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Ah, what a lovely birthday I had! All my friends called. Hundreds of Facebook messages! Even my favorite uncle who insists that my birthday is on a different date called on the right day! In fact, my day started with a phone call at 5.30 am from one of my favorite people, who I met when I was 24. She has never missed wishing me on a birthday, anniversary or festival since we met. Later in the day, another close friend dropped by, as we had planned to stroll around our area and have lunch together.

The day started with a big surprise birthday cake. I had such fun pretending not knowing it was in the first shelf of the fridge. They sang happy birthday to me – and  since it was a weekday, had to get ready to go. I put in a couple of hours of work in the morning, and went out to meet my friend. We had a lovely time – window shopping, buying a few things, followed by a leisurely lunch at one of our favorite restaurants in our area.

I organized lunch for the hundred or so children at my local orphanage – I always love going there and spending time with  them – but somehow I can never bring myself to photograph them. Seems like an intrusion on their privacy.

I am sharing some photos from my outings in the morning and evening. It was a glorious day. Seven Times Seven sure feels like a good place to be! (Click photos to see large version)

No risk with this rusk!
Apples at the mall. You know what they say about an apple a day. There were enough here to last me until my next birthday!
As we strolled around, we were stopped by this guy. He’s part of a street-performer troupe who usually dress up as characters in Hindu Mythology. I always feel upset about the color they put on the child’s face. It was a hot and sunny day.

My friend got some veg from this lady we know quite well. Sweet thing! Her veg is always fresh.
Her unit of weight is so interesting. That brinjal (egg plant) next to the weight is used to denote 50 grams!
Can you believe the sky on my birthday? Looks unnaturally beautiful, no? This is only a cellphone photo!
Awww – so magical! It is a stunningly beautiful world!
Loved this flower arrangement at the restaurant we had dinner. Pretty no?

I shared my birthday with none other than the great Google – what a cute doodle for our birthday eh?

I couldn’t post yesterday because I was busy catching up with a couple of other things on my other two blogs. Do check them out, if you feel like:

Five Ways to Murder Your Heart at Your Medical Guide – post for World Heart Day
Book Review: Just Married, Please Excuse! at Coffee With Mi!. Loved the book!

In fact, I am going to be doing a series of book reviews over the next few days as I have a stack to review. I am so looking forward to it!

My heartfelt thanks to all those who commented, emailed and phoned, in response to this post: Blessed last Sunday. I am overwhelmed.

And now, let’s go and see how things are swinging’ over at UnknownMami’s – from there, the world via our keyboards!

Happy October! 
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Cheers!

Vidya

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Harleena Singh
    October 1, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I was looking forward to your post about your birthday Vidya!

    Everything sounds so wonderful and perfect, and yes, the pictures were much awaited as usual too. 🙂

    I’m sure your hubby and Vidur must’ve planned and done something special too. I’m so glad you had a nice time. God Bless – always. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing a part of yourself with us. 🙂

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      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 6:29 am

      🙂 How sweet of you, Harleena! It was a lovely birthday! They got me a nice cake, although I am not very fond of pastries 😀 This one tasted great probably coz it was full of love.

      Hugs – I am still unable to get over that sky!

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    MamaTim
    October 1, 2012 at 7:48 am

    HB2U dear Vidya. U spent a wonderful day in the most memorable way, good for you. Best wishes to you and your family 🙂

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      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 6:34 am

      I loved your last post about Boy loves Lini. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment, MamaTim! Always happy to see you!

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    Terri Sonoda
    October 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Hi Vidya! I’m so happy to hear you have a good birthday! The pictures are stunning, as usual. I was intrigued by the picture of the little boy…would like to know more about his story. I love your comment about “it is a stunningly beautiful world”. It is indeed. And ever more so because you are in it, my friend! XOXOs

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      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 6:55 am

      Thank you, Terri! Let me put some info together about those street artists. They’re very good. Don’t you love that sky?I am so mesmerized by it. My world is most certainly better with you in it, Terri – Hugs. And thanks for being my friend.

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    Kimberly
    October 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I’m so glad that you had a wonderful day.
    You are such a beautiful person inside and out.I hope that you know that xoxo

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      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 6:56 am

      Thank you, Kim 😀 Mmm. Hugs!

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    My Inner Chick
    October 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    –Vidya,
    the sky is like you: Beautiful. Magical. Brilliant. Colorful.

    I loooooove you more than Golden African Lions!

    Xxx So glad your birthday was FAB

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      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 6:56 am

      Thank you, dear Kim! Yes, it was fab. I am so lucky, I am so blessed.

      Love you more than all the colors in the sky. So magical.

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    Lilly
    October 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Just passing from the fifty Factor blog. Happy bleated Birthday. It looks like you had a wonderful day. I really enjoyed your pictures too. Greeting from Australia.

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      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 7:02 am

      Welcome, and thank you so much Lilly. I love the Fifty Factor blog! 🙂 Please do visit often.

      Couldn’t find the link to your place on the web! (When I clicked on your name it took me to a “private profile” page).

      Much love from India! 😀

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    Heather Smith
    October 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Happy Birthday! Absolutely love the sky pics

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      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 6:35 am

      Thank you, Heather! I loved your last recipe on G+ 🙂

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    Laurie Matherne
    October 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Happy Birthday, Vidya! I am not surprised that so many took the time to wish you a happy birthday. You seem like such a friendly person.

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      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 6:36 am

      🙂 Thank you, Laurie. What a sweet comment. I was rather overwhelmed that so many people remembered – the ones who are not on Facebook!

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    Leovi
    October 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Excellent and beautiful pictures. Certainly all with excellent color.

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    Bill Dorman
    October 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    ALL your friends called? So, what are you saying……

    Tell me the kid w/ a blue face is not wearing a Coors Light beer shirt………:).

    Great story, great pics; sounds like you had a truly special day indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Hehehe. My ears are red, Bill!

      Yes – indeed that boy is wearing a Coors light beer shirt! I love that touch, don’t you?

      It was a lovely day, thanks. I am so happy you’re in my world! I am on a bit of a high when I think of the people I like!

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    Pattu Raj
    October 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Happy belated birthday. I felt I shared your happy moments.:-)

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 6:59 am

      Thank you so much Pattu! 🙂 Let me know when you’re in my city next time!

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    Emily Sovich
    October 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I’m glad you had such a wonderful day!

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    Julie | A Clear Sign
    October 1, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    So thrilled the sky was gorgeous and you had such a happy day! No one deserves it more. Many happy returns…

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      Vidya Sury
      October 2, 2012 at 7:00 am

      Yes, Julie, it was so unreal in a very nice way, of course! 😀 Thank you for being here today! Hugs!

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    Betsy at Zen Mama
    October 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Vidya!
    So glad your birthday was so great! Love your pictures as always!!
    xoxo
    Betsy

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    Mystic Musings & Meditations
    October 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Dear Vidya,
    I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday. You give so much to other – you really deserve a special day of your own.
    xoxo,
    Angela

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      Vidya Sury
      October 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Hugs, Angela! Thanks so much. Always with a little help from my friends! 😀

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    Unknown Mami
    October 4, 2012 at 12:17 am

    It certainly looks like the sky was putting on a show for you! The great thing is that you noticed.

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      Vidya Sury
      October 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      So blessed, Claudya. I love watching the skies. And you know what? Its love is unconditional 😀

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    Pamela Fagan Hutchins
    October 7, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Did I tell you that Eric is 7×7, too? I hope you both have a fabulous year.

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      Vidya Sury
      October 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Wow. Aren’t we just cool? 😀 I am sure we will! Hugs! Thank you, dudette!

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