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Yertle's VCE Journey
« on: November 27, 2017, 03:13:21 pm »
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Hi guys,
This is my journal of my Year 12 Journey. I am studying at a Seventh Day Adventist school in Melbourne, and I have just finished Year 11. I am studying 6 Unit 3,4 subjects next year: English, Texts and Traditions, Maths Methods, Specialist Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and I enjoy all except the first two. My hobbies are sport, particularly cricket, drawing, listening to classical music and sleeping. I will aim to write in this journal 1-2 times a week, so we'll see how that goes.  :o
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Re: Marv's Year 12 Journey
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 03:14:47 pm »
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Looking forward to it!

Which subjects are you most confident for? :)

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Re: Marv's Year 12 Journey
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 03:19:26 pm »
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Looking forward to it!

Which subjects are you most confident for? :)
Probably Methods and Specialist. Maths is really my thing, and it is a family thing to. One of my brothers did a Uni maths in year 12 and got a 5 point increment from it! My main issue with Methods is that I am in a class of 7 with no one really coming anywhere near my scores, so no competition, so I constantly make silly mistakes :-( . Fairly confident about all the others as well actually as I am tending to lead the class in basically everything.
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 12:17:30 pm »
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Busy doing holiday homework  >:( , wishing that the second Ashes Test would start, already! Also looking through the Specialist Maths VCAA 2017 paper to see where I am headed for the year. I'm just feeling really uncertain about my distance school, as what they are teaching seems far too easy. I picked up an easy A+ on both the mid-year and end-of-year exams, and I'm just kind of wondering if I'm really being properly prepared for the final exam  :'( . Just have to wait and see, as the final exam looks pretty hard.
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 12:16:36 am »
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My hobbies are sport, particularly cricket, drawing, listening to classical music and sleeping.
Aside from the sport (of which I am hopeless at), all the rest sounds like me once. Sleeping, of course, remains a hobby. :P What do you like to draw specifically?

Just have to wait and see, as the final exam looks pretty hard.
Give it time. Things look easier in hindsight.
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 08:22:40 am »
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Aside from the sport (of which I am hopeless at), all the rest sounds like me once. Sleeping, of course, remains a hobby. :P What do you like to draw specifically?
Give it time. Things look easier in hindsight.
I like to draw birds, because they are really fun to draw. Sleeping is a hobby that most people enjoy, but I never seem to get enough of it :-) .
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 06:24:20 pm »
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I like to draw birds. I like the nice curves that they have, and they are really fun to draw. Sleeping is a hobby that most people enjoy, but I never seem to get enough of it :-) .
Fascinating creatures. :)
I think sleep is something most people don't get enough of! Haha! 
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 08:35:18 pm »
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Fascinating creatures. :)
I think sleep is something most people don't get enough of! Haha! 
I think that birds are great! They are fascinating in their complexity, something you can't really understand until you see either birds really close up or slo-mo footage of a bird flying. I would really like to be sleeping right now, but schoolwork calls! :(
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 03:34:55 pm »
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I hate the weather right now. I have a Saturday job as a junk mail deliverer, and in the current miserable rain, I'm really not enjoying it. In fact, I should be out there now, instead of sitting in a comfy recliner using my laptop to write this post and follow the Ashes... but who cares!
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 05:47:57 pm »
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When u open a new container of margarine, only to find that someone has been drilling for oil in it  :P
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 03:38:48 pm »
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My school's Class of '18 has been having a variety of discussions about our theme and motto for the year, and I am fully over it. At present, the majority in a class of 22 are going for the Spanish word 'Querencia'. I don't know about anyone else, but it strikes me as a little bit dumb to go for a Spanish word in a class (and school) where literally no one (e-n, o-h, 1) speaks Spanish, but this is where it gets even more dumb: the definition the class looked up said that it meant 'home or shelter, the place where one derives strength'. But when I looked it up, this was merely a secondary definition, as the main definition was 'an area in the arena taken by the bull for a defensive stand in a bullfight', a definition agreed on by the Encyclopaedia Brittanica, the Oxford Dictionary, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Wiktionary.

I myself could think of many better words to use, even if the class wants a foreign word. How about the Welsh word for 'direction': cyfarwyddyd   8)
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 11:47:01 am »
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I'm loving the improvement in weather at the moment, and just hope that that improvement can spread to Perth right now, to avoid helping England salvage a draw...
Still trying to break the procrastination cycle about homework, but not getting far.

I'm going to be going to India on mission-work at the end of this month so I'm kind of looking forward to that, but at the same time... Luckily the weather cools down in December for them, so I won't boil alive...
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 11:54:02 am »
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Does anyone else love The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas? I'm listening to the Librivox recording of it right now, and it is awesome. I've already read it twice, and listened to it once before, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 12:10:05 pm »
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Does anyone else love The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas? I'm listening to the Librivox recording of it right now, and it is awesome. I've already read it twice, and listened to it once before, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

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Re: Marv's 'Marv'ellous Year 12 Journey
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 12:14:21 pm »
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