Monday, August 23, 2010


Friends are a joy to have
Friends help you when you are in need
Friends keep you company
Friends cheer you up when you feel down
Friends are those you can trust
Friends share your joy and sorrow
Friends are people you can rely on
Friends will not judge you
Friends are like a precious gem, hard to find, but easy to loose
Friends give you a shoulder to cry on
Friends never give up on you
Friends are there for you no matter what
Friends stand by you during hard times
Friends are some of the best people you will ever meet
Friends appreciates you for who you are
True Friends are friends for life

June Holiday Task - Poem


Deep in the dark spooky night,
we danced and moved, time was tight.
On the right snacks all around,
on the left, burrows were found.

Soon, as a ray of light was seen,
revealing the place, all so green.
Friends started waking the young up,
they ran around like little pup.

A booming sound heard, trees fell one by one,
if we don't run, we're all done.
Everyone running under the Sun,
run to hide, thats really no fun.

As still as a wall, we stood there,
we can't help it but to stare.
With the Sun just above us, feeling down,
we said goodbye to our hometown.

Kang Yan

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Poems from the June Holidays

Onomatopoeia: My Bad Day at Recess
I sighed as I queued up,
amidst the chatter and yakking of classroom.
A buzzing bee flew by and I dodged it.
I shrieked. The bee landed on my hand.
I was flicking my arm, shoeing it away.
My wallet from my palm whizzed through the air
and "SMACK" it hit a growing teacher.
My wallet fell into the food he was eating with a splash.
A students who slurping his soup broke into a giggle.
"Ouch!" I screeched as the bee stinged me.
Boom! Thud! Clang! Bang! I was running
around, trying to soothe my tingling hand,
while making dirty plates fall from the pail.
"Whack!" I hit a pillar! I could see stars
twinkling and birds tweeting around all around me.
I stuttered an apology to the teacher,
then recess ended with the ring of a bell.

Simile: Teams
A team is like a sandwich because
you need everything in it to make it good.
A team is like a high rise building because
you have to start at the foundation and build up slowly.
A team is like a chain because
you need every part of it to be connected for it to be effective.
A team is like paint because
it needs time to dry up and harden.
A team is like a pulley because
it can reduce an effort for lifting up something.
A team is like a piano because
when each part is prepared whenever people play on it,
the results are spectacular.
A team is like a file because
you can put in things that are of different ages or different colours.
A team is like a pencil case because
a variety of talents, specialities and abilities required
to work together to produce something beyond individuals' abilities.

My Poem By Soe Yan Naung@Norman


The Lord Darth Vader,
he is just like a terminator,
only he is not from the future,
and has Lord Sidious for a tutor.
He is a lonely evil man,
turned from good to bad by some evil plan.
Guess who he is, he is Mr. Vader,
He is the great invader.
Now he owned a show Las Vegas,
where he conquered every last acres,
We waited in Japan for the encore,
but he went to Hawaii instead on his Concorde.
Darth Vader own his own Death Star,
which is parked not very far.
He has an army of super clones,
they are pretty much not alone.
Mr. Vader may not be a good marksman,
but he is a great swordsman.
Aided by the force which is more than a push or pull,
he just have many tools to use.
Lord Vader just watch him conquer with his army
and a cup of mocha, not too sweet but creamy.
With his fleet of Tie Fighters he crushes,
Now I say bye, the universe has been made his.

All about StarWars Poem. © By Norman

English Poem

This is by IMRAN:(He is busy now,doing the summary)

The sea oh the sea,
as angry as a bee,
so gushy it can be,
as active as a flea.

The sea oh the sea,
so calm it could be,
so much out of sight,
we all stare at fright.

The sea oh the sea,
home to the sharks,
all hidden in the dark,
and where the creature flourish.

The sea oh the sea,
how hungry it could be,
swallow ip titanic,
and with little Flick.

The sea oh the sea,
how amazing it could be,
as blue as the sky,
as quick as a fly.

Posted by:Bing Jue

My Poem

Mrs Nair asked me to post my poem up on this blog. So here it is.Cheers!:D

Life has ups and downs.
Just like a roller coaster ride.
You will hear "Arh!"
"Arh!' When something bad happens.
It also have ups.
When it is something good people say "Cool..."
Or even "Arg..."
Life always have good and bad things.
Some people will be as cool as a cucumber when something happens
But some people will be so agitated.
It just sounds like a roller coaster ride!
People enjoy it but some people don't.
Even though you do not like it,
You still have to go through it.
So deal it happily!
This is life!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My english poem

Ok, Mrs Nair asked me to post up me poem, so here it is:

The story of the Dragon Master(MapleStory)

Evan was just a young farmer's girl
Until she had a dream that changed her world
She was walking in a forest dark and old
And met a dragon with skin black as stone
'Come to me Evan, let our souls be joined,' his voice was deep and low
'Who are you,' said Evan, ' What is this, I want to know!'
'I am an Onyx Dragon,' said he, 'and to get strong I need someone of a different kind.'
'But why me,' said Evan, 'people are easy to find.'
'Good people aren't,' he said, before everything went up in smoke
Sitting up in her bed, Evan woke
'It's only a dream,' she sighs
As she went outside and saw the sky
While feeding the pigs, one piglet broke loose
Evan chased after it, catching it without a noose
But as she ran she fell into a hole
And ended up in a forest that didn't appear unknown
Walking as if she knew the way
'The Pact is formed, we are One now...' she heard someone familiar say
Then Evan found the most wondrous thing
It was an egg, she didn't blink
She picked it up, and ran like the wind
But not before she felt the thing inside toss and spin
She brought it home, put it on her bed
Crack! It hatched, and the tiny thing said,
'Master Evan! It really is you...'
'I was the dragon, but now I'm a baby still.'
Picking it up, Evan said, 'Then I will look after you,'
'And I will become strong with you!'
So they trained hard, and the dragon grew
Dragon Master Evan, the strongest people knew...

Ethan's Poem

Mrs Nair asked me to post my poem up on this blog. Enjoy!


The crashing of the waves,

The rushing of the breeze,

Lush greenery in every gaze,

The rustling of the leaves,

Atop the highest mountain,

One hears a silent call,

Like birds flying all around,

In a hallowed hall,

Listen, but do not fear,

For it is by your side,

Weep no less than a tear,

And step into the light,

Filled with stench and aroma,

Nothing is very clear,

Visions from afar,

Nothing is better than nature.

An English Poem

Hello everyone! Mrs Nair asked me to post this poem online. (It's the poem we did during the June Holidays.)

Chirp! Chirp!
Cute birds chirped continuously.
Sway! Sway!
Shrubs swayed swiftly.
Bark! Bark!
Dogs barked loudly.
But Mother Earth is dying,
we need to help her. 
The wind howled like a wolf
Lightnings flashed
Thunders roared.
The rain poured as loud as a jet plane.
Mother Earth cried and cried.
Nobody was going to help her.
She stared at her thermometer placed in her mouth
and cried.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

homeELarning Part 1 and 2

  • Picture 2c
  • Who is/are the focus/focuses in the image? How do you know that?
  • Little boy.Family is facing little boy
  • Describe the characters/setting.
  • Little boy-optimistic
  • mother-caring
  • boy with brown shirt-love to play wiht brother
  • boy witn no shirt-lover carpentering
  • What kind of story do you think lies behind the image? Explain.
  • Little boy jokes entire family laugh
  • What do you think is/are the message/s the photographer is seeking to convey through the image?
  • poor people can be happy
  • What do you like/dislike about the image? What would you have done differently if you were the photographer?
  • the distractions

homELearning Activity (S1-08: 07 Ng Kok Yin)

Part 1:

Who is/are the focus/focuses in the image? How do you know that?
The focuses in the image is the rickshaw puller, as he is in the forefront of the picture, such that the rest of the picture seems like the background.

Describe the characters/setting.
People with an average income will be able to afford a car, or a motorcycle at least. It is important to own a vehicle as being in a big city, where you have to travel often and usually far. However, there are some people who cannot afford to own a vehicle, and hence rely on public transport. The people who are able to afford ,will sit taxi but some rely on the few rickshaw pullers left in such modern days. 

What kind of story do you think lies behind the image? Explain.
I think that the story that lies behind this image is that in some countries, the income gap is huge. The taxi driver is at least able to buy a car to drive customer to their destination. But for the rickshaw puller, they have to use their strength to pull their customer whether if they are fat or thin whether in rain or shine.

What do you think is/are the message/s the photographer is seeking to convey through the image?
I think that he is trying to get the public to know and understand that when people are poor, they get poorer as they are unable to let their children attend school to pursued education.

What do you like/dislike about the image? What would you have done differently if you were the photographer?
I would have taken the rickshaw puller moving next to a taxi with a passenger in it.

Part 2:

homELearning Activity (S1-08: 07 Ng Kok Yin)

Part 1:

homELearning Activity 2 (S108: Tan JingHeng)

The focuses in the image are the family sitting and having a chat. The family take up most of the picture so they must be the focuses.

The setting is a crowded slum and the family is chatting happily there, there are also two girls sleeping behind them, they may be part of the family. I think the story behind this image, is that the children have nothing to do as they are poor and have nothing to play with, so, they chat together. The father is not in the picture, he may be out to work. The message the photographer may be conveying is that although the family is poor, the children are still very happy and we should appreciate what we have and not complain about what we do not have. I like the way the photographer photographed the family in a very natural way. If I were the photographer, I would take the photo further away as I want the people to see the conditions the family is living in.

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-08: Ethan Soh)

The focuses in the image is the old man who is pulling the rickshaw with many items and two guys sitting on it. The characters are the the old man pulling the rickshaw, the other two guys sitting on the rickshaw and the motorcyclist. I think the story is about an old man who works very hard for a living in very bad and dirty working conditions. I think the photograph is trying to tell us about how hard life is for other people from other poorer countries. The photograph is also trying to tell the viewers to appreciate what they have as they are in a much better condition then the old man in the photograph. I like the fact that the photographer tried to show the actual situation happening. I do not dislike anything

E-Learning Part 2

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-08: 08 Chan Tse Tzang)

The focus of the picture is the rickshaw puller, he is trying to earn money by pulling rickshaws. Compared to the taxis on the left of the picture. They have an easier life by just driving a car while he has to use all his effort to pull the rickshaw. I think that the photographer is trying to tell us the different type of jobs in the same business, how different it can be and some jobs being harder. I like the picture being able to show that the Rickshaw puller would need a lot of force just to pull a rickshaw and that the load which he has to carry is very heavy. If I were the photographer I have would shown the difference of how much a taxi driver and a rickshaw puller would earn. 

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-08: Ethan Soh)


Who is/are the focus/focuses in the image? How do you know that?
I think the focuses in the image are the rickshaw puller as they are in the front of the picture and he can be seen at a glance.

Describe the characters/setting.
It was a normal day in the city, where it is bustling with people getting from place to place. There are some people who cannot afford to own a vehicle, so and they have to rely on the few rickshaw pullers. This is the only way feasible to get around without getting tired.

What kind of story do you think lies behind the image? Explain.
I think that the story behind this image is people who live in third world countries are more burdened by the huge income gap by the "mega rich" and the "Mega poor".

What do you think is/are the message/s the photographer is seeking to convey through the image?
I think the photographer is trying to convey the state of countries like these and make people aware of the terrible state of the poor people living there.

What do you like/dislike about the image? What would you have done differently if you were the photographer?
If I were the photographer, I would like to take this picture from another view.

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-08: 5 Kang Yan)

This is the link to the video.

(Please ignore the video posted up earlier)

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-08: Eunice Loo Jia Xin)

Part 1

Photo: 2c)

Who is/are the focus/focuses in the image? How do you know that?
The focuses in the image are the rickshaw puller and the motorcyclist, as they are in the forefront of the picture, such that the the rest of the picture seems like the background.

Describe the characters/setting.
It was a typical day in the city, where there are traffic jams ever so often. Usually, people with an average income can afford to own a car, or a motorcycle at least - it is essential for them, being in a big city, where you have to travel efficiently. However, there are some people who cannot afford to own a vehicle, and have to rely on the few rickshaw pullers left in such modern days - it was the only feasible way to travel across the city without feeling worn out by the time they arrived at the destination. Hopefully the rickshaw puller is pumped up with a good night's sleep, or else they are going to be late for their meeting elsewhere.

What kind of story do you think lies behind the image? Explain.
I think that the story that lies behind this image is that in some countries, the income gap is growing wider and wider, as the rich become richer and the poor, poorer.

What do you think is/are the message/s the photographer is seeking to convey through the image?
I think that he is trying to get the public to know, understand, take notice and action of the plight in many countries where this phenomenon is happening today.

What do you like/dislike about the image? What would you have done differently if you were the photographer?
I would take this picture at a different timing, where a branded car passes the rickshaw puller, so that the emphasis of the difference between the rich and the poor are much more obvious than the original picture itself.

Part 2


Elearning -Jit Sheng 17

The main focus is on the living conditions of the two people. The picture was taken with everything in view and where they live.

Sleeping on the mattress are a man probably father of the young girl sleeping beside him. They have a very poor living condition, sleeping on the streets with no shelter and no place to put their items. The little girl is also amputated and lost a leg. This might be because of poverty.

I think the story that lies behind the picture is that many people are living like this in parts of the world. This is extreme poverty and is very pitiful. This is because it show whole living  place instead of just the two people meaning that the picture wants to depict the whole scene.

The message might be that we should be appreciative of what we have and treasure it.

I dislike about how the picture was take as parts of the top is black and blurred another thing I dislike is that the photographer did not help them out by donating some money to them. If I were him, help them out.

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-08: 19 Soe Yan Naung@Norman)

       The focus of the image is a man pulling a rickshaw through the crowded streets since they seem to be out of place in the modernized world and he is going against the traffic.

       The man seems to be maneuvering his rickshaw to make way for the motorcycle passing through and the rickshaw is loaded with goods and two passengers to be transported. The crowded street used by many, has a jam going on.


        The man seems to be doing his daily work pulling his rickshaw carrying customers and goods. He seems to be risking himself by going the opposite way of the traffic.


        I think that the photographer is trying to show the gruesome work done by these people. The photographer is trying to portray the lives of uneducated rickshaw pullers.

        I like the way the photograph was taken as it de-pics something we usually don't see. If I were the photographer I would have taken the photograph the same way to show the world how some people have to go through life.



homELearning Activity 2 (S1-08: 19 Soe Yan Naung@Norman)

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-08: 5 Kang Yan)

This picture depicts a scene of a rickshaw puller and a motorcyclist along the roadside. They are the main focuses in the image as they are in the centre of the picture. It is most likely to be a peak hour period as there are many vehicles congesting the road and traffic. 

The rickshaw puller's attire is casual. He is also bare-footed. Perhaps he is representing the community of the poor and he takes up the job of a rickshaw puller to earn a living. As it is a peak period, the rickshaw puller has customers to serve. He is perspiring in his clothes as he tries his best to fetch the customers to their desired destination. 

Beside him, there is a motorcyclist. He is properly attired. He might be representing the community of the rich in the area, having able to own a motorcycle. Perhaps he has just finished work and is trying to make his way through the traffic jam. 

This picture might be a common seen occurrence at busy locations.

Upon looking at this picture, I think that the photographer is trying to compare and contrast the different lifestyles of common people. Some of them have a luxurious life while some have to work the hard way to earn money to survive. 

I like the angle where the picture was taken. It clearly shows that the motorcyclist and the rickshaw puller is moving in opposite directions. If I were the photographer, I might want to experiment and try to take the picture from the side view.

The focuses of the picture is definitely the children as the photographer used a miniature effect to blur the surroundings behind the children and thus to enlarge the focus of the children.

The people are very happy, judging by the looks of their faces. The photograph was probably taken in the village in India or Indonesia.

I think that the family could not afford school for the children and thus they have to stay at home. Since they are bored, the constantly cracked jokes to keep their spirits up and pass the time.

I think the photographer wanted to say via his photo is that although people are living in undesirable conditions, like no school and stuff like that, they could still crack jokes and keep their spirits up. This shows that they appreciate what they have, which definitely shows a contrast on the technology and living conditions we have, but we do not know how to appreciate and still complain, and how they cherish what they have there, like even a simple JOKE.

The photographer managed to bring out the focus by doing a clever trick that I thought was brilliant. He used the clinical miniature effect to highlight the group of people, so that people would immediately switched their attentions to the the group of people and not be distracted by the surroundings.

If I was the photographer, I would have probably done the same thing if the original photo do not have a miniature effect applied to it.

homELearning (S1-08: Celine Chee)

The focuses in the image are the children sitting around chatting with one another and the place where they are sitting at. They take up most of the image thus they should be the focus of it.
The setting is a slum in a poor country where the characters probably live and the characters are the children who are sitting and chatting, the main focus.
I think that the story behind this is the children are living in slums as they are  very poor and regularly go hungry because they look so thin. They could be working at their age and this moment could be one of the few times they have to rest and chat.They may seem to be happy now but this could just be a shadow of their daily lives.
The message the photographer wants to convey is that we must do something to help these poor children get regular meals, proper medical care, better housing, education and better lives. They should get an education to help them succeed better in life when they grow older.
I like the fact that these children were photographed at the time when they were chatting happily and if I were the photographer I would take the photo from a point in which it just shows their laughing faces and not where they are sitting so as to show these children in a better light.

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-08: 01 Kristin Chai)

Picture2c:It focus on people who are poor.Even though they are poor,living in places that are not very good,they can still happy,smiling happily with their family members.The setting in this picture might be somewhere  in Africa or India.This picture may tell a story relating to a poor family living in places they are very bad,even though they have a lot of children and they are  facing money problems,they are still able to live on and smile in their daily live,not worrying not too.Even if 1 person is sad they will still cheer up and face their lives with happiness.As we should be happy for what we have.What I like about the picture is that the photographer had blur out the things behind the family and the expressions the people are having.

home(EL)earning (S1-08 - Aaron Sng)

The woman and the girl slept on a piece of a cloth, they look homeless. They also seem that they made the place their home, as you can see the many cloths and bags around.  And the floor is so dirty it is filled with mud, and only a layer of cloth on top of it, they slept. It looks quite disorganised. What the photographer wanted to say is that in this world. Right now, we, SST Students live in a very urbanised area called Singapore. We are fortunate that we are not homeless like the people shown below. I can tell that is because the woman who has not enough money to support herself and her daughter. They are homeless. Thus, we need to treasure and be happy of where we are living now. We have air conditioners, access to food and flowing water. But these people in the picture would have to do everything themselves. They are not as fortunate as us. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

homELearning Activity 2 (S10-8: Yeo Jun Peng)

The people in the small house are the focuses of the image. They are clearer and better in quality compared to the other items in the image which are blurred out.

The characters have innocent looks with smiles imprinted on their faces, the image makes the people who looks at it can feel a piece of their happiness. The settings is at a small house with very little furnitures and unhygienic floorings and surroundings.

Its a big yet poor family with many children, however they lived happily despite of their poor background. The surrounding of the people in the image looks filthy, but the people in the place is smiling happily together.

The photographer wants to convey a message that wealth cant always buy you everything, the most important thing is be happy.

There is nothing that i dislike about the image. I like everything about the image. I would have focus more on the baby and his/her brother playing.

The focus in this picture are the children as they are infront of the entire picture and are the biggest part of the picture. There are two young boys who are about 8 years old. There is also a girl about the same age as them. There is also a baby boy behind them. They have dark skin which can tell me that they go under the sun a lot. I also can tell that they do a lot of exercise during the day. They are in outside small house and they are having fun. The children are not stressed and they are enjoying themselves as they are in a very rural area. They do not face the daily competition faced by us and the people who work their lives out so that they can be better or the best.

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-08: 06 Lim Mei Zhi Michelle)


The focus in this picture is on the baby as in the picture, the rest of the people are smiling happily while looking at the baby, thus I think that the focus should be on the baby. The characters in this picture are living at a rundown area but they are not affected by it, instead, they are even used to it. There are no beds, so the baby has to sleep on the hammock, but the baby still manages to bring smiles to his family's faces. I think the story behind the picture should be about the baby doing some small actions like playing with his fingers, which leads to the family members thinking that he's so cute doing that, thus leading them to smile. I think the photographer is trying to convey that no matter what, where are they living, how rundown is their place, people still can live happily together. I like how the family are smiling together, it portrays them being a happy family, having the warmth of the family. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Castle Setting

Castle A
In a huge and prosperous state, stood a hill with lush greenery. The mighty hill carried a city of houses and buildings, each standing on their own. Right in the middle of the metropolis laid a white castle, obviously standing out from the others - due to its smooth milky walls which shines out comparable to the sun. The majestic castle is protected by waves of thick, brick-made walls, each boasting it's toughness and strength.

The narration line was interrupted by chains clanking and knocking into each other. The huge wooden door fell down and melodious yet royal music began to ring through the houses of the neighborhood. A band cladded with clothes signifying the rich and royalty marched out of the door. Marching rather stiffly behind the band is a crowed of armor cladded knights, each with a sternly looking expression. Saving the best for the last, a man, royally attired, sat on a white, elegant, tamed horse. Waving to the cheering crowd.

That man is John, John the eighth king of Metropolica.

Castle B
Pete strode up towards the death-awaiting castle. The castle was in the brink of ruins, like a land-fill abandoned for centuries. The castle was drowned in a never ending cloud of evil filled mist. Although the peaceful sky is blinding Pete from the truth, he is still courageously taking the challenge, the challenge the Four Heavenly Kings gave. Once complete, Pete will be granted a part to enter the Gods' Arena. Pete looked forward to that dream of his - to be Heaven's Best Gladiator Hero. It had been the dream of his, as well as his father's.

His Father wasn't just a ordinary mortal he was God, second ranking general of the Imperial Soldiers. His Mother was as expected, NOT a God but a Mortal. This was very unique. Most Gods have Gods as Partners, but for this rare instance, a God and a Mortal. That was why Pete was given this task, he was unique - Powers of a God, Wits of a Mortal. Pete had not realized that the stood right in front of him, his first test, to take the Giant's golden coin.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The castles

Castle 1:(the disneyland one....)

The castle stood magnificently,as if it had come to life and was talking.It seems as though it was shining although the clouds look grey. It shimmer little bits of gold even though it was covered by dull and ugly grey walls. The surroundings looks dull and unhappy but the castle seems to be unaffected by the surroundings. Until one day…………..the birds stopped singing,the sun stops shining,the wind stop blowing and even the water stopped flowing. The leaves seems to turn bits of grey and brown even the walls of the castle seems grey even though the top of the castle is golden. the castle stopped talking and looks as if the castle walls are tumbling and the trees were falling.The river which was teeming with life like fishes and toads,seems to be dying as if the water is drying up and the animals were no where to be seen.Hopes were dashed.Until one night someone came knocking at the door………..

Castle 2:(the one on the hill)

At a unknown place far far away,stood a lonely castle high above a mountain with no way in nor no way out.The air felt tense even from a distance.The sky seems as black as charcoal even though its sunset.There were not a single soul around, as if you were stuck there forever. The clouds were grey even though it was not about to rain. the road seems dark even though the sun was shining brightly. It seems as if it was the end of the world with only you left. You would shiver by the sight of the castle even if there is no wind blowing.Everything seems to have paused, as if everything was still and time seems to have stopped. The sun looks old and dying, as if it was influenced by the surroundings.You would never felt what i feel,if only you were stuck in the castle,with nowhere to go………..


Narrative Introduction(JingHeng)

picture 2

After the broken arch bridge was a mysterious castle made of stone. It was a wonder how it was preserved for many years when all the vegetations died out. The castle was left behind by the last inhabitant, a farmer. Since then, all the plants that was planted died out and there was nothing left.

picture 1

Dark clouds fill the sky, the foggy small start to fill the air. The unfinished white castle, with its creamy paint and shines, stand out in the sky. Then, it started to rain, drops of water feel onto the surfaces of the walls,the paint starts to fade away, what was left was a red castle.

Narrative Description for Two Castles (Daniel)

Towering above the forest landscape stood a majestic castle made out of stone. It’s high walls were grey in colour ,topped with sky blue, coned shape roofs. The highest point of the castle was a tower with a glimmering golden roof from which one could see for miles and miles across the vast land. The overcast sky seemed to make the castle shine and glow, like a flame in the dark of the night. Surrounding the beautiful keep was a river running through a dense forest of massive ancient oak trees and a field of grass, where a lone tree stands. Unbeknownst to many, hidden deep inside the majestic castle lay a dark and wicked secret, a secret which had been the bane of the grand wizard living in the castle for years.

Across an old and broken bridge stood a vanilla white castle atop a rocky and steep hill. It was a magnificent stronghold built out of solid stone blocks, which some say were built to last a millennium, were cut out from the surrounding stone canyons The Path that led up to the stone fortress was narrow and curvy. It had not been used in years for the castle was deserted, abandoned by it’s inhabitants a long time ago. But still it stood, proud and tall, overlooking the barren land that was once filled with fields of flowers and luscious green fruit trees, which were given life by a river of fresh water, but now it ran dry. The red clouds and the beautiful sunset seemed to be floating above the castle like hungry vultures soaring above a carcass. As the sun starts to set, another day passes, along with it’s fading hope.

Introduction on Two Castles (Eunice)

Picture 1 (The Long and winding Road)
As I walked along, I saw a picture. A large picture. A huge drawing hung on the gallery wall. It was an eyesore, as the pictures around it were more cheerful. Happy. It caught my attention, as I stopped moving on and moved closer to it, looking at the details.
A long and winding road was desolate and not well maintained. It looked as if it has not been used for decades. Rocks, covered with dirt, lined the sides. The crumbling floor was evidence that it had been used often in the past. Staring closer at it, I found that there was a gap in the road. Apparently, the road was supposed to connect the cliffs that separated the commoners from the castle. As my eyes wandered further, the road led to a white castle, with black flags on top of the tips. Not connected to the ‘real world’, the people living there must be really outdated, my shallow mind thought. Little did I realise that there was a deeper story behind it....

Picture 2 (Along the Stream)
Rowing along the quiet gentle stream in my old rugged canoe, I get more and more frightened. With alarms ringing in my head, I let the canoe cruise along as I stopped rowing, hesitating over whether I should continue rowing forward or go back to where my friends were, in the more common dam. In a dilemma,  I dipped my hands in the water as I observe my reflection in the water. How did I get into all these trouble in the first place? As I give a dull sigh, my canoe bumped into a wall. A wide wall, in different shades of grey. As I looked up, I saw a magnificent castle. It felt as if it towered over me. I had to stretch my neck tremendously to catch a glimpse of the tip of the highest tower.With its sturdy walls made of bricks, it looked like it had come from a fairytale book. With its flags flying high and proud, I heard the drawbridge creaking open. Feeling very curious, I got out of my canoe to see who it was...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Description of castles

Castle 1

Not far away, there stood a castle. Through it had been there for almost a century, it was well preserved and looked welcoming. A still river isolated the well painted, majestic looking castle. The lush greenery surrounded the castle made the place inviting. An animal’s dreamland indeed.The castle was enormous. A pale peach color was used to symbolize purity of the kingdom. The tops of the castle were painted in sky blue color, reaching up to the sky. A flag could be found on every tip of the roof. The flags flapped loudly and proudly as the gusty wind blew. Everything looked perfect. Just like how a home of a ruler will look like.

I stared at the wonder in awe. The thought I had was far-fetched from this. I just could not make myself believe this was my friend’s home. The old but well-maintained gates swung down, signaling to me that I was expected.

Castle 2

The Sun was over the horizon. I finally came to the end of the path. Grazing up, I could not believe my eyes. There, on the mountain top, stood a castle. Although it was well-maintained, it was built a century ago. Painted in dull colours, the castle gave off an aura of fear. Furthermore, being located at the top of the hill, it stood out among the all the mountains. Blue, monotonous flags fluttered in the gusty wind. The surrounding air was stale and musty. It smelled like decomposing corpses. A long destroyed path led to the enormous entrance of the castle. Dust collected along the narrow path. I gulped. Could that be the haunted castle my grandfather had been looking for all these years? Despite that, I shuffled my feet along, the dust rising to my nose, causing me to sneeze. Not even the howling wind and the terrible aura emitting from the dark and suspicious castle could stop me from moving forward.

Kang Yan


Picture 1

Dark clouds filled the sky, and huge droplets of rain splashed onto the ground. Only the rooms in the castle were dry and warm and protected from the rain. Jack peeped out of a window from the second floor of the castle, with saliva dripping down his furry chin. Jack stared at the countless splashes of raindrops on the wide pavement at the bottom of the castle. Jack was so sad that it was raining, he longed for his master to take him out for a walk in the castle garden.

All of a sudden, Jack heard a loud shout coming from the hallway down the stairs. Hoping that it was his master calling him down to take him for a walk, Jack excitedly scampered down the staircase to await his master's arrival. Surprisingly, no one was there to pick him up. Jack curiously walked out of the front gate of the castle. Without him noticing, the gate was closed by a mysterious force. Jack frantically searched the walls of the castle but to his dismay, all the entrances were sealed. Jack had to find his way in or else he would starve to death!

Picture 2

As blinding rays of sun entered my eyes, everything in front of me was in a blur. Once the light faded and I ventured thorough a jungle, its darkness had engulfed me completely. While giant spiders as big as your head, spun gigantic webs about 2 meters across, my head throbbed in agony hoping that I would not starve to death in such a hellish place. Looking to the right, three human skeletons laid on the moist, yet scorching ground, with their heads twisted in an akward position. I shuddered at the thought of what had happened to them.

I knew that if I wanted to survive, I had to find a way out of this dense jungle fast and acquire some food. Peering into the distance, between a tangle of vines, was the most beautiful and enchanting castle I had ever seen.
"Imagine all the food I could find in there," I thought to myself. I immediately set my mind to find an entrance to the castle. Little did I know what other horrors were in store for me...

Castle's By Aaron

Castle 1:


Castle 2:

There it stood—the great white castle. The moat surrounding it bloomed with flowers. The trees swayed to and fro with a rhythmic rhythm.  Though it was covered with colours blue and white, one could smell the happiness of the castle. It was a sanctuary to many people, and a haven to many animals. There inside the castle, the great white king ruled. He was a fair and wise king. Until, the manufacturer of sadness came. Sadness came and the king became sad. Leading his kingdom to a crisis. There now the road to the castle was destroyed, all was left were the castle. It used to be the haven to many, but now the prison of many. It stood high up in the mountains, and nobody dared to step foot in it. There, the manufacturer of sadness finally reigned. The great white castle was no longer the castle of happiness. 

Castle (Chong Jun Hao)

Castle 1

The lush greenery ,  a calm river, reflecting the reflection of the grey and white castle. Blue flags hang on top of the blue spires. Alternating blocks of grey and white,  the castle looks more original and less dull. The drawbridge adds to the viewer's interest in the castle. The white part of the castle contrasts with the gloomy sky, bringing the sense of happiness to the viewer.  The golden spire at the top of the tallest tower, stands out from the rest of the dull building. It is like a lighthouse bringing hope to people. The dam at the bottom of the castle, adds colors to the building, letting the building have a variety of colors. With the towers, the castle stands tall and stands out from the dull sky. The lush greenery is only contrasting with the dull sky. The castle is a glimmer of hope in the dark times.

Castle 2
A broken bridge, dark mountain, dark shadowy road and a white castle contrasting to the rest of the environment. The dark clouds in the gloomy sky are the same color as the mountain. Reddish mountain reflects the countless years of war, and showing the bloodshed staining it red. The bridge collapsed as the gloominess was too much for it to bear. The white color of the castle attempts to stand out of the red hill. The attempt was in vain as the reddish of the hill was overpowering the castle in terms of size and proportion. The white castle was also stained with bloodshed from the many years of war, the stairwells stained in blood. Broken swords laid in the pantry of the castle. Rotting corpses lay in the bedrooms, slain during their slumber. Everyone in that castle was dead. The only   living things there were vultures feeding on the rotting flesh. The story of the white castle, the mystery, will be unveiled.

Evil Castles

The white, beautiful castle stood tall among the lush, green elm trees. The luxurious blue castle tops, pointed to the sky, contrasted the white, and blend it into a spectacular sight. Flags, blue and white, fly high and proud like the wind was gushing in at hundreds of miles an hour. The strong, brick walls surrounding the castle was old, but nonetheless supported and protected the castle, like a loving mother. The river, stretched from some thousand miles away remained clear, clear like glass, clear like the wind. Grass and trees lined the river, producing a wonderful smell, a smell so great, a smell so magnificent, the smell of Nature. With speed of sound, no greater than light, the skies changed its color, from a light, relaxing blue, to a scary and gloomy grey. The castle will soon expose its one of its darkest secrets, a secret so dark, a secret that is so vulnerable that it will send whoever that knows, into a path of horror, into a path where there is a way in, but no way out….

Castle 2:

The broken ridge hold a secret. It connects. It connects it to a white castle. Maybe that was last time, the past. The ridge is now terribly ruined, with something missing. Something missing from the once magnificent ridge. The magnificent ridge that holds a terrible secret, or rather link a secret that has been unexposed for so long. The dead aura hung around the castle, an aura so dead that no men dare to enter, or even go near it. It holds dreams, dreams of thousands of innocent civilians, that has been killed. Dreams. As the sun start to set, a transformation will soon begin. The darkest of transformation. Something like dawn to dusk, only much, much worse. A light emerged from the castle, which resembles a lighting sign. The purple aura coming out from the eyes were giving out heat, so hot that it can melt rock, melt metal. It became dark again, and suddenly, there were flashes of purple, dark, evil purple.

Jit Sheng compo

Castle 1 :

There stands a castle, Ignitious. So mighty and great, undefeated. Fortified with stone blocks and bricks never to be brought down. Many tried to bring it down, none succeeded. They perished under the king of that castle, Reubben Malk, the greatest hero to have ever lived, with strategies that can break any others. They gained fame, riches and glory after every victory. Upon hearing the name of the King’s name, armies and generals shiver and break into cold sweat. No one dares to challenge this kingdom, afraid of being “exterminated”. Then, their arch enemy the Arkinds, a group of thieves. They have always wanted to bring it down every since the beginning of time. As a last resort, the princess of Arkinds was sent to Reubben Malk. The princess was beautiful and many men would die for her. Reubben Malk too was bewitched by her charm, he fell into her clutches.

Castle 2 :

In the middle of a death valley, lies a castle solemn and quiet. A war waged outside the castle, destroying everything leaving a barren land. A dead aura hung around petrifying even the bravest of man. The war lasted for 10 long and bitter years, killing over hundreds and thousands of people. The enemy had retreated and the castle had prevailed, barely.

The enemy out of desperation destroyed the bridge connecting the castle to the main road so the enemy had no means of chasing them. As for those living the the castle, only one way for them, wait for death. They had run out of fertile lands and food supplies. A hero arose and he discovered something...

Describing The Settings (Yeo Jun Peng)

Image Castle 1:
A tall and majestic castle, made of bricks from different types of white soothing colors, its light blue cone shaped roof enhanced the castle's purity and gentle as it is in a surrounding which has green as a main color. It stood mighty and strong in the middle of a river, surrounded by rough and strong bricks. In front of the castle lies a bridge which connects the land with the castle doors, the seemingly distilled water flows slowly under the bridge. One look at it makes your wonder what is inside the castle.

Image Castle 2:
On the top of a rough hill, there is a castle which reads death. A narrow curvy road leading from the top of the hill to the main road. In the middle of the road there is a deep canyon located there, causing the road to be shut half way. The canyon used as a warning for trespassers to not go through or die. In the castle, lived a hideous, most unimaginable being......

The two castles

Castle A :
There were birds chirping and you could hear people talking. There was a party being held in the enormous castle, people were waiting outside enjoying the sceneries. The garden filled with amazing flowers were specially colourful today.When looking up you could see birds flying, and the castle was always in your view. Everyone came in their best shirts and dresses, but nobody was as well dressed as the princess that was getting married that day. The castle were decorated with flowers at every corner, white fabrics at every window and everything was made in glass, giving the castle a very grand look.When the princess walked in, everyone was dazzled by her beautiful dress. Nobody knew what danger lurks at the end of the day.

Castle B:
There was a story once told by the villagers that there was something or someone lurking in the abandoned castle of Al-mahad. Nobody who set foot on the path to the castle ever returned.
I never believed it but thinking about the castle gave me a weird feeling, looking at the eerie castle from a far away distance just scares me. The mist around the castle allowed it to be even spookier. There were no life around the castle, it just stood there alone. As everyday pass, the curiosity in me grows bigger and bigger. I wanted to go so badly that I did not care about the rumours. One day, it seemed like the castle was calling out for me, I could not control the urge and ran. I lived to regret that day...

Castles by Kok Yin

The Castle. (Picture 1):
The White castle. With the beautiful carvings on it and the magnificent structure, it may seem perfect,but what's unknown to the eye is what that is within it, is a tale that has never been told until now. Villages of the younger generation don't know about it and the older generation knows but don't want to talk about it, thats why it is left untold. Why? You may ask. The answers lies within the story.

The Red Hill (Picture 2):
The Red Hill. Known for the mystery castle that lies on top of it. All who travelled have failed to return. Those who tried went for a reason. To find the "Treasure". The rumor says that the royal family who once lived there was the richer than anyone can imagine. They can afford anything and everything if they want and it was all because of the "Treasure". They believed it because of the location of the castle. On a red and rocky hill, who is able to build a castle there? One wonders. The "Treasure" is unknown but all they know is the magical powers that it withholds.

By Kok Yin.

Castle Setting

Castle A:
Dark clouds started to gather in the sky and it was gathering above the grand white castle.The wind was blowing strong against it.There was no one around the area where the grand white castle was.It seemed abandoned but there were foot prints around the paths on the castle ground.The highest and shiny cone was a place where you can stand,allowing you to see a picturesque view of the aree around.The entrance of the castle was closed,not allowing people to enter,it looked like something bad was going to happen during that period of time.Something really bad as like the bad weather the place is going to have.The river next to the castle was dirty,not like the usual clean water when you can see the fishes swimming around happily.The area of the place was very quiet,you can hear every sound in the area.Something bad is going happen soon...

Castle B:
The sunset turned the clouds bloody red and it was starting to gather.The scene was picturesque.The castle on the tall hill,no sight of people coming out of the castle.The hill itself was bloody red,it seemed that a war had just ended at that place.All the flora and fauna was gone,making people wonder how the people in the castle survived in there.The bridge leading it was broken,thus no one can leave or enter place.The broken bridge was just a like warning to people who wants to enter the castle,enter this place and there is no turning back.The feeling in your body will be weird and it will make you change your mind of entering the place.If you were leaving the place,you might regret or might not,as the castle was a mysterious place,so no one really knows what happens to your in the castle.As no one leaves the place after entering it...

Description of Castles

Image A: Image of a Beautiful Castle
The gigantic castle stood tall, with a quiet stream flowing beside it. Tall trees were lining one side of the stream. Lush green pastures were growing beside the castle. All its grand pinnacles were covered with a sky blue except the tallest one which was golden in colour. The flags were waving in the cool breeze and all was serene. The castle appeared to be cheerful. The drawbridge was down, inviting people to view its beautiful interior. I stepped into the main door. I could hear my footsteps on the marble floor echoing in the long hall. On the walls, paintings of its past inhabitants were covering it. At one point, something unexpected jumped from nowhere.

Image B: Image of a Castle set on a Hill Top
The bleak castle sat on its rocky red hill. Its white walls seemed lonely. Its winding path leading to the door seemed dangerous. The bridge was broken into half, threatening any unobservant traveller. Legend goes that a beautiful princess once lived there, all by herself, waiting for someone to save her. She eventually died of old age and her ghost still lives there, waiting for anyone to pass by there.

Castle Description


In the distance stood a castle, on a mountain top. The monotonous blue flags flying in the wind above the spires. The walls were white, but it looked like a dark place. Against the horizon, the castle looked even more dubious. The long path to the wondrous castle was broken and worn out, preventing travelers from entering. It seemed as though nobody had lived there for a long time, adding to the effect. A chill went down my spine. The castle beckoned me, luring me to enter. The night was drawing near, and I had no choice but to camp somewhere for the night. But how was I to pass the broken bridge? I could see only one way, but it was dangerous, and would bring me close to death. I hesitated. Just then, I heard wolves howling in the distance. That made up my mind , and I moved to the ledge, shuffling across the deep abyss. Better I die trying than be eaten by wolves, I thought.


A beautiful castle stood before, less than 500 metres away. The castle was alive with colours, making me feel happy. The castle exuded an aura, reaching out to my very being, filling it with joy. Everything about the castle was peaceful, with not a sound of human activity, only the soothing sound of nature around me. The stream flowing beside the castle was undisturbed, the surface of the water smooth. The surroundings were full of lush greenery, and the air was fresh. A breeze of cool air blew, messing my hair. I stepped towards the castle, admiring the architecture. The sky-blue roofs of the spires were cheerful, and the golden towers gave it a royal feeling. This castle had not been touched in years, and I could explore it without fear of being caught. The closeness with nature refreshed me, and gave me a wonderful feeling. I had never felt like this before, and was confident that there was magic lingering in the air. I never wanted to leave the place. This was a place of dreams, something that could be found only in storytales. I would make it my home.


The two castles

Castle A:
A dark, gloomy sky hung above the grand white castle, trying to dampen its looks, but with walls of pristine white and blue cones for caps, it looked magnificent even from afar. The tallest spire boasted a bird's-eye view of the town, with a golden cap to go. It was surrounded with a green forest full of life, and where a river decided to lay its banks. The outer walls and the windows seemed to be lined with gold, as the wind blew the flags on the top of the cones askew. Just by looking at the exterior of the castle made you wonder how the interior looked liked. Was every corridor lined with gold? Did every piece of furniture had diamonds on it? Only the royal family and their servants knew that, and they didn't reveal anything. So when the royal family went on a holiday, many wanted to break in and see for themselves what it was like.

Castle B:
The sunset casted many colours into the sky, red, orange and yellow. In the middle of an otherwise perfect scene, sat a lonely castle atop a lonely mountain. The bridge that crossed over a never-ending chasm to lead to the castle had been destroyed, isolating the once grand castle which was now haunted with ghosts of its previous owners as they slowly perished without a sound. Now the castle rested on desolate land, where when people looked at it they quickly glanced away, as if just by looking at it they might incur the wrath of the spirits that were in its presence. No animal dared to cross the land, no bird dared to fly over it, not even the fishes who usually swam upstream would want to swim its way. The castle was left alone, no one tended to it, and no one knew what actually happened within its walls.

Describe setting on Castles By Norman (Castle Story)

Picture A-Castle 1

Tales have been told about a beautiful castle in the land of Flair where the King Flair ruled from his Grand castle. The majestic castle was said to have been build long ago by the ancestors of the kingdom. The castle has been made a national treasure and kingdoms had tried to take it before. The castle had lush vegetation grown by its Queen and birds from all over the world made nests in its garden. Beautiful music filled its grounds and the town people outside would enjoy it while going on their own business. The river flowing the castle was like no other, it was so clean and sweet that people travelled from distant lands just to take a drink at it. The castle itself was able to stand out as a beauty with its white walls and blue roofs and a shiny silver one on its tallest tower.

Picture B-Castle 2

The Castle of the White Knight now stands lonely on top of a hill. It has once been a grand place where the White Knight, his name long forgotten, used to live. It has been preserved as a historic site for future generations but its sight now gives most people the creeps. A huge battle was once waged there and the castle had been sieged. The bright white castle walls and the blue roofs could not cover up the feeling nor could the forest and river beside the tall hill. The road leading to it is now in ruins and a grand bridge that use to connect people lays broken in the valley leading to the castle. The castle when entered feels damp and abandoned. Its cracked walls and silent halls gives a very mysterious feeling and its tales made it further mysterious. The castle grounds were to be haunted.

Introduction for the settings.

Picture A: image of a beautiful castle
An enormous castle stood upon them. They were in awe. Such beautiful exterior. Contrasting grey and white walls stands out among the whole exterior of the castle. Gigantic gold or blue cone-like pinnacles covers each of the pillar. It makes the castle stands out even more. From afar, you see a castle with a shiny golden pinnacles. From near, you see a gigantic castle with a beautiful scenery of a stream of river flowing beside the castle with the forest green, lush of bushes and trees surrounding the river. The view was amazing, and there was a minty scent all over the castle. How they wished they could stayed there, even for one day. They crossed the dull and old drawbridge slowly, and arrived in front of the brown and small door, slowly opening it, stealthily. Upon open it, they were astonished to see what was inside....

Picture B: image of a castle set on a hill top.
The sky was dark, as if a storm is coming. The whole place was isolated, with musty air surrounding the castle. Nobody dared to go to the castle, and nobody wanted too.. For they fear the legend will come true... Legend has said, a few thousand years ago. A king lived in the castle. It was actually a beautiful castle.
Until one day, a big earthquake shook the whole castle, and the pathway to the castle was destroyed, and the castle was deserted since then. It was said that the corpse of the king and the other servants were still inside the castle. Then, many people wanted to go to the castle. They always go as a group, fixing the pathway, but they were never seen again, with the fixed pathway gone again... Then, Tom and his brave group of friends went on a expedition to the castle, wondering if they would ever come back.....

Describing the setting

Picture 1:
It stood there, magnificent looking, padded with nicely fitted white bricks. There was only one word that could describe it - ROYALTY. There was nothing to criticise about it. Covered in colours of white and blue, symbolising purity tells us that the castle was not for anyone but the King. Tall trees and greenery surrounded it, leaving a trail of fresh scent in the castle. With the green trees, the air was in no doubt very fresh. A calm looking stream of river lies beneath the bridge leading to the castle. It was so clear that the pebbles at the bottom of the stream could be seen clearly. There were even small fishes swimming in it. Every guest who were there before were thrilled by the amazing architecture of the castle. All it took was one glimpse and the picture would stay in your mind forever.

Picture 2:
On top of a steep hill with windy roads, there was a castle covered in white which contrasted with its surrounding. It stood there, majestic looking. Whenever a lightning strikes during a storm, it highlighted the building making it look spooky in the middle of the deserted area. The road leading to the castle was rocky and was cut off when it reached the deep crate. It was said that an evil wizard lived inside the castle. Deep dark rumours of the history behind the castle were evident. Walking near it would cost your life. Ever heard of the rumour saying once gone in, you'll never come out? This applies well here. Please... don't ever try to go near it. All I know is that booby traps all all over the castle and near it.

Done BY: Clarabelle