Friday, 27 September 2013

My Collage

This my collage, I had a fun time making it. It is Megatron from Transformers (the first movie). He is on the Transformer's home planet, Cybertron. There is a sign in the background saying "Welcome to Cahon", with a m that's about to fall of the sign. I was going to right the sign in some alien language (by scribbling tiny and tidy lines... and I did that!). Cahon is Megatron's home town (well, city actually...). Behind the sign way back, there is a arena, that arena is where Megatron use to fight in illegal death matches (looks like he survived them all!)

The reason I picked Megatron is because he is my favourite character in all the TV shows and movies I've seen, even though he's a bad guy! In fact, my top 3 favourite characters of all time (for now) are all bad guys, Megatron is number 1, The fallen (Megatron's master) is number 2 and Shredder (from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", the nickelodeon version of Shredder is my favourite.) is number 3.

Asiatic Lion Report

The Asiatic Lion

The Asiatic Lion (The Indian Lion) is a magnificent animal, though some people don’t appreciate it and hunt it even kill it. If we humans keep that up, the asiatic lion is going to end up extinct. So read this report to find out about the asiatic lion and how unique it is.

The asiatic lions are 107cm in height, but they are 292cm in length including the tail. Their tails are a long golden skin and their mains (hair) grows to lengths of 60-90cm. Adult males weigh from 160-190kg, the females weigh 110-120kg. A skull of a male lions skull can go to 33-34cm and a female lions skull can go to 29-30cm. Their skins are a think darkish gold while the african lions fur is a much more gold and brown color

Threats to the asiatic lions are mostly humans. Believe it or not, years back, there were approximately a low 180 individuals, years of baby cubs being born later, asiatic lions population increased to over 411. Some asiatic lions are found outside the Gir Forest but shot and killed by humans. It’s actually ridiculous, because why harm an innocent creature for nothing, some people do it for fun. It’s not fair on the lions, and killing one lion might decrease their population by 10-20, because if the lion that you shoot is a leader of a pride. Well firstly get this, when a leader of a pride gets killed, all the cubs in that pride get killed as well, I’m not sure if humans kill them or if it’s just a lions way of life. I said before that years back there were less than 180 asiatic lions, but even years before that, asiatic lions were found all over India, there were over 10, 000, but humans couldn’t realize how magnificent they are, they lived in peace but that peace didn’t last, they were killed, shot, some got trackers planted in them so people could find their pride and kill all of them. Now only roughly 400 are left.

Habitat and What It Eats.
The asiatic lions are endemic to India (not found anywhere else), or more like the Gir Forest. The Gujarat state in India has a forest or national park area, it’s called the Gir Forest. The Gir forest in India is the only place where you will ever see an asiatic lion. I’m actually happy that they are in the Gir Forest, because they are protected. The asiatic lions are carnivores, meaning they only eat meat, so you keep one as a pet and try to make it a vegetarian, ain’t going to happen... Well maybe. So the asiatic lions eat dead meat that they can find, or eat other animals.
Life Cycle
Lionesses are ready to breed when they reach 3 years old. They give birth to 2-3 cubs. The asiatic lions start of as cute little cubs with a lite yellow fur. A cub also has dark brown eyes and whiskers only a few cm’s long. They grow to a teen, they are bigger than before and start to get a light brownish tone. Soon enough they are strong big lions.

The lionesses do most of the hunting, while the lions do the most fighting. lionesses take all the cubs with them when the cubs are only 3 month old! (male) Lions do sleep most of the day but they are really strong and can hurt their prey easily when they actually hunt!

In conclusion, asiatic lions are a wonderful and incredible species and I would hate to see asiatic lions go extinct. I hope you have learnt to appreciate them and I thank you for taking the time to read this report.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Reflection for Optimist Yachting And Kayaking

Reflection for Optimist Yachting And Kayaking
Something I was pleased with was that I had a great time, because it makes me more excited for the next session.  
I really enjoyed learning how to hold a paddle properly when kayaking because it helps the kayak go alot faster.

Something I found hard was controlling the mainsheet rope because I had to know where the boat would go and if the wind had changed directions.
Something that made me think was why did me and my buddies (Zach) yacht keep on tipping to the side and nearly capsizing because it was really freaky and we didn’t know what to do.
Something I want to get better at is sailing the optimist yacht.
(What can I do about it?)
Learn how to control the mainsheet rope.

here is a GoAnimate I made. I hope you like it.
Optimist Yachting reflection 1

Friday, 13 September 2013

My Taj Mahal Art And Story

Here is my Taj Mahal art

If you scan this art with the "aurasma" app on I pad/I pod/I phone, you can see a video of me explaining about it. 

The story;
Story Behind The Taj Mahal
(Crown Of The Queen)

The Taj Mahal, made in the 17th century (1600’s), made to be a tomb of the Indian emperors 3rd wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

In the 17th century (1600’s) there was a king (/emperor) named Shah Jahan. He had many wives but loved one the most, Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan told that he would make an amazing palace for her, but before it could be done Mumtaz Mahal died.

The king still ordered that the Taj Mahal be built, but know it must be built as tomb where the queen will be buried. It took 22, 000 workers to make it in approximately 20 years. When the construction was finished the king went and rewarded the designer many treats, such as gold and a lot of his treasure. But the king watched the Taj Mahal, and knew what he had to do. He went to the designer and cut his hands so that he could never design something as good or perhaps better than the Taj Mahal.

The kings son could not wait to be king. He took over Shah Jahan’s place as emperor of India. The king was buried in the Taj Mahal right next to his wife. The queen was buried exactly in the middle of the Taj Mahal, since the king was buried next to his wife. The king is the only non-symmetrical object in the Taj Mahal.

Alternate ending.

The king told the designer after many of his treats. He told him
“tell your builders to make another Taj Mahal exactly on the other side of the original Taj Mahal, but this one will be black unlike the original one which is white. And I will be buried in my one,” said the king. But before he could his son got the king, buried him next to Mumtaz Mahal in the Taj Mahal, and the king is the only non-symmetrical object in the Taj Mahal, and the king’s son became king.

(please tell me in the comments which you think is the best ending, the original or the alternate?) Please leave a comment :-).  
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