Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The jandel

Kiaora and welcome to NZ! The Jandel is a rubber shoe with a strap between your big and second toe. It was trade marked in NZ in 1940. It is easy to put on and sometimes slips off while you walk with them. In these days you get different pairs of many kinds.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Everyone was excited when we got told that we got to play badminton. We always had sport on Thursdays but we were running out of sport to do. First we had Baseball, then netball and now Badminton.

At first we learnt the basics (or else you wont know what to do if you haven’t noticed) which was quite easy until we got up to a two person thing. One person throws the shuttles (the thing like a space shuttle except really small) and the other person hits it back then the person who threw the shuttle had to catch it in a small cone. When Lee and I partnered up and started, each time Lee threw the shuttle to I missed it sometimes and Lee would shout at me and I would reply “You throw too hard!”

Eventually I did it and we got the chance to swapped over. Then suddenly it was the other way round! But soon Lee hit the shuttle too hard and I almost tripped over reaching it! Once I tripped over and the shuttle missed the cone about an inch. At last I did it.

Then we had accurate hitting! It was a 2-team game of which team was to see if the other team could get the most shuttles in a bin. One time I missed when it was going straight for the bin “What the....?” most people said. Sadly the winning team was not my team. My team lost 6-5. Well at least we tried our hardest.

Then when we had to leave there was a really loud moan. I think that the school office heard the moan. We were all waiting for Thursday to come again. Lets hope the week goes fast!

Monday, August 15, 2011

The mat

Have you made a mat with 4 different designs? Shalom, Lee, Levi and I have done that. Its was quite hard for even COMING UP WITH IT!! Eh, at least we came up with one and got it finished.

Shalom joined in on the way of creating this, when we were drawing the design.

After all the other dramatic days, it was time to dye our work. We all used blue dye and sometimes Levi and I swapped and each others.

Once we finished it, everyone argued over who's painting was the best. It soon stopped anyway.

In the month of Ramadan

Are you Muslim? Do you know what the month of Ramadan is? Well I'm Muslim and know what Ramadan is. It started when the cresent shaped moon for this month was spotted. This year that was on the first of August. You're meant to fast (that means no drinking OR eating) from before sunrise to just after sunset! Somtimes I can do that and somtimes I do it till 1:00.

After the last day of fasting, is a day of celebration called Eid-ul-Fitr . If its a school day on Eid, you get to miss that day of school.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Jonah Lomu

A man by the name of Jonah Lomu played 63 games for the All Blacks. He was super fast and strong. But no-one would dare to tackle him if he had the ball. That made him a global superstar. But then in 2003 he had serious kidney problems.

With his blood being cleaned 3 times a week by dialysis, he had nerve damage in his feet and arms. In 2004, a radio station man named Grant Kereama, gave one of his kidneys to Jonah Lomu.

Then in 2005 he began a comeback. He went to Wales and Hong Kong, then to Wellington to play rugby again. Finally in 2007 he retired and lived his life.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beep test

Have you ever ran to cones 20 meters away 150 times? Room 13 did. Well, actually 2 boys made it. Their names are Lee and Mosa. I needed to do one more lap to be with them still to make it to 15. My score was round 14 lap 11. Wasn’t too hard finding out why their faster than me. For the girls the longest record for them was round 10 lap 5. Kashya made the girls record. She got out because everybody needed someone to push them on.

Now you might be wondering who pushed me and that was Lee. I got too tired to go on. When I was about to spew, I was out.

Beep Test Room 13 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.