) and spoke quite clearly. I was delighted with how it went.

Unfortunately we didn't get through to the next round, but I feel that as it was our first ever competition, we really did ourselves proud. I know there are some people I know who will probably laugh and say it was because of me, my accent or whatever, but I honestly don't care, you never can control me any more. (Should I mention I was speaking to the chairperson afterwards who congratulated me on an excellent speech?)

I was back in school after the competition and let's just say, A LOT of drama happened. It didn't involve me personally thankfully but a certain announcement made over the intercom about ''The skangers and scumbags and no I will not apologise for calling them that'' the next day literally made my life.

You might also be wondering, Why is the blog post about Othello from the play by Shakespeare? 
Well.... I was basically studying Othello all afternoon and one particular line really jogged my thought processes, ''Othello Came To The Realisation That By Killing Desdemona, He Destroyed The Best In Himself..''  I thought it was quite interesting and quite accurate. Desdemona was infatuated with Othello and even though he murdered her, she didn't tell Emilia it was Othello who killed her, ''Nobody; I myself'''. Othello then realised he had been played by his ensign Iago, Othello subsequently killed himself, deeming himself to be an ''honourable murderer'' but there is nothing honourable in murdering someone as innocent and as pure as the ''Divine Desdemona'' and realising that by killing Desdemona, he destroyed the best in himself.

A photo from Twitter that made my life.. (I'm a Sherlock fan as you can tell, yes I ship Johnlock!)

It's FredOrGeorge! 

What a bright, optimistic and happy ending! 
Stay Strong, Happy and Fearless!
Aveen xx

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Tea, Othello, The Walking Dead, Simple Things Collective, A New Tripod & Lots More

Hey Everyone!

How are you all doing today? Apologies for such a delay in writing a blog post this week and last week. Fifth Year is becoming quite stressful and I wasn't quite in the right mind to write a blog post at the weekend. Well, having said that, I did write a blog post however I wasn't happy with the attitude I had whilst writing the blog post, which was evident in the blog post I had written.

My life recently has been mainly getting up, school, homework, food and sleep. Rinse and repeat. I know it doesn't sound very fun but I only hope all my hard work will pay off in the long run, even if the long run feels so far away.

So I'm sitting here in my room listening to Panic! At The Disco ~ Always. It's quite calming especially after having recording multiple videos with my camera and my new tripod. I had the day off school today as there's parent teacher meetings (not mine though thankfully) and an Open Day for incoming First Year students so we all got the day off which is so far being majestic.

Last week was somewhat interesting (sarcasm) however my lovely Mam randomly bought me a One Direction advent calendar which I squealed a little too much over (I had been studying pages upon pages of Irish notes beforehand) so it literally made my day. I'm going to wait until December to start using it obviously :)

I also bought myself a new tripod which I simply love! It's brilliant for holding the camera steady as I'm quite hyper during takes (eg I knock the tripod over)

I was also babysitting on Saturday night, doing Othello questions and also watching The Walking Dead. (And drinking copious amounts of tea which is quite fun) I'm still an episode behind but I'm catching up and it's as good as the previous seasons! I'm also really looking forward to I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! and the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who! My sonic screwdriver is out and I keep staring at my posters with adoration.

A random selfie taken as soon I got the tripod, that's my natural hair (yes it's really curly) 

The book I'm reading at the moment, it's brilliant! 

The One Direction advent calendar, it's majestic.

My new tripod (if you're wondering, it can expand further, it can reach 5'5 tall!)

A photo I sent to my friend Grace earlier, Aveen actually recording a video! 

Blooper from my YouTube vid .. (I've an amazing sense of humour...)

Playlist for this blog post!
Panic! At The Disco ~ Always
One Direction
Birdy ~ Wings
Paramore ~ Last Hope
Danny O'Reilly ~ Wizard Of Oz
Gavin James ~ Till The Sun Comes Up
Simple Things Collective ~ Simple Things --->  ***PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM, It's in aid of Cycle Against Suicide, a brilliant initiative I worked with earlier this year as a Student Leader click here to check it out on iTunes, it's for a brilliant cause and the songs are excellent. ***

So that's about it from me this week! 
See You Lovely People As Soon As I Can!
In the meantime, check me out on Twitter here
Stay Strong Happy and Fearless,
Aveen xx 

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Touchdown To Reality, It's Not Exactly What You Had In Mind...

Hey Everyone!

*Lyrics from Kodaline ~ Perfect World

Sorry for not posting my usual weekly update last week. I genuinely don’t have any excuses for my absence. I had the entire week off from school, yes, I did have lots of homework and study, however, I had most of it finished by the weekend.

So this week is about the past two weeks, an unusual occurrence. This week I didn’t feel that well. My physical health was the usual. I just feel very run down and tired lately. I can’t quite put my finger on what was wrong with me this week, but there was something.  I felt like writing a lot this week also, however, due to time constraints of homework and study I couldn’t. It really annoyed me as I thought I needed to express something, which I felt, but on the other hand, wondered if the something was a figment of dwindling imagination in an over tired and stressed brain and mind.

My Halloween went well, I had a really good night. I casually dressed in a cow onesie, mainly because it was so snug and warm. During Mid Term break week I also went to the cinema with my friend Tara. We went to the school to get books for study and then walked to the cinema. We went to see ‘’Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2’’ which was actually brilliant and released my inner child. While we were leaving the cinema, we spotted a Catching Fire poster and posed beside them!

The photograph was also before I got my hair cut, so it’s a good bit longer than it is now. Around 2/3 inches of my hair was cut off, which is a lot for me, seeing as my hair length is always hovering around or past my shoulders.

Monday, I went back to school. Which is always fun when you had been awake since 3 am that morning and only got four hours sleep.  I was outside the room of my next class and was talking to a friend of mine walking past and I was whinging that I only got 4 hours sleep and had been up since 3 am. Little did I know, an old teacher of mine (who had taught me for four years) was behind my friend and he said asked me why I only got 4 hours sleep and what was I doing up at 3am? Awkward does not describe it!

Thankfully I got more sleep during the week, however right now it’s around 8pm on Saturday and I want to go asleep. I’m just so incredibly tired! On the bright side, I finished most of my homework earlier so I can go asleep with a clear conscience. 

You might also be wondering what is the meaning behind the title of this blog post! I was originally planning on calling it ''What's A Parabola?'' because in maths we were learning about parabola's (a quadratic equation on a graph if you're wondering) but the teacher didn't have quite enough time to explain the term. So I left the class saying ''What's a parabola?'' The word seemed just too funny to me. I chose this lyric because the song is really describing what's on my mind lately. 

My friend Grace of DaintySprinkles made meme's of the video we recorded about school. Here are some of the few which can be shown in public.. ;)

Thanks Grace! :D 

Finished this AMAZING book on Thursday night. I read the first three books very much in succession and adored them!

Something I bought in Penneys and put on top of my mirror in my room, I love it!

My Halloween nails! First time I've painted my nails in actual years! 

My brother came home from university with two posters for me, this is one of them!

The other poster is filled with Doctor Who quotes and I just love it, thank you! 


I am not even sorry.. 

So that's about it from me this week, just giving you all notice, I've Christmas exams around December 2nd so my blogging might be less frequent however I'll try my best to keep up blogging as I love it. 
Stay Strong, Happy and Fearless
Aveen xx

************I MADE A YOUTUBE VIDEO! CLICK HERE ***********8

Playlist for this blog:
Kodaline ~ Perfect World
Kodaline ~ One Day
Birdy ~ Light Me Up
Royseven ~ We Should Be Lovers 
Fall Out Boy ~ The Phoenix