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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

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~!

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

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

Course Selection!

So it’s that time of year when we have to choose what courses we want for next year. And it’s seriously giving me stress. In the HMST program (hate hate hate hate hate) we have to take chem and physics, math and advanced functions, and tech, plus the mandatory English, leaving us with only 2 electives. I’m thinking yearbook, and accounting, or maybe tech? Sigh… I am the most indecisive person on earth… the thing is, the courses we take next year, dictate what we can take next year. In other words (because of the program) people in HMST have hardly any choice to take math and science, since they’ll be like the only thing we have prerequisites for. Saddest part is: I know what I want to take for grade twelve, but unless I fail the set courses this year, I already have the prerequisites set. Sigh… again…

So today, the Olympic event consisted of Ski Jumping (love watching that), Curling (it’s slow, but intense), and I’m not sure what’s on now… I was watching the Ski Jumping, where someone jumped like 144m and no one was able to top it, and then Curling, I watched the game between Great Britain and the USA. I think Great Britain was winning when I left (those games take so long, and I can’t sit for that long, without like tapping my foot off so I had to leave…)
Currently, USA has obtained 21 medals, Germany has gotten 14, Norway has racked up 10, and Canada’s got 8. (Woot! We won Men’s Skeleton~ Yay Jon Montgomery!)

Currently: Stressing over course selections

Reading: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Listening to: C’est La Vie by B-Witched (old song aha~)

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

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