A day at kidzania!

“I want to become a doctor !” And the answer to this was, “yeah! Why not? When you grow up!” Remember these lines being repeated through out your childhood, we always wished if someone could say, “oh yes! You can become that today itself!” A dream it may sound though, but it’s turned to a beautiful reality for today’s growing generation of kids. How? Well, lets send all the credits of the same to kidzania, a theme park with hundred plus role play activities for kids. Getting famous globally for its unique theme and amazing experience with kids, kidzania has spread it’s wings in India too. Mumbai prides in having it’s very own kidzania at R city mall, Ghatkopar. A fun destination for your kids for the whole day with great lot of activities and entertainment awaits here. I was really impressed glancing through the glasses of northern wing of R city mall to catch the glimpse of this amazing new world for our kids. The rapid boarding and instructions process leads you in to explore the vast bounties of this world especially created for the kids. Lovely interior (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

Beautiful lanes at kidzania (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

With security bracelets tightened on our wrists, and a check of 50 kidzoes (the currency of kidzania) we stepped in to the world of awesomeness. This new world seemed to never have experienced a grey day or a sunset for that matter. The beautiful blue sky and the lush green trees promised a good spring season in here even when it was raining cats and dogs outside.The glamour of the stores and the beauty of the well built buildings and offices would certainly aww you. The clean and well maintained lanes and alleys intersected at proper points giving way to more incredible stops to explore. The special seats and lounge rooms for parents are made for convenience too, not that you’ll need them, all thanks to the excitement of watching your kids play multiple roles all in a day. The first step was encashing the cheque at the Yes bank for some kidzoes notes and moving ahead for the tasks to complete. All these process including encashing the cheques needed a brief scanning of your bracelets.

All the tasks you did are either plus or minus, when you chose a plus signed task, you get to earn for your services. While if you chose the latter, you tend to spend some of your kidzoes. Hence, the balance seems proportional and exciting too. This gave my kids the understanding that whenever you need to spend somewhere, you must earn in order to be able to do that. My clever little money minded chaps planned to earn loads and later to spend them generously. Hence, they went for being a dabba wala first. This gave them an opportunity to deliver some dabbas across the kidzania city and earn some kidzoes in return of it. So, along with a white coat, a safety cap and a typical dabba wala cap, went my kids with a cart to collect and deliver the dabbas. Wherever they went, they were greeted with a cheerful ki (Hi in their language) and a victory sign to go with it. This task took no more than fifteen minutes by the kids at a regular pace. Being a dabbawala (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

This done, they went to get some knowledge on examination and testing of fruits. For this they have to set off collect and examine some fresh kiwis and write the results of it on a writing pad all in a group of three. Again, this led them earning some more kidzoes. This one took approximately 15 minutes of time.

After this they loved being able to spend some kidzoes to go for a kidzania certified culinary course at bajaj electricals school. With the help of a talented and helpful chef, they prepared a healthy chocolate roll with in 20 minutes and along with a certificate for their efforts. Culinary course (relishingrascal.wordpress.com

Boys and their love for cars! Just can’t separate the two. Well, kidzania helped to bond them more. My son went for a maruti driving school course of 20 minutes spending some kidzoes and returning with a kidzania driving licence. Learning driving (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

Fashion show and modelling is what girls aspire the most. My daughters after spending some kidzoes, got to be trained for a fashion show and walk the ramp in a theatre in some lavish and cool clothes with an astounding style

Fashion show training (relishingrascal.wordpress.com) Shoping at big bazaar with no mummy to nudge and shout is what my baby loved the most out there. A trolley full of toys and the easiest way to pay in the mall is what she actually experienced the first time ever.

The aspiring doctors, my kids loved being a doctor and getting all the knowledge you needed to be for the same with in ten minutes and later using that knowledge to tend to an ailing patient bringing him back to the hospital in an ambulance. Doctor training (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

My kids were overwhelmed to try out preparing mango Frooti exactly the way it’s made at the factory and later getting a complimentary pack of the same within 20 minutes and even earning some kidzoes. Well, haven’t we got so many kidzoes notes to take care of? So, we opted to get a debit card instead from yes bank and use that. It was pretty easy with just depositing your kidzoes in the bank and getting your bracelet scanned and yo, we get th debit cards with our names and details in it. So, here we took off to become a dentist by examining a patient’s tooth from nearby and do the needful tasks to cure the same with in just 20 minutes. Dentist training (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

Kids enjoyed most being an RJ at radio city and letting their fans hear about them and a brief information on the ongoing festival of Ganesh chaturthi. RJ on Air (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

Those Kellogg’s chocos they munched so rapidly, they never knew it took so many efforts to get it made up and packed. Well, they learnt all that and made some too at the kidzania chocos outlet within 20 minutes and spending some kidzoes. The yummy art of making a super yummy donuts was exceptional. They loved working through out tipping generous chocolate on the fresh donuts and ravishing it later. They also became an expert in making Sbarro’s delectable pizzas and Hardy’s scrumptious burgers and even try and taste their work with so much pride. Learning making a pizza (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

These, and some more activities like delivering parcels and couriers being DHL courier person, a furniture expert in kidzania pepperfy training centre, a fireman with a proper fireman instructions class and an ambulance to ride on a real fire to extinguish, shiamak dance classes, bollywood acting school, animation centres, paddle pop ice candy making factory, parachute hair spa, camlin art and painting school, nerolac home painting, preparing cadbury dairy milk, star tv studio, parle candy house and much much more were so much fun to explore and indulge in. Woodcraft course (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

I must say, for all the curios minds out there and those exploring little souls, kidzania is the best place to get to play all the roles they so much aspire in their life. The experiences they normally couldn’t even go near, can be experienced first hand with experts trainee staff in the most gentle way possible. The charming affectionate smile you get here is contagious plus not to forget the various add on activities according to the dates and festivals like the Ganesh chaturthi event that happened here with a thali decoration and an amazing group dance on Ganesh festival. If asked, I would strongly recommend each parent to take their kids for a jolly good time exploring these new ways at kidzania!

Lets live some more!!

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You think you are growing and life’s come to a descending order already? You think that you just can’t catch up with your ones upon a time dreams again? Did you accept the fact that you just can’t be that kid again? That thought if getting yourself a unique identification has faded? Do you think that your growing age is taking you towards to lonelier times with yourself and stealing your right to be that carefree persona you once were?

Well, lets think again than! Thats what you need now if you are deteriorating with those growing numbers being added to your age figure. I seriously think you need a cold shower, a harsh splash of chilled water on your face and a loud music and a must read of this blog carefully.

Lets get started with your that dre
am that you so very much wanted to fulfill long back,bit you just have to leave it alone, reasons only you know. After all these years,you have the time, money and source to do it, but you just can’t take the step forward, why? Because you are so afraid, of maybe, what world may think about it! Ok, so I am a little right here! Let the workd think damn right now! Step your foot down, and take that first step to achieve your dreams, soon the world will watch you as an example, not with an unknown nobody.
If age us stopping you to catch up what you left incomplete, let us all recall that saying which saud, age is just a number! Well, I think you have enough number to strengthen you to catch up, rather than being left completing those numbers to God knows till which count at a vacuum, not knowing where it may stop.

Now, comes those milestones which you already achieved, but it. Would have taken you somewhere better if you have worked more towards that direction. You know very well which sense I am talking about. Lets take that step and give your talent the name it needed,let the world know it was you whi did such an amazing thing,but never had the source to show it off. Belive me, social media nowadays is the perfect source of getting your hidden talent known worldwide. Well, lets hope for the new posts that could make wonders now.

Now, comes those, who always propritised their loved ones achievements and dreams and hence, never gave a thought for themselves. Now, after years, when you see them climbing those ladders of success and fame, you find yourself so lonely, so small and so lost! Well, it’s not over buddy! Give yourself sone time, think what you can achieve still, which of course you can. Make a decision, determine yourself, and go!!! I am sure you are going to find a way towards your dreams and that too pretty soon. After all, aspirations and goals are the things that keeps us going, without any goal, we are just as neutral as a dead body. So,dream today, set a goal and head on to achieve the same with all your might.
Now, the last ones, those which were so busy living their busiest lives the way they wanted, they left themselves behind, ingat those crowd of faces that they forgot what they actually are. They forgot to enjoy those tiny moments of life that would now had been the loveliest memories they would have cherished! Well, hang on! Sit a bit! Take a deep breath and imagine yourself as a child once again. Watch some cartoon shows, enjoy those nonsense, lets forget reality for a while. Call those friends, no matter if you havemt contacted them since ages and they would consider you as mean, you can always explain. If not those,make new ones. Plan an outing, a holiday, your work can wait. Let it wait! Bring that sweet smile and that musical laughter once again, pam per yourself and enjoy your life hence forth.

Phew!! There’s a lot to do! But, the reason behind the whole post is, to get to know that you are still alive. You have a life which can still beautify and improve. No matter if you have everything today, but if you don’t have happiness and satisfaction, your life is missing the asset it needs. And especially for those who think time have passed and their age doesnt permit them to do so, always remember, it’s never too late to grab what is yours! And your dreams, were always yours, no matter what the circumstances have been.

I just wish, my this post would bring anyone the motivation and happiness they so much need in their life. If so, kindly let me know. If not, I just hope, you enjoyed reading my thoughts on positivity!!