I was born in 1998 at Royal Women Hospital in Brisbane, Australia when my father was working at Queensland University of Technology towards his PhD. I am an Indian citizen and my parents are:
As my mother has joined for her PhD studies in the University of Melbourne, so I joined Monash Child Care Centre (MC3) (in Cauldfiled Campus). I have meet lot of fellow students here and have a number of friends. I have celebrated my 2nd birthday with my MC3 friends. I can count upto 20, recognise all characters and speak.
I am able to talk to my parents and MC3 friends. During first week, I had been to Philip-Island and saw Penguins Parade there. In 3rd week, I visited Gold Cost in Brisbane and enjoyed swimming in beach water and flying with Qantas. Along with my parents, I also visited Dream World (with both my mother and father) and Sea World (only with my mother as my father went to attend his conference).
Nov. 11, 2001:
I have recorded my songs in as powerpoint narration. To listen to my songs, please download my album!
Dec. 24, 2001:
I have recorded some more songs, please download 2nd album and enjoy!
Dec. 27, 2001:
I have recorded some more songs, please download 3nd album and enjoy!
Jan. 4, 2002:
You can download my Gayathri Mantra prayer song.
Many of my friends and I have enjoyed the whole year at Monash Child Care Kindergarten as senior kids with all others babies as our juniors.
On Jan. 26, I have attended Indian Republic Day celebration and flag hosting at Indian Consulate in Melboune. An article reporting this has appeared in Sounth Asia Times community news paper. The article also carries a photo of participants and you will be able see me in it. Check our a scanned copy of it (PDF or WORD). Te same day also happens to be Australian Federation Day so I participated in that also along with my parents and friends.
On Jan 30, I have joined the Murrumbeena Primary School and I am in Prep M class. You can see some of our family photos during my admission to the school and you can also see Prep teacher (3rd from left, front row) in the school staff photo.
Aug 2004: I joined Kala Kruthi School of Classical Indian Music, Melbourne, Australia in July 28, 2004 to learn South Indian Music and Songs. Within a month, I have been promoted to the next class and I am able to sing south Indian devotional songs. On Aug 23, 2004, my mom and dad recorded my songs and you can listen and enjoy them (download PPT slides and simply play them) - it also includes a song were my dad tried to copy me.
In appreciation of Lord Vishu on my 6th birth day celebration, I have written and illustrated a strory of King Ambarisha who was one of the greatest devotees of Lord Vishnu. Click here to read; page 2 corrected. I have visited South India in December. Some prominent places I visited include: Narasimha Zara (Lord Narasimha Temple) in Bidar and Chamundi Temple in Mysore.
I moved from Murrumbeena to Clarinda suburb and hence I have changed school as well. Can you guess my new school's name? If you give up, read on. The answer is Clarinda Primary School. I have also made some friends in my street and we created our own website, named Cooinda Kids. ps: I got the idea. During Aug/Sept, I visited New Zealand. During December, I visited India especially visited holy places from South to North: Thirupathi Venkateshwara Temple, Sri Kalahasthi, Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, Sringeri Shankara Math, ISKCON Sri Krishna Temple Bangalore, Vrindavan, Mathura, ISKCON Sri Krishna Temple in Delhi. I also visited Taj Mahal in Agra.
I am now in Year 3 at School and my teacher is Ms. Segal. Our computer gallery has just been built and it was opened on minishow day. On that day our class sold old fashioned stuff to raise funds for the school to buy sports equipments. I was in-charge of clocks. I participated in ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) conducted by the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
My teacher is Mrs. Hallowell. Our class has got interactive smart board. For some reason everybody loves to touch it including me! We have gone to school camp (Coolamatong) for 3 days. I rode a pony, called Frosty. He is cute. The farm also had a donkey and he is called Yogi. In the camp, we also discovered an Ecinda wandering around.
During Aug 10 to Oct 8, my mom and I acompanied my Dad on a trip to Europe and Hong Kong. We visited Austria (Innsbruck and Vienna), France (Paris), Germany (Munich, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart), Italy (Rome and Pisa), and Spain (Barcelona and Madrid).
I now have my own younger sister. I am now in Year 5 and my teacher is Ms. Hedger. More later!
I will update my website as and when I get a chance and time to access the Internet!
Thanks for visiting my Internet home (at buyya.com/soumya). I hope to see you again here and also meet you in person!