Thursday, May 31, 2007

The 1970's & 1980's

Was just wondering how it would be if we were living in the 1970's or the 1980's.

I would walk with my head bowed
Would wear a paavadai dhaavani
Oil my hair everyday, and plait my hair with tons of flowers
Wud goto school/ college by city bus
Spend just 50paise of the rs 3 pocket money given
Goto a girls only college
Shun at seeing a guy or avoid talking to a guy
Play paandi , daayakattai, paramapatham, pallankuzhi
Listen to songs on the radio
Watch "oliyum oliyum" in pakkathu aathu mami t.v.
Amma wud give a call for dinner- with "mor sadham", vetha kuzhambu and sutta appalaam"
And systematically goto sleep by 9 in the night

Addition to all these, would be a "samathu ponnu" by helping amma with drawing kolam, grating coconut,making a garland of flowers and the like.. Oh this must be fun too.

13 comments:

sudha said...

dei samathu ponnae ..1970 0 1980 o onnu difference illa...some still follow certain habits inculcated by our own parents/pati/taatta..the difference is tat we dont follow it as definate pattern..like not always a homely balle or a cosmo gal ..we are homely wen we hv to and cosmo wen we hv to...the culture is still der in all of us re..its indeed fun changing roles ..gud post!!!

priya said...

ultimate di!! excellent description and nice too. well said!!! :)

ss said...

@ sudha
i just tried reminiscing things..u cud call it a rewind situation kind of a thing.we still follow some of the living patterns from our ancestors.on the contrary, I dont see girls of my age wearing a half saree and stuff everyn single day..well, my post is not to discuss on the culture change, but to imagine experiencing something that I did not get to live with.i only tried goin back to the 1970's or 80's and just imagined how it wud b if we live that life now. i hope u got my point!

ss said...

@ priya
thanks a lot.Now, after posting this one, I actually feel like goin back to the 70's to live that way of life.

sudha said...

ya re i got ur point...living life of tat gener is nt possible nw !!!

Manoj said...

Well, if you were to live in the 70s/80s, many of the things that make you happy now, would just remain wishful thinking!! Also, you may not even be speaking/writing English the way you do today, let alone writing all these in a 'blog'!!! Anyways, interesting thought....

clueless said...

OOoops you wanna go back to the past eh?guess games like pandi, paramapatham are almost extinct now

vagz said...

good one... but this chamathu ponnu status is not for sure if ur in 1970's & 1980's. Gals might b even in those days too which might unknown factor..... newayz gr8 goin....

narayanan said...

I thought you were being sarcastic when i started reading it. Anyways you can still follow many of these, if you are prepared to face the consequences of it ;) oh and one more thing, not to expect somone else to follow your transition as well.

ss said...

oh illa, wasnt sarcastic. i just tried goin abck to the past n thot how wud it b to live that way of life now..i can still follow..and infact i do follow some of those fromt he 1970's, and am happy abt it too. though cant follow it on a regular basis..i mean intha nadaimuraikku sila samayathulu kashtam.

siddhart said...

now.. u wanna tell this okay or you want to say that all this stuff is a waste of time..??

ss said...

@ siddhu
i wish to go back to those days n try living that kind of a life too.chumma eppdi thaan irukkumennu paaka thonuthu

pooja said...

amazing post
very nice