An old story – with twisted side scribbles

8 07 2011

A father had 3 daughters all of whom he loved very much.. (yenga veetukku vanga.. yen kitta moonu ponnu irukku.. palagi parunga.. pudicha kattikonga illana friends-a iruppom)

on one fine day, he wanted to check whom of the three had better sense of judgement. so he ended up asking them a question. (kelvi kekkuradhu romba easy.. badhil konjam solli parunga.. appo than adhoda kashtam puriyum)

question: (background score – kalyana samayal sadham..kaigarigalum pramadham)

which is the most important thing in a wedding meal (idhellam oru kelvi nu kekkuraru..! shabba)

daughter 1: (kanna laddu thinna aasayaaaa)

Sweets that we serve at dessert.. applause… father is in all smiles.. (yo modhalla soru podunga ya.. appuram sweet sapdalam)

daughter 2: (saami soru saami soru)

the variety of dishes served in the main course.. father is in smiles again.. great answer he says… (sollitanga ba)

daughter 3: (uppitta tamil mannai naan marakka maten…)

“salt” — pause… everyone is watching her in silence.. what a dumb answer, will anyone serve salt in a meal? after a second, the daughter continued.. it gives flavor to everything that is served…! (idhu pudhusa irukke…?)

Father was surprised at the level of thinking of the third daughter. and from then on, she became his favorite among the three and they lived happily ever after..! (feeeeelingss.. )

My first attempt to make a sweet dish!

19 02 2011

I was all so exited.. i had gotten naga bubbly bubbly maida.. just to see what was so bubbly about it!

OK OK  i’ll come to the point.. that evening, i had decided to make a  sweet. though i dint know to make anything except beetroot halwa (discovered by me accidentally). exited as always, i call my mommy and ask her a recipe for a sweet.. she tells me make maida cake and that it’l be interesting.. i listen to her religiously and get ready to get set go.. imagining hot mysore pak made in krishna sweets to be the outcome.. i mix the 1 2 3 4 ingredients that she told me and load the mixture(imagine light brown semi solid mass of the mixture) in the stove..

flow of events:

1. i’m stirring

2. continue stirring

3. ya continue step 2

4. see if the mixture is giving bubbles, if yes, prick and burst them to pass time, if not continue step 3

5. after playing with the bubbles for a while, i feel the mixture is shrinking (kurugi-fied)

6. spread some ghee on a plate and pour the mixture on it and wait for it to solidify (waiting for the past 7 days in my case)

7. after solidification(which has not happened yet) make small pieces and serve!!

in my case apparently, the mass became a chewy thing ( my hubby chose to call it maida mavu pasai which i made with an evil plot of sealing his mouth)

i cooled it under the fan in bangalore – no use

left it over night – no use

kept it in the fridge (ice beeero) – no use 😦 😦 the mass is still chewy! 😦

so i gave up my hope on it.. i’ll make better pasai next time 🙂 🙂

Enjoying the Little things…

1 04 2010

Enjoying the little things in life 🙂

Happiness is not about big victory, party, winning the medal and so forth. its about all the small things that make the big stuff happen. if happiness were to be defined only by the big stuff, then the happy times or minutes can be counted. each of us wont even have a handfull of them.

Its not about that. happiness comes out of the small things like your everyday bus stop friend giving you a smile that lasted 2 seconds longer than usual? that would definaely add more warmth and meaning to your smile too! or say the bus driver stopped exactly near you? Thats lukcy aint it? and makes us smile with a surprise..! not only this every thing around us contribute equally.. just look around ? (if ur at ur work place, even then)

when your outside.. just enjoy the breeze.. even if its the hottest afternoon, if we feel it, there will be a small bit of coolness in that air.. the freshness a flower carries when it blooms..? smile at it? it smiles right back at you..

when your at office? lookup and look around! someone mite suddenly look up just like you did now.. Smile at them and see the joy you get!! its a lovely feeling i’d say (dont blame me if ur boss gives you a nasty glare when you looked up! he he.. a suggestion would be, look in the direction where your boss is not there.. now hzz that??)

Every little thing, living and non living, reflects our inner self to us.. You flash a fake smile it gives you the same.. genuinly smile at a bugging snippet code? who knows it mite suddenly work and make you grin even harder..

Life’s made of the little things.. wake up facing your palms.. shout a good morning with your charming smile at your mom or who so ever is near you? whether or not they feel good about it.. i’ll assure that you will feel great.. the first deep breath we take after waking? inhale with a smile, you’ll feel double fresh than usual..!

Everything is all about how we percieve it.. take stuff on the sunny side.. smile generously.. and your charming smile is so infectious and inspiring that every one and every little thing around you smiles with the same intensive charm…

Have a Smilng lovely life… Enjoy the little things…!

A visit to the pal maruthuvar (dendist)

7 03 2010

Dedicated to Chocolates of all kinds, sizes and shapes 😉

Pal doctar.. every one fears him.. namma vaaya kizhichduvaro nu bayam..

i had an appt for a root canal treatment.. had 2 of them doctors peering into my mouth.. for an instance i felt like Lord Krishna.. Vaayul vaiyagam kanda doktargal..!! then one doc says, there’s no place in ur mouth ma.. na enna vaaya lease la vidarenna sonnen? vadagaikki kuda vidaren nu sollale..

then he was like.. ur wisdom teeth, both sides ought to be removed.. they are causing keekadam in ur mouth.. pal vali varum.. konala vera its molaching.. so we remove it.. i nodded.. my mouth open wide with a rounded tool stuck inside..!

now for the actual root canal treatment.. they had screws(watery) etc etc instruments which looked like miniature version of earth diggers.. with all this both get ready..

one doc took an oosi and said the usual “yerumbu kadicha mari irukkum ma, justa minute” aaaah.. ok oosi kuthiyachu” one second too long the pain lasts then everything in ur mouth is numb..

then these doctors look inside ur mouth like a full length thriller movie is being screened,  and occasionally help the hero in there with tools.

after a recursive  rrrrr zzzzzzz mmmmmmm wrroooooooommmm spit.. a filling is done.. then another usual dialog palla olunga thekkanum, 2 times daily.. don’t chew in the side where the filling is done..

we religiously nod our heads too all that they say and continue with our routine chocolate worship 🙂 with a world of Sweets and God of Sweets as Chocolate.. we cant help but… mmm relish 🙂

Public transport

1 01 2010

The MTC bus has almost become an integral part of life… every day begins with a hassle to catch the bus on time.. which never happens… i always have to run behind it and board it when its on the move..

Its a whole new world inside the bus..people of all sorts and sizes push you here and there moving in and out, the conductor shouts out the name of the place, his whistle shrieks, people pass money calling out where they’ve to go from one end of the bus to the other, guys in the foot board make comments about every thing under the sun, the guy near the window keeps spiting out helping singara chennai to develop, ladies jabber about everything and nothing to each other, a whole dozen school kids stand calm amidst this, another dozen BUSY people create cacophony using their mobile phones adding more noise to the already noisy bus, the driver hits the break and accelerator every time he inhales, making all in the bus fall on each other adding to the already existing confusion.. with many clicking their tongues and some adding cha shoe kaala vechu midhichutan! arive illa.. indha driver oru madayan break a medhuva pudikkave theriyadhu!!
Bus travel… a pleasure in its own right…..!

the entire road saw us like we were nuts!

23 07 2009

Yeah its one of my topsy turvy experiences again! me and 2 of ma frns walked out, and came near vani mahal.. we were supposed to get a share auto to anna nagar.

a little peek into the past… i’m used to getting share autos from rountana to nilgiris with my frnd who goes near the depot.. and 2 other friends go til mogappair.. so those 2 take the golden flats share auto and i take anna nagar west with the other girl..

this was imprinted in my head.
a share auto appears – the 2 with me dint know to read tamil (as if i’m a tamil pundit, yet i knew to join alphabets) – i read golden flats and murmered “Po da i wont come in ur auto” while waving No to the driver guy..
only after it picked speed all of us realised that all our destinations were before thirumangalam which either share auto would have to pass thru..
it took a minute for this fact to sink in.. an the 3 of us started giggling like mad at this.. and the passers by looked at us like as thou we lost our screws in the top floor :O only they dint know wat happened that we were laughing so hard 😀

I wanted More!

5 06 2009

One fine afternoon, i settled with some more. Mom called out “there is enough and more for everyone so help yourself.” I wanted lots of more that day so i kept helping myself to more and more. At a point i had taken so much more that there was very little more left. mom hurried to me and snapped, “how much more will you drink? leave some more for us.” but since i was “in all ears” i kept gulping more of more that at one point, no more was left. So i had to run to make some more for every one wanted more just like i wanted more!!!


4 06 2009

Some one suggested that if we were to remove the RAM chip and place it again, the speed will be better (innocent me i believed it completely). so one fine day, i settled with screw drivers and nuts to RAM the system. I removed the Ram chip and wiped it clean.. it was slightly dusty inside the CPU also.. so i dusted the interior clean (CPU cleaning and interior decoration) then comes the actual movie

lights camera action::
move 1: i took the RAM chip
move 2: i peeped inside the CPU box
move 3: i found the socket (yay)
move 4: i place the chip in the socket
move 5: i put the socket clips
move 6: i switched the power ON…

PUFF PUFF PUFF smoke comes out of the CPU… hurriedly i took a look inside… patha, the RAM chip was fixed upside down, it was melting and emitting smoke.. semma state!!! dad mom all shocked.. NO reaction absolutely!!!

We bought a new RAM chip (1 gb) ha ha :):)

A pinch of heat and a dash of smoke!

21 05 2009

God save the readers! 🙂
Ok this is the first ever time i’m blogging… not that now i know how to.. jus that i thot i’d giv it a try 🙂 don mind the texting language used 😉

To start with, i’m penning wat happened at home yesterday! me and the microwave were in our best terms… me and the oven were cook sm popcorn cauz i was bugged from staring at my book which was supposedly studying! i put all wat i found in the kitchen rack into the “plastica container” closed it and stuffed it inside after removing the glass base ( i forgot that plastic melts in the exitement)

in 4 mins time… a little smoke started coming out.. which i realised only after the anger and confusion in my mom’s face struck me… we cut the current and opened the oven…

Puff!!! large volumes of smoke emanate from inside — mommy’s face wild — 2 mins time — she gets the glove and pulls the container out — we see carbon black sticking in the base of the plastic container ans smoke is still coming — melted plastic sticking to the base of the oven and the container looks like melted cheese on pizza (yuck) (yumm – imagined) — at this minute of climax comes the major twist — mom burst out laughing trying to pull the melting plasitc out of the oven! — me in super state of shock not knowing whether to join or to continue the “shocked” act or change expression??? — then we took out the tripod kinda thing out and tried pulling the plastic from it — mega shock when even that broke :O

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