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GBW Coverage: Ustwynsia Preparing for War?

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This is a 'Great Blogging War' spinoff series, with the blogging war visualised as a fictionalised war. All events and characters are of course fictional...

Perspectives on The Czechoslovakia Crisis and the Munich Agreement

First off, before I get to the actual post, the links in my "Five Years" post are fixed, so if you couldn't access the documents, you can access them now. Hopefully...
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So, for my History class, after the Dawn Raids topic, we were focusing on the Origins of World War Two. I'll do some sort of DLO to showcase my knowledge about the subject but for now, here is my completed assignment: I had to write two diary entries for two people, Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain, set in 1938 related to the events that occurred during that year.

Diary Entries of Neville Chamberlain

FEBRUARY 20TH: Over my course of being the Prime Minister so far I’ve made quite the stir in Parliament, especially with the foreign secretary Anthony Eden, concerning my policy of appeasement. Just now, I’ve been informed that he has resigned from his position.

Cracks have started to show concerning my policy...

MARCH 20TH: Earlier today an MI6 agent came into Parliament and spoke about German Chanc…

GBW Coverage: Brief Introduction...

The following is fictional and is a spinoff of another fictional blogpost series: Blogging War. Characters do not resemble real life people.

April 25th...

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ANZAC Day.
I recently found out that there is a smaller number of people attending the Gallipoli ANZAC Dawn Service this year, the reason being probably because of the chance of a terrorist attack.
Now, I wanted to compare large crowd numbers coming to Dawn Services without the fear of terrorism, so that we stand united, to the ANZAC soldiers who strived through those gruelling eight months, yet not showing any sign of giving up or fear during the Gallipoli campaign.
But I just can't seem to get the right words....
We shall not be afraid. We shall remember them...

Social Studies: Religion Assessment - "Examining Islam"

Hello, again, reader!
This is my "completed" presentation examining the faith of Islam. Basically I was studying different areas of this religion and had to make a presentation that covered these three areas:

Social Studies Term One Trip Experience

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This post is about the trip I went on during Tuesday, the 11th of April. I went along with 10E, my Social Studies teacher Mrs. Scott (she's also the Year 10 Dean) and her other class, Level One World Culture Studies. For 10E, the excursion was related to our main topic for Social Studies: Religions in Asia. So, for the first part, we bused to a Hindu temple in Papatoetoe. We took our shoes off when we got in, and I sighed in relief that I picked socks that didn't have holes in them.

What a relief. But hey, it would technically count as holy, right?

In the temple, this man talked a little bit about Hinduism and the gods that we were looking at, directing at one god after the next, and then we were able to move around a bit to look at the statues of the gods and we were also offered fruit! I got a banana and I was thinking to myself: Wow, I might as well eat it now! And so I ate it...

And halfway through eating I looked around at everyone else who had a banana and clearly saw th…

Throwback Thursday: Ghostwatch Reading Response

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“Ghostwatch”, directed by Lesley Manning, is a drama film, where viewers witnessed television personalities venture into a “unique, live investigation, into the supernatural”, and end up upsetting viewers all over the United Kingdom. Two aspects that I admired and enjoyed (sort of) from this film was that it gave off the impression that it was “live” to viewers unaware that it was a drama film, accidentally fooling the viewers, and the reaction from the viewers after the programme aired.

Throwback Thursday: Ghostwatch Reading Response Introduction

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So I was digging through the NZ Herald yesterday and I came upon this article:

Now, when I read the headline and looked at the picture, I smiled quite a bit.

Isaac Jack and The Two Pirates

Here's a piece of writing that I never got to post. Written in either 2012 or 2013, I'm not so sure...

Back in the old times, there was a teenage boy named Isaac Jack. He lived in a cold, bare cottage with his mother and father. His family was poor and they had no money. His father would spend his days hunting for wild animals for his dying family, while his mother was trying to find some spare stuff to decorate their inactive home. Isaac was feeling sad every time he looked at his soft parents, so he demanded himself, “I need to help my family!” so he went down to a stranded beach, which he had never seen before, because it was his first time ever that he was outside, and he kept on searching, and searching, until he could find something that looked like something he could spend for himself and his poor family. “Here, money, money, money, here...” called Isaac, but then he tripped over something shiny, and golden. “Wow! That looks cool.” exclaimed Isaac.

But! That’s not the en…

April 3rd 2017

Hi, reader.

Today was my birthday.

Information Report about Kumara

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A post I never posted from 2012. Really weird, the things you dig up from the past. I just said that because this post relates to a vegetable that comes out of the ground.

It's some good writing, I gotta say. I bet in this case, I shouldn't forget where my sense of writing came from, y'know, I shouldn't forget my roots.

Oh, boy, those two puns weren't plant.

Okay, here's the piece...

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A kumara is a vegetable. The english translation is sweet potato and a kumara is healthy. There is no healthier vegetable than it. A kumara is in a plant family called “Convolvulaceae”.

Kumara comes in different shapes and colours
They have smooth, unbroken skin, that could be used in varieties or salads. There are different types of kumara like black kumara, yellow kumara, orange kumara, and golden kumara. There is also another one called “Taputini” kumara, which grows on the ground and looks alot like a carrot. A taputini kumara is also the same size of a carrot.

Kumaras Habit…

New Blog Look

Hi,

If you've been in and out of this blog, then you might have noticed something about. The whole blog layout has been changed. I felt as though I needed a bit of a change after five years blogging.

It's quite a bit step, since I've never done such a thing like this before. I might be a bit late, and some of you may have already gotten where things are and how things work, but this post is just to remind some other readers who may not know where things are, or...well...the major changes to the blog.

Now, this is just temporary...for a while...if you want to, you can comment some thoughts about what you think. It's quite a different, simple look. But, I mean, if there are no issues with how the blog looks, I might keep this look as it is. But I've got a copy of the old template in case there are calls for a change.