Evening readers,

On the 23rd of March, 2:32pm Tuesday, 2010, the entire community of North Sydney Boys celebrates their victory against Melbourne high on the 51st anniversary of the Crawford Shield.... this makes our 9th win I think? Don't despair Melbourne... we need like 30 something more wins to catch up :(

You'll like this photo before we continue! :D



















~~ Me and Tan with Melbourne Mascot Duke the Unicorn~~

Back to the story:

Unlike last year, it wasn't decided by fencing with points of 45-44 in our favour, but rather on a tiebreak match in basketball... after we lost the 2nd game narrowly by 2 points.

For those interested in pure results:

We won:

1. Basketball
2. Chess
3. Cricket
4. Debating
5. Fencing
6. Futsal
7. Lawn Bowls

We lost:

1. Athletics
2. Music
3. Table Tennis
4. Tennis
5. WaterPolo

Evening Readers,

First of all after roll call we attended the Crawford Shield assembly and it was rather exciting as always, anticipating what kind of speeches each respective captains would give. The one that got my attention the most... because it was rather funny... :D

MBHS Captain: "2 years ago your captain even described our unicorn as a symbol girly mythical, non existent beast..."
NSB: "It is."

Unfortunately the showers of applause and cheers put the captain's speech to a halt for a couple of minutes. When the assembly was over the games had officially begun! :D :D We want a back-to-back win! Stay tuned for day 2 results as I put day 1 results up:

From what I know:

Debating --> We won the first debate
Music --> We LOST?? By 1 point too... according to Gelda it was 199-198...
Chess --> 6.5-1.5 points in NSB's favour with 4-0 win in the first round XD
Basketball --> Wins! Trist scores 42 points apparently with 90-74 I think
Tennis --> We lost... according to another person.

Not sure about the other sports. :D I most likely will have full results tomorrow... remember.... Sydney > Melbourne XD

~~ Only Class of the Day ~~

The only class I attended today was jap... cos I needed to do a test. Basically during period 5 the rest of the class went to watch basketball and I was a loner in C15... doing my test. Test your thinking (answer at the end of the post) oh and some tips :)

--> It was a writing test
--> No teacher was supervising - oh dear!
--> I had chocolate milk beside me - yummy


Signing Off,

Jerry

p.s. Aww when my hamstring gets back into where it should be... I gotta make up the kicks I lost during the last couple of weeks :( Dx

What happened:

I was writing Japanese characters... my preprepared letter was 550+ characters...
No I did NOT cheat thank you very much! Basically it was: one sentence, one sip of milk, one sentence, one sip of chocolate milk :D until I ran out of chocolate milk... omg...haha yummy... and it was totally silent as well... but I saw Mr Sheehan walk pass... that was a bit random :P
Evening readers,

One day after

1. Maths test (Defeated by ambiguous case... and possibly more)
2. English In-Class Essay

Our drama teacher, being the fortune teller, has planned today to be an excursion! Yay!

The first time we were going to see verbatim theatre (for those who don't know --> Theatre based on a true story, often with the crew interviewing the people related to the true story). The plot (if there actually is one) runs something like

21 year old Matthew Shepard (who is gay) on the 7th of October 1998, was tied to a fence, brutally beaten up, and left to die, in a remote area near Laramie, Wyoming. This event shocked the whole world and within hours crews of journalists and media flocked to the town. The play focuses on the response of the people of Wyoming.

Now, the production crew has gone to the town 6 times (according to the play) and interviewed 200+ people produced a play based on it and sometimes using direct quotes.

It is vastly different to normal theatre with little or no action, but rather we see the actors slipping on different characters that voice their opinion on this matter, both before, while (during the period when Matthew was in hospital) and after the event.

Mostly people were in different positions, levels and voices just talking. I noticed a lot of techniques being used such as

--> The Double Blind Conversation (what I call it anyway) which is basically one character says a line about another, and the other talks about the former (they are not talking to each other)
--> Footage of close ups of characters talking
--> The use of voice without the audience actually seeing the actor
--> Perfectly choreographed lighting and much more! :)

Ha.... we did a workshop afterwards and basically had another true life event where in groups of three we had to recreate seperate scenes for the event.... it was actually fun. The event was about teenage driving --> danger --> crashed and the government is considering raising the legal age of driving to 21....

Quote of the Day:

"They should be tied to a chair -pause- and beaten" - KB as an old man

Of course KB was referring to the teenagers... D:

My group recreated the response to the event (the others were the protest and response to the new legislation)

That ends the excursion....

since I've already finished my 250 word creative writing.... I just ended up studing Alekhine for another 3 hours... :P

--> Trying to get my assistant manager position back.

Which leads me to ----------------------->

CRAWFORD SHIELD!!

Say yes to the falcon,
no to the Unicorn....
because on Monday is the prestigous 51st Crawford Shield annual exchange, with NSB defending their title for only the 8th time in the history of the event against MBHS from Melbourne.

I wish the falcons luck! and especially the 10 years repping us :)

Signing off,

Jerry

p.s. For all the chessises I will post a blitz game I played yesterday up... once I figure out how. :)