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Science Center~

Aha… I haven’t posted for the past two days I think… sorry! I’ve been busy… So I have a lot of news to catch up on~~

So first things first. The Olympics.
USA now have 32 medals, Germany has 26, Norway’s got 19, and Canada has racked up 17.
Hockey: The Canadian’s Men’s Hockey team won their game against Russia 7-3 I believe, moving them up to the next round. Their semi-final round is to be played today.

Hockey: Canada’s Women’s Hockey team won Gold yesterday, the score being 2-0. After their win, the audience filed out, and the women took to the ice once more, carrying beer and champagne. They won, why not celebrate? See I think that they deserve to celebrate, seeing as they did win Gold for the country. However, the media didn’t think so. They snapped pictures of the team’s eighteen year old player chugging down a beer. ‘Course she was also the one to score the only two goals of the game in the first round, but no one mentions that. Only the fact that she was drinking, on the ice. Whatever *eyes roll* they deserve to party a little after being stressed and worked so much. According to a poll taken this morning, 85% of people thought that there was NOTHING wrong with them celebrating their success, while the other 15% of people thought that that was a wrong and unforgivable thing. I’m part of that 85%. Girls just wanna have fun~!

Bobsleigh: I believe we won Gold and Silver for this one, womens I think…

Skating: Joannie Rochette won Gold in Figure Skating, competing fatastically, even after the shock of her mother’s death. Congrats to her~!

Speed Skating: Clara Hughes walks away from the Winter Olympics receiving a Bronze medal for her fantastic run. She’s going into retirement I believe, unless she’s still going to compete in the Summer Olympics… She has had an amazing athletic career, being the only person to ever win medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics~
I think that’s all I’ve got for now, Go Canada!

Oh! I got this cute Miga toy fron McDonalds that’s like snowboarding! This is like the only time I like McDonald’s existance.

Next thing: Science Center Trip
So today people in gr 11 bio went to the Science Center to see the exibit Body Works, that’s like specially featured there. I’m sorry, but I thought it was a waste of 20 dollars, plus another 10 for lunch. Though the food was good, it just wasn’t worth THAT much.

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My friends testing their reaction time (had to black out some people (or well one for now…))

A flying tree! I’m so mature…

The exibit we visited (we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside though…)

Currently: Studying for a business test on Monday

Reading: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead (Frostbite was epically suspensful… she’s a really good writer~)

Listening to: Love So Sweet by Arashi (I’ve clearly been watching too much Hana Yori Dango…)

OH! I’m on the last episode before the finale of season 2, and oh my gosh, it’s so addicting, sad, weird, and stupid all together. I seriously hate Domyouji’s mom, and Makino’s family is still really spazzy… And ugh, I hate Umi, some friend! *eyes roll* *stares at the episode in disbelief and hatred* I still love Rui, and Akira’s way too nice to be the son of a mafia leader, but Sojiroh’s still cool, and Domyouji…he’s… argh *unmentionable spoilers*

Okay, NOW I’m done~!

Lunar New Years~

Gung Hay Fat Choy, Lai Si Du Loi
That’s roughly the way that line should sound… Wishing everyone Happiness and Prosperity This New Year, Red Envelopes Are On Their Way~ Aha~ No, to those who aren’t Chinese, gung hay fat choy does not mean Happy Lunar New Year. Just to let you know~

This year is the year of the tiger. Not my year, but it is my sister’s.
The Tiger is an aggressive fighting spirit. They are courageous and are deep thinkers who are true to friends. Tigers are unpredictable and listen intently to advice but then do as they please, regardless of what was said. Tigers live life to the fullest and tend to get involved with emotional situations.
Other than the fighting spirit part, it’s pretty on the target with my sister~Hehe~

So my family (dad’s side) went out to dinner on Friday for Lunar New Year, and today with my mom’s side. After, we dropped off my grandparents back at their house, and then went out to the Scarborough Town Center. I used to love that mall. They used to have these hot air balloons in front of the Bay that would fly up and down. It was so fun to watch, when I was 12. It would be fun now, but the balloons are gone now, and the whole mall is under epic construction. So when we walked out of the Bay we were shocked to see that the ceilings had dangling wires, and the rails were torn out (there were little walls to stop people from falling). The way the mall will look once construction is complete will be so cool and modern, like Fairview, Promenade, and Yorkdale.

In front of Sears, there was this guy who was painted silver and was dancing to Elvis songs. I had seen someone like him (maybe it was him) at the Niagara Fallsview Casino building near the fountain a few years back, when it had first opened. He was standing on a silver pedestal (today’s guy) and was dancing like a machine. When he turned, it was as if his feet were part of the pedestal, slow and precise, and he was just a machine. It was awesome~

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I didn’t have an actual camera with me at the time, so these are pretty bad quality, sorry…

So today is February 14th, which is also Valentine’s Day, or in other words, Singles Awareness Day. The day that people celebrate their love with others, and the day where single people are acutely aware of the fact that they have no significant other, and that they’re alone. Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentines, but I personally think that it’s just a holiday created by card companies so their sales will go up, same with mother’s and father’s day. Shouldn’t you try to appreciate them everyday of the year? It’s not like you’ll have a girlfriend or boyfriend if you don’t give them attention everyday, so why must you emphasize it on this particular day. Yeah, so I’m one of the single people, it’s still true!

So yesterday, I believe, was the woman’s freestyle skiing event. I was watching it, and was wondering how these people even train for these things. It’s like flying off a ramp and then flipping yourself in the air and landing, while wearing very long sticks on your feet. I would like die trying that…
So Canada was a contender for Gold, but we won Silver. This is a great achievement for Canada, and for the lady who had won it. But apparently, it wasn’t good enough for the media. After they had been awarded their medals, all the winners had been surrounded by reporters. When Jennifer Heil had stepped down, probably feeling good about winning Silver, she was interviewed by this reporter from what I believe was CTV News. There wasn’t a ‘Congrats for winning Silver, you must be so proud’ instead the reporter immediately starting saying: ‘Why didn’t you win Gold!’ ‘You must have felt really bad about losing’ ‘How do you feel about letting your country down?’ Like lay off! She did her best, but the US won by a hundredth of a second or something like that. She went before the US anyways, and had no control over it anyways. She won Silver, and that’s better than any of the reporters could do. From my perspective, Jennifer Heil did amazingly well, winning Canada their first medal of the 2010 Winter Olympics. She should be congratulated not put down. There’s so much stress on these things, and she did exceptionally well.
It’s like that year that Kurt Browning was in the Olympics, and won either Silver or Bronze for Skating. After, he had apologized for losing Gold. There was no reason for him to apologize. There’s the pressure of millions on their shoulders, and if they don’t get Gold, then c’est la vie, they tried their hardest.

At this point in the Olympics, the US have collected 4 medals, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze, Korea (1Gold, 1Silver) and France (1Gold, 1Bronze) have obtained two, Netherlands, Slovakia, and Switzerland have gotten 1 Gold medal, Canada, Germany, Norway, and Poland have gotten 1 Silver, and Austria, Croatia, and the Russian Federation have gotten 1 Bronze.

Currently: Working on Project. It should be illegal to give work on Family Day weekend…

Reading: Heist Society by Ally Carter

Listening to: Just Don’t Feel the Same by Mission District
(Woah… I wrote a lot today….)

Eaton’s Center

Today, I spent the whole day at the Eaton’s Center. It’s located downtown Toronto, and it’s huge. Granted, it’s not as big as Edmonton Mall, it’s still pretty big. Every year, at around this time, my family goes down to the Eaton’s Center for ‘Breakfast With Santa’ at Sears. It’s been a tradition. We’ve been going there since I was eight. And every year, there’s this lady named Megan and she greets us, remember each of our names, which is amazing. I can hardly remember some of the people from my last school, and I spent everyday of school with them. So basically, Breakfast with Santa is just that. Breakfast with Santa. Sears sets up a buffet table where people serve you food (kind of killing the idea of a buffet) and then you get like juice, milk, tea, and/or coffee. You eat your food, then the dude dressed as Santa comes in playing with jingle bells. He sits down on his chair by the fire place, and then the little kids run up to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. Later on, they have this story time thing, and then you can go decorate cookies, which in my case I dump as much sugar as each cookie can possibly fit and then continue on my way.

Once that’s over, we just walk around and shop in the mall for the rest of the day, sometimes we go skating at Nathan Philips Square, or we just go walking down the street for fun.

By the end of the day, we’re all dead tired, and then just order food and drop dead in our beds, sleeping in late on Sunday~

Currently: Writing out my history essay

Reading: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Listening to: Li Xiang Qing Ren by Rainie Yang

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