Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm back!

Alive and Kicking! sorry for the absence the previous days, been taking a little time for me ^^. More about that later! So school is over!!! whiej! No more exams! Finally :) Friday we get to know our points and if I need to come back in the end of August for some/a re-exams (what's the right word for this one? I used a translator and it said re-examination...)
So after my last exam on Friday, it was an oral one (I was the last one so the last on from our year that had vacation phi) I cleared and cleand my dorm I went home, finally!! after 3 weeks staying non-stop at my dorm. On Saturday my plan was to go shop the new thriftstore in town but that didn't happen. In stead I installed a -cabinet my mum bought some time ago. Now I need to go cdshopping :) the ones you see in there are my brothers. On Saturday evening my uncle threw a BBQ, I love bbq not so much for the meat (i like chicken, fish and bacon, no sausages yuck) but for all the veggies and the cold pasta ^^.
As for Sunday, my brother had a tennis-match but I decided to stay home and try out the silicone I bought a while ago! I installed myself in the backyard with an umbrella and a hat, it's 30°C outside, we're having a heatwave here in Belgium. How's the weather with you? I did deco (any proper past tense of deco? decoed? decoded?) on a heart shaped case I found at the fleemarket, on a plastic container and dominostones (I'm going to turn these into pendants) ^^.
Here they are:





You like them? I still need very much practice in the piping. Btw this is the amount that's in one silicone tube... thought there was more in there.

Today I had to get back to school to get feedback about my paper (the one about Frank Lloyd Wright and shintoism) They said it was really well done, professional and as an adult (which I technically am...).So I am happy ^^. Thought they wouldn't like it so much, luckily they did. After I headed to town for shopping! I had to wait 'till my dad came back from a meeting to pick me up. I got 2 cardigan (those half-ones), 1 was free ^^.
I'll show you tomorrow + some pics of my new summerbag ^^.
Oh and I also did my nails this weekend. I have internship next week so I have to say goodbye to my long nails T_T. Base coat is a white one (which I really don't like, so many coats needed for a clean coat) and red used for the essence stamp.

This evening I'm going to the graduation from my brother who's heading to college next year.
He's going to play a pianopiece ^^ Looking forward to it.
How's your vacation starting?

P.S. I think I have fixed the commenting problem, if there are still some problems let me know.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Photograph Friday

Another sky-pic, this one was taking when my mum and I were driving around to see any modern houses that I could photograph for our class. They had to not fit in their environment. It became dark soon and the sky was clouded but a little part wouldn't.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Give-away: Babbling Brooke

Hi! just found a give-away and thought I'd hare it with you guys 'cause there are a lot of goodies and a lot of winners ;) Good luck!
(it closes on July 14th)

List of 100 books

When I was 10-14 years old, I read a lot, and I mean A LOT!
After that, school began to take up my time and it was byby reading! T.T
I loved reading detectives, fantasy stories and such. I'm not so into non-fiction but that was than :).
I found this list somewhere on a blog (can't remember where ...) and thought I'd read some of these since my vacation is finally in sight!!
The ones in bold are the ones I read (in Dutch).
The ones in itallic are the ones I would love to read.
And the ones in colour are the ones I'm reading
If anyone has any recommendations let me know!!

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy -
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden 
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Friday, June 18, 2010

Photograph Friday


Koi fishies! Picture taken in the Japanese garden from Hasselt (city in Belgium). It's a really nice place, I need to visit it sometime in March or April next year 'cause I want to see the sakura (cherry blossoms) bloom ^^

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Comment?

Found a new thing to make it easier to comment and answer a comment that was left on my blog.
Hope it works !
Tomorrow I have my 3rd exam, it's an oral one, I hate that... After that one, I have 3 more + a little one. And than vacation! whoot!! ^^
Good luck with your exams/tests/tentamens/whatever... ^^

Monday, June 14, 2010

Give-away: Rainy days never stays!

Remember the give-away I won with all the cute items from Rainy Days never stays? She is having another one! yay! this time the loot is huuuuuuuge. If you like kawaii Japanese stuff, stationary and jewelery, you got to check it out!
You can enter 'till th 1st of August. Good Luck!




(picture from her give-away, but there's more!)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Photograph Friday

Hi!
I got a few minutes to spare today so that's why I made a post ^^
Got my first exam today, it went well! I had so much fear for this one 'cause it was the lessons about it were very difficult and everyone was just sitting there with their mouths open like: 'we don't get a thing!' (in the lessons, not the exam) students from other years said this teacher gave them always very hard exams, but I think this one wasn't so bad... unless, last exam about this matter (in January) I had the same feeling and I got an 12/20 ... (it was still better than last year though...) I'm just no good in stability.
Did you see something change? There's a new thing on blogger which gives you more possibilities to design your blog. I always liked 2 sidebars but I don't have enough html knowledge to make it myself. I'm very happy with the new feature ^^ You like it? I need to make myself a header too... If there are things not working or seem weird, let me know in the comments below ^^
But anyway, here's what you've been waiting for, right? a Photograph Friday post :)
I saw that I posted the same picture twice... sorry... so to make up for that mistake I'll post 2 photographs! yay ^^
Two sky pictures 'cause I love clouds and am surprised every time I see them making something wonderful to look at.



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Who is?

Thanh Thao just let me know who the cutest person in the world is.
I thought I'd share it with you guys, 'cause you all want to know right?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Crazy for kitkat? Giveaway

I just found a little give-away at Ribbonlicious. You can win 3 kinds of kitkat!
I'd love to try them and thought you might too :D
Here's the link

Friday, June 4, 2010

It's finally here!!

Remember the package with decosupplies I ordered from Sophie & Toffee's? It got here!!!
Whiiiiiiiii ^^ I can't show you right now what I ordered but I'll take pictures sometime.
You can also expect a review somewhere... probably after my exams.
Tomorrow is my last singing lesson. *sobs*  I get new pieces for practicing during the vacation + my rapport! ^^
That's all for now! oh wait, I bought a new bag today, again expect some pictures, sometime :D
This next days it will be learning, studying and some reviewing :D
Byby!

Photograph Friday


A photograph I made round 8 o'clock on a December morning. We had to 'investigate' a building site in the neighbourhood. And it's was freeeeezing!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Phew!

Okay... I'm sitting here being half-awake/asleep...
We had to hand in an assigment for Construction on Monday, a paper for Culture on Tuesday and today was a very very important and big project we had presentation off for the lesson 'Design' (our main euh... well the most important lesson we have). On Friday we have to do another presentation about 'noise in buildings that come from drain pipes.' the problems and how to prevent it.
A summary of the last *counts* 8 days... This will be hard since I don't remember so much...
Last Wednesday was our last lesson before our big presentation (which was today)
In the evening I worked on that project (social housing) to get it properly into a program called Sketchup
(too sleepy to upload some pics of the things but I'll do that in the weekend or so). I worked on that things on Thursday too and I began to draw plans for that project.

On Friday evening (we had class all day) I finished the assignment for Construction and I worked some more on my plans. I went to bed at 12 o'clock 'cause I had a singing exam on the day after.

On Saturday I woke at 8.30 and started working on my plans. Went to singingclasses 'round 12 o'clock practiced a bit and did my exam. After that again working on my plans. In the evening I heard the Queen Elisabeth competition for piano (my brother was watching it) and some Eurovision songs while still working at my plans and rendering. (You make a 3D thing in a program look like a real thing... I'll show someday :D) I went to bed at 3.00 am.

On Sunday, woke at 9.30 am, working on my plans and my mum started helping me with my maquette.
I went to my dorm, finished the paper for Culture (about converting an old school into something) and went to bed 'round 4 am. I set up a rendering so it could render all night, by the time I woke up, it still hadn't finished. It took 10 hours (!!!!!!!!!!) and 30 minutes to render.

On Monday we had classes from 8.30 am 'till 5.30 pm but I didn't go to 2 of the 4 classes. (in those 2 classes I missed there were 7 and 8 students instead of the normal 40 ...) 2 of the 4 plan were ready to print. I printed them, stayed in school 'till 7.30 pm and when home left without one plan 'cause the printer wouldn't print them ... Worked on the other 2 plans 'till, well... 8 am ... then slept 2 hours and went to school to print. Luckily we had to classes on Tuesday. Came back 'round 4 o'clock ' with two plans (the shopkeeper where the printers are at our school closed at 4 pm while the day before he was open until 8 pm! So unfair!!). My mum had come to bring me more food since I had nothing at my dorm and help me with my model, than I worked some more on my last plan and maquette. Than started my other maquette on 10 pm, got a panick attack and worked 'till 2 am. Slept 'till 5 am, took a shower and worked on my maquette. Left for school at 8 am, got back at 9.30 am with all my plans printed, finally!!!! My maquette was ready on 00.30 pm and left for the presentation at 1 o'clock. My mum and aunt came all the way from my hometown just to get me to the building where we had to present it.

I survived on coca-cola, aquarius, bananas, raisins, some other healty food and water, oh and music! lot's of music.
The presentation it self didn't went good... but they were hard on everyone... I couldn't say what I wanted to say 'cause one of the teachers focused on 1 thing in particular the whole time...
I hope I don't fail this 'cause else I have to do it again next year and I so do not want that!
When I came home (6 pm) I slept 'till my friend woke me to ask how it went ('round 9 pm)
I ate and watched glee! yay! Love love love it!!! and I think I'm going to bed now again ... (it's 0:24 am) and that was my Wednesday...
Goodnight!

(If you can't follow any bit of this rambling I apologies ... it's hard to think clear at the moment... I'll explain some things in the weekend or later)