Because I might as well.
One of the disadvantages of dragging a post to write for later is forgetting what your original post was going to be about. Similarly, though February, from what I do remember, consisted of many exciting events, I neglected to record them down, which leaves me to stare blankly at the computer screen while my brain desperately searches for the missing pieces that made up last month. Let’s do this step-by-step, consulting my school agenda for some extra help.
Feb. 2: What should have been a Lunar New Year Eve celebrated at school turned out to be a Snow Day, the first one since 1999 and a very unecessary one if you ask me. Though I admit to being a complete school-lovin’ nerd, my opinion is not prejudiced and completely justified. If the thin layer of snow that couldn’t have exceeded 5cm that day just doesn’t cut it, what will? I’ve seen worse. Heck, I’ve walked to school in worser conditions. The Board had probably just gotten a scare from all the stories the weatherman had been telling and acted on an irrational whim. The stupidity of it aside, the Snow Day did buy me an extra 6 hours to work on an ever-piling load of homework.
Feb. 10: The second report card distribution day brought me a terrible wave of relief. After the first humiliating incident of which we shall call “The first report card”, I couldn’t be more glad to see that my grades have gone up. Though my average did not increase significantly, it was enough to please both my parents (somewhat) and me. If I do the math, and keep up the “good work”, I should be able to hit the 90-average mark by next term (fingers-crossed!)
Feb. 12: Signed up for SAT. No turning back.
Feb. 17: The Junior Achievements Stock Market Challenge was definitely worth missing school for, which is saying alot since “*Insert whatever*” and “worth missing school for”, according to my philosophy, should never be in the same sentence together. I was a bit reluctant at first, seeing that it was held by JA and during the day, but the fact that it was a half-day at JCI that day made it somewhat more acceptable. Our team of 4 dressed up in fancy schmancy business attire and along with some 25+ other teams, went to the TSX to play a round of the hypothetical stock market. Buy low, sell high was the only strategy we had, and it managed to place us at 11 at the end out of 27, which isn’t half bad. We peaked at rank 2, but alas was quickly overtaken by some more hardcore players. It was a lot of fun. I ended the day at a meeting with Chesa at the Toronto General Hospital to discuss issues of the Camp Reality. The fact that I had spent half my day at the TSX and the other half in a hospital office chatting with professional made me feel quite grown up myself. The day was quite satisfying.
Feb. 18: And so Helen turned 17 years old. She celebrated with friends at Mandarin and recieved a plethora of presents, some of which made her feel super cool to have in possession. It was a cheerful day which turned out to be more fun than my past birthdays, which usually consisted of inviting over my parents’ friends’ kids, some of whom I am friends with, and some of whom I am not, and eating whatever my mom cooks up. I ended the day at the Council meeting, feeling once again, two days in a row, great. Did I mention that my birthday fell upon a P.A Day too? Awesome!
Feb. 19: This marks the beginning of a period where I continued receiving presents. New glasses (black framed Prada), boots (plural!)… The weekend was busy. With what…that, I unfortunately, can not remember.
Feb. 22: Bubble Day resulted in me “bubbling” in:
English-Gr. 12 Uni
Advanced Functions and Calculus-Gr. 12 Uni
Chemistry-Gr. 12 Uni
Physics-Gr. 12 Uni
Biology-Gr. 12 Uni
French-Gr. 12 Uni
World Issues-Gr. 12 Uni
It’s the Asian 5 pack, only one course shy of its more famous, if not, hardcore counterpart, the Asian 6 pack. Let’s hope I can handle this course load next year.
Feb. 24: At the beginning of the year, my math teacher told our class, “it is mandatory for the enriched class to write the math contest,” so I promised myself I would. I’d even sign up early! But that, to my dismay, did not work out the way I had hoped. I missed out on the sign up deadline, which ended with me dragging myself around, begging friends who may not be interested to give up their spots for me. I was so lame. In the end, I just went, and for some miraculous reason, there were extra contests no one had picked up, which meant, yes, I could write contest. Yeah, cool story.
Feb. 25: February ended off with one of the biggest events at JCI-The Vow of Silence, which I helped organize! Though I do feel like I cheated by playing charades with those whom I tried communicating with, I did keep silent…until I was somewhat forced to start whispering by 4pm. It was such an exciting day, despite the nature of the event. 7am to 7pm at school was something you don’t do on a daily basis. The Vow did leave an impact on me later that night, and the next morning. Each time I wanted to speak, I thought first, and with the assurace that the Vow was indeed over, I begin to talk. It’s crazy how difficult it is to not talk for a day. There are too many things you need to get out, even the most irrelevant details.
And such was my month. There were some more but I’m tired. And so should you be after reading through that. I promise my future posts won’t be as lengthy, not only to not bore you, but because I usually don’t have this much to say. My life seems way more exciting than it really is when the details of my month are squeezed into one post. Good night!