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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mrs Homemaker Part 2

The next round was GO Karting and Cricket both on the same day !!!

Early morng 6.00 o clock we all met at the office of Twilite Corpos...Irrespective of age ellarum oru jean and top/t shirt!! Believe me every homemaker was lookg smart...In diff cars, we all set our foot for Kart Attack on ECR....

My preparation for this round....again zilch !!! I asked my husband what is this "Go karting"...Romba kashta pattu he explained...and i dint even know to drive a car din know where the brake/ the accelarator is...

Now cmg back to the contest, the drive was really la breakfast( smebdy had got !!!) .The instructor at the Kart Attack explained the nuances.We were given a chance to test drive...and the real contest starts...three in a batch..and I was in the first batch !!! Aiyo...

Slow and steady wins the race nu..side boards mela modina marks cut aaidumnu ninaichu...aamai madhiri ooti...did 6 flaps in 5 mins....there were others who made 9/ 10 flaps as well !!! ithuvum pochu...when we did the flaps we werent told who made how many rounds...this was a nice trick!!! nobody wud know where they stand !!!!

We all came back to RT dead tired ....sumptuous lunch was cmes the instruction "Change and get ready for Cricket round".We were divided in to two teams-Red and Blue.We were given specific T shirts with logo and the wordings-Mrs Homemaker-Not missing the miss.It was real fun to play in the hot sun, a game that I have only enjoyed watchg,din know the nuances and rules...Luckily our team won...I think thats how my points increased !!!

Now the catch is ,we never knew what our score is at the end of each round....Tension thalaikku yeri ukkarndhu irundom...The chief guest for this round was our Chennai 28 Hero Shiva !!!

From this round onwards we were told that we will have many more rounds ...all scores added up and end of it there will be elimination and only 15 of us will go on to Grand Finale !!!!

End of the day, as a dead meat....I came back home...butterflies flyg....thinkg abt the next round...."Village Round"...the thought that was running at the back of my mind. "There r a lot of things to learn in life...and there are so many talented women out there !!!!"

the rounds were devised in such a way to prove, adupu oodhara pengal can go karting as well !!! And to be frank, i learnt all these and much more only when i contested in those rounds....before each round, i did little homewrk for each n every round...and that is when i learnt them...

Couple of days before the village round, we were asked to cme and show all our costumes for the round.Each one was supposed to wear a village costume representg any state...there were participants who were all decked up in rajasthani/gujarathi costumes...remember those bangles running all thru the hand !!!!

east west north south...i cud see everythg there...even madisaar !!!

The D day came...we all dressed up frm home and arrived at the office as usual at 6 am !!! Again I was expectg smeone to bring break fast for me...My mom tied the village style saree for me...she also did my hair...a long plat( ofcourse with false hair !!!) with a kunjalam and flowers running all thru the plat...My husband jus laughed at me !!!! I quietly kissed my sleepg daughter , said goodbye and arrived the at the office....

The journey to a village on the onskirts of Chennai was wonderful !!! We all were singing...dancing..having so much fun...I knew couple of village songs of Vijaya lakshmi Navaneetha krishnan and Pushpavanam Kuppusamy(Tks to my school music teacher !!!) They were the ones who saved me...My friends were quite surprised !!! In all the previous rounds I was totally unnoticed... and suddenly I was in the limelight and everybdy enjoyed the songs so much...I was made to sing again and again...ithhula shootg vera...padaradhu aadaradhu ellam !!!!

When we went there, ammi was ready !!! Yes we had to araichuvy chutney/ thogaiyal in ammi !!! Jus a day before I went to my mom's place and tried the ammi... for the first time in my life !!!! So I was actually confident...Again I was in the first batch...But with all the costumes and was so difficult....i stood....i sat....i bent....mmmmm

eppadiyo peerkanga thogaiyal arachachu !!! We were relaxing and here cmes the instruction-"Get ready..U have the next round !!!"Everybdy had an expression of "Now what??"You know what was awaitg us.....viragu aduppula samaikkanum!!!To cook rice with logs of wood like the good old olden days !!! It was a surprise round...every contest had sme surprise element in it !!!!

I was already tired and my entire hair had cme out of the false hair and I was holdg it in my hand !!! But since its a contest we had to do it....We were given all the essentials...includg the vessel...With the help of other homemakers I learnt the art then and smehow managed to vedichufy sadam !!!!

By now my entire hairdo was in my hand.The judge,Chef Dhamu was already judg the contestants...tastg the rice to see the padam and also tastg the thogaiyal...

I threw whatvr I was holdg in my hand, took a rubber band ,put it as a side ponytail...a piece of flower on it...On top of it we had to present creatively whatvr we had made...kolam, mud vessels, vazhai ilai, flowers...what not... people r creative to the core !!!

And don forget all these were happng in front of a camera !!!

I don think we all wud ve ever done all these and trust me we may not get an opportunity to do it again !!! Another tiring yet fun filled day...Back home by 9 pm.....


  1. Wow.. Its really interesting to read u'r experience..
    Superb photos..
    By the by..nice slide show(shreya)

  2. Penmani Aval Kanmani Mari Irukey .. Pudavayil !!!..