He's got personality!
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Spending so much time at the boys home you get to know each of the boys really well and learn their personalities. The leaders, the quiet ones, the talented ones, the athletic ones. Each has his own story.
Imo (9, gr. 3) - One of my favourites! His smile just lights up the room and he's a hell of a talent. First of all he should be on one of those talent shows, like
Tolen (8, gr.
Tushar (10, gr. 4) - An "old soul" comes to mind when I think of this beautiful kid. He saw his mother die in accident when he was 6. I say an old soul, because he is so formal and proper, everyday he would great me with a handshake, and he'd walk around with one hand behind his back holding the other like an old man. When we would talk you think you were talking to someone well beyond his 10 years. He really took a liking to me, every time we went out he would hold my hand. He along with Imo and Tolen were my favourites. Tushar has a cute little sister named Payal at the girls home, she’s a delight too.
Sai Kumar (12, gr. 7) - Hustler! Is the first thing the comes to mind. A born businessman. He is very intelligent, but sometimes sways away from that to fit in with the other boys. He is a troublemaker for sure. I think he has the talent to be a great man one day, I just hope he continues down the right path.
Alex (12, gr. 5) - Street-smarts, a leader. He’s a good athlete, loves cricket. He is definitely one of the leaders in the house. Doesn’t seem to like school, but I think he’s street smarts will take him far in life. He was the one who told me how to take the local bus and get around town.
Tombisana (12, gr. 5) - Artist, displinarian, boxer. This kid has so such an artistic talent. We posted his paintings and drawings in the new volunteer’s room. He is also one of the older Manipuri boys, so everyone tends to listen to him.
Rahul (12, gr. 5) - Street smarts, dancer. He is very similar to Alex. Both he and Alex have been at Seva Trust the longest (2 years) and came together from
Tohiba (9, gr. 3) - Shy, curious. At first he was very quiet, but over time became more and more talkative with me.
Robert (10, gr. 4) - Quiet, smart. Was very quiet and shy most of the time, but during study time he was a little more talkative. He would ask me for math problems, and much to my surprise he solved everything very quickly.
Aboy (13, gr.6) - BIG smile. Very genuine comes to mind. I let him borrow my Ipod and all I heard over the speakers for a few days were Tupac and Biggie! I really hope he didn’t understand the words lol
Alexander (12, gr.
Hitler (15, gr. 8) - Quiet, unfortunate name. I’m pretty sure his parents didn’t realize what his name meant when they named him lol. Bright kid, but very quiet. Almost too quiet, unlike the rest of the kids, he didn’t talk too much to me.
That’s all of them. All different personalities, but all great kids :)
Funny this blog entry almost seems like a report card! I guess I was a teacher for a bit after all.