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A Child’s Diary: Idhika Diwan’s Corona Lockdown Days

We are encouraging children to write diaries and share with us. We are presenting Idhika Diwan, a 7-year old girl, who lives in Thailand. Here are her thoughts as shared by her mother (no edits, no filters):
Meet Idhika Diwan and let’s listen to her stories

September 21, 2020

Dad’s Birthday

Do you remember the “fun” in the last blog? In this blog I am going to tell the secret of “Fun”.

It is actually my dad’s birthday. On the day before his birthday, we made 2 greeting cards. On his birthday morning, after dad woke up, we gave him our greeting cards. At that time my mom played happy birthday song. In my greeting card for dad, I only used crayons to draw and colour. It was an underwater world “but with no aquatic animals”. Ha ha!!!

In the evening, I and my younger brother wrote “Happy Birthday” with pistachio shells on a table. We wrote “Best Baba” with our alphabet blocks. We also arranged our heart shape penstand and cars to support it. There were 2 cakes on the table – honey rose, strawberry ice-cream cake. My mom made the honey rose cake by herself.  My dad mixed the cakes to make a delicious, new cake flavor called strawberry rose cake.  Every year, my grandparents are here on my dad’s birthday. So we made a video call to them when my dad was cutting the birthday cake.

Do you remember about letter, in the English subject, which I wrote in the 13th blog? The letter finally arrived now. After I came back from school, I saw the letter on our sofa. I was excited to open it. But mom said I need to open it after bath and a thank you message to my teacher. I now know the surprise. It is a chocolate and a pair of wobbly eyes. Wobble wobble!!! I and my younger brother both wanted the chocolate, so we started a fight. But my mom also had chocolate in the fridge, so she gave one to my younger brother and then we ended the fight of chocolates.

On Saturday, I finished reading a book by the author Enid Blyton. The name of the book is “Snowball the Pony”. This is the 1st time I am reading a book by this author. It was all about a black Shetland pony. Shetland horses or ponies are very small horses with rough hair. The book is all about a young black Shetland pony named Snowball and three children named Willie, Sheila, and Timmy. I loved the part when Snowball went to open the pigsty’s latch by himself. I thought the pony was clever. I want to buy a pony like Snowball.

Now our school has opened the swimming pool for us. I needed to find my swimming costume, cap, goggles, and towel at home to take to school. All of my friends (including me) were excited because we didn’t go to the swimming pool for 7 months.

On every Friday, the second subject for primary is Boy Scout. In this week, we are learning how to dress our wounds. The most important thing is to wash your hands cleanly before touching a wound. Our teacher taught us so that we can dress the wound by ourselves if we get hurt.

A typhoon was going to hit the South coast of Thailand on the weekend. We are safe because we live in the East. But we have typhoon effects in our city like heavy rain and wind. In this time, I and my

mom experienced rare weather condition in the morning. There was light rain, clear sky, and cool wind. I loved this weather so I ate my morning banana and drank warm water outside in our yard, on the swing. I even read a book outside. But the rain and wind continued the whole day. In the evening, my father had a great idea.

We had a BBQ party with all vegetables and home made kebabs. But this time, the coal was taking longer time to burn. This happened because we didn’t dry it before using for BBQ. I and my younger brother became hungry. So my mother played a podcast to distract us. Finally the coal burnt and we had a nice BBQ party. Yum!! Yum!!

In the next week, I am planning to read “Aladdin”. I am going to tell you about the book in the next blog. Keep reading if you want to know more about it!!!        


  1. Very nicely step by step written Idhika👏👏👏👏 keep writing in small sentences; all the best for your new academic year! 👍👍

  2. Idhika…. Proud of you… You understand mother’s importance in a child’s life… All celebrations very nice…. You keep writing and we will keep on reading

  3. Good description…. Keep up the curiosity… Develop scientific approach and attitude in everything…. Loved the microscope part…. Pooja is also nice

  4. Hi…. Nice birthday celebrations…… Very rare event in the computerised world receiving a letter…. That is real fun…. Reading is a very good habit…. It opens the whole new world….. Enjoying the nature and understanding weather changes as cause and effect…. That is knowing the real environmental impacts…. Keep observing, reading and writing….

  5. Idhika, you really write so nice. Your thoughts are organised,easy to connect language. This habit of writing will enrich you in knowledge and it’s expression.
    Proud of you you

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