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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

6 periods a normal day, I had 5 free periods today (:

So i'm gonna keep this one brief...so there's like 70 odd people in my year group, yr 11. Today all the people doing VET courses had to go on some excursion for some 'talk' which is like 55 our of the 70...so the remainder 15 which I was one of got the first 4 periods off for study/assessments/homework...So was good had 4 periods to sit on my laptop and 'try' to write my narrative...I got like 100 words down in some 4 hours?

So I said I had 5 free periods...well 4 down...I had Ancient history...which was actually enjoyable as per usual...Then the last which was another free...however this one was an actual in my timetable...This period I spent playing Age Of Empires 2...hadn't played it in a while so I thought I'd rekindle my past loves...hahaha

So this is just a brief update on my daily activities...hahaha...Hope I didn't bore you too much (:

I'll leave you with this picture taken in the year that was 2008...i believe I was in geography with Macdaddy (Mr MacAteer)...good times :S

That's pretty much my...life as it happens.



Monday, March 15, 2010

Catholic School's Week

I've neglected this blog...and i'm sorry...i guess I felt like nothing exciting has happened...but today wasn't too bad...we had a bunch of yr 6's from the surrounding primary school come in for the day...

My Ancient History class had been chosen to some activities which the groups...it was second period and my group consisting of Matt Keating, Laura Edstrom, Vetea Fachinni and myself.

We'd set up the classroom with a bunch of candles and cloth and closed all the blinds creating a really eerie atmosphere...Then after we let all the kids come in and take a seat we started...

As per usual something we didn't plan came up...which in this case was Mr Longo (that's not his full last name) asked us to give a quick little intro...so I just made something on the spot...asked a few questions and talked a bit about Ancient...

Anyways Laura was up first and she had to read the mummy's curse...she was great mad it really dramatic...however on little girl ruined it...At the end of the reading Laura asked them a rhetorical question 'true or fake?'...the little girl yells out "FAKE!"

After that I was up next...describing the mummification process...while Matt wrapped up a little kid in paper towel...i'll keep this brief...the kids had a few disgusted looks and a cringes hahaha

Vetea explained the next activity...which was colouring-in King Tut's masks and cutting them out...The templates which Mrs McManus worked so hard to create (: hahaha

I enjoyed helping out and running through this with the younger kids...makes me consider bein a teacher (:

anyways this post isn't up to my usual standards but what the hell...It wasn't really all that exciting...

that's my...life as it happens.

Friday, February 26, 2010

St Clare's College...

So i'd just like to make a short recount of my expeditions today on our trip to Canberra for a 'leadership' based event held at St Clare's college in Canberra...

Early morning as my alarm sounded...won't bore you with the usual morning routines...Redbull in hand I left the house with Jess...

I'll just fast forward the bus trip...usual singing etc...

Well we got there...to St Clare's and their enormous campus...Was greeted by them very nice St Clare's girls...easy on the eyes if you know what i mean ;)

I'll skip all the boring talking bits and pieces...but one thing i'll have to comment on was a very odd teacher who when asked to say something about the bible passage that stood out to them said...

wait for it..."when"...wtf?

So pretty much while all the teachers nodded in agreeance (probably to avoid looking ignorant)...whilst all the senior students present shook their heads in confusion...and those students from the same school as that teacher hung their heads in shame...later they apologised for her...was very funny :)

During a break...I was feeling pretty anti social only hanging around the guys from Carroll...but after Mr MacAteer talked to us for a bit...i decided to get out of my comfort zone and try my luck with some of these girls...which there was an abundance of :)

So i scanned the large room...looking for the (i know this sounds shallow) hottest group of girls i could see...and startin walking towards them...taking my mates by surprise...

I assume they thought i was going to stop and comeback to them...but i was determined :| Sweaty palms and the a slight nervous feeling gripped me...

I made my self known with a simple "Hey, How's it goin?"..."My names Anthony"...which was greeted by a few more questions of where i was from...and they introduced themselves...although i couldn't remember their names for the life of me...was just nice to prove my friends wrong and get out there...

I subtlety scanned the room for my friends and they shot glances and smiles at me as the looked in astonishment at what i was doing...i felt pretty proud of myself and i think that feeling turned itself into confidence as i continued to 'make small talk' with the girls...which i later found out were all in Yr 12...

I felt a little intimidated :) After i realised that i ran out of things to talk about...i decided to leave..."It was very nice talking to you all, i'm gonna go head over there...cya later"...

I went back to my friends to hear what they had to say...i was enjoying my day :)

There was another group activity before the day concluded... I like my group...everyone seemed to have input which i really liked...and one particular, Sophie, seemed to be a natural leader :)

each group presented their work...and i got her email :) (for the record i wasn't the only guy that though she was hot, Jono also did...so i'm not just makin this shit up)

And that was the end of that :)




Friday, February 19, 2010

Peer Support

original title, i know :)

Hundreds of bags and shuffling feet covered the front entrance of Carrol College as Yr 7 and 11 students rushed about, frantically loading their camping gear onto the buses...

The Yr 11 peer support leaders - 29 of us in total - were scattered amongst the mass yr 7's...it was gonna be a long camp...

After a long Bus trip to Tabourie Lake Caravan Park, and a sea Yr 7 & 11's setting up tents...Mr MacAteer, the camp coordinator, split us into our groups...there was a ration of 3:8 - 3 Yr 11 peer support leaders and 8 yr 7's.

I don't want explain in detail every activity but more outline our experiences...The usually activities of team bonding, getting to know one another and having fun at the beach and jumping pillow, were the activities being taken part :)

But what i enjoyed and what i shall remember was the time spent on patrol with the staff...Mr Fogarty, Brady, MacAteer and Mrs Harris...

The discoes had ended and the Yr 7's had been ushered to bed...the Yr 11's being asked to stay back so Mr MacAteer could 'talk' to us...i don't wanna delve too deep into that...but he expressed his unsatisfaction with the camp and how they should've done it...Some common faults amognst the Yr 11's and even some faults by the teachers...

When we were given permission to leave...Yr 7's were still getting ready for bed and so did i...having a quick shower before our patrol...

Being Peer support leaders we were required to spend and hour or so on 'patrol'...and so we did...the first half an hour we walked about telling the Yr 7 boys to 'go to sleep', 'keeps the noise down', 'lights out' and according to the teachers 'go to bed or i'l strangle you'...

But what i'll really remember was the way the teachers treated us...back when we were in yr 7 we were treated as children, babied and look after...as we stood there amongst them...they were relaxed, friendly and quite funny...

In on case where we - myself, Rhys, Jono, Josh, Mr Bath and i think Mr Fogarty - were standing in the middle of the boy's lines were talking and laughing quite loudly over some sort of incident or story that 'Bathy' was telling us...

As soon as he heard the Yr 7 boys talking behind us in their tent...he yelled at them telling them to go to sleep...immediatley he looked at us and started laughing aswell...i was a little shocked by his actions...as i had never seen this side of him, nor most of the teachers there...

Being out there in this situation allowed not only the Yr 7's to connect with each other, ourselves and the teachers but it also gave us a chance to get to know the teachers a little more too...

I can't wait for out Yr 11 retreat :)



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Late Night Hugs

Saying goodbye to friends is one of the worst things to do...

Especially when you do it prematurely :( I felt pretty bad about what I had said :| I had been a Jerk and my comments were uncalled for :( So i decided to get out of my comfort zone and prove myself to her...To show that I was truly sorry and that I do care for her :)

But why I would want to walk to her house at night :\

It was a cold night :| Dark grey skies, threatening to unleash it's contents above me as I made my way to her house...

Could I be more stupid? Not knowing exactly where i was going...Barely being able to see at some streets...thinking i would be attacked by wild animals or beaten down by a couple of Drunken Aboriginals...But i was determined to get there.

Walking through the backstreet's I walked the length of Albert St... completely destroying my newly washed Rabens...My feet where drenched and muddy and i hadn't even got 1/4 of the way...

After passing through the muddy track that was Albert St...i was finally on the road...running i made my way as fast as i could to her house...It was too dark to read some signs so i relied on my memory and instinct to get there :|

It was a long and lonely time...my head was full of thoughts swirling through my mind, what would i say to her? what should i do when i get there? how do i explain to her grandparents why i was there?

Realising where i was after i had passed familiar streets...I approached her house...A feeling of accomplishment washed over me :)

I approached the front door and immediately her dogs started barking at me but subsequently stopped after they realised who I was...I entered the gate... through the front door where I was greeted by Helen...after briefly explaining why I was there she told me where she was...

I sent her a txt saying 'look behind you'... a little creepy I know, not sure if she actually got it before I approached the room...I stood at the her bedroom door...waiting for her to notice me...

I was perspiring profusely...maybe I should've slowed my pace before i got to her house soI wouldn't have been as sweaty...but I couldn't wait...

I gave her a late night hug...She knew I was coming...I was sorry for what I had said and the only way to make up was this...I couldn't just leave it till the next day because it was convenient for me...

We briefly talked before my Dad called me asking where i had gone...i told him the truth...well some of it at least...Giving her another prolonged hug...i said goodbye and left...

As I left her house I felt lighter and more relaxed...it was even darker on my way back...unfortunately for me the return journey was all up hill :( but i'd do it again...without a second thought

and that's my...life as it happens

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sooo Much Rain : |

Almost 200 ml of water has fallen in the past 60 or so hours...Roads, Shops and even Schools have been closed : | The Swimming Cranival has been called of...again :|

It's all very exiting...After bucketing down last night, Areas of Moruya were submerged underwater...

*The Moruya Golf Course resembling more of a lake than a grassy fairway.
*The Moruya High School after been subject to knee deep water has been closed.
*Gundary Oval resembling it's former swamp like appearance.
*Carroll College has even been closed.
*Surrounding roads have also been closed.

I got a lift home with Jess sometime round 11:30ish...was a bit of a nerve-racking drive home...having to avoid sticks that had been washed onto the roads and areas where the road had been submerged by fast-flowing murky water...but we got to Moruya safely : )

No school tomorrow : ) so at least i'll have time to catch up on some work...

and that's my...life as it happens

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day?

For those of you who don't have a Valentine or the person you've asked hasn't given you a straight answer or maybe you had a Valentine but something happened...

happens to the best of us :| On another note it is Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) for the non-Chinese readers :)

Fair hate it when i think about what i'm going to write on my blog...then when i click 'New Post' all of my ideas disappear *sigh*

Well it is Valentines Day...And i did promise to Mention 'Bec Freeman' in one of my posts...so there it is Bec :)

Sitting in my room contemplating doing my homework...just contemplating though...

well the day ain't over just yet...i think i should go make the most of what's left :)

as short as it is...
that's my...life as it happens