Monday, January 17, 2011

Fashion Statement

Two weeks since the last post... sorry!

But this two weeks has been a big one, not just for me but for Aussie. We have this past while had the invasion from millions upon millions of liters of water in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. My heart goes out to those whom have lost loved ones and everything else, communities that were already poor may never recover.

The horrid thing for me has been the way the media have turned the event into a soap opera. On the ABC one evening there was one and a half hours of flood coverage. I saw the same footage countless times. Calling the flood damaged areas 'War Zones' was taking it way to far. I understand that media outlets need to make a buck, but a war zone? Iraq is a war zone, but parts of Australia are natural disaster zones.  These people deserve our respect, this is not a good excuse to make money.

The control the media has over us is worrying. I for one am strongly influenced by the media, in some ways i am sure this has its benefits, but the potential the media has to twist things is scary!

So; that covers my 'statement.' This blog was never designed to express my point of view, it just happened. I hope you do not find me to ignorant, please treat me kindly!

Fashion; a brutal love affair perhaps? Today I have been shopping for school camp, meaning the purchase of many things I will only ever use for this eight-day camp. 

But school camp is one of the most stressful things that happen in a year. I go to an all girls school and the girls are between 14 and 15 years of age, the ultimate age for peer pressure an self consciousness. I was buying a day pack, but getting a day pack that was not to big, not to small, not to colorful etc. takes some effort! The last thing I want is to have weird stuff. 

It sounds vain, I know. As I am regularly told "Imogen Jane, No-one is going to stop their horse and cart to look at you." But whether they reign in their ponies or not, it is about me feeling confident in myself. I don't want to take a massive bag, because then I would stand out for all the wrong reasons. My stuff doesn't have be new, it just has to be, dare I say it, conservative. 

But even before I have eight days of homesick friends (I am pleased I don't suffer the same fate!) uncomfortable sleeping arrangements and no showers, I have a Christian youth camp to attend. 

Youth camp is something I look forward to more than anything else in my year. 3 nights near a beach with some of the nicest people on earth. I don't feel self conscious, We go down to breakfast in our PJ's, we go and wrestle in piles of jelly! It starts on the 20th, so I will update when I get back!

Food update:
I heart Kimchi, chu rock my world!

Listening to "Oh Mom" - Choi Seung Hyun (T.O.P) 

Ims x

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