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A Child’s Diary: Shivan Sharma’s Corona Lockdown Days in Kathmandu, Nepal

We are encouraging children to write diaries and share with us. We are presenting Shivan Sharma, a 11-year old boy, who lives in Kathmandu, Nepal. Here are his thoughts (no edits, no filters):

April 23, 2020

Today is Mother’s Day in Nepal

Happy mother’s day everyone!!! Well, today is a special day for all mothers. In Nepal, we call “Mother’s Day”; “आमा को मुख हेर्ने दिन” which is pronounced as Aama ko mukh herne din. Anyways, I have not got enough time to give my mom any gift. Well, let me tell you about our class today.

We had a discussion on mother’s day today. And we also watched this video named “Green Light” which is about tech cause, of course, science is not complete without technology. So I think you check it out. OK.

By the way, I found out the reason behind the name of Johnny Walker. You can see in Wikipedia. We had our first English class today and it was about imagination.

The last thing, wait, I have not shared the math problem’s result. Anyways, the answer to that question was:

Well, did you get it right?? Good job!!

So as I was saying, Nepal has currently got 47 cases (including 2 new cases) and 9 recoveries till now.

All for today, bye!!!

April 22, 2020

I am sharing several videos. You will love them

Hi all!!! I am back with another day of my diary and all I have to share today is about my classes and classes only. Well, let me start right away!!

We had a Computer and a Science class today. We learned how to create even better google slides with that video in Computer class through a video. Here is that video. You can practice. It did take some attempts for me to do it.

In Science, we have had to watch “Timelapse of Earth”, “Timelapse of the Universe”, “Pandemics of the history” and “School jokes” to freshen.

We had also watched a video on “How to avoid laziness”. Well, all of these videos can help you personally, but also in business and school. I will not be sharing my class link because we are not allowed.

Anyways. Bye!!!!

April 21, 2020

Why does Johnny Walker always walk in the song? 🙂 Is it because of his name?

Hi everyone!!! I have been having my online classes as you all might know and I am very, very tired today. It is every day except Saturday. Saturday is always a holiday. By the way, we have to use so many apps of google such as:

  1. Google classroom
  2. Google meet
  3. Google slides

We also learned how to use google slides today in computer class. Although I am already a PowerPoint bug, I loved the concept of Google slides.

We did not just use google slides but we also used google sheets to do our attendance. We use docs to do other writing assignments. We have not used google forms in class but I have used it a couple of times personally.

Well, that is all for “Computer class”. We also had a “Nepali class” so let me talk about it.

Nepali is a tough subject for me, but, online classes made it look like a piece of cake. It was such fun especially to talk to my friends. Oh!  I did not tell you our rules right? Let me tell you about our class rules.

  1. Turn off your MIC if you are not asked to.
  2. Do not chat in chatbox unnecessarily.
  3. Always come to class on time. 
  4. Always be ready with a copy, pencil, and eraser. (or pen)
  5. Have a fixed place to study

Well, we just had a discussion about “e-pustakalaya”, a book reading page on which we can read books in audio or documents. 

Now, let me move out of classes. Have you ever noticed that Jhonny Walker always walks in his songs? Is it because of his name or is his name like that because he walks in his songs? I am confused.

This is a picture of the one and only Jhonny Walker. 

Source: Internet

Shall we call it a math problem for today? We shall, alright.

Here is the problem for today. 

Find out the answer and you shall be and I will share it tomorrow. Bye!!!

April 20, 2020

Day 21: I have always enjoyed learning, but online classes are different level

Math is tricky, you know!! I know. By the way, did you do yesterday’s math problem? Here are the answers:

  • Red: 5
  • Grey: 8
  • Blue: 1

So that means

  •    185
  •    185
  • +185
  • ______
  •    555

Anyways, everyone, do you know what the most trending sport of this lock-down is? It is marble racing and for god sake, it is amazing. Check it out. I enjoyed it. Well, that is not what I want to tell you. I am going to tell you about my first day of online classes.

Studying had never been fun. But, online classes are just next level. We can present our screen to the class and they can learn with ease. We can chat if we have any confusion.  So it is cool.

We can use Google classroom for doing assignments. Well, that is all about our online classes.

It was a little hard because I could not find some things, but my mom helped me. It was cool to meet my friends after a long time. Bye!!

April 19, 2020

Day 20: Online class started and it’s so different

Wow!! Classes in computers. Now that is something out of the ordinary, isn’t it? You are in front of your parents and teachers are teaching. Even if you forget to do your homework, you can do it while you are in class. You can chat with your friends. Oh wait!! 1 meme per day. Here is the meme for today.Conversation between two bros be like

And this was done by the snipping tool!! Good job to the snipping tool!!!

Source: Internet

By the way, can you solve this math problem? I did. Try it!! I will give you one more after some time. Or do you want it now? I have reached Level 4.

Also, 4 people recovered in Nepal. Well, that is good news!! No bad news (till now).

Next, it felt so good to meet my friends after a long time. I felt more relaxed than ever. Like I could see my friends after so long. 

I am closing this up for today!! Bye!!

April 18,2020

Day 19: What is the most hated moment and most feared moment for students? Check it out 🙂

There is a snake that grows 0.5cm per second. It grows till a meter in 200 seconds.

But, this snake dies by touching any part of its body by its mouth. This is the only snake that dies by touching any part of its body by its mouth in the world. This snake can be found in the Nokia mobile game!! Thank you for your attention. Hahahaha 🙂

I will from now on share one meme per day. I have enjoyed this a lot. I laugh even when I write this. Here is one more (the last one for today). Students will understand

  • Most hated feeling: Waking up
  • Most difficult task: Finding socks
  • Most Amazing moment: Shouting in bus 
  • Most loving people: Friends
  • Longest journey: Going to class
  • Scariest moment: Forgot homework
  • Most amazing news: 1. Teacher is absent
  •                                   2. There is no math class
  •                                   3. School is closed due to coronavirus
  • Bad truth: School has online classes

I did not laugh at this one much but I think adults will + Worst news: There have been a dozen coronavirus cases in Nepal.

Now there are altogether 30 coronavirus cases in Nepal (confirmed). Though I do not believe in superstition, I will say that the opposite tongue myth is true. People were so proud of saying that there are no corona cases in province one, well, province one made their wish come true. 

Well, why to talk about such negative things. My mom actually says that she likes the shape of coronavirus because of those little octopus skin type things.

I meant those red things.

 This really is the beginning. My mom said that long ago, but, I had ignored it. Now, her words came true.

By the way, I miss my friends a lot and I try to call them all the time, but they never answer. But, I know I can talk with them in our online classes. It is starting on Monday.



  1. Simple and real. Out of many, your strength on talking to strangers is my favorite one. Life is all about exploring and understanding what is already out there. I wish you lots of love and luck to first keep writing and second love what you do in life ❤️.

  2. Hello again, Shivan! What an amazing bundle of talent you are! Reading your blog brings a smile on my face. I feel like I have known you for so long. Congrats for finishing your exams. Have a great summer break. I know your genius mind wont sit idle at any cost, even on a summer break! Keep writing and amazing your readers. And as a mother myself, lastly would like to add that the more a mother yells at her children the more she loves them 🙂 speaking outa’ personal experience here! hehe! TC. Xoxoxo to you and your mama! ♥️

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