Friday, December 31, 2010

Annual report - 2010

Aaaand... wrapping up the year is the usual Bar's Annual Report (which I just realised incidentally also abbreviates into BAR. Hey bhagwaaaaan.).

2010 was the year...

... that started with a bang -- the Sonu Nigam live concert

... when two of my bestest friends R and A visited Singapore, bringing out the insane jokes all over again

... when a crowd proved how powerful it can be, albeit in a very wrong way

... when Viv had a chance to play against Jayasuriya, and get Upul Tharanga's wicket

... when Viv couldn't be around for my birthday because of work, and made it up by driving me around California, on the road trip that we had been planning for the longest time

... when Aish turned four and too wise for her Mausi

... when Dad's post-retirement organic kitchen garden really took off. I know I have mentioned this like 36485902464 times but I cannot get over the 9.5-kg pumpkin he grew without using any chemicals

... when I had the chance to meet mehfil ke puraane bewdas and bewdi Sudipta, Varsha and Jay

... when Viv and I completed a dozen years of living in Singapore

... when both sets of parents visited us in a span of a few months, first the in-laws, and then after successful implementation of the green strategy, the parents too

... when Dad's blog finally kicked off

... when S2 moved back to India. My feelings about it can be summed up from the following conversation I had with Pizzadude. "So? Are they happy to be back in India?" I asked. "Yeah. I think so." He said. "Damnit." I said.

... when Viv ran his third full marathon. I, erm, contributed. I think.

... and finally, the big celebration -- 6 years of the Bar. Can't believe it has survived 6 years. May the madness never stop!

Cheers, bewdas, and have a super 2011! :D



21 comments:

Arun said...

Happy New Year!

Nidhi said...

Last Gold medal for this year...and this decade too!!!! Yipppeeee!!!!

Maryum said...

happy new yr to u and ur family.. god blessXX

Deepika said...

Happy New Year... May another rocking year be ahead of us in the bar !!

varshaac said...

Was very glad to meet you too. Very fondly remember the time we spent in our place. We would have become more acquainted with each other in case I had stayed back in Singapore. No regrets about returning though, as now I have a very beautiful daughter. :)
Be sure to inform when you come down to Bangalore, we shall meet again. :)
Varsha

varshaac said...

Was very glad to meet you too. Very fondly remember the time we spent in our place. We would have become more acquainted with each other in case I had stayed back in Singapore. No regrets about returning though, as now I have a very beautiful daughter. :)
Be sure to inform when you come down to Bangalore, we shall meet again. :)
Varsha

varshaac said...

Was very glad to meet you too. Very fondly remember the time we spent in our place. We would have become more acquainted with each other in case I had stayed back in Singapore. No regrets about returning though, as now I have a very beautiful daughter. :)
Be sure to inform when you come down to Bangalore, we shall meet again. :)
Varsha

varshaac said...

Was very glad to meet you too. Very fondly remember the time we spent in our place. We would have become more acquainted with each other in case I had stayed back in Singapore. No regrets about returning though, as now I have a very beautiful daughter. :)
Be sure to inform when you come down to Bangalore, we shall meet again. :)
Varsha

Geomon said...

Silver! cheers!

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

Have a fabulous new year bhai!!!

Sanchit said...

happy new year :-)

Sudeep said...

Wishing a very happy and healthy new year to you, Viv and the parents.

6 years, awesome. Congrats!

Achu said...

Happy 2011!!! :) :)

Taurus Girl said...

Bronze.. :)
Amen @ "may the madness never stop"..
Have a truly fulfiling year ahead... Cheers!

rt said...

May the Madness Never Stop!!
to the bar!!!!!

Arun said...

Raise the bar!

Shaiz said...

Cheers :D
n a happy 2011

Yamini said...

Hi Sayesha,
Wish you a very happy new year. I have been following you Dad's blog regularly, but I am somehow not able to comment on it. Please tell him that I loved his latest post on 2G,3G Haanji and ofcourse all the other posts are equally awesome :)

-Yamini

shaktii said...

Hi Sayesha,

Wow thats a nice blog! i was reading ur blog for the last week whenever i get time he he (from office of course!)
WIsh you a very happy new year 2011, im from singapore too, working as a technical writer in jurong, btw where are u from and i believe ur work place to be a beautiful one from the posts u do! is there any chance that i get a job offer there :) and yeah its a bit serious as im looking for a break, i know this is not a right place to ask this :(
anyway can i have ur email pls??
visit my blog at http://shaktii.wordpress.com
Also pass me ur dad's bloglink.

shaktii said...

Hi Sayesha,

Wow thats a nice blog! i was reading ur blog for the last week whenever i get time he he (from office of course!)
WIsh you a very happy new year 2011, im from singapore too, working as a technical writer in jurong, btw where are u from and i believe ur work place to be a beautiful one from the posts u do! is there any chance that i get a job offer there :) and yeah its a bit serious as im looking for a break, i know this is not a right place to ask this :(
anyway can i have ur email pls??
visit my blog at http://shaktii.wordpress.com
Also pass me ur dad's bloglink.

Jay said...

Wish you a great year ahead :D

It's been 6 years already?! Phew!
It just seems like yesterday, from when I have been emotionally blackmailed with your posts !

But, Iguanas rocks ! Great catching up with you, after so long.... may the madness continue ... :D