Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Phew, I'm 3/4 of the way through my exams. Talk about being tried! Dare I say I have achieved all A+? Slowing down time was the best idea I've had yet. Seriously, these people have no idea who they are dealing with.

I've been thinking about this pet situation a lot lately. I want something that can look after itself cause I have a tendency to forget about things after awhile, so I might forget to feed it or something. I always think there is something better coming around the corner so my mind wanders.

So I was on Yaogui Lu and came across Ms. Liu's Dongxi Gelou which is a pet store I guess.  Strange place it was too!  Anyways I decided after about 14 hrs (there was a lot of stuff to look at!) to get a spider. Now I know it isn't on the pet list, but he isn't big at all. No bigger than my thumb nail. He feeds himself, and is quite fun! Now he's not the type to spin webs, he's more of jumper. It's actually quite interesting, he does spin a little web, to catch those things that might go by, but he spends his days just simply walking about, and jumping at things. He's black with some white markings, sort of looks like a zebra.

I've decided to call him Tantiaoli because it means spring, as in to jump. He's a good pet, he comes when I call him, and as far as I can figure out he hasn't gotten into any trouble. I'm wondering if I could train him to attack Wang Jin who hates spiders. That's my next plan after all these exams.

Here are my answers

1. a
2. a
3. d
4. b
5. a
6. b
7. b
8. c
9. a
10. a

and my pictures


2.hogs head pub

3.sirius black

4. mr weasly/harry


Friday, 23 May 2008

Only 14 more days until I'm home. Can you believe that?? I'm soooo happy as my time in this crazy school is coming to an end, and I'll be able to meet everyone finally.

Since it is almost the end of the school year we are of course doing our exams. I think the Dean of my department has it out for me. Maybe it's because I'm a foreigner, maybe it's because I'm smart...too smart for them!  So I have to do 90 written exams, annnnndddddd 90 oral exams! I think they are testing me or trying to break me. I'm not worried because I have come up with a very smart plan involving time.

So we're not allowed to stop time as that is against the rules, and we'd be found out. But if I slowed time down, I would be under the radar so that is what I have been doing. So for each minute I slow down, I gain 2 hours of time. So in 5 minutes real time, I am able to study for 10 hours. So I'm able to study for all the exams with no trouble at all. I'm brilliant!

I need to bring you up to date with the situation about the singing for the Olympics. Everyone was singing away and at the most crucial moment of the song, everyone loses their voice, and starts croaking like frogs. It was hilarious especially since Wang Jin was not paying any attention and kept on singing. So of course the teacher thought she had wanted to out shine everyone by making sure we all sounded terrible. It lasted a little bit longer than I was expecting, but hey it was worth it.

I've bought everything that I need for Hogwarts except a pet. I'm still debating what I want. I don't want a cat as I'm allergic, and I'm not interested in an owl.Frogs well, interesting, but I just spent 43 hours like one, so I'm a little tired of the croaking. I need to think about this all as I know some other students have other types of animals.

So that has been life here at the moment. See everyone real soon!

1. chamomile
2. echinachea
3. lovage
4. anise
5. witch hazel
6. lavender
7. pennyroyal
8. Periwinkle
9 kava kava
10. marsh mallow
11. ginseng
12. mugwort
13.  poghrpyahot
14. owsc
15.  oninarcat

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Hope I'm not too late!! Here are the answers to my quiz as far as I can guess/figure

1. Penelope Willow

2. socks?? haven't tried socks yest

3. Eleanor Wigsworthy

4. Me! Lily May Clearwater

5.  Blue, green or purples

6. Emma kettleburn

7. Selena starfire

8. exploded.

9. Daisy Chang

10. Antonio dela Weasley

11. reading or knitting

12. Both!

13. Ohhh, there is me, my father, and step mother.  I have an crazy uncle and a loony cousin, but I swear that runs in the family!

14. Clidonia acromantual

15. Ursula Longbottom

16. fingerless mitts!
And my favorite Harry Potter character is Ron Weasley!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

I really hate being away from everyone normal! The new term is starting there at Hogwarts and here I still am stuck in old China in this crummy excuse for a school. It's not fun I tell you, none at all.

I'm tired of listening to lectures about the Olympics and what we need to do to prepare. I'm tired of listening to the teachers spout on about how their relative x generations ago took part in some dumb broomstick race. To make things worse the stupid Olympic torch is coming down the street in front of the school. Everyone is so excited, except for me. I'm starting to wonder if there is something in the water, the dumplings, or the rice. Seriously people, it's only a stick with fire.

I keep counting down the days that I'll be able to leave, and take place in the Hufflepuff dormitory. I'm a little afraid, I don't know anyone, everyone will all be in their little groups with in jokes and gossip. I'll be the new witch on the pitch again............

On a good note, I'll be away from everyone calling me Li Ma! There was some stupid mix up with registration and my first two letters of both my names were put down rather than either name. So Lily May, turned into Li Ma. See in China,  Li is a family name and pronounce Lee and Ma could stand for horse, mother, or scold, and one other that I always forget. 

Not too bad, teachers call me Li Ma Chinese pronunciation, the students on the other hand call me lima, as in lima bean. It was stupid Wang Jin that started it. I got her back by putting mozhang hanye into her tea, I had to sign a statement not to tell what happened during the following 88 hours. It was funny, at least for me even with the punishment of having to count by hand each kernel of rice in a 10 kg bag. I'd do it again if I was allowed into Mr. Zhao's Wushu Citan Dixiashi, but I'm banned as well as the next 250 generations of my family. There are ways in, such as through Mr. Zhao's son if I do need anything.......

Must dash as my class has to sing a song about the Olympics in front of the school today. Too bad everyone is going to be signing like frogs........minus Wang Jin of course. Who would suspect me if I am inflicted as well? 

Friday, 2 May 2008

How exciting

I can't wait to go to school, how crazy is that?? I'm in Hufflepuff this term, and I can't wait to meet some friends.

I was just playing around with my new wand, and was thinking about the meaning of my name. It came up with this, dare I tell you how scarily true it is???

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow. You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily. Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is. {Everyone thinks I'm taking Ms. Sooty's Happiness Helices, which I'm not!}

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing. You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start. You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in. You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising. You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated. You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want. You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way! You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. {Don't ask about the time I won the junior witch transfiguration contest, I still don't think Agatey Mirrorfold forgives me}

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily. You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind. A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone. You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together. {Flakeness runs in my family, trust me! I'm also blonde, that doesn't help either}

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something. You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense. You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun. You are very charming... dangerously so. You have the potential to break a lot of hearts. You know how what you want, how to get it, and that you will get it. You have the power to rule the world. Let's hope you're a benevolent dictator! { Remind me to tell you the time about the Riverturn village incident}

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life. You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble. {I don't know how many times I've been told to stop being impulsive, I can't help it}

Anyways that is me, can't wait to meet everyone. See everyone very soon!!