95/365 The musical is coming together!

The musical for my school, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” is finally going to be in production. As I have told you guys before, this musical has two casts groups. One is called the Good Griefs, and the other one, the Blockheads. I am part of the Blockheads. I am probably the youngest in that group besides one of my friends because everyone else is a sophomore or higher. I really love my cast group as well as the other cast group. Right now since we are almost in production. Us cast groups have to go our own separate ways. That meant we have to stop seeing each other in rehearsals. Sometimes we would sneak in and just say hi. With tech rehearsals, which means we will be working with the tech crew, we are told that we are staying till 9 PM.

You guys might be saying behind the screen, “Wait, Rahi, you did a play before, if there was tech rehearsals that went till 9, you have done that before, so why are you complaining now?” The main reason is because since the second semester had started back in January, I have started thinking of doing much more better at my studies. For some classes it’s working and some classes it isn’t. But I don’t want to fail all of my classes, cause I want to succeed, so I had to start focusing on studies whenever I had free period.

Now that that’s out of the way, let me tell you about the other cast group. The Good Griefs have to go to rehearsal everyday next week. On April 1st is when they will be opening. My theater teacher was also kind to my cast group and said that we got free tickets to the opening night. However, he is not being nice with the other group. I know we will find a way. I am very excited to act, sing and dance as the little bird, Woodstock. Tweet, Tweet!

94/365 Teachers

Everyone has teachers. Whether it’s a teacher from your school, or your teacher is your parent, we all have had teachers growing up. If you think about it, when we were little babies who didn’t know how to do anything, our families were our teachers. Hang on, now that you think about it, life also teaches us, does that mean life is our teacher to? Anyway, let me tell you of all the teachers that I have had. Most of my teachers have been really good. Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and right now, 9th. You guys may have seen that I skipped 3rd grade. And the reason why was because that teacher was so mean and strict. When I was in 3rd grade, I was a little chatter box who wouldn’t keep quiet. Which of course means I got in trouble a lot. Now, if I talked a lot, then I would have to move my clip down a chart. Now, this teacher who we will call, 3, thinks that instead of telling me to quiet down a bit, they tell me that I am staying in their class during lunch time. And that means missing out on playing with your friends. I was probably the only person besides 2 people who stayed during lunch at the class. So yeah that teacher wasn’t a good one, but then when I moved to 4th grade, they all of a sudden became nice to me. I have another memory of this teacher and I remembered it very well. Something that was happening with only the 3rd graders was when students would go to the cafeteria every Friday, before school ended, to do a dancing game.

One Friday, my name was called along with other people, I was so happy since I actually was never able to go because according to 3, I was a bad kid. Well on that Friday my name was called, however, I heard it wrong because I was actually supposed to be in the class. So, one of the students in the class called me and said that I was supposed to be in class. And when I got back to the classroom, oh boy was the teacher mad. 3 started to shout and yell at me because in their mind, they thought that I was doing that to get out of class. When in reality, I heard my name wrong. So yeah, ever since then, I never wanted to go to school because of them.

93/365 What this year has taught me so far.

This year has already been an entire rollercoaster, and the rollercoaster isn’t nearly done. But so much has already happened, that I actually learned some stuff. As you all know from one of my post I sadly had to say goodbye to my dog Reyna due to an illness that wasn’t curable. It was pretty hard to move on. I remembered that many of my family’s friends and my friends have tried to cheer us up which helped. One unhealthy thing that I did however, was that I would completely distract myself, to forget about the passing of my dog. But now I know that it is ok to mourn the lost of my pet every now and then. The thing that is unhealthy is to bottle up your feelings. As I was healing from the event, I went back to school, where everyone cheered me up, and I auditioned for the musical called, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. I got the part Woodstock which I am really happy about. Another thing that was happening was my big project for my school was tearing away my sanity. I don’t do well under stress, and if anyone gets mad at me for doing something wrong, I feel the pressure sinking in. Nowadays I have been keeping calm and also just trying to not lose it with my teacher.

This month is also my birthday month. My birthday was on March 8th which I celebrated with only my dad and my dog. My sister was at college, and my mom is at India because of an event. This was the first birthday where the whole family wasn’t gonna be able to come. These are the lessons that I have learned so far this year.

Lesson #1: You are going to experience some sort of sadness that won’t just shake off. The day my dog passed away, I was broken and just kept myself in my room. It was also very painful to see my other family members grieving. It was especially hard on my sister, who was basically doing everything for Reyna. My sister was basically the owner of Reyna. Losing Reyna was sad, and this was just life showing me what it is like to lose someone and how to move on from that sadness.

Lesson #2: Life has its ups and downs. Life is messy and unpredictable, no one can predict what will happen in the future. The future is always gonna be a mystery, and we have to look forward to it. At the start of this year, I was at my lowest point and I was broken. I thought that this year would become better and then everything soon went downhill and I just didn’t have the strength or mindset to think positively. Which brings us to my last lesson.

Lesson #3: Always have a positive mindset. When this year started I was down, and now things are getting a little more complicated. I have been looking towards the future in a positive way which doesn’t ALWAYS helps. But, it is healthy to look forward to what the future holds. Life is a challenging thing, but, us humans were born to take challenges. Bring it on!

92/365 It’s my birthday!!!

I am going to turn 15. When I’m 15 and a half, that means I can get my permit for driving. That’s…scary. I have always said that driving is pretty scary…and that’s true. But I also can’t wait to finally drive my friends and myself to school! I mean, I technically have to wait another year to get my license, but I can’t wait another ENTIRE YEAR. My birthday this year is going to be different, since I am gonna celebrate my birthday with my dad and my dog. My sister will be at college, and my mom is at India because of an event. But when everyone comes back, we will have a fun time. I do have some birthday stories that I want to share with all of you so let’s start with my 6th birthday.

When I was about 3-6 years old, my birthday parties were always at my house. I would invite my friends and my parents would bring a bouncy house. One birthday, I was jumping with my friend who we will call, Ariana. Now, Ariana and I were best friends and I was going crazy since I was having lots of fun. I said that I was gonna give her a kiss. OK. OK. OK, I know there is going to be one of you guys that are going to say that I had a crush on this girl, no I did not! And to be frank, this was an FRIENDLY kiss, ok? Anyway, I kissed her on the cheek, and then all of a sudden, I felt awkward for the rest of the party. Ariana would always, back in my elementary school, ask me, “Do you remember the time you kissed me at your party?” And it would be so awkward and embarrassing that I actually ended up getting mad at her. We’re now good.

More birthday parties that I remembered were my 7-11th birthday parties. I remembered these ones, because they were held in the same place, Rockín Jump. There’s not that much to say since all we did was jump, ate, did a casual battle to the death with foam noodles. So let’s move on to my one party that had nothing to do with Rockín Jump.

My 12th birthday was at John’s Incredible Pizza Palace. I heard that this place was actually good. My sister thought otherwise, and my parents didn’t know about this place. Long story short, my parents hated that place. I found it ok, but I also thought it was a bit too much. The ice cream machine for vanilla just gave me white goop. But I am just glad that I got to spend my birthday with my family and friends.

I am very excited to turn 15, and I am excited for my birthday. There’s much more to come, so I will look forward to all of them.

91/365 Mythology

Mythology is pretty cool. When I was in 6th grade, I started finding numerous stories of mythology, specifically Indian mythology. I have memorized countless stories like Lord Ganesha, Krishna, Goddess Durga and more! But, when I see the videos in mythology, there is something that I have found that is weird. Whenever a villain was meeting its end, the narrator would almost always describe every second of them dying. I just…I want to know if the villains could hear the narrator describe every second of them dying, and the villains are thinking, “I get it, yes I see blood coming out of my mouth just let me die in peace!” And then the narrator will say, “So and so is dead.” Yeah, no kidding Sherlock, of course they died, you just explained how they were meeting their end. I have told many stories like this one to my friends and they actually really like them. Whether you believe in those stories or not, mythology shows the culture and life of some people in those countries. In many of the videos that talk about the stories, they make the villains look very creepy, but also peculiar. For one story, this villain looked like a guy in the front, but when we saw his side, he looks like a girl. Also for Krishna, I cleverly came up with the perfect nickname, “Butter Boy”.

90/365 My 90th post and a new addition of the family

Hello everyone! Wow, this is my 90th post, this is amazing. Now, as you have seen in the title, a new person is in this little family. Hmmm, who can that be? Everyone, welcome my new puppy, Ginger. Ginger is 14 weeks old and she is a little cute puppy. My family and I have gotten Ginger on January 15th. I have been telling literally EVERYONE that I know about Ginger. Ginger is a german shepherd and pit bull mix. The first few days of having Ginger, they were stressful, but also the best days ever. After my previous dog Reyna passed away, the house felt empty without a furry friend, so it was just really nice to have another dog with us. We thought this dog was going to be chill just like Reyna. And, oh my god were we wrong. She has got endless energy. She would constantly bite us because she is teething and she would bark a lot during the day. At night, my dog would sleep and wouldn’t howl or bark at night while everyone else was sleeping. She is an amazing dog, and I am glad that we got to rescue her, and we can now give her a good life.

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Musical!

EVERYONE! I have exciting news! I am now in a school musical called You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. YGMCA is about this kid named Charlie Brown, and basically his life. I have landed the role called, “Woodstock”. Woodstock doesn’t have much to do, but apparently, I don’t do ANYTHING! This is why. Since this is a musical we have acting class, vocal class, and dance class. For dance class, I have no dance moves and I just sit in the corner, which is really boring. So whenever the others dance, I dance too. Look, I don’t care if I am not following the steps, if my role just sits at a dog house, then at least let me move instead of just sitting there. For this musical, we have two cast groups. The Blockheads and the Good Griefs. I am part of the Blockheads, and the Woodstock in the Good Griefs, also agreed that they basically do nothing. I do get to sing, but that is really all I do besides flap my wings. However, I am very excited for opening which is in April. I will update you guys on how the musical goes.

89/365 Rest in peace Reyna…

On January 5th, my dog Reyna passed away. Now, I want to write this blog post about Reyna, since talking about something that is bothering you is a healthy way of coping. If you have seen my post about Reyna, you would know that my family and I got her when she was 5. I was so happy to get Reyna. When we got Reyna, my family and I were used to having only four people in the house. But now, we have a 5th person. Reyna, was a funny dog and Reyna actually means queen in Spanish. Reyna had some other health issues before she passed away. When we had Reyna for only 6 months, she started to pee blood. When we took her to the vet, they said that she had bladder stones, and that was very sad. Reyna had to get surgery and thankfully, everything went well. However, when I was starting middle school, Reyna had two bumps in her chest and also had to get surgery for that. And none of them weren’t serious. But soon, Reyna’s time came. Reyna was the best dog ever and she had been through so much with her previous owners, as well as going through surgery twice. It was hard to see Reyna, when she was at her worst. When she passed, I broke down right there. Reyna has always been an amazing dog, and still is the best dog. She was a sassy, happy, loving and caring dog. Without her, the house feels empty. But I know that she will be connected with us someway. She was the first dog I ever had, and she had bought my family together.

87/365 Why I have been away, and Christmas

Hello Everyone,

I haven’t written for two weeks and there is a reason why. The first reason is because of the play and the second reason is that I was studying and stressing out for finals.(BTW it did not go well) Now that that’s out of the way, let me tell you about Christmas. I already talked about Christmas in one of my other posts, but I want to talk about the presents that I got at midnight of today. And you heard that right, we opened our presents at midnight. Why? It’s because waiting till morning is too long and also, why not. I got a lot of stuff like an Owl House shirt, a new game for my Nintendo Switch, a pair of Harry Potter socks, a Marauders Map blanket, a red scarf and dinosaur slippers. I really liked all of my presents. But I am sad that Christmas is done.

There aren’t that many stuff to do since my family can’t go for vacation because of this stupid pandemic. And also I still have to do work because of school. At least I had a good Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to everyone, and I can’t wait for this terrible year to end. See you in 2022!

86/365 My first Wrinkle in Time show

Hello everyone! My first play performance went really well! And here is what happened. As some of you people know I am the character, Charles Wallace. I was eager to see what my costume was, and then I wasn’t so eager to see it. My shirt is a polo shirt that had hot dogs, ketchup and mustard bottles, all over the entire shirt. When I think of Charles Wallace, I think of him having a sweater vest with a white shirt or really any color. But instead, I get stuck with the most weirdest and most random costume ever, like…why? I remember that even the people in the cast of that production didn’t like my costume, and we tried lots of stuff to convince them to change the costume, but to no avail, it didn’t work. But now the costume is kinda growing on me…great.

Anyway, I have some stuff to tell you guys about the play, so let me tell you them. I won’t spoil the story because you guys should know that, so yeah. During opening night, which was on Friday, I was very stoked. My parents came to see the play, and this was a theater with about 100 people so I was excited. Some people might get stage fright, but I have performed for small crowds, medium crowds, internet crowds, that I was pumped. We started the show off and it was amazing. Soon it was time for me to go in. As I was acting, there is one thing you should know about me. I smile, WAY too much. I find a lot of stuff funny, and as I was acting, I was trying so hard not to laugh since it was still weird to see everyone’s faces with the clear face masks. Oh yeah did I mention the clear face masks?

The clear face masks were pretty uncomfortable, I remember getting headaches every time I came home, and I would just do some homework, take a bath and sleep, because I was so tired. I soon got used to it so it is fine now. Another thing I want to talk about are the times that we mess up, we all have done it.

If you are a theater kid, chances are that you have your fair share of mess ups. I remember that there was a time during one rehearsal that my friend kept on sliding their hands from my arm. And it was almost like they were trying to pull a rope but the rope was slippery. They kept on doing that and me and my friend just started laughing. Our teacher wasn’t too happy, but they were cool with it. Ok we are WAY off track, so let me go back to the night of the opening night. I don’t want to spoil anything from the story, but there was something that I would do backstage. One of my friends was saying to me after that whenever I went backstage, I was visible, so people can see me standing, so I decided that I had to stay out of the light. Yes, I may be a vampire.

The show was fun, we made people laugh, people liked our acting, and we were on with our next four shows. I have more shows coming up, so I am very excited for that.