Saturday, 30 April 2016

Important Blogging Announcement

Hi, there, reader.

I should just point out one small thing on this blog that should be addressed before Term Two starts. For most of February, I started this thing called Today I Learned. Not an original title, as shown from results from Google, but it fits, because, it talks about school stuff. I did this for almost every day in February, and I stopped. I stopped because, well, to be honest with you, reader...it was too much. So, I left it there. Unfinished. Untouched. Unmentioned in the next few posts. I'm sorry, reader. I wasn't lazy to type down about my schoolday, but I had too much work for me to handle, and I couldn't catch up on days (like I did for some posts), because if I did that, more days would need to be written, and that would create chaos. For me. And, it would affect you.

So, I'm starting again, just experimenting with the first month of the Term. Weirdly enough, Term Two starts at the (almost) start of May. Even though it's May 2nd. But, that's still close to the start of May, right? Yeah. Right? Ah, nevermind, I'll continue. But! A big but in bold right here, reader. The new series will begin in Week Two of Term Two, or on May 9th. Why? Well, simple. This actually gives me time to do the first week of posts, and they will be posted on Week Two of Term Two.

So, just to remember, if you see a post of one day, it will have been posted one week after it occurred. FOr example, a post about Thursday the 12th of May would be posted on Thursday the 19th of May. By the way, this blogging series excludes the weekends, public holidays, and school holidays. Those days are important in case there are some days I have missed.

Monday, 25 April 2016

ANZAC Day 2016

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Last year, it was 100 years since the landing on Gallipoli by the ANZAC soldiers.

Today marks 100 years since the first ANZAC Day, to honour the (at the time) one-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings and the start of the Gallipoli Campaign.

Why should we celebrate ANZAC Day? Click here to read my personal opinion on this day.

Click here for a poem that I collaborated on with my good friend Mehi, written last year.

We shall remember them.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Social Studies Super-riser! (Part Two of two)

Lots of falling down and bumping off. Literally. When I got into there, it was a bit hard. I got stuck, and rolled around for a few seconds. Then I had some trouble standing up. I got there in the end, and went out onto the field. I don't know why, but I was commenting on everything I could just see. It was blurry, but that wasn't a surprise. It was my first time doing this, by the way, so I experimented some stuff. Bumping into one person into another person results in the third person to get all the force from me to fall over, while the second person gets half the force.

Social Studies Super-riser!! (Part One of Two)

On Thursday, the 14th of April, during lunchtime.

Some of the girls from 9E walked passed me to remind me to get changed into my P.E gear. Something was going to happen during Social Studies, and the Peer Support Students Team (well that's what I call them, I actually have no idea what the group are called, and I may sound facetious saying this but I'm being serious, I don't know, okay? I don't know) had been planning it for a long time, as Ms. Minahan (my Social Studies teacher in 9E) said.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Friday, 15th of April (Part Two)

Lunchtime.

I ordered myself a steak and cheese pie. Before I say the next thing, let me mention this: Denzel won something from the prize draw, I forgot to mention that. It was a chocolate bar. Now back to that moment. I saw Denzel sit down on the bench (on that spot I was talking about earlier in the previous post), and he held something in his hand. He stared at it, before licking it. The object must've been food. Obviously. He noticed me noticing him as he licked it.
"This was my prize..." he said sorrowfully, holding it up to eye height. I started laughing as he talked about how the chocolate bar came to be. After the little laugh attack, I asked him, "Where's Tyron?"
"He's just over there, at the tuck shop." Denzel replied along those lines, gesturing over to the tuck shop. I swerved around to the tuck shop. About four people in line. Tyron approached us with something he ordered. Well, he approached Denzel. I looked around and realized something...

It was quiet.

Seriously quiet. It was almost like the math test! But, seriously, it was so quiet, that I could hear someone's phone ring from about 15 metres away from me. Weird. Where was everyone? This somewhat felt like the exact opposite of Morning Tea. Denzel and Tyron were with me...but no one else. So, why not check the hall again? If at first you succeed, do it again. Well, of course that's not the phrase, but at least it relates to this situation. Nevermind. I walked to the hall with Denzel, because Tyron went off to somewhere, and after a short break from walking to take a drink of water, I realized another thing. I walked to Denzel to tell him, "I just realized something..." I began,
"What?" he asked,
"I have the wrong shoe on..."

I had my school shoe on my right foot, and my controversial-because-it-doesn't-apply-to-shoe-codes-in-Edgewater-but-also-not-controversial-because-other-students-wear-this-shoe shoe on my left foot. Gosh, I had a brain fog while changing after P.E. Wow. Denzel laughed at the fact that he didn't notice until that point. Walking up to the girl running it (there were more girls but they went off to watch what was happening in the hall), and I did what I always did to get something for free...

No, it wasn't to make up a new discount to let me get something, no, because I'm not really anything at the moment, am I?

It was to compliment the girl! And guess what?! I got a sausage roll for free!! Cooool!! Just hope no one kno-oh...wait...ohhh...

Moving on. I was in the hall! And I saw pretty revealing stuff! A dance competition of sorts. So many students filled up the hall. I kinda see why at college there's no such thing as a whole college assembly. I mean, it was FILLED! More filled than that kind of doughnut that has filling in it. It was that filled.

Some African dances, freestyle dances, dance battles (I think) and twerking. Lots of twerking. With music I didn't normally listen to. But I won't judge that. Towards the end of lunchtime, the last act talked for a bit about the LGBT community, and that it takes a lot of courage for someone who is in that community who performs on stage, and that people who blatantly laughs at that (they said that because, well, I don't know, laughter was heard? I really don't know, they did say we weren't a nasty audience) is a, as they said it, "weak as ....". I can't really etch out either of the letter from the four-lettered-word. But, you know what it is. You just know it.

Everyone moved out of the hall, and I approached my last subject for the term...Art...how greeeaaaat, especially with Nathanael (he's basically the old version of Christopher that looks a tad bit like Taylor from a few years ago) in it. He got escorted out of the Art Room by Mrs. Scott (Year Nine Dean), and I took his paper. Sorry, mate, but it was put to good use...

Richard - Inspired by humans, because we count as animals,
right? I mean, look at the class! (by the way, I was doing this for humour,
and Ms. Bradshaw didn't complain about this!)

But anyways, Art was good. Just good. Not spontaneous or anything special, just completing off some drawings that mostly everyone started on. Lots of glitter around the classroom. There was some on my paper there was some on my bag, there was some on my arm...weird enough, right? Thanks a lot to the Year 10s who worked on their glitter artwork (which looked cool, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt*). I confused one of the Peer Support Leaders for a Year 10 as they walked by, which was quite embarrassing. I should've known they weren't known a Year 10 because they were wearing the Senior Shirt. Nice going, me.

After Art...well, that was it, really. All I had to do now was to get on the bus and hope that no loombands would be flicked. I was wrong. So horrifyingly wrong. But this time, instead of the regular people flicking it, it was some of my friends! It's becoming so annoying, you can literally walk around the spot I go to and I guarantee that you'll find a band every five to eight seconds. Flicking loombands all over the bus. Gosh, it's annoying, just when it happens in school...it happens on the bus. And you can't escape it...

This kinda reminds me of a little (big, actually) event that happened last year. Its one year anniversary is approaching...

Monday, 18 April 2016

Friday, 15th of April (Part One)

Forgot to talk about this with you, reader!

Sorry!

The last day of Term One, for Edgewater College. What better way to start off the last day of the term....by going to your old primary school, or, in my case, Tamaki Primary. To drop off Abby. I had a brief conversation with Ms. Barlow and other teachers before walking back out to Mum's car, so she could drop me off. It took a while. But that was alright. I wasn't that late.

Social Studies was first. This was when I realized that even during the holidays, you have homework! Considering that this is college, I understand that, but wow, SOMEONE should've warned me about this beforehand when I asked them for advice on getting ready for college...SOMEONE....but I took the work, like everyone else, with the guys sitting with me groaning and complaining (don't worry, I've only known them for about ten weeks, so I'm used to it).

Maths was next. Gosh, that was bloody hard. 9E had a maths test. Gosh, did I even mention on this blog that I'm bad at maths? I mean, from last year onwards, besides the mini-games and learning, I was bad at learning about fractions and decimals. Mostly fractions, but moving on. I had my bottle of water with me to sip (sip meaning to drink a lot), and to be frank...it was the quietest maths lesson I have ever been in. Or any lesson. It was even quieter...than the library! Towards Morning Tea, Mr. Abeysuriya told everyone that you know, you didn't have to answer ALL of the questions, just make sure you gave an actual try at it.

I missed a few questions.

I can tell I'm going to get a bad grade for maths. I can just tell. I can tell it! *I can read the future, reader!

Morning Tea came along and Denzel and Tyron (two guys I usually hang out with, along with a **squad) weren't at the spot. Spot, as in, the tree area where we would unusually see each other at. Other friends came by and noticed the two weren't with us. I had to make a guess to where they were. Were they already off on a walk? Are they in detention? Did they just ditch me? No, wait! I need to check the hall! There was a draw going on in the hall for the students who attended school everyday since the stamp cards were given out.

Short story, there was this stamp card thing and if you had everyday stamped on there you would be in the draw, so you'd have to avoid being late at all costs. When Tyson and Cezar (I probably mentioned them before in a Today I Learned post) walked into English late, I reminded Ms. Clark about the stamp, and so because of that, they missed out on the draw. Sorry, guys. But I'm not a nark! I was being a..a...reminder, if I could call myself that. Moving on, I didn't win anything in the draw. How surprising. Miss Fortune might've paid a visit, giving me bad luck on this. Even after that, when lollies were thrown out, I don't know how, but I kept getting banana flavoured Starbursts...I don't even like banana flavoured Starbursts! How weird is that?!

After Morning Tea, there was Science. Another test. Dang it. It was about the things 9E learned about Biology. Plant cells, animal cells, MRS GREN (some acronym about characteristics that most animals and plants have), and classification. It was hard on the classification, and I wanted to give up, but Ms. Quigley made me actually think about the classification question. I filled it out. It felt great.

Physical Education. 9E was in the small gym, and we played two games. I forgot the name of the first game, but I'll describe. One half of the class would would be the runners, while the other half would be the fielders. The runners would run from one wall to the other across, then back, while the fielders passed the ball around to throw at them. The fielders were not allowed to move with the ball. But guess what? It was a warm up! Wow! This is where I said that little joke:

Can we cool down after that warm up?

It wasn't as funny as it was supposed to be when I said it at the time, but I laughed a lot. The next game (forgot the name again...dang, I'm never good with remembering names of games...) involved the same teams, but this time, you had to be aware of who was around who, because you could get tagged by a ball from the other team in a click *snaps fingers* just like that, and if you were tagged you would sit down, and your teammate needed to pass a ball to you twice (back and forth and back and forth), and you were back in.

I don't know who won. But I caught the golden snitch ball. Goodness, you've just gotta love the golden snitch.

Whoa. That didn't sound right.

*Disclaimer: I can't predict the future, actually. Sorry.
**We don't call it a squad...well sometimes we do, but it's...nevermind...

Back at it again...

Hi, reader!

It's me...

It's the first school holidays of the year, so I have just two weeks to bring some blogging content. I just need to think about what to blog about.

But it's good to get back to this after, what, a few weeks!

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Cheeseburger Pancakes?

Hi, reader!

Another post that's not related to learning, allllright! Last year, back in February, I did a post about my Wacky Web Tale. It was something about Mehi and Sulaiman dancing to music then Michael Jackson came out of nowhere...

*confused look for two seconds*

*shakes head after two seconds*

April 3rd...

Hi, there, reader.

Today is my birthday.

But it's not a big deal, I'm only 14 now. So I decided to just relax for the day. Because, well, what can you do for your 14th birthday?

Exactly. But gosh, 14 years old. I made it. One year without even thinking about making a Facebook page. I mean, seriously, there are some people who at the age of 13, they make a Facebook page. Although, others have taken a bigger turn and made a page BEFORE turning 13. They always say it's to keep up with friends. I don't blame them, Facebook seems cool. I'm just not interested because of the way I've thought of Facebook. Thankfully.

A year has gone past. That was quick, wasn't it? I remember my 13th birthday as if it were two days ago (not yesterday because I want to be realistic, geez). On this day, I walked with my dad to this park near the nearest river. I don't know what it was, but it was in Pakuranga, I can tell you that. Now I'm in college, just typing this down. Gosh, I'm only two years before I can at least attempt to get a driver's license.

Well, I don't know what to do now. Here's a drawing that has random pictures of some stuff.

Friday, 1 April 2016

April 1st, 2013... (Final)

NOTE: THE 31ST WAS SKIPPED.

The last entry from the document of short posts I didn't post in 2013 is here. April the 1st...

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Today is April fools day and, sadly, I got pranked by, wait for it, GOOGLE!!! It’s crazy to think about it but it’s true. It all started when I looked at something called “NOSE beta”  and then YOUTUBE came to prank as well, with a short, but fake video saying that it would be shutting down for like, 10 YEARS!!!  It felt sad until I read about an article saying that it was, fake. I also pranked my dad, which was a good thing. Lucky Youtube didn’t really shut down, hmmm.

New Youtube Skill Thing!

Hi reader.

I don’t normally do these kinds of posts but would you believe it? In our world today where technology and cyberspace is taking hold on the real world, new breakthroughs happen now and again through different social networks and new technology and apps and gears come about for everyone to gasp in wonder about.

One of the social networks, and also a video-sharing website, YouTube, has made a breakthrough through videos and senses, allowing us viewers of videos to sense the smell of what’s happening in the video! It has taken six years for this to work, but we can finally use a shortcut on selected videos to smell, what is in the video!

All you have to do is this:
  1. Click here and it will take you to a recipe on how to make koko alaisa - special testing has been more successful with videos related to foods and cooking due to the aroma of food. Make the video go to full screen.
  2. Now I know what you’re thinking - I can’t smell anything! Well, just wait after it goes past the two minute mark.
  3. After the two minute mark, press your nose onto the screen, looking at the food.
  4. Type out “awesome” and see the magic.


It’s good to get this out, especially at the start of April! To try out another video, click here!

GAME REVIEWS!! PRESENTASODE (Presentation and Episode together) ONE!

WHOA, what's up everyone! It's your guy Willy here for a special announcment! I'm making GAMING REVIEWS from now on! Yeah! So this is the first presentation here and I'm too lazy to write a description so go ahead, go through the presentation then tell me what you thiiiink....

By your mate, Willyyyy.......