Memories

I have had many different memories this past year. Many where with family & friends. but most where during school. 

Most of my memories, that are stuck at the back of my head, are from either my immediate family, my friends (Raiven, Selby etc.) and my cousin and his friends (Chris, Aaron etc.) all share somesort of memory with me. 

Most of them are funny, some are quite sad, but many are just full on random. Today we through a party for our teacher Ms Duncan because she is leaving our school to move to England. Just by hanging around Chris and Aaron during the party, I ended up leaving with about 7 different memories. 

During lunch, Raiven and I started playing with the streamers left over from the party. We pretended to become fairies and ballerinas but then soon turned into fighting warriors. (have no idea how that came up but oh well!) It was so fun and will never leave my mind. She also showed me videos from last year till now that she has on her phone. “The good old days” as I call it! They were so much fun to watch.

Another person that creates his own memories every day is a guy named Manase. He is African and just today I heard a story about him trying to turn on a air-con in the Personal Learning Center but he couldn’t. When he turned it on he turned around, spread his arms out, looked up, closed his eyes, stood underneath the air-con and said “Black Magic!” Everyone was laughing their heads off. 

What kinds of funny Memories do you remember? Please share!

-Amy M

Picture: Laughing Child

Vote For Me!

 

Hi Everyone!

This is only my second time blogging for the blogging challenge and my first year blogging all together and I have now been nominated in the shortlist for the Best Student Blogger Award! Please vote for me because I have came so far in this first year from not knowing what a blog was to now owning 3 of them! please vote for me by clicking the image. I am nominated in the student blog section under Amy M’s Creative Mind.

Please may all my readers support me at this exiting time!

-Amy M

From the Student Blogging Challenge

New Blogs

I have created some new blogs:

This blog is all about my artwork and next year I’ll also put some of my digital photography from school on that blog too! Amy M’s Creative Artwork

My other one is Susan’s Talented Hand. Susan is a friend of mine that wanted to make a blog so I helped her by starting one up! She hasn’t posted anything yet but she will soon when she gets the hang of it!

Hope you like them!

-Amy M

My Story So Far

Hi everyone!

My blogging life has gone on an all time high with Miss W, the head of the Student Blogging Challenge, nominating me for the best student blogging award! Yay!

So I have decided to tell you my story so far……

For an elective I chose for semester 1, at my high school, I chose IT which is all about computers. Ms Duncan, my teacher, told us that we would work on blogging. I started up my blog but I didn’t know what to call it. My friend Raiven was walking across the room and said to me, ‘are you using your creative mind to think up a good name?’ That then was when I named my blog the Amy M’s Creative Mind!

I made my first post through class about blogging and the safety involved with sharing personal detail etc. but after that I put my creative mind to work through the challenges, my artworks and creations and just some other random things.

I can’t believe how many people have read and commented on my blog! I thank all the people that have read it and commented on how to improve my blog.

One of the biggest hits was my artwork so I have decided to post my favourite artwork so far!

Thanks again Everyone!

-Amy M

Audit of the Blogging Challenge

Blog Audit

  • How many posts did you write?

I wrote 33 post all together.

  • How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?

I didn’t go through the school this time so I made 20 of my own and 13 of the blogging challenge.

  • How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?

I received 107 comments this blogging challenge.

  • Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened? 

Coldplay-Paradise/Lyrics & Song Request got the most comments because Sarah (an oversea’s friend) and I had a long conversation over that post.

  • Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

It had to be My Language Albania mainly because I learned a lot more about my background when I researched

  • Did you change blog themes at all and why?

I change my background and my header to make the blog look more attractive towards the audience reading it!

  • How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

I have 36 widgets and I think that is just the right amount I need for this type of blog.

  • How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

I have 8 overseas friends that I have put on my blogroll.

Family ( my sister Alana):
  • What were your first impressions of this blog?

It was very bright and colourful.

  • What captured your attention? 

The posts with widgets and animations and pictures on it.

  • What distracted you on the blog?

The widgets and how they were fun to play around with.

  • What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?

More creative post’s.

Audit Questions from the Student Blogging Challenge!

The Chronicles of Narnia Book Review

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Would you want to find your own imaginary place in this world where only you and your friends can go? Would you like to stumble across many different places and creatures that you didn’t even know existed? Well, there is a place, found in a wardrobe, called Narnia.

The C. S. Lewis and Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) Chronicles of Narnia series imaginative book, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, is for all children and teens to dig into. The main characters of the book are Peter, the eldest that is always trying to help his siblings, Susan, who cares for everything and everyone. She is also is very adventurous, Edmund, a trouble maker that always doesn’t do what his told but soon he finds his way, and Lucy, the excited one who loves to find new things and wander into different places. Then there was Aslan, the lion, and the White Witch. Aslan the lion is a kind, fearful, wise and imaginary character who helps the four siblings through Narnia whereas the White Witch is the complete opposite and thinks she is the Queen of Narnia. She is actually the villain in this story who freezes people who don’t follow her into stone and holds a curse on the whole of Narnia making it always winter but never there are any Christmases.

The whole plot of the story is about the four siblings going to their uncle’s house, who is a professor, throughout the air raids in London. In his house, Lucy finds a wardrobe while playing hide-and-seek and finds a complete different world called Narnia. Lucy and her other three siblings find their way through different challenges placed by the White Witch on their way of breaking her winter curse.

The main highlight I thought was in the book was when it came to the stone table and Aslan had to sacrifice himself to the White Witch. It was the most dramatic, sad and exciting part of the whole book, which is what I look for in a book, to make me have mixed feelings at one point.

The one character that dramatically changes throughout the whole book would have to be Edmund because he was a rebel at the start, not doing what he was told, to being a good boy towards the end and helping break the curse. My favourite character would have to be Aslan. He is so wise and calm but is also brave that he had to be my favourite. Without him in the story, well, there wouldn’t be a story! A quote from the book that describes Aslan would have to this:
“He’ll be coming and going” he had said. “One day you’ll see him and another you won’t. He doesn’t like being tied down–and of course he has other countries to attend to. It’s quite all right. He’ll often drop in. Only you mustn’t press him. He’s wild, you know. Not like a tame lion;”
It puts the whole book in perspective and it explains why he only pops up halfway through the book and leaves towards the end.

This is a seriously good book to get stuck into. If you’re the kind of person that loves adventure, excitement, drama, mystery or just an all round book lover you will totally love this book, and if you don’t like reading well you will be stuck into this book real easy. I give this book 9/10 stars.

By Amy M.

This idea was from the student blogging challenge.