Archive for December, 2013

Book Review: Divergent Series


2013
12.23

I am a huge reader. I love books that are placed in a “Utopia” because its very fascinating to see what twisted society looks like in the book. I have a hard time (As most people do) finding the right sort of book for me. Well I found the Divergent series, and this series really KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF. The first book is called Divergent, the second one is called Insurgent and the last one is called Allegiant. If you haven’t already read these series, I’m going to give you a quick insight of what this story is about:

4 factions make up the city in Chicago USA, with the “Fence” outlining the city boundaries to keep everyone in, people who turn the age of 16 gets to decide where they belong, Candor: The faction of honesty and trustworthy, Erudite: The faction of smarts and knowledge, Amity: The faction of kindness, and caring, and Dauntless: The faction for the brave and courageous. Tris prior needs to decide where she really belongs and choosing between doing what is right and what her heart tells her to do. This story well really have you hanging on, a roller coster as you read about Tris Priors life.

Please, please, please, please read this book, I promise that it will be worth it!

Maldives


2013
12.23

Winter break has finally reached us folks! No more tests, quizzes, or exams, no more homework pilling in our schedules. This is the time for real relaxation! Because my family and I, are big travellers it was only a matter of time before we went over to the beautiful Maldives in the Indian ocean. You have probably seen the classic island in the movies, with the white sand and crystal clear blue waters, and the towering palm trees. And guess what? It looks exactly like that!

We arrived at the airport to see a bunch of boats in the harbor, they call the “Taxi boats” and they take you to the hotels on the islands. The boats not only caught my attention, but the water! The water was a blue and as beautiful in the movies, I looked down and I could see the rocks on the bottom of the sea. We then climbed aboard a small speed boat and zoomed off to our hotel. We arrived to a warm welcome at the Holiday Inn, they took us to our room and let us get settled. Throughout the trip we snorkelled and saw lots of beautiful fish, with all sorts of colour and sizes. We fed them crackers and they started to circle us trying to get a piece cracker. I held out a piece of bread and watched in awe as a gorgeous fish swam up and started to nibble at my palm.

One night when we finished our dinner, and headed out to the beach, they started a shark feeding, in which they threw out meat to lure the sharks in so we could get a glimpse of the fascinating creatures. They causally swam up, careful of what might to come, they took the meat and quickly swam off.

This trip was a fantastic one, filled with many adventures and memories that I will always remember.

Thailand


2013
12.23

Sorry I haven’t posted this when it actually occurred but I thought I should write about it.

Thailand 2013, Me and my family got together with our beloved friends, Hannah and her family of course! We met up in Thailand. This vacation was filled with mangos, ice-cream, beach days, and some pool action, and loads of sunscreen :). When we weren’t outside in the rolling waves of the sea, or the pool, me and Hannah were relaxing on the couch watching the Cosbey show. (It looks like we always watch old TV shows when we get together, like in Australia we watched Get Smart, and in Greece we watched I Love Lucy.) We saw fantastic elephants and was let to feed them the bananas that they like, we also had fun shopping at the market places.

When Hannah left, Me and my family still had a week left in Thailand to enjoy. So me and my dad decided to get our scuba divers licence. With many stuff to learn, we spent hours learning all the things to do when your under the water. We passed the tests, and it was time to REALLY test our abilities, with going on a actual scuba trip out in the ocean. I was feeling pretty nervous! What if something went wrong? What if I ran out of air? What if some shark decided I was his snack? I stopped the silly “What if”s and put on my gear to get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! I dove in the cold water, I opened my eyes to see a whole world of coral and swimming fish. We sank down, down, down into the deep blue. It was the most fantastic experience I have ever done before!!!