Hello, welcome to my blog.
Wow. How can someone just sit there and think that we won’t say anything when they aren’t pulling their weight or contributing to the group assignment? BECAUSE WE WILL.
It’s literal name is GROUP assignment, meaning multiple people, working together.
I’m going to give you a little back story – for one of my units at Uni, we’re making a documentary. Our groups documentary is on Sydney Trains and the day-to-day activities that happen on the stations and platforms. Our group gets together, makes a Facebook group chat and starts a Google shared document to work on our plan and proposal for the documentary. Everyone is adding and helping out, writing, throwing out ideas, listing the equipment we need and ultimately our project is coming along well. With Google shared docs, you can see who’s completed what and edited which part of the document. So we log on and look and one of the girls in our group has logged on, changed her name to the correct spelling, and logged off. It’s been about 3-4 days and she hasn’t been on since. Not one single word, fullstop, comma, letter or underline. Zip. Zlech. Nothing.
To add to it, we had class today and the same girl messages the group chat and says she can’t come to class because she’s helping her friend with her assignment that’s due tonight.
WHAT ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENT THAT YOU’RE MEAN TO BE DOING DARL??
So what did we do? Well, I don’t like to be a snitch but my other friend in the group and myself saw no other option then to tell our tutor. This girl has done nothing and been no help, the assignment is basically completed as it’s due tomorrow, so there’s nothing she can do because we have already completed it.
Moral of the story? Sometimes you have to be a dibber dibber because sometimes people don’t deserve the marks.
Cya l8r alig8tr.
I’m officially a second-year uni student, how did that happen so quickly???
To recap on my first day, I’ll just give a dot point version.
- left my parking ticket at home
- wrote a note to the inspector pleading that he does not give me a ticket and that I knew I was in the wrong for not having it displayed
- watched documentaries in my first lecture
- spoke about documentaries in my second class (same unit)
- got told to watch a heap of documentaries
- my third class doesn’t start this week
- had a chicken burger for lunch with chips that I put wayyy too much chicken salt on
- got back to my car
- found a warning notice on my car about not having my ticket displayed
- the note worked!
- drove home with a bangin playlist
- watched two documentaries, one about the Great Barrier Reef, one about Lady Gaga
- had a 15-minute nap
- made it to the gym, trained abs
- now I’m super tired and ready for another day tomorrow!
Catch ya on the flip-side.
As I’ve blogged about before, I recently went on a Harbour Cruise with my work. We sailed around Sydney Harbour, drank free alcohol, ate free food, had a great time with great people. This is the video I made from the night, my first Christmas Party as a McDonald’s manager. Make sure you watch it in HD!
I do edit these for Instagram that is the one and only reason they are one minute long.
Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO.
Another festival to add to the ongoing list of hectic festivals and events I’ve been lucky enough to attend. Only this one was a little different as my friend and I are absolutely sure we developed dirt inhalation while we were there. Dancing on what was once grass quickly became dirt with over 15,000 people in the one space having a grand ol’ time. None-the-less we listened to some great jams, had a killer dance party, survived the mosh pit and sang with Post Malone. So the day went very well, despite Australia living up to its heckin hot weather, we had a mad time.
If anyone wants to listen to the playlist for FOMO, Spotify does a great job with stringing together songs. This link below is the playlist for FOMO 2018;
And to sum up this blog session here’s the video I created for the day!
(Make sure you watch it in HD + Give it a like if you think it’s groovy!)
Goals, we all need them. The following are the beginning of mine for 2018, although they (my goals) are forever changing.
- Travel – There’s a rule, well not really a rule more like a newly found tradition that if your birthday ends with a 0 you get to have a birthday week. For instance, when my Mum turned 50 (this is when the tradition started) she got to have a birthday week and do whatever she wanted. My older brother turned 20 and he got a birthday week, so he and I went to Melbourne. Now it’s my turn as I’m turning 20, I get to have a birthday week and I’d like to go to Spain but that is still undecided and currently looking into it.
Spend more time with Mum – self-explanatory
Continue with my online blog and written diary
Continue making little videos – The next one will be up on my blog very soon, so stay tuned for that.
Attend a film-making course or workshop unless the next units at uni address what I want to learn – I’m currently enrolled in Documentary Media and Screen & Sound, among other subjects at Uni.
I’m looking for a camera or recording device for filming mainly. I’m currently just using my iPhone 7 and want to upgrade to something not too big but good quality. Any suggestions??
- Got annual leave approved
- Alex rented this Van over the New Year for 10 days
- Traveled up to Falls Festival
- From Sydney to Byron Bay
- 9.5 hours of driving
- Camped in the van, it became our home
- Had some mad late night jams (you can listen to this in the video)
- Stopped at many servos, to stop, revive and survive
- Woke up in some really cool places with amazing views
- Ran the battery flat twice from using the air-con at night because it was darn hot
- Had the best time
- Welcomed 2018
And here’s the video I made to remember our little road-trip. (watch in HD)