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I have a slight addiction to filters.
Today’s adventure:
Detour after tutoring to pick up the daughter of my mum’s friend whose car had broken down.
1 1/2 hours of small talk later, her mum arrives, they leave and I’m left with my textbooks and a stack of work to get done.
I can’t wait for the holidays.


let’s get out of this town




Let’s get out of this town
Baby we’re on fire
Everyone else around here seems to be going down, down
If you stick with me, I can take you higher, and higher
Feels like all of our friends are lost
And nobody’s found, found
// Lana del Rey “Lucky Ones”

Wasting time, as per usual. The light was nice yesterday.

goodbye love



To days of inspiration, playing hooky, making something out of nothing
The need to express, to communicate
The going against the grain, the going insane, the going mad
\\ “La Vie Boheme” from Rent

One of my fave movies/musicals ever.

Don’t ask me why I look so annoyed in the photos. That’s just my face.
Besides, these were taken a while ago. Right now, I’m actually quite content. Wednesdays are only a half day of school for me, and I can leave at 12.
Oh, and our grades finally christened the Year 12 study as our own. Now I’m wondering what glorious lunches I could have since there is a fridge and microwave. Must stock up on frozen meals.
I feel like getting my cartilage pierced, and a scaffold piercing’s quite appealing at this point in time. Or maybe just several single piercings along the top/middle. I have such random urges.

we can be heroes

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We can be heroes, just for one day // David Bowie “Heroes”

Currently sitting here feeling rather nostalgic. These photos were taken last summer, and even though last summer sucked in terms of the weather (felt like Australia had turned into Britain momentarily), I find myself longing for those warm, hazy days where the days stretch into the evenings. For the hot sun, and pretty sunsets, and to feel like we had all the time in the world, because it was the holidays and all that mattered was keeping cool, and trying new drinks, and going out, and watching movies and finding new songs to live by.
Right now, it’s so far off my ideal summer … I have four more weeks of school, two more weeks before my first lot of Yr12 exams (3 of which are maths and are killing me), and crappy weather.
It’s so cold, but I just had a Magnum.
Oh yeah, and I’m obsessed with this song “Heroes” by David Bowie. I find myself increasingly drawn towards 80s/90s angsty, sad rock music (though I also like Miley Cyrus, so I’m kind of having an identity crisis at the moment). Plus this was on the Perks of Being a Wallflower soundtrack, and both the book and movie are on my all time favourites list.

On that note, I’m off to write essays for both English and Extension English.
Au revoir mes chers xx

PS. These photos were taken on a brick phone camera. Not too bad, eh?




porcelain are you wasting away in your skin // Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Porcelain”

From when we made a petrol stop a few days ago.
I don’t know how I feel about long nails. But they certainly look better than when I used to bite them.
Having an angst moment. I don’t know what to feel anymore, to be honest. School’s taking over my life.
Oh wait, I have no life for this next year.

twice as nice



just close your eyes and make believe
i am happy to deceive you // Paloma Faith “Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?”

some pictures of the drive home. Suburbia can be quite pretty. I feel like getting out more and taking pictures.