Friday, June 15, 2012

Exams and Instagram

After the death of my iPhone in a tsunami a couple months ago, I finally got a new phone: a Samsung Galaxy. It’s my first android phone and I have to say that I’m really into the simplicity of the music/photos/documents system. I think I’m a convert. The thing that’s really got me, though, is Instagram.

(Okay, so Instagram isn’t novel anymore and it existed on the iPhone first, but social media isn’t really my thing. I’m that girl who didn’t get Facebook until ninth grade, and even then, it was because friend had grudgingly signed me up for it. I still don’t understand the concept of Twitter.)

Follow me on Instagram: kyleensixteenbeans

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It’s kind of amusing that come time to study for exams, everything, everything—laundry, washing the bathroom, vacuuming my room—is suddenly more urgent, more pressing, more interesting than hitting the books. Those chemistry and French exams, those ones which are on the same day, one after the other, get pushed into the recesses of my mind while I’m dusting away.

Oh, how I envy the semestered kids. They have three, maybe four exams tops, whereas I’ve got seven, maybe eight different courses and exams. Back in May, we juniors wrote our English exams, so now I’m down to six exams. But, let me ask you: have you ever tried cramming for six different subjects, at the same time? It’s pretty brutal. 

additional texbooks not pictured here: history, french
I spent the last weekend studying for my history exam on Monday. Then I spent all of Tuesday cramming for my chemistry exam on Wednesday. It was after 10 PM when I finally felt sufficiently studied that I began to skim my French notes for my French exam, which was right after the chemistry one. Needless to say, Wednesday was not a good day for me. 

But I, I feel sorry for the poor fools who took SAP (Introduction to Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology) in addition to history, chemistry, and French because the SAP exam was on Thursday.


  1. I have a Galaxy too and I can say it is cool! I love my HTC more though, because I cannot snatch my iphone away from my little girl who loves it more than I do anyways...Yup! Instagram rocks.
    I am sure you aced your exams =)

  2. I am following you on Instagram now! I always found that "A tidy desk = a tidy mind" except that extended to my whole room. And then there was the timetable of revision which I spent a lot of time on - colouring it in etc. I am a true procrastinator! Good luck with all your exams! Very glad I don't have to deal with any of that any more.

  3. The instagram thing is pretty cool. I'm not big into all that stuff but I love looking at the photos. Good luck with your exams! I don't miss those days!

  4. You are lucky Kyleen! In Greece kids at your age have exams in about fourteen lessons! So, you see when you feel that everything bad happens to you just think that there is always someone who is in a worse case than you! Good Luck to your exams, they will pass before you know it!

    1. Oh my goodness, fourteen exams!?! That's mind-blowing.


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