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Hello Williams Whales – my name is Rikki Mukherjee and I’m running for Student Council President. We don’t have time for gimmicks and I couldn’t hire a rock band because I’m out of pocket money. Let me tell you straight why I am your best choice for President. I’m hardworking, responsible and will take initiative. As your leader, I will always work to make your voice heard. If you want to rock with Rikki, vote number 9 and you’ll be fine! It’s not that tricky … just vote for Rikki!
It was exciting!
On December 31, a couple of exciting things happen. First, colors fill the sky and the New Year begins. People chitter and chatter excitedly while they sit on the cool grass. The smell of burnt fireworks fills the air and color fills the dark night. People at home watch the countdown – three, two, one, zero- people cheer and clap. But once it’s twelve-o-one once again, quiet and serenity comes into the night.
Paua shells are very colorful and are mainly found in New Zealand. The colors in them are sea blue, sage green, pale orange, light pink and purple. In the sunlight, the colors shimmer vividly. Wild paua shells are rough as a cracked boulder but after they are polished they are as smooth as glass. They are used for decoration and to make jewelry. Paua shells are probably the most colorful shells in the world, that’s why some people like them.
There are a few reasons spider webs are phenomenal. The first reason is because they look awesome in the moonlight, shimmering away. I simply adore when the wind blows – it slowly shakes. Lastly I like that the designs are unique.
Out of all of my Saturdays, the trip to San Francisco made this Saturday the best. I stared at the gray seat in front of me, we were stuck in a long line of cars all waiting for the same reason as me, the Coit tower. All I knew about it was that it was a tower that had a good view. My big brother Ronny and I both sat there and complained “Lets leave” or “This tower better be good.” After twenty minutes or so we got into the tower’s parking lot. “Fresh air at last,” I said sarcastically.
When I got into the tower I had to go up a rickety elevator to go a few floors up. I lugged up the steep brass stairs, I had to be careful not to fall because of the painful way down. When I got to the top I was cured of my jelly legs. The view was magnificent, though. When we left, my brother admitted that the Coit Tower was pretty cool.
Then we went down the crooked Lombard Street. It went pretty much like BUMP! Squeak! BUMP! Squeak! The most memorable place was the Rainforest Café. We were starving when we got the food. The robotic animals were radical and realistic. When there was a “thunderstorm”, flashes of “lightning” could be seen on the ceiling. After lunch at the Rainforest Café, we watched street musicians play music and dance. All in all, the trip to San Francisco was thrilling and a wonderful experience.
Alright! Both Rikki and Ronny agree and will write at least once a month. We are now officially friends forever (at least over the nets.) Ronny will be writing about serious and humorous issues – maybe something about global warming or the Iraq War, or maybe something about middle-school hobos. Rikki will be writing about stuff like poems, short stories and mischievous ideas!
Sometimes, we will write together.
This could be a gift of a lifetime. I’m asking the brothers Ronny and Rikki (ronrik) to start a journey online that could die in a whimper, or glow brighter over the years!
As the digital age evolves (explodes?) two brains may just be more novel than one. Let’s see what ideas and opinions collaboration can bring.
I’d like to see them actively “blogging” together (ideally as friends) when they are both eighty – long after my voice has gone quiet…something to change this world!
– Rajat (papa)