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the sounds of summer
Thursday, June 25, 2009

i've started off the summer holidays with a whole bunch of totally unexpected but successful plans. it's been a busy last couple of days. there's a lot of inane details, so just skip the whole thing if you'd like C:
also, some of the best fb photos for your viewing

saturday night - slumber party at nkechi's "pad" (bahahahah). we started off with making our own sims 3 family, with ysabel's sim not look at all like her but instead, a white middle-aged redheaded woman. i miss the Gandhi family! then we opened up some monster energy drinks that really weren't my cup of tea, but they immediately took effect on jea. we also had an impromptu trip to walmart, but decided not to get a movie since talking is infinitely better. we baked our usual award-winning, moist and fluffy cupcakes, slathered our face with mud masks while we waited for the cupcakes to cool. everyone's cracked but mine but it took forever and a half to dry. we iced the cupcakes, talked and fell asleep at 6 in the morning (woo for all nighters!). i'm pretty sure somethings happened in between, but what happens at the slumber party stays in the slumber party! can't wait to have another one (maybe) in juillet, this time with meemz.

sunday afternoon - had a little birthday celebration with relatives to combine father's day and my dad's birthday which would be the next day. it was super calm & laidback compared to yesterday's (or should i say that morning's?) excitement and sleep deprivation. i was plum tuckered out and it was good rest

monday noon to evening - this day was amaaazing! so we finally set out after a whole bunch of mishaps (including me waking up at 11 pm when we were supposed to leave at 11:30 pm). we ended up on the wrong side of the lake but eventually we got there. we had a cute likkle reunion with reniecer, meemz and nat and were introduced to m. then went back to change into our swimsuits. the water was "sofa-king" cold and there were nasty brown tadpoles everywhere but gradually i got over my fear after i got splashed by meemz 6 more times. later on, i & a arrived and we had a little cheery reunion with them too. we took out some tubes and missioned to share one with meemz. we finally succeeded but her legs had to be around me instead of being back to back. got hungry after so we went to the refreshments area, ate my cheddar/herb bagel, drank "slush puppies" and just generally chatted about misc things. then we rented out a paddleboat for 4 but sucked at moving around either cause we were tired or just lazy asses. but it really was beautiful out there in the middle of the lake with the breeze blowing. i changed back, ventured into the now cold-ish lake since the sun was now half-dipped into the horizon. finally we left at 7 pm, tired and content.

tuesday afternoon - i didn't really want to attend exam review day but decided to anyways since we were having a celebration for jazmine's birthday. after another crop of confusions (yes, i like my alliterations, leave me alone), we set off for streetsville, went to murphy's ice cream parlour where i ordered their version of pistachio almond from baskin robbins, but theirs was "pistachio almond crunch" and it didn't taste as good as br31's. visited swirls cupcakery which is the best smelling place in el mundo, hands down! i ran back to get some frozen hot chocolate from second cup and then jazman (haha, sorry! i couldn't resist) wanted us to walk the streetsville rivergrove trail. by this time it was burning hot and we were so sweaty and sticky and ick but whatever, it was her birthday right? i won't even go into how messed up that was, just that it involved people swimming in the river and me almost falling into it like the klutz i am.

i'll go into the grade 12's convocation ceremony from last night later. maybe not. all i know is this is already way too long!

i haven't got a clue
Friday, June 19, 2009

i know i'm supposed to be way more pumped up for the summer holidays, but i'm just not. i mean, the main 2 things i really hated about school were: 1) waking up early and 2)homework/due dates/projects. everything else, i have no problem with.
i should have my resumé prepared for applying to summer jobs & volunteering but i expected something more exciting and solid for the summer, my summer of 16. i was hoping to that working at québec oppurtunity, but i'm born a few months too late, which is utterly idiotic.

this is so irritating too since i had a whole bunch of things planned for a certain event that i've been looking forward to since... i dunno, lent. and now it's being ruined by a whole bunch of factors i totally did not count on. now i'm only, really, half-heartedly going. i mean, i have to do a whole list of work in preparation for it and why would anyone want to do that for something they arne't even really looking forward to? for someone else, that's who. i guess i'll try my best to make the most of it, but it honestly wasn't what i was expecting.
and that's sort of a damper start to summer vacation, right?

well yesterday, i had a hunger attack? mehehehe. i hadn't eat for almost 20 hours (which i suppose most of you are used to? but i'm not), so then i started heating up and the ground was spinning. i do not know how i managed to keep talking to who was asking me questions but there you go. McD's saved the day but first, i drank about a gallon of iced tea :|
just goes to show.. don't forget to eat during the day!

oh and i'm possibly going back to school for exam review day (tuesday), for sure i'm playing at the graduation ceremonies (wednesday) and then yearbook/reports (friday). so there's still a lot of school stuff next week, and then it's really over after that. but NO WORK. i guess i'm grateful.

that was boring, but here's some random polyvore sets for your viewing:
would you wear this?
would you wear this? by nazihah♥ featuring Miss Selfridge bags
Untitled by Notte Stellata featuring Jimmy Choo shoes
simple~ by prettyflower on Polyvore.com
meh. by kelspo on Polyvore.com
You Play the Victim and I'll be the Bad Guy
You Play the Victim and I'll be the Bad Guy by chick-a-dee featuring 1928 jewelry
so where can we go?
so where can we go? by nookie featuring Balenciaga clutches
delicate by catalinapaz featuring A.P.C. shorts

as you can see, i've been on a neutral trip for quite a while now. even through summer though i know neutrals were in for spring. i guess i'll just add random pops of color. mrrrggghh

Friday, June 12, 2009

remember the time? hahahahaah~~
0:45 is utterly adorable

find a way
Monday, June 8, 2009

scrolling through postsecret today when i saw the above near the bottom of the page and the floodgates almost cracked open again! but i did manage to restrain myself, so all is well. i just can't believe that secret would be up there and that i'd read it today of all days. i mean, i've gone on postsecret numerous times and i've only been able to identify with a few of the postcards and even then, only lightly.
but this really touched me and now i find myself wondering if she wrote it. my heart goes out to her and him. i really care about him and i'm so glad that he shared something with me even though i haven't seen him for so long. i hope he'll have another one because any child would be lucky to have him as a father. i know i would. he seemed so heartbroken, but he was still smiling and i admire people who can do that. i could only hope i'll be able to meet someone one day with those qualities. my heart goes out to you and maybe one day, the void in your heart will be healed. thank you so much for all you've taught me.

i can't even imagine what it would be like to have a miscarriage and my mom can't enlighten me on this since she's had all healthy pregnancies; even my grandmother had 12 single pregnancies, no complications whatsoever!
i guess it's simply in the genes then, so i probably (knock on wood) won't have to experience a miscarriage but my heart still goes out to all those who are struggling with it everyday, that they might heal their hearts, persevere and have the courage to try again. i'm also praying especially for the fathers and siblings, and someone in particular. thank you for being so strong... i wish everyone would realize what he has to go through instead of just judging.

please pray for them - i know i will.

i think it was the 4th of july
Saturday, June 6, 2009

brad/angie - one of my favorite famous couples ♥!

have new layout that'll hopefully reawaken blogging - but i doubt it since right now's one of the busiest times of the year. well, i'll try my best.

just came in from my backyard, crumbling a raspberry turnover into little pieces so that the birds have something to eat. then, back to math review in preparation for the CT and then memorizing my lines for the oral presentation of the french CT. i wrote most of the script which is entitled "La route de brique jaune," loosely based on frank l. baum's the wizard of oz.

the cast of this award-winning (or hopefully, at least, high graded) play:
diana as la lionne, jenny hoang as dorothy, tania as l’épouvantail (the scarecrow), kiyanna as le magicien d'oz and myself as la gentille sorcière (glinda, the good witch in the movie).

La Gentille Sorcière: Non, non, non! Ne sois pas triste, ma chèrie.

L’épouvantail: Mais mademoiselle sorcière, Dorothy ne pourra pas aller à ta maison!

La Gentille Sorcière: Mais je sais comment elle peut! Dorothy, il est simplement: cognes trois fois tes soulier rouges, et repetes “Il n’y a pas de petit chez soi.”

Jenny: Vraiment?

La Gentille Sorcière: C’est tout!

i definitely won't be winning any screenplay awards for this piece of work, but it's the best i could do considering the amount of lines we'd have to memorize by monday and my semi-decent knowledge of french. it's a predictable plot but to make up for this, we're going all out with costume, makeup, hair, set... supposedly. if we have time.

i'm also juggling my reading, which i really should take a break from. i've finished "the picture of dorian gray" by oscar wilde (excellent, read it!) and finished writing my book review on "spud" by john van de ruit (hilarious) for the school newspaper. if there's time for a new issue to come out, which is doubtful. next in line would be:
  1. lord of the flies by william golding
  2. the hunchback of notre dame by victor hugo
  3. the kite runner by khaled hosseini
  4. re-read catcher in the rye by j.d. salinger
  5. re-read anne of green gables by l.m. montgomery
i also need to visit the lavender hill with n before it gets too hot. soon, the weather will make it intolerable to walk home.

debbie hernandez, 16.
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