Thursday, 25 December 2014

Jingle Bells!

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way

Bells on bobtail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side,
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago,
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow,
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight
and sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bobtailed bay
Two forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! you'll take the lead.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle Bell Rock!

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun.

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle bell Square
In the frosty air.

What a bright time, its the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh.

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet
That's the jingle bell, that's the jingle bell, that's the jingle bell

Joy to the World!

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room

And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make
His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders and wonders of His love

Thursday, 18 December 2014

My Sister's Early Birthday

Today was my sister's, well, let's say, early celebrated birthday.

At least I was told that by my Mum, who was at Kindergarten with her. Noting that Kindy wouldn't be on next week, and her birthday's next week, who would've thought that they would celebrate her birthday today?!

She sat on that kind of "Special Chair" for someone who would have their birthday, and the teacher, well, one of the teachers went through her portfolio. It included a lot of positive stuff about how she was developing her literacy and all that other stuff.

Mum came back home without my sister, but did bring something back. Her birthday hat. It was big, and could actually her head when she came back! Amazing!

She's starting school next year, and before I continue, it's obviously obvious what school she's going to. I don't even have to say it, just scroll up to the title of this blog and you'll find out easily. Anyway, she's starting school next year, so, it would be fair that she would leave kindy this year.

Although I hope she's good at school next year. I will have to walk with her to school. Which really changes my lifestyle of walking to school.

Wow, 2015 changes everything.

Moving on from the fact that things will change next year, I took a picture of my sister wearing her birthday hat. Why? One, to put on this post, and two, because she begged me to.

Seriously. And the end result...

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

"Go Away" ("Don't Make Waves" Cover/Version)

Another cover song from the Tamaki Quartet using spelling words, "Go Away"! Original song, "Don't Make Waves" by the Nolan Sisters.

Spelling words are, again, bold and underlined.

Oh! Let me write something!
If you gonna construct these
Oh, then
Go, go, a-way

I couldn’t build anything
Now you can’t trust me
And you can’t even leave me
Evaluate and you’ll go deep
‘Cause you take my stuff
And my information’s lost again
Oh, letting go is not alright

Make a model, make a map, and do it all in just one night!

So please…

Go, go a-way (ooh)
Let, one, work, smooth, kay?
Oh, let me write something
If you gonna construct these
Oh, then
Go, go, a-way

‘You’ve gotta tessellate that better’
‘Wow, I just can’t even see’
Well let me just translate that for ya,
Can’t you let it be?!
Or I will just turn
To composition measures
Oh, letting go is not alright
Just use the layout and we will not fight
So please…

Go, go a-way (ooh)
Let, one, work, smooth, kay?
Oh, let me write something
If you gonna construct these
Oh, then
Go, go, go a-way
You’re not even listening...go, go, go away
Go, go, go, go...go, go, go away
If you’re gonna construct these...go, go,
Go away!

Monday, 15 December 2014

“Now We Won’t Be Saving Anyone” (I’m Not The Only One Cover/Version)

A little version of "I'm Not the Only One" by Sam Smith. This version uses the spelling words, which are bold and underlined.

You and me, we had a cow
‘Cause the Loch Ness would be worse
I can’t believe you put it down
Even though you were a trained nurse
The years back then I had my doubts
Rift zone was over here
I wish this wouldn’t happen now
‘Cause I know a king tide is comin’ near
You say I’m dazing
But for real, I know what you have just done
Our trench is ruined, lady
Now we won’t be saving anyone
Sediment’s unavailable
And sadly I know why
Tidal waves unrestrainable
Which meant the bottom feeders did die
You say I’m dazing
But for real, I know what you have just done
Our trench is ruined, lady
Now we won’t be saving anyone
I’ve managed for a tsunami
Maybe I am not that prepared
Now the tides have gotten closer to me
Not lying, it’ll tear us apart
(Chorus 2x)
You say I’m dazing
But for real, I know what you have just done
Our trench is ruined, lady
Now we won’t be saving anyone
Now we won’t be saving anyone
Now we won’t be saving anyone
And we won’t...

Now we won’t be saving anyone

2 Weekly Post (December 8th - December 14th) - Part Two

Welcome back to the finale of "The 2 Weekly Post".

Left at the entrance of Auckland Hospital. A car's worst nightmare. Second worst, behind traffic jams. Full carparks.

And now...
The sun was beating down on us. Mostly the car, but the windows were open, so it was shining. I am unfamiliar about the time, so I wonder. What time is it?

We still couldn't find a space for minutes. After the boiling point, Mum ended up looking at a car for what seemed like a minute, just getting ready to park out and go. Then she came in, and we were all happy. Well, that was me, I don't know about Abbie. She wanted to "go" really badly.

I wasn't worried. I was only worried if something was wrong with me. So, to cut a few minutes of your reading time..........zoooooooo, elevator, oooooooooo, crying, ooooooooooo, toilets, oooooooo, and I waited outside, by myself. I admired the painting, which was weird, because it looked like a door that had white paint all over it.

Then Mum and Abbie came out, and we went off. To the receptionist up some flight of stairs, we were waiting for a while for the appointment. For me. Then Abbie. After what seemed like 5 minutes, I was checked for my height and weight, and to believe that my lie came true! I was 57 kilograms! Wow, I should not have said that.

But all was well in the end. There's nothing wrong with me! I'm just a tall guy, who's gone through puberty. Hence the tallness. My sister has nothing wrong with her, except for her apparent skin problem. I was only told to drink more fluids as much as I can, and to add salt to my diet. Lovely!

My sister, on the other hand, needed to cut down on rice bubbles. The cereal, yes. And to take some cream for her skin, as it is dry, and she has eczema, so...yeah, that's probably alright for her.

After the appointments, we brought some dinner for...dinner, had dinner, cleaned the table, did all that stuff.

Then...that day came. The "End of School" day. It was all good at first, some of us were doing this, some of us were doing that. Some of us were helping, and then sat on the mat. The farewell assembly for two teachers, Mr Wong and Miss May, was scheduled for later that day.

Morning Tea came, and it was getting close. The old friend I was talking about before, he was there as well through the whole week, because his college finished. In my opinion, he was a great help.

Then, the assembly was on. Farewell videos were shown, big cards were given, and a performance was shown. Performance being Teina's group, which I was in. It went well perfectly. Perfectly timed, perfectly done. Probably the best highlight of the day.

The downside was, obviously, being the farewelling to the Year Eights. I went out early, but stayed near the gates, having a talk with Taylor's Nana. We were talking about how it'll be so hard to move on next year, and that next year will the changing year.

All of a sudden, I had years of flashbacks come right at me.

I couldn't help but cry. Not of sadness, well, yeah, that, but also, from the fact that we must move on. We'll see each other again! Probably...not for some of you, but still, we'll remember each other! I just couldn't believe this was happening. I had to say the word, "Bye..." and while me and Nana were talking, we found out that it's so easy to say "Hi", but it's just too hard to say "Bye".

But you can't just wave and smile. You really need to let it out. I needed time to recover, the most less happiest way possible, I walk home. Alone. In the showery-rain.

But that's not all. I found out at home I forgot to get my report that I was SUPPOSED to get yesterday, but was in an appointment. I finally got it, and it was amazing, in my opinion. Especially at the back.

Everything was "Always".

2 Weekly Post (December 8th - December 14th) - Part One

Welcome back, reader. Must've actually listened to that, uh, thingy, didn't you?

So, moving on, it was Monday. The start of the ending week of school. Or however it's supposed to sound like to make sense.

So, moving along. Monday. Bit fuzzy to remember, let's move to...oh, wait, it was the last day of being in the classroom OF Room 8! We had our time, well, it had its time, and I don't know what will happen, except for the fact that it may be the Art Room next year (2015).

It was quite sad. Actually, it was really sad. To be in the class for the last time.

Then Tuesday came along and I know one moment of that day that stood out. Well, two. KiwiCan, and the Room 7 and 8 Shared Lunch. It was fun, but I found out that I am terrible to be with when wearing a Santa Hat. I'm serious. There was this last time, and I think I mentioned, that that last time I wore a Santa Hat, the radio was gone for the day, and I didn't do anything but just use the computer. Oh, no, wait. My computer broke last year. I had to use the original computer I used for blogging two years back.

But back to this year, Chasity was struggling to keep up with me, wearing the hat. First, while we were walking, I randomly stopped for a moment, and she bumped into my shoulder, and then about two seconds later, she tripped over something. We laughed. And then, another thing happened. When I was setting up the tables. Removing the bean bag chairs, and polystyrene came out of nowhere, everywhere.

Then when trying to get a table, it toppled over, making a horrendous sound on impact. Then the table behind it toppled after a moment or so.

So I came to my conclusion. Wearing a Santa hat, I am bad luck. To myself, and others. Myself, yes. While even talking about bad luck to Chasity after some time, and saying some random stuff, like, "Oh, I hope a tree doesn't run you down.", and then, the strangest thing happened...

No, Chasity did not get run down by a tree.

I was shin-kicked by someone whose name shall not be named, but it's almost the end of the year, so what the heck. Caprice. She's a good friend, but can be very pushy, or shall I say, kicky, sometimes. Anyway, I was shin-kicked and got frustrated that my luck had now turned. I ended up chasing her.

My leg was aching, so what would be better than a bath after school? WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

I know, the water's too hot, and you accidentally slip. Naked. Ooh, shouldn't say that. I mean, "Naked", as in "tired".

Oh, so, anyway, that's my LUCKY TUESDAY RIGHT THERE, EVERYONE.

Wednesday came along, and again, my leg was aching, along with other parts of my body, which really meant that I was in turmoil because of one person. But I don't really blame them, but I thought that just in case, I would get answers for why I was shin-kicked, and got them. Caprice then hit me with some glasses, and wow, did that hurt? Yes, it did.

But other than that, again I say that. There was a Prize Giving practise for the Year Eights, and it was emotional, because, if you haven't noticed, they're going and leaving!

I almost cried for parts of it, but that didn't beat the actual thing, which was on Thursday. I brought tissues along in case, well, you know, if things turned into a screening of "Titanic", I mean, seriously, that movie's sad at one point.

There was the part emotional, part independent, part deep, part humorous speeches made by Mavis and Jayden, along with some awards, then a moving speech from the guest speaker, Miss Latoya, and gosh, it was moving. I said that already. Oops. It moved me. But not only me, the Year Eights, too.

Then there was the band performance, and guess what? I got an award! So did Chardonnay! And we were both Year Sevens! But that was ONLY because we were in the Student Council, and it wouldn't be fair if the Year Eight Student Council got the award, right?

Actually, it would. But, hey, it was fair enough.

By the time the whole thing finished, I was alarmed to see my mum! Wow, my luck's playing up with me! She came to tell em my appointment was, in her words...


So, I developed a state of shock and, uh, sadness, as I, if I didn't tell you, had to go to an appointment about my height, and my sister's. I'm practically 6 foot, now.

Now, with almost everyone outside, and at the moment your mum walks out the door after telling you to get home right now, what's the first thing you do?

Run as if the world's gonna end. Literally say goodbye to your friends and family relatives. Literally, it was like the end of the world. You may have bumped into someone, causing them to drop a trophy or two, but it was worth it (really?), as you said sorry many times. Grabbing your bag and farewelling two teacher aides, you race out of the school, and the next thing you know, you're in a car on your way to Auckland Hospital.

But it doesn't end there. There's hardly any parking space, and depending on what will happen next, it will take a while.

In this concluding week of Tamaki Primary, will there be an available parking space for the three (Me, Mum, and Abbie), or will everything turn to custard? Also, what will happen on the last day of school? Triumph, or toil?

Next time, on the 2 Weekly Post...

2 Weekly Post (December 1st - December 7th)


Hi, blog, just going to run through some amazing events I experienced in the last weeks of school, also the last two weeks of school. I don't know if that was to be in that way or the other way. I don't what I'm saying, but I'll get right to it.

One day, on Thursday the...4th of December, which was the 4th day of official summer, yay, it was the Dine and Dance for the Year Sevens and Eights. it was a great time and many photos were taken, I can tell you that. Man, if I had a dollar for every photo taken in that time period...I'd be so rich right now.

But that's not the point. Everyone looked amazing! But wanna know the worst thing about it?

The next day. It clearly sprang to my mind. Everything...was...normal.

Oh, yeah, that's right, there was an Inter-Schools Athletics Day I went along. I was in high jump for the Year 7 boys, along with Brooklyn...yeah, just him. I came 5th overall...I think. I don't know. I'm not really good at scoring and placing, and statistics, and scores, and...

Nevermind that. Oh, goodness, me, I have a weird computer. Doesn't know what the word, "Nevermind", is. But moving aside from the day, which was on Wednes...

Oh, no, wait, was it Wednesday? 

I think it was. 

It was sunny.

Oh yes, and the day before that! Tuesday! Wow, I hope I'm not gonna keep going back in time with these flashbacks, but anyway....TUESDAY THE 2ND OF SUMMER WAS AMAZING. Why, some may ask this particular crazy blogger? Well, there was this trip to Rainbow's End, for the students who did something for the school, like, uh, being in the Student Council, being a Road Patroller, etc., and let me tell you. It was my first time. And it went better than I thought.

I thought I would wimp out of the Stratosfear.

I didn't. Actually, I don't know how I got into that kind of mess, anyway, but let's just say it was from an old friend...who kindly offered to help the school, but that's another story.

Anyway, a quick description of the Stratosfear, for those who have never been on it...

You'll regret it from the moment you sit down. When it starts swaying, it's too late. A few seconds in, and you're already scared for your life, but you try to distract yourself by yelling someone's name from above, or waving at someone who's in the waiting line.

Then a minute later, all is lost. Your mouth is gone. Only what you see and hear is important. Screams, oh, the screams. Then you recover from your "non-speaking". Two minutes in, and you start you realise it's just too scary to handle. Seriously. So, in case something happens, you start yelling out your will. It makes sense for me...

Willy with a Will.

But wanna know the weirdest part? You're sitting there, helpless, scared for your life, HOLDING for your life, and then to your left is a complete stranger, you don't even know, laughing out loud. Look to your right, and your friends are screaming, also. You know you're not the only one.

You close your eyes, and mouth, and repeat the word "No" really fast in your head. "No, no, no, no, no, no, no...". Then, you had the false sensation of safety. You open your eyes. You're wrong. Instead, you're looking straight at the ground, your legs dangling. You're thinking to yourself how you got here.

Four minutes in, and you think it's over. It probably is.

And then it ends. You feel a bit dizzy, but you're fine.

Then after some rides, and a miracle of getting water, you finally realise it was all worth it.

So! Anyway! That was something about one ride I'll never forget.

And that...was my week. Of two weeks.

With only one more week remaining for school, what WILL happen? Will it end in remembrance, or will it end in tears? Find out what happens, or, to be clear, what happened, on the 2 Weekly Post.

Friday, 12 December 2014

The Last Day

Hey, there. Yoou.

It's that time of the year, again. The end of the school year, or at least, for us. I heard OTHERS have one week left. Lucky. I bet they started late, too. Because we started on January the 28th. I still remember the first thing that happened. Still remembered the people. Still remember the table I was sitting at. Still remember the moment that random guy started to chase me home, who I didn't know.

Now look at us now. Crying, knowing that some of us won't see them for a while.

At least the assembly will be a highlight of us being together for the last time. Had a great time. Failed to do the spilts. Farewelled Mr Wong and Miss May. Sad.

I couldn't help it but shed my tears after school, after the bell, watching everyone from the gate, standing alone, with Taylor's nana, of course, I know she's going to be here next year.

Right? If she's not, I am sooo not gonna be right next year.

Hugs and kisses from one to another, and messages flowing. One person I'll never forget hugging and talking for a long time is Simon. He wasn't going to leave the school gates. Literally. He was, like, on the very edge of Tripoli Road's entrance. I was on the other side (weird), and we both hugged and I rambled on about what could probably happen next year.

We wouldn't see each other some time.

We were both broken after I said that. After realizing I needed to go, I gently, slowly, walk away from him. Wow, that didn't sound sad at all! being sarcastic there, it was pretty emotional when we kept thinking about the year ahead, what would happen to us. I know I'll still be here, in Tamaki Primary, maybe growing to even be a leader for the school.

Oorr not. We never know.

But I'll never forget them. They may forget me, but I'll never forget them.

And this year, though, I will never forget. Nor 2013. Nor 2012. Nor...

Bring it on, 2015!

P.S - I think I just rambled on about the "farewell Year 8s" part.

I'll miss them, though.

Oh, there I go again.