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Science Center~

Aha… I haven’t posted for the past two days I think… sorry! I’ve been busy… So I have a lot of news to catch up on~~

So first things first. The Olympics.
USA now have 32 medals, Germany has 26, Norway’s got 19, and Canada has racked up 17.
Hockey: The Canadian’s Men’s Hockey team won their game against Russia 7-3 I believe, moving them up to the next round. Their semi-final round is to be played today.

Hockey: Canada’s Women’s Hockey team won Gold yesterday, the score being 2-0. After their win, the audience filed out, and the women took to the ice once more, carrying beer and champagne. They won, why not celebrate? See I think that they deserve to celebrate, seeing as they did win Gold for the country. However, the media didn’t think so. They snapped pictures of the team’s eighteen year old player chugging down a beer. ‘Course she was also the one to score the only two goals of the game in the first round, but no one mentions that. Only the fact that she was drinking, on the ice. Whatever *eyes roll* they deserve to party a little after being stressed and worked so much. According to a poll taken this morning, 85% of people thought that there was NOTHING wrong with them celebrating their success, while the other 15% of people thought that that was a wrong and unforgivable thing. I’m part of that 85%. Girls just wanna have fun~!

Bobsleigh: I believe we won Gold and Silver for this one, womens I think…

Skating: Joannie Rochette won Gold in Figure Skating, competing fatastically, even after the shock of her mother’s death. Congrats to her~!

Speed Skating: Clara Hughes walks away from the Winter Olympics receiving a Bronze medal for her fantastic run. She’s going into retirement I believe, unless she’s still going to compete in the Summer Olympics… She has had an amazing athletic career, being the only person to ever win medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics~
I think that’s all I’ve got for now, Go Canada!

Oh! I got this cute Miga toy fron McDonalds that’s like snowboarding! This is like the only time I like McDonald’s existance.

Next thing: Science Center Trip
So today people in gr 11 bio went to the Science Center to see the exibit Body Works, that’s like specially featured there. I’m sorry, but I thought it was a waste of 20 dollars, plus another 10 for lunch. Though the food was good, it just wasn’t worth THAT much.

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My friends testing their reaction time (had to black out some people (or well one for now…))

A flying tree! I’m so mature…

The exibit we visited (we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside though…)

Currently: Studying for a business test on Monday

Reading: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead (Frostbite was epically suspensful… she’s a really good writer~)

Listening to: Love So Sweet by Arashi (I’ve clearly been watching too much Hana Yori Dango…)

OH! I’m on the last episode before the finale of season 2, and oh my gosh, it’s so addicting, sad, weird, and stupid all together. I seriously hate Domyouji’s mom, and Makino’s family is still really spazzy… And ugh, I hate Umi, some friend! *eyes roll* *stares at the episode in disbelief and hatred* I still love Rui, and Akira’s way too nice to be the son of a mafia leader, but Sojiroh’s still cool, and Domyouji…he’s… argh *unmentionable spoilers*

Okay, NOW I’m done~!

Biology’s a Pain

It’s an epic pain. Epic, epic, epic pain in the arse. I have this quiz/test (quest) tomorrow, and there’s so much to study, I’ve been trying to study, but it’s like seeing an empty page. NOTHING registers…

Sigh.

Canada’s sucking (seriously) at the Olympics… Right now, the USA has 23 medals, Germany’s got 16, Norway has 12, Korea’s racked up 9, and Canada, France, and Austria are tied with 8 medals. Sigh. I don’t even know what event was on today, all I know is that we are doing so well….

That girl has talent. She should have a record deal and like radio time for her talent. She was on the Next Star, and I think she won… but still. She’s better than some people who are currently on the radio, like Drake or Pitbull. They’re music bugs me….

Currently: STILL trying to study… Failing at the attempt.

Reading: Vamp Academy by Richelle Mead

Listening to: If I Fall by Wren Burnett

Whoops!

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..
so…
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:
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:
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:
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

Distractions

So I typed a bunch of stuff, pressed publish, to find that my internet disconnected… now I have to type it out again…

So medals
US-17
Germany-11
Norway-8
Canada-7

We won another gold and silver for speed skating~ YAY~
^short lived happiness. there was more in the first draft….

yeah, so I’m tired, and don’t feel like writing out everything again… sorry…

please enjoy this new song by Iyaz (filler music(filler music with taste~))

This morning, my dad was driving us down to my grandparents place, and we saw a Viva bus on fire… it was quite alarming. However, it was burning across the street from the fire deparment, so all was well, once the flame was put out…

Currently: Bio homework

Reading: Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

Listening to: Solo by Iyaz

Revelations

Today was another average school day. I have a business test tomorrow, so I have to start studying for that… some time today…

There’s this manga, Shugo Chara, which I find slightly childish, but not badly written…
This video was made using clips from the anime (which I’ve never watched…) but makes me want to watch…
The maker is really good with this video making thing, cause all of her videos are awesome~~

That’s her newest one, and it’s so good~ it’s a little off sync in the middle, but that’s just because of youtube…

So the news for today’s Olympic events:
Men’s Snowboarding half-pike was today, but I didn’t hang around long enough to watch it all…
Woman’s Downhill Skiing went over pretty well, though Canada didn’t win any medals, we still did well. The highest ranked person was 6th. Another lady, I believe she was Canadian, had to be airlifted away because of injury… hopefully she’s okay…

Currently, the US has gotten 10 medals, Germany has 9, France has 7, and Canada is tied with Norway with 5. Come on Canada~~!!! Eh, we’ll do well with hockey, that’s a given. Our team(s) (men and woman…) ROCK~!
Hehehe~

Currently: Doing my English homework (and avoiding studying…)

Reading: Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

Listening to: Riding Solo by Jason Derulo

Second Gold!

Canada just won its second Gold in Woman’s Snowboarding~~
Congrats to Maelle Ricker for getting Gold~~~not like she’ll actually see this, but still. Go Canada~^^
I also forgot about the amazing snowboarder underdog Mike Robertson who was able to win Silver in Men’s Snowboarding. He was like 30cm away from Gold. However, unlike all these other athletes, he was not expected to win, so he was able to sweep another medal for Canada~ Yay him!

A few says ago, my mom and sister were watching the fifth season of Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew, and there was this group, and they could be like the next Quest Crew, though I’m not sure if they can defy gravity, but they’re definitely entertainers~

Also, during the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams sang this song, and I loved it~
(This is what happens when I remember the existance of youtube…)(and I have working internet…)

Okay, I’m done for today, just thought I should just post that up~

Where is this ‘break’ you speak of?

Teachers talk about long weekends, winter ‘breaks’, march ‘break’, etc, etc. And yet, there is never an actual break from work. Over a four day weekend, there were tests to study for, and presentations to prepare. Over Winter Break, there was a science project, history ISP, math ISP, and careers ISP. Either my definition of ‘break’ is different from the school’s, or the teachers’ or the TDSB just like breaking rules. I thought it was illegal to give more than 2 hours of homework to students, per subject, per night. And yet here I am, staring at about 2+ hours of Biology homework. And I thought teachers weren’t allowed to give homework, projects, etc during breaks or on holiday weekends. So unfair….

The snowboarding event seemed to be doing okay, last time I checked (which was about an hour ago…). Canada was in third in the second run, though it’s hard to hold a place unless you’re first. Even then it’s hard.
Currently, the US hold 8 medals, Germany 6, France 6, and Canada has 4. At least we’re fourth. Hopefully, we get something for snowboarding. It seemed like the lady in third was doing pretty well, though the Switz competitor was REALLY fast, having a time of only 24.45, I believe. That’s crazy! Everyone else kept wiping out on the course… A lady from Australia took a huge, and painful looking wipeout on her second run… while a Japanese woman didn’t fair much better… I think the Canadian course is a little slippery…

In English, we wrote a journal entry from the perspective of one of the characters. I chose Ralph… which I kind of regret, since the people doing Piggy or Simon would have their journals a little shorter than I will….

Bio presentations was…. okay… forgot to do the ‘hook’ at the beginning, though… C’est la vie, what’s done is done. Then tech presentations seemed to go over well, after my stupidity, and a moments panic…

See, I’d say I hate Mondays, but it’s Tuesday, so that really wouldn’t work.

Currently: Doing my bio homework….

Reading: Er… I need to find a book… preferably one from the library… it’s free.

Listening to: Today was a Fairytale by Taylor Swift (aha~ she’s such a ditz in Valentines day. It’s so funny!)

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