Night Market…

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.

Cafe Space…

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!

Drawing…

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.

Another Workshop…

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.

Taekwondo Birthdays…

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.

Sparing, Maybe Competing…

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.

Nicaraguan Food Experiments…

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.

Elfinstones…

Yesterday, when I went to the Sunshine Coast, my aunt Laurie took me to this rock shop called Elfinstones, and it was so cool. It had this huge quartz ball that was about a foot and a half in diameter. It would have been clear, but the inside had all these cracks that showed up white, and when you turned it to the light it reflected rainbow. There was this fossilized ammonite that had been cut in half and the chambers had grown quartz crystals. Laurie said that if there was something I wanted that was not to big and/or expensive, She would get it for me. I like things that I can use, wear, or fidget with, and not just look at, so I  was about to say that I couldn’t think of any thing, but then I saw that in the corner there was a large wooden bowl of magnetic balls, just bigger than marbles. You can tell when there is just something that you want. Something that you can feel that you just need to have, and let me tell you, you can sure fidget with these.

It is to bad that they do not have their own website, but you can check out their Facebook   page in the link above.

Easter…

Yesterday I went to the Sunshine Coast for Easter. In the morning, when we got up, there were no eggs hidden. Later that morning, my dad parked my brother and I in front of a movie so that the ‘Easter Bunny’ could come and hide the eggs like usual.

My brother and I are very competitive when it comes to a lot of things, including easter egg hunts. My brother has this strategy planned out, where every time he sees an egg, he will run up and pounce on it. He usually gets more eggs, but when we go back in, it is like he doesn’t care any more. He will go around the house giving out eggs. I like to save all my eggs for as ling as I can, so I get to keep my eggs in my room. I love easter.