Drama Banquet & Tobias' going away party

On Thursday May 25th we had our drama banquet at Zianos, an Italian restaurant. We ate food, played charades, accepted awards (thank you so much for my medal!) and did a bunch of funny games. Being a part of the drama club has been a journey - at times incredibly frustrating, but I have made so many friends. I am not going to lie, I cried at our dinner. All the seniors had a speech, and Olivia was sharing about how she was so thankful that school offered a club for her, that she had found something she was good at, while struggling with academics and not being very athletic. It hit me right in the heart. I will miss the drama club and I can not wait to see what you put together next year!
On Friday May 26th, I went to the mall with Megan and Ciera. Had the pleasure to bump into Zechariah and we took a selfie. Ryan bought handbags for $200.. After that I went to Tobias goodbye party. He was an exchange student from Germany that also went with STS. His family had flown in from Germany and it was so fun to meet them, and know that it was my turn in just a week. Ryan and I had spent a lot of time with Tobias, his host sister and his host mom. I really hope our paths will cross again.

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:
Image result for canstruction new haven
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.

Prom dress shopping etc.

December 26

Ryan and I went to the mall with Megan today. There was quite a lot of people there, I suppose I was not the only person who got gift cards and money for the holidays..

December 27

This morning, Ryan, Sue and I went to a brunch at Blake’s and Lizzie’s house. They have a movie room! It is just like an actual mini cinema! Comfortable seats you can lean back in, surround sound, vibrations, lights on the floor, darkness and a signed poster from Lord of the Rings.. It is really all you can imagine.

December 28

My friend Abbey, my locker mate (and friend) Destiny and I hung out today. They picked me up around 11.00, and then we went to Science Central. It is like a Swedish version of “Molekylverkstan”, “Tom Titts”, and “Innovatum”.. but a little more lame. I felt like science central were targeting a much younger audience.. However, I did ride a bike pretty high up in the air and that was kind of cool. After that, we went to eat at Panera.. It was pretty delicious. I ordered a bread bowl with broccoli cheddar soup, and Mac & cheese.. They have this option to order two different things on the menu as one meal. Smart huh? After Panera, we went to a pet store called Uncle Bill’s.. And we cuddled with a kitty! Basically you pretend that you want to buy a pet and you get to play with it. I miss my cat so much. The day was also spent trying prom dresses at Wendy’s bridal store and going shopping in random stores. I found a really beautiful prom dress but it cost $150.. On sale.


December 29

Ryan and I spent a lot of time trying to put together a 500 pieces puzzle.. It was so hard, because half of the picture consisted of sky and trees.. So a lot of the pieces looked the same. Later that day we asked Megan to hang out with us. She brought her Wii to our house but we could not plug it in, so we went over to her house and played Just Dance 2017.

December 30

Megan, Ryan, Juwana and I warn ice-skating! Fort Wayne has a really nice outdoor ice skating rink. There was a lot of people there, and everyone is skating in the same direction around the rink. I was really scared of falling on the ice and there was nothing to hold on to, so I mostly stuck around the edges of the rink. However, Megan and Juwana were really good at it. It was Ryan’s first time ever! We had kind of the same skills. But after a couple of tries, I ended up really having some flow in my ice skating. After the ice skating, we went to Starbucks and Walmart. I had a gift card to Starbucks so a I bought gourmé pretzels.


December 31

New Year's Eve! Today we gathered all of Sue’s extended family at our house. We ate Mexican food, played Bonko (a dice game that Ryan won), and white elephant. For white elephant, we all regift something that we do not want, or buy something very cheap. I gave away a DVD that I won when we played bingo. Then we put all gifts on the table, and we each get a number. Number 1 picks their gift first, then number 2, then number 3.. And everyone has the option to steal from someone else if they want. My gift was from Andrew and Amanda and it was candy, an exercise block and a free Wendy’s ice cream gift card.

Once the guests left, Claire texted me asking if I wanted to spend my New Years with her watching Harry Potter.. She knows me so well. I borrowed all movies from Amanda. Claire and I just layer in her bed, talked, ate candy and watched movies. When the clock striked 12.00 we planned on watching the ball drop on TV.. But Claire accidentally turned on the wrong channel so instead we looked at Joe Jonas in a cheetah bath robe. And after that I was so tired.. I stayed the night at Claire’s house and had some really nice sleep. Claire went to work so I was alone at her house.