Happy Thanksgiving y’all! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I ate a lot of food and my mother kept me at the mall till 1am which I’m never gonna do again. Anyway, this week’s blog topic is 3 things we’re thankful for. I’m thankful for a lot of stuff so choosing was pretty hard for me.
The first thing I’m thankful for is food, water, and a home. A lot of people in the world don’t have these and I couldn’t live without food and water, literally. I know a lot of people are thankful for this, but I think people need to think about how important it is to have food and water. Also, I have a home where I can stay safe, sleep, and never leave no matter how long I stay indoors. I don’t know how life would be if I didn’t have enough food or water. I’m really picky and I’m lactose intolerant so I’m also thankful for dairy free food. Life would be terrible without lactose free food.
Next, I’m thankful for friends and family. All my relatives that aren’t related by marriage live on Oahu which is around 100 miles of water away from me. Luckily, I have friends which is just as good. There is too much to list, but if you’re reading this you’ll know who you are. I still have this friend from preschool and his name is Keith, or Laurent (Your choice). Luckily my friends still talk to me after I talk about “Newsies” everyday which I’m listening to as I’m writing this blog. If you haven’t already watched it, it’s a broadway musical that they recorded and put on Netflix. Although most of my relatives live on Oahu, for the relatives that live here on Kauai, thank you my parents for the house, and I just got a room, thank you sister for the room and the Air Conditioning in the living room, thanks brothers for moving out so I could move into your old rooms.
Finally, is school. I get really stressed out from school projects, especially media work, but sometimes it’s worth it in the end. I’m also Thankful for Hiki No wanting every Hiki No project I worked on, besides the the 1st ever media project I did which is the Franchise Piece. All but 1 of my friends I made were from school. Although I don’t get why half of the stuff we learn in school, the other half like Art, S.T.E.M., and Media helped me find out I like technology and art which is why I like making animations. I’m thankful for having good teachers. I’m thankful for learning for learning how to play the Oboe, even though if I stay for next year, I can move onto the Bassoon or bass clarinet, and I’ll have to learn to play the clarinet, cymbals, and flute and choose one for marching band.
That’s what I’m thankful for. I’m lucky to have what I have and I don’t know what I’d do without friends and family. Have a great weekend and a great day.
Hey everyone, I’m back again for another blog. This is my second blog so far this quarter. I haven’t talked to you guys in a while so this week I’ll be giving you an update about how school has been going so far, and what’s been going on with school this school year. I’ll talk to you about media, school, and what’s been happening so far this school year.
First is media. So far this quarter I had Inside Scoops with Evan which was really stressful, but we were able to turn it in on time with one mistake that we know of. I was really surprised since we turned them in, recorded them, and worked on the scripts on the same day. I did quite a lot of editing for our Morning Announcements Short Film along with doing the STN Fall Challenge which I heard Hiki No wants so we’ll be working more on it. Janine and I finished the last of the Ethan Teves Video Drafts and it aired already. I feel very excited, but stressed because I end up working on another Hiki No video right after I finish working on another Hiki No video. It’s worth it in the end though. Also, the King Kamuali’i Event video is almost done, we’re just looking over it again and passing it around between Evan, Keith, and I. Also, we’re teaching a Middle School at Boston and I’m on the CAPs team.
Second is school. I’m doing a Science Fair project with Kate who is also in media and that’s about all of the events that’s going on this month. I’m in band and I play the oboe which is kind of hard to play and I’m marching in this Christmas parade we have. Since it’s my first year, I’m only passing out candy and holding signs or banners. Also, next month we have a CKTV Breakfast fundraiser and so I’ve been going around asking a lot of people. Finally, the rest of my classes have been going good. In late December I’ll be having my first band performance which I’m nervous for. I’m doing this Science Olympics class and my partner is Tematahira who is a 6th grader and is really cool,
Finally, is about what has happened this school year so far this school year. I miss a bunch of the people from last year who have moved on from media, but as long as they’re happy, I’ll support them and I still keep in touch with most of them. I’ve had a lot more work to do this year and without Kolten things are different. I’m not used to having 2 partners and I don’t really think that it’s really been working well, so I’m trying to find a way to change that. I’ve worked on new morning announcements openings, but they probably won’t be going on the morning announcements till next year judging by how little time I have to work on it. I’ve been having a lot of work and stress this year. I know other people have a lot of work too, but I haven’t really had free time and most of the it’s school work, band work, or media work.
In conclusion, that’s how the school year has been going for me. It’s a bit long for some of you to read. So many new changes, stress, and work to do. Make it a great day Bye.
Hey ya’ll, it’s the first week of the quarter and you know what that means, new quarter goals. I looked back at last quarter’s goals to see if I accomplished any of them. I sorta met my deadlines this year, but if I was late, it was a day after I was supposed to finish it. I didn’t procrastinate and I’ve been stressed because of that, and I took all but one opportunity this quarter and that was because of my birthday. Anyway I have a new goal for this quarter which is to do the best work I can this school year. I can achieve this by making all my deadlines, turning in multiple drafts, and to take all the media opportunities this quarter.
First of all is to meet all my deadlines, last quarter I did pretty good for turning in my work, but this year I’ll try to turn in all my work earlier. Sometimes this quarter I would be so late on projects that I only have 1 draft and we end up getting a good grade, but a grade that we could’ve made better if we worked on it more. This’ll also be good, because I usually turn in all my work right before the deadline, which I should get out of the habit of doing,
Next is turning in multiple drafts. Turning in multiple drafts gives us feedback and we know what we need to work on to make our video from good to great. Every improvement counts and after all the stress, I know that the outcome will be worth it. However, more drafts we have, the earlier we have to turn in our first draft. I've sorta came up with schedule, but most of the time it doesn't work out. Hopefully this everything works out with our schedule so we can turn in our drafts early.
Finally taking all the opportunities I can this quarter. Last quarter I did everything except the Hiki No challenge, but that was because I was celebrating my birthday which I already pushed a month back for the Hiki No Story I’m working on about Ethan Teves. I filmed Stand Ups for the Kalalau Video, I did the King Kamuali’i Event Video, and this week I’m doing the STN Fall Challenge. I know that the more work I do, the more I can improve on doing media work.
In conclusion, those are my goals for this quarter. I think I did pretty good with my goals last quarter and I hope I’ll do the best work I can . I hope everyone reading this has a great day, Bai.
Hello, I’m back again for another blog this week. The blog topic is on the toughest challenge this school year. I’m not sure if we talk about three of the toughest challenges this school year, or if we just talk about a change this school year and three reasons why it’s hard. I’m just gonna talk about having 3 partners and how it can be challenging this school year. I think having groups of 3s have ups and downs. I feel like since most of us are used to having only one other partner, the way we do work, takes some getting used to. Not only is it hard to work in groups of 3, but with a small class, there are some others challenges.
First of all, this affects quarterly projects that we do with our partners. Last year, sometimes it was easy for one person to not do work being the other person could do it. This year, you would think that it would work out so we would have less work to do, but the challenging part is equally dividing the work. Most of the time it's someone is doing the work alone, or someone isn't doing any work at all. I'm in a group of 3 and we're still working out ways so we all do work. Although it was hard to equally divide the work, we began to sort to find certain spots we’re good at and we sort of just divided it by our strengths while the other two would work on something else for our group or just help the 1st person.
Next, is Inside Scoops. Since we have an odd amount of people in our class, we have a system or a list of people and our partners for inside scoops and it sort goes in a chain. The hard part is, most of us won’t work with our partners. This makes work hard, being we have to work around other people's time and schedules. But, it helps us bond with each other and sort of work with limited time and learn how to use time efficiently and effectively. I feel like Inside Scoops help us with time management. Although it is very challenging to work through others’ schedule, I know it’s hard, but we’ll find a way to make it work somehow.
Finally, is Morning Announcements, both working behind the scenes, and announcing. People will be late sometimes, but it’s nobodies fault if there was a car crash or something happened. The hard part is finding someone to fill in for people who are running late. So far, people who can’t make it on time, text people who are working, in advance. This gives us quite a lot of time to think or come up with an idea, instead of going crazy. Having a smaller class, makes it hard to find replaces, this is because most of the time, there are only 4 people to choose from. Luckily, everyone this school year, made it on time so we can have people fill in and we get 1 practice at the least.
In conclusion, this is my opinion on how a smaller class, and groups of three can be challenging at times. I feel like this is something new, that is challenging now, but as we work with each other this school year, we can make things work easier. Anyway, thanks for reading and wear your seatbelt.
Hi, I’m back for more blogs. This is my first blog this school year. Since it is the first blog, the blog topic is on what our goals are for the school year. I have many goals this year, but there are only three that I felt were the most important. Knowing myself, I’m probably not gonna make all of my goals, but hopefully I do. My goals, are to meet all my deadlines, not procrastinate as you probably expected, and to take all the media opportunities I can this year.
First of all is deadlines. From what I know, I made all the deadlines I had so far this year. Some were really close to not making it, and I’ll try to not make it a habit and instead turn in my work early. As you can already see, as I am writing this blog, it is Saturday and Sunday starts in 8 hours. Deadlines are something I didn’t do so well too, I only missed a couple, and most deadlines barely made it. For our Hiki No story, I’ve been making my own deadlines for our group so that we have time to keep looking over our video to find little mistakes. This sort of worked out, but then things changed so we weren’t able to make as I wanted to, but it’s okay.
Next, is to not procrastinate. Procrastinating is something I always do, I started this blog on Monday, but didn’t finish it till today. Also, lately I’ve been working on homework, media work, and band work. Although sometimes I’ve been staying up later, the main part is I’m still getting work done efficiently. I want to keep this up and stay away from pushing things back a lot. Hopefully after all this beginning of the year work, and everything settles down, I’ll be able to make a schedule to do work so I just don’t do work in a random order. I hope I don’t procrastinate this year, and so far, I haven’t been as bad as I usually am.
Finally, is take all the media opportunities I can this year. There are certain things I’ll stay away from that have to deal with speaking publicly, but besides that, I want to try and do challenges like Fall Challenge, Olelo, and Student Television Network Film Excellence. I thought about it, and I’m thinking of doing all of these this year. For Olelo I might shorten down the Ethan Teves Video I’m working on this quarter, and if I can submit it, the Kalalau Trail video I worked on last year. Kolten and I decided to not submit the video since we still had more drafts to work on it. For Film Excellence, I know some people were thinking of doing a short film, but what I noticed is that a bunch of films that won were animations, so I might consider it.
Those are my goals for this year. I hope that I meet all the deadlines, to not procrastinate, and take all the media opportunities I can. My goals probably won’t be completely met, but they’ll probably close. Anyway, that’s it for my first blog, don’t do drugs and wear your seatbelts.