Today i had a big craving for tofu so for lunch i went to one of many student restaurants, and bought Tofu noodle stir fry ^^
so delicious ^^
Friends have asked me how I'm doing, they have heard of Sandy.
I'm safe and sound. you see there was an earthquake in West Canada last weekend, largest in 60years!
And on the east coast Sandy is striking.
But I'm in the middle of Canada, which means safe and sound away from it all!!
so don't worry about me, I'm fine...
i still feel bad, so i did not drag myself to my morning boot camp.
after my morning class and lunch i also took a one hour nap.
I'm still tired, and i guess the reason for me feeling sick is all stress, midterms, papers, home work, chores etc.
today i also changed my hip hop class to early morning boot camp on Thursday mornings XD
so i can switch between the days or do both! ^^
as i wrote my midterm i felt a pounding in my head, i wanted to cry and throw up.
however managed to hold back, still not sure if i managed to write everything i wanted...anyhow it couldn't be so bad.
when i came back home i drank two cups of water then landed on my bed and fell asleep, my roomie put a sweater over me, and soon after i woke up.
she said i was breathing heavily, which is unusual for me. my head still hurts but not as much. I wonder why...
i don't understand what happened to me, anyway I'm gonna sleep now, tomorrow i have my early morning boot camp!
today while studying i also listened to some awesome music by Taylor Swift, David Guetta, Kate Perry and Arashi!
a fun mix i know, but so awesome, it totally saved my day, that and coffee!
i think I'm prepared for the midterm, soon time to sleep!
today i went off to mail the snacks i bought for my parents, when i came to ups the cashier helped me and all but guess what it would have cost to send it to Sweden!
$200, i thought he was kidding me!
so instead i went to Canada Post, where i paid $52, still expensive, i mean the postage was more expensive than the items inside!
anyway i hope they will like it!
now I'm off to the gym before my study session!
I donno anymore, the work piles up, i thought my previous semester was tough, then again i didn't know this was coming!
the reason why it's tougher is because we all have different schedules, we only have one class together, then some of them have work or younger siblings to pick up from school etc. So to got together is a gigantic puzzle!
Also i have projects in 3 out of 5 classes. i also have midterms and individual assignments!
if i survive this i should give myself a huge REWARD! a shopping spree in NY ^^
Good morning Canada!
it's still black outside, and despite my 3 hour sleep I'm dragging myself to Early morning boot camp!
i do feel proud of myself and still questioning myself why I'm not in bed trying to get 3 hours more worth of sleep! ^^;;
its so funny, me and my friends who are in business are invited to a free lunch with food from all over the world, we can also invite other, so i invited friends and guess what some replied immediately that they will go.
Reason 1 it's FRE
Reason 2 it's food!
seriously, i do question myself why i went there...
it was cold, not much to see, it felt like a rundowned farm!
The food was okay, besides it was too many people trying to get their food ready as fast as possible.
anyway now it's time for studies and dinner!
We, me and my roomie, finally went to the Japanese restaurant across the street.
we ordered some food we never seen before...NABEKATSU and Crispy crab asparagus cream cheese cucumber roll!
it was delicious yet strange ^^
Today it took aprox one hour and a half to prepare lunch. what did i do?
i made Teriyaki chicken and mashed potatoes, as we are out of rice...
with onion and broccoli!
i marinated the chicken and onions for almost an hour, but it was totally worth it!
The flavour was TOTALLY AWESOME! ^^
This is one of the good things about living in Rez where you can cook your own!!
for some reason i think my prof. in one of my classes this semester like oneself too much.
My profs own way of thinking, and way of doing things are the best.
When i ask why THAT way is the best, the answer i got was, because it is~ I think so.
OMG it's painful!!
i start to get furious because i have so many things to do, it's mid term week btw!
i had one part of my Japanese exam today and i missed one U in one of the words!so stupid mistake, other than that it should be fine.
i had another negotiations class today it was fine, it didn't turn out like i wanted but it wasn't my fault, as the final decision was mine to take!
I'm so tired but i have so much to do~
i hope i will survive this day!
I think my prof is trying to fail us on purpose!
Some of the questions were so out i was in chock!!
Anyway i believed i passed, and i realized i need an English - English dictionary for next exam as my prof likes to play with words, it totally confused me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway got to go to my Japanese class now~ got midterm in that one on Thursday!
I've been studying since last Saturday non-stop for my HRM midterm, still i don't feel any smarter...
And my midterm is tomorrow~
It will be my very first one here in Canada, and YES it's scary!
But i hope, i hope it will go well!
I already handed in a midterm essay and a midterm company proposal... It took time and I'm not 100% satisfied but I'm not looking for a A+ however i don't want to look stupid XD
Well well~ there will also be a final ^^
It's the final day before my mid-term,
It means lots of studying!!
I have a long gap between the class I'm in now and my evening class!
I hope i will have enough time!
I'm starting to wake up, then again, i drank half a L sized cup of coffee already!
Not much to update as i have, or am as i write, stuck in the library studying!
It's frustrating, it sucks as i want to enjoy my weekend.
I got a so-so grade on my paper, i need to put more effort into it next time, then again i went to Banff so I guess that was why it didn't turn out too great...
Soon dinner time, then more studying, the library is open until 11pm!
My day began by having a long conversation with my mum, seems like i convinced her to go and meet me in NYC!
Anyway i my lunch so quick my stomach hurts.
I just checked in at Archer library and will be stuck here for the rest of the day~
Getting ready for my midterm...
Oh Yeah worst part about it all~ The sun is shining!
We are trying to plan our Christmas trip, but its not easy~
We started off as 2 people however we ended up being 6!
And now we are trying to find tickets and hostels around Canada Seattle and New York!
It's not easy!
I calculated that the whole trip and hostels will cost around CA$1661, which is okay, i mean we fly across the whole country!
Then again we need to book everything!
Today i have done nothing but studying, and worst part, it's only 3.47pm!
I'll study all weekend - i have too many group projects and midterms!
Time for a coffee break before trying to solve my mission impossible!
Me and Shoko are sitting in Lab building, studying!
My eyes are dry and I'm super tired, i try to find something i can use for my paper but it's slow!
I listen to music so i won't fall asleep~
I had a weird coffee too, not sure if i can fall asleep later!
I mean it's 10.30pm so i think the caffeine will stay in my body for a while!
The zumba class yesterday really sucked!
So this morning i tried to go and get my money back, which i didn't get, however i managed to switch to another class...
I chose HIP HOP, it's a dance class, i hope it will be good!
My roomies said it was so i hope they are right!^^
My eyes won't open today, i went to bed normal time, and had almost 74 sleep but my eyes won't open!<br>
Now I'm standing in line to buy coffee from my best friend, Tim Hortons!
I'm not sure if i should get a L sized or XL sized one~ XD
Last week i called my dad and almost cried because i thought i failed my assignment!
And the following weeks haven't been any better, at least so i thought!
Today i went to see my prof before class, and so i took the time to ask him about his grading system and what to do to improve my work.
Then i found out that what i thought was a barley pass, is in fact THE BEST grade you can get!!!
I thought he graded us 1-2-3, 3 being the highest.
But turns out we get 0.5-0.75-1.0 (50-75-100%)
I'm so happy right now i want to cry ヽ(^o^)丿
I think most of us are dead today, still we all managed to go to class, more or less, i had a LARGE cup of coffee this morning and i have a SMALL one as we speak!
It's the saviour of the day!
Anyway thanks guys for an awesome trip!!lots of memories was created! ^^
Today we had an extra hour in downtown Banff, and we decided to do some shopping/sightseeing!
I didn't buy much, only a very small souvenir and a snack!
The downtown area reminded me of the alps! I love it here!
Wish i could stay longer, but tomorrow we have to head back to our flat and boring Saskatchewan!!
It's another day in this beautiful national park, this morning we missed our exit and almost ended up in British Columbia!!
I had no idea BC was that close! ^^
Anyway we found our way to Petyo(not 100% sure about the spelling) lake!
It was really beautiful! Just like all the other places ^^
This area is so beautiful, no matter where we go, there are lakes and mountains!
I love this area so much! Alberta or Banff anyway is way better than Saskatchewan! No offense but SK is too flat!
We have been to downtown Banff today, took the gondola up the mountain - had a get packed lunch, we made sandwiches ^^
Then looked out over Banff!!
Also the ride in the gondola was great ^^ I'm not sure how high up we went, pricey but so worth it!
If you ever visit Canada, you should come here!
We have crossed the boarder to the next province, Alberta.
We have arrived at Banff and Lake Louise ^^
Its super cold, but we have fun together so it's alright!
Today we had an early lunch then headed to Lake Louise, it was so nice!
We even climbed the mountain ^^
This morning i managed to pull myself out of bed despite being tired and headed to gym!
I did my usual work out session before heading down to the CKHS office and paid money for my zumba classes!
That's right ZUMBA ^^ so now i having boot camp on Tuesdays and zumba on Wednesdays ^^
Before heading back to rezz i stopped by Tim Hortons to get my morning breakfast, i also bought a breakfast wrap as i wouldn't have time for breakfast otherwise!
I met my really tired roommate when i came back, and before heading out again i gave her my coffee, half the cup as she looked like she was gonna die XD
And since i was in a hurry i forgot my wallet so no more coffee for me...
At least i did a good deed so well, guess i can't have it all ^^
Now it's time for class!!
Today we went to Walmart to get groceries for the trip and i also picked up some personal stuff, like shoes and a water bottle with a filter - i hate the taste of chlorine!
I bought more than i expected but happy i got it ^^
Earlier today i also got a hoodie from the school store, a university one!
It's really nice ^^
Tomorrow evening we are off!
I so excited!
So i only have one day left before I'm off to the roadtrip of my life?
At least the first one without my parents XD
However before i leave i have lots to study, but i think...yes i think i will manage! ^^
My Japanese home work is done, i have read my HRM book, done half of my SBM home work!
So i only have my negotiation home works left! They are a pain in the ass though XD
I can't sleep anymore!because of the construction that's going on outside my window every morning!
They start at 7.30am and finish at 10am!!so why can't they start at 9 or something?!
Today my wall was shaking!!
It totally sucks!
So me and Fera just ran to Tim Hortons on our way to class, i needed a second cup of coffee to survive my two final classes of the day!
And to my surprise they had an offer, small sized ones for only one dollar!
Just what i needed!
Some have been asking me about the city i live in, well it states that 210 000 people residence here, but to me it feels more like 20 000!
Reason one: Not much to do here! Downtown there are like...ONLY 4 clothing stores that are appealing!! They do have Gap store though!^^
Reason two: many places are closed on Sundays! And the bus only leaves once an hour!
Reason three: its way flat and lots of space that noone uses!
Reason four: everything you want is within walking distance, main problem is How to get there! XD
I took the photo last Sunday, waiting to cross the street! ^^
It totally sucks that its dark outside when i have to wake up, i mean it doesn't make it any easier!
Today is Tuesday, which means Boot Camp!!
Today we had another instructor, a male in his 50s? He was good, and i believe i will be in pain later today XD
Anyway my reward was a LARGE cup of coffee and a bagle. Today i tried the French toast one, it was delicious but too sweet as breakfast!
It's only 8.30 and soon i have to leave to meet with my prof.
It should'nt take too long but..kinda sucks its one hour before the actual class.
Oh well time to put make up on ^^
Yesterday it was raining outside and we all knew we needed to study.
However i, Shoko and Alejandro decided to go out for lunch.
We were supposed to go to the Japanese restaurant across the street, but it was closed, STUPID Sunday rules..
So we ended up at a family restaurant instead.
We shared 3 dishes ^^ two pasta and one chicken dish.
It was so delicious, and even though we were full Shoko insisted on dessert, so we ordered one piece of cake ^^
Thanks guys for an awesome Sunday lunch :)
My roomie just came and said someone was at the door looking for me, i checked the time and had no idea who it could be, it was one of the RAs, he handed over my student card, i had no idea i had lost it!seriously it was scary as i thought i had it in my bag upstairs!
I'm happy he came with it otherwise i could be in trouble!
Anyway it was kinda wakeup call still weird, as i don't know how it fell out of my bag!!
Anyway time to sleep!
I don't know anything anymore, i have studied all day but I'm far from done!
I don't have time to sleep so i drink 2 large cups of coffee everyday, in a way its sad but i don't have a choice, i have to make it through!
It might also be because i know i won't be able to do any studies next weekend and midterms and group assignments are due when i come back!
However i believe most students will take time off next weekend due to Thanks Giving weekend!
Or that's what i hope for...
Tomorrow is another day, i have to be focused and i have much reading and writing to do, i feel like my heart is going to burst, i feel like i could die at any second!!
Let me die!? Or wake me up when all this ends? I wish i could find a solution to my stress and problem but i know it's impossible!
The only thing i can do is to do my best and hope it will work out, I'm living like a robot, they all expect me to do things like a robot!!
Anyway this really proves why i like the Swedish educational system! One subject at the time!!!
This is worse than middle/high school!!
Ah~ i feel a little better now, time to sleep and wake up to study!!