Tuesday, December 25, 2012


I am currently spending my holiday in Tonga with my family. Very hot, I would say! But other than that being here has been a blast. And more activities are to come. Mum and I are going to be here for 1 month.

Anyway, my family and I went to church where we caught up with a lot of people. Another thing we did was exchanging gifts, we were given person to give a present to. I was given my aunty (I gave her Roses). You may think this is similar to Secret Santa. My cousin gave me a bag full of goodies, such as: lollies, jandels, balloons and more.

Some of our neighbours were doing fireworks, and some released a few lanterns into the sky. I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thinking Hats Reflection on Netbooks

This tool has been around for 2 years now. It has been very useful for learning, entertainment and more. Have you guessed it? Netbooks. This is what has been like:

With our netbooks, we are able to use programmes such as, Maths Whizz, Xtra Math and Tuxmath. This let’s us have a choice of learning either on the internet or on the programmes already on our netbooks.

Sharing my learning on my blog has given my mum a chance to look at what I have doing at school. My family around the world is enabled to comment and share it with more of the extended family.

Although the netbook has made learning faster and easier, there are some things that could be improved. Firstly, our school is very creative and make some many movies and animations. Our netbooks do not have these programmes, so we can’t make animations or movies, obviously.

The most the awesomest, most epic, coolest and ultimate netbook should contain the best features. And with a few little tweaks, my netbook would be so amazing. Imagine, all the programmes and apps from an iMac on a netbook! iMovie, iTunes, Photo Booth and so much more!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Telecom Christmas Lighting the Tree

Telecom Tree from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

A giant Christmas tree, thousands of people and amazing entertainment! What an awesome event that would be! Well, thanks to Telecom, this event happened at Victoria Park.

After taking a free bus (paid by Telecom) from Pt England to the city, we were greeted by Courtney, and we were kindly provided picnic packs. It was then time to walk to our designated area.

At the park, we saw cameras, a lot of people, entertainment and so much more. Kaycee and I first went to the Santa line which was where we asked Santa what we want for Christmas over the phone. It wasn't a very long line and in a short time we were inside. I asked for an iPhone 5, an iPad mini, 2 tickets to the Hobbit and a German Shepard Puppy.

There were a lot of things to do. Arts and crafts was on of the many things. In a white tent, we were able to make a box containing a light in it to make it glow which was a nice touch.

Soon after, Titanium performed their hit single Come On Home, I won't Give Up and a Christmas Song with Massad and a women. I was near the front so I got a good view of their performance. SO AWESOME!!

Oscar Kightley went on the stage and asked us how we would light the Christmas tree. There were a lot of ideas such as: Push the button, the lever and ask Santa over the Santa line. Oscar went over to the telephone and dialled the wrong number. A guy named Simon answered and said "Oh, my number is close to Santa's phone". Oscar replied "What were you doing just now", "Pulling out the phone from the wall".

Finally, Oscar had Santa on the phone. Santa suggested to laugh but his jokes weren't very amusing. We then had to shout out HO HO HO! After a few tries, the children were asked to go under the tree and look up. "HO HO HO!" We all shouted and the tree lit up like a candle. It was so beautiful!

Thank you to Courtney and Katherine and Telecom for having us and for the free ride on the bus to the city. We all had fun!! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!