Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cat Chronicles

I think I posted about these two coming to dinner a few weeks back. H1 is delighted that she has such cute dinner guests. I've forbidden her to touch the fellows as we don't know whose cats they are and have no idea whether they have been vaccinated against rabies and such. But they must be cats from some neighbour as they are not scared of us and seems to be quite used to people but they sure are hungry all the time!

Feed me! Feed ME! FEED ME!!!

I will follow you to the end of the Earth if you give me food...

What more can you ask for...a 'foot massage' after a good meal

H1  playing a 'lullaby' for the cats...at least that's what she claimed it was ;o)

When the cats refused to go after a while (and you wonder why???) Hubby 'shooed' them away and shouted for them to get a move on. H1 was very upset about this and said, "Thaaththi! DON'T scold the cats. I am very disappointed in you!"

And turning to the cats she apologised, "Don't mind my Thaaththi. He doesn't mean it OK?"

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sleeping Alone

Now that H1 has a room of her own we were keen to get her to sleep alone. We thought it will take at least a few weeks for us to get her used to it. But H1 had other plans. She was so exited to get a room of her own that she herself suggested that she wants to sleep in her room by her self! Weren't we so relieved!

She has now slept in her room for about a week. She would wake up occupationally and call out to me or come into our room. But things are working out just fine I think. Phew!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I can't explain it...the love between my sister and H1. I would call it unconditional love without a doubt. From the time that H1 was born my sister has loved my baby like she has never loved anyone. Even when we were in Singapore, she made it a point to collect money and come every December just to see H1 even when she couldn't really afford it.

Now every week Puncha, as H1 calls her, comes to visit her without fail. And H1 has a ball of a time. I am amazed at how much time and energy Puncha puts into making H1 happy.

You are one reason I am sooooo glad we came back to Sri Lanka Puncha, and I dedicate this post to you. Thank you so much for the happiness you bring my angel.

Puncha made H1's first ever Wesak Lantern with her

H1 loves playing 'Saloon' with Puncha. Puncha being given a manicure.

Let me make you pretty Puncha. (Notice how pink she looks ;o)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Advertise to me

(I've been sooooo lazy to even log into the blog the last couple of weeks....)

It's amazing how kids are influenced by the advertisements on TV. H1 seems to have become the spokesperson for several brands by now.

There's an add for instant noodles apparently fortified with all the vitamins there is, and H1, who is a huge instant noodles fan, says to me, "See, that's healthy! you MUST buy it."

A few days back Hubby was looking for a hair gel at the supermarket and just picked up a jar. H1 rushes over and picks one particular brand that has an ad showing a guy who styles his hair into to several looks, and says, "Thaaththi, use this and you can look different!" Today in the morning, while Hubs was getting ready for work, H1 noticed him putting on the hair gel and says, "Now your hair will start standing up Thaaththi."

While watching the abysmal performance of our team at the 20/20 match yesterday, H1 says, "They need to drink Milo, that's why they are not winning," because as you might have already guessed, the girl drinking Milo wins the tennis match in the ad.

Anyone in the advertisement arena looking for a mini spokesperson, please feel free to contact me!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Joy Ride

Got behind the steering wheel for the first time in about 4 years. It felt soooo goood! Was a little wobbly and shaky at first but like Celine Dion would say, "It's all coming back to me now..." ;o)

H1 who has never seen me driving was highly impressed and thrilled. "I didn't know Ammi can drive," She says and after that goes on to a long discussion about how she would drive when she grows up.

"When I get married Thaaththi, I will choose my husbands car." says H1.
"Good idea darling", I say looking at the one my Hubby's got.
"It's going to be one without a roof."
"Wow! A convertible. The girl's definitely got taste." I say looking at my Hubster.
"Yes. and we will wear sunglasses and hats when it's sunny and have umbrella's when it rains." H1 says.

That car is going to have lot's of fungi growing me thinks.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Companions

H1 has so many new friends. We love this place. Every morning we are greeted by little chubby birds (battichcho?) and fluffy squirrels. So we'd go out into the garden and share our breakfast. I am so glad that after living in stark flats in Singapore, H1 finally gets to enjoy the beauty and joy in her fellow creatures.

These two seems to have moved into our rain drain and called it home sweet home. Even after three days, they are still there. Maybe they are thinking of starting a family.

And everyday we see this heard of buffaloes munching their way through the paddy field.

I think I'll have to get a book on birds to identify all the birds that come visit us.

This fellow and a black one (very like Nayomi Knatolee ;o)...comes to dinner everyday.

It makes you glad to be alive just to see all these lovely creatures everyday and I am glad that H1 seems to have inherited our love of nature and all creatures. She only has one complaint about her new companions though. "I just don't like the flies and mosquitoes in Sri Lanka Ammi," She told me just the other day.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Oh my...I haven't been this way for ages. Finally things are falling into place. We found a wonderful place. It's easy to forget that we are so close to Colombo cause the house we found is right by a paddy field. H1 finally has a garden to play in and numerous creatures to marvel at.

Talking of creatures guess who our first visitors were....a couple of these who came to steal our mangoes!

On a whole differnt note, both Harumi and Santhoshi has tagged me..thanks guys.
theses are the rules:

1. you need to write 5 words describing your thoughts / views about the recent events of Lanka
2. you need to tag 5 bloggers
3. you need to.. sit back and relax! =D

so here are my thoughts...

* Happiness
* Hopeful
* Help
* Future
* Thankful

Everybody seems to have tagged everyone else so I am going to leave an open tag. But let me say this. I am soooo thankful that I am in Sri Lanka right now.