This post might end up looking like an excerpt from my personal diary (not that I have one!), but there is nothing wrong in sharing it here; after all, what are blogs for ! LOL !
Emotionally and physically, it has been a taxing and stressful year, but in terms of relationships, opportunities, recognitions and self-realizations, 2008 is one year that I would cherish forever.
January – The first day of 2008 was spent with my parents, after so many years. I started speaking to a wonderful person called Reeta and it was friendship at the first call. Today, she is one of my best friends who had contributed a lot to my overall success in 2008. Rejoined my Gym after recovering from a ligament tear (Dec ’07 on my left leg).
February – The A.R.Rahman concert and the subsequent visit to his residence. Got introduced to the blogosphere through Poonam after she’d left a comment for one of my movie review.
March – Stopped going to the gym because of a sprain in the wrong place. LOL. My best friend, Anitha was blessed with a baby girl- Kaira.
April – My sister in law delivered a baby girl- Dhwani that made it an auspicious day for me to upload my songs in V-Lokam. Bro flew down before the delivery and we had some great time together. Attended another A.R.Rahman concert. Rejoined the same gym but had to discontinue it in 4 days because of another ligament tear, this time on the right leg. Also discontinued the root canal, which was in the second stage.
May – The pain from my foot and also from my tooth because of the discontinued root canal made it a very painful month. My ex roomie Sujith got married and attended his wedding limping all the way.
June – Health was falling in place and was getting ready to settle down to normalcy when my laptop got screwed big time. That’s when I realized that I am terribly alone and handicapped without Lappie, also the first time I realized the pain of staying all-alone. Became an active member of the blogosphere with a lot of good unseen friends.
July – Lappie worked according to its own whims and fancies. Put on extra weight after the two month rest. Started my GM diet once again since I was advised to stay away from even a Gyms sign board. the Raagamalika audition happened on the last day of my diet. Got selected and went through for 8 rounds. Anithas visit along with Kaira made it one memorable month.
August – My cousin and my best pal in the family, Sandeep got married. A family reunion after so many years and all of us had incredible fun during those days. Lappie continued giving me troubles.
September – I quit on my old lappie and finally got a new one. A get together with some of my best friends after 4 years at my place. We sure had fun ! LOL. Towards the end of the month, I got infected with viral conjunctivitis.
October – The infection in my eye got so severe that I lost the vision of my right eye temporarily. Got appointed as one of the nomination scrutinizers of Poonams Avant Garde Bloggie Awards. Attended a Chennai Bloggers meet thanks to Nikhil (and he couldn’t make his presence because he forgot to book his tickets!) and I must admit I made some real good friends. Raagamalika started airing on Jaya TV every Sunday. After months of persuasion, I finally agreed for marriage and my bro took the pains of creating an ID in a matrimonial website. Knew about a wonderful human being - Sangeetha and her blog through Verbivorehere.
November – Colleagues at work insisted me to start GM diet again along with them; they quit in 2 days while I completed it for some other reasons. Chennai suffered 3 days of continuous heavy rain that made water enter my apartment. Left my keys with the watchman, and fled to Blore to meet Sangeetha (Ahem! Ahem!) when water in the apartment rose upto my ankle.
December – Got back from the trip and was in a state of shock when I entered the apartment. Furnitures, bed, clothes and shoes, the electronic items, everything was sabotaged as water inside the apartment (according to sources) rose until my hip level. Underwent a phase wise disaster management for two weeks to set the apartment back to normal. My sis Ramya and her husband came over to stay for three days and we had a rollicking time together. Meanwhile, annual day celebrations at office made me write my first script for a 10 minute shoot. My first contribution towards our country - The silent protest.
………and towards the end of the year…aaaaah well, I am no longer single !!!
Update before publishing the post : It was in the papers yesterday (7th Jan) about that conjunctivitis I had. Man ! No wonder blood oozed out from my right eye and left my cornea injured. Read more about it here.