Monday, March 30, 2009

Our little garden

Few pics of our little garden.

Flowers so beautiful
Courtesy - Aunty

Methi and our new gamla

Methi harvested :-)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Gift

Book - The Gift
Author - Cecelia Ahern from Ireland
Challenge - Orbis Terrarum

My review
If miracles had chemical equations then everybody would believe
One of my favorite lines in the book. This one is truly a gift. Read it if you want to know the value of time. The story is about Lou who always wants to be at two places, who thinks of office while having dinner with family, who though is very successful keeps running to be on top of things at work and hardly finds the need and time to spend with his family. There are vivid descriptions of Lou's state of mind, the endless confusions that he battles against to prioritize work and family. Each character is depicted so well that you don't feel it is a piece of fiction. The essence of the story is 'Time can't given. But it can be shared.'

I am so happy that I completed the first book for the challenge. I am not an expert in writing reviews but I want to give it a shot so that I will soon get the hang of it. I am not sure if the review did any justice to the book.

My next book - Train to Pakistan

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Back to books

I came across the 'Orbis Terrarum' challenge in Ramya's blog recently. I found it very interesting and am planning to take it up. The best part of this challenge is it has simple rules. All you gotto do is choose 10 different books, written by 10 different authors, from 10 different countries and read them in 10 months. The challenge begins this month and ends in December.

My theme - Select books written by authors who are from the countries I want to visit in my lifetime
I've picked up 2 books to begin with ...

The Gift by Cecelia Ahern from Ireland
Train to Pakistan by Kushwant Singh from India

Send in your fav set of books to help me select the rest 8.
Just waiting to get started and njoi the ride.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Shopping O soppinggggggggg

A wallet loaded with hundred rupee notes
Mom by my side to give company
Set free to do anything I wish
What more do I need?

Ended up shopping lots of road side ear rings for a couple of hundreds (literally a couple of hundreds ONLY!!!). It was so much shopping without any prior planning. I've now added 6 more pairs to my LITTLE collection, Happy appy... all smiles... :)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Kathodudhan Naan Paduven

I heard this wonderful song tonight sung by none other than L.R.Easwari herself on tv. The melody was almost like 'then vandu paayudu kadinile' (literal tranlation - honey flowing in ears). I liked the huskiness in her voice is just too good and brings the scenes right in front of my eyes.

I have been googl'ing to get the lyrics but no success. I managed to write it down as I heard this again on The song is written in a very simple language which is also one of the reasons why I was able to enjoy its beauty instantly. Here is the link to play the song.

I am sure this would be there on all tamilians fav list.

Kathodudhan naan paduven
Manathodudhan naan pesuven
Vizhiyodudhan vilaiyaduven
Un madi meedudhan kanmooduven

Kathodudhan naan paduven ....

Valrandalum naan innum siru pillaidhaan
Naan arindalum aduvum nee sollidhan
unakketra thunayaga ennai matrava
Kula villakaaga naan vaazha vazhi kaatavaa

Kathodudhan naan paduven ....

Paaloota oru pillai azhaikindradu
Naan padum patta oru pillai rasikindradu
Ennakaga iru nenjam thudikindradu
Idil yaarkettu en pattai mudikindradu

Kathodudhan naan paduven ....

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Right now

Why do I always have at least 10 things to do and end up doing none of them? Right now, I want to ...

Do some glass painting
Read a book, don't ask me which one
Create my own app using flex
Plan for vacation in July
What will be a nice gift for pv's b'day
How will masinagudi be in April
Why am i not able to keep up my words
Stop watching tv
Buy a fish bowl
Make my own kitchen garden
Buy a gamla from dailydump
Moisturize my dry foot
And the list goes on ....