YEAR 2009

Azarbaizani salad, North-African couscous, and wines from Italy to Argentina, not to mention little snacks and nibbles from who knows where – new year’s eve mini-party in north-east England, and we are welcoming the year I turn THIRTY. I don’t know whether I should rejoice or repent – rejoice for the life I have had so far, and the achievements that everybody keeps reminding me is better than what an average person would have achieved; or repent for not being able to accomplice what I thought I would do by the time I turned 30. I thought I had planned it all and planned it well, but of course you can’t plan your life like that, and especially not me who rarely carries out things as planned, despite spending hours on planning. Anyway, lets not look at the glass half-empty, and welcome the new year wholeheartedly – the year I get out of my “twenties” and start the “thirties” of my life. Achievements and accomplishments (or lack thereof) aside, I’m pretty pleased with my life as I mostly am, and satisfied with things, as I usually am too. I look forward to a year when I think I’ll finally get out of the university, hopefully with the degree that I wanted to get before I turned 30, and to a year when I hope to have a proper job for the first time in life – finally out of the ‘student-life’ for good!

There are good times, bad times, happy times, sad times, and everything in-between to talk of when I look back at 2008, which I’ll leave for some other time. I’m already sick of seeing all those incessant ‘looking-back’s of the year 2008 in all the TV channels, most of the websites I frequent, and on radios and every other media you could think of. So, I’ll leave my ‘looking-back’ for later.

Happy new year everyone!

4 thoughts on “YEAR 2009

  1. Thanks a lot Niranjan.

    A very happy new year to you and your family too. Hope the new job is going well, and that the new year will bring new opportunities for you as well.

    Thought we get to meet once I returned from Africa but haven’t been able to spend more than a night’s sleepover in London on most occasions. Hopefully we get to meet in 2009! πŸ™‚

  2. Thought you came to political science from economics. Didn’t know that you were a philosopher too. Must say that you have truely become a multi-disciplinary person before 30! It is a great achievement, isn’t it?. Happy New Year 2009!. I am sure you will be Dr. Poudyal soon.

    Bishnu

  3. Oh ho ho. all entries at once ( m overwhelmed as a reader !) πŸ˜› hmm Azerbaizani bla bla bla Khanki ….and 30. Nice start. haha Do you have anything to repent about 2008, so far ( as an onlooker) everything seems to be blossing like the flower you have here to my eyes. AHEM! n let me jump in the bandwagon of ppl who tell u ‘you’ve accomplished more than any average guy would’ πŸ˜€ ( thank my good moods!) and hopefully I can welcome you in the ‘professional world’ in your 30th year . HAHAHA now I felt soo good. πŸ˜€ …lastly , hope you have some time to write ‘looking back at 08’ someday..even if that be something for your eyes only πŸ˜‰

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