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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Words in the Vocab

Ojas- Mamma, S is Tejas' fan

Tejas- I dont have autograph

Me- What is autograph?

Tejas- what we scribble. my handwriting is very bad. how will I give autograph?

Overheard Ojas remarking on a ghost story- that is bull shit.

Monday, February 25, 2013

The school carnival

Proved to be quite nice in fact. I was quite loathe to sacrifice a weekend chasing the kids all over their school but surprisingly they were well behaved.

The stalls were quite good too and if my weight and figure were standard size, I could have indulged myself.
The horse cantering was the best part I believe. They also got a few prizes here and there at the counters.

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To their favourite song socha hai from rock on.

Believe me its simple to play and the effect is awesome on the right instrument. Overdrive that is....

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Bill checking

Do you ever check your bills after paying for your veggies/ grocery?

I make it a point to run my eyes through it and pay attention to atleast the bigger numbers.
Not that I suspect them to cheat but sometimes there could be mistakes.

Like a discount promised may not have been deducted. 
Or perhaps something else got billed from their checklist of codes.

Yesterday I got billed Rs 300 for bread. I almost did not check my bill yesterday and was walking off without taking it. 

Just out of habit I ran my eyes over it and the 300 figure jumped out at me. I wondered if Ojas had slipped something in. 

The shop guy realised that the bread had a wrong sticker on it!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Me- you will become Chinese if you keep eating noodles and pasta.

Tejas- mamma, noodles is Chinese, pasta is Italian.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Very Musical Family

Music touching us as dance, instruments and adaa.
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Pirates at a birthday party

The t shirt us from colombo
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Finger Business

Tejas- Mamma, small finger is for susu, middle finger is bad and what is the finger for potty?

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Finally I got round to going to Colombo, albeit a short trip for work.

What I did there apart from meeting customers was,
Trying every possible sri lankan cuisine including rice milk cake, the various sambals, a very nice dessert like a combo of poli and jaggery on plantain leaf and various other odds and ends. The yoghurt they served in the hotel was always sweetened which made it very yummy.

Also what amazed me was the willingness to serve mutton curry for breakfast.

We also had sri lankan cuisine served in clay pot in Hilton and I true every veg dish served.

We did shopping in lakshala the traidtional sri lankan craft and art store and found an auto wallah who took us around fort bazaar where we saw a tiny shop with lankan artefacts, magnets, batik etc. It would have been a good place to go rather than Lakshala but he would have driven a hard bargain.

We also did Odel and another local store called nolimit.

For once shopping in sri lanka had me confounded but happy as I was dividing rather than multiplying in this country for Indian rupee calculation.

I found the country a mix of kerala and singapore and found the stand alone shop concept quite European.

Some streets re astonishingly narrow. Wonder how traffic passes through.

And the sri lankan ladies are pretty with a predictable face cut, forehead and jaw line.

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