Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chennai Egmore – Journey 17

Few of them asked where is Ganesh and Aruna, What happened to them. Here they are, they are back and back to help the love journey.

Jegan, Mona, Ganesh and Aruna all gathered at railway station, all together after a long time. So their fun trip starts even before the train started.They had all the fun in train.

Aruna asked Jegan, 'Hey, tell me the truth. Since u want to take Mona to your home, u r asking us to join. Am i rite? Only then ur parents wont mistake rite?'

Jegan, 'Yea pakka Aruna.. U r brilliant'.

Aruna raised her eyebrow and looked at Ganesh, 'See I told u rite. He is selfish'.

Jegan, 'hey Cha cha seriously not like tat. Even I planned this way back, to take u guys to my home.' with his usual smile.

Jegan continues, 'Also I m going to take my love to next step, I am gonna tell my parents. I need u guys to back me', saying this he put his arms around Mona shoulder and pull her close. Mona was happy and leaned on Jegan's shoulder.

Ganesh, 'Oooh hoo.. So this is what we are going for?. hmmm.. Gr8'.

They all had dinner and talked for many hours and finally one by one went to sleep.

Its morning, just minutes before the train stops. Jegan, 'Guys next stop is my home. Its not like Chennai, Just keep that in mind. Ganesh and Aruna its for u guys only I am telling'.

Aruna, 'Enna builduplam athigama iruku'.

Jegan, 'No I am just telling'.

Train stopped and as it s a festival some rush in railway station otherwise it will be quiet. They took an auto-rickshaw and started to Jegan's home. On the way, Jegan told Mona, 'Mona jus remember to put right leg first when entering the home ;-)'. Mona shook her head.

On seeing this Aruna, 'Aiyo thangala'.

Auto stops in front of Jegan home. Jegan's mother was already waiting in the doorsteps to welcome his son. She greeted them with big smile. All entered home and found Jegan's father waiting inside.

As Jegan told, Mona entered the home by putting her right leg first when entering the home.

Jegan started to maintain some gap between him and Mona. Jegan started introducing one by one.

Jegan, 'Amma this is Ganesh and Aruna, My team mates and friends. I told lot about them to u, remember'.

Ganesh, 'How are you ma (amma)'. Aruna joined Ganesh, 'Jegan told lot about u ma'.

Jegan now introduced Mona, 'Amma She is Mona. She is my best friend. She is the one who wants to meet you and gave me this idea'.

Aruna and Ganesh both laughing at Jegan.

Jegan's Mother, 'Ooh really. Good'.

Mona, 'Hi Aunty. How r u?'.

Aruna to Ganesh, 'Smart girl. We called Amma, she called Aunty'. Jegan raised his collar when Ganesh and Aruna looking at him, 'Epudi'.

They chatted for about 10 minutes and Jegan father asked them to take rest in upstairs.

Jegan, 'Hmmm.. My girl in my home and in my room. Amazing. Its like a dream'.

Mona, 'Wish the dream becomes a reality'

Jegan, 'It will happen don’t worry'.

Aruna and Ganesh also there in the room. Aruna, 'Sssh romance ah. hey Jegan and Ganesh, can u both get off the room. Its for ladies.'

Both went out. Jegan on leaving he said, 'After breakfast we all go outside and meet my bloody friends here. Mona get ready and may be you can help my mom in preparing the breakfast'.

Mona,'hhmmm sure'.

Ganesh, 'Seri vada polam'.

Jegan and Ganesh after taking small sleep. They are getting ready for breakfast and going out. Jegan and Ganesh come downstairs to their surprise they found Mona and Aruna already there and helping.

Jegan’s father to Ganesh, 'Enna pa. Nalla rest eduthingala. go and eat well'.

Jegan’s Mother, 'See they are girls; both got up quickly and came to help me. Neengalum irukingale'.

Ganesh, 'Illa Amma, sapadu na rendu perum udaney vanthurvanga.. ha ha'.

Aruna, 'Ganessshh.. Will u....'.

Ganesh, 'Ok got it'.

Jegan’s Mother to Jegan, 'Jegan your friends are nice. Both helping a lot. I like both of them'.

Ganesh,'Not me??'. Jegan Mother, 'Of course I do. I like all my son likes'.

All had stomach full of breakfast and Jegan told his father that he will take them to temple, meet his friends and come. Jegan father told, 'Ask your friends to come here to meet them. Girls lam irukanga'. Jegan,'That Too good idea'.

They were walking slowly to the temple. In the street everyone s looking at Jegan, few asked how is Jegan ? who r they?. Jegan answered them one by one. Mona, 'Hmmm Areala romba famous pola'. Jegan, 'Yea.. Naanlam periya VIP'.

Aruna, 'Mona, Nee epdi keta Moka thaan poduvan.. Engala mathiri pesama vaa'.

Mona, 'Mokka thaan ennaku pidichathey'.

Aruna,'Ssssh Mudiyala'.

They came across a Mandapam, Jegan showed Mona and told, 'Hey our marriage may happen here'. Mona, 'Hmmm lets pray for that'.

They entered temple,Mona hesitated little for a second but she entered temple. They chatted for some time. Jegan told Mona, 'I m going to tell about our love to my parents tomorrow after the festival over. Lets pray everything will go fine.'

Ganesh to Aruna, 'See how tactical he is. Telling this in temple and expecting god to help them'.

Jegan called his friends and asked them to come to his home so they can get introduced.

They also back from temple and Jegan's friends also joined them. Jegan take all of them to upstairs. Even before he introducing, One of Jegan friend bited Jegan's ears, 'Yaaruda Machan.. Unnoda aalu'.

Jegan, 'Dei anga irukirathey rendu peru. Athulla oru ponnu thaan azaga iruku.. antha ponnu thaan Mona', he pointed out to Mona.

Aruna, 'Dei.. Enna nakkala. Wait I am going to tell your mother now. '

Jegan, 'aruna aruna.. I am jus kidding'

All introduced to one another. All of Jegan's friend agreed to help for Jegan's Love. One of the guy said he will do what ever for Jegan and even ready to sing 'Sambo siva sambo song' (Nadodigal song).

They all laughed at this. Talks continued for 2 days. Mona tried her best to show her as the best of the best girls. Jegan also told lot of things about Mona to his parents. Its festival time, So Jegan's parents and Jegan happened to meet many relatives and all were asking about Jegan's marriage.

Jegan don’t know how to tell about his love to parents. He don’t know how to start and how to proceed. Even Mona asked this to Jegan, he didn’t answer. The festival got over. They were eating dinner just hours before starting to chennai.

Ganesh and Aruna talking, 'Enna Ivan.. Love pathi solra mathirye theriyale. I think he is struggling for the start. Ok, Ganesh u start'.

Ganesh was busy eating the food he stopped and looked at Aruna, 'Yaaru Naana. Why its me all time?'.

Aruna, 'Pinna Naana. Sollu'.

Ganesh break the silence and asked Jegan's father, 'Apram Appa Eppo Jeganku Marriage'. Jegan feels its high time to say.

Jegan Father, 'This year, if he is ok'.

Jegan Mother, 'If Jegan said ok, we will start looking for a girl'.

Aruna, 'Ohh. What kind of girl u will look for him ma?'.

Jegan Mother, 'Nalla ponnu ah irukanum. Ungala mathiri nalla ponna irukanum. Mainly Its Jegan's Choice. He only has to tell. '.

Aruna and Ganesh signaled Jegan to tell now.

Aruna and Ganesh were caught by Jegan's father. He understands they want to tell something. Jegan father asked them, 'Wats going on here. U guys want to say something'.

Jegan's mother stopped serving sensing something gonna happen.

Jegan slowly opened his mouth and told them in low voice, 'Actually ma. I have made my choice already'.

Jegan Father, 'Wat? What is going on here? So this is why u guys r here. haan ?'.

All were silenced and Jegan's father continued, 'Come on guys open ur mouth and tell something'.

Ganesh took all his courage and said, 'No pa. We are not here to cheat you. We came here, to let u know what Jegan wants and what he likes. Yes pa he is in love. Hope u understand his feeling.'.

Jegan Mother to Jegan, 'Jegan enna ithu. R u in love u didn’t say it.'

Jegan father looking at Jegan,. Jegan with head down, 'yes ma. Naan love panren. She is the one. I want her. Plz accept her.

Mona was sweating and holding Aruna's hand tightly and looking down too.

Jegan father, 'Wat. Mona? She is a Christian'.

Ganesh, 'What pa. Innum ithulla lam poi... U told me Jegan always makes correct decision on that day. Now he made a choice. And he is asking your acceptance for this. He didn’t want to do anything silly. He even told us my parents will accept and do for me'.

Jegan, 'Enna ma, that day u also told u like whoever I likes nu. Now u don’t like Mona'.

Jegan father stopped eating and said he need some time to think. Jegan said, 'Plz ma, plz pa. I promised her. Don’t think about any other things. Plz say yes'.

Jegan father and mother went to a room. Jegan looked at Ganesh and thanked him.

After few minutes, Jegan father came out. These guys looking at him, anticipation. Jegan father, 'How long it is happening?'

Jegan now started saying explaining in detail. On hearing him, Both Jegan father and Mother understand how he loves Mona.

Jegan father asked Jegan, 'If u get married, U know what difficulties will come and what others will talk. Hindu marrying a chirstian. U know rite?'.

Jegan replied, 'Yea I know.. but I love her and need her. '.

Jegan father after few minutes of silence he told, 'Ok.. If that is what u want. Go ahead.'

Jegan on hearing was blasted to happiness, he thanked his father and hugged his mother, 'Romba thanks pa.. I knew u will say yes.. thanks'.

Mona literally started crying and fell down on Jegan father and said, 'thanks uncle. Jegan illaina naan sethu irupen'.

Jegan father, 'No don’t worry now. So u r my daughter-in-law ah... good. '

Jegan father asked Jegan, 'What’s her family says?'

Jegan, 'Noo she didn’t talked to her parents. They are same like u pa. So no prob'.

Jegan father, 'Hmm solra'.

Jegan Mother asked Mona to come near her and kissed her in fore head and said, 'We are happy to have u'.

Jegan father looked at Ganesh and Aruna and said, 'Hmmm... Good friends. Ganesh u r a nice guy'.

They talked for few more minutes and they are getting ready to go.

When they leave, Jegan mother, 'Dei Ennoda marumagala nalla parthuko'. Jegan laughed and was very happy. They all said bye and left.

They boarded the train, Jegan hugged Ganesh and thanked Aruna, 'Guys u r amazing. Especially Ganesh thanks a lot... '.

Ganesh, 'Ithellam ennaku satharnam'. Aruna, 'Even I m impressed'.

Ganesh, 'Hey parra'.

Jegan told Mona, ' Its another great day in my life, next to our love propose day'. Mona, 'Yea.. Thanks a lot' and hugged Jegan....

Journey continues...........

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chennai Egmore – Journey 16

Mona boarded the train and train started leaving the Chennai city. The happiness one could feel normally while going to native is missing in her but instead she is feeling tensed, worried, nervous to see her mom and dad. But it is expected from Mona's situation.

Mona, just preparing herself for the short but long weekend. Mona now don’t have the guts to tell the love to her parents but if things go really worse she decided to tell about it, to her best friend in home her mother. Mona getting herself ready with answers for the questions she thought her father might be asking. But she decided to take help of Jegan for this (as in tough cases girls need a help from boys).

Mona called Jegan and told him how she is feeling now. Jegan as he is already expecting this from Mona he gives her confidence and advice. But Mona asking Jegan whether she should tell about love and all. Mona some how or not refuses to get calm.

Jegan told, 'Pinna Jegan Mathiri oru paiyan kidaikanumna, Konjam kashta pattu thaana aganum' by expecting a smile at other end. He also succeeded after a few seconds of silence.

Mona replied, 'Nee Adangavey mattiya.. hmmm. But I need you. Whatever happens be with me with the same humour sense'.

Jegan, 'hey cool.. Call me anytime, don’t get worried. If everything seems to be going out of hand tell them you love me. Let’s see then….’

Mona, ' ok. assume if I said about love and if they don’t accept and don’t allow me to get back to chennai. What will I do? If that happens, I don’t know what should I do, but I do anything I dare to do. I mean everything'... Saying this slowly tears come out of her eyes.

Jegan, 'Lots of Do in your statements. But all are negative Do's. Think about positive DO's Mona'.

Jegan continues, 'Stay positive. don’t get confused a lot. I strongly feels everything will be fine. What u feel ?'.

Mona, 'What?'. Jegan asked her again, You believe in our love rite?'.

Mona, 'Of course'.

Jegan, 'Then don’t worry. Be happy'.

Mona, 'Hmmm.. buttttt.... ok lets see.'

Jegan, 'hmm.. Still not confident ah. Unakku advice pannathulam note panni vachikiren, oru vivekananda pola agiten.'

Both continued the talks for many hours even after many signal and noise disturbance. Mona didn’t sleep whole night.

Time is now well past 8'O clock in morning, now the train slows down and entered the beautiful hometown of Mona's place. Mona's heartbeat is directly proportional to the train speed now. Train finally stops and very tired Mona dropped down. Mona's father came to pick up her railway station. Mona's father welcomed her with smile. Mona in turn also smiled. On seeing Mona very tired her father didn’t speak a word and took her to home.

Mona's mother waiting for her arrival from early morning. Mona's mother delighted her daughter after a month. She saw Mona was tired and dull. She asked, 'Mona r u ok?'. Mona replied, 'Yea ma. Didn’t sleep well in train. So tired'. Mona's mother, 'Hmmm.. poi paduthu thungu. Naan unnaku cook pannitu kupituren'. Mona's puppy also joined the fun and it jumps over mona. Mona took her puppy and kissed it.

Mona's father, 'Aama ma.. Only if you are coming she cooks well and cooks different items. Illaina ennaku uppuma thaan daily morning breakfast.'.

After hearing this all smiled including Mona. she was expecting something but everything happening normally. Mona's mother, 'Chumma irunga. Unga appaku ippolam vai kolupu kudi pochu.. Mona you go and sleep. I will wake you up later'.

Mona replied, 'Sari ma..'

Mona went to her bedroom. Just like Hutch dog, her puppy follows her to the bedroom. Mona opened her bag and took out her mobile. She is happy to see Jegan already messaged her, 'How things are going?'.

Mona replied, 'So far so good'.

Jegan replied, 'hmmm... what doing then mam? Happy now'.

Mona, 'Somewhat. I am playing with puppy and kissing it'.

Jegan replied, 'Antha doglam kiss panra…’.

Mona, 'Aiyoda. Aasai thaan. Wait for few months. Ok bye kiss u later. Sorry catch u later.. he he.. ;-) '.

Rather surprisingly this day went without any surprise. But Jegan warned her about the Sunday. He was correct, next day morning Mona's father told his friend will be arriving home this evening.

Mona immediately asked, 'For what?'. Mona's mother was watching these scenes from kitchen quietly.

Mona father, 'what? I told u already about this na. Y r u asking it. Actually he came here for vacation. So he just wanted to see me. That’s it.'.

Mona, 'Appa. I too told u already I don’t want marriage now. Then again y r u embarrassing me.'

Mona's father got angry and told, 'Y? Tell me the reason then ?'.

Mona thinks hardly at this moment. She don’t know what to say and continue to say, 'I don’t want marriage pa.'

Mona's father didn’t say anything and left the place. Mona looked at her mother for some support; even she too looked the other way. Mona was very disappointed, disheartened and started crying.

She didn’t take lunch that day and messaging Jegan about the incident. Jegan asked her to calm down and told 'what you said was correct and don’t worry. If they talk about marriage in the evening then break the silence and tell about the love. Anyhow they are going to come one day. Better be this day'.

Mona replied, 'I need you and want to see you. I should have told them about us right now itself.'.

Jegan, 'No Mona don’t take decision on the run. Just follow my words. Don’t be emotional'.

As sun departs in the evening, Mona feels her hopes also departing. Now moon takes over of control from sun. It’s evening, as Mona's father said his friend arrived home. Mona didn’t want to come out of her room. She stayed there itself. Mona's mother called her. Mona hesitatingly came out.

Mona father's friend saw her and told she is looking like a angel and told, 'god bless u my child. How r u? you remember me? I lastly saw you some 6, 7 years back I think….'.

Mona replied, 'I am fine'. He replied, 'Oh Women of few words ah'.

Mona father replied, 'She is not feeling well, so only she speaks less'.

Hearing this, his friend replied, 'Ooh is it. Then why are standing here. Go to your room and take rest. Take care'.

Mona went inside immediately and started listening to conversation keenly.

Mona's father asked, 'How is she da?'.

His friend, 'I told na, she is looking like an angel. My son will be happy. (Hearing this Mona’s beat raised and she some how got courageous walks to the door of her room and about to come out to say about her love)

But her father friend continued, 'He will be back from US in 3 months and he will be staying here for at least 6 months. So after he comes back can we have the discussion'.

Mona's father thinks about her daughter and said, 'Ok'.

Later everyone had dinner and he departed. Mona father asked Mona, 'you said u don’t want marriage now. Now we are delaying it by 3 months. Hope u will be happy'. Mona didn’t reply anything and her father moved away.

Mona's mother, 'I know you are hiding some thing from me. If you want to tell me, you have only 3 months of time. Think and tell me. I am your best friend, remember that'.

Mona went to bed feeling happy that nothing bad happened today and she is weary of what will happen after 3 months. Mona messaged Jegan in mid night and told the same.

Jegan got little angry and told, 'Amma thaaye.. Innum 3 months iruku... Nimathiya thunguma….. '.

Mona stayed in her native place for one more day and returned to chennai next day. Once returned she met Jegan in a happy mood.

Jegan with big smile, 'Enna mam.. I thought you will do in “Alaipayuthey” style and asathi irupanu ninaichen. But nothing happened. Ellam sappaya finished la'

Mona replied, 'Hmmm. What’s your position in ur family?'.

Jegan, 'Heyyyy... Started again ah?? Talk something romantic ma'.

Mona, 'No jus asking'.

Jegan thinking 'Sollalana vidava pora' and said, 'in my family no problem. My mother will be my side wherever I am in and similarly my father will be my mom side. So if my mother is happy with u then its all over.'.

Mona, 'Oooh gr8'.

Jegan, 'More importantly I am their only son. So they will approve it'.

Mona asked, 'Then why my parents don’t like it?'.

Jegan thinks for a second and told, 'same answer. You are their only daughter. So is the reason'.

Jegan, 'Same answer for 2 questions with opposite meaning. How funny it is'.

Mona smiled and asked, 'yea true. Will your mother likes me?'

Jegan, 'Hmmmmm.. of course. yeah. Since I like u, she will also like you. Ok lets plan for something which makes u feel lot better.'.

Mona with wide open eyes asked, 'Wat s tat ?'.

Jegan, 'In 2 weeks time, in my hometown we will be celebrating temple festival. So why can’t you come with me? I will introduce you as my friend. They already know about Ganesh and Aruna'

Mona, 'Me alone?'.

Jegan, 'Ok then. Lets invite Ganesh and Aruna too'.

Mona, 'Is this will work?'

Jegan. 'Its in your court. you have to decide'.

Mona thinks hard and said, 'Ok. Lets go'.

Let them go.... Journey continues...........

Friday, October 8, 2010

Chennai Egmore – Journey 15

Jegan and Mona were disappointed because of Jegan's stinct in another location got extended. Mona was too worried than Jegan. Jegan tried his best to console Mona. To make Jegan happier Mona told she was ok. Jegan asked her to be practical and told all the things happening now is good for their future. Mona said she was fine only. Both agreed on 'a kind' of mutual terms. They meet on weekends regularly. Both are eagerly waiting for friday and from friday evening till sunday evening they spend most of the time together by going to movies, restaurant and long ride in bike. Both hate Mondays.*(Normally we software engg. hate mondays but they hate mondays for some other reasons)*

For couple of weeks everything went in this fashion. From Jegan's end the work is getting hectic as his project Go Live date is nearing. Mona being a Software Engineer, she easily understands this, their daily phone calls is reduced to minutes from hours and sometime Nil. Because of work condition, they are not even able to meet on sundays too. But Mona and Jegan being the good lovers, they understand their professionalism and they were happy. They are not the same lovers as they were few months ago but their love is still the same.

On a good day Mona father called Mona and make it bad for her. He called Mona. The call started as it was a normal day, and then her father told he is going to look for alliance. Mona in hard tone replied, 'Why are you looking for alliance soon? i m just 22. We can wait for another year'.

Mona father replied, 'Even If we start now, this will take at least an year to get fix. I already showed u the photo of my friend's son working in US a month ago. U didn’t say anything about him'

Mona, 'Sorry pa I don’t remember him. Plz pa we can talk about this later'.

Mona father, 'Why ma? What is the reason?'.

Mona didn’t reply. Mona knows she can’t blame her father for this. Since he is a good father, he wants her daughter to get married soon. But she don’t have the courage to tell the truth to his father. Mona's father waited for few seconds, since there was no reply from Mona, he gave the phone to her mother and asked her to convince Mona.

Mona Mother, 'Ende enna solra. Enna reason. R u loving some one. Amma kitta sollu'.

Mona, 'No ma. Nothing like tat. But we can discuss about the marriage later'.

Mona Mother, 'See ur our only daughter. We want to see u getting Married soon. U r already 22'.

Mona, 'Maa I m only 22. I didn’t say I don’t want marriage, I m saying I don’t want it now. Purinchukoo ma'.

Mona's Mother paused for few seconds and said, 'Hmmm.. When r coming home? We discuss about it that time'.

Mona, 'I ll come in 2 weeks. Promise me u don’t talk about this when I am coming home. Otherwi

se I will not come'.

Mona's mother, 'Seri nee first vaa. We see that later. '.

Mona about to say and cut the call, Mona's father came to the call and asked, 'Hey Mona. What is the name of the guy who helped us when we were there?'.

Mona was shocked and thinking why his father asked about him, that too during this conversation. She asked, 'Y pa? He is Jegan'.

Mona father,'No Jus asked. Can I get his Mobile no. ?'.

Mona was hesitant in giving so she replied, 'Sorry again pa. I know why you want his no. I will not give it.'.

Mona's father, 'No ma. I jus asked. Anyway it’s ok. Come home soon.'.

Both ended the call. She feels little hardness on her father voice.

Immediately after the call ends she called Jegan. But he didn’t attend the call. She called him again. Jegan didn’t attend. Jegan had a callertune, a beautiful romantic song , music by Jayaraj from a tamil film Dhaam Dhoom. Jegan kept it since.Mona liked the song very much. Mona always likes the song whenever she called Jegan. But not this time, for the first time she got irritated hearing the song. Mona called Jegan continuously. After 4 failure attempts, on the fifth attempt Jegan attended the call.

Jegan answered, 'Yes honey tell me'.

Mona angrily replied,' What the hell are u doing. why r u not picking the call'.

Jegan understood, Mona is so much anger. He replied, 'Hey I am driving. So I didn’t notice.'

Mona,'Heeeee. Ok let me come to subject. My father called me and spoke about my marriage. It seems, he even decided about the guy. I am really tensed. I don’t know what to do. I want to see you. Where r u? . Plz don’t say u r busy'.

Jegan feels the tension in Mona's voice. He replied calmly, 'Nalla vishayam thaana.. Hey Mona calm down and relax. I am near to your hostel only. I will be there in another 10-15 mins. Don’t worry. எவேர்ய்திங் will be fine. I am there for u. don’t worry'.

Jegan started the bike and went quickly to her hostel. He saw Mona already waiting for him near the entrance. She was still looking beautiful even though she is tensed.

Both left the place immediately. Jegan took her to some lonely place. Mona started telling the conversation between her and her father and literally she started crying. Jegan put her arms around Mona's shoulder and asked her to calm down. Mona didn’t.

Jegan said, 'Love makes man/women a brave. You are the best example for this. Have u ever talked like this to your father previously. Now you talked to your father bravely but you are crying here. You changed a lot for a love. Just think what made u to talk like this to ur father.'.

Jegan speaking confidently, Mona keenly listen to him.

Jegan continued, 'Its simple Mona, u believe in love and more importantly u believe me. That’s why u talked bravely. I am here for u da. Don’t worry and don’t cry again. Not good to see a beautiful girl crying. *(saying this he whipped out the tears from mona)* I was expecting this anytime from your father. He is a good father na.

Mona just understand, every lovers have gone through this. Some succeeded, some failed. I assure ours will be a huge success. I got a gut feeling about our love. So don’t worry. you are mine. you are special Mona. I won’t let anyone to take my angel from me. ok? '.

Mona feels really proud she got a lover like Jegan and replied, 'I am so lucky to have you. I love you madly…..’

Jegan wants to end this humorsly, 'you called me Maddy. Am I looking like him??'

Mona smiled at last and replied, 'Aiyoda I said madly, not Maddy. But u r my maddy'.

Jegan,'Aah nice Mona'.

Mona said, 'U know my father asked about you and asked your mobile no'.

Jegan excitedly replied, 'Ooh is it.. Nallathu thaana.. You give him my no.?'.

Mona said, 'No'.

Jegan, 'Ooh ho. If u give it to him. It will be easier for me'.

Mona, 'Noo. He thinks we are just friends only, so he might have wanted to talk you regarding my marriage'.

Jegan replied, 'Hmmm. Now I have to kill the friendship for the love ah.'.

Mona smiled and said, 'Hmmm'. Then both talked for few minutes there and decided to leave.

Jegan dropped Mona at her place. Mona asked Jegan, 'Shall I go to my home?'.

Jegan replied,'Hey what. First time you are asking my permission to go to your home'.

Mona smiled and said, 'You said. I am yours nu.. So I am asking u'.

Jegan, 'Oh parra. Athu ipo thaan theriyutha'.

Mona replied,'Cha not like that. you are with me here, so I feel extremely confident that no one will take me away from u'.

Jegan, 'Seri apram'. :)

Mona, 'Hey I am talking seriously. If I go there I don’t know what will happen. If something really bad happen there, I will surely die'.

Jegan, 'hey comme mam.. Our love is jus few months old. But ur parents love is much older than us. So they will understand u. Jus tell them u will get married after a year. I am sure they will accept it. If anything happens just call me. I will come there in a second. ok. I love you mam'

Mona shook her head, 'Hmmm sure. This is the first time you are saying 'I love u' after the first time….'

Jegan smiled and said, 'Wow. That’s my Mona. Girls are always girls. gr8…..'

Both left happily. Mona was happy to hear positive, responsible words from Jegan and he never got stumbled on any occasion. She feels so secure now. Jegan was so proud that Mona even dares to die for the love. Is it the beauty of love???

Now its weekend, Mona is ready to go home with millions of questions. She is afraid of her father. But she knows Jegan was in her side. She don’t know what surprise awaits her in her home town.

Let wait for the next episode to know the surprise......

Journey continues…………

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Life is beautiful, Enjoy as it comes....

This post is written by one of my friend and he wanted me to post it. Here we go……..................

I am damn sure it's not the first time u r going to read this type of blog...

Its happened and happening in my life. These things I m going to mention is not only about me; these include the things I observed from my friends also. It’s about the guys working away from their native place and earning good money.

There were days when I go to shops to buy dress, my eyes will always catch the branded shirts but their whooping prices made me choose the other shirts. Similarly I love to wear the sports shoe (even at a small age I think of Michael Jordan's) but cant. Those are the few of many little things I dream about in the past. But now those things are changed.Now I am working and earning myself and I can spend of my pocket. That’s the simple reason.

Now I am having costliest branded shirts, Reebok shoes, Ipod, N-series phones and also having a laptop. Even I have options like formal wears, casual wears that I wear in particular days of the weeks. I am able to buy the things I liked most. In this case I feel happy. But I just got the feel being an Indian, what I m spending is just too much. Few days my friend and me were went to a shop to have a Pepsi. The shop also has fresh fruit juices. I told my friend that we could go for fresh fruit juice instead of spending money in US branded Pepsi. Then he asked me what I m wearing. On that day from socks, shoes to shirts and pants I m wearing a non-Indian brand. Now I know, I m also one of the reason for less Indian economy.

Even now I have eyes on a new nokia mobile, which is yet to released in world. Now we consider food, I have tried lot variety's like Chinese, Mexican, Italians...Even I eat foods without knowing their names. But I missed good tasty sambhar my mother used to prepare for me most times since I liked it most. During my school and college days (those are the times I stayed with my parents), my mom prepares lot of different food varieties, which has many vegetables, healthy ingredients. Now I lost the taste of many vegetables, fitness wise also I m lacking. In my working place, I can get all those things but I have to bear with the cost and taste. If I went to small hotels considering cost constraint, I can eat there for few days but my body will get bad soon. Even I still remember the days that I complaint about the food I have, to my close friend in office daily.

Now I m switching my attention to relationship.

Am I good son to my parents?

Am I good brother to my sister/brother?

Am I good friend to my friends?

Thanks to cell phones and other mode of communications. I can still live it up to those tags. But even here, I can’t be with them physically all the time. Sometimes I can’t be with my family/friends during the birthdays, wedding days (not mine ;) I am single) if it falls on weekdays. For going to my native, I have to plan 3 months in advance to book a train ticket. I can see. Few of my friends never go to their home for months. I feel lucky i m having good friends in office and in my room. But again, we have to ask our availability and plan to have a talk. In my case, I am happy that I have couple of friends in my office/room whom i can turn to anytime.

These days are good but cannot be compared to my college days, where I enjoyed most with my friends. I don’t miss any functions in my family, I bunk classes to go to my native. I bunk classes to go for a movie and to even sleep as well. But now a days I working for more than 12 hours and cant think of a leave.

In college days, I spend many hours in looking at girls (Sight adipenu solla varen). Now just imagine, my office is now surrounded by two women colleges but now I hardly find a time to look at girls. :)

Finally, to conclude I am working and earning well. I got few great things and missed many valuable things still I am happy... I have projected only small things. But I have seen few of my friends big and they hate to work. I don’t know how much I earned but I know I lost many. I think its about how u mentally prepared for those situations. It could be tough but with having good family and friends we can get thru any difficult situations. That is life. Life is beautiful, Enjoy as it comes……..

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Chennai Egmore – Journey 14

Busy busy busy……… and not feeling well are the reason why I was delayed to write this journey.

Mona, Jegan and Love were gone fine until the day Jegan was asked to move to another location. Even though his manager told him it is only for a short period, Jegan was not interested in going. Jegan told Mona that he is not going there. The reason is not he didn’t like the work, he likes Mona more than anything now. Jegan knows Mona was scared about their parents and she always had the doubt in her mind whether their love will end in success. Jegan thinks this small gap may put pressure on Mona’s stupid mind. Only bcoz of Jegan was near to him, she feels confident.
That evening Mona and Jegan’s friends were convincing Jegan. Aruna told, ‘Hey.. we know y u r not going. But it is for few weeks only na. Also it is good for ur career growth rite. Then go’

Jegan was keeping silence. Ganesh comes and asks him, ‘Y da? Enna vittu pirinchu iruka mudiyatha da’.

Ganesh expecting smiles from everyone but he alone smiling, he later got the sense and stopped his mokkai.

Aruna asked Mona, ‘Mona, do u ve any problem in Jegan going to other location?’.

Mona shakes her head and said, ‘No. It is good for him only na. I m telling from morning he is not listening to me’.

Ganesh mean time thinking, ‘He is going to be in the same office that to in Chennai only. Y they r giving buildup as he is going to onsite’. But he knows if he asks the question, those 2 girls will kick him. So he prefers to be silent and watch the show.

Jegan finally opened and said, ‘I m jus thinking from Mona’s side, I know how she ll feel. This is the first time we are going to be separated. Also I m not sure how long I ll be in that location. Also I doubt we can talk, share as we do here. So only I am thinking’.

Aruna, ‘Mona should be fine for this. Anyhow in future also this type of situation will come. What Mona he is saying you are the reason’.

Mona replied little bit confident, ‘No problem for me. At first it will be difficult but as Aruna said I should get used to it’.

Aruna said, ‘By the way, Naanga unnoda aala nalla pathukirom. Enna Solra’.

Jegan thinks for some time and said, ‘I don’t want to go but since she, U and Ganesh are insisting I am going’.

Ganesh, ‘Naan thaan onnumey sollaye’.

Aruna smiled and said, ‘Jegan cheer up. She lived without you for 21 years, Y cant she live without you for one month’.

Mona said, ‘I can’. Jegan replied, ‘hmmm… Let’s see’.

Ganesh asked Aruna, ‘Aruna wats this? Neeyum mokka poda arambitchuta’.

As usual a conversation between good friends ended happily.

Next day morning Jegan come to office early, Both Jegan and Mona had their breakfast and had a long chat. Every now and then Jegan asking Mona whether she is ok with it. Every time Mona replying back yes. Jegan's manager asked him to report to the new location by afternoon. Jegan too agreed and he decided to have lunch with his friends and Mona before leaving.

Now lunch time, Mona and Jegan came to cafeteria well before Ganesh and Aruna. Both went inside the cafeteria and got their favorite seat where they used to have lunch daily (It is indeed a same seat where Jegan proposed love to Mona). Soon Ganesh and Aruna joined them. Both tries to make this normal. Jegan seems confident and make fun as usual; In fact he wants to hide his emotions. But instead Mona eyes shows everything, She had an occasional smile on her face. She looks tensioned. As their plates gets empty not Mona's one. Her mind is not here...

All finished their lunch, its time for Jegan to leave. Jegan said, 'Ok guys, here it is. I am going now. Let’s hope I could come and join in a month’s time. Mona take care. Bye'.

Mona said, 'Yea u take care. I will be fine here... bye'.

Ganesh and Aruna, 'bye'.

Ganesh, 'Hey Jegan antha officela lot of figures irukumnu sonnanga.. Enjoi pannuda. Ennakum ethavathu paaru'.

Mona, 'Aaaaiiii'.

Jegan, 'Haha ok guys see u then. We can meet in weekends. bye'.

Jegan started his bike and going slowly out of the office. Mona feels as she was really alone. Aruna put her arm around Mona's shoulder and asked, 'R u ok? Lets go'.

Mona shaked her head and said, 'Yeah'.

Aruna before leaving said to Mona, 'Hey call me before going for break or we will call u. ok?'.

Mona said, 'Hmmm ok'.

Mona went to her seat, feeling as she is missing something and she is not able to concentrate on her work. And even she planned to leave early. Mona's bus mate saw Mona in dull mood. So she asked, 'Hey Mona... R u ok? U r looking dull'.

Mona said, 'No I m ok. Lite ah thala vazikuthu. thats it'.

Her bus mate, 'Don’t lie madam. Tell me what happened?'.

Mona felt little relaxed and told what happened.

Her bus mate told, 'He he R u kidding? Is this is the reason u r dull.. Crazy love.. It ll be like this for few days. Don’t feel lonely. Actually this small gap will increase ur love madam. Enjoy this. So just fresh up. Do ur work'.

Mona, 'Hmmm. thanks'.

Jegan reached the new office and met the Project manager there. His PM introduced Jegan to the team. Things went as expected for him, he introduced himself to the team and they were telling their expectations on him. Jegan was little worried that he might be asked to work late hours. But it’s a software engineer’s fate. That too if u r bachelor it will be worse.

Mona called Jegan in the evening but as it was Jegan's first day he talked to her few minutes and hung up.

As the days come closer. Mona and Jegan were talking for long time in phone.

These days mobile become their big mode of communication. Mona calling Jegan regularly and asking him whether he had breakfast, lunch and kinda... Jegan replying to her questions very patently..

The thing to note is love between them is in the same place but now care is over taking the love.

The days were moving smooth and fast. Mona was counting the days and getting confident as days were nearing. Both met in the weekends and they started to love more.

Ganesh and Aruna also felt that Mona's words getting confident. Jegan is also happy hearing this. Mona is not talking anything rubbish in those days.

It’s a celebration time in Mona's office, everyone come to office in the traditional wears, Mona missed Jegan that she came to office in a dress given by Jegan. That day Mona, Aruna were chatting in the cafeteria. Aruna asked about Mona's dress. Then she planned to tease Jegan. So she called Jegan and said, 'Hello Jegan Wat r u dng?'

Jegan replied, 'hmmm Working'.

Aruna, 'Ok I will come to matter straight.. U know Mona come in the dress u given her'.

Jegan, 'Oh really... I missed tat'.

Mona got the phone from Aruna and told, 'U know Aruna also come in saree .. She looks pretty'.

Jegan replied, 'Oooh nalla vela I missed tat'.

Mona was laughing hearing this and told Aruna the same. Aruna then, 'Dai I called to tease u, u r teasing me ah... Idiot'.

All were laughing and Aruna said, 'We don’t miss u Jegan. Am I rite?'

Mona replied, 'hmmm.. No.. ‘and she smiled.

Their days going like this. Its the 20th day of Jegan moved from office. On that day Jegan called Mona and told, 'I m sorry Mona. My stay here is going to extend.’

Mona was shocked and angry on Jegan. Jegan tried many things to console her...

But Mona was disappointed.. Even Jegan was....

Journey continues………….

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chennai Egmore – Journey 13

Hello readers...

Thanks a ton for ur very nice worthy comments and responses. Have received some special comments too by the way. Sorry for delaying the post again and again. But what I can do? As usual, had lots of work.

Okie.. Journey continues........

Jegan and Mona feels everything new, they were never happy in their life as they were today. As seen in many movies, they were started to smile when no one is around, hearing only romantic songs, giving tips to their friends love, and feel very confident.

Jegan decided to gift Mona. So he asked his best friends Aruna and Ganesh. Both said 'See, she is ur lover, u ve decide wat to give'. But both don’t no know wat to say, so both gave this smart answer. Jegan thinks hard, even google’s it ;-). Jegan wants to gift her something spl. But he didn’t find anything He thinks hard and comes with an idea. He went to one of the famous shop in chennai, and bought her a good-looking Salwar Kameez with few colors. Next day he decided to gift that to her.

Jegan and Mona meet in the cafeteria the next day. Jegan decided not to gift her inside office, so he told Mona that he would drop Mona to her place. She is also ok with that. Both were exchanging their looks for long time and had talks. Mona was so happy and in mean time she is afraid of her parents and all. Jegan gave her some confidence. But both agreed on the terms, only with their parent’s approval their marriage should happen.

Jegan told 'no problems from my side and only problem is with your side. But that too u are saying. I talked to your father for couple of days, avar apdi irukira mathir theriyala. But lets stay positive. Everything will be fine'.

Mona, 'Me too expecting the same, but u don’t know about my father fully'.

Jegan stopped her and said, 'Hey jus now we started to love. Speak something romantic na.... :) '.

Mona said, 'Hmmm.. (hiding her worry and continuing) I love u'.

Jegan loved this and both continue blabbering. Both forgot this is office and continued talking. Suddenly Jegan phone rang, Ganesh only called and he asked him to come to meeting room immediately. Then both knew they are late, both went to the seat immediately. After Jegan meeting is over, they continued their romance in communicator.

Both spent the day in cafeteria (breakfast), communicator, cafeteria (Lunch), communicator, cafeteria (evening coffee time). Till evening, Both Ganesh and Aruna didn’t disturb them. In evening they met them and Aruna asked, 'Enna cafeteriala orey duet pola'.

Jegan said, 'Heyyyyy Aruna wats this'. All smiled.

Ganesh asked Mona, 'Enna Kanne, Maniye, Maanenu sonnana ?? '. Again all smiled but this time Mona smiled with little shy.

Jegan said, 'I think its high time for us to leave. If I stay here for another min, u guys will tease us like anything, so we r going. Common Mona say bye to them and come. We will go'.

Aruna said, 'Dai... wer r u running? Mona u too.. when is the treat for us?'.

Jegan said, 'Hmmm.. This Sunday. I will tell the plan ok'.

Ganesh now in Gowandamani style, 'Ohho.. Saturday anga, sunday .. sunday naan delhi la iruken... ungalukuaga venumna naan ennoda delhi plana cancel pannitu varen'.

Mona, 'Epdi ipdilam'.

Everyone laughed at this, eventhough it is an old joke. But the situation and all made it happy.

Jegan and Mona said bye and started going thru bike. On the way they stopped at Cafe day, had some drinks and went. Jegan just stopped near the Mona's Place and said bye to her. Mona in reply said bye to him. Both didn’t want to leave, they again said bye.

Jegan called Mona to gift her.

Jegan, 'Hey Mona this one is for u. Hope u will like it'.

Mona opened the bag with lot of expectation; she saw one greeting card and a salwar kameez. She was really surprised and felt happy and said thanks. Jegan said, 'I was expecting something. Jus thanks mattum thaana'.

Mona said, 'Thats it for now. Bye'.

Jegan again stopped her and said, 'I want to show u one more thing. Hope u will take it'.

Jegan opened his purse and shown her a print out of a train ticket and asked her, 'U know wat is this?'.

Mona said, 'Train ticket'.

Jegan with little anger, 'Brilliant'.

Mona smiled and asked him, 'What’s special in this?'.

Jegan told, 'Bcoz of this ticket only, I met u in train and got a chance to talk to u. This indeed a ticket to my love journey. Hope u like it'.

Mona was now in heaven and she is really stunned by Jegan's love and said, 'Wow, u still have this?'. Jegan just nodded his head and smiled.

Mona said, 'Can I take this?'. Jegan said, 'This is yours from now'.

Mona again said, 'I love u. I can’t wait to marry you'.

Jegan said, 'Yea Me too' and both went to their places. Both now started their romance in mobile.

Now it’s Sunday, TREAT TIME.

Jegan and Mona invited both Ganesh and Aruna for a morning movie in Sathyam theatre. Jegan pickup Mona and both entered cinema hall. Jegan was so happy; it is not new for Jegan to come to sathyam. What’s new is, he is coming with his girl friend. He just remembered the chat he had with his friends in sathyam when they see a couple. So his destiny to come to sathyam cinemas with a girl friend was succeeded. (I hope many single bachelors have this feeling, even I do ;-) )

Ganesh and Aruna also joined them. I think there is no guess in what kind of movie they went. Yes, It is a good romantic Tamil film that is new released. (I know many will think it is VTV, but it is not ;-) )

After the movie, they went for a treat in a near by non-veg hotel. They had best lunch served along with jokes from Jegan and Ganesh, love and friendship in large quantity. They had a fantastic lunch. Ganesh said he would drop on the way. Jegan said we had other plans and said bye.

Aruna, 'Hmmm.. Nadathunga Naduthunga' .

Jegan and Mona next went to City Center in the afternoon spent some time and in the evening they went to Besant Nagar beach and had coffee in Barista and in night they had dinner at the famous 'Murugan Idly shop'. That’s stumps for the day. (One thing to note all this expenditure were given by Jegan only, Girls as usual smart in spending... he he…. )

Days went on. On weekdays both meet in office and weekends too both don’t want to be separated. Both were in pursuit of love. They spent most of the time in cafeteria of their campus. All this day Jegan was 200% enjoying this, but Mona was little worried about her father. She knows Jegan don’t like this, so she hides her emotions from him and pretend to be happy.

One fine day turns into a sad day for both. Jegan was asked to travel in to another location. Jegan said no, but his PM was good enough to convince him and asked him to go there for at least 1 months.

Now there will be a small crack in wall??

What Next????

Journey continues………….