The Last

Now playing: Sunset – The XX

This will be the last post for this blog because our storytelling module will be ending soon. And we wouldn’t have to take this module anymore. Frankly speaking, I really don’t want this module to end. It’s my favourite module and it makes my Thursdays more bearable. But hey, all things must come to an end. What can you do about it?

Figured that I’d blog about the things I’m grateful for since this will be the last post for this blog.

First off, I’m grateful for having a shelter over my head, having sufficient food for the day, having clothes to wear. I know sometimes I complain about not having any “decent” clothes to wear or about not liking certain food or the way they are cooked, but I still actually appreciate what I have at that moment because hey, #firstworldproblems am I right? I’m grateful for my health. I’m grateful for my body’s ability to function normally. I feel like it is something we all take for granted and it’s not until we fall sick that we actually realise the importance of our health.

I’m grateful for the little things in life, like the smell of rain, the smell of coffee, sunrises and sunsets (the kind that paints the sky with a beautiful hue of orange, with a tinge of lavender and clouds scattered all over the sky), the sound of waves washing to the shore. I’m grateful for not having to go through natural disasters in this country because of our geographical location. I know that I’m always complaining about how hot and humid it is here and how competitive it is and how I can’t wait to get out of here, but I know that I will miss this place and one day I might even declare that it’s the best place on Earth because as cliché as this sounds, home is where the heart is.

Right now, I have a blocked nose and I can smell little to nothing at all. And it sucks because I can’t even smell my food.

I’m grateful for the people in my life. The good and the bad. I’m grateful for the people who never fail to be there for me, who listen to me whenever I need to talk, who never fail to make me laugh, who tolerate my bullshit and annoying antics even if they have every right not to (yeah, I annoy myself sometimes too). And even if I don’t always say this, I really cherish every single one of the people who are in my life (you know who you are). I also am grateful for the people who hurt me once or maybe more than once, because these are the people who taught me valuable lessons in life.

Thing is, we often take things for granted and we tend to not see the things we have right in front of us. I mean, it’s understandable because we’re only human. We are always looking for more and we probably will never be satisfied with what we have. A friend once told me that we get so caught up in everything we forget how lucky we are, and every once in a while we should sit back and be thankful for what we have in our lives (well, this is the gist of what this friend told me. The full speech this friend gave me was much harsher than this and it was kind of like a wake up call for me).

“Well if you can’t get what you love, you learn to love the things you’ve got”

Stay grateful
x

 

Lists Lists Lists (part 2)

Yay more lists! So today I’m gonna blog about 8 Things That Annoy Me.

1. Bad table manners. Like when people chew with their mouth open or chew food really loudly? It gets on my nerves. I don’t need to see or hear the gross remnants of chewed food right in front of me when I’m eating, thank you very much. Or when people use their own utensils to bring food from communal dishes to their own bowl. Can’t you see that there are communal utensils right in front of you? Just. No. And shoving food down your mouth. Really. Can you not. RUDE.

2. Self-proclaimed “nice guys” who whine about not getting the girl he likes after being “really nice” to them. UGH. This annoys me SO much. I mean, come on really? Just because you’re being nice to the girl you like (like a decent human being would) doesn’t mean that you’re entitled to that girl. Maybe you’re not her type. Maybe she thinks you two would be better off as kick-ass friends. Or MAYBE, SHE DOESN’T WANT TO DEAL WITH YOUR “NICE GUY” BULLSHIT WHEN YOU BREAK UP IN THE FUTURE. Ugh I can go on and on about this I might have to do another blog post on this. And to quote John Green: “‘Nice’ comes from the Latin word ‘ignorant’. So maybe that’s why ‘nice’ guys finish last.” The perfect response to a self-proclaimed nice guy complaining about girls friend-zoning him.

3. People being really loud in public places. I’m glad that you’re enjoying yourselves and all but can you please keep your volume down? Being considerate is actually a really nice thing to do, maybe you should try it.

4. People who match/wear jeans with slippers. No. No no no no no no. NO. That is probably THE WORST combination ever. It pains me to even think of someone wearing slippers and jeans. Come on, you’ve already put in the effort to wear jeans, might as well put in a little more effort into wearing a pair of decent shoes? Putting on a decent pair of shoes doesn’t require much effort, really.

5. The term “homophobic”. You’re not actually scared of homosexuals, you’re just being an asshole.

6. Music snobbery. People listen to different genres of music for different reasons and everyone has different tastes. Listening to one genre of music doesn’t make you more superior than the other. You like listening to top 40s? So be it. You like listening to heavy metal? So be it. You like listening to techno? SO. BE. IT. God damn it, I really really don’t get where the sense of superiority came from. YOUR MUSIC TASTE DOESN’T MAKE YOU BETTER THAN THE OTHERS SO SHUT UP.

7. People taking my things without my permission. Need I explain? Excuse you? RUDE.

8. When people fake having health related issues as a prank. Not cool. I mean, MAYBE, there are people who care for you. MAYBE, there are people who legitimately worry for you. MAYBE, there are people who are terrified of losing you. Sympathy is a crutch, don’t fake a limp.

Now you know 8 things that annoy me. There are so, so, so many more things that annoy me but I didn’t want this post to be filled with that much angst so here you go. Yay me!

Lists Lists Lists

Hello human. What’s up? I’ve been thinking of what I should post for this week and honestly I still have no idea on what I should write about. Hmm.

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Meanwhile, shoutout to my secondary school friends! Went to support ma nigga Ian (in white) for his school’s theatre exam, Theasthai, at ACJC last night. Great job mate!

(I’ve been staring at the screen for 20 minutes and I have Sex Yeah – Marina And The Diamonds on repeat what am I even doing) Okay, so I think I know what I should write for this blog post: Things I Would Wish On My Enemies. Here we go!

1. Uneven table/chair legs for the rest of their lives.

2. The sensation of losing a sneeze every time they’re going to sneeze.

3. Low quality toilet paper.

4. Inability to produce a leather sofa fart noise for the second time.

5. Stepping on lego pieces everywhere.

6. Having to pee every half an hour or so.

7. Always using “your” and “you’re” incorrectly in arguments.

8. Lose socks that are always slipping down your feet.

9. Incorrectly synced audios (in their youtube videos. Or any videos.)

10. Changing of topic whenever they can come up with a witty comment.

11. Gets all comfy and snuggled up in bed. Lights are on.

12. Queuing for something for a really long time only to have the last merchandise taken by the person right in front of them.

13. Missing buses and trains whenever they’re in a rush.

14. Stuttering while trying to prove a point.

15. Having their parents walk in on them.

… Because wishing death on your enemies is so cliché, not to mention immature. Am I right?

Songs songs songs

So… Week 2. We had only 3 days of school so yay us! Anyway, I thought I’d write about some of my favourite songs for this post.

But first, what do I look for in a song? Tune, lyrics, vocals. I think these three factors play a huge part in me liking a particular song. Or maybe it’s just me being anal. I listen to all genres of songs, but mostly pop, pop-rock, and sometimes jazz. Call me mainstream, whatever. Anyway. Here’s a list of my favourite songs. They mostly put me in a good mood. I call them my happy songs.

1. Long Live The Kids- We Are The In Crowd. I listen to this song whenever I need a boost or whenever I feel like I’m not enough. “Hang on, be strong, long live the kids in us all. Pride may fail us but god, we won’t die trying.” Pretty self-explanatory. Makes me want to try. One of the lines that stuck.

2. Wicked Way- Ben Taylor. This song is probably my “chill” song. The kind of song that I’d listen to on rainy days, sitting by my window bay reading and sipping tea. Or probably lazy afternoons when you just want to lie in your bed doing nothing.

3. Fall Out Boy’s whole Save Rock And Roll album. Because the songs make me really happy and make me feel like anything is possible.

4. On Our Way- The Royal Concept. Gets me pumped for the day. I love listening to this song in the morning. Gives me the motivation to start the day, most probably because of the upbeat tune.

5. How Long Will I Love You- Ellie Goulding. The song lyrics gives me warm fuzzy feelings. It’s also really calming. I hope one day my significant other will sing this song to me because it’s oh-so-sweet. “How long will I love you? As long as stars are above you, and longer if I may.” Cheesy but sweet! I love cheesiness.

6.  Famous Last Words- My Chemical Romance. I feel like this song spurs me on in every sense. Whenever I feel forsaken I know that this song will always be here for me, or someone will always be here for me. “I am not afraid to keep on living, I am not afraid to walk this world alone.”

7. Starlight- Taylor Swift. Basically a feel good song. Whenever this song comes on shuffle, it makes me feel like dancing.

8. You and Me- Lifehouse. One of the few songs that would play in my head whenever I think about or see my significant other. That’s probably the only reason why I love this song. Haha!

9. Here Comes The Sun- The Beatles. Basically gives me hope. Also, The Beatles is a fantastic band.

10. It’s A Beautiful Day- Michael Bublé. This song is so upbeat and the lyrics are so positive it’s impossible not to smile and feel ecstatic! “It’s a beautiful day and I can’t stop myself from smiling.” Not to mention, Michael Bublé has a sexy voice.

11. Really Don’t Care- Demi Lovato. Tells me not to give a crap about anyone that ever made me miserable and just think “screw it. I’m done with you people and you can get out of my life.”

12. Roger Rabbit – Sleeping With Sirens. “Don’t point the blame if you can’t find nothing, look to yourself and you might find something.” Makes me reflect on myself.

13. The Great Escape- Boys Like Girls. Gets me hyped up for the day and makes me feel free.

14. Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leppard. A song that makes me feel like a badass and with the badass attitude I can probably accomplish anything.

15. Rock You Like A Hurricane- Scorpions. This is the song I listen to whenever I feel angry. I turn up my headphones to full blast and let the music drown out all my anger. It calms me down, ironically.

Welp. There are more songs that I love but these songs are what I listen to mostly.

“Music was the home for your pain”

Rambles Rambles Rambles

Welp.

Hello. This is going to be my first ever post on this blog (this blog is also created just for school). I don’t really know what I should blog about. I would blog about my week but I seriously doubt anyone would actually be interested to know about a week in my life. Or my life for that matter. But hey, I’m doing this for a module in my course so here we go.

First off, my name is Jazelle (if you didn’t already know my name. It’s plastered on the top of your screen). I’m 17, enrolled in Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film Media Studies, Digital Visual Effects. This blog is for a module called storytelling and I have to post a post every week..? I think. I have no idea on what I should blog about today.

(Just FYI, I’ve been staring at my screen for 20 min before starting on this paragraph because reasons) I thought I could write about my likes for this post. Not going to write my dislikes because I probably have more dislikes than likes and I don’t want to ruin my happy mood.

I love the way people’s faces light up when they tell you about their interests and what they’re passionate about. There’s something about it that just makes me really happy. I love how people’s lips quirk up when they’re on their phone. Like, did someone special say something to make them really happy? Or are they reading something interesting? Either way, I’m just really glad you’re happy. I love when I look through photos of people, I see huge smiles plastered across their faces, some smiling so wide that it looks like as if they’re smiling with their eyes too. I love it when friends make the effort to memorise your likes and dislikes (not that I actually demand my friends to do that, but them making the effort is a really nice feeling. It shows that they care). I love when we have conversations on our favourite songs or your dreams or your aspirations.

I love the smell of rain. I love how beautiful our world can be. Like, the sky is really beautiful right now and I know that I’m often sad but there are moments when I fall in love with the world. I adore all the oxygen inside my lungs and I’m not scared anymore. I love sarcasm. I love witty humour. I love humour. I love laughing. It’s probably one of the best feelings in the world- being content, being happy. I love it when I see my loved ones succeed in whatever they’re doing. Words can’t express how proud I feel for them. I love how within imperfection, some people find perfection in others. I love how there are still people in the world that still see the good in people I love it when people take the extra effort to smell nice and look good especially in the mornings. Most of all, I really, really, really love when people love themselves and I’m really glad you’re happy with yourself because I really love seeing people just being happy.