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Random mashup of thoughts

4 Apr

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

A little mixed today.
Thinking about journalism and the like.

It’s pretty clear who the star students are going to be come end of the year, and I won’t be one of them!
I think I’m alright with that. I’m enjoying what I’m doing so much more than Wintec

My third story will be published next week, which is cool. Some people are up to 5 or 6 stories which is a little scary. They’re doing so well and they know it lol. But in my defense I kinda like how I’m going so I think I’ll just plod along some more. Haha.

Tomorrow we have a text on local government – and it’s pretty important. It’s open book though. I am making sure I have absolutely everything I need to know in my revision book – so tonight shorthand and stories are taking a major backseat. I always get a little paranoid about tests, assignments and the like.

Next week a small group of us will be going to work at the TSB Bank New Zealand Surf Festival, which is held here in Taranaki. Very exciting! I know nothing about surf, but I am really looking forward to being out of my comfort zone – waking up at 6am each day to be there by 7am is going to be a challenge hehe. Our tutor has put me in charge of social media, which is really just running the facebook page and twitter account. I’ve always wanted a job like that so I am quite excited about it! Hehe =D

Sorry about the dull post today, am quite tired yes yes . . . changing the topic, Glyn was working at WITT tonight, hosting a function for New Plymouth’s top bar and restaurant owners. So proud of him! He’s put his name out there really well and from what I heard, a lot of people were impressed by what he can do! He’s a really special bright guy . . . . actually scrap the special bit because that makes him sound . . well you know. He’s brilliant. So I ran him a bath with candles and all that romantic mush hehe – and it was his first ever BUBBLE BATH!

Crazy fool, I can’t believe he’s never had one before.

Also tonight, I forced my family to try wraps for dinner. You know, like the tortilla things you get at Subway? Yeah those! I made them wraps with lettuce, tomato, carrot, bacon, chicken with honey mustard and caesar dressing. Mum, Dad and my little brother Jamie have never tried them before and I kinda made them to force Jamie to try food other than pies, mince, pasta etc. And he loved it so yay for healthy eating!

Right….i should really get back to my revision so see you!

Meet Kyle.

11 Aug

Hey – I am Kyle and I’m 18.
I figured I should reintroduce myself. I’m a guy living in New Zealand, in two different cities actually. New Plymouth and Hamilton. New Plymouth’s where my family are, but Hamilton is where my school and partner are. Both places have pros and cons, but I have the most amazing friends in the world scattered all over the country. I’ve decided not to have best friends, because I don’t like saying some people are better than others. That also means I don’t have a single best friend either – weird? Not totally, I mean the “besties” help make up my amazing friends but they’re also my people, who I love very much. I’ve been involved with the TV industry here in NZ a little, it’s something I feel very passionate about. I love acting and I have an agent, yay! =)
I love using emoticons in chat and text and I say yay alot. Just putting that out there. I fight for what is right. So if you’re school is taking cuts out of fundraiser money, your workplace is trating staff unfairly, your teacher is screwing you over or your workplace is blinding you, then I want to know about it. I guess thats how I became a Union Delegate for Countdown Hamilton and began working for the union.
I haven’t watched Shortland Street in awhile, but I love Outrageous Fortune on TV3. I don’t think the latest season is really fantastic, but I love the show anyway. The American version, Scoundrels is also pretty fly haha xD
Favourite food? I’m not even sure myself, but sushi is great.
Favourite colour? Red or blue. Mmm yes yes.
Favourite band/artist? I don’t have one, but Britney’s hot.

But yeah. This is my re-introduction to blogging. I’ve had the most bizarre and rocky adventure yet, and since I figure life is full of drama, I should probably blog about it!

I am crazy.

19 Jul

I’ve decided this. I moved to New Plymouth just over a week ago, yet where am I now?
I’m at Fairfield College, in Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton. I can’t stay away!
I’m thinking of moving back very soon. Yes yes. Watch this space =]

“What does it really mean?”

10 Jul

Relationships. I know, a very touchy subject for most people.
They can make you feel so, so happy but also very, very low. You can be soaring one minute and buried the next; they are unpredictable and they seem to hurt when you screw them up.

I recently ended a 6-month relationship, and I’m feeling really good. I’m not qualified to give relationship advice, but one thing I have learnt is that if you don’t feel good, if you’re not happy, then you should get out. Why drag yourself though pain when it’s not necessary? I was surprised to feel fantastic, lighter and much happier after breaking up about a week ago. I feel so good =D
The only thing I have truly felt miserable about is the thought of going back to New Plymouth and leaving behind such great people.

I am going to really miss the brilliant and amazing people of Hamilton. The best thing I am taking away with me, are the friendships I have made and the confidence and skills I have gained. LOTTO training, Union Delegate training, KIWIHOST training; it’s all been good. My photos with Sam is Psychology, random chats with Logie, film-club organisationalness with Logan, breakfasts with Sigourney and everyone else I just don’t know how I’ll cope without you ALL! It’s going to be weird.

I do hope to come back within two months, but we’ll see.

Ahh Hamiltons a Blast

17 Jun

Righto so tonight I found out I can be horrid to shop with – sometimes.
The problem was tonight I was freaking out because I lost track of how much I had clocked up while shopping and wasn’t sure if I could afford it. Then I realised I didn’t have everything I needed and got all confused and annoyed and bah. It was not fun. But luckily for me, Paul was very helpful and we ended up going around and adding up prices so I felt better and yay. I guess the moral of this story is you really do need to Shop Smarter.

I’m looking forward to going to the ball this weekend with my bestie, Sigourney. I hang with her a lot in and out of school (I have a smaller selection of friends at school these days but that doesn’t bother me, I’m cool). It’s going to be my first ball ever so it’s very exciting for me =)

My 18th! Haha it’s coming very soon, and ahh! It means my restricted license, it means studylink (finanical assistance which will be an amazing help as it’s not easy living away from home), it means CLUBBING and it will feel like a huge weight off my shoulders. And I can’t wait for my party on the 24th, that will be so exciting. I’m having my big shindig down in the good old Naki, and the cool thing is I’ve invited a lot of people from my past as well as people I still know well so I can reconnect with everyone and be with my family at the same time.

So there’s a lot of exciting stuff happening for me right now. I love my current independence, my job with Countdown and the union, my relationship and my amazing friends who I couldn’t live without (special mention Brialee and Sigourney).

Oooh, also coming up is Union Training (tomorrow and Friday), Kiwihost (Some kind of Gateway students course), and TOPS course (Lotto Qualification). I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned or not, but I finally got my certificate from the Open Polytechnic for my Certificate in Customer Relations that I studied last year. I’m not working on my Certificate in Supermarket Retail (Stage 1) though the Retail Institute. By the end of 2010, I should have a few more certificates/qualifications to add to my CV so yay =)

Anyway, I miss you New Plymouth. I miss my family, my amazing friends (I miss my group at school! Fairfield is lonley lol) and I miss Countdown The Valley. But I’ll be back soon =)

Aotearoa Sounds Good

12 Jun

I’m often impressed by kiwi music that drifts my way from television and film. It’s a delight discovering a smooth new track that you haven’t heard before, and the most recent tune I’ve heard is the one used for TVNZ Heartland, “Aotearoa” by Minut:

I love it when I come across a really neat song, that turns out to be kiwi. I have discovered there are so many good New Zealand music tracks out there, the only problem is not many people have heard about them! So I found myself really thankful when two soundtracks of 100% kiwi music were released by the makers of Outrageous Fortune, because it was fantastic exposure for not only the track, but the artists as well. I hope they release a third soundtrack for the last two seasons (5 & 6) sometime this year.

But yeah. I got in contact with TVNZ about the song they used on Heartland and there it is; I really like it! I’m going to have to itunes it I think. The launch party was good, I had some insightful chats with some of New Zealand’s most respected television executives and personalities, and I’m looking forward to seeing the results from that sometime soon!

Life is great right now, btw. Work is going smoothly, but I’l admit I have a lot of catching up to do at school. I’m quite behind, but I’ll deal with that. It’s the school ball next weekend and i’m a bit nervous because I’ve never been to one before. NPBHS’s ball was only for Year 13’s, so naturally I’ve never been!

It’s freezing up here in Hamilton and raining almost everyday, so it’s hard to get any washing done!
Once apon a time, when Mum or Dad would bring home “Home Brand” or “Budget” food, I would screw up my nose and refuse to eat it. Yes I was a fussy little shit, but my main reason for not waiting to eat the cheap stuff was because it was either made in China, or because it was just plain bad (and that includes packaging). Now I’ve found myself buying some “Home Brand” products, especially since they have just refreshed their packaging:

So yeah. In general, everything is great and I’m looking forward to my 18TH BIRTHDAY next month =D =D
Until next time,

Kyle =D

Shower Thinking.

30 May

I have come to the conclusion that the best blog posts come from within showers.
Seriously. Don’t you just find yourself thinking up the best and most thoughtful ideas when you are in the shower? I do that every single time so I’m thinking, next time I want to write a good meaningful post I’ll shower first.

Anyway, right now I’m in New Plymouth and it is cold deluxe. It’s freezing. Luckily I found my slippers at the back of my closet. It’s funny what I managed to find in there over the weekend. I’m lugging more junk back to Hamilton with me tomorrow. But I’m not staying; I’ll be heading up to Auckland after work because on Tuesday I’m going to be attending the channel launch of TVNZ Heartland! Very exciting stuff, I can’t wait. I love the fact that I’m back in the TV game. Now I’m settled in Hamilton again, I’ll be able to focus harder than ever.

That reminds me, I am not a fun of the bus. I took the Bus to New Plymouth last Friday and I certainly  did not enjoy the experience! I had a woman behind me chewing gum right into my ear, the bus was tiny (more of a van), my legs were burning with some weird heat source and when that went, I was freezing because the Air Con was stuck on above my seat; it was dreadful. But I got here in the end so phew.

Now recently I went though some shit in Hamilton – as a result I am no longer living in Rototuna so you’ll need to ask me for the new address. I’ve also got a second blog that I write everything on – it’s not public, and you’ll never see it. But I’m saying this because it’s a very handy way to deal with stress and just pathetic dramas. I write down everything on that blog and I feel much better afterwards – in the future, i’ll be able to go back though it and just laugh. I actually think my life this year would make a brilliant movie. I may use it for a storyline one day, so it’s already copyrighted to me peoples. Speaking of, I’m hoping to get Pure Modesty 2 filmed sometime before August, which will be very cool because all of the content I had for “Milliwood” has been transfered to Pure Modesty so I’m very happy to keep that project going.

All in all, life is cold and dull but I’m still alive and kicking and it’s great =)