19//Brisbane

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Holidays



Helllooooooooo!
Updating for the second time this week, feel that dedication.
In my last post, I pretty much updated until the end of stand down so now I shall pick up from there :) :)
Last term I'd really been putting off doing my QTAC application, mainly because I had no clue what I wanted to put for most of my preferences. I always new that I wanted to do Law, but originally I was like Law/Journalism then I had this random urge to do science so it changed to Law/Science and from there on it was just a big question mark. Anything after that would just be to bridge into Law anyways so idk.



Anyway, I did end up doing them, though I ended up putting Science/Engineering 4th which is like a lol since I have 0 intention of ever doing engineering, so I might change that later.
Last week at school we didn't really do too much except for getting our marks back and starting learning for next term in a few subjects. I didn't actually find this term that stressful, except I did think that all the tests, etc, were super tough and after legit every single exam I did, I was like :| *prepares for failure*
I actually didn't do too badly in the end though and although my marks did drop a bit from last term, I did pretty similar to how I did in term one :)
Because we'd already finished all our assessment and stuff, after school was really relaxed and it pretty much felt like the holidays already. I think it might have been...Monday? that I went to the city after school with Sabi and bought DVDs and fondue >:D

ily tv

ily fondue


On Wednesday, we had our tennis break-up! I've done tennis for all five years at Grammar so it's kinda sad that it's over BUTTT we got lots of food and ily food. Our coach also gave us these presents and we got water bottles as well :)



On Thursday, we had a trivia night at school to raise money for antips! I was in a team with Diem, Sonja, Jen, Emily and Shannon and our team was actually so great, because everyone knew things about different subject areas and we actually ended up doing really well. After the first round, Team Nicole was winning by like heaps, but after the second round we dropped to second, losing to the humanities teachers table by four points :( BUT all was not lost because we still beat the Abbott's Ministry team which I swear consisted of someone from like every single faculty. Not even kidding when I every single one. And they lost to us :)
After trivia, Sonja and I went to sleepover at Diem's. It was late-ish when we got back to her house, so we basically just sat around for a bit before going downstairs, setting up a blanket-bed on the ground and watching KKTNY best show ever. Except Diem fell asleep after approx. 0.5 episodes so lol she sux. We also ate lots of food cause food is fab.
The next day, we had plans to go to the movies, except there weren't any good movies on so we decided to go bowling instead. Sonja won the first round, but in the second both Diem and I magically improved and I ended up winning while Diem and Sonja tied. LOL it was actually so funny cause right until the end, Diem was way behind then she suddenly got the first spare of her life and caught up. After that, we went and ate lunch at Madtongsan before shopping around a bit, and I ended up buying this new pair of shoes :)

pro photos for a pro post






On the weekend, I decided to do a UAC application just cause. LOL there is not very much to do on the holidays.



Thennnn on Monday, my mum and I went to visit my great uncle in hospital since he hasn't been well, and after that went out for lunch at Sendok Garpu which is this fab Indonesian restaurant that ha the best chicken ever. Btw my brother is in Cambodia. lols forgot to mention that.
AND WE REACH YESTERDAY! Wow, it's been so long since I've updated about something that happened yesterday.





Yesterdayyyyy I went on an impromptu city trip with Diem to buy Alice's present (her party was last night), have lunch and shop a bit. I ended up getting Alice a pair of shoes and we had lunch at Grill'd which was fab.

Then that night was Alice's dinner!
It was black and white themed and at Verve Café, which was actually asdfhjkl so good. Like it was this really dark Italian restaurant and the atmosphere was really cool. After we ate, we all walked to Passion Tree and had fondue, which is just perf.

OOTN





And that brings us to today!
Today I actually did nothing though except eat and blog, so props to me for having a fantastical day :) :) 


Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Term 3

HOLA
 
Wow it's actually been so long since I last posted. This is not okay. This post is actually gonna cover literally from the end of last holidays to now, and I legit have about 239057919029059 photos so lol probs gonna get like halfway through then decide that I cbf, but for now let's just say that this is gonna be a proper post.
 
This week is our last week of the term, but I swear it feels like the holidays already. Like, I finished my last exam on Friday and by about mid-Saturday I'm already run out of things to do. It's actually so weird though because usually I don't start studying till after midday anyway, so I really have no idea how I managed to get so bored before then.
 
Anyways, shall recap this term now.
 
Towards the end of last holidays, I went to Thanh's birthday party picnic, then slept over at their house. Lol. I actually sleepover at Diem's so often. It's actually gotten to the point where I literally don't bring a single thing to sleepover because everything I need is already there.
 
 

Food for the picnic
Wow my eyebrows
 
This term in English we studied Hamlet, and at the end of last term my teacher was like 'you should have a Hamlet party on the holidays'. Lol. Then everyone laughed and was like lol who'd have a Hamlet party. Then Diem and I decided to have one. Then we did. And it was fantastic (although I fell asleep cause the movie itself was a bit dull).
 
We had all the food leftover from Thanh's party and also some more that we'd made, and decided to make a fort to watch the movie in LOL it was so great.
 
 
 
 

This next photo doesn't really relate to anything, but throughout the term I had quite a few injections for antips at the end of the year, and I got free needle pens which were pretty cool.



For our last ever Maths C assignment (second last maths assignment everrrrrrrrrrr), we went on an excursion to Dreamworld for take measurements! The actually assignment was really annoying cause dynamics, but Dreamworld was super fab.
 
The whole point of the trip was to take measures of g-force on the giant drop and the tower of terror. Because I don't do that sort of thing, Diem took our group's measurements and had to wear this vest around. I actually have heaps of photos from Dreamworld because the teachers gave us this photo challenge to complete where we had to take photos of us with all these things.

LOL funny story. We all decided to ride the teacup ride, and it ended up being six of us taking up all the cups (with one person in each cup). It's one of those rides where you spin yourself and LOL we ended up spinning so fast that the ride stopped.

~~~~~OPEN NIGHT~~~~~
Sometime in August (ish), we had open day!
I actually love open day so much, and this year was our last one as students :(
The night was so great and I swear our school looks especially pretty during it, with all the lanterns and stalls set up. I had a couple of shifts on the antip stand and the information booth, but most of the rest of the night was spent going round to all the different stalls, eating, visiting the maths display AHAHA after like every place we went Diem would be like 'OKAY MATHS TIME' then we'd go again. By the end of the night I swear we'd been approx. 100,000 times no exaggeration.



I think it was the sunday after bggs open day that I went to UQ open day (I think I'm up to August 4th?)!
My cousin Emily was on holidays and was here from Indonesia, so she came along and I also met up with Diem and Dylan to walk around to the different stalls with and visit some talks. Diem and I actually had this long plan that we created the night before about exactly what we were planning to do, but lololololol ended up only going to one talk, the Law one, which was all cool with me since that's what I want to do next year anyway.
OOOH while over there, we also bumped into Alice as well as quite a few other people :)
 
LOL all day was trying to take a good photo for this UQ instagram competition. I did not end up entering.

 
 
Later that week (I think), our school had its annual pj day, which is just my favourite day ever cause I like pjs and pjs at school are just a yes.
 
 
 
  Sometime later (lols I really have no idea what dates all of this is happening on), we went out for dinner for a reason that I can't remember right now. Although my dad was there so maybe there wasn't a reason and he just wanted to go out while he was home. Actually yeah I think that was it.



EKKKKKKKAAAA!!

As always, this year I went to Ekka again, with Sonja and Sabi! It was actually so so much fun, like I seriously love Ekka. Normally every year I make this big detailed plan about exactly what I'm gonna do, what rides I'm gonna go on, what show bags I'm gonna buy, etc, but this year I didn't end up doing any of that and it was still so great. We basically just walked round, and if we passed something that we wanted to do we'd just stop and do it. I ended up going on so many rides and LOL while Sonja and Sabi were on this ride that I didn't want to go on, I played one of those carnival games nearby and ended up winning AHAHAH. I swear, first time in my entire life I've ever actually won one of those games. We also got heaps of show bags, ate heaps of food, as well as heaps of other things.

Omg this was the coolest thing ever. Sabi and I both got one, and we basically had to stick our hand in wax a few times then it made this and they dyed it and everything and it was so cool. 


Annnnddddddd sometime later, we had our last ever interhouse athletics! Interhouse athletics is actually my favourite interhouse day and every year I sign up for events and come in some sort if matching costume with my friends. This year, I signed up to do the 100m, 100m relay and the high jump, although I ended up missing my high jump :( :(

Diem, Sonja, Sabi and I decided to come as cards, so the night before we all made our costumes and it was cool :) :)

It was so funny- for ages leading up to it, Ms Jans was like 'THIS YEAR, WE AIM FOR EIGHTH!' and AHAHA we ended up coming eighth which I found so funny.
This is out of nine, btw.

 
You can guess how this is gonna turn out, but I gotta keep you guys in suspense.
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the clawsome foursome
All my friends and I

 
Failed family photo


Sometime after that, I went out for dinner again with my mum and Daniel! But I don't think there was an occasion for that either.



I also had been craving ovalteenies ever since I discovered ovalteenies show bags at the Ekka (which btw I did not end up getting as they were sold out), so I decided to make some ovaltine cupcakes myself. I don't make cupcakes often, but for some reason I though it was a good idea to make them from scratch without a recipe (cause who even has a recipe for ovaltine cupcakes). They actually didn't turn out too bad though, although they were a bit hard cause idek why.




ALSO BLUE DAY, where the school dressed all up in blue and it was just fab :')



As part of antips, we had to do the Bridge to Brisbane, which is a 10km run/walk from some place to someplace. LOL some bridge to Brisbane city or whatevs. LOL I really actually have no idea. 

Anyways, we had to collect our race packs from Southbank a few days before the race, and so Diem and I went to get San Churro when we did. Which, if I remember correctly, was the day before our chem ERT (MY LAST HIGH SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT EVER) was due.



Then of course we did the actual race a few days later. Which I remember was the first of September. Cause my memory is just so fantastic. Btw that date's probably wrong.

I actually did kind of enjoy the race. Like it wasn't too tiring or anything, but after a while I was seriously like omg when is this gonna end. Although it did end eventually which was good. And now I look back and think I enjoyed it. Can't remember if I actually did. I probably did. I think.

I remember that the person who we asked to take this photo was all scowly and it was like woah ok calm down.
Shameless bathroom selfies


This is entirely irrelevant but so cute.


OH I FORGOT TO MENTION. I SLEPT OVER AT DIEM'S. Thennnnnn after the race, Diem and I went to  Mt. Ommaney for lunch, when her mum rang and was like 'does Nicole wanna sleep over again?' and dum dum duuuuuum cue impromptu double sleepover.

It was kinda sad though cause we had school the next day and I didn't have any uniform or anything. I ended up borrowing Diem's shirt, skirt, stockings and shoes then going tieless, bagless, blazerless and hatless. And who should we run into but Mrs L on the way to school, and she just looked at me and was like '.........................where's all your stuff' and in conclusion it was awkward.

who dat sexy beast

Then, of course, QCS!!
We'd actually been preparing for the test for a g e s, with QCS lessons every Friday this year and quite a few practice tests, so I felt pretty prepared for it and wasn't too nervous. In the morning, the school provided us with this fab breakfast then before the first test, the whole grade did the school warcry! The writing task theme was 'things unknown' and I was first like lol what but I ended up doing a short story and all was good :)
 
War cry!
 
Then, as you can guess, stand down came along. Possibly the worst stand down ever, too. It wasn't so much that I had too many test, but more that the tests were like 10x harder than previous ones.
And as usual, as stand down comes around so does all our eating out. This year we just ate at Madtongsan a lot. A lot being twice.


Eating my problems away.




And that was basically my term three :)

  LOL the sad thing is I actually started this post about a week ago and just left it sitting here, and all this stuff has happened since then butttttttttttttttttttt if I go into all that then this post'll never get published so hopefully I'll post about them soon :) :)
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