Monday, April 30, 2012

Vibes

It's almost the end of the year.  Heck, it might as well be the end of the year.  Everyone is ready for it!  I don't understand (syke, I do) why they don't just cancel school for the rest of the year once people start getting to be the way they've been getting to be.  Ya know?  Everyone's on edge.  Everyone's bitching and complaining about next year.  Everyone's just EXHAUSTED.  And everyone's stressed.  It's silly to still have school, to still be teaching new stuff - no one cares anymore!  Just quit already!  Right?!?  Right. 

Anyways, I learned something new this week already even though I wasn't in school to learn it!  I went out to lunch with some of the KG1 staff and had a pretty good meal and mostly good conversation.  I have a new tendency (I think it's new) of just straight up zoning out when people are talking to me, so the conversation might've been better than I remember.  ANYways, I learned that "fanny" (which means "buttocks" in America) means the opposite side (ya get it?) in Britain.  Craycray.  So when you say, "If you don't get out of bed right now, I'm gonna put my fanny in your face!" to a British lady, she'll be super scandalized.

Peace, love, and smiles, cos we all need 'em at this point.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Grateful

First off, Blogspot totally changed their site up on me.  Weird.

Secondly, I'm grouchy right now.  Ask the rents.  I'm not sure why, I think I just am, which is silly, but it's true.  I had a pretty good day today, so I honestly have no idea why I'm feeling grumpy.  Because of my grumpiness, I decided to make a list of things I'm grateful for.  Here goes:

I'm grateful for:

1. My parents housing me for the past 4 months - 2 months to go and I'm outta their hair... sorta.
2. My friends from "home" that have stayed in touch.  You  have no idea what it means to me.
3. Glitter days.  I had a lot of fun (maybe too much fun) playing in the glitter with the kids today.
4. What the kids say.  Example: Tariq comes up to me today and says "Miss, guess what?" "What?" "Chicken butt."  You can't help but laugh, where do they learn these things?
5. The friends I've made here.  I'm not yet super close to them, but it's nice to know there are friends here, too.
6. Being able to pay off my loans and debts and still live in comfort.
7. Being able to travel.
8. For my sister, of course.  She's my bestest friend and I get to see her so soon.
9. Books.  Seriously.
10. Music.  Again, seriously.
11. Having the ability to see, think, listen, and feel.

Um, there's a lot.  I feel like I'm now thinking too hard.  Silly.  Ms. D and I were talking about all the things we've done this week and we've accomplished  A LOT, no wonder I'm exhausted.  I've literally been running across the classroom a million times a day to make sure everyone is doing what they should be doing and doing it nicely, without any fights (ha ha).  Anyways...

Peace, love, & apologies to my M&D.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Smiles for Tuesdays

- Faisal (you know, the one I constantly post about?) looked up at me during circle time with the biggest smile on his face and the "I love you" sign in sign language on both hands and said, "YEAAA BABYYY!"

- Faisal (same, same) has become my new buddy this week. He follows me around at recess and, even after I switched "patrol" areas for recess, he found me. He likes to hold my hand and we have fun trying to get him to practice his writing. Lots of laughs.

- I weight lift in school with a kid named Khaled. He's tiny so I do bicep curls. Why not?

- We are going to be using GLITTER tomorrow in school!! I couldn't be any more excited! SERIOUSLY! I LOVE GLITTER!

- Looking through some photos on FB today, I found some awesome photos Ian made up for me. Made me miss him mucho. And made me laugh cos they are awesome pictures.

That is all.

Peace, love, & sillies.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

No Luck

Guys. This is so not cool.

Last year, after being in Korea for less than a month, I ran my iPod nano through the wash. Needless to say, it died. So, I bought a new one.

After a bit, I wanted an iPod Touch, so I bought one! Over the summer, whilst flying from Copenhagen to Iceland, I lost my iPod - I had left it on the plane! It was pretty lucky that Icelandic Air contacted me saying they found it and could ship it to me, so I spent the rest of the summer happily jamming out to my favorite iPod.

It has been 9 months since that day (ish) and today we went for a walk and run in Salmiya on the waterfront. Walking back to the car, my iPod slipped from my hand and crashed to the ground. I picked up, turned it over, and nearly started to cry. I shattered my screen. Then got a glass splinter from it! The horror!

I'm not in a good mood, guys. Not at all. I'm going to truck through the rest of the day and try to do homework and keep my mind off my poor, shattered iPod.



No peace, no love, & no iPod today...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lunchtime is the Best time.

I usually eat lunch with the kiddos, but chose to set at the table where Faisal, Faisal, Jaber, and Ahmed were sitting yesterday because they tend to talk more than eat.

We had interesting conversations mostly filled with them telling me what they were going to eat instead of actually eating their food. *Shrugsies*

Faisal said he was going to eat bats to become Batman.
Jaber said he was going to eat spiders to become Spiderman.
And Faisal said he was going to eat super to become Superman.

Then they all agreed they were going to eat me and Ms. D and everyone in the class and the school and ... just a lot of eating. Sillies.

Faisal - the future Batman

Jaber - the future Spiderman


Ahmed - the future sidekick?

Faisal K - the future Superman
PS. How awesome is this shirt?!

Miss Sophia - the future snack

Peace, love, & Superheroes!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Darnedest Things


Kids. More specifically, 4 and 5 year olds. They say/do the funniest things.

1. Last week, Faisal, told me that the puzzle he was working on was "More complicated than an elephant." Oh, yea? Cool... I think.

2. Last week, again, Faisal said "Super duper." I know that doesn't sound as funny as I thought it was, but seeing as most of the 4 and 5 year olds don't even say "super," it made me super duper happy.

3. This week, we are learning about the Earth and had "I love the Earth" written on the board. For attendance, we had each child come to the board and read the sentence and we all clapped for them. Faisal, again, came up for his turn, read the sentence and we all applauded. He was the only child who smugly nodded his head and bowed. Not once, but TWICE. Awesome.

4. And today! I was wearing the earrings seen below and a kid came up to me and said "Miss, you have M&Ms on your ears." Why, yes, yes I do. Om nom nom.


Peace, love, & Reese's

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Queen of Procrastination

It is safe to say that I am boss at procrastinating. Things have not changed since college...I still procrastinate with my homework and blame it on being tired when I'm really just straight up lazy.

Hey, at least I can admit it, right?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

New Jams

This week was pretty eventful, in my opinion. We had two dusty days this week and one of them just so happened to be on a day where my head teacher, Ms. D, was not in school. So we had morning recess and afternoon recess in the classroom. I'm surprised I made it out alive. I mean, not really, but a little bit surprised. I had a couple funnies said in the classroom this week and I tutored a bunch (liiiiike seven hours, heyooo). And the weekend was super duper fun, too! Bought new spring/summer clothes and a present for one of my tutorees. Had dinner and shisha last night and lunch today with friends.

Anywhos, I was introduced to a couple new songs by my tutorees this week. Here they are:

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
Bella Thorne - TTYLXO

Peace, love, & neon.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Oh, Jordan...

I don't even know where to start! It was such a great week off and I'm so very happy I got to explore yet a new country. Number 18? 19? 19, I think. I'll have to do a re-count.

Anyways. Here is a not-so-detailed map of where we were/went:

We flew into Amman and got into a bus then a taxi then another taxi and finally got to the right bus station (al jamma janoob) where we waited until the minibus for Petra was filled up with alllllllll Jordanians. Yea being the only foreigners on the bus! With one stop and letting people off in the middle of the desert, it took about 3 hours. Went down to Wadi Musa the next day and saw the sites! So neato! I also got a marriage proposal, a boyfriend proposal, and a bbq invite. And Amy got us invited into a cave for tea, sweet.

On Sunday we went down to Wadi Rum for a 4 hour jeep tour then down to Aqaba where we dipped our toes into the Red Sea, got harassed by a camel dude, and saw Egypt, Israel, and Saudi while standing in Jordan... oh, and went out dancing at the most awesomest hotel ever. Monday, we hung out in the Red Sea and in freezing cold pools. Got a bit burnt, oops! After a couple of hours, we headed back to Petra for Petra at night. Not as cool as we thought it was going to be, but I guess it was a bit neat.

On Tuesday, we went moved on up to Amman and used it as a home-base for day trips to a couple places up there. We went to Jerash, Ajloun, Anjara, and Um Qais one day (we got Roman ruined out, fo sho). And the next day we went to Madaba where the famous (I'd never heard of it before) mosaic map of the Holy Land is, Mount Nero, Jesus' baptism site, and the DEAD SEA! Yea boyyyy! The Dead Sea was pretty funny. I'd lift a foot and be on my back, I'd look to the left, and I'd be on my stomach. Trying to get back onto my feet was crazy, too. I was just turning around in circles til I finally touched down. Then the last night we went to an English pub and then met up with some Jordanians we met at the airport for shisha and ice cream.

All in all, gooooood times. I might post more on it later. We shall seeeee!

Peace, love, & M&Ms