Imagine a world where car-racing is done between companies, not teams, and the cars have no drivers!
Sounds cool, right?
This is the future possibility for cars across the world.. Aren’t you excited? I know I am.
Companies, such as Tesla, are working on cars that don’t need anyone to drive them.
You might’ve heard about the recent plan to make- something similar...but a rail-line? Except with “pods”?
Give me a second..
Apparently it’s called the Hyperloop. Remember?? Never give too much cordial to a loop or it’ll become a Billion-dollar investment.
Anyways, what’s your opinion? Could I have done better? I’d love to hear what you have to say.
~ Lotus 🐾
Hey there! Soon, in 2020, because that’s so-totally-close-to-this-year, you won’t be legally allowed to climb Uluru. Why?
Well, recently, the Pitjantjatjara tribe, indigenous to Uluru, requested that the government of Australia change its laws so people, more specifically tourists, won’t be able to climb it.
This change comes after Pitjantjatjara tribe wanted people to respect their “Please, no climbing” request around Uluru. The government, though, stated ( and this has been simplified )......
“Yeah, yeah. We’ll change it after we’re done booting people out of parliament for having 2 or more citizenships and when the amount of people that choose to climb it drops below 20%.”
Fun-totally-not-legit-fact: ( Not being smart, surprisingly ) I made up the citizenship part in the simplified statement. But it isn’t that made up. It’s just that parliament didn’t say the citizenship bit in the Uluru law statement..
Now, I don’t really have an opinion on this topic, because there are 2 sides to this argument, and I’ll present them now.
Some say that it’s good that the government’s banning the climb because we need to respect the Aboriginal people more, but others say that Uluru doesn’t belong to anyone.
What’s your opinion?
Anyways, I’ll see you later!
~ Lotus 🐾
Oh, hey. You’re back again. I’m listening to BTN’s report on the Kokoda track, which Australia used in WWII to hold off the Imperial Japanese.
...Do you expect this to be educational?
It’s not going to be. Well, not without a sense of humour, which, isn’t really a sense! ( As far as I’m concerned )
Everyone’s going on about Halloween but I reckon Kokoda is just as important. Both spooky, both known world wide and both cause “controversy.”
The Kokoda track sounds terrifying and also like a walk in the park. But a deadly, deadly walk in the park. First of all, Malaria runs free. Er, not runs, but flies.. I guess..? Because it’s in mosquitoes..?
Not to mention, if you hurt yourself, help could be kilometres away but on the bright side there would always be someone in the vicinity, Imperialist or Australian/ American.
Also, I have no idea what Kooky means, but.. Shh~
Oh, and have you heard about the VR Kokoda Track? In case you didn’t know, VR means Virtual Reality. So, imagine playing a game with your eyes about the Kokoda Track! I would love to play a game like that. Does anyone know of a VR Kokoda Track game-seller that sells VR Headsets? No? Awww.
Anyways, see you later!
~ Lotus 🐾
Isn’t it just fun to sit in a bus for hours to go to a Resort/Camp where you can’t contact your family because they don’t trust you with their Nokia Way Too Old?
Alright. Sarcasm aside, Excursions are horrifically fun. As I joked to a few friends, you know you’re in for a good excursion when on the first night you go to Flipout. As I also joked, “Some kids are really gonna-( Warning: Lame Joke ahead ) Flipout about it!” And to get no laughs. That’s how you know you’re (not) funny. :)
They’re “Edutainment” Which is what my father calls educational entertainment. Because it’s not every-day you get to see a fully grown man dancing around like a totally-sane Lyrebird. And I’m not being a Lyre about it! Also, snake-skin on Minnamurra. Doesn’t rhyme, but snake-skin is snakey. Speaking of Edutainment, Mrs Hounsell, you didn’t put on that Gardening documentary! While I’m not procrastinating, because Tauruses are good at that, Nan Tien Temple was more than Eastern-themed, because it was the only place that I was bothered to take photos because my parents want an Eastern-themed garden. Sidenote: Why couldn’t we climb that Pagoda? Looks fun!
The experience is, well, phenomenal. Watching the stars and constellations swirl and dance around you, planets, er, planet-ing, just.. Wow! Minnamurra was fun, not JUST because of the nature, and driving past Jamberoo, but the rope bridges, feeling the different leaves, with birds singing around you. It’s something you can’t experience at home. ( Just pretend the Eurobodalla Botanic Garden tracks don’t exist, but if you don’t want to, then there’s no rope bridges there, as far as I’m concerned. ) One last thing before the next reason, flying around in a plane simulation at a museum basically dedicated to planes is entertaining, even if it’s nothing else.
A good excuse to watch movies. I mean, come on! I’m sure you enjoyed watching a movie or 4 on the Excursion! And it’s a great excuse to watch movies, because “Mum, it’s suuuchhh a loooong driveeee!” See? Golden Excuse. Even if you’re driving to Kmart to find a lego set for your siblings because they broke their 35th one. For the fifth time. Plus, isn’t it cool to see movies you’ve never seen before? To watch pictures and/or drawings play on your TV Screen? Which, depending on where you are on the bus, is the giant one, or a teeny-tiny one, which you can’t see because someone’s standing up? Fun, right? ( Any Sarcasm probably intended )
Writing about them afterwards
Could just be me, but I just love writing about the excursion after it’s happened because writing about it beforehand is kinda useless. Also, it’s a good excuse for me to use my ridiculously long words, like : Reads through whole thing : Edutainment and Phenomenal. Actually, those aren’t very long. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a bit better! :) ( And, no, I didn’t copy and paste that word. Boredom makes you do weird stuff. )
So, I’ve just finished my reasons for more excursions. What’s your opinion? How could I have done it better? I’d love to hear.
Anyways, see you later!
It’s fun. I mean… Dodgeball and Baseball are fun and all, but Archery is something you can do for fun and/or professionally. When was the last time you saw Olympic Dodgeball? Okay, then..When was the last time you saw Olympic Archery? Depends when you saw the Olympics last.
I’m not going to do that “Reason Blah” thing, I’m just going to…
...Alright! You might ask “But… What if kids shoot each-other?” Well, just get the people who regularly do Archery to do it, no new kids. Or, if you like, get a local Archery coach to teach a few kids. Each time, re-tell the rules, get everyone to help set up, and go from there. I know that Stage 1-3 will do it, but ( And I’m going off the Wednesday-night regulars here so don’t kill me please ) most are in Stage 2. Give them the chance to leave and rejoin when they like, or else they will be discouraged from taking a break or coming back from it. You’ll need a head-count, at least 2-3 of each type of bow, tabs/gloves, armguards, targets, and, well, you know. Also, teaching kids how to string/unstring Recurve Bows is necessary.
Going off of the Wednesday-night regular thing, there’s going to be at least one leftie. So teach them cross-dominant shooting or invest in left-handed bows. Depends on how money-wise you want to be. ( Or just have them use right-handed bows, there’s no real difference in the 2 ) Also, to keep the kids interested, have monthly/ termly competitions. Don’t mention the achievements in assembly, because that would be the same as telling a school about how many tennis balls someone hit. Plus, not many people would, and I’m sorry to say this, care. Not many people would care. However, if there’s a regional competition coming up, then obviously mention it.
Now, onto the benefits or Archery!
It helps their balance, because of the need to keep your body still in order for a good shoot. It also improves their strength, which is useful for carrying around laptops, tables that need to be moved and a lot of chairs. And I mean A LOT of chairs. Plus, it strengthens their hands, chest, arms and shoulders. And, if that’s not good enough, it helps coordination, confidence, and relaxation. As well as more hand and finger flexibility, which sounds, and looks, like it’s useful, but I’m not a teacher, so I don’t know the exact-bullseye benefits to flexibility. But shooting isn’t all of the exercise. There’s walking to the target and back, and shooting the bow for half an hour burns 140 calories. And I’m not even getting started!
It helps kids focus. Over time, students learn to block out all other distractions in the vicinity to focus on shooting, which will help in the classroom. And you won’t believe the patience benefits. It takes patience for a good shot, and it takes patience for the right time to make a lame joke.
Sidenote: It can help solve self-confidence issues, as well as socialising students with others because you never know who you’ll be on a target with next.