It is a time of celebration. It was a year of change. From some nerve wracking months when I didn’t know whether I could remain in India to manic work back in one of my favourite places – Jakarta – 2016 had lows and highs and many moments in between.
Blogging honestly hasn’t been a priority. From September, I was more in Indonesia than India. Even when home, my focus was on the project. However I didn’t just work in Jakarta. I did manage an escape to Bogor to breath in oxygenated air at the Botanical gardens and even attend a Christmas fair in Kemang.
In India, our wee Zoe continues to amuse us everyday with her kitten antics – thankfully we’ve managed to curtail her escape artist tendencies! We attended innumerable performances – occupational hazard when your partner is an actor… And finally after a year of construction fully got our home back.
International travels had more trips to Singapore than I could count. Partly for business, mostly for pleasure, often as pitstops between Mumbai and Jakarta, Singapore remains my alternate home – in large part thanks to dear friends who have become family over the years. I’ve even added a new reason to travel there – Whisky Live Singapore – which I hope will be an annual highlight!
My June jaunt to Canada was a much needed chance to catch up with family and friends – witnessing the pride preparations in Toronto, celebrating a 50th anniversary, 60th birthday, day trip to Gimli, and most of all – success in obtaining my Indian employment visa!
On the writing front, I published my 1st article in an online newspaper I admire tremendously – Scroll.in. It was called: A foreign woman’s response to Mahesh Sharma: It’s got nothing to do with dressing modestly (When you can’t keep silent).
Here is wishing you a fabulous 2017!
Pssst… Guess which were my top 3 posts for 2016?
- Obsessions… playing with piano keys
- Fringes of fame aka star selfie ‘autograph’
- India Memory Project – Partner’s Story