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Olympicos amigos.

6 Aug

Good evening my interweb friends!
How is everyone today? Im great!
So what is everyone thinking about these things going on right now? You might have heard of them- its called the Olympics. And I, as an Englander like a few others in the world, am very excited about the Olympics 😀 I was there at the opening ceremony- well, not really; I was in my pyjamas with a cup of tea and a blanket on the couch for the 10,000 hours it felt that the countries were walking in (half of which I had never heard of in my life), and I was thinking at the end (at 2am when I had to be at work at 9-oops!) thinking about it and what I had just witnessed, for what would be the only time in my life, they say. At first, when I saw the opening ceremony, I couldn’t help –like many others- comparing it to the opening ceremony in china 4 years ago (I saw the highlights- bloody hell it was sparkly) and felt like, “that was it?”. But when talking about it with my friendlings over coffee (yes, we are sophisticated 😉 ) it kind of dawned on me how spectacular it was. See, England is one of the many countries which has a true history, and I think we were right to choose to honor that and show it to the world, and not give in to the pressure to put on a big avent garde song and dance. I just hope people from other countries understood the concept and were able to learn something from it, but sadly, from the people I have spoken to, they have not. But the actual games themselves are amazing. I have pretty much sat on my couch with my bi-daily (is that a word?) punnet of blueberries watching the gymnastics (my favourite!) and the diving and the swimming and the basketball (also my favourite) and ive just been in awe of everything, and it takes a while to take it in. all of the athletes giving everything to their 10seconds or so to win something for their country, and how they have trained all day every day for year, just to take part in that one race, or to do that one gym routine and its so amazing and incredible how people from all around the world can come together, forget all differences and conflicts in the world, and just come together to take part in friendly sporting events. Its mind blowing, but also humbling at the same time.
However, there was one incident on twitter (if you haven’t followed me yet- please do 😉 @RachaelHannahx3) during the opening ceremony that really got to me. It shouldn’t, but it did. Now, I am British, with American citizenship, and a jew. So I am impartial to countries, but I have that special support for team GB, Team USA and Team Israel (I have a lot of friends in Israel) and when I was on twitter, you know, when people make a comment on every country that walked in like “who are they?” “where the hells that country?” “love their sexy outfits” (they all looked like air hostesses- like you see in the virgin atlantic commercials? I couldn’t get past it :L) but when it got to Israel, I was like WOOO YEAAAH ISRAEL, as you do, but some people on twitter were like “Israel, I spit at them” and “f*ck off you pieces of sh*t!” and other very not nice things, and I was like, how could one person, who has had no personal offence towards them from the whole country, take such a hate to a certain group of people from a certain place?? It was so disrespectful, and kind of made me lose hope in many parts of the human race, and it was just disgusting. Ok that’s my spiel.
So yeah- im going to be so upset when the Olympics are over (I still haven’t gotten tickets D: ) because it seems that the weeks leading up to the Olympics and while the Olympics are here, England is such a happy place. Especially living so close to London, everyone is on such a high right now, with all of the towns being decorated with 2012 stuff and its just so cute- whats going to happen when everyone goes home? Its going to be so so depressing 😦
Well- enjoy your summer guys! (im still waiting for my first hot day so I can go to the beach for like the first time in years!) I’ll see you next week!! 😉
Again- follow me on twitter @RachaelHannahx3
And I’ve just joined this new craze thing that’s going on on twitter right now? Its called ask.fm, It seems like that formspring thing people (admittedly, I had it, too, as you know :P) so if you want to ask me any questions (no barriers, no such thing as a stupid question!) just shoot it this way- http://ask.fm/RachaelHannahh
Ok see you next week 🙂
(I like that smiley. You should never deprive (is that the right word?) a smiley of its nose.

what do you think about the olympics?? comment below 😉

Moo.

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why school and summer annoys me

20 May

good evening bloggers!

hope you all had a lovely, peaceful weekend, ‘cuz i didnt. -.- sat on the floor in my living room ALL weekend, doing nothin but human biology revision for my exam tomorrow. might have a myocardial infarction ive done so much (its a biology joke- get it?? ;)) <- evidence that ive revised too much, haha.

so as exams (kinda) come to an end, that means that summer is upon us. or so we think- look outside at all of the rain and you might be fooled that it is still february- and its that time of year, where im freaking out as hell over what to do this summer.

so every summer for the whole of my life, i have gone to america to visit family, and the past 6 summers i have gone to sleep away camp. but this summer, is the first summer in my whole life that i am not booked to go (im too old to go to summer camp now- boo.) and it sucks, and its like the wierdest thing ever.

so, ive been looking frantically for summer jobs, and i dont know what to do. ive tried to apply to loads of summer camps in America, but i cant work there because their summer season starts in the end of June, and i dont get out of school until the end of July and they wont let me work there for only the second month- i know, it sucks. and i have a part time job at the moment (yeaaah bigging it up working in retail..-.-) and i DO NOT want the highlight of my summer to be working 2 evenings a week in a store. thats just not happening- especially when i need to buy a car this summer (any donations happily accepted ;)) and it just sucks. i have been on pretty much every website on this magical thing called the internet, and i am pulling a blank.i feel like one of those adults who are like massively in debt and unemployed and are in need of a job, but pull up a zero. you know?

now, i am quite a good student, and  have some good GCSEs and i have a good CV (been working since i was 14), so why is it so difficult to get a job? i know people will be thinking, “oh everyone says that, its a recession blah blah blah” but what im saying, is what makes me so unqualified and unable to get a job?? like, seriously?? im literally scraping the barrel with different jobs that i would do this summer- i started looking at day care centers, and for those of you who know, me, you know that i do not like children, and i never EVER dream of having them, but there you go. i will do anything to have something exciting to do this summer, and not just work part time at a store and sleep for the rest of the weeks- that is not me. i am just one of those people that HAS to have something planned to do every day and i hate just sitting around all day.

but what i dont understand, is why the UK feels the need to keep children in school from september to JULY. every other country (America, israel, Germany etc) think “hey, lets let our children enjoy the summer, and let them finish school in june” . but no. the UK doesnt think that, and it pisses me off. you know? its not like in july after exams we actually do anything. for example, my school has told me, that even though i am not continuing some of my subjects next year into A2,i am still expected to be going to EVERY LESSON. like, whyyy?? you know?? blah. this is not fun and i hate the british school system, i really do. i wish i could be like president-primisterer-ess or whatever theyre called JUST to change the laws on schools. who’s with me????

blahh. comment below if you agree with me on school/summer jobs etc.

and reading this back really shows how little focus/lack of a point this has lol. but still.

 

 

 

 

monkeys.