Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ouchhh....

....goes me every 20 minutes as if there's a timed machine inside urging me to sneeze like hell. And I find it difficult to hold the nose onto myself. It does run like crazy. Then my temperature. That runs too. And who loaded my empty head with so much of heavy-weights? It is painful. And whenever there is a chance, my throat makes sure to cough enough to scratch itself. Damn! From the moment I climbed the escalator in Chennai airport, I have been missing home.

Now the pastas and sandwiches greet me at the cafeteria at work. The billing lady at the cafeteria asks me casually if I'm going out for my Valentine's Day dinner tonight. I say 'No'. She then doubtfully asks me if I have got a valentine. I still say 'No'. And she religiously advises me to get one soon. As if that’s the kind of advice I was looking for badly. Phew!

Right now, one wishes to be fed with Pepper Rasam mixed with love. Then be spoon-fed with a small dose of cough syrup. And be helped with the tablets and a glass of warm water. And then maybe a bed-time story to induce nice and easy sleep. And sense the temperature by hand-touching the neck.

One badly wishes for a Chennai ponnu!

20 comments:

enagar.com said...

has it occurred to u that maybe she wanted u to ask her out

Gayatri said...

kabali, neengaluma?

Vidhya said...

Pepper Rasam mixed with love-aha, cold muthipocha..Ippothaiku neeye vicks eduthu thechuko..illana Sriram balm thechuko..amma kitta itha pathi solli, action eduka solrein :-)

arvind1187 said...

lol... my best wishes for u for a chennai ponnu who can mix love with peeper rasam and check out ur tempereture..
but please dont have high expectations.. :)

Ela said...

Ennada ithu chennai ponnu galukku vanda sodhanai! Already they have been asking for 'good-looking, beautiful, tall, slim, fair, well educated(but not soooo educated!), homely, god-fearing, adjusting with parents and loveable girl'...

Now they also in addition should have a degree in 'how to able to mix pepper-rasam with love and rub vicks and take temperature in eco friendly way' vaa?

Naanga enga porathu hahh?

On a friendly note, i still do have some rasam left in my fridge...oru vaaram thaan aarathu athai senchu! If u can give me ur address i can send it via FedEx....
ennala itha thavira vera yeathuvum ippo thaikku seyya mudiyathu kabali thalai!

vidhya said...

chennai ponnu vaikara pepper rasam avolov pidikkum na avala unngaloda US kuttindu poriyakalam mayy.. eppo anga irrundhu en feel pannurel??

Anonymous said...

chennai la irukka vandiathu thana...inga vanthu usura edukira..
here u will get pepper burger...possibly from the lady who asked whether you had a valentine :-)

Guru said...

Chennai ku vantha auto karan sari illa athu sari illa nu sollavendiyathu. Skool luku poi pasangala bayamuthrathu.. intha vela lam senjitu, ippo return ponathum enna missing Chennai ? j/k

Arun Sundar said...

Ankur : That lady must easily be 50+.

Gayatri : Fever doesn't show mercy.

Vidhya : Sriram balm'aa? Atom bomb'ey thaechaalum seri aagaathu polarikku!

Arvind : Thanks, but askin for pepper rasam - high expectation??

Ela : Kabali thanks u for the rasam. I thot mixing pepper rasam with love is an inherent quality in chennai ponnu. No?

Vidhya : Illaadhadhunaala dhaan blogpost.

Anon : This must be Melwin. Kalyaanam aagidichu'ngra kozhuppaa?

Guru : Who said I'm missing Chennai. I'm missing home.

Yayathy said...

Ikkaraiku akkarai pachai. Ethu than ya ulagam

Guru said...

So you are not missing Chennai eh ?

the victorious.. said...

yebbaaa..

hope the people who make ads for vicks or cough syrup look at this post of urs. this will help them change their target audience, from school going kids to homesick adults ! :D

Arun Sundar said...

Yayathy,
Yaa right!

Guru,
I miss home. Home doesn't necessarily mean Chennai.

victorious,
Age No bar for Vicks and cough syrup.

ThanaMoi said...

hey... wish u good luck for ur search on chennai ponnu... make sure u don make hasty decisions man... pepper-rasam might taste good.. but doesnt mean the one who made it is as good as it is.. haha... take care buddy... take some medicine... get well soon..

Prash said...

I wish "chennai ponnu" can make pepper rasam. You better equip yourself with a cook manual.

Arun Sundar said...

Thanamoi,

Thanks. I'm alright now though :)

Prash,

Cook manual would give me the rasam - but not love. You see my pointless point here?!!

Anonymous said...

but final-a chennai ponnu+rasam rendum illama, veetlernthu othai than kedachuthunu keelvi pateen.....

Arun Sundar said...

Anon,
Yaaro vishamigal vadhandhiya parappi irukkaanga.

Raz said...

:) ennaku nee chennai ponnu nu sonnathu.. unga amma nu thonuthu ... righta?

hows u nw?

Arun Sundar said...

Raz,
Chennai ponnu different from Amma.

Am doin very fine now - thanks for asking.