Sunday, December 30, 2007

Goodbye 2007!

Someone once said, “People often worry about what they eat between Christmas and New Year when they should actually worry about what they eat between New Year and Christmas”. Hopefully all you people doing the binge eating (and drinking) should learn from this! ;-)

The year 2007. The year that was. At least for me! Those of you who know me well probably know I'm not one to send cheesy e-greeting cards via email. I believe in the sanctity of the written (in this case typed) word. So I thought I'd just put some of my thoughts on cyberspace as this year comes to a close. and this is a little different because it's my first blogging year!

As we ponder upon the year that's just passed us, we think about how we could have done things differently. We think about how we could have made better decisions and altered our fate. We think about what we want to achieve in the coming year and the rest of our lives. As for this year, some things went wrong, some things went right and some things simply happened. We partied till morning, we drank all night, we got raises, we got promotions, we got married and we got children. We got chicken pox, the flu, diarrhea and some new strain of virus that got our bowels doing a different dance! But we survived! At least those of us reading this did. Those of us that didn’t are probably in a better place where there’s no need to file your tax returns, no need to think about entertaining surprise guests and no worry in the world (and more importantly they do not have to listen to Himesh Reshamiya and Lindsay Lohan sing anymore!).
As for me I always believed even numbers were good for me. The 2s, 4s, 6s and 8s were usually good for me. But this year was different. A lot happened in 2007. I got a new perspective at work after sorting out some stuff (and some people). I got a new perspective on my love life. I realized I'd finally found the woman of my dreams and proposed to her. For those of you wanting to make a trip to Goa, India next year, the wedding's tentatively set for the 8th of November 2008. And finally, I got a new perspective on life!

I'm thoroughly happy with myself (those of you with naughty thoughts, it's not what you think). I'm just happy with the way things have turned out. While we all give thanks to God (or whoever you think is responsible for the great big jig we call life), here's raising our glasses and cheering on the New Year; a year filled with new hope and promise. A year filled with joy and pleasant surprises. A year that will hopefully be – the best one of our lives!

Here’s wishing you all a Happy New Year!
PS - Special New Year greetings to my homies - Lord Raj, Rubick, Rayboy and a few anonymous characters for keeping this blog alive.


Lord Raj said...

LOL @ don't have to listen to himesh reshammiya..

I am sure everyone is happy about that.

Wishing you a fun filled year ahead..

BarryUno said...

Thanks and sorry about the instense post mate. I get a little emotional around New Year's time.....and then I get a little drunk! ;-)

Lord Raj said...

Emotional around new years eh..

well don't we all :)

I am really glad that someone had something good to talk/write about for 2007.

It hasn't been the best of times for me (especially the second half), but then all things considered, could've been alot worse.

so.. the golden words - Hota hai, chalta hai, duniya hai.

Get emotional.. then get a little drunk.. (nice way to put it).

As long as you enjoy the drink session .. it's all cool.

Cheers mate.


Rayboy said...

Barry...! its truly a emotional post!. dont worry about us , we will be blogging with you for years to come!.

Now that you mentioned your wedding date.! i think i should make arrangements :-) ...

About the various things that has happened. I somehow didnt even think about "new strain of virus that got our bowels doing a different dance" ... hah hah ha ...

i remembered various incidents now :p ...

CHeers mate! ... a wonderful new year for you! from all of us

Venita said...

hey sweets - muito obrigad for adding on the link to ur page - well im sure u knw if i had the time id be arnd but i havnt been doing any of the stuff u mentd - downloading music, chatting etc........ just genreally busy, not having a laptop and a pc at home is one big buster hopefully come 2008 that problem should be solved. yeah hon - 2007 was a good year for u and im glad - it held alot in store for me - a holiday a big break and better health :) - except for the pangs of seperation, now waiting for 08 - for bean to be here. : ) mmmmmmmmmmm

hon i am so bloody happy for u, everything has a time n the right time is here for u - hugs really happy uv found the woman u want to be forever with and im even more overjoyed to know she feels equally abt u, loving n being loved - amazing nah.


loads of love and big congrats to u and eve - happy preperations n i men u better get an early start on the bookings its crazy in goa - just went for two weddings and the amt of cancellations and rebookings and non availability - is nerve raking - even with the most organized. im arnd if any help is required. tk care

Rubick said...

Hey people.
Sorry for the late reply.Got busy with new years dinners and get-togethers with family and friends.Plus i was recovering from a flu so i wanted to take it easy.
Anyways wish everyone here a happy,propserous & succeful new year.

BarryUno said...

Once again thanks Raj and Ray. And yeah, you both should make arrangements to attend the wedding. It's great to be a part of the the blogging world! rest assured 2008 will be sensational! ;-)

Poppins, you're the sweetest. Thanks for the lovely wishes and I hope you and Bean can make it to the wedding.

Rubick my man, no's better late than never. Wish you a wonderful 2008 too!