Well its over (For Now)

For all those stalkers on my blog, I did it! I completed my first year at CDNIS and it was awesome! I’m sad that some of my friends are leaving the school like Desmond. Some of my key highlights this year are The Young Americans, Camp, (Pretty much every spotlight) It was really fun being shown around the school, finding out where everything is and overall making new friends! I am sad that school is over but it’s not goodbye, Its see ya later. I am so ready to come back to school next year! Thanks, CDNIS, Thanks,  Mr Mark and all my Specialist Teachers. Always remember to wear your seatbelt. See you next year, Grade 7 Here I Come!

横梁设计 (My Beam Design)

你好, 我叫王啓智.这个是我的横梁设计.我画了阴阳, 它有两种颜色, 黑色和白色. 黑色代表坏, 白色代表好. 当它们在一起时, 就代表了平衡的生活. 我还画了龙,狮子和灯笼.  我画了龙和狮子因为它们代表权力. 我画了灯笼因为代表节庆.

Hi, my name is Matthew. This is my Chinese beam design. I drew a Ying Yang because it has two colours – Black and White. Black represents bad and White represents good. When they are together, it represents a balanced life. I also drew a Lion, a Dragon and some Lanterns. I drew the lion and the Dragon because they represent Power. Lanterns also have a connection to Festivals.

Post Exhibition

Exhibition is over and to be honest, I think that the presentation was easier than the preparation. I think that exhibition was a good experience. I learnt that big projects have to be planned very carefully. I think that my exhibition was a bit rushed because I didn’t have enough time to do most of my things. Exhibition was actually easier and calmer than I thought because I thought that there will be judges and people with clipboards. Exhibition was a big worry for me for a long time but now that it is over, I feel like a big weight has been lifted off my chest. That was exhibiton. It’s a Wrap.



Final Stretch – Exhibition

I am definitely calm and prepared for exhibition. (if you didn’t realise, That was sarcasm) I am mildly freaking out right now and doing really well to hide it. For all I know, I have been working well and being chilled the whole week. and then freaking out inside. My topic has a bit of stress in it and I am working on a way to counter stress and noise pollution. (My topic) You can say that I am a hypocrite. My staging is simple and ok. It’s just a table with my stuff on it. I also have a bookshelf and I can stick stuff on it. I think that My exhibition is coming together pretty ok and I am pretty confident about it.

Ignite Talk

I think that My ignite talk was a success because I managed to deliver my speech with the slides successfully.

First I had to write a script for the speech and I did it for Home Learning. We were also given time in class (Steps for Success). I had a few problems with the speech so I had to re-do the whole script. After a few more minor edits, I managed to finish my script and print it out.

Writing the script was one thing but filming was a whole different problem. First, Nic and I went to a staircase to film and it had a really bad echo. Secondly, people kept coming up and down from the green roof and they kept getting into our shots. After a good half an hour, we managed to get a good take and went back to the classroom to get started on editing. As you may or may not have expected, we did it wrong. Nic and I used Photobooth instead of Quick Time Player. We couldn’t edit a video on photobooth and we had to go back to the echoing staircase to film for another half an hour.

After Nic and I finished filming, we went to work. I was editing and Nic was writing his script. (Because he was in Japan for two days into our school week) I was done editing and went on to victory! (I think).

Here is a link to my Video: Matthew’s Steps for Success

Merry (Late) Christmas Everybody!

Christmas is a great time to get together with your family so you can spend time with them and share the Christmas sprit and cheer! Unless you don’t celebrate Christmas. Since I believe in God, Jesus or The Holy Spirt, (Which ever you want to call it because all three are the same.) I believe that Jesus (Human version of God) was born on Christmas.

Everybody says that giving is better than receiving. (Except those who don’t say it.) Jesus GAVE knowledge and preached about God and didn’t receive anything. It didn’t have to be that way but God wanted it to be like that back then. Imagine sitting outside all day, rain or shine, to go preach and spread God’s word!

The main point is that people now have much better lives than what people in Jesus’ time had to go through. Imagine going 80 miles on the road not even to mention a car. I don’t think that a pregnant woman could even walk the whole journey. Mary didn’t even ride a donkey! (Ok that bit is true, Back then Donkeys weren’t transportation yet. Mary could have rode a horse or maybe a cart being pulled by live stock.

When Jesus was born, Three wise men gave Jesus Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. The three wise men gave that to Jesus because they knew that he was going to die. But to be honest with you, I don’t really know what a baby could do with “Natural gum sucked out of some small tree species” (Myrrh) or “Health benefit oil” (Frankincense). What is a baby going to do with Gold! (Actually, I researched and I found out that Myrrh and Frankincense are good for inflamed skin.) I’m still confused about the gold.

In my old school we learnt about Christmas spirt and how the German and the English, during World War 1, on Christmas day, Stopped fighting and played a good game of soccer. The two teams never fought again.

Dance Performance

The time has come. After years and years (weeks and weeks) of practicing, lifting, dropping (Sorry Nic) and errors, we finally did it.

The day had come and Nic was so scared that I would drop him or accidentally pull his pants down again. (Again, I’m Sorry.) When it was our turn Nic didn’t really have much a chance to run away, escape or at least hide behind a jacket. (Or Patrick.) The music started right away.

I could feel Nic shivering as we we doing our lifts. we did it. even though it was winter, I was sweating because I had never done anything like that in my old school. It was fun.