It is that time of the year, when you invariably look back at the good and bad times of the year gone by. This post talks about, just that.
- I have read a lot of books this year. Some of them have definitely left a lasting impression on me. To name a few - 'The god of small things', 'when breath becomes air' and '10% happier'. Though I could not complete the 'Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy - a trilogy in four parts', I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. The writing style is so unique, simple and just plain funny.
- We drove our car to places this year. Diveagar, Temgarh and Vadgaon.
- We started morning jogs, in January. It went on pretty regularly for around 45 days. After that we only continued our afternoon and evening walks. We had targeted a distance of 1000 kms for the year, but we just reached the half mark.
- We went for another night trek, this time to Rajgad. It was a tougher trek and we have improved our stamina a lot, since the last one. …
As I mentioned in my last post, we bought an amazing camera that has increased the range of our vision. When we decided to buy a camera though, it was just with the intention of taking snaps that are better than the ones taken by the phone camera. We started out with this one basic need and then since a good zoom is always welcome, settled with the Canon SX60HS after a lot of research.
Once it arrived, we tried giving each function a try and took a few snaps here and there. The first weekend, we thought 'why not give the moon shot a try'. We went to our building parking area, where we could see the moon. We looked at it through the lens and zoomed in, as far as we could go and we were spellbound. We could see the craters, the famous (this name will seem familiar only if you are a 2001 space odyssey fan) Tycho crater, the seas, the undulations. (This is one useful image)
The moon has always mesmerized me, and looking at it up close, firsthand, is a feeling that I am not capabl…
If you scan through my blog posts, you will notice that it had many posts of trips and its plannings between 2008-2010. After which, the office gang split, since the foreign lands always steal away friends!
Anyway, last year I met Mohsin's engineering friends and their wives briefly. We had another small dinner early this year, because the group gets together when foreign friends appear in homeland for a brief span. They seemed to be nice people. There is a planner 'star' in this group without whom this group would only exist on whatsapp a.k.a DJ. So he tossed out a fresh plan -> Diveagar over the weekend. At first I was a little skeptical, a dinner is fine but travelling and staying with people I hardly knew. To add to it, they were Mohsin's friends. We had some discussions and after a 'no' and then finally a 'yes' we decided to go for it.
We were to meet 'Galli' a.k.a Shrinivas at 7:30am at our place and move on to the meeting point. As fo…