Guys, its the event we have all been waiting for, CLOSING CEREMONIES! Closing ceremonies is very hyped up. Filled with awesome music, loud cheering and very suspenseful feelings. So, the first awards they announce of course had to be the convention recap awards, which we are in. Of course, my heart is beating and my palms are sweating. No, we didn't get honorable mention, no we didn't place third, as well as we didn't place second. Unfortunately, we didn't get first as well. That's right, we didn't get an award this year. Even though we worked hard like we never did before, that didn't matter to me and Taylor. No matter if we didn't place, Taylor and I knew we absolutely did our best. I thought we did a great job as well as Taylor and that is pretty much what matters the most. On the bright side, everyone else placed at least an honorable mention. I am more proud of our class than never before. STN was so amazing this year and I couldn't ask for more. Finally, to celebrate, we went to California Adventures. My favorite ride was California Screamin' which is a really fast roller coaster. Probably the fastest one in the park. Finally, today was just an amazing day, and I can't wait for tomorrow at disney!
What's up guys!! Today is day 3 of STN and it's also our last. Today at 2:00 PM, Our convention recap video is due!!! Let me say, time really does fly by fast!! Days feels like hours, hours feel like minutes, and minutes ticking by so fast they feel like seconds. But anyway, today was a very nerve-racking day. Today I woke up at about 5:30. Yeah, it was probably the tenseness in my body. Throughout the day, time is ticking and we are still filming and editing. I remember a huge problem Taylor and I had about the batteries were so close to dying. I think they had about 1 bar left. Fortunately, we made it in time, we did a great job in editing, we turned in the flash drive successfully on time. Taylor and I had huge smiles on our faces and we did a big high five to celebrate at the end. Today was a pretty fast day, but tonight, we took a break from the chaos and went to a Los Angeles Angels game. One of my classmate, Evan, really enjoyed this game because he has a huge passion for this sport. Finally, we came home late again, and I went straight to bed ready for tomorrow's opening ceremonies. . Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you tomorrow!
Hey guys! Today is the 7th day of our CKTV trip and also day 2 for STN!! Again, as I wake up I can feel a lot of tenseness coming up ahead of us. If you don't know, Taylor McCann and I are on the recap team where we recap the entire convention. If you seen some recap videos, it was a very interesting topic that caught my eye. Taylor and I have the whole convention to film and edit and our final deadline is tomorrow at 2:00!! As we did all our filming today, the experience working with Taylor is awesome. Taylor is such a hardworking person and is an even better team worker. Today we got to film many schools at this convention and it was super fun!! Also, today I went to a very interesting breakout season by Les Rose. He thought us about how to properly find a compelling story anywhere at anytime. Finally, we had an awards ceremony for the excellent awards. Today was a very hardworking day and I am looking forward to tomorrow. See ya!
Hey guys!!! Guess what day it is? It's Crazy 8's!!! That's right! STN officially starts today! Waking up as early as 5:30 in the morning, my class and I all prepared ourselves for the stress, tasks, and challenges that we will face today. When we went in the editing ballroom. It was enormous!! With about 3000 kids, it can get really loud in here. So, our film team's topic was "Tomorrow the World." Most of us didn't know what the heck that meant at first. It took us about an hour and a half to find a topic, but finally, our main topic was about a girl who saves the world by doing kind actions to others. In addition, the filming experience was crazy. We were constantly filming, barely any breaks, and don't even get me started on the editing. When you walk through the editing room doors after about 3ish, you can definitely feel the tense of it!! Time was going by so fast that before you know it, it was 15 minutes before the deadline. Our film team is still editing with stress in there heads as well as the broadcast team. Finally, it is the deadline and many teams are cheering at the top of their lungs. Both of our teams made the deadline, but unfortunately, the magazine team exported their files wrong. Yea, it was a bummer and everyone felt bad. It on the bright side, it was a huge learning experience. After Crazy 8's, we had a talk with our teacher, Mr. M about what we could've done better. What I agreed with was that he told us that we can definitely learn from this experience and that at the end of the day, we can walk out knowing every single one of us did our best. Finally, we had opening ceremonies at night where we got some speeches by the producers of STN!! You can definitely say today was a crazy day, and tomorrow will be another one. Again, thanks for reading and I'll see you guys tomorrow!!
Aloha guys!! Today is day 5 of our STN trip and today was an interesting day. I have so much things to talk about so let's get right into it. The first thing we did today, was an awesome tour of the Angles stadium. The angels stadium is a huge, beautiful baseball field with many eye catching places. At the tour, we got to learn some history behind the Angels team and also different parts of the stadium. Next, was my favorite part of the trip. We got a VIP tour of the Disney Animation place where the make all the animations of Disney movies. We experienced how some movies are made and how movies are made. For example, we learned how Disney character, Moana, was made and how she was animated. But, you won't believe what happened next. We got to see Josh Gad!!! He is the voice of Olaf in Frozen, and plays LeFou in the new Beauty and the Beast movie. He literally made my jaw drop. For me, that was CRAZY! Finally, to end the day we got to meet our pen pals and had a dinner with them at Bubba Gumps. My pen pal, Austin, and I got to learn way more about each other. Today was such an spectacular day! But, tomorrow the chaos begins. Tomorrow is the beginning of STN and also is Crazy 8's. Unfortunately, that's all I got for today. See you next time!!
Welcome back guys!!! Today is my 4th blog on the trip so let's get right into it. Today was a pretty chill day. First off, we stopped by Big Boys for breakfast. Let me say, they had some really good food there. Then, we spent the day at Hollywood. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to meet any celebrities but we definitely got to see their stars! We saw many people in costumes like super man and spongebob. Finally, we went to shop around the mall there too! One of my favorite parts of the day was that we got to see the Hollywood sign. Then, we finally went to the Anaheim Hutton Hotel where STN will be. To end of the day, we went to Downtown Disney for dinner. We saw many lights and also went more shopping. In conclusion, even though we didn't do much, I had a blast with my ohana!!
What's up guys!!! Let me tell you, I've been in LA for only twos days now and I already fell in love with it!! Today we did so many things so let's jump right it!! Today, we have the amazing privilege to go to Universal Studios!!! One of the most amazing places here in LA, we got our own VIP tour, rode many roller coasters, and went to the City Walk to conclude the night. The tour was a VIP tour that our class took to learn interesting facts about the Universal Studios. We saw many behind the scene places here and learned about certain movies that was made here!! One thing I learned was that Steven Spielberg, who is a famous director, was rejected many many times by film companies and studios. But, that did not stop his dream. He ended up being one of the most successful Director. After that amazing tour, we spent most of the day riding roller coasters. In fact, we waited about 45-60 minutes each ride. Yes the lines were long, but we got to spend the time to talk with other classmates and learn more about them. One of my favorite rides was either between the Harry Potter Ride, or the Jurassic Park ride. Overall, these rides were all exciting. Finally, to end the day, we went to the City Walk next door to eat dinner and do some shopping.
Welcome back guys!!! It's already day 2 and so much excitement was in the air!! There is so much things I wanna talk about so let's get right into it. So, 7 am and I am so pumped up for the day. First off, we ate a good breakfast then went straight to Warner Bros Studios. Over there, I learned about many many interesting facts about the Warner Bros Entertainment Company. For example, it was in fact founded by 4 Warner brothers. Also, I got to be on set on some famous TV shows, like Full House, The Big Bang Theory, but my favorite, the Ellen Show. Finally, my favorite part about this tour was I got to see the actual Batmobile and also the Jokers Lamborghini from the movie Suicide Squad. Next stop, a quick UCLA tour of the campus and also a little bit about there film majors. Last but not least, the main event of the evening. The NBA game between Lakers and Timberwolves. This is actually on the top 3 things I was looking forward to this trip. No matter if you love basketball or not, I think an NBA game will be an awesome experience. In addition, it was a really close game and really got me at the edge of my seat. To sum up, today was such an interesting and fun day and yes, we have way more to come. Again, I was so satisfied to be in the same room as some talented NBA athletes. See ya!
Hey guys!!! Can you believe the trip is finally here!!!! There is too much things to talk about but let's talk about my hype for this first day. Although we didn't do much, there is no word to describe how excited I was when I stepped foot onto the plane. All my past memories from last year's STN kept coming back to me. From the Hawks game, to the Opening Ceremonies, and also New York City. Overall, the plane ride was very long for me. In my experience, I can not sit in a tight seat for hours and hours straight. On the bright side, I definitely got to get to know more about other people and make new friends like Mia Thompson, Rayden, and much more!!! Because we had so much fun this plane ride, I can't wait for the awesome excitement that is coming up next. In conclusion, that's all I got for today. See ya!
What's up guys!! Can you believe that STN is almost here!! I've been waiting for this awesome event since the beginning of the year! There is no word to describe how excited I am, and I am looking forward to do so much stuff! So, here are three things I am most excited about the trip. Here it is.
First off, the NBA game! Just like last year, we are going back again to watch another NBA game. This time, it will be the Los Angeles Lakers vs the Minnesota Timberwolves. No matter if you enjoy basketball or not, trust me that it will be a great experience. I will get to see Brandon Ingram, D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young, Karl-Anthony Towns, and more!! So, that's why I can't wait for this game!
Next, what is one of the biggest attractions in California? Well, who wouldn't be excited for the happiest place in the world? That's right, we are going to Disneyland!! I can't wait for the games, Disney Characters, and the big roller coasters!! I can't wait for the awesome experience that we get to do that we can't do here in Hawaii.
Finally, I can't wait for the actual competition. That's right, I can't wait to compete in the Student Television Network with my classmates. Although there will be many challenges and obstacles along the way, I know no matter if we win or lose, it will be worth it. Also, I will get to learn new things and meet new friends along the way.
In conclusion, here are three of the many things I am super excited for this trip. Again, there is no words that can explain the excitement I am feeling. We are less than a week again, and I can't wait to get off this island for a few days.
California, here we come!
Hi! My name is Aron Taguiam. I'm a seventh grader in the CKTV media class. I am a second year student so I hope to learn more about technology and use them as well.