Saturday, September 24, 2011

Life's happy now!

There definitely is no place like home. Being back to my granny and favourite cousin, my heart is content now. Coming back on the day of my grandfather's 84th birthday, filling my stomach with the traditional sadya, seeing the happy faces of my grandparents, is just mind filling (and stomach filling as well :P).
With my parents far away in Muscat, and my sister and family in Dubai, the only person to 'represent' my family would be me. And boy, was I glad I could make it. Only to see my mutachan happy. My grandparents were my strength during the tough days at college. Since I didn't want to worry my parents, being so far away, the only person to whom I could tell all of my worries and problems at hostel and college was my grandmother ammumma. 
Just too happy and knew no other place to share my happiness. Let me go back to my fiction novel, and then my research assignment, and then have to finish off with my internship report! Oh My God!!!!!!

P.S1. Sadya is the traditional Mallu feast, served mainly during marriages. Since 84th is a huge step n a person's life, we wanted it to be grand :P! For more information on the feast, visit How to eat a Mallu Wedding-Sadhya: a step-by-step guide. A lovely post and a lovely blog.


P.S2. Mutachan is the Mallu way of calling one's mother's father. Love him. Obviously ammumma is his better half :P

P.S3. Miss amma(mother), achan(father), chech(sister), jeeju(brother-in-law) and kanna(my sweetheart, nephew).

8 comments:

Saru Singhal said...

Seriously, there is no place like home. You know I still miss my bed in at mom's place. My parents house is so cute, on a hill in Himachal with gardens all around it and a river nearby...Oh, you made me home sick...:(

The life-a-holic said...

@Saru Di: Oh I am so sorry for making you home sick. And I once visited Himachal, Shimla and Manali to be precise. Lovely place I must say. And the people are just wonderful. Now I know where you have attained your hospitality :P

Spaceman Spiff said...

Thanks for the link. :)
I miss home. :( Grandparents have a really special place in our lives, don't they? :)

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

I know! No place like home :)

The life-a-holic said...

@Spaceman Spiff: Your welcome :)! Definitely they have a very special place. No matter how cool or far away one may be, they definitely will be the people everyone misses.

@TheGirlAtFirstAvenue: :)

Sujatha Sathya said...

grandparents are so sweet! like the way you call it "mutachan" sounds very loving

PeeVee said...

The p.s's are really catching on, aren't they:D

The life-a-holic said...

@Sujatha Di: Thank you very much :)

@Dinky (I like it that way :P): Yup they are :P