Memories…All alone with my memory

29. Your favourite memory

Wow! This was so hard to break this down to one, I have a lot of “favourite time” memories. From significant things to when I got some great retail therapy deals!

Which then got me thinking and then I started feeling grateful, just because I have so many favourite memories  and that is definitely something to be grateful for. I feel like I have a lot more favourite memories than unhappy ones, I have been very lucky. That is something bee extremely grateful for. The good outweighs the bad.

The good and bad memories both remind me of how far I have and remind me of how I overcome things in the past and who overcome them with me. Even the bad ones have ended up good!

It’s a Zoo out there!

Over the weekend I hope that you got to see the very awesome that is Zola the Gorilla! If not here he is.

Uploaded by: TIME

Originally uploaded by: Dallas Zoo

I thought that it was a fantastic little video, and according to animal experts it shows that he is comfortable and content.

However, of course, all the “Zoo’s are jail” people tweeters came out. Now I am watching Safari Live and just my whole life. There is nothing better than seeing an animal in the Free, just roaming down, doing what they do best. However, I also understand Zoo’s, not all Zoo’s mind you are good for conservation and people (mainly children) getting their ever first sighting of a “real animal” rather than on a screen. Also a lot of animals in Zoo’s are rescued from other areas where humans have come in caused destruction.

What I cannot stand though are those people who tweet and say how terrible it is, but that’s it…Unless you have no heart, I think we can all agree that we’d prefer them to be out in the wild. But what does it help if you constantly tweet things, and then that’s it? Does it make them feel better that we all can agree they deserve to be in the wild? What exactly what do they achieve, other than some kind of smugness?

Zola the Gorilla is well taken care, happy and safe…and teaching hundreds of people about them. A lot better off than some others out there and your “tweet” does pretty much stuff all…Unless you DO something! If you asked Zola I’m sure he’d wonder why if you’re so upset about it, the best you can do is a “tweet” for him?

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What’s your opinion? Do you have any suggestions or idea on what could help?

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A good Education

25. Education 

I do feel very fortunate that I was able to get a good education through the Public School system. I was very lucky with one teacher in particular, VERY lucky. If it hadn’t have been for him I would have never have realised that I suffered from Dyslexia.

I should start from the beginning…

Although I was lucky with the schools that I got into, the teachers weren’t exactly the best kind. They had their favourite smart students and pretty much the rest of us, were sort of ignored. I would get the same remarks over and over and over again, great ideas, your sentence structure is all mixed, even my English teacher made these remarks and she still did nothing. Why worry, when you’ve got the first group of really smart students in the same group. These students were the first group of “special students” who were ‘smarter than your average bear’.

It was SUCH a frustrating experience, I’d have the exact same ideas as my A+ friends, but something was always wrong with my “sentence structure”. My teachers just had their favourites, even my Drama teacher. He said for the big play he was going to let us audition and get in a real life experience. Then when we came back from holidays, he just gave the parts out…To the people we all know he was going too, and I got a walk on part.

Who knows…Maybe if I had an actual positive experience, where I would have gone? Even know I still think…Maybe I should do something…

UNTIL!

I started studying Classical Studies (Ancient Histories) and I was getting the same comments. However, my teacher actually pulled me aside and said that every major project he wanted to see me one-on-one. I had great ideas, but my sentence structure was all wrong. So I started to see him one-on-one before handing in my projects…Guess What…I got all A’s and B’s for that class…Amazing! It made me love Ancient History, it made me love learning and I felt less stupid…Which was probably the most rewarding things of the whole experience.

 

Funny Fact 13th Friday Mummy Wrap-Up

In case you had missed it…Today is Friday 13th…FRIDAY THE 13TH PEOPLE!!! Watch out for black cats, broken mirrors and just to make sure thrown some salt over your left shoulder! This is the only Friday the 13th ALL year!

Here’s Why Friday the 13th Is Considered Unlucky (Time online)

(Article written by Melissa Chan)

The origin of why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky is believed to originated from the Middle ages and has a biblical beginning, with some believing that Friday the 13th was the day were Eve ate the apple given to her by the snake.

On Friday October 13th 1307 Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar..

Even before Christ though, the number 13 was considered “unlucky”. There are 12 months of the year, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 hours of the clock, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 Apostles of Jesus, 12 Descendants of Muhammad Imams, among many other patterns, historically.

Scientists have even noticed an increase in hospital visits on Friday 13th. Although this could be stemmed from people being more paranoid on a Friday the 13th than other days. We all know what happens when someone becomes more anxious and paranoid than usual.

Friday the 13th: How did it come about and why are we afraid of it? (The Telegraph:UK)

During more modern times a lot of movie makers have their horrors films come out on Friday the 13th, or at least the week of Friday the 13th’. So are you, my readers, into horror films? Which ones are your favourites? Even the scary films that I can watch, I tend to watch them from my behind my hands, if you know what I mean,lol

Just a perfect friendship?

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This was something that occurred to me over the weekend. For anyone who has a Facebook account, on the right hand side of Facebook when you first sign in, it has a “trending bar” (all the latest and most popular news from: entertainment, politics, science, etc).

However a lot of people will only ever read the leading articles headings and not the actual articles and then make these absurd comments in the comments sections. That is exactly what “bad friends” are like. They’ll read a status, listen to someone else but never actually try to “read the article” and come speak with you directly persay. Then they make comments like they know you?

Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?

There I was rolling through the Interwebs, as one does and I came across this amazing article, once again, on the awesome Book Riot.com about literary for your every day wiccan:

Book recommendations wiccan fiction for everyday Witches

One of the books that you might recognise on the list is “Practical Magic” you might recognise the book as it was made into a movie a few years ago with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. The movie was fantastic and is a movie that I watch about once a year, about magic. Magic between two sisters, curses and close minded town. This one is going on my “Have to read* list! (You might also want to check out the awesome Bookmark Chronicles who asked the question https://bookmarkchronicles.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/this-or-that-31/)

There is actually a few books on this list, that were then made later into movies “Witches of Eastwick” and there is even the classic “Strega Nona (Amazon.com)” by Tomie dePola.

By the way…I am a good witch ~.^

The “Good Guy” Syndrome

I usually don’t like writing/talking about this subject mainly because it brings up so many issues and problems and no one actually listening, just all fights. This is a major problem that a lot of girls face when they’re single. I’m not sure if being in a relationships means that I just don’t see it anymore, but I know it’s a huge problem.

Deciding to write this blog post come about when someone posted to me in a private message. The article comes from the website Distractify and I really had to share it with you.

The guy is shaming women who reject him and it backfires.

To summarise this article, a person (assuming he’s a guy here) writes an anonymous note about how ‘hard’ it is to be a good guy, opening doors and not getting thanked for it…blah, blah, blah…And the responses that come from this anon note. The reason I wanted to share it with you all was this one classic line from the backfire:

“Did Batman give up on Gotham because people weren’t thanking him for saving the city?”.

I can personally relate to this issue, I was actually shamed on Facebook because I didn’t want to date a “good guy” cause nothing says “I’m a good guy” like shaming someone because they rejected you…three times…*insert sarcasm* Being shamed publicly on Facebook completely made me rethink and made me realised how wrong I was when I saw that if I didn’t do what this guy wanted me to, he’d get his friends and they’d just humiliate me…I wasn’t happy with my choice of not dating this guy at all*end of sarcasm*

I did learn from this situation…Make a game out of it ladies (and guys if this happens to as well). What I used to do was with the last guy I was with  and when he would do the cliche “good guy things”. For example, having to make a comment on any girls picture asking “where the good guys are”…Everyone takes a shot/drink.

Guys you need ask yourself two questions, if you need to try and convince someone else you’re a “good guy” ask yourself why do you have no other qualities to offer? And, if you are SO convinced that the girl you “like” is chasing someone who you think is such a “douche” why do YOU want a girl like that? What does it say about you?

I have dyslexia!

I’ve known that I’ve had dyslexia for years, but I have learn how to cope and used my “tools” to make me speak English proper =P

I was lucky. I went through the whole of high school feeling extremely stupid and dumb, I could never understand how I had the same ideas as my A+ friends and I was getting by on C’s. I was largely ignored by teachers and my projects/assignments would all say the same things (great ideas, sentence structure wrong). I believe this was because my year had a large amount of students who were incredibly smart.

It wasn’t until I entered my final year of High School that I finally had a teacher who recognised that there was something about the way I structured my sentences, that were just “off”. So he sat with myself and my project and it was the first class and the only high school class I was to have where I would get an “A”.

There was an article recently on Facebook about grammar and how well could you score at this test. There was this woman who thought it was alright to put down people who have ESL (English as a Second Language) who didn’t get full marks….And she’s a teacher…supposedly…Oh the flashbacks! I was SO angry with this woman. Who is she to judge people? She doesn’t know and to call them an “idiot” just because she teaches English as a Second Language. She is the kind of teacher that would have just ignored me and let me struggle through high school.

Age of Ultron…My Review (attempt)

Finally my partner and I gave into our nerdy side and we saw the new “Avengers” movie “Age of Ultron”…I felt like I needed to write this, because it seems like during the press junkets, they are getting such a bad wrap and I want people to still see this movie. It just seems such a shame these days that social media can make or break a movie these days, instead of letting people to just…escape…

For a sequel movie (which I had to remind myself since so many of Marvels’ movies are now interlinked) it was great! I always have a little fear going into sequels, they tend to either be really great or they are really horrible. Now the other thing is though I haven’t yet seen any of the Captain America movies and you will definitely have to see those movies to get some of the references.

What I liked most about this movie is though it manages to show each character from a different angle, it gave a deeper showing of each characters motivations and background, without dragging away from the story. The movie kept moving and you didn’t even notice the “breaks”. That’s what I love most about movies the chance to escape from reality. When someone can do that and give the characters depth while still moving the story and plot along, I just think that is genius!

(Please click the image below to be taken to “Avengers: Age of Ultron” IMDB page)

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