Saturday, January 20, 2007

Dancing King

In memory of Mehemei Kumar, an 18 year old with Down's Syndrome, who left us on January 19th, 2007 to enter the Kingdom of God.
Dance was his passion, it was through dance, we could get him to do his work. He was a big brother to all the other kids, he used to take care of them. He wanted to work and earn for his mother, but he had no idea how to. We placed him in a company once, but they had to send him back... instead of working, he would dance. He was a naughty guy who loved his mother and the sisters (in school) above anythin else on this planet. When the Tsunami struck his district, he somehow escaped the killer waves and headed straight to school. He was a boy struggling to be understood... to be accepted for what he is. Sometimes when he didn't feel like going home, he would stay in the convent with the sisters and they would take care of him. The sisters taught him to pray and he learnt to pray beautifully in his own characteristic language... we wouldn't understand much of what he was saying, but I am sure God did.

He is in a place now, where he is accepted and loved by everybody... where people are able to understand him, a place where he is equal to everybody else, a place where he is able to live peacefully and happily.... a place where he can dance forever.

May his soul find peace in you Lord, Amen.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

People and their various roles.....

Just thought of listing out a few people and the roles they play in my world....

Nameeta
* My TV guide: She reminds me to watch Tv.... she knows when the reruns are and I started watching Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, American Idol, etc. because of her. (She used to watch that irritating alien serial too Roswell, that was one silly show)
* My sider: She's on my side, while arguing with the parents.

Manoj and Vinod
* My laughter generators: There's nobody on this world, who can make me laugh like they do.
* My extravagant Genie's: All I have to do is say the word, and the next thing you know its on its way to me. (I have asked for chocolates and books... and they bring them in excess.)

Shilpa and Anju
* My very own Reality tv/Sitcom shows: Their lives are very entertaining. Shil turns everything into an event, while Anju is a magnet that attracts all weirdos out there.
* My psychiatrists: Yeah, they listen and give good advice. At the end of it all, Shil, is ready to bash up the people that have made me lose my sanity while Anju tells me "God's will, will not take you where His power will not lead you"... stuff like that.
* My movie/book reviewers: Their taste is as good as mine.

Mahesh (This boy at school)
My coast clearer: There are huge lizards ( by huge I mean enormous, fat, ugly, disgusting) in the office room. Mahesh makes sure the coast is clear before I enter the office room.

Megha
Really sad but stupidly funny joke cracker: That girl is all about the sad jokes you will ever hear, but they sound funny coming from Megha. Eg: Tap dancing is really easy, all you have to do is hold a tap and start dancing.

Ryan

Atrociously funny oneliner guy: Some of the sentences I remember: The stars were on a mission in the missionary position. He also said something about women being cranky when they have to nurse their dying eggs. 

The kids nearby
Hard rock/ heavy metal entertainers: When they come over, its just noise, noise and more noise.

Nitya
My Psychoanalyst: She's a regular Sigmund, its fun talking to her.... she asks all these questions and she watches your response, then she gives her verdict. Every single gesture, the slightest nod or laugh is interpreted.

Jude
Purple Prose Entertainer: Its fun chatting with this guy, he often uses rich words while conversing, sometimes you have to google them to find out their meaning. He once referred to baptism as 'banishing evil from the psyche'.

Antonio
Better Person Maker: I know its cliche but I do think its true... he's just so calm and collected when my temper flies all over the place. When no ones arguing back, the steam in your head evaporates after you've had your say. And after a while, you tend to blow up less often... you learn to take things in your stride. 


There are a lot more.... will enter them as & when I remember.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Bishop Leon Tharmaraj

Rev. Bishop Leon Tharmaraj, passed away early this morning. He's an amazing person with a strong will and a compassionate soul. We sure are going to miss him.....
May his soul find everlasting peace with You Lord.

"He who believes in Me shall not die but have eternal life."

Eternal life, that's what we all should strive for.

Pongal....

Mother, getting it started.
Overflowing.... this is the most important part, they start shouting pongaloooooo, pongal. You can see Raja there, his hands on his cheeks, he could hardly control his excitement.
Jasper, helping out with the cooking..... that's coconut by the way.
Monica trying to stir and pose at the same time...

Cashewnut, spices and currents, frying in fresh homemade ghee... it sure smelt good. I know, a whole lot of pictures..... but this looks nice. My plate, at my work place.... had to finish some work before the long pongal holidays. The food was really good, that's sugarcane and banana on the plate.
P.S: This post is dedicated to Sajeeve, cause he wanted to see some pongally pictures.