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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):

August 1, 2020

Happy Friendship Day

Happy August everyone!! I am so happy because the year is going so fast. But, I got a problem. I have absolutely no clue what to write today. So, today I’ll only write what I did in these days and what’s gone, plus, what’s coming up. And I do not know if I will write too much today. 

The week is very good. And a happy belated Friendship day!! I did not write on that day. So, I am writing it today. And now, two special events are coming. Janai Purnima (जनै पुर्णिमा) and Rakshya Bandhan (रक्षा बन्दन). Well, to be brief, the first one is all about wearing a new sacred thread. The second day is rituals done by the sister for the long life of their brothers.

Next thing. I am a really good Software researcher. I found a lot of extensions like Nod, Push to Talk, Meet Grid view, Party button and I do not know what else. But, I do not know if things work. I haven’t tried them yet. Anyways, I’ll move on to the Corona report in Nepal.

Cases: 20,086

Recoveries: 14,492

Deaths: 56

Bye, see ya all next time!!

July 29, 2020

Here is a story of Ms. Onenote

I have been so not busy, yet I forget to write this diary. But, luckily, I have my mom AKA my alarm to give me reminders. If it wasn’t for her, I would have forgotten to write my diary today as well. And, these days, education for me is not going so well. But, God always has a way to make us satisfied. Well, God has given me MS Onenote for Windows 10 and MS Excel. Well, let me explain.

MS Onenote so that I can keep notes of what we learn. I am a slow writer but a pretty agile typer. I even keep track of my assignments in it. But, as I said earlier, education became boring. Because now, we can’t use Any apps for doing our tasks. So dull!! Only sometimes, is the time when we can use Google Docs or Sheet or Slides. Otherwise, nothing. Keeping track, Social has become much boring. And so has Science. These two subjects have less defining and discussion and more work. Well, I don’t know what to do. I am so frustrated that sometimes, I even don’t upload in time. I upload at the last moment. But, my Google Classroom is up to date. Except for 1 assignment. Well, I don’t understand what to upload in there!!

And MS Excel for Attendance and some to be noted things. Like, I have the whole class attendance of 3 days till now!! When one person joins, I just note their name. That is how into tech I am. Well, that’s all for my point of classes. I am so waiting for this week to be over so that I can relax. 

And today, I want to make you know about our massive book reading master of Nepal. His name is Bijaya Shahi. I do not know about the info, but, the talent is so amazing to watch!! Check it out below!!

By the way, he is currently known as the memory king. Please check this video. But, sorry I could not find any English video. 

Click here to watch the video. I promise that there is no harmful content in this. It’s just a youtube video. 

Last but not least, I would have to say bye-bye for today!! Or at least for now.

July 25, 2020

Vacation is over, and lately I am into Excel

Vacation over here!! I am thinking that the Western side of the world might be so lucky cause they still don’t have online classes. WOW!! I mean, now on, I know that I am going to hate online classes. So, I will talk a little bit about that and also about a book I read this vacation. Without further ado, let me start.

The vacation was really amazing and I realized that no online classes were better. But, now that online classes resume, I have to get used to it. So, I am a really big Roald Dahl nerdy fan. He is my favourite author. But, it got changed this vacation. The new leader is Bruce Coville who won my heart with only 1 book. Here, I will do a book map review.

The book “TROLLED” is about two people Ned Thump (who has a twisted and twirled history) and a boy named Cody who was 1/8th huldra (magical creature) who literally comes to know about this after a handshake with a Troll. And this story has a lot of characters with a lot of problems and twists in the story. So, I would recommend the book to all of you. Saying this, the book review is over and I move on to the new thing.

It’s been so long since I haven’t given a coronavirus update. Until now, there have been 18,374 confirmed cases with 44 unsuccessful recoveries and 12,947 successful recoveries. However, there are 5,383 active cases. Having the highest number in 1 day is July 11 with a total of 3 deaths. And the highest number of increased cases in a day is July 3 with 740 cases. Nepal, in spite of the number of cases, has opened the lock-down partially. And that is the latest update of the Coronavirus in Nepal.

And these days, I am more into Excel. I can right now do IF formula, COUNTIF formula, Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing, Pivot Table, Conditional formatting, and maybe more things but I can’t remember. I have been teaching my sister about these, and I feel happy that someone is enjoying learning from a kid. And, my cousin sister, who is in Nepal, has vacation homework to do using Excel. I am happy I get to teach another person about Excel. I hope this week will be a great week. And Happy Birthday to Dolphy. Anyways, bye and I hope to see you next time!!

July 19, 2020

Everything about me 🙂

Every time I write I want to do something new, right? This time as well, I have something. But, before that, I want to share something!! To be specific, about vacations. 

You know, everyone says that vacations are fun. Well, not really. There is a dark side people hide that they either got scolded or maybe even had got so down. But, after playing or doing some fun things, they forget about it. At least that is my view. And if this does not happen to you, IN think you might be the luckiest person in the world!! OK, feelings apart, let’s start. 

Have you ever heard of 100 things I love? Actually, I made 80 today!!

OK so if yes I have one of those today. And if no, you’ll find out today!!

10 Activities

  1. Playing
  2. Typing
  3. Listening to music
  4. Watching Movies
  5. Using Tech
  6. Sleeping
  7. Online Classes (At least for now)
  8. Drawing (With my sister)
  9. Playing the Harmonica
  10. Daydreaming

10 Restaurants

  1. 7 Eleven
  2. Our school’s Cafeteria
  3. Dalle’s
  4. Papa’s Pizza
  5. Siddhartha restaurant
  6. KFC
  7. KKFC (Nepal)
  8. Pizza Hut
  9. The Pizza Company
  10. Ikea

10 people

  1. Mom
  2. Dad 
  3. Sister
  4. Aunt
  5. Uncle
  6. Friends
  7. Brother
  8. Neighbour
  9. Teachers
  10. Myself

10 Foods

  1. Pizza
  2. French Fries
  3. Momo
  4. Pasta
  5. Roti (Chapati)
  6. Rice
  7. Burgers
  8. Cake
  9. Ice-Cream
  10. Brownies

10 Games

  1. Fortnite
  2. Roblox
  3. Lego Batman 3
  4. Dream League Soccer
  5. Temple Run 2
  6. Fifa 20
  7. Pes
  8. Ludo
  9. Jenga
  10. Chess

6 drinks/beverages

  1. Coke
  2. Lassi
  3. Fanta
  4. Juice
  5. Water
  6. Hot Chocolate

4 Deserts

  1. Sahara Desert
  2. Gobi Desert
  3. Antarctic Desert
  4. Nambia Desert

10 Web Sites

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Worldometers Info
  3. Google
  4. Gmail
  5. Google Docs
  6. Pinterest
  7. Grammarly
  8. One Story Avenue
  9. Youtube
  10. Canva

10 Writers

  1. Jeff Kinney
  2. J.K Rowling
  3. Enid Blyton
  4. Roald Dahl
  5. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. Elisabetta Dami
  7. Cynthia Kadohata
  8. Ramdev Pandey
  9. Mukunda Dev Adhikari
  10. Katherine Paterson

Well, I guess it is bye-bye for today!! And try to do this same activity with maybe friends or family!!


  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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