Happy Festival Weekend

Happy Vishu and Tamil New Year (Belated…it was on Friday)

Happy Easter! 

Finally, ready to have my dark chocolate egg breaking my #Dechox fast! It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. It might have been if I had given up on sugar totally. Wouldn’t mind doing it again next year 😉

Welcome

“The beginning is always today.”
― Mary Shelley

It will be happier…

WordPress review was a good measurement, but I couldn’t add much to it. So here is my personal review.

Baralikadu still reigns. After all these years (That post was posted on Feb 2013…) it is still the first in the search terms and always get the max views on my blog. Never would I have thought of that when I posted those photographs of a very small and quaint place near my hometown (Coimbatore). I guess I should start charging the folks at Baralikadu some commission if my post is earning them visits 🙂

This year I crossed 1500 followers…Yay!!! Thank you all!!! And hearty welcome to all the new people who have joined this journey! Hope you find my blog(s) interesting and entertaining 🙂

I finally made my blog an ‘awards free blog’ ( more out of laziness than anything else) but then as I say on my picture (down below the page if you scroll down)

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” Thanks for being part of my blogging journey.

and the best award for me is your time!

Took part in a couple of new prompts, apart from the ones I was already participating.

Finally got around to complete my Cambodia and Bali tour report a couple of days before on my travel blog. Failed to do one for my US trip I did this year (i.e. 2015) , but will finish it in a week.

On a personal level, I had to send off three of my friends to different places (and countries) for better opportunities (and I hate send offs even though I am very happy for them), was a witness to two of my gay friends marriage (can’t say how happy I was for them and I was their official photographer too , yay!!!), did two international trips this year (as opposed to one every year), ticked Sky Diving from my imaginary to-do list, got my tattoo done, tried my hands at dating and found someone too, spent more than I earned ;), worked out harder and got around to fix some of my long term health issues (will write about one particular issue in detail later) and on my way to fix a few more things for a healthier life style, took it easy at work (had to balance it somewhere), made some new friends, got a little bit more confident of self…well, that is all I think 🙂

With that, good bye 2015 and Hi there 2016! , Welcome!

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Wishing you all a Very Happy and Joyful New Year. May your dreams come true and you stay happy, content, and hopeful. 

Take care and see you all next year! Happy Blogging! 🙂

A Year Older

My first New Year’s Eve and a New Year’s day spent with friends. Yup, that is how this 2015 started for me. We gathered at my place for a get together (again a first), doing karaoke and ‘just dance’ competitions in my Wii (which was used after such a long time) followed by some mulled wine and a game of ‘Guess the movie’ and ‘Taboo’ until the stroke of midnight and finally ending up with a movie called ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil‘, which was such a fun watch.

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The next day we gathered again for  brunch to celebrate the New Year’s with some sparkling wine and some yummy food at a place called ‘I & Monkey’ and just talking about what each one of us wanted others to do in the Year. It was so much fun and a pleasant way to start a year.  Hope you all had a good New Year’s day too.

“Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.”
― Francis Bacon


Posting it also as part of Linda’s Just Jot It January Prompt and the first prompt is ‘Reading

Wishing you all…

A Very Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year

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So here is to a new beginning….
Have a great day and a year ahead.