Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our first figo ride

A week before (by 13-Nov-2010), after we took over our new figo car, we went to Maelmaruvathur and Vaedanthangal. This is an unplanned trip. Decided just a day before.

There were two reasons, first is my desire to take the car for a long drive and the second is my wife who wanted to visit the Maelmaruvathur for a long time. After having breakfast, we started-off the trip from Shollinganallur, Chennai-119 (where we reside). Maelmaruvathur is exactly 82 Kms from Shollinganallur and 66 Kms from Tambaram.

We reached Mealmaruvathur after a ~90 mins drive. The drive was a pleasure one as the new figo is good at road. Especially the pick-up of the car at 2nd and 3rd gear is exceptional. After a brief 40-45 mins over Mealmaruvathur, we started-off to Vedanthangal.

There are two ways to Vedanthangal. One, from Tambaram after a 45 Kms drive on the GST road towards Maelmaruvathur, there is a right turn towards Vaedanthangal. Vaedanthangal is at 12 Kms from there. Second, from Maelmaruvathur after a 12 Kms to 14 Kms drive on the GST road towards Chennai, there is a left turn towards Vaedanthangal. Vaedanthangal is at 12 Kms to 14 Kms from there.

Since we were from Maelmaruvathur, we took the second route. The road is not that good, but not bad. Since the season has just started by November (as the season time of Vaedanthangal is November to February), there is no much visitors. Also we were not charged with the entry fee.

Though there were birds, we couldn't grace them as we didn't take binoculars with us.

After spending few minutes over there, we started to Shollinganallur. By that time it was 14:00 Hrs and we were hungry. We searched hotels on the way, only to find one after Chengalpattu on the GST road (as we didn't enter into Chengalpattu). The food is ok. I don't remember the name of it. Should have noted it down. We returned back to Shollinganallur by 16:00 Hrs. Having somemore time, we went to Thiruvanmayur beach to end the day.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Road I struggle

The road through which I travel daily to my office is at its worst now.

I am commuting through this road for the past six months. The road is bad since then. But the recent rains made the road very worse to travel.

One cannot even walk safely. Vehicles are struggling for they can get break down on this road if not driven properly. And I see vehicles get break down on this road blocking the way.

I have made a report to some daily newspapers hoping it would get the attention of the corresponding authorities.

The issue got the attention via Dinamani daily newspaper issued on 22-Nov-2010. The first photo of this blog is published in the newspaper.

Courtesy: Dinamani, 22-Nov-2010.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

AM and PM

"What AM and PM stands for?" asked one of my colleague at my workplace.
  • AM stands for 'Ante Meridiem'
  • PM stands for 'Post Meridiem'
The words 'Ante', 'Post' and 'Meridiem' are latin. And the meaning for the those are as follows:
  • 'Ante' in latin means 'before' in english.
  • 'Post' in latin means 'after' in english.
  • 'Meridiem' in latin means 'noon' in english.
So 'Ante Meridiem' in latin means 'before noon' in english and 'Post Meridiem' in latin means 'after noon' in english.

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Addition - Ford Figo

Today we brought home our new ford figo. White color, looking very beautiful. And we are happy on possessing it.

We were at the showroom by 9:30 Hrs IST today to take the car. After all the formalities, we got the car by 10:25 Hrs IST. Its a diesel car. Felt good on the power and the looks of the car (as I had experienced only a Hyundai Santro car for the past three years). To our family, this is the second one. The elder one is a Hyundai Santro Xing XL.

I am happy over the features of the Ford Figo as our Santro didn't have those features. Yes, this beauty is the high end model of its variant. Experiencing them for the first time thrills me.

This time I am very happy than the time we took our Santro. This is because when we took Santro, we arranged for a driver for taking the car to home. None of us (myself, my younger brother and my father) know driving. This time it is not the same. I myself taking the car from the showroom.

Since today is a working day I had to go straight office from the showroom. Hence I am worried about the rituals (taking car to some temple/doing some poojas) that would be done for a new car. But these ford guys took care of that. They themselves did a pooja for the car before it was delivered to me.

Took the car on road. And it seemed everyone (who saw the car on its way) wishing me - "Happy Driving!".

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thala Deepavali

This deepavali was a special one for us (myself and my wife) as this was our thala deepavali. We went to my native by 03rd of November. And by 4th of November we reached my wife's native.

On deepavali day, I did oil bath, attended the pooja, weared new dress and ofcourse blasted crackers! Even though the deepavali releases were not that good, as a ritual we went for a deepavai release movie Uthamaputhiran. The movie didn't disappoint us as we know already about that movie.

This time I got good time to play cricket with my cousins. And we returned back to Chennai by 08th of November.