Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad

Wishing you many more Happy returns of the day Dad (Aug -16th). He is one of the kindest and dearest person whom you can come across in life. :-) Carrying a smile always with him. Wishing you all the happiness in this world and wonderful time in the years to come. My learning's from my Dad are immense.

[Vintage photograph of me and Dad. Thanks to one of his frnds who sweetly put a nice back ground for this pic :)]

First thing that strikes me when I think about writing my Dad is his simplicity. Despite of all my valiant efforts to make him wear a jean, He will finally end up picking a light & dark formal. You can find him with the same pose of unfolded shirt, tucked out with his glasses. Secondly, I derived all my inquisitiveness towards Computer Science from my Dad. He did write his programs in BASIC and Foxpro in a 386 machine. Its hard to beat him in at Computers. I used to play "Prince of Persia" in the 386 box we had. On an other usual day from school I came and switched on and launched the game. C:\games\prince\prince megahit (yeah - megahit was the cheat code :)). Suddenly the screen went blank and it typed on the screen. "Do not play and waste time! Go and study!" I was crashed, confused and wondering how on earth would this computer know that I had my exams. Only later my dad confessed that he wrote this program to type in the screen and replaced it by the prince.exe file.

He always loved teaching. Whether its English grammar for my tenant's kid or some computer lessons for the students in his office. He does things with at most involvement. If I had remember he even published a book on English Grammar along with his old teacher. Its always a believed nostalgia that a boy in their home will always get his mom's support. But, here its both - when mom's got to make the decision I would get Dad's support and other way round too.

10 comments:

amudhan said...

Nice to know that you are also one of those who love rather than fear or respect-only his father. After reading this I wanted to meet your father and you together. Also there are similarities in our case. It is my father who taught me about computers and it is my father who taught me Java. The beauty is, he learnt them to teach them to me. Even now, I use to call my father if I have doubts in any troubleshooting with my computer. It is also very nice to know that you father had written a book. Convey my belated birthday wishes and my respects to him.

Vijesh said...

@Amudhan
Thanks for your wishes. Thats great. Guess more than us our fathers would have more to talk about computers. :)

Abirami R said...

Hey!

Mind passing on my wishes to him?And do let him know that his "lessons" didn't go a waste.After all,we got a geek for Novell,didn't we?:)

Vijesh said...

@Abi,
Conveyed & many Thanks CEO. You prove again and again that you are good in pulling legs. :P (LoL, Is she?)
I'm the target ah? :(

RK said...

Just I am one of the luckiest parent to have such a nice and good son who has formed himself to this height. My role is nothing his friends and self discipline are the true factors for his success. I did what I could.
I profoundly acknowledge his wishes as well as others for my birthday.

R.Kuppuraj
Dad

Vijesh said...

Thanks Dad. It will be one of the most treasured testimonials. :)

WELCOME TO VIVEK'S BLOG said...

six adichutta da nanba.. Ennaku inga pul arikuthu. Belated wishes Uncle.......

Srihari said...

Belated wishes Uncle...

Uncle as you had said, he has reached great heights... But he needs to make sure he doesn't grow much on his weight :-)...

Vijesh said...

@Vivek
Thanks da. Still a long way to go before I catch up with you. :)

Vijesh said...

@Srihari
Thanks & yeah I'm indeed taking some measures da. :P