Sunday, 24 September 2017
I stepped over all the bags carefully and sat beside Jaxson.
¨How are you feeling?¨ He asked.
¨Nervous,¨ I replied
¨Molly go to your race!¨ My mum yelled.
¨Good luck!¨ everyone said as I walked over to marshaling. They called my name and I sat in lane 5´s seat. Time had past, races had started and finish; then it was my go to stand by the blocks. The swimmers were coming closer and closer to the wall. Then the whistle blew to get up on the block. I crouched on the block, still like a statue.
¨Take your marks¨
I dived into the bitter pool. The race had started; the timers were ticking; it was a race against the time. I had to beat 2:57:42, and my time was just under 3 minutes. So it was my least likely race to qualify in. The water rushed past me. Each breath was a breath of relief, a gulp of life flooded in me. Last 25m I thought to myself! A couple of meters ahead of me was a 16 year old girl but that wasn't going to stop me from catching up to here. As the time kept ticking and I kept pushing through the water; my fingers touched the wall!
I took a big, deep breath and paddled to the lane rope. I fixed my eyes on the board. Beside my lane number was first! Thoughts were flooding through my mind, ´I had bet a 16 year old (by .04 seconds)!´But that wasn't the best thing I qualified for Short Course Nationals for 13 year old and also for the next age group up, for the next year! Also to put a cherry on top of my pie,I got a 5 second personal best! I climbed out of the and went to get my clothes.
¨Good work!¨ I said to Gabby (The swimmer that just got beaten by a 13 year old!)
¨Good work to you too!¨ She replied with a smile.
I walked back to where everyone was sitting and they all said well done. But then I got the bad news from Jaxson:
¨You still have another race!!¨
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Why every time you buy packet of chips there is only ¼ of the packet is full! You should get your money's worth of chips instead of salt and vinegar, sea salt etc air. I’m here to persuade you that it’s not worth paying that much money just to fill on a miniscule space in your tummy.
I think if you are at least paying $4.00 for a big packet of chips, the bag should be ¾ full at least. It’s almost the big companies don't have enough money to fill the whole bag with chips - instead they decide to fill it with air to make it look better (sometimes bigger is not the better). The attract the people by filling the bags with air so they look bigger and “have lots of chips in there;” when they don’t. Once one of my friends opened a bag of chips, she looked in and there was only 8 small chips. It’s not fair for the people buying the chips because they are wasting the money on fresh air!
That’s my next point a bag of chips cost a lot of money and they aren't that good for you. If you are paying $3-4.00 for a bag of chips you need to think ‘do you bother wasting the time (choosing the chips) and money (paying for the chips)’. The money they are getting for all these chips for them to do not that much work is silly. The biggest country that eats all these chips is, America. They eat 1.5 billion chips a year; that would add up to a lot of money!
Next time you are in a shop you need to think, do I really need to get these. They may taste, look, smell good but they aren’t actually that good for you. In my opinion I don’t think it’s worth spending that much money on fresh air; just to please your mouth.
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