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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):

September 19, 2020

Check out my animation

Our Half-Yearly is coming up, and this is going to be my exam with this laptop. Last time I had to face a lot of problems and sometimes even had to borrow my mom’s laptop for some time. Well, I have a firm belief with 0.001% doubt that these times there will be no problems. (The 0.001% refers to power cuts or sudden internet outage.) Though this might sound stupid, today after I talk about my exams, I will be talking about some of the words in the past. You are going to have either shocking faces or Goosebumps later. So, as I was saying that I am sure it won’t happen again, but who knows. Only God has answers to the future as far as I know.

OK!! Now to talk about the words I mentioned earlier. Did you know? 

  1. Before, the word Nice meant Foolish in the past.
  2. Also, A girl used to mean a child of any gender
  3. Nervous meant Strong. (Gosh, these words!!)
  4. This might surprise you, but silly meant innocent at the time. (Told you you will be shocked)

Ok!! I hope you learned something new today. I’m pretty sure you guys did (unless you watch the videos of “The English Nut”) On with the flow. 

I am quite enjoyed these days. Though, I have still not got out of the grip of the fear of Coronavirus. I still do not have the authority to go outside. OH GOD!! I do not want to stop writing but have no ideas. Oh wait!! Do you want to know how my animation is going on? I have completed a bit of my first animation. And, I have completed one in Pencil 2D. Here is the video of it!!

 So, that is how the animation went. Hope you liked it. I know that it is not so good. I am trying to make my drawings better. So, saying this, I think I must leave. I am missing out an important thing!! Sayonara!!

September 16, 2020

I am more into animation lately.

Relaxing with music and without music. What’s the difference. For instance, imagine that there is rain. Feel the sound of the rain and close your eyes!! How do you feel? It was at least better than the sounds of others speaking of your home or the silence that had made you crazy!! Well, they do say it right. Music can heal all wounds. And so can nature!! While writing this diary, I do the same thing so that I do not get distracted. And mt eyes are fully focused on the screen. This is what I call the joy of life!! My outer environment seems like it is about to rain in my area. That brings the realism. 

One more update!! I am more into animation these days. I really am bad at drawing. And I still am. But, that does not really matter much to me. Because I will eventually get better at it. That does not mean I do not have difficulties in doing so. First of all, the animation apps can not be found in mobiles or any such devices, so that means we can only animate on a laptop. And you know how hard it could be for a child like me. I also do not have those pen and tablet thingies, so I cannot draw properly. I do not think I will get one at this age. But when I can, I surely will.

And one thing!! Please check out our stories as they have been posted on this website. Do not forget to check it out. Phew!! Finally, I have that sense of relief!! And yes, I hope you are all fine. And even if you are not, I hope you get well soon. Saying this, though I know I should have written more, I want to say bye-bye to you all!!

September 9, 2020

Inspired by some of the words from Shashi Tharoor

OK!! You know what I will say!! But, I do not know how to say those things today!! Well, I am too shocked by one person!! That person is Shashi Tharoor!! He is a person you would give hats off to when you see his videos. He is so much into vocabulary is all I can say!! He has made India remind some of the words I never thought even existed!!

  1. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
    1. A fear of long words
  2. Defenestrate
    1. Literally throw out of the window
    2. Expel, Remove, discard
  3. Floccinaucinihilipilification
    1. My expression on this word 😲😲
  4. Lalochezia
    1. Just found now and the meaning is one you would not like!!

OK, now, whenever you get a question about a genius, I hope you remember Shashi Tharoor!!

OK! That is done. So, I want to ask the kids over here. Do u watch Ssundee channel!! If you do, you probably like him. Well, even me. And the newest game he plays is Among us if I am not wrong!! Just wanted to say that it is amazing!! So, if you want, you can play that unless you are too young!!

Good News!! The stories have 85% chances to get published this weekend!! And also, I do not care ‘bout my story cause mine is already posted in this diary!! So, I just want the other ones to have some of that experience. 

OK, so nothing new except for Shashi Tharoor!! Saying this, bye bye everyone. And I hope someone famous replies on this diary!! Alright!! Saturday is our next diary!!

September 7, 2020

Today, I am going to speak about ICT

The ICT conference is finally over, and I feel that we did really good. And that was proved as well. I will tell you how later. OK, let me be honest, today’s diary would probably focus on the full ICT conference. And I also have a comparison report on the program of Grade 5, 6, and 7. Alright, let me start. And do not think I have forgotten what I said. 2 questions. Plus, Googling is allowed. I mean, the main point is to know something new. 

Our Programme went like a firecracker. Really smooth. There were some internet problems, but, things were handled as we had recovery plans in grade 6. But, as far as I noticed, none of the other grades had one recovery plan. Would be better if they did have one. OK!!! So, before the Panel Discussion Formally, there was attendance, which is, as always boring!! Finally, we started. There were 3 motions raised and a lot of time wasted in Point of information. Well, the programme was over. And then, it was rest time. Well, I was asking all people if we can join the program of Grade 5. Well, I got “IDK” as an answer from all people. And so, I as well did not care and went there. Well, it was not that much fun, because I am a person who loves Panel Discussion. But, sadly Grade 5 had no Panel Discussion. And so, I went to fast-typing which was the only section where there were no internet interruptions and also, confidence. That is the two major and the things that made that game interesting and interactive. We went to one stall called “Robots and it’s future” which would have been more interactive if the people of that group had given chances for parents to speak as well. And after that, the program of grade 5 ended. 

Well, after that, the program of Grade 7 occurred. It was much more fun because the Panel Discussion was separated into 4 groups. We were in group no. 3. Well, the session had ended in the same way. But, in that session, I found that there were no active participants except than one. And now, on to my comparison report of all the 3 programs. Here is the report:

The ActivityGrade 5Grade 6Grade 7
Panel DiscussionThere was no Panel DiscussionAmazing said by the Dias. Interactive and proper use of motions and PointsIt was good and motions were raised properly, but, the speakers could not use the correct points at the correct time. So, I think they could have practised that more.
DebateIt was OK. But it could have been better!! The Participants did not look confidentWe had no debate(s).I did not look at it!!! I regret it cause I could have shared it here.
GamesVery interactive. Yet, the interaction was below expectationsI could not go there due to restrictionsNo games organized.

OK, The Table occupied a lot of space here because the paragraphs could have been written without a table. But, whatsoever!! The questions this time are:

  1. Who is known as the father of Computer?
  2. Language of a computer. (All that you know)


  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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