New Year 2017

2016 has been uneventful, crazy and what a rollercoaster it was- NO, I am not going to say any of that.

For me,  2016 was exactly how 2015 was, except that I witnessed there were a lot of deaths this year across the world. From a world’s perspective a lot of things happened and a lot changed for better or for worse. Oscar and Leo, Rio, ISIS, Football, The Syrian Crisis, the American crisis(Trump), Brexit, Panama paper leaks, Zika Virus, Science and Technology, great movie releases, deaths of so many famous and important personalities, latest being Fiedel Castro and Carrie Fisher; all in all it was pretty insane for the world at large. And, of course when you say India there is demonetisation – the most prominent of all major events in India, the pathankot attacks, the inauguration of pricey statues, the I-wont-give-you-water by Karnataka and Kerala , Kabali, release of movie and stupid movies, release of Salman Khan, Jayalalitha’s mysterious demise, Vardha cyclone and Sasikala’s strategic plan and rise in ADMK. But enough already about the world and India and TamilNadu.

I am not a holiday scrooge though I definitely sound like one. Personally, 2016 was quite a normal year, and in my case normal is rare and hence I am thankful for that. No, I did not travel as much as I wanted to, still have the same set of friends who love me and put up with me; academics were as average as it can be, no new special people added or deleted, and no I did not try many new things . On the brighter side though, a lot of shopping happened, had fewer meaningful fights, my taste became eclectic, I grew a year older and not that wiser, my sadness meter was low, a few small adventures, and I did strike out two or three things off my bucket list this year. So I would say 2016 was a lot better than 2015 and I have nothing to complain.

So here is to 2017, cheers to the ‘cup’ always being half full, to travelling more, reading more, trying new things and definitely definitely writing a lot more.

Wishing myself and everyone a very HAPPY 2017, may it be  prosperous and happening all year around.

2017

GOODBYE 2014! Thank you for EVERYTHING

So Facebook, this year, has come out with the video “IT’s been a great year, thanks for being a part of it” and everyone wants to upload it. and Imean it EVERYONE. I can understand. So many of my friends/ people got married, got babies and a whole lot of other celebrations.goog (thumbs up) So what about people like me? 2014 was one of my horrible, horrible years, I want to have a Facebook video that says how-not-so-great your year is! No, they are not gonna help me with that. PIGS

I was sitting in my thinking place (my bathroom ofcourse) and I came up with this brilliant number theory. I am going as far as 10 years back (It will be boring, so skip it).

2004-add it-6-good;

2005-7-bad;

2006-8- so-so;

2007-9-so-so;

2008-1-good;

2009-2-so-so;

2010-3-bad;

2011-4- good

2012-5-so-so;

2013-6-good;

2014-horrible horrible year

One idiot I knew, talked a lot about patterns. How in life everything falls in a pattern (MY FOOT) So, if his theory is true, probably I can predict the next ten years (I won’t do that)

Anyway coming back to my horrible horrible year. 12 months, I went from pauper to worse than pauper; from love to shitload of crap; from being busy to joblessness; from being happy to depressed, to losing the little self respect that was sticking, to becoming immune to insults, to become suicidal, to coming out stronger than before. These 12 months, will stay with me forever.

One unforgettable year.

I must not forget to mention the sudden trips to new places,tripping, my cute nephew (he was born in 2013 though, exactly one year today), the over-done pilgrimage trips (thanks to my mum), a new venture, my limited days of happiness! Cheers to that 2014!! I will give you that much.That much ONLY

A year of learning, a year of mistakes and a year of experience!

And I am smart enough to never repeat any of it, unless ofcuz when life kicks me in the shins; now that I cannot do anything about.

Bye-bye 2014; I hope never to see you again

P.S Dear life: i do NOT want you to give ME a repeat performance of this year. I hope you understand.

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