The Ambujam Chronicles

Ambujam had just received her admit letter for her Masters into the Sakthi Mariamman College of Science and Aarts (extra 'a' for num...

Ambujam had just received her admit letter for her Masters into the Sakthi Mariamman College of Science and Aarts (extra 'a' for numerology, ofcourse) in New York. The address on the letter said it was somewhere around Buffalo. Ha! Thought Ambujam. Here they are, talking about sophistication, when they have entire areas named after erumamaadus. But, America was America. The time had come for her to change.

Preparation was key. Months of mugging up the old Cosmos that she had bought for Rs.10 a piece from Murugan Paper Weights Shop had taught her that (apart from 23497 ways to satisfy her man, NOW!). And naturally, she had thought of everything - even the nickname for that white guy she was going to date to use on her blog: Paanagam. Scoff all you want, but the thought process that went into this name is amazing. Can't you see the post where she breaks up with him? "Paanagam" she'll write. "You are sweet. But a little too sweet for me."

Pure. Genius.

Biscuits were now cookies. Petrol, was gas. (but gas remained to be gas as well. Ambujam found Americans efficient like that). Saravana Bhavan mini-tiffin-parcel, take out. Thankfully, Thayir Saadham was spared.

Wardrobes, apart from Facebook statuses had to be updated. This was her one big chance to metamorphize into the Naidu Hall model she had always aspired to be, while simultaneously telling the world how much she missed her city. While the latter would probably invite a couple of "ei what ya yesterday only I saw you vettifying gobi 65 at bhagya" comments, she was not fazed.

Ambujam had arrived.

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24 comments

  1. Aaha, this seems to be the new trend in blogging!

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  2. ...now ready to witness the chronicles :-)

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  3. All the best to Ambujam! :)
    Probably one of her future fb status updates would be "Am now A'jam" or if she's a Vijay fan, "Am now Ambu"?
    BTW, if namma ooru kazhuthai ketta kutti-chevuru, then antha ooru erumaimadu ketta chevuru theru-va? ;)

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  4. if it was the same Mambalam Ambujam I had written about (http://bit.ly/bXDRfH) then Paanagam will probably have a mohawk.

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  5. cant believe you mentioned bhagya.. romba ywaack.

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  6. Good one, waiting for the rest.

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  7. A longer post, perhaps? Was just getting warmed up and personal with Ambujam.

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  8. confused ... i guess parts missing in between ..

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  9. I think you wrote this post thinking of idilingintopgear ha ha ha

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  10. I thought i would be drooling over food here coz the name's chutney case..lol!
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  11. Ambujam has started off well, look forward to reading more abt her and paanagam :)

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  12. Ambujam in America's erumanaayakkampatti... Naice.. The one about paanagam is pure genius... btw is that a self reference? :P.

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  13. More than finding Ambu, I am happy that I landed in Idling in Top Gear's blog. Thanks anony! :)

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  14. lol..I liked the paapnagam name..

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  15. LOl! Welcome Ambujam maami :-)

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  16. Ambujam-Panagam sound promising. Bring it on! :D

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  17. Name those 'ei, what ya' characters. i somehow can relate to them!

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  18. Paanagam! - little too sweet..was sweet!

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  19. Btw.. I am in erumaimaadu city in US only.. and all the very best to Ambujam... :)

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  21. Wow that was brilliant! I can't stop laughing lol!!!
    Just last month, my cousin left for the us and she is such an ambujam!! This is so perfect!!

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  22. Ambujam is blossoming into A'Jam and I hope she doesn't end up in Jam!! I am still laughing, Chutney!

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  23. ok lemme help take this story forward, where PANAGAM builds a online charity donation site in the name AMBUJAM and dies. Title of the story : "AmbujaPattinam" :D

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