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MY INCREDIBLE TRIP TO DUBAI

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We went to Dubai. First we came from Tirupathi to Chennai in a train.  Then we got our luggage and went to the airport.  We were at terminal three . When we landed   at the airport we waited for Krithiga atthai and athimber when they came I was very excited to see them. When we got out of the airport we got into their car. Then Krithiga atthai gave me a chocolate and it  was very tasty  and yummy when we went home Mukil anna was waiting for me I also saw my grandmother I was very happy to see her then  I ran and hugged her then we went to bed because it was night  time when we reached.  In the morning my Mukil anna went to school. By the time he came back ,I started to do my homework. When I finished my homework I was so happy to be free.

After a few days we went to Dubai mall we went in a metro train. When we reached Dubai mall we went inside.  When we went inside Dubai mall we saw an aquarium. There were lots of different of kinds of fishes like stingrays, peacock fishes and etc. There were sharks too and can you believe it? The sharks did not even eat the fish! There was a lift so we could see the fish even closer if you go in the lift you get to swim in the aquarium for one hour which is equivalent of sixty minutes.  I was able to take a lot of videos because I both  my camera. Then we saw a shop. In the shop we saw a crocodile its head and tail was moving I recorded that with my camera.  Then we saw another crocodile Krithiga atthai took a picture of me putting my hand in its mouth. Then we saw a dancing fountain.  There was a huge line. When the fountain came my dad carried me to take a video of it.  The dancing fountain was very beautiful it even had a little bit of music so I called it the musical dancing fountain.   After a while athimber came.  Then we went back home.  We had dinner and slept.

After some days we went to Gurudyara in Gurudyara they worshiped a book called Guru Granda Sahip. Then we heard Bajans.  After that we had some sweet. After that we had prashadam.  Then we came back home it was nighttime so we just slept.

After a few days we went on another trip and that was Dubai marina.  We had a small walk around Dubai marina. Then we saw some ships.  After that we saw burning fire.  People were exercising and some of them were even skateboarding.

After some days we went on another trip with was garden glow. There were lots of lights over there.   There were also palm trees which lighted up we saw a clown, Spider Man and a cup full of roses .Then we saw fairyland there was a secret way to get inside I knew it at the very end I took a picture of fairyland. Then we were going to a dinosaur area on the way we saw a talking tree the tree would repeat whatever you say when it blinked  its eye! Then we went to the dinosaur area the dinosaurs eye blinked and the dinosaurs’ tail and it roared.  At 9.45 we watched a dinosaur dance my Mukil anna almost gave me to the dinosaur.  Then we saw some ants.  They sure were working hard. Then we saw some pandas then we crossed a bridge.  Then we saw some tigers and tiger cubs. The tiger cubs were very cute.  Then we went to fairyland there we saw some dance this was the part I was telling you that I found the secret pathway to come inside fairyland when the dance was over we went to a restraint and had some food and slept.

In Dubai we went to restaurants I had different kind of food like mango juice, gulabjamun kalkand, dosa, puri and etc. Then we went to satsanges. The satsanges were on every Friday. A satang is when you go to someone’s home and pray you also sing songs, have food and play.  Because we went to satsanges I made lots of new friends their names were Samuta, Avantika, Ashurta, Akshaya and Anushuka.

Krithiga atthai was teaching two kids their names were Samruth and shraya I loved the tuition and do you know they are brother and sister   .

One day we one day we went to a shop called spinneys they was a playground over there too.  At the playground I saw two children their names were Joy and Sum after a few days I even saw Samruth and Shraya.          

 

After a few days we went to Anushukas and Akshayas home. I had lots of fun at their home.  Over there I played on the scooter then we ate food. After that I Akshaya and Anushuka watched peppa pig.  Then we went back to our home.

After a few days we went to Avantika’s home. Then we gave Avantika a school bag.  Then I played a bike. After that I played with a special slate witch was erasable. when  we had lunch me and Avantika watched nursery rimes.  Then Krithiga put me powder and combed me and Avantika in the same hair style. Then annu anty gave me some gifts. Then we left their home and came back to our home.Whenever we played chess or scrabble or Mukil anna always wins.

After few days we went for Desert Drive. We have lot of fun and had dinner and watched lot of dances. Me, My mom, dad and Mukhil anna went .We had fun with scooter ride and camel ride.

After a few days we left.  .  When we left I was very sad to leave Krithiga atthai, athimber and Mukil anna.Before we left Mukil anna and I played catan with was also called Dungeons and dragons.

and do you know why I was sad to leave Dubai? I was sad to leave Dubai because I would miss Krithiga atthai, athimber and Mukil anna. The flight we were going was Air India.

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TRIP TO DESERT SAFAR I IN DUBAI

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We went to desert safari in Dubai.  We went in a SUV.  We went on desert roads. When we were on the desert roads Mukil anna showed us a camel I was so happy to see a camel Then we played rock paper scissors after a while we got out of the car.

 Then we went on a bike.  We had a lot of fun the bike.  My mom and I saw a camel I wanted to take a picture of it but it was too far away to take on .we peted a camel.  Mukil anna and I got some rani juice I got an orange and Mukil anna got mango rani juice. We saw a falcon you had to pay ten DHS (Dhirams) to take a picture with it. Then we peted the camel.  It’s nose was so wet and cold.  After that we went back into the car.

Then we went on the sand in the desert. This was my first experience to see and be in the desert. It was the best.  The car slide on the mountains. We jumped up in the car I was so happy to during the sand blast. We got out of the car again my dad took a lot of  pictures . Mukil anna and I ran on the mountains  and  it was very hard to get back up but we made it. I was extremely happy to play with my Mukil anna on the mountains.

Then we went to the camp.  At camp we had some snacks. We saw a man eating fire! He had gasoline in his mouth! He spited fire from his mouth like a fireman!  I was so astonished seeing him, we saw a magician his magic tricks were amazing, we saw belly dance the most famous dance of Dubai. Then my dad took me and my mom for henna. Then we had dinner. We washed our hands. DSC_0836[1]The henna came out very good. We ate our dinner. We went on a camel ride.  The funniest and scary part was when the camel stood up and sat down. DSC_0851[1]Then a man took a DSC_0853[1]picture of us. I named the camel  Krishna and peted Krishna we went to the car.

I was so tired that I slept in the car and dreamed about the wonderful trip I had. You can find my pictures and videos good luck for find ing my pictures and videos you can watch my videos on www.dilthana.com

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OUR TRIP TO ABUDABI

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We went to ABUDABI.  We went in a car. When we were in the car Krithiga  atthai showed me coin building she told me it was called coin building because it   looked like a coin. It was very colorful I even saw two or three bridges. Then Krithiga atthai showed me how to play tickles. In that game she just tickled me and I had to try not to laugh. We played that game for a while. Then Krithiga atthai showed me how to play punch .In that game I had to keep my lotus.  Then Krithiga atthai said few words with the word punch near them.  When she said catch punch I had to try to catch her hand.  We played that game for a few minutes.

TRIP TO GRAND MOSQUE

When we got out of the car I took my camera. First we had to get the things scanned then we had to get ourselves scanned. Then we went inside a room .when we went inside that room there was a huge line.  It took a long time to reach the end of the line.  When we got to the end of the line we saw a lady.  Krithiga gave her National ID .The lady said no National ID give your driving license. Krithiga atthai said I don’t have a driving license. So she got athimber’s driving license.  grand mask chantilierShe gave it to the lady.  We went inside another room they gave my mom and Krithiga atthai a black dress.  They looked so similar with that dress and I could not recognize who was my mother and who was Krithiga atthai then we went back to the parking lot. Then we went inside the Grand mosque on the way we removed our sandals and went inside.  When we went inside I saw something on the celling designs on the carpet and on the windows, large marbles on the ground .grand mask chantilier front viewThen we saw multiple boxes of gold coins. Then we kept on walking for a while.  Then we saw some water that was very shallow. Then my mom and krithiga atthai had to go for some reason or the other so they left me with my dad and  athimber. I wanted to take a picture of a box.  So athimber taught me how to take a picture.  Then I took a picture of that box. Then my mom and Krithiga atthai came.  Then we looked at a large rock.  Then we went out of the Grand mosque. When went out we first saw four water fountains then we saw some stairs and water flowing from them! Then we went down the staircase there we saw lots and lots of water fountains. It was very beautiful .Then Krithiga atthhai took a video with me saying hello and answering few of her questions. Then we went back to the car

TRIP TO EMIRATES PALACE HOTEL

We were in Emirates Palace hotel. emrites hotel snowman christmus tree in emrites hotelThen we got out of the car. Then we walked for a while and we saw a man playing a piano.  Then we saw a machine which made gold bar, if you put money in it. I wanted to put a coin in it but unfortunately   it dint work. We kept walking for a while then I saw a beautiful rose covered with glass like a circle shape we were not allowed to go down so we just kept walking then we saw something more like it was for winter.  There was a snowman I stood next to the snowman .Then we went out of Emirates palace hotel.

Corniche Board Walk

Then we went to Corniche in Corniche we walked on a board.  There I saw backwaters .Then I played in the sand in the sand I made a sandcastle and a sand ball room.  It was so much fun walking on the board. I ran all over the board.it was so much fun playing in the sand.  My dad and I went near the water the other side of the other side of the bank was very colorful we saw a giant wheel and a hotel and a screen

VISITING MY FRIENDS ANUSHKA AND AKSHYA’S HOME

Then we went to Anushka’s  and Akshya’s home .Then we climbed up the staircase and when we reached their home I stared to play on the scotia and I would have played on that scotia five or six times before I came out of their home. Then we watched Peppa pig and ate dinner at their home .While eating we watched Kanchana the ghost movie.  When we finished eating we watched Peppa pig again. Then I played with a baby dolly. Then I started to play in the patio again.  Then I played on a guitar.  Then Sarita aunty   gave me two chocolates and said one is for my brother Mukil  anna  and one is for me and then she gave me a fresh pack of pencil crayons .  Then we went out of their home.  Then we went inside the car. I was so tired that I Slept in car so my dad had to carry me home.

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ISKCON’s Festival Of India Function in Centre Island

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We went to Centre Island on July 19th in our car. My Bike and Helmet were kept in the truck and dad put a knot to the bike to secure. Dad told me and my grandmother to get down from the car after reaching Center Island Ferry place. Then he took my bike and helmet from the trunk and told me not to ride the bike and be good and stay with my grandmother. And told me to take care of his back pack. Then my dad and mom went and parked the car in a parking lot.

In the mean time we saw a pigeon and it had come to drink water and eat food then it flew away. Then after five minutes two birds came and one was black and heavy and the second one was black and thin and small.  They were beautiful to see and they played tag and sat for some time and left the place. Then we saw a puddle and a reflection of a building in the puddle.  After few minutes my mom and dad came and I ran to them.

Next we took the bike and put my helmet and rode the bike. We reached the place to buy the tickets for the ferry. We stood in the line for five minutes and got the tickets. Then I was told it is no biking zone, so I pushed the bike and reached the ferry and then we sat for a while with the bike and watched the ship sailing, then my dad told lets go upstairs and watch and guess what, I made a new friend when we went upstairs, it was a dog .I petted the dog and he licked my hand. After the ferry was stopped, I pushed the bike out and we reached the center island.

Next we went to Festival of India and it was Krishna’s tent and after coming there only we came to know what is going on there and what else to do. We saw the life cycle of a human. We are born as babies, then become child then a teenager and grow up to an adult and then become old and die and become a skeleton.

We went to buy tickets for the rides and my dad bought tickets and I was riding my bike all along the park. First ride was Swan ride and I and my dad worn life jackets and I loved the most because my dad was with me and he took me in a long route and soon it was time to come back We removed the life jackets and gave it to person there and I ran to my mom and she was holding my bike.

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Then we dropped the bike with my grand mom and she was sitting in a bench. I, my mom and dad went to next ride and it was the fire station ride. I sat in the car and rang the bell  and ringing the bell means to say people that I’m coming and can you move please, and went two times in that ride. It was fun.

I rode my bike to the next ride it was a frog ladder ride. We have to wear a seat belt and it went up and down and sometimes stopped in the middle.  When it went up it was fun, but when it came down it was scary. We all shouted and finally it came to a stop. It was funny and scary ride.  My mom was holding my bike and waiting for me.

I rode my bike to the next ride which is the giant wheel ride. I sat on a ride and the person put a seat belt for me and a boy down of my seat screamed and his dad took him away then the Giant wheel started. It went up and when it came down it was scary and I shouted and the other thing amazing happened was when it was coming down it was higher than the trees. My dad was taking pictures of me. I saw a board saying Danger don’t rock the seat. But when it stopped my seat was rocking but I was giving poses for the photos. My dad was afraid that I may fall down and finally the giant wheel stopped. But as I was at the top I was waiting for the people at the bottom to get down then my seat came down and I ran down to my dad and mom. I rode my bike to the next ride. It was scary ferry ride, it was going in circles up and down and at different angles and I was the only one sitting in that ride and it was fun and scary.

After that my mom and gran mother were resting and my dad and I went to the other ride. I rode my bike. It was a Kitty boat ride and it was on water. We had a bell that said to the next boat excuse me; I’m coming can you please move. I rang the bell three times and it stopped.

I rode my bike to the next ride. It was a carousel .They had different kinds of animals. My dad was standing next to the horse and it took long time to start. After it started I was sad and my dad asked why. I told my dad because my horse was not jumping. Then he took me off my horse and put me on a jumping horse. I was happy and started to smile. After a while the ride stopped. We rode back to the place where mom and grandmother were sitting and we all again went to Krishna’s Tent. Mom and Dad stood in the line for Krishna Prasad (lunch) for us all and we finished our lunch that is served by ISCKON. Krishna Prasad tastes best always.

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I rode my bike to Gopi dots tent. It was a big line and we stood for 30 minutes and finally I got the chance to get it and they put me and my mom a beautiful and pretty Gopi dots on the face. The colors were orange, pink, green, red and white, they showed me in a mirror and we were impressed. After that we visited the shops, yoga camp, dance and chanting shows and more tents of Festival of India. Then we all went and took some rest under a tree. After some time I was hungry so my mom and I went and got some water melon served by Krishna devotees and sat under big tree and ate.

Then I was riding my bike heading towards Franklin Park. We went over a bridge. Before that we saw a maze, so I stopped my bike and asked dad can we go and guess what dad told ‘YES’ and me and dad went to the maze and also played Hide and seek. On the way back I told dad that it is very hard maze, but said yes but when we went to aunt’s home in USA, they all went to a grownups scary corn maze and me, mom and aunty were at home only because I was not allowed He told in that maze people dress like ghosts and hide in the bushes and it have to do only at night and dark. The ghosts will be chasing us. Then I asked dad if it was real and he said yes. And finally we were out of the maze and I ran to my mom.

Took my bike and we all went to Franklin Park. In the Park we saw Franklin, Bear and Goose. When we reached the Goose area it was a big thunder storm and mom and grand mom sat in a shelter and we didn’t mind and climbed and rolled down a tree for fun. I made colorful turtle and its name was Franklin in the Frank.in garden tent. It is very pretty and we were sitting in Franklin’s garden and we didn’t get drenched. We saw a plant maze and it was fun. After rain stopped, we saw Sam and Franklin and dad took a picture of me with them.

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Mom got some time to eat and drink and we finished that and rode my bike to the beach. We all kept our feet in the water and it was icy water and came back and sat for a while then dad took me for some extra bike ride.

Next we went to a park and played and then to water splash and played a lot more. Mom dried me with a towel and changed my dress and gave more snacks to eat.  We went all the way on the bike to the line for the ferry and it was a long line and finally we went inside the ferry. I left my bike with my mom and grandmother and went to the top floor of the ferry with my dad and read a board saying ‘Welcome to Centre Island’. I saw the ferry sailor, the ocean moving and kids blowing bubbles was fun. After some time we reached the shore back and got out of the ferry and didn’t ride my bike as it was a no biking zone. After 6 minutes we reached the place where I can ride my bike and rode my bike till the parking lot. On the way a saw, a lady sitting like a statue and she was pretty. After sitting in the car we looked around and we all were happy and said ‘Bye Centre Island’ and after a long drive we reached home. We all had a lot of fun.

Rath Yatra of ISCKON Brampton

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In the RathYatra they had Idols of  Baladev, Subhadra and Jaganath. It was conducted by ISCKON Brampton in Chinguacousy Park on August 8th. It was from 11.oo am to 5.30 pm. It was lot of fun and I liked pulling the Rath .It started at Chinguacousy Park and ended at the center of the Park. Devotes were singing songs while pulling the Rath.  Some Gopis were dancing in front of the Rath. Some were sweeping the floor .People were giving Prasad at every stop and taking blessings of God. I also took the blessings from Baladev, Sudhadra and Jaganath. There were hundreds of people pulling the rath and enjoying.

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They had different booths in the festival place and they were organized by ISKCON. They had booth for the book stall, gopi dots, Sunday school, temple and vegetarian feast. They had Kirtans, dance, flute, drums. My friends Anaka, Rohan, Praneel and Praneet came with their families to see my dance program. Some of our relatives who came from US also came to see the Rath Yatra and my dance.

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I love eat Krishna Prasad. I ate Halwa, Kari, Rice with Sabji and Dokla. It was so..tasty. . Even though the Prasad line was long I got it without standing in the line because I was dancing like ‘Krishna’ the supreme God. I ate it fast as it was time to line up for my dance.

I dressed up as Krishna. I wore a doti, chains and necklace, bracelets, gopi dots and tilak and two peacock feathers, a beautiful garland and flute and did two dances. Every Sunday Morning and Afternoon we practiced the dance with my friends at ISKCON Brampton. We worked hard to give an excellent performance.

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First was ‘Yosamati nandan’ I danced as Krishna with nine gopis. I did Rasa leela with the gopis as I came to the stage with my flute  and started to dance in a circle with them and as soon as the gopis got up I disappeared  from there and appeared in front of them. Then we danced Kaliya Mardan and I was dancing in the middle and gopis were dancing in a circle.

Second dance was ‘ I’m a devotee of Krishna’ with   three boys and two girls .And this I danced without my flute. This is a dance that tells what we have to follow to be a real devotee of Krishna.  Every one took Pictures with us and I had lot of fun and extremely excited.

I want to thank my dance teachers who taught me how to dance. And want to thank my mom, grandmother, prabhu ji and mataji for dressing me as Krishna and making this as one of the best Rath Yathra for me, our family and all our friends. Jai Shree Krishna.

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Vaishnavi Dilipan

Grade 2 Student

H.F Loughin Public school

Teacher: Ms. Coats

My First Salary Excitement

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Vaishanvi all exited about receiving her first salary from her Newpaper delivery summer job

Vaishanvi all exited about receiving her first salary from her Newpaper delivery summer job

On the first day of the paper delivery as my part time job with Brampton Guardian Newspaper I was very excited.  And my dad kept all the papers inside and both I and my grandmother kept the flyers inside the Brampton Garden paper.  I keep a lot of flyers inside the paper, but to be honest with you my grandmother keeps lot more flyers.  From her I learned how to keep all the flyers intact. I do it on behalf of my mother. Every time we go for the delivery my dad tells stories.  I pull the wagon sometimes and after the delivery is done almost every time I go to the park and to splash pad also. We do paper delivery on Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

I love to put papers because it is fun. My dad calls me Birdy as I deliver newspapers fast. Some papers I have to put in the mail box and some will be higher than me so I stand on the staircase and put it. If it is even higher my dad puts them. In some homes they will be waiting for me outside and I give them in hand. And they call me ‘paper girl’.

I see and enjoy on the way the pretty things like Water fountain, Grass hoper, Sprinklers etc.  One of the homes has a funny mail box and I call it as Spiced box.

I got my first salary last week and it was a lot of money for me. I was excited. We planted flower seeds in our front yard to celebrate my first salary. We deposited that money in my investment bank account for my college education. And I ‘m very excited my job and glad to do with all the family members.

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Comparing Canada and India School System

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I’m in Grade 2 in H.F.L Public school in Brampton, but I go to school in India for couple of months when we go and visit my grandparents, uncle and his family. This article is about what I learned and love the most and the differences between both the schools in India and Canada.

I love Canada school because we have a lot of fun activities and games. We have library in Canada school and can go on Prodigy math games and if we don’t know how to get on prodigy we can go to any other games we like to go. For example we can go to Math track or Bit strips, but only thing we can’t do is Mind craft, because it has lot of bad things. We could pick up books and read them at home and return the next day. Guess what I got a smiley eraser because I finished reading 20 + books.

I love India school also because we have activities on Every Saturday and all Saturdays are school days. But we don’t have a library in the school.

In Canada school we have Gym. The thing I liked the most is Bounce ball.  We go to the park sometimes and if it is inside Gym we do Hula hoop, Basket Ball, Bounce ball, Jump rope, Soccer, Tennis, Toss the bean bag and outside we play four squares. I always use to loose at this game, but once I came third and another time came second, but never came first. We play Basketball and throw ball in the net even though it is high. I do Hula hoop on my neck and hip and arm without making it fall down.  In Kindergartner we played wash the babies; match the card, built a house .And we play in the park games like swing, climbing on the trays and back sliders, monkey bars in both the schools. India school doesn’t have Gym, but only have fun in the school park after the school hours.

I love both of my Canadian and Indian teachers and friends. They are so kind. The teachers taught me good studies and I got A++ in my India School. All the tests, class work and home work given to me in my Canada School I did excellent. All my friends allow me to play with them.

In Canada School we have slip tests in the school  and at the last day of the school they put all the papers in a folder and gave it to me and  all the tests I did were 100 % right and got a smiley from my teacher and my mom and dad were so happy and gave me a big candy and an ice cream cone.

In India school we have test every day in the morning, and we have unit test and quarterly exams and in all the subjects I got A++. Everyone at home were happy. My uncle took me, my mom and Aunty to an ice cream parlor and also I got big   kinder joy candy.

Canada and India teachers are amazing. Canadian teachers help us to solve the problems if anyone is bulling us. Indian teachers talk to me a lot and help us solve our problems when people are being rude to us. In Canada School we eat Lunch and Snack in the music room. In India School my mom brings Lunch and we sit under the tree and play in the park and eat.  In Canada School I have homework once in a week and in India School daily we have homework and morning we need to do slate work.

In Canada School I have music class and it is so much fun and there we do songs and sometimes we watch movies and could play on I pads and can draw. In India School I have no music class. As I wanted a music class I have to do it out side of the school and now I learn from a master from India in Skype.

Because of studying in both the schools it is benefitting me a lot and learns lot of subjects. From my Canada School I learn English, Math, Science and Puzzle solving etc. From India School I learn English, Math, Science, General Knowledge, Telugu and Hindi.

When I’m in Canada in the summer vacation I do all my subjects that I have in India School for an hour or two. And when I go to India in the evening I do my work book which my dad got me from  Walmart in Canada . It is a big book that has Math, English and Science. And I love learn things from all these books.

Memorable thing in my India school is doing a group dance program in an auditorium. It is called Mahati Auditorium a famous one in Tirupati, India.

Memorable thing in my Canada School is getting a Husky award for an article of mine being published in theasianconnectionsnewspaper.com about my experience in flower city parade

By

Vaishnavi Dilipan

Grade 2 Student

H.F Loughin Public school

39 Herkley Dr, Brampton, ON L6V 2E7

Teacher : Ms. Coats

Principal : Ms. Ride out

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Canada Day Celebration in Chinguacousy Park

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Our family went to Chinguacousy park for Canada day Celebration. We went in a car After a while we reached Chinguacousy park.  My dad and mom told me and my grandmother to get down and they went and parked the car and came.  We saw a dog carrying a balloon with a maple leaf! It was cool to see  on our way to the park.

My dad brought a chair and my Grandmother sat on it.  Then we looked for the rides, games and tickets for the rides.  First we went on an elephant ride and dad took picture.  Elephant ride Jumping Jumbos went up and down and round and round. I had fun and waved my hands to my Dad.

Then we went for tattoos.  The line was so big, my mom had to almost stand in line for one and half hours to make sure I get the tattoo. I had a pretty beautiful rainbow color angel tattoo and she even had  wings. It looked like a real angle. My mom had a pretty butterfly as a tattoo and dad took pictures.

Next we went to Disney Dragon. I sat with my friends as it started to spin and went round and round and forward and backward. Some time I even started to get dizzy.  Some time the dragon stopped spinning and we can watch other dragons spin and my dad took pictures of us.

After this, we went to fun house and rang the bell and scattered next and walked through the sticks and were spinning in a spinning round. We lied down in a wheel and moved our bodies and crawled through the spinning wheel and got out as my dad was taking pictures.  After enjoying in the Marie go round, my dad and I went on the Cobra coaster and were screaming like crazy.

By this time, my mom got me a cotton candy. The pink cotton candy was so huge and delicious to eat. My dad and mom then showed four games. They were bag picking, balloon buster, duck catching  and dolphin catching. I won the dolphin catching game and got two beautiful toys.

Before we watched fire crackers, I played with sand and mud and built a big mountain.  As the fire crackers  started, they came behind me. One of the cracker kissed my cheek while falling down.  The fire crackers were colorful and some came like a rain and some fire crackers came like a hot air balloon without the basket.  At this time we were running backwards as the crackers were almost falling on our head.

As firework finished, we went out of the park and told my mom and grandmother to wait on a bench outside the park.  My dad and I walked and talked  till we reached  the car parking and  then got in to the car  and came back and picked my mom and grandmother and started going back home.

I told my grandmother thanks because, even though she was sick she came to see me enjoying the whole day and having fun till the mid night. I slept in the car and my dad carried and put me on the bed.

The celebration was so big and there were thousands and thousands of people and many stalls for all to eat, and games to play and have fun.  It was lots of fun and memorable.

PN:- This article got published in South Asian Observer and you can also enjoy  the print version in Published Articles pages 🙂

VAISHNAVI IN FLOWER CITY FUN AND PARADE

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Our  family went to the parade. First we stood in a line. After a while it was our turn and I correctly put the bean bags in the net  that had different shapes. I won a Tattoo !  We saw a big Dinosaur cave and we went inside it and next we saw a super man and my Dad took a picture with him.

Next we saw a magic show inside the Gage park. In the magic show the first trick we saw a hat inside of the that,  and then came a beautiful cloth. The next trick we saw was the joker, put the cloth down and then a shoe appeared .We all told that he removed his shoe.  He showed his foot, as we all told to show his other foot.  Then he showed us and the shoe was there too.  It was a magic trick.

              The next trick we saw was a bag, he asked “Alex” the lion to pick someone to check the bag.  He picked a girl. What we saw inside the bag was a beautiful and colorful cloth.  But the joker said there was nothing inside and the girl said yes and gave to the lion “Alex”.  Then he told the girl to check again. So she checked again and the joker said there was nothing.  But she took his under wear from the bag.  All of us laughed.  The joker tried to put it in to the bag but he couldn’t .  So he asked the girl to put the underwear in the bag and she did.  Joker asked to give hi-fi to him and the lion “Alex” and she did and we all the children were excited.

            The next trick we saw was the joker asking the lion “Alex” to pick someone who is brave and he did.  Joker said he has to test him and asked the boy if he is scared of Lion, Crocodile, Tiger and Ice cream.  We all laughed. Who in the world will be scared of Ice cream.  Boy answered “No” to all. Then he tied a scarf on him and he pulled it. He pulled two times the scarf didn’t come and third time it did.           

                 The next trick we saw was the joker asking the lion “Alex” to pick someone .So he did. The joker gave the girl a magic Wong. He had a coloring book in his hand. He told the Girl to shake the Wong. After the Wong was shook  and he told us to blow and after we blew then the  coloring book was  all colored. Next he told the Girl to shake the Wong again. So she did.  And he told us to blow, so we did it  and the pictures in the coloring book  were all erased. Next the joker told the girl to shake the Wong again and she did it and the joker told us to blow and so we did it and all the pictures in the coloring book appeared .Next we all did some Dancing moves with “Alex” and the joker.

                Next  we went to drawing place. There  kids were drawing. One Adult  saw me and gave me a big paper and then she wrapped it with a band around it. And also she gave me a string. From there we went to next booth and it was also a drawing place. I got a paper and made a spinning wheel with lot of glitters and drawings.

                   Next we went to huge slide and did the slide. First I was little bit afraid and after that it was exciting for me and then I stood in the line and  did the slide again. Then I did Rock wall climbing, but could climb only half the wall, but it was fun having all the Rock climbing equipment.  Next I played with Bean bags, Lemon and Spoon and then did have fun with another big slide and had a Freeze.

            After all the fun we had in the gage park ,we rushed to find a good place to sit and enjoy the parade. There we saw a table, two Suns, two hot air balloons, two flower pots walking. Then we saw a Mickey Mouse , Blue monster and he gave me a hi-fi. Then I saw lot of kids dancing and doing Marshall arts and we saw people doing Punjabi dance.  Next came  all the princess in a car .Then we saw people from ISCKON temple  dancing and chanting ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’. Then we saw a police car and Fire truck and an ambulance doing Parade, and the police gave me a Garland .I liked that. I saw soldiers marching and Finally a BIG COOKIE MONSTER came and it was too good to see that. After all the fun we came home with a beautiful pin from Brampton flower city.

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                 By

                                                                                                                  Vaishnavi Dilipan

                                                                                                                 Grade 1,

                                                                                                                  H.F Loughlin  P.S    

PN:-  This article was published in “Asian Connection News Paper” and you will also able to see the printed version in Published Articles page.