The other day, I had a slime making party at my friend’s house. It was a lot of fun, because it was sunny and warm, and they have a bid back deck that faces out over the forest. In the front, they have a trampoline, and we spent the first part of the party on it playing Truth or Dare. I made a batch of bright green slime, and then I made a batch of pink. After that, we heard that my friend’s cousin was coming over, so we all made a big batch of it to fill some water balloons that My other friend had brought. But in the end, it turned out that she could not come over any ways. It was so cool!
Las week, my mom got a new bike, and it is absolutely great. First, it’s green. Second, it is a cargo bike, so I can ride on it as well, because of the extra seat.(it is not a tandem, because I do not have to petal). And third, it is electric.
I have only had the chance to ride it twice. Once back from the sky train after school, and once to taekwondo. It was so much fun, and it goes so fast! It was amazing!
You know when you get so caught up in everything that it just seems like there is a hurricane blowing around in your head? And then you take a step back, and just look at everything going on, and it just hits you that you don’t know why the hell all this stuff is so stressful. Sometimes when I feel like that, I step back and basically make a thought record. It sounds like a lot of crap, but it can really help you figure out what you are feeling, or what you are afraid of. But then again, it can also kind of bum you out if you realize what is bothering you, and it turned out to be worse than before.
At taekwondo, I have done a lot of performances, but my favourite place to perform is the Richmond Night Market. We usually perform on the main stage, but it is not always kept in the best condition. Before the demo started, we were all warming up and going through some pieces that we needed to work on, when suddenly my friend Ryan fell through the stage.
It was all good, he didn’t get hurt or anything because the stage was only about three feet off the ground, but we had to push the performance back a half hour so that we could get a board fitted over the rotten part, but other than that, it went according to plan.
After the show, our coach took us all for bubble tea. It was the most fun performance I have done so far. But I really nobody falls through the stage next time.
In my neighbourhood, there is this little cafe called Lupii Cafe. It is not open on weekends any more, so they are renting out the space for free. My mom and I are going to do some workshops there, but I am also considering leading some art classes. I can’t wait to see how this works out!
Ever since I was little, I have loved drawing. I love drawing because it gives me a chance to express myself creatively in a way that I find fun and engaging. I like drawing abstract designs, animals, and people. When I was two, my mom and I had a sketchbook that we would draw in together, and we would sit for hours and draw things.
Today, I did another workshop with my mom. It was definitely the longest workshop that I have done, it was eight hours, but I had a lot of fun. In the morning, it was sunny but windy, but in the afternoon, it just got rainy. For the first part, one of my friends was there helping as well, but she had to go. It was at the earth day event called ‘Party for the Planet’ in surrey, and there was some really good music and dancing on the main stage. It was great, but pretty tiring.
On the demo team at taekwondo, we have this really good coach named Mr. Park, and every year, when someone has a birthday, he goes to this nice bakery and gets one of us a cake for our birthday. I think this is a really nice tradition because it makes us feel special, and just gives us something to think about and be excited for.
At taekwondo, I take two normal classes, one demo team practice, and one sparing class. Sparing class is on Thursday. There is a new teacher named Mr. Andre, and he was a coach for the taekwondo world championships. He said that if I talked to Master Sirota, the head of the school, he would be able to maybe give me private coaching and give me opportunities for competing. I am so excited by this prospect, because I love sparing, and Mr. Andre is a really good coach, so I know that I could learn a lot from him.
At school, we have to do a presentation on our country in Central or South America. Tomorrow, I am going to do mine, and I am really excited! We are supposed to make it creative, so I decided to make a drink from Nicaragua called ‘horchata de arroz’, which means ‘latin sweet rice beverage’. I did not present today, because we did not have anything to drink it out of, so when I got home, I decided to make a Nicaraguan cake called ‘pastel de tres leches’, which means ‘cake of three milks’. We have never made this before, so we did not know how it would turn out. It said that it would make a thick, fluffy, and buttery cake. When we mixed the butter and the sugar together, it was a bit lumpy, but we added the eggs and just went along with it. It called for a half cup of butter, and we thought that seemed reasonable, so we mixed it up and put it in the oven. When the timer rang 25 minutes later, we looked into the oven, and saw that the whole cake was submerged in butter. The butter was boiling up from the bottom and pooling at the top, and I have no idea why, but I found this really funny. We came to the conclusion that it is pretty hard to make a ‘bad’ cake. We drained the butter off into a little jar, and let the cake cool.
After my voice lesson, we went to grocery store to pick up ingredients for the second part.
It was a lot of fun, even though it did not turn out quite as planned. I think that if we make it again, it would go a lot smoother.