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To: All The World's Greatest Cruise Mates!!!!! From:Christian
Hello to all from Splendor Of The Seas with the sail date of July 31 2006, or somewhere around there. I'm very glad to have received all your email addresses throughout the week! It was very exciting to meet all of you from all over the world!!!!!
I hope that all of you enjoyed your cruise vacation to the fullest! I DID!!!! What was the best? What was the worst? I really enjoyed the shore excursions, the teen club, and all the food with the waiters included. I, also, enjoyed the room service too! I guess I did not like the low participation in activities, adult and non adult. I, also, did not like how some people treated our cruise director, Leo, at some shows. Some was good and some was bad.
Well, I wont be blabbing on for much longer, since I just got back from Venice, Italy a day ago. I really hoped you enjoyed all the dancing. It seems that's what most people liked to see me do.
Here's a little brief history about that...........
I found this talent in the Fourth Grade and have been doing ever since. I had won a dance competition and it went on from there. During middle school, I gained more spotlight at my school dances, with at one time having over 300 people watching me fly. It was kinda crazy, but interesting at the same time. It only gets better.......... At our school we have something called Spirit Week. We compete against another school and see who can raise more money than the other for charities during the week. This is not as easy as it sounds. It takes much planning,patience, and participation. Or simply, the 3 P's. To keep a long story short, our school had been losing this competition for the last 8 years. This year we had to when. That's where I came in. We had Homecoming in October and I was looking fresh once again. My talent literally exploded. On the Friday before Spirit Week began, which was a month later, a fellow peer of mine wanted me to teach them how to dance. Many had been asking after Homecoming. My teacher at that time stated, "Wait, and ask him during Spirit Week." I thought for a minute and registered it as a very strange comment. But it gave me a great idea, a big one. a big BIG one! I wanted to raise money for Spirit Week by dancing anywhere and at anytime for a dollar a piece. I raised about $500 throughout the week doing that myself. The Friday of Spirit Week was a big day for me. Three young ladies had seen me dance for one of their classes and asked if I would dance with our female principal who is about 55 years old. Strange question, right? Well, I thought so too. I twisted this thought through my head for a while and said "YES." Many thought I was crazy, but it was a decision that I will never regret. This was done around third period. Our Spirit Week pep rally was not until 7th so we had a while to rehearse. That's why I love 1,2,Step by Ciara so much. That is the song that helped our school win Spirit Week!!! I had to teach it to her during 5th Period. 7th would be show time. Our school had to raise a lot of money though to have it happen! WE SUCCEEDED!!!!!!!! WE RAISED OVER $3,500 FOR THE SHOW!!!!!!!!! I was quite impressed. So in total I raised $4,000 for my school by dancing. How crazy is that? Well, not too crazy. We won the competition by $3,000 because of it. If I never danced, we would have lost by a mere $1,000. We won with $123,000 to the other $120,000 raised by the other school. It was a victory we will never forget. So I guess living my dream is worth it.
I hope you all have been living your dreams as well. Cruising and traveling are dreams too and I hope that they are on the tops of your lists too! With all that going on, I went on to two feature interviews with the school paper and yearbook. During that year, I was the only student in the school to accomplish both!!!!! It was quite an accomplishment. I had many dreams in my future and I just can't wait for more. What are you dreams for the future? Was cruising and traveling one of them?
I hope that we all keep in touch throughout these next few years. Through the ups and downs. Successes and failures. I am glad to know you all and hope that you all have a great future ahead of you!!!!!!!
My email address is: Writrboy42@aol.com
My AIM is: Writrboy42
My Myspace address is: www.myspace.com/christiantheamazing
My blog address is: http://www.christianlblog.blogspot.com/
To see the video of the Spirit Week Pep Rally Dance see: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=598205445&n=2
(you need Adobe Flash Player 9 to view the video)
****If you have any other email address from other people on the cruise, go ahead and email them to me.
*****If you know someone who should have received this email and did not send their correct email address to me.
****If not, then direct them to the blog where this message will be posted.
****If you have AIM, send me your screen name.
****If you have a Myspace, Bebo, Facebook, Xanga, Livejournal, blog, etc., please send it to me.
I will try to start adding people to my Myspace with whom I can find, along with AIM. I hope that we can all keep in touch soon!!!!!!!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!