Friday, 13 February 2009

Letter from Haripriya to Amamma - Status

11-Feb-2009

I called up Anu's home to talk to HariPriya. She wasn't ready to talk to me because the letter is not posted yet. :-)

So, I was talking to HariPrasad. I asked him whats he doing and the other things. He said what he had for dinner. He said he had fish, but he didnt know the name of the fish.

Later when she talked to me, I asked about how Anish is after tonsure. She said that Anish is very friendly and keeps laughing at her. Looks like Anish started to recognise his family now.

Then, I asked about the letter to be posted. She said she has completed all the drawings and only thing left is to post the letter. I asked her what did she draw. She said that she has drawn a house in pink and it has a flower vase in blue colour. :-). She also said that she had drawn many other pics with mountain, etc.
I asked her when she will post it, to which she replied, "nuvvu chennai ki vasthuvu kada, ammamma inti ki vasthuvu kada, appudu, nenu letters ethukoni vastha" [you will come to chennai, to grand mom's house right? I will come with the letters] I said, by the time I come to chennai, you write as much letters as possible, so that we will post the big parcel to grandmom. She said ok :-)

Kids,
I will scan the pics and post them up here once I get it.

-Maama

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Tonsure + Ear Piercing

9-Feb-2009

May be 4 years back I remember having HariPriya and HariPrasad on my lap to pierce their ears. Oh my God thats not an easy task. Well not for the kids, but for me. Kids cry not out of pain, they only cry out for fear.

For HariPriya, the task went easily. May be her ears were very tender and it was not a big task for the person who pierces it. But for HariPrasad, it wasn't the case. I closed my eyes for HariPrasad's ear piercing after seeing HariPriya's. I heard a solid 'patt' sound when his ears were pierced. Too hard.

Today is Anish's turn. He must now be with tonsured head and pierced ears. I missed it. Not just because I am here in London, but apparently there is some 'kula deivam' compatibility mismatch. Even my parents didn't attend the function. My parents went to their place yesterday and came back last night.

Kids,
I don't have the photos of HariPriya and HariPrasad when your heads were tonsured and ears pierced, but I think I must get Anish's photo. Will upload them once I get them. Till then have fun.

- Maama