I finally finished my exams for the semester today. With that, I have three weeks of no school.
Finally, I can relax. Also, I think another blog entry is in order.
As I type this, it's around 11 PM EST. I look back on the day, and while it didn't start off too well, it turned out pretty well, I must say.
I woke up at 8:30 AM to do some last-minute studying. I only had about 4-5 hours, but my alertness came back soon enough.
At around 10:30 AM, I left the house about 6 minutes before my bus was schedule to arrive at its stop, in order to withdraw $20 from the bank machine. I had a friend who helped me purchase a box set the day before, and she preferred me to give me exact change, so I obliged.
I reached the intersection, and the bus was already there. Five minutes early.
So I went to withdraw the $20 anyways. While another bus would come after 15 minutes, I missed my connecting bus(es), so I had to walk down the road to my university. While I usually wouldn't mind walking down, I wanted to get there as soon as possible to do some last-minute review with friends.
I got there at around 11:15, and did some review. The exam began at noon.
I was worried about how it'd be, since I didn't feel as prepared as I would've liked. However, the questions didn't seem too difficult and I felt like I knew most of them, so it didn't seem as bad as I thought.
The exam ended at 3 PM. I went to my university's student centre to meet my friend, who gave me my reward for surviving another semester of exams:
mine! After a two month delay that prevented me from buying it in August, I finally own sola!
We ended up taking the bus together, with her getting off halfway to do some shopping at a smaller mall. I continued to take the bus to the major mall in my city, to meet up with two other friends.
After we met up, we ate at Burger King, while talking about Canadian/American TV. Afterwords, we browsed a few shops and got Matsuri's security tag dismantled in the process (so she wouldn't beep whenever I entered a store). One of my friends found Pokemon: The First Movie
on DVD for $9.99, so she went for it.
We soon parted ways, and I got home at around 6:45 PM. My cousin was too busy working on her assignment due tomorrow, my sister was working overtime, and my parents are away in Ottawa to help out my uncle's business.
Cooking is generally not left to me - I handle the garbage and waste removal (among other things), something the girls DON'T like to do.
But my cousin's busy, and I feel like eating something home-cooked for a change.
So I cooked. And it turned out fairly decently, I gotta say.
I was craving for some pasta, so I went to the supermarket and got some chicken breast, green peppers, mushrooms, tomato sauce and tomato paste. It was a pleasant experience, because I was listening to the hockey game while doing so (Toronto vs. Ottawa) and it felt good to cook something remotely
time-consuming and complicated for a change - something I hadn't done since the summer (where I also cooked pasta).
While I couldn't get the sauce to be more watery, it tasted pretty good, and my cousin even said it was decent, so I deem it a SUCCESS! (Here's a pic
of the leftovers still in the pan, for anybody who's interested. I had already eaten whatever was on the plate. It doesn't look the greatest - you've been warned.)
All in all, a good day. I got to finish washing up some leftover dishes from the cooking, so I'll end it here. Can't wait to catch up on Umineko, Persona 4 and with my friends who are returning from their exams!