Friday, January 16, 2009

I Heart Technology.

Sister in Texas has bought her own laptop at last! She was sharing her family's computers all this time and no one was happy to share their comps so we ended up talking on the phone most of the time.

Today morning when I called her, she asked me to come online and she showed me her new nails, and (a Leo that she is), also how she styles her hair, which she has cut much shorter.

We walked around our houses with our laptops (with the web cams on) in our hands, and realised our daughters have similar looking messy rooms. Boys rooms are neat! Watching my niece objecting to her room being given bad press that too LIVE was great ... I was safe because my kids were at school ;)

She made me see a painting I had made in school and she has it in her living room. It had been in her living room in India also, but she burst into tears after making a huge surprise out of it being on a wall in a house in a land she did not even know existed as a kid.

I showed her sunlight streaming into our bedrooms, it was night there, I saw the darkness in their porch ... and now - in the afternoon here, when she wakes up in the morning there, we will be back online. I want to see the morning sunlight in her kitchen.

Isn't technology wonderful!!!!!

46 comments:

Sahaja said...

I am 100% with u IHM....in my case , its my mom and friends that I show my new house around walking with the laptop...there are numerous number of ocassions where I htought what would I do if i was all alone away from home without this internet thingy!
well...distances remain distances physically but u r never too far away...thats y i love technology!

Solilo said...

Technology is wonderful and you are amazing! :)

Iya said...

wow..that sounded so familiar..
my sis who is still studying does that specially when she is just back from a shopping trip or has had a hair cut..she shows me her room and sometimes even her cupboard claiming how well kept it was

Homecooked said...

Aww...this is such a sweet post! Technology rocks......except when a virus hits the computer and I get blamed by hubby for downloading stuff :)

hitch writer said...

Technology sure is wonderful !! connecting us all !!

aneri_masi said...

Absolutely wonderful!

aneri_masi said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

What fun! Yes, technology sure does have its good points!

Chirag said...

I ♥ technology too :). Laptop is which made? Now you guys can use a lot of cool tools. Skype one of em.

Pinku said...

I love technology too...after all it allows me to share my thoughts with you!!!

But what I love best is the idea of your painting in your sister's house.

touchwood!!!

Indian Home Maker said...

Sahaja Yes, imagine how close you feel!!! What struck the most was she let me see he darkness in her porch and I showed her bright sunlight here!

Indian Home Maker said...

@Pinku I totally love technology! And the painting's been with her all along, but she is a drama queen :)

Mamma Mia Yeah isn't it :)

Aneri Masi :)

hitchwriter Yes what will we do without it!

Homecooked And can't even do without downloading!

Solilo You heart technology too :)

Iya Shopping and hair cuts are the most exciting part!! When she shops online we see what colours to choose and all.

Indian Home Maker said...

@Chirag How do you get that heart?!

I have used Skype also but Chirag she will have to download it. This came loaded in her laptop - so we just logged in with our same old hotmail ids. This was on Windows Live Messenger. She is lazy!!!

Her laptop is Dell, 3GB ram, and 200 or 250 GB HD. And Vista. It's red in colour :)

Shilpa said...

It is just superb

The Quirky Indian said...

I remember my years in college, standing in line at telephone booths to call home. And waiting for 11 PM for the 1/4th rates to kick in. And how one eye would be on the meter to see how much longer one could afford to talk. Amazing how technology has changed life...yes indeed, I love technology. :-)

Quirky Indian

Usha Pisharody said...

:) It's great the way technology helps us to stay not just connected, but so close:)

Glad, that you two are glad :) :)

Indyeah said...

so many emotions in so few paras.....everytime....the one on 'Veeru' comes to mind...the one on your 'first cooking'(yes,I read that too..:D)...and this one....love between sisters..two mothers sharing together and sighing and giggling..:D and co-conspirators......
and a painting that gave solace in a strange land.....all this in such a simle and charming manner..
You are simply awesome......:)

and uhh...leo?you don't even need to explain...she has a RIGHT to show her hair err....mane....the queenly kind...:D
Technology?that's wonderful too....but you are more for shring all that..

...and don't say I didn't warn you...;) ..:D

priya said...

technology sure is a wonder... but it is more important that we do not forget the emotions and bonds we share with people we love and care for... u and ur sis have done just that :)

very sweet post, ihm

Varun said...

A BIG thanks to technology!! Technology has made our lives so easy. My mom, dad and I here in India see my 1.5 yr old nephew playing with my sister every single day. It is so much fun.

Mama - Mia said...

tell me about it!

i get to see my parents' thriled faces as they watch latest Cubby antics! make him repeat their favourite words! and when Cubby goes AJONA seeing them on screen and tries to touch it when we ask hm where is Aaji's nose! :)

oh! technology is brilliant!! :)

LOVED this post!

cheers!

abha

Pixie said...

Yep.. 100%! :)
Internet ki jai! :) :)

varunavi said...

Similar experience i have with my sister when i got my net connection, showed her the house,the furniture,my paintings etc.Felt as if she is with me here and i am showing her the house.
As said by Pixie internet ki jai

ra said...

off topic. I would like to send you an invite to a google group for peace. Is it ok to send it the email address above?
ps: you may have known me as mumbaigirl (i have changed the url of my site) and name, you had linked to my agraharam post

pink dogwood said...

This is so cool - My sister-in-law lives in Lucknow and on weekends when I wake up here, she is wrapping up her day over there and we google talk for a long time (until my kids start screaming for breakfast - most times I tell them to go find a pop-tart or something, mommy is chatting with Bua)

But to walk around the house with web cam - what a great idea :)

Catarina said...

this is just for you to know that I'm a Brazilian and I read your blog now and then! this is great!

Tara said...

how sweet. loved reading this. n red lappy must be sooo sexy :)

my sis is either plain lazy or really busy as she claims to be or she's not yet realized what fun it could be.
I however do this with my bro. Ask him to leave the webcam ON while he is preparing breakfast in UK and keep an eye on him form here :)

@lankr1ta said...

Isn't it wonderful!Am so happy for you IHM.

roopscoop said...

how cuuuuuuuute!!! :)

shail said...

That was such a heartwarming post IHM! :-)

Monika said...

oh I keep in touch with most of my friends this way... God bless internet

snippetsnscribbles said...

Oh ya! I completely agree. What is with the sisters and hair and house and all that we think is soooooooo important to be shared?? :))) It is fascinating, isnt it? :) And I did the exact same thing with my parents and aunts and cousins. They wanted to see the dishwasher and I took the laptop and webcam around and gave them a demo on how it looks and works !! :D heheehee!! Likewise for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom - the list is endless :))) But it feels so good that we dont have to "imagine" something anymore!

J P Joshi said...

Yes this is the good part of technology and I love it too.. I get pictures and videos of my grand daughter through this technology thing.

However, all this is at a price. The world has become a global village, thanks to technology, BUT it has also made strangers out of neighbours..... Duality at work.

Ajit said...

yes it is....
I do not know as to what I would have done without the internet and phone..... :)

vishesh said...

EYYYYYYA! now doesn't that prove we boys are cleaner? But having a sister,I know otherwise..

Mom's can control their sons and make us clean our rooms..we don't want to get a ear full and just to do it save time..but girls tend to fight it out and won't listen..

Also mom's have a tendency to look at the guys room,the notion that guys are dirty... lol :P Guess all my comments here will be that of a 17 year old,pretty odd really...

Hades said...

Nicely done, IHM. Couldn't agree with you more.

I, for one, couldn't imagine life without na mobile phone. Imagine only being able to talk to a person when she's at home!

Jira said...

Technology brings people together...If not for all the technical advancements, people like me staying in a foreign country can't even imagine doing it! There is computers, internet, email and everything else that helps me keep in touch with 'home'. I heart technology too :)

Reema said...

Oh technology is wonderful. My sister too went to France last Feb and since then I realised the importance of SKYPE and VOIP. We talk daily and that too free. :)

amreekandesi said...

Technology, especially the internet, has changed life so dramatically over the past few years.

So much so that it is hard to imagine how people used to manage living without mobile phones and google.

nimis540 said...

I was smiling all the way while reading..I could feel how you felt then :)

Yup,technology is indeed very useful,provided we use it in the right way.now,'right' way is subjective..

Me and my mother talks over Yahoo messenger everyday.She talks to Fida for long,trying to understand the hoobli hooblu words she speaks..It would not have been possible if through phone..Now Fida has come in terms with her Grandmom and uncle(he is in 8th std) and they all feel good while talking lesuirely this way thru chat..Thanks to all techies :)

You write so good IHM :) ((hugs))

Nimmy

Phoenixritu said...

Yeah, isnt technology wonderful? You can cook a meal you never imagined you could, connect in wonderful ways. Shop for toys even though doctors have forbidden you from going to malls

I heart technology too

i am what i am said...

i swear by technology. i am on my way to delhi now and i'm blogging right now. it was just unimaginable to be like this a few years back. today i cant imagine my life without the laptop and data card connection. good post IHM. you always manage to bring up posts which are so close to reality and life. keep going.

D said...

It sure is! Thanks to technology, the world has shrunk to fit into lives.

Gargi Dixit said...

So nice rejuvenation with sister, with visuals too. And also the chain of such meets and talks and watching will keep going on all along.
Cute and Enjoyable!

Sahaja said...

U have been tagged here :)

http://lovelysunrise.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/hermione-bitten-by-love-tag/

DOnt know if you would do tags but was curious to know ur take :)

How do we know said...

i love technology too.. err.. sometimes.

Mampi said...

More than Technology, IHM< it is having sister to share and use it with that is more a blessing in this case. The world has shrank and the relationships have vanished.
You are blessed...