Saturday, September 28, 2013

Massive Camp 2013

“Hey are you coming to Massive camp?” Carla asked. I replied “ Yup!” Massive Camp is an annual church event, people aged 10-13 come together and learn about how God can impact your life. The time had finally arrived we were all on the bus squashed like tuna in a can. We were heading down to Ngaruawahia. The ride down was horrible it was so packed with bags everywhere I looked. a

Finally we arrived and got set up in our own cabins, I was in cabin 11 with most of my mates. The first night we were watching movies on a laptop which our cabin leader brought along with him. Waking up was hard because of the time we went to sleep was about one in the morning.

One of my highlights was the water slide that was there, it was so fun and yet so cold. “Ohhh” As I sped down, looking at the mini pool and then I knew I should've prepared first. “ARGGHH” The water was so cold it felt as cold as ice.  Every time, you would enter the mini pool at the end it froze every part of your body.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

D.L.O World War 2 (Made by Kingston, Darius, Raenan)

World War 2 K,R,D from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

In our D.L.O we were trying to show that world war 2 was a massacre to the people that were involved in the War. A lot people didn’t return to their country they were either lost in action, or killed. What we learnt from this event was that a lot of people were trying to fight for their own countries.

What I thought was positive was that we had finally finished our D.L.O. (Wasn’t on time though, but we had acting for production) We had good animations and a good voice over. We worked together well as a team, we got out tasks finished as well. Our sound track was a good suit for our movie.
What I thought that wasn’t good is that sometimes we would go off task and sometimes not focus on our main objective. Another Minus was that we didn’t finish the D.L.O on time.  We could have focused more on our Storyboard and involved more acting as well.  I think we should show more drama instead next time.

What I found was interesting is that World war 2 was so big that the events that we chose was the starting of World War 2 and the ending. Another thing that was interesting was we finished the movie.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Eastern Zone Basketball

Drips of sweat, overwhelmed my face as we headed to the ASB Stadium getting ready to play Basketball. Finally we arrived at the stadium, we headed inside. My eyes adjusted to the light and saw that there were a lot of teams scattered around. We set our bags down and had our first game in about 5 minutes.

Walking slowly down the stairs the pressure started to build as we headed out on to the courts. “Okay the starting team jump on” Mr Barks instructed. We were up against St Thomas and then when we were ready the ref blew the whistle. “I got him!” Raenan shouted. St Thomas had the possession and their PG (Point Guard) moved the ball up the court he drove to the basket and drew the foul.

Fortunately we won the first game, I squirted water in my mouth and instantly felt refreshed. My legs were running up and down the court trying to stop the ball from going in our hoop. It was halftime and we were winning by a large amount of points. By the end of the game we had beaten them. So we had won both of our games and only had one team left to beat.

Parnell hopped onto the court they looked like they were ready. Starford won the tip off and we started with the ball first. Raenan our PG brought the ball up, he drove to the basket and scored the first two points. Half time we were losing and unfortunately we did end up with a loss.

We didn’t make it to the playoffs but if we had won our last game we would have gone to the playoffs. So we placed 3rd out of our pool. I had a really good experience playing Basketball, I want to keep playing as well.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Man Up! 2013

Man Up has finally arrived again. Man Up is an annual event where men can gather and hear what mens purpose . This year we headed down to Taupo last year however we went to Rotorua. I was going to head down with one of my close mates Danny, his brother Bishop and their dad Phill  .

My head was filled with the things I had to remember to pack, my stomach was filled with butterflies. I heard my mum call out “Son we’re going now”. Lifting my bag up I felt the weight of how much clothes I had packed. We arrived at church and I saw more men waiting for the bus. We packed everything onto the bus and somehow squeezed everything onto it. The trip seemed like we were driving in circles because it was too dark to see anything until three hours later when we finally arrived.
I looked outside my window but unfortunately the condensation blocked my view. We all made a little queue to get out of the bus, Getting out was easy handling the cold was hard it felt like we were in a freezer when we were down there. I walked into the Recreation Center and saw lights flashing and people just praising God, I instantly knew that Man Up was gonna be AMAZING!

After the service we headed back to the Backpackers where we headed into the our room. My mates that were in the room were Tremaine, Shonbanet, Jamal, Leo and Danny. We had a mini party in our room were we just ate a lot of junk food. Waking up I felt pretty good but I looked at my other mates they looked like they only had a couple of hours sleep.

Pastor Sergio was preaching to us about how the men can never out serve the woman. He also talked about how to treat a woman when she becomes your wife. I thought that Pastor Sergio is an amazing preacher and I wish that he can come back next year.

If you want to come to such an event then just head to a church called Equippers you can search it up online. Next year also we will be heading to Rotorua its going to be amazing as always. Click here if you wanna know more.