Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My aalochane, right here and right now

I sometimes wonder whether people come here thinking this is a food blog. Perhaps they go away disappointed that i cannot even spell my 'aaloo' and 'channa' right. I contemplate changing my blog name but then that means racking my brain for something and right now the heat of Dubai has fried it to an irretrievable state.



So coming back to the blog name, when blogger sat there waiting for me to key in my blog name, all i could think of was 'Aalochane', (aalochanay) which in Kannada means 'thoughts'. And i thought i thought a LOT! Never mind the fact that most of them never got translated into posts.

So, thanks to me, you now know a new Kannada word.

But, right now I'm thinking that


the elder one has started school and went with a smile, considering he had to get up very early (which means by default i had to get up even earlier!), though I'm wasting my whole morning thinking that he's going to get lost in the huge campus.

I hope he remembers he has a nice smile.



my 6 yrold thinks all this moving around means he is never going to school (Yikes!!)


he has an assessment test day after. (*i'm going to faint)


my shipment arrives today (more YIKES!)

we will then move into our house, which means no internet for 3 weeks (yikes raised to the power of infinity!!!!)



Considering i'm guzzling cups of coffee and tea in anticipation of chaos, do be kind to say a hi if you drop by here.

26 comments:

Kavi said...

A Hi to all the Yikes ! With hopes and sincere wishes that it will be far less strenous than what it seems it would be !

And may his smile remain. Forever.

:)

manuscrypts said...

Hi, i say :) try listening to "agent of chaos" from "the dark knight" :)

Neera said...

this too shall pass dear ...good luck :)

Anonymous said...

hi

mindspace said...

I did think about your blog name but aaloo chana never came to mind. aalochana in Hindi means criticism and i used to wonder :)

good you cleared this out..
and all the best with moving into the house/unpacking n stuff.. do mail me where u took the house finally.
cheers.
~Tara

Anonymous said...

i kno i kno how kind i am..no no pls dont thank me..

Anonymous said...

i kno i kno how kind i am..no no pls dont thank me..

Anonymous said...

btw in my language(telugu) alochane is alochanalu..

--xh-- said...

all the best to tackle all the chaos :)

Preeti Shenoy said...

OMG--all the YIKES you described--I went through exactly the same! :)
Internet problem can be solved :) Will mail u what i did :P
:)
Don't worry--this too shall pass.
Cheers
preeti

Pavi!!!! said...

I really like ur blog name ..so pls never ever think of changing it. Something nice and different about it.n I’m reminded of Blr everytime I visit ur space.

As for the unpacking..packing chaos….sigh, wish it was me in ur shoes,, I’m craving to pack n move , even if its just another house down the lane.

brocasarea said...

hehe...alochaning!!!.....

pink dogwood said...

good to learn a kannada word :)

and Hi :)

asaaan said...

Now we know a new word.

Hoping that the older one had a fantastic first day and the younger passes the assessment with flying colors.

No internet for 3 week. I would shrivel up an die.

Happy unpacking. You need lots of chai for that one.

Doli said...

he he good you cleared up the confusion about your blog name.. i used to wonder why you named it aloo chane :) heheh good idea of taking Kannada aalochane :) Funny being from Mangalore, it didnt strike me as aalochane :) probably since it is written in English!

mrstoad said...

I've actually always enjoyed the chaos of packing and moving. The last time i did it was pre internet days though so i didnt have the inconvenience of doing without it.Plus i didnt do it with children...i was the child. But otherwise moving into a new house and setting up and arranging things in a totally new environment ...ooh i'm drooling now :-)
Good luck.

WhatsInAName said...

awww girl! will miss you badly:-( hope you get settled fast and get internet even faster !

Prats said...

YIKES!!!!!! 3 weeks no Aalo channa??!!! awww....

But i'm so glad things are back into action for you...
The lovely sunshine smile will make its way through the huge campus...so stop worrying ( easy to tell others I know :D),
The young'un can rest and dream for a while more while you use those nimble hands of his to help write on all the empty cartons while you unpack....ok ok...I think I better stop before I see that flyinh hammer come staright at me :)

Smile and All the best!!!

Sumana said...

Suma, How i love the 6 year old's thoughts. You know you are doing it right, you need all the caffine to solve the chaos. Happy moving and please don't faint...

Sumana said...

AAlochanay is such a great name for a space where you align all your thoughts. The first time i was here, i thought to myself i for once stepped to meet a kannada speaking blogger.

Mama - Mia said...

:)

yes i now know my 11th kannada word! first 10 being the numbers ofcos! :p

all the best woman!!

yikes! no Suma post for 3 weeks!!!! nahhiiiiii!! kehdo ke yeh jhooth hai!!

cheers!

abha

Aparna said...

Hi.
Hope every thing works out fine. But that 3 weeks no internet is a bit depressing.
And all these days I thought that is how you spelled "aloo" and "chana". Yikes. Incidentally this is my first Kannada word.I know, I am deeply ashamed.

rayshma said...

3 frikkin weeks????
how can u not have internet for 3 weeks???? i live in a village... we got it in a week!!!!

and erm. all the best with the rest. am quite in the same boat of unpacking... and internetting... :)

Meira said...

uh oh! too much moving shooving! At least you'l get a break from cooking :P
And I always thought your blog name was the dish ...i thought it sounded fun. Now that I know it has a meaning, it's become an elegant one :P

Rambler said...

how did the test go?

Reflections said...

Come on u r exagerrating...if I cd make out Aalochane for exactly what it was, everbody else surely wd have;-P.

3 weeks without net???? But why??? As far as I knw Etisalat takes just 2-3 days..max a week;-o