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Posted on: September 7, 2009

A – Available/Single? married (drat!)

B – Best Friend? I’m sure he/she is reading this (lol)

C – Cake or Pie? The Apple pie made during thanksgiving ’08 🙂

D – Drink of choice? Amma’s filter kaapi !!!

E – Essential item you use every day? Lipstick & Moisturiser

F – Favorite colour? White

G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? Gummy,Yummy

H – Hometown? Madurai

I – Indulgence? Oryza in Chennai

 J – January or February? Jan, love the new year celebrations

K – Kids & their names? Son, A Jr

L – Life is incomplete without? Friends

M – Marriage date? 23/May

N – Number of siblings? 2 sisters

O – Oranges or Apples? Apples, hands down

P – Phobias/Fears? Hate class arachnida

Q – Quote for today? Live the moment!

R – Reason to smile? Darling son

S – Season? Breezy

T – Time ? Now

U – Unknown fact about me? I can live on apples for 3 days at a stretch.

V – Vegetable you don’t like? Gweeeeeeens

W – Worst habit? Shopping like there is no tomorrow

X – X-rays you’ve had? Just one, my little finger on my left hand, a month ago.

Y – Your favorite food? My mom’s “vathakina kari” (lamb gravy)

Z – Zodiac sign? Undoubtedly a scorpio!


                       My first mobile phone was a Nokia 2100.. I got this for the dumb reason that every other person in my first team had this. It had a very userfriendly menu and it was my first association with NOKIA phones. Till date am not as comfy as I am with this company’s mobile, when compared to a SonyEric(most confusing) or a Samsung (2100horrible  !!).
I got this as soon as I found a job in Bangalore. Came in handy when I wanted to talk to my near and dear ones. Still a good phone and had all what we require to make or recieve calls and to message. period! No super dooper facilities in it.  I was happy with this one.
After using it for a year or so, my mind started to look for a fancy mobile,  with color display, MMS, camera,etc. I also wanted something like a slide or open out mobile handset, a little expensive and glossy. I found a really sleek one, small compact one – Nokia 6111!  A collegue’s husband had gifted her with this one from the middle east. I loved it the moment I saw it. Didnt want to buy in Bangalore, so came down to Chennai and bought it in Univercell with my friend. He drove me all the way to this outlet in Besant Nagar(that was when Univercell started up). I bought it for 11000 and loved it a lot. I exchanged my 2100 for 1500 bucks, after buying it for 6000!!!
                                                     This mobile was the first one in my mobile saga to fail miserably. The display went blank after some time and disappointed me .. Also the sim card was difficult to insert and replace. But the phone looked great from outside. I truly appreciated the megapixel camera, and the flash ! Took many memorable pics and vidoes with this !! I got introduced to MMS only through this phone 🙂
                                               Then moved to Chennai, went to Nokia priority just opposite to Satyam cinemas. We had booked tickets for a movie there, and had to while away 20 minutes. Our generation has a ridiculous habit of overspending and buying nonsense when we just have nothing else to do. We either overspend or eat when we are free I feel. So off goes another 5000 bucks for a new phone. Husband dear loved this phone and the docking system that came free with this phone which now sleeps in my attic amongst other junk! He is the reason for this expenditure – goes without saying!! A Jr broke my mom’s phone so I parted ways with my phone!! I forgot the model so cant google for the image… Nokia 6xxx I guess!! I had it for hardly 3-4 months 🙂
                               I had got this unlocked smart phone for dad on June 3rd 2007 from the US. Its a palm treo 680.I bought it in the Palm store in San Francisco Airport at around 10 pm 🙂  Dad loved it, but was a little jittery to use it owing to its size and features. He was baffled with its n many features (Back in 2007,a hifi phone like this would seriously scare any elderly person in India).So it was in mom’s cupboard cum bureau happily sleeping. treo-680
                                        After I gave my phone to mom, I was happy with my phonelessness!! hee hee… (these days when every college goer, milk man, maid, pookari (flower seller), kai kara paati(vegetable vendor) has one,Iwas looked upon as if I was an alien on this planet!  How can you be, without a mobile phone, my friends used to ask me. “You mean everytime I need to talk to you, I need to dial to your hubby’s phone and ask him to give the phone to you??????????” my sisters asked! Oh yeah -that was the practice in the good old land line days!! 🙂 Not  the husband’s phone though, it was common to every home had one land line. I still remember our first phone at home 25928! A red phone we had to put our fingers into the respective digit and pull till the end to dial! True dialing !!! STD, Trunk Calls, phonogram — lovely memories!!
                                          So my mom suggested “unga appaku nee thantha phone summa than iruku, eduthu use pannu, ilana thuru giru pudichirapothu .. lol (translation: the phone that you gifted dad is not being used, use that, else it may rust!)”.. And hence here I am using a Palm Treo 🙂 Nice one, like it. A Jr loves the concept of “Touch screen” wherever it is used. Be it my iPod Touch or this phone .. he gives a nakkal siripu (chuckle in ridicule) at other ipods/phones when he has these gadgets in hand.. These kids!! He asked my dad to gift him a touch screen TV and laptop for his birthday. Should I say dad was flabbergasted at this gift idea!! A Jr is a guy with      B-I-G dreams indeed.
                                     Thats it with the mobile saga..buzz me when you can.  adios amigos for now!!  

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Posted on: July 28, 2009

small round icecream cake with cherries


Read this in TOI today .. loved the quote. It set a thinking cloud in me early in the morning.. So many times in life we are treated this way.. Enjoy the thinking! Catch you soon.

“So, let’s put it like this: I asked for a small round ice-cream cake with a cherry on top… and I got a 3-tier German chocolate cake with an extra supply of mango soufflé and butter cookies!! Now, that’s great. But the point is… where is my “small round ice-cream cake with a cherry on top?? Is that too much to ask for?”

Another way to look at this is, be happy and content when  life offers you something more when you ask for less? If that be the case, should we be thankful for what we recieved or grieve that we didnt get what we wanted??

Thinking cloud rising ….. 🙂

(image courtesy: bbcgoodfood site)


Posted on: July 14, 2009

Who is a soulmate? Have you met yours?

Here is a wonderful read from Paulo’s Brida that explains more about this subject. I reread this so many times, coz I can relate to this concept so well. I met my soulmate — yipeeeeeeeeeeee!!! 🙂

From the book of Paulo Coelho – “Brida”
“We are eternal because we are all manifestations of God.That is why we go through many lives and many deaths, emerging out of some unknown place and going toward another equally unknown place. You must get used to the fact that there are many things in magic which are not and never will be explained. God decided to do certain things in a certain way and why He did this is a secret known only to Him.
The fact is that this happens.
And when people think of reincarnation, they always come up against a very difficult question: if, in the beginning, there was so few people on the face of Earth, and now there are so many, where did all those new souls come from?The answer is simple.In certain reincarnations, we divide into two. Our souls divide as do crystals and stars, cells and plants.Our souls divides in two, and those new souls are in turn transformed into two and so, within a few generations, we are scattered over a large part of Earth.And does only one of those parts know who it is???
We form part of what the alchemists call the Anima Mundi, the soul of the world. The truth is that if the Anima Mundi were merly to keep dividing, it would keep growing, but it would also become gradually weaker. That is why, as well as dividing into two, we also find ourselves. And that process of finding ourselves is called Love. Because when a soul divides, it always divides into a male part and a female part.That’s how the Book of Genesis explains it: the soul of Adam was split in two, and Eve was born out of him.
In each life, we feel a mysterious obligation to find at least one of those Soul Mates.
The Greater Love that separated them feels pleased with the Love that brings them together again.
But how will i know who my Soul Mate is??? By taking risks.
By risking failures, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in your search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.
Is it possible to meet more than one Soul Mate in each life?Yes.
The essence of Creation is one and one alone. And the essence is called Love.Love is the force that brings us back together, in order to condense the experience disperesed in many lives and many parts of the world.
We are responsible for the whole Earth because we do not know where they might be. Those Soul Mates we were from the beginning of time. If they are well, then we, too, will be happy. If they are not well, we will suffer, however unconsciously, a portion of their pain. Above all, though, we are responsible for reencountering, at least once in every incarnation, the Soul Mate who is sure to cross our path. Even if it is only for a matter of moments, because those moments bring with them a Love so intense that it justifies the rest of our days.
We can also allow our Soul Mate to pass us by, without accepting him or her, or even noticing. Then we will need another incarnation in order to find that Soul Mate. And because of our selfishness, we will be condemned to the worst torture of humankind ever invented for itself: LONELINESS.
happy thinking!!!


Posted on: July 14, 2009

The day has been extremely windy and I love the cool breeze blowing on my face. I am loving what am doing, creating a new blog at wordpress as blogger is blocked at workplace, however facebook,twitter and the like are’nt, wonder why.

It has happened to me many times, I keep thinking of someone and I bump onto them, or get a text or mail from them.. Last evening , my best friend from Ohio came on chat 🙂 after I was thinking about emailing him! Has this happened to you? Not once,or twice.. it often happens to me.. I know am wierd, am I also getting some ESPs? gee that’ll be fun.

I got to catch up on loads of  tamil movies.. Nadodigal,Valmiki, kunguma poovum .., mayandi kudumbathaar(probably one I can fit into this weekend I guess). Am looking forward to Selva’s Ayirathil Oruvan and Kanthasamy.

Have been lately listening to this song “unthan desathin kural” from the movie “swadesh/Desam” sung by Oscar winner ARR. It is’nt new but an amazing song with awesome lyrics. My sis L was the one who gave me this song.I listened to it first in her nano.

Got to join a gym and cut out on fatty food, as I dont see me improving in shaping my silhoutte any bit…. Mission 2009 🙂 Letzee.

got to go.. cya


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