Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New school, new year

These last few days have been so busy! The days are practically flying by.

Global Public School opens its gates to everyone on the 23rd. We came to India because of my parents’ decision to transfer me to a better school. I agreed with them and it was all set.

May 11th was the initial opening day. But the lack of rains and the rising heat made everyone change their minds. The District Collector finally announced that no school in Ernakulam was to open before 22nd, or the school would be fined.

The next day, after the final confirmation of the announcement by the school, it began to rain heavily, and it’s been like that for a few days. Drizzle, rain, pause. Drizzle, rain, pause. The temperature has finally lowered and we don’t need to switch on the air conditioning when we  sleep.

Mom went to Riyadh for a few days and she’s coming back on 25th.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Book Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass

It’s finally here! “The Crown” by Kiera Cass was released on 3rd May !


It’s the ending we’ve all been waiting for. Will America survive her heart attack? What is the future for Illéa? And most importantly, who will become Eadlyn’s husband?


I finished the novel today. It was pretty good, but I felt it was rushed in a few areas, especially during the ending.


Since there are people who are looking forward to reading “The Crown”, I’m not going to tell you much about the plot. And don’t worry, I’m definitely not going to tell you who wins Eadlyn’s heart at last.


Right before the Report, on which Eadlyn is to reveal her fiance, she talks to her father, Maxon. We get to learn some information which had never been shared previously about his father, Clarkson.


There are several changes in Eadlyn’s personality during the course of events in ‘The Crown”. She becomes less snobby and proud, and becomes more aware of the fact that in order to become a better ruler, she needs to hear out her people.


Josie changes drastically too. Her way of thinking becomes different once she realizes that Eadlyn’s job is not always about party and glam, and she finally stops her aspirations of becoming princess some day.


Overall, everything changes for the better, for both Eadlyn and Illéa.




Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hiya folks!

We’re currently in Kerala, where we arrived two days after the ending of our Swiss/German vacation.

Either we’re seeing new impacts of global warming, or the world has lost its marbles. Somehow, Kerala is begging for rain, while simultaneously Saudi Arabia has received unexpected showers, heavy enough to make all schools give the students a day off.

Due to no rain, the temperature in Kerala is sweltering. You can stand around and do nothing and you’ll still be drenched in sweat in twenty minutes. Three if you’re hard at work.

On the other hand, I noticed all my friends in Riyadh changing their profile photos to pictures of the rain and their status to profoundly blessing it. Chalk one up for them.

But let’s not forget the cinema theatres of Kerala. I watched “Jungle Book” at Nucleus mall, “Kung fu panda 3” at Gold Souk, and “Fan” at Oberon.

“Jungle book” was awe-some! Brilliant! We had our eyes glued to the screen the entire time.

“Kung fu panda 3” was great too, but not as good as its predecessors. But Po was just as hilarious as usual.

“Fan” was surprising, with plot twists.