Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Year in Review: Goodbye 2007

Another year drawing to close. It's been quite an eventful year. A quick recap.

I decided not to do my MBA for now and stayed back in India. I quit my job of 8 years and joined another company. I made a couple of trips to Mountain View (Bay Area) and enjoyed going there as it's a big change from Phoenix. I'm enjoying my new job; quite a lot of challenges and a great work environment.

We went through a fun-filled September as I finally bought some farm land. The registration of the land was something else as the seller had brought his entire brood to sign the papers; 11 children of his, each with their respective spouses and kids. Total chaos but also very entertaining.

Again in September, we moved to a new apartment and are still settling down. The kids love it here due to the company they have and a nice play area to get them off our hair for a while every evening.

My cousin visited us from the US and her 10 month old daughter is such an angel and a doll! The families got together for her Annaprasana. It dawned on us that our side of the family is quite obnoxious. For example, when the kids 5 and under participated in a crawling race, the barbarian horde that our family is, a mighty uproar arose and it was pretty evident who we were supporting. Then, some of us not so young at body participated in another crawling race. My cousin and I were comprehensively beaten by our nephews though we took grim satisfaction in beating the other team comprising of my dad an my cousin's father-in-law. Unfair you say? Well, all's fair when you're on all fours.

We also did a hurricane-like trip to Varanasi to attend the wife's colleague's wedding. It was a lot of fun, the train journeys in particular being the highlights. Next, a company offsite in Goa. We were put up in Taj Fort Aguada. What a wonderful hotel!

Our car is another matter. I fixed all the dents and scratches last month and two days back we were on the receiving end of a hit and run by a call center cab. Luckily, nothing happened to any of us and we were especially grateful that the kids escaped unhurt. The whole thing was quite traumatic.

We're off to Coorg on Dec 28 and back to Bangalore on the 1st of Jan after a pit stop in Mysore where we will be welcoming the new year.

No resolutions for the new year as I don't see why you need to depend on the earth going around the sun to make a resolution. So, I guess my resolution is not to make one for next year.

Thanks to everyone for reading my blog and it's great to see some of you actually taking the trouble to leave comments for me. Keep 'em coming! I love to read your comments.

Goodbye 2007. Welcome 2008

Signing out for this year. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all!!!!


Vijesh said...

Wishing you another prosperous and happy new year! Convey them spl to your kids!

The Pensieve said...

Hi Triv,Wishing you and your family a very very happy New Year!!
- Smitha

Ajay Parvatikar said...

Hey Triv,
Wish you a happy new year! I didn't know you had a blog. googled your name and found it. Congratulations on your farm house. Am i invited the next time I'm in India?

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