Last Note of Year 2007

Year 2007 is coming to an end. Yet another new year celebration is on the corner. This reminds me to write that special note to wrap up the year. 2007 was full of travel tales and masti for me.

There were hundreds of special moments this year.Here are some of them

  • 2007 started with my travel to north east India. 31 December of 2006 was spent on the roads of Sikkim. I truly enjoyed my first unplanned trip. Spent around a week traveling in Sikkim and West Bengal.
  • What better place would you get other than Goa to chill out with friends. Spent a week in Goa with my core friends group.
  • EventsBangalore started to grow and we reached 1 lakh hits. It took almost 1.1 year to reach that mark.As of today EB gets around 15K hits every month with 500+ RSS readers.
  • Hrish started BRTFF to show case local talents and I jumped in. BRTFF was a great experience and is still. Got lots of friends from that first BRTFF meet.
  • Started blogging at from April 07.
  • All of us wanted a peaceful break from our regular break. Ooty was nothing short of heaven.
  • I have done quite a few bike rides mostly around 400-500KMs mark.We wanted to go on a long ride where we could ride more than 1000 Kms. All of us concluded on Ride to Kanyakumari from Bangalore. Boda named it MissionKK. It was one amazing ride. It also marks my first twittered travel.
  • When I sent a mail to friends about my travel plan to Rajasthan. Honestly I didn't expect any replies. But to my surprise we were five of us on the last day. This is my first travel were I blogged and twittered live. Live blogging was lot of fun. In the second half of the travel I was alone. Being a lone traveler has lots of advantages and is a great learning experience. This ten day long travel to Rajastan will hold a special place in my heart.
  • Then came CRY. This was my first attempt to run Bangalore Marathon and raise money for CRY. I failed in first but not in the second one. Thanks to Vinod, Rahul,Sandeep GL, Madhu, Manoj and others who don't like their names to be mentioned. It was because of you that I was able to meet my personal target and boost my confidence.

2007 had many other small and big happy moments. Its difficult for me to list all of them here (Hint: read the archives of this blog).

I hope in year 2008 I will get lot more chances to travel in and outside India (non-usa!). I hope I can buy SLR and many more other gadgets which are on my wish list. At last I hope to get a decent salary hike to make my wishes come true :)

Above all this I am sure there will be in-numerous unplanned events that will occur in 2008 and will bring lots of happiness to all of us.

Wish you all a very happy new year.

17 Responses

  1. sindhu says:

    daem! that is one eventful year :D you must be so proud of yourself for having achieved this much in just 1 year’s span of time.

    its so hard for me to remember what i did last week forget about recollecting memories of a whole year… am pretty much sure its not worth it either.

    ive wiled away more than 75% of my time online, at college or reading books. ive enjoyed all of which thoroughly :)

    happy new year thej :) glad this was the year i knew you!

  2. prasoon says:

    innumerous unplanned trips and good salary hike – amen :)

    That was an year well spent btw – this coming year am wishing that I get to have a trip with you.

  3. Nice to see you be a part of a noble cause CRY …. Was happy to be a part of it this year ….. Will join hands again in 2008 ……. Till then keep up the good work bud !!

  4. Thejesh GN says:

    @Sindhu: Me too happy to meet you. Don’t worry, you are almost a decade behind me, You have lots of time.

    @prsn: sure. How about ride to Ladak?

    @Rahul: Sure. I am planning to spend sometime this year in volunteering. Let me see..

  5. ManojVasanth says:

    Its really great to know you Thej. Thanks for everything :)

    Have a great year and hopefully we meet in coming year atleast and sip the cup of unfinished coffee and short chat!!

  6. Thejesh GN says:

    @Manoj: Very happy that I met you this year. We will for sure meet for a coffee and chat.

  7. Ajay says:

    Some meet, leave an impression. Some chat and then an impression is registered. Some don’t speak a lot and yet leave an impression that’s very hard to forget. We met on nov 16th and the impression you left on me is of the third type i mentioned. Thanks a lot. Happy new year. :)

  8. Prasanna L.M says:

    hi thejesh, Wish you a very happy new year. Hosa varsha nimage suka mattu samruddi yannu tarali..It’s nice see that you have been enjoying your blogging life. Keep blogging..Hope to see you some day somewhere in my journey of life.

  9. Mathang says:

    I was lucky to be with you at 14000ft at Indo-China border when we ushered in 2007. It was one of the nicest trips. If I remember right we also went trekking to Dalhousie at end of 2006 and spent the New Years there. Unfortunately we missed the hat-trick. cya soon in Milan maga
    Have a blast of a year.

  10. Thejesh GN says:

    @matty: Yup we missed the hatrick. But dont worry :)
    A very happy new year to you too.

  11. Harsha says:

    Happy New year..

    Njoy Maadi..

  12. Thejesh GN says:

    @harsh: Thanks. You too have a great year.

  13. vasu says:

    i ve enjoyed the journey throughout north india and i was attracted by every place especially calcutta.its still old.and being a street photographer is a happiest thing.
    as a street photographer i was enjoying ur journey…yeah me too…

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