Saturday, October 06, 2007

In Canada for a concert. We missed a flight in transit and after three postponements we finally caught the flight and left to Canada from Heathrow.
On the flight, we happened to meet up with someone who is supposed to be related to our family in a roundabout way. And it so happens that the grandparents are the ones who remind the children about all the connections. Paramakudi and Iyengars, its easy for us to trace out each other. My grandmom used to talk to me about how we are related to this person and that, some typical paribhaashaigal..... It was good fun. And I was reminded of all that once again, when my newfound relative told me how we are related. For one it gives a very fuzzy feeling, for want of a better word.
I am performing with 4 of the Super Singer Junior Kids - Krishnamoorthy, Kaushikram, Vidyalakshmi and Dhanyashree.

Once in Canada we realized some pieces of baggage have not come. So all the form filling and identifying took its own sweet time and we reached our "home" of 7 days here 8 hours later than scheduled. We did get our missing baggage, but in totally smashed condition. Thankfully our clothes could be salvages.
Oh we found out it was almost impossible to get veggie food in Heathrow as well. Tough I must say being vegetarians. I remember this time in Italy, when we went with Raja sir and all the veggies, which was only me and Raja sir lived on apples and yoghurt for 8 days. I was surprised to know that Raja sir is such a strict vegetarian that, once when someone brought hamburgers and veggie burgers in the same bag, he refused to eat it.
And in Heathrow I bought cappucino. And when I borrowed some whipped cream from mom, the lady at counter was sweet enough to give me as much whipped cream as I wanted. And I was as happy as the proverbial cat who got cream :D

4 days of grueling schedules and rehearsals and training the kids locally for our dances. We managed to go to the Niagara falls yesterday. Almost always, work happens in such a manner that there is not much time for play or looking around.

God willing everything should go well with the shows this weekend.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi chin,
is there any of your interview on radio or tvi regarding the show....

and arrange few days after the show to look a round. bez now is a good Weather, not too cold so...

waiting for your rocking performance.

Ananth said...

Hey Chinmayi!!

Was wondering why your blog wasn't being updated! Now I know! Hope you are having fun in Canada. The sight of Niagara falls from the Canadian side is supposed to be more pretty than the US side.
And I hope you are getting veggie food in Canada...
All the best with your shows! Do post some pics!
Regards,
Ananth
PS: Good to know that you are an Iyengar too!

I'm simply "Harsh" not Haaaarsh from any angle :) said...

All the best Ma'am.

Shifana said...

Hi,
I live in Toronto,Canada. Where and when are you guys performaing? Too bad i didnt know earlier. Also you guys are lucky that its not as cold as it should be during this time of the year. Hope you have a wonderful time in Canada.

Anonymous said...

Vignesh is not coming? The ad showed he is coming.

Very bad.

Kajan

Maruthu said...

so enjoyable show...when chinmayee will return home...whthr update the photos or not

puvanan said...

Hi there! I am living in Malaysia and this is my first time to your blog. I have always admired your voice since the very first 'kannathil muttamital' So, coming to Malaysia anytime soon?

and.. Keep Rocking!

Poobalam said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Just got back from your 1:00 clock show at The Music Hall, Toronto.

WOW blown away by the Super Singers, what a fearless talents, I don’t have any words to describe. I was a big fan of Vignesh, so little disappointed, but anyhow I totally enjoyed every minute, I hope all of you keep the energy up for the 6:00 clock show.

Its so wonderful to see this much of talents, simplicity and down to earth nature.

Keep Rocking Guys!!!

NinA said...

we also want to enjoy ur canada trip.
why not u post some pictures in the post.

srini

Chinmayi said...

anonymous: not sure.. and we are on a tight schedule, the kids need to go back to school and we need to get back to work :)
anath: yep.. thankfully :)
harsh: thanks!
shifana: in brampton today, at the music hall, danforth avenue, yesterday.
anonymous: he was supposed to, but he pulled out in the last minute
maruthu: will do
puvanan: God willing soon
hari: I guess its all about sentiments. And of course a lot to do with the olfactory zone:)

Chinmayi said...

poobalan: thanks

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Hope you had a great time after initial hiccups.Across the globe,tiresome travel would have all evaporated once you were in midst of the show and people
All the best

CU

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Good Luck Chinmayi..I'm sure you guys are gonna rock..Have fun!

Karthick said...

Nice to hear that u r a veggie...

BTW when u r going back to ur normal schedule? Have a great time out there......

Anonymous said...

Roasted crickets, crispy pork, steamed snake, froggy soup.... no big deal as long as I am not forced to share that meal :)

Ever heard of this story? A plane crashed into some icy mountains, many died, few survived. Nothing was available to eat. Guess what they ate to survive? yes :D

Oh, by the way, I am a veggie too. And I fully respect the beliefs and feelings of those who are veggies for religious reasons.

Aravinth said...

Chinmayi Do u hav any pic with the kids in Canada and I heard that u had two days to perform which day saturday or Sunday did u like the best and why.

Anonymous said...

visit this web to see some photos of chinmayi and kids.

http://www.ctor.ca/gallery.htm

pallavi

Anonymous said...

Hey chinmayi,
Hope you enjoyed your journey and thank you for giving us a rocking performance...when are you coming back again...how you felt while you stay here, is it great place to live or namma india is best....

Nirja said...

Hi Chinmayyi...it was an excellant perfomance...by you and SSjunior...
hope 2see more on next year...
i really liked ur singing and dance also rompa nithaanama azhagaa pEsinathum.The good judjemt for our local artist by you and your mommy..superb!

Chitra said...

Hey Chinmayi, Been so long...how have you been? Good luck for the show. Have a nice time!

nandini said...

hi chinni!! how are u?? this is the first time ever am writing a blog to U and it sure feels great !! am jus really excited and wen r u gonna return from canada?? your sahaana...is really soul soothing...do reply me..i am a friend of yours whom u met at the citicenter...take care!! bye for now.. :)