Showing posts from November, 2015

Longways Isn't Always Best...

Hi, reader,

This is my opinion. Just a little post about the importance of recording on an iPad...properly...well, it depends on what proper way you want to film something, it depends on how you face the iPad that can get cheers or a bit of a jeer.

For the Moment...

Hi, reader!

Remember that In the Meantime post earlier? Well, since it seemed cool to do it again, here's another edition talking about ANGLES! The pictures were taken, once again, at Hoyts Cinemas AFTER the evening session of films shown to the community, and there was an opportunity to take a picture in front of our stand.

But which angle is better?

Making A Movie... | My NEW Speech!

Hi, reader!

Wow, I'm posting another speech. And may be doing another one pretty soon. This one is about making my film for this year's Manaiakalani Film Festival, which took eight weeks to "plan", film, and edit.

Slide One: Talofa Lava, my name is Willy and I am a Year Eight Student. I attend Tamaki Primary School which is a full primary school located in Alamein Road. A great way to meet you all with an exciting speech to tell you.

Slide Two: Last term, which was between July and September, I created a film for the Manaiakalani Film Festival, parodying the well-known song “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson...featuring Bruno Mars. My song had to be about my syndicate, which is called Kia Manawanui, meaning Be Big Hearted. So, I had to learn what it meant big hearted! I learnt that it was hard working, a generous and striving personality. So, I incorporated those meanings for being big hearted into my song.

Slide Three: After finishing the song, and with the help of my sc…

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015 - The Evening! And Afterwards...

The Evening Session...
Part Two...

Wednesday 25th - The Dilemma Ends...

A dilemma is solved...



Tuesday 24th - In Point England...Part Two...

People eating crabs, a leaf tornado....

Let's just start off with saying that McKoy (and some other people, but McKoy was the main person) saved one of the gazebos during the boot camp session, and we clapped for him. I forgot to mention that, probably because I never imagined McKoy saving something. If you're a close friend of mine or is in Tamaki Primary and know what McKoy is like, you know what I mean. In a jokingly way.

So after seeing the remains of Cavhyon's house, I decided to walk around a bit to see what else was going on. Yep, some people had walked to the water. A bit far away, but that was alright. Cavhyon then lead me to this warm pond. Chardonnay slipped in one of them. Pretty out of the ordinary. but at least she laughed it off. Right, Chardonnay?

Riiiiiiight, Chardonaayy?? Nevermind. Now, I can't remember what happened next, but I remember people starting to get sea creatures, right before Lunchtime. I couldn't believe that it was LUNCHTIME! Already! …


Hi, reader!
Before the actual writing test, Room 10 practised writing a recount. This post is dedicated to my practise recount, about the whole course of making my film for this year's Manaiakalani Film Festival. But it's, as always, sadly, REALLY long. Do you dare to read the whole recount, reader?

Wednesday's Riddle...

It's Wednesday! The middle of the week! Are YOU ready for the third riddle for this week, reader?

Let's do this!

If you look you cannot see me. And if you see me you cannot see anything else. I can make anything you want happen, but later everything goes back to normal. What am I? 

Tuesday 24th - In Point England...Part One...

Hi, reader!

Today was Tuesday, and so the Year Seven and Eights went to the Point England Reserve as part of out EOTC Week. EOTC stands for Education Outside The Classroom. So not only did we go there for enjoyment and fun, but for learning purposes. In the morning. I was in Ms Aireen's group, and lucky me, I went in her car! Well, her mum's car. It was blimmin' big. Like...big. So big it carried literally most to all of the things needed for the day. Amazing! And passing everyone walking in the car, I pulled the window, and I went something like:


Don't worry, I didn't feel bad about it. It's probably the second time I've done that. Yell out of a car. But that's just in school time...>:-) I helped put the gazebos and tarps into their...places, and we saw everyone else come to the reserve. When they came some of them were all, "Not coooooool...…

Tuesday's Riddle...

Welcome back onto Tuesday's riddle!  Like Monday's riddle, this will go the same pattern. You read the riddle, think if you want, then click "Read More" for the answer! Ready for riddle two? Let's go!

If a red-house is made of red bricks, has a red wooden door, and a red roof, and a yellow-house is made of yellow bricks, has a yellow wooden door, and a yellow roof, then what is a greenhouse made of?

Monday 23rd - Athletics Day (Second Part)

During the intermission, I walked to the hall to buy myself a sausage-on-a-bread. Marcus, friend of mine, runs past me and says, "Hurry!" jokingly. I looked behind me and saw it...

Okay, another flashback. In 2013, when I was a Year 6, there was this thing called "The Rush". It was this occurrence where the Year 7s and Year 8s walked/ran down the hall, and us students in Room 5. Here's a little diagram:

------------------------------------------------------------- STUDENT STAIRS || ROOM 5 || ROOM 6 || ROOM 7 || ROOM 8 || TEACHER'S STAIRS H      A      L      L      W      A      Y ------------------------------------------------------------- We would ALWAYS get the worst of it all. In a funny way. I mean, it was like a tsunami of people coming towards us almost everyday. But then everything changed the year later. And if we can now fast forward to now:

"Oh, no..." I say jokingly also, "It's gotten worser than ever..." and so we both ran to …

Monday 23rd - Athletics Day (Première partie) <-- Get it?

Hi, reader!

Monday went by today and on this day Tamaki Primary had its annual Athletics Day! It wasn't supposed to be on a Monday, but due to the weather conditions on Friday (rain), it was postponed to this day. I heard that if it rained again today it would be cancelled for the year! So, LUCKY for us as a school it was a hot, sunny day.

I was in Tobruk, in case you didn't know. So I wore red. And black, because I thought it was Blackout Day (to honour Jonah Lomu) but apparently, it was moved to Friday! Great time for a notice, right? When you're already in black. But luckily I wore red, too, so I quickly changed into an inside-out red t-shirt and an inside-out black t-shirt.

With the camera in hand, and a trusty iPad charging in the classroom, I was SURE that I was prepared to take videos and pictures. I really wasn't, as always, so I found myself walking here and there, at the front of everyone then at the side. Stanley was going to help me. He was leading his hous…

Monday's Riddle...

Welcome to the daily riddle special. Since I haven't caught up with the Riddle Me Wednesday/Thursday/Whatever-day posts, and this week is full of opportunities, why not make just a week full of daily riddles?

The way it works is, the riddle will be placed at the bottom, and you can take some time to think about the riddle. When you're ready, click the "Read More" link, and you'll get this post again....with the answer!


What has to be broken before you can use it?

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015 - Evening Session (Part One Since This Is Long)

The Evening Session...
Part One...

We Can DO IT! Tobruk House Drawing...

Athletics Day begins The Week of Blogging. I'm in the Tobruk House. Although I went in this house group by accident, it was probably a good accident.
Last year for Athletics Day, Tobruk won.
Will it happen again this year?


Hi, reader. In case you didn't know...I'm the house team, Tobrok! No, wait, Tobruk...Tobrok? *This was sabotage...
But really, it's not much of a difference, right?
Athletics Day 2015 starts off this special week of blogging. *Jokingly saying

................................................A SPECIAL WEEK...........................................




Manaiakalani Film Festival - Getting Ready For The Evening Session...not really a significant part...

Hi, there, to you, again, reader!!

The annual Manaiakalani Film Festival happened last week on Wednesday, and so, a week later, I posted the post of the daytime session. Now, here is the evening session. It all started a bit before 5pm, when I was bringing in the rubbish bin. I was in my uniform, almost ready, and don't worry, I washed my hands after. I wasn't dirty. Pfft.

But as I was walking back to my house, I hear Stanley's voice yell at me. "Willy!"
I spin around, "What the..." I whispered, curious, and all I see is Stanley outside the window of the car he was in, yelling (at the time I didn't know what he yelled, but I found out later on) "I'm going to get a haircut!". But, as mentioned just a few seconds ago (^^^) I didn't know what he yelled out at me, so I just kept shouting, "Whaaat?!?!" "WHAT?!"

"WHAAT?!?!" then I paused....and then whispered, "Argh, nevermind..." to myself.

I walk…

FATE - By Willy

Hi, reader. The drawing above is a description/poem about what an experience in space would feel like to me. It's part of this space art Room 10 are doing that is related to our inquiry topic: Earth and Beyond: The Night Sky. I was learning how to imagine what it would look like to be floating in space.
My Space Art picture will be posted sometime later on. I'm almost finished, though, and I just started today!
But it's just the moon and some stars, and it's mostly black.

Earth and Beyond - Bus Stop Activity

Hi. This presentation is about my prior knowledge about the things mentioned in the presentation. Again, this is related to this term's topic for Room 10: Earth and Beyond: The Night Sky. I did this by myself and had to hurry so it wasn't left behind. I had to really think about what I knew about the planets, sun, Earth, space, and words related to space.
It was hard thinking! By the way, this was posted after midnight so it's okay if there's mistake, I'll fix it later on.

KWL Chart About Our Sun!

Hi, reader!

Blogging on track again...well, for now, I think I may have just jinxed the blogging routine of

The picture below that is a picture of a drawing is a KWL (Knowledge, What We Want To Know, and What We Learnt) Chart about the Sun, our local sun. I worked on this by myself, whereas most of Room 10 had to work with each other. I just had to get this finished so I won't be behind on work.

But at least I'm balancing time with work and time with editing and time with movie-making. Trust me, it's not getting to my mind, the editing. But the work is. I need to get to it!!

Anyways, here's the picture of the drawing. It's a picture so that you can click on it to enlarge the text if you want to (which you can't normally do on a drawing). It's already big, but that's alright. I was learning to learn about our local star and share my already knowledge about the local star.

For the L part, the last bullet says. Sunlight creates shadows th…

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015 - Daytime Sessions...


Why It Is Important To Celebrate the Last Term... | My Speech

Hi, reader.

One post a day keeps the scheduling away, isn't that right, reader?

A few weeks ago, well, a couple of weeks ago, Room 10 started on their speech presentations. We actually started writing them last term, and were expected to practise during the holidays. I was busy with the film and stuff, and so I struggled a bit, finding a good subject and then trying to type it down into key ideas.

But I got there in the end. I really did. Just a week before presenting, I made a speech in which I never expected to write about. And included one of the most weirdest and accidental things ever: the chicken and the egg. No, it's the race metaphor, it's different.

Below is the video of my speech. Now, the time limit of our speech was about 3-5 minutes. My speech was about 6 minutes. BUT, I bet it wasn't the longest one. If it is, well, then, wow. But if it isn't, phew. I'm quite known for pretty long posts already, can't afford to be known for talking a lot. Well…

Blog Commenting: Manaiakalani Film Festival Edition

Hi, reader!

Still continuing on with the Manaiakalani Film Festival posts which I forgot to post about IMMEDIATELY last week. The Film Festival took place last week on Wednesday, and I had a great time with Stanley, Toma, Tevita, and Kikorangi, though he was only with us for the daytime session.

We were the presenters of the films for and from Tamaki Primary! The presentation below is a special edition, the Manaiakalani Film Festival Edition. This is where I comment on FILMS instead of POSTS. It took a lot of watching and reading, so I hope you enjoy!!

I'm treating this as if I've done this before. I've never done a Manaiakalani Film Festival comments presentation visually similar to the presentation below.

In The Meantime...

Hi, reader!
It's been a while...a LONG while, but I'm just catching up on posts that I forgot to do, but for now, a quick catch up. Last week I presented some films with friends Stanley, Toma, and Tevita (with Kikorangi but he was just for one film) that were submitted from our school for the 2015 Manaiakalani Film Festival.
It was a blast presenting them, and I had a great time! We also presented movies in the evening session, and before the evening session began, me and Stanley decided to take selfies. It was probably two, and we had to hurry since our film was the first film to start the evening, so that brings me to what I did below.

Comment either "Willy" or "Stanley" in the comments below!

Bloom's Taxonomy - Guy Fawkes

Hi, there. This is the Bloom's Taxonomy presentation that I did independently, by myself. It took a bit longer than expected because the D.L.O related to the article needed to be done. I don't think the D.L.O will show a bit of a good message to send to anyone, but it's the best I could do.
I had the idea in my head yesterday. Then it just...went away...oh, well. At least I finished this presentation. Hope you enjoy! Leave a comment below for feedback and also, feedforward.

The Mighty All Blacks Win The RWC!!!

Hello, reader!

First off, let's do another imagining thing-a-ma-bob thing. Pretend, that this post was posted a day after the first of November. Now, did you know what happened in the weekend? On Sunday morning, specifically, in our time zone, it was on Sunday morning. It'll kick in soon...but anyway, getting to the point, the All Blacks have secured their world champion title for the Rugby World Cup (or RWC) 2015. They won the last Rugby World Cup four years ago, which was held in New Zealand!

They are the first team ever to keep their champion title, and the first team ever in RWC history to win the Webb Ellis Cup three times! This is amazing! And record-breaking! I think it is! So it might as well be! And back to right now, today, Wednesday the 4th, the All Blacks are now in New Zealand being welcomed in parades with the Webb Ellis, visiting fans and tonnes of support and cheering.

Well done, All Blacks!


It's November, reader...
The pressure is on...

The Project...Revealed… | The 2 Weekly Post (Part Two - Week Two)

Hi, there, again, reader.

Wow, the first time I used commas like that. I guess that’s incorrect? Or correct? I don’t know, I’m an “expert” blogger, not a grammar expert...but anyway…

Monday. I came early this time. FI. NAL. LY. And did an announcement. I forgot what I said, but it was a jingle. I wrote jungle instead of jingle just before. Ha. Take on, I was doing some things on the class computer. It was just some video-making. And editing. Editing a LOT.

I now remember Tuesday. Tuesday was the day of the first assembly of the term. The assemblies from now are quite different to the usual fashion. This time, buddy classes are presenting every second week. Room 10 and Room 1 (our buddy class, or tuakana teina class) were presenting on this week.

I was one of the hosts, along with Mehi and Ma’asi. We were sitting at the back of the stage, and would present on the stage. That was cool. I could finally have EVERYONE literally look up to me. Well, not that I’m saying that t…


Hi, reader!

It's been a bit and a while since a bit of a post, and just before, it was Halloween! Yay! The one time of the year where everyone dresses up and goes around houses and says, "Trick or Treat!" at the person at the door, hoping to get a treat!

I'm talking about the kids and early teens' perspective, of course. And some adults, too, I hope. But if you're quite some of the people in Halloween who would rather stay at home during the few hours, well...that's good and bad. Good, because, you know, you have the treats to yourself, and if no one comes, then, well, score!

But the bad side of this, is, know, opening the door up to people you either know or don't know. And this has a deeper meaning. If you were me, you would rather have people you DON'T KNOW knock on your door. Because, there's less chance of them going, ahem, "WILLYYYY!!!!! WILLLYYYYYY!!!! LOOOOOOOOOK!!! WILLYYYYYYYY!!!!!! KNOCK ON THE DOOORRR!!!!".