Sunday, 20 January 2013

Welcoming year 2013

I think I can now say, a year has passed since I last blogged.

I am back! (Arnold’s tone) Lol

Well it’s now 2013. 2011 and 2012 have left me with many fond and sour memories.

Let’s begin with Rupini’s brother’s DSLR. It’s a Canon EOS100D. It was welcomed into the family in 2010 itself. I love it, but I am not as good. I wish I could lay my hands on it, as when I please. But it’s in KL and I’m in JB. Yet, it’s owned by the brother, safekept by Rupi and mostly used by me. To the extent, I had taken in once, without the presence of the guardian. Haha. Moving on, Rupi’s skills are improving. Now, she seems little addicted to Lightroom. Wish here good luck and that her chemistry with the camera grows. =)

The veena, is my best friend now. I could sit with it, whole day, not realising time passing by. I guess, not only me, but anyone, given the chance to live for their passion, could just live on with it. Veena practically takes half the time, of which, when I am not at work. I have a long way to go, learning to play the veena. My teacher seems to have a plan for me, which I hope it works out well. At the same time, I attempt to play some songs. Its’ quite easy if you know (or guess) the notes. Next comes the playing techniques. These techniques could do wonders in playing a song. Acquiring those skills need only be taught, but takes time master little enough feel good over listening to me play. Lol.

Out of norm, mid of 2012, I went to Sri Lanka! Woohoo. That was one awesome trip. Well I didn’t really do much, except the beach, but it was a worth trip because I finally managed to meet the other part of the family. Only then I realised, how big my mother’s line is. My mother has an elder brother (demised), elder sister (demised) and two younger sisters in Sri Lanka. So, in total, I have 11 cousins. Of which, four have seen me grow up as a baby, two I have met few years ago in KL and leaving the rest strangers to me(literally). I only knew their names.
Getting to meet the whole clan was one memorable one. 7 cousins and 4, with their spouses. During then, I felt that I had missed so much fun, growing up with cousins. It was a little set back that my brother, sister in law and my cousins of my uncles were not able to make it. I nearly forgot to mention the tinier members of the family. They are below 7 years age, so I think i need not describe how children they are. Youngest of all, baby Kiran was the centre of attraction. Could you imagine the vibration, having seven children and one baby? Goodness. That was one awesome gathering. Returning KL seemed very hard, then. Haha. I miss that moment. Hope to have another similar gathering.

I remember putting myself in a stringent budget after Sri Lanka, yet, I found my way to Penang twice. Haha. One was to celebrate Merdeka and the other, a close friend, Palani’s engagement. The first trip was more fun. It was a pleasant surprise to me, when Rupi decided to come, without me knowing. I’m sorry Rupi I am illiterate in expressing surprise. =). Thanks for coming!

Time moved on and I have no clue of what have I been doing. Work, home, sleep and the cycle continues. Gym came into picture, and still remains a mirage. I tend to look good for the big day, so I am still continuing my gym, anxiously looking forward to a slight change, in size.

There must always be a balance in life. As much of fun I had over the year, I lost somewhat two significant people in my life last year. One, Ratnam periamma, and Kassipilay ammamma.

Ratnam periamma is one of my big mums in KL. I like visiting her, as I have always felt welcomed at her house. The three akkas and three annes, have always made me feel at home. More than me, anne has more memories of periamma. My unfortunate, I grew up in Segambut, slightly further from Bamboo garden. I didn’t enjoy the privilege anne enjoyed at her house. Yet I have enjoyed my Monday, after pasar malam visits.

Next soul that found its way to God is my ammamma. My mother calls here Kassipilay chinnamma. (You see this Ceylonese or the PKs have this habit of having a title names for the all the uncles. It’s simple, the pre fix comes on either the type of the house, city address, husband’s occupation for example, mel veedhu mamee (aunty who lives upstairs), lawyer clerk mamee (aunty whose husband is a clerk in the lawyer’s office), PJRanee mamee (aunty who lives in PJ). So Kassipilay definitely refers to the place where she lives, Kg Kassipilay, off Jalan Ipoh. She being a cousin sister of amma’s mother, she becomes my mother’s chinnamma, and so, my grand aunty. I don’t have memories of my grandmother, and this ammamma has been my grandmother. But she and taataa have literally been our grandparents.  One cute chubby elderly lady she is. She utters few words, and pants for breath. She has a secret compartment in her fridge. There’s always food in her house, at any point of time. And it will be served to you, as many times you want. That’s how gem of a lady she is. I so miss this taataa.
May God bless their souls. R.I.P.

And so like that, year was coming to an end. No matter how bad of financial crises I am struck upon, Rupi made sure we met for Christmas.  I guess it’s like end of the year vacation practice. Last year however, it didn’t work out well. My factory was shut down for some major improvement and maintenance works. Not only Christmas, but New Year too, was not as grand. Lucky me, a friend Raj and my ex-housemate Jega were available to bring to Coffee Trap for the countdown. =)

I hope I get to accomplish those thoughts in my mind. My un fortune, they happened to share the same target of accomplishment, this year. Hahaha. So wish me luck people.

It’s already 20th of January, yet I don’t think it’s too late to wish everyone Happy New Year and Best Wishes in your undertakings.

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