Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Welcome 2009!

Am thinking of how I have celebrated New Year's Eve the last few years...

This year, I am in bed, handicapped because of a knee surgery. And to tell you the truth, quite enjoying all the attention I am getting from the hubby :) He is an awesome one to have by your side when you're sick!

Last year, I was on the plane coming back from India.

A few years ago, I was on the plane again, from Singapore to India.

I can't quite remember the ones I spent here in the US

But the most memorable ones are those in India...with my family rooted in front of the television, watching Doordarshan's New Year's Eve program. We hated the shows, but we absolutely HAD to watch them. That was the only way we knew to celebrate. That was the only night my parents stayed up until midnight! Every year, at the stroke of 12, Dad would switch off the TV and say, "whew, now we can sleep. Off to bed all of you!"

Such sweet and simple times!

Happy New Year everyone!

16 comments:

D said...

Happy New Year to you too :)

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

That is it in a nutshell - 'sweet and simple times'.

Ria said...

hey wish u a ur family a very happy new year!!and i hope ur knee surgery goes fine. enjoy all the attention and get well soon. :)

Fighter Jet said...

Ha ha ha..yes..good old Dordarshan days were really sweet and simple.

I am said...

:) absoutely.. I don't how and why I used to be glued to those silly stupid intolerable doordarshan New Year shows :)

But looking back at those days makes me smile.. thanks for reminding.. and have a wonderful, colorful, happy, healthy and peaceful year ahead..:)

hugs
tanu

aneri_masi said...

@d, :)

@raji, eggjactly!

@ria, thanks and same to you! Knee is doing good. Took my first baby steps today.

@fighter, hai na? I barely remember what they showed, there were singers and comedians I think?

@tanu, wish you all of that and hope that I wish Dr Tanu a happy new year at this time next year :)

Anjuli said...

Happy New Year to u too :)

Ekta said...

:-))
wishing u a speedy recovery and best wishes for a grt new yr !

~ ॐ ~ said...

Knee is surgery !!! hope it will take care of that long troubling pain !!!

take good care of yourself and hope you are back hopping all around soonest !!!

have a great year ahead !!!

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

Happy New Year to you too!! Have fun, and hope ur knee gets well soon!

aneri_masi said...

@anjuli, you too! how's you?

@prashant, yeah, it is for fixing that same pain I was telling you about. Keeping my fingers crossed that its all good now!

@ekta, thank you :) Its good to see you here every now and then :)

@Lakshmi, welcome to my blog! And thanks for your wishes. Hopefully...I will be walking soon!

~ ॐ ~ said...

haan mujhe laga !!!

u take good care ok !!!! and cheers for the hubby dear for taking care of you :)

Mumbai Diva said...

Giggle. I remember those times. My younger sis and I used to buy 2 packets of chips and a cola bottle in honour of the occasion and chomp through till 12.15.

Have a great year ahead.

my space said...

Happy New Year..hope it brings peace and good health to you...
I too remember those ghastly programs on DD..I still cant forget Parvati Khan crooning away..can`t` remember the song (thank God) ..life so so simple and uncomplicated then...

ceedy said...

Sad that you cant have a kicking time this time ;)

HNY2u

Veens said...

and we used to goto new year party and dance with dads and moms and orchestra :D

yeah such simple times and what fun!