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OMG I'm completely buggered and it's not even quite ten o'clock. So I won't write much just now. I had a really, really intense and busy day at school, then there was violin and clarinet this evening, and I have a pile of papers to mark, so I think I'll take them to bed.

Thanks for the update, Cari! Thinking of you from here *hugs you*

International Week is going well at school, with prayers in different languages over the intercom at the start and end of the day. The girls are very brave. This morning we greeted one another in all sorts of languages - the International Club gave the seniors cards with greetings in different languages written on them to share first period. That was fun! There was 'international soccer' at lunchtime between the various Asians in the school. And on Friday we can dress up in national costume. Always a tricky one for Kiwis. We don't really have one unless you're Maori. Gumboots maybe. A swanni. All Blacks jersey. I dunno! Any suggestions?

So that's me done, sorry. Better go mark... I want time to read the story posted by moth and margaret... aaaaaaaaaaaargh!


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Aug. 7th, 2007 10:28 am (UTC)
Sounds so busy....

Kiwi national costume...Kiwis wear a lot more black than most other countries, and kiwi men wear shorts a lot more too!! Yeah, swannis, beanies, gumboots all fit the bill, singlets too in warmer weather, but no definitive costume except for Maori dress...
Aug. 8th, 2007 10:03 am (UTC)
-Yeah, swannis, beanies, gumboots all fit the bill,
True. I thought maybe I'll wear something from another culture altogether! I'm certainly not wearing Maori dress LOL!
Aug. 7th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Try and get some rest you!!!

And you're welcome for the update!

No idea on the costume. Sorry, I'm not too great on the kiwi style!
Aug. 8th, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
-No idea on the costume. Sorry, I'm not too great on the kiwi style!
Heh, we're not big on it either!! Not much history really, we're such a young country!

-Try and get some rest you!!!
I'm trying for a quieter weekend...
Aug. 7th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Kiwi fruit? :)

Ridiculous,I know. However, it gives me the perfect opportunity to tell you that my friend's dad was responsible for the successful marketing of the Kiwi fruit - mainly because he changed the name from Chinese gooseberry to Kiwi fruit. I ask you. Which would you rather be called? :)

Aug. 8th, 2007 10:13 am (UTC)
-mainly because he changed the name from Chinese gooseberry to Kiwi fruit. I ask you. Which would you rather be called? :)
Hee! I used to eat Chinese gooseberries!
Aug. 8th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)
Accidentally found another NZ teacher for you - well, I found her via some Georgette Heyer fanfic but I didn't know she was NZ teacher at the time - go and read today's post at redsnake05 - I don't think it's locked - she's having serious problems with using Maori language...

Will watch out for you friending Yarrow!
Aug. 8th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
Looks like a Taranaki teacher! Heh! I can just imagine boys complaining about her kind of Maori usage! It's very sad, really. People get on their high horse about it being unfair and all that, and it's really just widening our horizons, increasing our tolerance, emphasising our biculturalism.

Yarrow has an LJ too?
Aug. 8th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC)
Yes! I use it for locked role play (like with Marg before we'd sorted it all out) and for third person narratives, because H's is meant to be a personal diary and so... Oh dear, muses do make one's life complicated! It's yarrow25 and I'll go in and friend you straight away then all you need to do is friend him back and you can read! We had great fun writing together - but as well as the posts and comments it took a lot of emails so I don't recommend it unless you have seriously spare time! Marg has an admin job which has 'lulls' and she writes during those sometimes!
Aug. 8th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
Ok thanks, I did the Yarrow bit, I just pray I get time to actually go read it! Thanks, honey.

-Marg has an admin job which has 'lulls'
I wish for a lull...
Aug. 8th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)
Teachers only get lulls when they're invigilating exams - and then they aren't allowed to do anything with them!!!
In wrong LJ but I'm sure you won't mind...
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