Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Harlem Shake!

Most people are asking what the harlem shake is, and how do you do the Harlem Shake. It is a dance, a dance where you act like a lunatic and go crazy. It has heaps of views and different videos on youtube. Check it out for yourself.

Our class had the opportunity to make our very own harlem Shake video, with the help of our teacher. With costumes, masks, umbrellas. It was crazy we all looked like lunatics but I guess thats the whole point of the dance. It was heaps of fun. After editing the movie it looked really cool.

If I could change anything about the Harlem Shake? I reckon Its perfect just the way it is and so AWESOME! Its probably one of the craziest dances ever!

If you search up Harlem Shake on youtube you will notice there are heaps of covers and different people who made their own Harlem Shake Video too. Also some video’s are set in some weird places like underwater, skydiving and even in in meetings. Even Barack Obama has a video of him doing the Harlem Shake.

Check Out Our Class Harlem Shake

Monday, March 25, 2013

Auckland Champs

Yah we have Auckland Champs today. We get to spend another day out of class and go to Wesley intermediate. We were challenging teams that won the eastern zone tournament. If we won not only would we be Auckland Champs we would advance to Nationals.

Our first game wasn’t a win but it was a good game. As we were walking down to our next game I was talking to Huelo-Ata. “Do you think we're going to win this next game” I asked. She said she didn’t know. Our next opponents were called Mansel.

It was a very challenging game and was a lot of fun at the same time. Sadly we didn’t win this game either, but it was a good experience.

After playing 5 games we ending up winning 1 game and lost 4 games. That put us in 7th place. Meaning we game 7th in Auckland.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Homeless Lady Narrative

Looking out the car window I noticed a homeless solitary figure. Beside her she had oversized bags filled to the brim, filled with old scruffy clothes. She had a tin full of food scraping every last drop. She was wearing a ragged red and black tartan skirt with a large waterproof jacket and old worn shoes.

I felt really sorry for her. I wonder if she had anyone to look after her. She must feel abandoned and hopelessness. As she was just sitting there she was looking at people go past her hoping someone would lend her money or food.

Suddenly I saw some people go up to her and started to talk to her. Her eyes lit up and started to smile at them. They also gave her some food and money. Then they sat next to her. They must know her. As long as she was happy now.

On our way back from the shops I looked in the spot she was sitting at and noticed she wasn’t there any more. I wonder if she was in a better place.

A Special Vist From Stks

Today we had a special performance from a guy who calls himself Stks. He is very talented, he played the guitar and sang to us. Some of us joined in and sang with him. He has an amazing voice. ClICK HERE to hear him sing.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Going To Rainbows End

“So which ride should we go on first “ said Huelo-Ata excitedly to me. We had just arrived at Rainbows end the, theme park in Auckland. This was my 2nd time going to Rainbows end, the last time I went was when I was 3 years old with my parents, but I don’t remember anything. This time I could enjoy it going with my friend Huelo-Ata. It was her birthday and thats why we were going. We got our passes and headed of the the ride we were going to on first. The Invader!

While waiting in line I could already feel the butterflies in my stomach. Just looking at the it looked scary, but at the same time looked kinda fun. As we went onto the ride i couldn’t wait for it to start. It was like a spaceship spinning in the mid air, I felt like I was flying.

After going on all the rides we had 1 last ride to go on, the FEAR FALL!  A 80 meter drop. The scariest ride at Rainbows End. Hardly goes on the ride because its so high and you drop really fast. But we were going on it. Just by waiting in line I got butterflies. But we didn’t need to wait for long because their were only 4 people in front of us.

Finally it was our turn. Just sitting on the ride waiting was scary. As we reached the top we could see a lot of thing. It was a good view until, we dropped. It felt like my stomach was in my head. It was the most scariest ride i have been on in my life. But it was cool being able to experience it.

It was heaps of fun. I hope I can go again one day.

Friday, March 15, 2013

My softball Experiance

"Catch the ball" screamed everyone. It was the beginning of our softball tournament and we were fielding against Tamaki's softball team. We were lucky we were allowed to go and play softball for the whole day. Not only that but we were challenging all of the schools from east. Also if we won we would be going to Auckland Champs. Looking at all the team that were playing, they looked very competitive. We were all up for a challenge not only to win but to represent our school.

After 2 innings we found out it was a tie 4-4. Even though we didn't win it was better than losing and it was good for our first game. We did 3 cheers for them and them moved on to our next opponents, St Heliers. At the end of the pool matches, we ended up winning 2 games and drawn 2 but never lost a game which means we advanced into the quarter finals.

Finally Playing in the quarter finals against St Thomas, we were also playing against an old friend Teresa. She used to come to our school. We were all desperate to win this game. Luckily after the second innings we won. Finally to the finals against the hardest team in east, Bailey Road. They are known as the undefeated champs for years.

As we lined up we found out we were batting first. Both Jaylee and Rita got a home run. Up next was me. Everyone was counting on me to hopefully get a home run. Butterflies started to appear in my stomach. First try i got was a strike and then another strike if i got one more strike i would be out and that meant it would be side away. Finally on the last pitch i was lucky enough to get a single. Also we ended up winning 3-0. That meant we were going to AUCKLAND CHAMPS!! and so was our year 7 girls team. It was the first year having 2 teams competing on the same day sat auckland champs.

Friday, March 8, 2013

It was all a Dream !

As I woke up on a cold winter morning I stretched out trying to feel the warmth of my sister, but I could only feel the roughness of the sheet. She must have had nightmares and snuggled in with my mum. There was a streak of light from the window, giving enough light to cheek over to see where my sister was. Their she was snuggled up beside my mum.Cheek to cheek. I got up and went downstairs to watch Tv while I wait for them to get up.

While watching Tv, I thought heard something from upstairs I shouted out “Mum, Dad is that you”. There was no reply. I put the Tv on mute to see if I could hear the noise again but I could only hear the tick tock from the clock. I checked the time. It was 12:00 and they were still sleeping or where they. I went upstairs to check them but they we nowhere to be seen. Well thats strange I thought to myself I'm sure saw them sleeping a while ago, plus they can’t have gone anywhere but if they did they would have told me. I checked high and low but they were nowhere to be found.

I started to panic wondering where they were thinking about what would I do without out them and how would I be able to feed myself.I thought i would get changed out of my Pajamas.  “ERRR” was the noise of the cupboard when I looked there were no clothes no nothing. Something was going on but I couldn’t figure it out. My parents have disappeared and now my cloths!

I heard something from down stairs.Murmur started to occur downstairs. I rushed downstairs and saw my mum and Dad sitting watching Tv and my sister was playing with her toys. Not only my parents but my clothes were all in a pile on top of the table. I was greeted by a good morning from my mum. But I the first one awake I thought to myself. Any ways that didn’t matter as long as I had my parents back I was happy.

Then I woke up again but this time it was real and all that time I was dreaming. It felt like a real dream though and freaky at the same time. I didn’t know what to think when I woke up. I was speechless. Luckily it didn’t happen in real life though.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Picnic Narrative

The sun was blazing down on us, making us feel hotter every time we took a step. Our whole school walked  down to the reserve for our school Picnic. We found a good spot to place our bags and before you could count to 3 we all ran got equipment to play with.

After a while we got our togs on and were ready to swim.We were lucky enough to jump of the rocks. Everyone wanted to jump of the rocks. When I jumped into the water, it felt like I was stuck in a freezer, It was soo COLD! We were bombing, diving, swimming and everything. Until we started to see things swimming in the water. It definitely wasn’t any of us because we were all jumping of the rocks.

Everyone was puzzled and started to worry. We were all curious about what it was but not only that they kept on coming! It was freaky. At that moment everyone rushed out of the water. They started to come closer and closer and closer until they we right in front of you. They were sea monsters. Everyone started screaming their head off.

My friends and I were stucky started to crowd us. We didn't know what was going to happen to us. So we gave them our bag and they started to eat our lunch. “They must have been hungry” I said to my friends. I thought they were going to hurt us but turns out they were just hungry. Everyone wasn’t scared anymore and wanted to play with them. They stayed a little longer to play but they missed the water and wanted to go back.