Monday, December 30, 2013

Yesterday Pt 3: I SAID SLOW DOWN!!

"Ready?" I asked, looking left at Vaifoa and right and Jordan. "Okay, let's go."

VROOM!!! The car sped along the road. "3000... 4000... 4955... 5000 kilometers per hour!" Vaifoa shouted. "Now we go through time, it's our time to shine, ♪ why did I rhyme? ♫" Jordan sung. KRACK!! Lightning struck the rod. We teleported into a strange tunnel. "C'mon! 5 more seconds!!!" Jordan screamed. "WE WON'T MAKE IT!!!" Vaifoa sobbed.

  BANG!! We made it, but from the back lights and the rod never made it. "Oww..." Vaifoa moaned. He was sitting at the back, and his t-shirt got ripped. The time went back 87658.1 hours, meaning that we went back 2 months. We ran towards my house we peered through the hedge. I saw the man enter the door.

  I ran towards the man. I held his mouth, to make sure he couldn't scream for help. I tried to stay silent as well, but it was hard. The man kept struggling, so it was so hard to stay on.
"You... will... pay..." I heard the man struggle out of his covered mouth. He fell over, landing on my legs. THUMP!! I tried to keep the tears in.

  I think that my left leg got fractured. Jordan and Vaifoa ran to my aid. "Are you alright?" They asked. "Y-yep, I'm done for..." I gasped. I managed to get up, and I walked with Jordan and Vaifoa to the car. I was holding onto Jordan, just so the leg won't get any further damage.

  As we got to the car, Jordan asked a question. "Wait a minute... if you stopped the killer from killing your family, therefore you wouldn't have needed to go back in time, and then.." "Don't worry," I interuppted. "I never got to eat the 'BK® Quad Rodeo Stacker', and I always wanted to go back in time to eat one. So no worry!"

  I smiled. Everything turned out alright in the end. We drove over to Burger King®, and we all ate a 4 patty burger. As we set off to the car, it started to pour. Bang! Crack! Lightning storm. But when we got to the car, I noticed that the rod wasn't there.

  Flashback. We made it, but from the back lights and the rod never made it. I drove over with my allies to wherever a lightning rod was. I saw a sale in the corner of my eye. "Lightning rods on sale!" As we got closer to the store, Jordan told me about the store closing. I looked, and I saw a man closing the store.

  "No way am I gonna give up!" I shouted. "We're going at 5500 kilometres per hour!" Jordan shouted. "SLOW DOWN!! YOU'RE GOING TO KILL US!!!" BANG!! BOOM CRASH!! TUMBLE!! "OW!!" SNAP!! SCREECH!! "AAARRGGGH!!!" Jordan cried. The explosion sent us pummeling into the air.

  "I SAID SLOW DOWN!!!" Jordan screamed.
Now we were falling from the sky, to our death...

225th blogpost

Never had I thought I'd reach this number of posts. I mean, in year 4 I ended the year with around 56 posts. In year 5 I wrote 56 posts(again). Now I'm going over 122 posts! It's amazing, really. Also, I got 11,100 views today!

Thanks for all the support that you've given me. I hope to writing more of these special blogposts.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Yesterday Pt 2: Harder than it looks...

The man who killed my family was right at our doorstep. He took one step inside. “You’re dead.” He scoffed...

I slowly walked backwards. There was no escape. "ASSASINATION!!!!" Vaifoa shouted as he jumped out from behind me. He smashed my netbook hard on the murderer's head. "DIE!!!" He screamed. Instead of killing him, he minorly injured the man and knocked him out of consciousness.

  Vaifoa was panting. "I... need some vanilla ice cream...." Vaifoa panted. I stared at him. "We only have Hokey Pokey." I replied.
"Cl-close enough. Ha.... ha.... haa... yep, let's go back in time." Vaifoa chuckled.
"You broke the keyboard, so..."
"So what?"
"You have any money on ya?"
"12... 20... $25. A keyboard costs $60 at least."
"I have $30. That's $55. But to build everything else would be around $70,000." Vaifoa stood there, his jaw just hanging. "C'mon," I called. "Let's go."

  And so we went on our trek to find $5. As we walked around, I saw a sign. "Help Wanted" it said. The resturant needed 3 more chefs. As Vaifoa & I walked in, someone else caught my eye. Jordan. "Hey!" I shouted to Jordan. "What're you doing here? I don't see your family." "I'm getting a job here." Jordan replied. "How much money do you have?" I asked. "Around about... $25,000." Jordan boasted.

  "Vaifoa, wake up!! We don't have time to faint! He has $25000, and we can work together to reach $70,000!!! Just... wake up." I shouted, slapping Vaifoa multiple times in the face. I told him about how we all signed up, and how we can easily get $74,945.

  It was way harder than expected. First of all, none of us knew how to fry fish without getting burnt, or how to make chips as perfect as possible. Somehow, we managed it, and in the end. We got seventy-four thousand, nine hundred and forty dollars before we got fired. As we all walked outside, I questioned Jordan. I asked if he had the unique part, and he did!

  We walked over, grabbed the part, and bought the things we needed. As we walked home, I saw $5.  "WE GOT $70,000!!!!" I screeched. Jordan did a facepalm. "Don't say that stuff or people will rob us." We went to my house, and got constructing.

  A month or two later, we had the car. We waited until a thunderstorm started, and when it did, we got to the best road for it. "Ready?" I asked, looking left at Vaifoa and right and Jordan. "Okay, let's go."

Friday, December 27, 2013

Never the same

Christmas. You'd expect people getting presents in the morning, spending time with the family and all that stuff. My Christmas was different. My family got up, got dressed, and drove to my cousins house. The presents were pretty massive. But to while the time, my cousins and I played with the Nerf guns in their backyard. The backyard was basically a jungle. So there were plenty places to camouflage.

After getting shot in the eye close-range and losing every game, it was time to come in. We were about to have lunch. There were so many different types of food. After our food, it was present time. In all I got 4 presents. A Lego City airplane, a Lego City cement mixer, a fire truck, and Dairy Of A Wimpy Kid #8 : Hard Luck.

Once we packed those away, we had dessert, and once we were all filled up, we went on a journey. Mitch & I had a race. Mitch had the upper hand, as he was on his scooter. But I kept up with him. At home, we played a few more games, then left.

I tell you, there's only so much fun you can have when you're pooped out after racing a guy on a scooter.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Prizegiving: Take 6

"And 100% attendance goes to... Jordan Alofi and Iron Talia!" Mr Burt shouted. I cheered for Jordan as he walked up the red carpet. In case you haven't figured out, it was prizegiving. Once they walked down, Mr Burt moved onto the next awards.

After those awards, it was the ones we were all waiting for. Academics. "3rd place, Jordenne Etuati!" Mr Burt called. "2nd ... Iisa Salie!" Mr Burt shouted. "2nd place eh?" I muttered while walking up the red carpet. I could barely hear myself, as everyone was cheering and clapping. "And 1st place..." Mr Burt called, "ANA VA'AFUSUANGA!!" Mr Burt screeched at the top of his lungs. Although Ana had beat me, I wondered. Why should I be disappointed? I've come 3rd before.

So I stayed all brightened up, and carried on with our item. It was pretty tough. I mean, getting filmed, having many, many people watching, I don't know how I managed. When prizegiving was over, I checked all my awards. I had 2nd place in academics, I was the #1 male PENN presenter, I was an ambassador, and I won Outstanding Digital Animations.

So maybe I could get more awards next year?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stained glass

Netbook reflection 2013

There have been a lot of things that I have learnt this year, mostly from my teacher. One of those things was about Antarctica. I wouldn’t know about the weather there. What I mean is that I never expected the wind to be gusting everywhere, or it being really dark.

But that’s not all. I’m really glad that I have the internet at home as well, because if I didn’t, then I wouldn’t have gotten to check something that my dad taught me. Earlier in the year, my dad asked me if I knew who Ozymandias was. I didn’t know at all, but I searched it up. I ended up finding the poem of Ozymandias. That was something I couldn’t have done without the internet.

But it wasn’t all me getting help. I found out some things by myself. One of those things was the Reichstag. It is located in Berlin, the capital of Germany. It was bombed in World War II, but was then rebuilt with cut stone bearing masonry, glass and steel. Most of the glass is found at the top which forms a dome shaped observatory. Once again, I wouldn’t have known all that if it weren't for the internet. Here is the link to the movie I made about it.

I’ve learnt a lot by the internet, and I want to learn more. Having the internet at school and at home has been a real privilege. My goal is to become an engineer, and a scientist. Maybe I could become one, but I might need some help. And if I'm in a place with no people who can help, I can always use the internet.

Yesterday Intro

If you had to go back in time to save something that meant a lot to you, would you?

My day started as any normal one. I got up and dressed, and went to play Adventure Quest. While I was playing, the temperature kept rising. “Mom!” I shouted. “Can I open the door for air to come in?” My mom refused. She instead said that I could open the windows. But the windows wouldn't help. I opened the door.

I was busy video-chatting with my friend online when I heard a scream. Two screams. 3 screams. Then everything went silent. I ran to the kitchen. I saw 3 dead bodies piled up. Mom, dad, and my elder sister. I looked up. “They didn’t suffer long.” said a man. He was dressed in black. My legs were trembling. I ran.

“YOU ARE COMING WITH ME!!” The man yelled. I managed to escape, but with minor scratches. I couldn’t live this way. As an orphan. I missed my family. “It’s all m-my fault.” I sobbed. I waited until it was right to come back in, and when I did, I heard my friend. “Hey!” Vaifoa shouted. I’m still here you know!” I didn’t reply. I walked over towards my netbook to shut it off.

As I was about to, I got an email. It said “Make your very own time machine with this blueprint! 1 unique part that can never be made or rebuilt needed. If you have it, make this time machine!”

I looked at the blueprint. I had most of the necessary parts, except for the unique part and a keyboard. I looked at my netbook. I ripped it off. “Hey! What are you doing!?” Vaifoa screeched. “My family is dead because of MY ignorance.” I called back with tears pouring out of my eyes. “This is my chance to save them. So are you helping?”

Vaifoa came shortly after. I printed the blueprint. “We can make it that!” I said, cheering up. “But, look at the small print. All the dangers. WE COULD LOSE OUR MOLECULAR BEING!!” Vaifoa shouted. “So?” I replied optimistically. “We’ll still be alive, just stuck in spacetime with nothing to do.” “I... I’m not sure.” Vaifoa whispered.

“Let’s go get us a tridecahedron circuit battery.” I called. We left. As I opened the door, disaster struck. The man who killed my family was right at our doorstep. He took one step inside. “You’re dead.” He scoffed.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How we get it Episode 7: Milk

This is an animation about how we get milk. This is my 7th animation about this. Please leave a comment.
How We Get It Episode 7: Milk from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Pokémon Vortex

Many people in my class play Pokémon Vortex, and I don't. But I decided that if they play it so much, why not make a presentation?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Next Year

Here is are pictures of what I want to look like next year, how I look now, what I want to do next year, what I do now. I'm going to try my hardest to get those jobs and looks.

Camp Bentzon

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Kawau Island

Next week on Tuesday, the year 6’s get something special. What is it? Camp. We will be going to Kawau Island, by ferry. We start from Sandspit.

There will be lots of activities that we will be doing there. We’ll do the Burma trail, kayaking, orienteering, fitness trail, and sailing.

I’m looking most forward to the orienteering. Ever since I first tried it, I’ve been real good. It’s like my #1 favourite sport. So I’m really excited.

Here are some photos of Kawau island.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Stranded Pt 6: Kinda expected it...

The water going shallower meant one thing: the volcano caused a tsunami. “Seeing that there’s no point in arguing, how about we get out of here?” I asked. Since Vaifoa did this kind of training, I knew he could spout some mumbo jumbo and tell where to go.

“Well, seeing that the water is shallower there, it means that land’s that way.” Vaifoa answered.

“Let’s go!” I yelled joyfully.
“Best not to.”
“At this rate, by the time we get there, the tsunami will strike. Best to stay and go through a swell.”
“Wait. What about the people on land?”
“Who cares? They almost killed us by stranding you on this island. We already lost one life.”
“So? That was because some idiot was using WiFi on the pl--” I saw a massive swell in the distance. My heart was pounding. Any faster and it might stop. “Are you SURE that we’re safe here?” I asked, unassuringly. In fact, Vaifoa was right. Kinda. The swell started to turn into a wave, and we were riding on it.

“Haven’t I seen this on Phineas And Ferb?” Vaifoa asked. His face had a wandering expression. “This is unorthodox...” I awkwardly said to Vaifoa. “Riding a tsunami... we’re doomed, aren’t we?”
“Probably.” The wave got bigger and bigger. “I don’t feel well...” Vaifoa informed me. It was a good thing too. By that time I noticed a zombie underneath the boat. Vaifoa spewed all over the zombie. “Ew.” I thought.

The shore was getting closer. I remembered something. When Lee died, I picked up his phone from his pocket. I phoned lots of people, and told them about what was happening. Word got around, and soon enough, the whole town was evacuated.

Just in time, too. The tsunami had struck. I looked ahead. A little girl. “Shoot...” I said scaredly. I moved to the tip of the boat. I grabbed her. I looked at her. She looked at Vaifoa. Vaifoa looked at the zombie with spew on it. The zombie looked at me. We all screamed in terror.

The zombie climbed on the boat. I threw the girl at the zombie. “RUN!!” Me and Vaifoa grabbed onto a building by the open windowsill. The boat broke. Leaving Vaifoa and I hanging. We managed to climb inside.

24 days later, the water started to settle. Everyone was glad that they made it out alive. Which is a little more than what I can say for the zombie and girl. People treated us like we were Superman or something.

A few days later, we got invited to a ferry ride to ‘The World Of The Unknown’. I looked on the map, and it turned out it was going to the island we were on. So Vaifoa got us a helicopter just in case.

When we got there, Vaifoa got mad. “I thought that they were gonna show us the island we were on! Not a volcanic island!”
“This is the place. The last time we saw it, it was in the beginning of a volcanic eruption, remember?” Vaifoa didn’t answer. He was too busy looking at the cave. His face had a worried expression. I looked at the cave. There was a zombie running out. It jumped, grabbed ahold of the bow, and climbed up.

Everybody panicked. “Calm down!” I yelled. “Don’t wo--” The zombie ran at me. It looked like the zombie which was burning in the sun. I guess it managed to roll into the cave. “NINJA KICK!!! Vaifoa shouted. He kicked the zombie high in the air. When it came lower, it sung forwards into the steering area. It bit the staff. Then they bit the passengers. It was just Vaifoa and I.

“What do we do now Viffl?” I asked.
“Your new nickname. WHAT DO WE DO?!”
“Call me by my REAL name.” Immediately Vaifoa pulled out his phone. He called the helicopter. The chopper came right in the nick of time. We flew up, and away. In the distance I saw the island that we were once stranded on. As the sun started to fade away, it made the island look way more beautiful.

Disaster struck. The helicopter had a zombie hanging on. It was about to strike. I reached into Vaifoa’s pocket, took out his cellphone, and threw it on the zombie. It fell to it’s death. “Phew!” I gasped in relief. Soon after, we landed. Vaifoa and I both promised to never go near that island ever again.

So I guess this the end of my story. We lost a life, trying to get home, but that kinda saved millions of lives.

So, I guess, I have to say, goodbye!

Monday, November 4, 2013

The whisper

I was running over to Mom's room. Why? When I woke up in the middle of the night, I heard a whisper. I searched my room. No one was there. I decided to ask Mariam. She wasn’t there. Things have been pretty weird since Mitch and I experienced PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.  But this wasn’t a time to be looking back. I had to go tell Mom NOW.

“What did the ‘whisper’ say?” Mom asked.
“It said that I have 24 hours to move or else we’ll all die. 24 HOURS MOM! 24 HOURS! What’re we gonna do?”
“Go back to sleep.” Seeing that Mom wasn’t going to help me, I had to take matters into my own hands. But I still needed help. When the light was coming through the curtains and onto my face, I got up. there was no time to waste.

I ran over to Mitch’s house. But it turned out he wasn’t there. “Damn, now I have to find Rory.” I thought. Rory isn’t that easy to find. So I decided to head back home. On the way, I saw a poster next to a sign about the prices of houses going 30x. “THE WORLD WILL BE DESTROYED. IF WE DO NOT GET RID OF THE POOR PEOPLE, THEN EVERYONE WILL DIE.” “Harsh.” I thought.

That’s when it hit me. “My family isn’t poor.”I said. “We’re the average type. So why was the whisper telling us to--” I think I knew what was happening. Houses cost 30x extra now. My family couldn’t afford any of that. So they or whatever was trying to get us to sell our house, get us to live on the street, so then we would die.

I was running home. Mom and Dad might sell the house before I get there. And the second they do, we’re dead. I pulled out my Iphone 5, and tried to call them. I had no AirTime. BANG! I crashed into what looked like a U.F.O. I looked inside. There was Rory.

I told Rory everything.
“..So I need you to fly me over.”
“Okay, get in. I just threw Notch and his friend ‘Bardock’ off into the mountains.”
“That’s harsh, man.” I said, climbing in.
“Hey! They told me that they like near death experiences-”

“Less talking, more flying!” The U.F.O sped off. But not that fast. We flew at 90mph. “Can’t this thing go any faster?” “Yes,” Rory answered. He smashed light speed. I really regret asking for faster, because my face was pulling back like in those movies where they go fast.

“C-A-N Y-O-U G-O S-L-O-W-E-R?” I asked. Rory came to a sudden stop. He stopped the thing right on the spot. But I kept moving. I crashed right through the window. “Aaaahh!!” I screamed, falling. Rory laughed. “You should’ve worn your seatbel-” “Shut up!” I interrupted. I banged through the door. Mom was about to sell the house. “Noooooooo!” I said, jumping slow-mo in mid air. I knocked the contract out of Mom’s hand. I then told her about what was happening.

Mom thought for a while. “Okay, then what was the whisper?” She asked. I paused for a while. I heard a giggle. It came from underneath me. “I think I know where to go.” I answered. Mom and I walked down into the basement. Mom turned on the light, and then we saw--

My sister and her friends. “April Fools!” Mariam shouted. I had completely forgotten about that. While Mom dealt with Mariam, I went up and informed the guy who was gonna sell our house that we weren't going to do that. So he left.

As a walked outside to say good riddance to the salesman, I saw Rory looking at me, cross. “Are you gonna pay me for that ride?” I stood there. After awhile I threw my Iphone at Rory. I hit him right in the forehead. "Owww..." Rory mumbled with tears in his eyes.

“April Fools!” I shouted.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Stranded Pt 5: With allies like these...

Actually, we weren’t. A rock from the volcano flew and broke the wave, so we still went on. Soon after, I saw in the distance land. I looked closer. An airport.

It was the airport me and Lee took off from. I thought of going there and chewing out the staff about leaving me and Lee deserted on an island. But there were other problems to solve first.

There was a huge wind that was sending me and Vaifoa away from the beach.
“NO!” Vaifoa yelled.
“We were so close!”
“I want to die happy!”
“Is there anything we can do!?” I looked at the oars.
“We could use these.”
“OF COURSE!” shouted Vaifoa. We both paddled towards the island, but the oars broke.

We had one more hope. To swim.

The sun was starting to break through the dark lumps of ash up above. Smaller waves started to appear.
“C’mon Vaifoa! We have to get there!” I shouted desperately. When I turned around, I saw Vaifoa listening to Bad Apple on the piano.
“IS THIS REALLY A TIME TO BE LISTENING TO MUSIC!?” I screamed angrily at Vaifoa.
“Yes. You should listen to this.” I floated over.
“Mmm. Yeah, I see what you mean now.”
Out of the clearing up sky, a rock from the volcano smashed right through the Ipad Mini. That did it for Vaifoa. Tears were pouring out of his eyes.

He was screaming like a little spoiled girl who got dirty. “WAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!” he screeched. I couldn’t stand any more of this.

“SHUT...UP!!!!" I screamed. "Not only have you been wasting our time, but now you’ve wasted so much time! We could’ve been home by now!” I turned around.

There was no more sight of an island. We wasted so much time that the current pulled us away.  “I.. I... I c-can’t take anymore o-of this!” Vaifoa screamed. I jumped into the water. “You coming?” I asked sarcastically. “Thanks for asking, no.” Vaifoa answered. “Why?” I asked. Before Vaifoa could answer, the water got shallower. “Uh oh.” I said.

Friday, November 1, 2013


Our WALT is to show not tell in our sentences.

Managing to outrun the bloodthirsty scavengers, I knew that this wouldn't be my end. Out of nowhere, a green and white monster with no arms popped up. It started to bulge like a balloon. I was worried. “Oh shoo---” BANG! All of a sudden the whole screen goes red. On the lower part of my piece of technology, I saw ‘Super_SuperGoku was blown up by creeper.’

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rousie retell

There was girl that worked on a farm. Her dad had recently got some sheep for shearing. They put the sheep in the shed for the night. The next morning at 6 a.m, she had breakfast. She was grumpy because of the time, and to make things worse she still had morning jobs to do on the farm.

But when the only lamb wraps around her leg for milk, she forgets about being grumpy. She then went down to the shed for the shearing. She was the rousie, which meant that she had to spread each fleece on the table, sort the good wool from bad, help keep the floor clean from the wool, and help to load the wool press.

Soon it is time for Smoko, but it didn’t last long enough. Soon there are more sheep to pen, more wool to sort, more sweeping, lunchtime comes and goes. The shearer doesn't talk much, but his eyes tell the whole thing. “Keep that pen full! Fleece-o! Get that fleece!”

Soon after, their done. All 1,500. There is a truck waiting. Away goes the wool in bales. Bales that get money so the farm can keep going, money to the bank, to the shearer, and the rousie.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Farming fish retell

There was this boy that lived in Makira, Solomon Islands. In his village they eat fish most of the time, when the weather is good. If it’s bad, most of the time they have to go without it. But they don’t get much food from shops, as the plant and harvest it.

Their cheif Isaiah, thought that they should make ponds using the river, pipes, and some hole that they could dig. Most people in village thought that he was crazy. But soon everyone decided to help build the 3 ponds.

It took a year & a half to dig the holes, and it took 10 days to fill. Once that was done, they put some mudfish in. The people of the village hoped that they’d survive(the fish), and they did. Three years later, after feeding the fish, they were ready to eat. Adam Pryor,(the boy) siad that he was glad that his uncle (Isiah) manged to make it that people could go fishing everyday.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The return of the U.F.O

Bardock and Notch were walking around the school amusement park. “They’ve outdone themselves.” Bardock told Notch. “Who would’ve known that our last day of the weekends is at school?” Notch didn’t reply. He was too busy running toward the ride of the day, the death ride.

It wasn’t actually a ride where you could die on. It was so scary that most people who rode didn’t want another turn. Notch was counting his money. “Well, best friend,” Notch told Bardock, “I have enough money for just me.” “Same here.” Bardock replied. Notch & Bardock leaned against the height measurement. They were tall enough to go on.

“Man, you two are lucky.” Said one of the rollercoaster staff. “You just got the last seats for the last ride.” “Woooooaah.” Notch and Bardock replied. Their eyes were big like saucers, and I think that there were stars glittering around their eyes.

Once they were in, the ride started off fast. Really fast. “Man, this is awesome!” Bardock shouted as the ride went on a quadruple loop-de-loop. Then, a laser flew out of the water and broke the track ahead.

The people on the ride were shrieking, shouting, crying, and Notch even wet his pants. The staff of the ride was chewing something, listening on his Ipod, and was getting drowsy.

The roller coaster pummeled into the water. Unfortunatly, the laser hit the part loop when it goes down, so they shot right in the water. SPLOOSH! The roller coaster shot it’s way down. Luckily for them, the rollercoaster had glass all around it in case this situation did happen.

“Look Notch!” Bardock shouted. There are sharks coming! Everyone heard. It was tiger sharks. And they were hungry. They kept banging on the glass(the sharks not the people), in hope to get in.

Rory was busy working on the spaceship that he got from E.T before he died. He heard the screams of the people. “What now?” he thought. “This can’t be good.” He turned on the long vision screen. All he saw was a mob a sharks.just banging their heads on something. He turned on Ultra-sound 3x. He heard Notch’s high pitched shriek. “If Notch is involved, it’s not gonna go well.”

Rory turned on the U.F.O’s swim mode, and off he went to the rescue. “I can’t use lasers, or missiles, or water bullets, because they will break the glass. Hmm...” Rory said to himself.

Rory looked at the control pad. Then he saw the transform button. “Of course!” I could make a sword fish! He transformed the ship, and the shark turned around they chased Rory. “Invisible mode!” Rory cried out as he pressed the button. The sharks couldn’t see Rory. But he could see them.

He killed the sharks, the swam over to save the freaked out people. Rory turned off the invisibility, grabbed the whole roller coaster, and flew out the water. “You’re brother saved us!” Bardock yelled. The staff asked Rory how the track broke. “I must’ve accidentally shot it.” Rory confessed.

So Rory flew Bardock and Notch home. “Man this is awesome!” Bardock told Notch. “A near death experience! Man, we should’ve done that again. “You like near death experiences, eh?” Rory butted in. “Here.” He shoved Notch and Bardock out the window.

“They should enjoy landing on the mountain!” He said cheerfully. He looked at them again. Bardock yelled, causing an avalanche. “Yeah,” Rory said with a scared expression. “They should like near death experiences.”

Here is what Lee and I thought of my story. Click on it to make it bigger. If you can’t see some blue in particular places, it means I agreed with Sean too.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My sister's birthday

My sister turned 14 today. She was glad when I said "Happy birthday," only because she thought that I forgot her birthday. For her B-day, we had a barbecue. Mariam's friends came, and so did our cousins. We played games, had dinner, then watched The Internship.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Trip to Windy Wellington

After waking up at 5.40 a.m, and landing in Wellington after a very cool and freaky airline flight, we walked over to the Inland Revenue Department. The ambassadors were going to speak to the IRD (like I said before).

I was pretty nervous before we even got there. Partly because we were going to speak to them, but also the fact that the plane was shaking around. The flight was like any usual flight, nice and calm. But when we came to Wellington, the plane was shaking because of the wind. Hannah was getting scared and was breathing quickly.

"Calm down!" I said continously. "We'll make it out alive!" When we landed Hannah slowly started calming down.

When we walked into the IRD, we met a woman named Nicole. She led us to where we were speaking. Then, it was time to speak. It was like our normal speech, as we were really prepared. When it was over, we wrote this.

Soon after, we walked to Parliament. There was a mini tour that we went on. There were places like the debate chamber. We soon went into a room which was set up like the debate chamber, but was shrunken down. Our tour person was a man named Simon O'Connor. He was someone we spoke to earlier in the year because he is our member of parliament. He was telling us about Parliament.

Lesieli asked Simon if we could sit in the chair of the speaker. He replied with: "The fastest one can." So I sped over. It was pretty big, I have to say. Whenever I wanted to ask a question, Simon would say "Yes, Mister Speaker,"

After that, we got in a cab that went all the way to Te Papa. The first thing that was there was a ball spinning in water. We had a tour around, had lunch, then went to a gift shop, then got into these 2 rides. There was the high ride, where we went through different lives, and the low ride, where we went down to the ocean floor.

Afterwards, we went to the cable cars. Jordan took the last window seat. So I moved around on the car until I found another window seat. Once the car reached the top, we walked out side. And Mr Burt took some photos of us on the hill. IMAG0802.jpgSoon the cable car was ready.

Once that was over, we went off to the airport. While we waited for the airplane we had hot chips and some Coke. Finally, the plane came, which meant time to go. The plane flight was cool. Nice and calm, and I even got the window seat, so I could see Auckland from above. It was amazing. And the evening sky added even more coolness.

Outside the plane, were my parents. Waiting to pick me up. Wellington is really cool, but so windy!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Plants vs Farmers

“Help me Mike! They’ve got me!” Joe shouted. “I don’t know what it takes to kill them!” Mike yelled back. How did this happen? Well...
A few days back two farmers named Mike and Joe had crops that were dying. They were desperate to stay in business, so they used a new spray. The first few days were good, but then the plants started to go strange. Joe wanted a photo of him and the plants, and after the photo was taken it started to wrap around his hand.

Soon after the crops started to drag their animals into the middle of the farm. Joe soon noticed what was happening, as a cat walking by got dragged in. He ran to tell Mike, but he wasn’t there. Then he heard a scream.

Mike pulled out his gun and shot the crops. No effect. The plants regenerated on the spot. “Sorry ‘bout this Joe.” Mike said
“What? What are you gonna do?”
“I’ve got one stick of dynamite.”
“Wait, are you going to USE that thing!?”
Mike threw the dynamite at Joe. BOOM! The crop burnt, but started to regenerate. Joe ran faster than Usain Bolt.

Mike watched the plants regenerate. He noticed that the crop that had been on Joe’s hand had been cut off completely. It didn’t grow back.

Mike ran to the shed. Joe was in the corner all crouched up. “Are th-they g-g-gone?” Joe ask worryingly. “No.” Mike replied. “WAAH!!!” Joe cried like a baby. “I want them to go away!”
“Don’t worry,” Mike said calmly. “I know what can kill them. That Machete that we used on the rice.” Joe jumped up. “You could’ve told me earlier.”

So the crop-cutting began. They cut everything. But then a crop grabbed Mike’s shoe. He took it off. But then the crop threw the shoe at Joe. Knockout.

The crops pulled the unconscious Joe into the middle. “You killed my friend!” Mike shouted angrily. “Now DIE!” Mike started cutting everything. He was full of rage.

When the cutting was done, Mike saw a deep pit. He grabbed a fence pole and some rope, so he could climb down safely. That’s when he saw everything the crops took. The bullet, the unconscious Joe, and his smelly shoe. But no animals.

Once Mike had gotten everything out, he noticed a tunnel. He crawled through it, and found out where the cows, sheep, pigs, and chicken went. They got taken on another farm.

The farm belonged to his step-brother. Mike climbed up. His brother saw him. He ran at Mike. “You found out my secret! Now I’ll kill you!” Mike stood there calmly. “I chopped up 1,000 mutant crops. Now I’ll chop you.”
When the cutting was done, the only part that wasn’t bloody was the soles of the big man’s feet. Mike went into his brothers barn. It was more of a chemistry lab.

“So he planned all of this.” Mike said, looking around. He walked back to his barn after realising that the whole thing was set-up. When he got home, Joe was there with the camera. “Say cheese!” Joe shouted, and took a photo.

“Nice photo,” Mike commented. “Should we put it on Google?” “Might as well.” Joe answered. Mike & Joe were so glad that their problems were over.
“Hey,” Mike asked. “Should we play Plants vs Zombies?”

Here is what Sean and I thought of my story. Click on it to make it bigger. If you cant see some blue in paticular places, it means I agreed with Sean.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

What would happen if no-one paid their taxes?

Could we live without hospitals, dentists, police, the army, and navy? How could we keep poor people alive? We'd live in a country where things would be harder than it is now. Can we stop it? Is there a way to stop this from happening?

There is a way, it's called tax. The Pt England Ambassadors have been learning about tax. It's because next week we're speaking to the IRD.

The IRD stands for Inland Revenue Department. Their job is to take money and give it to the Government to spend. In 2009 & 2010, the government spent about 64.5 billion dollars! That's a lot of money!

Here are some things that they spent it on.

  • Law and Order: Judges, and policemen,
  • Defence: Army, Navy, Royal Flight,
  • Social security and welfare: For people who don’t have jobs,
  • Health: Hospitals, doctors, nurses, machinery, dentists,
  • Transport and communication: Air Time companies, trains, buses,
  • Heritage, culture and education: Museums, schools, America’s cup boats.

We also interviewed a member of staff about taxes. So I interviewed Mrs Sorenson. Here is the video that Jordan and I made.

What would life be without tax?
Life without tax would change New Zealand a lot. People would live on the road, because there wouldn't be any money given to them. There wouldn't be policemen or judges, which means more crime. Many people would die of sickness, as there wouldn't be enough money to keep hospitals going. There would be less houses because Housing New Zealand would have closed down. 
Could you imagine life without all of that?

You might be wondering where the money comes from.
One of the ways it comes from is from income tax payers. Income tax is money that people pay to the government. The people that pay it are people with jobs. The money goes to the IRD, the IRD gives the money to the government, and the government spends it.

Some of it comes to the government because of GST. GST(Goods and Services Tax) is the money that goes to the government after you buy something. For example, if you buy a chocolate bar, it might cost say $3.00. But the government gets 15% of that.

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Here is a graph about where the money came from in 2005 & 2006. As you can see, most of the money came from individual tax payers.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Organic Farming

There was this woman in 1984 who was farming. She used sprays like most farmers do these days. But  since her fruit didn't look good, nobody would buy it. So she decided to make juice with the plants instead.

That never got her enough money. So she tried something new. She stopped using sprays, and let nature do the work. The first few days were rough, though.

All the insect pests started to attack her fruit. She was tempted to spray them to death, but she restrained herself. A few days later, wasps and praying mantis's came and got rid of the pests themselves. Soon, more people came around to buy some fruit, but when they saw the insects they were terrified.

But soon more and more people tried organic farming, so then the buyers decided that they should buy from her as well. So soon she managed to gain enough money to live a nice life.

Immersion Assembly

For immersion assembly, the team 4 teachers created this movie. It's called I'm a Farmer And I grow it. The movie is a parody of I'm Sexy And I Know It. You should watch it, it's very funny!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A chance for Crayvaty

After that weird attack from the aliens, Crayvaty knew that camping should be held off for a while. So he spent more family time. But things were kinda difficult. His wife lost her job, and the family only had $100 left. So they had to earn money fast. I mean, how could you take care of 3 greedy kids, yourself, and you're wife with $100?

So Crayvaty was walking around. He didn't know what he could do. Stumbling around town feeling depressed, Crayvaty knew that the things that could earn him lots of loot, he'd never get hired for. He leaned on the glass outside the TV store. Then, he heard: "The Craziest movie award goes to this boy named Peter. He showed us something very out of this world."

The news program showed a snippet of the whole alien abduction. But Crayvaty noticed something. The movie was from someone else's view. Mitch's view. Crayvaty was about to go and sue Peter, but then he heard something else. "If you saw anything from this event, or if you were one of the two being abducted, or the one driving the ship, please visit to get a ticket to the United Kingdom so you can help remake the movie."

Crayvaty zoomed all the way home. If he managed to enrol as Mitch, then he could get paid the most. "Dub dub dub, farce movies dot co dot uk forward slash enrol form, enter!" Crayvaty said as he typed. Then, he selected the movie called Bad Luck, and searched through the spots to see if he could get main character.
But Mitch had just taken the spot.

Crayvaty was dissapointed, but he quikly scrolled down to his name. He managed to enrol as himself. "Well honey," he said that night to his wife while they were in bed, "I'm going to the U.K tomorrow." BANG! Crayvaty had been hit! "NO!" She shouted back. "Why are people now using fire entenguishers as weapons?" Crayvaty asked in his dazed position.

Soon, they finally settled on the trip to the U.K. When Crayvaty got there, he saw Peter. He stormed over to him. "THAT MOVIE WAS NOT YOURS!" Crayvaty screeched
"It wasn't. Mitch signed it in as me."
"More like you STOLE it! I'm right, am I?"
"Dead wrong, fatso."
"WHY YOU LITTLE--" Crayvaty started strangling Peter like Homer does to Bart. "Hey!" Peter screamed in a choked voice. "You can't do that! Only Homer can! And anyway, I just came back from Antarctica!"

Crayvaty got so frustrated, that he ran onto the set, set fire to everything, and then smashed the camera. He went beserk. After that, he walked to the director. "Give me your money." Crayvaty said like one of those lesser robbers in the movies.  The director facepalmed. "If you're going to be a robber, you have to go next door."

Crayvaty walked over to the next scene, were the director was explaining how the scene would go for the actors. He saw the propmaster pour money into the cashier. "Money..." Crayvaty thought. When no-one was looking, he ran, grabbed the cashier, and went to the airplane ready for his departure back to the U.S.A.

Soon, he made it home. "I wonder how much money is in here?" he wondered. "$1000? 2000? I've gotta check." Crayvaty was shocked when he saw what he had. Monopoly money. "ARGH!" Crayvaty screamed.