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Corona tiem!!!

After our week of lockdown learning, we're back in action and learning as per ush.    BUT WE DO HAVE TO WEAR MAsks.    The only bad thing is I can hear people deep breathing next to me. Throwing off my balance, like just breath like anormal human being.    ANyway glad to be back, and gonna continue w this blog..


I also applied for prefect! scary business but I got through the first stage. And I want to say this now and will preach this throughout, I am alright w not getting it... honestly 

final dayyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today is the LAST day of term 2 2021!!!!   Look how excited we all are. Our class gets smaller and smaller everyday. But as you can see, us four take our education really srsly that we showed up !!!!  Living life & feeling alive!

Englich check!!!!

I was robbed for my oral grade. ROBBED! But i will not talk about it any further as I do not want to waste my energy.

English is fun! Sad that the class is splitting but it is for the better. :,) Anyway IB is good :) Keep you guys updated

long time no see :,)

hello everyone. I am not sure who still checks this because I did not update you guys like I said I would. Tbh at this point i am not bothered to talk about the lock in so...  One thing that was really exciting that night tho was that I spilt water on my phoe and now it barely works and the battyer is sheit. 

In good news, our french written task and reading is done. 

ysNice update, I will update you gus

^^^ post result face 4 french

MISS PATERZ 4 THE WIN!!!!!

A HUGE THANKYOU TO MISS PATERSON 4 NOT ONLY BEING AN AMAZING PHYSICS TEACHER BUT AN EVEN BETTER PERSON (: Thanks for your donation, you are a very giving person :) 

Today is lock in day!! Im gonna try conserve my laptops battery to use during the lock in to update you guys (:


We did take a photo w/daniel but he's not helping w/the work, in fact he left!  So we had to take another photo

ESS !!

I've actually never done a blog post in ESS so I thought I would show u guys my class (:

Im feeling better about lbl but I am dreading actually eating. I feel like just fasting as much as I can until the pizza because I srsly can not eat anymore rice or pasta. I think tonight I will make pizza w my leb bread and thats it. Bread ovr 

***Clarification!!!!  I am not actually done.  I AM NOT Ending the challenge early, and I am not done blogging.   I srsly might bring my laptop friday to update u guys at the lock-in cause Ik a lot of u arent doing LBL or aren't able to go :(

im done.

Tuesday Dinner - Pasta and Pizza (loved the pizza/ sick of pasta)

Yesterday was trash. Didn't feel well and ate barely anything. But pasta... Yay.

Today all bread n feta. For breakfast and school. I've got one lebanese bread left so I think im gonna make pizza for dinenr today or finish my tuna w/rice (cause I actually need to finish that)

Let me know how ur guys journeys are going... I guess. 

Godspeed Godbless

lunch time!!!! day two

Good afternoon!

Breakfast ---> I had another amazing cup of soymilk (I actually really like it)

Recess ---> I had some bread. I was gonna toast it to make it crunchy but it was also nice soft

Lunch ---> Last night I made my cup of rice, added a Moroccan spice blend, added my 

Cannellini Beans

 and some tuna for spice!

I'm currently in home group, eating my lunch a bit early with my two friends, Meg and Shreya (both also doing lbl).  While eating Shreya dropped all her pasta. We all tried to help her out, but the damage was done,    it was too late


DInner Im gonna have pasta (:

rice balls

My rice balls were not as good as I thought. They were cold and flavorless. Not enough salt or anything. The ones with tuna were better but the plain ones were genuinely scary. So I left them and tonight I'm gonna fry them, add some seasoning and improve my recipe for future rice balls. My rice was also (shocker) not sticky even though I added more water. So I think I'm just gonna make fried rice or just bring it to school in a tub to eat.

Breakfast was good, I actually quite like soy milk, it wasn't cold and the taste was actually kind of nice. Normal milk kind of plain but the soy spiced it up for me. I still haven't had any of my bread but tonight when I come home, im gonna make my pasta (I think all of it) and then have some for dinner and prep for the rest of the week (:

I've been able to talk w the rest of the kids who are doing it and there are some amazing plans. I was stalking everyone else's pages and found that Shawn started his own blog both on the website but an even better one on insta. So make sure to keep up with him because from what I've heard, his meal plan is              good. 

https://www.oaktree.org/fundraisers/shawnmbewe/live-below-the-line-2021

+ He also dissed how much I've raised,  but I'm not about that kind of mindset. I think w/ peace n love, were all in this together 

getting techie

As you can see I've landed on 9.10$,  so with my spare 90c, I'm going all out and getting myself a can of tuna!

Now this id dedicated to the doubters, who think I cheated for the feta. No.   To make it clear where I bought all my stuff:

milk
pasta
tomato
beans                    ALDI

bread                    Lebanese Bakery 

rice                       Coles

feta                       Foodland Kensington/ Romeo's Erindale


Now, it's really important that I point out that the feta was from Kensington as prices vary across every Foodland. When I bought mine today the price per kilo was 9.79$.  Now at first I had wanted 200g but after considering the option of having a can of tuna w/my rice, I've decided to cut back approx. 4 grams.

Let me make it simple for you guys so you don't have to double check me:

200g - 1.958$
198g - 1.938$   (still rounds to 1.95$)
197g - 1.929$  (still rounds to 1.95$)
196g - 1.919$  (rounds to 1.92$, which counts as 1.90$ in cash)

Food check!

Did you guys forget that I was doing LBL??

I've got my food and its looking good. Doubters said I wouldn't be able to buy myself some feta. Guess what, I've got almost 200g worth of it for both my amazing pasta & breakfast. Not only that, I've got a kilo of rice, beans, pasta, tomatoes, bread and milk. I genuinely think this is the best plan I've had compared to my previous two goes. 

To be fair to you guys, the girl did not give me exactly 190g like I asked, so I'm gonna have to do a bit of math to figure out how mu.... I ALREADY KNOW FAM       But ill put the exact prices in a nice spreadsheet in my next post

(:

BRICKTOP !

My laptop ran out of charge but I wanted to update my blog so this is the result.

We had a smoke ceremony for reconciliation week and I was blessed enough to be able to watch it in person live!  It was amazing, and while it was not my first smoke ceremony, I was able to watch it up close and physically breathe in the smoke (:   I wish we all could've been there because it was beautiful. Idk how to describe but I felt really connected not only with the three wonderful guests that came to perform, but with the land.  It was another opportunity that shows me how blessed myself and all of us are. Although we all have our ups and downs, and we constantly wish that we had something or looked a certain way its good to remind ourselves...

There are people who would consider their prayers answered if they had your life 

SLAUGHTERED THAT FRANCH ORAL

I MIGHT AS WELL HAVE BEEN FLUENT BECAUSE MY FRENCH ORAL WAS AMAZING. MADAM EAT THAT JUNK UP. NO LEFTOVERS!  I added the fact that I was from Iran n how my dad was close to Arabia AND SHE LOVED IT. I SHOULDVE ADDED SOMETHING ABOUT LEBANON. EASY 7! 

Anyway on some not so great news... I talked to one of my closest best friends... someone i've known for my entire life. And they said my meal plan needed to be worked on. As if it wasn't good. I tried to drown them out, doubters will forever exist when you grinding to the top. But i didn't know this bad...   My day 1, stabbing me straight in the back...   Nonbelievers will keep nonbelieving. My meal plan is great and will... WILL keep me full!   They did agree to look at it in more detail and, trust, they will soon agree that I've got the best meal plan EVER!

Anyway, ill share my meal plan to you guys once I've actually written it up

FINNESSED THE SYSTEM

PHYSICS IS SO GOOD. I continue to do good and things just somehow go my way. Both myself and Daniel defied the odds and got questions right that no one else would have been able to... It wasn't a slip up, it was not chance, it was hard wrk and determinatoin

Maths Test Check !!!! v.2

Got a new math test today!!!!  So I thought I would update you guys!

First of, Thank you Isabella 4 the donation!!!! I am grateful for all your support! Your amazing and I know you'll  do amazing this year!

Anyway LBL, I had another discussion in French with the person who said my plan was bad. So I think they've convinced me...  TO CONTINUE TO STICK TO MY PLAN!  I am not going to eat canned lentils for dinner every night when I can eat deliciously made pasta, feta $ crushed tomato's. Not only that...

The math test is over And I'm in physics... The entire day has passed. Its now physics (:  Ive done great in the maths test imo, but there was was question they put in there about CALCULUS. NO ONE IN THE CLASS APART FROM 11Methods Kids WOULD"VE EVEN KNOW THAT (including me but tbh did not remember)   

^^^THis photo is from economics. Im in physics now fyi if you havaent realisezd

Other then that did great and had a great day, I have to show you guys a good plan but I havent made one yet. I'll try and have more lbl related posts, but trust i will when it starts.m

Maths Test Check !!!!

Just had functions math test :)  When I was doing everything I felt as if I knew what I was doing. But after hearing everyone answers and hearing numbers I had never seen before, I am not only confused but frightened for what the real answer is. Dont get me wrong, im not doubting myself but FIVE SSECONDS AFTER THE TEST I REALISED I MADE A SILLY MISTAKE. but then... After looking at the graphs in desmos, my graphs would have been wrong either way :(

Before the test, I watched the year 12 play "Connected". Fam, I had never been more confused in my life. I tried to figure out the different story lines and what they were saying, but as soon as I walked out of the doors I forgot everything I had just watched. Ironic because the teacher (or someone I don't remember [even more ironic]) said that one of the characters struggled with dementia!

Mr.R said before the play, they drama people should tell the audience to be attentive, this is not a play where you can sit and just watch. Problem was I WAS NOT JUST SITTING AND WATCHING!!! But then Isabella told me that the whole point is you don't need to understand everything, (idk if that's what she meant, I feel like I wasn't even awake until my math test)  I think if I didnt take a zrytec this morning, I would've understood it more but... idk, there was a girl trapped in a cage, i do know that. And someone did loose their son. ONE thing that I did take from it was that some people remember you from parts of you that you don't relate to anymore. 

anyway, LBL, i did get a message this morning talking abt challenge week, but we're (gihs) dtarting next week. Someone (not gonna put them under fire) said my meal plan was not good. THen I asked them to give me a better one and THEY SAID "idk but if I was doing LBL mine would be better"...  thanks I guess

I <3 my fANS!

Hello to my beautiful supporters!!! I got your guys email and it was a wonderful surprise. Currently IBs got me a little stressed as we all are (econ test!, ess IA draft, maths tests next week... [some of u got chem]) So hearing from my fans was an amazing booster! you guys are amazing and I will keep all of you in mind when updating my blog.

One thing thats been on my mind is should I still use this as a blog after LBL is over???? Do i start a real blog (CAS?) or do I end it ): 

I understand that the photo does not look like we are happy, but thats just because its early. My physics friends and I love my supporters (:

POMEGRANATESSS

After the last physics lesson, myself and some other kids who are apart of lbl were talking about our meal plans. Jakob asked whether we could use the fruits n veggies from our garden. I then was like 'omg, i have pomegranates in my garden but howmuch of them am I going to eat? They are just water w a bit of flavour'.   THen Jakob was like 'omg I love pmegranate' so i made sure to bring him one. Sadly he didnt know the difference between a sour and sweet pomegranate so instead of bringing one of each, im pretty sure i just brought two sour ones. 

Id love to hear from my blog followers so email me guys! I know you all have my email so it shouldnt be this difficult

:)  

WHAT to Eat???

Do i join friends and bulk buy or do i do it alone and rlly do it 4 10$??? you guys I know people read these so why do you not reply me when i ask questions, they are not rhetorical. 

In physics yesterday we were planning our 10$ and while now im in maths, im still sticking with this plan. 

I will have nice toasted lebanese bread for breakfast with feta. Then I will fast for the day then eat well for dinner. Ive somehow been able to budget the tomato feta pasta meal for definetly enough for 5 days. Then with the rest I am going to buy some rice and beans which will cover me for more. ONLY ISSUE IS IM ON LIKE 9.10$ and milk is 1$

you guys mssg me ur meal plans and ill update my blog w my favs and/when/if I change my meal plan (: :) 

BIG D ZIZLES DONATION

A BIG THANKS TO MR.ZILM FOR THE 10$ !!!!!! SADLY IT WAS NOT DOUBLED ): BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE EVERY DONATION IS ENOUGH 

YOU GUYS ARE ALL AMAZING AND I WILL KEEP YOU UNDATED ON THE JOURNEY!!!

iM IN ENGLISH RN AND TBH, NOT MY BEST SUBJECT and i am not completing my work but I am still trying my best and even if thats not enough, then I will probs get a tutor  


Donation Matching Day!!!!

Today Donations WILL. BE. MATCHED!  So this is everyone's opportunity to do Double. The. DAMAGE!!!!! We've got this guys. 

While I haven't properly started planning, I've been actively recalling and brainstorming what I should do. What that means is I have been looking at prices of products while shopping to get a gage on the current economic climate. 

If you guys have thought of any ideas or have any tips in tricks email me and Ill make sure to share Your guys advice (:


Happy Eid!!!!

Happy Eid-Fitr guys!!!!!! Hope you guys had an amazing Ramadan. I know I sure did (:  I appreciate my ability to access food whenever and never have to worry about hunger and whether I will be able to eat tonight or not. I think the LBL is gonna be another great opportunity for me to be grateful and understand what other peoples lives are like. Unlike Ramadan where after Iftar I eat great food that my mum has made, I will have to live off of basics. 

This blog was kinda wordy and may have not made sense but its 3:25 and im trying to update you guys before going home

15$ DONATIONS !

I woke up today amazed by all of you (: IVE ALREADY SmaSHED MY GOAL. YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU WHo HAVE DONAteD SO FAR. I APPRECIATE YOU ALL SO MUCH. 

SAKEEF, I APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH. YOU ARE AN AMAZING HUMAN BEING, SO GIVING AND APPRECIATIVE. YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SUCH A GIVING PERSON AND INSHALLAH ALL YOUR GOALS AND WISHES WILL BECOME TRUE (:

aNONYMUS, i DONT KNOW WHO YOU ARE BUT I ALSO REALLY SPPRECIATE YOU. YOU DIDNT PUT YOUR NAME WHICH IN A WAY MAKES YOU MORE HUMBLE AS I DONT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK YOU PERSONALLY. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOUR DONATION MEANS A LOT TO ME AND EVEN THOUGH I DONT KNOW WHO YOU ARE, I STILL KNOW YOU ARE  A GREAT PERSON :)

FINALLY ME, I DONATE 5$ TO KICK START MY PAGE AND I KNOW MY MONEY IS INSHALLAH GOING TO A GOOD CAUSE. EVEN THOUGH RIGHT NOW IN MY LIFE, I DONT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP DIRECTLY, I KNOW THAT I WILL WHATEVER I CAN IN ANYWAY POSSIBLE (:

wERE in economics rn, and while the lesson hasn't started, theres so much that i have learnt about developing countries and how change does not happen overnight (: 

French Class (:

Were talking about health in French. It has gotten me thinking about how I am going to balance my dietary needs while still below 10$. This has gotten me thinking whether I even have the ability to think about my dietary intakes when I am simply trying to survive. People living below the line don't have the opportunity to be able to but what they want, but rather just what they need and can afford. 

Signing up

Today I signed up. This is my 3rd year doing this And this year IM GONNA THRASH IT

I'm Living Below the Line...

Because I believe in empowering young people in leading, demanding and creating change. Through Living Below the Line in 2021, I will have a small glimpse into what life can be like with limited choices. By donating to my page, you will help support Oaktree’s partners and programs in Timor Leste, Cambodia and Australia to empower young people in the fight against poverty and injustice. !

My Challenges

LBL Expert Recruited a friend Changed Pic Started a Team
Activated Challenge Mode Shared my Page Created my First Blog Followed LBL on Instagram
Upp'd my Fundraising Goal Got my 1st Donation Raised $300 Smashed my Fundraising Goal

My Achievements

changed pic

started a team

created my first blog

shared my page

smashed my fundraising goal

raised $300

got my 1st donation

upp'd my fundraising goal

recruited a friend

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Darren Zilm

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The Grace Foundation

This donation has been generously matched by the Grace Foundation!

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Isabella Viljoen

Thank you so much for the shout out. Love your blog. Ily xx

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