Two Seven

Birthday’s are a good time to reflect back on how the year has been. Most people reflect back during the end of the year, but I like doing it on birthday. Turning a year older, makes me want to look back and reflect on all that I did the previous year.

So here it goes, from 26 to 27.

TLDR: Had a great time building @brightpodapp, made some new friends and had some awesome food experiences. Un happy about not having traveled much, spending less time with friends and spending no time reading books.

Yesterday my friend Sanat(Hi, Sanat!), asked me, how the year had been, and I summed it up as in the paragraph above. My major concern being, not traveling much this year. I always had ‘Travel’ on top of my list of things to do.

One thing I am really happy about building this year is @brightpodapp(www.brightpod.com) with Sahil and Komal. The app is getting better each day. If you are a digital marketing agency, you will love the current version and all the updates we have planned for it.

I like learning new tools / languages, but this year has not been good on that front. Focusing on one task leaves you with less time to do / learn other things. With web improving each day, I am looking forward to taking time out and learning a few new tools and languages. node.js, backbone.js, Objective-C, being on top of my list to learn / implement in a project.

Being a self proclaimed foodie, I like eating at new restaurants and trying out different cuisines. This year, I managed to visit a lot of hotels in the Churchgate / Colaba area of Mumbai. Indigo Deli, Woodside Inn, Cafe Royale, Pizza by the Bay, All Stir Fry, Le Pain Quotidien and Delhi Darbar are places worth eating at.

Learning how to drive a car had been on my list of things to do since a long time, and this year, I managed to get my driving license. I also bought my first car, and driving around the streets of Mumbai has been quite a challenge. Most people tell me, if I can drive in Mumbai, any where else in the world is quite easy.

I have worked from home, the last 3 years, and in the last three years, I got told quite a few times, that I need to go a office to work. This year, I also gave going to office to work a try. I rented office space with Regus in Andheri, Mumbai. The short version of the story being, I pulled out after 2 months. Reasons? Travel time + expensive rent. I also did not notice any change in my productive, by working from an office.

2013, looks like quite a busy year on my Calendar. I have plans to travel to a lot of place, learn some new tools, work on some interesting projects and experience bungee jumping and sky diving. Hope you all have a great day.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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