Sunday, July 6, 2008

Back Home

I have to say I was a little sad to leave Marbella last week. We woke up at 4am in the pitch black morning to catch our flight to Paris. There were still tons of people on the streets coming home from their night out and the warm breeze coming off the water made me want to just sit on the beach and watch the sunrise. When we took off it was starting to get light out and there were absolutely no clouds in the sky so I said goodbye to Spain for the last time properly. 

So after a long and delayed flight from Paris we got back to Toronto last sunday afternoon and I don't think I even smiled until I came around the corner through customs and saw my mom waiting for me. That's my favorite part of any trip. Coming back from wherever you were and seeing your family or friends standing there because they missed you. It was the perfect homecoming. I noticed her immediately. My mom is a pretty cool lady. She has this awesome Victoria Beckham inspired hairstyle and an everyday killer orange purse (which I absolutely love and want to steal). Let's just say she's pretty noticeable. I hope I get that from her someday. 

Anyways, I don't think I've ever talked so much in my life from the airport to our house. I got so excited to see her and I wanted to tell her everything about my trip. I think it hit me that it's July and I leave for Beijing in a month!!!! I have one more little trip and then the next time I pack my bags it's for the Olympics! That is so CRAZY!!! It could be also that after my training camp in Spain I feel like I've improved so much and am really ready to compete. I left all my insecurities and doubts over in Spain that first week and I'm feeling good. I've got my confidence up and am sooo ready to get our there and compete. A few days ago I checked my email and I had one from a good friend of mine Nazmi from Australia who will also be in Beijing with me for Rhythmic. It was one line, "getting excited?". It put the biggest smile on my face. I have never been so excited in my life....nothing could describe it. 30 days to go.....

2 comments:

rhdonna said...

hi alex..
its Haze here (a.k.a rhdonna/xenosage).

honestly, im one of you millions fan.. i admire and envy you so much.. im a Malaysia.. u c, during the time you participate in Commenwealth games few years back (in manchester), you sweep all the gold medals in every (at least, most)events that you took part.. and sadly denied the medals for Malaysian gymnast..

but im not mad or angry.. coz you're pretty cool and you're the best.. and starting from that day i remember your name- Alex Mitchel Orlando (sorry. im bad at spelling people name).

im your fan.. hope that you'll hit me back.. really hope so.. hope to know you better.

thanks..

(facebook/ friendster- rhdonna @ mail. com)

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alonelybear said...

hi alex..
its Haze here (a.k.a rhdonna/xenosage).

honestly, im one of you millions fan.. i admire and envy you so much.. im a Malaysia.. u c, during the time you participate in Commenwealth games few years back (in manchester), you sweep all the gold medals in every (at least, most)events that you took part.. and sadly denied the medals for Malaysian gymnast..

but im not mad or angry.. coz you're pretty cool and you're the best.. and starting from that day i remember your name- Alex Mitchel Orlando (sorry. im bad at spelling people name).

im your fan.. hope that you'll hit me back.. really hope so.. hope to know you better.

thanks..

(facebook/ friendster- rhdonna @ mail. com)

(^~^)