Party in the USA

I hung out with the girlies yesterday for Joycelyn's birthday party! :-) We all met at Joycelyn's house and sat around thinking of what to do and where to go. Joycelyn came up with the idea of window shopping and then eating! We didn't care, since it's her birthday!

We walked out her front door and headed to Eaton Centre! We were pretending we were american tourists! Hehehe :-) We met up with Fathiya and took photobooth pictures! It was difficult fitting seven people in a photobooth! The first four people took the first photobooth pictures and the last three took the second! :-) We got hungry afterwards and our first plan was to go to Jack Astor's to eat but we walked by Johnny Rockets instead and went in there! It looked like a 50's diner place and they even had a jukebox! We had such an awesome waiter that was so patient with us!!! We ordered chocolate/rootbeer milkshakes, hamburgers, salads, fries and chicken wings! :-) After we ate, Joycelyn offered to buy us all one accessory from Forever 21 - as a loot bag kinda thing! We headed over there and we all picked out stuff from jewelry to sunglasses! I got these cute floral shades! I also bought myself a t-shirt! :-) When we were done paying, we had to head home quickly to eat cake. The subway back was FUN! We tried jerking and balancing on one foot! Hahaha When we got back to Joy's place, we watched the movie Whip It, ate ice cream cake and sat around giggling and talking! :-)

Fathiya, Keyla, Ana and Cammy had to go home so we hugged each other and took one last group photo! When they left, Joy, Jen and I played on the mac! We took apple pictures and recorded us singing. Hehehe :-) That's about it! This totally made this week like the best week ever! Happy birthday best friend! :-)

Muskoka Woods



I'm home from my awesome week at Muskoka Woods! I went on a school trip with the other grade 9s and 11s but I mostly spent time with my colour group - Carolina Blue! :-) On the first day, my colour group and I decorated a group flag together, and made a music video to Barbie Girl by Aqua.


 

We were all so nervous but when we got up there, we weren't nervous anymore! :-)


 

On Tuesday, we started with activities, from SYTYCD, to arts and crafts and lastly, low ropes!


 

After low ropes, our group were to create a toy with snow. We decided to make a rocketship and let's just say, it did not look like a rocket ship in the beginning... :-)

 


At night time, we enjoyed a performance from the grade 11s! These are the Jonas Brothers,



and here's Taylor Swift and that's Kanye West interrupting, and lastly, there's Edward and Bella from Twilight! Hahaha :-)


 

On Wednesday, I went to winter games (Which is basically tubing down hills, yes!) I also had a wipe out, but I'm all good! :-) A teacher congratulated me for being the first person to have a wipe out of the day!!! Hahahaha After that, the next activity was group dynamics! It was so much fun - one of my favourite stations! The last station of the day was high ropes, and this was the station I was definitely not looking forward to because I'm afraid of heights! The first tower I climbed up was shared with four people. We would all stand up the top of the tower, held each other's hands, then let go and fall together!


 

At the end of the day, we had a riot in the gym with other group colours! Every group colour was required to be decked in their colour make up a cheer, "C-B-C, C-B-C, we're coming after you! We're the best, better than the rest, Carolina Blue CREW!"


 

and compete in games with other groups! My colour group won a race!!! :-) At the end of the gym riot, we all sang the song I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys and it was so cool how all of us bonded together. :) The next day was thursday, and it all happened so fast! It was the last day of activities. I was happy and sad because everything happened so quick! The first activity was athletics and oh my goodness, I've never seen my group all so tired before we even started through the day! Everyone was tired from the riot the night before, even me! We still managed to get through and the girls even beat the guys at obstacles game! :-) The next activity was co-op games! We played with the parachutes and Pictionary!



The last activity of the day was ski adventure and snowshoeing!
I'm proud of myself that I only fell five times! :-)



 

At the end of the night, it was disco night! We all danced together to the disco dance we learned at SYTYCD,



 and after we went into the music hall and sang along to songs! The night ended with happy tears and hugs! :-) On Friday, we had a two hour debrief with our colour groups. We all shed happy tears again and hoped to stay in touch!



I will never forget what my leaders said, "Cindy, you're a big ball of sunshine. You're always smiling through the good and the bad. I'm so glad you're in our colour group." - Ben and Cerys
 

I want to thank my colour group for making this one of the best week ever, and for being there during my most embarassing moments - falling down the hill from skiing, and my proudest moments, like when I reached all the way to the top of the high rope tower! I've danced with friends, sang my heart out with strangers and laughed all day and night! I've learned many life lessons and made many memories I won't ever forget! :-)

Dead Cactus

My parents bought me a cactus in the summer because they thought I couldn't handle taking care of a flower and they're right!!! My cactus is officially dead and it didn't even live for one year! I forgot to water it for one week and it died on me, life's not fair. My parents kept saying, "That's what you get for missing one week!" Let's just say that it died because it can't survive in this weather! :-)