- Attempted to use the same strategy in Biology with Bruno in which we find the smallest part of the diagram to draw. We were baffled today as the entire thing was rectangular and had no such exploit.
- Got our secret Santa picks. My person is particular ironic. Gonna get the person some earbuds or an album
- Embroiled in some awkward social moments. It has running away, hurt feelings and guilt.
- We finally finished a street car named desire in Literature today. Amazing play
- Had a good basketball practice. I had this one great steal, but gave up the moment with a pathetic pass.
- Watched so much justice league on youtube O.O
Today we had a ceremony for our achievements in IGCSE. Everyone was crammed into the hall and called up one by one. We were suppose to have it last year, but things delayed it and it was moved to this year. Better late then never right? This theme plays a role later in the day.
Not to be boastful but I am a pretty good student. I got all A’s for my IGCSE and received a distinction award in the ICE category. To my surprise I was not called for the principal honor role, the requirement of which is for an aggregate of 85%. I tried to feel happy for my fellow students and not feel to let down but the feeling persisted. I kept contemplating if I had worked harder, or if there was so conspiracy behind it. I calculated my averages again and it always came up above 85% no matter how you do it. So I went to the management to have it checked out.
Turns out that they had deleted me off the list by accident. I was one of the top scoring students. It was hard for me to be more angry than relieved though. Later in the day I received my trophy and certificate.
Well. That didn’t last long. “Save money William.” That’s what I told myself. Such a First World Problem. I saw the advert and for T3 in my PC Format magazine, and today, when given have a chance to buy it, I scooped it up without nothing but a slight hesitation. Then later in the day I had a snacking spree with my friend Marilda. Now I’m a hundred Mop (12.5 USD) poorer. At least the food was good, and T3 is interesting. My first issue will allow me to evaluate if I want anymore in the future.
I then visited my grandmas. I taught my grandpa how to download apps for his phone, and had some traditional flower tea at my grandmas. I then went to get my new glasses. Putting them on is like seeing the world in HD. Everything had more cooler, looked sharper and seemed more distinct. I also kept my lenses with the spare hinges to act as sport glasses.
Afterwards I went home and my time just disappeared. I had no homework, and not much lined up in terms of objectives. I napped, read my magazine and chatted to friend. It’s now eleven and all i have this part blog post to show for it. Hi.
Today was one of those days where the balance of work and play tipped in the scale of having fun. Even when I did I have class, little work was done. A very chill and calming day, a stark contrast to the labors and stress of Wednesday.
Today I got a chance to visit the CD store near Miguel’s house. I think I might start slowly collecting physical music albums just made me want to buy them. I’m debating between Coldplay, Beyonce and David Guetta.
It always seems like Friday is the day of transition. A limbo where everyone sits and awaits the weekend.
After school we helped the Girl B Team train for basketball. It was then that Mr.Masters our P.E teacher announced that basketball training was being moved to Friday! I can finally go :D! YAY!
On Wednsday things didn’t get much better. I had a total of two classes, one of which the teacher was tied up in another class. I still hadn’t bought my books as well. We ended up just watching movies, first “Think Like A Man” where a controversial book is released teaching woman how men think and turning the tables on us, than second “The Dictator” where an middle-eastern dictator experiences America for the first time. It was during our third movie “Super Bad” that Ms.Donna came in to tell us why the schedule was such a mess (seeing there was over half of us in free period).
We also got some time to play some basketball. Despite my random back pains I was able to play 2v2 with Liam, Joel and the new teacher. The teacher was just so good! Even with two people on him he just kept getting this clean, soundless shots.
On Thursday we started to having more consistent classes. I had 5/8 of my classes! There was enough free periods however to sneak in a viewing of “Battle Royale” which is a more gruesome, japanese version of hunger games. Battle Royale came first by the way. It was a good, interesting movie but was ruined by loud classmates and Liam’s inability to stop making fun of their accents (that joker!).
After school we went off to buy the books. The ones I needed where sold out, and needed to be ordered. Also bumped into Marilda there with her mom. Liam joked that Marilda pushed her down the stairs.
Friday, the end of the week! The first major event was chapel. Somehow, through too much enthusiasm, Joel and I ended up on the stage doing actions for some songs. Quite awkward.
We enjoyed a short round of cricket before going into free period. The schedule seems to be improving, with only 1 free period today. I was able to hit all the shots pitched to me by Saahil, but when the new P.E teacher pitched I was quite literally shut. down.
Math is getting a lot harder these days and I have a feeling that it isn’t going to be a cake walk from now on. It was during a long double period that I discovered from Soana that my Swatch watch was not only water proof but glows in the dark! It just made me love it even more.
The school week ended with a surprise birthday party for my friend Natasha. She arrived in white limo with her family, only to be ambushed by us! We had a buffet dinner at an african themed restaurant called the Afrikana. We had our own private hut with karaoke and drinks.
Joel and I, being the only people who live in Macau walked home from the party. After parting ways at the resevoir I decided to run home to compensate for the lack of exercise for that day. By that time it was almost midnight and it was beautifully tranquil. All I could hear was the quite pitter patter of my feet on hard, cold concrete. I turned heads, as I ran past. They most have thought I was going to mug them. Despite being in formal party clothes and my heaviest shoes I made it all the way home without stopping. It was a good way to build endurance (on a sidenote I had won the 800 metre a few years prior). I would later pay for this in the form of massive foot cramps as I attempted to sleep.
I came home from the date. I was exhausted in body and in wallet. My body started relax and prepare for a night of sleep. My mom was thanked for sponsoring me and I wandered over to my computer. “Dude come over, we are having a sleepover.” I had to look twice to make sure. I love my mom for being so considerate. After all off that stuff back to back she left me go. I was at home for about 2 minutes.
In Macau, normal buses stop at midnight which are then replaced by Night buses. The problem was, I didn’t know how to use the night buses. I had to sprint a hill to get to the bus stop in time. Thankfully I made it for the last round of buses. I arrived at Joel’s house sweaty and out of breath.
Today I “volunteered” with my brother to help my mother and the church spread the word. Not the most interesting event but I must blog about it :).
Our churches strategy was quite broad. We had multiple pamphlets and booklets, as well as events to encourage teenagers such as games and concerts. Today, I was put in charge of handing out pamphlets. Having poor chinese skills and being sleepy, I decided to simply to put booklets in people’s mailboxes. Here in Macau, Mailboxes are slits in the door of an apartment entrance like in this picture that I borrowed from google.
I started this strategy by filling up the mailboxes in my own building, skipping our’s of course. To me it seemed like the best course of action, as people can read it on their own terms and our more likely to not throw it away. At church, I would make constant trips back and forth from the church to resupply, filling the surrounding buildings with Pamplets. I must have done at least a hundred (over 9000!).
After handing stuff out for about half an hour, it was time for lunch. I have a special misfortune where people give me stuff they don’t wanna it. Because of this, I got stuffed, and passed out on a bean bag in the children room.
Then it was time to visit an elderly home filled predominantly with males. Despite heavy rain, we were determined to get there. Whilst there, we sang, played some games and spread the word to the elderly. We used some bracelets to convey our message Yellow (the light), Black (sin), Red(the blood of Jesus), White (wash away the scene) and Green (the promise land).
I also finally got mail informing me something was in my P.O Box. Always lovely to have mail. Today’s topic might be a bit touchy, but hopefully you enjoyed reading it.
Despite having potentially the most freedom of any day of the summer, I did nothing out of the ordinary. I did not even read or excercise and thus the chain is broken again.
Chester made me go downstairs sick, in my PJ’s and infront of his friend that he did not mention to give him a motherboard box that he interntionally left at my house. I later retailed asking my friend John not to help him pirate games. hehe :).
The Trailer App on the IPad is excellent. My long list of movies to watch are getting ever longer. Looper, Last Guardians..just too many to name!
The only thing I did was my one-day pass of freedom is stay up to play games. My labours in a game called Tribes Ascen where for this:
It shoots futuristic discs of death!
This morning, my mother left on a three day trip to Taiwan for training. My father returns on Saturday, so this is the one day i’m left relativly unsupervised. It is also the one day, that I get sick -,-.
Not many things planned for today. Chester needs to come over, having left a box in my house and encountering random pc problems. My brother and I also want to stay up tonight playing League of Legends. That is all.