Posted in Just for fun

Liebster Award….

Tadat tadaaa…. Liebster Award… Tadat tadaaaa…

Thank you Prachee for the award. You are very sweet 🙂

I will answer all 11 questions asked by her.But on one condition. you have to read all my answers, I will ask questions in my next post !! ** Gives a stern look **

1. What made you start blogging? How is blogging different than keeping a diary for you or is it the same?

I didnot start blogging to record my personal life.I was reading RM, SnS and Tharani and many more insteresting blogs very seriously and they always managed to bring a smile on my face. I wanted to try my hand in blogging and with Tharani’s encouragement I started it.

Definitely different than a diary.

Diary : There are too many diaries.

Blog : Just this one.

Diary : After first page it is always empty.

Blog : Thanks to all the commenters it is still alive.

Diary : Don’t know where it is now. I have to search.

Blog :  I can still type my blog URL without doing a google search.

Diary : Contains some samayal kurippu (cooking tips) and expense info now.

Blog :  Has everything except those two.

Diary : Has my name in first page.

Blog : Anonymous ( Don’t feel like it anymore)

2. Do you have a pet? If yes, which one? And if not, why?

No. I love elephants. But I don’t have one as Amma said No. She often says “Yaanaiku theeni pottu kattupadi aguma”. She repeats so often that sometimes I get this feeling that she is talking about me.

3. Which city do you think is the best to settle down in India? And why?

During my long stay in Chennai (for delivery) I really fell in love with the city. So Chennai it is.

4. What is the one thing that you ordered in a restaurant and it turned out to be totally yuck and expensive?

Garlic Naan. Sigh. I was craving for a buttery garlic naan. I was literally drooling on the way to the restaurant.It was horrible. Till today my whole gang of friends including B tease me. For example if I tell them that I am really craving to eat a delicious chocolate cake now they ask me to stop talking about it or else it would turn into a garlic naan story.

5. If you see your enemy (or simply somebody you dislike) in a helpless situation, will you go forward and help them? Or leave them and enjoy mercilessly?

Enemy or not, I am 100% sure I can never enjoy mercilessly. I will try to help.

6. Have you ever been caught by your parents doing something totally inappropriate for your age?

And the most “Chamathu kutti” (Good girl) award goes to …ME ME ME

7. What is that one thing that you criticize publicly, but do the same in private?

I really don’t know…I will ask B today.

8. Do you like water sports? Which one?

I have tried only one till now. River rafting in Beas river. I will never forget it in my life. The water was so cold .Every time it splashed on my body/face I shivered. After few minutes my feet and hands became numb . When my instructor asked me to leave the rope I could not open my hands as it was numb, they were clenched so tight. And why I can never forget it is because …wait for it… I didnot take a changing dress. I was in my wet jeans for almost 5-6 hours. I might have died that day if the nearby (not so near) Gurudwara did not have a shop that sold woollen pants. The pics taken in that 5-6 hours time were so bad.I looked like chandler in those as i was freezing…

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9. Have you ever thought (or actually did ) of harming somebody very badly in order to get back at them? How?

Yes…. Many times….In my head…everytime when someone behaves badly in bus..

10. Do you fart and behave like the other person is guilty of the crime?

Yes.Post Pregnancy.I have told B that Volt did it Smiley

11. Have you ever been caught by the police ( or worst locked up)? For what reason?

No.

Nominate eleven bloggers with less than 500 followers.

Everyone I know has already done this I guess.But but Red Ruby I know you are trying to start a blog. If it helps you can take this tag and start your blog 😀

P.S. Thanks all for the comments and support in previous post. I felt bad when you said you cried reading that post. So Sorry.

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Posted in childhood, The heart speaks

Appa

I was 14 and had been to my mama’s place. When I saw him hugging his daughter who was almost of my age and laughing loud and my aunt shouting from kitchen that he is giving his daughter too much chellam but her voice was never heard as their laughter was so loud, I was just standing in a corner and missing you.
I was only 15 when I had to ask help from my uncle as one idiot kept following me everyday to my school. My eyes were blinded with tears on that day not because of that idiot , but because it was so embarrassing for me to explain it to my uncle. If it had been you, it would have been much easier and you would have comforted me then and there. I missed you that day.
Every Christmas I buy a plum cake and enjoy it so much. It was you who introduced Christmas and cake to me. When I was 12 we planned to decorate the Christmas look alike tree at our house . But then you just left suddenly and when I told the relatives about the decoration idea , I was just frowned upon. I missed you that day.
When I got three centums in my 12 th board exam I missed you.
We had an auto when I was small and till date every time I board an auto and sit with style ,relatives immediately say that I am so comfortable in auto because I am an auto owner’s daughter whatever that means but I miss you when they say that.
I missed you when I had to fill my first application all by myself, I missed you when I had to go to the bank for the first time, I missed you when I joined a prestigious college, I missed you when I joined work, I missed you when I had to find a place to live in a brand new city without any help, I missed you when I got my first salary, I missed you when I cooked for the first time, I missed you when I had to introduce B to our relatives, I missed you during my wedding.
I wanted you to taste the first Sambhar I made, I wanted you to meet B , I wanted to tell you that you are going to become a thatha soon….. I want you to know that sometimes volt sleeps with one leg bent and properly placed on the other just like you do.
Today when I watch volt jumping into her father’s hands with her toothless smile , my heart fills with joy.

Posted in Parenting

Volt at 5 months

  • Volt needs people around her all the time.If she cannot see a face in her vicinity she starts crying.
  • I don’t know if it is some coincidence but everytime I try to give her some ‘gyaan’ you know she just smiles and changes the whole mood.
  • She likes to be carried around the house.
  • She has learnt the use of her hands now. She tries to grab everything. When I carry her around Madam will extend her hand which means I have to take her near that object which is being pointed at.
  • Anything she grabs goes into her mouth o_O
  • When I showed her paati and thatha on skype not only she remembered their faces she started laughing for all the antics. I am amazed.
  • She has no interest in turning over by herself.With help she is happy to do it though.
  • Watching the father-daughter konjifying each other makes me forget everything else.
  • Same with watching paati – pethi konjals.
  • B hums only nursery rhymes these days.. even in sleep and it is funny. He says he cannot get it out of his head 😀
  • I sincerely hope that Volt likes chocolate (B doesn’t) so that I will have company.
  • If she doesn’t that is okay too as I don’t have to share you see. 😀
  • My hair is falling falling and falling and Volt always grabs my hair for support which means it is falling at an alarming rate.
  • She sleeps with both her hands on her ears. When she reaches that position that means she is going to sleep.
  • She HATES to sleep. So it is always a big drama to put her to sleep especially in the evenings.
  • She sucks her forefingers (both hands), puts both in either side of  her mouth and looks like a kutti rakshashi 😀
  • We got a new mosquito net for our bed. She likes to sit inside that and play.
  • She likes to scratch everything – sofa , curtains, doors , mosquito net , my cheeks and eyes o_O
  • Sometimes I wonder what she keeps thinking.