Here I am at the end of 2013 and at the threshold of 2014 with lots of positiveness in me. Just going through the past few months of 2013 I am able to recollect many things. There has been lots of ups and downs, good and bad things that has happened in 2013. I am sure everyone had their own memorable moments but I just thought to pen down some of mine which I could recollect at this moment.
These are the top 10 happy moments which I will cherish for long time :-
- I successfully completed a dozen years of my happily married life. Special Thanks to my wife for giving me all the support I needed.
- My daughter grew one more year older and even her height increased and she is getting more and more smarter and mature.
- My most memorable Amarnath Yatra which I always wanted to go and was looking out for some company from last 2-3 years and finally in June I had the opportunity to complete my dream.
- Shifting from old model of iPhone to new iPhone again (don’t think I can give away Apple now).
- I again got back into my reading habit (which I had misplaced for many years), but this time not with comics but lots of other stuff. The first break through given by my best friend PC.
- Again one of the most memorable and never forgetful event; reunion SJS 2013. This reunion which we had after a gap of 2 years was a blast. I made many new friends (actually not new but old school friends whom I knew but had lost touch with them from last 20 years). Incase you have missed reading it then here it is Part 1 and Part 2.
- Not to forget ever green Panchagani tour with school friends and all the fun we had during the trip with recollecting school days.
- Surprise birthday lunch invitation from my best of the best friend PC and that too on the birthday day itself. A memorable day.
- Also just concluded one more unforgettable tour of Ranthambore & Jaipur with my college buddies. This is third vacation this year.
- And of course how can I forget this part of penning down things. I started blogging and special thanks to SS who inspired me to start reading and writing this blog. Just to mention that blogs written by SS are simply awesome and I just love reading them and I still get motivated to write more and more after reading your (SS) blogs.
Since there are so many wonderful memories to remember I think I will keep this post to only the good memories, and leave the bad ones to another time. It’s always better to learn and move ahead then to cry for the bad moments in life.
I hope you all must had a wonderful 2013.
Wishing in advance Happy New Year and bright 2014
Let’s Regain 2 most important lost quality hard work and honesty.
Let’s adopt 0 tolerance policy for corruption.
Let’s have 1 vision to make India shining and smiling.
Let’s work 4 Country, Society, Business and Family.
Do have blast on the new year eve but please don’t drink and drive.
Just last week, I had been to Ranthambore, and stayed in Hotel Castle Jhoomar Baori. This hotel is counted to be one of the best hotels of RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation). I have heard that VIPs and VVIPs including politicians prefer to stay in this hotel.
Upon entering the reception area I noticed the error in the spelling of “Taxes”. A government run Hotel where in very high profile people visits very frequently can also mistype the word “Taxes”, funny isn’t it ?
As usual I could not resist myself of clicking this pic and I pointed out the same to the manager of the hotel.
I visit the dentist so often, I wish someone I know was from this profession but I have none from my group of friends nor from my family. This “bandhan” (relationship) between I and the Dentist doesn’t seem to have a happy ending. Since the time I started my college I have been a frequent visitor to the dentists clinic. In fact the Dentist association should give me a “Frequent visitor” badge as a honor (same like what Airline gives its loyal customer a “Frequent flier” card).
Again, I am visiting dentist for Root canal treatment. Root canal also known as Endodontic theory (in medical terms) is a very painful theory. I am sure those who have experience it will agree with me. For those who are not aware of what is RC treatment, it’s a sequence of treatment wherein the tooth’s pulp, a small hair like tissue in the centre of the tooth is removed. The most common reason of removing this tooth pulp is due to ‘a deep cavity’, or ‘a cracked tooth’.
I have forgotten how many RC treatments I have had done. This has now become a routine for me. After every few years I have to make a visit to the dentist. RC treatment normally requires minimum of 3-4 sittings i.e. it’s a step by step process which one has to follow. Seeing me again this time at the clinic my dentist smiled at me. Her face was like now what? I said this time it’s the last upper right tooth. After examining it, she informed me that one side of the tooth is broken and hence I will have to go through the RC treatment. It’s a painful treatment and I really was not expecting it again.
Why? Why? Why me? I always question myself why do some of my teeth eventually need this treatment? I always have taken proper care of my teeth. I brush my teeth every morning and night (frankly not daily in night but if I had “Paan” then surely I do it) and then also I have to face such situation. As far as I remember this is my third tooth which has broken on its own. One side of it breaks and I have no other option left to but to do RC treatment and then put a cap on it. Infact the tooth ache is one of the worst pain and actually unbearable. I know this as I have gone through it in the past and recently am going through the experience all over again .
I generally need a couple of morphine shots to numb the area where the treatment happens. I do not like to see the needle, as soon as I see it, my doctor says I become a big baby.
I really think that it would have been better if I had married a dentist, and could have avoided visiting dental offices and making appointments. On a serious note I really would not like to see the dentist again for atleast another 5 years.
So it’s a request to all to take proper care of your teeth and brush them twice daily. And a friend of mine has also advised flossing! Yes my friends, brushing alone is not effective, we need to add flossing to our dental routine.
Yesterday evening while standing at the signal, I noticed a Tourist car with the mark as “Tourist Vehical”.
Imagine a tourist company owning that car misspelling “Vehicle as Vehical” :).
Sorry, this is the best picture I can click as I was also on my bike waiting for the signal to turn green and upon clicking this picture, the driver as well as the passengers started giving me angry looks and hence I had to restrict with this picture only.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas !!!
Today morning while reading DNA (Daily News & Analysis) newspaper I noticed a high value error. The article has headline mentioned “1.2 tonne of Ketamine drug seized worth Rs. 18 crores” whereas the detail of the same article mentioned the value as whopping Rs.118 crores. A gap value of Rs.100 crores. So which amount shall we digest into our selves? Is it the value of the Ketamine seized really Rs.118 crores which is just shown as Rs.18 crores or is it really a typo error??
TV a.k.a. ‘idiot box’ is the only entertainment source for majority of people. Along with entertainment it is also a source of information, so like everything else there is good with bad. There are so many channels to watch that if one keeps on changing every channel every minute, you can end up spending couple of hours very easily.
I don’t like watching ‘Saas Bahu’ serials, so my favorite channels are SAB, Sports and occasionally news channel.
So imagine my disappointment last Thursday night when I come home and find out that our TV is taking a break! Tired and exhausted from work, after all the hustling and pushing around in the train, I look forward to my downtime.
I checked with my better half and she said that it’s down since afternoon and the local cable tv guy had informed that there is some issue at the main junction and hence it will be functional only the next day. My brain froze and I was thinking now what do I do? I felt like I had nothing to do and alone, although everyone was at home. . I don’t spend too much time in front of the ‘idiot box’ but now that I couldn’t have it, I wanted it more. The question of the hour was ‘Now what?’ 🙄 . I had to do something before I sleep and hence I decided to spend time with my daughter. I and my daughter went downstairs to play badminton and then for a round of ice cream.
My daughter was so much delighted that before sleeping she said that now on every day we will play badminton and then go for ice cream instead of watching TV (I am sure this decision of hers was because of the ice-cream). No doubt, I also enjoyed playing with her and I too felt that instead of wasting time watching that “Idiot box”; its better and worth spending these precious moments with family and especially with your kids. I also have decided to stop watching serials and instead do some better activities in life.
I really appreciate the idea of Hindustan Times of “No TV Day” campaign which they have started few years back.
Dear friends, do you feel the same way as I have felt the last couple days? Also, don’t you think this way, we can target two birds with one stone, by getting some kind of exercise into our daily lives, and cutting down TV time.