A breathtaking view of the Milky Way from Mars.
My Chinese class found out on Wednesday that our school apparently has a sister school in China! :D
And on Thursday and Friday, there were 25 students who came from there to join our AP chinese class! Each of us got a partner who we took around to every single one of our classes. I became extremely close with my friend (her English name is Shirley). I miss her so much now that she's left to go back to her school. :( I cry ever time I think about it (kinda, just in my heart) xD
Anyways, during the time I spent with her, there were things we learned from each other about they two country's school systems. There were some really interesting things, so I thought you guys may find some interesting as well (and break a few stereotypes):
- They don't get to choose their classes, and all students in the same grade take the same courses. (that sucks, cause then they have to even attend classes they find boring)
- Their parents don't expect them to always get A's (THE HECK. I MUST GO TO ATTEND SCHOOL IN CHINA NOW)
- My partner, who was a year ahead of me, didn't understand the things taught in my Calc class because she never had a Calc class yet. (woah, that broke my thinking that Chinese people are pros at math and know everything, lol)
Long story short, we had a great time together. I got her e-mail, BUT MY MOM LOST IT. *cries in the corner* I'm just hoping she emails me the pics we took so I can have her email again, lol. xD
I'm not really an artist. And now, I'm faced with the challenge of drawing something portraying the Renaissance. Like, humanism, secularism, etc.
WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DRAW?! That's such a hard topic. >.> I mean, I can't even draw humans! Any ideas, you guys? xD
Do any of you guys find giving presents to your parents a tough challenge? It's almost impossible to make them happy with anything! Especially if they are asian....
For example, if you get any of these:
- buying something
Their reply: "Why'd you buy me something? You just used MY money, so it doesn't count as a present. Also, what's the point of getting me this?"
Their reply: "These are going to die tomorrow"
- make them something
Their reply: "You wasted your time making this?" and then they proceed to point out every part that they don't like and force you to make it to their liking, causing you to have to start all over
So, yea. I almost never look forward to their birthdays/Christmas/etc. It's not that I don't love them or anything, but the gift giving part.....ugh
I'm just bringing this up now because today was my mom's birthday (*shock*).
And of course, I didn't know what to get. And I procrastinated until the actual day of her birthday. When she asked for a present, my younger brother and I started stressing 'cause we both didn't have anything. In the end, my brother dug up a phone book and I wrote a short card:
"Gifts are expensive
Flowers will die
So I didn't get you anything
Not even a pie"
And then my brother and I combined our gifts to give to my mom.
Result? At least she didn't complain as much. :D
After days of just thinking about it, since I was too lazy,
I HAVE FINALLY SET MY ALARM TO PLAY "The Circle of Life" FROM LION KING.
YESH. LET'S DO THIS. :D
And...a random gif 'cause I feel like it xD