Tuesday 31 March 2009

Teach everyday till you die 2

April and May are now "Pei will not sleep" months. TP sucks your soul out and turns your hair white.

Friday 27 March 2009

My photography skills are lacking...

Little Bows

Rui with dog

Rui repaint ver with Re-Ment puppy. I want try my hand at repainting and customising some Pinky St figures, any one have spare parts they wanna sell? :P

Sunday 22 March 2009

Strawberry Tea

I hate teaching. I want to be a writer. But I suck at writing. I don't know how to write. :s

I don't actually like any of the photos I took today.

Sacchin and Sacchin repaint release. I guess they could be twins or something :P
Twins for tea?

Table and chairs from Sylvanian Families, Green leaf plate from Megahouse, everything else from Re-Ment. I like Re-Ment.
Re-ment strawberry themed food

The tea inside the cup is removable.
Tea for me

Hmm, this picture reminds me that I have to paint the little flowers on the table white or somekind of creamy colour. Brown is too plain, and the picture of the table on the original packaging had white flowers...

Tuesday 10 March 2009


Awful memory is right. Turns out I hadn't lost any of my students' work like I thought I did, half the class just left them on the wrong table, that's why I hadn't received anything. :/

Wanted to take more photos today as it was nice and bright but decided a nap was more interesting.

In other news, there are too many toys I want and too little money to buy them with. At the moment I want this table and chair set so I can repaint it.

Image taken from here.

I love low-quality or broken toys that I can fix up. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and I feel that customising something makes it truly mine, something that no one else has. Well, if anyone has old Sylvanian Families or just general doll house furniture, tell me :P I may decide to buy it off you if it's the right size.

I also took the personality test linked in Muaz's blog, and it's eerily accurate. Except for the first bit. And the being reasonable and giving good advice part :P You can try out the test here.

Your view on yourself:
You are intelligent, honest and sweet. You are friendly to everybody and don't like conflict. Because you're so cheerful and fun people are naturally attracted to you and like to talk to you.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:
You are a true romantic. When you are in love, you will do anything and everything to keep your love true.
Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship.

The seriousness of your love:
You are very serious about relationships and aren't interested in wasting time with people you don't really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

Your views on education
Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you:
You have plenty of dream jobs but have little chance of doing any of them if you don't focus on something in particular. You need to choose something and go for it to be happy and achieve success.

How do you view success:
You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don't succeed. Don't give up when you haven't yet even started! Be courageous.

What are you most afraid of:
You are afraid of things that you cannot control. Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel.

Who is your true self:
You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

Monday 9 March 2009

More ladybugs

Ladybug, ladybug, ladybug invasion~

Ladybug invasion2

Aya: What the heck...they all came after I baked these ladybug cookies! Hey, you two on the leaf--these cookies are mine! *looks up* Oi, you! Stop mucking around and help me get rid of them!

Sunday 8 March 2009

I am an awful teacher

I think I may have lost some, if not half of 4A's essays. Either that or half the class didn't pass them up. The problem is, I can't remember a lot of things. Also, my HOD found two of the essays I accidentally left in admin while signing out or in. She also told me this fact when I was talking to my CT. Terrible. I am slowly any good impressions I may have made on them due to a combination of my own laziness and carelessness. And my awful, awful memory. I cant remember things very well :(

Urgh, what am I going to do? I really hope I haven't lost any of 4A's essays *cries*

Friday 6 March 2009

Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home

Ladybug, ladybug

This is actualy a miniature sugar bowl from Megahouse's Forest Teaset miniatures series. The top bug is a removable cap. It comes wth two tiny plastic sugar lumps! This was the only photo that came out okay in today's photoshoot. All the ones featuring to full tea set were pretty unsatisfactory.

A little background: The Forest Teaset is Megahouse's last miniatures set--they decided it was not profitable enough. Too bad really, they make so few sets and they always get sold out really fast. Their sets are wonderful looking, quite on par with Re-Ment's miniatures.

Thursday was one of those days...

...where almost everything that could go wrong did. First thing that happened wasa that Greg booked the projector for use during the last two perods just before I could. He told me that he might not need it and to see im during break to confirm. Bugger. My whole lesson was based on a video on my laptop.

The next thing that happned involved relieving a teacher who was sick. Now, I don't mind helping her out, but due to my horrible lack of preparation I was desperately trying to finish some of the stuff I had to do for my lessons after break. One of these things was taping newspapers together to cover up 4A's curtainless classroom so I could use the projector.

Oh well, I decided to finish what I needed to do in 3J, the class I was to relieve for her. In my infinite wisdom decided to let this class have a 'free' period where they did not have to do anything as long as they did not make too much noise. Some of the boys decided to sit on the ground at the back of the class. I didn't tell them to get up, because, hey, they were just chatting, right? No harm done if they just wanted to sit on the disgusting floor and chat right? Wrong. The principal came in and asked me if I had asked them to sit on the floor. Er... no (I just hadn't told them to get up) She then to the boys out of the class and scolded them for what seemed like a good 10 minutes. Uh boy...

I also found out that the newspaper coverings I had made were too small for the windows. And that there were 8 windows in each class, not 4. I spent the relief class using up all the newspapers I had to make the coverings bigger. I couldn't finish my lesson plans either.

After break was the start of 4E's periods. I orignally wanted to finish modelling essay preparatory work for them in the first half hour and leave the next half hour for them to start their essays. I ended up modelling for the next 40 minutes or so and helping most of the students do their essay preparatory work for the rest of the period. I think only one or two of them actually started any real writing. Also, 5 boys came in 15 minutes late. I did not know what to do with these people. :(

Class management is going down the drain. I could get along with the class during the first few periods, and then my CT decided he could leave me alone with them nstead of watching from the back. That was the day I got quite cross with them. Uh boy, big mistake. One of the boys told me that I was cute when I was angry. I think getting angry with them actually accelerated their bad behaviour. Now they are always loud, noisy, they sing in class (what is it with noisy kids and singing?) and rap out tunes on the tables. Sometimes I have to scream at the top of my voice just to be heard. Then they tell me to calm down. I think a different strategy may be in order for this lot...

After this class was 4A, the class I wanted to use the projector in. Greg had given me the go ahead with the projector during break. Yay, right? when I got to class, I realized there was no electricity. I ended up asking all 27 of my students to gather around the laptop to watch the clip instead. Good thing I have a big screen.

After school, my eyes leaked in front of my 4E CT. *face palms* Shiiiit.

Oh well, I guess it could be worse. It probably will get worse, but meh, one day at a time. A good chunk of it was my fault anyway, at least I know some things can be prevented next time.

Monday 2 March 2009

Teach everyday till you die

TP = repeated cycles of exhaustion and freaking out

I don't have time to do anything else anymore, the other half of my dollhouse is lying in pieces in a box. I also wanted to drybrush the wicker furniture to make it a tad more realistic and less toyish, but I'm afraid I'll ruin it. That shit was expensive yo. Meh, not like I have time now anyway.