Thursday, November 4, 2010


As a flustered feeling came over me, I walked over to the hall murmuring to myself “ You can do it “ knowing that I would do better than last year. BANG!As I put the chair down all I could think about was MATHS, MATHS, MATHS!

This was the very FIRST day of Pt England Exams!

As butterflies started to circulate in my stomach my hands started to shake!Quivering like the earthquake down in CHRISTCHURCH! “ Come on Ala, you CAN do it” I whispered to myself, knowing that maths was my WORST ( And I mean WORST ) nightmare of ALL exams!

As I wrote more and more answers, my palms started to get sweaty. Dripping on the exam SHEET! Breathing in and out I had finally made it to the second to last page. I put my head up looking around me seeing that EVERY one was on their LAST page. “ Come on Ala, concentrate” I mumbled. But my mind had suddenly went BLANK!

My body felt like it had been covered with ICE! But I knew that, that wouldn’t stop me yet! One by one I dashed through every single question, hopefully getting every question accurate.
Proceeding to the next page, I actually felt like I had finally defeated MATHS!

Making it to the 3rd to last question, my mind started to tick! Ticking like a BOMB! “ Do I have enough time to finish?” looking to the left side of the hall! “ 40 seconds left!” Mr Jacobson had shouted! Could I finish with just two answers left!

“ 10, 9, 8 ,7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!” Mr Jacobson exclaimed.Finally finishing the last to questions I sighed with relief! With tired eyes ready to come to a close, I happily proved my self that I had done better than last year! Even though my body had froze up and my mind went blank I still finished it no matter what!


  1. Hey Ala,

    Wow! That was so good. All of the interesting writing techniques that you used made me want to keep reading right up till the end. You are a very, very good writer and I hope I get to read lots more of your posts and comment.
    Keep up the great work!


  2. Hi there Ala, that was a fun read. You made me think back to when I sat exams. They can be nerve wracking! Good on you for making sure you finished the exam properly. Good writing Ala, I could sense how you were feeling while I read. Malo Ala
    Mrs Tele'a