Friday, November 7, 2014

Book Review - Dear Dumb Diary

Book Title: Dear Dumb Diary.
Author: Jim Benton
Reviewer: Lesieli
Grand total of books read this year: 7
Book Genre: (Highlight)

  • Science fiction
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Series
  • Fantasy
  • Other (state)

  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Historical
  • Instructional
  • Other
  • Dairy
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Reading Level:
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Advanced
(Leave how many stars you rate it.)
Review: Dear Dumb Diary,

School was okay today.

Excerpt: Sneak a peak, inside the diary of Jamie Kelly.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Symbolism - Samoan Tatau

Tatau aka Pea is a traditional Samoan tattoo, that covers the waists to the knees.

At that time, there were only two families that had the ability to tattoo. Suluape was one of them, he was currently residing at the University Of Auckland were at that time Falaniko Tominiko wanted an Tatau.

Before Tominiko, went ahead with the progress of the tattoo he had to ask for permission from his parents. At first his parents were scared, that he could not handle the pain and that the progress would fail and bring big shame to the family.

It is recommended that when getting tattooed there is someone doing it together with you. Most people only get a Tatau as a way of showing it off, but really it isn’t that way. The tatau is a symbol of Bravery and Service.

Tatau isn’t tattooed with an ink machine. Tattoo designers often use Boar Teeth to do the tatau. After using this, it has to be washed even if you're still using the same ink to ink someone else, this will prevent infections.

It takes more than days to get the tatau done, one man tried doing it within 2 or 3 days and ended up with a huge amount of blood loss. Once you have completed the process, an egg will be cracked on the persons head, lifting of the tapu.

Museum Trip

Yr 8's have gone out for the week and it just us Yr 7's here. Every year when the Yr 8's have gone the year 7's get the opportunity to go on a trip. This year we went to the Auckland Museum. Nine groups were made and along with the groups were parent helpers, since half of the staff were at camp.

Bus Ride:
The bus ride to the museum was pretty quite in our bus, the girls just sat at the back staring at one another and there were the boys just sitting there. I thought to myself, something going on, but I opened my eyes to realise we had less people in out bus then the other. We were just minutes away from the Museum.

To start of the we the day we had morning tea in the Kai room, after eating we had our bag locked up. I was in Mr Barks group and to start our tour, we first headed to the Maori area. As part of the day, we had a worksheet that we had to work on. On the worksheet we were told to draw patterns from the areas that we visited.

Next We had a wonder around, to the places that was required to go to.

As part of our Art Attack theme, one of our activity's where taking photos of specific things. Quasia and Myself were the photographers for our group for the day. And we took great photos, we took photos of flowers and more. Our group was lucky enough to go down to the pond, where baby ducklings had been.

Overall the day was great! We had a great time, even thou it's nothing new!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Colour Wheel

Daniel Radcliffe - Weekly Quiz

Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter was born in 23d of 1989, in West Auckland. At the age of 10 Daniel bad his first appearance on the BBC's 1999 television movie David Copperfield. Then again at the age of 11 he was part of the cast in the Harry Potter. Ever since then he has been in the series for 10 years. 

Radcliffe's parent's both acted as children, so we can see where he gets his acting from. Daniel was currently in the New's, why? Daniel has banned himself from wearing Glasses EVER.

He once said ' If my eye sight ever gets impaired because he doesn't want to be compared to the character he play for 10 years he will insist on having contact lenses. '