Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Damm Damm Damm Damm Damm !

Idhunala ulaga makkal-ku therivikardhu enna na, appadi ippadi, benja thechu, sorry methaya thechukitu irundha naan, Friday lendhu ennoda pudhu project la join panna poraen. Nethiki dhan confirm aachu. So mootai lam katikitu ready aagitu irukaen. SFO lendhu idhu dhan ennoda last pethal-a irukum, adutha pethal, ingirundhu! Vyazha kezhamai morning flight from Oakland. Annikki evening oru 18:30 pola poi seruvaen. Indha vishiyam, chumanachukku, unga IQ valaratumenu, avlo dhan.

Ellarum marakama inga vandhu vishiyatha ketukongo saamiyov... Damm Damm Damm Damm Damm...

Monday, March 21, 2005

Bore adikudhu, blog ezhudha kooda. Dunno, why I am getting pissed off. Office-kum pogardhu illa, bench la irukaen. Veetlayum velai illa, nalla thoongaraen. Nejama kadiya irukku elathukumae. Yuck!

Will write more about the happenings when I am kinda ok...

Thursday, March 17, 2005

I have never seen any better thing in my life so far, than this...

First Century, for Sid!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Chennai-la romba naal illadhadhunala, vocabulary kuranjuda koodadhunu indha link-a Ganesh enakku anupinaan.

Olunga paarunga, illa kalasiduvaen.
In-law's time

Sunday was wonderful and memorable. Anu-voda cousin, Vidya, shes with her family in Milpitas, romba naala lunch ku vaa-nu solitu irundha. So, went on Sunday. Oh first naan Anu yaaru enna-nu ungalukku solanum. Anu dhan naan kalyanam pannika pora ponnu. Indha pethal-a life long kekkanum-nu ava thalai-la ezhudhi irukku, enna panna mudiyum sollunga. Adha vidunga, namma Sunday matter-ku varuvom.

Konjam excited-a irundhaen because, I am meeting the first people of all my in-law's, after things got finalized. Morning seekiram endhirichu(US vandhadhukku aparam, last Sunday dhan naan morning 8-kulam endhirichu irukaen), Hertz-la car rent panitu and reached their place by 11:30 hrs. Romba amaidhiyana edam and a nice place. Jai, Vidya's hubby was the one who got me into the house and was talking to him for a while, when Vidya joined the arattai. They have a small kid, Twisha. Ore vekkam adhukku enna pathonae. Varavae illa en kita konja neram, aparam vara aarambichudhu. Sema cute-a irundhuchu. Apuram, saapadu. Sooper-a cook panirndha Vidya. Ate well, then thiruppi arattai. Rendu perum first time meet panroma, so neraya pesitu irundhom. It was nice. Then, angendhu oru 16:30 pola kalambi aathuku vandhutu, went for a ride.

Thanks for the wonderful time - Vidya, Jai & that cute Little Tsunami :-) ! Snaps ingae...
Kadaisi 10 days - nejamavae romba nalla irukunga. Last week was good, en na office la velai irundhuchu. Weekend was wonderful. Saturday annikki kanna pinna nu movies pathaen. Infact, 22 hrs-la I saw 6 movies. Netflix-la oru subscription-a potaen. Nalla pozhudhu pogudhu paarunga. Naan enna movies paathaen dhan solla poraen, am not going to comment much. But, sila movies minadiyae paathutaen.

Raam - Pudhu Thamizh padam. OoooK movie dhanga. Elarum psycho-va edukardhu fashion ayuduchu. One time see-able. More...

Bourne Supremacy - Nice movie. Definitely not like its predecessor !

Night show idhoda over! Morning show starts with...

Mission Impossible - Old movie dhan, but romba naal aachu appadinu, watched it.

Unfaithful - Nalla irundhuchu movie, aana definitely not see-able with family! Murder was a remake from this movie.

The Green Mile - Amaaaaaaaazing movie. Anjali-ku aparam naan azhudha movie appadina, idhu dhan. Romba nalla padam. Slow movie and rasichu paaka vaendiya movie. Same old story - Tom Hanks is just amazing!

Entrapment - Erkanavae paatha movie dhan, but saw it once more. CZJ is just beautiful !

Sunday and Monday padam pakalainga, konjam busy-ya irundhaen. Nethiki, saw another nice movie - American Beauty. Romba practical-a irundhuchu movie. But, sure-a one time see-able only.

Inum neraya movies irukku in the queue. Inikki 2 movies vandhurkum, and veetla vera oru 10 movies kitta iruku. So, elathayum pathutu, sethu solraenga. Okya? Ippo konjam velai irukku, padam pakardhu ilainga, office la irukaen. :-)

Monday, March 14, 2005

Driving a Ford Mustang...

A few more snaps...

Friday, March 11, 2005

The Terminal - Ippo naan paatha padam-nga idhu. Romba nalla irundhuchu. Tom Hanks proved that he is just way far far far ahead of others. Movie yoda tag line Life is waiting, adhula oru dialogue - Everybody waits for something or the other. Romba move aagitaenga, andha scene la. Tom Hanks vera amazing-a expressions-la kalakki irundhan. Just konjam think panni paatha, adhu evlo correct-nu thonichu. Somehow, elarum life la aduthu enna-nu dhan wait panitu irukom. Anbe Sivam-la last scene la Kamal, Madhavan-ku ezhudhina letter-la irukum Adutha Vinadi Vaithirukkum Adhisiyangal Eralam, perfectly true. Huh - Tom Hanks best-a illa Kamal best-a solla therila. But sure, the latter is more versatile than the former.

After The Terminal, Mr Forrest Gump & Mr Viktor Navorski -ku romba periya difference illa thonichu enakku.

Idhe senti-yoda came and read this blog, enakku amma gnabagam vandhuduchu :-( It was nice reading that, Sandhya!

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Picasa-vin Kai Vannam !

Muir Woods & Halfmoon Bay

Google sooper-nu naan sonna, illa nu solraanga. Indha madhiri oru picture viewer-a free-ya develop panni kudukaraan appadina, adhu enna madhiri oru company-ya irukanum. Work panina, Google la work pannanumga. Google-oda matha projects, ingae...

Google panra alumbu pathadhu appadinu, sila paer adhukku add-ons vera podaranunga. Amazing pa, indha Google and sutthu vattara vishiyangal.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Indha madhiri oru season aarambikka koodadhunga. Chae, SFO-la weather romba nalla irukku-nu naan santhosha padaradha, illa Melbourne-la weather ippadi paduthiduche-nu naan varutha padaradha. Indha weather mishap nalayae, naan poi pakardha irundha race-a veetla ukandhutu, website la paathutu irundhaen.

Narain race-a 15th la mudichuttan, Schumi-ku race oothikichu - idha pathi pesarome ozhiya Fisichella race jeychuttan namma solla matengarom. Bcoz, yaralayum andha namba mudila !

Amen

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Reminiscences - 888 O'Farrell Street - Ek Choti Si Mulakaath...

Indha edatha vittu pogum podhu idha pathi ezhudhardhu makes sense. Correct dhan. Ippove naan en ezhudharaen-na, nammala thavira inga irundha elarum poga poranganu nenakkum podhu dhan romba thonudhu, chae ella edathulayum sendhu adicha koothulam inimae irukadhe appadinu. Many thanks to that W1206 for giving a lot of memorable moments.

888 O'Farrell Street - Edho devil's place madhiri nenachukadheenga. Inga dhan naanga thangi irukom. W1206-la dhan Raj, Sabari, Soofi thangi irundhanga. Pakathulayae Kesava & Nath. Nanum Baskar-um in W606. Idhu dhan-nga enga Downtown team !

Inga vandhu 5 months 17 days aachunga. Aana neraya anubavangal. Life la first time thaniya friends-oda room la share panitu iruka poromae, eppadi ennalam adjust panikanum-nu neraya questions-oda vandhaen indha San Francisco ku. Idhu varaikum family koodavae 23 1/2 years kazhichutu, first time velila anupardhukku Ganesh-kae romba kavalaya irundhuchu. Eppadi enna pannuvaen appadinu. Adichu pudichu, San Francisco la vandhu eranginaen. Naan cab eduthutu Days Inn la thanginaen. 'Many Thanks' to Sabari for booking me a room there. Angae poittu luggage lam potutu phone panni solla vaendiyavangalukku elam oru phone-a pottaen. Saravana Raj varaen-nu sonnan. Raj eppo da varuvaan-nu ukandhu irundhaen. Jan 28, 2002 evlo lonely-ya feel panineno, adhe madhiri hotel la irundha 3 hrs avlo kashtama irundhuchu. Ayyo, inga thaniya vandhutomae appadinu. Thank God, Raj came around 4pm. Avana paathonae dhan konjam thembae vandhuchu. Raj was my team mate, rather, I was his team mate in the previous project too. Avanoda veetukku kootitu poittu oru Apple Juice kuduthan. Life la andha madhiri oru apple juice naan kudichadhe illa. Not because of the taste, romba filling-a irundhuchu manasukku. Indha chinna kuzhandhaikku-lam appa-amma va paatha evlo santhosha padum, adhu madhiri oru nimmadhi manasula. Then hotel room ku naan vandhutaen, Raj office poittan.

Apram evening Sabari, Soofi, Jayanthi, Raj, Kesava elarum vandhanga room-ku. Udane enna kootitu poitanga W1206 ku. Angendhu mail amchaen Ganesh, Anu, Baskar, elarukum naan badhirama safe-a irukaen appadinu. Then first 2 days dinner angayae saapida sonanga. Andha room layae thangidalama-nu kooda kekalam thonichu, aana thanga mudiyum-na avangalae solirpanga, so namma kekka koodadhu-nu irundhutaen. Bayangara support-a therinjudhu pasangaloda talks - Sure-a veedu kedachudum - Nalla pozhudhu poidum - Saapadukkulam prachanayae illa - Life is so easy - ellam sonanga. Romba nimadhiya thoonginaen annikki night poi room la.

Aprm adhe appartment layae oru veetla edam kaaliya irundhuchu. Thanks to Siva for letting me know that and Thanks to Nanda for giving me space in that room. Appo Nanda oru bachelor, ippo Nanda oru kudumbasthan. Neraya kathukitan Nanda unga kittendhu. Aana neenga andha room-layae kudi irundhurka vaendam ;-)

Konja naal aaga aaga sema comfy-ya set aachunga oor. Oru sema grip kedacha madhiri oru feeling. Oor sutha aarambichom nanum Siva-vum. Appo dhan Baskar vandhan from Chennai. Engalodayae thanginaan. Sema koothu dhanga appolendhu.

Ethanayo Lahore Karahi dinners, ethanayo office warehouse-la arattais, ethanayo ennoda vaai-po(namma typo madhiri)kal, ethanyo car rentals and oor suthifyings, Saravana Bhavan-la saapta dinners, evening office lendhu aadi asanju varum podhu adicha arattaigal, F.R.I.E.N.D.S serials paathu vayaru valikka sirichadhu, Ethanayo movies sendhu paathadhu, namma 'Mutta(Egg)' Soofi, Fasher Raj, 'Baby' Nath, 'Kallela Mallela' Kesava, 'Dhanaaaaaaaaaa', 'Yea Baby' Sabari, 'Chick-e-Vals' and elamae konja naal-la oru stand still-ku vara pogudhu-nu thonudhu. Ellarum ovvoru moolaiku poga porom. Vals, Many Congratulations on your Wedding. Edachum oru long weekend-ku elarum meet pananum-nu nethiki pesitu irundhom. Papom.

Thanks to Dhana for making so many wonderful dishes. Nath-oda andha proactiveness in burning DVD's and andha aarva kolaru thanam, edhuvume illa ippo. Dhana & Nath rendu perum India kalambi ponanga. Ippo, Soofi Denver poittan, Raj is going to Salt Lake City, Kesava might get back to India as well. Sabari 3/18 release aagi India poraan. Nalla vishiyathukaga dhan poraan. Our Good Wishes are always with you Sabari. Sendru Vendru vaa maganae :-)

Ippo thirumbi paatha nanum, Baskar-um dhan irupom indha set lendhu. Sila/Pala time konjam kadi aanalum, nalla enjoy paninaenga andha W1206 makkaloda aquaintance-a. Ippo endha oorku ponalum dhairiyama irukalam-nu sema confidence vandhuduchu.

Ennamo college farewell madhiri irukku-nu nenachukadheenga. Maybe, this is just-another-place and just-another-episode to the other guys, but this is sooo big to me, bcoz first time veeta vitutu iruka poraen-nu nenachutu vandhaen. Despite the fact that I missed my people badly, all the guys here made it a lot more comfortable than I actually thought. Thanks a ton guys, Will definitely look forward to that day when we all meet again & Wishing you the Very Best in Life and Good Luck in your new assignment!

Raj, sure-a vacation kedaikum - So dhairiyama iru :-)

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Ennamo nadakudhu...

Pullayar-ae Eli la savaari seyyum podhu, Poosari-ku bullet-u kaekudham - adhu madhiri dhan-nga irukku ennoda nelamayum inga. Elarum vacation porache, avangaloda module-a paathukardhukku naan oru backup. Ennamo dhenakooli madhiri thonudhu. Hmmm, enna panna, nammaku inga nadaka vaendiya velaigal neraya irukae. Amaidhiya irupom.