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so I said the last time that I will tell you guys about my work. I work as a journalist. Now that is supposed to be a very interesting and adventurous job. Journalism is also a field that gives you the freedom to be creative like the work that i do. i work on two papers. one is for kids and second for teenagers. Being a journo (that is the slang for journalist and slang is very informal usage of vocabulary) is a lot of fun because i get to write and express myself as i want to. working on the kid's magazine which unfortunately will be closed now was great because i could design it any which way. there were no set rules, nthing that was to be done week after week so there was no monotony- which is lack of variety. the mag (slang for magazine) was called YO! It stood for Young Ones. Though I did not like the name much, I had not given it this name, what I liked was the name of a mag on similar lines like YO! being made by some people working for aMumbai-based newspaper DNA. It was …

Reading habits

I have been meaning to talk to you about this one thing for quite a while but the I had not been doing any raeding myself to be able to tell you how important is it to spend times with book. You guys will get busy with a lot of stuff as you grow up but I would wish that you always have a book by your side. Books can be your best friends. Also writing, so a diary or a notepad as well.
Books entertain you, guide you, help you learn. They teach you without testing you.
Writing helps you gather your thoughts and make sense out of them. There will be times when a lot might be happening around you and inside your head as well, so if you write all the thoughts coming to you, you will get a better picture of circumstances. Writing also helps you learn quickly and forever. Writing also helps you to regain calm and control when you might be feeling a little lost in this big world.
How you write will reflect what all have you read. Writing can be so much fun. ou can write stories, poems, your wo…

Hello children

I had thought that I would write to you daily and talk to about various things but i haven't been able to keep at it because of my own laziness, which means due to the lack of an effort. But I wanted you to know that even though I might not be writing stuff here, I love to talk to you. I hope you know that. Like last night I was talking to you of birthdays. Birth days are always special and we should make an attempt to make the birth0-day-person feel special and good. Last night I was thinking that as your father's birth day will be soon upon us and it would be good fun to arrange a surprise party for him with a couple of his friends and couple of mine.
After I had this thought I began to think of friends. Friends are people with whom we can share good times and bad times alike. They are the people who stick to us even though they know about our bad habits or even if some of opur ualities irritate them. They are the people who keep a check on us if we are going down hill, whci…

In my children

Some of the qualities that I would want them to imbibe
Common sense
Ability to listen with Patience
Hard work
Sense of humour
Love for the outdoors, adventure
Respect for traditions and heritage
Appreciate art
Voracious readers
Generous/ Giving

On being bored

Bored: To make weary by being dull, repetitive, or tedious
What happens when we get bored? All our senses and sensibilities tip towards falling off asleep. Our brain is clouded with thoughts of hoiw hard work we have worked, how early we had had to climb out of bed and how unusually rough the circumstances are.
It all makes me yearn to get home and fall asleep. Today I read in a magazine that it helps if you take a nap after lunch during summers. Bless the intelligent man to say such a lovely thing but I wonder if the bosses also come across facts like these.