Thursday, December 30, 2004

Elarukum ennoda Advanced New Year Wishes. May the new year bring happiness, good health & prosperity.

Inga Memphis-la koothu adichutu irukenga. Nalla saapadu, nalla thookam and veetu manushangaloda irukardhunalae kushi dhane sollunga. Engayum perisa velila pogalainga, aana romba nimadhiya santhoshama irukaen veetoda irukardhulayae.

Nejama indha veeta vitutu SFO poganumnalae kadiya iruku. Seringa, naan apparam pesaraen unga kooda. Ippodhaikku Bye Bye.

Again, En iniya puthandu nal vaazhthukkal :-)

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Ennanga life idhu, romba bore adikudhu US-la. Eppo da India povom madhiri thonudhu. Oops, idha en Manager padicharu-na enna pinniduvaru.

2 weeks-a onnumae activity nadakalinga, vettiya dhan pogudhu. Work is konjam ok, and weekends lam romba lazy-ya irukku. Padam pakaraen, thoongaran, saapidaraen, avlo dhan. Last weekend konjam shopping paninaenga. Oru Guess watch and oru Timberland shoe. Romba pidichu irundhuchu.

Next 2 weekends enjoy dhan. Christmas & New Year. En cousin veetuku poraen, Memphis-ku. Sema excited-a irukaen. 10 naal poitu nalla enjoy panitu varanum, veetu manushangala paathalae romba nimadhiya irukum pola irukunga.

Vera onnum matter ilainga, appalika naan Memphis lendhu petharaen. Bye for now

Wish you all Merry Christmas, in advance !

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Lazy Weekend !

Bayangara vettiya pochunga indha weekend. Onnumae pannalae, except for a few things. Saturday endhirikarche it was 12 noon, then cook panitu, went for a hair cut. Aparam, kulichutu, clothes lam wash ku potutu had lunch. Appuram konja neram browse panitu paatu ketutu irundhaen, then Gym ku poittu vandhu kulichuttu, thiruppi browsing. Appuram had dinner and saw 2 movies. Rendum kadiya dhan irundhuchu.

First padam, Dreams. Onnumae ilainga padathula, kodumaya irundhuchu. Appuram, Chatrapathi. This was Ooook movie. Konjam Arasu, konjam Ramana, elam sendha oru kalavai. Paaka mudinjuchu padam, Dreams maadhiri illa pa. Rendu padamum paathutu thoongum podhu time was 4 am !

Woke up at 11:30 on Sunday, and elarukkum veetla somberithanam thalaya virichu pottu aaduchu. Endhirichonae Kudaikul Mazhai paathaen. As the review says, padam different-a irundhuchu. Aana, romba different-a irundhuchu, and so sila/pala edam romba drag madhiri therinjuchu. Undoubtedly, Parthiban was stunning. Kalakki irundhan. And Madhumitha-vum romba nalla nadichu irundha. Debutant madhiri therila, she has done a good job. Kadaisilalam, romba nalla irundhuchu. Romba nalla panni irundhan Parthiban. Hats off !! As a whole, a typical film by Parthiban.

Appuram, pasangalda pesitu irundhutu, saaptutu, browse panitu, Gym ku poittu, kulichutu, thiruppi system la ukandhavan dhan,inamum ukandhutu irukaen. Ok-nga, poi thoongaraen, morning seekiram endhirikanum, office poganum la.

Bye Bye, Have a great week ahead !

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Naan Chittappa aayitaen :-)

En Anna-Manni-ku oru Kutti Payyan - "Siddharth" porandhu irukan on Dec 9th @ 09:22 hrs IST. 'Swathi' nakshathram. Am verryyyyyyyyyyy Happy, and just thought, will share the same with you all.

Chennai-la irukira makkalukku - eppo freeya irukeengalo, check with Ganesh, and aathula poi paarunga and give your blessings to the kid.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Last weekend nalla pochunga. Naanga 7 paer sendhu oru car eduthutu went to Santa Cruz. Naan otina car idhu dhan. First, veetlendhu kalambi we went to Mystery Spot. Ultimate-ana place theiryuma. Chancea illa. Andha drive-a romba nalla irundhuchu. Adhu mattum en friend otinan, micha full drive-um naan dhan otinaen. Fine, namma andha edam pathi pesuvom. Nera nikariya, ila saanjutu nikariyanu onnumae thieryadhunga. Lower end lendhu higher end ku water flow aagum, ball keezhendhu mela pogum, thaanavae. Matrix padathula bullet dodge panra scene la Keanu Reeves eppadi aaduvano, adhe madhiri nammalum aadalam. Appadi oru edam. Andha edathula, endha components-um sariya work pannadhu. Magnetic Compass edhuva irundhalum. I can't say anything, that will explain it for you. Neengalae andha edathoda photos paarunga. Anga naanga edutha snaps ingae irukku.

Then, angendhu kalambi naanga oru 40 miles drive panni, we went to a place called Monterey. Nalla scenic place. Anga oru beach la konja neram aatatha potutu, snaps lam thatitu we started to 17 Mile Dr

Ada ada, enna oru azhagana edamnga. Full 17 miles-um beach side la drive. Ultimate-a irundhuchu. One of the best drives, I have made so far. Anga kitta thatta oru 21 spots irukunga. Ovvoru edathula onnu onnu special, angalam erangi photos eduthu vandhom. Romba nalla irundhuchu.

Then, angendhu Sunnyvale. Ada, andha oorla enna da velai kekareengala, saapadu dhan. Adhuvum engae, namma Hotel Saravana Bhavan-la. Ada ada ada, enna arumaya irundhuchu theiryuma andha feeling, namma HSB la saapida porom appadinodanae. Anga nalla vayaru mutta kotikittu, konjam snaps eduthutu veetukku kalambinom.

Porappa, Varappa, car lendhu pasanga ukandhu thatina snaps, ingae...

So, nalla jolly-ya pochu last weekend. Indha weekend onnum perisa plan ilainga, full-a veetla dhan. Okaiye makkala, appalika sandhipom !!
Thanks Giving Day

Namma oor pongal madhiringa, indha oorla indha function. Ella shops layum nalla sale varum, adhu idhu nu sonanga. Naangalum, India porache, vaanga vaendiyavangalukku enalam vangalam nu plan panitu, we set out for shopping at 5 AM on 26th. US vandhu first time-a naanga 5 AM paathonga. Cordless phones, Flash Memory, CD's, MP3 players elam vaanginaenga. Then, Walmart ponom. Bayangarama irundhuchu. Anga poi konjam shopping lam panitu, came home and konja neram thoongina dhan, night drive panna mudiyum-nu naan nalla thoongitaen. Appuram endhirichu, saaptutu, we started our trip to Lake Tahoe.

Snow pakanum nu engalukku rombaaaaaa aasainga, adhunala indha edathuku pogalamnu mudivu panitu kalambinom. Morning car eduthutu dhan naanga Walmart-ae ponom. Naan otina car idhu dhan. Night oru 10 pola veetlendhu kalambi ponom. Romba nalla irundhuchu drive. Tahoe near panrache, nalla snow kottuchu. Sooper theryuma indha oorlalam. Anga oru edathula check point madhiri, anga check panni sonanga, un tyres nalla dhan iruku ipodhaikku, irundhalum careful-a drive pannu appadinu. Sema concern pa, chancea illa. Nejama, snow kottuchu, appadiyae sema winds vera, andha drive was just amaaaaaaazing. Naangalum, oru SUV pinnadi irundhukittu, medhuva poitae irundhom. Naanga hotel reach pannum podhu time 2:30 AM. Konja neram snow la velayaditu, thoongitom.

Next day morn endhiricha... 3-4 inches snow. Semaya irundhuchu. Snow showers-a first time kannala paathom. Nalla enjoy paninom. Car mela lam, full-a snow. kulichutu kalambalam nenachom. Appo dhan sonanga, indha snow-la apdiyae otina risk, snow chains potutu dhan otanum appadinu. Engae poduvanganu thedi paatha, Thank God, pakathulayae irundhuchu. Anga poittu, snow chains install panitu, then we starte our drive to Squaw Valley - For Skiing.

Indha drive was an amaaaaaaaaazing one. Snow kottudhu, sema kaathu, road suthama theirla and moreover ella edamum white-a irukku. Green-a edhuvumae paaka mudila. Naanga mothama 30 miles drive pananum, aana 30 miles drive panna kitta thatta 2 hrs aachu, so imagine the amount of snow. Deadly-ya irundhuchu. Then, naanga poga vaendiya edathukku vandhu sendhutu, then skiing. Inga, adhukku mela koothu. Winch-la oru malai mela poittu, angae Skiing. Adhula poi malai mela erangina, kuluru nadukudhu. Pinni eduthuduchu. We were some 14000 ft above sea level. Ultiya irundhuchu. Anga skiing panitu, we got back home around 7 pm. Then, konja neram room la rest eduthutu, had dinner in an Indian Restaurant there and Casinos-ku ponom. Eppadi theriyuma indha oorla money spend panranga. Oor konjam kaaliya irundhuchu, ennada nu paatha, oorae, andha Casinos-la dhan irundhuchu. Semaaaa kumbal, full-a gambling. anga oru 1 hr suthitu, went back to the room and slept well.

Next day endhirichom. Suthama snow showers illa, snow nalla penju nalla sunnyya irundhuchu climate. Idhuvum romba azhaga irundhuchu paaka. Room lendhu vacate panni, oru Ferry ride around the lake pogalam nu ponom. Angae, 12:00 ku dhan ride nu solitanga, so we went to a place called Emerald Bay. Andha lake-layae one place is called Emerald Bay. Mela, malai melendhu indha edathukku poi snaps lam edukalam, romba scenic-a irukum potrundhuchu. So, we went there and took some snaps. Oru 11 pola, angendhu kalambi, we came back for the Ferry ride. Indha ride oru 2 hrs. Nalla irundhuchu. Nalla kuluru vera, and Lake-oda history kekarche, aadi poitom. Bayangarama irundhuchu. Andha Ferry ride mudichutu, we started our way back to SFO, sema traffic jam vera, adhula thathi-thathi medhuva vandhu sendhom !

Mothathula, life-la snow pakanum appadingara aasai theendhuchu. Indha madhiri snow-lam chumma oru 2-3 days dhan pa, enjoy panna mudiyum. Daily life-la snow lam irundhuchuna kadiya irukum. Kodumai. Ivlo solitaen, naanga suthi muthi edutha photos lam neenga paaka vaendam. Idho, ingae...