Monday, May 01, 2006

P o c k e t M o n e y => I

Life'la namaku first first kidaikira money adhu parents kodukura "pocket money" thaan...
adha vachi thaan namma days'ey move aagum, (not for all?)......

My experience (expenses).....

Pocket Money => Pocket'la illa Money
Pocket Money => Pocket full'aah Money

we do hav our own expenses right from our school days.. Correct aah?

Pocket Money => Pocket'la illai'ey Money

1st std to 5th standard
I get only 10/15paise as pocket money till my 3rd std and 25paise in 4th and 5th std .
Outside our school gate (oru "woman" sinna koodai'la stall pottu ellathai'um vikkum)
">"ilandha vadai", Nellikaai, patch'a mangaa, ilandha palam, nev'vaa palam (with salt=> mmm delicious), sooda muttai (like polo=> mint w/out hole), puliphu muttai, etc etc……. these are my favourites eating items during my school days and I spend my Pocket money only buying such stuffs and nothing else.
(PS:-" Pakka Convent school'la padichavangalukku indha item ellam theriumaah'nu theriala…")..!!!!!
though I cannot eat (kaasu pathaadhey?) all stuffs dailly , I used to hav my own schedule , one day nellikai'na the next day sooda muttai, like tht..
pocket money somedays kidaikaaati'um avalava worries illa….

6th standard to 10th standard.
as I started going by bus to my school , my pocket money increased from 25 paise to 1.50paise (enna oru maatram paartheengala?)
Rs.1/- for bus and .0.50 (vaangi saapida)…….. Higher secondary school ponaaley oru thollai ennana, they wont let us to go out during break time…..(so maanga, nev'vaah palam ellam saapda mudiaaama poiruchi…..). vera vali illama, school canteen'la irrukira ( pepsi=>
(its not "Lehar"pepsi ) its kinda icecream comes in a packet……….one pakt costs 50paise. So pepsi becum my favourite…but it didn’t last for more than 4 months…
cos, one of my classmate=>neighbour=> busmate (2perum serndhu thaan school poitu varuvom) introduced me "paani poori"….(which costs 50paise too)
Paani poori => 2 small size poori served with "pataani sundal" gravy, once if u finish eating, they serve "their special rasam" (mmmm, enna "taste" aah irrukum theriuma? Aiyo chance'ey illa)....withn 10days, naan paani poori'ku addict aagiten……later, they introduced "pani poori with samosa but it costs Re.1/plate... adhu innum taste aah irrukum... enaku enna pannuradhu'nu theriala, veetla ettana'vukku mela chance'ey illa……..
so, I started going to school by "Nadaraja Bus Service (nadaraja=walking)".. => save the bus fare => eat "paani poori" then go back home..
idhu namma veetuku theriaadhu…….enna'da namma paiyan eppavum school mudinchi vandhu sapduvaaney? Ippa onnaium kaanomey'nu……my mother startd thnking..but naan "enaku pasi illanu dabaichu'ruven……..
aftersumtime, Tamilnadu Transport corporation introduced "ilavasa bus pass"……..appadi'ey my "paani poori"kum sethu vaichitaanga aaapu……..yes, after getting my free bus pass, my mother stopped giving me "bus fare"…(but ettana undu)...

"alavuku minjinaal , amirdhamum Nanju" => thts correct, paani poori ai kandaaley enaku konja naal'la "uvak" vara aarambichiduchi…… so I stopped eating pani poori..

"palaiya kurudi, kadhavai thiradi" =>
gudtime, in my 7th std our new headmaster allowed the students to go out during lunch break..
idhu podhumey, again I started eating maanga, nev'vaah palam, ilandha palam, sukku coffee, makka solam ( sutta corn)..etc
adhukappuram, weekly once, illati once in 2 weeks thaan- "paani poori" attack pannuven…….

PS:- Y'nu theriala, ennaku ice cream, chocolate ellam aravey pudikaadhu……..

idhu thaanga en expenses till my 10th std…….
Pocket'ku vara pocket money correct'aah selavaidum………

"merkondu edhirpaarkavum mudiaadhu, kidaikavum kidaikaadhu, enaku ketkavum thonala"………….

to be continued………..

10 comments:

Gopalan Ramasubbu said...

Well,that really took me back to my school days.interval la pachai manga vangi chilly powederum ,uppum pottu kadicha, ada, ada ada.ithai eluthum pothe ennamo mathire iruku.:)

Shuba said...

Hey...antha pepsi cola naan saaptrukken..i used to like it a lot...approm wat about panchu muttai...i jus donno where we hget in chennai,,,,oops soopera irukkum...intha kaalathula panchu muttai saapudarathu illa pola yaaarm...soon write your next post

My days(Gops) said...

@gops:- enakum "mouth watering"...

@shuba:- ippa kidaikudha pepsi cola? panju muttai we get only in Govt Exhibitions stalls...
i thnk u can get panju mittai in marina beach..
(ps:- panju mittai which comes with stick is much tastier than the packd one)

kuttichuvaru said...

school days definitely r fun!! nice one!!

Usha said...

ungaluku daily 1.50 kidaichudhu, so you had 45 bucks at the end of the month...ennoda appa oru 10/- kaila koduthuttu idhai month full-a vachiko-nu solliduvar, adhuvum eppo theriyuma? college-la!! School-la naan paisa-va parthadhu kidayadhu :(

வேதா said...

ungaluku pocket moneykoduthaangala? enakku athellam koduthathey illa:( pinna pakkathu theruvula schoola vachukittu ithellam koduka mudiyuma? athuvum thavira enga amma naan padicha school-a teacher. athanala maanga, sundal ithellam vangave mudiyaathu:( enga amma kitta pottu kudukka neraya per alaivaanga(spies)

My days(Gops) said...

@usha:- appadi sollunga, "nail polish madhiri alagu sadhana things ellam endha kanaku'nga?

@kutchi:- defintely...aaah..

@veda:- aiyo paavam..then lunch ellam amma kooda staff room'la thaaney? teacher ponna irundhutu
spies illama vutruvoma?>

Jeevan said...

enakku pocket moneyellam kadiyathu, yenna 1std to 5th std varaikum amma thaan kutitu povanga varuvanga, naan enna kattalum vangi taruvanga, so no need pocket money. that time my favorite narukku thiene is thane mittai, ineppu mittai and panner soda.

neighbour said...

gops:// enaku pudicha post poonga.. kandeepa ithai pathi naan post potae therruvaaen.. naan kaasa commisson adichadhu matrum kalavaadunadhu yellam pocket money thaan...

then muttai, ilanthai podi, kambar kat, kadalai muttai, pori urandai, koduka puliangaaa, maangai, chips pocket, berikaai, kudal pocket .. etc... etc.. etc...

Anonymous said...

i was getting 50paisa per day from 6th std to 10th standard....sarathi19990-1995