So I got busy and the internet was probably not very good and WordPress might’ve been blocked with the dumb proxy or whatever and then I forgot my Password and did not feel like going through the whole process of “Forgot your password?” and then I got more busy and time passed and here we are: (note that that this post is a compilation of many lists)
ISSA: International School of South Africa hosted it’s yearly football tournament. The drive up was about 13 hours from Mbabane to Mahikeng, South Africa. The trip consisted of: naps, fuel stops, toilet stops, macrame bracelet making (for those gifted with talent and patience), SAT vocab prep (for those lame second years taking the SATs), gazing out the window as though you’re in some dramatic film, silly conversations, heated discussions about expectations of UWC vs the reality at Waterford, musical bus seats, and finally, arriving. The tournament itself consisted of: Stretching (a lot of it), meals in the dreaded cafeteria (not a lot of that), McDonald’s (far too much of that to compensate for the lack of food in the cafeteria), Goals (SO MANY), Sweat (yes, a lot), bumps and bruises, more stretching, naps, a failed social event, mixed gender socialising by the windows, an improvised birthday gift, clapping at a very much deserved red card, a new hole in my worn boots, two girls pursuing me (yes: I have short hair, yes: I play football, no: I am not a lesbian), really unflattering uniforms, McDonald’s (yes, again. I must stress how much McDonald’s we ate on this trip).
UWC Day: It happened. People put their Country’s traditional attire on. There was good food (a lot of it), Colors (all of them), Singing and Dancing, Flags, Patriotism, etc… Basically what you would imagine a UWC Day to look like.
Since the last post I have:
-Opted to switch out of Visual Arts HL and transfer to Theatre HL. It has definitely been the best decision I have made thus far in my short IB career. I switched out for many reasons. The main one: Being miserable in every class and dreading the class hours before it was happening. Other reasons: 1) I can do art by myself, on my own time with no restrictions, guidelines, limitations, rules, regulations, assessments, analyses, requirements, passive-aggressive comments, criticisms, or any other external force swaying my creation. 2) It would be stepping outside of my comfort zone (As if living 13,000km from home wasn’t enough already). 3)It was the only other class I would consider transferring to. I could not be happier.
-Been on my first Term Break. At Waterford our school year is divided into trimesters. After every Trimester (which is approximately 3 months) we get a one month vacation which is pretty sweet. I have been in Israel for the past 4 weeks and they’ve come and gone incredibly fast. I hadn’t seen Galya (my sister for those of you who are slow to catch up) for a bit over a year. I’ve yet to finish all of my assignments but that’s what I have 10 hours in the air for, 14 in Addis Ababa, 3 at O.R Tambo in Joburg and 4 on the drive back to Mbabane, right?
Thanks to term break and first world internet standards I have been through every Buzzfeed video I was not able to load, streamed more movies than is healthy and been able to Skype my parents and friends without much trouble.
This happened today (Soz if these are unflattering):
Cool things coming up in Term 2: 24 Hour Run, Africa Week, Midterm-Break, other things I’m probably not aware of.
Things being worked on: Gender Equality Week for Term 3.
This is it. Not much more to tell. I will try to be more consistent with blogging. It might not happen.