Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring Break 2016







This spring break was rather relaxing. I didn't do much other than get my lifeguard license at the beginning  of the week then watch endless episodes of New Girl on Netflix. Toward the end of the week I called up some of my friends to hit the beach and that's when I turned into a rip tomato (major sunburn). I clearly didn't apply any sunscreen and that didn't end up well. This Sunday is Easter and I plan to start the morning off at the morning mass in Deering Estate then probably go back home for a home cooked breakfast made by my uncle. Before that happens, on Saturday my family and I plan to drive down to the Keys for a relaxing day. Well I hope all of you are having a splendid spring break and can't wait to see you at 9:30am on Monday (:


Friday, March 18, 2016

Lifeguarding






Now that my soccer schedule has been easing up and school work was only been involving review work. I decided to look for a job. I've had my lifeguard license for four years now but I haven't really put it to use until now. I found a job opening at the Venetian Pool that will give me an opportunity to exercise my skills and get paid a decent amount for the time being. 
Training started on Tuesday and ends tomorrow (Saturday) from 4pm to 9pm. The first day of training I didn't think much of it and thought I was going to fly by this class. The class stated with 9 people and now on the fourth day was have 5 people left. my instructor, Michael, is no joke. On the first day three students came in four minutes late and made them do 20 pushups each. He also insisted that we say our names before we answer a question or ask a question, if not 10 pushups. On the second day of training Michael heard someone blowing their whistle after class the night before after he specifically told us not to blow our whistles unless he tells us or in an emergency. Our punishment was a 2min plank and pushups on his count, then we went to the sandy area of the pool and dug our whistles into the sand, ran a sprint, find our whistles in the sand, then blow two emergency whistles, we did this about four times. From that point on nobody dared to blow their whistles for entertainment.  

Overall after all the reviewing I feel that I am doing all the skill work correctly and actually understanding all of the techniques, Michael has been teaching me and am fully prepared for my exam on Saturday. Wish me luck!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Senior Picnic













Senior Picnic was held at Zoo Miami this year. Personally I haven't been there since I was 5 years old so I was pretty excited to go. going with all my friends really made the experience worthwhile. the seniors were taken out of second period around 8:30am to go to the gym, where we were checked in and placed on buses by alphabetical order. I sat next to four of my good friends and enjoyed the bus ride taking pictures and thinking about the food they will be serving. once we got to the Zoo the food wasn't ready so my friends and I walked around looking at all the exotic animals. I was excited to see the Otters and the Wildcats like the Jaguar and Leopard. Sadly most of the animals were asleep or put way. We continued walking around the Zoo until we got hungry and my friends and I came back to the picnic area and ate BBQ. After that we played with the different gems they had set such as rock climbing, volleyball, frisbee, an inflatable war thing, and an inflatable jumping thing. by 12:45pm we were told to head back to the bus to go back to school. 

Overall I had a fun and memorable time with my friends looking at all the different animals. I don't really expect to go back to the zoo only because I don't like seeing the animals all sad in cages, I'd rather travel the world and see them in person.
 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

This Week #3



This week went by pretty fast, but I'm not complaining. This past weekend I went rock climbing at X-treme Rock Climbing with one of my best friends. We didn't have much money so we did bouldering which is rock climbing with out being attached to the rope. At first it was pretty intimidating but after multiple tries we both made it to the top. The most challenging part was where to place your hands/feet with a good grip. Without a good grip it was almost impossible to make it to the top. We hopefully plan to go again with bit more money to be able to do the class and do the bigger walls. I would really recommend going if you want to do something different. Sometime in the near future we also plan to go paint balling with our group of friends. Since most of us are going away for college we want to do as much as possible together to remember these fun and exciting times before reality hits.