Wednesday, February 23, 2011

That's REALLY Sharp!

Tech. We were all quite thrilled to be there. The time had finally come for us to experience what we’d have been looking forward to for a LONG time. We followed Mrs Nua to a room, but it seemed to be empty. “Mr Grundy!” she said quite loudly. Grundy and Grumpy. They sounded similar. And there was a BIG resemblance.

But it was okay because he explained everything very clearly so we understood. Though quite a few of us weren’t listening. And that made things even worse! Because every time I had almost finished, people were having trouble so we all had to go back and listen to what and how to do things properly. I didn’t even get to cut any wood!

Most of us didn't understand what tools Mr Grundy was asking us to get. But the people that we thought knew, had no idea or just pretended to know what it meant. Wood work is REALLY fun. Our class is learning how to make a good joint, but then we have to make it in to something. The more original it is, the higher grades we get!

Lots of people are making things like trucks and trains. I'm making a jewelery holder. I hope it turns out well!

Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Second Blow

Another earthquake in Christchurch has occured and have killed 90 people. It is very sad as it has damaged churches, schools, hotels, workplaces and have split roads in half. Quite a few of the citizens have tried to leave but are being told to return home if possible. Buildings have collapsed and trapped many people underneath rubble and concrete walls causing unconsciousness. It has become an International rescue effort, specialists from Japan are being sent over.
The hospitals in Christchurch are full of injured citizens. Some are being rushed to Auckland City and StarShip Hospital. Lyttleton is where the Epicenter is. My family and I are going to pray, and if you are the praying type please help, and pray for Christchurch.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunny, Tropical Fiji

Being in Fiji has been simply AMAZING! And I’m not just saying that because I FINALLY got to go on a plane. We went inside a submarine, went snorkeling, raced geckos, and EVEN rode horses on the beach.

The name of the hotel we stayed in is called ‘The Westin’. It is a lovely place with their kind workers and scrumptious meals. They have a REALLY nice pool, a gym, nice walking tracks and absolutely BEAUTIFUL gardens. At the front of the hotel was the beach side, and if you walk down the long pathway, you would see that there about 8 other hotels, all lined up against each other. The cool thing is that you can use other hotels’ pools. One day our family went pool hopping. Another cool thing about the hotels is The Bula Bus. It drives from hotel to hotel, picking up and dropping off tourists and hotel guests.

On the second day there, we went on a cruise to South Sea Island-an uninhabited island. When we finally reached our destination, we all hopped out of the boat and on to a jetty. The water was so clear that if you were to just sit in the water, you could see fish swimming around you! The sand was white ! It was like the pictures in the brochure! But better! After getting over how white the sand was, we went inside a submarine. We saw stingrays, blue starfish, masses of coral and huge fish!

After four days of buffet breakfasts, we headed for Sonasalei. A famous hotel, packed with tourists. We felt special because it’s seems much more private. You have to get to a jetty and cross a river to get there. There were heaps of Australians there, my mum began to start talking with an Aussie accent! For one day, the adults went to Nadi while the kids went to the Kids Club. This was the place where we did all the EXCITING stuff like, catching crabs, racing geckos and kayaking! After getting tired and adventurous, we went for a little dip.

Being in Fiji has been one of the best things I have ever done!