Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Good StoryTess was a precocious eight year old when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew. All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money. They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didn't have the money for the doctor bills and our house. Only a very costly surgery could save him now and it was looking like there was no-one to loan them the money. She heard Daddy say to her tearful Mother with whispered desperation, "Only a miracle can save him now."
Tess went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet. She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for mistakes. Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug Store with the big Red Indian Chief sign above the door. She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention but he was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good.
Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!
"And what do you want?" the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice. "I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages," he said without waiting for a reply to his question.
"Well, I want to talk to you about my brother," Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. "He's really, really sick... and I want to buy a miracle."
"I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist.
"His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?"
"We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help you," the pharmacist said, softening a little. "Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it costs."
The pharmacist's brother was a well dressed man. He stooped down and asked the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does you brother need?"
"I don't know," Tess replied with her eyes welling up. "I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money."
"How much do you have?" asked the man from Chicago. "One dollar and eleven cents," Tess answered barely audibly. "And it's all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to.
"Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man. "A dollar and eleven cents - the exact price of a miracle for little brothers." He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said, "Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I have the kind of miracle you need."
That well dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specialising in neuro- surgery. The operation was completed without charge and it wasn't long until Andrew was home again and doing well. Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place.
"That surgery," her Mom whispered. "was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?"
Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost... one dollar and eleven cents ...... plus the faith of a little child.
A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a higher law......
This story I read on the internet and felt that I would like to share something like this with everyone. This doesn’t talk about something that has complicated rationality and deep analysis involved. However this talks of how unforeseen events take place when we are really sincere. It is for sure that nature will always test our sincerity, and this test is not easy. However, if we can stand this test with all our conviction and sincere effort then the forces of Nature surely comes together to help us in attaining our goal.
Can we be sincere as this young child and the world will be a better place than it has ever been!
Thekkinkaattil kudumbamThekkinkaattil kudumbam
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
funny onei got this from reghuammaven it is fantastic and so realistic especially for all you want to go america so here what i think of india stay there for as long as possible and try to work there if you can and only leave the country if you want to go on a vaccation.
"AIN'T THIS THE TRUTH"Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN)for 6am. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved withhis electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).
He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA)he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today.
After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) filled it with GAS from SAUDI ARABIA and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his Computer ( MADE IN MALAYSIA), Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE! France!!) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job in…AMERICA .....
Y'all gotta keep this one circulating, please!
hiyde ho familyronieshey this is spazzymac here i thought i might add some of my own blog. well let me see i really am shoting blanks in my mind right now so i guess i will write something meaning full the next wait a minit i just rememberd i just finished reading a book by dan borwn no not the da vinci code it is another super book which i enjoyed more than the code it is called angels and demons . aptly tittled the book talks about the old cult which actually came to existence in 1776 and abruptly ended by the british in the 1800s ( more about that in the book i am reading right now called who really runs the world ) they talk about the illuminati and how the one doller bill which has the unfinnished pyramid and the 7 steps to enlightenment and the all seing eye and the proverb novus ordo seclorum and what they thought it was and what it actually was supposed to mean and the guy who desinged the bill and how he came about to give the idea to isenhower i think and about the book goes on and on man is ever a really good book i read it in about 4 days althought i bought it about a month ago i never had the time to read and i must say i am right now a full on conspiracy theoricst i have started reading about all sorts of conspiracies online and i also bought a book called who really runs the world. wow i cant belive i have taken up reading and stoped listening to acdc. any way if any body knows what is the next best book to read let me know. i cant get enough of reading it is fun and i think i have missed out on a lot of reading but also one thing if the book has a boring or slow begining i doubt if i would read so i am looking for book like da vinci code and angels and demon like one repoter said these books are unputdownable
thats all folks blog you latters
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Independence Day and Kerala AirlinesHi Pras: Feeling about our great country: Of course, ours is the greatest country in the whole world, and nothing like our India and specially our Mallu World.......You go anywhere in the world, you are still a Mallu and keep missing everything about it......but we could definitely learn a thing or two from others too, but we are Mallus.......so we don't just think anyone else is better than us.....that is Mallu.
Kerala Airlines'' looks great. Why don't we have one like that? Ya, the cabin crew looks dashing in his mundu, the pilot looks better with "Mundu Madakkikuthi"......
Have a great day to all the T-Kattiliers.........with love.
this is our new Kerala Airlines... look at the man in Whit n white, he is the cabin crew and the other man 'mundu madakki kuthi'...he is the pilot.. adipoli alle
Monday, August 14, 2006
Happy Independance Day31 states,
6 ethnic groups,
29 major festivals and
1 country.......Be proud to be an Indian.
hey..happy independance day. but i am still sitting in my office. no independance for "me". hey those who work abroad, What do u think of our country on this auspicious day??
World Cup Footballer............
If any of you have missed the World Cup, here is a picture of one of the winning teams, posing recently in Germany (or Dubai?).
Thy are currently practicing for the next World Cup to take place in our beloved Mallu Capital. Watch Out.........
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Rechana...Posting the pic on blog on overwhelming demand from the Thekkinkattilites...:-)
A nice pic..Indeed...
A nice pic..Indeed...
Friday, August 11, 2006
Ellavarkum Vanakkam.......Good Morning, Aum Namah ShivayahEeyiteyayi Aarum Onnum Ezhuthathathu Enthanu?
Where are postings from Chettan and Pakkan? This is a stage for both of you to express your opinions. You remember there was one subject onwhich you were going to have a debate when we meet. Why don't we start it Now???
Pinne ivite vere visheshangal onnum illa. Mol urakkam kazhinju ezhunnettu. I have to go and pickher up. So bye for now.
HOTEL KERALA-FONIA - by The YeaglesOn the road to Trivandrum
Coconut oil in my hair
Warm smell of avial
Rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a bright pink tube-light
My tummy rumbled, I felt weak and thin
I had to stop for a bite
There he stood in the doorway
Flicked his mundu in style
And I was thinking to myself
I don't like the look of his sinister smile
Then he lit up a petromax
Muttering "No power today"
More Mallus down the corridor
I thought I heard them say
Welcome to the Hotel Kerala-fonia
Such a lousy place,
Such a lousy place (background)
Such a sad disgrace,
Plenty of bugs at the Hotel Kerala-fonia
Any time of year
Any time of year (background)
It's infested here
It's infested here
His finger's stuck up his nostril
He's got a big, thick mustache
He makes an ugly, ugly noise
But that's just his laugh
Buxom girls clad in pavada
Eating banana chips
Some roll their eyes, and
Some roll their hips
I said to the manager
My room's full of mice
He said, Don't worry, saar, I sending you
meen karri, brandy and ice
And still those voices were crying from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them pray
Save us from the Hotel Kerala-fonia
Such a lousy place,
Such a lousy place (background)
Such a sad disgrace
Trying to live at the Hotel Kerala-fonia
It is no surprise
It is no surprise (background)
That it swarms with flies
The blind man was pouring
Stale sambar on rice
And he said
We are all just actors here
In Silk Smitha-disguise
And in the dining chamber
We gathered for the feast
We stab it with our steely knives
But we just can't cut that beef
Last thing I remember
I was writhing on the floor
That cockroach in my appam-stew was the culprit,
I am sure Relax, said the watchman
This enema will make you well
And his friends laughed as they held me down
God's Own Country? Oh, Hell!
Thursday, August 10, 2006
News from the frontierHere's whats latest from our end: Our little darling has been taking a few steps of her own these days. Innu Mummy avale mittathode, shoes okke ideechu nadathi. She is slowly gaining confidence at this important skill. Its really rewarding to watch her. One of these days i'll capture this on video and send it out to y'all.
Meanwhile, why hasn't anyone posted the hotel-keralafornia here? I told you guys its too good to pass up.
I have also been interviewing nannies to look after mol once Mom leaves. I finally decided on one candidate. I'm nervous about this whole thing...hopefully it won't be too bad.
Thats all from me...onnu vallathum post cheyyoo....evide irunnu visheshangal ellaam kekkaan thonnunnu...
Friday, August 04, 2006
Leave lettersSee , How people write leave Applications. It's murder of English language. But Too Funny. Just Read It. The Leave Applications;) · Infosys, Bangalore: An employee applied for leave as follows:
"Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my wife, please sanction me one-week leave."
· This is from Oracle Bangalore: >From an employee who was performing the "mundan" ceremony of his 10 year old son: "as I want to shave my son's head, please leave me for two days.."
· Another gem from CDAC. Leave-letter from an employee who was performing his daughter's wedding: "as I am marrying my daughter, please grant a week's leave.."
· From H.A.L. Administration Dept: "As my mother-in-law has expired and I am only one responsible for it, please grant me 10 days leave."
· Another employee applied for half day leave as follows: "Since I've to go to the cremation ground at 10 o-clock and I may not return, please grant me half day casual leave"
· An incident of a leave letter: "I am suffering from fever, please declare one-day holiday."
· A leave letter to the headmaster: "As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me today"
· Another leave letter written to the headmaster: "As my headache is paining, please grant me leave for the day."
· Covering note: "I am enclosed herewith..."
· Another one: "Dear Sir: with reference to the above, please refer to my below..."
· Actual letter written for application of leave: "My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at home I may be granted leave".
· Letter writing:- "I am well here and hope you are also in the same well."
· A candidate's job application: "This has reference to your advertisement calling for a ' Typist and an Accountant - Male or Female'... As I am both(!! )for the past several years and I can handle both with good experience, I am applying for the post.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
hiii was busy with the release of our s/w, now it is postponded. i wont ne able to go home this weekend coz our hostel is shifting so i have to be there. Amma is here. we'll be going probably on next saturday to take Darshan. I saw Ummoose's video. soo nice. hey rech, howz ur new job. adipoliyaano.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Dentist MomIt so happens that our ayalvaasi-daridravaasi has a big swimming pool in their mittam. And it so happens that during some really bad storms we had earlier this year, half our veli is broken, hence providing a good view of what goes on over yonder.
For the longest time, the pool looked like a real chanagakkuzhi...muzhuvanum paayalu pidichu. And from then on Mom's been cribbing about the pool..saying...shyo..aa pool enthoru vrithikedaayitta kedakkunne...Mummykkye eppozhum oru kannu appurathe kudiyilaanu. She's the one who gave me the news that the pool is clean now etc. Apparently there is some device which automatically cleans the pool (so she's figured out...from her constant studying of the pool).
Dentist mom... :-)
Let me go help her finish cooking...athu kazhinju njangallku 'Chathikkyaatha Chanthu' kaanaanullathaanu. Ennale we tried watching 'Taskaraveeran'...ente daiyvame...enthoru chathiyaayirunnu athu!!!