22 October 2008

Vacation-less me!

Did I mention that I finally canceled my Thailand trip? I don't know how to feel about it, Macavity and the rest of the gang are in Phuket right now, except for Sohna - who is in Switzerland. And yours truly here is in good ole Hyderabad, same people, same haunts, same cheap thrills - not to forget the shit load of work that the vacationers have left. The worst part is that they all left on the same weekend, which makes my situation seem a bit more morose.

Then again, I don't mind so much. I'm going away myself soon so no harm in taking care of work now which will just be nightmares if I go away now.

Anyway, look what I found!
And look where they ended up :-)
That's right, in our house.

I have been craving Maian for ages so finding this was like Manna from the skies. Despite it growing on the very poshiest, richest part of town, despite all the super fancy mansions right next to it, we went and filled 3 plastic bags unashamedly.

I didn't mind the puzzled and amused looks from the passers-by, but I ended up with a major rash on my hands. Ran to doc, who put me on a week's medication. But they are like the best Maian I've ever had, so worth every single rash. And I'm wiser, now I know how unpleasant it is to pluck those leaves, I will not complain anymore if I think a 'maian tel' in Mizoram is overpriced.

On to other things - meet the neighbourhood :-) Zorock and the object of our envy: Brownie! Not the kids, the Saint Bernard pup.
Anyway, we learned that some of the families in our apartment keep dogs, so we went and adopted a pup from Apatea. No more eyeing other people's Luckys or Brownies. At least until my flat-owner finds out :(
I love having a dog of our own although he keeps me in a tizzy. We call him Bozo because he looks like Bozo the clown. I get up earlier so I can take him out before I leave for work. And I go home earlier so I can take him out. I take him out 3 times at night, so he's not only good for my emotional health, but my physical health as well.

And the last picture - we're thinking of starting a new fashion line. Think this is something that will catch on?

20 comments:

Naupang^Fel said...

Khi khi mi in ui chu? Zorock-i chu lo tel ve leh maw? Bawnghnute chhuang ut vek khawp in ka lo chhiar alom le shala

wonderboy said...

Maian chu vawksa nena chhum suah2 a va chak awm ve!! Ui hi chuu....thawmhnawah an hmul a kai duh eee!! Stuff ho hi vulh atan chuan a tawk viau e te ka lo tia :-) in fashion thar khi nalh luttuk...ka nui nasa bon!! :D

Jerusha said...

Ka nau - yes kan ui duhlai chu anih khi, in Jason nen an in an danah, half lab anih ka rinhleh reng chu ka confirm ta :D I va han chhiar muang awm em em, bawnghnute chhuang kang vek khawp chuh!

wonderboy - maian kan lak ni khian Zoram lam atangin chhungte'n vawksa rep an rawn thawn a rawn thleng bawk a, kan chhum pawlh lo na a kan hmeh kawp a, a tui khumfa tawp ani mai! Fashion thar chu kan rawn tihbelh zel ang lo en zel rawh, a rawn nalh telh telh ang :)

Calliopia said...

So you cancelled the trip. If it makes your Mum feel better, that's good I guess. And Sir Tawmtea did mention that you're all going to Goa to make a movie :D Gawsh, that's a real Saint Bernard pup? I hope his owners live in an AC house btw because I heard they don't adapt too well to warm Indian climes. I read in a recent Vanglaini ad there's some family here with St B pups for sale and I'd love to just go see them.

Varte said...

Jerusha..Fashion thar khi tha tlat...Ruam veng kan awm laia Tataui te fiamthu min ti hrechhuak....

Tunlai hian Burma lam siam ani mai thei ka chiang lo a, ribbon suihpar leh eng eng emawa cheimawi hi a tam khawp a, hetiang lang manglo-a hak mai mai tur ribbonte dah teh vak a ngai em maw ni ka ti a, a zuartunu chuan Underpant nalh deuh han hak hian tuman hmu lo mahse mahni hian a nuam veng veng alawm a ti teh tlat a. In fashion ang khi an uar hunah chuan (hihi..) a tihchi ngawt ang.

DayDreamBeliever said...

Didn't know you'd canceled your Thailand trip... guess better plans are in the offing. Being too busy does tend to put you in a bad mood. I've been grumbling and losing my temper over the smallest things...maybe I need a vacation too *Grin*
Congratulations on the new doggie; and you're right, your object of envy (the neighbor's dog) is indeed worthy of committing that deadly sin.

DayDreamBeliever said...

PS: The new fashion thingy... reminds me of superman. I sincerely hope you girls don't start a new trend. I can imagine me having to blow all my hard-earned money on a new undie wardrobe!

illusionaire said...

you do have this strange habit of placing lingerie on completely dressed people :D

mesjay said...

Maian hmeh ni chuan ngatinge chaw eiah min sawm loh? Kan ei chak ve tho lom. Wasn't it worth skipping your vacation for?

Ui hi chu mi dangin buaipui sela, an che vel hi lo thlir ve ila ka duhtawk chiah.

In fashion design chu - will catch on for sure. If displaying the belly button could catch on like wild fire - why not? Want to change your profession? LOL.

vana said...

Khawi hmunah pawh awm ila kan hnam identity chu kan chaw duhzawngah a lang leh thin a nih hi. Zorock kha a thiam hlawn2 thei em..a lar khops mai :)

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ThaiBoy said...

Ka chhas Zorock-i chu ava ha pan ve!!!!

Sekibuhchhuak said...

Aw Thailand chu i lo kal lo ta nge nge ni maw:)

Maian chu phaia a centimeter a zn zawrh thin ai chuan tui hmel hel mai.

Last pic hi a hatute lang kim a i post hun lo nghak phawts ang :D

Lucy said...

Maian! Wish I could find some around here. I find Trawkte now and then and they taste great.

PS: Is that a sparkling wine in the second picture? Suddenly, I'm thirsty.

virgochhas said...

Thailand aia nuam jokes a i kalna tur jokes a nia nge... :)

Nikum ka nu lo zin lai khan kan veng a an baxar hmunpui ve ber (posh ve ber) ah hian an island te reuh te te ah khan Maian hi a zam dam dam ka hmu mai a awww...ka ei chak lutuk a, zan rei ah kan nau pakhat leh ka nu in min va sih sak tur in an kal...khalai kha a CK ve deuh vang in ATM chi hrang hrang a dam lutuk a, guard in an lo veng hlawm, ka nu te kha an hmu ta...an ni lah an foreigner awm ve hmiah...lolz...

hetiang plants hi damdawi ah kan hmang a" te an ti vel...ka nu FarStar cigarette ngei mai kha an threh a 'foreign cigarette' te an ti...guard ho khan an lo ngaisang tawh nasa...'tui lo pe thrin u la' ti in an chah vel a ni awm e...guard ho lah chuan, 'tihian tui kan lo pe ang a, ni thum ni li hnu vel ah lo kal leh u la, lak tur a awm leh hman mai ang' an ti a ni awm e

lolzzzzzzzz

claytonia vices said...

That gives me an idea, we could have a 'Superman Day' day in office :) we are kind of done with the hat day, traditional day etc...

Jerusha said...

J - it was supposed to make my mum feel better, but when I told her I cancelled she started having guilt trips so it didn't quite have the effect I was hoping for haha And yeah, that's a real St Bernard. It is the fastest growing puppy I've ever seen, he's massive now.

Eee Varte - I lo lut ve a helamah theng khiuh! Underpant zuar tunu sawi khi keipoawh ka pawm zawng tak ani, hmeichhe tan chuan thil mawi hi chu a lang emaw lang lo emaw, a lawmawm ve hrim2 alawm.

Cherrie - I think it really sounds like you need a vacation. Maybe you should think about it. And yeah, the panties fashion line - we're thinking of ways to make pants with sewed on panties, so no one will have to spend more on extra underwear :PP

Jerusha said...

Kim - who do you think inspired this new fashion idea? ;)

mesjay - maian chu kan lak leh veleh chawei ah ka rawn sawm tawh ang che, tunah rih chuan kan source pui an lo sam fai vek a :( source dang zawn leh a ngai. Fashion lam hi chu, ka sang lo lutuk a if I change jobs, and do fashion instead, I'd probably be out begging in the streets all the time. lol

vana - Ni chiah e, sapram te pawh hi a nawm vak lohna chhan chu maian te hi lak mai tur a awm lo a, bekang te, lengser te, heng vang hian Mizo tan chuan Mizoram khi lo nuam ber mai. Hei Zorock thlalak dang ka rawn dah dawn lo en zel rawh, kan chhuang ania :)

Jerusha said...

vastu - thanks very much :)

Thaiboy - ani hi chu pan hi a ngaisang hrim hrim alawm :)

seki - Cancel ta nge nge e, ka inchhir lo khawp mai hei :) Khi maian khi ka ei khat vang nge, ka maian ei ah chuan tui ber pawl ni hialin ka hria, hang thra bon turu. Thlalak leh hatu te chu, ti lo zawk mai ang :)

Jerusha said...

Lucy - hahah Unfortunately that's not sparkling wine, but those decorative jelly balls that we keep in water in a wine glass :) I get the thirst though :D

virgo - hehe keini pawh, a bula dawr a lo thru te bulah 'Kan pet rabbit ta tur' ti vel hmaks :)

Clay - that'sa good idea, I think we can try it here too. If the conservatives don't protest too much.