If you’ve read my post “Parts Of The Body In Sinhala” then you no doubt remember my 12-year old nephew, Shakeel, who I shamelessly exploited to do the pronunciation of the words…
This afternoon I thought of dropping by his place to take him out to get some fresh ice teas.
And since there were many comments (and even more emails) asking about this guy, I decided to do this short fun post with an update of what he’s been up to, a transcript of a phone chat we had, and of course, photos of him that he’s gonna hate when he knows I posted them on my blog.
(This post has NOTHING to do with learning Sinhala. So take my advice and skip it if you’re right now more in the learning mood).
So, for those of you who asked “How is Shakeel?”…
He’s fine. Actually, he’s doing great.
He’s got school holidays right now and spends most of his time with his PlayStation. He just bought another new game today (“Tiger Woods Golf 2014”) – He ‘borrowed’ the money from me and hasn’t yet paid me back… I’m not holding my breath.
And he finished the 2014 rugby season in style when his Under-13 team won the National Championship! So these days, he’s got that swagger of a true winner.
“Have you got something to say to them?”
Once I got home and started on this post, I wanted to know if he had anything to say to all of you, his “fans”.
So I called him and here’s how that went (I’ve kept it accurate to the best of my memory):
So there you have it folks! He “might” do another post with me… Depending on his highness’s mood of course.
“Can you please stop taking photos!!!”
I’ll leave you with some pics I took today.
He hates it when I take photos of him. So as any good uncle (with a blog) would do I take photos of him and post them online, just to bug the crap out of him… (You’ll actually see that moment when he realized that I’m taking the pics, haha!)
Lastly, here’s that other post, “Parts Of The Body In Sinhala” again, in case you’ve not read it yet and would like to hear what this guy sounds like.
Bye folks and I hope that brought you up to speed on the little munchkin and his rock star life :)
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