Tuesday, July 26, 2005

idhu eppadi iruku? Basically, from this...
Oru Change...

last post-a nanae konjam adika vaendiyadha pochunga. Naan ippo Blue Bell poga poradhu illa, and adhe client-kum poga poradhu illa. Edho pana prachanayam, so adhunala andha edam oothikichu.

Anegama Middletown ku taa-taa va dhan irukum, aana enga edhunu appalika solraen. TTFN.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Taa... Taa... Middletown

Edho government office la velai seyyara madhiri irukkunga. moonu maasathuku orukka vera edam maathitu irukanga. Ippo poga poradhu, Blue Bell, PA. Adhe client dhan, aana vera project. Indha project layachum velai iruka papom.

Anegama adutha pethals Pennsylvania lendhu dhan irukum!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Naan Kalyanam aanavan!

Nalla padiya India poittu, koothu kooda adikka mudiyama, kalyanam mudinju avala inga kootitum vandhachu. Oru maasam odi ponadhae therila. Uhmm, inimae India trip minimum 1 year - 12 months - 52 weeks - 365 days kalichu dhan. Adhuvum appo rendu paerkum nelamai eppadi iruko therila.

Poi eranginadhu lendhu konjam neram kooda "appadi" appadinu oru peru moochu vittu relax panna mudila. Avlo busy-ya 4 days Chennai-la Kalyana shopping and vayaru neraya, vaay valikka Laks-oda saapadu. Wow, literally semaya enjoy panninaen. Inamum andha Turnip-Channa pulippu kootu, Puli potta Vaazhakkai kari, Moar Kozhambu, Paruppu Usili, naakulayae nikkudhu.

Appuram Trichy payanam. Poi pakanum nu nenacha elarayum paathutu vandhaen. My lovable Singa Perumal, Samayapuram Amman, Malakottai Pillayar, Srirangam Kovil, Thiruvanaikovil Ambal, TMT Sir, Kuppuswamy Sir, Akilandeswari School teachers, Pushpak Nagar, Sathish Appa-Amma-Thangachi, Kittu Dr. And romba surprising-ah - Jegathaa Maam, ennoda college staff. Ippo kalyanam aagi oru paapa vera. Romba santhoshama irundhuchu avangala paathadhu. Ithana ummachi and makkal - so ennoda 4 day Trichy payanamum over-nu ungalukku purinjurkum.

22nd night Malaikottai Express pudichu Chennai payanam - maapillai veetu kaarangala. Erinadhu dhan theiryum, paatha Tambaram Station. Appa and Kumar Sastrigal ukandhu aratai adichu kitu irukanga. Naan konjam fresh aakikitu ready aanaen. Train lendhu erangitu paatha edho oru gosthi, neenga dhane maapilai aathu kaara appadinu engaloda luggage lam erakki vechutu irundhanga. Enakku sema doubt - enna da indha makkalalam naan paathadhae ilayenu ennoda perimma kita solli avalam yaarunu kekka sonaen - paatha, avanga ellarum vera edho kalyana goshti-ya receive panna vandhurka, adhu naanga dhan nu nenachu confuse ayitanga. Nalla vela appadiyae nenachu poirundha, ponnu vera aagi irukum - kekkavae sagikala!

Appuram Anu athulendhu elarum vandhanga and elarum car la eri mandapam-ku poitoam. Anga pona elamae pudhusa irukku - (well, pazhasa iruka koodadhu, as kalyanam appadingaradhu oru vaati dhan nadakum :-)) naan luggage thooka koodadham, and gentle-a irukanumam. Enakku aarthi eduthanga, malai pottu, ore shy coming-ah ayuduchu enakku :-)))

Appuram poitu konjam relax panitu Viradham mudijudhu. Appo dhan Bags and Bala vandhanga. Oru chinna yaana kutti madhiri irundhan Bags, paavam romba thurumba ?!?! elachu vera poirundhan. Avanga appa kitta solanum, "Uncle, unga pullaikku oru muzhu kaal dowsar vaangi kudunga" appadinu, drabaya oru drawer-a potutu vandhan Naadhari. Ghrrr...

Evening Nichiyathartham, Reception elam mudijudhu. Sema kumbal. Vandhavangalukku ellam, "Thanks for coming", "Kandippa saaptutu poganum", "Nalaikum sure-a vaanga", "Thank you so much" - idhe cassette-a thiruppi thiruppi otitu irundhaen. Idhuku badhila "Nandri, Meendum varuga" appadinu andha poochandula oru sticker otti kuduthurkalam. Idhelam mudiju saapida polam nenachoam, appo dhan oruthan vandhan. Photo-va eduthu thallinan andha photographer. Engala vechu dhan photo eduka pazhagikittan nenakaraen. Goundamani madhiri "Ah, inga poosu, anga poosu"-nu solra madhiri andha side-um indha side-um thirumba solli usurayae eduthan. Idhelam eppo, gama-gama-nu vasanai varudhu dinner buffet, adhukku poga vidama 45 mins, prananae poiduchu. Appuram pona, saapadae erangala. Edho konjam korichutu vandhoam. Then naan, Bags, Bala and Sat ukandhu pesitu irundhom. Romba nalla irundhuchu. Reminded me of the days we 4 of us had in Srirangam - the sleepless nights - wow, ippo nenacha kooda sema santhoshama iruku. Appuram thoongitom.

Morning 5:30-ku ummachiku thirupalli ezhuchi madhiri enna thara-thappatayoda ezhupinanga. Appuram kulichutu vandhaen, correct-a Kumar sasthrigal vandharu. Enakku Panjagacham katta aarambicharu. What-a nu katti vittaru. Chancea illa. Andha full size photo-va paatha, appadiyae Ulagalandha Perumal madhiri irundhuchu. Peethikala, aana naan andha size la irundhaen-nu solla vandhaen, avlo dhan. :-) Appuram the usual ceremonies - Kaasi yaatrai, Oonjal, Kannika Dhanam, Maangalya Dhaaranam, and poojais. Idhukku nadula pala sentiments, oor patta makkaloda wishes, "Maapilai vandhacha?", "Maatu ponnu vandhala?" appadinu pala paeroda kuralgal, Kumar Saastrigaloda, "Prabhu, seekiram vaa" appadinu oru kural, uhmm, engalukkum nalla padiya kalyanam mudinjuduchu! :-)

Appuram Trichy payanam - Ella kovil-kum poittu naan aniyayathukku Query-ya pottu thallinaen. First class dharisanam ella kovil layum and romba nimadhiya irundhuchu. Vaidheeswaran kovil and Thirunallar ponoam. Pora vazhila Shanmugha la niruthi photos eduthukitaen en pondatti kooda. Wow, nenachu paakavae sooper-a irukku, anga naan adicha koothellam. Udayar Kadai "Krishna nee baekanae", SKT la namakku irundha mariyadhai - ada ada, good old days! Appuram Palakkad payanam, Anu voda aathu kula deivam nu anga ponoam. Sooper-a irundhuchu. Appuram Chennai, VISA interview, Ganesh Laks kooda 2 days and spent their 3rd anniversary with them with a bewautiful Vegetable Rice and Rajma by Laks, ava appa-amma kooda 2 days, then, back to square one in this junk place!

Kalyanam aanadhulam ennamo romba santhoshama irundhalum, Ganesh, Laks and Kuttiyoda time spend panna mudilayenu romba varuthama irundhuchu. Last naal angendhu kalambum podhu, yaara paathum enakku azhugai varala, but that sweet little kid. Chae, andha kuzhandhai nalla odi aadi velayadaradha paakaradhukku enakku kuduthu vekalayenu thudichu poitaen oru second. Thank God, nanum anu-vum kalambum podhu avan thoongitu irundhan, ilati inum kashtam aagi irukum.

Idhelam nenachu paathu inum one year ottanum, kadavulae manasula dhairiyatha kudu!