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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 2, 2020

Fortnite is bringing Marvel characters

Wow!! Fortnite Chapter 2 season 4 has released and I did not even know it. Well, I do not play Fortnite, but I sure do watch some videos about it (especially Jelly and only sometimes). But, that is not the only thing. Fortnite is now bringing marvel characters in it. Some I know are:

  1. Iron Man (With and without suit both)
  2. Black Widow (Was already there)
  3. Thor (available in Battle Pass only for now)
  4. She-Hulk
  5. Storm
  6. Mystique
  7. Wolverine
  8. Doctor Doom
  9. Groot
  10. Deadpool (Was already there)
  11. Captain America (Not Sure)
  12. Thanos (Not so sure) (His Gauntlet was previously there)

So, that is that. I am still so confused why our stories have not been posted yet. Like, I mean they should be posted by now. OK, seems like a real heavy business with the website for Deepti Ma’am. But, whatsoever, if she forgot, this might alarm her. So, in case. 

Now back to my movies version me. Alright, so many people are being kind of selfish. OK, this is related to DC and Marvel (not vs). Many of us like one or maybe even 2. So, why do you do this? Why do you criticise the Creators of the movie and the actors? OK, so We all know Epic Games. The let us say they are the company who created Fortnite. They are also the people who created Games of Lego Batman Series. Now, this is fair. Then, why is everyone so unfair? OK, I asked my question and my anger is low now. I think I will be ready with two questions next time. For now, a riddle. And, sorry to interrupt but I could not find out any new thing except the Fortnite thing. OK back on point.

Today’s question or let me change it to a quiz question is:

The statement “You Shall Not Pass!!!!” is from which movie?


  1. Harry Potter
  2. Monsters University
  3. Lord of the Rings
  4. Avengers

August 29, 2020

More about my journey to discover myself

Things are getting worse. Now there are 30 cases in my ward. And I am so Panicked. I have no clue what to do these days. I feel lazy (that is a not so seen symptom of the corona), but, let us think positive ok? I do not have Covid-19 here. That’s not what it is. Gosh!! Why do I even speak in that way? Anyways, so, Online class is about to have a vacation and one good thing. Our ICT Conference is postponed. And there is sad news for me. I won’t be the Moderator AKA Dias anymore. It will be someone from the higher grades. Well, that got spoiled. Whatever, and I told you I will bring one or maybe more new things that I discover. Well, I did bring one thing. So, let me share it.

  • I am an Ambivert
    • The weirdest thing is I have an imaginary brother. Also, I talk to myself a lot. I can’t feel good without talking to myself at least once a day.

And the thing I was planning to do before but saved for today. A Q/A session. It is in a Quarantine edition. So there are a set of questions I have to answer with reason. I can write as much as I want (no word limits)!!

  1. What is the best thing about staying at home?

Ans The best thing is that there won’t be any group works to be done Physically and you can have a way to communicate with your friends. Also, being from the 21 century, we can be more interested in technology learning (except for the fact that we do not get too many online tasks in Nepal)

  1. The first friend I would hug after this gets over.

Ans I am not sure as to whom would that be. I am partially introvert so I would say most likely all my friends that include my pal Bigya. We are sorta besties though this Lock-Down has separated us. So, if anyone, my first option would be Bigya.

  1. Write about the good things that happened to the world due to the virus.

Ans The only good thing is that nature has got the chance to attract. These days more than the bikes and cars I can hear birds and wind breeze (sometimes) and then I can hear the rain properly, though it is annoying sometimes. 

  1. Write the worst thing about the virus.

Ans The worst thing is that the virus can kill people and is seen in children as well as I have heard. And that makes me scared. And what if I get killed by it. Oh my god!! I have started again. OK…. next question!!

  1. A new place you would like to travel after the Lockdown is over.

Ans The one place I would visit is Sauraha. And I miss going out you know. Anyways, it has always been a dream to visit Sauhara and stay there for a few days.

OK, those were the best of the questions I had (or at least that I thought were good). So, I know you all might be bored, so, I had a plan. I got a song from one of my friends (name won’t be mentioned) from the Harry Potter series. And I wanted to show it here: 

Jingle Bells, Slytherin Smells, Ravenclaw go away!! Cedric dies, Hufflepuff cries, Gryffindor all the way.

August 27, 2020

I am discovering myself

I have come to know a lot of things about this week. And also, there are more things to share. I think this is going to be a long article for one day. But, let me see if I change my mind on anything.

First, the things I found out. These are not only about myself, but it could be on something else. Alright, let me start:

  • I am Zoophobic (fear of all animals)
    • I realized this when my sister was asking me what I am afraid of. And my sister showed me that. Ummmm….. I am quite nervous to tell you about it now. But, I did tell it. And what’s done is done
  • I also have Dogophobia (fear of dogs)
    • This term is used by me for a long time. I gave it a random name. And I found out at the same time as my sister said it. I do not know where she gets these kinds of ideas.😖😖
  • Logitech device “Slim Folio” can function as a laptop
    • The “Slim Folio” is basically a laptop not because it has an attached keyboard in it, but also because you can search in safari for any google app and you need not have any download. It saves your device space. And that is good. And it can do the app changing if you press CMD + Tab. So many of the features of laptops are there.

OK, that is it, I will try and bring at least one new thing on Saturday. Anyways, so the next thing I am talking about is the Panel Discussion Conference we had today. And to be honest it was the best. The first thing is, about MOE. This means Motion of Entertainment. We learned about that. It basically is doing something fun. Well, nothing more. And our School Secretary is so cool and funny. The reason for that, I would keep confidential. And also, the thing is that to teach us how to raise motions, she uses funny topics. And then the Panel got over with a confession website. I had a lot of fun, and the Grand rehearsal is tomorrow. And I am ready. I guess, bye then!!


  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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