Victor, now 25, popped in for a quick catch up with his family on Christmas Day, 2023. It's not that he hates his crazy family, he was house sitting for a month for a work colleague! This included looking after an elderly, arthritic dog, Casper who "did huge No. 2's", "had to have peanut butter laced with his medication every meal", and "shed oodles of hair all throughout the house." Casper followed him everywhere! Victor was sneezing a lot and had dark rings under his eyes when he arrived for Christmas Lunch. I recommended that he vacuum the house regularly and to take the dog out for morning walks in the summer sunshine. He also had to be careful not to touch the peanut butter when dispensing the medication. He returned home well and grateful for his dog, Penny who was a toy poodle cross and didn't shed hair. He also missed her terribly, but remains good mates with Casper.
Hey Guys! LG! Yep! I'm in debt for 60 Grand with one click of the mouse! Yaaas! Hey but my Uni Degree is only the cost of a new SUV, not a house! Besides, after 4 years of study and being super-poor, I'm guaranteed a job, right? No such luck! I have to find my own place in the workforce. But it's really who you know, right? Not what you know?
What am I studying? Engineering Honours, of course! More Maths and Physics! Yeah, team! Trouble is ... I've forgotten what I've learnt in High School after 3 months of non-stop gaming, relaxing and partying. Probs the best and longest holiday I'll have in my entire life! But alas, it had to come to an end sometime! Now, it's back to studying and doing exams and assignments! Group Meetings at the Uni Bar and Cafe off-set the relentless mental work and commuting!
Seriously, guys! Uni is so much better than school. Sure, you've got to be self-motivated in time management but you don't have to go 5 days a week and you can capture lectures on line if you don't feel like going or are sick. Bonus! I always get the flu in winter for about 2 months so it's got to be a better way to go this year.
Food-wise, I've actually started eating Subway. Branching out, you know after Mum nagging me to thinking more about a balanced diet. The thing is with all the extra walking I'm often starving so I've started taking a water bottle and some snacks with me. Mum's stopped making my lunches. Bummer! But hey, she warned me. I'm a man now and I have to take care of myself! I still stop off for a ham and pineapple pizza and Chicken nuggets and fries! Hey, they're my staples that keep me going. Oh and cereal, noodles, milk and Milo. Mum still cooks dinner every night and puts everything in Chinese plastic containers as we all eat at different times now. That way, I always have one meal of meat, vegetables, rice or pasta. Thanks, Mum!
There are all guys in my course so I can't get distracted by chicks and as fate would have it, I know 6 guys going to my Uni from school or sporting teams - a ready-made groups which makes it so much easier! Yeah! Until next time, Cheers! Victor.
Hey Everyone! Yep! I've finally become an adult. You can call me The Pineapple Man from now on! Here's a few of my best mates from school who helped me celebrate my 18th birthday. I had a Hawaiian-themed party but kept it a secret until my friends arrived. Mum kept the food coming with party pies and sausage rolls, party platters and her speciality Sunshine Punch which wasn't allowed to be spiked. We also ordered pizzas and had a sausage sizzle for dinner. I was given mainly alcohol for presents and a new pair of shoelaces - a must-have! My first alcoholic drink was Woodstock Bourbon and Coke. Mum told me that some fancy beers and Gin have nuts in them so I recommend checking the labels as I did before drinking any alcohol. My birthday cake was an ice-cream cake which went down a treat as it was a hot Summer's night. This was my first party at home since I was little so I was stoked! Everyone had a ball! My brother, Freddie remained sober and drove everyone home. I'm not much of a drinker but I will have a drink on special occasions.
Hi Guys! It's Victor here, relaxing and learning to drive in the holidays, after a very busy year in Grade 12.
I couldn't believe how much homework I had to do to get assignments done on time ... well most of them ... and to study! What study? I just absorbed info in class. My close friends and I kept each other going by live gaming and talking about stuff on Skype!
Mum used to give me facials, instead of yelling at me to get my work done! It worked because it was kind of nice and relaxing when I felt under pressure ... and it really helped my major acne problem!
In third term, when they were piling on the stress at school, Mum, my Uncle and older brother took my to my first concert since The Wiggles! It was KISS - their 40th Anniversary. There was a laser light show, videos on the giant screens behind them and a giant robotic spider on stage (which was cool - I keep thinking about how it worked since I had done a bit of Robotics in Primary School). KISS in their crazy make-up and outfits rocked the joint with some pretty cool songs - most of which I knew from Mum playing them in the house or car. It was amazing and enough to clear the cobwebs of apathy to get me through the last part of Grade 12! I ate beforehand, I had a drink at the concert and Mum took us to McDonald's afterwards.
After all of the exams, we got to celebrate at School Formal. My close friends didn't go, but lots of people I knew from my classes went. I wore my Dad's Tuxedo which made my shoulders look broader. The trousers were way too big, so Mum bought me a smaller pair and a blue bow tie. My family dressed up for the occasion. Dad drove me in his Mazda RX7 for SWAG. Everyone said I looked like Bill Nighy from Youtube. I'm a bit of a Maths/ Science Guy! We had some professional photos done at the venue, then my family left me to have some fun.
For dinner, we had salmon for entree, steak with vegetables for mains ... gave away my asparagus though - Yuck! .. and had a raspberry sponge roll and ice-cream for dessert. Sweet!
I started to dance .. to the surprise of everyone ... and it got the party started! My parents and brother picked me up at 11pm and we went home.
A couple of days later, I graduated in my Hawaiian shirt as I said I would and everyone clapped for me. It was really hot and they made us release balloons outside. The NZ students did a moving Haika, then my bro and I took off to Maccers.
What a ride Grade 12 was, but I'm glad it's over.
Now I just need to work out what I want to do next with my life! It will probably be University and more study .. but hey, a guy can dream!