Thursday, 30 August 2012

My visit to the museum

Yesterday my class went to the museum and the highlight of my day was when we went to the volcanic room

Monday, 13 August 2012

My place in this world

My Place in this World

Hello my name is Eseki Tanaki and I am 10 years but I  turn 11 on June 29. I am a year 6 and I go to Glenbrae School. I live in Glen Innes, at 85 Taniwha St, with my Grandmother, Aunty, Mum, Stepdad and 5 younger siblings.

My Family Treasure is our Family land all the way in Eua, Tonga and Savai’i, Samoa where my other family members live. It has been passed down for many years. My family comes from Samoa and Tonga. My Grandmother was born in Vaisaulu, Savai’i, Samoa and my Grandfather was born in Faata’ulua, Eua, Tonga. Every 3 years my Family and I have a Family  Reunion.

One of my favourite  hobbies is Art because I want to follow in  my Aunty’s footsteps and I like to paint and get messy! My Aunty is very good at designing and painting.
I also enjoy  Netball, Volley Ball and Rugby because it runs through the family. Last holidays the girls in my family played Volley Ball in Wellington and the boys played Rugby because it was our  Family Reunion. We had so much fun. We will be having another Family Reunion in 2015. I wish it was sooner.

My favourite singer is Jessie Jay because I like the way she expreses her feelings in her songs and I love her voice. My favourite song is “Domino”. Jessie Jay comes from
London. When I first heard her sing I thought she was a New Zealander. But then at the end of her song “Domino”she said, “I am from London.”  I was surprised that she was from London and that she had a British accent.

My Goal is to go to The University of Auckland and study either Art or Fashion. If I ruled the world I would band smoking, drinking, drugs and wars because my Grandpa died from smoking and there are too many losses in wars.My Favourite Grandpa.

My exhausting game experience

On a damp and cold morning I got ready because my family and I were going to meet my Aunty named Lima, Uncle Lauloa and my three cousins Juli, Lama and Faialofa who had just arrived from Savai’i, Samoa.

When we got there I introduced myself to them and I helped them settle down by getting them some food to eat and doing their chores.

Later on I asked Juli, Lama and Faialofa if they wanted to play Volley ball but Juli and Faialofa said””No thank you”” and Lama said””Yes I would like to”” so I got out the Volley Ball equipment and set it up. I went around asking my other family members if they wanted to play Volley Ball  and they said””yes”” so we were divided into teams of 8 each.When we started playing I was the shortist person in my team and I had to stay in the front and I didn’t want to because when my other girl cousin named Helen got spiked by Lama and I was afraid of getting hurt by him.

After that fun and exhausting game I sat down and had a long rest and watched my Nana, Aunty’s and Uncles play Poker and Swepi.. While I was watching them I learnt how to play Poker and Swepi by just watching them. It was a bit boring but I helped my Nana play.

Next it was time for dinner and I had to tell my Nana, Aunty’s and Uncles to come inside and eat. I went back inside and helped them serve the food to everyone then I grabbed my food and went outside to eat my food with my other cousins. I enjoyed my food because it was yummy and juicy.

When I finished my food I went inside and played Monopoly with my cousins. Whenever my cousins and I play any kind of game they always say””No mercy””. Sometimes when we play card games or multiplayer games my cousin Luke cheats and pretends he didn’t cheat.

Soon after we played Monopoly we turned on the DVD player and we watched a couple of movies called The Lucky Ticket and Tinker Bell 1 and 2. While we were watching we ate some popcorn and mine spilt on the floor and I had to clean it up. Later on my brother, sisters and I got tired so we went home and said good by to Lima, Lauloa, Juli, Lama and Faialofa..