Student blogging challenge Week 5- Our foods

Hi guys,

This week for the student blogging challenge we were told to post about our some of the most popular foods in our country. Living in Australia, obviously the food is very diverse which is great because it means our food supplies are culturally diverse and we can experience different eating in our own country!

Australian foods:

 First off I need to start off with the all time classic… Vegemite! This is an all-Australian toast (or other) spread. It has a nutella – like texture with a salty and pungent flavour. But warning: VEGEMITE IS NOT MEANT TO BE EATEN IN LARGE QUANTITIES, it I meant to be had in small doses (a thin layer on your toast not a glob!). Vegemite is also apparently now an adjective, in the vegemite song and in my parent’s vocabulary “happy little vegemite” is an expression used for happy children.

Vegemite in a bottle! Image from pixabay- no attribution require

Vegemite in a bottle!
Image from pixabay- no attribution require

 Another popular Australian food is the lamington. This is like a light, fluffy square cake covered in a thin layer of soft chocolate and sprinkled with dry coconut shavings. It tastes even better than it looks (and it’s layout is very appealing)! Lamingtons are an afternoon tea/ morning tea treat. They work perfectly with good cup of milk tea and a good book!CC Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en CK_-_Lamington.jpg ‎(580 × 365 pixels, file size: 73 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Chuck Norris

 This one is a family favourite, the well-known Pavlova. Pavlovas are not just popular in Australia they are very popular in my family. Every single birthday my dad requests a Pavlova instead of a birthday cake, and every single birthday my mum tries to make one and a couple of times the Pavlova has completely flopped, literally! We have had one of histories greatest family fights over the decoration of a Pavlova. My dad is very picky about the way he likes his Pavlovas.

Australian Lunches:

Australia is a very multicultural country; this means that we have citizens from all around the world. At school some kids might have sushi others might have curry. I have a wide range of different lunches that I take to school. Sometimes when my grandma has been over she will make us curry puffs and I will take those to school with some tomato sauce. At least once a week my mum makes fried rice with meat. The rice is usually warm and is very filling. If we are really in a rush I will take a simple sandwich with plum jam. As you can see there is a wide variety of foods that we can take to school for lunch in Australia.

Please answer my poll:

Commenting on other blogs:

Ella from the USA:

Ella’s post- http://thevolleyballartist.edublogs.org/2015/11/05/popular-food-in-the-usa/#comment-5

Hi Ella,
I live in Australia and wrote a post about the same topic. In Australia we also eat Pizza and hotdogs because we (like the USA) are a multicultural country. I wonder, does your family eat these foods?

Ashley from Canada:

Ashley’s post: http://www.psdblogs.ca/ashleyt7853/2015/11/05/student-blogging-challenge-week-5-food/

Hi Ashley,
I really enjoyed reading your post, it was very informative and it is obvious you put a lot of effort into this post. Half of my family are from poland and I never knew that bagels originated from there! I think they are from Germany?! Great job with your post and survey!

Dariana from Mexico:

Dariana’s post: http://dariana7pm.edublogs.org/2015/11/02/week-4-halloween/#respond

Hi Dariana,
I really liked your blog post about how you celebrate halloween and your added picture. For week 5 of the student blogging challenge, I was wondering what you take to school for lunch? Do you take traditional mexican dishes or normal sandwiches?

Brock from Russia:

Brock’s post: http://2021bke.edublogs.org/2015/10/30/lets-celebrate-christmas/#respond

Hi Brock,
I think that was a beautiful post about the true meaning of christmas. For the student blogging challenge week 5 I was wondering what food you take to school for lunch in Russia? Do you take a Russian dish or an international sandwich?

Hannah from Korea:

Hannah’s post: http://edublogs.eanesisd.net/hannah9282021/2015/10/15/bubblegum/comment-page-1/#comment-30

Hi Hannah,
I really loved your descriptive language in this post. For the student blogging challenge week 5 I wanted to know what you take to school in Korea? Do you eat traditional Korean food? Do your parents prepare Korean food?

I really enjoyed this weeks challenge and look forward to next week.

That’s all for now!

-Anjali

 

Halloween traditions

As the second task for the student blogging challenge I am going to explain how my family has fun on Halloween.

Every year without failure we go trick or treating this means touring around our neighbourhood and beyond to collect the most candy as possible. We trick or treat for an extensive period of time, we go for about 2-3 hours and make sure no house is left undisturbed. I usually go with my friends that live in my area or that are from school. We then have a competition to see who received the most candy. My dad usually takes my friends, dog and I trick or treating and my mum stays at home and hands out candy. But she doesn’t just hand it out. She will usually play a trick on the visitors and attract quite a crowd. Last year she came out of the house eating the candy and said, “I thought you weren’t coming so we had to eat the candy” the expressions on their faces were priceless!

Pre-Halloween we decorate our house to extreme measures. We usually decorate our gates with cobweb and fake spiders. We also have the occasional laughing zombie or red-eyed bat hanging in the shadows near the entrance to really scare visitors.

We also buy our costumes a week before the fun starts and plan our costumes a couple of months before. This year I am going as a bloody vampire my costume is quite large, I have stick on fangs and a bunch of black glitter-tipped roses. I will post photos of us trick or treating.

My costume

My costume

That’s all for now,

-Anjali

SBC Wk 4- 😈Trick or Treat👿

As we all know this Saturday (31st of October) is Halloween! For the challenge this week we are required to dress up our blogs and write  a spooky piece of poetry or short story. I have already dressed up my blog with black bats and spooky pumpkins. I wrote a piece of poetry about a ghostly figure trapping an infant:

The lights are flashing in my room,

all of a sudden everything goes dark.

Fearing for my life I feel around for somewhere to hide,

but nothing is in site.

 

I hear a creak in the door

a wheezing groan approaches me,

my senses are disabled as the threat tries to choke me.

 

Then the lights are turned on.

I turn to see my assassin,

but nobody is in sight.

 

The grip on my body tightens,

and the world goes black again.

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SBC Wk 3 Part 6- My native language

Hello Bloggers,

As the final task for week 3 Student blogging challenge I am required to write a post in my native language. My first language (native) is English but because of my diverse family we speak many languages. I am not fluent but now sentences and basic words in French. My mum would often speak with her mum (late mum) and brother in polish so I know certain words in that language. My Dad was born in Sri lanka but after moving to Australia he lost his tamle knowledge and cannot speak it. Today I will be writing some basic words in polish and filling in gaps with English. I will have bilingual paragraphs! I will use traditional polish names and fragments of sentences with a translation of corse!

Polish to English:

Nazywam się Anjali (My name is Anjali- pronounced nazvum she Anjali) Audio below
jak się masz (how are you?- pronounced yak che mash)
Audio below
jak masz na imię (what is your name?- pronounced yake che 
mash immy yay
Skąd pochodzisz (Where do you come from?- pronounced scond 
pohojish)
która godzina (what time is it?- pronounced kotoora godgina)
Chciałbym kilka lizaków (I would like some lollies- pronounced chowabem kilka lizacoof)
gdzie jest sklep (where is the store- jay est sklep)
porozmawiamy później (we will talk later- porozmaviami pshnez)
jak minął ci dzień (how was your day- pronounced yak meow che jen)
jak jest jedzenie (how was your food?- pronounced yaj jest yedzenyeah

I enjoyed researching and learning polish from my mum. All audios are copyright to our family.

That’s all for now

-Anjali

 

Student Blogging Challenge Week 1: My online personality  

This term I will be partaking in the student blogging challenge. This program encourages students from around the globe to be more active in their blogging and to explore the different ways you can further your knowledge and interest in blogging.

This week’s first activity is to distinguish your online personality from your real personality. How are you different?

Online I’m cautious about what I actually show about my real personality because I don’t want personal information leaking into the web. I don’t tend to express myself as much as I do in real life. I enjoy making videos and it helps me express myself to the world but sometimes I prefer to be a bit more conservative with my information.

In real life I am a loud and bubbly girl when it comes to socializing and hanging with friends. I like to be out-going and social and try to make new friends all the time. I am not shy but I refrain from talking to people I don’t know and feel uncomfortable around. When I am doing school tasks I try to be more focused and sensible, when I’m with my friends I get easily distracted. That’s why sometimes I work better alone!

My blog Avatar

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I chose this avatar to represent me because it shows my wild personality and the different character traits that come with my personality.

Until next week.

-Anjali