Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Class romba nalla pochu :) I handled it really well than I expected. mudicha apram oru satisfaction irunthathu :) Monday aniku iruntha tension, bayathoda poyirunthaa, therinjathu kooda sodhapitu vanthu irupen. nalla velai, I posted here and u helped me :) so nice of u !
edutha 2 class pathi oru nakkal post podalam maathri iruku ippa mood :p
will do it sometimes. me leaving for the day. B-)
Dumbs - I wanted to put a "nakkal" note in the previous post saying "Dumbs, as you have requested I have posted this one in English. mariyathaiya comment panu :p". Hhmm I didnt do that. apdi nakkal panna, ennoda mood correcta makkal'ku theriyathu'nu ;-). anyway thats ok.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Could someone give some encouraging words?
I will have to take class for freshers who joined my company recently.The thing is that I have a phobia talking infront of the crowd (stagefear), that too about a subject which I am not familiar with. The worst thing is this is not the first time I am taking classes, I have been doing this for the couple of years.
In a way, I feel good that I have been asked to do continuously forthe third year but stupid me, everytime I feel like I am taking class for the first time and I am SCARED. me restless since I got the calendar request from the HR.
Ahhhhh...please someone respond to this polambalsss.
I know this is a good oppurtunity etc etc, even then I feel bad, scared :'( :'(
Took another class today (for 1 hr) to the same group and I dont feel comfortable with the audience. That made my mood still worse. How would I take class for the whole dayyyy with this kind of ppl.
Last year it was a polite batch (they left me comfortable even when they asked questions). but today, ppl seemed to be soo harsh and asked so many things in a rude way...I did answer them for whatever questions I could and asked them to refer something for few questions....dont know, they sounded rude to me atleast :'(:'(
Friday, June 24, 2005
train time 3.50 pm at Nampally station. veetla irunthu station poga almost 1/2hr aagum. last minute'la pack elam pannitu, kadaila sweet elam vaanghitu kelamba 3 aayudthu. inimae kelambi oru velai traffic adhigama irunthaa, avlo thaan.
Me: "ethuku risk, Secunderabad station poyitu aeridlaam ma"
Train angha 4.20pm ku varum. secuderabad stn pogavum athae 1/2hr thaan. but then apdi ipdinu late aana kooda paravala. 4.20pm was ok for me.
naan tension party. Amma got tensed after seeing me ;-) Amma'nala luggage elam thookitu nadaka mudiyathu. so kutty bag mattum thaan edukara maathri plan. naan thaan suitcase, oru periya bag elam thookanum. ofcourse, porters irupaangha. aana station ulla pora varaikum I will have to take care. athuvum illama amma'yum tholaikama paathukanum ;-) illa, engha amma apdi vaedikai paathutu oru bayam illama varuvaangha. alert;a elam iruka theriyathu. so chumma engha amma'va kindal panuvom, naanum en sis'um. like veetla luggage elam count panrappa, bag elam paathu "1 ,2, 3 .." apdiyae amma'va kaati, "4" apdi :-)
anyway, ipdi tensiona kelambitu stn poyaachu. platform kaeta, 2 sonnangha. paatha, bridge mela aeri eranghara maathri. Amma'ku ipdi kaal keezha vacha udanae auto vaikanum :-) nadaka avlo hesitate panuvaangha. oru porter vanthaar. sari'nu avarkita koduthutu, pinnadi'yae ponom. bag'la jewels vera, so I was very careful to follow the porter :p amma nidhanama varaangha.
"kongham aagandi, aagandi" (kongham wait panungha) solitae poren. steps'la vera etho work nadanthutu irunthathu. condition was very bad. portar elam thookitu poratha paathalae kashtama irunthathu. naan badrama erangarathu paathutu + amma'va paathutu irunthen. Third ac engha irukumnu porterku theringhathu. so angha poitaar correct. Happa.
General'aavae romba carefula irupen travel panum pothu. like verifying platform, train name, my name in the list, ticket'a 10 vaati irukaa irukaanu paathu :p. So, first platform correct'aanu paaka, mela enghayathu antha "2" nu pottu oru dabba hang pani irukaanghalaenu thedaren, kaanom. ooops. anyway paravala, neriya makkal irunthaangha. Usual announcement vera "chennai vellavarisina Hyderabad express 2'aam no platformlo osthudhi" yo ennamo :-) oru train'um vanthathu. oru 10min nikkum avlo thaan. athukula, amma, luggage elam board pannanum. so train apdi slow aayitae pothu, AC single tier, AC two tier, AC 3 tier paathen, Ah damaal, namma compartment nu vega vegama kitta poi aeriyaachu. seat no 61, 62, (middle and upper) my bad time, naan aerina pakkkam, 1'la start aachu. thirumbi erangi elam era vendaamnu, apdiyae other end'ku ponen.
paatha oruthar avar things elam upper berthla pottutu irunthaar. naan medhuva "upper berth is mine". udanae avar "thats ok madam, will see". I thought it was ok as I was in the plan to exchange one of my seats with the one having the lower berth (amma'kaaga). so avarae vanthu valaila vizhunthutaar'nu manasukulla sirichen :-)
ivlo tensionla erinathu, AC'la kooda verthu kotichu. ufff. Vega vegama bag elam keezha poattu, chain elam katti, uff appa settled. Ammaku pakkathula oru ponu, oru kutty payan. romba ammaku kita ukaanthutu irunthaangha.
Me: nee ozhungha ukaanthutu irukiya? antha ponna kongham thalli ukkaara solu"
Amma'va AC'la kootitu pora oru vidhama perumai kalantha medhapu. Ivlo naal kashtapattu irukaangha. intha maathri ponnu nalla irukarthu nenachu amma perumai padarathu paaka enaku oru santhosham :-) (irukarthula thapu illala?).
Amma (manasula iruka santhoshathoda): "illa da, naan ozhungha thaan ukaanthu iruken"
Me: AC nalla irukaa. un place chill'nu irukaa. nalla ukaaru ma. ilana intha pakkam variya?
Amma: smiling :-)
apram enamo pesi sirichutu irunthom.
ivlo koothu adichutu, ticket eduthu paathen. pakkathula irukaravum paakraar. Shocked. tension aayiten.
That guy: how come you are also having 61.
Me reminded of Nithya's journey. Ada kadavulae, en ipdi sothikara'nu irunthathu.
Me (paavama but veli kaatikama romba bold'a): This is AS2 ryt?
That guy (romba thimira): No, this is AS1.
Me: ohh. thats ok. no problem. Amma namma adutha compartment ponum.
Amma: oh sari. eranghi eranuma?
Me: illala apdiyae ullayae polaam. iru kongham nerathula polaam.
That guy (tamizh puringhuthu pola): its better to move now itself. train move aana apram kashtam.
oru polite'aavae sollalai.
Me (manasukula): enghaluku theriyum. neengha velaiya paarungha.
Amma romba innocenta paathutu irukaangha. ponnu'ku ennamo problem vanthudthaenu :(
Hmm chain elam unlock panitu, me started walking to the next comprtment. Angha iruntah attender kita "ithi AS2 kaadha?" 2 times kaetu confirm panitu (:p), door open panna, Grrr again starting from seat no 1. marubadiyum nada. 61 varaikum. apdiyae oru vazhiya vanthu ukaanthutom.
By then train started moving. This time, chain elam podalai. kongham neram ukaanthutu irunthom :-) 2 perumae tired.
Again ulla oru bayam, correct trainla thaan aerinomaanu. cos I havent seen the train name, platform number angha ilai..so...ohhh heart beat elam adhigam aayudhtu. naan aanathu ilama, ammakita vera medhuva soli, avanghalum "hey enna vilayadriya. ethuku bayapadrathunu ila." apram medhuva "apdi irunthaa enna panrathu?". ithelam romba medhuva pesitu irunthom. cos yaarkaathu theringha maanam poga pothunu :p
naan apdiyae ezhunthu nadaka aarambichen. enghayathu train per ulla ezhuthi irupaanghalaanu :p just kidding. was looking for someone to clarify my doubts. nadanthu apdiyae doorkita vanthen. Attenders, antha blanket elam eduthutu irunghaangha.
ivangha kita "intha train chennai pogumaaa"nu kaeta enna nenaipaangha.. "ivlo periya ponnaa iruku, train kooda paathu aeralayae"nu nenachuda poraanghanu vera asinghama irunthatu :p
Avar: "Podhuna 6.15ku elthundhi madam" (kaalaila 6.15ku poidum madam)
Me (manasula): Aala vidara saamy. train eppa ponaa enna. Madras'ku ponaa pothummm :-)
Rest of the journey was quite good :-)
Sunday, June 19, 2005
Next 4 days Vellore. Wow, heaven, heaven !! Mama, Mami, Paati elam orae gavanipu. how sweet they are. I felt very comfortable there. veetla iruka maathri irunthathu :) nalla rest. "arinthum ariyamalum" movie, exhibition (that bigg aplam saapten :-)), chumma shopping ipdi pochu. haan, saapadu, happa paatiku thaan ponnu, paethi mela evlo aaasai :) nalla saaptalum, "enna sariyavae saapda maatendra"nu avangha anbu thaanga mudiyalai :-)
oru oru naalum oru special item. vadai, bajji, fish kozhambu, fish fry (my paati is expertttt), chicken oru naal, snacks Ahaaa :-) (Vegeterians, sorryy abt the nv list)
haan, periyappa veetla kooda special gavanipu. summa solla koodathu, saapadu vishayathula mattum ellarayum nalla gavanichuduvaangha. Kuzhi paniyaaram, groundnut chutney - superrr combination. evlo per veetla ithu seivaanghanu therla. ennoda oorla ithu famous.
2 weeks no workout. ippa ellathukum sethu pannanum ;-)
Totally had a nice time. seekirama pochu vacation. Hyd vanthathum, orae flyover, traffic elam paathathum, pudhusa enghayo pona feeling :( set aagarathukae, itho inaiku varaikum time eduthukiten.hhm. officela work vera neriya. Grrr. sari panalam pannalam ;-)
ok take care everyone :)
Monday, June 06, 2005
pala dhesam muzhudhum pesum mozhigal Tamizh pol inithidumaaaa :-) :-)
Yaehhhhh naan ooruku poga porennnnaee...nalaiku evening train. Chennai exp 4'clock. actually Vellore and Gudiyatham ponum (hey anyone from those places???).
paatha Sabari (orae train via Katpadi) la ticket ilai. So namma madras'la kaal vachutu, apdiyae angha irunthu poratha plan :)
8th - 15th leave naan. oru kalyanam attend panitu apdiyae paati (ammaoda place) veetuku poi stay pannanum. Ah, angha enaku pidicha "amman" koyilku ponum. apram relatives veetuku elam chumma flying visit :) we too have some good ones. so avangha kita elam nalla pesitu varanum.
ok me leaving the office now. pack pannanum. nalaiku chumma vanthu 1/2a day kongham etho velai panitu, apdiyae lunch'oda escape aayiduven ;-)
will miss my blog and my blog friends :(
take care everyone.
oorla irunthu yaarkaathu ethavathu venumaa??? :-)
Ok, if you are thinking wats so special abt the call, here is the story behind - The marriage alliance which came for me last month, there was a misunderstanding between our families (mine and periyappa). As always, we were the victim. As my periyappa family is well settled, they generally raise their voice and command us. They asked the groom's family to come down to their place (my native) for which those ppl said "no" for some reason. So my periyappa and periamma treated that as their prestigious issue and unmercifully shouted at us by saying this to my amma - "naangha elam avangha veetuku poga maatom. nee venumna un thambi'ya kootitu poi elam pesi mudi. apram phone pani solu." we were really shocked, well not really, as we know their behaviour. But then, intha maathri kalyana vishayathila konjam enghaluku supportive;a irupaanghanu nenachom. cos they are not going to spend even a rupee. Ellam naan(gha) thaan paathuka porom. athuku chumma oru thalamai kaavathu panuvanaghanu nenachom (nenachutu irukom).
Ah, me not very concerned abt this but ammaku "appa illathathunala, periyappa elam eduthu senjaanghanu per edukanum. chumma ithungha paatu ennamo panraanghanu yaarum nammala thappa solla koodathu". But hhmm namaku theriyuthu aana avanghaluku yaar puriya vaikarthu. Will they ever change?.
Anyway, so this has happened two weeks back and there was no communication between us after that. Now, we are going to our native place this week. And we are forced to stay at their place only. so we have been discussing at home, when to call them, wat to speak to them without hurting them or getting hurt by them (this is true). poonaiku yaar mani katrathunu !! Hmm seyaatha thappukaaga bayapdrathuna ithu thaan.
me - "ohh, enna sonnaangha. ozhungha pesinaanghala???"
Amma: "ozhungha thaan pesinaangha."
naan: "enna sonna intha alliance drop pannathu pathi".
Amma: "naanaa onum start pannalai, avanghalae kaetaangha. athu ennachu nu. naanum onum theriyatha maathri "ethu"nu kaeten. athuku periyamma, "athaan neeyaaa ponnai kootitu poi un thambi veetla kaatrenu soniyaee".
pause - actually, since they said that they wont be going, my amma has planned to visit the groom's place with her brother (my maama). Hydla irunthu thaniya poga ammaku bayam. my sis exams irunthathu. so needless to say, naan thaan ammava kootitu ponum. ipdi aarambichathu thaan intha topic. kadisila, they are saying like this. This sounded very bad to my amma and she struggled to talk further. But then she samalichufied and said "we dropped that.".
periyamma - "YYY???"
Amma - "athaan neengha poi pesa maatenu soliteenghalae ka. aarambathulaya prachanai irukarthunala vendaamnu solitaa (me)".
Then my amma did not allow to talk abt that further and started saying abt our visit to their (my native) place. actually ennoda athai ponu wedding 'kaaga porom.
Amma - "naangha intha week varom. Yashodha akka (avangha veetla thaan marriage) veetuku vara soli irukaangha".
periyama udanae dhadaaladiyaa : "En angha poreengha. nera ingha vanthudungha. veetla saaptu apram polaam."
Amma - "sari akka. varom."
then usual nalam visaripugal.
Amma to me : "avangha entha meaningla sonnaanghanae theriyalai. appolaenthu manasu aruthutu iruku". she started crying.
me: "vidu ma. avangha avangha paavam avangha avanghaluku. en thaan ipdi avangha pasanghaluku paavam saekraanghalo".
Note: intha maathri neriya vaati avangha hurt pani irukaangha. athaan intha maaathri statement from me :(
Amma: "illa, avanghaluku elam irukarthunaala thaanae ipdi namma pesina kashtapaduvaanu therinjae pesaraangha. en ipdi irukaangha??"
me: (munnadi nadanthathu elam gavanam vanthu, orae thondai varaikum kashtam adachutu apdiyae) silent.
apram we came back to normalcy (athu generally nadakum - kongham neram azhuthutu, apram apdiyae kindala maathi, pazhaya nelamaiku vanthuduvom) and my amma was saying "kutram paarkin sutram illai. chummava sonaangha. inum angha pona piragu ennavellam nadaka poratho. GOK !!"
Engha veetla ellarukumae sense of humour kongham jaasthi. athanala thaan intha maathri aalungha irunthaalum vaazha mudiyuthu :))
Sunday, June 05, 2005
One guy (North Indian), recently joined our company. avanum, ennoda other colleague (who is friend of mine. naanum, avalum thaan lunch onna saapduvom) 'oda friendum were colleagues. So this guy used to join us during lunch time. As always, company, projects pathi elam ozhungha avanuku sonnom, first few days. Then I came to know that he did his Eng in REC Trichy. oru naal, naanum ennoda friend (she is a mallu and knows tamizh too) um were talking in Tamizh. Hmm ivan irukaanae neriya time Englishla thaan pesipom - avan thaniya feel panna koodathunu.
This guy asked us whether we were talking in Tamizh. I said yes, and asked him whether he can understand the lang (Since he studied there for 4 yrs). He immediately said no and also added that "somehow I dont like that language". ennoda face apdiyae maara aarambichidthu. I politely asked him "why". He said "I dont know. The Tamilians in the hostel used to talk so loud and I hate that sound, language. also thats difficult to learn" he said that for second time. Ahhhh apdiyae avana paakavae enaku pidikalai. Kovam apdiyae medhuva aeritae pochu. apdiyae nerves elam react panra maathri. And now he added that "collegela iruka mallus speak very gently. so I am ok with that lang". The other girl felt happy (Grrrr). He also added that "The girls used to speak tamizh in a soft way. anyway I dont like that language." Ahhhh apdiyae oru kombu irunthaa avana adikalam maathrii irunthathu. I stopped my conversation with him and lunch mudichutu poiten.
Appolaenthu avan eppa elam lunch join panraano, appa elam kadupa varum. enala onumae panna mudiyalaenu, ennoda iyalamaya nenachu kovam varum. Usually I cannot argue with ppl, if at all I do, I will end up crying only :( so I avoided talking to him.
ippa oru 10 days munnadi, he joined us for lunch again. Somebody else started a topic, vera ennamo pesa poi, marubadi Tamizh pathi vanthathu. enaku appavae ulla orumaathri iruku, intha _payan_ ethavathu solla poraan. athae maathri he did. This time I couldnot control myself. Immediately I said, "dont say bad about my language atleast in front of me." Wheww ! He got tensed and asked me "oh y r u a tamilian". Dei, yaara paathu enna kaekarenu sollalamnu nenachen (vera ennamo elam green greena thitalamnu kooda nenachenu ;-). sari sari ethuku athellam :-)
Ah, appa thaan theringhuthu. namakula antha mozhi patru epdi oori poyirukunu. Ella languagesum purinjukarthu kashtam. But ethayum rasikalam la? athuku puriyanumnu avaisiyam illa la?
Vaazhga tamizh :-)
Friday, June 03, 2005
happpaa, examku kannu muzhichu padicha maathri iruku. night late'a poyitu, morning seekiram vanthuten officeku. Aha, velai elam mudichaalae oru satisfaction thaan la? :-)
Hmm ennoda blog'a miss pannen first time. ennamo anadhayaa vittutu pona maathri irunthathu. En iniya blog nanbargalae, epdi irukeengha??? :-)
aanalum, appapa micha blogs elam padichutu thaan irunthen ;-) ethavathu compile panrappa, I get time. so apdi :-)
friends' mailsku elam reply pannen ippa thaan. sari, apdiyae officela irunthu escape aagaren :-)
will try to write something tomo or sunday.
Have a good weekend guys !!
I also dont understand why people inform/ask permission when they blogroll someone's site. The bloggers give read permission to the world ryt. Then why asking/informing them before blogrolling. neriya per comments'la paathu iruken. Even Me - you informed me after you added me in your list ryt? enaku appolaenthu kaekanumnu nenachen. athaan intha post.
Whatever I have in my blog is chumma I listed down the blogs which I read often or like reading. avangha permission elam kaetu irukanuma enna? :p
romba sillya etho kaekrenu mattum puriyuthu but paravala namma nanbargal thaanaenu post panren. no kindals ok? :-) kindal pannaalum paravala, please explain.