Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bru kaapi and Marie Biscuit

If you are a huge fan of chai-biskut, then you should be trying the bru-kaapi-marie-biscuit also!! Am sure you would love it!

Imagine this... You tear open a pack of Britannia Marie and find that its the best pack you have ever laid your hands on. The biscuits are perfectly aligned and held tight against the cover. You notice that the vulnerably delicate edges of the biscuits are still intact and there is not a sign of rough-handling by the super market boys. No powdered heaps of biscuits between two slices and all is perfect...oh great!!!


You hum a tune to yourself and make a cup of bru kaapi and pour it into a larger-than-usual-brightly-painted-yellow-and-white coffee mug to its brim. Leaving a trail of aroma as you rush to the dining table, the coffee mug is placed gently on the straw mat and you take the first of the marie biscuits from the pack.

After giving it a long look and having "tested OK" you gently dip it into the coffee. The mug is wide enough to let you dip the biscuit until only half of it is seen outside. And being an expert, you know to the precision of milli seconds as to how long you should keep it dipped so that it is as soft as possible, yet not flabby and dripping! A fraction of a second here and there, and you will either end up with a hard crust in your mouth or an unobtainable lump of soggy biscuit in the bottom of the coffee mug.

Instinct says its time to lift up the biscuit from the coffee. And the moment it is out, there is no time to waste. You immedietely let the soaked half of the biscuit crumble inside your month, warm and soft and along with it some crust from the other dry half as well. Hmmm.... heavenly!!!! :)) Enjoy your cup today!


PS - I got a lovely pic from flickr for this post... but with issues of copyright and stuff and moreover, it being tea rather than coffee, I rather take my own one soon. If it comes well, I shall post :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Music Tag from Aishu!

I flicked this from Aish's blog, which she flicked from another blog :)

And the rules go thus..

Rules:
1. Put your MP3 player/Media player on shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write the name of the song no matter what.

Start playing!!!

IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY?" YOU SAY?

Neelay Neelay ambar par chand jab aaye.

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?

Tumse milke aisa laga ..tumse milke..armaan huye poore dil ke :)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?

Nazrein milaana...Nazrein churaana..Kahin pe nigaahein Kahin pe Nishaana ;-)

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?

Race is on my mind, Race is in my Soul, Race is in my life, My heart is racing on :-p

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?

Ye..Tumhari meri baatein.. Hamesha uhi chalthi rahe :)

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

Halka Halka sa yeh Nashaa...Behka Behka sa ye samaa aa jaana !!!

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?

In lamho ke daaman mein pakeeza se rishtey hai

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?

Ai Paapi Ai, Ai Pappi Ai Pappi Ai, Ai Pappi,Ai Pappi Ai :-p :-p

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?

Zara Zara touch me touch me????!!!! Oh gosh!! :-p

WHAT IS 2+2?

Meri zindagi mein aaye ..

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?

Chalo....tumko lekar chale...

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

Chookar mere mann ko :)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?

Somewhere out there I know there is someone whoz waiting just for me Mahiya ;-)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

Meri laundra ka ek bill!!!!!!

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

Tere bina zindagi se koyi shikwaa..

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?

Tum ho Toh gaata he dil Tum nahin to geet kahaan!! :)

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?

Na hai yeh pana.. Na khona he hai...Tera na hona, jaane..Kyun hona he hai

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?

Kabhi kabhi aditi zindagi mein yu hi koyi apna lagtha hai..kabhi kabhi aditi woh bijhad jaaye to ek sapna lagtha hai!

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?

Rock On...he ye waqt ka ishaara... Rock on...har lamha pukaaraa!!!

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?

Lucky Boy...U r my lucky boy...jaane kaun banega mera luckyo boy :-p

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?

Parde ke peeeche...

WHAT SHOULD YOU POST THIS AS?

Ae Ajnabi.. :)

Monday, September 08, 2008

Kannada maathadi...!

Of late, I have been trying my bestest of my best to speak one line of proper kannada. It was quite embarrassing to admit that three years of staying in Bangalore hasn't brought me any closer to the language and my Kannada vocab was still constant with 1 word - the ubiquitous "maadi".

And to rub salt to the wounds, hubby dear has this penchant for showing off his 3-month-classroom -educated-80%-marks Kannada in front me while he spoke to auto drivers, plumbers and others. And am sure his trademarked "right tagoli" is used on auto drivers ONLY in my presence. And he very well knows, my quirky ears would stand up and my next question would be "Hey...what did you say just now? What does it mean?" followed by a wow-you-are-great exclamations and hushed gasps and widened eyes as he basks in the glory.

So hudugi here decided it was high time she did something about this. And the FM channels here probably felt the same, so they switched to sikkapatte kannada and swalpa-est hindi.


So terribly sikkapatte it was that hudugi here was heard humming only kannada songs for a few months and whenever a familiar kannada song was aired on FM while in car with hubby dear, hudugi would not just increase the volume but also sing aloud until hubby dear cries for mercy!

Soon, the office cab occupants unanimously decided to switch to another FM channel which had kanglish as medium of communication, and hence easier to pick up! So kannada songs got reduced. It was good bye to "Jinka Marina" which used to be recited like a prayer thrice a day.

Now hudugi listens to ads and RJs and picks up few kannada words. SMS sent to hubby dear is mostly in Kannada, and mostly the contents remain unaltered. I ping him every now and then as if he is a BMTC volvo bus with a "yelli idhire" sms, which happens to be the only completely correct kannada sentence I am proud to have mastered.

The learning curve has been pathetic all this while, or at least hubby dear makes me think so, for whichever way I put a sentence, he says those words don't even exist in the language!! And yeah, considering the similarity among South Indian languages, I do sometimes take a slightly greater advantage of it than what is necessary, the reason for all the "non-existent" words.

But nevertheless, the effort continues :) If you try to poke fun at me,nin kudumbana aanandikku aarogyakku, Mane hogu! (My own way of saying "Get lost" or in pure mallu-style "Go to your classes" ;))
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