What Freedom Strives For

26 06 2006

The light is a comfort

Unlike the stale air

That suffocates our minds

While hidden in the dark

Don’t loose the opportunity

Run down that road

Broken glass everywhere

Rise above it all 

Clear your mind

Only so knew things

Grow and thrive

Hold onto your memories 

Never fear what can’t be feared

Your never alone

As long as your shadow

Is your angel 

Count down time

An eternity to be salt and sand

One of many the same

All individuals 

Be happy to be

The sun the animals

In this world

This existence 

Give me something

To think to love

To work with

A meaningful purpose

Let me live a life of

Inspiration and reason

Let me live a life of

Freedom and hope

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Day 2. City Experience. Jails, Trams and God I Hate Docklands.

9 06 2006

Day 2 01/06/06

Melbourne
City Experience

 

Thursday was also a very cold morning same routine that goes on at the train station in the mornings. We wait we buy our tickets and then we catch the train.

We get off at flinders street station and then we went to the old
Melbourne jail it was very cold and the place was kinda creepy. The outside of the place was open and most of the jail had been taken down. However the place we did go to had small little rooms and some of the had mannequins in them that at first looked really real. The tours were quite interesting when I listened and of course all tours end with a trip to the gift shop because all places need to exploit things to make money when the historical values are what really matters.

 

After that we went off in our small groups to do our tasks for the day. Unfortunately it was difficult to find the Docklands because everywhere we went there were signs that said Docklands but it was eluding us the entire time we were stuck in some construction area and the air smelled really bad like sea water!. I also noticed that the city was very windy and very clean. But the fact we had so much trouble finding the place is why I HATE DOCKLANDS! The city circle tram was kinda boring and very noisy. After our not very eventful day we decided to head back early and we waited at the train station until it was time to go home.

 

The station had so many people. What is up with skinny leg jeans! They’re everywhere! I swear there are some strange people in the city like Sisi and I found some guy in a space costume dancing in the middle of the street. People come up to you and ask for money and I said to one of them I didn’t but then I went to a Hungry Jacks so I must have looked like a total B*%CH.

 

To be continued…………





Day 1. City Experience. Spices, Creams and Hights Don’t Mix

9 06 2006

Day 1 31/05/016

Melbourne
City Experience

 

On the Wednesday we went to the city experience it was very cold that morning. We bought our train tickets for $5.50 for zones 1, 2 and 3.

The teachers tried to fit us all on the same carriage which was a memory flash back to new years eve, how full the trains were except it was just the one carriage. Most of us sat on the ground.

We got off a while later I’m not sure when. The group I was in (group 3) went through

Federation Square

to the Australian Centre of the Moving Image or ACMI. People made some jokes about the name sounding like acne but personally myself I found that place boring.

We next went to the Ian Potter Gallery. The place was pretty big and we got these little plastic chairs to walk around with so we could sit down whenever we needed to.

The place has so many artworks; the place must be worth millions!

After that we went to crossroads to get lunch. We got served rice with chicken pea casserole, which was kinda spicy and then we got a dumpling with custard.

Wasn’t the nicest mix we could have had.

 

We then went off in our small groups. So Darna, Sisi and I went off to our first assignment the
Rialto. We got lost at first when we finally did find the elevator everyone else was already up there. The elevator went up 55 floors in like 15 seconds; I swear I almost saw my Crossroads lunch again after that.

The adrenaline of being that high in the air was amazing and sickening because you could actually feel the building swaying in the wind.

Going back down the elevator was fun; we jumped so we felt like we were flying. Being on the ground was like trying to walk straight after spinning around in circles it made you feel so dizzy.

 

We then went to the

Immigration
Museum. The place was cold and smelled a little funky, like a room that hadn’t been dusted for a good 50 years or so. We answered the questions not really sure which ones were what. Soon after we had to leave to get back to the station but realising we weren’t that far away from the station we had to wait there for a good half an hour before going back to school. So we went to McDonalds and Darna shouted us some 50 cent cones….well I think they were 50 cents I don’t really remember.

 

We then went home on the train and the rest of the day I felt sick to the stomach and a little dizzy from the
Rialto.

 

To be continued………………………….





The City Experience- Reflection and Evaluation

6 06 2006

The City Experience- Reflection and Evaluation 

 

 

Did you have trouble getting to the places you needed to be?

Sometimes, it depends on whether we knew where we were. Other than that I have to say, I hate Docklands!!!!!

 

Were the maps you had useful (did they help you find your way)?Not really, the photocopies made them hard to read but we only ever used them once. 

Did you work effectively as a team?

Yeah we were a great team I’d say. Working…….maybe just a little bit effectively…nah it was alright.

 

Which was your favourite activity?

The train ride. I loved getting there and going home. If I had to pick an activity then I’d say Queen Victoria Market.

 

What activities would you not do again?DOCKLANDS!!! I HATE the Docklands. The crossroads food was pretty gross too, I wouldn’t mix creams with spices again.  

What were the highlights of the City Experience for you?

The rialto elevator, 55 floors in just seconds, sickening (after crossroads!). The speed shopping at QVM.

 

What surprised you most about the city?

How clean it was. Our towns are local trash cans compared to that place.

 

What were the main problems you encountered?

Getting lost and people asking for money. One problem I had was not being able to find a Sanity shop and when I did they didn’t have any magazines left. L

 

If you organized the City Experience next year, what changes would you make?

No Questions. No Crossroads and I wouldn’t be organising it in the first place.

 

Explain why you did or did not enjoy the City Experience as a whole.

The assignments the before and after assignments I hated them! And now we have more! The questions ruined the entire experience for me but that’s just one opinion.

It was nice to get out of school though.





Black and White Photograph

3 06 2006

Tears of shadows

From the dark poet

Her face sad

Her mind full

Fire burning memories

At the core of her heart

Darkness on one side

Eyes hidden by secrets

Reflection of black and white

Her dark lonely eyes

Stare at me from the shadows

A picture frozen in time

A girl I no longer know

The dark poet

Crying tears of shadows

Left in the past forever

She is now a memory

Screaming at the world

Like a thought in time

Or a dream you forgot