Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Snaps of my native..

Here I come with some of the snaps of the God's own country...
I had been to my native Thiruvilwamala last weekend...

click to know more abt my native...

I had mentioned earlier in my blog abt my parents and me moving to our native after our new house has been constructed. The construction of the house is almost over, jus some finishing touches going on. I went there last weekend to check out the proceedings and am really excited to move back to our native.

The time has come to pack our bags (not jus bags, but everythign :D) from Erode and move to T'mala.... We r gonna shift by next month end and we r gonna celebrate our first Onam in our new house this September...
Its going to be a busy month ahead for me.. but, who cares.. am already excited abt this.. :)) I'll get to go there every month from B'lore when I go to see my parents.. wowww...... :D

Ok, here are some of the snaps of our new home, its surroundings and the temple in our native...
Click here to see all the fotos....

Front View of our new home...
Front View of our new home...
Full view of the home...
Full view of the home
Front view from our terrace...
Front view from our terrace
The Kochu(small) Parakkotu Kavu(Temple) is very near our home.. This is a view take from our terrace...
Kochu Parakkotu Kavu
Parakkotu kavu - Bagavathi (Durga maata) temple in our native...
Parakkotu kavu
Parakkotu Kavu after Chuttu Vilakku (with lamps)
Parakkotu Kavu after Chuttu Vilakku
This shot was taken from my uncle's house which is near the temple..
The greenery around the temple...
In Kerala, most of the temples have a pool by its side.. This one is near the Parakkotu kavu temple...
Front view of the temple pool

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

first of all.... thanks guys for the comments in the prev post... sorry tht I was unable to reply for those comments, will do tht soon..
I thought of posting some very nice pics of my native, where I had been to last weekend... but, today has really been a bad day for our family ... am really low and down today... hoping we'd have better days to come... I donno why am writing this here... anyway, sorry guys to disappoint u today.. will come up with the pics of my native soon...

Thursday, July 21, 2005

My first.....................

Ok here I am taking some quick time off my work... to write an all important post!!! :D

Yesterday morning, I came to office asusual... n when I checked my mails, I found one mail which made me very happy.. :) yes, it was from one of fellow Bangalore blogger Chandu :) inviting a few of us for a small n quick bloggers meet yesterday evening itself.

Yessssssss.... I attended my first Real Bloggers Meet yesterday.. :))

And guess who was the reason for this short and quick visit???
Kaush, who came down to India jus last week from US for a month-long visit....
She is here in B'lore for a week before going to Mumbai...

The ones who were present at the meet - Attendance list :)
Kaush
Chandu
Mehak n Tarun - The lovely couple
Sumana
and ofcourse myself... :)


I first met Tarun and Sumana yesterday evening at Raheja arcade around 6 and we searched for a suitable place for all of us to sit and have a chat....
Atlast we decided tht the best place would be in Forum Pizza hut :)
And we all went to then meet Kaush and Mehak.
The initial apprehension was there in all our faces... :) waiting for someone to break the ice.. :D

We started slowly... went to Pizza hut, started talking.... then some fotos followed before we were reminded tht we were supposed to give orders too :D
Then, we did order something, which didn't matter atall..

All of a sudden Taran joined us directly at Pizza hut. That was a good surprise and we were happy to see him cos Mehak was jus telling us abt her marriage recently to Taran. She still had the big sets of bangles which she has to wear as a custom...
We all then suddenly got busy with our pizzas that we forgot to talk.
And Taran rightly reminded us abt tht :)
Thats when we all started in full flow.. talking abt each one of us.

Sumana was telling us abt how her name spelt and what it meant (suman+a - flower or su+mana - good hearted).
Kaush started to say her plans in India and she is happy to have made this trip cos she is surely gonna meet quite a few bloggers all over India..
We were pulling Chandu's legs querying for his single status and whether its true or not??? Chandu, we still didn't get the proper answer.. u sure have a big list of female friends, I can see tht :P
Then, Taran told abt his travelling experiences and abt many such bloggers meet he has been to. It was very nice to hear it from him....
We were bugging Mehak and Taran to tell their love story, but both were blushing alottt and we all were grinning alot :D

We were soo busy talking that we didn't want to leave Pizza hut and atlast the Pizza hut guys came and asked us if we need anything else and indirectly asking us to pay and go.. They were also playing the music sooo loud.. We didn't wilt to all those pressures.... we jus carried on and on..
But atlast, we had to leave the place. So, we decided to find someother place for our next set of chatting.
But, before tht Sumana got an all important call from her office which required her attention, so she had to leave.

The next destination for us was Kalmane koffees... And there, the only topic we discussed about was the saga of Taran n Mehak's love story... Wow, what a great love story it was (no, am not going to tell u all tht :D) and we could still see their love cos they were sharing each and everything right from Pizzas to coffees.. :D
Taran and Mehak, u both truly are made for each other jodi..
I even got a couple of good pointers for good Punjabi food... Am gonna go to one soon.. Mast kalandar...

I was glad tht I got a couple of ppl to give my visiting cards to.. :D
As all good things should come to a quick end, we all started to part with heavy hearts (Oh... the filmi ishtyleeee :D)
Guys, anything else missed out????? Do add it thro' the comments.. :)

And thus came the end of my first real bloggers meet and thus comes to an end a post which I started writing since evening :) Hope you ppl reading there had as much fun as we did :D

Monday, July 18, 2005

Marriage???

Oh, no... Don't think that the topic has got anything to do with my marriage. Its still a loooong way to go :D
I jus got a call today afternoon from my best friend at school(he is the one who is still in touch with me regularly after the school days) saying he is going to get married this November. My first reaction was "WHATTTT????". I was really surprised on hearing that news. It was like a bolt out of the sky... cos he never mentioned to me that he was going to get married so soon...
I asked him "why so soon??". He returned back my question saying "Why do u say its soon? We are already 25 na... and am planning to get settled down..."
I had no answers for tht.. :D I jus wished him and enquired abt his fiancee...
God!!! I can never imagine tht my friend is getting married very soon...
Anyway..... my wishes for him for a great married life.... :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

God... I need a breakkkkkk.. big breakkkkkk from all these work and run to tht part of the world where no one will come and bug me abt anything....
gosh... I badly want to take some days off and go somewhere..
Work is getting hectic day by day and am having lots of things to attend to at home too... so, getting less time to even be idle and enjoy a peaceful sleep...
Yesterday, I had to complete an important module and immediately leave to see my cousin sister & her family who had come from Dubai for holidays....
Today, again... in the morning, I attended one of my relatives wedding and had to rush to the office immediately after the wedding.... My parents too have come to Bangalore for the wedding but am not able to be with them for long...
And now another burden has fallen on my back.. I'd have to help another project too. They've some new requests coming up and want me to help them on tht...
side by side, preparations for training a few ppl in the technology I work on is also going on.. so that next time they won't come back and ask for help..

I WANT A BREAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

nostalgic...

Am in a nostalgic mood today... Got a thought for the day message with a chid's photo today morning... and was very much reminded of my cute lil nephew Achu(thts what we call him at home, his actual name is Pranav). I miss him alottt...
I happened to see my nephew abt 8 months after he was born...
He was born in the US... Its really hard if you have your near and dear ones soo far away. My sis used to send his fotos and videos once a while and thats how we watched him grow. Now he is more than two and half years old..
They did come to India once again in the beginning of this year. We all had a great time together in Kerala... I guess most of u who read my blogs would have known it.. Check this link for the old post... my nephew

Achu's foto taken 2 months back...


achu...- click to enlarge

Ok, guess its time to ask my sister to send us achu's new set of fotos ... I'm gonna mail her right away... chechi be readyyyyy... :) (chechi means elder sister in Malayalam)

"We always know that looking back
on the tears would make us laugh...
But...
We never know that
looking back on the moments
we laugh together would make us cry..."


Okok... am not crying now... :D

Monday, July 04, 2005

Here I'm....

"Here I'm... this is me...
There's no where else on earth I'd rather be...
Here I am... it's just me and you...
And tonight we make our dreams come true..."


Amazing Bryan Adams song.. listening to it... (OST: Spirit-Stallion of the Cimarron)

The weekend was pretty usual for me... jus laid-back and relaxing...
Slept the whole of mornings... I have a habit of getting up late everyday.. :((
somehow, with the kind of climate we have in B'lore, I won't feel like getting up earlier atall...

Had a chat with my friends who are studying abroad...
Also, we had an online meet with some of the bloggers on Saturday night.... was really nice to get to know them more as a person apart from jus reading their blogs.... thanks to Poonam for making it happen... :)

I spent most of the Sunday with my cousin sis, who moved recently to B'lore for her first job. So, had to do all the big bro kind of talkings to make her feel comfortable and understand the corporate world. Also, gave her some tips abt how to be wary of the B'lore guys... Hahaa, I know what u r all thinking.. but kya karen, when it comes to our sisters, we do have to be careful na.. :D

I also enjoyed the Wimbledon and the F1 race yesterday...
Federer is invincible on grass.. amazing flair and amazing all round performance... esply his back hand is sooo strong that it seems he is playing Table tennis :))
And, btb.... Congrats to our own Mahesh Bhupathi who teamed up with Mary Pierce to win the mixed doubles title....
Ok then, if I start talking abt F1 and cricket, I won't stop.. so, better stop now...

One more thing, do check out the song "Here without you" by 3 Doors down, a very good song.... u'll like it.. :)