Friday, November 14, 2008

My Laundry fiascos

I was a typical kid brought up in C(India). I have never washed clothes, folded or ironed clothes. When I came to the states, I had enough clothes for the first two weeks so I didnt have to go to the laundry room. And then.. the nightmare started.. I have a bunch of clothes all piled in a corner of the room. I had to take them to the laundry room to do my laundry.. huh.. what.. I thought you had it at home.. Ya right welcome to the world of apartments and coin laundry.

I ask my roommate who is the "most " helpful person to guide me.. she says.. " The machine is on the top floor of this building. go and do your laundry there. Take your clothese in your stroller if you want." I gather my clothes and go up to the laundry room. Now I load my clothes into a machine that is empty. Now what do I do next?

It then dawns on me that I need the detergent.. So I rush down stairs and borrow laundry detergent from my friend. Now the machine is all loaded and everything. I click the start button but the laundry machine does not start.. I wonder why.. I turn the knob, adjust the clothes inside the washer. i try everything. Nothing seems to help. I see a $ sign.. Now that means money.. But I never used to see Amma pay money for laundry .. So whats with this machine. luckily a lady walks in with a pile of clothes to launder. I ask her, innocently, what do I need to do? She says I need to put in coins so the machine would start. I again go back to my room and grab the cash and complete my laundry.

When the clothes come out of the dryer.. they are all dyed in a shade of blue.. I wonder why...........

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Going to USA for a Vacation!!!

When I was a kid, we used to go from C(India) to J(India)( to my Aunt's place) for vacation. Then came a time when my Aunt used to come down to India for vacation from the US of A. Now, people from India are coming to US of A for a vacation!!!

Times have changed and very quickly at that ..

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


You make a lot of choices in life. But it is only a few that makes you ask yourself, "Why?"

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Click! If you are Sick....

What has the IT done to us? We can now go online to find a doctor in the locality, which is good. But what these guys are proposing is just attrocious.. The patients can now enter their symptoms and register the call and doctors would repond via email.. Next step ? Streaming video, so that the doctor may see your symptoms live/ recorded and prescribe medicines..

Innum konjam naal la doctors e irukka poradhu illai.. ellam robots than... hmm.. I just hope I dont see that day..

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Akku pore - Meaning.. Miscellaneous

The other day when I was travelling with my friend on a bus. My friend sat next to a hugh black lady who was wearing a fur jacket with a fur hood and had covered herself up from head to toe with it.. I was just thinking how warm she must be feeling when suddenly my friend says, "Etho Karadi pakathila ukandha madiri irukku' and I burst out laughing...


I always wondered why people here wore very little clothes in summer.. I now kind of know.. wanna know why? Well I think that they are tired of wearing so much clothing that they want to wear as little of it as possible :) :)


Sunday, March 04, 2007

America here I come...

I walk out of the Airport, with a light fleace jacket, my hands tucked into my pocket and head held high up in the air.. V says it is gonna be a cold outside. But I look through the glass windows to see a clear star studded night sky.. back home.. this meant that the weather would be pleasant..... but not here... I step out and the cold wind hits me like a knife through soft butter, I open my mouth to say something to my husband, and I see white snakes spewing out of my mouth.. I am wondering.. whats wrong with me? whats happening? Is my stomach on fire or something? My hands go numb and my ears start to get blocked. I hurry towards the car. But a brave facade..when my husband asks are u feeling cold? I say "No.. not at all"

We then hit the road and my husband manuvers the car out of the parking lot. Until he hits a stop sign I dont realize whats happening coz I am frozen and all I can think of is how cold it is outside...I start calling ppl back home saying that I have arrived and when they ask me where I am I say " I am on my way home but V seems to be driving on the wrong side of the road!!"well road la than apadi na.. they walk like that on the pavement too.. I almost created a pile up by walking on the wrong side on the pavement..Oh. how many times have I stood on the wrong side of the road for the bus and wondered why cars were going on the wrong side of the road...

And then Snow arrives.. it was a Monday morning.. and I had to go to work..It has started as rain the previous evening.. here they call it freezing rain..I woke up around 6 in the morning I see the roof tops being covered with some white powdery stuff.. It looks so nice.. and the snow is falling from the heaven above like small cotton balls floating in was so pretty to watch it.. i spent close to an hour in front of the window watching the snow fall down.. and then I had to go out... :( Outside is a whole different story. The snow is like crystalline rain. It is white, slippery and slushy..and it is cold.. a combination that will make anyone hate snow..

I had a tough time getting used to the weather.. It still is tough.. but when u dont have a choice you get used it, now dont you..If you ask me if I like America.. I would give u a very polished reply..." it is nice" .....

Well it is a different experience.............

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Back .. with a Bang?

Lots of things happening and lots of things not happening.. So it took a while for me to settle down.. I am now in a new country, a new place, with new ppl, a new house , a new job and a brand new husband :) So u can see why there I went missing for sometime now.. :) ..

But I am back now.. and will start posting soon.......