Sunday, October 5, 2014
One more week to go! This week there were some people leaving because they were done with finals. I spent the week sleeping in because there were no classes and studying for finals and watching movies at night with Whitney. I have prepared for my only test which is on Tuesday. I went to the gym all week again but I am going to take my last week off. On Friday night we went to supper as a big group as one last time we will all see each other. I haven't started packing yet because I want to focus on my studies. I can't wait to be home. It has been fun but I there is nothing like home.
Monday, September 29, 2014
This week I got all of my assignments turned in and it was more of relax weekend before I start studying for my test. Whitney and I went to Brisbane for an Isagenix conference! It was great and we really learned a lot. There was a firework show that weekend show which we got to see. We also got rained on as we were wondering the city of Brisbane. We ate at the 4th best restaurant in Brisbane and we also ate at an authentic German sausage house. Aside from the eating and the outside things, the conference was really good. Natalie Cook spoke at it who is a 5 time gold medalist in beach volleyball. She was really fun. It was definitely a weekend to remember. Now it is time to start studying for my final so this week won't be much fun.
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.