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VACATION BLUES


Long time, I did not update this blog, and was busy back home in India on vacation. Everything seemed fresh and new and had some nice time with family at home and journeying.

Finally returning to Sharjah, cheered by a load of assignments to be finished for the school as usual during every summer holidays, fell flat on my stomach whining, later to come in terms with the reality of continuing the same old life before vacation.

Thus, I am back, going school with a bag loaded with all the stuff that will shape my future.

And exams started and will go on during this month.

So, I will meet you after few more days. Let the vacation blues be over.

Picture courtesy :  www.danteterzigni.com

TSAMINA MINA EH EH WAKA WAKA EH EH


Shakira croons Waka Waka and Vuvuzela blown by fans.

Fifa World Cup Football has taken over the world. My home town, Tirur in Malappuram District of Kerala, also making news with its diehard fans.

SULEKHA NEWS: http://newshopper.sulekha.com/fifa-world-cup-mania-grips-kerala_news_.htm

INDIA TODAY: http://www.india-today.com/itoday/20020624/sports.shtml

THE HINDU: http://www.thehindu.com/2010/06/03/stories/2010060358800500.htm

ZEE NEWS: http://www.zeenews.com/news632166.html

KAIRALI TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOxta3Ywt4k&feature=channel

Just search the net and you will be surprised at how this town is taking part in the Fifa World Cup. And if you would like to know more, there are some people who can take you there. Just visit http://theblueyonder.com/worldcup/index.htm

Enjoy the crooning Shakira and lyrics

When I reach Tirur for my vacation next month, the frenzy and tempo will be reaching the pinnacle. And I am waiting to see my mad mad mad fellows there!!!!!!

Courtesy : http://www.musicloversgroup.com/shakira-waka-waka-lyrics-and-video/

FRUITS CHERISHED AND LAW OF NATURE


Mangoes and jackfruits are ripe from last two months and it is end of season now. My memories of mangoes are the neatly stacked ones I am finding in the supermarkets here. But from last year, it seems less supplied here; don’t know the reason may be poor harvest in India and Pakistan. The cheaper mangoes come from Pakistan which is sweeter than the varieties come from India. But Indian mangoes have a large variety to choose from comparing to fewer from Pakistan. Jackfruit mainly comes from Kerala, but not at all of quality. Eating it just for the sake of eating. A small piece of jackfruit costs you Dh.10 onwards which in fact is not worth when you get poor quality of it. Mangoes and jackfruits are very costly here but back home  we can get it free from our trees!!!

I like mangoes and jackfruit very much. May be because of getting it less here as my father puts it. Back home, we have few trees of both in our property but I am here whining.  My summer vacation starts in July and I will be at Tirur or Kuttippuram in July and August. But by that time the season will be over for both except a few late comers on those trees.Mangoes are OK but the jackfruit absorbs monsoon and will be of no taste.  I can only blame my summer vacation for this. But my father disagrees and his logic goes like this:-

In India, the summer vacation is in April and May. Mangoes and jackfruits are ripe by that time so the children enjoy it.

In UAE, the summer vacation is in July and August. Dates are ripe by that time so the children enjoy it.

So what matters is the place where we are.

Be at the right place at the right time, he says. (Ah, is it possible?)

Nature has placed certain fruits in plenty at places and other fruits will be cherished there as it goes for mangoes in UAE and dates in India, he adds.

What to do? Law of nature. Consoling. Is it?

(Pictures courtesy: mangoes-www.livinggoodhealth.com, jackfruit-www.cookhereandnow.com)