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Monday, 30 September 2013

Nearly halfway there

Listening to: Hello - Nu'est
Feeling: Sick
 Not even a month into fall semester and it's sad to say that I am sick. I blame it on outdoor soccer volunteering, where the weather can't seem to make up its mind on whether or not it should rain or be sunny. Be cold or be warm. But mostly, I blame myself for being under dressed. And so, I've suffered from sniffles and have coughed out half a lung for the past two weeks.

But on the bright side, a few things have happened since my last post. One, I am now certified in First Aid and CPR! I've been wanting the certification for a while since I need it to volunteer at the physiotherapy clinic at school, so now I can! Things are pretty busy this semester, so I'll most likely send in my application for next semester.

I also went out with my university buddies, KL, MF and LL for wings and gelato. The wings were awesome and made even better with the deal they had for sundays, which was about 47 cents per wing. The gelato place we went to for dessert was pretty sweet too. I haven't been to a lot of dessert places, but this was was quite impressive with the range of cakes, treats and gelato flavours. I even got a Bailey's flavoured gelato. I asked the server if there was any alcohol in it or if it was just flavouring, but he said that there was a bit, but not enough to make someone drunk. I quite like the taste of Bailey's, so I chose that one since it's not too common. One thing I should have asked was if they also sold it to minors but oh well.

I can't wait for October and November to start since there's so many awesome things to look forward to.

Here's some stuff for October off the top of my head:
  • Vampire Diaries season 5
  • Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
  • Just One Year by Gayle Forman
  • Kuroko no Baske season 2
Huh. That's weird... I'm sure there was a lot more to look forward to. Anyway, and for November:
  • The FREAKING Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
  • The Book Thief Movie
  • Catching Fire Movie
  • Thor 2 Movie
Wow. Brain fart. I swear there's more, but apparently, my brain has stopped functioning. I'm really really looking forward to The Book Thief movie adaption because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. And the trailer looks really well done.

I really do hope they keep Death as the narrator. 

And I just saw this: Nevermore #3: Oblivion (IT HAS A TITLE AND COVER!)
Not quite sure why it's so grey scale rather than the black & pink theme, but oh well. It's VAREN NETHERS! Sadly, it's not to be released until August 26, 2014. That's so far away. But I've waited patiently for the second one to be released (2 years ago), so only another year to go!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

First week back to school

Listening to: No Other - Super Junior
Feeling: Okay
Well, it's been a week since school started up again for Fall 2013 semester. As always, it's always rather hectic this time of the year because not only are there a lot of new first year students, but also with everything else going on during this first week, which includes FROSH, week of welcome, orientation etc. That and not knowing if you'll get off the waitlist and be successfully enrolled in classes. So I definitely prefer the second week over the first.

Though before I go on about more school stuff, I wanted to post a little about a high school friend's birthday party (SB). It was a fun event of getting together for the last time this summer, especially with one friend headed off to study in France. With the pizza delivery, it was pretty awesome of them to write a Happy Birthday salutation on all three boxes of pizza as well as draw a cake and balloons. We mainly chatted the whole time with some Monopoly thrown in there. It was pretty amusing to see how that went since I managed to get the two properties that no one ever wants (the dark purple ones closest to the GO space). Well, I owned one and traded money with a friend for the other and was able to build hotels on both properties. And it was a pretty good investment since I did make quite a lot of money from that. The game didn't really end with someone being bankrupt but rather that we were bored of playing and retired for the night.

Last week, or two weeks ago, I guess. I posted about my hamster, Peachy, passing. But I have had a new Russian Dwarf hamster named Mochi for about a week and a bit now. Since she's little more than a baby, she's super active and loves climbing on the bars (not to mention she's really good at it... to the point she can use them like monkey bars). Mochi has managed to squeeze through her cage more than once, but luckily we managed to capture her again before she disappears to who knows where. But that means that her cage is pretty much boarded up like a prison to prevent future escapes. Mochi also likes to bite, but I've had this issue with my previous three hamsters, so I'm hoping that she'll come around sooner rather than later.

So anyway, school's been super busy and I'm generally drained each day. It kinda sucks that my classes start at 10:30AM and end at 5:50PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I'm waitlisted for a class on Tuesdays that ends at 7:30PM, but by the looks of it, I probably won't get in. I'm not super disappointed since I have quite a bit on my plate so maybe not getting in would be a good thing. Judging by what I've said so far, Thursdays would seem to be my one free weekday, but unfortunately, my student committee has chosen that day for weekly meetings so I still go up then. I've recently just completed my REC sports assistant training yesterday, so I'll be volunteering starting next week for about 4 hours each week with intramural sports. I'm quite excited about that since I got to meet a lot of cool people, meet new people and get to watch basketball and soccer too.

I won't have a whole lot of time for homework during school time, but I hope to manage my time well and succeed. :)