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    (Original post by Truered)
    I can remember I always was quick to show my parents my report as it was usually good- I remember them saying how they'd never be willing to show theirs to their parents :mmm:
    My parents have always been very open-minded about grading. Sure, they would want us (my brothers included) to achieve during school, but they wouldn't instill fear or act upset if we didn't do well. Luckily, all of us have been reasonably "competent" at school, so it's difficult to say how they would have responded if we did terribly. I just never received that vibe from them, which is quite the contrast from the typical Japanese family.

    I was never a socially active person, and the thought of "bunking" filled me with fear- not so much the thought of missing a lesson as being punished/making someone disappointed :o:
    I suppose I've always been an "outside-thinker", in the sense that I regarded school to be nothing more than a lawful obligation. I didn't find that I benefited from how the classes were conducted, with its mass-herd approach to teaching, and had already researched online what was required of me. I just felt that school was boring. It didn't help that my school was situated in the center of Tokyo, so bunking off to do some shopping was an attractive prospect. There were quite a few of us that would all do it. The school was obviously concerned and contacted our parents. Fortunately, both my parents were unavailable during the day. Inevitably, after a while, they were eventually contacted and meetings would often take place. This didn't really help to change the situation, though. I argued that I was still performing well academically, which is the primary aim. I didn't find the classes particularly beneficial, underlining the reasons, and felt that by attending such classes would actually be detrimental to my performance. Of course, they didn't really take me seriously, but they also couldn't deny that my grading was more than reasonable. In the end, they gave up on me.

    However my revision usually consisted of cramming the week before the exam. I remember for A-levels (I think) I came home during a two hour break between lessons (I was a ten minute walk away). I had a quick read of the textbook and spent the rest of the time watching South Park :mmm:
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    I favoured cramming as well - worked for me :dontknow:

    I never bunked though - wouldnt be worth my life......nuns are fecking scary :afraid:
    We definitely have/had similar techniques to revision. :tongue:
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    (Original post by Truered)
    :hahaha:

    edit: What would their opinions be on yaoi? :mmm:
    :hmmm:schools run by nuns are yuri breeding grounds:yes:



    :wavey:hi everyone

    while I was out I got a phone call and sat down on a nearby bench and was talking, then a cute little dog started crawling around my legs then jumped up onto me between my legs with this face:puppyeyes:, then its owner said come on and it just jumped off:s:
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    (Original post by Truered)

    This appeared when I refreshed the page. Was going to ask what impact the 14 years had on you with regards to religion :mmm:
    Yeah - that kind of environment where religion is kind of shoved down your throat, either makes you rather religious or quite anti-establishment ......I went from being very religious during Primary school (I went to Mass before school and did readings/sang quite alot), to rejecting all forms of organised religion by the time I turned 16/7 :s:
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    (Original post by Truered)
    :hahaha:

    However I noticed something


    While not quite the same, for one or two modules this year I managed to get a middle 2.1 (what I was aiming for) despite only going to one or two lectures. I read them online of course, but I basically taught them to myself over the Easter break :redface:
    Much of what we learn during school can be self-taught with enough diligence and intelligence on our part. I always found that one hour of solid research on my own contributed to an entire week of classes at school, where the teacher would drone on about each and every aspect for way too long, whilst stopping to tell some student off for some reason or another. It was counterproductive, really. :sadnod:

    (Original post by caraniel)
    You can laugh, but you never experienced 14 years of all-girls Catholic education :no: I'm telling you nuns are probably the most vicious and scary humans on the face of the planet :afraid: I'm sure they would have a coronary if they were ever presented with 'yaoi' :mmm:

    My religion teachers generally considered me to be the anti-christ anyway, since I was going through my conversion to atheism during my GSCEs and as such was constantly bringing up inconsistencies in the bible and generally being an irritating brat :awesome:
    Japanese people are fascinated by anything to do with nuns, simply because no such schools really exist over there. Or at least, not that I knew of. :giggle:
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    (Original post by Matisse)
    Much of what we learn during school can be self-taught with enough diligence and intelligence on our part. I always found that one hour of solid research on my own contributed to an entire week of classes at school, where the teacher would drone on about each and every aspect for way too long, whilst stopping to tell some student off for some reason or another. It was counterproductive, really. :sadnod:



    Japanese people are fascinated by anything to do with nuns, simply because no such schools really exist over there. Or at least, not that I knew of. :giggle:
    yuri doesnt lie:mad:
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    (Original post by vin)
    yuri doesnt lie:mad:
    Poor Vin-kin. :sad:
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    I still remain convinced that Irish Catholic nuns are the scariest creatures in the world......did you know they can walk without making a sound!? I swear they hover around the corridors and have an inbuilt homing devise for make-up/nail-varnish/jewellry/mobile phones :zomg:
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    (Original post by vin)
    while I was out I got a phone call and sat down on a nearby bench and was talking, then a cute little dog started crawling around my legs then jumped up onto me between my legs with this face:puppyeyes:, then its owner said come on and it just jumped off:s:
    This is what Vin-kin does to me. :emog:
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    (Original post by caraniel)
    I still remain convinced that Irish Catholic nuns are the scariest creatures in the world......did you know they can walk without making a sound!? I swear they hover around the corridors and have an inbuilt homing devise for make-up/nail-varnish/jewellry/mobile phones :zomg:
    I remember you saying this before. Maybe they're actually aliens... I bet you never thought of that. I'm sure you have. :giggle:
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    They're certainly not normal humans thats for sure :sadnod:
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    (Original post by caraniel)
    They're certainly not normal humans thats for sure :sadnod:
    your just bitter because they didnt let your lesbianism flourish:console:


    now nuns in yuri would have encouraged that:yes:
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    (Original post by caraniel)
    I still remain convinced that Irish Catholic nuns are the scariest creatures in the world......did you know they can walk without making a sound!? I swear they hover around the corridors and have an inbuilt homing devise for make-up/nail-varnish/jewellry/mobile phones :zomg:


    Was it anything like Maria holic? :mmm:
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    (Original post by Juno)
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    oh you used scroll up, no wonder your post looked like this :wtf:
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    (Original post by Matisse)
    This is what Vin-kin does to me. :emog:
    Im sorry if I accidently scratched you:puppyeyes:
    (Original post by Matisse)
    Poor Vin-kin. :sad:
    I believe it over my own mother :yes:
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    (Original post by Truered)


    Was it anything like Maria holic? :mmm:
    More like Rosette. :yes:

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    (Original post by vin)
    oh you used scroll up, no wonder your post looked like this :wtf:
    I was jumping up and down whilst waving
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    (Original post by vin)
    Im sorry if I accidently scratched you:puppyeyes:
    Scratching is the least of my worries, you normally eat off an arm or a leg. :sad:

    I believe it over my own mother :yes:
    There's not much to believe in with Cara. :sadnod:

    Oh, and your old C.C avatar keeps appearing in my subscribed threads panel. Weird, because I clear my cache regularly. Too bad my Joker C.C is gone forever. :sad:

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    (Original post by Juno)
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    Hey Juno. :hugs:
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    (Original post by Matisse)
    Scratching is the least of my worries, you normally eat off an arm or a leg. :sad:
    or tail :puppyeyes:
 
 
 
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