Dog Diary Day 2

Hello my woofly (lovely) diary.

Pain! Pain! And Pain!!! Is all that (sometimes) this family can give me!!!! They took me to the vet!!!! And for his part, he gave me an injection!!

I tried to tell him that I am perfectly fine. But the problem is that though I can understand their language, they can’t understand MINE!!!

I tried to escape but that vet had a strong grip on me and pushed the injection right on my behind.

I howled but instead of comforting me Kate smacked me!!! I hate Kate, I despise her, I loathe her, I… I…. well you get the point don’t you?

Also today John was doing something called ‘Painting’. I loved the way he was splashing colored water on a white mat (do you know what is the white mat Leonardo is talking about… it is paper!!) Best of all he let me come near it, he put my paw in blue colored water and then put it on the mat and I could see something what John calls my ‘Paw Prints’ on the mat. It was fun!

Then at dinner I had ‘Soya bean nuggets’ which were very tasty. And again we ended the day with a lovely walk.

Bye!!

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Dog’s Diary- Day 1

(Yesterday I stumbled upon a book on the road and I saw that the cover said Private, dog’s diary so I’m here with the first page from this diary )

Hello diary my name is Leonardo Da Vinci or that’s what I call myself but my owners named me ‘Candy’!!!!! What silly name for a male dog!!

The family consists of John the boy who picked me from the pet shop. Lily the girl who named me this horrible name. Kate the children’s mother I guess she doesn’t like me. Henry their father he is a very kind man. Everyone loves me except Kate. She thinks that I steal from the kitchen every night but, the truth is it’s not me but the neighbor’s cat called Chessie.

Yesterday they were going to a party and Kate wore a purple sparkly gown. I saw an ant on the gown so I jumped on it, and instead of catching the ant, the dress tore!!! She screamed and smacked me.

I was chained outside, I hate getting chained. I felt so sad that I started crying!!! How would you like to be chained up in a small little house with no food or water?

Anyways let me tell you about today.

Well Henry was at office and the kids were at school. So I was alone with Kate!! She didn’t take me for a walk nor did she give me food.

When the rest of the family was back they had lunch. John and Lily fed me doggy treats mmmm, delicious, they taste so sugary and sweet that any dog could be tempted!! John and Lily also played fetch with me in the garden until dinner time. This dinner was the best, I was given two humongous sandwiches with melted cheese and cucumbers inside. I wish I could eat it again!!!

Then the whole family and I went for a walk on the peaceful and empty streets!!

Ok diary bye!!-

P.S. Today they didn’t put a leash on me!! Happy me.

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Mr Photogenic

A Weekend well Spent !!!

Hi guys I’m back after a fantastic weekend. There is only couple of days left for the summer vacation to end and I want to make best of it.

And of course my mom supported it. She booked our seats for an open air movie show in Pune’s only open air theater “Lost the Plot”. My mom, my brother and I went there for a movie called A Dog’s Tail –Hachiko (Oh what a emotional and lovely movie, my bean bag was wet with tears! ).

I have been to “Lost The Plot” quite many times before for kid’s movies like Matilda.

But this time it was a little different. There was an “Open Mic” event organized by Tiny Monkey stage.

“Tiny Monkey Stage” is a community or a platform which help kids, the tiny monkeys to face the public with ease. They organize Open Mic events at different venues. So that kids get an opportunity to perform in different environment with different set of audience every time.

This “Tiny Monkey Stage” community is started by Mr. Sudarshan with a few volunteers. He likes to interact with children which is proofed by his gestures towards us . If we speak on this stage we get a free treat !!! . Like at Lost the Plot we got free popcorn and a movie ticket.

So I quite liked this stage and went for another session which was at Menchi’s Frozen Yogurt . We were given a free frozen yogurt there and it was  delicious!!!

So you know this weekend I earned my movie ticket and a FroYo by speaking. So Mom and Dad don’t stop me from speaking now on !!

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Mom & Me

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At Lost the Plot I performed a monologue and at Menchi’s I spoke about poetry and recited two of my composed poems.  I was very surprised to see kids of even the age of 6 performing wonderfully!!!

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Difficult task to decide toppings for the yogurt , there were so many !!

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O’ Clock dance .. Spot me !! Loved Mr. Sudarshan’s Moves  we are following him

We started with an ice breaker activity named as “O Clock Dance”. Where in the moment the clock strikes any O’ clock like 7’Oclock all the participants start dancing. The idea behind it is to make everyone comfortable and letting them know that it is OK to be “Weird” , it is OK to be “Funny” basically it is OK to be OK  🙂 in public . After this ice breaker activity all the participants spoke on the mike one by one.

Mr. Sudarshan helped us a lot and gave us feedback and suggestions to improve. Of course, I got few of them too. Need to work on them before I face the public again 🙂

Mr. Sudarshan has a very nice volunteering team. Naming some of them – Akshata Didi and Aishwarya Didi. They are very supportive. They interacted with us which made us comfortable.

Tiny Monkey Stage is developing an app to know the progress and the levels of each tiny monkey which can be used by parents (Why parents?? We know our levels very well hehe !!! ).

I love this inspirable club and hey why don’t you guys join in !! Just go to their face book page and say hi and they will connect with you!!!

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My bro enjoying the voice in his ear ! Me enjoying the movie , the cool breeze with some popcorn and some pasta and some wedges …. Loved it

 

Coming to “Lost the Plot” I love the cool breeze that blows through the whole area while we sit on comfortable bean bags and chairs watching the movie. I find it better to watch a movie in the open.

I also got to order delicious food like pasta and wedges. It’s a total kid friendly place. My brother(  who is only three) loved putting the head phones and was surprised to hear voices inside!! Soon he got bored and slept. It was about at 10pm when the movie ended a cold breeze blew as we walked away as if to say goodbye.

Ok now I will say good bye.

Check on below link to listen to my poem  https://www.facebook.com/tinymonkeystage/videos/1147244165297944/

 

Music – My Love

Music is a piece of art that goes in the ears straight to the heart”  I read this quote somewhere and I think it’s totally true.

My world consists of two things singing and books.

I started learning classical music from the age of seven; I know how to play the harmonium and piano.

I was quite impatient to learn the theory part of music since I was very young but it was my parents who persuaded me to keep going on and I am happy that they did that.

So far I am on the fourth level of classical music (just passed the third level exam).

My friend Sreeja learns music with me. It feels good to have a friend beside me while I sing. We are learning music together from past five years.

Singing has given me a lot of opportunities to be on stage. I feel very free and happy while singing on stage. One of my 100 dreams is to become a singer (Yes 100 or even more !!!!).

I read it somewhere that scientists have discovered music keeps your brain healthy. It helps you to relax and de-stress. It strengthens learning and memory. Though I can’t prove it on myself, I forget my math formulae all the time!! Ha Ha Ha…

But yes Music definitely helps me to relax after studying and soothes my mind especially during exams, it is a most awaited break.

A gentle tune of any kind of music helps me get a peaceful sleep.I love music and I always will, for music is the best.

So if you are sleepy and can’t sleep, worried about something and can’t get it of your head, then find some soothing tunes and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

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Nefertiti -The Mystery to be uncovered

Hi guys, this world is a mysterious place with a whole lot of mysteries in it.

There is one such mysterious mystery (Try to say mysterious mystery faster three times, it’s a tongue twister!) that has puzzled thousands of archaeologist around the world. It is a mystery about the life of Egypt’s most powerful and respectful queen, Queen Nefertiti.

Nefertiti was born in the year 1390 B.C.E. (Before Common Era). Her name meant ‘The Beautiful One Has Come’.

Though her mummy has not been found, there are lots of pictures telling how she looked, and the power she had.

Her family consisted of:

  • Akhenaton (her husband)
  • Kiya(her husband’s second wife)
  • Queen Ti (her mother in law)
  • Tutankhamen(some people say he was Kiya’s son while others say he was Nefertiti’s)
  • Meritaten, Meketaten, Ankhesenamun, Setepenre, Neferneferuate tasherit and Nefereferure. (Her daughters, by the ways are you able to read their names? He he! For your information Tutankhamen married Anekhsenamun.)
  • Her sister Mutnedjmet

Nefertiti was a great horse rider. Her statues show her beauty and grace. Her pictures are also on all her family member’s tombs, showing how important she was but mysteriously only the carving of her crown is showed in all these pictures. Her bust was found in 1912 showing her long neck, graceful smile and huge crown.

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Recently, radar scans have found two hidden rooms behind Tutankhamen’s burial tomb. Some archaeologist believe that in one of these rooms lies Nefertiti herself. They say they need one more month to find the truth.

But during this hustle-bustle of going inside these rooms, one of the leading archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass is skeptical  if there are any mummies in these rooms.

I myself believe that there are some more of Tutankhamen’s treasures in these rooms!!

It also raises questions like:

If her statues and pictures are found here and there then where is her mummy?

Why was she given so much power, and what was her life like?

Please tell me what are your thoughts about her. I like mysteries and this mystery is not uncovered yet, it’s my dream to find her mummy myself and also to uncover the secret of her life.

BYE!!!!!!!!

Source: http://www.ancient-origins.net/nefertiti

A Big Fat Indian Wedding

An Indian wedding is called ‘Shaadi’ or ‘Vivah’. I recently went to my cousin’s wedding and had a blast!!!

My mom gets so delirious when it comes to weddings that she packs our stuff two months before it!! So it’s always hard to find clothes to wear in between of these two months.

Reaching at 1 am at Jaipur in Rajasthan we went straight to bed and as soon as we woke up we started getting ready for the first ceremony called the ‘Vinayak’.

‘Vinayak is another name for lord Ganesha, in this ceremony we pray to him so that there are no hurdles crossing the way in the ceremony. My younger brother was made Vinayak and did not like it at all when haldi was applied on him. Ha! Ha! Ha!

After this ceremony came the ceremony called ‘Vira Sama’ where my cousin’s mother welcomed her family that is father, mother sister, brother. I’m still quite moot about its details……..

After a few more small functions, came the best part called the ‘Sangeet’. Where we dance and sing all night, I danced and sang too and I was praised a lot!!Various delicacies were prepared for us like cakes, ice-cream, Indian breads and many others.

We went back to our room after the Sangeet and had a peaceful sleep.

Soon we approached the end the wedding with two main functions the phere and the reception. In the phere many gods were prayed to and my cousin and her groom (my jijaji) walked around a sacred fire seven times.

Then came the reception where all the people congratulated my cousin and jijaji and gave them gifts and that was the end of the wedding.

The next day we went back home and went through the pictures of the wedding.

First I didn’t know that why we called a big FAT Indian wedding but now I know why – Because these weddings are so humongous with loving people you know so there is fun and love unlimited !!!

Well, bye for now !!!!
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