Friday, January 30, 2009

My Labour of Love

Yes, I got the "worlds" mixed up at the end. It was a haste finish (i did about half the video in an 1 and a half, as opposed to...a lot longer for the other half).

video

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Numbers....

Guess what i just worked out while writign my english story! Look at this okay:
THREE minus ONE equals TWO.
Dont see anything? wel there's nothing to see, but if you take the number fo letters there are in one from the word three (i.e. 5-3) you get......TWO letter left! Isn't that cool? Okay,s o it's nto as cool as it could have been but, stil cool!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Recommendation

I highly recommend this blog that was a blgo fo note recently: The Big storm Picture. I really like it because I've always loved pictures of storms and these are brilliant, high-res photos of huge storms.
Just excellent.
And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour’s blood!
Died he for me who caused his pain!
For me who him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies!
Who can explore his strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left his Father’s throne above
(so free, so infinite his grace!),
Emptied himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race.
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray;
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed thee.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in him, is mine;
Alive in him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

- Charles Wesley, 1738

Monday, January 26, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Melancholy Musings on "Melancholy"

I have finally decided that I strongly dislike the word melancholy. The realisation came just an hour ago when I heard the word used on the radio and I suddenly realised how ridiculous the word really sounds. I'd been turning a blind ear to it for a while because:
For years well, since I was aware of the word's existence, I never heard it spoken out loud. Not once. So I of course developed my own pronunciation. I never tested this pronunciation verbally, but it sounded great in my head. In fact, I really quite liked the word. Then one day in a year 10 English class our teacher got a kid to read out a section of text, which had the word melancholy in it. I read ahead a bit, anticipating the word being pronounced the way I 'heard' it in my head and instead the boy comes out with, well how it's pronounced. Melon - Kolly. Right? I almost laughed out loud, But everyone else took it in without notice so I didn't. I went home, checked with the mum-who-happens-to-be-an-English-teacher-too and found out that my mental pronunciation (which is actually impossible to say out loud) was totally wrong.
"No way!" I thought. "Melan (long a) - chy. Not that hard. Sounds better. In fact, my way actually sounded melancholy, not like this ridiculous sounding word that had come out of nowhere and was not to be respected because it sounded anything BUT melancholy.
Since then, I've always been very dissapointed int he word melancholy, and when I read by myself, still relish being able to pronounce the word my way. But tonight melancholy crossed the line into that inenviable teritory of STRONGLY DISLIKED WORD.
I suggest you dislike it too.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Because Eric posted starwars in 5 seconds on facebook, I follwoed the links and found Harry Potetr in 5 seconds. It's hilarious, enjoy by following the link because copying and pasting the embed code never works:
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=aeYOdgwByLc&NR=1

Multiple Tagging Confuses Post's Meaning

I thought I would share something I learnt a couple of days ago - and I will say it objectively. But if that be the case i have to keep it short and simple.
I was talking to someone whose been through the American schooling system (yes, yet again it's about America. Sorry everyone). about the schooling system. So this is how their last two years go.
They have their final exams halfway through year eleven (SATs). Got that? Then, well i don't know quite what they do for the rest of that year but in year 12, apparently they don't really do much work because the whole year is spent doing univesity applications. I'll let you mull over that.
And their SAT's are well....this is what i understand. They have a lot of multiple choice I think, um and well they have essays!!! But they are a page long and the example given me of a question was a subjectuive question, not an academic one. Mum said then that she thought first year college must be like our HSC year that sentiment was affirmed by our informant.
My two readers, GO!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sydney University

My mum and I went on a trip to Sydney Uni 3 days ago now (the 2 of Jan). The internet wasn't working well so I couldn't post this before, but anyway, it might sound weird, but I just wanted to check out the buildings, and as I took 30-40 odd pictures, I thought I'd share a few with you, my readers. =)
The main quad was the coolest bit. Reminiscent of Hogwarts....













the huge sandstone buildings had way to much detail that wasn't useful, but was way cool:














And included freaky animals I'd never seen anywhere before....

And then there was the Physics building, which had the names of famous Physicists carved along the front of it (e.g. Archimedes, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Faraday and Becquerel). Itw as also one of the nicest buildings there (not that hard to do, but it was a beautiful early 20th centruy building):



In fact, the physics was recognised to be so important that a road was named after it:




And that was my trip to the Uni in a nutshell.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Seen on a fridge

peace.
it does not mean to be in a place
where there is no noise, trouble
or hard work. It means to be in
the midst of all these things and still
be calm in your heart.
(unknown)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

And incredibly cliche thing to do but I had to really, didn't I?


This is what the dying 2008 looked like (unedited, but I have cooler looking edited version) where I was last night, a farm in Berry (I personally think it looks like God is shining his blessings down onall those homes):