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Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Move

Moving is no fun. Leaving the familiar area, familiar people, familiar mall etc can be pretty frustrating. Currently I live in an area where you could wait at a light with 10 cars behind you, your car could get stalled just when the light turns green and by the time you start your car and get set to go, the light could turn red again but still people behind you wouldn't honk. That, my friends, is Allentown. When a plane crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11, no one we knew worried about our safety because they knew the terrorists won't find this place in the map. Years ago when I couldn't appreciate the patience and the politeness of the people here, I used to think people here are too slow and sluggish. Well, coming from Chennai can you blame me for that? I enjoyed this kind of "village" life to the fullest for a while and now we move to a "city" in another state. A city, where cars are redundant, where you'd even get curry leaves (karuveppilai) in the grocery stores (Indian), where you'd get alcohol in normal stores, where people should actually pay to park their cars if they visit you. Its a big change but I am actually looking forward to it. Bye Allentown, Hello Jersey City.

21 Comments:

Blogger Syam said...

so you will be seen in Subzi Mundi often :-)

2:24 PM  
Blogger itchingtowrite said...

hav a great time. I am sure u ll like the new place

4:19 PM  
Blogger mommyof2 said...

OMG, welcome to the neighbourhood,dear:-) I am just 10 minutes away from you:-) I agree with you about PA.. We were looking for a place in tedyffrin twp & valley mountain place based on good schools but yeah its beautiful everywhere there:-)

2:23 PM  
Blogger mommyof2 said...

@ syam, why because its the only store with parking:-)

2:25 PM  
Blogger mystery said...

hey..u moving to jersey...i heard its a pretty cool place....all the best...cheers:)

6:21 PM  
Blogger Rajesh said...

Jersey City is kuppai. Especially Indian Square.

12:47 AM  
Blogger I said...

Small town America has a charm on its own. Big N.American cities are infested with halal ghettos and Inhdi speaking monkeys. How much I miss Halifax.. sigh..

3:22 AM  
Blogger der Bergwind said...

moving aint funny. huh, the sudden spaces created u never realy figure out wa to punch in 'em..
my roomie n pal moved ou 2day.. transferred... it was just a quarter of a year but guess... sumthings aint measured by time :)

we al look forward, the eyes n senses are al oriented that way.. buy sumwhere i wish.. sum gud things remain unchanged..

ya with time we all gell into a big ball of crazy collage.. feels a tinge inside wen the shadows are all that remain :)

1:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move is always welcoming change...
New place n new environment do give us a boost!!!

Hav a gr8 time with new ppl arnd u..

8:27 AM  
Blogger Me too said...

Good luck with your move!

Move helps reduce the junk that gets accumulated by itself!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Matter Mahadevan said...

NJ sucks big time

6:44 AM  
Blogger Inder said...

haha... it is indeed tough to move away from such neighbourhood with people of such patience. but, 'karuveppilai' leaves too is not an easily dismissible temptation :P

8:57 AM  
Blogger Imsai Iyer the 1st said...

welcome to the land of patels, beeda shops, hot breads and the unofficial 6th borough of ny.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Mahadevan said...

Must be a big leep forward from a small time town to a chaotic city, Karivepillai in abundance notwithstanding.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Ramya said...

Jersey is half India !
Moving can be fun if u want it to!
1st time here. :)

5:50 AM  
Blogger Imsai Iyer the 1st said...

der Bergwind,
dude.. if u think omitting a letter from every word makes ur english look cool.. u may be right.. but its as unintelligible as ur nick.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Rajesh said...

imsai,
lol.
deepa,
Have you U-hauled. Two hrs drive thaney adhukku yenna ivalo naalu absence. innum highspeed connection vangalayaa?

6:10 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

Syam, sabzi mandi is in Edison rigt? Is there one in Jersey City?
Thanks itchingtowrite, I hope so too.
Mommyof2, thank you. Good to know that you live closeby. maybe we'd run into each otehr soon.
Thank you Mystery.
Rajesh, kozhuppa?;-)
der, yeah moving is no fun. But i dont get the rest of the stuff you've typed.
Sundari, thank you.
Me too,Agree with you. Got rid of a lot of items myself.
MM, why do you hate Jersey City? been there?
Inder, I am not a big fan of karuveppilai though.
Imsai, 6th borough?! nalla irukkey kekka.
mahadevan Sir, yes a big change indeed.
Welcome Ramya.

9:46 PM  
Blogger mommyof2 said...

yup & hope to recognize each other from the our blog address flashing on our forehead.. LOL

Hey, try the Singas Pizza on the corner.. they have the best garlic pizza:-)

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am from KoP and have been to Jersey many times. I have to agree...I really like KoP. Hope I dont have to move soon.

Priya

1:33 PM  
Blogger Matter Mahadevan said...

Yup, been there. Somehow do not like New Jersey on the whole. The jug handles, full service gas stations et all. Love Northern Virginia area after living there for sometime. Anyways you have fun in NJ :)

3:45 AM  

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