Oh my god!! It has been 12 days since I posted in my blog. 😦 Work, family, cold and lack of inspiration in that order are the factors responsible for such a sacrilegious act. 🙂
Celebrated Mom’s birthday on 9th Jan.
Watched Avatar at last! But in 2 D 😦 Liked the movie a lot. 🙂 It could have been a bit shorter though.
The new year seems to have brought about winds of change not only in people’s lives but also in the blogosphere.
My blogging guru Nita has gone on a long indefinite break and is not even sure whether she will be returning to blogging!! 😦 😦
My blogging and real life buddy Sakhi has also bid adiós and gone on an indefinite break. 😦 😦
My blogging friend Vishesh had almost “pulled the plug” but I drummed some sense into him. 😀 😀
Another blogging friend Devinder deleted his old blog. 😦 He has started another blog on films and film making.
Another good blogger Destination Infinity has gone on a break but thankfully for 2-3 months only.
To those who have gone :-
Picture abhi baaki hai mere doston! Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna….Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte…. kyuki…Hum Hai Blogger Ek Hi Sphere Ke. 😀 😀 (could not come up with anything wittier )
Now for the happier changes
My blogging friend Indyeah resurfaced at last and announced that she was engaged!!! It was wonderful to see the mushy side of Indyeah 😀 She has decided to call “him” PM (Pati Material) on her blog.She has again gone into hiding and I think this time when she returns she will say she has got married! 😛
Another blogger friend Prats of Ginger and Cardamom fame is going to make his life even more spicier! 🙂 He is getting married on 20 Jan! He has decided to call “her” WhyFee on his blog.
My blogging and real life buddy Vimmuuu has made place for another person in his Lokam. 🙂 He is getting married on 7 Feb!
Someone called MD MUZAMIL HUSSAIN got married too on 10 Jan. Why did I address him as someone? Because I don’t KNOW the guy at all and he sent me marriage invite in email!! I think it is the fault of “Send to all contacts” option. I guess my email id was in his list somehow and he used the option. 🙄
To those who have decided to tie the knot; remember this wonderful advice.
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
And oh…by the way I am getting married too on 4th Feb 2010. 😀 Details in some other post! 🙂
/* And oh…by the way I am getting married too on 4th Feb 2010 */
I 100% expected this!!!!
Congrats 😀 😀 😀
wow! everyone is getting married, why so? why so? Am I the only one who is still single?
Vichu, enjoy while it lasts. Hahaha..
Vichu?:D whats with you and this sudden urge to not remain single any longer? 😀
enjoy kiddo ! Enjoy! 😀 these days wont be comin back 😀
Nah…there’s more singles out here. And as Solilo says…enjoy it…it’s great!
Thanks Vichu 🙂 if u dont want to be single get a gf…dont wish to get married!! 😛
Congratulations,Reema!!! You left the most important bit to the last line 🙂
Congrats again to both of you and waiting to hear the details 🙂
Congratulations! I almost missed the most important news item…Awaiting details…
Congratulations, Reems! Heart filled wishes on your wedding. Happy married life.
I too read your blog. Though never commented earlier. Here i do today 🙂
welcome to my blog! thanks for de lurking but no wishes? 😀 keep commenting!
What the…?!?! What a way to end the post woman! Creative I must add! Conrgatulations! And best wishes…
Do give us all the details…
The climax of your post was very casually written and made quite an impact. Let’s see how much time you are able to allocate to blogging after marriage 😉 Anyways congratulations and best wishes!!
shubh shubh bolo!! thanks!
Hey girl congrats and best wishes for a happy married life. 4th feb happens to be my brothers wedding day too. So I can’t forget it that easily 🙂
Wish you a very very year ahead. It sure seems to be a happening one since I hear lot of good news to look fwd to.
Thanks so much dear!!
😀 whatta way to tell it to your friends 😀
God bless you both:) have a beautiful life ahead filled with joy and laughter 🙂
amen to those lines by Kahlil Gibran 🙂
may each one come true 🙂
PS:- moi will announce the marriage …never fear 😉
thanks dear! ((hugs))
🙂 Congrates!! 😉 😀
what a cute post reema… and i was almost expecting the way u ended the post (also i knew but still) and indy yeah i am sure she will come back only to announce marriage now
Thanks Monika 🙂
Heyyyyy!! am so so glad my sis 😀 😀 😀
the news has come to me like a bowl of sweets 😉 😉
And oh…by the way I am getting married too on 4th Feb 2010. 😀 Details in some other post! 🙂
and therefore, waiting for the other post here….
wishing your all happy moments 🙂
thanks dear brother!
Well, I got to know what’s happening in the blogging world thanks to this post. 🙂 Good to know people are coming back too, and not just going! This going thing is sad, isn’t it, but real life calls. I never knew you knew Sakhi in real life, but I should have guessed, as you two came into blogging together.
Will be in touch Reema, as I plan to visit everyone’s blogs at least once a week. Good to know that indyeah is back. 🙂
awesome DP Nita! how did u make it?
Congrats Reema! 🙂
thanks 🙂 🙂
Congrats 🙂 though the way you have written it I might have missed it 😛
thanks! yehi to trick hai..to ensue people read whole post 😛
Congratulations to MD MUZAMIL HUSSAIN !!! 😀
Hearty Congratulations to YOU dear! 🙂
Once again- I love your story!! It’s simply superb !! 🙂 And so very “hatke” 😉
hehehe thanks 🙂
congrats Reema…. 😀 😀 bless you… 🙂 🙂
Congrats Reema and eagerly waiting for details in your next post and on Flickr 🙂
thanks dear!! Will update!
You know what, there could be a connection between the missing bloggers and your wedding 😀 😀 😀 😀
and thanks for letting my sad story appear in public. Im indebted to you for the rest of my life; that is till Feb 7th ! 😀 😀 😀
kuch to bhi!! hahaha 😀
Guess you would also take a break from blogging for a while. 🙂
thanks. yes but not for long!
And I forgot to congratulate you!!! How absent minded of me!! A very very happy wedding to you!!! Tell us where you are shifting to!
LOL 😀 No problem!! thanks! I will be shifting to Pune 🙂
Many Congratulations to you and tons of wishes for ur happy married life ahead !!
Seems cupid has outsourced his ‘shooting of arrows’ jobs towards bloggers… 😉
hehehe thanks Dev!
Congratulations !!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 and best wishes !!! 😀
Congrats yaar! 2010 seems to b year of marriages!!!
And ya, Nita’s and Sakhi’s announcements were rather shocking! I am planning to start writing posts in my blog again and all these announcements seem very depressing and demotivating!! 😦
Thanks!! dont let that de-motivate you!! Please resume blogging!
Heyy…Congratulations dear 🙂
By the way, an interesting way to break the news…
reema.. congratulations! thts very exciting news! all the best!
Listen to Khalil Gibran and keep blogging.
welcome to my blog! Thanks! keep visiting 🙂
hey congrats buddy…it seems wedding season is in 😉
Picture abhi certainly baaki hai..
Congratulations once again dear..I’m happy for you..your husband is a lucky guy.
Thanks so much!! 🙂
Wow! Another post that is designed to make me feel like an old fart! All I’ll say is “Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!” Congratulations to all the ones listed above who are getting hitched
Awww! sorry for that! thanks!
Congratulations Reema. Nice tips for the married 🙂
Congrats! Suspected as much from one of your tweets.
I too am wondering why so many bloggers have gone dormant (Nita, are you reading this? :)) in recent months.
hehe 🙂 thanks! I hope u dont go dormant!!
Great to see a poem by Kahlil Gibran here.
And why was the best news in the end… almost as an afterthought… ???
Afterall you are going to collect/receive yet another Master’s degree while someone will have to shed his bachelor’s. What???
Congratulations and celebrations!!!
Oh it was a way to check how many people actually read the whole post! 😛 Thanks dear!
worried about 12 days ? I am posting only once in a month or so, now .. 😦 work .. nightshift ..family .. same set of issues…
Oh I get sad when I am out of inspiration and time to post.
OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!
I am sooooooo glad I read this in time to wish one of the most dedicated bloggers and acamedicians, a wonderfully happy and blissful married life 🙂 🙂 🙂
God bless the two of ya 🙂
😀 😀 😀 thank u so much for your kind words! thanks!
A beautiful post. Saddening how people go away, but perhaps, love being everywhere not only in marriage, that ‘there be spaces in our togetherness’, it may be good.
I’ll send the profound poem on marriage to my wife. Oriental writers (in Lebanon orient begins I believe) explain all with terrific metaphors.
I HAD MISSED THAT LAST LINE!!!
[it was so … understated … you people took too much from the Brits]
Good I was tho in time. Tomorrow big Day! All possible happiness we say
Thanks dear MoR 🙂
Best Wishes for the Guy 🙂
It’s a treat to go through your blog. My stomach is filled after going through your posts.It’s a best treat you can give on occasion of your marriage….Happy married life.May you flourish your name ,fame and prosperity…
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