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Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate Christmas~~!!

Wow, this is one late entry… or an early one. But since my internal clock is still on Christmas Day, I’ll stick to the late entry~

Christmas is that time of year that you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It also means hanging around with family you haven’t seen in a while, and friends who have been lost through life in the past years. It’s the time to just give and receive gifts and eat large meals followed by many desserts~~

Yesterday, my dad’s brother, so my uncle held this big bash which consisted of about thirty people, give or take, and it was way fun. My cousins K, R, and E were there, though, K and R kind of had to be, since it was their house, and then their mom’s side came over as well, so it ended up being, K, R, E, A, N, J, M, B, and me, my brother, and my sister. Lot’s of semi-kids hanging out! Through the whole party, we spent most of our time in K’s room, playing with her iPod Touch, her laptop, her DS, and her guitar. Their second floor is like a large circle, so A, N, E, B and my Bro, Ch, ran around the circle a thousand times, either chasing each other or rolling around K’s excerise ball. At one point, N pissed both my sister and I off, so we chased him around the circle, while Ch, B, and E ducked, covered and screamed, laying themselves out flat on the ground, and since their 8 and younger they weren’t really in the way, and while we chased N, A continuously screamed out “ROADKILL” everytime we jumped over one of them. As odd as that sounds, it was hilarious beyond belief at the time. At another point in the party, I had my camera and flashed the green ‘ready’ light into A’s eyes saying ‘I blind you!’ while he screamed ‘DAMN YOU ARE BLINDING ME’ that was epically funny.

I have to say, A, N, and B are extremely hilarious beyond belief. Everytime I see them, I usually end up laughing non-stop!!

So today was Christmas Day, and like most families, we opened our gifts. I got a ton of stuff, which I’m happy about. Though not spoiled, I usually get a lot on Christmas and on my birthday, so twice a year isn’t bad. I got 8 books, candy, jewellery, materials to make jewellery, a dvd, an mp3, a watch, and a DS game. I’m set for the year, I think. Then, my family went out for lunch with my mom’s parents, and then went to dinner with my dad’s side, again, but it was a smaller crowd, for K and R’s family had begun their trip down to Orlando at five in the morning. It was fun, since my uncle’s house is practically an arcade, with pinball machines, casino games, and regular arcade games, like those with guns and car racing. Everytime I go there, there always seems to be a new game there to play and enjoy~

I want to wish a Merry Christmas to all my friends, and to those who celebrate Christmas, and for those who don’t, I’d like to wish them luck with Boxing day hunting~ =)

Currently: Getting ready for bed.

Reading: Shadowland by Alyson Noel~~ (I got it, I got it!!)

Listening to: Nothing. My laptop was KO’d and now it has no music on it =(

Christmas Eve!

It’s finally Christmas Eve~

Yesterday, my mother baked up a storm, while I washed, what I think is, every dish in the house. Every time I thought I was finished, she’d bring another thing, or a pile of things, for me to wash. So yesterday, in all, she made cream caramel, oatmeal cookies, breakfast, lunch, dinner, while me and my sister decorated Tuesday’s cookies with a ton of icing. Delicious.

Today, as everyone knows, is Christmas Eve. Yeah! Hehehe~ Tonight, I’m going over to my cousin’s house for the Christmas Family Party. Which is about thirty or so people, my grandparents, my dad and his two brother’s families, totalling 14. Plus my aunt’s family, which includes her parents, and her two brothers and their families, plus my other aunt’s parents and brother and sister. It’s a big house. But seriously, every year, the party is so fun, and it’s great just hanging around with family, and extended family~~

Tomorrow is Christmas, which means PRESENTS~~ and more partying =)

YAY~ *epically hyper today*

Currently: Working on my science laser eye surgery project. Teacher’s really know how to kill the point of a BREAK.

Reading: Nothing currently, but by tomorrow, I’ll have a wide range of choices~

Listening to: Turn it up by Stereos~~

Baking Run Amok

If you were to walk into my kitchen at this very moment, you’d see baking pans everywhere, measuring cups filling the sink, spoons across the counter, and pots filled with unidentifiable substances. Then, somewhere between it all, you’ll find the small products of hard work and big messes.

Today was our little, kind of, baking day. The oven runs 24 hours, and the mixer is on non-stop. I believe we made about 12 batches of shortbread cookies, 5 batches of rugelachs, and 3 batches of …. something snaps… all of which took about 16 hours, a ton of work, and a lot of energy.

However, even through all that baking and dishwashing, I found that baking with my family was fun. Or well, baking while they were watching you. I baked the cookies, my mom, my sister, and myself baked the rugelachs, and my mom baked the snaps, while my dad enjoyed the products.

I guess the holidays ARE about spending time with your family, and also cooking for them, but in the end you can all just sit back, relax, and enjoy the desserts~

Currently: Typing out this story I’ve been working on for a while. Whether it’ll be any good is beyond me.

Reading: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Listening to: Get Up And Dance by Faber Drive

Winter Break Begins~

Yeah~! Winter Break is finally here. ‘Course there’s still work to be done, but at least schools on hold for a while.

Today was totally fun, and… free? Well, in first period History, our teacher was late, so another teacher filled in. all we did was chat, since there were only five people in the class~ Then in second period, Careers, my teacher let us talk and do as we pleased, so I happily finished Blue Bloods, and I have to say, the book is awesome. Not cliche, and not too out there. I enjoyed it a lot, so now I need to find the second book to read… In fourth, or well… third period, we just ran around the class taking pictures, drawing on the board, and chilling. It was hilarious some of the things my friends did. Then in last period… or fourth period? Our school counts lunch as period three, since some people have classes at that time, and so it’s a little confusing. Well, anyways, in math we just ran around the school, exchanged gifts (well I recieved, but I’m giving after the break ^^) and our teacher was surprisingly nice today, so she gave out chocolate and let us play cards, and draw all over the board, and run around to other classes. It was a fun day.

Later on, at 11:30? :40? somewhere around there, the Holiday Assembly started. It was pretty cool, even though some of the performances were the same as the ones from Destination NV. They did the study hall skit again, but I think it was better this time. It’s basically Quest Crew (america’s best dance crew season 2//so you think you can dance) but high school kid version. It was fun~ They also did a skit about the true meaning of Christmas which was good =) A few people sang, but I think my favourite perfomance was the teacher’s performance. First the male teachers did this kind of rockband thing, where they all play instruments and one female sings, so they did two of those, and then the female teachers came out and danced to Single Ladies by Beyonce. It was really good ^^

My favourite student performer was this girl who sang Fireflies by Owl City, she did it really well, and then everybody brought out their cell phones and started waving them back and forth. The whole assembly was awesome~

Currently: Just chilling. Finally~!!

Reading: Starting Dreamland by Sarah Dessen if my friend permits it (this is what happens when you try to give a book lover a book, and try impossibly hard to not give away the secret)

Listening to: Tic Toc by Kesha

Painful Thursday

Today, I woke up with a headache, when to school with a headache, did my math test with a headache, and still have a headache, and it’s painful………

I think I did okay on my math test, well good as in around 60… I don’t put my expectations higher than that anymore.

Yesterday I was listening to my radio on 98.1 CHFI. They’re playing all Christmas songs now, and one of my old favourites was on.

Take a listen. Josh Groban is a really amazing singer.

Currently: Chilling for once. No homework!!

Reading: Thirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher

Listening to: More Than It Seems by Kutless

X-Mas Tree

Today, me and my family put together out Christmas tree. It was tradition for us to do so after the Santa Clause parade. So today consisted of a lot of ornament hanging and ribbon wrapping. You know how in some trees people put a theme to it, not ours. Ours is filled with whatever ornament we thought was cute at the shop. It’s nice though, the different memories and colours. Also, a few days ago, my dad put up the Christmas lights on our roof. Many peopls go full out with their lights, but not my dad. He puts one string across the roof, and thats it. Simple, sometimes a little too simple.

All the Christmas decorating got me thinking about the different songs I used to love~

The Christmas Shoes~ It’s such a touching song. I remember I used to make fun of it when I was younger, but once I sat down and listened to the lyrics, I realized that the song wasn’t stupid… I was for laughing at it…

Another one is Faith Hill’s Where Are You Christmas~She’s an AMAZING Singer~

…I hope those work….

Currently: Bored… which is why I have two posts today~

Reading: Same thing as this morning

Listening to: Where are You Christmas by Faith Hill

Remembering Sunday

Remembrance day is Wednesday and through tradition, my family visits the cemetery the weekend before it. My grandmother’s parents are there, along with my aunt. My aunt was killed when she was eighteen, so naturally, I never met her. She was riding home in a taxi from her friend’s house. In the middle of an intersection, the taxi got T-Boned by another car, instantly killing her and the taxi driver. Every year, we visit her, along with my great-grandparents around Remembrance Day, Christmas, and Easter.

And after every visit to the cemetery, there must be a meal. Usually we go to this Chinese restaurant called Empire or was once called New World, which was bought out by Empire, but then last year the restaurant (Empire) closed down. Don’t know why, but it did. So today, we ended up going to the Best Dragon Chinese restaurant on Steeles across from Centerpoint. This was the very same restaurant that we had seen a rat a few weeks ago. Very appealing, don’t you think? My sister, dad, and I had to listen to my mother rant about the germs and diseases that are lodged in the restaurant for the 30 minute ride over to the restaurant. Fun.

Overall, the meal was good, and no rats made an appearance today. It was just a normal family get together, which was quite enjoyable.

Currently: thinking about starting my math homework…

Reading: Tempted by P.C Cast and Kristen Cast (sixth book to the house of night novels) (I got it today~~)

Listening to: Summer Time by NEWS (~~^^)

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