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October 5th, 2004

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03:46 pm - Back to Hell (aka School)
Well, I had my Indonesian Oral exam yesterday. It went fairly well. (I think) No giant screw-ups, although a few times I forgot what the Indonesian was for something, but I didn't lapse into English, and I think my grammer was okay - and they seemed to understand what I was talking about, which is always a plus. There was a slightly amusing moment, when talking about watching movies (I was asked what I liked to do in my spare time), I mentioned that one of the movies I liked was Pirates of the Caribbean. Which lead to a discussion between the examiner and I about how good looking Johnny Depp was.

As a reward for myself afterwards, I went and brought the new Terry Pratchett book, Going Postal. I must say I quite like it, even if like most of the recent Discworld books it seems to be a little darker, but it has a lead character I adore, lots of Vetinari, cameo roles from Sacharissa Cripslock and several of the wizards, and some references to both the LotR movies and Buffy, off all things.

And am back at school for my final term EVER. Which is a very weird feeling, but it is still school. Ick.

So today we got our English practice exams back (I got 33 out of 40, which I am quite pleased with, considering most people seem to be somewhere in the 20s). Aftrewards, when going through it, Mrs Smith the English teacher was handing out lollies for people who had did things right (had more than 5 quotes in an essay, had at least 5 paragraphs etc.). I ended up with 14 lollies, so yayness!

Also, in chemistry we were doing these experiments with Magnesium being heated, and somehow I managed to cause the end of my test-tube to explode. But the broken tube looks quite cool, so I have decided to keep it. It can go with the collection of diodes that blew in Physics last year.

And something Ijust remembered: many glomps to Elspeth from the signing, for coming up with the most fitting plural noun ever: A Banana of Randoms.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Libraray again

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Date:October 5th, 2004 01:31 am (UTC)
It must be weird having your last ever term.

Our Yr 12s finish the Tuesday after next, but their Valete isn't until Thursday.
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Date:October 5th, 2004 04:08 am (UTC)
What the bloody hell is a Valete?
Date:October 5th, 2004 04:18 am (UTC)
The special night for Yr 12s and their parents because they're leaving.

I thought it was called that in other schools.
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Date:October 6th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
We have one also, but we call it the Valedictory Dinner. It's all the same otherwise (And my previous school, it was just the Year 12 Dinner)
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Date:October 5th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
I totally agree about Moist in Going Postal. I have to say he is probably my favorite one-shot character of Pratchett's. Vetinari is my favorite recurring, but Moist is just friggin funny and savvy and he makes the book more "adult." Curse words and stuff. Very cool. (*smile*)
Date:October 5th, 2004 11:33 pm (UTC)
That Moist guy sounds like Burns Flipper - in a game called The Longest Journey, he was the only character who swore, and he swore a lot.

He was pretty funny, too.
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Date:October 6th, 2004 03:58 pm (UTC)
Moist is such a brilliantly evil guy, but in a nice way. An anti-hero, as it were.

But he is fun, and I like that he is rather more adult than thre other characters. You gotta love a guy who swears. :)

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