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Think or sink!

Visalakshi Ramani

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உண்டியும் உறக்கமும்

உண்டி சுருங்குதல் பெண்டிருக்கு அழகு.
உண்டி மட்டும் அல்ல உறக்கமும் கூட!

உறக்கம் பெரிய sponge போல் நேரத்தை
உறிஞ்சி எடுத்துவிடும் மிச்சம் இல்லாமல்.

அளவுக்கு மிஞ்சிய உறக்கம் அல்லல் தரும்.
அளவளாவ நேரம் இருக்காது! அவ்வளவு ஏன்?

உணவு சமைக்கக் கூட நேரம் இருக்காது.
உணவை தினம் போல் வாங்கி உண்டால்...

ஊதி விடும் உடல்! ஒஜோசி ஆகும் பர்ஸ்!!
வீங்கி விடும் உடம்பு! தங்காது பணப்பை!!

Visalakshi Ramani

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உண்டியும் உடையும்

உண்டி சுருக்குவதில்லை இங்கு யாருமே!
உடையைச் சுருக்கி விடுகிறார்கள்!!

போனால் போகிறது என்று
ஏராள, தாராள மனத்துடன்!!!

Visalakshi Ramani

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வயிறு நிறைந்தால் தான் குழந்தை உறங்கும்!!!
உறங்கும்போது தான் அது பாலைக் குடிக்கும்!!!

"கல்யாணம் ஆனால் பைத்தியம் தெளியும்!
பைத்தியம் தெளிந்தால் கல்யாணம் ஆகும்!"

என்பதைப் போலவே இல்லை???

Visalakshi Ramani

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"The joy of motherhood" as defined by my father is
"when the children go to sleep or take nap"

But since the children never take a nap together
and one always wakes up as the other starts a nap
the corrected definition should become

"when all the children take a nap at the same time!!!
In the Happy Nap Land...:sleep:
Enter child number one... exist child number two!!! :rolleyes:

Visalakshi Ramani

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The very first complete sentence in English spoken by my little grand daughter was "I want to be a monkey!"

Here monkey theme is very popular in children's dresses and the other articles they use. Is there anyone who can dislike Curious George the endearing monkey?

All the kids LOVE the monkeys in the zoo. :love:

Is it because the monkeys are so lively and active or
do they find the resemblances with their original ancestors???

My little grandson wants to slide down the giraffe's long neck and ride the zebras when he goes to the zoo.

Hope he does not want to have anything to do with with the tigers and lions as Lord Ayyappa did!

Minus a tail, a man can do so much mischief!
With a tail, what will be the limiting factor???
The sky perhaps??? :rolleyes:

Visalakshi Ramani

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Monkey's magical expressions

1. funny as a barrel of monkeys = very funny.

2. I'll be a monkey's uncle! = I am amazed!

3. make a monkey (out) of someone = make a fool (out) of someone

4. monkey with someone or something = mess up with someone or something

5. monkey business = funny business, silly behavior or dishonest behavior

6. Monkey see, monkey do = Children imitate what they see other people doing.

7. monkey suit = a tuxedo.

8. throw a monkey wrench in the works = to cause problems for someone's plans.

9. do not give a monkey's = do not care about it at all

10. a monkey on somebody's back = a serious problem that will not go away

11. brass monkey weather = extremely cold weather

12. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys = only stupid people will work for you if you do not pay very much

If you know more 'monkey expressions' you are welcome to share them with the others. :)

Visalakshi Ramani

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The young wife visited the local zoo with her old friends.

After she returned home her husband asker her,
"Did you get to meet all your relatives in the zoo?"

The smart wife was undaunted and replied coolly,
"Yes I got to meet all my relative by our marriage!"

Visalakshi Ramani

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கண்ணுக்குத் தெரியாத வால் ஒன்று இருக்கும்

ஒண்ணுமில்லாமலா இப்படிச் சொல்கிறோம்???

வால் பையன்

ரெட்டை வாலு

சரியான வாலில்லாக் கொரங்கு

வால் ஒண்ணு தான் பாக்கி

ஒரு வாலை ஒட்ட வச்சுடலாமா?

வாலே ஒட்ட நறுக்கிடுவேன் ஜாக்கிரதை!

வாலாட்டற வேலையெல்லாம் நம்ம கையிலே வெச்சுக்காதே!

Visalakshi Ramani

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What is common among these scintillating stars???

Amitabh Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
Drew Barrymore
Kim Basinger
Kenneth Branagh
Pierce Brosnan
Jim Carrey
Charlie Chaplin
Tom Cruise
Robert De Niro
Matt Dillon
Morgan Freeman
Judy Garland
Whoopi Goldberg
Angelina Jolie
Nicole Kidman
Val Kilmer
Lisa Kudrow
Marilyn Monroe
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
Sarah Jessica Parker
Brad Pitt
Keanu Reeves
Julia Roberts
Jennifer Saunders
Sylvester Stallone
Chewbacca the Wookie

Believe it or not they are all left handed!!!

Don't you find the number rather higher than the normal distribution of the left handed people in the general population?

Is there any connection between their left handedness
and their superior ability to act ???

Visalakshi Ramani

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இது எப்படி இருக்கு???

நண்பனின் மனைவி அலுத்துக் கொண்டாள்,

"என்னிடம் குழந்தைகள் ஒட்டுவதே இல்லை!"

சிறிது நேரம் பேசியவுடன் விளங்கின எனக்கு

அரிய பல உண்மைகள் அவளிடமிருந்து.

குழந்தையை எழுப்புபவர்.... டாடி!

குழந்தைக்குப் பல் தேய்த்து விடுபவர்....டாடி!

குழந்தையைக் குளிப்பாட்டுபவர்....டாடி!

குழந்தைக்கு உணவு ஊட்டுபவர்.... டாடி!

குழந்தைக்கு ஆடை அணிவிப்பவர் ... டாடி!

குழந்தையைப் பள்ளிக்கூடம் அழைந்துச் செல்பவர்... டாடி!

குழந்தைக்குக் கதை சொல்லித் தூங்க வைப்பவர் ...டாடி!

குழந்தை "pee" & "poop" போக வைப்பவர்... டாடி!

இப்படி எல்லா வேலைகளையும் டாடி செய்யும் போது

எப்படி, எதற்காக ஒட்டும் அந்தக் குழந்தை இவளிடம்??? :rolleyes:

Visalakshi Ramani

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Tuesday the 13th

In Spanish-speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th (martes trece) is considered a day of bad luck.

The Greeks also consider Tuesday (and especially the 13th) to be an unlucky day. Tuesday is considered to be

dominated by the influence of Ares (Mars), the god of war. A connection can be seen in the etymology of the name

in some European languages (Mardi in French or martes in Spanish). The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans

happened on Tuesday, May 29, 1453, fact that strengthens the superstition about Tuesday. In addition, in Greek

the name of the day is Triti meaning literally the third (day of the week), adding weight to the

superstition, since bad luck is said to "come in threes".

Courtesy Wikipedia

Note TRITI = third (reminding us of the popular Akshaya thruteeyai). :)

Misfortunes coming in triplets is also a popular Indian concept!

It is said "oNNU thappinaa mooNu!" :scared:

Visalakshi Ramani

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Friday the 17th

In Italian popular culture, Friday the 17th (and not the 13th) is considered a day of bad luck.

In fact, in Italy, 13 is generally considered a lucky number.

However, due to Anglo-Saxon influence, young people consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky as well.

The 2000 parody film Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth was released in Italy with the title
Shriek – Hai impegni per venerdì 17? ("Shriek – Do You Have Something to Do on Friday the 17th?").

Visalakshi Ramani

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எப்படிப் பெயர் வைத்தார்களோ ???

பெயரில் அமுதம்..... பேச்சில் விஷம்

பெயரில் பிரியா.........பேச்சில் bulldog

பெயரில் பிரேமா.......பேச்சில் alsatian

பெயரில் ஆனந்தம் ..பேச்சில் சோகம்

பெயரில் பிரபா..........பேச்சில் பொய்யின் இருட்டு

பெயரில் இனியா......பேச்சில் ரோஜாவின் முள்.

பெயரில் சௌம்யா...பேச்சில் தேள் கொடுக்கு

பெயரில் கோமளா.....பேச்சில் வெறி நாய்க் கடி

பெயரில் பரிமளா.......பேச்சில் கூவம்.

பெயரில் மல்லிகா.....பேச்சில் லொள்ளக்கா

பெயரில் சாந்தா.........பேச்சில் துர்கா

பெயரில் நளினி.........பேச்சில் நல்ல பாம்பு

இன்னமும் வரும் :bump2:

Visalakshi Ramani

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Rome was not built in a day!

The performing artists who dazzle on the stage did not acquire their skill in one day or one week or one month or one year.

It is a achievement of a lifetime. They learn little notes, little phrases, little passages , little songs and then move on to the the symphonies.

I was amazed by the performance of the tiny tots ranging from lilliput to teen agers divided into three groups. The first group could only pluck the notes on the instruments. The second group can play easy songs. The third group can play serious songs.

I bet the kids plucking the strings will become expert players of their instruments by the time they become teenagers!

Music must be/ become part of the life of every human being in one form or the other!

Visalakshi Ramani

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இது எப்படி இருக்கு??

செருப்பின் அருமை வெய்யிலில் தெரியும்.
நெருப்பின் அருமை குளிரில் தெரியும்.

சோலையின் அருமை பாலையில் தெரியும்.
தோழியின் அருமை பிரிவில் தெரியும்.

Visalakshi Ramani

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Nature abhors vacuum of any kind...
of place, of time, of persons and of things
and let us not forget ' the problems'.

Create some space by rearranging things
and immediately it will be taken up another thing.

Get a few free hours of free time and
immediately an unplanned work
will surface and absorb that time.

Have more persons to help you in the house and
presto more work for everyone will create itself!!!

I am sure there is an Atma in everything around us
and they are watching us and waiting for
the most opportune moment!

Not just that !!!

They communicate among themselves eloquently
and decide on their own importance and urgency !!!

Visalakshi Ramani

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The Tale of Echo

A Greek Myth

Hera, the Queen of Mt. Olympus, cast a spell over her servant Echo for talking too much. As a punishment, Echo could henceforth only repeat what someone else said.

Poor Echo! She was in love with handsome Narcissus, and yearned to tell him so! One day Echo saw Narcissus admiring himself in a clear pond. Looking at his reflection, he vainly said to the face in the water, "I love you."

Echo repeated, "I love you," and meant it. But Narcissus thought it was his reflection that spoke and stood gazing at himself until he died and Hermes led him away to the Land of the Dead.

Echo pined for him till she, too, faded away. All that was left of her was her voice that can still be heard in certain hollow places, senselessly repeating the words of others.

Courtesy Story library.

Visalakshi Ramani

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The dentist was repeating every comment and every word twice.

When the patient became free to talk he asked,

"Doctor! Why did you have to speak all your words twice?"

The dentist replied nonchalantly,

'"I spoke only once! The second one was the echo!"

Visalakshi Ramani

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Marie Antoinette.

"Let them eat cake" is the traditional translation to English of the French phrase "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche", supposedly spoken by "a great princess" upon learning that the peasants had no bread.

Since brioche was enriched with butter and eggs, as opposed to ordinary bread, the quote supposedly would reflect the princess's obliviousness to the condition of the people.

While they are commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette,there is no record of these words ever having been uttered by her. They appear in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions, his autobiography (whose first six books were written in 1765, when Marie Antoinette was nine years of age, and published in 1782).

Zhu Muzhi, president of the China Society for Human Rights Studies, asserts that Rousseau's version is an alteration of a much older anecdote: "An ancient Chinese emperor who, being told that his subjects didn't have enough rice to eat, replied, 'Why don't they eat meat?'"That emperor was recorded by historians as Emperor Hui of Jin.


The quotation, as attributed to Marie Antoinette, was claimed to have been uttered during one of the famines that occurred in France during the reign of her husband Louis XVI. Upon being alerted that the people were suffering due to widespread bread shortages, the Queen is said to have replied, "Then let them eat brioche.

Although this anecdote, which first appears in a German children's book in 1931, "Pünktchen und Anton" by Erich Kästner,was never cited by opponents of the monarchy at the time of the French Revolution, it did acquire great symbolic importance in subsequent histories when pro-revolutionary historians sought to demonstrate the obliviousness and selfishness of the French upper-classes at that time.

As one biographer of the Queen notes, it was a particularly useful phrase to cite because "the staple food of the French peasantry and the working class was bread, absorbing 50 per cent of their income, as opposed to 5 per cent on fuel; the whole topic of bread was therefore the result of obsessional national interest."

Courtesy Wikipedia

The rulers have ALWAYS been blind to the real sufferings of their citizens

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