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April 2008

Childhood Memories: Part 2 – Feeling Heavenly At Maternal Grandma House

pkns earth movers childhood gramdma

(PKNS used similar earthmovers with huge tires just in front of my grandma house to construct their PKNS low-cost houses – they looked scary to small kids when they are driven fast all over the place. Photo source: http://southwood.typepad.com)

My heaven in this world must be my grandma’s house (from my mother side) and as long as I could remember; I have always been treated with extra care and gentle when I am in her house.

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Piggy Sticky

RPK said that the spinning machine is spinning out of control and it is more so after the general election.

After a long, long time, I watched the 8 o’clock news at TV3 – perhaps curious on how the TV station is “presenting” its news now (after the position of the opposition just got better) and perhaps there was nothing interesting on the other channels.… [Click to read the rest] “Piggy Sticky”

Indian Cinema 101: Tamil Movie Sad Scenes That Can Make Anyone Cry

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It is a fact that we cannot separate “crying scenes” from Tamil movies especially when you watch the old movies. but sometimes sadness can come in other forms as well especially when you have Kamal in the lead role.

I may have my “bad moments” with Tamil movies (and worse ones are the Tamil Serials) but I have to admit that some Tamil movies or some scenes are simply gems. I talked about comedies in Tamil movies and coming to the other spectrum of comedy, this has to be one of my favourite sad moments from Tamil movies has to be this:-

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(Note: Sometimes this video shows an error message – video is not available but a retry later show it is working. I don’t know why. Alternatively, snippets of the scene can be found in Google video here)

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Childhood Memories: Part 1 – Paternal Grandma’s Pretty Old House

dad grandma house serdang lama childhood

(My dad’s parents house aka my dad’s side grandma house used to be here somewhere. Now the area has been closed off and redeveloped. The old place has been completely lost. Photo source: Google Earth)

I have been thinking about it for some time – of writing down my childhood memories of people, places and events. I lived in both my grandma houses (one from my dad’s side and another from my mom’s side) and encountered many interesting and hard to forget memories – I might as well, start writing them down before I start to forget it.

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