Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Year 7/8 Social 2012

“Can’t wait for the social to start” I thought in my head. I waited outside patiently for the doors to open. Some of my friends had already arrived Starford, Kingston P, Raenan and Gabriel were all ready for the social to start. The social was last week on Thursday it started at 6:00 pm ended at 8:00pm and cost $5 per ticket which also included a free sausage and drink. We were able to buy the tickets at our school office.

The doors opened and the first thing I saw was black and white stripes of paper hanging down from the entrance into the social.  My eye’s were trying to adjust to the darkness in the hall as well as all the flashing lights. At the back of all the craziness played the Olympic opening ceremony because the theme for the social was the Olympics  Unfortunately at the start of the social it was pretty boring hardly anyone was there. But as soon as people came they flooded  the dance floor so I started to dance.

My dance moves were horrible or thats what I thought at first. I decided that I was just going to go with the flow following people around and joining groups of people who had started dancing in a circle. I could see a lot of white lights flashing from phones and cameras, people posing and doing signs for the cameras.

“Okay people we are now going to have a dougie competition so can you all make a semi circle and give our competitors some space please” called Selina. We created a semi circle and everybody was doing the dougie once the music started. At the end of the competition there were only two competitors left Mary L & Nezinli. Fortunately Nezinli won, thats who I was cheering for.

My favourite songs on the night was the Gangnam style song and the Azonto because they are quite popular at the moment and it was a bonus I knew the dance moves to them. I especially liked Gangnam style. The dance and video clip has funny dance moves like horse riding but not literally. I felt really hyped after the social and I liked dancing and posing in other people’s photos too. At school, I hope that we can have another social soon just for the seniors. I really enjoyed the night.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Man Up!!!

“I can’t wait to head down to Rotorua for men’s camp!!” This weekend I was going down to Rotorua with friends from church. Every year there’s a men’s camp and this year was my first time going. If you don’t know I attend Equippers Manukau Church and we also have a church in the city.

Unfortunately I had to hop into my friends, dad’s van along with two other guys and four adults plus all our gear. The whole trip down my friends and I were crammed at the back of a car like sardines in a can. I could feel my legs slowly losing circulation. As we headed down to Rotorua there was a detour which made our trip longer so we stopped and ate K.F.C in Paeroa . By the time we got to Rotorua it was 10:30pm so instead of heading to our first session of the conference which started at 9:30, we headed to a place called Crank backpackers thats where we slept for the night.

Mornings are the worst thing ever. I woke up and quickly got changed while I was half asleep and I was one of the last people to wake up, only because I heard a voice it was my friend Danny. After that I decided to wake up my other friend Noah. He told me that he was going to have a little power nap before getting up. As soon as all of us were ready we headed to McDonalds for breakfast. We finally arrived at the convention center for the first  service to begin. Once we were in there, we were seated and praise and worship begun. Pastor Sam Monk talked about something I couldn’t quite remember and I fell asleep. I woke up at the end feeling refreshed.

The next session I stayed awake this time but my mate Tremaine fell asleep. In this session Pastor Ian Wright spoke about how some men can get bored because they were not satisfied and they are tempted by pornography. It made me feel a little bit uncomfortable but it is a real life issue that some men struggle with. He talked about how to pray over temptation if it does affect you and to share and not hide it. I remember how he talked about how Adam knew he was naked and he hid from God. Throughout his message I didn’t really listen but I picked up some valid points.

So during our break time we headed to a park where all the men went to play games and activities. These activities included Touch, Rugby and Volleyball. I took part in a game of rugby but not with the adults just some of my friends, all around my age. After the rugby game we all headed to the playground to play tiggy.

My highlight for the whole camp was when they had this challenge in our 2 service where they had to chose one person from each church had a challenge to try as many push ups as they can. The most that one person did was 62 all in one go. But out of the whole camp I really enjoyed hanging out with my church friends.