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~
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….)