Trying to Paint, Pokemon Tumblers and Crocheting..?

Tomorrow is the surprise graduation party we’re throwing for Zahra so basically today was the last day for me to finish up the present I thought up for her. I decided to try my hand at something homemade since I just haven’t in a long time, and plus I want to give it to her tomorrow and even realizing this a week ago, any etsy order would not arrive on time. Anyhoo, this painting was inspired by this (which is being sold on etsy here if anyone’s interested):

Harry Potter The Marauders Watercolor Art Poster Print - Wall Decor - Watercolor Painting - Home Decor  - Kids Decor - Nursery Decor

It’s the four marauders!! I thought it looked super cool and tumblr-esque cuz of how galaxy ish it is too. I took this picture and tried to recreate it, but when I cut out Peter Pettigrew, the paper I used was too thin and didn’t block out the paint 😦 It was also the thickest cardstock I had on me, so I sort of gave up on that and tweaked the design to work for me. It’s not as good and clean as this one, but I do think it’s kinda cool in it’s own way. I hope she likes it :3 It was fun arting for two hours making it ❤

 

So earlier today, I went with Asma and Hadia to buy food for the bash as well as supplies for this project like a picture frame. I did pick up some cheap paints while I was at it which can later be used for some cosplay so excited about that 😀 Oh oh, and while strolling through the crafting aisles, I caught a glimpse of yarn and two things happened. One, I obviously thought of kholoud, the yarn hoarder, and two, I thought I should FINALLY get my hands on a crocheting needle and get started on that. I’ve been interested in crocheting ever since I saw it online back in AS. Now, I can actually easily get my hands on a hook AND I have the guidance of Kholoud-senpai to assist me thorough this I should actually get round to it. And I did. I bought my first hook, but I was far too much in a hurry to pick any yarn to go with it, and I wasn’t too sure what would work best for a beginner. I’m glad I waited cuz when I last asked Kholoud for some basic tips, she shed a loooot of light on all sorts of yarn I should avoid and even color preference if I want to be able to see my stitches super easily. Anyways, I’ll get some next time I’m there iA ^_^

I did look up some basic stitches and stuff on youtube and interestingly but expectedly, here’s another thing that uses a slip knot, of course xD haha, knots  ❤

(I think I’ll embed some of those videos here for future endevours maybe?)

Finally gathering all of our random wanderers, the three of us make our way to a cashier to pay and bam, Asma and I find some super cute pokemon tumblers….and we’re hooked. We took approximately like a minutes of intense thought and debate picking a tumbler design we thought was optimal and then we were REALLY ready to pay. (Ignore how most of that debate was inward and we were both just going “um er uh uh UH..!!” and “ugh ugh which..?!” aloud in actuality. At the time, it was just an impulsive buy each, but now, I’m justifying it by actually using it a bunch and finally not being as dehydrated as I normally am if I spend too many days in a row at home. (I tend to think the hassle of going down to the kitchen is too bothersome to quench my desire for paani/water.))

And with that, I’m back to catching up on Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge~! Gosh, why did I ever stop?! It’s so enjoyable ^_^

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

 

 

The CIE O-level Result

i just got m result, and after a veryyyy hectic way in which i got it…but more on that later. the actual result. *gaaasssp*

*le drumroll…*

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Its a baad shot, to say the least, but its a shot nonetheless of my ‘Provisional’ (whatever that means) Result. And its STRAIGHT As!! I got an A in aaaalll my subjects except for two, in which i got A STARS/A*s!!! can you believe it?! i sure as hell cant!! im dreaming~ but its REAL. dun dun duuuun. <indeed. hah. i laugh at my previous freak out now, but its still justifiable. anyways, Fari khala and co. are about to drop by to smother me with hugs, kisses, and congratulations, so ill poof for a bit then chill and tell aaaall the details. but until then heres the typed out result~

English Language                              A
Literature in English                         A*
Mathematics (syllabus D)               A
Physics                                                  A*
Chemistry                                            A
Biology                                                  A

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh. i got A*s in my WORST subjects! there is OFFICIALLY something wrong in the universe if I am getting A*s in Physics and LITERATURE. just WOW. and top of the class, Ayesha got a B in literature! in the subject i nicknamed Blasphemy, i didnt just PASS (which in itself is an accomplishment worthy of a feast and lavish presents) but i passed with the highest attainable grade! im so mindblown right now O.o

And physics- ! its an even BIGGER surprise…after the exam i thought id get a C if i was lucky. i knew nothiiiing, and i made up stuff. after the exam, everyone was all like, ‘no silly, you were supposed to do it like this, not that. that was completely and utterly wrong-but, oh its ok!  *seeing my face fall into a look of eternal despair and sorrow* im sure it wasnt all that wrong, and and youll get points for trying, right? (you do not.) oh, do cheer up now!'(m friends became someone out of the Great Gatsby after a bit. literature shall never leave my life, now shall it? oh weeeell~)

And then  i didnt get an A* in math, my best subject which is a huge let down. but its an ok let down when you look at the facts. paper II was insanely hard, harder than i expected. i messed up an ENTIRE 12 mark question, or atleast thought i did. I barely knew how to do many of the tough questions. and after the exam, i thought that the cold hard fact was that i was maybe getting a B, which for me is like a U- in math. im sorry, but i find math easy, and therefore if i get anything less than an A, i will be disappointed. and yet, im thrilled i got an A, cuz here the exam was terrible. so i wont regive the math exam. mayyyybe. lalalalala~ wohoo, highstandards~!

So now im all glammed up wearing shiny earrings and a long silver beaded necklace i got on my birthday, cuz i feel like im actually living up to my name, atleast intellectually. ‘its about time, too.’ oh shushy, brain. FYI, my name means Brilliant/Radiant. the radiant part i got down with my sunshiney and crazy personality, sparkling with facets of different personalities. (and no, on a side note i have not been diagnosed with MPD. so yeah.)

now i just got back form fari khalahs, and i talked to BK  too. i also, fyi, got to know armeens, amnas, ayeshas, and ahsens results (*cough got better than them cough*). yay ❤ but everyones result is better than they expected so almost everyones happy about it (except waleed. poor guy. speaking of which, i have to go talk to him about his result soon too.) so yippee~ (that sounds so mean after typing out the first pair of brackets and whats in them…huh.)

so now imma go get changed into comfy pjs, splash my face with water, and relaaaxe for a bit before i dive into the narrrations of what happened today. until then.

*poof*

aaaand im FINALLY back. phew. im still getting congrats calls =P oh well, deal with those all later. now in my ‘we’re all mad here’ alice in wonderland tee and tinkerbell heart printed graffiti pj bottoms listening to ‘swing low, let it rip’ (obviously a beyblade song. duh.), i can finally sorta chill out and rewind to what happened. or not. i gotta go skype with BK then cut the Well Done cake (not only did i get one cake, i got TWO?!!)

so for a second time, juuust for a bit (‘yeah riiiight *imagine an eyeroll*’ shush it briaaan >.< ) *poof*

ok. so what happened today? from the begining.

we students got a text kay (no, not really, the school always forgets to text my parents. grr. -.-) well have to pick up our result from the O-level branch at 12.30pm. later at night, the school sends out a fb message (a super unfair thing too, cuz not everyones on fb >.>) and i see it (glad i visit fb once in a blue moon atleast. i just got THAT bored that i was on fb. i otherwise never am.) and it says that were supposed to pick up our result after 3pm. THREEE!! so i chill, wake up at 1.30pm, distract myself with reading Fallen so that im not too tense, and i find out from my mom kay Uncle Man (hunain? remember that weirdo? =D ) got TEN A*s and one A =O i was blown away and super pressurized with that…i mean, i had NO expectations of any A*s and barely any As. so iwas suuuuper freaked out then. but then, ammi gets a call from Siama teacher who goes on about how her son (my classfellow, saad) already GOT his result, and so i have five minutes to get dressed, and rush out the door into the rain with my bud and neighbor zara to get our results at like 2pm or 1.45 maybe. we get them, hug, yell, cheer, and leave the school cuz there werent any other from the graduated O-level class there. so we come home, cheer and yell some more, smile and grin like craaazzyy and proceed to spread the news~ wohoo~

thats when fari khala came over, congradulated me, brought a bouquet ❤ aww and a cake with a message (Well Done *insert mah real name here xD*) which was grammatically incorrect (Well Done *COMMA*  *insert mah real name here*) and then after pictures and fb updates, we rushed off to her house, where the adults (not me. duuuh.) had tea and then us kids had yummeh snacks. then we rushed on home and and and

ahem. ‘calm down, yo.’ silence, brian! ‘hmph. just trying to help..’ >.>

and ate an early dinner and then now just waiting for a skype call and talked to ishi on fb (he got a cat named LOKI. how cool is that?!) and talked to loooaaads more people on fb, congratulating them all, and wishing them good luck if theyre gonna regive a couple exams. so thats all awesome and yay and happyish ^_^

i say happyish cuz despite all of this wonderfulness im still super miffed off right now, and i already cried today. not tears of joy. im in a bad mood mostly cuz of my huge puddle of mud sister whos not raining on my parade but sploshing dirty icky hadia-infested mud onto the banners and streamers and madhatters (yesh, plural.) shes in a bad mood, hates not being the centre of attention and hates me being happy. shes just being all huffy puffy and yelling at everyone, my mom, me, and que. its bothersome and irksome -.- shes even all angry at me for not already presenting her my cake in beautifully cut slices on a gold platter to her. hmph.

well, i have to justify to my future self WHY i was crying. i dont cry often, and even if i do, its at home and usual stress/mental breakdowns. so todays was a stress related one. sorta. my parents are asian. are super strict stereotypical asians, they want me to be a doctor. and ive decided for SURE that i dont. i dont want to go into dentistry i DONT want to be a doctor, i dont want to study medicine. i dont know what i want to do yet, but good grades isnt enough for my parents. i have to be top, which i am accomplishing somehow or the other, and i have to know what im doing with my life. no, not even that. i have to have every little detail planned out of my life. its nerve wracking. no, nerve RACKING. (‘rack’d with pains that conquere trust’. a lit student for now and for ever. -in memoriam, lord alfred tennyson. i didnt even know that i knew that quote. huh.) either way, i hate it. grr. and it made me cry. boo hoo =Y

aaaand now im sorta out of things to talk about…oh cake!

so besides the cake i got from my auntie dearest, i got a cake from Zara =O it was a surprise and an awesome one at that ❤ shes my neighbor and she got all As- and midsenence i poofed to greet and thank my uncle who just showed up out of the blue to congragulate me- except one B, which was in Math. and for her, that was an AMAZING result. so i got cake from her, and when we both got our results, we were hugging and yelling and grinning our teeth out. (ew, what DISGUTING imagery. pfft.)

side note- i saw sir yasir at school, the suuuper creepy basketball couch person and he was handling the O1 results, while i was getting my O2 one. so he was chill, and just asking about my younger brother (starting O1 this year) and it was just annoying. DUUDE. can you not SEE that i am getting the result of the past two years of labour? can you not see HOW tense and freaked out i am? i nearly turned around and bit his head off with snarky remarks. but my perfect p-p-p-p-poker face was in place and worked too. yay, maybe. oh, the perks of being the best actress at school =/

SO, i got my result which made me happy, this post is nearly so far 1,700 something words long, and counting, so i thiiiink i should just shut up, post it, and get onto skyping with BK. and thats that. so laterrr, i shall post again later (not about beyblade today, maybe later) possibly about pressure, or a weird dream, or the skype talk or random shiz like- i have no clue right now. oh yeah, my writing. you read that right. my WRITING. i shall now leave yall in suspence with that tidbit of news and now

*poof*

for real, too xD

-Ze

DIY Custom PaperClips, Designs & Ideas

So today i did many things.

One of which was to FINALLY get Dan Brown’s Inferno in Hard-back, as my mother loves the author and was willing to pay for that. So thats GREAT.

While at SSB, i thought id also check out other books and maybe just maybe get Game of THrones book II (no idea what the name is =$ ) or just look around or maybe the Life of Pi. Unfortunately, as the book store has become eviler, they rearranged the book shelves. if they were something like this (birds eye view)=

I I I I I I
I I I I I I

before, now there something like THIS=

___ _____ _____ ______ _____ _____
___ _____ _____ ______ _____ _____ and it SUCKS. now i have no idea where the books i like are kept. and now youre wondering, ‘ok, great. so just ask those helpful guys who work there, duh.’ However, those guys are so not so helpful. they dont know where anything is kept in their own shop.

when i was assigned to read whuthering heights over the winter break for my literature class (an assignment i never did, btw) i spent a grand total of five minutes attempting to find the book. impatient as i am, i finally cracked and asked for “assistance”. It took them FIFTEEN minutes to circulate around the ENTIRE floor of the store (then it was two stories, now three. more on that LATER. funny tale, that…). all to come back to the shelf i had been sifting through. then another ten minutes to find the book. grr.

Soo yeah. i got the book and while i was at it, i was gonna get a clear paged folder in neon colors for my comics but due to surprise budget cuts as my brother got himself a new mouse (he installed an old video game that apparently requires a swivel mouse or something like that) so i had to leave them behind.

So instead i found post its, colorful thumbpins for my bulletin board, and PAPER CLIPS.

And here i am.

I remember WEEKS ago, on 9gag, i saw this cute picture to bend paper clips into heart shapes, and so i googled it, and found the pictures and used them to make a cute little pink heart paper clip that im using as a book mark now. (i love using paper clip bookmarks, their cute, colorful, jazz it up, and dont fall out easily =P )

since i had to google those pics only cuz i never saved them when i first saw them, and regretted that later, i saved them, and thought id post them here.

pink heart clips

And heres how to do it in an easy one two three step guide. well…its so easy that there IS no step three =D

How-to heart shaped paper clips intstuctns

and then, inspired, i searched for other shapes, like stars, or four leaved clovers or flowers, but couldnt find any =( when i do, they will most DEFINATELY be up here. so have no fear, i am on the hunt!

but i did find websites that sold already made fancy paper clips like leaf shaped ones (loved. very naruto =P not a big fan of that though. just find it tolerable NOW. before i used to hate it.) and speech bubbles, like in comics. those wouldve rocked. and loads of other designs too, like elephants, dogs, cats, swirly hearts, flowers, etc. just google for stuff like that.

i did however find some really cool ideas and came up with my own to design and customize a regularly shaped paper clip.

1. Like taking a jumbo paper clip and adding ribbons to one end to use as a griped reliabler bookmark or just to jazz up an assignment like so

simple bookmark paperclips

or something like this

BrillianglyBland-RibbonPaperclips

or as i found on another website, but didnt save the pic (sowwy), make a cute little bow and then loop that into position where these plain ribbons are tied, so it sticks out from the book your reader, or where ever else you decide to put it, like a card. and that particular blogger put buttons in the centre of the bows with some glue. i think DIRECTLY glueing the button, like a huge one, on the paper clip would also look cool.

or something very pre-school, or simple, with less hassle, would be to cut out two identical shapes on paper or stiffened fabric and cut out a cartoon character or design or letter or whatever and sandwhich the tip of the paper clip in between with glue.

or for the extremely lazy, or artistically challenged, or legit preschoolers as a fun little project to encourage reader (or other grades too. i just weally like kindergarten and preschool =3 ) use stickers with the same method =P

you could also add things like glitter, sequins, beads, and other gorgeously girly and artsy ideas =) even tiny little origami might work out great!

so yeaaaah. those are my little ideas and shit. gosh, this took so long to post, as the internet rebelled against this, and posting those photos was also pretty troublesome and nerve racking (esp. paired with the fluctuating helpfulness of the internet conection.. -.-” ). and as ive said, technology is not my forte =P

BUUUT yeaaaah, thats it, and great, im done WO-HOO!

freeeedooooommm

liberationnn

sleeppp…maybe. but ice cream first ❤

kay, then, laterrr!

-Frosty
that magical as hell snowman, bringing joy and inspiration to all~