GCSEs ARE FINISHED

τελειώσει finiti они закончили terminado 완료 સમાપ્ત finis завършени gatavi

If you’re wondering what those grammatically-incorrect-half-sentences mean, courtesy of the ever-accurate Google Translate, they mean my exams are finally finished.

As of 10.31 (this morning) I completed around 30 exams – ending successfully (fingers crossed) with Physics Paper 2. Yes, they found enough Physics to make not one but two extremely dull papers. 

That means my holiday begins now. So what’s the plan, strangers? If I’m lucky this holiday will be the best few months of my life. I’m going on adventures in different parts of the world and loads of other exciting things are happening… aaannd I’m going to be sharing it all avec toi.

So expect photos, weekly posts, music and videos. Feel free to stop by and subscribe to keep up to date with my life (because let’s be honest… if you’re reading this then you have nothing better to do with your time.) Shibby.

 

#jamtag

Most of you might scroll past this towards other posts in the music section. Just stop.

I may know nothing about adults or ‘the workplace’, as you like to call it, but I do know that it’s similar to school. You’re all sitting at your desks pretending to work but are secretly sleeping with your eyes open.

Research has shown that surgeons are more relaxed when listening to music in theatre. It also prevents them from getting bored. Whether you’re a surgeon or not, you’re bored so stick your headphones in the computer and  listen to the playlist I’ve already lined up. You’re welcome.

If you like this playlist, check out this one too.

I take no responsibility for those who blast the music through their office and disturb others. It may be my fault but nevertheless I do not take responsibility. 

If you like this post give it a ‘like’ so I know 😉 cheers

In certain countries, the above link may not work however the links below will:

Why this month could be the start or the end of my future

Woah… so that sounds a lot more dramatic than I expected. In all fairness, that’s how the teachers made it seem.

GCSEs. Four/five pointless letters that evoke fear deep in every teenager. Stress levels should be rocketing which is why I’m worried… because they’re not. It’s not like we’re that stupid, it’s just that when we sit down and open the paper all the words look wrong and we carn’t spel or cownt.

The funny thing is that we’ve already been forced to choose our A-Levels which will dictate the course of our entire lives. We can barely spend a night alone without burning the house down – so why are they making us choose our jobs? Let’s be honest. Can we be frank with each other, person-I’ve-never-met? Here’s the deal…I HAVE NO FREAKING IDEA WHAT I’M DOING!

They gathered two hundred of us into one room and handed out green sheets of paper. We know whatya doin’! Just because the A-Level form’s been printed on green paper doesn’t mean that it’s any easier or any more fun. In fact, if you wanted to make it easy for us, then you should have given us boxes to tick because I’m pretty sure I spelt mafamitacs methimitecs mathematics wrong.

To every teenager out there… you are not alone. There are thousands of us who sat that maths exam and who had to check on our calculators that 1 plus 4 equals 6 but we got there in the end.  It doesn’t matter that we don’t understand what’s going on in the news because we can  crack out a bit of Pythag and do…something… with that. Mostly nothing they teach us is not not useful…

We’ve got this.

Freedom of Facebook

Facebook has recently come under attack for failing to enforce its own guidelines on hate speech and violent imagery. Is it a website’s job to moderate the content its users post, or should users have complete freedom? Is there a happy medium? If so, how would you structure it?

Hmmm… Facebook freedom? There are some things that shouldn’t be allowed on Facebook such as videos or images of people taking drugs or pornography.

However, there are certain videos that should be permitted like the PETA video which can be considered violent. These raise awareness of issues that need to be addressed. Videos that are promoting violence should be censored.

Whilst Freedom of Speech is important, I do not believe that hate-fuelled propaganda should be permitted, particularly on websites.

Facebook must enforce guidelines about hate speech and certain violent imagery. However, like I said, when the images or videos are attempting to stop the violence that they portray, it is not inciting violence and therefore should be allowed. This is just my opinion.

Some Facebook users may argue that young children are using the site however, it has an age restriction of 13 which is an age where a certain level of emotional maturity has been reached. The videos are not only available on Facebook, they are available on YouTube as well. If parents are concerned then I think they should monitor their children’s use of the internet full stop.

There is never a ‘happy medium’ as there will always be people who argue that not enough has been done or the site is too restricting.

Facebook is striving to maintain the level of freedom that its users have. With regards to videos, Facebook should match its guidelines to those of YouTube. Facebook should enforce a ban that encourages users to refrain from hate speech considering discrimination is against the law.

In conclusion:

1. It is difficult to monitor what can or can’t be said without breaching Freedom of Speech but when opinions clearly overstep laws, such as hate speech, bans must be put in place.

2. Videos are monitored on Facebook already. However Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks should work together to produce a set of rules that all of the networks abide by.

It’s midnight and my brain won’t shut up.

I’m going to post ramblings of the brain every now and then (because let’s be honest I know you’re dying to know what irrelevant thoughts are prancing around my head at midnight).

The gif below demonstrates so perfectly what my brain is like at night. If I could find a way to explain to my brain that nighttime is for sleeps and daytime is for everything else then I would but it doesn’t seem to understand so I won’t waste my breath…

There are a million and one things I think over when I’m tired. I mostly think about things that make me laugh. Those are the things that seem to stick most in my head. For every friend who does something hilarious there are three more who are guaranteed to do something even more stupid.

Ok, my eyes are drooping so I guess my brain has registered that the moon means beddybyes. Night world x

Midnight Music

I know my blogging is irregular at the moment but I can assure you that it won’t be for much longer so bear with me.

These are 25 absolute chahoons:

 

I’m trying out something new: I’ll make a playlist of the music that I listen to each week and post it as a Spotify playlist so you can jam to them too. There’s a combination of old and new songs in there just to mix it up a little bit…