Thursday, October 27, 2011

A protest...


This drawing was done by my brother just yesterday. I like these kinds of drawings, which send out a message. It's cool...

I think my brother is reallllly good at drawing. Even if he draws the smallest things, they still look great. My brother has done this to protest against having to learn Hindi, which he just hates. But I think he's making an effort now, and when he practises in the holidays he gets better at it.

I started learning Hindi only in the 5th standard. At that time it was really easy, but in the 8th standard it got kind of tough. Now I'm good at one poem, but I'm trying at the rest.

A new book for kids in Goa: Espi Mai is Stuck Again


When I was lying in bed and reading a book, I suddenly heard  my brother laughing very loudly, and my father  asked him why he was laughing. He simply said: "This duck is trying to  bark... qua-rk, qua-rk, qua-rk." And he kept laughing a lot.

The book he was reading is meant for children in the 5-11 age group. It is called, Espi Mai is Stuck Again and Other Goan Tales. Its stories  are based in Goa, set amidst Goan families, and Goan people. Many of the stories touch on old customs and practices. There are some laugh-out-loud stories included too.

Although I am waaaaay beyond the book's target age-group, I read it too, keeping aside my beautiful Faith Girls book.

Some of these stories which I liked were: Masu the Unhappy Fish. It is the story of  a fish who didn't want to live underwater, but instead he wanted to live on land. It tells the story of the adventures he went through because of this.

There is also another story called The Lace Maker. It is about an old lady named Norma who taught all  the children and their mothers to make beautiful lace when she was alone at home. The children used the lace to make dresses for their dolls.

The book was nice, though I would have enjoyed it more if I was a nine-year-old. I think it was a good thing that someone wrote a children's book. In Goa we do not have a lot of children's books being published (unlike adult books). Then the children start reading foreign books, which is a whole different idea system, style of living, etcetra.

Riza D'Mello Noronha, blogger-in-training

A book I've been wanting to read...

Hetty Feather from a book by Jacqueline Wilson
Our latest cover girl!
My character, Hetty Feather, has flaming red hair and a temper to match. She always says exactly what she thinks – even if it gets her into trouble!
What gets me in a flap is using a computer – I’m not good at it! I write out all my stories in longhand first and only when they’re finished do I go to the

The name of this book is Hetty Feather, and it is written by Jacqueline Wilson (who is my favourite author). The first book I read by her was Secrets which was about two girls from very diferent backgrounds but who ended up as best friends at the end...

Hetty Feather is about a young girl who is abandoned by her mother at the  Foundling Hospital as a baby. It follows her story as she lives in a foster home before returning to the Foundling Hospital as young child.

When I go for my tour i hope i get to take this book on my tour and read it.

Riza D'Mello Noronha, blogger-in-training

Detailed programme ... for our school tour

The Harmandir Sahib at night. (Photo courtesy: Wikipedia)
Chandigarh, Amritsar and Manali... that is where my school is taking us for the tour this year.

In Chandigarh we will be visting the rock garden, rose garden and Sukna lake. In Manali we will visit the Hadimbadevi temple and then we will go for some shopping to Mall Road.

We will also go to Snow Point, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, the Tibetan monastery and Var Vihar.

In Amritsar we will visit the Golden Temple complex, the Wagah border and Jalianwallah Baug.

Thsi year I am really looking forward to the tour bacause two of my very good friends are coming along, and we are going to have so much fun together!
Riza D'Mello Noronha, blogger-in-training

Bookreading for Children At Earthworm

A reminder of Katie's Bookreading at Earthworm Ecoshop on 29th at 5:00 p.m. 
Please RSVP on 9766358343.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

An art exhibition by Wilson D'Souza


This picture was taken yesterday, at Wilson D'Souza art exibition. The art was really beautiful and the effort put in was alot (as i could see). I used to go for wilsons art classes. He is a really good teacher.

An unusual book release


This picture was taken yesterday, at Anita Pinto's book release. The book release was at Kala Academy. For the first time Goa,fifteen fifty six had published a children's book, so a lot of children had come. There was this cut out of Espi mai's face, where the children could stick their face's and click a picture of them self. Then they choose 4 children as the chief guest's of the function by lot's, and one of them was my mom's friends daughter Trisha.

Picture taken by Frederick Noronha.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Windsurfing teen champs

Just two days back I read in a magizine called Viva Goa, about two teenagers called Dayne Coelho and Charbelle Carmo Lobo who are windsurfing champions. Charbelle sports icon is Derek Menezes (one of them) who my parents know well... they both practise a lot. and Dayne's father Donald is a top windsurfer. Their dream is one day to participate in the Olympics.

One of the best days of my life

It was in early August, the rains had just cleared of... The sun was shining brightly, the breeze was blowing gently, and I was at the Candolim beach with my three cousins (Josh,Craig and Danny), my mom, my grandmother, my two uncles and Aren.

My three cousins, Aren and me were playing in the sand. It made me remember the times when I was a kid and how often I would go to the beach... it brought back so many old memories. I have no other words to describe this beautiful feeling than the most amazing thing on earth at that point of time....

My father says use your time wisely because time is very precious. On that day, that minute, that point of time I knew I was not wasting my time... because I was spending my time with some of the people who care about me so much and who love me with all their heart.

My school tour..

Every year my school conducts an educational tour, only for the students of the fifth to the tenth standards. But this year I don't think any 10th standard students are coming.

This year we are going to North India -- Manali, Amritsar, and Chandigarh. I'm to be in a room with Carol, Gwen and Ruchi. We are suppose to be four or more in a room. They (the teachers incharge) also said it would be snowing in Manali. 

I am not that much fond of the snow or of the cold breezy weather, unlike my brother who loves the cold. I would rather sit on the beach on a hot sunny day admiring the waves hitting the shore... But going on the tour with school friends is such a good and fun experience.

When I'm with my friends I have sooooo much fun and I don't even care about the climate. I know I'm going to have such a BLAST but I am also going to miss my family and Aren and Lassie, my pet dog.

Friday, October 21, 2011


  • In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
  • Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live!
  • Appreciate the things you have before time makes you realise what you had.
  • Believe in your self... cause you ROCK!!

Photo from Baga... near Brittos


This is just a picture taken by my father, at Baga beach near Britto's restaurant where i went for my birthday.

Not quite a gym


As Everyone knows, this is my brother Aren. He is only 8 years and has taken such a liking to the gym. Just two days back my father took him to the gym to see what it was like, and now everyday he ask my father if he is taking him to the gym.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

More photos of the Porvorim August 20, 2011 Goa History Quiz






These are some pictures taken by my father(Frederick Noronha)at Xavier centre,this was for the goa history quiz whic my school also took part in..I think it was on the 20th of August.

A book release on Saturday

This book is written by Anita Pinto.It is a childrens book,and the stories are goan stories..


Converse are my all time favorate shoes,they are soo cobfertabl and look good on compleatly anything.:)

The festival of lights..

This is how Diwali is celebratd in India,That's why it is know as the festival of lights.

My 13th Birthday

This picture is taken at my school...when my friends came to spend the day at my home on my thirteenth birthday,and that's the spot me and my friends stand in at school everyday....

[This photo was taken by my eight-year-old brother, Aren. I think it's an amazing picture.]