Weekly photo challenge: My 2012 in pictures

Probably the best photo challenge ever. Why? Because it made me look through my photo archives from January, and I was lost in the process for around an hour, reminiscing about the year gone by.

So here goes – 12 of my most precious memories from 2012:

January:

Mehndi (henna) design from my cousin’s wedding. Plus me dressing up in a saree (traditional Indian outfit) for the very first time.

February:

February was probably the dullest month of 2012 for me. I honestly don’t remember anything particularly great/bad happening, so I’m going to use another memory from the summer instead πŸ˜€

After three years of focusing on engineering and work-related activities, I finally found the time to be a little socially active. I missed my girls! It was so great to be around each other again.

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March:

Swarnanjali – a golden tribute. The Indian Cultural Society’s final event of the academic year. The fantastic rangoli was designed by my friend, and this is a picture of the team committee after the event.

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April:

Spring Ball 2012. University’s Annual Dinner held aboard a cruise ship. And not just any cruise ship, but the SuperStar Libra. Honestly, it was probably the best send-off the class of 2012 could’ve ever gotten. So grateful to the juniors for organizing this!

May:

Is it sad that all I did in May was to work on my final year thesis? Presenting my year’s hard work was the most enjoyable part of May – showing other students, invigilators and thesis graders just what I have been up to. Excuse the quality, I had an awful phone.

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June:

Visited two cities – Bangalore and Barcelona. I managed to meet up with my old primary school friends – we’ve known each other for over fifteen years now, and that’s not something everyone can boast about! Barcelona was about meeting new people, my future classmates. In a way June was perfect – maintaining old friendships while establishing new ones. Left – dinner in Barcelona. Right – dinner in Bangalore.

July:

Graduation. Officially own a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Electronic and Computer Engineering. Proud moment for the family – especially for my father, who is also an engineer but was unable to attend his own graduation.

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August:

Visited three beautiful places. Top left – Hong Kong skyline. Bottom left – Taipa Island, Macau (the street full of big-shot casinos). Right – Penang trip with the boyfriend.

September:

My first car. This is now my baby. I have officially as of today driven over 2000 miles.

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October:

I turned 22. One year older, one year wiser. Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start anew. As Oprah Winfrey very sensibly put it, ‘the more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate’. Left – our obligatory family picture, and right – an unexpected surprise all the way from Thailand.

November:

My boyfriend and I celebrated our three-year anniversary on 22 November. I made this collage as a remembrance of our time together over the last three years.

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December:

Getting inked for life was somewhat daunting at first, but I’m glad I did it. I wrote all about it in a separate entry (you can read about my experience here if you want), so its no surprise that this was my highlight of December.

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So that’s my 2012 in pictures. See the Daily post here for more entries.

Happy New Year everyone! May you all have a wonderful end to 2012 and a lovely 2013.

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8 responses to “Weekly photo challenge: My 2012 in pictures

  1. The quote from Oprah Winfrey is so true – every one of your 2012-pics are every one a wonderful story – so beautiful – Happy New Year to You and Yours – sure an amazing TwentyThirteen waiting for you… πŸ™‚

  2. Your pictures are beautiful… how are you? I thought you’d stopped blogging for a bit. Hope all is well. πŸ™‚
    ΒΈ.β€’*Β¨*β€’.β™ͺβ™«β™«β™ͺHappy New Year to You & Yours!.β™ͺβ™«β€’*Β¨*β€’.ΒΈΒΈ β™₯
    Λœβ€*Β°β€’.Λœβ€*Β°β€’.Λœβ€*Β°β€’.β˜…β˜….β€’Β°*β€Λœ.β€’Β°*β€Λœ.β€’Β°*β€Λœβ€ Have a restful weekend!
    Eliz

    • Hi Eliz, thanks so much! Yea it was hard to find the time – as an auditor, these last few months are pretty much peak period for us, so getting some time with my blog has been difficult πŸ™‚
      Happy New Year to you and your family, and hope 2013 fulfills all of your dreams, and more!

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