May 29, 2005

History of wrong calls

Filed under: Unrelated — Celia Rexselin @ 8:48 pm

Ever been teased in phone by strangers? I had always thought that this happens only to girls till now. Four years back, I used to get a musical call whenever I came home for study holidays. Doesn’t ring a bell? Ya, I can call it as a musical call. This person, would call up, and when I reply, I would only get to listen to some music.I stopped after sometime. Never got to know who this person was…

Ofcourse, there were some genuine types .. like people who type in wrong numbers and people who get routed to the wrong number.. Then when I bought a new mobile, I used to get a funny sms occasionally, and everytime, it was the same.. “Listen, buy two chicks, and get one ready for me” …
Should be some butcher !!!!! or a muslim trying to sms a friend .. but why did she had to send the same sms everytime? Sometimes, I used to get suspicious that this might be some secret code, but I never got the guts to call up this person.

Then there were some occasional teasers.. but they aren’t worth mentioning.. and why did I start this topic now? Its because, my brother keeps getting these calls now. For the past two weeks, one guy keeps calling up this fellow, and asking him to “collect the AIDS REPORT from the lab”. This guy was going red with embarrasment. First two times, he just cut the call saying that its a wrong number. When he told this to me, I teased him saying that all his bullying would work only on me and not on strangers.

Today, it happened again. but not that technician fellow. Eddie was cleaning up his rack and the mobile rang. It was out of his reach and he asked me to pick it up. I saw that this was some new number that wasn’t in his phonebook. Curious, I answered the call. “Did you call me ?” asked a guy. Grinning, I gave the call to my brother. This fellow picked up the phone and said “Hello”. There was no response. A hello again… No response this time too. Already irritated with the work in his hands, he got pissed off. But didn’t want to do anything this time, he just cut the call. After some 2, 3 minutes the phone rang again. It was the same guy. Eddie answered. I didn’t know what that guy said, but this fellow fumed saying “Enda .. unakellam vellaye illaya? enda ponnunga kitta pesuradhukknu alayureenga” ? Speaking he went inside his room, I guess some swear words would have happened which he didn’t want me to listen to. After he finished the call, he came back and said that the guy would never make a call here. Then I asked him, what the guy asked..

Eddie said that the guy wanted to speak to some “vimala”.


May 26, 2005


Filed under: Unrelated — Celia Rexselin @ 9:06 pm

May 19, 2005

Two Rules for Success

Filed under: Unrelated — Celia Rexselin @ 9:04 pm

There are two rules to succeed in life:

1. Don’t tell people everything you know.

May 17, 2005

Memories of communion

Filed under: Unrelated — Celia Rexselin @ 11:08 pm

Long since I wrote a post. Its been quite a lotta activity going around and didn’t get much time. This sunday, Shibin (my cousin) got his first holy communion. He was looking very handsome in his new suit and was bubbling with enthusiasm. Actually, 90 kids got holy communion on the same day and the church was very crowded. These days we don’t get to meet the bishop very often and hence the church people did a time saving task this time. Know what? The kids did their first penance on saturday, took the communion in the sunday mass and immediately after that they took the next sacrament i.e confirmation. When I got to know this, I didn’t know how to react..

But Shibin somehow escaped from receiving confirmation. He is a ten year old and they refused to give the sacrament to him ‘coz of the age factor. This reminds me of my first holy communion. I received it at the age of 8. My parents wanted to give communion to both my elder brother (he was 11 then) and myself and thereby have a big function and yet save money. I didn’t even know what was communion and what does that have to do with my life then. My sunday school teacher tried very hard to get me mugging up all the prayers. I wasn’t that good in memorizing and I couldn’t go beyond “Our Father” and “Hail Mary”. So when the day of penance came I was very scared. I had another advisor (a nine year old female 😉 ) who taught me what should be done.

Our priest (I still remember his name, AnthonySamy) was sitting inside the church and we were supposed to go one by one and tell him all the sins that we had committed and then request him to pray for us so that we can be reconciliated to God. Ooooh , but I didn’t know what I was supposed to tell, But Merlin, my advisor took care of everything. I was supposed to tell .. “Father, I disobeyed my parents, lied,fought with my brothers and friends .. and follow it by Forgive me, Father for I am a sinner” . I did faithfully as she told. I got two chocolates from Father and a couple of prayers to say as penance. I did this very gladly. The next day, was even more fun. I got so many presents and people gave me whatever I asked them. Then at the age of 13, I got my confirmation, the bishop came and slapped all of us and said, “Repent Atleast now”. I wonder why one has to slap but he did it and I wonder whether this custom is followed in other parts of the world. But now, I can’t help but think how the past traditions have been reduced to mere rituals having little meaning. All these would have been introduced for a noble cause, so as to make man a better person.But now, ….. ..sigh ….

Well, I can keep on saying more about this but then, this would never end. I had a very good day and had all biryani, chicken curry, ice cream and a good day with lotta relatives around.

May 1, 2005

The Lords Prayer & Kids

Filed under: Unrelated — Celia Rexselin @ 7:47 pm

This is a good one.. Have included the actual prayer too so that the kids mumblings make sense.

3-year-old, Reese: “Our Father, Who does art in heaven, Harold is His name. Amen.”

A little boy was overheard praying: “Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry about it. I’m having a real good time like I am.”

A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one. The teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was. Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted, “Thou shall not take the covers off the neighbor’s wife.”

(Actual Command: Thou shall not covet your neighbour’s wife 🙂

I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin, the Lord’s Prayer for several evenings at bedtime, she would repeat after me the lines from the prayer.
Finally, she decided to go solo. I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word right up to the end of the prayer: “Lead us not into temptation,” she prayed, “but deliver us some E-mail.

One particular four-year-old prayed, “And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.”

Thought of including the actual prayer too.
The Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,
As we forgive those who sin against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.


Last but not the least ..

A woman invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?”
“I wouldn’t know what to say,” the girl replied.
“Just say what you hear Mommy say,” the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said, “Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”


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