Monday, August 23, 2010

Creating your own poem - Truth

Truth

Saying the truth is a relief,
Saying only the truth should be your dream.
Thinking that the truth does not exists is a belief,
Or it could be just you daydreaming.

Learning the truth could be painful,
Real truth will pierce through your heart.
Hiding the truth is stressful,
Hiding the truth could stop the beating of your heart.

Ignoring the truth could be a silly act,
However, that could be the only thing you could do.
Faking the truth has a serious impact,
It makes you feel bad too.

Revealing the truth makes you feel right,
Though it could leave the rest in shock.
What are you going to do with the truths?
Your decision might end you up with the doc.

Written by Kimberly

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Cat's Perspective

I was told to share this, so here goes:

A single drop of pureness
       Slipping down my paw
As light falls on the little gem,
     Others begin to thaw.

Nothing beats the rise
Of a beautiful fruit.
Is it an orange or tangerine?
Possibly a shiny grapefruit?

It lightens my heart
To see the birds chirping to the light
To see the entire world come alive.....
At the end of the night.

I glare at the big ball of orange
Wondering if it was yarn,
As it slowly drifts, up and up,
Over my owner's barn.

The street starts to come ALIVE!
With big metal monsters
Towering over my furry head.
Nothing can be flashier.

I watch as a human w.a.l.k.s.
Out of the big machine.
He stops and stares, at cute, little me.
Then fed me sardine.

I gobbled it up, fast as I could.
Nothing tasted better than this.
The giant got back to the moving house,
And left with a hiss...

16 line poem

Chocolate's the best,
unlike all the rest
it's as good as gold,
no it's better tenfold!
so many kinds, it's hard to choose,
but no matter what you get, you just won't lose!
it's a delicacy,
it makes you hungry
gone, quick as lightning,
you ate it, didn't you?
and now you're blushing,
i knew it, you was lying!
I ate too much, this must be a curse,
or perhaps it's something much, much worse!
or maybe i'm overreacting, and it's just something delightful,
the greatest gift, it makes you joyful!

Monday, August 16, 2010

my video

it might be a little short... video

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-04: Muhammad Hakeem Bin Fathurraman)

videoDear Ms Nair,

Since some people said they have problems viewing my video, I will send you another copy of the recording. Here it is.

From
Hakeem

Saturday, August 14, 2010

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-04: 20 Matthew Wong)

Picture 2(a)
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I think the main focus of this picture is the man who is ferrying two passengers on the trishaw. He has to ferry people on a busy road full of cars for a living. He is having a very tough time as he is heading in the opposite direction of the main traffic and has to dodge vehicles heading towards him while concentrating on pulling his passengers to their destination.
The message of the picture is that there is a growing poverty gap causing the rich to be very rich and the poor to be very poor. This picture clearly shows that. The man pulling the trishaw has to do backbreaking work to bring home the bread and cannot afford even shoes while others, like the person on the motorcycle, are rich enough to afford their own vehicles.
I feel that the photograph is very clear, the message is clear too. I do not think it needs any adjustments.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-04: Arthur Lee Ying Kiu)

videoSorry for the late post guys, been really busy this past couple of days with my extended family gathering.

Picture 2a
This picture shows how the rich extremes come together with the poor extremes, and some of the conflict of the two. They both fit in a small alley where they cannot properly do their own things, the poor coolie carrying the passengers to make a living seems to be obstructing the way of the man in the motorcycle. It would be interesting to find out what will happen when they are about to collide, who will give way to the other? If the man in the motorcycle gives way to coolie, perhaps there is not that much social differences after all. 
There is a clear divide between the person on the motorcycle who is on the rich side and the poor coolie who is on the poor side. On the rich side, we can see that this man is luckier as he was more well off than the coolie, being able to afford a motorcycle and is with the luxury cars on the left of the picture. On the poor side, the coolie is not as well off and has to resort to earning a living by carrying passengers around which is back breaking labor and is with the wet and poorer feel of the right side of the picture. This shows some of the social gaps and differences in the community of the place, the rich can be really rich while the poor can be really poor and the gap between them can be even bigger.  


videoif there are unexpected pauses, it is because I had a little breathing difficulty on that day

The full video is 1mins 10s long, so if the video hangs, won't load, is suddenly shortened, you may click this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbX3Mpwti2k

Anyways, here is the script

I feel that the focus of this image is that the old man which still has to ferry passengers for a living despite his age is blocking the route of the progress of the rich of the society who can afford motorised vehicles. The main character is the old man and the setting is that of a busy street. I think that the story is that since the different modes of transports of the rich and the poor move at different paces, the poor of the community might be a problem to it in the future by literally slowing or halting the process of which the community progresses as depicted in this picture. I think that the message the photographer is trying to convey is that there is still financial disparity in the community and that it is gradually becoming a problem. I like the photo as it informs us that such problems still exist. I do not wish to make any changes to the photograph as it already displays the financial disparity between the rich and the poor and any changes might blur the message.

HomELearning Activity 2 (S1-04: 13 Lai Wen Xuan Jeremy)

videoPicture 2c
The focus of this picture is the baby in the middle as the people in
the picture are smiling happily at him, so I believe that that is the
focus of this picture. There are six people in the picture, two are
sleeping. They all look happy together, although they are staying in a
very small and dirty area. I think that the story behind this picture
is that it is now a time of hardship and many people have become very
poor, causing them to have to stay in this type of place. I believe
that the message that the photographer is trying to convey with the
message is that a family can still live together happily even though
they are poor. What I like about this picture is that it shows the
type of place people have to live in if they are poor. If I was the
photographer, I would try to take the photo with another background
instead of the current one.

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-04: Chua Yue Hian, Roy)

videoI apologise for any and every outside noise for my sister and cousin were arguing at around the same time and are making a lot of noise.

Picture 2(b)
The focus of the image is the mother and her child sleeping on a big blanket on the dirt street. This is so as they are the only human characters being portrayed in the image.

Both mother and child are facing the background, so as to ignore noise, that would disturb their sleep. In front of the mother, is a metal wire frame, with many cloths and towels being hung up. These clothes and towels might be the mother’s laundry, being hung up to dry. Behind the metal frame is a hill of dirty clothes, piled up to around waist height. There is also a pile of relatively clean clothes on the right side of the image, that is being covered by a huge brown cloth, so as to prevent the clothes underneath to get hit by anymore dirt.

I think that the image is trying to show us part of the daily lives of single mothers taking care of a child in poverty. I believe this is so for the photographer did not include any evidence that there might be a father helping to look after the child. If the mother were to be a woman of much wealth, she would not be sleeping on the streets with only a blanket and a pillow to be her entire bed.

I think that the photographer is trying to tell us that poverty is not to be ignored and we have to treasure what we have now for there are people more worse off than us.

The only thing I dislike about the image is that there is a hand sticking out of the left side of the image. If I was the photographer, I would have waited for the person whose hand is in the image to walk past before taking the picture.

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-04: 05 Kimberly Ong Fang Ying)

videoPicture 2(a)
The focus in the image is the rickshaw and the modern surroundings which consists of cars and motorcycles. There is a contrast between the poor rickshaw puller and the motorists. The rickshaw puller appeared to be struggling to pull the rickshaw. His clothes were dirty and wet, compared to the motorist's which was ironed and clean. It seems like it just rained as there were puddles of water on the ground. The picture is most likely taken in a developing country where there is a huge gap between the rich and the poor. I think that the story that lies behind the image is that there could be a poor man trying to earn money while the rich are enjoying themselves based on the focus of the picture. The photographer is seeking to tell the viewers that in certain developing countries, financial disparity is a serious problem and something has to be done. I like the focus of the picture, the contrast between the rich and the poor, however, I dislike the fact that the motorcycle was closer to the camera when picture was taken which might mislead the viewer that that is the focus. If I were the photographer I will take the picture when the rickshaw puller is nearer to the camera.

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-04: 04 Norullayaley Mohd Ikbal)

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Image 2(b)

The focus of the image is the setting in which the image was taken. A large portion of the image is the setting, and not on one particular character/object.

A woman and a baby is sleeping on a pink piece of cloth laid out on the ground outdoors. They are sleeping in front of a metal grill. Bright pieces of cloth is hung onto the metal grill. They are faced away from the camera. Their clothes are ragged and dirty. Their surrounding too is not that clean as well. It seems to be in a dump. 

I think the story that lies behind this image how the woman and her baby is forced to live on the streets because she is poor. She neither has proper shelter nor does she have proper hygiene, due to her living conditions.

I think the message that the photographer is seeking to convey through the image is how people are living in poverty and are forced to live on the streets. Their living conditions are terrible, as they have no choice but to make they do with what they have (which is not very much). 

What I like about this image is how the photographer managed to capture the whole scenario very well, and it depicts a very obvious story.

HomELearning Activity 2 (S104: 02 Fatin Zafirah)

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Image two c shows four people resting in a hut. They are very happy though they look very poor. They live in a very small hut which is not a very good shelter. I think that we living in Singapore should be very grateful because we do not live in conditions like this. However, many of us take granted of the luxury that we have. We live in home better than this but we still are not close to our family. I am sure that many of the citizens of this country live like this. I like this picture because it shows happiness. Also, it makes me realize how fortunate we are in Singapore. However, I dislike this picture because it makes me upset. It shows how difficult other people in other countries are. I wish we could help them somehow. I would like to build them a proper home if I were given a chance.

homELearning Activity 2 (S104: 03 Serene Fong)

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The focus of this image is a mother with her children. The photographer has made sure to  show their facial expression. They are sitting down and chatting happily with one another. The youngest child is sitting in a hammock. They do not seem well-off as they are seated on the ground with no shoes and two boys are not wearing a shirt. There are two of them sleeping on the hard ground. Their father is no where to be seen in the picture so I assume that he is working to earn money and feed the family. Despite their poverty, they seem to be very happy and make the best out of situation. The photographer is most probably trying to tell us how fortunate we are to have a comfortable bed to sleep in, that we have parents who care about us and so on. We have to learn to appreciate the things that we have. I like that the image shows a ordinary scenario in an extraordinary way. A family chatting together is an ordinary thing to do for us but it is the story behind it and the details which make it extraordinary. If I were the photographer, I would have stepped back a little and changed the angle such that the mother's back would not be cut. 


homELearning Activity 2 (S1-04: Muhammad Hakeem Bin Fathurraman)

videoDear teacher,

These are the work.

From
Hakeem

Hom(EL)earning activity 2 (S1-04 Tshin Qi Ren)

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The focus of the picture is the poor man pulling the rickshaw as the surrounding mode of transport are taxi, motorcycles but then only the poor man is pulling a rickshaw. This shows the poor and the rich differences between the mode of transport and the way to earn money. The old man looked very tired and dirty as he trudged along the road. He must have had a long and tiring day bringing customers to and fro based on his own legs and arm strength. Taxi filled the road as there seemed to be a jam. 2 customers sat on the rickshaw looking at the poor man. They might have took pity on him and decided to take a rickshaw ride instead of taking taxi. I think that the messages are all about the poor and the rich. Showing us the poor and the rich about the reality of our lives. How cruel the world is when some are so rich they could afford a mansion while some are so poor they cannot even fill their stomach 3 times a day, I think that the photographer is trying to tell us to be generous to feel the poor's poorness and so we will learn to be more conservative and also be kind so next time when we meet a beggar or someone old and poor, we will be generous and kind enough to give him some extra money we had. The only problem with this picture is that the details of the pictures are not detailed enough. I could not see clearly if the 2 passengers are angry or pitiful about the poor man. I would choose to take a picture which shows a better clearer view of the man's sufferings. so as to emphasize the differences between the rich and the poor.


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The focus of the picture is about a family who is happy and are chatting among themselves. I can see this and know it through the smiles on their faces.

There are four people in the picture, three boys and a woman, probably their mother. Two of the boys are topless and one of the boys is wearing the shirt. The boys are thin to the bone, indicating that they are very poor. The surroundings look very cluttered, as if as they are crammed into a very small space. It also looks very untidy, but the boys and their mother do not mind.

I think that the story behind this picture is derived from the happy looks over everyone, even though they are living in a slum. I think the writer is trying to tell us that even though one is poor, it does not mean that one cannot enjoy life and be happy, that money is not everything.

If I were the photographer, I would have zoomed in a little bit more, to capture the boys' expressions, and to lessen the background, but make it still visible that they are living in a slum


I edited a bit when I was speaking, do not be surprised if what I said was different from the script. Thanks.

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-04: Pasakorn Konwohrachet)

videoThe image focuses on a family of a mother and her three children as it prominently shows them smiling at each other and having a good time talking and chatting.

Two boys are seated and are observing their surroundings, with happy faces. A woman, their mother, is observing them and smiling, contented that her sons are reasonably happy. A baby, one that cannot be more than 3 years old, smiles at one of the boys.

It could be possible that the day was sunny after a few days of rain, and the boys were happy they would not have to get wet, or that they enjoyed looking at people around. It could also be possible that there is more company than usual in that area.

We should always cherish what we have. In the photo, it is prominently seen that the family was happy, even though they were living beside a street. Taking that as an example, we should be happy, even though we may not always get whatever we want.

The image shows too much the main characters and too little on the surroundings. If I were the photographer, I would actually walk out of the picture or zoom out and take them with the setting of the photo.

-Picture 2(c)

homELearning Activity 2 (104 Helene Tan)

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The focus of the image is the children who are talking to each other, as they are the closest to the camera, and are not blurred. The characters have smiles plastered onto their faces, and some of the boys are shirtless. There are two children sleeping on the floor, which leads me to think that the family is poor. I think the story that lies behind the image is about a poor family, but they are still happy as they have each other. I think this is so as the family is poor, but they are smiling, with happy looks on their faces, perhaps talking about a funny happening in the day. The photographer may be trying to say that happiness is reachable everywhere, and that we should not let something like poverty dampen our spirits. I like that the people in the picture are smiling, and it is easy to see the expressions of the faces. If I were the photographer, I would have taken the picture from a different angle, so that the background would not be so distracting.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

homELearning Activity 2 (104: Millie Thng)

videoThe focus in the image is on the group of citizens, probably a family, chatting happily among themselves. I know that as the picture captures the expressions of each individual clearly.
A happy family is seated down, chatting excitedly among themselves. They appear to be poor, as two of the children are sleeping on the cold, hard floor. It seemed that that was their home. A small, confined place. A toddler is sitting upon a small hammock, seemingly cheerful. Although poor, the family is still happy as long as they are together as one.
It is probably a period of harsh times, where it is important to stay together as a family. Perhaps the dark period is going to be over, so the family is excited and happy. Perhaps the family members have learnt to appreciate each other after the event.
The photographer is probably trying to convey the message that it doesn't matter whether we are poor or not, as long as we stay together as a happy family.
I like the fact that the image captured the expressions on each individual clearly. If  I were the photographer, I would take the picture at a different angle such that it would eliminate the background.

homElearning activity 2 (S1-04 Denise Lim)

videohomElearning activity 1

The focuses of this image are the two people sleeping on a cloth and the clothes that are hung and placed around them. The photographer had taken this photo to show the living conditions of the people. Hence, I think the focuses of this photo are the people and the clothes, since they stand out in the photo.

It was daylight. Spread across the hard and cold floor is a thin sheet of cloth. Lying on top of this sheet of cloth is an adult and a child who are fast asleep. They seemed like they have not slept for days. The duo seemed like they are poor and homeless as the child is not in school. The clothes that they wear look old and dirty. However, they do not seem like they are too particular with hygiene and cleanliness. A variation of clothes ranging in sizes and colours are arranged haphazardly around them. 

I think the story that lies behind this image is to show people that poverty is widespread in the world. Many people are facing poverty and they do not have a proper home to live in.

I think the message that the photographer is seeking to convey through the image is to remind those who are more fortunate to cherish the things that they have and not take the things that they have for granted.

I like the way the photographer had taken the photograph as it made the people and the clothes stand out in the photograph. If I were the photographer, I would have taken a photo of the people in the front view and zoom out to take a picture of the "house" that they live in.

homELearning Activity 2 104 Reuven Lim

videoPicture 2(a)

The focus of this picture is the man pulling the rickshaw and his richer surroundings. This is because there is a stark contrast between the poorer man and his richer surroundings. I think the story is about the financial disparity between Indians as the country develops, and many are still poor and impoverished. I think the message the photographer is trying to send is that while India is becoming richer, many Indians are still poor. I like the image because it is realistic, and it shows the horrible truth. If I were the photographer, I would show more contrast between the poor and rich.

english e learning

videothe english e learning.

16 line poem

Mrs Nair told me to post this up.

I don't like it when my mother is home
and nags at me all day
I don't like it when my father is home
and spies on me from his smoking tray

I don't like it when my sister is home
and makes so much noise,
I can't hear hear myself think!
that's how much she annoys

But on days where
I'm the only one home
and I'm sitting on the sofa
feeling oh so alone

Inside my head I'll say
"When mom, dad and sister comes home
I won't shove them away"
If only I stuck to the things I say

Norul

Friday, August 6, 2010

Poem - Chocolate

(Asked to post by Mrs Nair)

Twinkle twinkle, goes the wrapper.
As shiny as a light reflector.
Crinkle crinkle, tearing the wrapper,
Underneath it, something better.

Sniff sniff, it smells like cocoa,
Hmm, is it made of dough?
Nibble! Nibble! Munch! Munch!
Yum! Yum! Crunch! Crunch!

It is as brown as coffee,
as sweet as honey,
as tasty as jelly!
It is heavenly!

Chomp! Chomp!
Om nom nom!
The remaining chocolate are gone too.
Oh, sorry, am I supposed to leave some for you?

Millie

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Poem of a life in school

Here is my poem which we were supposed to do for Jun Holidays.
Mrs Nair ask me to post.
Here it is:

Everything I wake up and go to school.
Trying not to sleep in the bus and drool.
When I reach school, a very huge place,
It kinds of leave me in a daze.

Students dashing about in all directions
Some trying to do some funny actions
Teachers all something their heads off,
All ending up with a really bad cough.

Around the corridors some students lurk,
Trying to ask people to let them copy their homework.
“Ding Dong!” It’s assembly time,
Everyone rushes as the ding-dong bells chime

Frantic students run in late
As fast as a pair of speeding skates
This is typical day at school,
I still think it’s kind of cool.

Jun Hui

Poem- Toa, Heroes of the Bionicle

Metal clanks as they move their hands
as their weapons ignite with fires alike
as one, they strike with the swiftness of lightning
making the opponent see no point in fighting
many will ask and most will say "who?"
but for those who know, they fear the name "Tahu"

They're cold as ice, with their lifeless eyes
their frosty glare, their motionless stare
with a touch of frost on every blade
provoking one will seal your fate
the silent strikers, with eyes dark as tar
the cold-blooded beings called "Kopaka"

Fire which melts, Ice, that freezes
Stuck together, as Toa brothers
that is the code, to all Toa who stand
against the Evil, who covets the land

(Was asked to post by Mrs. Nair)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Castle desctiptions

Castle 1
The majestic castle stood in front of a lake, surrounded by lush greenery. All tourists and passers-by who saw the castle always had the same few comments- grand, beautiful, and magnificent. However, only the exterior was beautiful. In the castle, servants were all displeased with the living conditions. They were forced to work or be killed, and the interior of castle were all perfectly furnished and beautiful, except for the servant's living quarters. They were all filthy and cramped. Only where the king frequently went about at were nicely done up.

Castle 2
Located far far away, there was a dilapidated castle. The roof and framework of the castle looked like it was about to collapse, and it was enough to make people think it is haunted. In there, there lived a crazy king. He would do stuff which were considered crazy to normal people. So, he was feared by almost everyone in the country because of his madness, so his castle was located far from any other residence, and up a tall hill. There was a long winding road leading to the city area from the castle, but it took weeks to arrive there.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Setting

Golden rays of light shone through spaces between each turret as people from far travelled towards the city. The magnificent sight made all passers-by stare in awe. The sight of the castle, combined with the view from the other half of the Bridge of Lore, was a sight to behold. Even the laborers that were known never to forsake their work, took a break to enjoy the view. It was a sight to behold. The traders outside the city took a break and slowed their horses just to enjoy the sight. The good king overlooked all that happened before commanding the knights to sound the bell. “Dong” when the bell, as the merchants and citizens of the city packed up and prepared to return to their homes, striding and strolling while attempting to preserve the sight in their memories, little did they know that those rays were not sunlight...

Descriptions of Picture B - Roy

Once being a man of power and command, the king of the castle grew mad with power over his subjects, and started to be over-cautious of this envious rivals and enemies, and made plans to separate the castle from the lowly outside world, concealing the king to be alone with his treasure and his subjects. In the end, he blew up the strong wooden bridge that was the only entrance and exit to the majestic and grand castle, preventing merchants and travelers from entering the once-famous kingdom. Slowly, the king's subjects started to question the king's decision. With the bridge blew up, no merchants could enter the dictated kingdom, making the progress of technology of the ruined kingdom stop. The morale of the citizens of the kingdom decreased, and eventually refused to clean and polish the castle's walls, making them turn rough and rocky, with moss and creepers spreading around the walls like a disease.

Descriptions of Picture A - Roy

From the view of a fiery dragon in search of treasure, the castle was perfect. In the clear blue sky, the polished stone towers of the magnificent castle shone brilliantly in the eyes of the gold-hungry dragon. As the dragon approached, the dragon's sixth sense could feel gold, treasures and jewels hidden in the heart of that stone structure. To the dragon, the castle just needed a weak whip of its tail to be completely demolished. When the dragon landed, the knights of the castle rushed out to defend their king's home, but to no avail, their short swords of steel could not pierce through the hard scales of the dragon. Ignoring the weak knights who posed no threat, the dragon whipped his huge tail at the castle's supposedly-indestructible walls, spilling out stones and other wreckage into the nearby river. The dragon eyed the castle with greed as it clawed its claws which were harder than diamond at the center tower, destroying the once stable and undisturbed walls of stone of the castle, revealing a bounty of treasure to please the dragon, surrounded by the rubble of its once-sturdy castle walls. With a smirk of pleasure, the dragon grabbed a huge handful of the treasure, leaving nothing behind, and flew away in huge and powerful beats of his long leathery wings.

Castle descroptions - Hakeem

Castle A - The castle, was still in its original state. Still clean, still intact, still as one piece. Still grand. Tourists were allowed in. A chance to see luxury in the olden times.some things were taken out and new things were put inside. Some rooms were left alone. Some were redecorated. All in all, the castle was still magnificent, it and its surroundings hiding the fact that there was a grey cloud behind.

Castle B - The grand castle, the one where the rich and famous billionaire lived, was abandoned. The bridge leading to it was destroyed. Perhaps The Magnificent One was meant to be left alone. Like an antique. The bridge was destroyed. No one knows what is inside, or if there is anything inside. One thing’s for sure. The bridge was destroyed on purpose.


MH

Picture A (Castle) Setting

The river perfectly relfected the azure sky, no ripples tarnishing this perfect image. But not only the sky, the majestic castle that stood proudly along its banks shone brightly along the water, its white making it seem like the river was mixed along with the essence of the moon, its white blue turrets blending in with the cacophony of green and lush trees which grew bountifully on each side of the river...

(Pardon me for the essence of the moon, I actually wanted to right milk, but it didn't sound right?)

Castle Description






A beautiful stream of water flowed. The building at the end of it was glorious, majestic. I had never seen anything like it before. The blue tips shone. The white body glowed. A forest surrounded the castle. Green and luscious, it seemed to be serene because of the pinnacle of beauty. The water, too, seemed happy to reflect the colours of its peaceful surroundings. None of them wants to be left out.

 






The setting sun made the clouds seem more menaced, more scary. Beneath the ashen-gray clouds, a castle stood. Tall, but isolated. It was quiet on that hill. The wind did not even gave a sound. Who would live in such a place? Even the muddy path leading up to it seems to give the impression that it was unfit for a king, queen or even a civilian.

Only a peasant could live up there.

the castle with the lake - helene

At long last, the new castle was built. After many long months of laboring to complete the castle with its high white walls and the beautiful lake around it, it was finally completed. It was such an enormous castle, that even the servants could get lost in it. It had a grand royal gate, a garden with perfectly tamed grass and many exotic trees along with it. Everyone knew of the castle, despite it being so new, and everyone knew that the princess was trying to find a suitable groom. Everyone who came by was deemed not good enough by the king for the perfect princess, who was attractive, intelligent and well-mannered. All men wanted to be her husband, but all who tried had failed, as the kings expectations were extremely high. All of this was something that a beggar like Julian could only dream of. But one day changed his life forever……

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Picture A - Millie

Majestic - the only word to describe that elegant castle sitting by a stream, with waters so clear you could see those little rocks settling at the bottom of it. Disney, I heard, was the name of the guy who created this beautiful piece of artwork. I placed my hand into the waters, ripples spread across the stream’s surface. I gazed at that tall castle. How I wished to go in there. With buildings that high, the scenery would be splendid and it also did not matter that he was in the tallest tower. The one with the golden pointy roof. I would never forget that day. He ought to be bashed up, no, he ought to be killed. Perhaps being chopped off bit by bit, just like what he did to my sister. What an unscrupulous method to get the king’s favor. What a beautiful castle, yet filled with that crook. That disgusting, gross, irritating, practically heartless crook. The only thing valuable to him was wealth and fame. Guess he was not going to have them any longer… …

The castle 2?...

The castle was magnificent, simply magnificent. With its towering towers, its white and blue, the colour blended together nicely, forming this beautiful, magnificent castle... With a small lake, large wall towers and a draw bridge, the castle looks like it could withstand most of the attacks... The white tower look shiny, making it look like it fits a king/queen to live. I could not believe this scene with I look at this towering castle. How was it possible that I had won this out from a bet from a extremely wealthy man?...

Picture A: image of a beautiful castle

The castle was magnificent.
The majestic blue rooftop gave the castle a majestic look, the look that was fit for royalty. The white - grey bricks that made the whole body strong and sturdy, it made it look like it was made to endure strong winds and storms, it made it look like it could endure anything.
The golden touches gave the castle a truly high-class look, it fitted the rich and royal living in the castle.
The light red and white bricks that made up the boundary of the castle, made the already sturdy castle look even safer.
The luscious green lake contrasted the high class look of the castle with the natural green look reflected off the greenery surrounding the castle. The castle reflected over the green lake.
With everything I saw, it truly makes me wonder, who lives here?

Narrative description of Castles 1 & 2

Castle 1

The once bustling castle now stood abandoned. three hundred years ago, this used to be the ballroom where nobility flocked to from all over the kingdom, a chattering market of conversation, and the pride of the people of Eggland. Now, the castle stays tranquil, and the only people who go there are tourists, historians and the groundskeeper.

Castle 2

The prominent blue cone above the white towers looked majestic in the setting sun. The mountaintop castle had stood for hundreds of years, been the home of many a lord, and witness to many a tragedy. A winding path leads up the mountain to the door of the castle, and at the other end of the path stood a destroyed bridge. The bridge had been torn down to halt the army of the Purples, by cutting it off from the Kingdom of Gorillas. Not for long...

Picture A

Dark clouds were rolling in. The roaring of the thunder reverberated in the air. Trees rustled vigourously in the wind as though the tree branches were going to snap anytime. Soon, big droplets of water could be heard hitting against the window sills of the grand, majestic, sturdy white castle that was build on bricks so strong it seemed impregnable. Ripples were created on the once calm stream flowing around the castle as many rain droplets shower into the stream. In contrary, it was not stormy in the castle. Many lords and their wives joined the King and the Queen for a meal at the long dining table. Chatters and laughter filled the dining hall as the knights and lords talked over glasses of fine wine. The dining hall was well lit with two big chandeliers hanging overhead. All at once, “Snap!” The dining hall became eerily silent. Then, everything went black……

Scenery Introduction - Roy

As it approached the castle of Pavalon, where the High King Artus governed the Archipelago of Dreams, Samaranth, the Oldest Dragon alive flew gracefully and swiftly towards the old steady castle of stone, wondering what did the descendent of King Arthur want with her. As Samaranth got closer to the castle, many of its historic features were in view of the magnificent beast's eyes.
Memories of the war against Mordred, the Winter King, were represented by the castle's rebuilt towers, repainted with their brand-new shine of youth. However, even with their new appearance, Samaranth could recall the angry protesters all commanded by Mordred vividly in her ever-aging mind. All wielding swords, axe and many other weapon of war, the protesters used weapons and fire to create destruction that Samaranth would never forget. Swords clashed and spears stabbed, the violent scene of blood and destruction seemed fresh in her memory, only until she stood side by side with King Arthur, did the men stop fighting to respect King Arthur as he commanded the all-mighty force of the dragon Samaranth. With scales shining brighter than biggest star and wings that stretched nearly from one side of the castle to the other, King Arthur's enemies admired Samaranth's image of power and fear its power and potential destruction, helping King Arthur to regain peace in the Archipelago of Dreams.
However, all that was years ago, now her body still continues to age, her image of strength was shattering, now not many fear her for her kind and peace-loving nature, making her less of a threat she was before.

Roy & Jeremy's Pixton Comic Script Part 2

This is my version of the script, it is about a conversation between someone and his 'future' self.
http://pixton.com/uk/comic/bckcvzzk

Pixton Comics - Norul and Millie

http://pixton.com/comic/p4oj148d

Conversation between parent and teacher about child's performance in school

Picture B - Millie

High up in the mountains stood a sturdy castle. The castle was cloaked beautifully in white. The roof tops showed off its majestic colour to the Earth. Yet, I knew, splashes of burnt spots lay beneath those magical colours. Blazing rays shot out from behind the castle as it wrapped itself in the Sun's warmth. Leading to the magnificent one was a long stretch of road - a broken path, filled with uncountable number of cracks. The view was perfect. It had been a long time. I stood at the edge of the path with my hands in my pocket. Cloudy images of the past became clearer and clearer. Ear - piercing screams could be heard. Burning flames were everywhere as the path burst into pieces. I was brought back to that day. That very day that took my happiness away. I gritted my teeth. That guy who ruined everything was going down. I clenched my fists.

Jeremy & Roy comic 1

Roy will post the second one later. (Please read)
http://pixton.com/uk/comic/hlv5p1zm

Jun Hui and Wei Kang

http://pixton.com/uk/comic/v8qmtva6/new

This, of course, is a Pixton comic.

Setting (Kimberly)

Picture A: Image of a Beautiful Castle

In the majestic castle situated in the centre of the country, lived the royalties. It was a grand place, certainly it was like heaven to lived in there. You could imagined that the moment they opened their eyes in the morning, they could hear the birds chirping, smell the fragrance of the roses grew in the Royal Garden. In the noon, they could hear the laughters of the young princes and princesses playing while they strolled along the lake in joy. On the top of the highest tower of the castle, it was romantic with the perfect view of the sunset. A young girl with a beautiful name - Ellena desired to live in the elegant castle, to enjoy the wonderful time she would have had in the beautiful castle. However, not all would have the chance to have this memorable experience. The castle, with high security, did not welcomed any peasants. The guards did not even allow any unauthorized personnels to come near it. Ellena, born in a poor family, could only stared at it from far, imaging herself living in it. What could she do to get to stay in that enormous castle?

Picture B: Image of a Castle set on a Hill Top.

The ancient castle was up on the high mountains, isolated from the modern world. The only way up was to travel up the long winding road, that wold take hours and hours. Even if anyone bothered to climb up the mountains, they could not. The path was broken. The gap was too huge for anyone to jump across. Anyone who attempted was fed to the crocodile-like monsters living in the lake below. The crocodile-like monsters ate humans with their bones, you could hear the bone crunching when they bit. The castle was once a part of the great kingdom, the place where the royal family stayed. But now, not a single soul could be found there. The only occupant was the spiders, filling up the emptiness with cobweb. Who will be the next man to find his way here to explore the uncovered?


The castle from Disney

The sunset was beautiful.
The sun's brught and brilliant rays start to slowly fade away, leaving a array of colour gradients ranging from blue to orange to red, it was just the right combination, it filled the sky and signified the coming of night. There was huge mountain that was nice brown colour and on top of it stood a castle, from the bottom it seemed high and mighty. It was solid and sturdy, made to endure heavy winds and storms. It had a blue roof which matched the white colour of the castle and gave it a majestic look, fit for royalty. Who lives in this fantastic castle? We will find out soon.

Pixton Comic

This is the comic strip done by me (Kimberly) and Denise.

http://pixton.com/uk/comic/s2201cex/new

Scenery

The sun was slowly disappearing down the horizon, basking the earth in its gentle rays. A beautiful hue of colours filled the sky as darkness was soon setting in. There stood on the summit of a mountain a sturdy snowy white castle with its sleek and grand blue roof. A gentle breeze blew towards me, soft, and comfortable. My silky black hair flew in the wind as I sat in the balcony of the castle looking at the magnificent view of the landscape from my room in the castle. I would not have the chance of having this view in my hometown. Recently, my family had received an invitation letter from my step uncle to his daughter’s wedding. Upon reading the letter, my father gladly agreed. So, that explains the reason for my presence in this gigantic castle compared to my small home a few kilometers away from here. I could hear my family and my step uncle’s family chatting happily a floor below. Out of the blue, a ear-piercing scream escaped into the air…...

Pixton by Qi Ren and Arthur

What the title said.
http://pixton.com/uk/comic/r8qz1mvs/new

Please Do NOT Read.

This comic is done by Helene and Matthew.
Link: http://pixton.com/uk/comic/46bhz42e/new

The castle?...

Far above the ground, there still a castle... Or was it not one?... It looked ancient and looks ready to fall... White and towering, it stood there on the mountain. BoomZ... Thunder strike across the sky, darkness filled the area of the castle. Just then, a scream pierced through the air followed by a laughter. What was that? Curiosity urged me to moved on, towards the castle even though my heart told me not to do it... I never knew that the entire event of tonight, could change my life forever... ...

Read my comic!!!

http://pixton.com/uk/comic/n43x5ppb

Scenary

The sky was splashed with colours, brilliant red and blue. The sun slowly crept down. Its rays shone brightly on the castle with sat on the mountain. The castle was painted pure white with a blue roof. It stood magnificently on the top of the mountain. It was the only thing to be seen, besides the hills, for miles and miles. The road was winding up and up and up before you reached the tower. It was thought to be a hinderance for outsiders. The owner did not like to be disturbed. The sun went down. The Castle was surrounded in darkness.
Serene

Pixton Comic - Conversation between Human and Machine

Link:


http://pixton.com/uk/comic/7g97zozw

-Pasakorn & Ilya

Setting

On the hills far far away, there stood a glorious castle. It was painted pure white. There lived a king named Hades and a queen named Shana. They met each other on the sun. The sun god, Apollo, invited them to eat dinner there. Ever since then, they could not keep their eyes off each other. They love their beloved land as much as they loved each other. Unfortunately, their land was going to be invaded by Izack's soldiers. It was going to be the biggest war in history. Therefore, King Hades and Queen Shana sent Captain Royz to train all their soldiers.

Scenery Castle On A Mountain

It was good to be home.
The castle stood high upon the sturdy mountain of a thousand years, with its windy roads obvious upon the scenery. The castle was a shade of white, as pure as the pearls from the southern seas, on top of each tower was a turret which reflected the blue of sapphires from the king's treasury.
The sky was dyed a myriad of rainbow colors, illuminating the twilight, making it seem like a dream in which everything was perfect.
Arthur inhaled a breath of fresh mountain air, the very one purified with the lilies and all sorts of exotic plants which have been planted along the mountainside.
"Ahhhh, this is perfect, it feels so good to be home." Arthur exhaled as he talked to his Captain Roy.


Setting - Helene

Long, long ago, in a faraway land, there was a castle that stood on the edge of the hill, looking as if it may fall any moment. It was such an ancient castle that even the roads leading to it had collapsed. Rumour had it that there was an extremely valuable treasure in the castle, and whoever got it could sell it for millions. However, many tried and failed, just because of the one obstacle of the broken roads leading to the castle......

Setting

The bright sun sets over King Arthur's beautiful white castle on the mountain. The path to his castle from the town has been cut off due to the recent attacks from the fire-breathing dragon that has been terrorizing the King's land. The sky, in an array of colour, stands out from the rest of the barren land around the King's castle. Something has to be done to improve the condition of the land and bring it back to it's original green and peaceful state.

the weird rainbow castle

trotting down the spirally path of the ancient castle, the brave night almost immediately came across the first obstacle, the giant trench pit blasted right in the middle by a couple of catapults.
He turned back to look back as the sun was slowly falling to the settings of dusk. the castle towers was white which were topped with ocean blue pointy peaks. the castle stood atop the great mounty frosty, amid the craggy brown rocks that surrounded it, the castle which it loved so, the castle in which he might never come back to...

wei kang :p

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Scenery

It was simply a killer. Looking at this magnificent scene where the sun set had became an old man. Slowly edging toward the other side of the world. Leaving behind a orange rosy sky. It just seem too yellow to be red... Wait, a mixture it shall be where golden was formed... Gold, what a evil thing and colour, it was hard to believe the facts that it actually happened. Gold… This colour which had only left behind sad memories… I could not help when tears streamed down my face as I recalled the event that had led to this day. This day where I had made this decision... with the consequence of being left alone... as lonely as this big tree...

Scenery Description - Pasakorn

In the basking light of the large warm son, a lone tree stood out. Bare branches combined with the glow of the orange ball made the tree look scary. Reminds me of Halloween.

Scenery Introduction - Kimberly

The sun was setting and the day would soon ended. It was a beautiful sight indeed. I bet this is my last time being here, admiring it. I wished hard that the time was stopped, though I knew it is impossible. The time I had left was not much. The oak tree swayed from side to side, following the rhythm of the wind. It was planted by my dad, who left us a few years ago. He was always in my heart. God had made the decision to allow me to join him soon.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Short sentence on scenery - Hakeem

The Sun was setting, and I could see the sun set. What a beautiful sight that was. So, nice. So breathtaking. So calming. The sun set was one way of enjoying the beauty of nature. It was really something all of us should see.









M H

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It was an opportunity of a lifetime.The scenery was breathtaking and was what I needed after escaping the hustle and bustle of the city life.The whole place was bathed in a tangerine glow as the sun sank into a bank of clouds.An fig tree that was swaying from side to side reminded me of the times as a kid when I used to climb these fig trees and sit up there when I was troubled.I started making my way to the fig tree and made my first step,admiring the beautiful sunset at the same time.

Scenery Introduction - Millie

I was bathed in its warm, orange glow as the wind gently brushed against my cheeks. As the golden ball of fire descended from the sky, its burning flames were slowly dying out. The tree branches swayed to the rhythm of the breeze as it said goodbye to its caramel colored friend. I closed my eyes and inhaled the crisp, fresh air. Time stopped. I heard the nature's voice, every bit of it. The trees, the grass, the sky, the Sun. Slowly opening my eyes, I glanced at the breath taking view as tears streamed down my cheeks uncontrollably. This would be the last day. I hope to remember this view, forever.

Scenery - Helene

The scene was breathtakingly beautiful. There was an orange glow that was fading fast as the sun sank rapidly in the horizon. In the reflection of the lake, the aged oak tree could be seen hanging, its withering branches spread like a web. They seemed to be reaching out to the sun, intent on stealing its beauty, before twilight arrived. Lurking shadows all around turned the magical fantasy into an eerie nightmare.

Description of scenery-Denise Lim

It was tranquil. That was exactly the reason why I chose to come to this place. To sort out all my thoughts quietly. I had to escaped the hustle and bustle of the city life and rewind a little to straighten everything that was in my heavy head. The sky was painted a dark orange as the setting sun slowly disappeared and vanished behind the tall mountains. An oak tree was situated at the heart of this peaceful place. It swayed from side to side, following the rhythm of the wind, causing the leaves of the oak tree to rustle. I dipped my feet by the cool and gentle lake. It caused ripples of tiny waves to appear. The reason I was born was to help save my sister, but I was tired of doing it...