This year some of the things …

That I will dread are …

My birthday
This year like any other I become a year older clocking in at 27 and the dream of “18 till I die” becomes almost a decade old.

My family
This year, when I holiday at home, the rheotoric of why aren’t you saving more, you are still so thin, why don’t you call, marriage, visiting aunties and uncles etc will make me wish I had planned a shorter holiday.

My job
This year at the time I get my annual hike, phrases like cost cutting, recession, credit crisis will translate into a lousy hike.

My country
This year I know that yet again terrorism, vote-bank politics and financial fiascos will dominate everything else and make me less proud of my country.

My friends
This year I will lose touch with a few more friends as different strings will pull them away from me.


That I look forward to are ….

My birthday
This year like any other I become a year older clocking in at 27 and I am guiltily thankful for that after a year when terrorists visited almost every part of the country.

My family
This year, when I holiday at home, the rheotoric of why aren’t you saving more, you are still so thin, why don’t you call, marriage, visiting aunties and uncles etc will tell me that no matter what, they will always care.

My job
This year at the time I get my annual hike, phrases like cost cutting, recession, credit crisis will translate into lucky to still have a job.

My country
This year I know that despite terrorism, vote-bank politics and financial fiascos the ‘aam aadmis’ voice is growing louder as people rally under the tricolor.

My friends
This year despite losing touch with a few more friends as different strings will pull them away from me, some of them keep in touch via this blog.

12 comments:

ghetufool said...

brilliant! absolutely brilliant!

i love your blog Ace. i am a fan!

Eveline said...

Whoa! U can say that again (with reference to the above comment).

You have quite a blog going on here. I got through the first post and i cant seem to pull myself away from your blog. :) Keep writing.

Ace of Spades said...

@ghetu and eveline - i am humbled but it would be no point writing if you guys did not read it.

Miracle said...

ghetu, eveline, couldn't agree more. I look forward to reading your blog this year...keep the good stuff coming...

S said...

right said fred!

Archana said...

A view of both sides of the coin at just one shot!..well written

Ace of Spades said...

@ miracle - im also just one small voice :)

@ S - your comment is as short as your hair now :)

@ Archana - thanks and welcome miss infinity :)

THUDL said...

Man! This blog is a find, you, its like an oasis in the dry parched and desert like blogosphere. A refreshing fountain of subtle ironies. More people need to drink from this.

What you need is a marketing division! Can i volunteer? All i ask for in return is the golden swan who sings all these songs!:D


Heck if i were good at marketing, i would get more than 0.0 hits on my own blog!:D

Ace of Spades said...

@ THUDL - marketing manager position is yours but you have to pay me ... by blogging more regularly yourself.
seriously tho - thanks man!

Shuv said...

great post man! keep it up!!

Anon said...

what a paradox. fantastic post

Rains,coffee and verse said...

nice post....:)