Got my Car driving license

Finally, I learned car driving, and got my Driving License in Chennai.

I got my Two wheeler driving license in Feb, 2004. I merged the two wheeler license with the car driving license. Because of this, I lost 5 years validity in my car driving license as they kept the expiry date of the Two wheeler license( Feb 2024 instead of Mar 2029 as new license has 20 years validity). I didn’t know about this earlier; even the Driving School staff didn’t warn me about this. As I have 15 years validity now, this is not a big issue. But, this would have been a problem, had I got my Two wheeler license 10-15 years back.

Currently humming: பாப்பா பாப்பா கதை கேளு

I find myself humming this song, as I daily sing it to my 7 months old kid . She loves it a lot, at least as of now 🙂

பாப்பா பாப்பா கதை கேளு
காக்கா நரியின் கதை கேளு
தாத்தா பாட்டி சொன்ன கதை
அம்மா அப்பா கேட்ட கதை

ஊருக்கு வெளியே கடையிருக்கும்
கடையிலே வெங்காய வடையிருக்கும்
காக்கா வடையை திருடிகிச்சாம்
மரத்தில போயி குந்திக்கிச்சாம்

காக்கா மூக்கிலை வடையிருக்க
குள்ள நரியுமே பாத்திடிச்சாம்
லேசா வடையை வாங்கிடவே
நரி ஒரு தந்திரம் பண்ணிச்சாம்
காக்காப் பாட்டு பாடுண்ணு
குள்ளநரியுமே கேட்டிடுச்சாம்

வாயைத்திறந்து காக்கா பாட
வடையும் கீழே விழுந்திடுச்சாம்
விழுந்ததை நரியும் கவ்விடிச்சாம்
வாயிலை போட்டு தின்னுடிச்சாம்.

பாப்பா.. பாப்பா கதை கேளு
காக்கா நரியின் கதை கேளு
பாட்டா பாட்டி சொன்ன கதை
அம்மா அப்பா கேட்ட கதை

படம்: எங்க பாப்பா
பாடியவர்: ஏ.எல். ராகவன்

Buying a computer…

Yesterday went to Ritchie street to buy a computer for Mani. He had printouts of the list of things(with the specification) he wanted buy. I thought that was a good idea as it would save time. We gave it in the shops and got the price filled in. After visiting some 8 shops we got tired( the place was too crowded as it was Saturday) and decided to choose one from them. He took the price lists and then asked me, ” How to identify the shop name from it?” We forgot to note down the shop names in it. The only clue was the handwriting :))

It was not an issue, as the price was almost same in all the shops. We bought the computer from Supreme Electronics. Here is the price(Just wanted to note down the current price for future reference. I’ll update teh full details when after get the receipts from him )

1) P4 3.4 GHz HT – Rs8700
2) Asus Mother board
4) PCI Express 128-256 Graphics card
6) 80GB Hard disk
7) Floppy drive
8) Multimedia key board and optical mouse
9) Cabinet – 1050
10) Sony DVD Writer – Rs3500/-
11) Samsung 17″ monitor – Rs5250/-
12) 800kVA UPS

Total – Rs34700/-

After seeing the wireless mouse and keyboard, he wanted to buy it. I told him that needs batteries to operate. He asked me if it can be connected to DC adapter as he was not ready for buying standard/rechargeable batteries :))
Finally the idea was dropped as connecting the *wireless* mouse and keyboard to external power supply didn’t please him!!!


We got a pack of 5 DVDs ( from Samsung) as ompliment. One of them was movie “Million Dollar Baby”. Watched that movie today( with subtitles on) . It’s very touching movie. Good one.

BTW, it seems the following icon is being promoted for specifying syndicated contents:

I have always noticed it in the address bar of Firefox when it detects a feed. Yesterday stumbled upon this site and learned this info.

Change in lifestyle!

Here in Chennai, I was staying with my friends for 6 years. Then everyone moved out to different places and then I was staying alone for about two months. Now, my mom is with me in Chennai. So, after a long gap of 17 years – I stay with my family 🙂

My mom is making me lazy. Now, I am not doing some of the work that I have been doing for years. I’ll try to write a detailed comparison later.

One problem I find is that, I am not able to be flexible on my work timings ! I used to stay late to finish my work ( to compensate for doing other things during day time ). Now I need to go home early – atleast by dinner time!

I am finding it difficult to spend time on blogs(commenting/writing new posts) and other stuffs. I need to give up something ( world of priorities…sigh… ) . Also, I won’t be posting anything new for next one month. Please don’t bother to check this page during that time ( it’s for those who don’t use feed readers ). A break from blogosphere 🙂

I need to get my home PC repaired and broadband connection renewed. I hope I’ll be active in blogs once I get this done.

btw, 2005 was an eventful year… new friends ..wonderful experiences… lot of learnings…. enjoyed every moments of it 🙂

I hope 2006 will also be a happy year full of joy and fun moments !

Wish you all a happy new year !!!

Take care guys …..


Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils
~Hector Berlioz