Sunday, December 22, 2013

Getting set for Christmas and a long awaiting WIN !

20/12/2013                                                                          Friday, 6:30 pm
  (hey ! you noticed the date ? 2012 2013 ! Two years together. ;) )
The Tree is up..the Crib is lill LED snowmen and Santas are out...our
home is up for our "last" Christmas. last.i mean, its our last, in this flat where we are right now. Moving to better premises by next, definitely want this to be special.
Some images of our home...

Hark Now Hear....the Angels sing....

The crib .Alright..alright...Baby Jesus just landed a few days prior...on demand by my little one.

Our night. (sorry for the bad quality)
Typing up this post from the study desk...its big time shouts, laughter and cheers, rising from our living room. Real celebrations for dH and his College Allumini Cricket Team. It was the finals today..and they won the match !!! and this indeed special.

Well...theirs "IS" a strong team; have been reaching the finals for the last 7 yrs and was winning too...except for last 3 years. The same oponents all yest years, and compared to the men in late 30's and 40's thats us... the other team on the other hand are more younger blood, more bachelors. We kept losing to them, in the finals. And now..the trophy is back !..Time to rejoice !!!!
The first round of celebration is what is ongoing our home, while typing this down (God knows, when this will be posted thou) . Now, its just the men... the team alone. Next goes..with team members and family, on a larger scale. Yet to take place. Looking forward to it.
 Some hand-assemled/home -made Chrsitmas decor.

Wrapped the greens around an inverted yogurt cup and placed the candle on top.

 These candles just wouldn't stay perfectly straight..yet..fine enough.

A makeover for the corner flower pot

Door wreath - Cut a ring out of card board and stitched the greens and decorations atop.

Some edible Christmas art ? Pop onto my cook-ie space Quick Picks for the details.
the boyz...


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Am on Top of the WORLD....

Had few hand notes to prepare, and getting it done... couldn't help but sway a bit in lines to this oldie goldie tune.
It was "this" that was being played at low voice from my PC at work, going on as in a loop, set to repeat , number of times "n"
I am on..Top of the World lookin' ... down on creation...
And the only explanation I can find...
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around....
Your love's put me at the TOP OF THE WORLD !!!!

The Carpenters
 I hadnt listened to it for quite some time; and indeed felt very refreshing.

Kate and Lynn - they do look similar, in these outfits and ofcourse in size, shape and it not ?

Alright...this guy gets featured on my space every now and then..Mr. Bennet and his Band...atleast on my page. Love the combinations he comes up with...and this one, particularly is "liked". Loved Shwetaz voice, and love the way she sang this mix..but just seriosuly wished, if they could have had a bit more of the "Top of the World"" bit in.
Njoy the songs !

Monday, December 16, 2013

Excuse MEE......SiRRRR ??? !!!!!!

"Sir, may I take the order please? ".....

He politely asked, smiling at us kids, seated in one of the family rooms of the restaurant, for dinner. The four member family that we were.... Father, Mother, Son, Daughter.

Without bothering to look at the Father knew what to order.

"Yes, CB, one EB, one MB, one VB. Thank you !"

It was during one of those trips , back during childhood vacation Velankanni Church, in Tamil Nadu.
There was always this same hotel that we used to check in. Start the road trip early morning by around 5 am, and we reach there by 6 pm in the evening. So, freshed up, take a walk to the church, the premises and back to the hotel restaurant for dinner.
He was all set with his pen and writing pad to jot down the food order, and listening to my Father's "no joke" kindof tone...he was like....."Excuse me SIR !!!! ??? if stuck with a riddle, to which he had no clue, what the answer was.     

Well...we knew..exactly what it meant....and just couldn't help but giggle...watching his jaws also expand, listening to the Abbreviation Expansion......                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oru  (one) CHICKEN BIRIYANI, oru EGG BIRIYABI, oru MUTTON BIRIYANI, oru VEG BIRIYANI !!! 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

a bright, sunny, cold afternoon..all to your self...

11.12.13                                                                                                       Wed, 11:30 am
Had I been a Stay-at-home-mom (well. I was...for the last 3 years) would have been the kind of day that I would definitely NOT be  Staying-at-home. Alright, the mornings and evenings are cold, about 3-9 deg C , just like that...but, the afternoons are lovely. A stroll out by our neighbourhood beach, or play-yard pushing one of my younger boys in the miss those days, at times...ever since I got back to workforce .
(Thats our Boy No.2 on his rounds while he was around 2 yrs old (a 3 yr old click). And that was our very very handy jogging stayed all though his days and Boy No.3 as well.) the old saying goes in our language..malayalam..
"vaidhyan kalpichathum...roghi ichichathum paalu"
 (what the patient what the doctor those lines.)
I had to take a half day off from work today, to be back home before our two younger ones reached back from school and I had about an hour to kill before they were back. So, either I reach back home early and just be there alone by myself... doing some browsing or watching TV..or ...or...or...
I take the other road and go straight to the beachfront for a stroll ! and yes ! thats exactly what I did.
Was not in the best of dressings for a walk, esp in workwear shoes ....yet....It felt good...a silent walk by the beach..eyes just wandering....
The usually, crowded playarea was soo silent, being a weekday afternoon except for few adults who were taking their afternoon walks ....
and, there was this Mom-Son duo
just sat there at the bench watching them play for a while..making sure, they dont notice that i was clicking as well (some paparazi work, i admit..but harmless ;) )
and what i felt cute...was this. More than the kido enjoying the was the Mom...making a mound out of the mud...then breaking it down as if the architecture doesnt fit and then trying out some other shape. 

At times..its fine to let out the child in enjoy the beauty around us, to the fullest.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

And who am I ??? ....."You, ARE the STAR !!! "

The kids dinner was done..but the dishes still stayed in the kitchen sink and the night cleaning was pending.

But..did I the only person who could stay glued to the TV screen, watching the climax of the movie "The Truman Show" exactly like the audience featured in it.

Dont remember the number of times I have watched it...yeaars back...but 2 days before, had it shown on MBC , and was like..."aah, its ages since i saw it last.."
The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. with Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, The film chronicles the life of a man who is initially unaware that he is living in a constructed reality television show, broadcast around the clock to billions of people across the globe.
Truman becomes suspicious of his perceived reality and embarks on a quest to discover the truth about his life.

Ed Harris, as the Creator of Trueman's life....the Trueman Show

  wonder...kinda similar ? Two Master minds behind a BIGGG team. Late. Mr. Steve Jobs.


But apparently..there does exist in reality, what is called the "Truman Show Delusion."

Sufferers think they are secretly being filmed and that everyone in their lives are actors; much like the events in film. Psychiatrists coined the term "Truman Show Delusion" back in 2008 and have documented 5 cases of this strange mental disorder, with several other cases making news around the world.

But anyways...after the curious wait...
 .....he did turn around.......


the moment that does bring in a smile to your face...
and...ofcourse, the evergreen dialogue...
"In case I don't see ya...
good evening...
good night !!! "