We had our second GG session a week ago but we had some issues. One, it was Sunday so most of the seniors were at church. Two, there was another activity scheduled at the same time as our session and it just so happened to be BINGO. Seniors are very serious about their BINGO so almost half of the seniors were at the BINGO game. Three, many of the seniors were also out of the home or had family members visiting them so they were occupied at the time. Overall, there weren't many seniors available so we had to go looking for seniors who were available and wanted a free manicure/makeover. The home was somewhat deserted so we spent a while going around and they didn't know it was going on. But in the end, we found some seniors who wanted a manicure after church so we gave it to them. It did require us to stay later but it's worth it since we got to make some seniors smile with their free manicures and a bit of piano from my friend Sophie.
I've put up some pictures for the session in the gallery, so you can go check it out there.
Thank you for everyone who helped with International Day and to all the performers, you guys were amazing and put so much time and effort into making them amazing and so enjoyable to watch.
For everyone who is not aware of International Day (ID), it is a day where all the different cultures and ethnicities come together to create an event of diversity. It is on a school day and it is mainly for students but there are some visitors to view the performances and try the different foods.
On ID, all the classes are only 30 minutes long, lunch is about two hours long, and there are performances from the end of lunch to the end of school. I was part of the class performance so I had all those after school and lunch practices for the past few weeks but it was totally worth it. During the performances, the classes compete against each other and the clubs compete amongst each other. Last year, the class of 2018 (my class) won third place, but this year, we worked so hard and placed second. I was so happy to have improved and I can't wait until next year.
But wait, that's it? Haha there's more.
Let me describe my day. In Art, my teacher literally demonstrated a new piece for the whole 30 minutes so it was pretty boring. In Chemistry, it was a free period. In Spanish, we sang a really upbeat song called Enloquéceme by OV7. PE was another free period, but then English came along. In English, we learned how to dance merengue, bachata, and salsa because all the English II classes were during the same periods as the Spanish III classes. Of course, I learned how to dance and it was so fun. It required so much hip movement but it was so enjoyable. After that, I had Precalculus and we actually had to learn in that class. It was the last class before ID started and we were learning.
But then, the bell rang for the beginning of ID and literally everyone ran out of class. I went to my locker to put my stuff away and went to go buy lunch. I was planning on getting spam musubi but they were sold out by the time I got there because the Athletes had a free 7th period so they got to buy food and everything while other students were still in class. So I went to get a hot dog and lemonade. I was going to get more food but the practice for class was moved up earlier. So on International Day, the one day of the year when I get to try different food from different countries, I had a hot dog and lemonade. It was worth it tho because we needed the extra practice right before the show.
If you'd like, there are some pictures from ID in the gallery.
All the past week, we have had an hour of lunch every day due to the weird SBAC schedule. Since there was an hour of lunch, that meant we had enough time for dance practices all week during lunch. The dance practices were for International Day (ID). ID is the one day where classes are about 20-30 minutes long so at noon, all the clubs and classes come out and sell authentic food from different countries. After lunch, every classes and the cultural clubs performs dances that are performed in different countries. For my class, we decided to perform dances from Brazil, China, India, and the Phillipines. I'm performing in the dances for Brazil and the Phillipines. So on Monday, I had practice for Brazil, and on Tuesday and Thursday, I had practice for Phillipines. On Friday, I attended the MUN Banquet and it was so fun. We had food from Olive Garden and we had people roast each other. They gave out joke awards and serious awards, and the seniors spoke since it was their last year of MUN. On Saturday, I went to the mall to help my sister find an outfit for her 6th grade promotion. On Sunday, I went over to my grandparents' house where my sister, my cousins, and I played in the pool. Overall, it was just another week in the life of Samantha. Anyway, that's it for me and I'll share another post next week.
Hey guys, I did not really do anything out of the ordinary this past week because I am really busy this month over all. So I'm just going to update you guys on what has happened.
On Monday, I had two tests, one for precalculus and then another one for Spanish. On Tuesday, I had an English quiz on the Lord of the Flies. Throughout the week, I also had to help set up and get ready for the Whitney HS's 14th annual MUN conference which was on the past Saturday. I was busy grading position papers and helping make sure we were ready for all the people who were going to show up to the conference. On Tuesday and Thursday, I stayed after school with everyone else involved in the making of the MUN conference and we stayed after school from 3 pm to 6 pm. On Friday, we also had to stay after school but since it was the day of our Prom, we tried to end as soon as possible. School ended at 12:30 pm just so that all the students going to Prom would have enough time to get ready for the big dance.
On Saturday, I had to get up at 5 am to get ready for the MUN conference. We were told to get to school at 6:30 am to help set up the gym where the opening ceremony was going to be, the teacher's lounge for all the advisors to eat and hang out during the conference, and make sure all the rooms were ready. When we finished, we began the conference which lasted from 8 am to 4 pm. After all the delegates and advisors left, we got back to work with putting everything back to normal, cleaning up everything in the gym, the classrooms, taking down the flags, and making sure the school looked the same way it did when we all left on Friday. After the conference, it is a tradition to go to Souplantation, but my parents made a last minute change of plans which meant I could not go. I went home, and my sister and I watched Miss Congeniality 1 and 2.
On Sunday, I did not start any of my homework so I did that all day. I also had to meet up with my friends at the library to work on making a poster and a project. Honestly, it was just a stressful week and the rest of the week is going to be like that so sorry for the future post if they are late. I will post some pictures for the conference soon.
Thank you for reading this week's update.
I am back with a new restaurant for you guys to try if you haven't gone there already. I heard about it from my teachers at my academy and at school. It is called Amor y Tacos.
"Amor Y Tacos is more than tacos - although we do those great! We have a full menu of Mexican culinary staples, a tortilla station, a full liquor bar with a great selection of craft beers, wines, and sangrias, and even a burger!"
When I entered, the waiter greeted me and asked if I wanted a table, but I was just taking my meal to go. I asked for a menu and they had so many different kinds of tacos, burritos, enchiladas, soups, and salads. As I was looking at their items, they all sounded really good. Some of the ingredients were written in Spanish but it was stuff like "salsa picante" which is spicy salsa. I went with my sister and I was asking her which one sounded good to her. She looked at the menu and said, "I don't know what this is. It's in Spanish."
Anyway, I ordered a starter because I didn't have enough money on me to buy a taco for my family. I got the Tacos de mi Abuela. It cost $8 plus tax which is pretty good for four mini tacos with sour cream, extra salsa, queso cojita, and corn tortilla chips. They were really good but after eating too much salsa, it got really spicy (or that's just me because I don't have a high spicy food tolerance level). Overall, I would say if you are a fan of Mexican food, you have to try Amor y Tacos.
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