Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yin & Yang

So, this blog needs a little positive-ness after a few blog posts of negativity, eh?
So the Yin & Yang means the two fundamental principles, one negative, dark, passive, cold, wet, and feminine (yin) and the other (yang) positive, bright, active, dry, hot and masculine. The interactions and balance of these forces in people and nature influence their behavior and fate. So now, I need a balance in my blog posts. A happy one, instead of sad ones.. It's also from Tai Chi, a martial art, I do martial arts. Totally relates. <_>

How about I go through my whole ski trip, because that was fecking awesome. :)

Rightio, bus trip on the way there ! I kept falling asleep and waking up, it was odd, and once we got to the snowboard hire place (which was supposed to be open 24/7), it was actually closed and opened at 7am. What liars. So we went to Vika's Lodge and had breakfast, holy shat.

 vikas lodge

It was like, poached egg, scrambled (powdered) eggs, toast and sausages. (Oh and cereal, the crap ones) Why don't they ever have coco-pops, fruit-loops or crunchy nuts, they always have the crap ones that nobody likes...
Anyway, it was shit. LOL, I was lucky since I brought a load of Up'n'Go and decided to have that and SOME of the breakfast that they serve.

wtf is this shit?

Went to our cabins and DAMN. It was tiny, you could only have one person walking through the middle of it at one time...  Anyway, our cabin had 6 people. Me, Daniel, Siddharth, Sam, Jake and Murray.
Good cabin ! Minus Siddharth. LOL jokes. Hey that's weird, how come when I typed Siddharth in between Daniel and Sam, there was no red underline, but the previous two have red underlines... *shrug*

Sam and Daniel
Anyway, we got our skis and ski boots fitted, and some people needed to hire clothing, but i didn't because I already had my own stuff. we headed to the snowboard store to get our snowboards (for the snowboarders) and helmets (for everyone), then YAAAY, we went to smiggins for the first time :D :D

look at how clear it is today

Holy shat, skiing is hard as hell ! I had no idea what to do, how to stop, how to walk, etc etc. I was just like hopeless for an hour. I pretty much gave up and waited till the lesson. Took photos of other people failing :P Snowball fights etc. Daniel kept throwing snowballs at everyone D: <

he threw it like 1 sec after

Ski Lesson... I HATED IT, It was so tiring LOL, we just repeated the same things over and over. 30 minutes left of the lesson and everyone like... gave up and just sat down and the instructor was like "you guys are quitters!" and we just go "meh." Anyway, everyone goes to the lunch area after the lesson because the lesson ends at 12:30 and we just bum around in there for a bit (and eat of course)

After eating, I decided to go up the J-bar. I fell. :(
I went up again, MADE IT UP YAAY. Took a photo.

the... easy hill.
Well, I stacked it ... a lot going down. :(
Kept practicing, then decided to go up the chair lift (UH OH) No good photos going up, so I apologize.
Anyway, the first day consisted of tired-ness and falling. Back home to the lodge ! I shot-gunned first to shower on the way back.
We got back, I showered, chilled in the room for a bit then we went down to the main room and holy shat, it was so big and comfy and warm :)
PLAYED MAFIA. Ate dinner, hmmm, what was it again... let me think..
Oh right, the entree was a 2 minute noodle soup like thing...
Then we had roast lamb, gravy, peas, and other shit. It was actually quite good... despite me mentioning shit a few words ago. Played mafia again, desert was cake and the icing was VERY sweet and sugary. 

At 7:30 we all watched Taken with the other school in the living room, I love taken, it's a really good film :D
Right afterwards, we all went back to our cabins and I made everyone watch Man vs Wild :P
when that finished we watched Good News Week and then went to sleep.
Fuck. Murray, Sam and Jake snore. Fuck, fuck fuck.

Eat breakfast, same as yesterday, only instead of sausages, we had bacon... which tasted like... shit ass ham.
UP n Go it is !
Off to the snow fields, WOOH !

compare to the first day

Snow Storm ! ZOMG, it was so windy and cold that day.
It snowed, SO MUCH. i still fell a shitload, but not as bad as Monday.
We decided to go on the hardest run and I stacked it BIG time. My ski re-adjusted itself and my boot would not fit it... After 20 minutes of stomping the hell out of my ski, we gave up and went down on our asses. SO FUN. I found an instructor and he fixed it for me :)

The stupid hill that killed my ski.

Ski loads, etc etc.
Went back to the lodge, showered 5/6 :S
Funniest. Story. Ever.
You see, Murray had my camera and took this photo with it

He then accidentally changed the camera mode, and we all crowded around him doing the rude finger as well, making a funny face and it took a picture ! Flash and all, and everything. We have a look at the result, AND IT ONLY HAS HIM IN IT. We try again, flash and all.... takes a picture. We have a look at the preview, AND IT'S EXACTLY THE SAME, NOBODY IN IT, JUST MURRAY.
Then murray goes "HAHAHAH, IT'S A RACIST CAMERA"

Eventually, we solve the problem and realized that the camera mode was changed,

LOLOLOL, daniel on the left, he's like | O
Murray looks the same
Siddharth... nobody realized he was there until jake was like "HEY IS THAT TEETH?, HE FREAKEN BLENDS INTO THE DARKNESS"
We laughed forever because nobody could figure out where the fuck my mouth ended LOLOLOLOL.
No joke, I died laughing.
Then I was DR ABCD'd back to life.
See, I do learn in health.

Hmmm, we played card games again in the living room afterwards, Mafia mainly LOL
We were supposed to watch Law Abiding Citizen, WHICH IS A FREAKEN AWESOME FILM BTW.
But the teacher from the other school complained it was too violent and they changed it so we were Sherlock Holmes instead. We had dinner and it was Macaroni, Carrot, Cauliflower and Shepherds Pie. The Pie gave everybody stomach aches, and I went to chuck a shit. hoho~

Anyway, our school walked to Woolies to buy things and me and daniel went to the bakery and I bought a meat pie to eat because I was still hungry, (BECAUSE I SHIT IT ALL OUT)

We got back to the lodge at like 8:30 and the movie started at 7:30 and we just watched the rest of it. I've already seen it, so I didn't really mind. Had to pack up all our stuff and get ready for the snow the next day.

HOLY SHIT. We needed tire chains to get to smiggins :S
It snowed SO MUCH. It was really windy, really cold and snowing LOADS. So KEWL ZOMG !

Anyway, ski'd all day, I barely fell, did hard runs etc.
I want to go back :(

Here's a photo I really like

Returned our stuff, went on the bus and went home :(
We sang on the bus for like 3/6 hours and it was GREAT. :D :D
Stopped at McDonalds and I killed myself.

Double Quarterpounder with Bacon Large McValue Meal.

A double quarter pounder = 116% of total saturated fat an average adult should have in one day.
and I added bacon to that. :P

I'll leave you with our  group doing the official grade pose :P (MINUS ELLEN)

5 / 10
Sorry if I made it Awkward.

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