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Jemina

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  1. I'm actually really surprised they say that girls aren't ahead of boys in schools in the UK. I'm in the UK, and my maths and science classes were both almost entirely made up of girls, and I was in the top class for both. Many of the boys in my year couldn't be bothered to learn at all and just wanted to joke around all the time, rather than study. Of course there were a few that weren't like that, but many were. In my school they spent more time encouraging the boys, because the girls were already working hard at the subjects. Perhaps that's part of it though; self motivation is key. We used to actually get yelled at if we asked questions though, which I didn't think was right. We need to ask questions to learn.
  2. I'm allergic to far too many things. I've got hayfever but I'm also allergic to dust and mold and I have asthma so those allergies all make my asthma worse. I'm also allergic to some chemicals they put into skincare products, so I have to be careful what I sue in that respect. On top of that I've also got food allergies! I find that the food allergies are the most difficult ones to deal with though.
  3. I don't really go to the doctors unless I have to, because here you can't just get an appointment when you're not feeling well - you're expected to wait minimum 4 weeks at my practice for anything that isn't life threatening (for which you go to the emergency room instead anyway). So I try to do something about it myself at home instead, using natural remedies and over the counter medication when needed.
  4. I do consider myself to be a relatively good cook. I've been the main person cooking in my household since I was 10, as my mother is sick and has needed me to care for her for many years now. It resulted in me having to learn how to cook and now I consider myself to be quite good at it. I'd say my favorite things to cook are stir fries because they can be so versatile. I also love to cook curries though. I'd say the only think I don't really enjoy cooking is potatoes. They just bore me, I guess.
  5. A Hogwarts castle out of beads would be amazing! I'd love to see one of those too! Hogsmeade out of beads would look pretty amazing too, or Diagon Alley. I guess I'm just a big Harry Potter fan though haha. I bet it'd be expensive to purchase that though, even if it'd look amazing!
  6. I like gardening as I find it relaxing. Probably my favorite thing to do when it comes to gardening is growing my own food. I like getting to eat the produce I grew rather than just looking at it like you do with flowers. I wouldn't say I'm particularly good at it on the whole but I've got a lot of tomato plants in my garden at the minute. Luckily I like tomatoes or I'd be stuck with thousands of them I think! Does anyone else grow their own food?
  7. My dream vacation would be to New York or to Florida. I've always wanted to go to both. I'm from the UK and I've never been to the US at all so anywhere in the US generally would be nice. I specifically would like to go to Disneyland in Florida, but I'd like to see more than just the tourist areas there.
  8. That's exactly how I feel about it, @Laneorexorcist. My hair colour is a part of me and if I changed it then it wouldn't be like looking at me in the mirror. It'd be weird seeing it as a different colour. It's bad enough if it goes lighter if I'm in the sun a lot. It used to go almost blonde in the summer when I was a child and it used to annoy me because I didn't recognise myself so much. I prefer my natural colour!
  9. Many people seem to really dislike their natural hair colour and tend to dye it so that it's a different colour entirely, or even just a few shades different to their natural colour. Personally I don't see the attraction of dying my hair. It's just brown. A fairly boring, average colour. And yet I'm happy with it just the way it is. I've always thought I'd like to try having ginger hair one day, as most of my family are naturally ginger and I'm not, but I'm perfectly happy being a brunette too! Do you, or would you dye your hair? What colour would you prefer your hair to be?
  10. I never wear makeup, aside from concealer. I have vitiligo and I get fed up of people asking me why my skin is "weird" and it can make me really self conscious, so I wear concealer to keep it covered up. They recently stopped making the one I usually wear though, so I'm going to need to try out some new ones. Otherwise I don't really wear any makeup though.
  11. I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to your ex. It can be very difficult to deal with the loss of anyone, but even more so I think when it happens as a result of suicide. I lost a close friend to suicide and his family largely blamed me for what happened, as I mentioned the other day in another post here. It can be very difficult to come to terms with something like that happening and even more-so when you feel like it was your fault this terrible thing happened. After any relationship ends we can often feel sad and depressed, but eventually you have to move on from that. You moved on. There's nothing wrong in what you did. It's good that you're able to remember these things that happened with her while you were together. You were able to give her a few years of happiness while you were with her, and that's definitely a good thing that you were able to do that. I'm sure she may have been upset when you broke up with her, but would the relationship have ever worked if you weren't in the same country with no intentions of going back? I would think if you weren't able to see each other, after a while the relationship could have deteriorated especially after 5 years. It sounds to me that you stopped the relationship because you wouldn't have been able to see her anymore and wouldn't have been able to continue the relationship that you had at the time. I think it sounds like you tried to set her free so that you were both able to go on with your lives. And you've done just that. You had no reason not to be able to start your new life in a different country. Maybe you could write a letter to her letting her know how you feel and everything. Even if she won't be able to read it now, you can still get things off your chest that way and it might help you to come to terms with things. You could also write down some of your favorite memories that you have with her and try to focus on the good things you were able to share together, things that would've made her life better at the time. But know, it wasn't your fault. She ultimately made that decision herself. Suicide is taking a way out of a situation and not thinking about anyone else but ending what they're going through. It took me a long time to come to terms with things that happened to my friend and subsequently after that too, to understand that there was nothing I could have done ultimately. But as time has gone on I no longer feel so guilty about what happened. I hope the same can be true for you and that in time you can come to terms with it like I did.
  12. It definitely can be considered art. People make things like tapestries out of beading, such as the picture below. I think you can make a lot of beautiful things out of beads, and it can certainly take a long time to do so. I wouldn't have the patience for it personally, but I think they look amazing when they're completed.
  13. I don't think I could live with myself if I killed someone. It's been extremely difficult to live with myself after a friend committed suicide and their family blamed me for "not realising they were suicidal". His dad in particular blamed me a lot for what happened to his son, and actually beat me up physically when he was in one of his drunken rages one day because he blamed me so much for what happened. I'm away from the area and somewhere safer from him now but I was fearful for a long time after that, and found it near impossible to live a normal life. And in reality there wasn't a whole lot I could've done to prevent it from happening. I didn't know he was going to kill himself. I knew he was sad, yes, but he had seemed better the last time we spoke. Still it has been hard anyway. If I had actually physically killed someone or been the reason someone died I don't think I'd be able to live with that though. It's been hard enough being blamed for something I had no control over.
  14. I'm a freelancer like @omgchels. I do design and photography work, as well as writing and whatever else catches my eye really. I enjoy product testing as well but those sorts of opportunities don't come up very often. I enjoy the flexibility of being able to work online and the fact that I can pick what hours and days I want to work rather than having set hours. I can even pick where I work from. I'm also a full time carer though as my parents are sick and need me home to take care of them, so I'm not able to do so much work outside the home. This can be really limiting, but I do what I can to get by. As for my dream job, I'd love to be a chef to be honest, but I don't think I could handle the pressure of the kitchen. I also have food allergies which would limit my abilities to taste the food I make, so I've never done anything along those lines.
  15. It can be the same here too; certain areas seem to be more into the whole idea of watching it but not into the idea of those people getting the same rights as themselves. They see them a bit like some form of entertainment, like it's just acting or something. It's not acting, and can be very hurtful to be seen as an actor or poser of some sort because of your sexuality.