I don't usually write about my Blog's background picture, because there's nothing really special about them. My last one was a picture of the kind of place I would like to live in, and before that was a picture of my dog, and before that? No I can't remember.
So, I changed my blog's background to a picture of a famous castle in France, the Château de Chambord (Chambord Castle). I was considering about Neuschwanstein Castle at first, this castle is so breathtaking that I think it's the most beautiful castle in the world, but then I picked Chambord Castle, because of da Vinci and King François I.
They say part of Chambord Castle was designed by Leonardo da Vinci, which would be the chimneys that look like little towers. According to the book I read (borrowed from our school library), the castle consist of 440 rooms and 365 chimneys (or more)!
Also, one of the most famous architectural features of ChambordCastle, the beautiful double
helix staircase is said to be designed by Leonardo da Vinci too!
So this is what the book says:
During Leonardo da Vinci's last few years, King François I invited him to live in France. When Leonardo da Vinci accepted his invitation, the king was delighted, as he adores him very much and thinks highly of him.
The double helix staircase was a gift to thank King François I , but it was only built after Leonardo da Vinci's death, so it wasn't built completely according to Leonardo da Vinci's design. Supposedly, the two staircase should supported each other, just like the double helix form of our DNA, but back then no one knew how to build it, so the two staircase ended up how it looks like now. In fact, most of da Vinci's design for the King was left untouched because, again, they are too complicated and no one knew how to build them.
The staircase allows people to climb without being seen by
those who go down, so that King François I's mistress won't have to curtsey to the Queen.
King François I even thought to divert the Loire to
the castle, but the project proved too expensive and challenging and was
abandoned. Same thing goes to 'The Last Supper', it did not matter to The
King that this is a wall painting, he wanted to bring the whole wall to France.
Thankfully he also abandoned the idea at last.
As for the reason I chose a picture of castle, hmm
let's say that I've had a lifelong fascination with castles.=)
Well I just learnt of it actually.
Now here's the Golden Rule : Never ever read those post you have written, especially those written long time ago.
I just did that and I was horrified. Seriously, how childish I was back then, gushing over hot guys! I mean, I still do it sometimes, but it is different. And those words I used, I feel like fainting right now, good. Actually, I don't blame myself for my broken English because it is part of me, what I used to be. Besides, though growing up watching all kind of English shows like Magic English, Barney&Friends and Disney movies, my interest in English only appeared when I was in Form 1, being overpowered by my love for Mandarin before that, and only then did I work hard enough to polish my English. So I have no one to blame except myself for my broken English.
Still, I was tempted by the idea of deleting them since some of them stand no value actually, but something stop me from doing it. The reason was simple enough : because it is part of the history!
Yup, history, of all things. You can't delete something and pretend that it never happened, just like what Japan did, trying to cover up what they had done in the past by saying that those woman (we call it as 慰安妇 in Mandarin) they captured (was forced to be their sex slaves) actually did the 'job' voluntarily. Stupid, did they really think that people would fall for it?
So, however bad my old post are, I didn't delete them, I just did some correction here and there, when the grammatical mistakes are too much to endure.
It occurs to me that I might be reading this post some years later, sighing, just like what I did just now. But that is not a matter to be worried about right now, right? Besides, only when you has improved that you are able to criticise, so that should be a good thing.
this post is based on my (and Joy's too,actually) opinion only, so those whose opinion differ from mine, please don't get angry, I mean no offence, really. Few months ago
someone from other class thought of throwing a party, a graduation night or some sort, they ended up announcing about this 'Friendship Gathering', only available for Science classes students.
I don't felt like going at first, kinda learnt my lesson last time I attended this kind of party, but then my friends are going, and I think we should spend some time together (since I actually never went out with my best friend), so I paid the money to go...
Few days ago
Ah Joy and I were discussing about 'the night', and we were actually not really enthusiastic about it. Hey, both of us can guess what is going to come up during the gathering, there must be some sexy-dance, or things like that, which don't impress us.
Supposedly, the gathering starts at 7pm.
I showered and read my novella while waiting for my hair to dry off. Time passed without me realising and by the time I looked up,it is already 7pm! So I quickly changed, threw on the dress I picked, a simple but nice dress and dashed downstairs, unadorned and without make-up. All the while I found myself thinking: Hah this just proved how much I care about it.
Actually, I was thinking of bringing the novel I was reading along too, but I can't find any bag to put it in, and of course I can't just hold it and go inside the ballroom(yes, ballroom, a small one), people would be looking and think: God how geek she is. So I gave up on my perfect plan (yes it would be perfect to be to be able to bring a novel along) and only brought my camera instead.
My friends were waiting when I arrived and we went in together after Mei Ling arrived, they all looked beautiful enough. Turns out Joy also brings along a novel with her, what a coincidence!
And so the open ceremony and all other programs begun. I don't want to go into detail because there's nothing really worth talking about, except our class's performance which was really worth praising.
6 guys and 1 girl from our class were dancing, sketching and singing. Their performance was so awesome and amusing that I was giggling all the way, my hand was shaking so bad that the video I recorded was in a blur (okay not that bad, but still...). It shows that us Sc1 is not all about studying and have the creativity to come up with such witty and hilarious performance.
The other show which is also great was a slow dance performed by girls, 3 are ballet dancer, so you get the picture. They just looked so elegant!
But after that, no more good show. Most of them were dancing, shaking and showing off their body part (this is, at least what we thought anyway), duh. Seriously, others might think that those kind of korean dance is nice, but I think not, especially when some of them were shaking and twisting their butt like there's no tomorrow.
And so, Joy and I, along with some of our friend went home after 9.30pm. Actually, HALF of the 5Sc1 did. No wonder students from other classes said that Sc1 students are boring, lol. Guess we just don't share the same thought with them.
Don't get me wrong, I do appreciated those students' hard work, they took quite good care of the details and work hard to make this a perfect night, they even made a ticket for everyone. It is just that this occasion is not for us, different people have different opinion as I said. I still prefer some place quite, without all the noise and confusion. Got a taste of the precious peacefulness when me and Joy sneaked out of the ballroom, hmm how nice. But that cost us something, too, because when we were out, there's photography session, so we missed it, and we were the only two who attended but not in the picture, how sad... gyr
Exam is about eating. Don't deny it. Say 'yes', agree with me.
I eat while I read, just what normal people in this world would do. I mean, it's exam , and you'll need something. Something that can freshen you up, something that won't make you feel sleepy but energetic, giving you the energy to study (not grabbing the novels or any non-exam related book nearby).
In this case, that magical thing would be food! I cook for myself (because no one in this family is willing to do it for me in such late hour). A late supper will do.
It is not as if I can't find anything to eat, there's lots of food in my house (though they always didn't stay long), thanks to my parents for constantly restoring the food in our house. So emm, you see, I enjoyed eating all the food I can stuff into my mouth, mainly snacks, so much that I didn't care about getting fat, and that's how I got fatter. End of story.