at 11:53 AM
I did go outside in the evening. There were tons of riot police surrounding my building. I took a lot of pictures on my camera, but right now I'm too lazy to upload them all so here are some I found on various news websites:
This was also on my street
Sources for the photos used in this post: Toronto Star & The Globe and Mail
at 3:59 AM
So the earthquake..I was just sitting in my room, reading about the G20 when suddenly I felt the building shaking. It felt exactly like turbulance on a plane. I had no idea what it was at first..with the G20 and all I even thought my building got bombed on the lower floors. & I thought it was gonna topple over any second!! I've never experienced anything so scary before..then it was all over the news and Twitter - apparently a 5.5 magnitude earthquake =\ If it was a bigger one I'd probably be dead/under a mountain of cement right now. It's pretty much impossible to escape from a high-rise building..next time if anything like this happens I'm gonna attempt to make a parachute from my bedsheets and jump out the window hahah. Then in the evening there were tornados in other parts of Ontario (which destroyed quite a lot)....not sure what was going on with the weather yesterday. OH and I actually got an email from CNN asking me if I could give them my "personal account" of the earthquake which was pretty cool lol (they found me from my Twitter).
After the earthquake, I went over to Irish Embassy with a guy from my building to watch the Germany/Ghana match. I'm also really happy about Netherlands and Japan today, which are my other top teams. Japan had such amazing goals, and I love Keisuke Honda!! I really have a thing for Japanese guys with dyed hair.
at 10:46 PM
New West Street International Hotel
Jing Feng Road
Unfortunately I cannot provide a more extensive review as I didn't even think about reviewing this hotel during my stay there.
I love when hotels have these light controls beside the bed! So convenient.
at 10:25 PM
I LOVE this song/video!! & I love the World Cup. I've been trying to watch every single match of it live. I even woke up at 7am this morning to catch Netherlands vs Denmark. My top two teams this time are Germany and Netherlands. I love France too but I honestly don't think they'll get too far, unfortunately. I really miss Zidane too so it's not the same..lol. Now Thierry Henry is my favourite player on the France team.
I've loved soccer/football for as long as I can remember..my dad loves it too so maybe that's how I got into it - we used to watch the games all the time at home. As for how Henry became my favourite player: it took place in summer 2005 when I was in Scandinavia..more specifically, on an overnight cruise ship from Denmark to Sweden. It involves a football team of Swedish boys and one in particular wearing a Henry jersey. The rest is a story for another time..I'll never forget that night on the cruise heheh. (That's also how my love for Swedish boys started)
Also got these cute limited edition world cup bottles!
at 8:37 PM
First I met up with my sister on her lunch break at a little restaurant inside one of those small houses behind Yorkville Ave.
Here's the theatre where they showed the presentation. A little too eager, I was literally the first one here and sat by myself for a good 20min or more.
I don't think a lot of people know about the terra cotta warriors (well at least not a lot of people I know know about them..) but personally I think it's one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries. Only about 1% of the entire tomb has been excavated so far, so I'm really interested to find out what else they will find in the future. I've never visited Xi'an/the tombs but my dad went there a bit over a year ago. I actually posted a few of his pictures and talked about it briefly in this post if you're interested. I want to go there next time I'm in China!!
Sat here for awhile with my fruit tisane tea doodling away..typical summer pasttime!
at 2:18 AM
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