Saturday, October 4, 2014

10 Things that Make Me Happy

About time to bring some positivity to this blog.
Come on, as if I never did that. Well, now you know I can be positive at times.

Recently there's been a lot going on in my life, and many of which didn't turn out to be what I had expected. The past few weeks have been crazy and unbelievably stressful, I feel like I've got nothing done and I had way less sleep than I should. Thankfully, there's always a silver lining when I don't feel that good. I decided to write this when I saw Juliana from Style Generis do this. Her post reminds me of the things that makes me happy and the things that have the potential to make me happy. Read on to see what saved my life (not literally, fret not) and maybe you can do this yourself!

1. Videos on Youtube
If you didn't know, I'm a huge fan of the Vlogbrothers and many other Youtubers that make great videos. I watch a huge variety of Youtube videos, including random video blogs (vlogs), science news, discussions, comedies, booktube, online courses and pep talks. They allow me to take a break from all that frustrating school stuff and dive into another world or life that I might never have the chance to experience. Even though I know many of the videos are edited, I can still feel the Youtubers' enthusiasm and sincerity, which makes me feel a lot better or learn something new. They also kinda inspired me to make videos on Youtube. I will do it someday. SOMEDAY.
Thanks, Hank.

2. Figuring out physics and chemistry
Well...kind of. I sometimes nod off during class which is really, really awful, but because of my lack of sleep, it happens. Because of that, I'm often mad at myself and I missed a lot of important things in class. How terrible is that? But wait, I'm not here to talk terrible, so hear what happens next. In order to make up for what I missed I have to study extra hard, and when I thought I was not going to make it anyhow....I made it. Suddenly I can understand most things the teacher was saying. Apart from feeling relieved, I guess I'm also glad that I found out I'm not too bad at science, which is good because that's what I'm going to work for in the future.

3. Finishing my first drafts of book report for competition
First drafts. It feels a bit weird to have competitions for book reports, but yeah, we do that here in my country. Anyway, there are two book reports that are going out for one competition each, and I already knew I'll join one, but the other one was a total surprise because I'm usually really bad at writing those kind of things. Gosh, I'm starting to feel proud of myself.

4. Winning a giveaway
Okay, okay! Sorry for spamming your twitter feeds with my tweets for giveaways, I don't do that as much these days! However, this giveaway is totally a surprise. I vaguely remember entering the giveaway but never thought about it after that. And then an email from the blogger who host the giveaway popped up in my inbox yesterday. I almost squealed. So a week or two later, I'll get a copy of Looking for Alaska by the amazing John Green, and I'm so excited about that. That'll be enough for me to be giddy in the next two weeks.

5. Autumn
In terms of weather, autumn is my favorite season of the year. It's finally cooling down, I no longer feel icky and my skin doesn't overact to the humidity so often. And the smell! I always think that I can actually smell autumn, though I don't really know if the season has a specific smell, or whether it has any smell at all. I enjoy it nevertheless. Don't look at me like that, I know you do too.

6. Getting to know my classmates
Going to grade two of senior high school (or grade eleven, lol) means going to a completely new class and meeting people people I don't know at all. This terrified me to no end. I've known them since July, it's been three months and I finally get to know a little bit of them. That alone is enough to make me happy, but now that things started, I'm getting my hopes up again and I hope I'll man (woman?) up and try to make more friends. Good luck to me.

7. Materials for Home Economics
I know it seems to be a bit shallow that I'm happy just because of material life. (Get that pun? Get it? Material? Okay I'll stop) But look at that! Isn't that just gorgeous?

I never imagined I could get such beautiful cloth from the fabric store. I was originally going to buy two of them for Home Economics to make a hand bag but my impulse took over and I ended up buying the other two to make something else. Now whenever I feel down I simply take the cloth out and look at them, and that's enough to make me happy. (Fun fact: I sometimes stroke them. I know, I'm ridiculous.)


9. A freaking lunar eclipse on October 8th !!!  
I'm so excited about that! I've been looking forward to it forever because I've never seen a lunar eclipse before, which is weird considering I've already seen a solar eclipse and a transit of Venus across the sun . As an aspiring astronomer, it's definitely a must-see for me, but you should definitely see it if it's available at where you live. It'll be AMAZING. Trust me.
Here's website that simulates the eclipse:

10. Writing this blog post!
I know, I know, lame, but it's absolutely true! Writing helps me vent my feelings and clear what's nagging at me out of my mind, and writing happy things like this make me realise that there are so many things that's awesome.

So. Those are what lift my mood recently. What about you? Do you have anything happy to share? Tell me about them down in the comments, and thank you so much for reading!


  1. Aw, I love this! It's so nice to stop and think about the things that make us happy, especially when we're down a bit. I'm always so freaked out to go new places and have to meet new people, so I totally get your fears for your new classmates. It always seems to work out, though! Hahahaha, puns. Oh my gosh, winning giveaways is the best! Especially when it's the ones you forget about. :)

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

    1. Thanks! I love giveaways because they're like surprises I prepare for myself and I also get to visit many other blogs if it's a blog hop!