And So, The Crappy Year Finally Ends!

It took 365 days for this year to end. Usually, I wouldn’t have noticed how quickly the time flies and would have said some inane comment like, “I didn’t know how quickly the time flew this year!” but this time it’s different. It took an eternity for the year to end.

It was a crappy year, with good memories few and far between. Resisting the temptation to lash out at certain people,ย  slander a lot more and regret a lot of choices I’ve taken and decisions that I’ve made, I’ll try to re-live those moments that were worth remembering.

PS: All pictures have either been clicked by me or I hold the exclusive copyrights to them.

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC
January: Brooklyn Bridge, NYC
View From The Brooklyn Bridge
January: View From The Brooklyn Bridge
Central Park, NYC
January: Central Park, NYC


Buffalo, NY
February - March: Buffalo, NY
Niagara Falls
February - March: Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
February - March: Niagara Falls
April - June: Gokarna
April - June: Gokarna
Self-obsessed Photography
July - August: Self-obsessed Photography
Honing My Super Skills
August - September: Honing My Super Skills

I really hope all of you have had a much better year than I have. I wish you all a fantastic new year ahead! Don’t bother making resolutions – they’re too optimistic to live up to! ๐Ÿ™‚

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

42 thoughts on “And So, The Crappy Year Finally Ends!

  1. Wow, you’ve taken some pretty nice shots.
    I know the feeling, as my year was similar to yours, but there’s usually a next one.

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  3. Oh come on, cheer up. Things aren’t that bad.

    Look at the bright side. If you are in a hole or a ditch, the only way is up, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a good 2009! Sock it to them. Esp the hate-mailers.

  4. I hate you!! Reminding me of the one city I fell in love with – NYC!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Gokarna looks beautiful…may be that would be A’s & my next trip?!?

    So I see you are out of your writer’s block ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a great year ahead! You will have me bugging you ๐Ÿ˜€ so, I guess you can put down ’08 as the year u got to know people like me and A ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Pictures are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hmm the year was a mixed bag for me and so will be the next one…

    Happy New year ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wow. ๐Ÿ™‚
    That’s lots of great memories despite the ‘crappy’ year, huh?
    Hope ’09 treats you better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. @Truth
    Welcome to MirrorCracked!
    Thanks! Yeah, I hope you have a better year ahead too!

    Thanks man!

    Hahaha!! Thanks! And how much do I weigh?? Hmmm… You’re naughty! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Welcome to MirrorCracked!
    Thanks!! Wish you the same!

    Hehe! Yeah!
    I hope yours was better!

    Haha!! Thanks a lot! Wish you the same too!
    And yes, the only way is up! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Which one isn’t? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    Hehe! Sure, go ahead!

    Haha! Come on, hate is too strong a word, isn’t it?
    I’m partly out of my block now… I hope to recover soon! And if I had a photo of you and A, I’d have put it up, because its one of the more memorable things that happened this year! And for the last time, you do not bug me!

    Wish you the same too!
    And yeah, I hope it’ll be a biased mixed bag!

    Haha! Thanks! Wish you the same!
    And damn, do you work for Rupa?? ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Ah, I should’ve expected this from you!! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Thanks man! Have a great year ahead!

    Welcome to MirrorCracked!
    Great memories are few and far between!
    Thanks, wish you a rocking new year ahead!

  8. Great photos. Come on, I am sure you had some fun in 2008. It reflects in the photos ๐Ÿ˜€ Wishing you a great, safe, happy 2009 and many years ahead. Enjoy!

  9. ูƒู„ ุนุงู… ูˆุฃู†ุชู… ุจุฎูŠุฑ!… ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh…I mean HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ๐Ÿ˜› I had a pretty crappy 2008 too, but I don’t have photographic evidence to show that as you do….(maybe I should shift to Pakistan)

  10. @Vishesh
    Dude, what happened to YU? I got locked out of my account for a few hours y’day and YU was gone!

    Yup! Don’t worry about a thing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks so much! Wish you the same! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Whoa! What’s with the foreign language course, my friend!? ๐Ÿ˜€
    Hehe! Wish you a fantastic year ahead!

    Thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re awesome places!
    Wish you the same! Have a smiley-filled new year!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. I loved the Brooklyn bridge, Niagra Falls and GOkarna shots. BUt Times Square image looked like any other mall. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    And you can’t call this whole year crappy, I remember you telling me about finding love, isn’t taht great. I hope you ahve a great year ahead, may you find whatever that makes you happier and happiest! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Hippy Hoppy Happy New year Nikhil… Cool pics and I wish that You may have many more avenues to explore and of course exploit!!! take care!!!!

  13. Inch or Pinch…I went to all those places in NY this year as well…Yayy! and completely fell in love with Manhattan {I know, what a rip off place even for a meal for two}

    Have a great New Year buddy!!

  14. Nice pictures..but you forgot one whole crappy day of the leap year!!

    Wish you the best of everything..
    Happy 2009 ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. @Poonam
    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope so too!

    Haha! Thanks man! Wish you the same!

    Thanks!! Wish you the same!

    Thanks! Wish you the same!
    Yeah, those are my favs too!

    That’s why I’m the poor man’s NY – Bangalore!
    Thanks! Wish you the same!

    Thanks! Wish you the same!

    Welcome to MirrorCracked!
    What day are you talking about?? Enlighten me, please!
    And, Thanks! Wish you the same!

    Thanks! Wish you the same!
    Why dude? What’s wrong with it? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    LOL..!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Yup, I did! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks! Wish you the same!

  16. Seeing all these pics makes me feel bad that I don’t have a camera. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I HAVE to get one as soon as possible. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice pics btw. And a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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