Taylor Swift has released her new album red, I listen to it every single day. I’m a swiftie as many of you know from previous posts that I absolutely love Taylor Swift she is my role model and I’m a true fan. I begged and begged my parents for the red concert tickets, I HAD to have them! I NEEDED them! I told my dad for my birthday all I wanted is Taylor Swift concert ticket. I had chosen a bad time to break the news for that my dad was on his iPhone 5, (talking to siarrie) which he got for Christmas. I could tell from the absent look on his face that he did not hear ANY word I said. I decided to trust him and hope that he got the messege and was working on it. But soon I got anxious and wanted to make sure he was 100% working on this. So I did my part of reaserching and gave him he website and begged and begged and begged that I really wanted these concert tickets. He finally gave in, I was proud of myself and started back to clean up the kitchen. I heard my dad call my mom over, I could only hear their faint whispering, I sudenly got really exited and had to keep my cool. They both walked in and said………. “You now have Taylor Swift concert tickets.” I could barley contain my enthusiasm and started to jump around in circles yelling “THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU”
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I’ve had a few cats in my life. There was Omaley and he was such a lazy laid back cat, that kinda walked around our house like he was the king. And there was Ramsey, who was always looking for trouble, and would eventually end up falling into the bathtub! I dearly loved both of them, but Omaley had to be put down because he had a terrible gum disease. And Ramsey we had to give him away, because he was very depressed and he wanted to be outside but we lived in a apartment and so we gave him away to a family that had a backyard. All of these incidents caused days with oceans of tears, and I felt like I was just a horrible owner. But very recently me and my family have moved into a villa. And decided we could try to look for the right kind of cat. One day when I came back from my friends house, my parents sat me down at the table. “Sydney, we found some cats on the feline friends website, and they wanted us to give our quality’s in a cat.” My mom said, I was already glowing with excitement, “And we want you to fill it out.” Dad added, “Because we want you to take owner ship of this cat.” Mom concluded. So she handed me the computer that had questions written on it and a box to say yes or no. The type of quality’s in a cat that we were looking for were… Lazy, laid back, not hipper, and is loveable. My mom approved it and we sent it to feline friends. They got back to us a couple of days later with a list of cats. The one cat that caught my eye was Posh, a laid back cat, that is used to being left alone. So we set up a date to meet and visit Posh. As the days went by, we were contently thinking about her name. We didn’t want to keep it posh, and we had already thought about naming her Charles Wallice, but she’s a girl, so we had to think of something else. Out of all the names we had, we finally found one….. Mrs. Charles Wallice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know its a mouth full, for a cats name, but we could not come with another unique name for her. Finally after grueling days of waiting and waiting finally the time was here, possibly to get my future cat! Ding! Dong! Went the door bell, me and my parents were standing outside the foster parents house. When they opened the door a beautiful cat welcomed us inside. She was white with orange spots on her back and tail. We sat on their coach and stroked her soft fur, and asked many questions on of she is, and what is she like. Everything happened so fast I barley knew what was going on. First my mom was talking about “The price” but I was to busy admiring the cat I hardly noticed my parents grabbing the food and her litter box. “Mom whats happening?” I asked as she put the squirming cat in her cat box. “Weir taking her!” my mom exclaimed, I felt my heart pounding, would this be the cat? We piled all of her stuff in the car, and drove to our house. She was meowing and meowing like crazy! Till we opened the front door and let her roam our house. She sniffed every crack and corner and it felt like we had finally found the right cat, and it felt like she finally found the right home.
Me and my cousins, Luke and Tobey, went tubing. (And just to give you in over view of my cousins they argue like 24/7!) Anyway we drove down to Salt River, to go tubing. floating is where you sit in a tube and just float down the river. Lucky for us we got good weather, the sky was a brilliant baby blue, and the clouds where so white and fluffy they looked like a giant cotton candy ball. As soon as we got plastered on with a TON of sun screen, we set foot in the icy mountain water. OMG!!!!! That was super duper burning cold water! I tried to be cool about it, but I was sure after a couple of hours I was going to flip out! As soon as I was getting used to the tube, Luke got Caught in the river, and for some reason we started floating with out him. He was screaming for us, and we were all screaming for him. I was getting worried now, “Daddy, where is Luke!?” I said looking around for Luke. His dad found him and brought him back. I was still wondering what if that happened to me next? The rapids were very fast, the rushing water pushed you down this little water fall and down you went! We also had this little boat that you have to paddle to get moving. We stopped at a bank and I trudged up the rocks, I could not feel my feet, or my hands. I was shivering like a naked polar bear in the winter. So I got to paddle with Mary (Luke and Tobey’s mom) there sun on my body sent warm sparks through my body. After a couple of hours we finally got to the end of the river. We drove home but on the way we all got a delouse creamy milkshake for our hard work!
In Greece to celebrate the beginning of spring kids go out into the fields and make wreathes with flowers and grass. Fortunately for Sydney and I we got to celebrate the end of spring and the beginning of summer in Vamos this is when we burn the wreathes and the children of each village go to where the party is being held in their village and we jump over the fire groups.
Of course I won’t do this I said to myself its crazy! 5 minutes later “On your marks get set go!” Syd and I said together and off we went we were to the sides of the fire on our first try. But later on we were smack in the middle and as the fire rose our faces went through the flames as well it was a very fun experience.When the fire died down we moved from the streets to the stage which is the centre of attention to watch some dancing. That night is one of the funnest that I have had all holiday. And it is one that I won’t forget.
A week earlier in Vamos Sydney and I went to Ms. Koulas cooking class to learn how to make some traditional Greek dishes. Ms. Koula is a very nice lady who explained the steps very well. In total we made 5 dishes. The cheese pies were my favorite and we also made Dalmadaes wich are stuffed vine leafs with rice inside. We also made the traditional Greek salad, Beetroot salad made with Greek yoghourt, and our last dish was Cretan pasta with rooster, (also can be substituted with chicken.) Simon and Jen came with us it was a very fun experience. With all the food that we made it was a feast fit for a king. I will definitely be making these dishes in Shanghai!
When your me, going back home in the summer is somewhat a crazy reunion. Because I don’t live in the states, I see ALL of my friends and family in the packed summer. When I’m in AbuDhabi I don’t really think about America so much, but as I was getting on the plane I was so ready to come back.
4 things that I miss most about america:
1. My family because they always get together without me for christmas.
2. the magazines because I don’t have to worry about it being in another language.
4. T.V because in AbuDhabi I get things late.
I was over at my friends house their name is Isabelle and Abigail. Anyway, they talked me into going outside in my swim suit and playing in the rain with them. Bad idea. It was freezing cold and pouring. What they didn’t mention was that there was mud involved. We all started drawing mud pictures on our legs and back. Then the mud fight started there was mud flying here and there and everywhere!
It was definitely a sight worth seeing. Then to clean ourselves off we jumped in puddles and went to the lake and jumped in them it was freezing cold! We dunked our faces in the water, well I didn’t but they did I was way to chicken. We splashed water on each other and cracked ourselves up. Isabelle left early to get into the warm shower but Abigail and I stayed behind to have some more fun.
We were heading back to the house and then noticed our jackets were still muddy so we got to another part of the lake and dunked them in but we were too high up so we had to get back in the water to clean them. At that point we both decided we had to put our heads under water for 5 seconds and I did it. It felt like I was in Antarctica. As we walked back people stared at us like we were aliens from Mars. When we got back we were instantly in Hawaii.
This morning in the car my family and I started having bets and we were acting like we were on a game show. I wasn’t very good and my sister wasn’t either.Try these tongue twisters 5 times fast! Your tongue will really twist!
“Red leather, yellow leather”
“Red lollie yellow lollie”
“How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood”
“She sells sea shells by the sea shore”
Try these, improvise and make up your own!
Man, this years Halloween was super fun. The fifth grade had a special surprise for the rest of the school. The wizard of OZ theme! It was super cool. All the students who wanted to participate could either be a flying monkey or a munchkin I chose to be a munchkin. All the munchkins got fake lollipops that were ginormous! It looked so cool. The Halloween parade was a highlight but the star of the show was… the Halloween party! It was really fun because there were four stations and my favorites were the snack station and the dance station. We just had a unit on nutrition so the snack station was healthy. We had healthy cupcakes and the secret ingredients were pumpkin and yoghurt. They tasted just like any other cupcake. I also liked the dance station because 1 I love dancing and 2 we got to learn the actual dance moves from the music video THRILLER!
After school was even better because we went trick or treating and I didn’t stay in my compound. I went to Willowbrook for a street party with Abby. Afterwards we went trick or treating in Willowbrook. They had the best candy ever! After that we went to green court at 7pm and raided the last of it, only 4 houses were still open so it was not as much fun but we still got a lot of candy and it was truly THE BEST HALLOWEEN (so far.)
Every year at ACS (my school) we have a Halloween party called fall festival. It is a really fun time were you go to all different kinds of booths, and get stacked up with yummy candy. I always wonder what I’m going to be, I don’t want to be what you see usually, like a vampire, a devil, or a zombie; I want something that will stand out so I did a lot of hard thinking….. I was going to be a French spy!!!! It did not take long. I just put jeans on, a black t.shirt/tanktop, a cool looking black hat, a fake mustache,and a water gun. I looked AWESOME. After we did the parade, I met up with my good friend Deanne, we stuffed our tummies full of lolly pops, chocolate, all of that stuff. Deanne said that we should go to the haunted house. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally freaked out by the haunted houses. I never liked the alone feeling I get, when a bunch of high school kids jump out at you with bloody faces. But I didn’t want to sound like a wimp, so I said yes. We walked to the doors with screaming and shouting. I felt my knees get all shaky and my palms got sweaty but I could not back out now. “Excuse me would you like not scary, medium scary, scary, or really scary?” asked the lady, but before I could reply, Deanne quickly said “We would like really scary” and gave her the tickets. I took a deep breath and walked through the doors. It was dark and paper bats got stuck in your hair while the screaming and banging was happening. I could sense that Deanne was scared too, “Your turn ” the lady said. I almost ran out of there, but Deanne kept a firm grip on my hand. We walked in it was pitch black dark. “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa” all these bizzare looking zombies came out and walked around or crawled on the floor. Me and Deanne just stood there so disappointed at not getting that, “scared out of your pants feeling”. So, me and Deanne walked out saying how not scary or thrilling it was. I guess I’m just getting older, I still had a wonderful time!
This summer I went to Florida and to see my grandma. My mom signed me up for a surf camp, “salt water cowgirls!” (cool name) I was a little nervous if I was good surfer or not. When I got there I saw my instructor, she liked to be called “Sticks” and when everybody got to the beach we all introduced ou selves. We went trough the basics about holding you surf board and how to stand up on the board when your in the water. Sticks assigned us to different boards, I got assigned to L.P (Sticks named her boards ) and we carried them straight into the water.The waves were huge! I was scared I was going to flip over! Because in Nippers (another blog post) they had handles that you hold on to, but here there was no handles. It was my turn after practicing and practicing I finally got the hang of it. The next day, my dad started to video tape me I didn’t want him to video tape me falling down but he did it anyway. I padded hard, the wave took me up and I balanced my feet on the board and I was cruising down the the beach. I DID IT!!!!! and my dad caught it all on tape! I started to do it over and over again but I slipped of my board and the fin of my board sliced my leg and formed a bruise around it (Ouch!) That isn’t the first bruise I got I have massive “battle scars” that’s what my instructor calls them. I had tons of fun!