This morning I finally finished my NCEA Biology 2.4 Ecology assessment. I’m really worried though. I wasn’t sure if I had written enough on the species we focused on, the Nodilittorina antipodum (periwinkle). For excellence you are required to discuss environmental factors related to this species. I wrote two and a little bit pages, so fingers crossed that was enough! Now I only have the English formal writing assessment to go… My thesis statement used to be:
“Reality is Subjective”
But I found this too broad, so now I’ve changed it to:
“Emotions get in the way of truth”
It allows me to delve into overuse of emotion in news reports these days. How often do you notice news reporters using words such as SHOCKING and HORRIFIC? These affect our opinions of the matter and the way we feel. A news reporter’s job should be just that – to report.
It is due on Thursday, the day before my meningococcal vaccine :S
For the past two days Aonghas and I have been performing at our school’s Studio Show (performing arts concert). What made this performance the more special and memorable was that this would be the last studio show held in Room 90, our school’s theatre before it gets demolished during the holidays to make way for the new Information Commons Centre (flash name for library). Aonghas and I performed March Militaire by Schubert. The performance on the first night went really bad. We made heaps of mistakes! Thursday night’s performance was a lot better though and we made only a few mistakes. I feel sorry for the band that performed on Wednesday though. They played American Idiot by Greenday, and swore all through the song, and their lead singer swore at the backstage crew. Ultimately they got kicked out of the show.
Watching the rock band rehearse made me come up with an idea…what if Aonghas, I and a few other people we could find formed a band of our own? It would definitely break our stereotype of being geeks. We could name the band something like *geeksRus* and play cool songs like Stacey’s Mum, What I go to School for and Peaches! But right now it is just an imagination.
Hamish, Aonghas and I have been asked to perform at our cousin’s dad’s men’s group (or something like that) meeting, as well as at the Dutch village across the road form our house within the next few weeks. The performance at our cousin’s dad’s men’s group meeting clashes with parent teacher interviews next Wednesday so we might have to postpone it. I’ll probably have to follow my parents round while they meet my teachers and say embarrassing things about me. I’ll keep you posted…
One teacher they won’t be able to meet is my Chinese teacher, as she and basically all of my Chinese class (except for me and Julie, this other girl). They’re going to spend the term one holidays in