Tuesday, 31 October 2017

On Mission Day

On Friday we and our whanau celebrated Mission Day.  We raised money for the orphans in India.  First we went to Mass at St Patrick's Church to celebrate Mission Day.  

After Mass we went to our school's new learning area and Father Andrew blessed the new area.  Father said some prayers and waved the holy incense to bless the area.  After that we had a normal morning tea.  

When we heard the second bell we knew that it was time to spend our money.  My favourite thing was going into library to do karaoke.  My friends wanted to go and buy a book.  My friends bought a little book.  One of my friends got a Lego book.  Another one of my friends got a big book.  It was called 'Happy Birthday Kids'.  It looked like a good book.  

Then the bell rang again and it was lunch time.  For lunch I had a sausage sizzle and it tasted like a real hot dog.  Next we played.  After lunch we went to Room 2 with Miss Craig and we watched a movie called 'Cats Tales'.  We mostly ate popcorn and talked to each other.

Before we went home we did the raffle draw.  The first prize went to Room 8, The second prize went to Room 1.  It was Willietony and he won two boxes of Lego.  I had lots of fun.  Finally it was time to go home.

We raised $1,000 for the orphans of India.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Our Tongan Prayers

Eyo Mutu my gevuning ge dow ofa ge hoko boo lyungo ge mumuny ge vuvuny.

(writting by Sione)

Eyo Mutu my gevming ge dow ofa ge hoko boo lyungo ge mummy ge vuvuny.

(written by Ofa)

Eyo Mutu my gevming ge dow boo ofa hoko boo lyngo mummy ge vuvuny.

(written by Jacob)

Eyo Mutu my gevuning ge dow ofa hoko boo lyngo mummy ge vuvuny.

(written by Sonasi)

Our Family Gathering

On the weekend I went to my cousin's mum's house because my cousin's dad's mum was going to Samoa.  My cousin's name is Cameron and we go to the same school, but Cameron is older than me.  He is in Room 8.  We went to spend time with my cousin's family and farewell his Grandmother before she went to Samoa.  

My family and I drove to Cameron's mum's house in Williams Cresent. When we got there we all went inside and sat in the sitting room, and talked to each other.  There were a few people there already and then more people arrived.  I talked to my brother Xavier and my cousin Cameron.  We talked about the trampoline outside.  We wanted to go outside and play on it.  We said that maybe we will be able to play on the trampoline another weekend.  That would be great!

After talking for awhile we ate KFC and potato with gravy and chips, and cold slaw chicken (ck).  We also had a drink to go with our food.  Before we ate we said a prayer to thank God for the food that we had to eat.  We talked as we ate our food.  I liked eating the potato topped with gravy the best.  It tasted good.  

Later we left to go home.  Then I did my homework and went to sleep.  I like getting together with my family.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

A Busy Day

On Friday morning my Papa, my Mum and I went to an appointment.  It took forever so I played some games on my iPad and after that I fell asleep.  When I woke up the appointment had finished.  When the appointment had finished we went back home and we said, "Goodbye" to my Grandpa.  He gave me two big hugs before he went home.  

When he was gone my Mum and I went to the doctors to get something out of my Mum's skin.  The nurse said, "When do you want to have your appointment?"  My Mum said on Tuesday because she was flying out that night to Australia.  Next we went to the pharmacy to get something for my Mum.  After that we went to eat something at the shop called 'My Bakery'.  

When we had finished eating we went to the airport to drop off my Mum.  Then we went to my cousin's house for a sleepover.  We took some chips with us.  My cousin Sarah and I love to play with each other.  I bought my iPad with me and we watched You Tube and played some games together.  

After that I was hungry so I ate some BQQ.  I ate sausages and rice.  I ate it all up ad I said, "Thank you for the food auntie and uncle".  Then finally we watched a movie and went to sleep.  I was very tired because I had had a busy day.

Rainbow's End

In the holidays my Mum and I went to Rainbow's End.  We went in Kids Kingdom.  My favourite ride was the Giant swing.  The kid next to me started to cry because we were so high in the air.  I also went on a ride that swung us up and down.  We went up really high.  Another ride that we went on was the roller coaster.  The roller coaster was on a track and it went really fast!  We both held on tight to the sides of the roller coaster so that we did not fall off.  

After we did all the rides I played on the cars and motorcycles on a fake solid road.  I crashed into a few other cars and motorcycles but it was fun. Next I went to the big puffy obstacle course playground.  It was great because I got to punch some punching bags and go down a big slide. Finally, after four hours I put my shoes on and went home.  I had fun with my Mum at Rainbow's End.

Going To Hamilton and Rotorua

In the holidays I went to Hamilton with my family to visit my half brother, who is from Tonga.  We ate breakfast at his cafe.  I ate a cheese burger and chips.  Then we went in front of his car and it said his nick.  His nick name is Tongan Bear.  Then we drove ourselves to Rotorua.  At Rotorua we went and looked at the bubbling mud pools.  Then we went to one of the hot pools.  The water dragged me like a shark was holding on to my legs.  So we went to the other hot poo.  We all had to climb down.  When we had finished we got dressed to go to MacDonald's.  We had a busy day so I was hungry.

In The Holidays

In the holidays I went to the New World Supermarket in Panmure.  I went with my sister and my Dad.  We went in my Dad's car.  First we bought vegetables for dinner and then we bought some other things.  After we had done our shopping we drove back home and ate our dinner.  

The following day I played 'Hide and Seek' with my brothers and sisters.  We had lots of fun playing.  Then we had a party at my brother's house.  At the party we had cake and drinks.  While we were there we went on the Bouncy Castle.  Then we had a water fight.  Later we went back home to visit my Mum because she had a baby recently.  I gave my Mum a lovely card and some flowers.  My Mum smiled at me when I gave her my card and the pretty flowers.

Going To Grandpa's Place

In the holidays I went to my Grandpa's farm in Dargeville.  Dargeville is two hours away from where I live in Auckland. At my Grandpa's place I got to feed the pigs with lettuce and some meat.  I named the little piglets Dirty Michael, Stinky, Tufflet and Silly.  My favourite piglet was Stinky because Stinky farts and poops a lot, and piglet is a little piglet and he's a boy, and he's only two years old.  

After I fed the pigs and piglets I went to eat with my Grandpa, Mum, Dad, sister, cousin and my auntie.  We all had tuna sandwiches with lettuce.  We left Grandpa's place at five o'clock pm.  My Mum saw the sunset and she said that it was beautiful.  "Look at it son" she said to me.  "Okay Mum", I shouted!

Going Swimming

In the holidays I went to the Lagoon Swimming Pool, in Panmure, with my Mum, and my friends Nino, Giselle, Jamie and Erich Wyne.  We all go to the same school in Panmure.  When we were at the swimming pool I saw my friend Cooper.  Cooper is in my class at school.  We played the game 'Who's Your Daddy'.  The Dad was Nino and I pretended to be a little child.  I tried to wreck everything in the imaginary house.  After that we ate oreos and shapes because we were hungry.  Then we played the game 'Jailbreak', but we didn't get to play 'Jailbreak' for long because we had to go.  

Before we left we needed to take a shower.  Then we changed into our clothes by ourselves and went home. Erich Wynes' Dad picked up Erich Wyne and Giselle and took them home.  Cooper stayed at the pool with his friend and his friend's Mum.  On our way home we dropped Nino off at his house.  When I was in his house I saw a lot of toys on the floor.  Nino has lots of toys.  I like going swimming with my friends.  

My Holiday

In the holidays my family and I went to Fillipo's Dad's funeral.  Fillipo used to go to our school but now he is in college.  
At the church lots of people put Fillipo's dad's body in the coffin and then they put the lid on the coffin.  Next we put the coffin in the car and we all went to the graveyard.

At the graveyard all of the men took turns to dig the grave.  They dug it deeper and deeper.   We put his body to rest very deep down in the ground.  After that we put dirt and flowers on his coffin and people said prayer.  Some people cried.  Later my uncles bought us soft drinks and juice, and lots of food.  I was hungry and I loved the food.  It was a sad day.  

Later in the holidays I played Call of Duty Black Ops on the XBox with my brother.  My brother and I pretend killed lots and lots and lots of people with fake guns.  We made it to level fifty five.  But it got harder and harder and harder for us because there was a giant robot that was trying to pretend kill us with machine guns.  So we used our money for some more fake guns but then we both got pretend shot and died at the same time.  I had a good holiday playing with my brothers. 

Going Swimming

In the holidays I went to my swimming lessons with my mum and my sister.  My sister's name is Ericka and she is older than me.  Everyday I went swimming at 9:00 am.  I swam in the indoor swimming pool.  The outdoor swimming pool has not opened yet because it is too cold.  At the big pool Matthew, Jamie, Nino and Giselle swam.  They go to my school.  Matthew and Jamie are in my class.  I like swimming a lot.  

Staying With My Auntie Betty's House

During the holidays I went to my cousins' Celeste's and Carlos'  house.  I went with my Dad and my sisters.  My sisters' names are Summer and Maddy.  We went there for a sleepover and we stayed until Monday.  After dropping us off at Celeste'sand Carlos' house my Dad had to leave to go to work.  When my Dad had to leave Summer, Maddy and I said, "Bye Dad".   My Dad said, "Bye" to us and then he left.

The first thing that we did was to eat.  Then we played hide and seek in the dark.  The person who had to seek was Jayden.  I hid in a obvious spot that I can't remember.  Then Jayden found me.  After that Celeste, then Summer and finally auntie Betty and Maddy found me.
When I was in I was scared because I had to go down the dark deep stairs and count.  I was scared so I just went halfway down the stairs, so that I wouldn't get that scared and stop playing.  Two minutes later we were still playing, then someone knocked at the door.

We opened the door.  It was my uncle, my cousin Carlos and his friend.  They were holding pizzas.  We all said, Ohhhhhahh", except not  auntie.  Then auntie Bettie said, "We have to continue with our play tomorrow, let's eat our pizza".  

Then on Saturday we played again and probably some of the night.  When we played again people came and wanted to play also.
So we had fun and more fun.  Later a friend of my auntie's, and her daughter arrived.  The little girls name was Honey.  She was four years old.  Then on Sunday Honey and her mum had to leave.  So auntie Betty said, "Bye" to her friend and Honey.  Then my sisters and I had to leave too, so auntie Betty said, "Bye" to me and we went home with dad.

When we got back to our peaceful and comfortable home we had a long sleep.  The next day we went back to our auntie Betty's again and we had great fun each day that we stayed with her.  I love going to our auntie Betty's.

A Tongan Prayer

Stof a Malia gea mo galas lea ge mo Gakey monia goe feno for bey dubockyna funu for bey funu Seso.

Butterfly Creek

In the holidays I went to Butterfly Creek with my family.  My auntie had said for sometime that she would take me there.  At Butterfly Creek we saw some animals and insects.  I saw a crocodile, some spiders, monkeys and a big elephant with a baby elephant.  The man fed the crocodile and there were lots of people looking at the crocodile.  

Next I went to the butterfly enclosure.  Inside there were all sorts of different coloured butterflies.  One butterfly sat on my head.  It was black and yellow.  It felt soft.  I love Butterfly Creek and I wish that I could stay at Butterfly Creek forever.  

Going To Inflatable World

In the holidays I went to Inflatable World with my family.  First, we went on the Bouncy Ball.  My mum tried to jump on the ball but she accidentally landed on the mat.  My dad and my baby brother won the Bouncy Ball by jumping up and down on it.  

Next we went to the big Bouncy Slide.  We climbed up the stairs and then we slid down fast.  I climbed up and slid down the Bouncy Slide nine times because it was fun.  My brother also played on it and he knows how to climb up on his own.

After that my mum and I went to the Bouncy Castle.  We had to follow the yellow line to get to the Bouncy Castle.  My mum and I won the Bouncy Castle because we won the game. We had fun at Inflatable World.  I wish I could go back to Inflatable World again sometime soon.

The Family Funeral

In the holidays my cousins and I went to our family reunion.  At the reunion I saw Jacob.  Jacob is in my class at school.  He was jumping on the bouncy castle.  He said, "hi" and I said, "hi" back.  

After that I had to get changed because my cousins and I had to dance in front of my Dad's auntie.  My cousin's next door neighbour danced with us too.  We did a Tongan and a Samoan dance.  When we had finished everyone watching us clapped and lots of people put money on us.  After that we got to eat pig and for dessert we had cake and cookies.  

When we had finished eating my cousin said, "can you help me to pick up the instruments?" I said, "sure".  So I helped my cousin.  Then he drove us back home.

At home we played with my cousin's next door neighbour.  We played red light.  Then we watched a movie.  It was called Max and Hana.  It was about a boy named Max who had no money.  There was a girl named Hana and she had lots of money.  She gave some of her money to Max.  Max said,  "Thank you".  Hana said, "You're welcome".  So Max said can I stay at your house for today and she said sure.  The next day Max was so sleepy he got lost in the woods.  Hana went looking for Max, but Hana couldn't find him. The movie had a sad ending but I still liked it.

Going To The Museum

In the holidays I went to the museum with my family.  We went in our family car.  At the museum I saw a mummy and my mum said that it was real.  It was scary and I tried to wake it up.  Then we went to a house that was pretending to shake as if it was in an earthquake.  Then when the house finished shaking I said, "Well that was short".  Next we went to the shop.  I had a drink of sprite and it was great.  I also had some chips and they were good too.  

Then we went back to our house and we were very tired so I had a sleep. After sleeping I saw a rainbow when I opened the door.  The rainbow had every colour in it and it was cool.   I love the holidays.

Being With My Family

In the school holidays I went to my auntie's family  funeral because my auntie's brother died.  All of my family went to the funeral.  The funeral was in the church and my auntie said the prayer.   First some of the grown ups went up the front of the church and talked in Samoan.  I could not understand what they were saying because I can't speak Samoan.   My auntie cried and I couldn't see if any one else cried because I was sitting at the back.  Later we ate in the church and I ate a pizza and a cake.  After we had eaten we went home.

At home I played hide and seek with my brothers, and I was in.  My brothers' names are Willietony and Cosma.  Then I found my little brother and he got a fright.
Then I found Willietony and he screamed.  Then it was Willietony's turn.  I was hiding under the bed.  Willietony found me under the bed.  I screamed too when Willietony found me under the bed.  I had a good holiday playing with my brothers.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

My Special Holiday

In the holidays I went to the motel with my family.  My Mum wanted to watch my brother's rugby game.  After the game we stopped at the McDonald's to eat.  I had some chicken nuggets to eat and my little sister had a burger to eat.  

The next day we went to a farm.  I saw lots of animals at the farm.  At the farm I saw lots of horses and lots of cows.  I went for a ride on one of the horses.  It felt amazing riding the horse.  It was a white and brown horse, and she is a girl.  She had five babies.  Baby horses are called foals.  After we had visited the farm we went back home.  I had lots of fun at the motel and the farm.  My favourite thing was riding the horse!

Going To Sylvia Park And Para Kai Hot Pool

In the holidays I went to the Food Court at the Syliva Park Shopping Mall.  My mum and I bought some tacos, my uncle bought butter chicken and my dad bought Burger King.  After that we went to Starbucks.  At Starbucks my dad and I bought a chocolate a frapachino each.  After we had eaten and I had drunk some of my frapachino we went to our car and drove back home.  We had a good time at Sylvia Park.

Later on we went Para Kai Hot pools.  We went there because it was my cousin George's birthday.  At the hot pools I jumped off the small diving board and my big brother jumped off the big diving board.  Then my little sister went into the small pool.  She is only five years old.   After that we had chocolate cake.  But first George made a wish and blew out the candles.  The cake had sprinkles on it and it tasted yum.  After celebrating George's birthday we drove home.  

When we got home I played on my PS4.  I played Blackops 3.  After that I went to sleep because I was very tired.  We had a good day.

Having Fun In The Holidays

In the holidays my family and I went to the movies at Sylvia Park.  I went with my two sisters.    My older sister's name is Jorina and my twin sister's is called Estherose.  

At the movies we watched Lego Ninjago.  The movie was about Lego Ninjago saving Ninjago City.  In the movie Leo's dad was the bad guy.  At the end of the movie Leo's dad had turned into a good guy.  I liked the Ninja that saved Ninjago City the best because he was the hero.  While we watched the movie we ate chips and popcorn, and we had drinks.  After watching the movie we went back home.

Later we went to Pak'n Save.  At Pak'n Save we bought crackers, shapes and Oreos, and some sandwiches for my little brother, my  sisters and me.  

Next we went to the Pizza Hut.  At the Pizza Hut we bought chips 
and pizza.  We took our chips and pizza back home.  I had pepperoni and cheese pizza.  The pizza and the chips tasted yum.  I had a fantastic day with my family!

Going To The New LIfe Hall

On the weekend I went to the New Life Hall with my family.  At the hall I jumped on the bouncy castle.  I jumped high and fast.  It was fun.  After I had finished jumping on the bouncy castle I saw Lupe.  She is in my class at school.  Lupe was having fun too.  

Then I played bull-rush on the grass with lots of other kids.  Lots of my cousins were playing bull-rush too.  My cousins Junior and Ofa were there.   I was fast at playing bull-rush and my brother was last at bull-rush.  After that we ate ham and roast pig, and crab salad. It tasted good.  When we had finished eating we said goodbye and went home.  My favourite things that I did all day were bouncing on the bouncy castle and playing bull-rush.

Fishing At The Beach

In the holidays I went fishing with my family and my sister's friend.  I have two sisters.  Their names are Alena and Athaya.  Their friend's name is Julia.

When we arrived at the beach we went to a fishing spot on the dock.  There we lots of people fishing on the dock.  When we got board with fishing we made a boat challenge.  First Athaya and I looked for some wood and string to build our boat.  Then we tested our boat and it floated.  When Alena and Julia had finished building their boat they tested it and it floated. My big sister Athaya and I versus my other sister Alena and her friend Julia.  Athaya and I won.  

I asked Dad how many fish he had caught and he said that he had caught three fish.  When we had finished playing with our boats we left them behind on the beach and went home.  I felt sad leaving our boats behind on the beach.  

Later my Dad cooked the fish and we had them for our dinner.  They tasted squishy.  After dinner we were tired so we went to sleep.

Going To The Botanical Garden

In the holidays my family and I went to the Botanical garden for a picnic.  It was a sunny day.  We took food with us, my pink scooter and my brother's blue balancing bike.  My brother is only 3 years old so he needs a balancing bike.

First, when we got to the Botanical garden we found a perfect spot to have our picnic.  Then my Dad put a blanket on the grass for us to have our picnic.  Before having our picnic I rode my scooter on the footpath and my brother rode his bike.  I got tired riding my scooter but it was fun.

Next we had our picnic.  My Mum had put our picnic food together.  We ate carrots, biscuits and mandarins and some lollies.  We had water to drink.  It was a great picnic.
After that we went home.