Day 1: STN😊
Hey guys! We are finally on our STN trip!! I am super pumped and can't wait to compete. While we are on the trip I will be doing blogs just because we won't have enough time to edit a whole vlog. Today, was really crazy! We first went to the airport at 7:00 on Tuesday night and took a plane to LA, and good news we came in 70 minutes early. Then we ate breakfast and took another plane to Houston Texas. Bad news though our flight got delayed due to bad weather in Houston and we were 3 hours late. There was a thunderstorm. (Houston we have a problem) We missed our Atlanta flight but they knew that we missed it because our flight was delayed so they let us take the next flight. But because the next flight was right after our last one we couldn't eat lunch. So many of us were starving. When we finally started moving lightning struck the plane just barely but everything was ok. When we got to the hotel some of the students didn't get their rooms because there must have been a mix up with the hotel. So a lot of people were just waiting in the lobby and this happened to other schools too. Even though today didn't go exactly as planned I still had fun with the CKTV Ohana. Thanks for reading!
Day 2: STN
Hola! Today we had our Crazy 8's competition and thankfully all teams made the deadline.But we barely made it I will save that for the end. Our topic was "True Measurement" and the prop was a ruler. Our story was about a rich girl that always gets bullied by the same person, which was Javlynn and the rich girl was Shaelyn. Napua and I played Shaelyn's friends and we appear in a couple of shots. The reason Javlynn bullies Shaelyn is because Javlynn is homeless and Shaelyn is rich and has a lot of friends. Shaelyn realizes that in the end and wants to do something to help Javlynn. The true measurement is the kindness in Shealyn's heart even though Javlynn was so mean to her she still wanted to help. So in the end they all become friends. Editing waas the really stressful part though. The main editors were Javlynn and Kaycee and when we had maybe 50 minutes left they realized they needed Napua to redo a voiceover and so Napua went scrambling trying to finish it and Kaycee and Javlynn still didn't finish editing either. You are probably thinking they have so much time, but exporting the video takes a pretty long time so we exported the version that we had without the voiceover because Napua didn't come back yet and then we added the voiceover to the video with maybe 30 minutes to spare. Then we exported that version too and it was taking a pretty long time and everyone was nervous we wouldn't make it but we did. We got it in with 10 minutes left. So this was our day! I hope you enjoyed reading it!
Day 3: STN
Aloha! Today I will be blogging again about our STN trip. Today I actually had a competition, which was Spot Feature. 4 groups competed today, Convention Recap, Music Video, Nat Sound and like I said Spot Feature. Tomorrow Movie Trailer, PSA, Convention Recap, and Anchoring. Our topic was "Living life in the fast lane" I was unsure of what that meant but my team explained it to me and we interviewed a lady that works at the food court, named Lauren. She was super nice and worked at a pie bakery named Panbury's Pie Cafe. I tried a pie and it tasted so good. So, we did our story on her, and I feel really confident in our story. We also tried to go to her other pie cafe but it was farther than the map limits. So we weren't able to go there and we did one stand up, and all the voiceovers. After that Kaden and Kolten went to edit, and I had to go to break out sessions. I got to say not all were very entertaining. Then we ended the day. Thanks for reading!
Day 4: STN
Hey guys! Today I was supposed to go to many break out sessions but I got a bit sick and I think I had a slight fever in the morning. But I took some medicine and had a lot of rest and I feel a lot better now. I was able to go to at least one break out session with Kirra, Carter, and Brent. We learned about film storytelling and how to do an elevator pitch which is basically if there is a movie producer in the elevator you are ready to pitch your idea. Today Convention Recap, Movie Trailer, PSA, and Anchoring competed. All teams made the deadline and it was so exciting, since PSA was the last competition we all went to cheer them on. By the way after these competitions we also got to go to an NBA basketball game. It was the Atlanta Hawks verses the Memphis Grizzlies. The Atlanta Hawks won 83-95. During half time and breaks they played a bunch of games like the two mascots has race around the court in sumo suits and they could knock each other over. They played another game where they blindfolded a guy and made him race around the court to find the mascot which was Harry the hawk and it was really funny! They also dropped down those parachutes with cows attached to them and Uncle Don caught one. During the game I started to feel sick again though. Sleep should help!
Day 5: STN
Hi everyone! Sorry I didn't post a lot lately my Weebly sight hasn't been working it wouldn't publish. Anyways today we got to see how we did in the competition. That's right it's the last day, closing ceremonies. I have to say I was really nervous and I was still a little sick. I was nervous we might not do as well but I think we were very successful. Spot Feature came in second place, Nat Sound came in second place, and Convention Recap also came in second place! Music Video, and Movie Trailer got honorable mention! PSA and Anchoring came in first place!! We were very proud of everyone and we even came in first for Crazy 8's Film! All the other Hawaii schools did amazing as well, so did Castiac. After that we quickly said good bye to our penpals. Then off we went to celebrate at Six Flags! At Six Flags I didn't go on to rough rides just in case I didn't feel good cause I just took my medicine. In the beginning I went on this interesting water happy monster ride. It sort of reminded me of the Its a Small World Ride in Disneyland. The ride was called Monster Mansion. I went with Kolten, Kai, Aunty Jodi, and Aunty Christy. Then I went on this log ride with Aunty Christy, and Kai and it's just like a path that bangs on the sides. Then there is a small drop then a bigger one and Kai started freaking out. When you go down the bigger drop then a bunch of water splashes you and you get pretty wet. I went on it a few times then I went on a much scarier ride. I went on Super Man Ultimate Flight. It was so scary. Dalson and Carter were like at least go on on roller coaster and I told them I would go on this one before I saw it. When you get on you sit in chairs that re upright then when you are locked in you fly backwards so your back is on the track. If you know what I mean. I sat next to Napua, Destrey, and Kirra. I was so scared I closed my eyes the whole time cause you literally go upside down and it goes way fast. After we went to I Hop and I ate bacon, eggs, and pancakes. Then we had our debrief and off to bed.
Day 6: STN
Hey guys! Today was so tiring and not much fun. In the morning 4 other sick kids and I had to go to Urgent Care to check and see if we would be okay. When we got there they said the wait would be at least 2 hours and 30 mins. So while we were waiting we had to sit down and wear these face masks to keep our germs from spreading. It was uncomfortable for sure but I didn't want to get anyone else sick because it really sucks. I tried to sleep while we were waiting but I just felt so miserable, I had a headache, nose was runny, and I kept on coughing. I had to wait a little longer than the others because they checked me last. They did the flu check on everyone and it's sore. They take a long cotton swab and shove it up your nose. Kolten, Erik and I had the flu but we all got the same medicine, Tamaflu. That medicine tastes so gross I have never swallowed it in my life yet. My parents tried giving it to me a bunch of times and I never held it down. Luckily I didn't have to take it today because they didn't have the liquid form ready for me yet. We also changed rooms and put all the sick kids together. So Kirra is rooming with her dad. I am rooming with Aunty Jodi, and the other Mia and we got a room with more beds. Then Kolten, Erik and Uncle Gerald are sharing a room. The rest of the class got to go to Georgia Tech University. Wish us some good luck!
Day 7: STN
Hi guys! Today I stayed in my room basically all day and slept. I only went outside to eat lunch and while the housekeeper was cleaning our room. I also had to take Tamaflu today. For the first time ever it stayed down. I pinched my nose and swallowed super fast quickly drank some water and ate something after to get the taste out of my mouth. The rest of the class got to got to the aquarium and Coca Cola World. I really wanted to go there because I love animals and I was going to buy Micah something from there because he loves soda. Looks like I will have to get him something else though. I'm really bummed though cause I didn't get a souvenir from Atlanta because we are leaving tomorrow. But that's okay, sorry there isn't much to talk about today. Bye!
Day 8: STN
Hey guys! Today was a lot better than the last two. Today we got to fly out to New York the Big Apple. We woke up really early and walked across the street to eat breakfast. Then we got the news our flight was delayed and we were waiting for our van for a while to pick us up at the hotel to bring us to the airport. Plus everyone was really tired. When we got to the airport we went through TSA and got on the plane. I slept the whole ride and got a lot of sleep.After I felt much better and we got our luggage and met up with Aron's parents, Carter's mom, and Kallen's mom. Then we went to the hotel and checked in. At the hotel we got to meet up with my dad's really good friend, Uncle Shadiah. We went to the laundromat across the street and it was super cold walking there. We dropped off our clothes to be washed and walked back to the hotel and headed out for dinner. We went to this interesting Chinese restaurant. While waiting to be seated we also got to see my dad's brother Uncle Ryan. It was so good seeing them because I barely see them. After dinner we came back to the hotel adn went to sleep.
Day 9: STN
Hello everyone! Today was a lot of fun but so cold. We woke up early today and ate a pretty big breakfast, because the hotel has like a breakfast buffet. In the morning we went to the Empire State Building. Up there was so cold I was freezing and wanted to leave. After we went to the gift shop to buy a few things and then we headed down. We had quite a bit time to spare so we split up and went shopping. All the girls went shopping with the lady chaperones, and all the boys went to sit down somewhere to play on their phones with the guy chaperones. So the girls went to the American Eagle Outfitters first and then we went to Forever 21. Kirra joined us at Forever 21 because she was at Build A Bear Workshop getting a gift for her sister. After we went to eat lunch and we went to eat some New York pizza. It is so good except I think mine was burnt. It might be made like that on purpose and the garlic knots. I almost forgot to say we rode the Subway today too. It was very crowded and hot in there. After we went to a workshop to learn a song and dance from the Broadway musical Matlida. We learned the song Revolting Children. I probably looked ridiculous dancing especially compared to the kids dancing it in the musical tonight. I though I never seen the movie before but I actually remembered a lot of parts from the movie. I think the musical was great and really sad. That's it today was more exciting and I hope you enjoyed reading about it!
Day 10: STN
Aloha everyone! Today I am blogging again and today was a lot of fun!. Too bad half of our class couldn't make it though, many of them were sick and decided to stay back. I know they would have loved doing what we did today. First we got some breakfast and then took the subway to this museum. It was called The Museum of the Moving Image. Interesting title right? So we did some fun little activities, like we got to see some optical illusions and then they showed us a bunch of old video games we got to play some. After we did this little workshop and created a tiny little commercial for politics. Later we got Starbucks and went back on the subway to Central Park. We picked up some food, we ate at Wendy's and others went to Chipotle and got pizza. Then we headed for the park to eat there. Once we got there I saw a squirrel, and I went nuts. Those things are so cute! We were all trying to take pictures and these other people must have thought we were crazy! But they do that to chickens when they come to Kauai. After we ate we went on the swings, went on the slide, basically went on the playground. Then we went to the ice skating rink. It was so much fun we had a blast there! Since we are from Kauai there is no ice rink because it is so hot so all of us didn't know how to skate but we got the hang of it at some point. It was kind of embarrassing falling down when these kids in like second grade are skating like pros. But we all laughed at our mistakes because everyone fell down. After that we went on another subway and got something to eat for dinner then we headed home. Thanks for reading about my day!
Day 11: STN
Hello everyone! Today was another great day in the city of New York! We went to see more of the tourist attractions today. We went to the Statue of Liberty! She is really tall, and green. She holds a book in her hand and I think a torch or something like that. If I were her I would be holding a Rick Riordan book in one hand and a TV in the other. Anyways it was really cold there because we were so close to the water, we had to take a ferry to get there. Before we went to our next stop we went to the gift shop and I bought this panda wearing he Statue of Liberty crown. Our class took a lot of pictures there and then we went to Elis Island. Over there we went to a museum to see a bunch of facts about immigrants. So that was a learning stop. Then we went back to New York to go to the world Trading Center Museum. It was really sad because you see a bunch of videos and pictures of the 911 Twin Tower plane crash. You even see a lot of the remnants of the planes or the building and it's really sad. Over there you could here all the voice messages people left family members or love ones to see if they are okay. Or you could see videos of the towers coming down and you could also here voice ocrs of people that witnessed it and came out alive. There were even objects from people that were on the planes that crashed and there were letters that people on the plane wrote to their family because they thought they would die. It was really sad. After we got some dinner and headed home. Thanks for reading!
Day 12: STN
Hey guys! Today was so much fun probably my favorite day out of all in New York so far! We went to Chelsea Peers. I think that's how you spell it. Anyways we played laser tag and let me tell you, I was so bad I should have stayed dead the whole game. The main thing is though I had fun and I did. I was on the opposite team as like Kaycee, Dalson, Carter, Brent and my Uncle Ryan and they were the main people that kept on killing me. Also these little five year old kids that I didn't even know. At least I had fun though and I had to beware of Mr. M because even though he was on my team he was ruthless and even shot Taylor and she was on our team. I think that's one of the main reasons why our team won. I shot no one I am really that bad. Then we ate while the boys played bowling, the scores didn't come out that great but that's okay. Everyone really wanted to go ice skating though because half of them were sick when we went and they had an ice skating rink there but it was closed. So we took the subway back to Central Park and ice skated there. But the best part was it started snowing!! that's right I mean I gave seen snow before but that's when I was really little (I am still short though). That also made it even colder though but it was worth it. This time I only fell down once but that one time I did fall I got two big bruises on my knees. But you just have to get back up. After we went to get dinner and off to the hotel.
Day 13: STN
Hi guys! We went to another museum today! Our class went to the American Museum of Natural History which is where they filmed parts of the first part of Night at the Museum. So I am told and I recognized some statues that became human in the movie. I though that was so cool and then we went to watch this 3D movie about the national parks. Well at least my classmates did. I got really tired and slept through the whole thing, it's not that the movie was boring I was just really tired. I was told it was an amazing movie, the last thing I remembered was sitting down so I didn't even see the start. We went to look at the dinosaur bones and other things. After we had a lot of time so we went shopping and I spent a lot of money at the Disney store. The hardest part was trying to pack all the things I bought into my suitcase. Since this was going to be our last night in New York we had to say our good byes and thank you's to Uncle Ryan and Uncle Shadiah. That's it!
Day 14: STN
Aloha everyone! Today was our last day in New York so we woke up early and went to the airport. We took a plane to LA which was where we would catch another plane to Kauai. Everyone was so tired though on one of the flights I slept the whole way and slept through the whole landing. I even started drawing some pictures on the second flight but I was so tired I drew one upside down. But thankfully the flights weren't delayed and we made it home on time! I almost forgot to add, Happy Birthday Dalson! Today is Dalson's birthday. Too bad he had to spend it on so many planes, but he told me that he spent his birthday in 12 different states. Kallen even bought him a small little cake and we sang to him happy birthday. That was the end of our trip!