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December 29, 2010 / Rohit

Number 26

I turned 26.  It was the first birthday away from India. My friends had come down to my place on 27th evening. We celebrated with drinks and 3 cakes — one of which was baked by me (and that one got the most compliments). There was the usual cake smearing ritual and photos.

Figure 1: Three Birthday Cakes. The  chocolate cake is done by me.

On the 28th, me and couple of friends drove down to Big Bear. Which is a city by a lake of the same name. The place is famous for snow sports — skiing and snowboarding. Unfortunately, we got too late and we couldn’t do any of the activities. So we had to settle for snow fights and hot cocoa.

Figure 2: People skiing and snowboarding. None of them are us.

After spending some time there, we drove back to LA — a 4 hour journey. I was dead tired when I reached home. But an awesome present was waiting for me — my first SKATEBOARD! Gifted by my amazing friends in Bangalore.

Figure 3: Best gift ever.

And although I was dead tired, I went out for a 4 mile run in the night. जान जाए पर ट्रेनिंग न जाए

A memorable day!



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  1. Ankur / Dec 29 2010 11:54 pm

    All you have to do now is find a 4-5 km long slope for downhill skateboarding. See tons of youtube videos to get the kick needed to do so 🙂

    • Rohit / Dec 29 2010 11:56 pm

      I just tried going down a 5m slope. It’s not that easy. Just to balance is tough. And yes, I have been watching inspirational skateboard videos for the past 2 months.

  2. ulaar / Jan 2 2011 8:40 am

    26 is a nice number. Trying to recall where I was/what I was doing but it’s too far back.. Wait! I think I was single then… 🙂

    And one more thing…
    Keep writing, dude! Like your style.

    • Rohit / Jan 2 2011 9:47 am

      Thank you thank you.

  3. Pratyush / Jan 2 2011 9:16 am

    Wish you a very happy birthday dude and a wonderful Year ahead 🙂

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