Posts Tagged ‘ IB ’

5 days … Et puis je me lance.

I see I haven’t posted anything since … well, five months ago. Which is rather sad, since I’ve had all this time to write in. High School ended. Exams ? What exams ? Oh, yeah, those exams ! Well, IB’s over and done, APs are far past in my memory, and I’m an incoming McGill student. I have spent the summer doing all sorts of crazy things, travelling both internationally and domestically, listening to music all the while, and hanging out with friends.

What can I say? Sometimes life is good to me. Continue reading

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This is not what I wanted

Well, Second Semester is off to an absolutely fantastic start. Two papers in the same weekend, as well as a commentary, a presentation to prepare, and myriad other assignments which all need to be done by tuesday. This is a rather awful way to start out the end of my high school career, but at least the end is in sight. Continue reading

My, how time goes by.

I have spent an unfortunate amount of time consumed with the finalisation of my Extended Essay and other work, so I have not posted for a while. Life continues in a normal fashion, with grades having been finalised recently and me getting ready to ship off first semester final notes to colleges. This week I’ll be missing three days in a row, for no particular reason other than there being a trip to the Zoo (yay, fun!) a day I simply won’t be about, and a concert downtown the next day. Remember what I said about second semester being calmer ? I lie through my teeth sometimes, and this was one of them. Continue reading

Brick Wall

Or, as lots of people fondly call it, Senioritis. Yeah … the major paper of my senior year is done, most of my classes—though not done—are far closer to the « end in sight » stage than they were before, and the first semester is almost out of the way. Suddenly, stuff doesn’t seem to be as rushed or really as important. Yes, keeping up grades is important. But half the time that takes little effort.

Even as an IB Diploma Candidate, I can’t worry too much. Life’s going to be pretty good, time is opening up like a multidimensional flower, folding away in more dimensions than generally I like to think in ( it hurts the brain too much ) and my creativity is returning. I’ve revived the blog, I’ve got a story idea that wants to be written, knitting projects to finish, and cookies to bake ( yay cookies ! )

Since I’ll have some time tomorrow, I’m thinking of baking some chocolate chip cookies to take to school on Wednesday … just because I can. I don’t really see any other specific reason that may be required to bake cookies. After all, they’re wonderful.

In other creative news, I’ve got an almost-half-done Doctor Who scarf. The next colour of yarn is out in the garage, and if I feel like it I’ll go grab the next couple balls later. Also, I’m beginning work on an Irish Fiddle medley to perform for my Orchestra final come spring. That will be fun.

Extended Essay : Almost completely done !

Yeah … finally, I’ve been working on this damn paper for about a year now. The final product is almost here, it just needs some proofreading and making sure all the correct citations are in place. Then I get to hand it in and make rude hand gestures. As it is, I feel absolutely great about the product I have, but it needs a little bit of polish still. I’ll give it a few days to rest before I attack it with my pen, especially to get away from having any sort of close attachment to the words as they are now. Serious, odd, wacky details after the jump, ’cause it’s some pretty hefty mathematics. Continue reading