Monthly Archives: December 2009

the music i miss

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this tamil month of margazhi is when chennai bursts out in song.
For me in KL there’s only youtube.

this song is sung by one of the men who had one of the most tender and coaxing voices in carnatic music. its playing in loop in my head.

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firstborn in chennai

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1. he can roll the dice as many times as he likes
2. his grandparents have to get down on snakes when they are close to 99
3. if he says dinner is just a slice of bread. it is.
4. chips with anything. chips with everything
5. he once said that the rasam was too salty (hey! my mum wouldn’t hear of food criticism from me — and she’s taking it from my son?)
6. everyone has to speak LOUDLY BECAUSE CHUTTI T.V. IS ALWAYS BLARING
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(the kid i sent to chennai was one who ate rasam rice at dinner, was off T.V. for almost two months, and obeyed MY rules when we played snakes and ladders)