Monday, November 30, 2015

Bioengineering


This is our final task to be completed in extension. We have been learning about bioengineering this term in extension and our task was to create this presentation, explaining everything about bioengineering. Stevenson, Zane and I have been working hard to create this. Hope you enjoy, and maybe learn something new.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Back To The Present Part 14: Zombie Choir, Pixel Duel, and Multiverse!

“We are going to slip through dimensions!” I replied. “5... 6... 7... 8... 9...”

Back To The Present
Written By Iisa

Part 14: Zombie Choir, Pixel Duel, and Multiverse!

“10!” I shouted. As the wormhole closed, we slipped through, bringing us into what looked like spheres stacked on each other in a way that we could see all of the universes.

“My theory was right!” I cheered. MJM and Lee looked at me funny. We looked back at all the universes. We could enter any one. I looked at the first universe. Vaifoa, Jordan and I were nowhere to been seen. That was because we had time travelled. MJM, Lee, and everyone else were there.

But something was wrong. Everyone looked like zombies, and we saw two people stuck inside. “Let’s go!” shouted MJM, and he slammed the gas pedal. ZWOOP! We were back in the first universe. The zombies were singing.

Normally zombies just grumble, but these zombies were singing cleary.
“Open the door and let us in!
Leaving us out is a sin!” They sang. Then the zombies saw us. “No no no...” I said hysterically, backing the car. “I don’t want another musical number!”

“Look out!” shouted Lee, who was facing backwards. The car hit something. I turned around too, to see that we had knocked over a boy. “Hurry up Miko!” another voice shouted. “Who are you?” I asked them. “Miko and Darfol!” They shouted. The climbed in. “Hey!” shouted MJM. “Get o--” “JUST DRIVE!” Miko shouted.

I slammed the gas pedal. We soon escaped the crowd. Majority of the zombies were surrounding the house, so we had time to rest. We asked Miko and Darfol about what was going on. They explained what had happened.

I looked around. Besides the zombies, everything was peaceful. No pixelation, no me, no Jordan, no Vaifoa. I looked in the boot of the car. MJM, Lee, Miko and Darfol were all talking about their lives. I walked back over to them. “Everything alright?” Lee asked. “No.” I replied. “Follow me.” We walked over to the car.

“There is no Herobrine here because I’m not around to let him out.” I told Lee. “I could stop the zombies, but Jordan and Vaifoa won’t be here.” I climbed in the car. “Plan?” Lee asked, as we reached 4969km/h. “I’m going to stop Herobrine from coming out of the computer. Then, I’m going to make myself get rid of the blueprint.”

ZWOOP! We were back in space-time. After clipping through space-time, we were back by the universes. We went into the universe after the one where we had left Jordan and Vaifoa to be pixelated.

We went 13 months into the future. There was Herobrine, ruling over everyone. Lee jumped out. Herobrine looked at Lee. I hid underneath the car, so that I couldn’t be seen. “Herobrine, I challenge you to a duel!” Lee shouted. “Fine.” smiled Herobrine, thinking that victory was indisputable. He teleported Lee and himself somewhere. I jumped out the car and looked around.

We had to win the duel, and fast. Soon, I would be putting on the helmet and seeing everything. Everything was pixelated, and people were in Minecraft form, except for Lee and I, so we wouldn’t be recognised. I saw a command block in the distance, with a lever attached to it. I entered the code: /tp Iisa Lee , and flicked the lever.

I was by Lee, and I was holding the two items. Quickly, I entered another code and gave Lee an overpowered diamond sword. The battle began.

The Nostalgia Alien Poem

As a 5/6 year old child, most of us didn't like school. This poem was made by me when I had a nostalgia attack watching re-runs on TV. Hope you enjoy.

Early each morning as the sun rises,
The aliens put on their human disguises
Acting as teachers and going to school
So that soon the world is what they rule.

Many parents say that there is nothing to fear
And that the end is nowhere near
But all the children know that ain’t true
They are coming to destroy me and you!

The school day takes away 6.5
Hours a day of our youthful lives
To manipulate our thoughts about alien life
And instead tell us that we are trouble and strife

Pretending to be sick and not going to school
Does seem wrong, but it is cool
Because we don’t get the wrong information
And we can then learn how to save the nation

But as we get older we realise
That our minds have been deprived
Of the knowledge that we all once knew
Teachers being aliens was not true!

Staying young is the only option
In order to stop this alien construction!
So now I tell you boys and girls,

Stay young! Save this world!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

College Talk

Andrew Patterson came to our block to talk about college. Because we are in year VIII going into year IX next year, we did need some prep talks every now and then.

He came to talk about habits. We started by learning the VII habits.
  • Be Proactive
  • Begin with the end in mind
  • Put 1st things 1st
  • THink Win-Win
  • Seek first to understand
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the saw

Those are all key competencies that we will need for next year. After watching some inspirational videos, we were handed some paper. It was a chart to help us manage our time properly. I am now prepared for college.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

30,000 views

First off, thank you all. I couldn't have reached this without you.
30,000 is a big number. The final post for 2014 was another thank you because we had reached 20,000. At the start of 2015 I had set a goal for 30,000, and I had expected it to happen later. But it happened now!

Thank you all so much!

A Poem About The T-Rex

Eighty million years ago,
Back in the Late Cretaceous,
Lived the great Tyrannosaurus,
A frightening and predacious
Dinosaur of gruesome size!

He weighed six tons or more!
He was the definition of
the significant carnivore!

His jaws had teeth like railroad spikes!
With fore and aft serrations,
The dental hardware was designed
for quick excavations!

With thrashing bites and awful roars,
The T-rex would attack!
He was, it’s clear, that it was a
savage maniac!

Imagine then, the panic caused,
The horror and the mayhem,
When this monster came to town,
And ate some folks this A.M!

It’s a sight few will forget!
He lunged into the crowd,
Everyone went into panic,
The screams were long and loud!

People pushed to get away,
The elderly and small,
Were trampled underfoot,
By the advancing human wall!

At last the menace ate its fill,
The big tyrannosaur,
Stomped away to parts unknown,
where he had lived before.

Tyrannosaurs, almost never seen,
Are definitely still around.
No-one knows just when or where
the next one will be found.

...except me.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Back To The Present #13: Time Travelling Boat & Theory Of Time!

And there they were. Staring at me were MJM and Lee. They failed the jump too. “Don’t judge us.” they said.


Back To The Present:


Part 13: Time-travelling boat


We looked around. We had fallen into another poorly lighted cave system. Lee and I could see faint silhouettes from the walls of the cave. MJM, on the other hand, had no trouble seeing. He could see every scratch, cut, crevasse and other systems.


“How can you see everything so well?” Lee asked. “Well,” answered MJM, “As you may have remembered, everything on our planet is made of cheese, so the ligh--” MJM was interrupted by a screaming Lee and I. “Run! The pixelation!”


The pixelation was quite reckless. Instead of last time, it was causing the cave to collapse, and sent square blocks flailing everywhere. I saw an abandoned mineshaft up in the distance. There were some old torches, emitting enough light to be seen from a distance.


The mine shaft was connected to cave that was on top of the island. We soon ran back to the hole we had failed so miserably on. “We won’t make the jump!” shouted MJM doubtfully. But I had an idea. I shoved MJM onto the hole horizontally, and as I expected, He hung on like a human bridge. Lee and I ran over, and as I crossed over, I grabbed his tail, pulling him away and onto his feet in an instant.


But the pixelation hadn’t stopped. It followed us quickly. Luckily, Vaifoa had left his old boat lying on the shore, and so we jumped in. I shoved lever up to full power, and we wooshed off. Lee looked back. There was a tridecahedron battery lying in the back. “Hey, look at this!” Lee said. The two of us switched places, and while Lee drove, I fitted the battery in. “Let’s hope this works.” I thought cautiously.


With an electric spark and a whoosh, we were racing through space time, in a boat. Soon enough, we were 10 minutes back in time, giving us a huge amount of time to flee to the shore.


There was a car in a parking. MJM and I transferred the battery while Lee hooked the boat to the pier. Lee walked up, obviously contemplating something. “What’s wrong?” MJM asked thoughtfully.


“Oh, nothing really.” replied Lee. “Just thinking. What is the time-space thing’s purpose?” I stopped working, thinking of the answer. Then it hit me. “I know!” I shouted. “What is it?” asked Lee & MJM simultaneously. “My theory,” I continued, “Might explain the space-time area we go through.”


Back To The Present:


Part 13½:
Theory Of Time:                                 Copyrighted by me

There are multiple parallel universes. By going really fast, and with an electric spark, one can break through the space-time fabric and travel into the next universe.

Going back in time
Example:
Your friend trips over. You go back in time to stop them. But, you are actually going through a wormhole into the next universe. Because of the speed you are going at to make the leap possible, you are reversing time to the desired moment. And now let’s say you stop your friend from tripping. This creates a domino effect in the other universes.

If you want to go back in time again, then you go into the next universe, and it creates a domino effect in the other universes, and so on.

That also means that there is still a universe that not only does your friend trip over, you also magically disappear forever in the universe you left. But don’t worry, there will never be 2 of you in the same universe. The domino effect will continue, and the you from the universe you go into, will go into the next universe.

Going forward in time
Going forward is pretty much the same as going back. No explanation needed.


“You do need an explanation for going to the future!” protested MJM. I didn’t care. The car was done, I was out of paper, it had been 9 minutes and I wanted to leave. “No time to explain.” I told Lee and MJM. “Jump in.”


They both jumped in, and I slammed the pedal. We zoomed through the countryside. “It’s amazing how little cars there are.” commented Lee. ZWOOP! We entered space time. I started to slow down. “1... 2... 3... 4...” I counted out loud.

“What are you doing!?” shouted Lee. “We are going to slip through dimensions!” I replied. “5... 6... 7... 8... 9...”

Monday, November 9, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

11th Birthday - Writing Test

I jumped out the car with some supplies and ran. I swerved around a few corners before I had reached the spot. It was a marvelous sunny day at Mission Bay, and most of my friends were waiting there. At 8.30 a.m? They are amazing! “Happy Birthday Iisa!” they chanted.

I smiled, and carried on to help set up the small area we had. My parents carried the big heavy loads, like the tables and the barbeque, and my sister and I carried all the food.

After helping to set up, I sat down next to Faauia, Jordan A, Lee and Vaifoa. It was a rather small party, but I didn’t care. It was my 11th birthday, and almost always spend it with just family members. Now I had some friends to spend it with. Once we got through the greetings, I sat down with the others and talked about any subject that popped into our minds.

Soon enough my dad commenced the setup of a game. It was soccer, and everyone joined in. The teams were quickly chosen. It was going to be my sister Mariam and the parents against all of us kids. But the opposition wasn’t satisfied, so we transferred Jordan over into their team.

We play club soccer at home, and at school we play it on the field, so both teams were evenly matched. But soon enough, our team drew ahead. Until my dad went into goal. It was difficult to get past him and score, but now it was near impossible.

Until of course, everyone else arrived. Brandon had arrived too, and he was eager to play soccer. One 7 or 8 minutes had gone past, my dad and sister were tired, and we stopped the game there.

We had grilled chicken, steak and fish for lunch along with sodas. My grandparents had brought chips and lollies too, so we gobbled on that too. A few of us had brought our togs with too, incase we decided to take a dip. So Lee, Jordan and I all changed, and we jumped in the sea.

The other 3 didn’t have togs, so they played on the sand. Skimming rocks across the water is what they did. Unfortunately, the rocks were being tossed over at us! So now what started out as playing on the sand and swimming, had now become a dodge-rock game! “This is what you get!” Brandon shouted in a comic tone. “You never swim after you eat!”

Luckily for us, we were dodging well, even though the water was slowing us down. Until, Vaifoa chucked a rather big rock. With a near hit to Lee’s face and a gigantic sploosh, we were out. The three of us changed back into our clothes, and joined the others, skimming stones and shells across the sparkling, slightly translucent blue sea.

After that, it was time to have cake. After an unharmonised ‘Happy Birthday’ song, I blew out the candles. My mum divvied up the cake, and we ate it all up. Now it was time to open presents. I was given lego toys to add to my giant city in my room, and other toys like water guns. Some family members that had arrived gave me money along with a birthday card.

Once I thanked everyone, I thought of a game that we could play. I filled up the water gun, and gave it Faauia. “Let’s play Cops and Robbers!” I shouted. Faauia had to shoot us with the water, while the rest of us had to escape. It was a fun game.

Once everyone was drenched with salt water from the sea, we played tag on the playground. We slowly dried up, and then the parents came to pick up their children, 1 by 1. Now that everyone had left, my parents decided to go too.

It was a wonderful day, one that I won’t be forgetting soon. I had a great 11th Birthday.