Saturday, June 19, 2010

Very old friends of my parents (henceforth referred to as uncle and aunty) have come down for a visit from Mumbai. My parents reconnected with them without the help of facebook, orkut or the internet for that matter. It took a single phone call and though they are meeting after 20+ years, it doesn't seem like that.

They had last seen me when I was 1.5 years old. Aunty said I look the same (she said that twice). That is good news.

Knowing that my mom is an artist Uncle asked me what is it that I have learnt from her. I was about to smile and say nothing really when my dad interrupted and said 'She visited US.......and she cooked for herself'. Now, I'm sure my parents are proud of me but I think I need to pick up some skill like knitting or something. I mean, 'Yes she knits very well' is so much better than 'We raised a daughter who has life skills'. Also funny how 'visiting US' is considered as an achievement. Or at least a cover up for not being talented.

Uncle said my dad was the best engineer in the company. It is something I knew already but was good to hear that from someone who actually worked with him.

Aunty claims she knows astrology and on reading my horoscope says I have some defect which has something to do with snakes. I think what this means is I might be a parseltongue. I am thrilled.

11 comments:

raven said...

hehe, visiting US and cooking for urself.. lol...
i can teach u how to crochet :) [ahem... i ve some talent other than life skills ;) - me happy] Btw, u r far more creative than any person I know of, its just tat u ve tough competition at home.
Parseltongue, i love it. :)

FlyingHigh said...

Teach me, teach me!

And hiss :P

Balaji said...

:-)

HP said...

haha Parseltongue
Well played :-)

realistic dreamer said...

u write poems( i know u have a book full of it) u paint( maybe not as good as ur mom) u sing( u have completed junior in hindustani).. ie MORE than enough skills for a person. u are not a harry potter.

and err, snake dosha? we need to chat abt it.

FlyingHigh said...

rd, I am the chosen one!

confused said...

i never knew abt ur poems........bt u are the sweetest person i have met in my life and proud to have a frnd like u :)
snake dosha!!!!!!!!!!!!that's new....i think mein bhi apna chk kar leti hoon ;)

FlyingHigh said...

confused, rd is exaggerating, I have written 4 poems in total, 3 in school one as an adult (for a contest at work). And thanks, I will do your tareef on your blog ;)

Shi said...

hey shradz, i stumbled on your blog and its nice to read your writing :)
Parseltongue..just knew Harry is too he he now reading that series, to fast i am u see ;)

FlyingHigh said...

Shi, hey glad you like my blog, keep reading!

paradoxical life said...

arre guys it's not snake dosh.....but sarp dosh...hehehe....and i also have it in my kundli :-)