Monday, 31 October 2005
"How old are you?"
I told them I was 16 and the girl replied
"You look old! "
I asked how old and she said
That made me feel old! Anyway after that I had accordion lessons and then it was off to my aunty's surprise 50th birthday party! It wasn't much of a surprise because she noticed that food was missing from the fridge in the morning so she suspected something was up. There was heaps of food there, and I ended up eating too much. My cousins once again got hold of our phone and texted some random friends, but we did the same to them!
Today church was shorter because instead of Sunday school there was just an Annual General Meeting which we didn't stay around for. We got home and later on Shen came over and hung around to play a bit of basketball and talk a little! Thank goodness he let me know my fly was down before anyone else noticed! I'm sure I didn't go through church like that though... Before he went off he gave me a little drive down the road and back. He looks a lot more mature and grown up behind the wheel!
At the party last night our cousins invited us to come with them to play indoor soccer with them today too so they came over and picked us up. The team we played for consisted of all of our cousins so it was pretty much an Anderson/Brens team. Unfortunately we lost 0-6, and because my shorts were held up with a safety pin which came off halfway during the game, I had to run around holding my shorts up!
When we got home we found our mum sick because she had eaten unproperly cooked chicken that was leftover from the party the night before, so we thought we would try cook dinner ourselves! Unfortunately us guys in the household didn't know how to use a rice-cooker or the stove, so thankfully Zippo came to the rescue and helped cook the dinner for us (we helped around too!). I'm pleased to say I'm still alive and on the record the food did taste good! (baked beans, egg, mixed veges and rice)
I really should've been studying though...
Friday, 28 October 2005
Today we did an electrolysis experiment for chemistry which involved CuSO4. I spent a lot of time cleaning the metals and ended up getting the smell all over my hand which I couldn't get rid of for a loong time! The blue CuSO4 got on my hands too which made my fingernails blue and I spent a lot of interval trying to scrub my fingers but the blue colour wouldn't come off! An interesting thing happened in chemistry today too...Sarena fell
I applied at a couple of places for another part-time job and so far have received one response from McDonalds:
"Thank you we will contact you when we have a suitable position available"
So I'll be waiting! (It probably was an automated reply!)
Wednesday, 26 October 2005
Friday, 21 October 2005
Wednesday, 19 October 2005
Tuesday, 18 October 2005
Voting forms for head boy and head girl were distributed today. Knowing that the principal has the final say on who becomes headboy and headgirl, apparently students think I'll definitely get headboy and so they're taking the headboy contest as one for deputy headboy and so they aren't voting for me but for other people. Lord all I ask is for at least one vote...My friend also told me today that after school on the bus he asked this guy who he was voting. He replied:"Well my form class is definitely not voting for Calum"When my friend asked why, he said:"Because Calum has pi$$ed everyone around and hasn't done anything anyone has asked him to do"Yeah that's a bit of a spirit-killer. It made me rethink why I was going for headboy in the first place and whether working for students and doing all the stuff I have for them for the past three years has been worth it when people treat you like this. Then again, this is what politics is all about.What made today worse for me was I had to perform at this music performance, and I completely stuffed it up.It's times like these the only thing you can really do is *think of happy thoughts think of happy thoughts*
Sunday, 16 October 2005
Here is the article:
|한국학교 장학생 5명 선발|
|우수학생 몰려 당초 3명에서 2명 더 늘려|
오클랜드 한국학교(교장 계춘숙)가 당초 계획보다 2명이 더 늘어난 5명의 장학생을 선발했다.
(사진 왼쪽부터)독고이랑, 신종하, 오현석, 오준석, 김지현 학생
If you can't read Korean, never fear! I have spent *hours* putting my ability to speak fluent Korean to use and have translated the article to English (nah just joking!):
Korean school scholarship student 5 person selections
2 people compared to it increases from rainwater student being pursued very first time 3 people,
The Oakland Korean school (principal total Choon Soog) 2 people the very first time plan than compared to selected the scholarship student of 5 people which increase.
The scholarship student selection which it is executing in link of the vision 2020 was last year and at this year 1st document mind and the2nd interview back it passed by the mind which is strict second and it was decided.
The Korean school side even in last year like that this year in the wind where the rainwater students are pursued great movement specially increased with 5 people and but it selected and it revealed.
The student who is selected the poison nicely Rang (Oakland university1 grade), Kim Ji Hyun (Rangitoto College F7), 오현석(Rutherford College F6), 오준석(Rutherford College F6), 신종하(King's College F5) 학생 등이다 .
The drought disaster tube scholarship student selection chairman of a committee the student whom it supports with the scholarship student all was displaying the talent which superior extends in studies record and many sidedness and a service spirit and hides a superiority or inferiority was strenuous very and it revealed a mind impression.
The total Choon Soog principal 3~4 three time the emigration it came in spite of the result which the Korean school comes and goes until a custody couple sprouting middle class grade steadily it gathers the record which is excellent even from of course local school it will be able to confirm the thing which seeks an office the Korean language with the pronunciation which is accurate and it talked the result which is possible because the sincere result positive characteristic of the students and the parents had become underlay
Right the flag BOT design which it gives yearly will encourage the fine Korean students and it revealed that in the future the hazard which it supports the place best which develops the encouragement of learning system more it will finish.
One side the students who are selected come and when being young, the necessity and an importance of duplex language and the now when the school it comes and goes with hundred million Ji in inducement of the parents but they comprehend it talked that to the parents thanks they give, the school it conveyed sympathetically.
Scholarship presentation ceremony 15th morning 10:00 30 minute northern part campus auditorium (Sunnybrae Normal School-36 SunnybraeRd. Takapuna)에서 열린다.
(From the photograph left side) the poison nicely Rang, Under new species, Five present three, Five three which it gives, Kim Ji present student
Saturday, 15 October 2005
It's starting to get sad though as we come close to the end of the year. I know many people (both yr 12 and 13) who won't be back next year, which is the first step towards all of us guys breaking apart from each other. I've got to make sure I bring a camera towards the end of the year to take photos of everyone! I just got a 1Gb card today which said on the camera that it could store 700 good quality photos and 300 best quality photos on it, so now the only thing that can stop me are be the camera batteries going flat!
A friend pointed out to me yesterday (you know who you are!) 'that being ugly is not too bad - when you're in war the soldiers will probably capture the good-looking girls and leave you behind'...he then realised it only applied to females...
Friday, 14 October 2005
- Yay for Otago beating Canterbury in the NPC semis!!! Let's hope North Harbour beats Auckland tomorrow night so we can see a Otago vs North Harbour final! (go the underdogs!)
- Ain't it great we live in a country where a cat stuck up a very tree dominates the media?
- Air New Zealand has found its new chief executive after a 'worldwide' search - he came from within Air New Zealand's board
Wednesday, 12 October 2005
We tried visiting her today after school but she had already taken off. I miss that school! Congratulations too to the Oh boys who were told today they have won a Korean scholarship and our Young Enterprise team The Flashcard Company (no prizes for guessing what we sell!) have taken out the West Auckland regional competition!
Tuesday, 11 October 2005
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACQUELINE (for last Sunday!)
School's started again, with only five weeks left till the proper proper NCEA exams, and I'm worried! I'm fast running out of time, and am not at all ready, especially for physics! To make things worse there are all these distractions - four internal assessments next week: Chinese writing, music solo and group performance and English monologue thing. I just got asked today to perform at a charity performance next Tuesday as well which will add to it all, although I suppose it'll help me prepare for my NCEA solo performance.
Head student elections will also kick-off next week. There are five girls running for headgirl (Kirsty, Renee, Heather, Jane and Joanne) and five guys running for headboy (Shen, Patrick, Hyun, Ryan S and me). Everyone who put their name down for the student leader group (which was predominantly students from the kaleidoscope class with the exclusion of two!) will most likely end up in the student leader group, which is cool because I don't think I could stand to see anyone have their hopes dashed or anyone split up from their friends (I know it probably isn't a big deal for some but yeah I feel bad about a lot of things!) Anyway next Monday at assembly all of us will most likely give a few words to the senior school before they vote in an indicator vote (the teachers also have a chance to vote and the principal makes the final decision).
It hit me today though that it's looking like an uphill battle for me to become headboy, as I'm up against some very able guys! If you get the most votes, it's most likely the principal will go with you and so you're a bit screwed if you don't. I was talking about this to my mum on the way home today and my mum suggested that if I don't get headboy I could maybe try apply for university instead. That could be an option...apart from a bit of extra knowledge and friends (not so sure about that one!) there isn't exactly a lot for me to stay around for. If I manage to pass all my level 3 assessments I might be able to get enough credits to pass NCEA Level 3 (but that's a long shot!), and if I go to university I'd be able to do all my university studies and finish a year earlier as well. Then again, I still have no idea what I would study at university, so that will most likely see me stay for year 13 regardless!
Monday, 10 October 2005
Sunday, 9 October 2005
Anyway at Westcity when we went outside by E-Thing and Burger King, there were a few guys there with black eyes, one holding an ice pack to his eye, and at least half a dozen police officers around the place. As we walked past a police truck came over and all of these guys got put in there and taken away.
Today I was at Glenfield Shopping Centre, which is adjacent to the Music Education Centre where I learn the accordion every Saturday, when most of North Shore was hit by a power cut! Everyone poured out of the shops as they all closed. People selling ice-cream were in a rush to sell it all before it started melting. This old lady pushed her trolley onto a stationary elevator, and we all know what happens when you push a trolley onto an elevator don't we? It locks up and doesn't move. Unfortunately this old lady didn't realise that her trolley would get stuck and wouldn't move. This caused a big jam around her as people tried to get to the lower level. Fortunately, the power went back on just in time for my music lesson!
Thursday, 6 October 2005
Wednesday, 5 October 2005
Tuesday, 4 October 2005
Monday, 3 October 2005
Some guy has put a painting up for auction, the thing though is that the only body part used to paint it was the guy's...genitals!
The painting is titled 'Sexual Rage':
'I painted this using only my genitals i.e. penis.
If you dont like the idea of this please do not be disgusted as its just another form of art, no body is asking you to bid on this.
But if you do like it, hey feel free to bid. its the only one I have done so it is an original I dont plan on doing any more at this point, so you may have one of a kind. However I do reserve the right to paint more pictures of this type.
This painting was painted by my self and i have signed the back of it.'
So far bidding has reached as high as NZ$61.00! If you're interested in making a bit, or just want to have a look at a picture of the painting, check it out here
Sunday, 2 October 2005
My family got a bit of a reality check and decided to do a bit of home maintenance, starting with our clothesline. When my brothers and I were little we liked to swing on stuff like our gate and our clothesline, so if you're lucky enough to visit our house, you will notice our slightly slanted gate, and our leaning clothesline! Our mum should probably thank us for that, or else she wouldn't have been able to reach the clothesline!
Anyway our clothesline has this handle that you can wind, that makes the clothesline higher or lower. Over the years it has rusted and has been stuck, so my dad decided he would try fix it. We took the clothesline apart and got rid of a bit of rust, and after a bit of cleaning we put the clothesline back together again and tested it out. It moved up a little bit! Although all our work was for nothing when later in the day, Aonghas, who woke up once we had all finished, came outside to play basketball and noticed the handle at a different angle than it was the day before. He thought he'd try twist it and broke the handle off!
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