It’s a little late for this post but the usual holiday laziness kept me busy and made me postpone writing this post. 😁
This post is going to be the countdown of my most favorite memories of 2017. I may be the only person who would read it countless times in the years to come, but the smile on my future self is worth the long post. 😊
The year started with the usual new year (2017) midnight mass with my family. Then back in Goa, the ever awaited event at office – Pulse started and it was amazing. The fact that I was off a full-fledged project was a big bonus for me.
Organizing the quiz event and the Kala Chasma/Zingat dance need a big mention! @Thwe, we kinda rocked it 😁😜
Yeah, I also managed to keep my kala chasma (sunglasses) on even for the Zingat song, which made friends who noticed laugh at the idiot that I am! 😁
That’s Twinie and me with the medal(s) we won during the Sports day – the one day I deem myself sporty enough to stand around in the sun the whole day getting tanned. 😜
I got my hair highlighted with purple color the second time (which was hardly visible on my dark curls). This time, Thwe gave me company and got the ends of her tresses colored red. Though I was kinda unsatisfied with the end product, during the next few months the fading color perfectly complimented my previously highlighted hair.
This is the month I got to work on something that actually had me interested in coding, before getting myself stuck in something I truly came to hate.
My favorite month right after none. ❤
Owing to the fact that I would be completing my quarter life that month, I decided to fulfill some of my wishes.
So, on the 15th I had a tattoo imprinted on my hand (didn’t want to disturb the tattoo artist on 14th 😉 ) and got my ears pierced on the 19th.
I had my cousin – Joli accompany me for the tattoo and a friend – Pinky for the ear piercing (was a tad tipsy that day). I kinda freaked out when a baby started crying at the top of her lungs when her ears were pierced and I ended up pulling the hands of the guy piercing my ears, until Pinky gave me a slight warning. 😂
On the 20th (yes, the day after I got my ears pierced) was my friends – Aksh’s engagement in Karwar. All dressed up we – Thwe, Twinie, Ruddh and I travelled the 3 hours to the occasion.
Then came the 21st !! My birthday !! As the years go by, my excitement for this particular day decreases more. Like mehh cake, mehhh blow candles, But on one side it hurt (a liiiiitle) to have not cut a single cake – definitely a first. But mehhh life goes on. 😈
The festivities continued with Pinky’s birthday which we celebrated at a nearby restaurant – Ben & Sands and then a visit to the beach the same night.
We helped in organizing the Cyber Champs event (the photo with the group all in black).
I painted a abstract painting for my cousin. Just got the feeling to paint something and that’s exactly what I did! My first solo canvas painting :D.
This month was Bhi’s birthday.
My godchild is born ! She was born on the 8th of March, so currently she is 10 months young, waddling along holding her dad’s hand, pointing at everything and trying out her vocal chords. I am not going to be adding any photos of her here any time coz you know they say bhuri nazar and all, and I really don’t want to risk it!
April brought along many celebrations.
We started the month with Aksh’s Bach. The Pune girls came for the celebration, which made it perfect from the beginning. We had lunch, massage session, paintball, ross omelet stop and then finally the dinner. To say we had fun would be a really bad understatement. 😂
The next day, I got to spend the day with Niee and Shub who were supposed to leave that evening. Shub went with her college friends. Niee got her second tattoo and then we went to try out the famous Jess’s Fish Thali (famous in our friend circle at least).
Then on the 21st was Nesh’s wedding !!! Didn’t get involved much in his wedding keeping in mind that he’s a good friend. Come to think of it – guess there’s a very fine line between being friends as colleagues and being friends.
Aksh’s wedding and reception ! 14th and 20th were respectively the two occasions and we enjoyed a lot!
Pearl’s baptism: it was my Godchilds baptism on the 21st. The day I became officially a Godparent. 😁 Yeah, every time I held her she screamed her lungs out, but who knows she may like me later? :S
Hmm… June, June, June, don’t remember anything important during this month.
Thwe’s nephews birthday, where we hogged and played games. 😀
I guess we started our swimming lessons this month. We being – Bhi and I. We “learned” to freestyle, and that’s it. Apparently we didn’t have the strength to even try out the other strokes, like the butterfly stroke which made us look more like frogs. 😀
I went to visit mom, dad this month. Had the most calm, worry-free weekend.
Preparation for mom dad’s arrival: mummy daddy were arriving on the 1st of August, which meant I had to make the house spic and span before that. Which meant double checking for dust bunnies, sweeping and mopping every corner of the house. Amazing workout!
mom dad are here ! Mummy, Daddy and my brother reached as expected on the 1st and as I had planned I spent almost the whole month working from home. Like some researchers say – 21 days are more than enough to get used to anything. Getting used to being around family is something that takes less than 21 days. Especially missed were my brother’s snide remarks on everything. When they left it just made me feel out of place here.
Yeah, I spent most of September moping around, missing my family. Wish there was a better way to be with family without any restrictions like would I get a job, would it give good pay, etc. Being away from family for a long time, makes you kind of realize what you are missing.
At the end of the month – had to travel to visit mom dad for some official work and the weekend was free of the usual debates, which made it even more better.
Start of diet. I made a vow when I was with mummy that I would start a diet once I was back in Goa, and that’s exactly what I did. Dal Chapatti, Steamed veggies and fish, lots of water and fruits, and porridge!!! Included was a minimum of 30mins on the treadmill.
Planning for spinsters party. Yeah we planned for Pinky’s spinsters party.
Yada. Yada. Yada.
Pune !!! After years of postponing this trip, I actually went ahead with it this time! And excluding the few necessary issues, we had the best time ! Bestest best time !! Hard Rock Cafe !! ❤ Thwe, if you are still reading: whenever however we should go again !!!! 😁😍
Prep for sangeet, which included practising our dance 😂 staying awake for hours late at night! That too on workdays, ending up in me roaming around like a zombie at office.
Genius and Pinky’s sangeet and wedding!!
This month was made up of dressing up and going for so many weddings !!! 7 weddings is an all time record for me.
Work was bad but managed it though.
Jazz’s last day 😦
Then at last peace, when I left Goa on the 19th to celebrate the holiday season with Mummy Daddy.
Christmas and New Year was as usual the same with family. Happy and comforting. 😊 just being around family is more than enough during these occasions.
THE END – Year 2018 *-)
I thought of adding a lot of photos and adding some color to this but that’s lots of photos to upload and insert so, this is the best I can do.