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.

22 comments:

flowergirl said...

Wonderful start periamme! You are an amazing lady!

And good for you Raja!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Looking forward to much more.

Sekar

Jennifer said...

What an inspiration you are to us youngsters!! We all hope to be so vibrant and open to learning new things when we become so wise!

All the best!

Viji said...

What did this lap top say to another ?

Mere paas Maiji hai !!!

Way to go Ma

Kamini said...

Fantastic! This is truly what learning is about. This should serve as an inspiration to all who think something is too difficult to learn, or that it is too late! Looking forward to many more posts from you!

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lakshmi said...

Chithi, We are very proud of you. That's the spirit so very much like you, I love you chithi.
I will def. follow your blogs, as I always do.
Happy typng. And Raja, wonderful gift idea of yours!
Lakshmi

G said...

Congratulations ,Lalitha Chitti.Keep it up

And Raja,Wonderful idea to gift a laptop to Maiji.

Sambamoorthy & Janaki(Anna Manni)

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Well done, Maiji!

Capt. Anup Murthy said...

I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for your spirit and willingness to adapt to new technologies and communicate with the rest of the World, literally. Type slowly or not, this is a wonderful effort and much appreciated by all.

nirupama said...

congratulations chitti. We look forward to lots more from you...

Sushila said...

WOW!!! Chitti, really very inspiring. very few practice what they preach....you are truely one of them. as always, love you lots.

jayashree said...

Dear lalitha mami,its wonderful reading your blogs and now, your sojourn into the virtual world will ,i am sure, be as thrilling for us as it is to you..yes, you are an inspiration to all of us..wish maji could read all this..

YOSEE said...

You are a great inspiration for others intimidated by chronological age. The spirit, truly, has no age. Regards.

Anonymous said...

Dear Aunty,

Great to see you online. I am back in India (Delhi) so hope to meet you one of these days.

lots of love
Sujata (Babooo) Gowri's friend and devourer of your culinary outputs in Gulmohar Park - many years ago
sgupta@adb.org

Anonymous said...

Dear Aunty,

Great to see you online. I am back in India (Delhi) so hope to meet you one of these days.

lots of love
Sujata (Babooo) Gowri's friend and devourer of your culinary outputs in Gulmohar Park - many years ago
sgupta@adb.org

kallu said...

Maiji, Congrajulations. You are wonderful and of course, and inspiration.

Vincent D' Souza said...

Do I see a story here?
Congrats Maiji - keep spinning.
And thoughtful of you Raja

radha said...

Hats off! What an inspiration to all of us. Do keep writing.

Kishan said...

This is great. Awesome Inspiration for young people.

The other day when my grand pa was asking me to teach him how to store numbers and retrieve in mobile phone I thought why dose he needs to know this at this Age.
Today I am feeling that I should change my thinking...
"There is no end to stop learning"

Sketch Gurl said...

Kudos to you, Maiji! Where there is a will there is a way.

Ashvin said...

Wow Maiji you are a champ... my mother has just graduated from having someone read out the sms I send her, to now opening and reading them herself, though she doesnt know how to reply ! After this post of yours, I have hope now....