Thursday, August 7, 2008

KUMIKO

Her blue eyes were amazingly beautiful.She was sitting there all alone in that corner table in what appeared to be a coffee shop right in midst of the huge department store.Perhaps she sensed my eyes were on her and gave a casual glance.Did I catch a smile ,I donno.I went past her,and I thought she was still smiling.

I had left India,barely three weeks back,and had been appointed in this giant of a Japanese company.They had given me a lovely apartment ,facing the famous Lake Biwa. Being a specialist in Dioxin in the field of Environmental Engineering ,me getting this job was a cakewalk.I knew by Japanese yardstick,my job would be ,lifetime assured.

Strange place,strange language and in spite of all these,I thought I belonged here.I fitted in there as a glove.The three weeks just flew off and today was the day when I decided to explore the neighbourhood,and where did I land.The girl with the blue eyes just drew my thoughts to her again & again.I wanted to walk away from that scene and did precisely that. A confirmed bachelor and at 38 never thought I will get attracted to a girl.She must be very young,not more than 20,what the heck! why is the thought going back to her.

Being from a conservative family,hordes of relatives always at home,both from fathers side and mothers side,a perinial competiton,who brought in more relatives,often culminated in fights between Mom &Dad,left me peaceless.Sisters in law problems were overpowering too..All this made me disgusted to the extent I decided I will never marry.It had gone into the psyche too much.

Back to the room,the disturbance caused by her Blue eyes was distracting me from everything I did.I was wondering if I would ever meet her again.The week passed by with Dioxin keeping me busy,but that saturday I wanted to go back to the deparment store.It was like old times,in younger days going to the temple on specific days and waiting for the heart throbs or crushes to appear ! Will she be there.

I knew it .She would be there.Sitting on a corner seat just like the previous week.The red tops & blue jeans made her look ravishing.Her eyes met mine & this time I knew I had to say at least a Hi.In a typical Indians hesitating way I approached her and out came a feeble Hi.With her smile still there she offered me a seat.We spoke for sometime and this continued for some days.I decided ,I would invite her home.It took me one hell of an effort to utter those words:: Can I take you home? ;;
Again the smile,You have to ask mama san,pointing to the elderly lady taking care of the payment counter.By that time I had bought couple of things in the Deparment store,for which I had to pay up.So here was the oppurtunity I thought.As I stood at the counter, I built up a small conversation,& then finally asked mama san,if I could take her girl out.Mama san perhaps knew by this time about my fatal attraction,still kept a straight face and asked,Who Kumiko ? I answered yes. She became a little serious and said ,kumiko is a wonderful girl.Please take care of her.

Surely mama san.She handed over the bill to me and I paid out.

I was bubbling with joy and perhaps Kumiko too.Literally jumped across to her and told her we could move out of that place.Carrying all the packets,we walked across to the car and drove down home.

The excitement of taking Kumiko was too much for me.Opened the door ,in the true chivalrous way made kumiko enter the house first.In my excitement I was not sure if she entered the house with her right leg in .Who cares,she is home.Closed the door behind.Told Kumiko to make herself comfortable,and dropped the packets in kitchen & in bed room.

Kumiko had made herself comfortable on the couch.She was looking absolutely ravishing.The tug she gave me,when I went past her ,gave a hard knock on my Brahmacharyam,which I had religiously protected all these years.

Kumiko : I am feeling a little exhausted honey.

Me :: Dont worry sweetheart,when I am around,I will charge you up totally.Just give me few minutes.Lemme freshen up.

In five minutes flat I was back to her,She looked a tired kitten.She wanted me next to her.Sat next to her,not knowing what to do next, held her hands.Surprisingly,it was slightly cold.Dont worry sweetheart,in just few seconds I will warm you up , I thought to myself.

Me:: how do I go about it sweety, err ,Kumiko..As I told you ,this is my first time,you have to guide me

Kumiko :: Just unbutton my blouse ,and dont waste time please.Her half closed eyes looked lovely.

Me :: Easier said than done, I thought to myself as I slowly unbuttoned her blouse ,with unexplainable excitement.

And there it was .....the control panel where I had to stick the electrical cord in to Charge her Exhausted batteries

KUMIKO WAS AN EMOTIBOT ( A ROBOT WITH EMOTIONS ) WHO MIMICKED EVERY ACTION OF A HUMAN MINUS THE TICKLISH ISSUES OF LIFE ..AND BESIDES THEY COULD BE PROGRAMMED TO SUIT ONES LIKING TOO...It was year 2020,when more men & women wanted emotibot as lifetime companions devoid of tensions of & in life


( This story is dedicated to the wonderful writer Late Mr Sujatha )

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101 comments:

Jira said...

mmmm..Just as I was thinking this guy was moving way too fast with 'KUMIKO', (for someone from a conservative background, or maybe he is just a despondent bachelor!)....there comes the twist in the tale!
Good one...
and aptly dedicated to 'Sujatha' too :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Jira
thanks raji..Sujathas way of handling stories was amazing,twists with the element of scifi and with hilarious stuff thrown around..Great Guy !
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rayshma said...

really kewl! nice futuristic twist in the tale... :)

Divya said...

twist was realy good:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@rayshma
Welcome & thanks rayshma
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Divya
Welcome & thanks for the comments
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Keshi said...

lovely writing here!


**Sisters in law problems were overpowering too

always the case ha. Some day if/when I get married, I want my man to be sisterless. lol!


Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
That was a good one ! thanks for being here
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ray said...

Hi ,

I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be wow.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘Compassion Unlimited from a Tamizhan’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)

Cheers,

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ray
Thanks ray ..Thats an interesting info .will link up thanks
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Veens said...

Hey CU dint read the post but... i got like 25 posts from yur RSS all abt Britney Spears.. and smethings like that...

is there any issue?!

Veens said...

lemme knw, i can fwd them to u ..if need be :)

now lemme read the post :))

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Veens
This kind of rubbish is getting posted on my post at least once a month.Donno how it happens but.Deleting one by one is a painful process though.
donno how to handle it too !
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Veens said...

that means smeone is usingyur uname passwd

i m sure u have changed that!

did u report this problem to blogger?!

i m not sure... but u need to find out y this is happening,

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Veens
no i hv not changed password will try..i hv not reported it too
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ceedy said...

First of all any more info where I can read Mr. Sujatha online...

Interesting tale...

for a moment my mind got all awry...mamasan - girl - taking her to the room :P a very different visualization I had....

well maybe we all will need an emotibot soon...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
lol..as long as the emotibot doesnt bring in the problem of mother in law, sister in law issues..may be it would be a good idea to build up a second story,with emotibot having a virus introduced by QC person in the assembly line,who happens to be a an Indian gal...who ensures a time programmed bashing of mom in law etc etc
what do u say ceedy ?
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ceedy said...

yeah that will be cool...do concoct a sequel

virus and an emotibot yeh emoti saad bhi kabhi emoti bahu thi...:)

what about mr. sujhata?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy

http://www.writersujatha.com/
Great writer
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ceedy said...

TU CU U2 TC CD :)

Curious said...

Hola CU..

Didn't read the post yet... will do soon!

The comment is about spam on your blog on Google Reader - I actually thought ur blog was hijacked or something

It actually says crap like below:

"Brittney spears sex tape. Author topic: having mature sex video woman sexy kiss video female body builder sex video brittney spears sex video man on black woman anal free sex video eve rapper sex tape"

:)) There are loads more atleast about 3 weird posts this morning...

Have a check at the blogger back end... :D :D

Btw nice to see a face behind the blog :D

Cheers!

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

hello sir.. long time.. how have you been doing? tx for dropping but i think you forgot abt my other wordpress blog which is where i just blog as and when time permits!!

hows life treating you?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Curious
This is the third time I am having this problem on the Blog.Some 30 /40 posts get posted ,absolute junk.Deleting each one is absolutely laborious. Not being computer savvy just donno how to handle it.
Do drop in later at your convenience and read thru the posts.
The face behind the post,ha ha
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghavan alias Saravanan M
Vaanga Vaanga..Romba naal ayuduchhu,indha pakkam vandhu
I havnt seen any updates in your blog.I do visit ,but find no updates.Have you changed your blog id ?
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Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

hello sir,

thank you! yeah its been quite sometime!

my other blog i was talking abt is http://blogsofraghs.wordpress.com. Do visit when finding time!

ceedy said...

I guess the site is in Tamil...so my cognizant brain does not decipher it :(

thanks for the link...tho

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

rofl !! . . .great post :D

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Fantasies of a Lifetime
Thanks..keep passing by
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Solitaire said...

If these robots come out into the market, then shrinks may end up being jobless.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Solitaire
lol..Welcome

Please read my reply to our friend ceedy on his comments
//
as long as the emotibot doesnt bring in the problem of mother in law, sister in law issues..may be it would be a good idea to build up a second story,with emotibot having a virus introduced by QC person in the assembly line,who happens to be a an Indian gal...who ensures a time programmed bashing of mom in law etc etc //

If such a situation happens,theres no way Shrinks like you will ever lose jobs.Only requirement would be ,Docs & shrinks have to learn treating THE VIRUS OF DIFFERENT SORT

lol
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Solitaire said...

Bring them on!!!!!!!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Solitaire

Ha Ha

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Sandhya said...

OMG! nice twist in the story.

Sandhya said...

n finally we get a chance to see u.

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@Sandhya
Welcome Sandhya..ages since you came this side.Thanks for the words
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மங்கை said...

சி யு

அசத்திட்டீங்க..:-)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@மங்கை

Ungalidamirindhu indha vaarthaigalai ketpadhil migha migha magizhchi.meendum varugha

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m.flowerr said...

hehe......a twist in the tale...amazing;)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@m.flowerr
Welcome and its been a long time.Thanks for the comments
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Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

:) That was a blend of 2 extremes is what i felt.. Nice write up...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ponnarasi Kothandaraman
Vaanga princess.long time this side.Thanks for the nice words
Where are you now,hydrabad,Bengaluru or overseas ?
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Meghna said...

kahani main twist!! good one! but am sure there is a real Kumiko out there for you! :)

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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Meghna
LOL

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anits said...

hey great post.. KUMIKO is a robot finally ha ha...na yaro ne neniche!

Have a great day!

anits

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
Vaanga..Summa oru kadhai..Thanks
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Preethi said...

Sujata style eh.. he is surely missed in tamil cinema!!

Preethi said...

There seems to be some problem with your feed, I get all kinds of stuff on my reader from your blog - ads, news etc please check.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ Preethi
Yes many have complained
This kind of rubbish is getting posted on my post at least once a month.Donno how it happens but.Deleting one by one is a painful process though.
donno how to handle it too !
sorry for the trouble
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Suma said...

ahhh//a tale with a twist...?!!!

different style...nice one...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Suma
At last ! I thought Prats, zia & you ( any Bengaluru Connection ? )had decided to boycott this poor mans blog ! lol
Thanks for being here
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Vanjula said...

hmm.. interesting... :))) I loved the last two paragraphs.. without the ticklish issues of life..how true.:)

you write wonderfully well. maybe next time I come to Triplicane, we must meet up..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vanjula
welcome & thanks for the nice words.
it would be a pleasure to meet you when you are Tillekeni pettai !
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akanksha said...

Good One!!!
Loved the way u told the story!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@akanksha
Welcome akanksha.
First time here I guess & ofcourse thanks for the words
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Aaarti said...

hahaha... Good one!!

had me wondering how come this guy n gal were moving to fast ;)

Oh,yes.. Sujatha was one hellova writer i must say!!!

Rashi said...

kept me involved thru out :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aaarti
Welcome Aaarti
Another Sujatha fan..nice to hear that
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Rashi
welcome & thanks for the words
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Beauty and the BEast said...

lol!! Well.. a very nice tribute I must say!!

Nicely written!! Just the write kind of excitement to keep you reading till the end!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Beauty and the BEast
Welcome and Thanks for the words
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Renu said...

god story with a surprising twist ! BTW todays sister-in-laws are not a problem, rather friends:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Renu
Hi,Welcome here
Thanks for the nice words
Reg sils & bils,i suppose your are married ( purely in lighter vein )

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Lakshmi said...

nice twist ..god forbid that it comes to a time when relationships would mean just that..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Lakshmi
True Lakshmi ..2020 is what I said in my yarn,but it could happen earlier too...God knows and if it does ,what a tragedy !
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ceedy said...

Yes CU and lakshmi - it will be a tragedy or a comedy - depending on the sequel he promised to write - :)

the weaver is waiting for the next yarn....or is Kumiko being recharged???

Kay said...

Hee... I was reading along and started to wonder if maybe this wasn't going to be safe for work and then WHAM...

Love the twist!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
Hey ceedy! Sequel..Oh My God..I was not serious on that !!
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Kay
welcome Kay .Thanks for the words.Twists seem to be occuring from nowhere !!
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Gayatri said...

whoops. the end was a real knocker. very you! =)

loved it.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ Gayatri
welcome // very you // that was a nice description ..lol

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d SINNER!!! said...

eh nice one...

holds the right strings of today's lifestyle..

I wrote something like that sometime back "a letter from her"...

nyways, nice space u've got! Tc...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@d SINNER!!!
Thanks for being here after a long time..will go over to your space and read it
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venus66 said...

Good one. Thank you for sharing. How are you, sir? Been a long time since I visited your blog. Hope you are doing just fine. Take care. God Bless. Love.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@venus66
welcome venus .Its been a long time..hope everything fine..When time permits please do visit here

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Priyamvada_K said...

CU,
Interesting tale....Maybe closer in reality than 2020. Have you heard of the Girlfriend Doll? Saw this in a TV show - and a man who owned one said "she" is just perfect company.

Priya.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Priyamvada_K
Welcome Priya.
long time here.
no I havnt heard of this TV serial.May be it will come to India someday,at least before this kind of "reality" comes down !!

Incidentally its very difficult to reach your posts by clicking on to your name here !!

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Ziah said...

Hahahahaha... why did I see that coming!:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ziah
Lawyer,has to read the fine prints...and with the long rest surely the cells would be hyperactive !!
So how are you and how are you enjoying the long break !!
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Manasa said...

hahah.. Good ending.. lol

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Manasa
Welcome & thank you Manasa !!
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Aarthi said...

Cha...it was soooooo romatic..thot it might bcum a bit vulgar...atlast sema bulb...awesome imagination..:(

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
Athu than life !!
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ceedy said...

Sir you have been tagged on my Short Story Blog

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
Will go over & see.. Tag I am not sure if I am good at taking it up
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Cinderella. said...

Bloody hell CU !!! This was brutal !!

I was beginning to think, she'd be some sorta eunuch probably...lol !!!

You built up the tension quie well. And this reminds me if the movie "Stepford Wives". Seen it ?

I remebr you visitn me quite a couple of times. BUt dont remember me visitng you, have I ever ?

I'm linking you. And btw, hopped in here from Ceedy's page.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Cinderella.
Cindy from Ceedys blog..sounds good !No,U hvnt been here...Thanks for the link up ,me too will do the same
Thanks for the nice words

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Cinderella. said...

Sir, afer adding your link - the uadte came up of some Britney Spears sex tape n such alike - which is why I had to remove your link immediately.

Why is it happening can you temme plz ?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Cinderella.
Hi sorry about that..Couple of my friends have also complained the same.A month and a half back,it appears somebody had broken into my password and posted about 30 posts of absolute crap.I had to delete each one ,With that I thought The problem has been solved.

Maybe I should complain to google about it.

Sorry about it

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Vidya said...

Hmm...I thought he was moving too fast but then again there was the unexpected twist! :D

Cool story!

Vidya

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vidya
Welcome & thanks..long time here !
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Gayatri said...

thankyou very much sir. yes, it was my article in todays Hindi NXG. this is the post --> http://bonappetite.blogspot.com/2008/01/junk-jewellery.html

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Gayatri
Thanks & congrats again
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Cinderella. said...

Not a problem. Mebbe I will link your profile page...that way it'll be fine I guess.

Lemme try.

And google suk ! A few days back I came home and opened my orkut account to find some 30 crap communities added to my profile....all of them belonged to south indian actors n stuff. It was so damn alarming. I changed my password immediately !

You must complain to google.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Cinderella.
Thanks Cindy..Will take it up with Google..Keepin touch
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uma kumar said...

thanks for stopping by my blog.
kumiko was too good..
sujatha lives in all of us .in some or the other.
he keeps inspiring people like u too write ...even now.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@uma kumar
welcome Uma..thanks for your nice words..Yes Sujatha..one misses his writings
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riddhima mishra said...

nice twist!;)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@riddhima mishra
Welcome & thanks riddhima

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