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Today At School - Wednesday 24th May (Part Two)

Wow, I haven’t done a two part post in a while. At this point of time, the class was focusing on algebra. I can’t really explain much about how I did the math work on the board - it pretty much felt like any other time I did the math work on the board.

Today At School - Wednesday 24th May (Part One)

I came to school at 7:31 am.

Today At School - Tuesday 23rd May

I was surprised to see that it was cold again this morning. For a moment I thought Monday started again and I was given a second chance to experience the cold frost going through Auckland again. Dad dropped me off to school and I walked to the spot I got to in the morning, and this time, there were these men working on the football nets. I walked back and forth before coming across Connor (mentioned him in an early TIL post), and we talked a bit about some stuff that happened yesterday, and then something about the football posts (or soccer posts), and then began this joke that parodies guys who belittle their younger brothers when at school.

In History, the class went over some more stuff relating to our new assignment related to the 1981 Springbok Tour. I was glad, I learned a bit about this last year. The whole issue was that South Africa’s rugby team the Springboks were coming over and New Zealand was divided after having an apartheid country come over. Mr Prentice then talked abo…

Today At School - Monday 22nd May

I was wondering why it felt colder than usual when I woke up early this morning.

Information Report about Plants (from 2012)

Yet another post in which I never posted from 2012. Here's a basic information report about plants...

GBW Update: Fake News

'I AM NOT GIVING UP' Odrastan Chancellor Stanley blasts rumours of surrender
May 19th

Odrastan President has released a statement of anger towards the Ustwynsian Prime Minister Willy, after a story published by the Ustwynsian Press regarding rumours of surrender by Odrastan surfaced. Below is the full statement (okay, since this is all fiction, the comment this post refers to has been altered to suit this blog series) given by the Odrastan leader:

"I am not giving up. I am still striving to win this war, even though I am a bit low on ammo and the requirements for war and such, that does not mean that I will give in. The reason why I am not giving up to Patosina and Willy, is because Jarryd Hayne also never gives up and he inspired me to never give up and strive for my goals. No more comment."

The Ustwynsian Prime Minister hasn't released a comment on this new update just yet.

Same goes for the Apolsna Premier, Patosina.

-The Ustwynsian Press

GBW Coverage: Is It True?

ODRASTAN SURRENDERING?
-May 19th

It's not official, but the Ustwynsian Press believe that the leader of Odrastan has surrendered amidst the violent Blogging War that begun on May 1st. Reports suggest that lack of defense and offense military may be the cause behind the white flag waving of Stanley.

Meanwhile, Ustwynsian Prime Minister Willy is in a struggle with Apolsna Premier Patosina, who was left fuming after the lack of support regarding the beneficial option to force trading sanctions on Odrastan after the attack on Ustwynsia on April 18th.

On May 1st, the Apolsna capital was strike by a missile, sparking the whole conundrum.

No statement has been given by any other newspaper companies regarding the matter of false news, but it's come to knowledge that Willy has been informed of this rumour.

-The Ustwynsian Press

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The post this update refers to: Avenger? | The Blogging War

Today At School - Friday 19th May

First off, again, before I get to the actual post, I’m also participating in the Whanau Art Competition. My whanau is Ngata, if you didn’t know already. It’s quite different this year, the art competition. Last year it was a pavement art competition, where each whanau would use chalk to illustrate their whanau values and artistic ability.

So the day started out good, I spent some time thinking about some stuff at my usual spot for thinking whenever I come to school early. Sometimes I think, and sometimes, like this time, I just gaze up at the sky and watch the clouds go by as the sun slowly rises to shine that middle-of-the-morning light. At 8:02 am I walked off and headed for History class.

The class starts at 8:30 am but I get there early to avoid traffic during the 8:00am-8:30 am period.

To cut it short, History went well. Throughout the day, throughout the periods (Music, Social Studies) it went well, there was work done here and there, and I had my weekly guitar lesson. We’re cur…

Today At School - Thursday 18th May

Forgot to mention in yesterday’s post - but I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before - I’m learning guitar as part of taking Music as one of my options.

Summary of School Lately...

Okay, I apologise for not blogging a lot about what’s been happening at school, reader. I apologise. I’ve been busy with schoolwork and stuff and really haven’t focused on the blog. And I feel bad about that because that’s kinda out of my character. But anyway, what’s been happening with me lately…

Well, a few months ago (back in Term One) at the beginning of my Music class, my Music teacher (Mr Holmes) asked me if I sing. I didn’t sing that much at the time (well, at least when other people are around, I guess), but I replied with something along the lines of “Yeah, kinda.” Then he asked me to stay behind a bit when the period ended for the break. The thing was, he wanted me to hum some notes that he would play on the piano. I thought I was going to do badly...

But, it turned out that I was doing an (incredibly successful) audition to join the school choir! I mean, isn’t that great? Oh, and I’m a bass singer.

There was also the Sports Day that I’ll actually really literally seriously…

Mother's Day '17

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Shower your mum with love today, reader,  she deserves it.

GBW Coverage: One Week On...

'A WEEK OF TERROR'
9th May

It's a week since the Great Blogging War between Odrastan and Ustwynsia (translation: between Stanley and Willy) was declared. Many events have occurred to the point where the news coverage has been inundated with countless reports from the front line.

Propaganda popped up in a few reports, with videos of the Ustwynsian leader calling to action being repeated on screens in public, encouraging people to join and help with the soldiers on the front line. Posters have also popped up, in Odrastan, directed at the Ustwynsia Prime Minister.

No word from either side has surfaced - only their actions on the fields, causing havoc amongst the two countries.

Also, Apolsna (Patosina) joined the battle, against both Odrastan and Ustwynsia. After the strike on May 1st, the Apolsna leader had become furious with the two nations. It's been a week of terror for everyone in the three countries, going ahead against each other.

In other news, tragedy has struck t…

GBW: Transcript

Below is the transcript of the phone call shared between Odrastan Chancellor Stanley and Ustwynsian Prime Minister Willy.

9:35 pm - News reports all over Ustwynsia state that Apolsna's capital has been struck by a missile launched by Odrastan Chancellor Stanley.

9:37 pm - Ustwynsian Prime Minister Willy rings Odrastan Chancellor Stanley, marking the first time they have spoken after the April 18th attack.

9:41 pm - After seven attempts, the Prime Minister reaches the Chancellor.

---ODRASTAN CHANCELLOR STANLEY ANSWERS, CALL BEGINS---
ODRASTAN CHANCELLOR: I can't believe you had the audacity to call this number! Who gave you this number! All of this is because of you, Ustwynsian Prime Minister!

*silence for three seconds*

ODRASTAN CHANCELLOR: Are you even there?! I'm not wasting my time with you any longer.

*more silence*

PRIME MINISTER: Wait, hello? Wait! What?! I need to speak with you this instant, Chancellor! Hello?! Hello!

*silence*

PRIME MINISTER: (talking to someone nearby away …

GBW BREAKING: War?

'Odrastan Leader may start Blogging War' says government official
-May 1st

This just in, a government official from Ustwynsia has released a statement that war is 'highly likely', and that residents in populous cities in Ustwynsia should consider evacuating in case of an attack.

This comes after a week of threats and a war of words between the leaders of Ustwynsia and Odrastan escalated after the missile strike on Ustwynsia on April 18th. At least 560 people have since died from the initial attack or from injuries in the aftermath. Reports surfaced before showing Ustwynsian military training on private beaches, leaving many to speculate whether a war was imminent showing its power and its strength, leaving many to speculate whether a retaliation strike was in the works.

Reports of neighbouring countries beginning sanctions with Odrastan have just begun, after many days of prompting by Apolsna, who has tried to de-escalate the heated verbal war going between Ustwynsian …