Hello everybody! My summer break started a little less than a week ago, & I’ve started doing stuff from my summer bucket list.. I haven’t got to the interesting items yet as I’ve planned to do most of them with my friends or Pancake Monarch (she’s my cousin, you might have read about her in last year’s posts).
First of all, my friends & I haven’t been able to meet up properly since the summer break started, because our schedules clash. We’re working on that. Second, Pancake Monarch isn’t here yet (her school hasn’t closed yet). So….yeah. Sad.
I attempted to make fried ice cream, but it was a MAJOR FAIL. I’d wrapped up the ice cream in egg batter & cornflakes & put it into the freezer to set before frying. Then, a ginormous thunderstorm came, messed with the electric wires, & the power went out for about 5 hours. Obviously, the ice cream melted. I’m still wondering what to do with the mixture of vanilla ice cream, eggs & cornflakes. Hmm.
Expect a post about the completed items sometime later in this week.
Ciao for now 🙂
A tidal wave of posts is about to come on this blog, so be prepared! 😀
I hadn’t posted because of NaNoWriMo all November, then I went away to camp on 30th November (long story, will explain the whole camp confusion in the next post) & I returned just 2 days back.
Coming up soon (in no particular order) –
Teens Can Write Too – December Chain Post
Completed tasks from my Autumn Bucket List
Being a Writer : Expectations vs. Reality
Winter Bucket List (& no, this obsession with bucket lists isn’t ending anytime soon XD)
• Petrichor : the scent of rain on dry earth.
• Wanderlust : a strong desire or urge to travel.
• Fernweh : being homesick for a place you’ve never been to.
• Chimerical : created by unchecked imagination.
• Gumusservi : moonlight shining on water.
• Bibliophilia : the love of books.
• Serendipity : finding something good without looking for it.
• Sirimiri : a light rain or a fine drizzle.
• Nefelibata : one who lives in the clouds of his or her own imagination.
• Vivacious : full of life & good spirits.
• Arcadian: simple & untroubled by fear or worry.
• Anchorage: the desire to hold on to time as it passes.
• Nirvana: no suffering, desire, nor sense of self.
• Monophobia: the fear of being alone.
• Psithurism: the sound of the wind through the trees.
• Phosphenes: the stars & colours you see when you rub your eyes.
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. Just read the post straight through, and you’ll get the point.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Acheivements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.
Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life. “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”