Thursday, December 25, 2008

Santa Comes My Way

I had finished writing a long post and was trying to format it. I don't know what's wrong with blogger, that whnever I try to select the entire post using the touchpad, everything disappears. And at that very moment it automatically saves the post!!AAArrrggghhhh!!! I will now try and re-write the entire thing as much as I can... :( - only this time on a Word document! Arrraggghhhh!!

Christmas this year has been an eventful one for me. It started with an award by IHM. It’s a cup! I have never received such a cup in my life so I am happy! I am adding it to my award column on this blog. Since there are no rules mentioned for this award, I will just pass it on to, Renu and Nisha.


Another first that happened to me was to attend a Christmas Lunch today. Yes, I have never been to a “Christmas Lunch”before. Never. Ever. Till today. I mean we do go out for Christmas eve every year, last year we were in Goa at this time and it was amazing, but going for a porpah chrsitmas lunch – never before.

This friend had organized a sit down lunch for a cozy group of 15 people. Each guest was advised to get a unisex gift under Dhs.X. We deposited these gifts under the christmas tree and were given return gifts while leaving. When we entered the apartment, it was buzzing with children running around, glasses clinking, casual conversations and laughter all around. The view of the sea was stunning. We sat down for lunch on a balcony way up in the sky. Actually we could call it more of a supper since the “lunch” started at 4:30pm and finished at 7:30pm! The food was yum and each course was served with utmost professionalism.
The conversations hovered around the Mumbai terror attacks and how Mumbai has become so quite now. There is excessive security everywhere and there is just no mood for celebration. Another topic that kept doing the rounds was the speculation on the today-released movie Ghajini (in Dubai the movies are released on a Thursday). That reminds me, the maid at home got a holiday today since it’s her Christmas today. Yes, we do not have a public holiday for Christmas here. Neither for Diwali. Every nationality has the freedom to take off on their festical, but rest of the staff works. Anyways, so the maid went to watch Ghajini today. Her review? The Tamil version was much better! It doesn’t convince me. Being an Aamir movie, I would like to check it out myself!

BTW here’s an update on the New Year’s Eve party – Hubby and I are contemplating on doing the RNBDJ pair. He would wear a trouser with a plain shirt, white sneakers, black square glasses, a moustache, carry a bag with the saying “I work for Punjab Power”, and an old mobile. I would hand him the tiffin at some point, which he will accept with a without-showing-teeth-smile. We still have to figure out the skit though. Yes we haven’t worked on it as yet! Any ideas?

Before I finish this post I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
(Just in case I do not write till the new year!)

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Goofy Mumma said...

Congrats DD!! The cup looks nice and shiny. Have a blast with the skit. Good idea I must say. Do tell us all about how it went later.:) Merry Christmas to you too.

Cosmic Treehouse said...

Merry Merry Christmas ;-))))

Reflections said...

Congrats!!!!!!

U knw, I came here specifically to ask how ur costumes are shaping up:-D...RNDBJ sounds great...I'm sure its going to be a gr8 sucess.

Keep us posted!!!!!!!!

Renu said...

Congrats and thanks ! u have given me a Christmas gift:). Ur Lunch sounds so tempting. I love those get togethers where with food there is something else also like games,dance etc.
Read ur last post today, wow , what a fun it wud be !

Wish u merry christmas and a very happy new year !

DeeplyDip said...

@Goofy Mumma: Thankyou! Will keep you posted on the NYE party

@Cosmic Treehouse: Thanks and a Merry Christmas to you too! Enjoy your trip!

@Reflections: Thanks! Yes will def keep you posted!

@Renu: Thanks and congrats ;). Ya the ;unch was great. Very relaxed and chilled out. Will write about the NYE party soon :)

Mampi said...

congrats on your award.
the skit sounds cool. Brilliant in fact.
Post a pic too, if you can, in that attire.

DeeplyDip said...

@Mampi: Thanks yes I am carrying a camera so hoepfully we would get some good shots...btw hubby is being an over-confident-guy-who-doesn't-need-to-practise...keeping my fingers crossed ;)

Another Kiran In NYC said...

The skit seems perfect. Love the tiffin bit!

I wish you all the very best for the coming New Year.

Shalom said...

Congrats on the cup!!! We had a good Christmas lunch too, though your location sounds fantastic. Hope the new year celebrations went off well. A blessed 2009 to you and your family :)

Iya said...

hey, happy new year.. i am waiting for your round up on the new years eve party...

my space said...

Mabrook! The cup looks really Awesome..
Hmm so you had a great christmas..well hope 2009 brings hope, cheer , peace and love to you both. Have a great 2009..
and put up the pics.. m dying to see Ro as Suri ;-)

Mumbai Diva said...

A very happy new year to you. So how did the party go? Do post about it. Very, very curious to know what you guys finally dressed up as:)
And congrats for the award.

D said...

Well done.

So how did your new year party go?

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