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Levelling Up in Life: My Epic Birthday as a New Dad

I am back and keeping up with my annual tradition of spilling the beans on my birthday shenanigans. This year’s celebration isn’t just any old cake-and-candles affair. It’s my first birthday as a new dad! šŸ¼šŸ‘¶ Talk about levelling up in the game of life!

This year I am in Lima, Peru, with my fantastic squad – Mel and of course, the newest member of our team Ella. This year was extra special, and not just because I’m rocking the dad vibes. Everything feels like a first again, and let me tell you, it’s all kinds of awesome Feel very much loved and super special.

This year, I was totally blown away by a surprise that’s going to be hard to top in the future. As an avid gamer (Play Station) who’s been practically living in the world of Apex Legends for the past few years (seriously, this game was my lifeline during the pandemic), I’ve made some incredible friends and formed an unbeatable squad. For those not in the know, Apex Legends is this intense, free-to-play battle royale game where you play in squads, each member rocking their unique abilities. And my go-to guy? The one and only Caustic – the master of toxic gas traps. šŸ’Ø

Imagine my surprise when Mel unveils this jaw-dropping Caustic-themed cake. I mean, we’re talking about a cake so cool, that even a Google search couldn’t find any better-looking cake based on Apex Legends. The flavour of the cake was Red velvet. The cake was made by Rabbit Bakery. definitely a shoutout to them for making a fantastic cake.

This birthday wasn’t just about the cake. It was a day filled with love, laughter, and a whole lot of special moments with friends and family. I felt like the star of my own action-packed adventure, surrounded by the people who mean the world to me.

Reflecting on this year, it’s been a rollercoaster with lots of ups and very few downs. The journey has been filled with beautiful memories, love, and success. And as I blow out the candles (metaphorically speaking, because let’s be honest, who would want to ruin a masterpiece of a cake?), I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who’s been part of this incredible journey.

So, here’s to another year of life, levelling up both in Apex Legends and as a new dad. Bring it on, world ā€“ I’m ready for whatever next-level challenges and joys you’ve got in store!

Peace out and party on, folks! šŸŽˆšŸŽ®

It’s finally 11.11.20

It’s finally 11.11 .20, and time for my yearly birthday blog.
The day I have always celebrated throughout my life as I do love life, and I feel like it needs to be appreciated and celebrated.

But, this year things have been a bit different, not just for me but for all of us.
For me, the last couple of months has been extremely hard, but I have slowly started focusing on my self, and I have realized that I can’t blame myself for others insecurities and self-regard, I am a kind and positive individual, and I have to keep focusing on that.

One thing in the last couple of months has also made me realize that people around me are fucking amazing and I do feel such a privilege to have a close circle of friends and family around me, who really care about my well being.

Hariman, Melani, and my mom who has been there every day,
Thank you so much for all the love and care.
I wish everyone has people like them in their life.

2021 is going to be a great year, I sense it and not just for me but for a lot of people, I mean we just got rid of that C* Trump, so I am hoping that this can be a catalyst for social change.

I am also sharing with you my brand new prized possession ‘The Bearbrick Medicom’ Shining version and the new fern that’s been growing so fast and giving me the Jurassic vibes.

Thank you, everyone, for wonderful wishes and showing kindness, and making my day special.

Lots of Love

My Birthday weekend In Mumbai, India

My Birthday 11.11.2012: The Year Turns Round Again

Iā€™ve accomplished a lot in a year, andĀ 2012 has been an amazingĀ year for me but this November has been even more special for me.

I became an uncle to a very cute baby girl onĀ 1st Nov, my film gotĀ screenedĀ at Denver Film Festival, I am producing my 1st 1 hr TV show andĀ Barack Obama got re-elected.Ā \o/

Although I have been constantly working, I have been lucky enough to have hadĀ managedĀ some amazing adventures last year around my heavy work schedule.

Thanks for the lovely cards and very slick new iPad Mini 32GB, I do feel very very special to be surroundedĀ by someĀ very sweet people in my life.

Thank you for a great year and I look forward to seeing what the next year brings together!

I owe everything I have to you.

IĀ would also like to share a veryĀ beautiful and meaningful song fromĀ The National Theatreā€™s production War Horse.

I haven’t seen the War Horse in theatre yet but brilliantĀ production company I have recently started working for has filmed a commercial for it and it has thisĀ beautifulĀ song, withĀ beautifulĀ lyrics.

Commercial forĀ War Horse

The full song ‘The Year Turns Round Again’ fromĀ War Horse

A wager, a hat full of guinnies,
against all their songs you can sing,
but some day you’ll love
and the next day you’ll lose
and winter will turn into spring
and the snow falls, the wind calls
the year turns round again
and like barley corn who rose from the grain
a new year will rise up again
and there will come a time of great plenty
a time of good harvest and son
till then put your trust in tomorrow my friend
for yesterdays over and gone
Ploughed, sown, weat (or weed) and mown
the year turns round again
and like barley corn who rose from the grain (could be grave)
a new year will rise up again
a feeling arise, a gleam in her eyes
and the year turns ound again
and like barley corn who rose from the grain (could be grave)
a new year will rise up again

11.11.11 itā€™s My Birthday! Woo Hoo!

Iā€™ve thought so many times over the last year about this particular blog post. About what Iā€™d say and how Iā€™d feel And it would be very emotional, but I donā€™t feel any different: P
I usually have a party for my birthday but decided to stay with family this year since Iā€™ve just come to India, and dad will go under surgery next week, and I am busy with work up to the neck. (Things you have to do when your older :P)
So far I had a long working day, few sweet surprises, and lots of wishes and now off to have a meal with family.
I do want to wish for the most important element of my life which is the people who Iā€™ve known and loved and been loved by.
So thank you to all of you who have got me to where I am today. I couldnā€™t have done it without you ā€“ I wouldnā€™t want to have done it without you ā€“ and I am so excited about all the years we have to share together in the future.

Also I normally never buy a Lottery but in Spain last month every one insisted me to buy the 11.11.11 big draw lottery so I did šŸ˜›
so if I win, it will make me even more popular than Aishwarya Rai Bachchanā€™s Ā soon to be-born Baby B on 11.11.11 šŸ˜›
Love you all šŸ™‚

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