Canada lost their place on the podium for the skeleton after one of the Canadian ladies hit the wall, decreasing her speed, and increasing her time. She had a story, though another girl has one of those reality hitting kinds. One of those heartbreaking tear jerkers. She had started training for the skeleton a while ago, though soon after, her father was found to have bone marrow cancer. Because of this, she began to worry, like all would, for his life, his time here. She was at the world championship games, and right before her event, her father told her to do well, to try her best, and make him proud. He said he was doing fine, just fine. But he lied, like all parents do at times like this. So she ran her race, trying her best, saying to herself ‘this one’s for dad!’ She won silver in the event, but when she called back to her family that night, she found out that her father had past away, in that little time that had gone by.
I swear… just typing that made me cry (I’m so soft. I know.)
I can’t seem to remember her name… I suck at those things… sorry…I think it might be Amy Gough… though I can’t be sure… She finished seventh in Skeleton though… while Melissa Hollingsworth, a country girl from Alberta, finished fifth, though she had been second for a while, her score dropped slightly…
I noticed people have been searching these things, so I thought I should post it up.
When I look at my stats, people look at my blog because they typed in something like ‘about miga, sumi, and quatchi’ or something like that..
If you go to this link: http://www.vancouver2010.com/mascot/en/game_mascotquiz.php
Then you can find out which mascot you’re most like~
I’m like Miga! Aha~ but you might not want to look down if you’re planning to take the quiz. That’s cheating!
Quatchi is a young sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of Canada. Quatchi is shy, but loves to explore new places and meet new friends.
Although Quatchi loves all winter sports, he’s especially fond of hockey. He dreams of becoming a world-famous goalie. Because of his large size, he can be a little clumsy. But no one can question his passion. He knows that if he works hard and always does his best, he might one day achieve his dream. Quatchi is always encouraging his friends to join him on journeys across Canada. He is also often recruiting others to play hockey – or at least to take shots at him!
The sasquatch is a popular figure in local native legends of the Pacific West Coast. The sasquatch reminds us of the mystery and wonder that exist in the natural world, igniting our imagination about the possibility of undiscovered creatures in the great Canadian wilderness.
Miga is a young sea bear who lives in the ocean with her family pod, beyond Vancouver Island, near Tofino, British Columbia. Sea bears are part killer whale and part bear. (Miga is part Kermode bear, a rare white bear that only lives in British Columbia.)
All summer long, Miga rides waves with local surfers. But during the winter months, she often sneaks onto the shores of Vancouver to seek adventure. When Miga discovered that humans were ‘surfing’ on snow, up in the mountains, she knew she had to join the fun. Snowboarding soon became her favourite winter sport. Her dream is to land a corked 720 in the half-pipe one day…It will take lots of practice, and a few falls along the way, but she’s sure she can do it.
The sea bear is inspired by the legends of the Pacific Northwest First Nations, tales of orca whales that transform into bears when they arrive on land. The Kermode bear is a rare white or cream-coloured sub-species of the black bear that is unique to the central West Coast of British Columbia. According to First Nations’ legend, Kermode bears – also known as Spirit Bears – were turned white by Raven to remind people of the Ice Age. Orcas are also honoured in the art and stories of West Coast First Nations, as travellers and guardians of the sea.
Sumi is an animal spirit who lives in the mountains of British Columbia. Like many Canadians, Sumi’s background is drawn from many places. He wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with the wings of the mighty thunderbird and runs on the strong furry legs of the black bear.
Sumi’s name comes from the Salish word “Sumesh” which means “guardian spirit.” Sumi takes his role very seriously. He works hard to protect the land, water and creatures of his homeland. Sumi is a great fan of the Paralympic Games. He’s determined to learn all the sports, so he can play and race with his animal friends all winter long.
Transformation is a common theme in the art and legend of West Coast First Nations. Transformation represents the connection and kinship between the human, animal and spirit world. Revered animals, such as the orca whale, the bear and the thunderbird, are depicted in transformation through masks, totems and other forms of art. The orca is the traveller and guardian of the sea. The bear often represents strength and friendship. And the thunderbird — which creates thunder by flapping its wings — is one of the most powerful of the supernatural creatures.
From the site: http://www.vancouver2010.com (in case you were wondering)(and there’s nothing about mukmuk…)
So currently, the USA has racked up a whopping total of 20 medals, Germany has 13, Norway has 10, and Canada’s got 7. We didn’t do so well with the cross country skiing thing…
Today was a snore. Just another boring day at school, doing work, getting bumped around by crowds in the hallways, blah, blah, blah.
Currently: attempting to watch hana yori dango. slowww loading….
Reading: Revalations by Melissa de la Cruz
Listening to: Tonight by Jason Derulo