Wednesday, February 6, 2008

This one is for you APPA..!!! :-)

This one is for you DAD… :-)

You know one of my earlier posts, in the very beginning when I started my blog was about my MOM… and well.. back then .. it was so easy to write about my MOM… I dunno why…
For appa.. I dunno where to start and I somehow feel that these words are not going to do him justice…

My appa is my best friend in the whole world… only after him everyone else takes precedence (spare my mom!). I don’t call him a best friend in the same sense that I use for my closest friends… he is my best friend in the sense that I can share with him anything in the world ranging from what I feel till crappy jokes and we would still be father and daughter…!! I mean for how much ever I call him my best friend.. He will always be my APPA first and then anything else…!! I have heard a lot of people tell me that they share a great wonderful relationship with their parents and that their parents are very chilled out and they are more of friends rather than parent and child… I don’t agree to that… no parent can ever be that chilled out with their offspring that they become their best buddy..!! Because at the end of the day it is their child…!! And they would not want any harm to come to them in any way..!! Only parents can have that kind of selfless love for anyone…!! But enuf of that…

There’s an incident which happened in my childhood that my mom is very fond of repeating..!! Back then appa used to record our talks when I was really little, like maybe arnd upto 4 years… so when I was like arnd 2 – 2.5 years old, they made me recite the nursery rhyme “Chubby Cheeks…Dimple Chins etc..”. There’s a line at the end of it which goes something like “Mummy’s pet is that you??”…Me the smarty-pants as ever said that I am “Appa’s pet”… twice they asked me the same thing and I stuck by it saying that am APPA’s pet and not Amma’s… amma is still fond of reminiscing about it and saying that I was always a Appa Otti (Glued to Appa) and I loved him more than I loved her..!! lol..!!

APPA is damn chilled out… as a person..! It takes a lot to get him ruffled unlike Amma… When I and my amma would disagree on something…just to get my way, I would run from her to him..He'd make me laugh just to comfort me…then finally make me do just what amma said…!! And I would never realize it..!! :-) … Anytime I have something to say to either of my parents I prefer to say it to appa ‘coz irrespective of whether he took my side on whatever I had to say, he would still listen with a clear and cool head his face barely portraying his emotions… with APPA you never know what he is thinking until he opens his mouth and says something…!! Amma’s clearheaded thinking comes at a later level after she has thrown a ruckus about the whole issue…!

My DAD is everything to me… a father, a teacher, a playmate, a model, a conscience, a friend…!! He gives me neat advice on what and how my investments should be and guides me on my career as well…!! But on the flip side he sends me all these dirty jokes, and funny forwards etc which my mom totally disapproves of…!! I call my dad “da” which might seem very inappropriate and disrespectful to many… but he knows that I call him that with a lot of affection and fondness and as long as he does not object am not bothered… :-)

I am running out of words…!! In fact I have already run out of words…
All I gotta say is one thing…!

Dad’s cool… DAD ROCKS!!! And I’d do anything in the whole wide world for him… all he needs is just ask… actually not even ask… :)…

I came across this by chance on the net… speaks for itself…!!!

God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad


  1. Kool ! Neat post !

    So u kept ur promise ! :-)

    the writing does not have ur usual flourish, but seems more of an 'emotional stutter' (in a very positive way :-)) ! But thats how it should be I feel !

    Keep it up !

  2. @ Anon -->

    Thanks pal!... that makes me feel good all over again..! :)


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