Alice’s Birthday Sleepover

On Friday, July 28th it was Alice’s sleep over. It was a 15 minute drive to her step-father’s house in Orleans. When we rang her doorbell, we heard two dogs barking very loud. Those were Tequila and Ladybug. Alice, Deniz, and Adalia were already there, and they came to hug us. Then, we had a very quick tour of the house. They have a very luxurious bathroom in the master bedroom, they have a basement with a secret room where you lift a book, and push it, then you see the room where her dad works. They even have a 3D printer in there! They also have a 2 televisions in the basement. One in front of the couch where we were sleeping on. Behind that couch, there was a television for the Wii. We first went outside to the park. We were waiting for Grace. She said she would be here but it was already 6:15. We went on the swing until we saw the pizza man come. Then we charged into the house and sat in the dining room. I had two slices of pepperoni pizza, and I had some orange Crush. Then, we all found Grace at the door! We all ran to her asking why she wasn’t here earlier, she said that her mom was waiting for her dad to come home, then they spent couple of minutes finding a restaurant to have dinner. XD So then, we all changed into our bathing suits, and went in the pool. The pool was freezing cold, but I kinda got used to it. They had 2 floaties that you could sit on. I swam for a while until it got pretty cold, I went up to get my towel and just sit there with Adalia. When everyone got out of the pool, we switched into our jammies and went outside to start a fire. It was getting darker at night and we could see the beautiful sunset. The fire started and we got a stick to put a marshmallow on it. The trick to roasting a perfect golden marshmallow was to hold the stick onto the border, then hold it so it’s pointing upwards, then hold it near the stick and turn it so that all the sides get even. I roasted 2 golden marshmallows, and 2 burnt ones. We put the good edible marshmallows onto graham crackers with chocolate to make smores! Mmmm delish! 😛 After everyone made their last smores, we went inside to eat cake at 9:15. While eating cake, we were watching the show Beat Shazam. We were all rooting for the grandma and her daughter. After we went to the basement where we were to sleep. We went down there to chit chat. We talked about how lame boys are, and what we should do since it was probably the last time we were seeing each other going to different schools. Some of us were going to Putman, and the others, Broadview. So technically we were rarely going to see each other now. We talked, I played minecraft on Adalia’s phone, and we watched some Nicky Ricky Dicky and Dawn, Sanjay and Craig, and we watched the hunger games! The hunger games was a movie which I never read the book. It was sad when Rue died, ’cause Rue was my favorite character. Some times it was funny, but it was scary that only 1 out of the 23 of them could live. But everyone knows



Solar Eclipse Ottawa 2017

On Monday, August, 21st, there was a solar eclipse visible from 1:17 P.M to 3:48 P.M

First we went to rhythmic gymnastics camp for half day, then our mom came to pick us up, and we went to Carleton University to get the right glasses to look at the sun. They held an event where you can stay to look at the sun, and check through the telescope. We only went there to get the glasses because the parking wasn’t free, so we got these things where there’s a black strip of some kind of plastic, that you put in front of your eyes, and it’s safe to see the sun like that. This is the first solar eclipse I’ve ever seen, so I was pretty excited. The total solar eclipse would be seen in U.S.A. Here in Ottawa, we’d only see about 61 percent of the sun covered.

2:35 P.M: The sun is covered 61 percent. It has gotten cooler than before

GRACEFIELD Christian Camp and Retreat Centre Open House

On Saturday, August 19 2017 we went to Gracefield in Gatineau for an open house. It took us almost two hours to get there. First we walked around the place, and then we had lunch. For lunch there was hotdogs, chips, and juice. I have 2 hotdogs with ketchup, sour creme and onion old dutch chips, and some fruit punch. Then it started raining, while they handed out samples of gelato. The flavours were strawberry and vanilla. The strawberry was super sweet, but the vanilla was just right. After the lunch, we went to walk around and tried the rope course. It was all about balancing. Holding onto a rope, and walking on the metal wires/ropes. For competition, you try and finish it in the less time. I finished it on my second try. It’s really hard to finish it on your first try in my opinion, but most of it is about your balance. After that, we went to go canoeing. It was probably my first time going canoeing. First we picked a lifejacket that fit ourselves, then we chose a paddle that fit ourselves. It was supposed to reach between your chin to your nose. After that, we went into the canoe. Grandpa, Grandma and Mommy went in one canoe, then I went in a canoe with Cherry and my daddy. We slightly crashed into some rocks but no harm was done. After we got used to which side to row on and when, we were perfectly fine with the skill. When it started to rain, we stopped rowing and we decided to go home. It took the same almost two hours to get home! 😛

Royal Conservatory Piano Test

On Tuesday August 12th, my mother brought me to the Bethany Baptist Church in Centerpoint for a Piano examination. It was for level 6 and the last time I did one it was three years ago.

First, I was tested on the technical tests. Scales, Chromatic Scales, Formula Scales, Dominant chords, Diminished chords, and arpeggios.

I had memorized three of the six songs.

I played two songs from the etude book:

  1. Allegro in F Major
  2. River City Blues

Three songs (memorized) from the repertoire book:

  1. Burlesca in D major
  2. Sonatina in D major
  3. Sentimental Waltz