Wishing all readers a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2010..
See you in 2010
Is it possible for an elephant to sit on a horse??
In Punchland, it is possible..
We got a horse (rocker) for her and after trying it, she (as usual) made her dolls sit on the horse for a ride and kept the small wooden elephant on it too.. At first, I had not noticed it, but when I actually saw, it looked so funny..
BTW what can be the possible meaning of Kacchhi ( Punch's language)..
Now a small quiz for my errr Punch's friends
She says something which goes like
1. tintint aawww upppp
Can u guess it?? I give you two days time...(its so easy)
She eats dal, rice, rotis, dosa etc but no guarantee that she will eat without a tantrum. Madam has a sweet tooth as well. In the puja room, she takes the oil bottle and tries to pour oil on the lamp. When we ask what next, she gives the match box. Since she did this, we are more alert and keep those things out of her reach. In fact almost everything is kept above the fridge, above the showcase etc. I found locking the room doors a good way to stop her from entering and messing up the rooms.
Phew, I have so much more to write but it seems never ending.. But this is all for now..
As of now I can think of just the above..Punch's adventures will follow later..
BTW I realised I have this hangover when I was about to say " Aap pehle andar aa jaiye" to someone (whose entry I was blocking) at the supermarket after coming back..
Now was this because of a sneeze when I left?? I really don't know what to conclude.. Finally all pending tasks were done after a couple days and yes Punch had not sneezed at that time!!
With great regret I hereby inform that Punch cannot be sent to school...as she has already missed the bus..I am told that already many schools have closed admissions for the year Punch will be starting school in..(I mean that's what a friend said..)..not that there are no other schools around but i am keen on sending her to a school which charges fees of minimum one lakh p.a..where sadly admissions are supposedly closed..now how can i think of sending her to a school with lesser fees..i mean yeh to izzat ka sawaal hai..personal loans are so freely (on the phone i mean) available these days and our credit limit keeps increasing whenever a telemarketer calls us..so what is the use of having a high credit limit and not using it to pay even school fees??
I cribbed, brooded over and sobbed a lot that Punch will need to appear as a private student for all exams...then finally i decided to atleast do the next logical thing in order for her..i mean after school and college and job ( for which i lost the race) let me atleast find a suitable life partner for her now itself..what do u say?? better to have a confirmed ticket now itself?? yes, since she will be a private candidate for exams and not figure in any merit list and be employed either as a carpenter/mason/driver/watchwoman etc, I am expecting alliances atleast from few bache kuche non blue collar babies... hmmm my poor baby...
Here you go DC, this is the reply to ur tag..
I strongly believe in take it easy policy, jaane bhi do yaaron, bindaas..
I can merge and mix well with people at the lowest rung of society but feel uncomfortable with the higher rungs, don't know why ..maybe inferiority complex??
My views on certain topics will make people feel that i belong to a bygone era and not to the current generation and I don't say no.
I am a Maha Kanjoos aka Miser when it comes to buying things for myself
I feel shy to ask anyone for help, i don't know why but it makes me feel odd to ask
I dislike it if people pronounce names of people/places incorrectly
I am short tempered but hold that temper inside till highly unmanageable and show the anger on myself
I love chaat but relish it only if made in the right way
I yearn to visit my birth place, its been about 7 yrs since i last visited
I have visited Asia's largest slum Dharavi a number of times and each time I came out I thanked god for making me stay in the otherwise small single bedroom apartment and giving me the basic necessities of life that are inaccessible to lakhs of people
I have to read the newspaper the first thing in the morning as soon as i get up (sadly not possible since Punch arrived)
I regret the diminishing relations and contacts with cousins/uncles/aunties who were so close in the era of letters but now in the era of emails and mobile, they are drifting apart.
I just cannot speak and argue well even when I am right.
I find it amusing when people judge me just because i stayed in a particular city some time back
I cannot bear to see old people begging/ailing/suffering
I am not interested in jewels, clothes and shopping..in fact my wedding sarees were shortlisted by a gang of 7-8 people while i was sitting on a chair nearby and hearing them argue on which saree to select
I still choke when i remember that once a very old lady gave a torn saree to the tailor for mending it and he said nothing can be done to make the saree wearable..and she tried her best to make him stitch that torn saree as she had no other ones to wear
I love to pull my grandpa's ears..i mean I really pull his ears with my hands..and hear him call me donkey ..one of the pleasures of life
I need to get that 8 hrs of sleep else i feel something different..but past 1 yr i am doing good without that 8 hrs of sleep
I never discuss all my problems with others!! i mean not everything is shared
I miss my childhood days a lot but hope to give Punch a similar and even more better childhood
I just don't like it when people don't respect their elders and talk rudely to them
If I happen to understand the language in which people nearby are talking, i never reveal it till necessary..(yes that's very mean of me but i do this to avoid any controversies)
I don't like it when people talk bad about a particular place (in which i have lived previously) without knowing the facts
I generally don't borrow money from anyone but if i borrow, i cant rest till i return it back
and one bonus fact..
I remember all the bad words used by people on me..just cant forget it
Now tell me, would you like to know the identity of this foolish person?? That's why my identity is anon..(since some readers have asked why am i anon..)..
wherein the M's mean Marriage, Masala news and Mosquitoes in whichever order you prefer..
Punch decided to get a new aunt and so got her uncle married recently. Punch being the good hostess that she is, she quietly slept off (which was surprising knowing her penchant for remaining awake all the time) during the main rituals..But nevertheless, she was attacked by some very very nice people who insisted on pulling a crying child from her mom's arms and carrying the child themselves and also the next nice category of people who love to pinch a crying baby's cheeks very hard. Yes, dear friends..the world is beautiful because of such lovely people who do this knowing very well that the child cannot backfire..
And yes, I would love to mention about the lovely people who stand in front of you and say
"Guess who" ..(arre bhai only if we meet regularly I will remember you, on top of that distant ka distant relatives cannot be stored in my memory..so how can i remember you unless u tell your name and how we are related..)
I attended ur wedding and u forgot me..( arre so many people attended my wedding..and why do you want me to remember my barbadi ka din people???)
You were slim but now u have become fat..(yes yes yes..don't you have anything else to say?? I welcomed you with open arms and this is what I get in return from u??? did i ask you how come u became FAT? which HAIR DYE u use?? why do u wear anklets that suit a kid when u r a grandma?? )
Mosquitoes came in full strength to bless the couple and stayed on to please(torture) the guests staying at the hall..this inspite of putting the AC on.. and yes as in every wedding, here also, apna old aunties who try to show off that they are not old had their gracious presence felt..there was a good conversation about who is wearing what and the history of that Saree/jewel... and yes the match making bureau was working overtime to find who has eligible girls/boys for marriage..
Punch is now crawling fast and is all over the house. She has started to try to stand up with whatever is in front of her..eg..chair, box, sofa or when one of us stand before her. And yes, she has inaugurated the kitchen drawers by throwing cups all over the kitchen. I have two more weddings in about a month and I am kept reminded by family as to how will I manage this busy bee at those weddings..God give me the strength..
One point which I better mention else my head will burst..
A not so well to do guest gifted Rs 51 which is acceptable, but if the same amount is gifted by a person who is well to do, is a family friend since decades, comes well decked with jewels and whose sons are abroad, I just do not know what to say?? Maybe, the person was running short of change that day!! Sukhi raho janta...