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Go Canada Go!

We WON!! Our Men’s hockey team beat Team USA by 1 point, the last goal scored during overtime by Sydney Crosby, who, I’m sorry, could have done better during the actual game. First the shootout and now overtime. Sigh. Ah well! CANADA WON!
We finish with 14 Golds, 7 Silvers, and 5 Bronze medals~

I just finished watching the Closing Ceremony, and it was half boring half awesome…
There was a small showing of Nikki and some French girl singing I Believe (eng/french), it sounded nice~
After the Opening Ceremony, the USA said that the Canadian hosted Olympics was a failure from the start, the opening ceremony must have been directed by clowns, they couldn’t even get the fourth torch up!
As Canadians, we are nothing but gracious, so we took that US story, and made it into a humourous act. They got a mime to act as the mechanic and fix the last torch so it would rise up with the other four. The performance was quite entertaining. After that though, there were speeches, anthem sang, etc. In between all that monotonous official business though, there was a performance by Eva Avila, Derek Miller, and Nikki Yanofsky, which sounded great! I think Nikki looks a little like Selena Gomez, I don’t know why though… Anyone else see the resemblance?
Then there were more anthems, and more speeches. Later Neil Young performed and then there were then a few speeches by three different Canadian comedians: William Shatner, er.. can’t remember the female…, and Michael J Fox.
Another story from the US: They said that in the opening ceremony, Betty Fox (Terry Fox’s mother) or in their case, Michael J Fox’s mother, walked with the Canadian flag. They also said that it was Michael J Fox who ran across Canada to spread awareness for cancer. Only the US can make this mistake. Only them… (What a FAIL)
Then there was a performance by Michael Buble~ (Awesome artist~) and there were dancers and performers who brought out huge rolling stands… and boards.. and animals? There were some huge cut out RCMPs and hockey players, then there were large beavers, and then some moose balloons… I didn’t really get the point of that…
After, the whole stage turned into a dance floor where all the athletes and volunteers danced to music. Performances done were: Nickelback: Burn it to the ground, Avril Lavigne: My Happy Ending and Girlfriend, Alanis Morissette: Wunderkind, Hedley: Cha’Ching, Marie-Mai: Emmone-Moi, I can’t remember what K’OS sang… and Simple Plan: Your Love Is A Lie… and that’s all I remember… Aha~ I think I got everyone~^^
That was about it. I pretty much only liked the music, though the comedians were funny, along with the mime~^^

The Vancouver 2010 Olympics draw to a close, but the Paralympics is starting March 12^^

Today is the last day of the Chines New Years Celebration, meaning the New Year officially begins. So we went out to dinner with my dad’s side again. I love our dinners just because they’re hilarious.
The main entertainment today came from the fortune cookies.
See Asian fortune cookies always have either bad grammer, are dumb, or really simple.
My aunt’s said: Respect isn’t given, it’s earned. Thanks, I kind of learned that in Kindergarten
My cousin R’s said: You will read this and say ‘Geez! I could come up with a better fortune than that!’
My cousin K’s said: About time I got out of that cookie!
My dad’s said: Woman’s intuition like feather on arrow. May help flight to truth.
I love Asian restarants~
Happy New Year Asians~^^

Currently: Getting ready to sleep~

Reading: Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Listening to: Radio

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

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

Destination NV, H1N1, and Success

Yesterday, was Destination NV at my school. Every year, kids who are graduating from grade 8/9 (depending on the school) and are thinking of going to NV for their high school career, would go to NV with their teachers and then get shown around the school by volunteer tour guides, and informed on a bunch of different courses and programs that NV has. So this year, like last year, I volunteered as a tour guide, and was able to get my middle school as the group I would tour. Being a tour guide, or even any part of Destination NV, you get a free pizza lunch and drinks, and in the end of it all, you get voluteer hours. They used to give out cookies to both the visiting students and the tour guides, but this year, it was just to the visiting students…*sad* the school’s cookies are like the god of cookies! They taste absolutely AMAZING~

Hehee.. okay back to the point… I was able to see my favourite teacher (EVER!!!) and one of my grade eight teachers who was a pretty cool guy. I also got to see some of my friends siblings, and my friends Justin, and a few people who weren’t near the friends catagory… for one, there was a guy that’s my friend’s brother. He’s two years younger than me, and yet he was able to make-fun of me and my friends. Sad. I was bullied by a kid who’s two years younger than me and like five inches shorter… > _ <

In the end, Destination NV was really fun. I heard a lot of stories about my middles school from my old teachers, and my friend Justin, and I even got some cookie~~^^ the things you get from knowing people~

After the awesomeness of Destination NV, I had to go to the doctors and get my H1N1 flu shot. It was fine when the shot was done, but then, hours later, it felt like bricks had been thrown at my shoulder, and I couldn’t move my hand right… I also think the shot either made me WAY more emotional than usual, or I was just shedding none stop tears for no reason. Odd… Plus, today when I woke up, the pain was even worse, but I think it was from both a huge impact to my shoulder from someone running yesterday, plus the shot in the shoulder area that resulted in such pain. I mean, it’s hard to move my shoulder, but I can at least move my hands now… improvement~

Lastly~~ I successfully got a 91.7% on a math quiz. When I saw it, my jaw dropped. My standards had quickly fallen after all those sixties. *still shocked!*

Currently: Doing my math homework, and typing out my history thesis, at alternate times of course… hmm… how much easier life would be if you had like six arms to do different tasks…

Reading: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Listening to: Jenny by The Click Five

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