An online journal created to seek meaning and purpose, to feel,

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to glorify and magnify the Creator.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Good and The Graces

Here's to the end of a hectic, overwhelming week! I do not even know where to start. First of all, I've spent quite a large portion of this week cutting fabric for my quilt. This quilt is actually a partner project for my socials class. The project is called "The ABC's of British Columbia." Basically what we have to do is; find 26 people, places or events that are significant to BC that begin with each of the letters of the alphabet, write a summary about it, and find a creative way to display it. Being my typical self, the first thing I came up with was a quilt. You know, ABC's = Quilt? Right? Haha! I don't know. In case you want to know my logic for that...I guess the first thing I think of when I hear "ABC's" is Mickey Mouse, and the first thing I think of when I hear "Mickey Mouse" is a quilt?

I also got an email this week from a local bank in my area. Guess who scored their first job interview?!?! Right now, I am in search of a business outfit. Apparently we have to dress in appropriate office attire. This is so not me :( I honestly feel and look way too young to be in clothes like that. Any helpful tips and suggestions?

Finally, I found out that I was accepted to be a part of my school's "Mission Team." The Mission Team is a group of around 30 students in grades 11 and 12 that travel to the Philippines every two years to build houses for families in need through a campaign called Gawad Kalinga. SO stoked for this once in a lifetime experience!

Yet again, I have buried you all in words. Sorry! Here are some pictures from another research trip in British Columbia's capital city, Victoria!

I hope you're all having wonderful weeks as well!
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hometown Tourists

I'm so terribly sorry if it seems like I've been spamming your dashboard with pictures. Hey, at least it makes up for my extreme lack of posts last week?

Today was pretty unexpected. Christine and I decided to head to a museum downtown to get some photos and facts for our Social Studies project on British Columbia. I honestly thought today would be one of those hardcore note taking days where we walk around the museum and take a million notes. -- The convenience of a camera is great since all you have to do is press a button when taking a picture of the facts. Overall, I did ZERO taking of notes. We started off behind time but we finished quite early so we decided to go around the rest of downtown. Pretty much a great day acting as local tourists :)

Meet Donald Duck!!

Some photos at the museum..

If only clothes today were priced like this!

Friday, April 15, 2011

How Brief Is Time?

Busy, busy, busy! It seems like busy is the only word I can use to describe my days. I swear, throughout this whole week, the only things I've done are eat, sleep and study. Hopefully I can get some time this long weekend to actually log on to the computer? *fingers crossed*

In case any of you wanted to hear about my weekend retreat on the mountain... It was indescribable. Sorry, that's pretty much the only word that even comes close to getting there. I was actually a part of a service team for a grade seven retreat. We spent the weekend performing skits, listening to talks and pretty much bonding with each other in the secluded mountain area.

Thanks again for reading!
I've still got a busy weekend ahead of me.
I hope you're all doing well!!
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Monday, April 4, 2011


Hi! Long time no see. Today was unexpected. I was honestly expecting today to be your usual, boring, lazy school day, and it was! To a degree. The only part making today different from every other day is that it went by so quickly. Yes, I know it was a late start, but for some reason it seemed to go by quicker than usual. The science test that I was freaking out about was exactly like every other test I take. They always start with panic, followed by relaxation and in the end, I just stop caring about the test, and move on with my life. After school, Paula, Junessa and Belle came over and we bussed in the rain. Here are some pictures. Oh, and I don't know whether or not I should be sorry for having such short posts lately. Maybe it's a good thing since Belle can't stand reading long posts. Maybe it's a bad thing since Emma reads every single word when I write. Either way, I'm lazy so here are some pictures!

As you can see, all of us but Junessa can't cut Egg Pie properly...




Friday, April 1, 2011

Chicken Kill-Joy

The only picture I took today sorry. Here's the girl who
was driving a car without having her hands on the wheel.

Hello erry'one! Today's Friday, and the first Friday where I haven't incorporated the word "Friday" in my title hahaha. I don't know why but I always seem to get disappointed when Friday comes. Friday is a good thing, but it ends so quickly. Once Saturday approaches my head begins to think, "Hey! Tomorrow's Sunday! Already." It just sucks to think that the weekend ends so freaking quickly. One second you'll be glad you have a break, then the next second you stress out and realize you need to do your Monday homework. They expect us to enjoy and live, but they never really give us the chance to do so with all this work that's piled on us. What happens if we die tomorrow, yet the only thing we've done is school? What kind of life is that .. I don't know. (Get ready for rants)

Wow. I'm depressed. Again, I am home alone at 11:45PM on this Friday night. I've been recently noticing that I have been rejecting all of the opportunities for fun that have been coming for me. I'm sorry everyone. I really want to come, I just always feel so tired. I actually just woke up from a four hour nap. I really would have been at the Spring Formal or at a family party at Clarence's right now, but nope. I'm here in front of the computer, as usual. Everything just sucks. When will something new come into my life? I've been trying so hard to make life fun and exciting by joining activities, but my life just keeps getting more and more stressful. I honestly feel like quitting everything, but I can't bear to see the look on my disappointed teachers' faces.

I just always feel bad. That's why I'm always accepting favors that I don't really want to do. I have so much to do already, yet I'm doing something someone else is supposed to do just because "I feel bad." I hate it when someone has to copy homework (constantly). I don't mind when it's because you forgot once or twice, but when you're just lazy and you didn't do your homework because you went out and enjoyed your day, while I spent it finishing the homework, and you come to me and expect me to let you copy? How is that fair that I'm suffering and you're having the time of your life, but we both get the same mark? This isn't in specific to anyone by the way. It's just a really long, general rant about people.

Did I mention that I hate human selfishness? I know I'm guilty of it and to be honest, we all are. I just hate how we are born as humans with this inner greed and selfishness. If we didn't have this, the world would be so much better and we wouldn't be having to deal with all of these issues that we have. Without the human desire to want everything, we would be so much happier. We wouldn't be gossiping about the girl we're jealous about if we didn't want what she had. We wouldn't have to make abort babies if we didn't care so much about what people thought of us, and the hardships that are going to face us. We wouldn't have to worry about the whole global warming and energy saving thing if our industries cared more about the Earth then the money they're making. Honestly, these industries are so corrupt. Humanity is so corrupt it's disgusting. Some people are constantly trying to make a change, but there's always that little bit of natural human greed and selfishness that kicks in. People keep saying that they want the world to change, but they let other people do all the work. There wouldn't be any problems at all if we cared about love more than our self pleasure. If we actually loved as one world, we wouldn't have problems like world hunger or wars. I am such a freaking weirdo. Sorry for the rants. Have a great Friday night partying erry'one! I'll be here in front of my computer, worrying about human selfishness or whatever.