இடுக்கண் வருங்கால் நகுக!!
Well if you had already guessed it ... YEAP! A bad throat.How long can you imagine having a sore throat...well let’s call it change of voice for I really don’t think this is sore throat that I have for more than a month now. I can hear you...I really didn’t realize it’s been one month now :(( until my friends blasted me (Past one week, TOTAL DAMAGE! …yupp that’s why the profile name :) my friends)
Having been out of station and this & that I never realized it’s been pretty long that am having this horrible voice. Well , not HORRIBLE :P but not my voice. And initially for the first few days I was like “Please bare with my bad voice ..sore throat you see… “and then I continued the talk. And I really did get tired of this routine, and imagine the embarrassments when you talk to someone for the first time & they look at you through the glasses but then manage to give a broad smile.(Not all of them did have a glass :P but at least the look was the same)
Okie this is not a post all about HOW TO CURE SORE THRAT IN 10 EASY STEPS :P so dnt cry… this is all about those funny things that happened during this course of time.
I may have some parts of the incidents written in tamil..non tamil friends kindly bare :)
பலர் பாத்து பயந்து ஓடுர ஓட்டம் தெரியுது :P WHAT TO DO!!
# When my nephew was here….
We had some guests at home.Myself & my nephew were sitting on the floor and playing something.
From nowhere and out of context one of the guest asked him… “So does your aunts sing to you?” And he went like… “Yeah! She sings great!!…” ( DO I maapla? I have never felt as happy as I do when my nephew enjoys me doing something say singing, craft, painting…I adore the way he adores it. He is just so CUTE! :D You cannot resist a kiss or hug those times.)
Then the guest asks him “Ask her to sing us a song.” (எலே மொக்கச்சாமி! என் கிட்ட கேக்காம அதென்ன லே அங்க soundu?!! )
Well this is the most embarrassing thing you can imagine when your distant relatives come home, say like once a year or so. You hardly see them & they ask you to sing. Off late, Iam pretty shy to sing in crowd. :P Okai! I admit pretty too much shy that I once started goofing over the phone when this friend of mine asked me to sing 2 lines of a song & never really sang.
My nephew who was sitting on my lap looks up at me & kind of stares in a way that meant “Well…dint u hear us?? Sing athai!! “And I felt bad that I couldn’t keep his pride by singing to them..but only replied “ Dei, You know right? Athai have a bad voice now!” And then he managed the guests saying “ Yeah.. athai has throat pain .She will sing to you the next time.Definitely!” When he said that …AWWW how cute he was..like a big boy trying to cover-up … He was just adorable..But I could never sing him any song this time during his visit. We chat for hours over the phone when he was in US of A & he keeps asking me to sing some songs. And I wonder how I never felt shy with him over the phone. I could sing to him over the phone,probably only to him.
மாப்ள ரொம்ப மிஸ் பண்றேன் டா! :(
That is one time i felt bad that my voice is not normal. I could not sing when someone i love sooooooooooooooo very much wanted me to!
OOPS ...Did i get serious there.. Okie okie..no sweat! No more Ms.Serious. :)
# At the wedding....
We went to one of our relatives wedding sometime back. At that time i was as always running behind one of the vaandos in the hall. All of a sudden she was running into a crowd & i had no clue if i would get hold of her before she gets lost. And without being conscious of my voice... i had to shout out for the kutty. calling her name out... ANDDD............
That is when almost everyone there turned & looked behind me searching the source of sound! ROTFL!! :P
People were clueless that its ME who had called out loud. They probably expected a male figure :P & everyone except the one i needed to pay attention. What more can i do...initially i was blinking then realised :P no one would possibly imagine its me & i also looked back to see if any one's there and ran to the kid.
#In the new house...
We have new neighbors. One day we meet this aunty & her daughter in law. When they were talking she spots one of my painting & asks who did this? amma tells her " Yeah. Thats my daughter's.She sings well too... "
And she looks at me like -- YOU?? :O
Well no wonder, from the day we came here i am croaking & people here doesn't know my real voice at all. Am glad she dnt run out of the house screaming!! ;)
hahahahaha....Then i came for the rescue & clarified things. And she was like....
# With One of my college mate on the phone ....
Me:(Croak croak...no i mean) HELLO
He: May i speak to maruthu
He: Who is this?
Me: Nakkala??!! Its mee....whatsup? :)
He: YOU?? U stil with this voice??
Me: Oh..how long has it been...when did u call me last?
He: Are u educated??
ME: Well, where did we meet then :P I dumbose...
He: Well, i dnt call up to hear an insane person croak for weeks. Better meet Doctor or never talk to me. Am hanging !
# During housewarming....
Well there are many familiar faces. Obviously everyone would expect you to say hi hello how u doing....
And whenever i started with hello.. there was this reaction" :O " please take the pain to paste the smiley in yahoo & check it yourself in case u haven't seen it. Yellow smiley doing that is MUCH TOLERABLE and CUTE but when u see real people that too when too many of them doing it at the same day and AT YOU... :P It is a very very s(b)aaaaaaaaaaaaaaad feeling :P
And then i go like..."Its alright its alright...Its just my voice....fear not!"
எத்தன பேரு கிட்ட தான் , எத்தன வாட்டி தான் சொல்ல முடியும் " இது நான் தான் , என் குரல் தான். யாரும் பயப்பட வேண்டாம்.."
#While walking back home with sis on a deserted street...
It was pretty dark that night.... we were walking thro t streets where there were not much ppl. Suddenly we both heard 2/3 road side romeos walk behind us having chit chat & we could hear them laugh...we slowed down near a shop there to let them go in front. And yes we did have some work in the shop. They were making some remarks (Friendly though...no issues!) But still we dnt like it. What i did was spoke with a firm voice ... which could confuse anyone with my bad voice now if its a man or woman. And Shhhhh..those guys dnt even turn back but walked off real fast thinking me & my sis had a company join us & cleared the place in fraction of seconds. And i started laughing!! YES which sounded confusing still .... told " I think i can continue the rest of my life with this voice...it helps alot. Especially if am planning to stay single for long.உனக்கும் வேணும்னா கேளு,ஏரியா பக்கம் வந்து அப்பப்போ டப்பிங் குடுக்குறேன்"
# A very very old friend of dad's...
We visited a typical britain lady who happened to be one of appa's friends wife. Dad & this aunts husband had been living together while his stay in britain. She was really happy to see our family. A typical british and very gentle too. I was pretty hesitant to CROAK for i was pretty scared i may scare the lady & then i finally spoke, but i was really tired of putting the DISCLAIMER everytime i spoke to someone for the While we were driving back home i told amma " She is gonna be under the impression that it is a wonderful family but the youngest is just not blessed with a right voice :P " But am really tired...and you can't help it. People who hear you for the first time may end up thinking thats how u ('croak' oops sorry) sound! And there is no point in explaining to them or even...like it matters :P FORGET IT & move on! Thats what i told myself everytime i was left embaressed :P & tired!
#Meeting up an old school mate (First standard friend) after all the years...
As we went chatting she said " But your voice.... Your voice has changed a lot. The rest ..no change ur the same maruthu ! "
Me : " Well....you can correct the sentence. Voice..this is not how i sound. :) Unmaya dee"
But she doesn't know much about my singing and all that. SO i let it loose. Dnt wanna fight over it ..and i guess her NOD meant she understood "This cannot be my voice"
But it was funny ... and pretty annoying at times.
Its been more than a month , and i dnt want to have it behind me as a bad memory. Sometime later when i think of this, i want to laugh it out. So i wanted to make sure i record it here.
Even at times where we freak out, i have good record for taking things light & handling it without panicking. One of the best is explained in weird'o tag. This is new in the list now ... I have HOPE that my voice won't ditch me so easily.(And am not asking too much..just a voice that sounds like ME) I HOPE this is just one of those infections..or probably due to the pollution. Am sure, i will be ok soon. With that note ...
I would like you all to have a good laugh with me :)
Thank you for your patience
~~ Maruthu ~~