Hong Kong Trip – Day 3 – Big Buddha

3rd April 2015

The destination was Big Buddha. And the travel method was Ngong Ping cable cars. You won’t believe the humongous line to get there! Luckily we had a ticket already booked for us so we could speed up in a pretty short line.

What a spectacular view it was!

We had a crystal cabin, so it was way better. Continue reading Hong Kong Trip – Day 3 – Big Buddha

Hong Kong Trip – Day 2 – 10,000 Buddhas Monastery

2nd April 2015

The next day we went you-know-where (by the title, of course), the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery. The one who enjoyed most was basically my cousin climbing up the looooong stairway with much enthusiasm.

Continue reading Hong Kong Trip – Day 2 – 10,000 Buddhas Monastery

Hong Kong Trip – Day one

1st April 2015

It was exciting to reach Hong Kong. Who knew what would wait for us there? I mean, some people may know, but I did not. After the home stay arrangements and meeting my dad’s friend who lives in Hong Kong,

my mother, father, cousin and I went to our first destination: The Peak. Continue reading Hong Kong Trip – Day one

Gandhiji’s Words

In a dream I saw Gandhiji
Something that he said
I just remembered one thing
“Clean up your messy bed!”

I kept thinking about this dream
Oh what could it mean???
Then I knew just what to do
I had to keep things clean

Off I went to clean my bed
And then I grabbed a broom
It worked like a magic wand with me
What a neat and tidy room!

Now I know he is happy
Now that my room is neat
I am sure that I’ll keep it like that
Don’t think I’ll cheat!

Summer

Summer is so sunny
Flowers bloom so quick
Out come little bunnies
Hardly anyone gets sick

Children gather flowers
There are mangoes everywhere
Sunny days are blossoming
Windy days are rare

Lush green trees are growing
Ice cream makes us cool
It’s not at all snowing
There’s no time for school

Oh, it’s so hot and sunny
I guess I will have a drink
The drink makes me feel funny
I want to dunk my head in the sink

Summer is a lot of fun
Gifts we will send
Eating candy and lots of buns
Then summer has it’s end

The Morning Sun

It may be lazy to wake up bright
Then put on pants that are so tight
And remember your dreams at night
But later you will embrace light!

The morning tells us that the sun
Is the sign that embarks fun
And then we’ll all go on a run
And take a right on the seventh turn

There we’ll see a garden green
Where the rising sun can be seen
And every adult, child and teen
Will watch the darkness, mean
Fade away across the scene!

Happiness and Sorrow, the War!

Happiness and Sorrow once had a fight,
Both said “Only I can make things right!”

In between the “no, me!”s and “not you!”s,
Out came a feeling called “the Blues”

He said to Sorrow, “c’mon bro, let’s fight!
I’m your relative and we’ll make things right”

In between the war that was full of fear,
Out came a feeling called “Cheer”

He said to Happiness, “c’mon bro, let’s not fight,
for only non-violence and cheerfulness makes everything right”

But Sorrow didn’t accept defeat,
So he didn’t retreat

But Happiness won at the end of the fight,
Only Happiness can make everything right!!

If a dog bites its own tail

If a dog bites its own tail
will it cry or will it wail?

All I know is that it will never fail
to guard its master through every gale

If a dog is sent out
Will it scream or will it shout?

All I know is its little snout
will have a smile when it does trot! 🙂

If a dog is a man’s best friend
does friendship ever have an end?

All I know is never to tend
to lose any special friend!

The Raindrop

The little raindrop fell from up high,
The little raindrop fell from the sky

Where it went, I can show
But where it came from, I don’t know!

Gently taps on the garden floor,
Softly makes a thousand sounds

Like a drum tapping away
The raindrop adds a splash to the day

Where it went, I can go
But where it came from, I wish I’d know

And when the Sun and the Raindrop meet,
They form a colourful rainbow sweet

And when the cheerful rainbow smiles,
It’s glory runs for miles and miles

And today is the lovely day,
When the trees swish and sway

Welcoming the gentle drop
To their roots as it says, “Plop!”

Colours

I have always wondered,
How trees become green
And how on the lemon,
Yellow can be seen

How the blueberry appears to be blue,
And how brown is the colour of dad’s shoe

Why granny’s hair is white,
And why my pink shirt is so tight!

Why is the sky blue?
Why is the olive black?
I don’t have a clue,
But I must not turn back…

I asked my dad and he replied,
“I don’t know”, but I still tried

I asked my mother and she said,
“It’s nature’s creation, now go to bed”

Now I know why that’s the colour of the cat
But how does nature do it? I still don’t know that!