So, there was one specific piece of news that has stuck out and is recent news. There is this man, George Floyd, and he um, he was murdered by a police officer who had pinned him down on the ground, with his knee to George Floyd's neck. Even while George Floyd was saying that he couldn't breathe, the officer continued to pin him down and actually killed him. This particular topic is going to be a long one as it includes quite a lot of information and research, so that is why I am going to talk about one part of this topic, and that is the killing. Now, what picture is on the news is one that is taken from a witness who was videoing, and usually, videos aren't the full story or details about something. Witnesses only see what has happened then, so that could mean that the witnesses had sawn only the officer pining George Floyd down. They might have not seen what might have really happened. But, this is what happened according to the news. From The Denver Post, people have been outraged and are protesting on his death. I am not entirely sure on what George Floyd was doing that made the officers handcuff and pin him. But, I do know that the people of Minnesota, the state where George Floyd lived and was killed, have gone as far as looting, breaking into stores, raiding, riots, and even police stations and other buildings were burned or torched to the ground according to CNN, and NBC NEWS. Now, I understand why everyone is extremely upset and wants justice for this act. because, even though George Floyd was saying he can't breathe, the officers continued pinning him down. Yes, that was very wrong, but think of this. Maybe thousands of cops are shot each year by criminals or people who are breaking the law and these innocent officers are doing their own job. Maybe Mr. Floyd was threatening to do that or not allowing arrest, and that caused the officers to calmly do their jobs that they would have done if this were to happen. But, this brings us to the point, pinning someone down on their neck, and not moving the knee or pinning object to some other place when the victim is repeatedly pleading and saying that they can't breathe and letting them die, is NOT THE BEST ACTION AND NOT OKAY. IT IS VERY WRONG AND THE WORST WAY TO PIN SOMEONE. 

Okay, so we have finished part one of this. The next part relates to maybe the reason why Mr. Floyd was arrested. I hope everyone has a Fabulous Friday and a lovely weekend!!!!! 
Hello everyone! We're back with another blog and we're actually going to go back to the past and talk further about the deficit. The same deficit mentioned in my blog on National Debt. I was actually supposed to write on this topic further yesterday, but I had my hands full so today is Deficit day! So, right now during this time, the U.S, debt right now. I am not entirely sure why because we are in quarantine mode. So, we should have been at least cutting down on the spending of traveling, maybe some on schools- because no one is going to school right now, and even in the military. Even without quarantine, military spending is a lot. They should cut down because, well, the U.S. is doing amazing and high with military and supplies. That will lowermost of the debt. This all relates to the deficit a lot. If you have less money than your expenses, you should spend less. This is exactly what I've mentioned here. Let's say your expenses are $600 but you only get paid $500. You should cut down on spending a lot of thongs, like buy clothes or decorative items rarely and only when you need it. Maybe start walking to work to save on gasoline. Don't buy too many items-food items- and buy the least expensive things. These can help you save A LOT and maybe you might even have a little more money at the end. Also, if you earn less than you can spend, then maybe look for another job. Get a degree in something else and graduate so you can get a new job and earn more. That way you'll have enough money to spend and not have to spend less. You'll have a better life. So, I guess that's all I have to say about this. I believe that this will actually help everyone's lives. If people earn less than they spend, I advise them to get out there and get another degree, and do the very best they can to become better, live better, and earn better. 
Helloo!!!!!! Guess what??!!!!! There was a snake in our garden. Not just any snake, a rat snake, a Texas rat snake. Wow! Sat first I actually thought it was a rattlesnake, because of the pattern, but there was no rattle, so it is apparently a rat snake. It was pretty adorable but incredibly long. Maybe a foot or around a foot. There will be pictures at the end. Anyway, yesterday dad gave me this puzzle. I had asked him for a new iPad and he gave me the puzzle on it. If I can find out an option C, to not lose any money myself but have all control over the new iPad, he'll buy it in one day. So, I am currently in the process of trying to understand this cryptic code. Sooo much math. He says that the concept is confusing and challenging, but the math is very simple. I've just got to solve everything to check the answers and understand all the numbers. The answer is in the puzzle- somewhere. Also, We've almost finished our daily crossword!!! We were soo close!!! Only a few letters and we would have completed it. I'm not sure if there are more but I hope we can complete the whole thing soon. Anyway, I should go work on my math puzzle. See you later.

Helloooo!!!!!!!!!!!! So I have a bit of work to do so this blog will be incredibly short. So, Mumma is starting my Summer job of grading papers for Kumon. I am grading right now so I need to write this really quick. Mumma is giving me $12 for the packet si am grading. I decided the price without actually knowing that I could have charged higher with her being okay with it. the best part is that whatever I earn will go into buying a new iPad for myself. My recent one is glitching a bit so I want a new one, and my parents have agreed!!!!! Yaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want just a simple one, not one that is all that fancy, but dad is saying or hinting that I can get the new one- the computer iPad one. ( At least that's what I think he was saying) He wants to share the iPad with me, though I am not that sure I want to, to be very honest. Plus, I found out how I can get the newer update s for Minecraft. There is a digital game for it, so I want to see if I can get it. I think it is free. I just need to see if it is available. Anyway, I got to go. I've got to go and keep grading. Bye!
Hello!!!!!!!! Today is the very first day of my Summer!!!!!!!! Sadly, the first day of summer is rainy. It has been pouring all day. Secondly, at this time, if there was no Coronavirus, then I would be in India right now with my family and having so much fun. I have not seen them in such a long time- maybe 4-5 years, and I have been looking forward to visiting them. Plus, it would be a family trip, so me and my parents. Usually its always just my parents who went so I really had the opportunity to see them!!!! Well, I guess there is next year. One more year isn't a big deal. Moving on. I'm not really sure about what to write about. I mean, I could write about something random and probably say that this was my best non-mediocre work. Nah. I'll talk about my new News Subscription. So, dad signed up for the newspaper to come. Now it comes every day, and I am soo excited. I've always seen them in like movies or cartoons, but I've never really touched or read one. Just a digital article. Plus, they come with comics and puzzles. Me and dad did a word puzzle today, and we got sooo close!!! We almost finished it but the last corner was just unsolvable. We didn't want to look anything up- because that would be cheating- so it's just blank. There will be a picture of the puzzle at the end. So, next thing. It's Summer. And during the summers a lot of people do some cool summer project. Last year I did some art crafts, and the year before that I sold lemonade to raise some money for my friend who has leukemia. Now, I'm not really sure what to do. I mean, my gardening project could be my Summer project. But, that doesn't sound like the best Summer project. I mean, I really don't think that is the best project if it's going to rain. On the FIRST day of Summer!!!! You know, kids usually love summer because there isn't school, but right now, I'm really tired and I really want to go back to school. Because, A, the last time I went to school and had interaction was before spring break, almost 4 months ago, B, going back means that I can maybe go to India in the next summer without much social distancing, and C, I start 7th Grade!!!!! Hooray!!!!!!!  I guess that's a story about me and school grades and age for another time. Anyway, I should finish up. Bye!  

Today is May 24th my fellow home staying friends. Today's topic is on National Debt. However, it will be on the U.S. National Debt. Before we start, my link sources are right here. -> Debtclock and Investopedia- National Debt, and Investopedia- Budget Deficit.

What is National Debt? National Debt is how much money the U.S.( for the U.S. National Debt) or a country owes its creditors or people to whom money is owed to. It is also rising, as you can see from the Debt Clock. ( You may have to click on the reverse button to go to the year 2020, it was linked to the year 2024) When the government pays back, it usually is with tax revenues, not GDP. The Treasury products finance the deficit by borrowing form investors. The investors can be both foreign and domestic. Before you complain about how the Government is just taking your hard-earned money, listen, or understand this. The Government needs the money to help you, us, everyone. $1.3 trillion totaled is spent on Medicare and health care problems. $1.1 trillion is spent on Social Security and Disability Pensions. Military related spending ( or Defense Budget) is $746 billion. And then there is Miscellaneous, which is for public schools, traveling and such. 

Now, I mentioned deficit when talking about Treasury for National Debt. Deficit is when the amount of something, especially a sum of money, is too small. Quoting from Investopedia- Budget Deficit,  "A budget deficit occurs when expenses exceed revenue and indicate the financial health of a country. The government generally uses the term budget deficit when referring to spending rather than businesses or individuals." To be very honest and incredibly clear, I only understood the smallest part of that. I wanted to state it to give a better understanding. ( Actually, in my notes I hadn't added this so it's new and not fully researched- the quote that I stated.) This is what I wrote to help me understand. The budget deficit is when the expenses exceed revenue and indicate the financial health of a country. Revenue is the income from normal business operations. 

( Please note that by the time my blog is published, the numbers will be passed. And that I wrote my notes on Friday so the numbers have changed) Our National Debt for 2020, as of Friday from when I wrote my notes, was $25,370,618,367,562. Remember, the National debt is always rising, so right now it is much much past that. In 2024, it will be $44, 147,937,545,691. Next, I will be giving the numbers for the debt per citizen and debt per taxpayer. So, those mean different things. Yes, the taxpayers are also citizens, but the two are different. Remember my blog on the saving people process. Like who earns more and will in the future? Well, that's the same thing. Here, the taxpayers are the people who are earning, who are earning to pay off taxes, and just earn in general. The citizens are the young kids or elders who cannot earn for themselves yet or anymore. ( I don't think the number for this has changed) For debt per citizen in 2020, the number is $76,945, and in 2024 it is $128,651. For debt per taxpayer in 2020, it is $204,357. In 2024, it will be $328,402. 

So, that is all about NAtional Debt- and some parts of deficit. To be very honest, I didn't have as much understanding and grasp on this like I did on Friday. I know that National Debt is very important, like taxes, so that it can buy supplies for our Medical care and Social Security. It helps pay for a lot of things that will always benefit us. One question though, will we ever finish paying off the expenses- debt? Will it ever reach 0- even though I literally stated that it always rises? 
Today is the day of the Heroes Act, Cares act, and the jobless claims. Let's start with jobless claims. A lot of the claims are from plane jobs, our tour jobs. because nobody is traveling anymore, the flight attendants, pilots, companies who supply the airplanes- build them, supply food, blankets, earphone, etc.- lose their jobs. Not to forget about airport workers, people who work at airports. These include custodians, people who sell food at the airports, people who load the luggage, people who check you onto your flight, and more. If people aren't traveling, tourist destinations also lose workers. Tour guides, security guards- for places such as the Mona Lisa, or maybe they are still working- food vendors, etc. People are also not going to any games. Ticket sellers lose jobs. Food vendors, some people who support the teams may also lose their jobs because fewer people are paying to come to see the games. Restaurant workers also lose their jobs. If nobody is going to sit in the restaurant then what are waitresses and waiters going to do, cashiers, cleaners, chefs? Some restraints may be open, but there may be very few people working. This picture represents the number of jobless claims in the 50 U.S. states. You can see that there are a few states with 30k and Utah is the only state with up to 5 ( Per 100K). 
Moving onto the Heroes and Cares act. The Heroes act is so beneficial. I had no idea about how much went into this bill. I found the full bill right here, and it is amazingly long. There are Divisions up to N, and that is in alphabetical order. So, A,B,C, etc. The different divisions are dedicated to one topic each. Ex: One division is all about Medical care, and the next is on agriculture and food. This is such a huge and amazing package, that I am sure will help thousands or hundreds of thousands of Americans. Though, there is some news about how this may not get through the Republican-controlled Senate. The act will be voted on May 25th. The Senate Republican representatives have dismissed the package as a non-starter. What does that mean? Does that mean that it won't be helpful? Though they do not like the HEROES act, they want to release a Cares Act 2. It is very similar to the original, but, "... could see Americans sent $2,000...".  I cannot wait until the 25th. I really hope that the package is signed in approval. Then, we come to the Cares act. 

So, in the Cares act, immigrants wouldn't get the $1,200 payment that everyone else got. However, this is all changed in the Heroes act. They will get, "...receive $1,200 ( $2,400 in the case of a joint return) plus another $1,200 for every other dependant with a maximum of $3,600 and immigrants would retroactively receive the $1,200 payment they were denied under the Cares act...". This was from this link. The same article says that there will be no changes to the original act for people who earn over $75,000. It also says that it reduces by 5% above the amount of the stimulus check. I have no clue about what they are reduced by 5%, but I think it may be about the payment- if there is some payment. Though these two packages are very different, they have been made for only one goal in mind. To help the Americans during this time. Because of the pandemic people are losing jobs. People are getting ill. They are dying. They have set aside billions or millions of dollars for specific parts to help those in need. For food, nutrition, healthcare, safety, etc. These are set for those who have lost jobs, lost money, businesses who have lost money, workers, everyone. 

I feel that the government is trying their hardest with all the power they have to help us in this time of need. If they have sent out one package with almost $2 trillion dollars for us, and are trying to pass another with 
more assistance and provisions then, I know they are really trying to help us no matter what. 
Hello!!! Today is May 21st, and sadly, not audition result day. It is the day before the results. I read the email wrong, so it is actually coming out on the 22nd of May, at 12:00 p.m. Sooo, yeah. Sorry about that. You know, I start writing pretty late, which I shouldn't do. This gives me less time ad then my work comes out like it was written by an 8-year-old. No offense. So, here is my news. I really need to finish before 6:30, so I am going to write more about the Cares and Heroes act on Friday- tomorrow. I actually made a mistake when writing because I understood the acts wrong. I need to clear that up and write more on the job losses I said I would research more on that and I haven't gotten to that yet. Hopefully, with a large amount of my time on Friday or possibly Sunday I can write so much more than what I have been writing. Also, I wanted to pin down a few photos of my plants that I have been endlessly mentioning. The photos will be down below at the end of this post. Today I just want to write about some thoughts going on. So, teenagers are usually wanting to do everything themselves, feel independent and don't care about what their parents say. I really really hope that I don't become like that one day. Anyway, I started realizing how much some teens really are ignorant of COVID- 19. Yesterday, when I was going to the center with Mumma, I saw three teens hanging out in the back of a truck. The car was parked, and they were so carefree, like without any masks or any social distancing. They were probably 2 feet close because the back of a truck is pretty small-large but small- and were acting like the world isn't in a race trying to make a vaccine to cure the pandemic. I mean, they were so careless. Just hanging out together, and so carefree Like they were thinking the virus is just a hoax, and they were invincible. probably not but just a thought. Like before, when a group of young adults went out to a party and thinking they were invincible and the virus couldn't touch them. Well, they all ended up getting infected. More people just get infected by these small things.  It's incredibly important to stay away and wash your hands often, wear a mask in public, and wear gloves if you are going out and are going to touch things. When washing your hands, follow these instructions:

1. Wash hands with soap and water
2. Wash your hands for 20 seconds, try singing Happy Birthday or the alphabet
3. Wash your hands thoroughly, meaning, between fingers, behind hands, nails, scrub well
4. Rinse your hands with warm water and make sure all the soap is gone
5. Dry your hands with a towel, preferably a cloth one to reuse
6. Do this after using the bathroom, coming in touch with any bacteria- mold, fungi- after eating, after coming home from stores or other places, after touching any insect or any soil- you never know- 
7. If there isn't a bathroom nearby, use hand sanitizer and make sure your hands are "cleaned" before continuing with your work

Hopefully, doing this can help reduce the number of cases and have fewer infections. I hope everyone stays safe, healthy, and strong during these times. I hope everyone has an excellent evening. 

Strawberry Plant
Okra and Cucumber are growing, the watermelon is still waiting
Bell Peppers and beans
More peppers and one more plant- I forgot the name
Pineapple to the left, and the two avocado seeds on the right

Soooo, remember what I wrote yesterday as my ending- the question? Well, it seems like I have my own answer, and I did not realize that the articles were like dirty politics. I had no idea, I am truly sorry. President Trump actually made a Cares act during this time to help the small business owners, preserves jobs for American industries and provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers. The Cares Act is a $2 Trillion package. ( The further info is used from here) It lays out economic aid payments to U.S. citizens. According to this article. However, this act did not include provisions or made few provisions for immigrants and their families. Wait, why??  Is that because they are not citizens? But they still should get the same. What if they were an employee at a small business and were trying to support their family, and had a young child? One question. Does this act go to the small business employees as well, or just the owners? My next research question. Anyway, there is also a Heroes act. This act is a $3 trillion package meant to attack the coronavirus and the economic effects in the U.S. To be very honest and very clear, I have very little knowledge and facts on this act, as well as many. This one is the most recent and is one of the things that are trying to help us during the pandemic, so I should know at least 2x as much as I know right now about this. By the way, as a side note, it is 6:39 P.M. so I really need to work faster. I admit I am not the best typer in the world for a middle-schooler. I may have to cut some thoughts and stuff short, making this sound pretty mediocre and half-written so, apologies for that. I'm going to continue on this tomorrow when I have actually a better planned out schedule.

Ok, so today I have a new addition to my overly excited garden. An Avacado plant. Technically, an Avacado seed hanging in the water and supported by three toothpicks. My cucumber and okra plants have started sprouting. Yaaay!!!!!!!! My strawberry will take some time though, as well as my watermelon. No sign of growing from my bell peppers and beans, or the mangoes, though that will takes years. Next, we picked up my stuff from school. Sooo much stuff!!! It is still in Mumma's car, just in case, and we will open the bag tomorrow. Hopefully, all my stuff is there, including my awards and stuff. I am so excited!! MS Orchestra Audition results come out tomorrow!!!!! Tomorrow, I'll know if I got into Chamber or not. I mean, it's fine if I'm not. I'll just know that I needed to work on a few things and that will get me well prepared and better for the next audition. What else??????????????? Oh, dad sent this blog site to me. It's his friend's daughter's site, and it's pretty cool. Her site is well structured, and her thoughts are more simple yet strong and persuasive. I think you should read the posts. Here's the link. I enjoyed reading her posts and how much care and determination she has to make sure people stay safe and healthy during COVID-19! 

Headlines of an opinionated article written on, TheWashingtonPost. Written by Mr. Paul Waldman, this article describes Mr. Waldman's thoughts on how little President Trump is and how small his presidency is as well. Mr. Waldman says, " ...faced with a death toll from COVID-19 of 90,000 Americans and counting, Trump has pretty much decided that he's done all he can and managing the pandemic will have to be left to somebody else..." To back up his thoughts, Mr. Waldman explained that Mr. President had said to Reuters, a news organization company, in April 2017, a few months into his presidency, "... I loved my previous life. I had so many things going on. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought this would be easier..." Mr. Wladman talks about how President trump must have sawn the public parts of being a President on TV and assumed that being the leader of the United States government, the, "...largest organization on Planet Earth- dealing with foreign and domestic policy, confronting natural and man-made disasters, trying to solve short- and long-term problems...", would be easy. Here's my question about this. If President Trump really thought this was harder than his previous life, and actually stated this to a news organization, then why does he want to run again for the presidency? Maybe he changed his mind and wanted to do this again, run the country again. I mean, that's fine. But a president needs to know well. ( Sorry Mr. President, I didn't know the right word.) Another news article --> What our leaders can do now. If you remember, in part 10 I wrote about a blog from Mr. Bill Gates. This is the blog. Now, if you remember, I mentioned/ Mr. Gates talked about hydroxychloroquine, which is a drug that can treat and prevent malaria, as well as treat lupus and arthritis. Mr. Gates wrote that people started hoarding the drug and made it difficult for lupus patients who need it to survive, find it. He mentioned this drug when talking about not stoking rumors. It was said that this was approved as an emergency treatment. I think that we shouldn't be taking this drug. It is only meant to be used for lupus, arthritis, and malaria. Yes, it may be approved, but you shouldn't. More people may die because of not having the drug- those who actually need it- rather than Corona. ( Though a lot more people would be sick from Corona.) Just announced recently that Mr. Presidnet has been taking this drug, has caused many stories to inch forward on this topic. From Fox News, President Trump defends the drug. Not only does he defend it, but he also hits back at the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi saying that she is a waste of time, a sick woman, and has a lot of mental problems after she stated, "Trump shouldn't take the unproven drug, especially given his age and weight..." Ok, both of them went too far, Mr. Presidnet went a bit more. Yes, Ms. Pelosi was giving a point on how the President should not have been taking the drug, but maybe she shouldn't have added anything about his weight and age. I'm not sure in what way she was trying to say this. I understand that after this being said, Mr. President would be upset about someone talking about him like that, but he went too far. Calling someone sick, other than in a slang way and if that person is ill, is not very nice or appropriate. As well as saying they have mental problems. Maybe he was just upset, but still, it was not very appropriate to say. Mr. president defends the drug saying that it gives an additional safety level. First, it is not proven that it is. Second, you shouldn't take anything that is not meant to be used. Meaning, you shouldn't take the hydroxychloroquine drug because it is more important for people who really need it, with lupus, and without consent. ( Now I sound like I'm repeating myself) President Trump should have asked his doctor or someone is the scientific or medical field or at least someone who knows and studies medicine and vaccines about taking this drug. I now understand, why Mr. Waldman wrote about Mr. President's presidency. Mr. President took a drug that is unproven, which he believes is an additional safety level, and is meant for people who have lupus and need it to survive; and people have been hoarding it, making it difficult for the lupus patients to find. This may be leading to some deaths- I am not very sure if it is, and Mr. President isn't making enough decisions or maybe the best ones to help us during the pandemic. We have over 1 million cases, and though we have the most number of tests, it isn't the best. Thousand of Americans are dying and hospital staff and researches are trying their hardest to get the virus under control. The real question is, What is President Trump doing for our country during this pandemic? 
Ok, so this is my update from the last two days I didn't write. Today is currently Monday, May 18, 2020. On Saturday, I finally posted my audition recording with the help of my private lesson teacher, and it sounded incredible!!!!!!! Now, I have to wait until the 22nd for my results. I really hope I get into Chamber!! Today, we went to Kroger and Mumma's center. She will now be doing only one student at a table, which are all 6 feet apart, and only a few at a time. At Kroger, we went shopping and I went shopping for the first time in a very long time. To be very honest, I don't know how to wear a mask. seriously, I don't. I have trouble making sure it covers my nose and mouth, and it's a bit uncomfortable. anyway, it's been a fun day today. We reviewed Marathi, which was fun because exams and Shala are over. I filled out my survey, my very last HW assignment for this year, so I am officially finished with the Medlin 2019-2020 school year. I have decided to make my own fruit and vegetable garden. It will benefit us so we can have our own fresh-food so we don't have to wait and buy them. My okras started sprouting wildly, cucumbers are bursting a bit, and my pineapple is now it's water cup, slowly growing its roots. My Strawberries are still growing, no sign of growing yet, so I have to wait, and I have also planted some Sweet Bell peppers and beans today. Ok, moving on. The topic I was supposed to write on Thursday and Friday is on the many many job losses in the U.S. I did not get to do that, so I guess this is my topic for today.

So, according to this chart below, most job losses were in the ending week of March 28. I tried researching what happened that week, and I have only found these few things. Gov. Abbot launched 5-minute tests, March 28th was Italy's deadliest day with 900 deaths, and President Trump was considering short-term quarantine. I honestly don't remember what happened that week. How can the filing for jobless claims be that high and almost reaching 7M in maybe 2 weeks? After that, there were fewer and fewer. Did we get more cases that week? I don't know. I really don't remember. All I can say is that I understand how the people who lost their jobs feel. Earlier in the 2019 year, my dad lost his job- before Coronavirus. I know how they are different, but also the same. It was hard, hearing that. Hearing that you will no longer be paid, you are not working for this job. But then again, the jobless now are still working, until Corona is over, then they can still work their job and earn like they used to. Still, it was hard. Incredibly hard. We had hope, I knew that my dad could get a job, and he did. It'll change. Hopefully and hopefully soon the doctors will crack the coded for the vaccine and it will work. Those who are disease will be cured, and they will get better. We will slowly get back to our regular lifestyles, go to school, work, interaction, late shopping when you realize that you forgot to buy the milk, and more. Now, I have got to go. It is already 6:36, and dad just created y new schedule for me. It is my last week of school, next week is summer, and I have a new schedule. Yaaay. Soo fun. I know you are reading this dad. I've said it. You know it. It's done. Your only answer is, Sure. Ugh, now after this is over I have to play a chess match with dad. I know how to play chess, but I don't like to. I will write more on this tomorrow when I am less in a mood and actually feel like writing. 
My 38th part. Nice. Only one more week of school left, and this is the last week of actual HW, next week I only have to fill out a form. It is already 5:10 p.m. so I really need to get going. You know, when I read my blogs, I sound lonely. Do I sound lonely? Well, yes I am but that's just sad. I sound lonely. It's like I have no friends. That is lonely. I really wish I had a sibling every once in a while. Though I wouldn't get all the love, and I would have to split have of my "domain" (lol) with him/her. Then again, I would have someone to teach, play with, annoy, and talk to than my parents, and know what the feeling is like. Both my parents have an older sister and a younger brother. I love hearing the stories of them and my aunts and uncles as kids. I wish I could do that. Though, being an only child means, I get all the love to myself, everything to myself, and maybe just everything to myself. Meh, I like being the only child. So recently I finished my new Marathi practice test, Mumma made pasta with spinach and a spicier white sauce, I finished my Art HW and filled out my PE HW form, finished my Kumon, and now I'm here, writing you. My blog!! Yaay. Wow, this sounds really cheesy. I can tell how mediocre it is. I'll post a picture of Tin Man, his full name is Tin Foil-Shaped Man. I'm pretty tired, as usual. The weekdays are incredibly tiring. I found some really cool movies yesterday on Netflix so I'm excited to watch those. I got to watch a small part of them, then I had to sleep. Usually, when I watch things, I skip ahead. Like, I just press skip if I find something boring or they break into a song, I don't like songs in movies. My Latin language journey got further ahead today. I think I should finish the Japanese first then start Latin. I tried practicing some Japanese, and it was not good. Latin was taking over. Is Latin the old language for English? For all languages? I'm not sure. A few words in Latin are the same translations for words in Marathi.  Ex:  Tu in Latin means you. Tu in Marathi also means you. Ther's also some words which I think sound like Spanish. I'll have to research that. Something new I have learned today is about how awesome India is. lots of space agencies have been trying to land rovers onto the dark side of the moon, and India has actually tried to, but actually crash-landed. The rover cannot get up at all. What's great is that we actually landed a rover. A broken one, but still! What's even better is that once we send another rover, it will have supplies to fix the old one, so we can have 2 rovers!!!!!!!!!!! moving on. It is currently 5:31 already, so I guess that's my warning to stop and move on. This is week 10, Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. This and 37 other parts were actually written during the pandemic known as Coronavirus, COVID-19. School is almost over, and hopefully, Corona will be over in 2021, or sooner.
May 12th, 2020:

Well, today isn't much like yesterday. More just about the news. Not very exciting. One article, in particular, is interesting. It says, " Fauci enters Quarantine as the US Coronavirus death toll nears 80,000." Well, after reading a few lines of this, I thought that they were saying that Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tested positive. That would be very bad. Incredibly bad. Not that it isn't bad already, but it would be bad. I'm not entirely sure about what he is doing to stop corona, but I have a guess that he is taking the data from the vaccine tests and results to find out a cure or studying the disease further. He will be quarantined for 2 weeks. I'll post the link at the bottom. I wonder what he will be doing. Actually, I wonder what everyone else is doing, at the White House and such. There are hundreds of people who work at the White house. I wonder what everyone is doing at this time. Do they still go to work, or are they at home like everyone else? Do the Senior Staff still meet with the President every morning? What is the President doing? Is his work slowing down? Is he having fewer briefings in the Situation Room? Does the Press Secretary still brief the press? So many questions. I also want to know where Dr. Fauci works. I mean, he's mentioned/ shown a lot with President Trump and with the White House. Does he work in the White House, or does he have his own office at the Capitol, or somewhere else? are there more people like Dr. Fauci in the US, or anywhere else. Well, duh, but like what he does. Around the world are there people like him? Are the White House workers tested more if they go to work? How often is the President tested? Who tests the citizens, like are there designated people in each state, or something else? Also, how extreme is quarantine versus staying at home. I can list some reasons, but how extreme? 

I know that Quarantined people can not go outside and come in direct contact with others. I don't really do that, I stay at home and go out only for exercise. My parents go out for groceries and shopping every once in a while. I guess that's also restricted. Who delivers the groceries for the quarantined people? Like there is at Walmart, do they order online from stores for delivery at home? Ahh! So many questions! Maybe after this is all over I can write a letter to the President/ White House and ask them. Ooh, that will be nice. I can finally get some real answers that the strange ones that Google gives me that are unrelated to my question. That sounds like a good plan. I should really start wrapping this up, so to end I'll just brief you with some of the cool things I've decided to do. Probably the tiniest bit mediocre, but I really need a good closing. Well, today I have decided to start learning Latin on Duolingo. this will be as well as Japanese and Marathi. I've learned/ started to learn two Asian languages, so I want to learn an old language. An originating language. There's a lot of different things than our present-day language. ( English) I've already started learning some and here's what I've learned. Girl means Puella. Boy means Puer. Man means Vir. Woman means Femina. " Ego sum Femina," means, I am a woman. I'm pretty excited to get further at learning this. Anyway, I just got commented by dad a few seconds ago about how good my last blog was. Wow. He'sd just being too nice. something's wrong with him today. Hmmm, I should "investigate" this further. Bye. Bye, my only friend at home. My lonely swarmed thought written blog. Bye. I'll write again tomorrow. And Thursday. And maybe for at least another 3 months. Bye.

Well, this is the same again. The same thing every time. Writing a blog, some of which are pretty mediocre. This same process every day. until now. See, I got a tip to write about animal enslavement. In Minecraft, I have been desperately trying to tame a Llama. I finally managed to and tamed 4-5 llamas. Huzzah! Then, dad asked, whether animal enslavement was the same as human enslavement. " That's absurd" comes to mind, but then, it really makes you think. Is it the same. thinks so. They say, that though it is different from human slavery, it is, after all, a type of slavery. I do think it is the same. We all may think it isn't because we're dominant. We can kill a chicken and eat it. It may be a bit difficult for them but we might kill them faster. Thinking about this makes me go back to Planet of the Apes. The original movie shows the same thing. Apes have taken over, and now the humans are slaves. Horses were used to pull carts, humans were used, animals were put into cages, humans were put into cages, animals are used as pets, humans were used as pets. After you put this into perspective, you really start to question whether or not if they are the same. In my opinion, yes, animal enslavement is the same as human enslavement.

Animals are used in many ways. Almost taken for advantage now. We used horses to pull carriages, cattle, and livestock bred for meat and food, animals for studying and put them into cages, hunting, and more. Human slavery. Slaves were forced to work with little or no payment. They were treated without respect and were separated and categorized as different. Animal and Human enslavement is different in many ways, but they both are put to work and harshly treated. Animals may seem happy but, what if they're not. Kept behind a cage all day, poked and prodded at and only let out for very little reasons. No one thinks about this when you put this into a human perspective. Maybe one day, the animals will turn onto us, and who knows, maybe we will understand what the reality is like for them. People say to not harm the animals, Oh be kind to them. Giving them good food, homes, care, isn't the same. To truly be kind, is to leave them be. Actually, let them go back to who they were. This is really sad now. We depend on them so much, for food and other things, that we may change. Some people really love meat, and I'll be honest, I love chicken and a nicely cooked Turkey bacon on the weekends. It'll be really hard for us to get used to not eating those anymore if we are kind to them. Then again, should we keep some cows for milk, and some animals for farms? That's another question. If we let go of animals, what do we do!? Can we change the way we farm? The way we eat? Live? 

I feel upset. I really love chicken and I love Turkey Bacon. I always wait for the next time Mumma cooks them. I really would feel mad and upset if we stopped using animals and let them be free. But then, I feel shocked when I thought further about animal enslavement. I couldn't believe that this was the same as our experience. Slavery. It was like the same thing. We said this shouldn't happen again, though we-including myself- haven't realized that we do it every day. We might eat about thousand of innocent animals every year. Thousands maybe hurt from us. From polluting their environments, and taking them from their homes and breeding them for our own use is selfish. Yes, selfish. These creatures were here first and we pretty much pushed them out. What have we done!!?? Now, what do we do!?? That is the real question. If we actually do give back to the animals, and truly be kind to them, what do we do?
Ok, so a lot is going on right now. I don't have a lot of time, so I need this to be really short and simple. I totally Procrastinated today with my work. Dad gave me another Algebra 1 test- WHYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!- and after I asked him why he said he'll tell me later. Hmm, I wonder what he means as later because later was at least 9 hours ago. I had to do the test, so I put it aside and then I totally forgot to do it!!!!!!!!!!! That's why I need to do it now. I also procrastinated on doing my blog. I said I was going to do it earlier so I have time to do Kumon and the test if I forgot to, but I forgot!!!!!! Time goes by really fast!! Plus, I have a violin lesson today, and one assignment was to record myself playing Minuet No. 1 with the piano accompaniment. WHY! I forgot to do that! I said I would do it but I forgot! I'm probably going to be in trouble. I tried yesterday, but I sounded TERRIBLE!!! Too many screeches and terrible string crossings. The accompaniment is really fast, so I rush thinking I'm behind, but then I get too ahead, then I lose track, then it becomes a whole mess. I can't listen to it because my playing blocks the piano coming to me. ARRGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, I'm more late for writing this. I have to finish my Kumon, which I do for 10 pages each. I have more packets now because of math, so that's also a problem. What's worse, THERE"S ALMOST NO TIME TO DO ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!! Arghh! I really wanted to play Minecraft but that's going to wait until tomorrow or after Marathi Shala. Oh yeah, we're doing a game-time Marathi Shala. At least one thing's going to be one fun thing this evening. Ok, I've really got to go! Sorry if this is a nonsense blog, I really needed to write something!!!!!!!!

Ok, it's already 6:06 p.m, and I'm not supposed to work this late, but I have to write my blog, so here goes. This will be pretty quick, and hopefully not mediocre like it sometimes is. Hehe. I'm not really sure what to write about, so I'll just give an opinion on the news.  One article says that an NYC nurse was arrested for stealing the credit card of a dying corona patient. The nurse stole the card and used it for gas and groceries. The patient's daughter told NBC News that, " ...when her father's American Express Statement came in she was shocked to find gas and grocery charges made during his hospitalization. She had her father's wallet and card so she felt as if it had to be someone at the hospital..." I can't believe someone would do that!!!!!!! I mean, that nurse was supposed to take care of the patient. She gave him his medication and treated him. Suddenly she decides to take his wallet? I mean, there could be other reasons why. They haven't said more bout the nurse, but what if she really needed the money. But then again, she was working at the hospital and treating patients. She would get paid enough to cover the gas and groceries. Has she suddenly decided to save her money and use someone else's so that she doesn't waste her own?? I mean, this is absurd!! A doctor/nurse who should be treating patients who are diseased with a virus that is killing thousands is instead medicating them, then decides to steal their credit card to pay off their gas and groceries. Who does that!!!!! And at this time with the pandemic infecting thousands by the day!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to have to stay updated on that one to know what happens next. I want to hear the nurse's reason for doing this. And, writing that, I need to go. It's already 6:31. Bye!
OK, BIG NEWS!!!!! Dad just did the most amazing thing ever!!!!!!! He updated my Minecraft, so now, I have the new version. I'm not sure if it's completely new, like with the pillagers and stuff, but I still need to check. I only got a few minutes to test this out. I am soo excited to play this!!!!! What's even better, is that he's going to move my Xbox upstairs. WOOOHOOO!!!!!!!!! I love him so much right now! To be honest, I'm going to be a bit disappointed if there aren't the pillagers and I sort of would like the newer things, bees, honeycombs, lanterns, but so far, I see a Trident, Turtles, and some other stuff!!!!!!!!!! after all my HW is done, I get to play Minecraft!! I am on Period 4 right now, and I'm just writing this early so I don't work late. I've finished P.E HW, and I need to do Art, my Artist Statement, and my Orchestra HW + Private Lesson HW. I'm SOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aside from my excitement that is very much, annoying sometimes, Mumma graded my Kumon Math test, and I've passed. I am officially a J by 6 student!!!!!! Mumma wants me to redo the test because there are a few things that I struggled with while working, and those are the crucial parts in level J. Continuing on, I studied some Marathi yesterday, and I've gotten my Numbers down. Today is the next step. Mumma is at the Center, dad is at home, on his many busy calls. I'm just sitting here excited and waiting for it to be 4:10. Time goes by REALLY REALLY QUICKLY. Ms. Cantrell, my principal just sent an email to everyone so I need to read that. Yesterday, I almost went to bed without practicing m Duolingo- Japanese. Oof. I would've lost my streak, and I wouldn't have gotten better at understanding the Hiragana. I still need to finish up my Kumon, so I need to go do that. Bye!!!!!!
May 5, 2020:

Log number 32 of the 9 weeks at home COVID-19 series. I just finished my test for Kumon today, got it all ready to be graded, and I've completed all my math HW and looked at ELS. I have no u=idea about what I have to do for art, even though there are instructions. I have to write an artist statement, which I have literally no idea how to do for the choice I am dong. I'm doing #2, which is a point shape perspective. I'll have to try again tomorrow. I've been thinking about getting another fish. I'm not sure if I've told you this already. anyway, I've had A LOT of fish in the past. The very first one I've gotten was in Ohio, named Snowy, at around 5 years old. She lived for a while, before going belly-up. I had no clue she was dead and thought she was sleeping. Mumma took her to the doctor, I learned she was dead, flushed down the toilet, etc. The same process happened for a while except, the fish started dying quicker. I have a plastic semi-circle bowl I hung on my wall, and we always kept the fish in there. It wasn't until we moved to Texas when I wanted another fish. Last year, we cleaned up that bowl and brought a goldfish home. She lived for less than 2 days. One more, who died overnight. This time I have plans for a beta fish, one who will live in a glass bowl and will live!!! ( After Corona)  I mentioned this yesterday, but I really want to buy Minecraft on my phone. There was a really cool new update to the game ( on my Xbox) and I just blew it off. Now I have the glum version, with the old updates and I really want the new one. There are new blocks, villages/villagers, enemies, weapons, and cooler features. I really want it NOW!!!!!!!!! I'm hoping that one day I can find the update so I can have the cool stuff too! Why do I procrastinate sometimes????!!!!!!!!! Anyway, I've got to go study Marathi now. Bye!!!!!!!!
May 4, 2020:

Yes, it's May. Only 3 more weeks of "school" left. Honestly, I'm really tired. We just spent the whole weekend watching West Wing. Just saying, Leo had a Heart attack, he's Fine, and C.J is now the new Cheif of Staff. Toby is now acting as Press Secretary, ( C.J's old job) until they find a new one. Under a new character, secret, he has gotten better after his *ahem* first, terrible, briefing. No more spoilers! Anyway, on Saturday I had my verbal Marathi test. It went pretty ok. I knew a lot of things, the studying really pays off, but there were somethings I had trouble with. Like the reading passage and answering questions. I wasn't allowed to read the passage to answer the questions, and I'm not really the best at reading fluently. I'm ok, not all that amazing. Now, I have to start studying for my written exam which is 2 weeks away. I also need to take my Level I Math Test fro Kumon today. I'm really tired right now so I really do not want to do this. Plus, I haven't showered. Usually, I'm pere-showered and fresh in the morning but my mom oiled my hair last night so I need her to wash it. I've been waiting for her to wash them all day, but she hasn't. Finally, I continued with my HW for school and I guess I'm going to be washing my hair tonight. After I finish this blog, I plan on doing my level I test and then showering. Then, I can finally watch West Wing! Ooh, I also want to share my new recipe with you.

I am really craving a Bubble tea so I've bee researching recipes to make them. They all have Black tea, and so my mom doesn't let me drink it. Only the first time, just to taste it. That being said, I decided to experiment with Matcha tea, because I'm allowed to drink that. It's basically the same recipe as the Black tea one, but with matcha.

Without Boba:
1. Heat up a glass of water and put n 1-2 tea bags.
2. Let it stay for 3-5 minutes, then take out the teabags.
3. At the bottom of a separate cup, add 2-4 TBSP of sugar
4. Add the tea to the sugar cup, pour the tea into the sugar cup
5. Then, add 1/2 cup of milk to the brew. mix well, then add some ice. ENJOY!!

With Boba:
1. Cook Boba, and let cool
2. In a bowl, mix brown sugar and water together, and when fully mixed, add the boba
3. Let rest for a few minutes.
4. Before adding sugar to the separate cup, add boba
5. Continue on from step 4 from WIthout Boba- add sugar, tea, milk, mix, and then add ice

Not exactly the original, but it still tastes pretty good!