Thursday, June 3, 2010

தமிழ் blogging

எனக்கு தமிழ் நல்லா பேச வரும். ரொம்ப வேகமா இல்லாட்டாலும், ஓரளவுக்கு படிக்கவும் தெரியும். ஆனா எழுதறதுதான் கொஞ்சம்.... இல்ல ரொம்பவே கஷ்டம். Especially இந்த 'na', 'la' use பன்னனும்கரதுல எல்லாம் பயங்கர doubt. Thanks to Google, இந்த மாதிரி transliteration பண்ண முடியறது, helping people like me.

Still, என்னோட உயிர் தோழி help பண்றேன்னு சொல்லியிருக்கா, to atleast proof read.நான் இப்போ அவளைத்தான் ரொம்ப நம்பியிருக்கேன்
அந்த நம்பிக்கைல நானும் இப்போ தமிழ்ல கிறுக்க ஆரம்பிக்க போறேன். அங்க அங்க english use பண்ணுவேன். வேற வழி இல்ல. After all இந்த blog எல்லாமே நம்ம நேர்ல ஒருத்தர பாத்து பேசறது போல தான் இருக்கணும்கறது என்னோட எண்ணம். Besides, there is one more reason. 
நான் தமிழ் படிக்க கத்துண்டதே saloon போகும்போதெல்லாம், அங்க இருக்குற பத்திரிகைகளை படிச்சிதான்.

அதுல எனக்கு படிக்க ரொம்பவே கஷ்டமா இருந்தது எதெல்லாம்னா இந்த English words அ தமிழ்ல எழுதியிருப்பாங்களே, அதுதான்.

போட்டு கொலை பண்ணியிருப்பாங்க. நானும் அத எழுத்து கூட்டி படிச்சி புரிஞ்சிக்கறதுக்குள்ள 2 பேரு cutting and shaving முடிச்சிண்டு போயிடுவாங்க.

So, என்னோட இந்த blog ல அந்த கஷ்டத்த நான் கொடுக்க மாட்டேன்.
நிறைய எழுதனும்னு ஆசை படறேன்... பாக்கலாம்.

Cricket Craze

While at work today, I stopped by a colleague’s desk to discuss something as I noticed that he hurriedly minimized a cricket live score website after seeing me. It reminded me of how crazily I used to follow cricket once.

I used to follow cricket so much that I used to keep statistics of batsmen’s strike rates, bowler’s economy and each team’s wins/losses etc. Again, as mentioned, I USED TO. Not now; not for the past 4 or 5 years. I simply lost track of it, partly because of work and travel making cricket inaccessible, but mostly due to my sudden drain of interest for the sport. I honestly tried to watch as much cricket as I could, but I preferred playing some games or watching movies over it.

My ignorance and unawareness is so severe now that I don’t know what ‘Power Play’ is; don’t even know the names of most of the players; needless to say that I can’t even tell which country one plays for, especially with all this league teams hiring players from all over.It is a shame for me to let my sister educate me on these things.

But then I somehow happen to have the time to type and post this blog, yet, I just don’t want to google ‘Power Play’ and read about it. Clearly, that is just as much I care about it.

I remember from my school days (when I was a crazy cricket fan) on one episode of Kaun Banega Crorepathi, there was this opening question posted at the contestant. Mind you, the opening questions would be that simple that answering it wrong would be tougher than wrestling a bear down all by yourself.

If I remember right, the question was ‘Who is the current opening batsmen of Australia who opens the innings with Adam Gilchrist?’ or something of that sorts. The options were laid out in front of him which included a couple of retired cricketers in the list .

No one watching the program got excited until the time we saw the contestant not having the slightest clue about the answer. The contestant had to use one of his lifelines to get past that question.

I clearly remember cursing him and scoffing at his ignorance. Ironically, now I am in an even more pathetic condition myself, with my knowledge of current cricket affairs.
What goes around comes around…