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Bittersweet Love

I’m reading Dear John, and that’s one of the reviewer’s comments. I’m half-way through and it’s so well written, like all his books, and so sweet~

Ugh, I have to finish my business assignment, but I really, really, really don’t want to. Since we can’t type it (because too many people copy and paste from the Internet), we have to handwrite it, which is one of my least favourite things to do.

My mini rant for the day:
Today, I was waiting for the bus, and when it came, it was stuffed with middle school kids. So a bunch of them got off, and the others moved further back on the bus, and there was way more than enough room for lil’ old me to fit. But no. I step on to the bus, and the freaking bus driver closes the door on me, while I’m in the middle, so it was either get off the step, or be stuck in the door. I got off. So the stupid driver’s like watching me get stuck in the door, and doesn’t bother open it again, even though there was room, and he knew I was there. And the middle school kids are looking at the driver like he has some mental problem, and it was such a freaking piss off! Then I had to wait for the next bus… which basically meant waiting outside for 30 mins with some creepy girl from my school staring at me with her magnifying glasses… Stupid TTC should go buy some better drivers. Like seriously.

Okay, I’m done being angry~

Yesterday I was bored of my tech assignment, so I began looking at Shugo Chara fan videos. I don’t really like Shugo Chara, but the fan videos are usually good to watch.

I like the song, and the video’s not bad either. Another reason why I like looking at these videos: they give me new music to listen too.

There was a job/volunteer fair at my school today, and I know my parents REALLY want me to do something productive this summer (let’s just say I spent a great amount of last summer on sites such as Neopets and Moshimonsters) (Don’t ask…). So I’ll either volunteer somewhere or get a job. But in order to get a job, I need a SIN number. Something I should have applied for during my non-productive summer…

Okay back to homework….

Currently: doing business assignment

Reading: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Listening to: Five Days by Patrick Nuo

Two Days Left

Two more days of freedom, and then back to school we go. Oh well, it was fun at least.

Yesterday, I went to Yorkdale, and we spent two hours in the Bay shopping for a suit for my dad. What a waste of two hours. Then after, we got five minutes in Indigo, and then we had to go, because my dad had to go get his hair cut. That was probably the most boring trip to Yorkdale I’ve ever had. Sigh.

So my actual Internet is kind of..used up. So if I don’t post (like yesterday) you’ll know why~

I watched How to Deal yesterday~ It was good. The movie was a mix of Sarah Dessen’s books This Summer and Someone Like You. The screen writer was able to mix the two together well. Granted, it wasn’t like crazy like Harry Potter, nor was it enlightening and amazing like Avatar, and it wasn’t about sparkly vampires like Twilight. But it was pretty good overall.

Yesterday, I also watched the Grammys. I loved the performances so much. Pink’s performance was awesome. She was singing while being pulled up on a piece of white fabric, and in the middle, she was dipped in water, which she sent flying over the audience in a fountain at the end of the song as she spun downwards back onto the ground. Taylor Swift was able to walk off with many wins, including the Album of the Year award, winning it over Beyonce and Lady Gaga. Beyonce’s performance was good too. She was singing If I Were A Boy. I love her dress in the performance~~ Lady Gaga opened the show singing Poker Face, and then another song with Elton John. As always, her performances were creepy and yet great.

Also, last night, they did a tribute to Michael Jackson. They showed a part of his movie, This Is It, and they sang with him, in a way. Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Smoky Robinson, and Jennifer Hudson all sang with Michael (his voice from the movie). The whole tribute was introduced by Lionel Richie, who had co-written ‘We Are The World’ with Michael years ago. The tribute was touching, and after his children came up to the stand to thank the audience for the Michael’s award.

This year’s Grammy’s was definitely one that would never be forgotten.

Currently: Cleaning my room…. again…

Reading: The Devil’s Kiss by Sarwat Chadda

Listening to: Angels Cry by Mariah Carey and Ne-Yo

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Anyone know this poem?

Personally, it’s one of my favourite poems, and one of the few I have memorized, and haven’t forgotten yet. I first learned this poem when I was in grade three and it stuck with me since. This is the kind of poem that insipres and makes you feel something. It has a meaning, not like these insignificant words I’m typing down here. John McCrae is famous for this poem. I think the original copy had been recently bought and put in a museum… I think in the USA? I can’t remember, even though my history teacher just told my class a few weeks ago.

Eh. Still a great poem by and inspiring person.

Currently: Doing research for my civics project

Reading: Kissed by an Angel (almost done~~)

Listening to: All the way up by Emily Osment

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