Sunday, 25 February 2018

LilAdvice: 4 THINGS I THINK I'VE LEARNT IN YEAR 10 SO FAR

Heyyyyyyyyy,

I think my blogging return will last a while


positive: To be honest I've established that Sunday is the perfect day to blog for me. This is the day where I do homework in the mornings and it's got much more of a chilled vibe than Saturday.

14 to 15 years 
Year 10
- 4th year of Secondary School

is the same as

9th Grade (Freshman) 
 - High School



appreciateee yasss




lets get to itt

1) There's just no point not listening in subjects you don't like anymore

Seriously. I don't want to re-take science GCSE. Change your attitude and ask questions before you don't pass your test. That's what I've been doing. 

Unfortunately, there are consequences when you don't make an effort in school. To you, this could be a bad grade, a slap, a phone call home, moving down a set. I didn't necessarily realise/ 'clock' this until I myself got moved down in Maths ( a subject that I lowkey like and am good at). I was moved down a set due to my grades during the last couple of months, a lot of people blamed their grades on the new teacher. As there was a test where almost everyone in the class got a 'U' (the lowest of the lowest). The last test I done in the middle set I revised, didn't get any sleep and ended up not proving myself in the test and scoring low! I was so annoyed. 

"Oh um...You're moving down"


Okay. So I ended up ditching my first class in the lower set of maths. What I did? 
 I cried and corrected my test.
But my point is you really don't have to get yourself in this situation if you're not an idiot like me.
 What really bothered me about this was that at the beginning of the year I was actually in the TOP SET. So I didn't understand my progress and whether I was getting worse at maths or it was the teacher. 



2) If you don't have revision books, GET THEM NOW

If somehow you can't get them, ask a friend if you could borrow some. Download practise papers at your school library. Please get to the business because the time is tickinnn 

I've been blessed with a mother who ensures I have everything I need to revise for school

But at the end of the day, you need to know your stuff. You need to know where to revise, how to revise and what sources you need to do so. Revision books are SO essential in my life right now as they help me SO MUCH to not only understand things but include mini tests on the subjects you're revising. These can help you in the test. 




3) Don't avoid staying behind to ask questions

Sometimes staying behind for that extra minute can help. But I'm not going to act like asking questions privately, the few times I have has really given me a slight bit more knowledge of what the test is like.
let me be honest...


my science teacher didn't help. 

I asked my science teacher what units I mainly needed to study for the biology test, the advice wasn't sufficient. The test was B1- B6. Literally the whole of the test was B6 (diseases etc), that would've been helpful to know and others thought that too

4) If you didn't come across genuine a few years ago, being genuine is naturally going to happen to you now 

Everyone is going through the same thing at this point, put on the nice face I know you have and interact
Don't have that same attitude you had a few years ago, make sure people know you're a genuine person. Not a bully. 




5) .. 
Can you think of a number five?
what things have you learnt in school when it's time to get more serious?



Thanks for reading this post, see you later 




Sunday, 18 February 2018

Black Panther Review PT1: STORYLINE, MAIN CHARACTERS AND REPRESENTATIONS

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positive - I actually really missed blogging and I think I might start getting back into it soon. Today I'm in quite a driven, work mode. This Tuesday I got to see Black Panther, one day after it premiered in my city! (London) :-)) Don't get me wrong, you don't have to love this post, just know this is my little working mode :-) I've been writing this review on one of my notepads, so I thought why not make this PT1? 

negative - please don't look at my other posts, I'm back and not only better..But I actually don't type rubbish anymore thank you 

LMAO I HAVEN'T BLOGGED IN 7 MONTHS WHO DO I ACTUALLY THINK I AM 

















RATING 


Black Panther falls in the genres of action, comedy and love. Based on an amazing city filled with highly advanced technology, 'Wakanda' has a substance that 'the world' is out for ; Vibranium. In most of the movie the character's refer to people who are not from the tribe as 'the world' as for many years they have attempted to keep Vibranium for themselves and succeeded. In my personal view, this was rather a protective decision than selfish. 
Onto the characters, every single one of them inspired me or somewhat touched me due to the fact that the movie showed a rich, indigenous African tribal culture that has never been betrayed so beautifully. ; especially in Marvel movies. If to be explained as if a pyramid, The King (Black Panther) would be at the top because of his unexplainable powers and abilities. Once a young man is chosen to be King, he is fed a magical flower which gives him the capabilities of the Black Panther. 
He is then buried in sand from the earth by younger children with spades. The combination of the crushed flower converted into liquid and the non-permanent burial in orders the King's subconscious to be lost deep, and speak to his father. It tends to re-play a past scene in their life, either something significant or a memorable childhood conversation/event. Second on the pyramid would be the warriors, whom in this movie were both men and women with strong fighting techniques and had a complexity to suffer from injury. 
The representation of powerful black women with either nicely styled afros, braids or bald heads was one of the best symbolisations from my perspective as a young black girl.




So..What made the characters different from each other then? 




Nakia (left)    Black Panther    Okoye (right)


 they are nothing alike




The contrast  between the characters Okoye and Nakia along with Black Panther and Erik stood out most in the film for me personally. Okoye represented a passionate black woman, careless of the stereotypes of femininity and was her OWN type of woman. Whereas Nakia was more soft, her character was important because often black woman's 'soft' femininity is not showed in the media as much, and in society is judged upon constantly. 

Black Panther, was also more of a humble, wise man, not as scared to accept challenges as he seemed, ready-for-his-title-as-king man. However, despite the fact that Black Panther had never done spiteful, regretful harm to any of the characters, 'Erik Killmonger' was more of a representation of the 'angry black man'.




That's what I've written so far



See youu next time xx