Friday, 9 May 2014


School this year has zipped by faster then I have ever imagined. My CASL experience has been alright and I have enjoyed volleyball to the fullest. Currently the orphanage I am visiting is undergoing slight construction so I haven't visited them in 2 weeks. I plan to continue my CASL experience next ear with operation smile, mun and ISSEA BASKETBALL or ISSEA volleyball depending on how i perform. I enjoyed this year, looking forward to next one!

Monday, 9 December 2013


My aunts orphanage

            Every 2 weeks I visit my aunts orphanage and I teach the children simple English. This means a lot to me since the children there are extremely unlucky and some are born with disabilities that make life hard. They all were outkasted or the were minority of their village so coming to teach them really is satisfying and makes me feel like a active participant of CASL since the point of CASL is to feel accomplished in the end. Some of the difficulties that I had to overcome were along the lines of communicating to the children as they know very little English. I will continue this activity next semester if all goes well. I Think that going to see these children has made me not only happy but I feel like I have gained a little leadership. The reason why these children are at this small orphanage is quit saddening. Around 1/3 of the students were found on the street abandoned by their parents all of them have been underfed or malnourished. In this activity I learned how helping the unfortunate can bring satisfaction and and I know can see how hard life is for these children and how important this orphanage

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Track Reflection Semester 1

Track Reflection
            In track this semester I worked on gaining stamina for my middle distance events by running cross country. I by seeing my time drop down by around 5 seconds I learned slightly how hard work pays off. Some of the difficulties that I encountered were schedule conflicts with volleyball in the morning. Some more physical challenged that I had to overcome in this semester concerning track included muscle cramps and nausea from long runs.  I overcame managed to limit my nausea after a long run by eating small amounts before and after my run. For muscle cramps I simply stretched a lot before and after running. Something I enjoyed about this activity was the interaction with other schools at track meets. Knowing my opponents before I ran against them was a unique feeling and this way I could feel happy for them if they performed well. If I were to repeat track again then I would show up to more practices. If I were to continue doing track in the second semester I would work on my 400 meter and 800 meter times by running cross country 4-3 times a week and occasionally running sprints. My opinion on track personally is that track is a great and effective way to become fit and participate in track meets. I think it is a great idea for any athletes as track enhances stamina and speed greatly. Track has taught me a lot about self-confidence and commitment. I can apply some of the things I have learned in track to many other sports. Even though I enjoy track greatly I still think that this activity is very repetitive especially concerning cross country as us cross country running run the same route every practice. I simply believe that track changed the cross country route occasionally it would not only be more interesting to the runners but allow them to gain a larger mental map of ISK.  In track this semester I learned some surprising things about myself, mainly I was astonished at my 400 meter time at the main track meet. Like usual, track has always been a huge obstacle with great rewards at the end and this semester was no exception. I look forward to track next year and I am eager to decrease my times.

Operation Smile

In operation smile this semester I contributed by sharing my ideas and influencing my colleges as we began our year. we came up with some inspiring ideas to help raise money for people in the hospital with clef-fed mouth's so far this year we have raised enough or around 2-3 surgeries which is pretty good for the first semester. so far w had 2 major events one of that i was helping around with the games and selling merchandise and the other that i wasn't around for when i was at ISSEA Volley-Ball although i donated a few chocolate cakes to support. The end result was very satisfying leaving us with enough money for 2 surgeries for the people in the hospital with clef-fed mouth's. I feel like this group has done such a great job because we all worked with each other and no one felt left out in the meetings or events :)

Track and Field

For this year in track my main goal is to lower my 400 meters time by 7 seconds