Saturday, July 25, 2015

Busy with busy-ness and tiredness (also friends)

You know, I did have an EXCELLENT two weeks. Two weeks ago, our family spent a whole week (and the weekend before that) at a retreat and I met a whole lot of kids like me (Christian kids who live overseas). We played a whole lot of games, went through several fun and enlightening Bible study sessions, and we just had a plain good time.
I even met a bunch of girls who are just as quirky and crazy as I am. Now, the plan was for me to write a whole journal on that week's crazy times, but then I bumped into two problems: 1) my iPad was confiscated for most of the week, and I when I did have it, I was too busy having fun to do much other than take pictures with it, and 2) when the week was over, and our family headed back to my dad's parent's house, we went on a family retreat back up to the SAME MOUNTAINS we had just left.
It was a short, but fun family retreat. My dad's parent's were there, and my dad's brother with his family. (My dad's sister couldn't make it since her family lives in Indonesia). My uncle has only two kids, three and seventeen months(?), and they are so cute! It was enjoyable to keep an eye on and hang out with them.
So, yeah… I've been busy, and after each retreat I've been SUPER tired. I'll try to get back in the groove soon enough. I just need more rest. Nadi OUT!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Strategy in preteen sumo wrestling

My youngest sister, Raewyn/Dove was telling us an awesome story from her time hanging out with all the preteens yesterday. (While all the parents are hanging out at church camp, the youth, preteens, and younger all go off to do seperate activities). So, one of the preteen activities was essentially sumo wrestling. The two kids run at each other and try to push each other out of the circle. Dove said that when it was her turn, she had already taken notice of the fact that every single kid ran at each other and tried to do just that. So she tried a different approach.
Up against a boy, she waited a bit for him to run at her first. At the last moment, she stepped aside and let him fall out of the circle. She strategized in sumo wrestling!
Yeah, I'm proud of my little sister.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

"Ain't nobody got time for that!"

Guess who's got bronchitis. Well, it isn't me. No, it's my sister, Hawk. She's had this gosh awful cough and fever for a few days now, and unfortunately it hasn't died down now that we're at church camp. Due to the severity of her cough, our dad took her to a clinic, where she was diagnosed with bronchitis.
Yes, her mind instantly went to that viral video when she was told, and our dad did say, "Bronchitis, huh? Ain't nobody got time for that!"
So, she's been given antibiotics and she's feeling better in the sense that she's not coughing as much, and she's less dull and tired. All the same, prayers would be appreciated as we spend an entire week in the mountains socializing with people.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Gosh darn tooth

I'm eating a salad. I stab a bell pepper slice with the fork and bite into it. CRACK. The noise startles me, and I feel a jolt in my teeth, which now feel a bit uncomfortable, but nothing seems to be hurting. The fork is even intact and in good condition, which surprised me a bit due to the force of the jolt and the loudness of the crack. Seeing that the fork is in good condition, I instantly check my front tooth since that's the one that feels the most uncomfortable. Still to my surprise, my tooth is fine. This doesn't convince me, however, and I check the tooth a few more times (not thinking to check my other teeth). The tooth is still fine, and I turn back to my salad.
When the salad is done, I bite into my pizza. It's still warm, which is nice, but a sharp heat darts up one of my teeth. I run my tongue over my teeth, and my tongue catches on a jagged corner. Wait, no… There is no corner.
GOSH DANG IT!
It's the tooth next to the tooth I was positive was cracked! That's the one that's really screwed! So, yeah, I chipped one of my teeth for the third time in my life. (The first time was in a swimming pool. I actually chipped BOTH front teeth that time. I don't recall the second time, but that tooth is still scarred).
This is just a little post concerning my current bane. Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying being in America so far. But having a chipped tooth is annoying and stingingly painful (more stingingly sensitive than painful, but whatever). We're going to a church camp tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it.
Nadi OUT.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Going To America; Journal Entries

It's July 4th, 12:34 AM Malaysia time, and we've just taken off. The seatbelt sign has turned off, so hopefully that means I can use my iPad right now. OH! The pilot just said that I'm allowed to! YEAH!
Dang it, these PA announcements are annoying- THERE we go, it's done, and I'm listening to Elsa singing Let It Go again. So, yeah, I created an inflight playlist using the inflight music available. Let's see, what do I have on here…
Wake Me Up by Avicii
Hey Brother by Avicii
Frozen Heart, Let It Go, and Love Is An Open Door from Frozen
Master of the House, and One Day More from Les Miserables
Handy by Weird Al
Word Crimes by Weird Al
Now That's What I Call Polka by Weird Al
And, finally, Elastic Heart by Sia
So, yeah. I don't really get to listen to these songs often. I mean, the only ones I actually own are the Weird Al songs. Oh, I just got some salted peanuts. I may or may not eat them… Peanuts usually make me dizzy. Anyway, so I'm planning to watch some inflight movies. I'll most likely watch Avengers: Age of Ultron, and possibly In Time. I watched previews of In Time a couple years back and it looked really cool. Myrddin is watching Dead Poet's Society. YEAH, Robin Williams!
That's all I've got to say for now. There may or may not be updates.
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We're in Paris now. Not sure about the date, but it's apparently around 8 to 7 AM right now. The time is 1:38 PM in Malaysia.
So, I listened to my playlist for awhile before watching Avengers: Age of Ultron. For some reason, Pietro/Quicksilver's death hit me a lot harder than the first time I watched it. I guess I was just really tired. Oh! Gotta go!
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Ok, back. We had to jump on a bus to get to another part of the airport. Our plane to Charlotte will take off around 11 AM. Yeah, that's… that's gonna take awhile. Anyway, so I finished Age of Ultron, then listened to my inflight playlist again. Since it was on repeat, I just let it flow, and I guess I fell asleep. Actually, I think that was the best sleep I have ever had on a plane (and that's saying a lot).
After I woke up, breakfast was served (cheese omelet with sausage), and I started watching In Time. I thought it was pretty good, even though I wasn't able to watch the last forty minutes of it since we were gonna be landing pretty soon. I spent the last twenty minutes on the plane re-listening to Wake Me Up and Hey Brother. It's official, I want those songs. I want to make AMVs with them.
Now we're in France, and everything looks really weird to me. I've seen a few Asians, but of course a very large majority of the people here are white.
Anyhoo, that's all I have to say for now. Peace out, or something.
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Oh, my gosh. Everything here is so AMERICAN. From the lack of motorcycles on the very wide and empty roads, to the very American names on all the signs. Heck, I swear I just saw a cloud that looks like a bald eagle.
It's July 4th, 3:18 PM, American time. It's also July 5th, 3:18 AM, Malaysian time. Anyway, the point is, we're here.
The ride from France to Charlotte was… interesting. I spent the entire time watching movies. The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Annie (2014 remake), Into The Woods, and Edge of Tomorrow (minus 22 minutes). Yeah, I didn't have any sleep this time around.
We're in- Ooh, Chick Filet! We're in our grandfather's VW van now, going to our grandparent's house. I'm not feeling that tired right now, but I KNOW that I will crash if provided with a dark room and big bed. I want coffee. Anyway, that's it for now. I might update this journal entry tonight before I go to bed, and then bring it to a close
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After living in Malaysia for so long, I keep on forgetting that the Fourth of July is supposed to mean something to me. "Is there something happening today? Like, an American thing that involves fireworks? Hey, mom…?" And then, "OH YEAH! The American Independence Day!"
Happy 4th of July, or…
HAPPY PATRIOTIC EXPLOSION DAY!
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Our family just had a small, American dinner of grilled steaks, hamburgers, sausages and vegetables, with punch, soda and chips on the side. Then red and blue jello with whipped cream on top for desert. It was a good night. It's only 6:41 PM (American time), but I am about ready to pass out. I'm gonna take my shower and go to bed.
Goodnight, peeps! Nadi OUT.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fandom Comparison

At this point, I'm pretty sure that Gravity Falls fandom is the Sherlock fandom of cartoons…
[by imaplatypus on deviantart]
And that's all I have to say…
GUYS, A TALE OF TWO STANS IS COMING OUT THIS MONTH AND THE CRAZY IS STILL ESCALATING.