This post is definitely long overdue. After two weeks of laziness and procrastination, I have finally put up my Christmas tree. I say this while I still need to buy Christmas lights, but at least I have baubles, tinsel and ribbon on the tree. Now that I have my tree up, I'm definitely more into the Christmas spirit and so excited for the day to come. While I love having a green tree, I think I want to have either a silver tree . . .
Christmas has always been the holiday that I look forward to every year. For someone who doesn't really enjoy celebrating her birthday because she hates the attention, I love Christmas because I can celebrate it with family and friends without all the attention that comes with birthday celebrations. I'm not religious, so I enjoy Christmas for the celebration and the ideals it represents. I think it's wonderful that we prioritise the idea of . . .
In celebration of the ATARS that were released today for HSC students, I'll be discussing how to deal with disappointing exam results. It is inevitable that you will receive a disappointing result at least once in your lifetime. This can be for a job interview, a scholarship interview or just for plain school exams. As a student, the disappointing results that you will most likely face are those exam results. It is rare for students . . .
Most of us out there don’t enjoy getting exam results back, but unfortunately, this is what being a student means. I personally hate getting results back, even if I feel like I performed okay. I think for a lot of us, it’s the what if’s that scare us. What if I didn’t do as well as I expected? What if I really did fail? What if I didn’t do enough? These are questions that plague my mind after each exam and right before results come out, which . . .
If I had to pick one thing I loved about Christmas the most, it would be that it’s a time to spread love and hope, especially to those who are less fortunate than us. There are so many things wonderful about the holiday season that I can’t even count them on my two hands. First of all, it’s a time of celebration with your loved ones. The world we live in is so fast paced that we rarely have the time to slow down and properly catch up with . . .
Sometimes working a Christmas casual job is more tiring than a full-time job. During the Christmas season, customers rush to complete their Christmas shopping and stores open with extended hours to accommodate for this influx of customers. When this happens, stores hire a large number of casuals to battle the extra demand. This is where I come in. I was hired as a Christmas casual two weeks ago and began officially working last . . .
It’s the season of gift giving again, but what do you get for someone who’s still in school? For the book lover: Kindle Paperwhite. The average student needs to carry quite a heavy load to school every day, which usually includes a laptop and a few textbooks. Adding a paperback to this may be too much for many students so a kindle is the perfect choice for a gift. It’s lightweight, portable and can carry a vast number of books, much more than . . .
Having a casual job as a student is an experience that you don’t want to miss out on. It can teach you so many things about the value of money as well as increase your independency. Most students start at their first job during high school. At this time, having a job is more about the experience than the money, considering that the pay rate at this age is quite low. It is therefore understandable that students will want to spend their . . .
What does one learn from having so many different casual jobs? In the three years since I started my first job, I’ve held three separate positions at three different jobs. I promise I didn’t plan it in three’s, simply a merry coincidence! When I started my first job, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the working environment. I actually started working because all my friends had jobs already and I was feeling left behind. It was . . .
What is a Christmas celebration without a few Christmas movies? I’ve always loved Christmas and one of the major highlights of the festive season is that I get to binge watch Christmas movies. There’s really nothing like curling up with a blanket on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate in hand, watching a Christmas movie and bringing the holiday spirit up. These are my recommendations for the top 8 Christmas movies you should watch these . . .