Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Halloween all started when the christians tried to put a positive spin to pagan festivals. For example lemuria, Lemuria may 13 was christianised and turned into all saints day and then it was moved 1st of november and was turned into all hallows day, the day before was called all hallows evening and was shortened to halloween on the 31st of october. So Halloween actually is a christianised version of Lumeria
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Thanksgiving is a celebration only celebrated in the U.S and Canada ,although it is not celebrated on the same day it is for the same purpose. For giving thanks to the harvest and of the preceding year.
In the U.S it’s celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November but in Canada they celebrate thanksgiving on the second Monday of October.
In canada it is a compulsory holiday in all of the provinces except for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Even though businesses can stay open in these provinces a lot of people still celebrate it in those places.
Thanksgiving is normally celebrated by having a huge meal which normally consists of a turkey, peas,corn,potatoes,pumpkin pie and much more. People usually get the whole family including aunts,uncles,grandparents and of course your normal family.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The writing in the black is an Auckland kids life. The red is the life of a Syrian kid.
“OMG” I said as I pressed the snooze button on my alarm. Ten minutes later “Beep Beep Beep”. It was time to get up. I walked into the kitchen and was greeted by the sweet smell of bacon and eggs. I sat down and stuffed my face with a delicious platter of B&E.
I woke up to the horrifying sound of gunshots. The ground was not a comfortable place to sleep all nine hours of the night. I got up out of the tent to the intimidating sight of dead bodies. “Will this be my day to die”? I said to myself.
I brushed my teeth and washed my face, then I got into the car and drove to school. It’s about a 5-10 min drive to school. I got out of the car and went to class. ”sup bro” I said to my friend.
“Go to work, we need the money” my brother said. So I started my 45min journey to the hospital to work as a surgeon assistant to earn one dollar a hour, just to get me a snack. I got to work greeted by a huge line of injured patients wanting meds and surgery. Some didn’t even have limbs.
At school I do learning on our netbooks and multi-media. My favourite subject in school is maths. We do P.E. and after our lunch time. During lunch I ate a chicken roll, chocolate milk and it was delicious. The lunch bell rung and I went and played.
“Get to work” the surgeon said “Yes” I whimpered back. I started handing out meds to the patients. Many patients grabbed me and begged me for surgery. As hard as it was I had to refuse.
I made my way home after another casual day at school. Another ten minute drive back home.I got myself home and plonked myself on the couch with a bag of chips. That night I had pork belly for dinner and fell asleep without a care in the world.
I walked home dodging falling buildings with only five dollars in my pocket. I found a lady selling apples on the side of the road I bought four. When I arrived I gave two apples to my brother. That night I cried myself to sleep.