Gemma's Blog

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Gemma's Blog

I’m Back!

I’m back!

I’m so sorry I haven’t been blogging, theres really no excuse, sorry!
So now that I’m back, I will blog again, about anything and everything. So this post is about…

FRIENDS!

I’m sure we all love new friends. Starting year 7 this year has made me have new friends, and I have met so many new people! Making new friends is fun, and hard at the same time. So heres my way to make new friends.

1. Start by saying hello, and what your name is. I once made the mistake of not asking someone their name, and I knew them very well, but I didn’t know their name! So make sure to ask them what their name is to, to avoid awkwardness when introducing them to your current friends.

2. What are they interested in? Ask them by talking about what you did on the weekend, such as playing netball, and ask them if they like it too. Who knows, you might be playing them this weekend!

3. Other stuff. So you probably have got to know this person pretty well know, but a good thing to ask is ‘what class are you in?’ Or if you don’t go to the same school, ask them what school they go to and what year level they are in. You might want to know how old they are too.

4. Now that you know this person, you should be able to have conversations about whatever you like!

Blogging is such a fun thing, and I have missed it so much!

Stay Posted,

Gemma xx

 

Easter!

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Today is Easter Sunday, and today is a day where families gather, have an “Easter Lunch or Dinner”, share gifts (chocolate) and more importantly, celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

Easter has become such a big thing, all around the world. Even in countries that don’t have a majority of Christians. In 2012, commercialism is something that is just a “fact of life” nowadays. And this is what has happened with Easter. You might ask to yourself when you are eating all those easter bunnies, “What does an Easter egg have to do with the fact that Jesus died for us then rose again?” What does it symbolise?

 

Anyways, in my family Easter is a day where the whole family gets together, eats a lot of food, and gives one another chocolate.  Usually we celebrate with one part of the family on Easter Sunday, then on Easter Monday we go to the other side. Easter is a lot of fun in my family, and we all have fun catching up with everyone who we might not have seen in a while. I know my pantry is already full with chocolate, and I still have more to go!

 So even if you don’t believe in the Jesus aspect of easter, I hope you all have a great day filled with fun and enjoyment.

Stay Posted,

 

Gemma xx

 

Global Connections

When we think about it, we do live in our own communities.

But Where We Live Does Not Mean We

Cannot Connect With Others. 

We can connect by heritage, culture, where you live and so much more.
So I have decided for week 2 of the student blogging challenge instead of going to other blogs and leaving questions just about themselves, I decided that I was going to ask a few questions for you to answer about where you live. So if you have a blog, you could write a post about it, and put the link in a comment, or if you don’t, maybe you could just leave a comment with the answers.

So here are the questions -

1. Which city, state or country do you live in?

2. What “Global Connections” do you think you could make just by thinking about yourself?

3. What does your city, state or country do to improve “Global Connections”?

4. How can you develop “Global Connections”?

5. How do you make a difference to our world by having these “Global Connections”?

In Australia, we can connect so easily because of our multicultural diverse community. You only have to go to a main street to find restaurants of many different countries, such as Indian, Italian, Thai, Japanese, Greek and so forth. You can also meet so many different people with many different heritages. That is one of the reasons Australia is known as a multicultural mixing pot.

So please answer my questions and…

Stay Posted,

Gemma xx

 

Another New Avatar!

So for this week of the Student Blogging Challenge the theme is “My Place”. I was really excited about this task because it was about you, and where you are in the world.

One of the things we had to do was make a new avatar. As I had already made one, I had decided to make a new one with a different type of avatar maker. I decided to look up avatar makers, and found Manga avatar. It creates you a manga head and I was able to make it look like me.

So heres my avatar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really like it, and it looks like me too.

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I will be writing more about this challenge so…

Stay Posted,

Gemma xx

 

I’m doing the Student Blogging Challenge again!

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As my title said, yes I am doing the challenge again.

I think this time around it might be a bit harder because-

1. I don’t have my great mentor to help me and all my friends to work with on it,

2. I’m in high school now, which means more homework and less time for blogging and

3. I don’t have the time in school to work on it like I used to.

 

But I am really excited this time around, because it is the first time I’m going in it as an individual, and I hope I can manage it well.

So I guess it’s good luck to me and

 

Stay Posted to you!

 

Gemma xx

 

Twilight vs Harry Potter – My vote

 

 

HARRY POTTER

VS

TWILIGHT-

MY VOTE

 

 

Twilight vs Harry Potter, one of the biggest book debates ever. I am definitely a Twilight fan though. I have read almost all of Harry Potter, but I stopped in the middle of the fifth, and I have read all of Twilight and seen all the movies a million times. Yes Harry Potter is a classic series that everyone knows, but so is Twilight.

One of the main reasons I love twilight is because it covers so many genres – romance, action, fantasy, vampires, warewolves, (Got to love Jacob Black) comedy, (Alice, Emmet and Eric to name a few) and definitely drama, drama, and more drama. As for Harry Potter, here is my idea on what it was about-

Book 1-7: Something is in risk. Harry plays quidditch. EXPELLIAMUS! Harry, Hermoinie and Ron meet Voldemort. Someone dies. EXPELLIAMUS! Harry and Voldemort cast a few spells. EXPELLIAMUS! Harry survives, and Voldemort disappears to come back to the next book. Repeat.

The only genres of Harry Potter is wizards, magic and fantasy, which in my world means nothing. In Twilight the genres make you want to be Bella, and if you’re like me, you put yourself into her shoes, and wish that you could see go through everything in real life.
As for Twilight, every book has a different storyline that is so interesting. I could go on and on for pages about every book, but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who is about to start reading the best book ever. (I mean Twilight by the way.)
An also extra bonus of Twilight is the witty comedy in some of the characters lines. For example, Emmet says to Bella- (SPOILER ALERT) “I hope you’ve had a lot of sleep over these past 18 years, because I don’t think you’ll be getting much more.” That is one of my favourite lines, and there are many more.
I remember waking up early every morning the first time I read Breaking Dawn to read a few chapters. That was in winter. That means something to me, because I was prepared to miss my extra half hour in the morning in bed, slowly getting used to the cold, to read. That is the first time in my life that that happened. I was so attached that when I woke up, the first thing I thought about, looked at, and saw was the Twilight series.
Another great thing about Twilight is that Bella actually goes to a normal school, not some place that doesn’t exist. It’s realistic. The vampires are re-invented. It is now rid of the coffins, and bring on the sparkle skin!

Oh, And the movies. I have to say I like Edward and Bella together, but I am TEAM JACOB! The actors are amazing to watch, and I could have a twilight marathon 365 days a year, and 366 on a leap year.

I hope you enjoyed my opinion on a big book debate that will be lasting for quite a while until the new book phenomenon comes around.

Stay Posted,

Gemma xx

References-

http://www.arteyfotografia.com.ar/12461/fotos/267604/

 

http://www.woan.org/gallery/2008_comic-con_panels/MG_0981

New Macbook Pro!

As I am starting Year 7 this year, my new school provides personal laptops for every student. We get them in Year Seven, then again in Year 10. I was lucky to get a Macbook Pro, and it is the first Macbook I have had. When I first got it, I had to transfer all my files over from my old laptop, which was a fairly easy process. After that was my printer and internet. Once I had done that, I was able to play around with the look of my laptop, so the desktop background, and the files. Once I had finished it, it was all done!

One of the things I really like about my new laptop is the fact that the battery power lasts for ages. I charge it at night when I go to sleep, and then I can use it all day without charging it, which I think is great!

I also like the fact that my laptop is very light and slim, so I don’t have to take a huge bulky case to school each day. Instead, all I need is a skin, and it is protected, but not as heavy as bricks.

My laptop also has a lot of fun features, like Garage Band, where you can make music, and photo-booth, where you can take pictures with lots of effects. I think that the presentation tools like Pages, Keynote and Numbers are really useful too.

That’s pretty much all about my new Mac! I hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts.

Stay Posted, Gemma xx

 

 

 

 

Australia Day 2012

 

Happy Australia Day!

 

Australia Day. What does it represent?

Australia Day is the celebration of the first fleet in Australia, back on the 26th of January, 1788. There were 11 convict ships, and they landed at Sydney Cove.

What happens on Australia Day?

In Geelong at Eastern Beach and Rippleside Park, lots of things happen. These are-

  • The Festival of Sails starting,
  • Rides,
  • Face painting and Horse Rides for the little kids,
  • A flag raising ceremony,
  • Live music,
  • Lots of food stalls,
  • Australian Citizenship Ceremonies,
  • Fireworks,
  • A variety of toy stands and much more!
And at Torquay Beach the Havaianas Thong Challenge is on. People who have registered have a giant inflatable thong, and go out to famous Australian Beaches, relax on the water, and  try and get the record for most people each year. The current record is 2068. This is held all over Australia.
For my Australia Day I went to Eastern Beach, walked around the waterfront, and had fun!

What did you do for Australia Day?

Stay Posted,

Gemma xx

References

http://freeaussiestock.com/free/Australiana/slides/australian_flag.htm – Australian Flag

New Page – Photography

 

As some of you may know, I love taking pictures, and now that I have been taking a lot of photos, I have decided to make a page about it.

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Click on the glitter text or here to see the page.

 

On this page there will be different videos to see about photos that I have taken, and sometimes some tips on how to take good photos.

Do you like taking photos? If so, leave a comment below!

Stay Posted,

Gemma xx

New Header

 

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As it is a new year, and I am starting secondary school, I have decided to make a new header for my blog. “Now, what should I think about putting on my blog?” I asked myself. “I have a lot of interests, but I have to narrow down to a few. What should I pick?”

I had a few ideas. These were….

Writing,

Photography,

Music,

Clothes,

Friends and

Computers.

I had a lot to choose from. 

But I decided on three. Friends, writing and photography.

I spent quite a while making this header, and I think it looks great! Here it is…….

I also made a new avatar, and it is on the sidebar.

So,

What do you think?

I really like this header a lot, I think it looks great! I used a photo that I took, One of me and my two best friends, Ruby and Ebony, and a picture that I had taken of  a writing book and a pen. (By clicking on the link you can go on Ruby’s blog) I took all the pictures myself, which I am very proud of.

I hope you like this header too. It will be my header until I decide to change again!

Stay Posted,

Gemma xx