This is the new year so far:
We got a puppy as a gift from my Dad last Christmas! He was actually nameless for the first few days. I wanted its name to be “Show” (either pronounced like the verb or like “cow”) while my siblings wanted Ace. It was supposedly from Ace and Gary, which I’m quite unsure of. I thought of Ace Hardware, haha. I guess the name stuck. Ace is a three month old Askal/Aspin.
新年快乐！Last Saturday, I bought a lot of Chinese delicacies at Eng Bee Tin (since it’s gonna be Chinese New Year anyway, or is it just an excuse to buy snacks?) I love their hopia, especially the ube ones. I also bought mooncakes (which are also my favorite), some cracker nuts and fortune cookies.
We had our oral defense for our investigatory project for Chemistry. I swear it drained half of my brain cells. I spent the whole weekend revising and reviewing our paper, as well as making the PowerPoint presentation and videos. I was so pressured especially when the panelists raised their questions. Fortunately, we received positive remarks, though we could have done better… I really hope that this pulls our grade up. My grade in Chem is terrible.
Two weeks have passed since the puppy bit my toe. I freaked out. I was scared since it might have rabies (but I heard puppies don’t “get” rabies until they reach a certain age). I was injected three times just to make sure (hello to six scars on my arms!) I really hope that I’m fine, as well as Ace.
Here’s a funny story that happened just yesterday: I received a certificate for being Top One… well, borrower in the school library. I was seriously surprised that I was awarded top user for the month of December. It was because on the last day of school (before the Christmas break), I went and borrowed two Chinese books to read during the break. Yes, two! I was seriously laughing my socks off since the only time I borrowed books was that day. And then I was awarded first place?!
Well, it only meant that nobody really goes to the library to borrow books anymore (which is honestly saddening). Hmm… I wonder who the top two and three users are? Or are there?
I can’t say if I’m proud of this one… haha.
Food to celebrate my failure. Hehe.
2012 so far is a complete mess because of school. I must learn how to deal with disappointment, anxiety and misery. Help me, please!
I hope the new year is going smoothly for you. 😀