Monday, January 23, 2012

Tagged-100 things



1. Last beverage: coffee
2. Last phone call: Rasese
3. Last text message: Yin Mun
4. Last song you listened to: mayam seidhayo (velayudham)
5. Last time you cried: Yesterday night (22/1/12)

HAVE YOU EVER...

6. Dated someone twice: No
7. Been cheated on? No
8. Kissed someone & regretted it? No
9. Lost someone special? Of course,Yes. Actually losing ryt now
10. Been depressed? Yes
11. Been drunk and threw up? Never!

LIST FOUR FAVORITE COLORS:

12.Yellow
13.Purple
14.Red

HAVE YOU:

15. Made new friends: Yes, Yee Ling
16. Fallen out of love: No
17. Laughed until you cried: Yes, many times!!
18. Met someone who changed you: Yes,I’m blessed!
19. Found out who your true friends were: Yup !!
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Yes, and I’m glad people do think about me at times :P
21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list: Yeah, btw,only girls..
22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: Plenty !
23. How many kids do you want to have: four
24. Do you have any pets: Yes! ammu kutty
25. Do you want to change your name: Why should I? I love my name !!
26. What did you do for your last birthday:temple, and the best birthday ever had. Thanks to my friendsJ
27. What time did you wake up today: 8.30am
28. What were you doing at midnight last night: Facebook !
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: finish my studies and see how my future gonna be..
30. Last time you saw your father: 10 years back
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: My horoscope and my mindset,if possible (but, I dowan) it is kinda complicated.
32. Most visited web page: facebook,yahoo,gmail !!

WHAT'S YOUR :

33. Name: Renuka
34. Nicknames: Renu
35. Zodiac sign: Libra
36. Male or female or transgendered: Female
37. Elementary: Convent Father Barre, Kedah
38. School: Convent Light Street, Penang
39. Colleges: USM
40. Hair color: Black
41. Long or short: Shoulder length
42. Height: 5'9
43. Do you have a crush on someone? Yes
44. Ever been in love? Nope
45. Piercings? Yes
46. Tattoos? Thinking of having one...
47. Righty or lefty: Righty

FIRSTS :

48. First surgery: three years back
49. First piercing: when I was 6
50. First best friend: Shivashalynie
51. First sport you loved: running.Am athlete
52. First pet: four little rabbits!
53. First vacation: South India
54. First concert: I don’t know, but I remember girls dancing for chikku bukku raile song
55. First crush: age14, neighbour: looks like Madhavan. Regretted for turning him down few years beforeL

RIGHT NOW:

56. Eating: no
57. Drinking: plain water
58. I'm about to: aunt’s house for tomyam special
59. Listening to: Vishamakara kannan by aruna sairam in folk style
60. Waiting for: something to be mine forever, let’s God decide.

YOUR FUTURE :

61. Want kids? yes, of course, if I married
62. Want to get married? 50/50...maybe no.
63. Careers in mind? Yes.

WHICH IS BETTER WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX?

64. Lips or eyes: Eyes
65. Hugs or kisses: Hugs
66. Shorter or taller: Taller
67. Older or Younger: Older
68. Romantic or spontaneous: Both
69. Nice stomach or nice arms: Arms
70. Sensitive or loud: loud
71. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship
72. Trouble maker or hesitant: Both!

HAVE YOU EVER :

73. Kissed a stranger: Never
74. Lost glasses/contacts: No, I don’t use them
75. Sex on first date: Holy shit! No!
76. Broken someone's heart: Yes, the guilt is still choking me
77. Had your own heart broken: Not yet..on the process :P
78. Been arrested: NO!!!!!
79. Turned someone down: Yes
80. Cried when someone died: Yes
81. Liked a friend that is a girl? Yeah..

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

81. Yourself: Very Much
82. Miracles: Yes,
83. God: Yes
84. Love at first sight: No
85. Heaven: Yes
86. Santa Clause: Yes, He exists in those ancient times.
87. Kiss on the first date? No
88. Angels: Yes
89. Devils: of course. Yin and Yang; Angels and Devils

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:

90. Is there one person you want to be with right now? Yes, badly
91. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? No
92. Wanted to kill someone ever? Not yet
93. Among you blog mates, whom would you like to kiss? hahaha, check out my list. zero friends!
94. Committed a blunder and regretted later? Yes, all the time
95. Wanted to steal your friend's boyfriend / girlfriend? Never..

Associate with someone you know:

96. White: Anisha akka
97. Black: Rekha
98. Pink: Anusooria
99. Red: can’t think of one.

ICING ON THE CAKE

100. Posting this as 100 Truths? Half truth:D

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Before you say 'I do'



Delight or doom? Here are seven signs you've found the 'right' marriage mate.

You've invested a lot of time, effort and emotional energy in your relationship. Things are good, and you think you've found the 'right one' - that marriage-worthy person you're prepared to spend the rest of your life with - for better or worse.
But, before you say " I do" and turn this relationship into a life-long commitment, first determine if you and your mate are compatible in key areas proven to foster happy, healthy marriages that go the distance.
Here are seven signs to help you best assess if your relationship will result in delightful wedded bliss, or if doom and gloom is the more likely outcome.

















So, think wisely!!!




Friday, January 20, 2012

a trip, almost to be tragic!

And here I am, still alive, blogging. ( Doesn't that sounds insane?).
A trip which almost took our life. Exam has come to an end and everyone going back. So we decided to hangout together before going on our own way. Here comes a new idea: let's go to a cave which located almost 200km a way (another state precisely. And well, that's not my idea, but from an adventurous and must-make-the-idea-happen friend). After my lab, we started our journey of one and half hour. End up taking 2 hours as we get lost halfway. And We went through the tunnel, again! 


Gua tempurung, Perak


Because we left our place quite late, my friend decided to speed to reach on time. Driving fast, and everyone  was sleepy (the day before busy planning till 4am), not forgetting snack-time. 


Snack time is always the best. I agree you will end up dirty-ing  your car, but then who cares? You see, all will enjoy except the driver. He was fed by Param, who declined to feed with bare hand instead used spoon. Eventually, the ring shaped snack fall on the floor. Guess who tried to pick the ring?


The DRIVER! He bent down to the left, and steering moved to the right, to the road divider. So near till almost hitting it. We looked, and as fast as possible he steered to left. The car moved 'sharply' to left, and to right again. Three times; left, right, left and back to normal. It was only four of us in the car; two guys and two girls.  The front passengers were wearing seatbelt, and they stayed at place. All I see was road and driver's hand controlling the steering. The passenger beside him, Oh God, STATUE! WE at the back, we pushed left and right. I thanked the food which parted us in the middle, or else I would have pushed Anu till she hit on the mirror, hurting herself. Anu screamed three times as though synchronized with the car movement.LOL ( God, I'm making fun of this!). 


At that point, my mother's face flashes on my head. How I didn't inform her before leaving, fearing she might object. I regretted, and all I can see was the aftermath; accident, hospital, I lied and didn't ask permission; mom never gonna trust me again! I hoped it would stop. 


Thank God it stopped.


Silent. All.


I realised, and I got to know myself. When I get panic, the fear blocks my throat till I can't scream. I couldn't scream for help. 
Anu cried and I comforted her, with fear still dominating my heart.
After few seconds, laughter filled the space. The guys were laughing about the tragic. At first, we were shocked, they takeit easy. But after a while, we too, burst into laughters. All the time talking about it, and sharing everyone experience about it.


We named the moment as 'Kalasala'.  Each time there is a car which goes slowly in front of us, these two guys will say 'Ei, navere, enna petthi uneke teriyathe; ei paakerriye, paakeriya.' (Hei, you don't know about me; hei, wanna see (my act)) And you know what, the van which was coming behind us, which watched the whole drama; never neared our car. The van stayed away from our car after that! Hahahahahaha!


Reaching home, we Thanked God. We should. He saved us from everything, Everything!


Garudaa Bhagwan, Who came and blessed us for a safe journey.Who saved us from the tragic. Thank you bhagwan. To Narayanan, Who sent Garudan to watch us all the time, Thank you. May you bless us forever.





Monday, January 16, 2012

My mom, a Techsavvy

 No, I ain't machine lover. And this is not about iPod, iPad, or Steve Jobs. Seriously, my knowledge on gadgets is so low. I can't even tell you what is the difference between smart phone and normal phone. By the way, what the heck is smart phones??? LOL

So, coming to the point...It's something funny here. This was few weeks back when  I brought my brother and my mom to grandma's place. He was weak in Add maths and my cousin helped him. This what happened. Both teen age was with books, and look at the oldies...wuahahaha



My aunt do not know how to handle but my mom! hmmph, she can even watch youtube. She will switch on, go to youtube, and her favourite is cooking by vahrehvah. But she spent most of the time watching earthquake/ tsunami in Japan.It has been over a year, but my mom still amazed how STRONG nature is. She can't believe Bhooma Devi could get angry to that extreme!

One thing about my mom. She learn everything by herself. I mean, take some housewives for example. They stay at home, so they don't have to learn, they are old, gadgets not their generation, so they don't learn.

I remember how frustrated my mom was when she can't take license due to her age. Teaching her how to use computer was stressful. But, she badly wanted to learn. Somehow she learnt on her own. She loves youtube and knowledgeful-blogs. And she is also into politics. Nme one, and she can tell you his history, together with his 'uulal' :P

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Let us discover Thiruppavai


It’s Marghali. I’ve wanted to wrote about this month earlier, but I had no time. Well, let’s say, Sriman just blessed me today to write on this topic :) To put in simple word:
This month of margazhi is very divine as Kannan in His geethai says, “Amongst the months, I shall be margazhi”. Imagine how wonderful this month could be.




“If you get me married to mere mortals, I shall not wish to live, I shall not allow you to do so, I shall get wed to Paraman alone”


Thiruppavai.

A well known pasuram, sung by Aandal @ Gothai, on her determination to get married to Rangamanar alone.

"one who sings this garland of pasurams in changattamizh, shall definitely get the divine blessings of Thirumal; one who does not know these thirty pasurams of Thiruppavai is a burden to the earth"



~The beauty of His thirumeni which is the color of a water bearing cloud,
the beauty of His eyes which look like a bloomed lotus are mesmerizing us and inspiring us to observe this paavai nombu with Him.

“Having heard of our grievances and shortcomings, He shall come running to protect us, but we should still perform our ordained duties regularly.





You have captivated Him inside your beautiful eyes that have blossomed like a beautiful lotus. He would come to us only if he were to be freed from the confines of those beautiful eyes.


If you do not come to us and exhibit those virtues (compassion, humility, forbearance), then they would be as good as being absent. Think it over Oh Lord!”



"Whoever resorts to your lotus feet, have been assured of your protection."


When the soiled water is made free of mud and dirt, then what remains below is the pure potable water. Similarly if we remove the vision of our physical eyes that is replete with the blemishes of desire, anger, greed, passion, pride and jealousy and see only through the eyes of our unsullied knowledge, then it is possible to see you in everyone’s heart in your complete divine and magnificent form.”


Oh Naaranane! I am not there without you and you are not there without me.



verse 27:

palagalanum yaam aNivOm The wonderful hands that do service to your lotus feet,  need to be bejewelled with bangles that are enmeshed with the finest of all the nine gems. The hands that cuddle you need to be adorned with the finest of shoulder jewelry.

You adorn the makarakundalas (ear rings) on your ear. To match the greatness of these, you should bestow a pair of diamond earrings to the beautiful ears that listen to your sweet flute all the time. These ears should be decorated with flowers (chevippoovu) as well. 


You would touch our feet during the observance of ammi midiyal during our holy matrimony. Such legs need to be decorated with the ornament of jingles (paadagam). You should thus grant us with all the jewellery that we seek. Women decorate themselves with jewels before clothing themselves. For this we need finest and fragrant most silk attires worn by you.


Kannan then says “But I do not possess so much to be given to all of you”. The Gopis say, “Pray get us our attires from the same place from where you granted Draupadi with rolls and rolls of attire, when she pleaded unto you taking your holy names like Krishna, Govinda”.

adhan pinnE paaR chORu mooda ney peydhu muzhangai vazhi vaara(k) koodi
irundhu kuLirndhElOr Until we attained you, we were determined not to take ghee or milk and not to decorate our tresses with fragrant flowers. But we have won you now. 
From now on, we shall bejewel ourselves, wear grand silk attire, get our tresses decorated by you with flowers and we shall relish the sweetness and delicacy of ksheeraannam (milk rice) Oh Sriman Narayana.

verse 29:

Kannan says, “You already asked me for ‘saala perumparaiyE’, the percussion instrument with a well reverberating sound. Here it is, take it all. I have one per person.”

iRRai(p) paRai koLvaan anRu kaaN gOvindhaa Kannan, when we said ‘paRai’, did we mean this instrument? No. Never. Please take a look at our faces. You seem to be too naive.

eRRaikkum Ezh Ezh piRavikkum un thannOdu uRROmE aavOm unakkE naam
aatcheyvOmNot only in this birth, but even if we were to take many more births, then in all those births we would wish to be in your service alone. If you bless us with the bliss of beatitude, then we would be in your eternal service at your supreme abode of Srivaikuntham. The Vedas proclaim that a liberated soul can attire itself with many sharirams. Even if we happened to do so, then in every one of those bodies we would continue to serve you alone and none else.

Kannan says, “In that case are you not interested in any other material pleasures?”

matrai nam kaamangaL maatruPray bless us to have no other desire other than you.
Andal, in this pasuram is elucidating that, having surrendered unto the Lord, the soul should only ask for the fruit of performing unstinted service to the Lord always, similar to Lakshmana.




Beautiful line, and as a conclusion,
muppadhum thappaamE ingu ipparisuraippaar The loss of a single gem in a gem
studded necklace makes the necklace of no value. The loss of a single stone in a
diamond earring brings its value down. Similarly all the thirty verses need to be
recited without fail.





~This meaning and verse was taken from Thiruppaavai booklet by Poundarikapuram Srimad Andavan Srimath Gopaladesika Mahadesikan, Translation in english given by Sri C.G. Balaji and  edited by Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan.

May All of us are blessed by Sriman Narayanan and Naachiyar on this auspicious month.


Friday, January 6, 2012

I want jimiki!!!!



She has a mellifluous voice. You can get addicted to her voice instantly. And she is a great devotee of Sriman Narayanan. Guess what, she graduated in accountancy ( a qualified Chartered Accountant; stood All India Third in Chartered Accountancy ) and now she decided to perform Harikatha (the art of telling epics, weaving together music). You can  only see her in 9 yards saree. 



I am so into her voice and her upanyasam. But now, I badly want that jimiki, same as hers. She waers only jimiki, small and nice for her. Some with diamonds..


 This is my favourite. She wears it very often..Love it!




I had jimiki when I was 15, a gift from my aunt, hook type, which I don't really like, but still I wear it often. Last year, my aunt bought for me, the original type, but she did not buy the upper stud. When i pair it with stud, it stayed stiff..NOT NICE at all! hrmmm



 I've been looking for jimiki for a long time, but couldn't get one with ear stud. Its either too big or it do not dangle (stay stiff)... So, I want a pair of jimiki!!!!!



Different, with one small pearl dangling at the bottom...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What if we do not have all these in us?

First week of the year. Let us talk about humanity and moral values. Something we should always remember and uphold it.


Trust


Utmost importance should be given for this golden word. It may contain only five words, but can you imagine the meaning that it carries? One thing, do not trust anyone blindly. Never! If I tell you my secrets, it means I trust you so much. And, if in any case you break it, man, you can never mend it. It will remain a scar, and I will think twice before sharing anything with you, again. 
~Once bitten twice shy~


Respect




Talking about respect, respect is something you get when you give to others. Something you earn. People will never respect you if you behave disrespectful to them. People older to us are exceptional. Whether you like it or not, you have to give respect to them. So learn to respect everyone.
~It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.~Dale Turner



Never Regret


Sounds different. Actually we should regret, nah?.No. Maybe if we made a mistake, we regret at first, but learn not to regret. If you did it on purpose, then it was exactly what you wanted to do, no matter what the result of your act is. If the result is a negative one, (well, you did it on purpose), you should actually be brave to face to consequences. When you start regretting, you actually losing your self esteem, and you blame yourself. This pulls negative auras towards you.Therefore, reduce your regret and live joyfully.
~Procrastination makes no room for regret~


Civilised Man


 Speak lovingly; always end with a smile, never hate, show respect, forgive quick, ask sorry wherever needed and you will have zero enemies. Show act of kindness, be polite, learn mannerism,  avoid rudeness, never take decision in anger, live life feeling contented, and our heart will be as light as feather.
~Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.~Og Mandino


The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.  ~Sigmund Freud




Be generous


More to write, but I'm not a philosopher. And I ain't a saint. I, too do make mistakes. I'm learning to a better person. Hope for the best!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The 30 question tag:)


1)LAST MOVIE U SAW IN A THEATRE?
Sherlock Holmes

2)WHAT BOOK ARE U READING?
Gemersik Kalbu

3)FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?
Karom

4)FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?
Cleo, Reader’s Digest

5)FAVOURITE SMELLS?
The smell wet earth after rain, jasmine, smell of burnt coconut shell, smell of babies after shower, smell of hot coffee in the morning.

6)FAVOURITE SOUNDS?
sound of heavy rain, sound of ‘whooshing’ palm trees by strong wind, sound of babies giggling

7)WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
when you make a serious mistake, and thinking ‘ithu eppa kadantu pogum?’

8)WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN U WAKE?
What time is it? Am I late?

9)FAVOURITE FASTFOOD PLACE?
fast food is my least food place..perhaps McD

10)FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?
if a girl, Naachiyar.  if boy, well I haven’t come up with a n ‘exotic’ name yet :P

11)FINISH THIS STATEMENT—IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I'D…
travel around the globe!!

12)DO U DRIVE FAST?
Yes

13)DO U SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
I'm 23...but I don’t have that habit since small. I would kick it off  my bed.

14)STORMS–COOL OR SCARY?
Cool!

15)WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
Kelisa

16)FAVOURITE DRINK?
Coffee, mango Lassi

17)FINISH THIS STATEMENT-IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD…
travel, sleep. both a lot!!!

18)DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?
yes....

19)IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY OTHER COLOUR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?
black.

20)NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS U HAVE LIVED IN?
Kangar (4years), Tikam Batu(5 years), Sungai Petani(3years)

21)FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
F1, football, basketball, running, volleyball, synchronised swimming, badminton.

22)ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
ehem...me...gorgeous!

23)WHATS UNDER YOUR BED?
handphone..shoes

24)WOULD U LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?
yeap, and more spiritual and smarter. 

25)MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Both. Depends

26)OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP?
Sunny Side Up

27)FAVOURITE PLACE TO RELAX?
park, beach-peace and you get some ideas...

28)FAVOURITE PIE?
I don’t remember eating pie before..

29)FAVOURITE ICECREAM FLAVOUR?
Choc-peppermint

30)OF ALL THE PEOPLE U HAVE TAGGED, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?
no one :P