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Friday, July 13, 2012

Why sandwich?!?

One day I was enjoying the Subway's  Tuna sandwich' after a long time. My daughter asked me, "Amma, What are you eating?". I said, "It's a sandwich. Do u want to try it?" She said, "No!" and few seconds later, "Amma, Why it's called a sandwich?". I was surprised by her question, because of all these days I never thought about it. I said, "I'll tell u after I finish it!". Simultaneously I googled, 'Why sandwich is called sandwich?' 

The story of sandwich:
It seems like John Montagu, 4th earl of sandwich was very hungry. He doesn't want to mess his hands while gambling and asked to serve meat in between 2 slices of bread. Since he had the title, 'Earl of sandwich' it got it's name.

P.S. The picture is my very own Tuna Sandwich

Saturday, April 21, 2012

No peeking!

Thank you all for making me reach my 50th post.

I'm so glad that this is about my little girl, who surprises me everyday with her innovative 'good ideas' (that's how she'll start her conversation)

My five year old is ready to read on her own. So I thought I could teach her some simple words so that she can read her 'Dora' book.

Everyday I used to teach her 3 words and will make her write down in her notebook by looking at them. This was going for  a week. One day I thought of giving her a test.
So I taught the same words, which I taught her the previous day to her and made her write those words by looking at them. After that, I got her notebook and gave her a paper.

 I told her, "Kuttyma, ipo nee amma sonna words ezhuthanum, aanal paarkaama ezhuthanum!" She refused.

 I told her again, "Paaru amma vunnakku milk eduthuttu varaen athukullae nee 'This', 'That', 'Was' kku spelling ezhuthanum. Aanal paarkama ezhuthanum".

She said, "Oh no!".

I told her, "U have to!"

I went into the kitchen and got her milk. When I came back.  She was writing the words one above the other. I was puzzled and looked at her. She was closing her eyes while writing. Then I realised, when I said, "Paarkaama ezhuthanum!" she literally took the word for it. I couldn't control my laugh.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Forgotten or not known?

Recently, I watched "Aezham Arivu". It's really nice to see that a monk from India, that too from Tamil Nadu, travelled all across the country to China and is remembered by them ever since. In the beginning of the movie, people from TamilNadu and China are asked questions about 'Bodhi Dharman'.
Only the Chinese seemed to know him but all the Tamilians said, "Antha paeraiyae neenga solli thaan theriyum!".

In the climax, actor Surya blames all Tamilians for forgetting such an awesome monk.
My question to Director Murugadoss is, "It's really great to watch such a movie, nice effort and lovely direction. Congratulations!!! but why blame us?". It's like asking us, "Who is Zhang Ziyi?". (For those of you who don't know who is Zhang Ziyi - she is a chinese actress. Remember our "Paayum puli pathungum naagam"? ;))

Ofcourse we don't remember who is 'Bodhi Dharman' because we don't know him. How will we know him when he learns everything in our country and goes to another country then sacrifices his life for them? Did we forget our great kings, leaders and poets? Ofcourse we learn about them in our books and through our grandparents because they left their foot prints in our country and served our society. Now we teach our kids about them.

So I think it's better to stop blaming us for forgetting the 'monk' who did nothing to us.

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