Friday, November 22, 2013

Birthdays Happen

“Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Levi, Happy Birthday to you” The whole family singing for a celebration “ohh It’s my birthday today” I remembered with surprise. I’m twelve years old and almost a teenager. Isn’t that awesome???? I think it is. Twelve is a big number if you ask me. “Hurry up Levi and get dressed nicely because you are going out” Going out with my granddad and grandmother to Pukarua Plaza and went to different malls for things like clothes, toys, and my best bit is the food. I got myself a control jeep from the warfare (warehouse). Eating food like sweet and sour pork, noodles, egg  foo yong.On the way back to the car I felt that I had been spoiled like always.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Future Aspiration.

Future, Future, Future I wonder what I will be in the future? Am I going to be an All Black to score tries or maybe a firemen to help people? I know a Rock Star!!! Nahh. What do you think you want to be but before you know it you should dream it. Dream and dream big, when you may never know that it might come true.

All these questions where going through my mind while I was listening to the Future Aspiration speakers who came to Point England on Thursday. There were five speakers on that day and they all had good futures and they also dreamed big dreams and carried on with their future ahead.

Mosa was a very young man who followed his dream and he gave out coins to who ever got the question right. He told us that his life was not good and he two bedrooms but 12 people in the house. He had to work hard and still dreamed his dream and it came true. His message was you follow your dream but catch it.   

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Waka Ama Story

       Waka Ama

“Set them up!!!” I heard “Hoy!!!” again. I wonder what that sound is? Paddling, Steering. That is what Waka Ama is for. Do you know what Waka Ama is? I know the answer!!! The answer is Waka Ama is a summer sport where you paddle a canoe and it is good workout. Waka with a Ama is called Waka Ama. Other names for Ama is Outrigger, and Kiato and that is what keeps the Waka from tipping. In recent years, waka ama racing, introduced from Pasifika Nations into New Zealand during the 1980s and 1990s.

Feeling the wind so strong that it made me realise the challenge that seagulls face every day. It made me feel that I was apart of this bite of the sea. It was a challenge to get the Waka out to the sea. Do you know how it felt to carry the Waka to the sea? and how it feels like to be in one? It is very heavy to take to the sea at this weight, and it is hard to paddle but very cool to be in one. Do you know how much a Waka weighs? I don’t know because it has no information.

Wondering what place we might come so I look ahead and see that only one Waka is in front on us so we must be coming second and that is a good place for our first time doing Waka ama in a race. Do you know that at the start we were coming last and then we pulled our heads together and that is how we came second. My team was called “Ngati Tu Choice” Do you think that it is a great name?

I would just like to say a big thank you to Tamaki Outrigger, Aaron(Couch), Shannon(Manager), and to the Team for their effort, Team(Anthony, Frankie, Isara, Auri, Uili and Me Levi).