About Me

[I would just like to apologise to you all for the bad language (swearing and whatnot) on my blog roll. I really should watch my mouth but this blog is pretty much my stream of consciousness… not that it’s an excuse. Anyway, I’m just warning you now and letting you know that I’m very sorry to anyone that is offended.]

I’m Caitiecakes, I’m currently 18, and I’m going to be applying for University in Australia for “Ancient History and Archaeology” in 2013 for 2014 entry.

At the moment I’m living in Singapore, where I’ve lived pretty much my entire life, and studying in a British School. It is because of the school I go to that I’m even allowed the opportunity to go to Greece in the first place!

British Schools finish around June, Australian Universities open around February. In my fancy-pants British school I study the IB and I’m presently in the last 5ish months left before my End of Year 13 exams! Eeek!

At the beginning of this year, 2012, I was the picture perfect schoolgirl. I never wore my hair down, I never dyed it an unnatural colour, my skirt was always knee-length and I never exceeded the jewellery allowance in the rules. My nails were either not painted or neutral colours and I never wore make up. Boooooring. Ok, I’m not dissing on anyone that does that, because, honestly, it’s the easiest way to get through school, head down, doing your work and getting by. But I’ve always wanted the prestigious role of “Head Girl”, a position offered only in your last year of school.

I did everything, all the clubs I’d attended, all the late nights I’d pushed myself through, all the ass-kissing and favours for teachers and bending over backwards… well it all made its way into the most amazing application letter my school has probably ever seen. HOWEVER. I didn’t make it. It was probably the most heart-breaking day of my life.

My response?I bawled my eyes out for about 3 weeks, in-school, out-of-school, in public, in a ball on the bathroom floor. Yeah, it was pathetic, but it was also the single biggest goal of my life up to that point. And I’d “failed”.

The people that did make the Head Team, our oh-so-respected and looked-up-to students in the school: the drinking, smoking, make-up-wearing, class-skipping, underage-clubbing, slutty-skirted, tight-shirted people of my year group. Perhaps more insultingly than this? They’ve all been at the school for less time than I have AND had either only joined the school the year of elections (that being Year 12 for us, we finish in Year 13- silly British), or had reputations for being bullies. Fabulous.

So what then? I skipped a class for the first (and only) time in my life- albeit only Biology but still, pretty badass in my eyes! I got my skirts cut short, I wore tons of jewellery (didn’t last long with the jewellry- too much effort), I tried make-up but gave up on it (again, too much effort). And the most radical of all. I got my hair dip-dyed pink, purple and blue.

My hair the first time I got it done!

Moving on from my spirit-crushing realisation that popularity always wins out over being a legitimately good role-model student. *sigh*

I love sailing and spreading my love for Ancient Civilisations (despite not being able to study the subject at IB in my school…)

My Classical Symposium Outfit!


           Sailing with the Family                 

How did I get my nickname, you might be wondering! Well..

In my element

Gluten Free Cupcakes

I don’t even know how I got the colour change in the icing!

Chuzzle Cupcakes

Mother’s Day Cupcake

First Attempt at Rainbow Cupcakes

Sesame Street Cupcakes

Halloween Brain Cupcakes

NYAN CAT CAKE! For my friend’s birthday 🙂

Hmmm, what else? Well I have two adorable pets, Belle (my sweet-as-sugar dog) and Kushi (my beautiful-but-psycho cat):

I’m really, really going to miss living in Asia, but I can’t wait to move on with my life, go to Greece and then University in Australia! 😀

Sushi Nights

My 18th:

I’ve always tried my best to stand out for all the right reasons… even from a young age my eccentricity shone through :’)

Me dressed as an Octopus for a solo in the Year 2 Choral Performance

Me dressed in Tribal Clothes for my Yanomamo Solo in Year 5

Then I turned 18…

Birthday Cakes!
A Princess Teaparty, a most fitting event 🙂

 

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Muhammed Muhsin Varikkodan
    Nov 29, 2012 @ 16:18:42

    Its really nice ..

    Reply

  2. rainbow
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 15:44:01

    hey…..Nice introduction……
    just to tell you that I have deleted my previous blog “Thinking about dramas” and made a new one 🙂

    Reply

  3. hjs7777
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 15:15:56

    Ancient history and Archaeology would be an amazing course to study! Once I finish my history degree the plan is to do something archaeology related haha, hope all goes well or you! x

    Reply

    • caitiecakes
      Dec 23, 2012 @ 23:14:05

      Oh you’re doing history? Schveeet!! Whereabouts you going to? Good luck to you too! 🙂 xoxo

      Reply

      • hjs7777
        Dec 23, 2012 @ 23:56:24

        I’m in my second year currently, in a uni in the UK 🙂 x

      • caitiecakes
        Dec 24, 2012 @ 00:06:53

        Oh wow! I go to a British school, which Uni? I have quite a few friends applying for History (all to the UK :P), I’ll be applying to Australia though, not the best choice geographically, but I want to go home 🙂

      • hjs7777
        Dec 24, 2012 @ 00:14:53

        Wolverhampton haha, rather obscure really lol, and Australia would be an amazing place to go to uni! I plan to go there on my gap year, if I ever get around to that 😀 x

      • caitiecakes
        Dec 24, 2012 @ 00:21:45

        Ooooooh niiice! Very urban campus right? Gap year, coolio! I get a “default” gap year so I’m going to Greece (fingers crossed) then! 😀

      • hjs7777
        Dec 24, 2012 @ 00:39:46

        It is haha, much, much different from the campuses of Australia I imagine! and hopefully! 🙂

  4. College Tri
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 02:51:43

    Sounds like you have had quite the experience in school! It’s interesting to read about all this, being from the United States. I’m currently a first year at Duke University!

    Reply

    • caitiecakes
      Jan 05, 2013 @ 03:57:48

      Thank you! School in Singapore is quite the experience indeed. I love it here in Singapore and I’ll miss it when I go to Uni, the people here though… yeah not missing them quite as much haha. What are you studying at Duke? 😀

      Reply

      • College Tri
        Jan 05, 2013 @ 13:39:33

        I’m studying statistics (major), mathematics (minor), and environmental science (minor). Definitely a lot of work for all the classes, but I enjoy it! So much more enjoyable than high school for me. Although there is a big party/drinking culture which kinda sucks sometimes because I choose not to participate.

      • caitiecakes
        Jan 05, 2013 @ 16:01:50

        Wow! Lots of maths! I’m terrible at maths, super worried about those mocks/exams. I can’t wait for Uni, and hey hey hey! Me neither! I don’t like drinking at all! The taste is just… *shudder* hahaha
        Kindred spirits!! 😀

      • College Tri
        Jan 05, 2013 @ 23:18:34

        I already have enough issues with trying to get down to and keep my race weight (150-155)… I don’t need alcohol throwing a wrench in it! Plus, I like to be in control of what I do. 😉 And yes, lots of maths! But I’ve always been a numbers person.

      • caitiecakes
        Jan 06, 2013 @ 01:19:18

        I’m going to have such an issue with weight when I go to Uni, I can just tell. My eating habits are appalling. :S

        And the control thing too! I totally agree! It tastes bad, I hate being out of control AND I personally enjoy remembering my night come the next morning when I wake up…

        Numbers person. Sheesh, you’re brave haha

      • College Tri
        Jan 06, 2013 @ 20:25:07

        I’ve actually been eating healthier now that I’m at Duke than before. My family doesn’t eat all that well so I get to eat much healthier food in the dining hall. I’ve heard many stories of people not remembering their nights (including one with a broken iPhone). Definitely not for me. Do you have Facebook? If so, it might be easier to hold a conversation there rather than with comments. If you do, could you email me your name or the link to your profile? (My email is on the sidebar of my blog).

      • caitiecakes
        Jan 07, 2013 @ 03:21:46

        Really? That gives me hope! Haha! My family… well my mother tries to make us all uber healthy, so I’m going to try my best to carry on her ways.
        I shall email you now 🙂

      • caitiecakes
        Jan 07, 2013 @ 03:30:10

        I can’t seem to open your email link…. is your email visible when I see your comments in the “Comments” sidebar thing..? I want to write it out here to check but I don’t want to jeopardise your privacy 😛

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