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Diary – May.09.2011 : My second time volunteering for the Flying Squad!

This was my second time volunteering for the  Port Moody Ecological Society . My sister, Michelle, and I participated in the Fingerling Salmon Festival. It was like a big fun fair. My job was to run and send out lunch tickets to every volunteer. There were many people there. Included  in the event were: face painting, fish releasing, food selling and many other activities.

My sister and I also collected white blankets from the people were releasing fish. Our work was too easy so we finished earlier then we expected. The leader said we could stroll around.

There were many other adventures that we could have. First, we ate  hot dogs and chips, and drink pop. Face painting attracted me, so I stopped walking and was patient while watching the face painter’s draw flowers, webs and skulls on the kids’ faces. Most of the children wanted a big beautiful flower on their faces. I sat beside the painter and gazed at the designs for a half hour because their faces of the children were so beautiful.

I really wanted one on my face too, but I was a volunteer and I didn’t know whether or not I was allowed to get my face painted too. Thus, I decided to line up and be the last one. I needed to wait until all the kids finished then I could do it. Finally, all the kids were done, I sat down and smiled at the painter. She started to paint on my face so I couldn’t move until she was finished. I got a flower too. At last, my sister and I strolled around until we saw a station that offered free trees to take home.  We took four free trees to home. I wanted to plant them in my backyard and my mom got the same idea as me.

The Fingerling Salmom Festival closed at 03:00 pm. We had good time with it. I hope there will be a next time!


Diary – April/25/2011

Hi: I’m Maggie Chang. It is  raining today. We sleep until noon. I know it is pretty late to wake up,12:oo, but my sister and I have nothing to do on this day. After we wake up, we eat our sandwiches and drink our glasses of milk and then watch TV shows. Then when we finish watching the shows, we go up stairs and start to study. Study, study, study…later, we finish our homework and our studying, we watch Taiwanese and Korean dramas on the computer. This is a really boring day!! But I like it – no test pressure, no one’s yelling, no trouble. Everything is peace and quiet. But, the really repugnant fact is I still have to see my cousin. I really dislike her when I see her face. I know this is wrong. I think it is because we don’t talk very much and we don’t communicate. I believe our relationship will get worse and worse and worse…My sister doesn’t like her either. My cousin really had done some bad things to us, so that’s why! My mom tries really hard to fix this situation but it is still not working so I’m thinking maybe we really need to do something about this. My sister hopes our cousin will move out but, I don’t really want her to move out because then my mom can’t earn $1000 from her. And, she is my cousin! It is better to home-stay our relative than to host a stranger. I try to control my temper so my cousin and I can get on. This was a boring and unpleasant day that I really liked!

Diary – April. 24. 2011 – Face Painting Day

Today is my most fun day ever!!! First, I did the make-up on my sister’s face, then I did all the children faces. I went to the Moody Station Museum to volunteer for the Easter Events and my job was to paint on all the kid’s faces. I went there from 9:30 to 02:00 and it was a really fun day. I like drawing but painting on their faces was not an easy task to do because the brushes and the paint were not really useful. The leading cadre gave us a paper of the cute little pictures on it and told us to let the children choose which they would like us to paint on their faces. There were many adults with their kids and it was like a fun fair. There were many stations and different activities: there was food selling, face painting and many other fun games. They were all for the kids. The entrance fee was $2.00 and for the food and drink you needed to pay extra. But for the volunteers, like me and my sister, we didn’t need to pay either, which was great! In fact, this was my first time face painting, so I was really nervous at that time. My hands kept shaking and shaking. I think I’m a terrible painter, all the images that I painted on the kid’s faces were really really ugly. But I still had fun doing this activity. I believe I can do better next time for sure. Today is the funnest and most experiential day that I never had.