Guitar Ummachi is none other than our very own Lord Saraswathi. I took my girls to a temple in Chennai. When they came near the Saraswathi Sannidhi, they asked me "amma why this ummachi has guitar" At first I did not realise that they are talking about Veena. I managed to explain that to my girls. Luckily we have both veena & guitar in our house. It really helped :) From there on we are also calling Saraswathy as Guitar Ummachi :)
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Last time when we came to India, my girls were so young and they didn't get a chance to walk on Indian roads, especially Chennai roads. But this time around, we wanted them to see how the life style is for a common man in India. In Chennai its quite common to see people living on the roads, platforms, under the flyovers etc. When they first saw it, they were so surprised and said how can people even sleep on roads in India? Another thing they noticed is spitting!!. Unfortunately everybody need to accept that people here don't bother about their surroundings. When we were waiting in a signal, one guys was spitting something(i guess its pan parak). Kiddos said "look amma that mama is throwing up" But later they came to know that its very common here. Even now they ask us "why people want to spit on the roads amma?"
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
At first this was a very big disappointment for my girls. Their favorite Dora in Tamil. They sing all the songs in english. But here in India (south), Dora talks in Tamil. Poor laddoos started crying first. Amma map says Nan than map instead of I am the map(!). Who cares... but thats something very important for both of them. There in US, they learned some spanish words and started counting numbers from 1 through 10 in spanish because of Dora. I am kinda happy (bad mommy) that they can learn tamil through this tamil Dora. But it didn't happen till now:(. By the ways Boots is called Bujji in Tamil. Thats so funny!!!!
Immediately after reaching home from airport, the first thing I noticed on their face was a mosquito bite. Poor kiddo! They are so much allergic to this mosquito bite and even the odomos or good Knight or all out mosquito repellent creams and all those sprays we brought from US didn't work here. Everyday they will have a new scar in their face or on their arms, legs or on their eye brows. So pathetic they even got the bite on their butt once :( No wonder they hate India. But then they really enjoyed their stay with their cousins, playing tippy-tippy-top, word puzzles, number puzzles, carrom board, pallanguzhihttp
Monday, December 6, 2010
When we moved to India last year, my twin daughters were under the assumption that we are going for avacation just like how we do once in every two years. They were very happy about the fact that they can play and spend time with their cousins for two months. Immediately after landing Chennai airport, the first thing they noticed was the horn sound (they forgot their previous experiences in India cos they were so young). "Amma there is a fire truck(!) coming behind us. Ask the driver mama to stop the car". They were actually talking about a lorry which gave the loud horn. Poor kiddos this was their first shock immediately after landing India :)