RCM piano test

At a church, I had a piano test for level six. The test representative’s name was Sylvia, but the tester was named Susan. Both were super nice. First I started with technicals. There were scales, major, minor and melodic. There were formula scales and chromatic scales. After was the triads, broken and solid, major and minor. There was also arpeggios, major, minor, dominant, and diminished.

 

Then she moved on toEtudes and Repertoire. After the two Etudes and the three Repertoire songs, she started testing me on my ear training.

 

Alice’s Sleepover 2017

July 28-29th

We went to Alice’s house at 6 pm, and the first thing she did was hug us to death. She was going to Broadview, so it was the most likely last time I would see her. She gave us a tour of the house, and she had an outdoor salted pool, an outdoors fire pit, and a secret room where you pull a book then push the bookshelf to a room that her step-father uses as his office. He was a lot of computers and he even has a 3D printer!

We were the last ones to arrived except for Grace, who had to come late because of some reason. Alice had invited Deniz, Adalia, Grace, and me and Rose. Then we went to the nearby park to wait for Grace to come, because we didn’t know when she would arrive. We played on the swings until the pizza came, so we ate the pizza and then play in the living room. We played on her keyboard, and played chess while spamming texts to Grace asking her why she wasn’t there. She eventually arrived at 7:30 telling us that her parents literally TOOK HER OUT TO DINNER after waiting for her father to come home. So then we went to changed into our swimsuits and went to play in her pool. Her pool was FREEZING COLD! It wasn’t heating, but everyone just jumped in. After I was cold, so I went out after Rose and Adalia had.

Then we changed into our pajamas and went outside to roast marshmallows. I made three good ones and purposely burnt my last one because it looked like a torch if you put it on fire. Then we ate cake at 9:30. NINE THIRTY!? Ya. She also opened the presents. We gave her 24 kinder eggs. Her step-father also gave us a Ouijas board to play with in the basement, where we were sleeping. We got bored because it wouldn’t move. So we started talking all the way till 11:30, then planned to steal the candy from upstairs that Grace and Adalia had given to her for her birthday. We stole the candy at 1 in the morning, and started watching movies and tv shows on netflix. She had a tv in her basement! Two actually! One for the x-box and the other for the wii. We played on the wii in the morning, but now we watched Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, and also Sanjay and Craig. At 4 in the morning, we watched the first movie of the Hunger Games, and then we went to sleep while Grace and Deniz stayed up. After one hour of sleep, Deniz and Grace started trying to make us wake up saying that “one hour of sleep is enough!!” and mixing water and shampoo together to put on other people’s legs. But we ignored them telling each other that they will fall asleep, and we will annoy them then. 🙂

I had three hours of sleep when I gave up on trying to fall asleep, and I watched some tv while other people slept. That’s when I noticed at 8 in the morning, Deniz finally fell asleep. I took a picture on her cellphone so she wouldn’t forget. She even said she would stay up and pull an all nighter, and that we had to wake up at 9 so we could do something all together. You know what she did? She skipped breakfast and just slept until she had to go, and even when her dad came down, she was still sleeping.

For breakfast we had pancakes with syrup, and then went back to the basement to play on the wii. We played Super Mario Smash Bros Brawl and Super Mario Kart. I like using Kirby and Peach. 🙂

Then we went home.

Toronto Trip Going Home

July 24, 2017

Today, we ate muffins for breakfast and then packed our suitcases because we were leaving. First we went shopping at supermarkets, where we bought mangosteen, dragon fruit, and other stuff, but those two are worth pointing out 😛 .  and then we went to meet my uncle’s friend. We went to this Banquet Hall to eat our lunch, and then continued shopping at Costco and supermarkets. Then we started going home.

Toronto Summer Trip 2017

July 22, 2017

We left for Toronto at 8:15 in the morning. It took about 1 hour to get to the 1000 islands for a boat tour around the islands. There are actually 1800 islands, but it depends on the qualifications of different people because some might say if it is separated from any other land, it is an island. Others might say an island must have atleast two trees. Some might say it needs one tree. So they just called it 1000 islands just to be safe. On the tour, we passed Boltd castle. A man named George C. Boltd was a millionaire, and he decided to use his money to build a six story house with over 100 rooms for his wife, Louise. But during the construction, Louise suddenly died, and he left the place due to the sadness of his loss. More about the history here.

Then we went for lunch at the EnRoute station. The place was very crowded, but we were very lucky to have found a parking spot. We bought KFC food because the other lines were very very full.

When we got to Toronto, we first went to my dad’s old classmate’s friend’s house to eat our dinner. We had chinese food bought from some chinese people operated store, and some mango and iced tea to drink. Then we went to Cherry and Rose’s house, which is my dad’s old classmate’s daughters. My sister and I were named after them. They had adopted a dog, and the dog kept licking and smelling us, but it was a very smart dog. It would listen to instructions well, like if Cherry’s mother put a treat in front of the dog, and said: “Wait”, the dog wouldn’t eat it until she said “Go”. The dog would also bark to warn them that he has to “go”, and then they would let him out to do his business.

We finally went to my mother’s friend’s house, which was where we were staying at.

New Brunswick Trip || Day 2

July 17, 2017

Today, my father brought us to Hopewell rocks, which was where the Bay of Fundy was. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tide in the whole world. It was $25.50 for a family (two adults and two children) and with a student (my cousin) for $5.50, an adult (my uncle) for $8.50 and a senior (my grandmother)for $7.50  We went there when it was low tide, so we were allowed to walk on the sand. Then we left to see the Confederation Bridge. It took about 1 hour to get there, but it was worth the view. It was a long beautiful blue bridge, from where we were. After taking pictures, we went back to Hopewell rocks, and arrived there at about 7:00 pm. At that time, is was at high tide, and we couldn’t even see the sand where we were standing! It was super cool. Then we drove a 2 hour drive back to our hotel.

New Brunswick Vacation 2017

July 16, 2017

Today, in the morning, we took the car to New Brunswick’s St-John. When we got to St-John, went to Hartland’s longest covered bridge in the whole world. We did have to walk the whole way, but it was worth the view. The bridge was only a one lane bridge because it is 100 years old, and in that time, there were only horse-driven carriages, which were less wider. Then we headed to Reversing Falls during its high tide. It was very cool. After, we went to where we were staying for three days, Best Value Inn.

Quebec City Trip 2017

July 15, 2017

Because my uncle and my cousin came to Canada, my father decided to bring my grandmother, my uncle, my cousin, my sister, my mother, and me to Quebec City and New Brunswick.

We went to Quebec City’s city to check out their city. We saw artists selling their masterpieces, we saw restaurants, and also went by the Quebec City festival.

The best thing we did was go to Montmorency falls. It costed 12.05 to park a mini-van, but everything else was free, except for the concession stand. We didn’t go above the falls, but below. There were a bunch of mini falls too, and we took pictures of them. A lot of other people also built some inukshuks. I had crocs on so I went feet-in into the cool water.

At the end, we bought a small blue raspberry slushie to let my cousin, HongMing, taste.

Grace’s Birthday Party

July 8, 2017

Today we went to Grace’s Birthday party. When we got to her house, we gave her our gift, then got into our groups for our version of Amazing Race. The groups were:

-Cherry(me), Jenna, and Lily
-Rose, Luna, and Alice
-Grace and Adalia
-Ashlynn, April, and Deniz

The first thing we had to do was someone had to put a shower cap on, spray shaving cream on it, and another person had to throw popcorn and hopefully stick on the shaving cream. My group finished it third, and got our next clue. We had to run to Booster Juice, and drink a disgusting thing that Grace’s dad would buy us. We got there third, and then drank it quickly. It was disgusting! It was the flavour they put into the Chai Tea juice, but ONLY the flavour. No water or anything! We received our next clue which was to find the brightest lipstick and put it on. Jenna put it on because it couldn’t be the person that drank the thing. We went to Body Shop and found a pink-ish red-ish lipstick and smudged it on her lips. Then we went to Tim Hortons, which was where Grace’s dad was. The next thing we had to do was sing loudly Happy Birthday to Grace right in front of Tim Hortons. A guy was very annoyed and even said Shut Up to us, but we didn’t care. Our next clue was to run to Grace’s house, and a blind-folded person had to feed someone Baby Food. I had to feed Jenna the baby food, but she couldn’t eat it. Then Adalia and Grace’s team finished the last clue, which was to go to the park and find a ribbon and bring it back, so they won. Then Grace’s parents told us we didn’t have to do it because my team were slow runners and there was already a champion, so we came 3rd because the other team didn’t even know where the park was.

After, Grace’s parents ordered pizza and so we decided to play hide and seek. After a few rounds, the pizza came. So we ate our cheese pizzas, and then went outside to play. That’s when the Henna lady came to do Henna on us, so we went back in where Grace’s parents gave us numbers, and I was number two. Grace went first. Then it was my turn. I asked for a cherry design combined with another design. She told us to wait for the design to dry, and to make it pretty, she added some sparkles. After about 30 minutes, it will dry and eventually crumble off. The ink will stain on our skin and will turn into a brown-ish orangy colour, then into a darker brown.

When everyone’s turn was done, Mackenzie, Grace’s friend, arrived. We went outside to the park to play some hide and go seek tag, but we grew tired of it, so we played freeze tag.

We returned back to her house because it was almost 8, which was when most people had to leave. My dad gave me permission to leave at 9. We watched a bit of Moana, then the rest of us went on a walk. We brought scooters, bikes, even a long board! Ashlynn taught me how to ride it on the way back. I also got to ride the bike and the scooter.

Giant Tiger Merivale Grand Opening

July 8, 2017

Today was the grand opening of Giant Tiger’s Merivale location. The first 100 people received a 10 dollars Giant Tiger gift card, and a bag. My father, mother, sister and I were all early so we received the prize.

They started all the speeches, and Mayor Jim Watson and Counselor Rick Charelli both came to say a speech. Continued by the ribbon cutting, and then we started shopping.

Fishing Camp 2017

July 5, 2017

My sister Rose and were registered for a two day Fishing Camp at Cass Hill Conservation. We get a free rod, hook, weight and all, free lunch provided, and an awesome spot to fish! For the first day, I didn’t catch anything. For lunch we had subway cater our food, and cookies for dessert.

July 6, 2017

This time, I caught four fish. The biggest one I caught was a Redhorse fish. The others were a bit smaller. For lunch, we had pizza and timbits.