Aug 24th, 2014 - This summer's craze has been the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and everyone seems to be in on it. I don't know what ALS is exactly but I have learned that it is a bad disease, just like cancer and this helps raise money to help find a cure for that. My cousin Ayush challenged me to do it and I accepted the challenge. It was a hot 100 degree day today so I thought it would be easy to pour some ice cold water on my head. Watch what happened. Â
Today also happens to be the last day of summer holidays. What a way to put a damper on my summer, but Yay for 3rd grade......I guess.
I have challenged my friends Riya, Blake and Siddharth. Good luck everyone.
You can donate here if you likeÂ http://www.alsa.org/
|Jan 5th, 2013 - Today, we visited the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. We were supposed to go a few days ago but because of the snow storm, the decided to shut down the stadium for the day. Madhuri Akka, Dad and I drove down to Arlington in the morning to visit the stadium. The Cowboys Stadium is one of the newest and most expensive stadiums in the world. It cost over 1 BILLION dollars to build. The TV screen is about 60 yards long. I am sure Dad would like to have one at home if he could. We got our tickets from the ticket office and headed straight to the ground. The staff working at the stadium is very friendly and they showed us the way to the ground and explained everything with a smile.
The nice thing about the Cowboys stadium is that they allow us to play on the ground. It was amazing to throw the ball on the field just like Tony Romo does and catch a pass like Dez Bryant or Miles Austin. We threw the football for a long time and I had to reluctantly leave the field to finish the rest of the tour.
We then went inside to see the Cowboys locker room and I was able to see everyone's lockers and where they keep their stuff before the games. We even wore their gear and took some pictures. We also saw the Press Room and I stood on the podium and pretended like I gave a speech. We found a drain cover Made in India too. How cool is that?
We went back on the field and played some more. I just wanted to stay there. We left the stadium and had lunch at a nearby Lebanese restaurant called Prince, which was featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive Ins and Dives show.
It was a great trip and Akka enjoyed it too. Thanks to the stadium for allowing me to play on the field. I think I am a Cowboys fan for life.
|Dec 29th 2012 - In the Fall, my dad and I had seen the Chinese Lantern Festival at the Fair Park, as part of the Texas State Fair. That was during the day and quite impressive so when we saw that the show was still on over the holiday break, we decided to come back again and see it at night with the lights. It was quite different and even more spectacular at night. There were many exhibits such as the
The artful pieces that make up the Chinese Lantern Festival are a collection of lanterns made of silky cloth, glass, and porcelain. Construction of this exceptional exhibit originated in China, where a team of more than 100 artisans and technical staff did preliminary work in Sichuan, the cradle of Chinese lantern-making. Small completed pieces and raw materials were shipped by sea to the U.S., then to Dallas, where a team of more than 40 arrived from China to construct the majority of the exhibits on-site. Working long days in 100-plus degree heat, they succeeded in creating a showcase of the world's foremost lantern-makers.
It was very cold in the evening when we went to the show and by the time we left, we were all numb by the cold but yet managed to put on a smile. Hope you like the pictures. If you live in Dallas, go see it, the show finishes next Sunday on 6th January 2013.
A month ago, I wrote down XBox, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books and On the Border gift cards. Today I asked for "1000 Places to See before I die" calendar. If Santa is real, then the book will show up otherwise I know Santa is not real.
Come back tomorrow to see what happened. I think I am going to be riiiggght!!!