Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy One Year Vancouver!

Tomorrow is a day that I have been looking forward to for a long, long time. Not only is it the one year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Game, but also..

1.) because I get to see all my Students Live and Sharing the Dream friends who I love so much, and have missed so much. We will reminisce all the amazing experiences we had at the 2010 Winter Games, and we will take a trip down memory lane to remember how much we grew as people throughout the games. How much laughter and smiles we shared, and the pride we felt.

2.) because Vancouver is attempting to re-create the atmosphere of the games tomorrow night. There will be red. There will be flags. There will be chanting of national anthems and street hockey games on Granville.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



Good morning starshine the earth says hello. - Willy Wonka


Probably one of my all-time favourite movies.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Evenings.

They're the same every week. Regretting leaving homework to the wee hours of the night. But I guess that's just a part of the high school experience.

The more stories I hear, the more I am dreading grade 12. Not the actual graduating part; I am quite looking forward to that! But the university applications, the scholarship applications, reference letters, resumes, cover letters, it all sounds like quite a stressful ordeal. I'm lucky that I have friends older than me though; I get all these wonderful little tips of what scholarships I should bother applying for, and which ones are way out of my league. I get all the helpful hints about not procrastinating, and getting parts of it done in the summer before school hits.

I'm thinking of just fast forwarding through next year, and heading straight to university. Sounds like a plan.

I would like to introduce you to my newly discovered Ian Axel:


Listen to the words: such a great song!

Update

It's been a long time since I've posted. There's been a lot going on.

The Espresso Press is up and running in full swing. Check it out: http://espress.ca/

Today, I stared helping with a project: the MPS Celebrity Charity Gala to raise money for MPS research. As of now, there is hardly any research being done. Since MPS II is considered a "rare" disease (only 20 kids in BC are affected by it), the government doesn't allocate any money towards research, and therefore fundraising is crucial to finding a cure. I'm very excited to be helping with this project. If you have any contacts for celebrities, sponsorships or auction items; give me a shout!

Hockey's regular season has just ended and we are now heading into playoffs. We ended the season off with a win, which brings me hope for playoffs.

The other day at school we started course selection for next year. I can not even believe that this day would ever come where I'm thinking about what I want to take in grade 12- and even beyond. I can still remember thinking grade 7 grad would never come. Time flies.

I got my N the other day! Which is really convenient for my parents, not having to run me all over the map anymore.

New York is coming up very shortly: 12 days I believe! I can hardly wait to cruise around the Statue of Liberty, witness Wicked on Broadway and perform in the famous Carnegie Hall. It shall be a trip to remember.

Also coming up is the big "One Year Later". February 12th marks one year since the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Games. Canada is ready to re-live that excitement and recreate that atmosphere. I am so ready- I've had to go through an entire year of withdraws. And StudentsLive is having a reunion too! Us 24 student reporters will get together to reminisce. How amazing will it feel to sport that red jersey again, and march through the streets of Vancouver, flags raised high, voices belting out our anthem, and smiles lighting our faces. But will it be the same as the Games? Only time will tell.

So there's an update of my life: I hope you've enjoyed.