"Do what you like and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
~ Dr. Suess

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Biography on Dylan Andrews

This is my biography on Dylan Andrews, he is my Mother's 2nd cousin's partner (Confusing right?) But he is a professional cage fighter. 

A huge round of applause breaks through the crowd, people are standing up, screaming their heads off for him.
“It’s Dylaaan the Viiiiillain!” The commentator announces. But how did Dylan ‘the Villan’ Andrews get to where he is today? It’s been a rough journey for him, and it hasn’t been easy.

Dylan Andrews, nicknamed ‘The Villain’ was born on the fifteenth of November, 1979. He was a ordinary Lower Hutt boy. He currently lives in the Gold Coast, Australia, with his family.  Dylan played many sports as a kid, such as Rugby, cricket, athletics and squash. His favourite subject in school was PE, and when he was younger, he aspired to be a ninja or a superhero! Dylan Andrews was (and still is,) a very athletic person, so it wasn’t really a surprise that he got into UFC. (Ultimate fighting championship)

But Dylan faced many obstacles throughout his life. He grew up around drugs and alcohol abuse, and education wasn’t a very high priority for him and his family. When he left school, he didn’t have any qualifications, so he had to do labour work. Money was very hard for him.
When he first got into UFC, he had to train hard to get to the top. Again, money was scarce, especially because professional UFC fighters don’t earn as much money as professional rugby or soccer players. This also meant sacrificing time away from his partner, Tracey, and two kids, Tyriece and Nevaeh, to train and compete.

In 2013, Dylan Andrews flew to America to compete in a reality TV show- The Ultimate Fighter.
The Ultimate Fighter is basically like American Idol, or the X Factor. He was chosen, from hundreds, even thousands,of people. Dylan had to compete in many fights, and stand through many eliminations. He luckily made it through to the top 10.
It was tough for Dylan though, because he was forced to have absolutely no contact with his family or friends. He wasn’t allowed to tell them if he got hurt in a fight, or even if he won!
His motivation to win a fight is to think of his family, how he must provide for them, and how he has to make them proud.

Dylan  Andrews has overcome many obstacles throughout his career, but he didn’t let them pull him to the ground. He says that he is competitive by nature, and he would never, ever quit or give up. He has made New Zealand proud.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

National Young Leader's Day

Dream BIG Achieve MORE

That was the main message that really struck me on Thursday. It made me really think about my dreams and aspiration, what I really enjoy doing, and if I could have a future with it.
No matter how big your dreams are, you can always try and achieve them!

Hard work is the key to success  According to Dr Sharad Paul, you have to put in 10,000 hours of effort, in order to be the best!

That got me thinking... have I put in 10,000 hours to my passion? What is my passion? I thought lots about what I enjoy doing... Netball, writing, drama.... and making movies with my sister.
Ever since I was little, my sister and I would make movies. Little christmas videos for our cousins in america, mothers day videos for mum, random funny documentaries, that made absolutely no sense at all, but must of when we were little! I realized that maybe some day I would like to be in the movie business! Acting, that is my passion.  People may say that it's a hard dream to follow, that New Zealand is an impossible place to start an acting career, stick with something more realistic, but I am going to
Dream BIG and I will Achieve MORE.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Delicious Diner's Impact.

I am in the Delicious Diner's (Diners, not dinners) food impact group. We are making a cooking show, to teach kids how to create their own delicious dinner's. We have made our first 'Behind the scenes' video, of our first test trial, on Itallian Pizza! To watch the video, and see all of our cooking shows (when we have made them!) visit our blog. Delicious Diner's blog


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lit Quiz 2013

Last night I attended the Literacy Quiz at St Paul's  collegiate in Hamilton. It was such a fun experience! There was about 20-30 schools in the church, we each were in teams of 4. There was 10 rounds, with 10 questions each. Some of the categories were Myths and Legends, Riddles, Mice and Rats, Authors and Magic. The man would ask a question, and we would write it down a piece of paper, we then handed in the paper, and some people would collect the points. Our team did really well, we didn't win, but we beat Turua school! Both the Ngatea teams got 49 points! I wish I could do it next year as well, because it was such an awesome experience!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


J-Rock is frighteningly near, and we have been busy preparing in the last 2 week! I am part of the lightbulb dance. We come on stage first. The stage will be pitch black, the only thing you will be able to see is the huge lightbulb. Then we come around it, with glow-sticks on our fingers. The lights come on and we do a small dance, then we go off. We also come on after every dance, 'transitioning' the time, because the theme is time changes, so there will be many things like television, telephone and cars.
I cannot wait to perform on the night, it will be mega fun!

Monday, May 6, 2013


In the holidays.... No, that sounds too boring, and my holiday was defiantly not boring! It all started when my aunty Jan told us that she had booked tickets to go to "A night a rainbows end" where we could go on all the rides, and see Dane Rumble live in a concert! I was so pumped up to go, even though I had no idea who Dane Rumble was, I was still mega excited!
I raced into Rainbows end, roaring to go on all the rides! We first went on the invader, which looked scary, but it was so fun! We then went on the rollercoaster, up, down, loop-te-loop! Afterwards, we went on the bumper cars. We stopped for a quick dinner, then continued onto my favourite ride- the Pirate ship! I got major butterfies sitting at the back seat, zooming up, and speeding down! I went on the pirate ship 4 times! Soon it was time for Dane Rumble's concert. He was amazing! We got to stand right up the front by the stage, and watch him sing! The music was so loud, but we jumped up and down to the beat, pumping our arms into the air, and singing out loud!
Once the concert was over, we actually met him! Then we went on a few more rides- The log flume, which was a little scary in the dark, and the pirate ship (again!) Our last ride of the night was the invader again. We were lining up, waiting for our turn, when about 6 boys in front of us starting having a 'singing battle.' They were really good singers! My sister and I then noticed that the 6 boys in front of us were the biggest boy band in New Zealand - TITANIUM! We actually got to ride of the invader with them, then afterwards, we asked for a picture with them! (The pic is down below) It was SUCH an amazing night!