The Thirtieth Year

I’ve done it. I’ve managed to reach the grand old age of thirty by failing at every societal standard laid before me – my index finger is ringless, my hair is fashionably grey, my uterus is rotting to the sound of my spinsterhood and I have dared to have a good time nonetheless. Who would’ve thought that being a disgrace would be such an adventure? They should’ve made it less exciting, and catered it to my attraction to procrastination.

My 2016 looked like this:

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Yay! #books #bookstagram #bookworm #goodreads

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1. I managed to read 48 books I can officially claim to have read. There are some I can’t claim to have read on account of threat of jail. Aren’t banned books the best?

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2. I got to hang out with sea-turtles!

3. I got the Broseph to come visit me. We had so much fun, his trip ended with me getting pneumonia (fun times!)

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I just died and went to heaven! #panda

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4. I got to see a Panda LIVE!!!

5. I got to hug my baby niece and spend 2 whole weeks being bullied by her (it was the best feeling in the world!)

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Thailand
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Kerala, India.

5. I got to see 15 new places in Thailand. Not to mention the great towns we got to explore in Kerala, India, over Christmas.

2017 is my 30th year and I intend to go after adventure and happiness with the same (if not slightly more exaggerated) vigour! After all, I read some potty graffiti recently that said “Do more of what you love!”. If that’s not a sign, then I don’t know what is.

Happy 2017 all! Let’s make this one count!

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  1. ShethP says:

    2016 certainly seemed fulled of adventure for you. And now, Happy 2017! Hope your thirtieth is your best year. 😊✨ Also, agree with “doing more of what one loves”… Great reminder! Hope you’re doing good.

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  2. Congratulations on reaching your 30th birthday and a belated happy new year to you! It was my birthday on 6 January and I reached the grand old age of 31 again …! Actually I turned 48 … Kevin

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Belated birthday wishes to you too! Hope you celebrated in style! Only 2 more years and you can throw a party to end all parties! Hugs

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      1. Thank you! I went out with friends for a few drinks and an Indian (Bangladeshi meal) so had a great evening, thanks! Hugs back, Kevin

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  3. I’m sure the panda was as thrilled to see you as you were to see it. Grey hair? Really?

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    1. cupitonians says:

      It’s something I got from my dad. He was fully grey at 40. I might beat him to it. I have to colour my hair to look less like an old-age-home escapee.

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  4. colonialist says:

    That’s a pretty good record of activities, except I’d recommend skipping the pneumonia bit. Another four books would have made it one a week! So, now, for your dirtieth … er … thirtieth year, how do you cap all of that?

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Now that you’ve done the math for me, I might try the one book a week thing. Although I’m not sure how badly I’d fail at that. I might thinking of visiting the great lands of South Africa?

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  5. Happy Birthday then !
    I have visited Bangkok twice and now I am like a tourist guide to the most popular spots. But I would love to explore this country. An another trip is in planning – probably this February.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      It’s a great country to visit! You should do more!

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  6. come schedule visit my country then, will arrange company you the travel around it 🙂

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  7. I have decided I shall live vicariously through you. No pressure.

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