Sunday, September 21, 2014
This week I finished up the last of my schoolwork. All of my classes are done except for my final test in organizational behavior. It is going to be a tough one because I have to know 12 chapters for it. This week I went to the gym everyday. The food seems to be getting a little bit better now that the Singaporean army left. This week was the last class for Outdoor Pursuits. We went to Great Keppel Island! We took a sailboat out there. It was awesome. The boat was handmade by the sailor in his backyard. We went to two different snorkeling places and got to swim with sea turtles. We stopped on the Island and ate some food and played on the beach for a bit. It was beautiful and the water was so clear. It was a lot like what you see in all of the advertisements. The couple that took us to the island was awesome. The made us snacks and tea two different times; once in the morning and once in the afternoon! It was a blast. I got sunburn and really worn out! It was a great way to end the class. On Sunday I watched church and movies all day with Whitney. We also went to the gym to an AB Blast class! I was dying by the end. It was a good week. Only 3 more left!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
All this week I worked on a final paper for one of my classes. I finally finished it on Saturday. Now I am done with this class forever! Aside from school, the Singapore Army is here and they are starting to bug me because they take up make it hard to get through the lunch line and they take up all the internet space. It is much more difficult to get homework done now. On Friday, our outdoor pursuits class went canoeing on a river in a rain forest type area. It was fun. We saw monitor lizards which were cool. Whitney and I tipped our canoe trying to help another group and I might have lost my ipod. Then we stayed in Yepoon and went to supper. The rest of the weekend was more homework and movies.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Last week was yet a bunch of homework. Assessment time is coming up so it has been preparation for that. One big difference here is that the assessments here are papers instead of exams. The food in the cafeteria has been slightly improving lately. Whitney and I shot baskets a few times this week and went to IGA to get groceries. Outdoor pursuits was fun this week. We did stand up paddle boarding again. I cant wait for next week because we are going canoeing on a river through a rain-forest. I am also preparing for NSU classes in the spring. I just registered yesterday. I only have 2 more papers and then a final test and I am done for the semester. I can't wait. Even though this has been a blast, I want to go home and see my family. Only about a month left!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
This week was a long one in terms of homework. I have a paper due next Thursday so I spent most of the week working on it. The good news is after this paper I only have 2 more papers 1 final test and one quiz left for the whole semester. Yesterday we had a volleyball competition. It was really fun. We had a really strong team. There was one weak link that brought our team down in the semifinals. I had an issue with my food allergies earlier in the week. The label on what kind of meat was in a casserole was wrong so I had an allergic reaction to it. Today we went to the beach. We at at our favorite place, Yogolicious. We did some suntanning and swimming. The week was finished off with watching two movies and a skype date with my family.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Week 7 consisted of taking quizzes and researching for papers. Whitney and I played basketball a few times this week. I was getting sick of the Dining hall food so Whitney and I went to McDonald's to try that. The McDonald's here was not much better than the dining hall. This weekend consisted of watching movies, playing volleyball and going to the beach. There was a small fair on Saturday. It turned out to be nothing special. It was cold and cloudy so we went back to school for the day. On Friday, we went Stand Up Paddle Boarding for the Pursuits class. It was really fun but it was difficult to keep your balance. I fell off once. It was a fun week and next week we are going canoeing.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
This was the 6th week of school and all I did all week was work on my papers that were due. I worked out every day at the gym. I got all of the papers done and submitted. This weekend was a movie weekend. I didn't do much other than watch movies with Whitney. We went to the shopping center and bought basketballs. We shot hoops both days this weekend. Whit beat me 3 times in a row in HORSE. It rained all weekend so it was a good lazy weekend to mentally prepare for the next two weeks. For the next two weeks I will be consumed with schoolwork.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
This week Amelia, Carolina, Jazmin, Whitney and I went to Cairns for break. The first day we went into town and we also bought food because the resort was self catering. Whitney and I got a message. it was my first one. On Tuesday we went on our Cruise. It was a lot of fun, we went to Green island, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef. We went on a glass bottom boat tour along with a semi-submarine ride. Other than that we went snorkeling. Whitney and I snorkeled more than the others because Caroling cut her hand on some coral so she had to get it tended too. Wednesday was a lazy day. We laid by the pool for a while and played card games and watch Pitch Perfect. Thursday was White Water Rafting. It was a blast. It was cold out and the water was cold. We stopped by a huge rock that people were jumping off of into the water. Amelia, Whitney and I jumped off. I did a backflip. Our guide was really cool. He made the trip fun. We were all exhausted after the adventure. On Friday we had another day by the pool for a while. The other three girls went to town. Whitney and I stayed back and cleaned and got everything ready to leave. The weather was that great during the trip but it was still a blast. The train ride was the worst part of the trip but we still made it fun!