Thursday, December 20, 2012

The first kid to get The Third Wheel @ Jarir Bookstore!

The winter holidays have started and now I am totally looking forward to the whole of the two weeks that are stretching out in front of me.

But there are many obstacles lying in front like the dozens of projects that I have to complete before the holiday finishes.

Seriously, why do teachers have to give projects and holiday homework? It is almost like this in every vacation.


If I ever become a school principal, the most important rule will be, No holiday homework!


We went to Jarir bookstore today to buy some things that I needed to make my projects and besides, I also wanted to check if the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel had been released.

We could not find it anywhere and I was a teeny bit disappointed because I really wanted to read it.

Later I just took a few books, sat on a bench and began to read.

I was halfway through Big Nate Goes for Broke (I love Big Nate) when Dad came over and said that I needed to go with him to the counter. “They have that Wimpy Kid book” he said, smiling.

I was really happy and when we reached the counter, the salesman whipped out a bunch of books. And there right in the middle was my darling book!

“You are the first kid in Jarir to get the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It was brought just today. We sent a man to get it from the warehouse, which was why at first you could not find it” explained the salesman. We thanked him and I went back to my bench hugging my book.

I have to go now my friends! I have to read my books.  Ciao!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Oscar for Valyachan - will the dream come true?

‘’ It is Valyamma” Mom said, handing me the phone. I spoke, “Hello?” No answer. I spoke again “Hellllooooo”?

The next thing I knew, Dad was kneeling beside my bed and asking, “Janu, what is the matter?“

That was when I knew it was all a dream, except the part where Dad was asking me what happened. Anyway, I felt too lazy to answer him and soon, I was asleep.

I think the reason why I had this dream is because last couple of days Amma and Valymma was always over the phone.

I laughed out loud in the morning when I and my parents recalled the events that had happened previous night. Sometimes I do get confused between my dreams and what really happened. And one time my Dad thought that one of his dreams was real….

We were at Dammam for few days since my Dad had to go there for a business trip and we were all at our hotel and on the bed. Both my parents were out cold. I was just simply lying when Dad suddenly opened his eyes, sat up and examined himself. I wondered why and asked him the reason. Apparently he had a dream in which he caught chickenpox and was covered in red spots all over.

My Valyachan Sreevalsan J. Menon (father of Rockstar Nara), composed background music and 2 songs for the movie Saint Dracula. And now, that movie has been qualified to be among the 100 movies competing for the Oscar award.  It is a dream comes true for all of us. All the Indian newspapers had his name on it for the past 2 days.

We are all very excited and happy now and we are all eagerly waiting for the results.  I really hope Saint Dracula wins.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Children's problems

 “Papa! Papa! Where are you?” the little boy called. He wandered still calling out “Papa!”

We had gone to Lulu and I watched a boy who was looking for his father. He was lost and looked close to tears. I decided to help. But he had already gone, still calling out for his father. 

I felt sorry for him as he now sobbed a little while still calling.   

I saw a news article that was also related about a child and his parents. It said…

Two parents have been jailed for hurting their child in Norway. Apparently, the child had been burnt with a very hot spoon and also had been beaten by his parents badly. He had many bruises on his body and some burnt marks. They are Indians. The father has been jailed for 18 months and the mother for 15 months.

I was shocked and astonished when I read this. I never imagined that a small boy could be hurt that much and that too by his own parents!

My Dad joked that now he was very scared of me and he will try to not scold me again. 

He does not scold me too much anyway.

Last week school was not too exciting. We studied at the Quran classroom for 3 days because our class had become dominated by the 4 year olds. There was going to be a parent teacher interaction for the younger children and that was why this happened.
After those 3 desperate-for-our-old-classroom days, we were all relieved when we went back to our old class today.

And the Quran sir seemed relieved too.