Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's Not About Winning !

“SPLASH!” as I slammed the light, soft sponge into the water all I could hear were my team mates telling me to hurry up. I couldn’t help but try and gather as much water as possible. Just so we could win the challenge! The senior block, home to years 7 and 8’s were all competing by classes to successfully earn the title “VICTORY”. Now I was eager to get that name.

With the scorching hot sun, slowly dieing down, all I could feel was the whistling wind blowing the tips of my hair. “Kaloni, pass it already!” forcing my dried throat to scream. Reluctantly throwing it with all her might, all I could feel was the freezing water hitting the side of my T-shirt. “Hahaha” I chuckled, turning my frown upside down. Then I knew it was pay back time.

“Come on guys, you can do it!” Ieremus yelled, but unfortunately I didn’t listen. Instead I slammed two rugby passes to my friends, hoping that they wouldn’t catch it. And, well they didn’t! Their T-shirts wet from dry and warm, to saturated and cold. “Sorry Tina and Kaloni!” I said, making them think it was an accident. “It’s alright!” they replied.

At the end of the day, our team unfortunately lost. We lost by having too much fun as in mucking around and by playing with the water!But I actually learnt something. I learnt that winning isn’t about everything, it’s all about co-operation (which we never used) and also about being a good sportsman. Which is all about having fun.


  1. MICHELLE EGGINS PICKERING (MITCHEL)October 5, 2011 at 4:36 AM

    WOW I really enjoyed reading your story, it has some interesting words in there.
    Any way how is school and how is life in general.
    Sounds like you have a great teacher.
    I wish I was in your class.

  2. Hey Mitchel:)

    I haven't heard from you in ages. Thank you for commenting on my blog , and school's actually pretty good ! We've gotten netbooks so its easier to work ! Also my life's actually great. I wish you were in my class as well, were ALL missing you:)

    Yours Truly , Ala

  3. Hello Ala,

    I really enjoyed reading your blog post, I really like it how used interesting vocab. Anyways Keep up the good work!!