சிந்திக்க அல்ல, சுவைக்க.
Not to think, but to taste

Saturday, 31 January 2009


i just bought a poodle! its a black bitch pup that is so adorable and folllows me everywhere like the sheep in the nursery rhyme"mary had a little lamb"! 

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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

rest not in peace

the authorities has approved for a second post mortem. the results will be out soon. what i dont get is, the marks must have been there when the first post mortem is done. i'm sure the pathologist who did it noticed it. to say notice it it is downplaying, as the cuts and bruises are all over his body. like a work of an skilled artist splayed and scatered all over the canvas. why there was not any explaination or report on that matter by the pathologist? or did mark apper after the post mortem? cant be as there was foam and blood in the face when Kugan's family went into the mortuary. there is something not right about this.....why no one ask anything about this fishy matter?

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Saturday, 24 January 2009

foul play

did he deserve this?  even though he is a criminal, a suspected car thief to be exact, what happened to him is beyond humanity. this is sick, disgusting and disturbing. i don't know what really went on till it ended like this, but i know this, this is wrong. whatever happened to not guilty till proven guilty code of ethics and conduct that must be upheld by every law enforcement officials?? isn't there an oath this people take before they are signed in? every one deserves a second chance, execpt to those who misuse their power and the trust given to them by the general public. to those leeches, there is no second chance.  

the damage is done. there is no turning back. what are thesepeople thinking? that they can do anything and the people will just keep their mouth shut? hello, wake up! you are there because the people put you there, and because the people want you to be there! if they decided otherwise, you are toast my friend! the deceased, kugan, is a young chap,with no criminal record,  a 22 year old who is just starting his life not to be brutally slaughtered! come to think of it, will there be any trust again by the indian comunnity to the police? or is this what we call karma? why the other two people who were detained with him were released and he was not? " the family is entitled to a second post mortem but wont allowed it" what does that mean? hidding the trails? or to prevent unrest among the people? i guess some people are obessed with james bond, they take the license to kill a bit to seriusly!  why there is no answer till now? he died of water retention in his lungs. okay, fine. then the marks and cuts all over his body, from head to toe,  what, side effects of water? so is the water the criminal now?  if they could, those in hot water will blame water for it! 

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i judged a people without kowing them. i went against my principles. miss anjana is not the dragaon lady that she is rumoured to be. a very solid lecturer who knows her job. or is it too early to see through the fog??

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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

first day of second sem...

yesterday was the first day of my second semester.. class mates that are with me from my first semester
chi chi
jia hau
d rest are indians students who just finished their foundations.
have a new lecturer miss sharmila who thought those kids at foundation. she is taking the introduction to computer  systems sub. this sem, i hv 2 subjects only. the one mentioned above and intro to software development. for this i hope mr khor will come instead of miss anjana, as she has a very fearsome reputation. will know tommorrow. huhuhuhuhuhuhuhu

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Saturday, 17 January 2009

tamil harvest festival - last day prayers ~ kaanum ponggal

The fourth day of the three-day Pongal celebrations is called Kaanum Pongal. In few places this day is also known as Karinaal or Thiruvalluvar Day. It is dedicated to the sun god, Surya and has its roots in ancient Brahminical tradition. Since Pongal is a rural, agrarian based festival that celebrates the harvests, the sun is a vital part of the proceedings. This is because the Sun is the symbol of life on Earth. Without the Sun, crops cannot sprout and grow. Without the Sun, harvests will not be plentiful.

Surya Puja
On Kaanum Pongal, elaborate powdered chalk designs of the sun god, Surya are drawn. As soon as the auspicious month of Thai is underway, Surya is worshiped. Sheaves of sugarcane dot the prayer area. Freshly cooked food including the typical sweet dish 'Sarkarai pongal' is first offered to Surya. Sugarcane that is offered is symbolic for sweetness and happiness in life. Sugarcane stalks and coconut- both auspicious symbols of plenty- are also offered to the Gods in propitiation of a plentiful harvest in the forthcoming year

Customs & Rituals
This day is very similar to Rakhsa Bandhan and Bhai Dhuj in that it is predominantly a festival where women offer prayers for the wellbeing of their brothers. The women perform this ritual before bathing in the morning. All the women, young and old, of the house, assemble in the courtyard. The rice is placed in the centre of the leaf, while the women ask that the house and family of their brothers should prosper. Arati is performed for the brothers with turmeric water, limestone and rice, and this water is sprinkled on the kolam in front of the house.

On this day, people travel to see other family members and the younger members of the family pay homage to the elders, and the elders thank them by giving token money. Another thing many do is leave food out on banana leaves for birds to take. Many South Indian people take the first bit of rice cooked in any given day and set it outside for the crows to take, so this is not necessarily a habit only for Pongal. Some also go to temple to worship and thank god for all good things that are bestowed on them.

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some of the things that girls don't realize about a guy....

> 1) Guys may be flirting around all day, but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about....
> 2) Guys are more emotional than you think, if they loved you at one point, it'll take them a lot longer then you think to let you go, and it hurts every second that they try.
> 3) Guys go crazy over a girl's smile(:
> 4) A guy who likes you wants to be the only guy you talk to.
> 5) Giving a guy a hanging message like "You know what?..uh...nevermind.." would make him jump to a conclusion that is far from what you are thinking. And he'll assume he did something wrong and he'll obsess about it trying to figure it out.
> 6) If a guy tells you about his problems, he just needs someone to listen to him. You don't need to give advice.
> 7) A usual act that proves that the guy
> likes you is when he teases you.
> 9) Guys use words like hot or cute to describe girls. They rarely use beautiful or gorgeous. If a guy uses that, he loves you or likes you a whole heck of a lot.
> 10)If the guy does something stupid in front of the girl, he will think about it for the next couple days or until the next time he spends time with the girl.
> 11)If a guy looks unusually calm and laid back, he's probably faking it and he is really thinking about something
> 12) When a guy says he is going crazy about the girl, he really is
> Guys rarely say that
> 13)When a guy asks you to leave him alone, he's just actually saying, "Please come and listen to me
> 14)If a guy starts to talk seriously, listen to him. It doesn't happen that often, so when it does, you know something's up.
> 15) When a guy looks at you for longer than a second, he's definitely thinking
> something.
> 16) Guys really think that girls are strange and have unpredictable decisions and are MAD confusing but somehow are drawn even more to them
> 17)A guy would give the world to be able to read a girl's mind for a day.
> 18)No guy can handle all his problems on his own.
> He's just too stubborn to admit it
> Just because ONE is RUDE doesnt mean he represents ALL of them
> 21)Even if you dump a guy months ago and he loved you he probably still does and if he had one wish it would be you to come back into his life

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Thursday, 15 January 2009

tamil harvest festival - third day acknowledgements to the cow ~ mattu ponggal

The third day of Pongal is dedicated to cattle and is called Mattu Pongal. People offer prayers to the bulls, cows and other farm animals. Cows and bulls have always held a special place in India. Cows give nourishing milk while bulls and oxen help plough the fields. Thus, Maatu Pongal is a day when cattle are given a well deserved day of rest and are given pride of place. Therefore the farmers honor their cattle friends by celebrating it as a day of thanks-giving to them.

On this day, Lord Ganesh and Goddess Parvati are worshiped and Pongal is offered to them in the 'puja'. According to a legend, once Shiva asked his bull, Basava, to go to the earth and ask the mortals to have an oil massage and bath every day and to eat once a month. Inadvertently, Basava announced that everyone should eat daily and have an oil bath once a month. This mistake enraged Shiva who then cursed Basava, banishing him to live on the earth forever. He would have to plough the fields and help people produce more food. Thus the association of this day with cattle.

Puja Process
The cattle are washed, their horns are painted and covered with shining metal caps. Multi-colored beads, tinkling bells, sheaves of corn and flower garlands are tied around their necks. They are fed with Pongal and taken to the village centres. Devotees pay their respect to cows by bending down, like praying in temple, and touching their feet and foreheads, followed by an aarthi (showing fire to the object of praise) and offering the cattle prasadam (food offering, in this case, Pongal).

Jallikattu- A Bull Festival

A festival called Jallikattu is held in Madurai, Tiruchirapalli and Tanjavur on this day. Bundles of money are tied to the horns of ferocious bulls which the villagers try to retrieve. Everyone joins in the community meal, at which the food is made of the freshly harvested grain. This day is named and celebrated as Tamizhar Tirunal in a fitting manner throughout Tamil Nadu. 

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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

tamil harvest festival - second day salutations to the sun ~ surya ponggal

The second day of Pongal is known as 'Surya Pongal' and is dedicated to the Sun God. It is the day on which the celebration actually begins and is also the first day of the Tamil month Thai. On this day the granaries are full, the sun shines brightly, trees are in full bloom, bird-songs resound in the air and hearts overflow with happiness that get translated into colorful and joyous celebrations.

Puja Preparation
Women wake early on this day to create elaborate kolam on the grounds in front of their doorway or home. Kolam is created with colored rice flour placed on the ground carefully by using one's hand. The women take several hours to finish the kolum. On this day the new rice is collected and cooked in pots until they over flow. It is this overflowing which means Pongal. This overflowing of rice is a joyous occasion, and the children and adults as well will shout out 'Pongal-o-Pongal!'

Surya Pongal Puja Process
The Sun God is offered boiled milk and jaggery. A plank is placed on the ground, a large image of the Sun God is sketched on it and Kolam designs are drawn around it. In the centre of the plank is drawn a large figure of the Sun God with his effulgent rays. The "Puja" of the Sun God starts after the auspicious moment of the birth of the new month Thai. Prayers are rendered to the Sun God to seek his benedictions.

The Sun God is given pride of place during Pongal. In the villages, people gather in the courtyard and prepare the Pongal in the open. The pot in which the Pongal is cooked is decorated with flowers, sugarcane pieces, turmeric plant etc. The first offering is made to the Sun.

Surya Pongal Delicacies
The rice is cooked and prepared as a dish called ponggal which is rice with dhal and sugar. This Pongal variety is called ven ponggal, ven meaning white. Another variety is also prepared with dhal and jaggery (sweet), called chakra ponggal, chakrai meaning sweet. To accompany the venpongal, people eat brinjal (eggplant) sambar (stew), vadai, idll iand spicy accompaniments.

Sweets, puddings, cooked rice or sarkarai ponggal  are prepared on this day. On all the three days of Bhogi, Pongal and Maattu Pongal, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street.

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tamil harvest festival - first day cleansing ritual ~ bogi festival

Bogi festival or Bhogi is the first day of Pongal and is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, "the God of Clouds and Rains". Lord Indra is worshiped for the abundance of harvest, thereby bringing plenty and prosperity to the land. Thus, this day is also known as Indran. On Bhogi all people clean out their homes from top to bottom, and collect all unwanted goods. This day is meant for domestic activities and of being together with the family members.

All the houses from the richest to the humblest are thoroughly scrubbed and whitewashed. Homes are cleaned and decorated with "Kolam" - floor designs drawn in the white paste of newly harvested rice with outlines of red mud. Often pumpkin flowers are set into cow-dung balls and placed among the patterns. Fresh harvest of rice, turmeric and sugarcane is brought in from the field as preparation for the following day.

A special puja is performed on the first day of Pongal before the cutting of paddy. Farmers worship the sun and the earth by anointing their ploughs and sickles with sandalwood paste. It is with these consecrated tools that the newly-harvested rice is cut.

The Bonfire
Another ritual observed on this day is Bhogi Mantalu, when useless household articles are thrown into a fire made of wood and cow-dung cakes. Girls dance around the bonfire, singing songs in praise of the gods, the spring and the harvest. The significance of the bonfire, in which is burnt the agricultural wastes and firewood is to keep warm during the last lap of winter.

In Andhra Pradesh this day is celebrated by girls burning their old clothes and wearing the new ones after an oil massage and bath. Then follows Pongal Panai, a ritual in which new earthenware pots are painted and decorated with turmeric, flowers and mango leaves.

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ponggallo ponggal!

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Thursday, 8 January 2009

new year musings...

after talking till late nite, the next day we woke up quite late, it was 11 am when we were out of bed. had  breakfast and the day was spend lazing around the house and watching movies. for dinner we headed out to penang's famous gurney drive to pig out! i had huge servings of  fried oyster omelete, curry laksa and abc! yummy also stoled some fried lok lok and mo chi from my cousin sis, hehehe! after dat very delicious and hearty meal, we went walking on the sides of gurney drive, just soaking up in the carnival like atmospehere...with fire eaters and people doing kung fu like stunts , felt like was in brazil.....found a lot of interesting stuffs on the sideways, there were stall selling some unique stufs, even an makeshift tatoo parlour! sat down on the wall and we blowed bubbles and made noise till 3 in the morning and headed back to mainland to the house. wait for more of this  trip on my next post...

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Tuesday, 6 January 2009

new year happenings...

hello world, its been kinda long since i posted something. the reason? i went to penang to celebrate new year. went there on 28 of december and came back on 4 of january. was there last year and it was a blast. so to usher in the new year this time around, i decided to head off to the pearl of orient to have  celebrate  the 2009 with pomp and splendour.  went there with 3 of my cousin sisters, vg, ruby and vicki. vicki is a teacher is married to and engineer and is staying in penang, so it was actually sending her back home. since they are only 2 of them staying in a house, they kinda actually liked having company after all this while besides each other. reached butterworth at 2.30 pm, she lived near the coastal area, where there is a magnificent view of the sea, just minutes away from the house, and its literally walking distance between her home and the penang bridge and the ferry terminal.
my cousin brother in law(thats a long tittle!) cooked up some nice rice dish that went well with garlic, almond and wild herbs pickle in olive oil, yummy! and we ate liked starved soldiers...it was super good. we finished off everything by 5, and dozed off for a while cause penang and ampang is not exactly a stones throw way. for the night we had my sis's famous fried maggi, mexican style. damm, with all this gastronomical adventures, i sure put on weight before turning back to kl. the night was spend chit chating and catching up on each other, it has been a while since we saw each other and there was a lot of things to nose up on.
thats all for now, will post more of this when the time permits.... till the ciau! muax!
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Monday, 5 January 2009

new year

H ours of happy times with friends and family 
A bundant time for relaxation 
P rosperity 
P lenty of love when you need it the most 
Y outhful excitement at lifes simple pleasures 

N ights of restful slumber 
E verything you need 
W ishing you love and light 

Y ears and years of good health 
E njoyment and mirth 
A angels to watch over you 
R emembrances of  happy years! 


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