Saturday, December 29, 2007

Newyork Nagaram, Pittsburgh Payanam

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[For english translation, check the post below]
Enna makkalae, nalla irukeengala? Ennada tamizhla elutharaalaenu paakareengala? Ennatha solrathu, ellam en neram! Nunalum than vaayaal kedum apdingara pazhamozhiku naan thaan best example. Oru friend kitta tamil pathiyum tamil blogging pathiyum pesitu irundhen. Appo, he said, sorry sorry... avan sonnan, tamil blogging kashtamnu. Namma thaan oruthar oru vishayatha sonna, totally opposite vishayathukku support(ithukellam enakku tamil vaartha theriyaathu... Article 178 padi, indha vaartha ellam tamil colloquial languagela mix aayiduchu… athanaala, nadu naduvula English vaartha vandha kandukka koodaathu.. naan enna Kamban parambarainna sonnen… sutha tamil blogging(paarunga paarunga! Ithu kooda English vaartha thaan! Aama, bloggingku aptaana tamil vaartha ennanga?? Yaaruchum therinja sollunga) panrathukku? Etho enakku therinja tamilla eluthi irukken... tamil periyavanga periya manasu panni mannikanum!!) panni pesuvomla! Adhula vandha venai... ungalukku micha story sollanumaa? Avan enna oru tamil blog elutha solli challenge panna, naanum atha othukka, adhula vandhadhu thaan indha post(indha thabaal???? Indha postum andha postum vera thaan.. aana, post na thabaal thaana?? Ippadikku Kelvinayagam :D (ellam namma maruthanaayagam effect :) ) En naakula Saturn sutharaar!! Adhula vandha venai idhu!

Ok! Topic ku povom! Aruthathu pothum alpine nu neenga katharathu en kaathula ketkuthu.. Indha vaaram, naan enga oorla irundhu, Newyork pona kathaiyum, anga irundhu pittsburg pona kathaiyum solren. Newyork pora idea rendu maasamaavae irundhadhu... Aana ticket thaan vaangala(yaaravathu kooda car ride pogalaam, illa train/bus try pannalaamnu oru idea... inga vandhu flightla poi poi aluthu pochu.. seri, seri... scene ellam podaratha niruthikaren... aana, adhukku serthu pattuten.. next time, olunga naanga ticket edupomla!)... winter break pakkathula vara vara veetla ore pressure.. epdi newyork pogarenu... naan enna newyork mayoraa? Ellathayum muthalayae plan panni security ellam tharathukku? So, kadaisi naal varaikkum enakku enna date, enna timela poga porennu theriyala. Yaar kooda poga porennum theriyala. Finally, oru friend kooda car ride panni Washington vandhu, anga S kooda oru car chase panni, train(Amtrak) pudichu, ticketa vaangi(adhuvum anga vandhu walk-in ticket thaan vaanginen! Naanga gethulla!!) vandhu trainla utkaandhaa.... Oru seat number kooda ticketla illa! Aana, trainla ellamae seat number padi thaan irundhadhu. Train kelamba innum pathu nimisham thaan irukku! Already car chasela naan oru trainna vittuten.. indha train poi seravae 12.30 am(aamanga, nadu raathri 12.30 thaan!) aagum. Adutha train, 3 am ku thaan poi serum. En uncle enna washingtonlayae kuppa kotta solliduvaar, kaduppula! Enna da ithu vambaa pochunu paatha, en oru carry on bag(adhu plastic bag!) vera piyyara nelama! Aprom, oru vazhiyaa kettu seatla utkaandha, phone mela phone! Ellam namma friends and cousins thaan! NY poitenna illayaanu paaka!! Ovvoru callum return panni konjam kadalai pottu, seri erangalaamnu paartha train half an hour late! Paavam en uncle! Andha kulirla arai mani neram wait pannar. Aprom, veetukku poi, three days, nalla saaptu thoongi games aadi kalichutten(rest edukattumnu auntyum uncleum oru velaiyum panna vidala! Naan onnum vetti murikalanu enakku thaana theriyum!! Aanaalum, nalla thoonga chance kedaichathaala naanum vittuten(oru vaarama, exams, partyingnu daily two three hours thaan thoonginen! So, caught up on sleep))

Aprom, rendu friendsoda, I went to NY city(S & S). Anga, first shopping thaan panninen! Macy’s, H & M’s, Tiffany’s, Saks.... onnum vittu vaikala! Koodavae, Times square, Madison Square, Rockfeller centre, anga summa irukkaama ice skating oru mani neram, Christmas decorations, konjam photos ellam pannen! Aprom, next day, NY pass vaangittu, we went to downtown NY, Greenwich village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, NY College of Arts, Statue of Liberty(Oru awe-inspiring vishayam adhu.. vera postla atha pathi solren), Ellis Island, Ground Zero(namma World Trade Centre irundhadhae, adhu thaan), Wall Street, sila pala church gal, ellam... aprom, anga oru caricature vaanginen(ennoda caricature thaan). Adhula thaan naanum NY ponenrathukku oru indelible mark nadanthadhu.. perusa onnum illa... en wallet tholanju pochu!! Enga pochu epdi pochu onnum theriyala! Aprom, avasara avasaramaa ella cardum cancel panninen(Wachovia kaaran uyira vaangitaan! Naanae card tholainja tensionla irundha, appo thaan oru vandi promotional message tharaan! Eriyara neruppula ennaiya vitta maathiri!! Avanukku irukku, naan oorukku ponathum!). Aana, en ID cards, en drivers’ licenses(indha oor, andha oor ellam thaan), en pendrive, konjam kaasu, sila pala nyaabakaarthamaana vishayangal, etc etc ellam pochu.. Oru pakkam varutham, innoru pakkam “seri, puthu varushathulla ellam puthusaa aarambikka thaan pola irukku” apdinu oru nenaippu(talk of the eternal optimist!!), innoru pakkam veetla enna solvaangalonnu oru chinna bayam(enna en kitta 10 paisa, sorry sorry, 10 cent kooda illa, oru id card kooda illa… aprom, bayapadaama, ‘vaama Jansi Rani’na solvaanga ?) Nalla vela, en kooda friends irundhaanga ! vandhu train ethi vittu konjam kaasum kuduthu, anuppi vachanga. Enga plan, anaikku, brooklyn porathu... aana, indha kalaebarathula, naan mood out aagi, veetukku pona pothumnu decide panniten! So, second day nalla kolandhaiyaa I came home at 7 pm.

Third day, aunty kita oru puthu walletum uncle kita kaasum vaangitu, again NY ponen (namma, Gajini Mohammedu fan illa! Thirumba thirumba padai yeduppomla!) That day, Madame Tussauds(namma Gandhi thaathaavoda, Lincoln maamaavoda ellam photo eduthen), Ripley’s Believe it or Not!(ellarum poga vendiya edam ithu), American Natural History Museum(sakkaiyaa irukku! Ore oru periya balla vachuttu, oru universayae kann munnadi kondu vandhutaanga! KD, nee paarka vendiya edam ithu!), Central Park, Empire State building(ithu thaan highlight of the NY trip!), ella broadway theatres, avenues, broadway, main streets, ellam paarthen. Ithula, S ku night time NYa empire state buildingla irundhu paarkanum oru aasai! Seri, athayum pannuvomaenu wait panni, paarthuttu vandhom. Weekendkarathaala, train frequency kammi. Ithula oru train vera miss panniten. Veetukku poga 11.30 pm aayiduchu. En uncleum auntyum thaan konjam tension aayitaanga(ennada iva! Oru naal, 12.30ku varaa, innoru naal seekiram vara, aana oru vandi shopping panni irukka, innoru naalum seekiram varaa, aana pursayae tholachutta, seri kadaisi naal endha prachainaiyum illama varuvaanu paartha(en kitta thaan neraya selavu panna kaaso credit cardo illayae!), ivlo lateaa varaa nu nenaichirupaanga!) Aana, romba nallavanga! Onnumae sollala! Romba cool aunty and uncle!! En cousins thaan kindal adichu gaali pannitaanga! :)

Aprom, rendu naal rest eduthuttu, we went to a Christmas party! Anga, night ellam enjoy pannittu(ada, veetla ellarum thaan), morning Pittsburg ponom! Naan vanla thoongitae ponen! Epdi thaan auntyum uncleum thoongaamayae vandhaangalo, theriyala! Naanum, D(ava, Ms.Cornell :) )yum thoongarathula pottiyae potom. Finally, we reached Pittsburg, went to the temples, downtown Pittsburg, incline trip, some sightseeing through the view points, etc. Then there were some dances, introductions, etc.(en uncleoda friends ellarum vandhurundhaanga). We slept at 1 am. Marubadiyum morningla, Phipps observatory (super glass pieces and plants!!), Cathedral of learning, CMU, University of Pittsburg, River Cruise, Heinz stadium, shopping(anga poiyum vittu vaikala!), Celebration of Lights(adha paaka kodi kann venum! Avlo cuteaa irundhadhu), some more dancing, introductions ellam panninom. Next day, one more temple visit, aprom dosa fest(aha! Dosai smell innum kannlaiyae... sorry, sorry, mokklayae irukku) ellam mudichuttu back to NY. Adhuvum thoongiyae thaandinen. Aprom veetukku vandhu, avasara avasaramaa, pack panni, next day flight pidichu, ippo Chicago airportla utkaandhu indha posta thattitu irukken! Ippo, akka veetukku poga poren! Adhu innoru periya kathaiyaa irukkum! Vera postla solren. Adhu varaikkum, ellarum nalla New yeara celebrate panni enjoy pannunga! Puthu varushathula paapom! Vartaaa?????

11 comments:

Superficial Gibbering prater said...

Very nice post...But am wondering how on earht u could have finished this post...if u were to write "shopping" in tamil....cause almost 90% of ur trip involves shopping only....

King Vishy said...

yappa.. how did you get the patience to type out two full-length posts on the same things!!! Some motivation u've got! :)

and some interesting qsns there.. What can be the tamil word for blog??
Some form of "iNaiya Padhippu"? :D

alpine path said...

superficial gibbering prater, yeah! I love to shop(though I don't buy lots of stuff, I love to go and help someone spend their money :D). But this trip, I thought I saw more places than I shopped. I left my place with two bags(one bag of my stuff and one bag of gifts) and returning back with one bag. So, net result is that I've not bought anything for myself. :) So, my trip has less than 30% shopping involved.

king vishy, that was a challenge and I had to do it. But I found something interesting when I did that. My tamil and english posts said the same stuff basically but did it in different ways. Subtle differences, yes, but differences surely! And inaiya padhippu seems good but can't we use the same word for all web related publishing?? Just my two cents. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

King Vishy said...

Ya right.. that's why I said "SOME FORM of iNaiya Padhippu" :)
tried to think think of a proper translation for "personal".. But couldnt get any (the best I could think of was "sondha iNaiya Padhippu" :D :D :D)..
If you can think of a good word for "personal", then we may have a good term in our hands..

alpine path said...

King Vishy, :D Sondha seems apt but there should be some better word :) I guess inaiya padhippu should do. Or, even better, lets just add blogging to tamil dictionary :)

King Vishy said...

he he.. thats the easiest way out..

and "sondha" was actually an attempt at comedy.. guess it fell flat :(

King Vishy said...

Just came across a tamil blog which uses the term "valaippadhivu" for "blog"..

alpine path said...

King Vishy, that sounds like a better word. Can you give the link to that tamil blog?

King Vishy said...

http://ramyanjali.wordpress.com/
My school friend's blog..

alpine path said...

King Vishy, thanks :) will check it out!

King Vishy said...

Guess I cant stop commenting here :P

Read an article in Ananda Vikatan that uses the term valaipoo for blog :)