If you went to preschool and kindergarten after 1903, it is no doubt that you have played with crayons- a drawing material made out of wax which has a funny (but awesome) smell. Even though the product does have an odd nostalgic smell, it is proven to be one of the 20 most recognizable smells to adults living in America, according to multiple sources.
Even though most of us have not touched a crayon for ages now, the smell from it is still unforgettable. In fact, whenever anybody smells one, I bet that they are thinking of their memories as a small child.
If you live in a city with lots of town-houses, you might have seen the construction material Tyvek- a wrap which goes around a house and makes it water, shock, dust and freeze resistant. But what you might not have seen is a wallet made out of the same material as house- proofing stuff. Although it does cost a lot, the mighty wallet is definitely a cool and weird invention.
I love Ontario. It’s like going to a weird part of Canada which is scorching in the summer but freezing in the winter. And, like most provinces in Canada, it is an English speaking province. But today, I went to Stratford, Ontario to see the one of a kind Shakespeare festival. And the play was based on the Shakespeare comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.”
But first, I headed down to Tim Hortons for a bite to eat. I got a BLT with Green Iced Tea which gave me the energy I needed. After my sandwich was complete, I toured the interesting shops in Downtown Stratford. Although every part of the city costs you an arm and a leg, it did have cozy parts to it. An example of this is a small Gelato and chocolate shop with that small warm feeling to it. I also toured some amusing toy stores and gift shops which gave me that small town feeling.
After browsing and touring the city for one hour, I headed to the theatre to see the Shakespeare play “Much Ado About Nothing.”
Although I ‘m not the biggest fan of Shakespeare, I enjoyed the play a lot. I could actually understand what was going on instead of being lost like an abandoned car in the middle of a parking lot. The play was about a man and a woman who wanted to get married, which were then fooled by two sneaky men who set up a trap by telling false information. Thhe two then get captured and the couple then gets married. It was so amazing that I felt as if I was inside a Shakespeare book because the actors had good facial expressions. I also laughed at some, but not all scenes. It was worth everything in the end because the acting was great and the voices were clear to hear, so I had a good time.
Afterwards, it was driving back to Toronto, Ontario and going home, but when I got back at seven o’clock, I was sick and tired.
Imagine if you could get precious metals just by reaching for that pink stomach medication in your closet. Well, it isn’t that easy, but it was made possible with a couple of pieces of fabric, 180 Pepto Bismol pills, and a little imagination. But, the extraction process was no easy task because it involved harmful acid, tin foil and LOTS of filtering. But, the end result was anything but boring because the end result was a metal which was called bismuth. All in all, a cool but weird piece of news.
As I mentioned before in my posts about California, I had a GREAT time. But, what I didn’t enjoy was the long and exhausting flights to Los Angeles and back. It started at Pearson Airport, where I flew via Air Canada to Los Angeles. It would have been alright with me, but the fact that we were flying at 8PM Canada time to Los Angeles was exhausting and annoying. So, after a long and exhausting flight, I got into bed in Los Angeles at 1AM time. But luckily, the flight was peaceful and quiet, so there was nothing to complain about.
Once my vacation ended, it was another flight from Los Angeles to Toronto, but this one started at 9AM, which meant getting up at 6 AM to drive to the airport and say goodbye. But, what really irritated me about getting back was the annoying kid on his Nintendo DS up front.
I usually used to tolerate it, but, since i woke up at 5AM, it was unbearable. That ride resulted in another 5 hour torture. It got even worse when the pilot told us to remain in our seats since another plane was hogging the exit port when we landed. It was tiring and annoying, but it was worth it because I got to see one of my friends again. So, that was basically it for my plane rides, which were exhausting but okay.
It was yet another scorcher in Los Angeles, and my relatives and I were wondering what to do. Swimming was an option, but we had enough of that, and it was too hot to stay in the house. So, without a moment to spare, we packed up and headed to six flags in Valencia, California to splash around and enjoy some fast water slides. Now that I got all settled and comfortable in California, it was time to hit the road and go to places. I had already been to Universal Studios Hollywood and Zuma beach, so a water park trip topped off a successful but exhausting vacation in North Hollywood.
When I got there, I was scared to go on some water slides because they looked high and dangerous. But, one I got familiar with the place, I went on a journey to ride some tall but safe water slides. As I climbed to the very top of the blue slides called Tiki falls, I rode the slide which makes you plummet to the bottom, where a pool of warm water is waiting for you. I also relaxed in the lazy river, and rode a wavy, action-packed water slide on Taboo Tower (another hut with water slides.) I also camped out in the annoying wave pool, and left right after everything was done. It was a hot vacation which I had, but it was definitely worth flying to.
One day, while I was in a Future Shop (looking for something which I don’t remember,) I came across what looked like an amazing ball named Fushigi. Looking at the pictures, I thought it would have something special to it, like an ability to float. I was excited at first, but I then opened the box and became an angry customer, because it was just a metal ball encased in cheap plastic. After doing some exploring on the web, I later found out that the word Fushigi is Chinese for contact juggling. So, in the end the “magic” ball was returned to the “magnificent” store, and I got my $24.99 back.