Diagon Alley in Fort Wayne

Guess if I was excited when I found out the there would be a charity Harry Potter event held in Fort Wayne on Saturday January 21st? I spit my tea and raised my wand. Me and my friend Brianna went to discover the event, and there was a large crowd! There was a pretty long line outside! While in the building, they had set up a bunch of shops where people sold Harry Potter related items. Most things the sellers had crafted themselves! It was so fun to look at, and we both spent so much money! I am so obsessed with Harry Potter, it completely warmed my heart to be around so much other people who were dressed up and showed their love for the magical story. They were actually having a Yule ball this day as well, but it was outsold and tickets were $100..
 
After the event, we drove to a coffee shop where I ordered a caramel milk drink. It was the cutest little place and Bri showed me that one of the tables had the number 9¾! We also went to the mall and Bri found the cutest semi formal dress!
 
 
Later that day, I went to Megan's house and played Clue with her, Ryan and Juwana. The taught me the seizure dance and Ryan desperately tried to convince Megan to watch La La Land with him. He has been listening to the soundtrack 24/7 lately.. Around 10 o'clock Abbey came to pick me up. She stayed the house and the day after we went to breakfast at Saigon Food, a Vietnamese restaurant. I ordered noodles and chicken though. And I also bought Hubba Bubba sour apple gum. That used to be my favorite as a kid, so I was quite excited when I randomly found it at an Asian restaurant.
 
 
 
 
 

What I have been up to lately

Monday January 9th
Today at Campus Life (which is like a 'fritidsgård' for my fellow Swedes out there), we had a battle between the sexes! Basically the concept was for the boys to answer typical "girls questions" like makeup, clothes etc., and girls answered typical "boys questions" - maily about Americans sports, so I had no idea. We had a Q&A session, played Kahoot and finished off with a blindfolded makeup challenge.The girls had a strategy to pick a few people to yell out the wrong answers to fool the boys, but the person picking the answers ended up getting confused and picked the wrong answer, so that was not our best idea.The boys won, but with 99 points, which was nothing in this game! 
 
Tuesday January 10th
E-learning, because the roads were icy..
 
Wednesday January 11th
Meeting for Canstruction! Basically this is an extracurricular activity at school where we fundraise money to buy cans and build a statue out of cans! I found a picture of New Haven's construction last year:
 
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Friday the 13th
Claire came over after show choir and we made cookie dough balls. They were so good, for the record. I do not care that we ate raw eggs. 
 
Saturday January the 14th
Spent time with Abbey today. We went and got our nails done, and let us just say that next time I go I will have a plan! I also did not take a picture of my nails after they got done, so the one down below is a picture of what they look like two weeks later (they have grown so fast!). We also went to Noodles & Company, their food was great. Abbey really brings out my Asian side! After that we went and found our sleep number - how soft or hard the matress should be to match our liking. It was a fun time.
 
Monday January 16th
No school today because of Martin Luther King Jr! Ryan and I took a walk to ask around for yearbook advertisements. Then we went to the mall with Megan, Cierra, Joanna and her friend McKayla. We did not stay for long but I tried on some prom dresses! Still can not find one in my budget.
 
Later we celebrater Caleb, my host brother's birthday. He flew in from Minnesota and the rest of the family came over. We ate fried chicken, potatoes and chocolate pudding.
 
Wednesday January 18th
Went to watch the girls' basketball team play! Joanna is such a good player and I was really proud of her.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Winterblast

Spent the first weekend in January at Beulah Beach Retreat Center in Ohio! It was a trip with my youth group. The weekend was spent with friends, and a total of 7 exchange students!! I got to meet Praew from Thailand for the first time. We shared a bed so basically we are best friends now. Joyner, Juwana, Praew and I shared a room - we are all exchange students. We stayed up late and talked about our experience in America. It was great.
 
During the trip, had sessions where we talked about Christianity and life. We also played games and sports. They actually took our phones the entire trip. I found myself reaching for it more times than I would like to admit. I am veryhappy they took them away though because it upsets me how technology has such a control over me! Instead of sitting in a room by our phones we played card games.
 
The last day was spent goint to North America's biggest indoor waterpark - Kalahari! Kalahari is actually the name of a desert in Africa, and Joyner is from Africa, so it was really cool to see her in her element. I had a blast in there! They had so many water slides and I went on every single one of them. And here this - THEY HAD A WATER ROLLER COASTER!! I did not even know that existed?
 
Oh and I also tried surfing on one of those boards but I ended up giving the people around me a nice view of my butt but that I would rather forget.
 
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