Thursday, 30 April, 2009

Go Green!!

The days after my siblings’ annual exams were over. My Sis has completed her 7th and Bro, his 4th standard.

"Hello...”

"Heylo Jiyachuchy!!! Occasion, occasion!!"
[Well the etymology of this particular word, termed by my little sis, still looks very strange to me. Nevertheless, Occasion essentially means vacation, the summer hols.]

"So happy now, eh? How was the exam? Which one was it??"

"Malayalam. It was good! Yo yo!"

"So what plans sweetie?"

"I am starting Go Green."

"You are what?"

"Starting Go Green. You must join ok. Admission fee is Rs.2. Fine is Rs.10"

"Fine for what?"

"If you throw waste around, if you use non recyclable plastic bags, if you cut trees, if you stamp on grass..."

Background conversation to our housekeeper lady:
"chedathi, ini pipeile vellam leak cheythal patthu roopa fine vaangum ketto, go green!"
Translation: If you keep the pipe open and water leaks again, you will be fined for Rs.10.
I can only imagine chedathi's reaction: Gulp.

"Ok Ammu, What will you do with the fine?"

"With the fine? Oh, that we will collect.......

I'm so proud of my sister! How socially responsible today’s kids are....

...and divide among the other members!"

"What??? Aren’t you supposed to do something useful for the nature??"

"Then how will I get money for myself??"

Ok. Kids today are business oriented. Highly.

"Hmm Ok. So let’s see. Who all are the members yet?"

"Bro is already a member. njaan avanu nammude prasthanathe pattiyulla arivukal pakarnnu kodukkukayanu.

[Oops. Did she swallow a Malayalam dictionary?]

You are a member ok. You can be the vice president."

"No no Ammu, its ok. I'd rather be secretary. Make bro the VP."

"He doesn’t want to be VP. He just wants to be a dedicated worker."

Whoa!!!!! Are these my siblings themselves????? From the day both of them set eyes on each other, I have never seen such camaraderie.

"Great! So is mummy in??"

"You know what jiyachuchy!! Mummy is taking plastic bags to the shops every day!! I'll fine her ----- (an incomprehensible amount)!!"

"..........."

"And then, she is forcing us to eat chicken and fish!! (I don't like where this is heading to...)
Nammal bhakshikkan vendi konnodukkunnathu karanam ethrayethra mrigangalum pakshimrigaadikalumaanennoo lokathil ninnum illathayi kondirikkunnathu!!!!"

Gulp. Dumbstruck. Partly dazed by this onslaught of heavy Malayalam and partly by the glaring possibility of being a Vegetarian.

"Er.... Athe Ammu, does that mean we have to be pure vegetarians too?????"

"Well I am going to be one. Bro has informed that he can't be. So it's OK."

WHEW.

"So what is the Agenda? Are we not having some action plan?"

"Of course yes. First thing I am going to do is stick posters on the walls."

"Er.....Which walls?"

"Colony walls."

"........."

"And then I'll start a community in Orkut."

"That sounds good. Hmm.. But don't you think the posters idea might be too much...?”

"Why not??"

"Well, the owners of the walls MAY not agree you see."

"Oh.. !@#!@#@$"

"Hmm.. Never mind. We'll distribute fliers. I feel so proud of you Ammucha! So what should I do next??"

"You have to ask all your friends to join too. AND ask them to suggest a Malayalam name. Once they join, I will give them ID cards. Ok then Jiyachuchy, Go Green!!"

Cut.

Though I could not stop laughing that day, her enthu took me completely by surprise and I am still delighted.

So here we go.

Go Green!
Ammu aka my sister cordially invites you to join the Go Green
campaign by paying Rs.2 (Cheque/DD/Coin).
The manifesto is in the process of drafting and will be shared with you upon completion.
Interested members please contact the secretaries (yours truly) with suggestions of a malayalam name for the campaign.
GO GREEN!!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

ah.. the kids these days! :D
i'm in, as long as i'm allowed to eat fish! :D i'll transfer the 2 Rs. very soon indeed..

go green!!

Renu Rebeca Varghese said...

Go green ...go green...go green...!! :D
I'm already in, I guess....:P

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vyas said...

about the title i suggest, pachai pattaadai ( green silk cloth).
for your drama interest, if you get time, watch the plays "Madhav Bhag" acted by Revathy Menon & "Bimbse ......" acted by Arundathi Nag. this gets often played in RS, Bangalore. Energetic, electrifying......

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Anonymous said...

上來打聲招呼,祝你一切平安! .........................................

Anonymous said...

wonderful...................................................

Anonymous said...

喜歡看大家的文章,每篇都是一個故事,都是一種心情~~祝大家開心愉快 ........................................

Anonymous said...

wonderful...................................................

Anonymous said...

工作,是愛的具體化~~~~努力吧!......................................................

Syll0228vesterGetchel said...

我們老得太快,卻聰明得太遲。..................................................

Anonymous said...

過去的事早已消失,未來的更是渺不可知,只有現在是真實的。........................................

Anonymous said...

人自幼就應該通過完美的教育,去建立一種好的習慣。 ..................................................

Anonymous said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。..................................................

紋謙PhilCrispin0 said...

原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得 ............................................................

靖綠 said...

你不能左右天氣,但你可以改變心情..................................................................

季玉 said...

Keep in contact. Good Luck..................................................

Anonymous said...

這麼好的部落格,以後看不到怎麼辦啊!!......................................................................

Anonymous said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」......................................................................

Anonymous said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

Anonymous said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

Anonymous said...

很好很強大!祝你天天文思泉湧!..................................................

Anonymous said...

路過留言支持~~~..................................................................

Anonymous said...

愛情是一種發明,需要不斷改良。只是,這種發明和其他發明不一樣,它沒有專利權,隨時會被人搶走。............................................................

Anonymous said...

第一次來這裡 愛上你的部落格 感謝你的分享...............................................................

Anonymous said...

唯有穿鞋的人,才知道鞋的哪一處擠腳............................................................

Anonymous said...

快下班囉~來幫你加油~~.................................................................

Anonymous said...

hi 上來跟大家問聲好~~ 別玩得太累~~...........................................................

Anonymous said...

一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤............................................................

Anonymous said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..................................................................

Anonymous said...

Pen and ink is wits plough...................................................................

Anonymous said...

多謝美味的心靈雞湯......................................................

Anonymous said...

真正的朋友不會把友誼掛在嘴巴上......................................................................

淑蕙春蕙春芬 said...

很耐斯的部落格,留言支持你繼續加油............................................................

幸平平平平杰 said...

我們必須先有哭泣,才有歡笑;也必須先感到人生的悲哀,然後才感到人生的快樂。................................................................

♪♪Happy Go Lucky♪♪ said...

ROFL!!!
So cute! :)