Friday, July 17, 2015

Lego Ludo

I invented a game called  LEGO Ludo. This how it started. I was reading my LEGO book and then I saw a Ludo board. I decided to make a Ludo board with Legos.

By the way, do you know what Ludo is? If you don't, then ask me in the comments section.

The middle of the game
(I'm winning and I won)
After I made the board, I felt it should be different. So I changed the rules. Here are my Ludo rules:
      • You need to go one-and-a-half rounds before going into the home row.
      • The transparent pawns are special. They can send back to start, a pawn of the player that the transparent pawn's start box is pointing to - if they are within a 5 box distance. 
      • For the transparent ones, the first time they are hit they move back one box, and the second time, they go home.
      • And for the normal ones, one hit and they go home.
      That's it for the special rules. The rest of the rules are similar to regular Ludo.

      The dice is also special. It is made of Legos too. I replaced the dots with colors and patterns, and I made a sheet with a legend that shows the color code.

      The last special thing about my Lego Ludo is that you can carry it around anywhere. You can play with it in your car or in a plane. You can also take a break if the game goes on for a long time. The game is "saved" until the next time you play.

      You can take as many breaks as
      you like without it being disturbed
      Me and my parents and Simbu played the game once and I won!!

      End result of the game - I won!!!
      And the end.

      Monday, July 13, 2015

      Jurassic World

      Today I'm going to write my first movie review (in my entire life). It's going to be about Jurassic World. It is the first movie I've watched from the Jurassic series. I watched this movie during a sleepover with my friends Seth and Cade.

      Owen and the raptors
      Jurassic World is an AWESOME science fiction thriller movie. It was released a few weeks ago. The movie is about dinosaurs that were recreated by scientists. The main characters are the Indominus Rex - a villainous dinosaur, Owen - a raptor trainer, Claire - the park's manager, and Zach & Gray, Claire's nephews.

      The movie is filmed on a theme park island where dinosaurs are the attractions. The plot involves a few scientists who have created the INDOMINUS__REX, a cross between raptors and many other animals, including humans. It's HUGE, it's scary, it's smart, it changes colors. and it's a good hunter. It escapes from her (or his) pen  and destroys everything in its path and eats pretty much anything that moves. It causes a lot of destruction. Everyone and everything try to kill the Indominus Rex. Will they be able to kill it? 
      Zach and Gray in a ride
      The fights were epic and the rest of it was cool. I enjoyed all of it. The only thing I did not like is that it was very long. I would highly recommend this movie, especially if you love action movies. It's a must-see.

      Friday, July 3, 2015

      My Homeschooling Adventure

      When I moved to India, I was afraid that the teachers would not know English. So I decided to homeschool (learn at home). My parents found out about this homeschoolers' meeting and I attended. That's where I met 3 of my homeschooling friends: Seth, Cade, and Srikar. Some homeschoolers started meeting monthly to do presentations and play and eat.

      Everything is Awesome!
      The first one was in my house. I had SO much fun (by the way, the presentations and playing and chatting went on till midnight). I presented about the bad affects of sugar. I think it was a popular presentation. The next presentation was in Srikar's house. I had a lot of fun there too. I talked about Chain Reactions. It was a killer presentation.The third presentation was actually a performance. It was in my cousins' house (farm). And I had so much fun there too. This time I sang "Everything is Awesome" from the Lego movie. It is my favorite song. It was "awesome" to practice and sing that song.

      There are totally 12 presenters in the group now and everyone and their presentations are very nice. There were many interesting presentations. From music to religion, from eggs to sports and sleep. There were also many performances - dancing, singing, musical instruments, and everything in between. All in just 3 meetings. And the food was really good.

      The next get together is going to be an outing - to Mysore zoo. I can't wait!!! Except for one reason - I have to wake up at 5.30 AM.

      By the way, I did learn that teachers in India speak English and in fact, so do most people.

      Why I still decided to homeschool:

      1. I get to do less work and I think I'm learning more.
      2. I get to be with my family.
      3. I still get to play with lots of friends every evening.
      4. There are these awesome meetings and presentations that I don't want to miss, ever.
      5. I love my homeschooling friends.

      The end. Bye!