Welcoming a new year …

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Say it with flowers, they say ..I welcome you into the new year with these beautiful scented jasmines , freshly packed in Kumbakonam. There is so much to say when we think of a year gone by , but some of the best moments were in interacting and meeting a few bloggers in person – mainly Indrani, Priyank and Mridula and talking to Celine on the phone when she was in Mangalore recently. Of course, my day doesnt end if I didnt chat online with a few of them -mainly Vijay and Gopal .I get a feeling that 2009 will be a lot more sociable than 2008 and thats exactly what happenned on new year’s eve – we visited lots of friends who invited us over ..As Sharath remarked, we havent met so many people in just one night.I guess, this is the real essence of blogging as well-not just to express oneself , but to connect with more, here is to more such moments.I dont know what 2009 has in store for me , but I am sure it will be a wonderful journey..I always felt that travelling through life is more exciting than arriving at a destination…Happy New Year !


  1. Fida 2 January, 2009 at 03:48 Reply

    A wonderful and very happy New Year to you.
    Blogging is truly a wonderful place to make new connections – I had no idea where the path would take me when I started out just 4 short month ago. I didn’t have access to a computer for the last few days and I really missed it. Never thought that would happen:-))

  2. Vamsee 2 January, 2009 at 08:57 Reply

    I can almost smell the scent from the jasmines. Nice picture.

    I agree with you – blogging is connecting me with people in a way that I never expected.

    I do hope 2009 is more sociable and fun.

  3. ugich konitari 2 January, 2009 at 10:44 Reply

    Lakshmi, the perfume from those flowers just came through. What a wonderful way to start the new Year… I hope you have lots of new trips and continue to post your experiences and photos, so we can actually enjoy as if we are there …!

  4. Lakshmi 2 January, 2009 at 12:11 Reply

    Phivos – Thanks so much for the wishes and the ecard in Greek..wish you a great year ahead

    Fida – Yes, its wonderful to connect with friends as it opens a whole new world..wish you a great year in 2009

    Vamsee – I am sure it will be..and I do hope you get to travel as extensively as you did in the states in 2009 also..wish you a wonderful year

    UK – Thanks for the wishes..I hope we all live in a safe world in wishes to you as well

    PNS -Thanks so much..wish you and your family a wonderful year too

    Vijay – Madurai Malli is famous, but these flowers are from Kumbakonam ..happy new year to you..

    Hitch writer -Thanks for the wonderful statement ..makes not just my day, but this year as well..have a great year ahead

  5. Nandan Jha 2 January, 2009 at 14:12 Reply

    Happy New Year Lakshmi and to all the readers of this wonderful blog.

    2009 is going to be a little tough in terms of overall growth (and opportunities) but its definitely a good time to build and endure.

    All the best.

  6. iamyuva 2 January, 2009 at 16:29 Reply

    “always felt that travelling through life is more exciting than arriving at a destination”..very true.

    there isn’t any destination,only the journey is called ‘life’.. destination is called death. and happyness/sorrow is state-of-mind.

    Have a peaceful, healthy & wealthy Happy 2009 and beyond.

  7. Kamini 2 January, 2009 at 16:53 Reply

    Happy New Year! It gives me so much pleasure to read your blog – finding it was definitely one of the highlights of my year!
    “I always felt that travelling through life is more exciting than arriving at a destination…” – so true! May your travels in 2009 fulfill your dreams and expectations.

  8. ~vagabond~ 2 January, 2009 at 21:13 Reply

    I can smell the jasmine flowers all the way here…sigh…they bring back so many memories from India.

    Here’s wishing you a great year ahead…and many more blogworthy opportunities! 😀

  9. 三人斗地主 7 January, 2009 at 00:14 Reply

    You these things, I have read twice, for me, this is a relatively rare phenomenon!
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