Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Art Deco - Ratings for an Astonishing Piece of Creative Art Work

Hmmm This Piece of art.... Well i get it a 1 star, it is trash and doesn't have any creativity - Just Kidding! 

This Picture  is a Astonishing,Creative,Surprising and Wonderful piece of Artwork done by Tamara De Lempicka.
I give this a 4/5 because of its originality and simple piece that can be describe in many ways and one of those ways is Inspiring.

This inspiring piece can influence people of trying new things and dedicating himself to what thy love to do and Tamara has done that swiftly.

Thanks for Reading hope your christmas was Awesome! I know my was ;)

Friday, 22 December 2017

#EarnTheFern - Interviewing Bill Kini

Bill Kini won a gold for heavyweight boxing and was humble about it. since of his amazing attitude and his dedication it lead him on a path to success and also failure. but he never gave up! or did he?. I am going to tell you all 4 questions i would love to ask the inspiring boxer.

1 - throughout boxing, what was your motivational inspiration/quote  or person in your life that kept you going and trying harder?

2 - can you tell us all about the sacrifices and the motives of becoming a heavyweight boxer?

3 -  if you never became or was motivated enough what would you rather become or was a backup hobby?

4 -  Tell us one interesting fact about heavyweight boxing that can help us get an idea of heavyweight boxing

Thanks and thats all for today ;)

Maori Phrases Translated Into English

As we all know, maori men and women settled here long ago before the british men and women found this mighty land and tried to claim it. we all know who would win in a fight, *cough* Maori People, just joking... or am i? ;).

Anyway maori and british men and women never got along because of language differences but eventually made a treaty of waitangi to make rights towards maori and british people.
Now the Maori are very outnumbered by different cultures from around the world.
but people are still skeen to learn some maori or a lot of maori now and then.
here the are phrases.

Nau mai ki Aotearoa is a welcoming phrase which means "Welcome to Aotearoa"

____ is my name is an introduction/greeting phrase that includes your name meaning Ko Paris toku ingoa in maori.

What is your name? this phrase is translate to He Aha to ingoa in maori

He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro, this is translated to I like to play rugby in english.
  1. Where do you come from? is translated to no hea koe? in maori.

I have tried my best to translate them all.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Poi Rakau - Maori Traditional Game

The Maori Game I Chose to talk about is Poi Rakau, This game I have played at school. it was an awesome experience and everyone enjoyed themselves. I recommend everyone trying out this game because of its awesome type of playing style. Here is the link to the game if you want to watch it again.

The name of the game is Poi Rakau

The main goal is improving hand eye coordination and also increasing confidence around rākau. Dont forget to have thought ;).

The 2 rules are:

  1. the rākau placed standing up on the ground and wait for Maui/Matou to be called out. The players leave their rākau and move quickly to the left or right trying to catch the rākau before it touches the ground.
  2. A player can be out if they don't catch the next rākau or make a bad pass (where the other player has NO chance of getting to the rākau before it hits the ground or is poorly stood up).

The Waiata - A Song in Your Heart - Tutira Mai Nga Iwi

Tutira Mai Nga Iwi is a coming together & supporting waiata for everyone to join and sing along in.
This waiata is the most used around the country, since it is a waiata of being people together and is a showing of love and dedication.

At my old school: Tamaki Primary, This waiata was an amazing and special song that everyone loved to sing, even when going to trips. Since our school is all about Originality and Culture. Maori,Samoan,Tongan,Fijian and Cook Island songs/waiatas are sung at special occasions but the most sung is Tutira Mai Nga Iwi.

I Love this song because it warms my heart to see everyone singing to it, and because i love laughing deep inside my heart about how the boys sing real loud and go off key.

if you want to hear and listen to this inspiring song here is the link. :D Merry Christmas and Happy New year :)

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Fun,Weird and Amazing Facts about my Family.

Hmmm facts about my family, to be honest I'm supposed to know this but I don't.

Just Kidding!, The 3 people I interviewed was My mum, My dad & My older sister

Fun Facts about  My Mum:
My mother loved Basketball and Volley back in the day.
She cooked a lot at home and did a lot of jobs because she was the oldest child. (Way to Go Mum!)

My Dad:
My Dad is a Massive Xbox Gamer, He bought all 3 Xbox Consoles but started off with one  - Xbox 360
then Xbox One , Now Xbox One x
My dad is a Factor Boss and gets paid over $1,000 for his hard work of helping around the factor,loading and unloading trucks plus his extra shifts on weekdays and weekends + with the help of his children.

My Sister:
She is a Bartender at NZMA Eden Park and loves to go out with friends.
He favourite foods are made by my mum :D.

This is all i got from them and told me to write down.

Goodluck everyone and be safe over the next few weeks!.

Wider Family - Family with 9 children

For me Being the middle child of 6 children in my family its normal for me to  lead my 2 younger siblings to do good things and not to do bad things.  My thought of having 8 other siblings would be difficult but also a big help.

I Would love 8 other siblings because it would be easier to do things and help clean and wash things.
but the worst thing about having 8 other siblings are bills and costing for a lot of things. plus the overwhelmed announce of arguing and fighting. guys don't tell me you haven't experienced a headache because of your siblings fighting of toys or seat *cough* Kira,Teresa and others from school. but most of all is what you get out of it that makes you learn and helps you not make more mistakes.

Having a bigger family is hard but for me it would be a good experience of how other people felt about having a big family with a lot of kids they have to deal with. :D Have a good day guys!

My Pepeha - Origination through a Lifetime of Obstacles

This is my Pepeha I will present to all the views on looking through my blog throughout the summer learning journey activity. I am happy and overwhelmed with all your comments. Thank you all.

This Pepeha was also helped by my mum (Thanks Mum) because I found some hard for example marae. but that rest I found easy because I learnt them a lot at my Old School Tamaki Primary Thank you teachers for teaching us maori mostly you Miss Kyla!.
And for a student like me I am from 5 tribes from 4 other maraes and on top of that with over 10 people that are either a Chief of a tribe like Terau Paraha,A Tohunga - healer like my great great grandfather Rua Kenana and from my dad side The Maori King - Tūheitia Paki

I am very interested into my own family and my origination throughout the many years of existence.
For everyone that's doing the summer learning journey GoodLuck and hope to see some of you next year!

Ko Mount Wellington te maunga   
Ko Tamaki river te awa         
Ko Rua Kenana tōku tīpuna My founding ancestor is…
Ko Ngapuhi,Ngati Tuwharetoa me Ngati Awa tōku iwi   
Ko Ngati Toa me Tainui tōku hapu
Ko Hahuru tōku marae
Ko Tamaki Makaurau ahau
Ko Colleen rāua ko Leon ku mātua  

Ko Paris tōku ingoa.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Special Meals - Meals that Make your mouth water.

Special meals are meals that you have tried and you love. a meal that you seem is special not because its junk food or anything but it is made with love and is a traditional dish.
Today I will share with you my Favourite Dish.

HomeMade Macaroni & Cheese.

This dish was made by my mum and as a daughter it was good for us to learn and observe how to cook dishes.
This dish is simple and a delicious dish. it was always for special occasions and everyone loved it.
it was simply my favourite because everyone help out on making it and it always made it taste 100% more better.

The recipe is that you would need is

  1. penne pasta & spiral pasta.
  2. cream 
  3. chunky none cut bacon.
  4. cheese of your choice.
now that you have gotten everything that you would need now it is time for you to get a big bot and fill it with water, after that turn your over to 180 degrees and put butter in the bot and leave it there to melt.

while that is combining cut up your bacon chunks into little bite sized pieces. when you have finished that you can fry them up in a pan until there are half cooked,during this you would want to tip out the juice in the process (this would be needed for the sauce) you will know they are half cooked if they are dark pink with a bit of golden skin to it, when its half cooked you take the pan off the heat and now put all the bacon in a big bowl and put it off to the side.

now its time for the sauce. in the same big saucepan with big sides you now pour in 2 or 1 small bottle of cream with the bacon sauce in the pan and mix it all together. after mixing it constantly add some cheese in to make it thicken so add a handful at a time until it has thickened. when that's done the pasta should be done and you rinse the pasta into a strainer but put a pot underneath the strainer and catch the buttery juice. when your done put all the pasta onto a tray, spread it own evenly. put the sauce on and mix it through now put the bacon bites onto it and mix it through. put cheese on top and bake it for 10 - 15 - 20 mins at 180 and bake. 

That is the recipe for the Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Wharepuni Vs Home - 2 Similarities and 2 Differences

What is a Wharepuni? - A Wharepuni is a house was used and made by the Maori people of Aotearoa back in the 1800's. everyone had a wharepuni until in the 1900's New Zealand governments were rebuilding wharepuni into big 2 storey houses.Now New Zealand is now known for it's amazing landscapes and on going buildings.

2 Similarities Between a Wharepuni and Home.

  1.  A Wharepuni and House are both two building that can keep you warm from the snow in winter and dry from stormy nights.
  2. They both have a front door and windows meaning that air can come in and out.
2 Differences Between Wharepuni and Home
  1. Wharepuni are short houses that many people will find cramped and uncomfortable to sleep in if you have a large rage of family.
  2. Nowadays houses are built differently like every other house but between Wharepuni and My home, My home has more windows and doors, Plus a bigger atmosphere to move and play in.
Thank you for reading, Have a good day!

Monday, 18 December 2017

Waka Ama Event - Why I Would love to be in a Waka Ama Race

I Would love to be in a Waka Ama race. Waka Ama racing would be a good experience to teach me about the safeties about the water and help cop me into rowing and stirring like a rafting boat.
Why I would love to be in a Waka Ama race is that it would be interesting and exciting to do something new and be in a team game with other amazing and passionate people to be aboard with.

I have been to a Waka Ama Event this year, it was good to cheer on my older sisters Waka Team From Tamaki College. They did amazingly well and it was all for there team work,high spirits, the positive attitude and humble attitude that it got them through there where they are now.
That is what inspired me to have interests in this water based event and hoping to go there next year when I start Tamaki College.

Thanks for reading and Have a Happy Hot Holiday Y'all :)

Setting Sail - My Message to you Jacob

[24/7/1783] - Day 24.
Dear Jacob,

I am nervous and feeling sea sick, it's been so long since i've seen land. I'm worried the waters of this mighty water will swallow me up in its big blue mouth.
It feels like forever since i've eaten fresh pig meat or cow meat. i'll make sure to always write letters to you.
It's been a long journey but I will make it out in the end, it will be worth the while of searching...

From Paris.

[3/8/1783] - Day 34
Dear Jacob

I'm terrified right now, its been 34 days since i left the village and it's getting harder to survive. we had to stop on a close island and camp there. were waiting for the big blue water to settle and wait until sunset.
its been amazing and breath taking, wish you were here. i've been fishing and it was fun. I really wanna show you how much I have improved throughout the journey, even show you my skills in fishing, I bet I can beat you no doubt. See you in the long run. From Paris

[1/8/1783] - Day 52
Dear Jacob.

We've finally made it!, I Can't believe it but we have. I'm scared about what we will find here but the view is amazing, we will be sending people back to get you all. in the mean while I will keep sending you letters about my journey. I will finally show you this amazing greenstone I found, the men on my boat made it into a necklace that is blessed by the gods above. I will present it to you when you come. I can't wait to see you, From Paris.

Arriving in New Zealand/Aotearoa - The First Settlers.

In the 1300's it was believed that Polynesian Men & Women were the first settlers in Aotearoa.
Throughout the years, those settlers were as Maori people, These people roamed throughout  Aotearoa, discovering new places and new animals/creatures.

As for some Maori people, Like me were told many stories about our ancestors for example, How the Treaty of waitangi came to be,Waitangi Day - The Seven Sisters  and many more.
But the most popular stories were legends and myths about the man named Maui and his older brothers.
there are several other books and stories to be told about him, but for today I'm going to tell you some interesting facts about Maui, Then tell you a little story of my own.

Here are 3 interesting facts about Maui

  1.  Maui is a trickster and would go long lengths for achieving his goals.
  2. Maui is known around aotearoa who fished up the north island that was said to look like a mighty sting ray.
  3. He possessed a Ancient jaw bone from Muri Ranga Whenua and used it to catch the might fish.  

Here is a story I was told about - Here is a Little summary from a website I found it on

Maui was a demi-god, who lived in Hawaiiki. He possessed magic powers that not all of his family knew about.
One day when he was very young, he hid in the bottom of his brothers' boat in order to go out fishing with them. Once out at sea, Maui was discovered by his brothers, but they were not able to take him back to shore as Maui made use of his magic powers, making the shoreline seem much further away than it was in reality.
So the brothers continued rowing, and once they were far out into the ocean Maui dropped his magic fishhook over the side of the waka. After a while he felt a strong tug on the line. This seemed to be too strong a tug to be any ordinary fish, so Maui called to his brothers for assistance.
After much straining and pulling, up suddenly surfaced Te Ika a Maui (the fish of Maui), known today as the North Island of New Zealand. Maui told his brothers that the Gods might be angry about this, and he asked his brothers to wait while he went to make peace with the Gods.
However, once Maui had gone his brothers began to argue among themselves about the possession of this new land. They took out their weapons and started pounding away at the catch. The blows on the land created the many mountains and valleys of the North Island today.
The South Island is known as Te Waka a Maui (the waka of Maui). Stewart Island, which lies at the very bottom of New Zealand, is known as Te Punga a Maui (Maui's anchor), as it was the anchor holding Maui's waka as he pulled in the giant fish.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Wonder - The Amazing Book & Movie

Oh My God!!!! Today We Just Watched an amazing novel/movie called Wonder.

Lets start from the beginning,Back in term 2 we as Room 10 From TPS started reading wonder, an amazing and interesting book that tells a story about Auggie Pullman, Who has a Facial Deformity that is similar to Treacher Collins Syndrome. He is starting 5th grade at a new school called Beecher Prep.

He is different from all the other students and kids. But what makes him stand out is his amazing knowledge and his journey through his first time at school. He challenges through bullying and staring alot throughout the year. The Pullman Family go through a lot through the year but always stuck together as a family. It was an amazing movie and i recommend people to watch the movie and trailer

My Favourite Quote in that movie and book was If you had a choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.

My Favourite Actor/Person is Auggie, Because he is intelligent, even though he gets bullied he always have the will and motivation to get through them and always keep learning. Auggie pullman is an amazing person,even if he has a facial deformity, He still is an amazing,smart and independent student. He is as normal as anyone else.

The Book and Movie similarities are quite identical but also different. A lot of the scenes are different in the book.

For example,  in the book at the Nature reserve Jack,Auggie,Amos,Miles and Henry are in a little argument with 7th grades out in the woods  at night. In the movie they are out in the woods but in the evening where the sun is still out. It is incredible that things change from the book and movie.

This book is inspiring and heart warming to people that have a similar syndrome to auggie. it shows them that even if there different, everyone is different in an unique way, No one asked to get anything from the life cycle everyone goes through but receive it for a reason. Being different is unique and amazing. People just look at it different, But once they meet the person its more then it seems.

The Movie and book is inspiring and I love it.
Please watch the movie and book. It will really change your mindset.