Just Emkaying: A different New Year

Jan 1, 2014

A different New Year

I did something very different this year around. Apart from sticking to a home celebration in the company of my awesome self, I decided to make a good start. Usually I'd wake up on the first, wondering where I am, and continue sleeping till the noon.

This year however, I decided to accomplish all those things that I'd hope to do this whole year. It went far better than I expected.

1. Got up early and did a little MJ style dance to some music (I call it Andheri-pot-hole-road-walking) 
2. Talked to the parents and chaddi buddy
3. Cooked a healthy breakfast ( Sweet cream soaked grain with dry fruits, simmered to a consistency thats rich and melts in your mouth, you'd probably know it as oats in milk with 2 almonds)
4. Stepped out and went to Marine drive, strolled around, meditated to the sound of waves
5. Took the camera along, got some pics
6. Had a nice meal in a restaurant by the boulevard
7. Helped random person to read a message on the phone, since their glass were missing.
8. Went to Oberoi mall, roamed around, took random photos, checked out the gadgets and gizmos
9. Came back home, went for a walk
10. Went to the Andheri sports complex, started process to sign up for swimming
11. Came back, played a few games, watched TV
12. Spoke to friends
13. Wrote on the blog ;-) 
14. And finally will sleep before 12 tonight

So broadly that covers family, friends, food, travel, photography, writing, excercise and health. (Notice how I avoided mentioning Dance, I'd be crazy to dance like a inmate at the Big Boss house). This year I've also read the least number of books, and the least number of posts on the blog, which I hope to change. 

Social media will be something that will be a key hobby. I am active on Instagram and to some extent on Pinterest. A little on vine too. (Follow @2emkay I have cookies) but clearly it's an interest area I don't want to give up on.

Its been an extremely tough year, professionally and personally but that's done with. I am looking forward to this year, the key word being to work on self respect. If I achieve it this year with improving my health, I think I would have succeeded in moving miles ahead. 

Wish you all a very Happy New Year. Keep smiling :-)


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. You did Dance!! (MJ Style.. Andheri pothole.. something something)
    2. So cool yaar! Awesome way to kick start the new year. :)
    3. Love this new design of the blog. Uncluttered - Just the way it should be. Looking forward to reading more blogs. Also, can you have a Name / URL option for comments?

    Sincerely - A Fan :D

    1. This is a default Blogger template, too much headache it is to change. Your name still did come up as mirchi though. As did the previous deleted comment :D

  3. Hey Madan, Happy Neuw Year Man. Was reading a friends blog when I remembered, there is this one blogger I was usually keen to read on. and then . . . here I am. Wish you all the love and luck. Enjoy Maddi. Remember Bangalore is still missing you mate.

  4. I have created this dummy Mirchi Laddoo account only so I can comment :| :P