Wednesday, October 14, 2009
VIDYARAMBAM DAY, NETBOOK IN HAND
My Vidyarambam Day was one day later than the original date this year. On that day after breakfast Raja went out with his usual "etho varen" and I on my part did not ask any questions.
He came back after about two hours and handed me a package telling me it was for me and for me alone.
It was a flat packet about the size of a table diary.Was I surprised when I opened the packet and took out what was inside:Yes it was a laptop/netbook, all my own.
Raja told me that now I have a laptop of my own I should not depend on others to type my mail.
So I have started typing, it is a very slow process and I am learning to type with two fingers.
Now within a period of two weeks Raja has also taught me how to use the internet: open pages, how to compose a mail and how to send it too.
I feel very good and a little proud of myself.
I feel great when I open my mail and send back replies. Me an eighty plus woman sitting at my laptop and typing this note.
I now understand the true meaning of the Malayalam proverb "Venamengil chakkai verillum kaikyum". (If you will, even a Jackfruit will sprout from the roots.) And I am here proving it to myself.
I am giving enough time to my children and others who read my blog to prepare themselves to tolerate my spelling mistakes and typing errors.
I have taken more than two hours to type and revise these few lines
Well, I am only a novice so it is ok. Please wish me success Thanks.
I always used to tell my children that it is never too late to learn anything new.
Now Raja has given me a chance to practice what I have been preaching.