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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 11, 2020

Day 12: Why should I break a streak after going so far? That’s the lesson for everyone

Welcome back, everyone!! I am back with another day with my daily diary. I am not going to share much today, but, let’s start. First, have you heard of this gaming store named Epic Games? It is the creator of the very famous game, Fortnite. I had installed it today. It turned out to be so cool. I could download two games I had always wanted to play. Lego Batman 3 and Lego Batman 2. 

Second, Rumani, my sister came to my home today and I played all day with her. It was so fun.

Thirdly, I have been writing this diary for 11 days straight. It feels so good to do something frequently without rest. Deepti ma’am was telling me to take a break for the weekend, but, I thought why to break a streak after you have gone so far. Let me now detail my day. 

I already told you that I had played all day with my sister. Let me tell you what we played:

  1. Lego Batman 3
  2. Act & Guess 
  3. Catch & Catch
  4. Cards

I will tell you which one was the best. The best one was Lego Batman 3 by 50 times than any other game. If you want to play it, please download Epic Games. You can find it way better than Lego Batman 2 or 1. I know that I have written less today, but, I will write more tomorrow as it is New Year’s eve in Nepal. 


April 10, 2020

Day 11: Why would someone worry about the payments during lockdown? That surprised me the most. I have created another quiz. It will be fun. Click here

Hi and hello again everyone. I am back again with another story today. I am in the 3rd day out of the 5 days of my results of the corona diary I had recently made a google form on the lock-down. I am also going to talk about a very funny app and one youtube channel and a new google form and something more. Without further ado, let dive right into it. 

I take a look at my old google form this morning and was surprised to see that there were two more responses by 2 unknown people. It could be anyone, to be honest, it could be anyone. And I wanted to ask you all a question? Do you want more of these in the future? If yes, I have one today. I will share it later on. My question in #3 was “what do you miss most about this lock-down?”

Here is what people think in common. It seems that the most common feedback was… “Friends”. And some of the Comments were so hilarious. See for yourself:

Which one was the funniest for you? My one was I am missing my office and pending payments.😂😂😂!! It was so funny!! I mean, out of all the things, payments?? I am confused. I also filled this form two times and I really would feel like I have missed everything imaginable. I would agree with almost all responses, but, payments are not as important as family, or friends, or people suffering from this virus. I am not saying that it is not at all important in a way, but, not over everything.

Let me switch the topic. This is getting to elaborated. I never thought of this. Was this pandemic the first-ever pandemic/epidemic? If yes, How can you detail about it and make a diary like this? Anyways, look and this picture.

Do you know what are those circles? They are marks of where people are supposed to stand. I do not think that that much space is enough. Do you?

Second, I have created a small quiz on Coronavirus of 10 points. Let me see how much you score. Here we go. I will also share all scores after I reach around 20 responses. Please fill it. I created it because you all liked the previous one so much. 

Lastly, Kathmandu looks so different than before. It is so silent though people are there in the background. I miss the old Kathmandu though. And the police come in our place to keep a close check if people are roaming freely. Here are some pictures. 

There are beautiful sunsets as well.

Bye!!!! See ya tomorrow!!  


  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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