Things That Make Me Feel…

Joy:

Drawing

Painting

Cooking

Listening to music

Doing creative stuff, crafts, etc.

Making jewelry

Cute stuff

Cool stuff

Many songs by KK, Sonu Nigam, etc.

Going to H-Mart

Learning a language

Reading a favorite book

When I learned that there was no L in Japanese

Getting awards

Being class favorite in junior year

Hawk Pride in fourth grade

Many dance songs

Going to Wonderland

Glittery jars

Glowing stuff

Youth Art Month in second grade

Nat’s stories

Nick’s bison joke

Italian food

Green vegetables

Snowglobes

Parties

Pancakes

Jello

French class

Any party song

Any classical song

Singing

Writing stories and poems

Original, unremixed versions of Daler Mehndi songs

Squirrels

Bubbles

Glitter

Original, unremixed songs

Many songs based on raag Bhairavi

The Shrek musical

Strawberry milk

Hot chocolate

Colorful lights

Aquariums

Chocolate chip cookies

Snickerdoodle cookies

Brownies

Katie Kazoo

Sadness:

When I wanted to wear a red shirt to school but had to wear a white one instead

Someone’s death

The Mouse’s Sorting Hat

When we went to only Franklin and not Hillcrest

Going to only Burlington and no other store

Dad calling me stupid

Any song from Sehra, like Taqdeer Ka Fasana

No awards for me in senior year

No candy from Northpark Mall

My good Hillcrest friends

Not going to H-Mart

When I wanted a red sweater but got a black one instead

Dad saying any negative word to me

Muller yogurt

Ms. Tomlin

Preserving memories

Many songs based on raag Yaman or Desh

People telling me that I can’t/am not allowed to do something

Not going to the place of my choice

Getting punished/grounded

Having bad days at school

Valley View Mall

My summer “break” after senior year

Tight clothes

Ripped clothes

When Risu rips or shreds or destroys my stuff

Deleted videos

Copyright claims

Anger:

Too much homework

Too many questions

People asking me too many questions while I’m eating, sleeping, or busy

Korean noodles, particularly Samyang Fire noodles

No time for favorite stuff

Bullying

Friends calling me stupid

Friends saying any negative word to me

Harsh language

Sexist language

Dad lecturing me in the car, particularly when I am listening to music on my phone

Being interrupted

Getting annoyed

Too many tests

Messed-up versions of Daler Mehndi songs

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Tattletales

People at school asking me, “I’m hungry. Can you please bring me something to eat?”

Not going to H-Mart for a long time

Dad eating whole time with TV off

People at school asking to borrow my paper, pencils, etc.

Getting bogged down

Fear:

Senior year

18th birthday

Dentist appointments

Braces

Tests

Failing

Progress reports

Report cards

The day I will die

Mr. Schroeder

Dad coming to my room

Nightmares

Falling down

Being diagnosed with cancer or diabetes

Getting shot by a gun

Learning to drive

The day Mom will die(Don’t ask how!)

The teachers I don’t really like hearing about my negative opinions on them

Being tattled on

Getting punished(Don’t ask how, and don’t even ask by who!)

Disgust:

Reading passages

Reading comprehension tests

Eggs cooked all by themselves, particularly hard-boiled eggs

Black-eyed peas

Beans(except green beans)

Dad’s really long lectures

Ms. Michelle’s bus

Junk food

Crab sticks

Any song from Jogi, particularly Gehri Talaiya Hai Naina Hamar

Sandy Cheeks, particularly the hibernating Sandy

Rotten food

Spoiled milk

Van Buren, AR

Spongebob’s sundae

Taylor Swift songs

Ghugni(a dish made with peas)

All the songs from Mera Vachan Geeta Ki Kasam

Mr. Kurtz’s precal class

Cauliflower

The Guest(short story by Albert Camus)

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Fun Stuff I Rather Wish to Do Instead of Homework

I’ve just had a lot of history homework this weekend after a math test and no time for favorite stuff, particularly drawing, and it’s not fun at all! Rather, it’s boring, and it’s ANNOYING!

Had I not had to do all that stupid homework at this moment, I would have done these things instead, like:

•Drawing

•Writing stories

•Reading a book or article that I like to read from heart(NOT assigned reading)

•Making crafts

•Paper dolls

•Scrapbooks

•Photo albums

•Making jewelry

•Listening to my favorite songs

•Song lists

•Learning languages

There are millions of things I really enjoy more than homework, but sorry, I have to do my homework, and homework is not a thing I really love to do. And whenever I have a lot of homework, I feel like a slave and a prisoner. But once I’m done with all my homework, then I’m gonna have enough time for all that fun stuff.

Knowledge is the Real Power!

How I overcame my needs in food and clothes and revived my interest in learning in third grade…

When I was in third grade, it was a year of needy beginnings, where I used to care more about food or clothes than the things I learned. The first week, particularly, was not the best or most exciting week of the year, because it was just the beginning, and I was not that experienced then.

When it was back-to-school season and we were shopping for my uniforms at JCPenney, we bought only white shirts and no reds whatsoever, because there weren’t any good ones left for me.

Then came the first day of third grade. I wore a white shirt.


Second, white again.

Third, white again.

Fourth, white again.
Fifth day, Mom handed me my red shirt from second grade. I was excited. But she said it was tight, so I had to change my shirt and end up wearing a white one instead. That saddened me.


At school, almost everyone else wore red shirts. I was so sad not to be one of them. I was so envious that I burst into tears on my way home.

I told Mom that I wanted to wear the red shirt to school and I needed a new one.

So we bought the red shirt the next day, and I felt happy. I did get to wear it the next week of school.

But they’re just clothes, and clothes are just for protection. But they were uniforms.

The next weekend, we went on a trip to Idabel, Oklahoma, and it was a forest-like area. When we were at the hotel, I was playing with my Madeline doll and Curious George stuffed animal and watching some shows on Disney Channel.

But when I was back at school, we were to write about our most recent trips. But instead of writing what I did there, I wrote about what I ate at the restaurants there, and my teacher, Ms. Sepulveda, didn’t like it. But I’m not going to mention what I ate there, for now I want to keep it secret, and that eating is just for survival.

And now to fast-forward to Thanksgiving break, we moved houses. At our new house, I felt more comfortable, and it felt more like a storybook adventure. I also watched Madagascar and Shrek. I even tried to create a story inspired by one of the books I had read in class, A Very Strange Dollhouse. Then I decided to make some paper dolls, so I tried to look for some blank dolls. It took me to a site called Making Friends, which had ideas not only for paper dolls but also other crafts. It was a cool page.

Another cool page I got into was MySlurp, sponsored by the Campbell Soup company, where there were a lot of cool games. 

And it was a fun, nice break. Guess third grade wasn’t becoming so bad after all.And the weekend after the break, I decided to play some fashion games, but then I got on a game in a language that I couldn’t understand then. Looking at the URL, it ended with .co.kr, so it was a Korean game. Then I looked up the Korean alphabet.


But all of a sudden, Dad burst into my room and asked, “Can you learn Japanese?” So the first thing I searched for was the alphabet, and there were different types of alphabets. One strange thing I noticed was that there was no L, so I wondered how the Japanese would say Lebanon and searched it up. The word was Rebanon, so the Japanese replaced L with R. And it was a fun fact.


And that was the turning point of the year, plus it was my favorite part of third grade. Those rags from the first week had become riches after Thanksgiving break, and I was getting more curious and feeling cooler and deflated by then. I had now overcome my needs and felt like learning and doing creative stuff from my heart.

And learning Japanese was ten times more fun than crying over a red shirt, so rather than talking about what you ate or wore, it is more fun to talk about the things you learned, the books you’ve read, the songs you’ve heard, the crafts you’ve done, all the creative stuff you have done. Learning Japanese not only was fun, but it felt like going to a fantasy place, like Hogwarts, Narnia, Camp Half Blood, Disney World, Lotte World, the Chocolate Factory, or not to mention Wonderland. Learning takes you places, that eating or wearing can’t do. That is why knowledge is the real power.


And after discovering the no-L thing, I learned a few words, and I also enjoyed reading on sites like Wikipedia, Wiktionary,  and Omniglot. And I was getting more stuff and more info, and I felt like my world was expanding! Isn’t that great? That’s why knowledge is power!

See how much stuff I got by then! Now I felt like I had gained a lot of stuff! If you want this type of feeling, all you’ve got to do is learn something. Only then you can earn knowledge. That’s why knowledge values more than food or clothes or even shelter. To buy those things, you need to earn enough knowledge in order to be eligible to get them. So there is no substitute for knowledge.

And now to challenge you, how do you say red in Japanese? And what about white? House? Book? Doll?

Almister12’s Disney Hogwarts Series

Presenting the Disney Hogwarts series by almister12 on DeviantArt:

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But that’s all for the series. Almister12 was such a three-picture wonder in the world of sorting the Disney characters into Hogwarts houses. You can view their account here: https://almister12.deviantart.com/

Happy Birthday, KK!-The ABC’s of KK

A birthday special of KK…

KK is one of my favorite singers, and today marks his 49th birthday! He is such a charming, heroic singer with a versatile, dynamic voice.

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Earlier, I used to be a huge fan of Daler Mehndi for a long time, but as I grew tired of Daler, besides KK, I decided to switch to other singers, like Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan, etc. And having switched to these singers, now it is difficult for me to pick only one favorite singer.

Having the inspiration from this page, I decided to do one on KK. Here is my list.

A-Ab To Forever-Ta Ra Rum Pum(2007)-Accompanied by Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal Dadlani, it’s a funky dance song picturized on Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee.

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B-Bardasht Nahin Kar Sakta-Humraaz(2002)

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C-Chand Mera Dil-Main Hoon Na(2004)

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D-Dus Bahane Karke-Dus(2004)

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E-Ek Ajnabi Haseena Se-Bas Yunhi(2003)

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F-Fitna Dil-Shikar(2005)

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G-Go Balle Balle-Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha(2004)

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H-Haan Tu Hai-Jannat(2008)

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I-It’s the Time To Disco-Kal Ho Na Ho(2003)

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J-Jhoom Barabar Jhoom-Jhoom Barabar Jhoom(2007)

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K-Khuda Jaane-Bachna Ae Haseeno(2008)

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L-Laapata-Ek Tha Tiger(2012)-Funky song with a Spanish flair.

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M-Main Tera Dhadkan Teri-Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani(2009)-Funky, peppy, upbeat song, picturized on Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, that makes me want to stay happy and dance.

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N-Nazrein Karam-Jashn(2009)-Not Neal and Nikki, because though I personally like it, my dad can’t stand it.

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O-O Mahiya-Dus Kahaniyan(2007)

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P-Phirta Rahoon Dar Badar-The Killer(2006)

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Q-IDK

R-Rafta Rafta-Raaz 3D(2012)

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S-Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewana-Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein(2001)-Picturized on an emotional R. Madhavan.

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T-Tadap Tadap-Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam(1999)-An emotional song picturized on a faulty Salman Khan, who thinks he has been blamed for the crime. Definitely not Tune Maari Entriyaan, because I personally find it an annoying song.

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U-IDK

V-Vojhal Se-I Am(2011)

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W-Why Does It Happen in Love?-Dil Maange More(2004)-Reminds me of my sophomore year of high school, though it was much later than the release of this song.

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X-IDK

Y-Yaaron-Pal(2000)

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Z-Zindagi Do Pal Ki-Kites(2010)

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May we wish this rockstar a happy birthday!