2010 : Through the looking glass

So as we prepare to bid farewell to 2010 and usher in the New Year I want to look back over the last 12 months. It’s the last day of 2010 and I’ve been looking back through the bloggy archives remembering the year. I’ve always loved that I can go back through old posts and its kind of like a diary showing me where I was and what I was up to. To say the year was eventful would be a gross understatement, I have crossed many milestones of my life in this year. Most of them unplanned I think.  I think it’s a norm to do a month by month summary of some of my favorite moments of the year, But being a wannabe iconoclast, I restrain myself from doing that.

Cisco : 2010 started with a career switch. I started my journey at Cisco on Jan 4th. I am about to complete a year in Cisco next week and I have loved every moment so far. Fortunate again to work with some best ppl and making lots of new friends here. Looking forward for a long journey here.

My i20 : I bought my first Car this year. Thanks to a lot of R and D and test drives of possibly every car by Sethu, I narrowed down to i20 as my choice. My parents long time dream to own a car became a reality. Only one medium long drive so far, Looking forward to many long drives on my car in years to come.

Leaving 114 : Moving out of 114 was one of not-so-happy things on this year but I would say that friendship is beyond the bounds of a house. I still have an identity of 114 boy , I still have membership of 114 group on FB and what more a spare key to 114. I do visit 114 at-least once a month for my haircut(LOL)

Bye Bye Shimoga : After years of thought, my Dad decided to sell off our Shimoga house this year. Moving from Shimoga winding up everything was one of the low point of the year for my parents. I have spent a significant amount of my life in that home and I still call that my home. I visited my shimoga home couple of times after we gave it away. I still ask my friends to check on that place. Making so many relatives sad and bidding them a good-bye with moist eyes are the memories etched forever.

Being Bangalorean : After a year and half of persuasion , My parents moved to Bangalore this year. This must be one of the best time of their life to see all their kids living so close-by. My sis and her kids are living next door and my Bro and his family stays a couple of mins away. After they moved to Bangalore, We have celebrated all the festivals in a huge festive mood and we have spent so much time together as a family. So if somebody asks me now, ‘where are you from?’ , I answer them, Shim….Err….Bengaluru.

Hello Cuties!! One of the most happiest moment of this year or may be my life. My cute nieces moved to Bangalore and what more they are literally my next door neighbors. I had got fed up of seeing them in pictures. They used to visit shimoga once a year or something. Now they are my next door neighbors and I am loving clicking their pics and videos. It’s such a nice age to see them grow.

Travel : I traveled a bit this year. It’s not the destination that matters but the journey. We went to Kanyakumari. It was one of the best drive to the southern trip of India. I went to Chickmagalur and I saw the house where I had spent my childhood. I will always cherish my trip to Goa with the 114 gang. The Hyderabad trip was memorable too. I went alone   couple of times to Goa as pilgrimage to temple. I went on not to long drive to Ghati subrahmanya on my Car with my family. The last trip of this year was a full family trip to Vellore Golden Temple.

Wedding Season : Three of my best friends Venki, Nagi and Sumanth got married this year. There were a lot many marriages this year and attending them with the gang have accumulated many wonderful memories. I wish all those couple a lifetime of happiness. I expect 2011 to continue on this trend , at-least 2 guys from my team are gonna get married. I expect more profile pictures on FB turning from single face to a couple snap.

Namma Mane : After a bit of house hunt ,  I have finally found ‘the one’ place I would be soon calling ‘Home’. This happened by kinda accident, but I was super happy with the house. I have booked this apartment and have the legal documents now, Have given those documents to a lawyer for a legal opinion. If everything goes well, I would be signing on the dotted line soon.

So there it is, A few hours left in this year now. With every ending, starts a new beginning. Hoping the year 2011 will have many more memorable moments and many more milestones crossed.

Let’s clank our glasses for 2011.

Cheers and Happy New Year!!!

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6 Responses to “2010 : Through the looking glass”

  1. Really Good Post.. I wish you very Happy New Year !!! and a lot more of success and happiness in years 2 come… & last but definitely not the least wud like to see your Profile pic turn to a couple pic ..:P…

    ಮತ್ತೆ ಮಾಡುವೆ ಊಟ ಯಾವಾಗ ಹಾಕಿಸ್ಥಿಯ ಮಗ !!!!!! … 😛

    ಆಲ್ ದಿ ಬೇಸ್ತು.. ಹೊಸ ವರ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಜಾ ಮಾಡು

  2. Geat to see that you have achieved so many things !!! and looking forward for many more.
    Wish you a very happy new year 🙂

  3. shyam prasad Says:

    I’m sure there was lot of fun, pain and learning involved in all your ups and downs in 2010 and you have gracefully moved into 2011 with more memorable events lined-up to which you’ll again accidentally be a part of… 🙂

    I wish you all the very best for all your endeavors in this new page of your 2011 life.

    Happy New Year to all Paiyas(read family)…

    Warm regards,

    Shyam

  4. Good post dude,good analysis of what you gained and lost during the year.
    Hope all your dreams come true this year,Wish you a Happy and prosperous new year to you and your family.

    cheers!!
    Kaleem

  5. Shantala Rao Says:

    This is really really good. I read this post of yours so often. It is very well-written as usual. It inspires me to have a very eventful 2012. I looked back at my 2011 and I realized that I have really not lived it…i let something take a big part of the year and dominate it completely, not saying it wasn’t good or enjoyable or lacked value, but it did not give a sense of achievement..Reading this post on your blog really inspires me to make my 2012 different from 2011 (no flattery, being very honest). Hopefully 2012 will be my year…the year of my life…. (rambling yet again)… 😀

  6. […] sit back and have a look into the year that just flew by. I love my last years blog – “2010 : Through the looking glass” and hence I intend to make this a regular […]

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