March 5, 2010
Over the past few days, I had written about how my mom is making me a partner of her newly developed excercise regime. She has gotten me to run 4kms thrice in the last 5 days as she goes on her walks on the treadmill. She has also been trying to make me a partner of her dieting plan as well, but with considerably less success. Today our partnership was taken to a whole new level.
I had to make some purchases for the official start of my film tomorrow and for that purpose, my mom and I were taking a stroll in Little India. As we passed the "Mukuthi Corner" shop, I told my mom that was where I had gotten my nose pierced a couple of years ago. She said that she have been toying around with the idea of getting a second hole pierced on her ears and entered the shop to "simply check the price". Upon confirming that it was as cheap as $15 for both ears together, she felt that it was quite a bargain but stood hesitating there because of her fear of pain. Then the shopkeeper (who I find really sweet for some reason) convinced her that it would be a completely painless process. Anyway before you know it, she got her ears pierced! After that she chose a pair of pretty earrings that she can change to after the wound heals in a couple of days.
Her post-piercing excitement was quite infectious. She kept repeating how this was a life long desire and that she couldn't believe she waited for so long to get it done because the whole process was such a piece of cake. She went on and on and out of the blue, I was convinced that getting a second piercing on the ears is the best thing that could possibly happen to any girl. So I too got my ears pierced (and I must say that it wasn't as painless as it was portrayed to be) and chose a pair of earrings that I can change to later as well.
So there we were. The Mom-Daughter Ear-Piercing Partners.
As we were admiring the beauty of our newly pierced ears in the shop's mirror, Mom commented how Goddess Mariamman blessed us today. Well, I don't quite see the point of that one with respect to the ear-piercing, since we had to pay and go through the pain. But yes, the experience was pretty special alright! We kept looking at each others' ears with a major sense of accomplishment and giggled through the rest of the evening!
892 more to go.