Well, this year too completed on a peaceful note and GOD has blessed be with a routine life with no major detour. This year belonged to few "firsts" in my life which I will be sharing in this post. Both personally and professionally I would say there is not much of a change in 2009 and that is good. Folks at home are blessed with maintaining their good health and my financial status too seem to be fine with no slump whatsoever. I have added few good friends to my kitty and on that lot, two folks became really very close to me and this indicates that my "Friends for Life" count increased by two. B and S thanks a lot for coming in to my life and I am truly blessed to have known you folks this year and hope our friendship continues forever. Also I came to know few good friends via Twitter and my Blog and I welcome those buddies into my friends circle as well...
Few abroad trips in 2009 took care of all the purchase I wanted to do and I have become rich by few additional electronic gadgets which I was thronging for a long time to own. Professionally I have been made to learn a few interesting things on the performance tuning side and technically that has given me the edge and I am very happy about learning them. This year I moved my family from Chennai to Bangalore and hence I got rid of those tiring weekend trips. I should admit the fact that I was not that active in blogging this year as compared to 2008, and the reduction of my total number of posts in 2009 will be a good evidence for that. I hope to write more in 2010 or at least maintain the same number of posts like 2009.
One thing which I badly wanted to do in 2009 and did not even attempt doing that is, getting back to my cricketing basics by joining a coaching center, enquired all details and even got the form, but variety of factors did not allow me to do that, and every time I take GM bat in my hand, the ligament tear on the right knee haunts me, first I have to get rid of the mind-set. I know I am still fit enough to play that game, I have the energy and fire in me to play that sport, a little bit of exercise to maintain my stamina would do a world of good for me to come back. Whenever my college friends ask me, "You should have taken cricket as your career" my heart pains, why the hell I chose IT / Software, anyways, I don’t want to go back to history, I know I cannot become a cricketer anymore, at least I want to be a decent player in my local club :). I may take bigger moves to join a coaching center in 2010.
To cover up few highlights of this year as well as the few "firsts" in my life, here we go ...
1. My best buddy was blessed with a baby boy "H" and he is the new apple of my eye. He is one cute little fella who will make you fly.
2. First time in 32 years I happened to officially see a girl "in person" for a probable alliance, but unfortunately, my instincts did not drive me to a positive result out of that.
3. First time ever I gave an interview in my life and that got published on a website, for those who have not read that, read it here.
4. First time my story got published in a printed magazine and also it got some stunning reviews by other famous writers.
5. My other good friend got married to her long time boy friend and it was an arranged - love marriage which happened without any fuzz or hassles.
6. I signed up for donating every organ (not the brain) in my body that can be used to be taken out after my death and fix it for the people who need that or use it for research.
Though most of my friends have expressed their displeasure in me not changing my marital status in 2009, I would want to thank them from the bottom of my heart and tell them that I am more than blessed to have such affectionate and caring friends. I cannot promise or commit anything on that front, as that is not in my hands, if things have to happen, it will happen and as we all know "destiny cannot be changed", I strongly believe in that and I am sure you folks would be there to support me in whatever decision I take. Once again I thank GOD for blessing me with a peaceful 2009 and I pray that 2010 too goes the same way, my principle for life is simple, be good, do good and things around you will always be good. Be strong and bold and fearless, I would want to leave a mark for my society before I die and I will do anything it takes to achieve that.
TO MY BLOG FOLLOWERS AND READERS - THANKS A ZILLION FOLKS, YOU GUYS ARE MY CONSTANT SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO WRITE MORE AND DO BETTER. I HOPE TO RETAIN YOU FOLKS BY DELIVERING SOME QUALITY WRITING WHICH WOULD MAKE YOU LAUGH. I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2010, MAY GOOD HEALTH AND PEACE OF MIND IS THERE ALL THE TIME AND MAY SUCCESS FOLLOW YOU IN ALL WALKS OF YOUR LIFE. KEEP ROCKING GUYS!!!