MY SUPER UNIQUE LEARNING TIPS!

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Test week is coming up in like 13 days, which means that I will have 4 days of pure horror. In those 4 days I will have 10 hours of tests, on 6 different subject! Mathematics B & D, Chemistry, Physics, English and Religion. Oh and if that isn’t enough, I have to have a Spanish conversation of about 10 minutes in the test week as well.

I’ve started like a week ago, but all I’ve done until now is made a summary of two paragraphs of Chemistry.. I still have to catch up on like 50 exercises of both Mathematics so basically. I’m going to die..

If you don’t want to be like me, maybe you should try out these tips if you have an examweek or anything alike!

 

RECORD
What I do for every Chemistry paragraph is reading it out loud as I’m recording my voice with my IPod. I’ve been doing this for quite a while now, though I have never listened to the recording ever again. Anyway, this is how I learn my chapters of chemistry.

First I read it oud loud and record it. Then I read it again and try to understand everything, then I make a summary and lastly I make the exercises we had to make as homework which I didn’t make because I’m a terrible student.

VIDEOS
You can find videos on pretty much every subject! So if you don’t understand something, or you just want to hear another explenation of it go to Youtube and search! I’ve been doing this for my Mathematics D, with uh Matrixes. Unfortunately I only could find English videos which even made me put in more effort, but it did help me understand!

Also, videos are a lifesafer if you have a.. What do they call it, listening test? Yeah. So for example I have a Spanish listening test once a year, and I suck at listening to Spanish people. So what I did was look op a Spanish Youtuber and I try to click on her videos every once in a while. This way I get entertained and learn from it!

Listening to people speaking a foreign language absolutely helps you understanding what they are saying much better! When I was in Salamanca for a week in some household with about 5 hours of Spanish classes a day, my hearing abilities definitely got better! Unfortunately it has already faded away a bit but that’s why I have my Youtube!

EXPLAIN
If you can explain the history of some war, or how matrixes work, you understand the curriculum. Wow, I’ve never even heard of that Curry-word before. Anyway, just keep trying to explain everything you need to learn and once you can sum it all up you are ready to go!

REWARD
After a while of studying, you need to take a break. The way I relax is putting on one of my favorite youtubers, or painting a tiny bit of my Charmander. Either way, it’s somehow rewarding yourself for the little bit you’ve learned.

What I shouldn’t do is putting gummy bears or any sort of candy on the end of a paragraph, you know. You’ve probably seen it on Instagram or Tumblr or anything. I already have eaten all the gummy bears before I’ve put them at the ends of paragraphs..

GOALS
If I’m not going over this year, my world is over. I know I can do this niveau of education and I like the subjects I’ve chosen. Only if I made my homework everytime I would go over to year 5 easily. I would disappoint myself so badly if I didn’t make it, and that’s what stimulates me to learn and study a bit early. Normally I would’ve started learning for the testweek, one day before the first test. Literally!

If I use that strategy now, in the fourth year out of six on VWO.. No, that won’t work. What will work? Studying.

 

Do you have study tips?

 

Finding Myself.

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We all have heard it countless of times. Always be yourself, everyone else is already taken. Life is too short to be someone esle. Believe in yourself.

Sure, I totally agree with all these cheesy quotes but they make it look so much easier than it actually is, to find out who you are. The past few months I have been searching for myself. I’ve been trying out new things. Some worked out to be amazing, others.. Not so much. Today I’d like to tell you about my change.

MUSIC

Though this doesn’t look like such an important thing, it is to me. I listen as soon as I get home from school to music. It’s a huge part of my life though I do not seem to realize that.
Because of some actor called Tyler Posey, I started listening to PopPunk. Though no one at my school would ever guess I like the genre, I am totally loving it. Bands as Neck Deep and Blink-182 are amazing!

But, I do have to say that I sometimes can get head-aches of the music too. Than I prefer to listen to the more country-ish music. And sometimes those top 2000 music hits to which you can sing along to.. Wonderful.

CURLS

I used to have straight hair that had a perfect shiny and fell perfect on my shoulders. Puberty changed that lots. My hair started to change to a super frizzy and puffy and horrible style. Years and years I did not realize this was because I brushed it.

On my trip to Salamanca my teacher told me not to brush my hair any more. And since then, I am a curly head. Not total curls, but more wave hair and I am loving it so far. It’s definitely more fitting to who I feel like I am.

NOT THE STANDARD

Clothing. The number one thing often for girls my age. Though I only find it annoying, because time over time you need to found an outfit to wear. Besides, clothes are expensive and I dislike most of the clothes in a shop.

Since I bought this shirt, I felt the need to change my fashion style. I don’t want to be one of those girls who only wears adidas and nike, has twenty Ralph Lauren Caps, only poses in the prayer squat or takes selfies with a hand covering her face as her IPhone 6+ shines in the background, who is obsessed with Drake and dark colors, has super straight hair, thick lips and loves chokers.

No. I don’t even like any of those things. No offence to people who are like that, if you like being that way than be the best version there can be but for me, it’s no option.

One problem though, I do not know where to find original clothes.

 

Now I have a very important question for you.
Who are you?

Fear Of Missing Out

This one is to the girl that felt lonely every day, all day long. To the boy who was called out as nerd. To the girl who was best friends with the hottest girl from high school and even to the boy who seemed to have a good life.

At a sudden point, I think we all feel left out. Maybe it’s because you feel like you truly don’t belong, or maybe it is because you are literally left out. Let me give you an example for this.

Josh has 3 best friends, 5 good friends and 4 friends. On a certain evening all 3 of Josh’s best friends, and two of his good friends go out for dinner. But Josh is not invited to join them. Josh feels left out because he seems to be the only one who isn’t invited. But that’s not the case.

Melissa is one of the good friends of Josh, who isn’t invited either. She has 1 best friend, and two good friends. Her best friend and a good friend of her are both invited for the evening out, but she isn’t. Melissa feels left out and starts doubting if her friends even like her. But that’s not the case.

The point of this example is to give you the realization that everybody has a different point of view in such situations. Yeah, maybe some of your friends didn’t invite you to come but that doesn’t mean they don’t like you. They simply made plans when you weren’t there, so be it. If you feel lonely and left out because of that, then search for other friends to do things with.

The reason I chose this subject for a blogpost for today, was because my best friend seemed to be very sad lately. She often complains about how she’s uninvited for things even though, in my point of view, I’m the one who is often left out. The difference between her and me, is that she actually tries to join this group of people in the end.

I find this somehow rude. Sure, they might be your friends but if they made plans and you weren’t invited, it means that they just wanted this group of people to hang out with. Sure, they won’t mind if you join them, but I just think that sometimes you have to let things happen. I can’t really give any good arguments for it.

When I get left out, I often find myself curled up in my bed, watching Youtube to waiste my time as I secretly think about how I would’ve wanted to be invited. You see, I don’t like missing out on things. Whenever my parents leave for the mall, I want to join because I don’t want to miss anything. I want to be everywhere and always because I want to have a laugh.

Here are a few quotes of Connor Franta, by whom I found out about FOMO. FOMO stands for Fear Of Missing Out and means as it says.

We’ve all tasted it, especially on those weekend nights when you’ve chosen to stay in and then see your friends post on social media about their fun evening out, and you squirm with jealousy.

 

There have been instances when I’ve spent more time worrying that I’m missing out on something than actually enjoying what’s right in front of me.

 

Life should be more about living in the moment than fearing what’s happening outside it. It’s about honoring what you want to do at any given time, regardless of what everyone else is doing.

Kruidvat Miniscule Shoplog!

My hair is not really the kind of coupe you’d want to have. If you don’t brush it after washing it, it curls a bit. But the curl disappears within a day so the next day you either will have to brush it and it’ll look like you’re an exploded kitten. Or you have to wash your hair again.

So I bought some products to try and stimulate the curls. I went to kruidvat and bought the following products.

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First of all a mouse! This one is from L’Oreal and promises to stimulate the curl. It cost me like 5 euros. It’s such a funny feeling to sqeeze the mouse through your hair and I really have no idea what or how I should use it but I’m just trying things out.

 

 

 

 

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Then we’ve got a wave enhancing spray. This one is also from L’Oreal’s studio line and because of some sale I had two L’Oreal Studio products for the price of just one!

Apparently this spray makes your hair less heavy, and I actually noticed the difference!

 

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And this one is not really to stimulate my curls, but I needed a new brush and this one looked fine. It cost me like 8 euros. It includes pigs hairs and even comes with a tiny brush to clean this brush!

Caption-Inspiration for Instagram!

It’s that time of the day, week or maybe even month that you have made a photo you want to put on instagram. After adding maybe some filters, it’s time to open up the Instagram app and post the picture. This is only where the hardest part from uploading a picture starts, because what in the world could you put in the caption?

So today, I searched some cute summer-related quotes that might look nice and unique under your photo! Let’s go.

The tans will fade but the memories will last forever.

All I need is vitamin sea.

Every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.

Don’t allow your wounds to turn you into a person you’re not.

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

Tell me the story about how the sun loved the moon so much he died every night to let her breathe.

You only realise how much you care when it’s too late to say goodbye.

And that last one pretty much explains my last few days. My grandfather had a heart attack and I just can’t let it sink it. Somehow I feel like I’m not allowed to find distractions. I’ve cried all evening and my head-ache won’t stop. It all happened so unexpected, and I wish I could’ve said goodbye.

Goodbye, best friend. I love you.

Cooper test at EP.

Hey guys. So today is one of those days on which I will let everything that has been on my mind out. Today the subject is cooper test or cooper run test. This is a test at which you’ll have to run for 12 minutes straight and you’ll have to run for a certain distance to get a good grade.

Well, let me explain you this. I suck. I suck at gymnatics, I suck at football, I suck at basketball. But most of all, I suck at running. I get out of breath so easily and when I run I start focussing on the sound of me breathing which even makes things harder.

But as soon as I stop running, I feel calm again. My little brother told me this means that I breath wrong, but I’m not sure whether to believe that because it sounds dorky. How could I breath incorrectly?

Anyway, I ran a distance of 1550 meters.. This is like terribly bad. It’d be rated Very Bad. For my age and gender, 1800 meters would be rated Bad (I believe) and from like 2100 meters you’d be on the right track.

But hey, like I said before. I’m going to start fitnessing so at least I’m trying to achieve something..

WHo else hates these kinds of tests at EP?

A Healthier Life?

If you know me in real life, you would know that I am the worst sporter. My stamina is zero point zero and until now I really hated sport. Though, at Physical Eduation we had to run for like 12 minutes, and I ended last of the whole class. This was a sign for me. I needed to change things.

So today I went to the Basic Fit with my friends. We sported for like one and a half hour and now I am dead! Though, it actually was a lot of fun and I feel really happy now. I really want to change my stamina but I also want to lose some weight.

Well, not weight but my legs are a little thick, and I want to change that so I’m going to try. My height is 5 ft. 4, or 1 meter and 65 centimeters. I weigh 54 kilogram which is like 119 pounds. This means that my BMI (Body Mass Index) is good.

Though that does not mean I’ve been healthy. I don’t sport, I sit on the couch as soon as I get out of school, until I go to bed. Yes, I walk the dog 3 times a week for 45 minutes total but that doesn’t make anything better.

So from now on, I’ll attend to this fitness school. I’m curious to know how long I will be able to keep this going. I’m now trying to question myself, why do I want this? Why do I really want this?

I want to be able to run after my friends, instead of only being able to run 30 feet. I want to be able to feel healthy, and spend my time useful.. And then I also want to eat healthier every now and then. This will be much harder because I love my fastfood. Sure, there are healthy delicious things but I’ll eat what’s quickest..

So let’s do this. A new healthy lifestyle.

I’M GETTING GLASSES

It’s a big change, that’s for sure. Yes, today I went to the mall with my parents and we ordered two pairs of glasses for me. One pair of sunglasses, one pair of normal glasses. It’ll take two weeks for them to get done, and I’m so excited!

I got them because of holiday. When I’m at the Beach, it’s very annoying to have contacts in because I’m not allowed to swim with them. So I needed glasses.

LET’S GO

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These glasses are pretty cool, I love them. Though, I do have to get used to my face with a pair of glasses. This is such a simple yet lovely design.

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Terni Sun RX


Look at this beauty! I know I have pretty similar sunglasses but these have the right strenght so I will actually be able to see things! How fancy, tho I’m not entirely sure if these are the ones I got.

Sorry that this wasn’t the longest post, but I really wanted to tell you about my adventure of the day! Do any of you have glasses?

The Dutch Youtube Community.

If you are Dutch or Belgian and you watch a lot of Dutch youtubers, you might know what I’m talking about. If not, this post might be interesting. Basically, the Dutch Youtube Communicty 2016 is as shitty (sorry) as it has ever been. Why, let me explain.

The way I see it, the community is divided into several group. They all fight with each other in general.

First you’ve got the Fakers. These Youtubers make fake pranks or fake ‘he and she’s been kidnapped’ videos. 2016 was really the start of these Youtubers and though they sometimes have entertaining videos, it’s such a sad thing that they get the fame. Don’t get me wrong, but I just think that if you upload a fake prank, you need to mention that it’s a sketch..

Definitely if it’s a video about someone’s friend being kidnapped by the so called Murdered. Young kids are watching these videos, and they think it’s real. They can make the weirdest decisions because of that..

Then, the second group I’d call the Guards. I think an American Youtuber you could take as an example is Keemstar. In the Netherlands we have a slightly different channel for that. In my eyes this guy just spreads the rumors and chaos. Maybe he doesn’t start the hate between all sorts of groups, but he sure as hell spreads it across the country.

And then we have the, in my eyes, innocent people. These are just World’s Normalest people who either watch or make Youtube Videos. These try not to merge into the chaos and that is exactly what everone should do. But here I am, explaining you about the chaos haha. Well, there’s a reason why I don’t mention any Dutch Channels.

Lately there’s been so many Strikes, which are some sort of reports on a certain video of a Youtuber, either because of privacy reasons or other things. Channels have been deleted (even big Youtubers with 200.000 subscribers!) for totally unreasonable reasons! Yes, sure, some of the Strikes were well deserved but others completely not.

I was just wondering if the Youtube Communities are such a choas elsewhere in the world?

What I Got For My Birthday! 2016

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So from my sister I got the Nivea Creme Sensitive. It smells honestly so good and something for under the shower always does good! Thank you sister, love you.
Then I got the Oil & Care Oil. You see, since Salamanca I’ve been trying to get my hair in it’s more natural state, which is wavy or maybe even curly. My friend recommended me to use oil after showering, so I’ve been doing that. Very nice!

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I feel bad to say that after 16 days I still haven’t used this present. It’s Oil Paint but then a different sort for which you don’t need terpetine. So I don’t think it’s actually oil but oh well, it’s super cool. I really wanna test it out, but Oil Paint can be so expensive and I don’t want to waiste any.. So then to go with the paint I got some.. What do you call them, canvas? They always come in handy.

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I also got this World Map, which I wanted so badly.It’s pretty big and I marked with the red stickers which places I’ve visited. Though I did forget to mark Kreta, Grece. The Blue spots are the places I’m going to visit this year and I also thought I marked some spots white but I can’t find them anymore.. If you do, those are the places I’d like to visit one day.

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And OH MY GOSH! I got a new phone! I don’t think I’ve told any of you, but I used to have the LG E400 for like 4 years. Unfortunately it just decided to get really annoying because I couldn’t even download whatsapp anymore. I really needed a new one and now look at this beauty! Oh my, I can’t even believe it. I’m so thankful!

This is the Acer Z530 and it’s so pretty and gigantic, compared to my last phone. I also got a simple case with it, which is definitely useful because I’m really clumsy..

Then I also got some chocolate and money which I, of course, am really thankful of as well! Thank you all who gave me presents, and thanks to most of my friends who totally forgot my birthday, haha!

My Ultimate Dream Job.

From age 3 to 12 I was determined to become a painter one day. I mean, I always loved creating art so it wasn’t a hard or weird choice. Maybe the idea started when grandfather and I started to do this game, where he drew something and I had to guess what it was. Then I drew something and he had to guess.

From age 12 to round and about 15 I’ve been thinking about design. Still, I do want to do something creative when I’m older. I can’t imagine working all day with economic statics or anything, instead I just want to let my mind lose. Or at least partly lose. Throughout these years I’ve been thinking about the study Graphic Design at which you’ll learn how to create advertisements.

And now I am completely lost. Well, not completely. Most of my friends have no clue what they’re going to do, so compared to them I’m pretty prepared. After I finish High School (hopefully in 2018), I hope to have a gap year in which I’ll travel to Africa to do some volunteering work. For that, I’m already saving up money. And then, after the gap year I see three options.

The first option is Film. Specifically I’d say I’d want to study something like CGI Animations, though I’m not quite sure if that even exists here in the Netherlands. It’d be so awesome to create all these things that no one would ever think are fake, if you understand what I mean. Right now, CGI is my biggest dream.

Though, writing, editing and directing would be sick as well.

Another option is still design, Graphic Design, Architecture, something like that. Though, I wouldn’t be able to say I’m interested in one specific study..

The third option is Youtuber, I guess. It’s hard for me to confess that this is what I want to do as a hobby, but I’m too much of a pussy and I’m afraid that if I start Youtube, I’ll focus less on school. Right when I need to focus so badly on school..

So yeah. Now, my question is: What study do you want to do, or are you doing? How was it? What was it like? Tell me about it!

 

Salamanca 2016

I have been to Salamanca! It was honestly the best trip ever, and also the reason why there were no posts last week. Anyway, today I’m going to tell you what I have done in the beautiful city of Spain.

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Our flight was at 5:00 am and we flew from Amsterdam to Zurich, which is a place in Switserland. So I had to get up at 2 am seeing I live far away from Amsterdam. Then after we landed in Zurich we needed to wait for 4 hours for the next flight. When we arrived in Madrid we had to take a 2 hour bus trip to Salamanca and there we were!

We stayed in pairs in families. Me and my best friend were in a tiny apartment about 20 minutes walkingdistance away from the center and the school. Every day we needed to walk already 6 kilometres just to get to the school, then back for lunch, back to the school for activities and back home late at evening.

My all time favorite building or place was La Plaze Mayor. It was massive and so beautiful, especially at night. The last day in Spain my whole class and I started flashmobing the Macarena at La Plaza Mayor which was so ridiculous yet so much fun.

We’ve seen the University, I even got a sweater, lots of shops, the cathedrals, a beautiful yard, museums, we did a route de tapas and we even walked in the footsteps of Columbus! How awesome?!

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I have had the best week and I alrady miss Salamanca. I definitely recommend going there because it will blow you away.

Now, as I am typing, my father decided we are going on a holiday this summer. It might be Spain and Portugal where we’ll be going but nothing is too sure yet. Anyway.

Next trip, London. I can’t wait!

I am going to Salamanca, Spain!

It is almost that time of the year again, that I will make a trip! But before my holiday to London (oh my I cannot believe I am actually going to London this summer! Even though England is so close to the Netherlands I have never been there and I’ve been wanting too for about 7 years now, haha. Anyway..) I will visit a town in Spain first!

With school I am going to visit the beautiful Salamanca! We’ll have several Spanish classes and I am positive it will be loads of fun. We’re leaving in two weeks already and we will stay in guest houses for about 5 days. Me and my friend have the guest house settled across a mall and the burger king, so I am positive we’ll survive.

I want to try the Spanish culture though, so of course I will eat tapas and such. Oh I am so excited! Unfortunately the weather won’t be it’s absolute best but I will have to deal with that. After all I’m used to sucky weather.

Sorry for this terribly short and useless post! My testweek start next week and I am freaking out because I need to catch up on loads of my homework..

The Mockingjay, Part 2 #review

The initial release was in November 2015, it was a while ago and I have no idea why it took me this long to watch it. I am a huge fan of the Hunger Games series and of course I could not wait to see this film, I guess I sort of forgot about watching it.. Anyway, today a review of this film.

Director Francis Lawrence did a great job if you ask me. I actually really enjoyed it.

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