Monday, 25 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey W3:D14

  1. Petronas Towers – Tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  1. Batu Caves – Famous Hindu temple and shrine
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  1. Gunung Mulu National Park – A large national park in Sarawak, Malaysia, with lots of caves and beautiful rainforests
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  1. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park – A huge park with hundreds of birds and beautiful lakes
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  1. Legoland - A HUGE THEME PARK with 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions.

I would visit the four famous landmarks you have suggested as I would like to see it for my own eyes and see why it's popular. I’d also take photos of me at Legoland Malaysia’s first and biggest international theme park.

SkyTower* - Its New Zealand's tallest building.
Image result for sky tower auckland
Rainbows End* - Most popular theme park.

Waiwera* - One of the biggest water parks in NZ (photo of the movie pool)

Beehive* - NZ Government house in Wellington

Splash Planet* - The best park in NZ for wet and dry rides.

Puzzling World* - Illusional park located in Wanaka and was created by Stuart Landsborough.

My Cousin, Faith, Australian Friend, Solomon, And I At The SkyTower

This picture was taken about a week ago.

Summer Learning Journey W3:D13

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Hari Merdeka or Independence Day.

What would you would eat?
On Hari Merdeka I would eat very traditional Malaysian Foods such as Nasi Lemak (rice and vegetables).
What would you would see?
I would see the military men and women and lots of other people dressed up. I would probably see Mr. Najib Rezak and his family.
What would you do to celebrate the day?
Dress up in my suit and tie. Participate in the parades, events and maybe go to the concerts.

Waitangi Day
For the past 3 years I have been visiting Waitangi where the Treaty was signed, with my family. After visiting the grounds I usually relax or have a family lunch. I like Waitangi day as I get a long weekend away from school.

!~Gaming Day~!

During my public holiday everybody will get a day off for gaming. There will be Black Ops 2, Minecraft, Tekken and other games held at different locations. This would give kids and adults the opportunity to try different games.  There would also be tournaments around the country for experts to play against each other.  

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey W3:D12

Malaysian Prime Minister – Mr. Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Najib Razak.jpgThe current prime minister of Malaysia is Mr. Najib Razak. He is the 6th prime minister of the country. He became the prime minister in April 2009. He is married tohis wife, Rosmah, and together they have five children.

Rules/Laws I Would Make If I Were The Prime Minister
  1. Rich people have to donate 30% of their earnings to the government which would go to charities.
  2. No homeless people on the street…  build small cottages for them to live in.
  3. If there are smart kids who come from a poor family they will get free education from any school of their choice.
  4. Unlimited internet for Year 5s - Year 13s gadgets and devices.
Barack Obama Interesting Facts

  1. He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics
  2. He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his basketball skills.
  3. His name means "one who is blessed" in Swahili
  4. Somethings are common to my life. For example he lived with his grandparents which I’m doing now. He looked like me when I was a baby. Also he’s helped the poor which is what I would like to do if I was Prime Minister or President.

I wouldn’t want to be the Prime Minister as my daily job as I would have to much responsibilities and work to do everyday. But I would like to experience a day in the life of a Prime Minister because I think it would be a great learning opportunity and I actually might like it.
I would like to be a Politician and help people in my community like Simon O’connor who looks after the Tamaki area.

Summer Learning Journey W3:D11

Famous and popular Malaysian Videos
Famous Malaysian Musician:
Famous Malaysian Band
Popular Malaysian Television Show

Ranking From Best To Worst Videos

#1 - Nikki
#2 - KRU
#3 - Upin & Ipin

Review Of My Favourite Video
Nikki’s Music Video:
What was good about the video?
It had a catchy tune and it was kind of a Jennifer Lopez music video style.
What did you like?
The dance moves
What didn’t you like?
Nothing really just that I didn’t understand the words. But it’s like Gangnam Style a catchy song in a different language.
Was it different to what you’ve seen in New Zealand?
It’s kind of similar just the language is different.

Bonus Activity:
Find a brand new Youtube clip for a movie or a famous musician from New Zealand. Paste a link to the movie onto your blog post. Beside the link tell us the name of the movie or musician and why you chose to upload this link. What is it about the movie or musician that you like?

Sione's Wedding 2: Unfinished Business

I have chosen this movie as I love the comedy, drama and action.

Summer Learning Journey W3:D10

Famous New Zealand Sport: Tag Football
In this image is myself trying to run away from the defender on the opposing team. The sport I’m playing is tag football. I enjoy this sport as it is a non contact sport which keeps me fit and healthy. This photo was taken 2 years ago.
Sporting Heroes: Shaun Johnson (Left) and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

My sporting heroes are Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Shaun Johnson.  They are both international Rugby League players. Roger has been transferred from the Sydney Roosters to the NZ Warriors Club.  He has taken over homesick, fullback, Sam Tomkins. Shaun Johnson has been with the Warriors since his professional career signing. I love the two league stars as their very good at this sport and show great skills and athleticism.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey W2:D9

  1. The name of your favourite subject
  2. Why it is your favourite subject
    I enjoy maths as it is easy to learn and understand. It’s not as complicated as reading and writing.

A day in the life of…….

Pt England Timetable
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Malaysian Timetable

Summer Learning Journey W2:D8

Activity 1:
This is my family - the Ericks. We’re a pretty typical Niuean family. Most of my life I’ve been living in Glen Innes, New Zealand. For two years I lived in Perth, Australia.
My family is currently made up of four people. My grandfather, Steven, is on the upper left-hand corner of the picture. He is married to my grandmother, Maliaga (she’s the one in the black polka dot top) my mum(Red Top) and I . My grandparents have been married for 41 years! Together they have seven children and I’m the adopted eighth one HAHAHAHAHA. From oldest to youngest their names are Sandy, Stephanie, Christian, Wylma (My Mum) Anne-Marie, John, Hayden and me. This picture was taken on Christmas Day 2015 at North-Shore Valentines.
Interview With My Grandfather Steven

  1. What is your name?
    Steven Hoyt Erick
  2. Where were you born?
    Suva, Fiji
  3. How many siblings do you have?
    2 Brothers and 6 sisters (two of the girls are twins).
  4. What is your favourite thing about living in New Zealand?
    I like going to work to earn money and feed my family at home and buy a house.
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
    Niue or Sydney,
    Niue because have lots of land there to do some planting, go hunting as well, fishing and lots of swimming especially at Matapa Chasm, Tuhia or just outside of the house.

    Sydney as it has fast public transport service. The markets are also good… they have lots of fresh fruit in stall. I like Sydney as they have great sights to see.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey W2:D7

Me Having A Slip And Slide:

Here is a collage of my cousins and I having a slip and slide outside the front of my house. We are also having a water fight which involves water guns, balloons, buckets and lots of water. This collage was put together by my aunty using an app called collage maker.

Summer Activities: 7 things my Cousin likes to do in the summer time.

  1. Swimming 
  2. Watch Movies at the cinema or just at home 
  3. Visiting family (Especially Stevensons) 
  4. Flying overseas 
  5. Sleep overs 
  6. Being Active outside 
  7. Chatting to friends on the internet and playing games.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey W2:D6

Compare the breakfast foods that you are typically eaten in the country are you visiting with normal New Zealand breakfast foods.
Are they similar or are they different?

The foods they eat in Malaysia are waaaaay, way different.

What do you think of the foods?
Fried Noodles sounds and looks okay. But Nasi Lemak #1 and #2 doesn’t look pleasing to me.

Fried Noodles Nasi Lemak #1 Nasi Lemak #2

Would you like to eat them for your breakfast?

No as it's something I don’t really eat.

Lamb Recipes:

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey W2:D5


Excellent Views
eXciting food
Cunning As The Malayan Tiger
Interesting Beaches
Terrific Buildings
Eager to explore
Delightful People


English to Niuean Translation

Hello : Fakalofa Lahi Atu

Please : Fakamolemole

Thank You : Fakaue Lahi

Do you speak English? : Vagahau palagi nakai a koe?

I would like a taxi : Manako au ke he taha tekesi.

Is there a phone I could use? : fai telefoni nakai ke fakaoga e au?

How much does it cost? : fiha e totogi?

Monday, 11 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey W1:D4

Activity 1:
Title: The Long Way Home

Author: Andrew Klavan


Wanted for the murder of his best friend and for connections to a terrorist plot, Charlie is convinced he’s innocent. If only he could convince everyone else.

A year ago, Charlie West went to sleep a normal schoolboy. He woke up a convicted criminal with no memory of what happened to him. Now he’s on the run and desperate to get his life back.

Luckily, Charlie has a plan that could get him off the hook. To clear his name, he just needs to get back home to Spring Hill. But with both the cops and a terrorist organisation on his tail, getting home could be harder than he ever imagined…

Activity 2:

Title: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

I recommend this book for curious kiwi as it has a interesting storyline, good vocab and awesome doodles. (I have read other D.O.A.W.K books as well!)

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey W1:D3

List Of Things I’m Taking To Malaysia:

*Sunhat: Protect me from the sun.

*Sunscreen: Protect me from the sun.

*Summer Clothes: Protect me from the sun.

Togs: Go for a swim at their beaches.

Towel: Dry myself after swim

Jandals: Ground is going to be hot. Wearing shoes will make it hotter.

*Phone: To message friends/family and take photos. Incase of emergency.

Jersey: Cold in the night.

*Money: To buy souvenirs

Insect Repellent: To keep the insects away

Toiletries: Good Hygiene

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey W1:D2 2016

Activity 1 Post: (4 Points)

4 Things You Need To Do To Stay Safe On An Airplane:

  • Loose items you take on board must be secured and safely stored. Up in the locker overhead or under the seat instead.
  • If a mask drops down pull it down and then you put it on. Pull the two side straps and breath normally. Before you help your mates.
  • If the seatbelt sign shines buckle up. You know it fits when it clicks.
  • Emergencies take off for landing prepare yourself by bracing against the seat before you.
Activity 2 Post: (4 Points)

Here is a business card of my Airline named Steeevey Airlines. I'm the founder/director, these are my details/ways to contact me.

Currency Exchange:

Exchange each currency to New Zealand Dollars (NZD) and tell us what is the expensive and cheapest ticket.

Cost of Ticket
Ottawa, Canada
Air New Zealand
2,858               [CAD] 3,013.13         [NZD]
Ottawa, Canada
Air Canada
3,604               [CAD]
3,799.63         [NZD]
Ottawa, Canada
WestJet/Cathay Pacific
4,789               [CAD]
5,048.95         [NZD]
Santiago, Chile
LAN Airlines
1,252,991.09 [CLP]
2,584.54912    [NZD]
Santiago, Chile
1,113,666.31 [CLP]
2,297.16341    [NZD]
Santiago, Chile
1,776,767,70 [CLP]
366,494.498    [NZD]
Frankfurt, Germany
Air New Zealand
1,877                [EUR]
2,978.16          [NZD]
Frankfurt, Germany
Singapore Airlines
1,990.06          [EUR]
3,157.55          [NZD]
Frankfurt, Germany
2,082.22          [EUR]
3,303.78          [NZD]
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Air New Zealand
3,640                [MYR]
1,235.57          [NZD]
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia Airlines
3,670                [MYR]
1,245.76          [NZD]
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3,097                [MYR]
1,051.26          [NZD]
London, United Kingdom
Air New Zealand
1,625                [GBP]
3,507.13          [NZD]
London, United Kingdom
828                    [GBP]
1,787.02          [NZD]
London, United Kingdom
Singapore Airways
830                    [GBP]
1,791.33          [NZD]

According to the XE currency exchange website:

The Most Expensive Ticket is: KLM(Coloured in blue.)
The Cheapest Ticket is: Emirates (Coloured in purple.)