Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Poppins' Play, Solitaire & Lent

1. Poppins licks my nose and laughs out loud. When I held my smile and pretended to be asleep, she does that again and laughs. This time, I could not control.

2. Playing ‘Solitaire’ with Chuks in the darkness and failing each game.

3.Decided to be a full vegetarian for the next 24 days.I know,it is very hard to pull off.But,I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Monday, November 29, 2010


1.I shopped till I dropped!

2.I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for the second time.This year, there was no turkey. Jim says,”Chicken…its kind of small turkey” ;)

3.When I was trying boots at the store,Pa asks,”Are you going to the forest?”

Monday, November 22, 2010

Santa Make Over, Statues on the Escalator & Observation

Two Santa Clauses undergoing a makeover at the salon. They are coloring their hair, beard and eye brows. One is asking about extensions for the beard. I never knew this much effort is put behind being a Santa.

Three teenagers are standing on the escalator pretending as statues. Children are pointing at them and cheering. They take pride at the momentary fame.

The art of looking at you and when the eyes meet,making an expression that says I don’t know you at all.

Friday, November 19, 2010

High heels, Red Box & Holiday season

At lunch, there was a lady sitting on the next table. Her one leg is in a cast. On the other leg, high heels! Kudos to her for deciding to walk on high heels despite a broken leg.

The little red box on the top of the other cubicle. It has been sitting there unopened for a while. I like to imagine it as a forgotten treasure and I am waiting for the day someone opens that and shouts with joy seeing the gold coins.

More and more people are wearing red and black dresses. Holiday season has slowly crept in. Cubicles have been decorated with holiday themes.” Joy to the world! “

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Color, Quotes & Chocolate

Today I noticed that both my coffee mug and the background color of the blog are the same. I never liked the color brown much. But, somehow I ended up with the brown-black combination in both. I always had this thing with colors where I end up buying dresses of colors which I don’t like. Though I don’t like the color green, I have had many dresses of different shades of green.

“Life is an accidental coincidence of events” – My dad’s favorite quotes. His professor taught that in school. Even after all these years, he never forgot that.

Talked with Miss.AA. She reminds me again and again not to forget to send her favorite chocolates.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Light on Baby's face,"Ebony & Ivory" & Orchid Flower

1.Light is falling on little M’s face. She closes her eyes, opens them. She checks again to see if the light is still there.Then, she covers her face with her tiny little hands and starts to sleep.

2.Arch’s face glowing behind the candles. Everyone sings “Happy Birthday” .The soft black and white layers of Ebony&Ivory cake melts in our mouths.

3.The waitress brings the dishes. Each entrée is adorned with an orchid flower. One waitress is wearing the same flower in her hair.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall colors, D's Eyes & IPad

1.The ground is transformed into a bed of bright orange colored leaves, after yesterday’s rain.My car is parked in the middle. Reminds me of some bollywood movie scene.

2.D’s eyes became wider with disbelief when I told her that I don’t like listening to music, much.

3.Chuks is playing with his new IPad.He is looking at it, touching it, cleaning it and smiling to himself. He is totally excited about that like a small boy who got a new toy.

Monday, November 15, 2010


കണ്മനി നിന്നെ ഒരു നോക്കു കാണുവാന്‍
കാതങ്ങള്‍ താണ്ടി ഞാന്‍ വന്നു,
കാലങ്ങളോളമായ്‌ ഞാന്‍ കാത്തൂ സൂക്ഷിച്ചൊരാ
കടലോളം സ്നേഹം നിനക്കേകുവാനായ്‌.

Pa's visit

The most unforgettable memory of the weekend: Grandpa hugging grand daughter for the first time.

She knows it is Pa who is looking at her curiously. But, she is looking away shyly.

Poppins looking away from Pa, but, singing to him “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chuk's Birthday

1.“Poppins,please don’t tell Appa that we bought a gift for him.Ok?”“Ok.Ammaaaa”.As soon as the door opened,”Appa,giffff,Appa,gifffff”.

2.‘Someone’ searching inside my car for his birthday gift. Later,”How did you see me?When I checked,both the windows were closed!”.

3.The kids jumping on the air bed.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Twilight,Opening Lines & Sleep

1. Writing on a car:"Southern Wolverines" .Twilight mania at its best.

2."Rick Stood there with the gun.The gun was big.His hand was bigger". - Opening lines of Jonathan Ames' book from the serial "Bored To Death".

3.I was lying with Poppins yesterday to put her to sleep.She did not move for a while.I thought she slept and i got up slowly.Two bulging eyes and a big smile "Ammmaaaa...".

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hot cocoa, Kids &Sis' Photos

1.The hot chocolate Chuks made for me while I was struggling with the code. Thank God for such a nice hubby. Am quite sure he will have a smile at the corner of his mouth while reading this ;)

2.While all the moms at the lunch go on and on about how crazy kids behave when they are out shopping, I was secretly smiling at the thought that my daughter loves shopping. For now.

3.Miss.AA sends her snaps after hair cut. She looks pretty. When I called her to say that she looked pretty, she says she was waiting for my call.