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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Adrian's Field Trip Report : Dino's Alive at The National Science Centre

We visited the Dino's Alive Exhibition at the National Science Centre on 25 January 2011, with a few fellow homeschoolers. The exhibition has been running since 1 Dec 2010 and will go on till 31 May 2011, however some of the side attractions, such as the Dino Train and Fossil Digging were closed, with no reason given. Here's Adrian's account of the outing :


Dino's Alive
By Adrian Ghani

The dinos were not alive. They were robots. Everyone knows dinos are extinct. Some robots made sounds and moved. Some were big. Some were small.

There was also other stuff we could play with and touch. I liked the wall pictures that changed when I touched it. We made dino keychains. We coloured a plastic picture of a dinosaur. Then, it was put in the oven and it shrinked (Mum's note : he meant shrunk) and became hard. Then a chain was put in it and it became a key chain.

We played in the park. It was fun. We saw some fish. Cahaya's mum had food for tortise in her bag. My mum only had food for me.

Adrian's Field Trip Report : I am A Zookeeper


This is Adrian's own composition about his field trip to Zoo Negara on 18 January 2011, when he joined a group of other homeschoolers on the 'I am A Zookeeper' program, organised by homeschooling mum, Shannon Ng and guided by Edwina Lim, of the Zoo's Education Department.




I am A Zookeeper
By Adrian Ghani

We started with the chicken dance. Then, we took a ride in a tram.


I saw giraffe. The elephants were letting their ears dry up. (Mum's note :The elephants had just been given a bath and were flapping their ears) The lion did not roar. The hippos were in a small and deep pond.

My friends and I prepared food for the hyena. We put it in a goat we made with boxes. We put food for the spiky porcupines in bamboo.



Later, we watched the animal show. It was a good day.

Adrian : I Hope You Dance

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I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Reconsider
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance
I hope you dance

Lee Ann Womack