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One of the best events that have happened was that Curt and I were able to watch Noteworthy in action. They celebrated their 10th Anniversary and had a great concert. It was pretty sweet! It was really funny because it was the weekend before Finals but since I made a schedule to follow, I was able to take a night off from studying and was able to play with friends.
Another big event was that I finished off my 4th semester of Finals! Man, it felt so great! I was able to celebrate the last day of finals with great friends over some yummy ice cream treats. It was awesome to just kick back, relax, and talk about not having to go home and do homework. Phew! It felt amazing!
I also wanted to mention that my 2 darling sisters: Crystal and Patricia had birthdays this month! I feel so old!!!!! I'm so grateful for my family... my awesome parents and crazy siblings! Oh the memories! I miss them so much and can't wait to spend some time with them after I'm done with school. :)
After relaxing for two days, my good friend, Janessa and I sat down at my kitchen table and had a serious conversation and session about BOARDS!!! Yes, it was our break from school and we got together and planned our schedule for the big exams that will basically change our lives hahahaha! It was pretty awesome and exciting at the same time. We had so many questions that we even called WREB themselves. They were so nice about it though and answered each and every one of the question we had. After a whole day of figuring out what we were going to do for the next 4-5 upcoming months, we sent our first application to take our 1st board exam: Written Anesthesia WREB! Holy cow, it was exciting and at the same time, we both had great anxiety. We had butterflies and I think worms in our stomachs lol! Well ok not worms, it just felt like it! Ever since then, we both have been studying non-stop for it. It was such a pain to not be able to enjoy the break but it's ok.. it'll be worth it in the end! :)
Even though I was studying my brains out for boards, there were times when my sweet hubs just knew that I needed a break. He decided that we were going to enjoy the sun and the warm weather. In Provo, they had a huge Spring event going on and we decided to go. It was super fun! We even got to hang out with our friends with cute babies. We had a blast!
Then, after a long week of being cooped inside the house again, the Buckmiller tradition of going to Moab finally arrived. It was nice to get out of Provo and have a change of scenery. We even invited Janessa since she was my study buddy and I couldn't leave her. We were both determined to study no matter what... but did that happen? Not so much! LOL! However, we were able to experience our first Jeeping experience (for Janessa) and first rock climbing and conquering my fear of heights experience (Me). It was super fun and man, I was so nervous for my life. It was such a rush of adrenalin and it was awesome!
Besides the fact that I was studying for Anesthesia boards, I was also studying something else not related to dental hygiene at all.... JAPANESE!!!! Yes.. I am learning Japanese for fun and because I needed a break from all of the serious stuff going on. I also have plans of visiting Japan next year and visit my best friend. It's been a dream of mine to visit that country since I was young. I tried going in 2008 but decided to go to school instead. I was even planning on going the next year but guess what happened..... I met Curt! LOL! So now, he told me I can go next year. Woohoo! I am super excited aboout it. I know it's a long ways away but it's something to look forward to. There's a video of Curt and Drew trying to learn a few phrases of Japanese somewhere in the video hahahaha!
Here are some books and audio cds that help me with my Japanese..
This is what I use to communicate with all my Japanese friends. It's an app called LINE and it's super awesome.. and FREE to use!!!! I love it.
The toughest part about learning Japanese is their alphabet. It's super tough learning it but I'm having so much fun memorizing them. Curt and I would watch anime and I could read the characters. It totally feels like an accomplishment. :)
Someday, I'm planning on mastering Korean and Spanish.. and yes I am serious about it. I don't know what it is about Asian languages but it just sounds cool and beautiful. Spanish on the other hand, is definitely a must for me. :)
Basically, that's what our April was like! Oh and by the way, did I mention that we got to see Switchfoot for the 2nd time in a row? Yes, it was awesome! Nuff said!
**Here's a Japanese version of "Let It Go" with it's English translation if you want to watch it! Just thought I'd share it. Hahahaha!