Sunday, June 27, 2004

Ammooma's B'day

Well, it was my grandmother's 80th b'day today. Went off very was celebrated in grand style in a hall and stuff. All her siblings, their kids, their kids kids...basically everybody was invited!
Ammooma was real could see it. Her excitement at receiving so many gifts could be felt. She was looking grand too in her new 'moondum nayreeyadum'...bright colours...
I'm real glad she had this grand celebration....she deserved it!
Her siblings, nieces and nephews...all made it to this function. From all over India people came just to be with her on this day....give her their good wishes on this day...80! whew...that sure is something, na?

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Venus at home!

I got to see the Venus transit right in the comfort of my home! Well, I'm not talking about having seen it on the net or on tv....but dad made this pin hole camera like mechanism with cardboard and a mirror and projeted the sun's image on the wall in the kitchen(directly faces the front door). It was awsome...the same images that they showed in the news, were what we saw on our kitchen wall.
We were planning on going to the planetorium....but thats when dad came up with this idea...a great one too!
Date: June 8, 2004

Monday, June 07, 2004


Its raining...its pouring and I'm absolutely loving it!! There's nothing like the sweet smell of fresh wet soil..the lovely feeling in the air. Everything feels right...and just cool. To cuddle up with a good book under your blanket, reading till morning one or so with the relaxingly exciting music of the rain in the one of the delights of the rainy season.
The varities of protective gear on display in stores...the latest trends in umbrellas...the crowded roads with a vast spread of black overhead with a spot of bright pink or blue here and there to break the monotony thanks to the rebellious few who believe in moving against the current....oh, and then there are the pokemon, barbie doll and other kiddie umbrellas with little ears and frills to really add a zing to the usual umbrellas to thrill little warriors out to face the down pour in style!
Its true that you have to make certain changes to your no cycling and stuff. Even when it stops raining, considering the condition of the roads...with the temperory tar all washed away it isn't a very good idea cycling. But everything is sacrificable or this season...the best of them all!