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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

We’re THIRD!

Canada is now at third in medal rankings with 25 medals, Germany is in second place with 29, and USA is still at the top with 36 medals.

Canada has a total of 13 Gold medals: Men’s Moguls, Ladies’ Snowboard, Ladies 1000m Speed Skating, Men’s Skeleton, Figure Skating: Ice Dance, Ladies’ Ski Cross: Freestyle, Women’s Hockey, Women’s Bobsleigh, Speed Skating: Men’s 500m, Speed Skating: Men’s 5000m Relay, Speed Skating: Men’s Team, Snowboarding: Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom, and Men’s Curling~
Canada has racked up a total of 7 Silver medals: Curling Women’s, Bobsleigh: Women’s, Speed Skating: Ladies’ 3000m Relay, Speed Skating: Ladies’ 1500m, Speed Skating: Ladies’ 500m, Men’s Snowboard Cross, and Ladies’ Moguls
Canada’s also got 5 Bronze medals: Bobsleigh: Four-Man, Speed Skating: Men’s 500m, Ladies’ Figure Skating, Speed Skating: Ladies’ 5000m, and Speed Skating: Ladies’ 3000m

Unlike the USA our Gold outweighs our Bronze medals~ We even set a record! Way awesome team Canada~
Tomorrow is the last and final day of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. I have to say, it was pretty awesome~~

Today was an average Saturday: Piano, Lunch, Studying, Dinner, TV, More Studying.
I did get to watch some of the Canadian Curling game (Men’s) they won, so that’s a sign that the game was good (or Norway just wasn’t…) (Though they did play well)

I also found out that the USA’s Men’s Hockey Team is the coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs. That just proves our team sucks, not because of the coach, but because of our players. When was the last time we won the Stanley’s Cup?

I also downloaded a bunch of songs today, most of which aren’t even out on CD yet. Sometimes I wonder why these unreleased songs are on the Internet, and how these people even get them in order to put them up, but other than that, I take advantage of the fact. They were mostly unreleased Jason Derulo Songs. He’s one of my favourite artists~ I’m definitely going to buy his CD (even though I probably have half of the songs on his CD being released March 2nd…) Ah well, all his music is good anyways~

AND (almost done) I finished season 2 of Hana Yori Dango~ Ohmygawd! It was so good~~~ So romantic, and so hilarious. I love Domyouji’s Japanese, it’s just hilarious. Sojiroh’s a playboy, Akira’s the nicest, Domyouji is the least intelligent, and Rui is the most. I love them all though~~
Sometime soon, I shall watch the finale movie for it and will be done~ Though I’ll probably rewatch it later on^^

Currently: Business and Writing

Reading: Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead (SO GOOD!!!!)

Listening to: Encore by Jason Derulo

Another Win~

Sorry about yesterday. I came home at like 7, ate dinner, did the dishes, shovelled snow (if only it fell in Vancouver… that’d be helpful…), did my homework, and instantly fell asleep at 11. So I didn’t really have time to post…

Woot! We won another Gold medal and Silver~ Kristina Groves won another medal in speed skating while Figure Skate Partners (Dancers) Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won Gold~! Yay Canada^^
Also, there was that figure skater, Joannie Rochette, who’s mother died on Sunday from a heart attack. She is still planned to compete in her event though. May her mother rest in peace.
Currently, the USA is STILL first with 25 medals, Germany continues as second with 22, Norway’s got 14, Russia got ahead of us, having 12 medals, and Canada sits in 5th place with 10 medals.

So nothing interesting has happened in the past two days… Just school. Projects, etc. Today was signature day though, where we were to run around the school looking for the correct teacher to sign our course selection sheets, which determined what courses we will have next year. It was quite… tedious. People tended to crowd around one teacher, and you’d be stuck there, but if you were to walk away for a minute or two, everyone in that crowd would have dispersed, content with their signatures.

Currently: Doing my tech assignments

Reading: Vampire Academy: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Listening to: Thriller by Michael Jackson

Canada Won A Gold!

Yesterday, Freestyle Skier Alexandre Bilodeau won Canada their first Gold Medal on the Freestyle Skiing-Men’s Monguls event. The first Gold medal on our home turf. Finally. It’s cool though, the first medal for Canada was won during the Ladies’ Moguls, and now the first Gold has been won on the Men’s Monguls. Seems like we’re pretty good at the Monguls. Yesterday, I also watched Figure Skating. Canada hadn’t done so well, but of course, China did. One of the pairs from China looked like they had gotten mugged. The guy’s shirt was like shredded, and just horribly designed. However, their routine was good, and so was everyone elses’, mainly because they all had to do the same turns, lifts, etc. I only watched the short program though, so I’m not entirely sure how it all worked out, though the news will probably re-run it again…. and again…. and again.

The US is still on top, when it comes to medals. They currently have a total of six, while Germany has collected four, and France and Canada has obtained a total of three.

So today is Family Day, and my dad has to work since it’s not a ‘Federal’ Holiday. Which is unfair. So much for Family day. It’s more like ‘Mom, Siblings, and Alicia being forced to spend the day together’ day. That’s not very fun…

Currently: Reading

Reading: Heist Society by Ally Carter (SO GOOD~~~^^)

Listening to: I believe by Nikki Yanofsky

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….)

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