Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nostalgia !!!

I feel nostalgic when the thoughts of my home town come to my mind; there are all kinds of past incidents that spread across my heart making it feel heavier.

The childhood days, the state it was at that time, the people living around the house, the swing grandpa used to tie each year for Onam, the large mango tree in the front of the house yielding yummy mangoes and ample shade (even now), the smell of damp soil during the arrival of the first rain, the cutie kittens – all-time friends in the moments of loneliness and happiness alike, the huge house ensuring all types of probable spaces for successfully playing hide ‘n seek, the sweet scented wind having all the perfumes from the flowers and bushes around, the minutiae observation of the rain drops pouring out of nowhere, the numerous strolls around the Vadakunnathan on weekends always praying for success in all walks of life, the enjoyment of swinging infinitely without anyone to snatch the swing as in a children’s park, the art of collecting Balarama and Poompatta (Children’s biweekly magazines), the morning ragas from the nearby temple when struggling to complete the homework or last moment preparation for the exams, the forceful persuasive call from mom to wake up in the morning before the bus misses me, the morning coffee of grandma with the hot newspaper, the call-outs from the men selling fish on the road, the quickest doer of all morning-tasks after waking up late, the fastest run for catching the school bus, the jam-packed institution buses during the rush hours, the rather incomprehensible teaching by some of the tutors, the quick afternoon nap during the class hours resulting in the teacher catching hold of culprits, the great effort to catch hold of a seat to sit in the school bus beating all the strong contenders, the weary eyes of parents waiting at the bus stop for their children to return from school, the lovely ever-memorable walk from the bus stop back to home narrating all the heroic stories and escapes of the day, the scrumptious vada/pazham pori and chaaya (kerala snacks) in the offing for the evening, the playground of badminton with mom in the front of the house – frequently losing the cork to the deep branches of the great mango tree, the boredom of homework abashing the mind ‘n soul, the entertaining soaps in the television during the wee hours of the day, the intimate conversations with a forever best friend – mom, till late night, the frequent current-cuts which permit a candle-lit dinner and give a wink of sleep to the television, the adventurous drive through the roads - if any … it goes on.. but life has flown to different heights now!!!

Thought of sharing these happenings 'n sweetest memories in my childhood with u friends.. wrote only little.. will write the remaining later friends..

Sunday, July 19, 2009

God created the Man !!!

oru katha.. sathyam thanne ennu thonnunnu.. vayichittu parayu..

God created the donkey and said to him. "You will be a donkey. You will work untiringly from sunrise to sunset carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass, you will have no intelligence and you will live 50 years."
The donkey answered: "I will be a donkey, but to live 50 years is much. Give me only 20 years".
God granted his wish.

God created the dog and said to him: "You will guard the house of man. You will be his best Friend. You will eat the scraps that he gives you and you will live 30 years. You will be a dog."
The dog answered:
"Sir, to live 30 years is too much, give me only 15 years."
God granted his wish.

God created the monkey
and said to him: "You will be a monkey. You will swing from branch to branch doing tricks. You will be amusing and you will live 20 years."
The monkey answered:
"To live 20 years is too much, give me only 10 years."
God granted his wish.

Finally God created man
and said to him: "You will be man, the only rational creature on the face of the earth. You will use your intelligence to become master over all the animals. You will dominate the world and you will live 20 years."
Man responded: "Sir, I will be a man but to live only 20 years is very little, give me the 30 years that the donkey refused, the 15 years that the dog did not want and the 10 years the monkey refused."
God granted man's wish

And since then,

man lives 20 years as a man, marries and spends 30 years like a donkey, working and carrying all the burdens on his back;

then when his children are grown,
he lives 15 years like a dog taking care of the house and eating whatever is given to him;

so that when he is old,
he can retire and live 10 years like a monkey, going from house to house and from one son or daughter to another doing tricks to amuse his grandchildren.

I felt it true in all means!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tongue Twisters - English

I love trying out many Tongue Twisters..

They are..

  • "A sequence of words, often alliterative, difficult to articulate quickly."
  • "A word or phrase used as a test for detecting foreigners, or persons from another district, by their pronunciation."
  • “A phrase or sentence built by (tiresome) repetition of the same words or sounds.”
I knew much in English, moreover, I have been always curious in collecting more n more such twisters.. Presenting few of them here to you, my dear friends..
Note :- beware.. might make ur tongue as in the pic.. hehe

If you tell Tom to tell a tongue-twister his tongue will be twisted as tongue-twister twists tongues.

In 'ertford, 'ereford and 'ampshire, 'urricanes 'ardly Hever 'appen.

There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through.

Santa's Short Suit Shrunk

Betty Botter had some butter, But, she said, this butter's bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter, It would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter, That would make my batter better
So she bought a bit of butter Better than her bitter butter
And she baked it in her batter And the batter was not bitter
So 'twas better Betty Botter Bought a bit of better butter.

Seventy seven benevolent elephants

I was born on a pirate ship

Perplexed people peeked at peter pan peeping past the pipe with a pickled pepper pot

Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.

Luke's duck likes lakes. Luke Luck licks lakes. Luke's duck licks lakes. Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes. Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes.

Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses.

Mr.See owned a saw And Mr.Soar owned a seesaw.
Now, See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw Before Soar saw See,
Which made Soar sore Had Soar seen See's saw
Before See sawed Soar's seesaw, See's saw would not have sawed Soar's seesaw.
So Ssee's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.
But it was sad to see Soar so sore just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.

One-one was a race horse.
Two-two was one too.
One-one won one race.
Two-two won one too.

Once a fellow met a fellow In a field of beans.
Said a fellow to a fellow, "If a fellow asks a fellow,
Can a fellow tell a fellow What a fellow means?"

If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?

A fly flew past Flo's flat, and a lively young fisher named amidst the mists and coldest

A tree-toad loved a she-toad Who lived up in a tree.
He was a two-toed tree-toad But a three-toed toad was she.
The two-toed tree toad tried to win The three-toed she-toad's heart.
For the two-toed tree-toad loved the ground That the three-toed tree-toad trod.
But the two-toed tree-toad tried in vain;
He couldn't please her whim From her tree-toad bower,
With her three-toad power, The she-toad vetoed him.

Eleven benevolent elephants

Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter, 'tis the peanut-butter picky people pick.

A clipper shipped several clipped sheep. Were these clipped sheep the clipper ship's sheep? Or just clipped sheep shipped on a clipper's ship

To sit in solemn silence in a dull dark dock
In a pestilential prison with a life long lock
Awaiting the sensation of a short sharp shock
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block.

Ned Nott was shot and Sam Shott was not.
So it is better to be Shott than Nott.
Some say Nott was not shot
But Shott says he shot Nott.
Either the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot,
Or Nott was shot.
If the shot Shott shot shot Nott, Nott was shot.
But if the shot Shott shot shot Shott,
Then Shott was shot, not Nott,
However, the shot Shott shot shot not Shott, but Nott.

will keep the list updated as and when I get more...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Funny.. Is it true girls??? or rather guys???

Thought of sharing with you this funny incident.. how do u feel.. is it true...?


A brand new store that sells Husbands has just opened in New York City.
When women go to choose a husband, they have to follow the instructions at the entrance-
  • "You may visit this store ONLY ONCE!' There are 6 floors and the value of the products increase as you ascend the floors.
  • You may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you CANNOT go back down except to exit the building!"
So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband.

On the 1st floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 -These men have jobs.

The 2nd floor sign reads: Floor 2- These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

The 3rd floor sign reads: Floor 3 -These men Have Jobs, Love Kids and are extremely good looking.

'Wow', she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the 4th floor and the sign reads: Floor 4 -These men have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help with Housework.

'Oh, mercy me!' she exclaims, 'I can hardly stand it!'
Still, she goes to the 5th floor and sign reads: Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, help with Housework and Have A Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the 6th floor and the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 456,012 to this floor. There Are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely As proof that women are impossible to please.

Thank you for shopping at "The Husband Store"!

Monday, July 6, 2009

വീടുപേര്‍/Malayalam house names - part 2

എന്റെ സുഹൃത്തുകള്‍ പറഞ്ഞു തന്നതു പ്രകാരം ഞാന്‍ ഇതാ മറ്റൊരു പോസ്റ്റ് ഇടുന്നു
ഇതില്‍ കുറച്ചു കൂടി വീട് പേരുകള്‍ ഞാന്‍ ചെര്‍ത്തിടുണ്ട്
നിങ്ങള്‍ വായിച്ചിട്ട് പറയു ഏതാണ് നല്ലത് എന്നും ഏതാണ് ചീത്ത എന്നും !

റോസ് കോട്ടേജ്
ഗണേശ കൃപ
ശാന്തി വിഹാര്‍
വൈഷ്ണവി കൃപ
കൃഷ്ണ കൃപ
ശ്രീ നികേതന്‍
വസന്ത വിലാസം
വീണ നാദം

എന്റെ ഈ ചെറിയ പ്രയത്നതിനെ അനുമോധിച്ച എന്റെ എല്ലാ നല്ല കൂടുകാര്‍കും എന്റെ നന്ദി
ഈ ലിസ്റ്റ് ഇനിയും തുടരും...

കൂടുതൽ വീട്ടുപേരുകൾ - Part 1 Part 3

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Poor students !!!

It's not the fault of the student if he fails, because the year has ONLY 365 days. 
Here goes the typical academic year for a student...

1. Sundays (rest days) - 52 days, balance - 313 days.
2. Summer holidays (weather is hot n its difficult to study) - 50 days, balance - 263 days.
3. Daily sleep - 8 hours = 30 days, balance - 141 days.
4. Playing (daily - good for health) - 1 hour = 15 days, balance - 126 days.
5. Eating (daily - chewing properly too) - 2 hours = 30 days, balance - 96 days.
6. Talking (daily - "Man is a social animal") - 1 hour = 15 days, balance - 81 days.
7. Exam days (yearly) - atleast 35 days, balance - 46 days.
8. Quarterly, Half yearly and Festival holidays - 40 days, balance - 6 days.
9. Sick Leave - atleast 3 days, balance - 3 days.
10. Movies/functions - atleast 2 days, balance - 1 day.
11. That 1 day is your birthday.

"How can a student pass???"