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21 January 2020
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In roughly six days time my wife and I will responsible for the welfare of a Tiny Japanese. 

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Well we don't have World History- for Leaving Cert history (solely looking at the Later Period 1815-1993), you answer either one or two questions (it changes every year) on Irish history so that could be relations with the British government pre- and post Famine (1815 to 1870), the planning of fighting for independence from Britain and the general bitter relationships that some of the Irish population had with Westminster (1870 to 1914), the initial fights for freedom, the eventual formation of the Republic and the baby country's first steps (1912-1949), the Irish diaspora which is more social history but anti-Irish stigma in the US and the UK, the impact of Irish film and music blah blah (1840-1966), and finally everyone's least favourite module...*drum roll*, Northern Ireland, how it developed pre-Troubles, the Troubles, and down with Thatcher (1949-1993, it doesn't even do the Good Friday Agreement- shameful).

 

The other questions are European and US-based, shamefully there's no South American, African, Asian or Australian history on it but our ties with them are relatively slim compared to the US and Europe so it's probably not "worth it" from an Irish educator's perspective.

Those questions deal with nationalism and state formation in Europe (1815 to 1871, a lot of Bismarck), Nation States and International Tensions (1871-1920, WW1, Imperalist Russia etc. etc.), Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe (1920-1945, DON'T MENTION ZE WAR!!!!!), Division and Realignment in Europe (1945-1992, Soviet Union, Hungarian uprising and the best bit of all John is a person you can write an essay about if he comes up, he normally isn't on the more 'advanced' paper and is on the ordinary paper but a question like this has come up before 'How did two of the following challenge widely?held views: Alexander Solzhenitsyn; Simone de Beauvoir; John Lennon ?', guaranteed at least half marks for that question lads), the break-up of the British, French and Portugese empires (1945-1990), and finally as previously mentioned the US part. 

As you can see it's A LOT to learn, each section has its own book and you study 4 books (each book is about 200 pages long). You also have to do a separate own research project which is worth 20% of your overall grade. 

 

Now whether you were actually asking for questions that affect you seeing as you're not in the Irish educational system, a quick Google gives me some sample AP World History exam questions here (I love how ye have MCQs, that must be so nice, it's all essays here, no guessing 🙁 )

 

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21 January 2020
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I have to write original music for both my college project and university course auditions (I still haven't decided if I want to go to the latter but it's compulsory to enrol so I have the option in future). Kinda exciting but also a little tense and overwhelming writing under their time limits a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 but I'm trying my best to even things out and come up with songs I can use for both. Hopefully I can share the college project here when it's finished in a couple of months. ahdn_george_08I should also mention I'm doing surveys and questionnaires as part of this project, so if you want to be involved, PM me! Some things I will be asking now, but I'll also be asking for feedback once it's completed and available. 

  

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In roughly six days time my wife and I will responsible for the welfare of a Tiny Japanese. 

Congrats man! I presume Tiny Japanese will get a Beatley namea-hard-days-night-george-10

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In roughly six days time my wife and I will responsible for the welfare of a Tiny Japanese. 

  

@Tony Japanese , hopefully you'll have something to add to https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....e-beatles/  in the coming months and years. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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The Hole Got Fixed said

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In roughly six days time my wife and I will responsible for the welfare of a Tiny Japanese. 

Congrats man! I presume Tiny Japanese will get a Beatley namea-hard-days-night-george-10

  

Certainly. Although we can't decide between 'Bulldog' or 'Truffle'.

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Ahhh Girl said

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In roughly six days time my wife and I will responsible for the welfare of a Tiny Japanese. 

  

@Tony Japanese , hopefully you'll have something to add to https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....e-beatles/  in the coming months and years. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

  

I will let you know if singing 'Helter Skelter ' has the desired sleep-inducing effects over Tiny Japanese, or if 'Golden Slumbers ' is still a more appropriate choice.

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Aww wee baby Japanese, best wishes and enjoy the last few nights of sleep you'll get in a while 😉 

 

For name suggestions, you know, AppleScruffJunior is a very original and frankly unique name, all the other kids in school will love it.

 

Congrats to you and your wife! 

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In roughly six days time my wife and I will responsible for the welfare of a Tiny Japanese. 

Congratulations! 

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Congratulations to @Tony Japanese and Mrs Japanese, and many blessings to you and your little bundle of joy/terror* in the years to come! For your sakes, may your child be better-behaved than I (I was an essentially good kid, but I had no filter and careless, impulsive, self-righteous leanings), and a better sleeper than my sister (who didn't sleep through the night till she was four). And for its own sake as well as yours, may your child ever be smiled upon by the grace of Jupiter/God /the universe at large/whatever deity or force of good fortune you subscribe to. a-hard-days-night-george-9 apple01

*Even the best of us are, as an old observation has it, both "fearfully and wonderfully made". If all goes as expected, you will have great lows and greater highs. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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Fantastic news! heart

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Accidentally applied for a job where the salary is a whopping €21,000. I bet I'll get a bloody interview for this one though- you can shove it if you think I'd work 40 hours a week in a busy office for €21,000 when I can loll around in a shop for the same hours for just under €20,000 or better yet go on unemployment and get a load of free benefits and almost €11,000 a year. I can stay at home, read books, watch telly, up-skill myself at home and go out and cycle on my bike. Top life.

 

The cheek of wanting to pay a PERSON WITH A DEGREE €21,000 and these jobs were in cities like Paris, London and Dublin. Enjoy being homeless or if you're lucky, sleeping in your car although I don't know if you'd be able to keep one running at €21,000.

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Congratulations, @Tony Japanese! apple01

I've got my second and last exam for this semester tomorrow (Part B Multiple Choice ELA Reading Comprehension, which I should be studying fora-hard-days-night-john-6*), and then I'll have just over a week off, completely free from school-related responsibilities.a-hard-days-night-john-1

*Then again, I'm not certain there's much you could study for that exam, other than understanding literary terms. Most of them are very simple ones that you start learning around late elementary/early junior high and already know pretty well anyway.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Good luck on your exam @WeepingAtlasCedars and enjoy the time off. Hopefully you are not experiencing full-blown winter. In N. Cali it was the first day in months that I got to wear a tee shirt. I'm back to my volunteer activities next week. I'm adding a once a week position at the local animal shelter. I haven't been to orientation yet but the admin said I'll be providing the animals with "emotional support". a-hard-days-night-paul-7We'll see how it goes...

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Thanks, sigh butterfly! Actually, the weather's been pretty good for winter time over the past couple days. It's about 0C right now, which is absolutely balmy taking into account that only a week or so ago the temperatures were regularly in the -30 range with the windchill. ahdn_paul_01

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It's been pretty chilly where I am (which is relatively unusual for my neck of the woods). I'm enjoying the wintery weather, actually, it feels right for January.

I had a go at waxing the kitchen countertops today (I'm not crazy, it's beeswax/walnut oil on beech butcher block) with a power polisher and I had quite a good time blasting Presence in my earbuds (safely swaddled in ear protection of course), pondering gun control arguments and making the countertops all golden and silky. It's quite meditative and it tickles my hands-on touchy-feely bone. ahdn_george_06

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Back to work on Tuesday, so I’ve still got 5 days left. a-hard-days-night-john-7

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Ugh, today I'm grounded (lost my phone privileges: can't text anyone but my family, can't use any apps that aren't school-related, etc. I can't even read my e-book....but at least I still have Apple Music....) because I forgot to take the trash out yesterday...I understand that my step-dad's upset with me for not doing it, but in my defense, my reminder to do it didn't go off on my phone (I'm a very forgetful person). I also got yelled at for not closing the door this morning on my way out, even though I'm pretty certain I did. *sigh* Oh well....first world problems. 

I have a swim meet later today, which is pretty exciting considering if our boys' team wins this meet they'll have a very good chance of being section champs. My jazz band is also performing in public this weekend at a jazz festival at one of the local high schools, and I'm pretty nervous and kind of don't want to do it, just because my introverted self would rather in my room on a Saturday night reading and playing guitar and not on stage playing trumpet. 

*Edit: I also just checked my grades and found out that I got a 65% on my Unit 4 Exam for APUSH, which brought my overall grade down from a B+ (87%) to a B- (83%).  Wow, how terrificahdn_paul_01.  (It doesn't help my confidence that two girls in my class are complaining about getting an 85% and 87% on the exam) And today's the end of the marking period so I don't even have time to bring it back up. I also got an 84% on my last Pre-Calc test, which irks me because I was so confident I had gotten everything perfect! I don't even want to imagine what I got on the chemistry test I took yesterday....which I literally knew nothing that was on it and left multiple questions blank..... I can't wait to get yelled at about my grades from my perfectionist parents when I get home.....

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I'm sor you have to deal with that, @lovelyritametermaid. As far as I know, not having had much personal experience, yelling never brought anyone's grades up. Have an apple: apple01apple02

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@lovelyritametermaid - I've had days like these (strange daze indeed)a-hard-days-night-john-7

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