Slime

It was the middle of the school holidays and I had my birthday yesterday. I opened so many presents from my whole family. I was turning ten so it was a big deal. I got loads of presents that I loved but the one I was most excited about was a slime maker machine my uncle got for me. It was really late when I opened my presents so my mum told me I could make slime tomorrow. The next day I made the slime immediately. It was in a bowl setting when it fell on the bench. The slime dripped through the vent.

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Australian citizenship BTN

This BTN was showing how people become citizens and how the way they do it could become harder. To become eligible for Australian citizenship you’d needed to have lived here for 2 years and you had to have filled out a test. But recently it’s changed. You now need to have lived here for 4 years, filled out a harder test for non-English speakers and they now look into criminal records more thoroughly. So many people preparing to become citizens now have to wait 2 more hours years, possibly learn English and be cautious about how they spend their time. Malchom should’ve given those people a couple weeks notice instead of upright changing it. Are there any benefits to becoming an Australian citizen? What is different about being an Australian citizen and being a migrant? An understanding I now have is that becoming an Australian should be hard because of the pride, rights and the ability to know that you are safe.

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Food

I didn’t have a specific goal but I am trying to practise my writing.

I just couldn’t eat something so I ate everything… well almost everything. I currently weigh 14kg. unnatural for a 78 year old but I have a life story compressed to 68 words. It starts out on my birthday 28 years ago when I had the biggest buffet Id seen in front of me. I immediately jumped on to it stuffing my face with bacon, chicken, cake, lollies. Oh I had it all which is the time I developed an addiction to food. We’re 6 months in the future and I weigh 320kg. I began a diet and lost 316kg. That’s a lot.

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Never Again

WARNING: This piece consists of serious topics that may be sensitive to some people, read at your own risk.

This is a piece of writing from an assessment the topic was: Never Again written on a hand. This post will slowly be updated because I will continue to write more but right now this is all there is.

Jess woke up on the couch in the living room, head throbbing. She stumbled out of bed trying to stand up. Beer bottles were scattered across the room. Her roommate josh was already up but unlike Jess he was sober.

“You really need to get some help, I’m worried sick.” Josh said worryingly.

“I know, you’ve told me that ever since we moved in. I just don’t know where to start.” Jess replied back.

“Rehab! Your dads been through it, I thought you would’ve started when you got addicted!” Josh shouted. He made his coffee and went back to his room slamming his door on the way in.

“Josh! Wait!” Jess called after him with no luck.

Later that day Jess started up her computer. She opened up Google and searched for Rehabilitation centers in Brooklyn. She found one that was 4 miles away. The number was on the website so she called immediately. Josh had his ear up to the wall to hear if she was actually listening to him. 5 minutes of talking and Jess had an appointment today for 5:30 in the afternoon.

“I guess you did listen to me” Josh said with a smirk heading over to her with the intention of a hug. Jess hugged him back.

“I can finally get some help” Jess teared up with the realization that she can turn her life around.

It was coming close to her appointment and Jess was ready to head off. She managed to get there a few minutes early which was surprising for someone like her. Jess’s counsellor suggested that any friends would always be with her to watch what she was doing and also suggested that Jess made minimal social contact with friends other than Josh.

It was the next day and Jess was ready to get herself straight. Josh kept quite a close eye on Jess. She thought about how Josh and she met and how he had treated her when he found out about her addiction. She thought it would be the best time to go. As Jess was leaving the apartment Josh went up to her and gave her the only hug she’s ever had. They both started to tear up hiding it with the hug.

“Jess, I love you.” Confessed Josh.

“I love you too.” Jess stumbled while breathing as she said those 4 words. Jess barely understood what the words meant but she knew it was the right thing to say. Josh sat at home clenching the only picture he had of both of them, his tears falling slowly onto it clouding up the image. Jess finding it hard to drive while she was still hungover and crying.

 

Cyclone Debbie

This BTN was about a recent cyclone in Queensland and the recovery that took place. Cyclones are a tropical storm with strong winds and heavy rains. Cyclones can destroy homes and leave people without power or fresh water. Hunter is apart of one of the many families who have been affected by this cyclone. He described how the cyclone had left him with no much and how he was filming a little of the aftermath. Sometimes he couldn’t make a video because of a lack of power. Sometimes he would have to call and describe it over the phone. Many people within neighborhoods helped out to recover after the cyclone. The army was also trying to help out the best they could. After a few days almost every person involved in the cyclone was moving trees or clearing roads. How long is the average recovery time after a cyclone? Can a cyclone or other natural disaster cause mental problems such as PTSD? I now understand from the video and pictures how disastrous a cyclone can be and how everyone is willing to lend a hand to get the people back on their feet.

The Same

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For as long as anyone can remember discrimination has done no good for the world. And every person has imagined a world of pure similarity where no one has a slight difference. A world without war and inequality. Schools without bullying. Lives without different. A world with everyone the same is disastrous but unimaginably incredible. Having differences is what makes people special but prone to criticism and hatred. The pros and cons equal each other out when it comes to worldwide equality. It doesn’t take similar DNA to create peace love and hope creates peace.

Bill Smith

August 12th 1942
Life is hard. I miss home a lot but I have to fight for Great Britain as it is my home country and it is my duty. I’m having pains all over my body. It’s been almost 2 years we’ve been fighting. It’s a difficult fight and I think we’re close to finishing it. Everyone is worried about their lives and families. I believe that if we are fighting for our country death is only a matter of honour. If I die I will be remembered as a war hero I know it.
Sincerely,
Bill Smith

The photographer

Andy majors in photography. He found his interest when his dad first got him a computer. Andy would always look at pictures of landscapes and thought about doing that himself. When he was 15 he bought himself a beautiful camera. Everyday he would take about 7 pictures and put it in an album. He managed to fill 3 albums full of pictures. He got quite worried that he took to many pictures he was a self proclaimed hard finatic. He would sometimes sell his pictures. People thought they were quite amazing. Some of his pictures would make it into the magazines. He loved photography.

The Alien

Moon Base Indromedia, The Moon, 2024
“Commander Daniels? I’ve discovered… Umm I’m not really sure what this is.” Private Rogers stumbled over the confusion of this creature
“Rogers, what does it look like?” replayed Commander Daniels
“It, it looks like an octopus but more slender, greyish definitely some disfiguration.”
“Try and capture it and bring it back to the base.”
After capturing the creature Rogers brought it back to the base and put it in a sealed experiment container. It was discovered that the creature had a deadly toxin that could kill any human with the smallest dosage.
“But how can something so tiny-“
“I don’t know Rogers, I don’t know.”

Australian Federation | BTN/Video Reflection

This video was about the federation of Australia and the lead up to it over many centuries. The federation of Australia was officially on January the 1st 1901 where all the “colonies” joined to together to make the commonwealth of Australia. Back in 1642 a Dutch explorer called Abel Tasman discovered Tasmania hence the name. In 1770 Captain James Cook claimed a big chunk of Australia for Britain of course before it was a country. Many things like women and aboriginals being able to vote came in a little later as well the northern and Australian capital territory. A question I have is if other cultures from other countries had discovered Australia would we be any close to how we are today? Another question I have is what is so different about the discovery of New Zealand compared to Australia? I now understand more about why it was so difficult for Australia to become a country and a little about the earlier history of Australia.

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