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  • "How did humans get to life?"
    on Feb 6, 2016 in sunnySonny
    Just this evening-A: How did humans get to life, I mean how was the first person born?Me: Well, earth has water and that led to some biological and chemical processes which created living things. First life started in water, then living beings evolve...
  • Symbol of the day
    on Feb 1, 2016 in sunnySonny
    The public school system here is quite relaxed. A enjoys it though, because there are always non-academic dimensions to grow in too, like developing social sensibilities, leadership, music, PE etc. He goes to school until 3:00 pm and then goes to an...
  • What if an asteroid hits the earth again?
    on Jan 31, 2016 in sunnySonny
    A: "Amma, what if an asteroid hits the earth again? Will we all die, like the dinosaurs?"Me: "Well, I think there is a greater chance of us knowing about an approaching asteroid because we have telescopes and know more astronomy than the dinosaurs. S...
  • Why do we have floods?
    on Jan 31, 2016 in sunnySonny
    "Amma, do you know when a flood happens? It rains a lot, and doesn't stop and the seas fill up with a lot of water and overflow."Me: "Why do you think the rain doesn't stop?"Him: "The clouds held their pee too long and can't stop!"...
  • Is 5 odd or even?
    on Jan 31, 2016 in sunnySonny
    First my son was taught, about odd and even numbers: "If you can split a number equally into two groups, it is even. Otherwise it is odd."A couple of weeks back he said to me, "Amma, ask me if 5 is odd or even".I said, "Is 5 odd or even?"Him: "Even.
  • Is God real?
    on Jan 30, 2016 in sunnySonny
    Conversation with my son last evening-Him: "Was Martin Luther King real?"Me: "Yes"Him: "How do you know?"Me: "Well there are books about him and people have weitten about his life "Him: "Is Krishna real?"Me: "Hmm what do you think?"Him: "I think so.
  • Lego Creations
    on Jan 25, 2016 in sunnySonny
     Inspired by Anikin Skywalker's RacerSwordLight Saber...
  • Infinity
    on Jan 21, 2016 in sunnySonny
    Have you heard of number rhymes to teach kids how to write numbers? I didn't know about these until my son was taught these rhymes and he enjoyed them so much, he loved saying them.E.g.:And the one for '8'-8: Mr Eight, don't be late,Make an 'S' and c...
  • WOW!
    on Jan 17, 2016 in sunnySonny
    There are so many precious kid memories I cannot bear to lose, so I have decided to note them in this blog with the label 'sunnySonny', going forward!My kindergarten boy's teacher has a 'behavior chart' in class with various levels. Every day all kid...
  • Happy Birthday Dr King!
    on Jan 17, 2016 in sunnySonny
    A few months back, in summer, my son, my husband and I went to a trail to go rollerblading. My son stepped off the car and ran a few yards away and stopped by a tree where a homeless black woman was camping out. The woman, who was clearly a crazy per...
  • Why is Krishna blue?
    on Jan 17, 2016 in sunnySonny
    My son has had various phases through his toddler-preschool-pre-K-kindergartner years, from Elmo, to Superman, to Batman, to Ninja Turtles, to Star Wars, now to Krishna.He wonders "Why is Krishna blue?"His own hypothesis: "May be his skin is special...
  • Our second baby :-)For the last few months my husband and I have been working on iPad apps for children's stories. Our first story, Akio the Brave, set in Japan, got released in the App Store a few weeks back! We are very excited about it. Please do check it out and ra...
  • A strange fact
    on Jul 27, 2014
    I have noted something very strange about people over the last few years of my life. I have been in denial over it but now I have decided to acknowledge and accept it- people have no qualms about making promises they have no intention to keep. Being...
  • Mediocre Soul...
    on Jul 20, 2014
    I am a mediocre soulthat wants to be bigger than it is,dreams more than it is capable of.I am a mediocre soul-A worm, not a caterpillar,with dreams of turning into a butterfly.I cry silentlyfor God to magically make me...a butterfly.I can't be contai...
  • No fear, No anger
    on May 29, 2014 in random thought
    I want to live with NO fear, of anything! And NO anger, regardless of the situation. I can imagine how free and easy it must feel if this state is attained. It's worth working on!
  • Deep Change
    on Mar 24, 2014
    Though we often speak of personalities and natural tendencies of people, I have come to think that deep change- and by that I mean change at a fundamental level, in how you think and naturally react, is possible.I was always a passionate person, and...
  • Looking Back... (2)
    on Jan 30, 2014 in art looking back painting
    Continuing from the last post, here is the next set of my initial sketches. I remember doing this in wintry Blacksburg!This was based on a postcard my dad had sent me and my sister from Sydney many years back when we were in middle school. The pictur...
  • Looking back
    on Dec 23, 2013 in art painting
    I recently found some of my old drawings and paintings from 10-12 years back, from when I had just started drawing/painting. There are some squished up noses and some bold, sorry lines and some abstract themes that I am now not completely sure what t...
  • Art, Holidays and GivingIn the spirit of the holiday season and on chancing upon this non-profit, WorldReader just a few weeks back, I have decided that whatever painting/prints sales I might have in the next 3 months will go to WorldReader (100%). WorldReader provides kids...
  • Herd Instinct
    on Dec 16, 2013 in kids learning motherhood parenting social
    My son has got me thinking about this for a while now. I believe we humans possess what I have termed the 'herd instinct', to varying degrees. Sometimes our actions are born out of conscious, well-calculated thought processes, and sometimes they are...
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