This and That

August 22, 2008

dabba dabba dabba

Aren’t you wondering what kind of title is this? To answer that, we have to go back to my childhood days. We used to play anthakshari a.k.a paattukku paattu (One team sings a song and the opposite team starts singing a song from the last letter that the first team ended with and the game goes on until someone cannot find a song). We would always try to end the song in ‘ta’ so that the other person gets stuck. We have only a few songs that start with ‘ta/da’ . Right now I can only think of these 4 songs. “Darling Darling Darling” from Priya, “Dilli kku rajannalum paatti sollai thattadhe”, “daddy daddy” from Mouna Geethangal and “Toothpaste irukku brush irukku” from Ranga. And the reason for this post, heard a new ta/da song today in Sun TV from the movie Irumbu Thirai which has the beautiful song, “Nejil kudiyirukkum anbarukku naan irukkum nilamai”. The ta/da song is
“Dappa Dappa, Dappa vaangara Dappa thambigaley, Empty Dappa thambigaley, Pazhaiya dappa thambigale, naan thappa nadandhu velai kaali dappaa thambigaley, dappa thambigaley”
Very interesting song. Danaal thangavel acts in this song. I know a new ta/da song now.. Yippeee!!

By the way, this is my 50th post!! Who would have thought I will be blogging this long!!

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August 21, 2008

Vacation vs Traveling

Filed under: Uncategorized — yaadayaada @ 5:35 am

Traveling is not Vacation! Came to this realization after all these years!! We are planning to vist Boo and from there Italy for a week. Planning for a trip is a pain in the you know where!! Boo’s Hd had been great help in booking the train, finding the hotels etc. Boo had been excellent in planning the trip. We have guide books from Rick Steves to Frommers to Fodors to lonely planet to Eyewitness travel from friends/library strewn around the house. Inspite of all these help, still it seems like a daunting task. Probably will need a vacation after coming back from Italy. I am glad that we will be staying in Boo’s place for 4-5 days before we come back home! This is traveling.

Vacation is our cruise family reunion and our cancun trip.

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