Share Your World, August Wk2, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World, August 13th 2018

A class you wish you would have taken?

I did end up taking them in the end, it’s more I wish I had taken them on earlier, or continued with the study afterwards. I didn’t take Drama and Classical Studies until my very last year in High School and I deeply regret that. Drama mainly because the teacher already had favourites and so for me, I got the left over parts. Even saying that though I got the lead of the play before the “big main production” Mine went so much better than theirs as well, the teacher yelled at them!lol…It was so satisfying as well, because my now ex best friend was saying before hand, because I turned up to all the rehearsals…”But you’ve only got one line, what are you doing here?”…I may have only had one line in the major production but I didn’t get yelled at either!lol

Are you scared of heights?

It’s interesting when I was younger, they didn’t really bother me that much. However as I have gotten older, I have noticed a change. I guess it’s getting older and becoming more aware of the dangers I guess,lol.

Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef?

Let’s put it this way…I can cook to survive. It’s a funny thing really because my partner cooks really well, but he doesn’t like doing it. I don’t either, but I do it. My type of cooking is heating things up,lol…It’s only since I’ve met my partner that I’ve been learning to bake food from scratch, I do enjoy it…Just not all the time.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I appreciate the fact that at this moment, I can take a couple of days off of social media. That I even have social media to take time off from.

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.

 

Learn something new every day!

For this edition of Fact Friday I thought that I would introduce you to some sites that I have used and learned about through my Studies. If you are curious about our world or are stuck for looking for some information to study up on a topic…Look here!

*I do not own or create any of these sites*

Zidbits

From fun facts to scientific information, this page has everything that you want to know about. Some of the most popular topics are:

“What colour are the colours of your eyes when you shut them” and

“Does drinking something hot on a hot day cool you down”.

I love going to this site because it literally is the meaning of “You learn something new every day”.

Rating for learning something new: 5 out of 5

Fantastic Fiction

This is definitely a site for looking for that next book to read, with a bibliography of over 30,000 authors and information on 350,000 books. This is a fantastic site for looking for authors who write similarly to your favourite authors. It also informs you of any new stories that will be coming out soon

Rating for learning something new: 5 out of 5 (you learn about new books and new authors!)

The Free Dictionary

This is such a fun site! You get a daily article, you can play likes Hangman and Spelling Bee. You can create your own page. The main articles on today’s page are about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Researchers releasing thousands of Mosquito’s (who knows why!…Read the article!)

Rating for learning something new: 5 out of 5…and it’s fun too!

Magic baby Ostriches!

Last year was a really rough year for myself. I went through a really rough break up and found out what and who real friendships meant. During this time I was also doing my studies to become a Librarian.

Also last year one of my friends introduced me to a live feed, during which a baby ostrich was trying to hatch out of its egg. I spent the entire night and into the early morning watching this little baby Ostrich hatch. The reason I am making this post is because for me the birth of this bird introduced me to a different side of life. It felt like magic watching this baby bird hatch, it is one of the few times that I have watched any type of baby animal be born. It is definitely the first time I have watched a bird hatch out of it’s egg.

The “Dash” family decided to contribute this live feed to the entire world and I ended up making friends from all over the world. Unfortunately their first baby Ostrich passed away due to complications of  infected intestines and a retained yolk sac. (I cried about the baby Ostrich more than losing my ex as a friend). The Dash family decided to take on 3 more baby birds and they all eventually passed away due to different reasons (one was attacked by a raccoon!).

You can only imagine my excitement this morning when I woke up and there was an email notification saying that the Baby Ostrich Cam went live! I went straight there, before I ate, drank or got changed for the day. They now have 5 little eggs that they are hoping will be hatching around the 13th of July 2014. I think that that couple of days I will be taking notes and then I am going to write one full blog about it…So look out for that one!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ostrich-egg-cam-live?utm_source=crowd-live-backend&utm_medium=visit-channel&utm_campaign=notifications