December 30, 2008

Happy New Year


Sentimental Speech

Last year at this time, I stood up on the table at that pub, clinked my glass for attention and said that it was time to get ready. I said at the stroke of midnight, I wanted every person in there to be standing next to the one person who made his/her life worth living.

As the clock struck twelve...the bartender was almost crushed to death!

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My Resolutions

Here are my New Year Resolutions that I won’t keep:
  • Watch more Television.
  • Yea right, I've been missing some good stuff.
  • Start being superstitious.
  • It's based on science you know.
  • Read less.
  • It does not make me think.
  • Spend my vacation in Cyberspace.
  • Certainly, for it is better than the Himalayas.
  • Spread out priorities beyond my ability.
  • It gets easy to keep track of them that way.
  • Stop checking my email at 3:30 in the morning.
  • And ignore my insomnia.
  • Procrastinate more.
  • Starting tomorrow.
  • Stop sending e-mails, and messages on yahoo and msn messengers, icq, and be on the phone at the same time.
  • And with the same person.
  • Never make New Year's resolutions again.
  • Surely not...not till 2009 end.
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His Resolutions

My friend, and colleague, with whom I share many a laughs whenever possible while in office, does not like to brag. He has permitted me to share with you all how proud he is about the great progress he has made about his resolve to lose weight.

Here are his New Year Resolutions of the past few years as observed by me:
  • 2003: He will get his weight down below 180.
  • 2004: He will watch his calories until he gets below 190.
  • 2005: He will follow his new diet religiously until he gets below 200.
  • 2006: He will try to develop a realistic attitude about his weight.
  • 2007: He will work out 5 days a week.
  • 2008: He will work out 2 days a week.
  • 2009: He will try to drive past a gym at least once a week!
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New Year Wishes, Sincere Ones

To all my friends across the world here are my wishes in the languages I am familiar with:

Happy New Year
English

Naye Saal Ki Shubhkaamnayein
Hindi

Noothana Samvathsarasya Shubhaashayaha
Sanskrit

Tumka Boren Novi Vors Magta
Konkani

Posa Varshada Subhashaya
Tulu

Hosa Varshada Subhaashayagalu
Kannada

Kul'aam Wa Antum Bikhair
Arabic

Naya Saal Mubarak Ho
Urdu

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Have a lovely 2009! Let’s continue smiling, as always. Cheers!


- celine


32 comments:

Pijush said...

Happy new year Celine, Like your Interesting resolutions :) Take care

anoop said...

nimaguu hosa varshada shubhashayagalu!

your new year resolutions! im not good at understanding negative statements, for some reason. :)

Braja said...

Hey, what about Shuvo Nabo Barsho?!

Happy new year from West Bengal :)

Final_Transit said...

"Nutan Varshabhinandan" to you too Celine, it was nice to read a post from you in a purely Celine style! :)

indicaspecies said...

Pijush,

Thank you. You take care too.:)

indicaspecies said...

Anoop,

Thank you for dropping by and your good wishes.:)

Don't pay attention to my sarcasm. Successful at it or not, it's meant more for the sake of some humour.

indicaspecies said...

Braja,

Thank you for your good wishes.:)
Kemon achen? Shuvo Nabo Barsho.;)

indicaspecies said...

Priyank,

Ala re ala..thank you Puku.:)
Purely Celine style? Hello, is that a compliment and so meant to encourage?;)

Vamsee said...

Celine,
This is hilarious. Love the post.

Happy New Year to you too.

Vamsee

Ashraf said...

Such a refreshing post. Simple, funny and informative (i got to know HNY in so many languages)

indicaspecies said...

Vamsee,

Delighted that you found it so. Thank you.:)

indicaspecies said...

Ashraf,

Aw, feels good to hear those lovely words. Thank you very much.:)

~vagabond~ said...

LOL. Had such a good laugh reading this post. Loved "his resolutions".

Since I grew up in Kenya, I'll give you one more for the list:

Heri ya mwaka mpya...happy new year! :)

utp said...

hehe..all the best with the new year ANYWAY!!!

Mridula said...

Wish you a very happy 2009 Celine. This year I have done away with making resolutions!

Ravi Kumar said...

haha...happy new year Celine :)

alok said...

Thank you so much for the wishes. Prayers & wishes for a happy new year to you too …

P.S : I am still continue with my good laugh after reading the new year resolutions :)

magiceye said...

!!!! WISH YOU AND YOURS A SUPER 2009 !!!!

Lakshmi said...

has some one told you that you have a terrific sense of humour ? Have a great year in 2009..Im sure you will get us cracking up again more often this year :)

Fida said...

At least someone knows he's loved (sad and funny at the same time)!

I love my visits here!!

A very VERY wonderful 2009, and my best wishes!

GMG said...

FELIZ ANO NOVO! (You may add Portuguese to your list... ;))
Amazing resolutions; I wonder whether the losing weight one was good for me...
Have a great weekend!

PS: Thanks for the comment on Blogtrotter.
Regarding Alai Minar, I just meant that the «base» was completed. Full quote: «The construction was abandoned, however, soon after death of Ala-ud-din, when only the base - 24.5 meter high and still visible today - was completed»- Not the minaret... ;)

Mo said...

Ha ha, aren't NY resolutions made to be broken.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Nice resolutions :P

Happy New Year dear!God Bless You

Let me add two more language(Sinhalese & Tamil) -

Suba Aluth Aurudhak Veva :)

Puttandu Vazhtukal :)

AJEYA RAO said...

NIce! I do not believe in resolutions either, well you could start any new thought, whenever they occur. Well have a travel filled new year!

Cuckoo said...

Yes yes, I know I am late but you know I was away. Haven't yet started blog-hopping.

I had read it but couldn't come here on my 'feet' to show you how much I laughed at it. Truly your ishtyle. :P

Enjoy the new year & God Bless you.

Aditya Kamath said...

Hi, Nice post.
Happy New year to you too! I speak konkani so I'm happy that u wished in Konkani too!

Do visit my blog. Thank you.

San said...

Delightful, Celine!

I especially like your procrastination resolution. I hope you get around to that one.

:-D

GMG said...

Hi Celine! Travelling again?
Have a great weekend!
Blogtrotter

Indrani said...

Let me add a wish in Bengali:

Nobo Borsher Shubechha!!

indicaspecies said...

Vagabond:
Am glad I was able to make you laugh. Heri ya mwaka mpya, again! :D


UTP:
Thank you.:)


Mridula,
Thanks. I've never been making any resolutions. The ones listed here are the ones I WON'T keep.;)


Ravi,
Thank you very much.:)


Alok,
Delighted you had a good laugh.:)


Magiceye:
Thank you very much.:)


Lakshmi,
Comments such as yours make me want to write more such posts. Thank you for your continuing encouragement and support.:)


Fida:
Thank you. Glad you found it funny. However, hope not having the willpower to lose weight is not something to feel sad about.:)


Gil,
Thanks for the clarification on the minaret base completion.
Good to know that you found the resolutions that I WON'T keep amazing..haha!


Mo:
They sure are. That's why I spoke about resolutions that haven't really been made which I WON'T keep...;)


Sameera,
Wow, I’m impressed about the Sinhalese and Tamil. Thank you.:)


Ajeya,
Travel-filled! I like those nice words, and I wish you the best with your new life.;)


Cuckoo:
It’s never too late. I’m glad could make you laugh at my ishtyle..haha! All the best to you too.


Hi Aditya,
Thank you and welcome to my blog. I'll surely be visiting you and thanks for dropping by here.:)


San,
Thank you. It seems I’ve been practising on my procrastination resolution actually. See how much delay in responding to comments here. ;)


Gil,
Been busy studying. But I’ll not be missing out on your India series, so see you soon at your space.;)


Indrani,
Thank for the sweet sounding Bengali wishes.:)

maravind said...

And for Malayalam it goes "Puthu Varsha Aashamsakal!"

Interesting resolutions. As for me, I've one too — no new year resolutions (that only lasts till 3rd week of Jan).

indicaspecies said...

Arvind,

There's sarcasm in those resolutions.;)

Thanks for the words in Malayalam.:)