[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] The Battle Of The Exam

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Mar. 3, 2013

lotr It’s starting. The first exams of the semester are here. I’m sure by now, most of us have already taken our first, or second, or even -*pats shoulder sympathetically*- our third exam.

Sigh, remember that first week when we kind of breezed into class and nodded absentmindedly while the professor gestured emphatically to the PowerPoint slides? That sense of nonchalance because hey, it was still early and the first exams were ages away? And then suddenly, SLAP! First Exam. Right in the face.

Some of you guys might have managed to ace the first exam and are now laughing hilariously at the test paper because you know you gave up after question two and just guessed the heck out of that exam, but hey! An A’s an A. Some of you guys like *cough this one cough* might not have done as well as you hoped even though you studied until 1AM in the morning and felt tentatively confident about the exam only to get it back and turns out everything you knew about the English language gets thrown out the window because apparently now “Affect” when used as a noun means “Emotion”.

I give up. This madness. I can't.

I give up. This madness. I can’t.

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[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Friday…It Started Out Okay

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Mar. 1, 2013

Today started out as a pretty okay Friday. I woke up when everyone else was already out of the house, which means I got to wander around in a blanket and stick my head in the refrigerator and not be judged. There was a little setback when I scanned the oddly spacious refrigerator and deduced that it did not, unfortunately, contain the plate of breakfast noodles my mom promised me last night…

amcc burrito

Thanks Mom…Thanks…

Instead, I grabbed a bowl of Cheerios, flopped onto the couch, and proceeded to catch up on my latest kdrama addic-appreciation. ‘Tis the life, ’tis the life. Continue reading

[Poetry] 9 Years

*Art Credit: Heatherlee Chan | Lady Poppins*

*Art Credit: Heatherlee Chan | Lady Poppins*

9 o’clock on a much-too-early morning,
You threw me a buoy in the middle of life.
Even then, you and me were always like
A pair of old souls, two parts of a whole,
Readily willing every single time to
Superglue our pieces back together again.

© Jade M. Wong 2015

A/N: 3rd Post for Poetry 201! Prompt: Trust, Form: Acrostic, Device: Internal rhyme. “Yes, Jade, let’s do Poetry 201 because I’m sure it’ll be sooo much fun and you definitely won’t stay up until the wee hours of the morning cursing the alphabet.”

[Poetry] Fly Away

*Pic Credit: avodkabottle.deviantart.com*

*Pic Credit: avodkabottle.deviantart.com*

This way! That way! Which way? Wait, where?
Just cordial commands, because they care.
So I packed my things,
And I stretched my wings,
And off I flew in search of fresh air.

© Jade M. Wong 2015

*A/N: 2nd Post for Poetry 201. Prompt – Journey, Form – Limerick, Device – Alliteration. Butt-kicking – Mine. I never want to write another alliterative limerick attempt as long as I am alive.*

[Poetry] An Ocean’s War

Nature_Other_Ocean_stormAs frigid as glass
As powerful as lightning
An anger that casts
Destruction that’s frightening and
An eerie calm when its passed

© Jade M. Wong 2015

*A/N: First post for Poetry 201. Prompt was water, form was haiku (I opted for a tanka), device was simile. Joined because I thought this class would be fun *throws away umpteenth rolled up paper ball of some nonsensical water-inspired haiku attempt*. I need tea.*