late (thnx to my tottering but nevertheless ... ineya deepavali nalvazhthukkal to blogsphere!!!
its been a great diwali with the night specials yet to come ;) ... but then some things about deepavali always brings back memories ... esp the mornings more than anything else
so I wake up today ... I rarely speak until I brush my teeth or @ least wash my mouth ... so apart from the hmm's ... the 1st words spoken -
"avalo yennai veendam patti ...
AVALO YENNAI VEENDAM PATTIEEEEEEEEEEE"
he he ... this I never miss to do a single year ... in fact its not even that oil which is boiled with pepper :) ... so much for the oil chronicles
but the so called growing up and moving along in life leaves you missing some thing while you get others
schooling days of course ... every deepavali there used to be competetion in the appartment as to who gets ready 1st and bursts the 1st pattasu :) ... ha ha we used to end up waking up @ 4 ... I still remember I used to wake up n hurry my folks @ home for thir rigmarole for the ocassion ... and then it comes ... a simple oosi vedi ... miniature saram ... but sounds loud enough ... our appt stairway used to echo well ... accoustically unsound :p ... but good for our purpose ... making sure the watchman ain't there in the vicinity, we set of one @ the 4th floor (mottai maadi, n flit into the nearest of our houses to hide ... all people come out to find it who it was n the lil trouble makers r gone ... they just can't point to one ... so it was fun to see their faces then ... 1/2 the people half asleep ... ha ha
n then the cracker competetion ... not just among us ... but with out neighbours ... they proly used to buy for nothing less than 50 grand to a lac :-o ... believe me they do ... thnx to them my folks were never able to watch T.V. coz their sarams last 7 mins avg and come back to back with a break only for their siesta ... 3 familys taking turns there ... so we refrain to burst then ... n when they all rest we take the arena with out bombs ... kept under kottan kuchi, n all sorts of stuff ;)) ... he he
nights were a spectacle ... our prodigious neighbours would go nothing short of the BIG ones ... so we take our vantage point ... sun-shades of the 4th floor (mottai maadi) ... of course without my parents knowledge ... most of the blasts happening @ just a safe distance and @ an elevation of just udner 30 degrees ... never more ... it was some sight ... parachute ... jewels stuff n all those expensive ones ... free tickets of course ... the best part was that the bunglow had a granite exterior so all those blasts didn't sound doom ... but dhung ... with high reverb :-" amazing
this new place has been very noisy ... unlike last year ... much more jubilation ... or is it just me in high spirits? whatever it is much of my kaasai karee akkaradhu is gonna starts in 3 hrs from now ... so adios
after 3 days by darn net connection seemed to work now ... still seemingly ... so gt test it for a while
hope everyone enjoys this diwali ... I still remember those slogans which used to come before in a poetic form - "Its diwali, play it safe"