Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Zakumi!

Inky's Zakumi shirt

Hi everyone! Summer is getting started.  There are only two weeks left of my ballet school's winter term and then I'm free!  I'm still really enjoying getting to see the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre at least once a week.  On Monday, I'm going to see Sleeping Beauty! I'm especially excited because Gillian Murphy is dancing the part of Aurora.  She's such a beautiful ballerina. 

Inky's Zakumi shirt

I am really excited for the World Cup! Do any of you like soccer? This year, the World Cup is in South Africa.  The mascot (you can see him on my shirt) is an awesome leopard named Zakumi.  The "Za" comes from "ZA," the abbreviation for South Africa.  And "kumi" means "ten" in many African languages.

Inky's Zakumi shirt

I am cheering for the USA of course, but I am also really cheering for the Netherlands and Germany.  Here in Queens, there are lots of little shops selling jerseys for teams from all over the world.  I decided just to get a Zakumi shirt.  I usually don't play a lot of sports, because I don't want to get hurt and not be able to dance.  Still, I have a lot of fun kicking a ball around with my friends!

Inky's Zakumi shirt

Now that I won't have ballet four times a week, my family can do more fun things like go away to Cape Cod for a few days. I'm really hoping we'll go to the beach! I want to earn a few Junior Ranger badges this summer. Karma is going to Yellowstone- do you think she'll become a Junior Ranger?

And? Best of all? Violet might come to visit me in New York!
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