A lot to learn you still have, my not-so-young padawan
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My brother in his birthday party
My brother is going to turn six this year. He is very cute and naughty and inside the house he do anything to irritate us but outside he is quiet and disciplined. He is very protective when someone troubles me he is always ready to fly at them. He also asks many questions and then when we tell him the answer he runs away to play with his toys. He can play with his toys for a lot of time before getting bored(something I should learn from him). He is also very bright and intelligent but sometimes he irritates me so much and hits me I get angry but still we are brothers and love each other a lot.
Now that I think about it, I have had some really great
times and some very beautiful, fresh memories of enjoying with my family.
Behind every happy man/woman (or a boy/girl), there is a family. All those
magical moments with my family have shaped me.
I distinctly remember when I was in fourth
standard. I was nine years old at that time. Then I had a been in ‘B’ section for four years. This year like the
years before, I signed up for the Olympiads for three subjects- IMO (International
Math Olympiad), NSO (National Science Olympiad) and NCO (National Cyber Olympiad).
In the last few years, I was steadily improving at Olympiads. To us students at
the time, the main incentive was missing the PT class to write the Olympiad.
Also a high school rank and prizes were not bad either. So my mother who had been
helping me study for the last few years again started, this time looking to go
a step further with me. I had already won some prizes entirely because of mom’s
effort to teach me. In tho…
My brother is someone who will watch my back always. He can give so much joy and you cannot stay sad when he comes and reassures. He is pretty straightforward and has the guts to say something that he thinks about you to your face regardless of your age or your feelings. He somehow manages to be sweet and annoying. He can never tolerate anyone saying anything to me as long as it is not him. After all, only he should get the exclusive right to hit me and annoy or irritate me with a barrage of teases. If anyone scolds me or hits me, he is going look for that person, find the person and scold the person. He has a very specific set of skills which comes from years of experience and experimentation on me. Annoying is among the top of that list. He is someone that can lift me up when I am feeling bad. He is like my bundle of optimism, optimism to face the world.
So my brother came into this world on September 5th 2006, just a little more than four years after I was born. I was pretty jealo…
My first unit tests of the year recently got over. It was a huge relief. The unit tests went well with me scoring well in all subjects. But it was really hectic too. Anyway for a change, I enrolled in a program to mentor and teach 1st standard kids who have difficulty coping up. This has been refreshing as teaching these kids somehow helps me de-stress and also leaves me feeling good.
The child who I teach, let's call him M, was initially shy with me and barely talking at all. It took a few days for him to become familiar with me and he opened up more. Now he chats so much that I have trouble keeping him quiet. Well, I certainly have started becoming more patient as these children are so young and sweet that it is very hard staying mad at them for very long.
Also I have had to turn to some examples such as friendship bands or pens to make him understand simple addition. Also on days when some of friends' allotted teachers are absent, then he asks me to teach them for a day. …