I finished my International Baccalaureate exams a couple of weeks ago. I don’t tend to use emoji outside of Telegram or WhatsApp messages, but I think this might be appropriate here (if that isn’t clear enough, or doesn’t load in your browser – I just mean to say I’m relieved):
However, there are some downsides to “being done”. Waking up and not having to stress about exams is a bit too comforting. I don’t even know what to do most of the time. Prepare for university? Read a book? Finally get to playing Pokémon Moon?
Write a useless article on my blog?
Up until recently I could enjoy being the proud owner of a roll of chocolate candy. These sweets were really amazing (dark chocolate with mint), so their disappearance devastated me. No, I didn’t eat them all. I had them in my backpack, now they’re not there.
And this doesn’t only happen to chocolate. I’ve sometimes dropped a coin or a pen, only for these to completely disappear, without a trace. I wonder if there’s some kind of magical creature that, over the years, has built a huge stash of pens and pencils and keys and coins… And chocolate with mint.
Today, crossing the street while riding my bike, a previously stopped car suddenly jumped forward. Luckily, as it was stopped before the crossing, I only took a small hit and was perfectly okay… but the same couldn’t be said for the bike’s front wheel.
Luckily, the driver was quite worried and offered to pay any repairs. So, all-in-all, nothing really bad happened (except for having to haul a bike on only its back wheel through half the city). And I’ve got another item to check of my hypothetical bucket list:
Get hit by a car
“Step outside”, says the sun, “I’m nice and warm!” Tempted (even though I know it’s February) by these lies, I’m tricked into going out without a jacket. It’s an evil ploy to give me a cold. A conspiracy!
Two friends and me – Roser and Jesús – have signed up for this year’s Audi Creativity Challenge. We’re going to create a project to innovate culture (which is a very open guideline, so there’s many opportunities). Let’s see what it leads to! Our progress can be followed at our project’s website.
2016 was a good year, overall. Let’s hope 2017 is even better!
The IB’s CAS is a really weird case (pun totally intended, though not that well executed). Today, I finally finished writing the reports of the Creativity, Activity and Service work I carried out throughout the year.
Firstly, I kinda ended up liking doing most of it, especially the latest project in the school library. Secondly, it’s quite sad that after all these hours of activities (not to mention the time spent making the portfolio) will all be reduced to a teacher checking a box on a form.
If luck is, well, unlucky, it’s called bad luck. If some coincidence is unlucky, is it called bad coincidence? That doesn’t sound quite right.
Anyways, recently I decided to install a custom ROM on my phone, as the official OS for this model doesn’t get updates that quickly. Of course, I went with the to-go custom ROM, the easiest and most widespread one – CyanogenMod.
Two weeks later, this happens. Well, that was unexpected.
Two days ago, a ceremony for Rev. Anjo Koren Kasman, buddhist monk, founder of Keiryuji, and a generally fantastic person, who left us this summer, was held.
It hurts to think that I’ll never see or hear her speak again. However, instead of grieving, I just want to say a last thank you to Koren.