Its that time in our lives where we (Avani and I) have now successfully booked a Land and House package. We will finally be able to have a piece of land which we can call home. Soon.
After Krishiv was born in 2014 and a job change in 2016 owning a house was the only dream which was yet to be fullfilled.
We started looking for homes after we got a pre-approval from the bank. We knew our budget but were not very successful initially in finding a nice place as easily as first we thought. Every weekend we would go out and have a look at all display homes around and getting ourselves confused with each house we look at. Frustrated week after week, we both finally liked a place in Gregory Hills, NSW, Sydney. On 20th Aug. 2017 we booked a 300m2 lot.
After booking the lot we secured the lot on 19th Sept. 2017 by paying 10% of Land Deposit via our Solicitor Diaz & Diaz Solicitors. Once the Land Contract was signed and deposit paid we also signed a Building Contract with New Living Homes on 7th Oct. 2017 by paying 5% Building Deposit.
We will now wait till Land registers in May 2018. I will still keep writing as we progress in our building process.
Yet again it is 31st night today as another year comes to an end. As usual people have been looking at what they achieved in the year gone by and plan what they need to do in the coming year to achieve their goals. I am no different.
2016 in a nutshell was a year of change and milestones for me. One big change that i made in this year is that i changed the job. I wasnt really happy with what was going on at previous workplace like others and was not appreciated at all for the efforts i was putting in for getting the work done. On top of that there were fake people with fake smiles, fake promises and showed fake dreams that they would never help me to achieve. So i took the decision to leave the company for which i worked for 8 years in late July - early August. 4 months down in new job i feel i made the best decision of my life.
Four months into a new job i participated in an Innovations Idea Competition where employees were encouraged to give their Innovative Ideas to make business more efficient. With all my knowledge i wrote about 3-D printing and the ways in which it can help business grow. I was appreciated with a letter from our Head Office in Europe and with a momento jersey with the competition logo. Htowever didnt win the competition i was satisfied with the way they appreciated employees efforts who provided their respective Innovative Ideas which never happened at my previous work place.
Another great achievement of this year is that my this blog website completed 10 years of its existence. Over 10 years i have wrote about various topics from sports to philosophy and from politics to religions. Hope my readers have enjoyed my writings and my thoughts over the years. As a mark of successful 10 years i have redesigned the website in festive mood and will keep it till 10th January 2017 before it goes back to old familiar design.
Also, my Website development business too completed 10 years this year. I am also in process of making a brand new website for my business which will go live soon in few days before 15th January 2017.
In all 2016 have been very satisfactory with changes that occurred that were totally unplanned. One thing i have learned from the year gone by is that -
"Ignore most of what people say. Watch what they do Instead"
This will help most of you in recognizing fake people with plastic smiles. Have a great 2017 everyone. May everyone achieve their respective goals and be successful. Good Luck.
As you all know that I also write about Hinduism on "Intellectual Hinduism" since past 4 years now. It was awarded "Top 2010 Hinduism Blog" on August 1, 2010.
These awards were organized by Online PhD Programs & the Best Bloggers.
Awards candidates are selected using one main method: - Audience nominations
And i would like to personally say thanks to all those readers who have nominated my work and make this happen.
The list of nominations is then filtered through to produce a list of award candidates. Each blog on this list is then scored by our panel of 5 judges. Each judge rates each blog across 20 different attributes providing it with a ‘subjective’ score. These ratings are combined into an aggregate, and the aggregates of the 5 judges are averaged to give the blog its final rating.
The ratings are then compared, and awards are given out to blogs in the 99% percentile (meaning the top 1% of blogs receive awards).
I am certainly very happy and share this with my other readers :) Below is the Award Badge that i received from them.
Someone very close to me has encouraged me to write all these following points about myself. Well for many of you they may seem to be ordinary points but few things pointed out here plays a major role in my life.
And i have decided to read these points whenever i am down and need some positive boost. So here we go ---
1. I like no. 1. Have always wanted to be number 1 in everything i do. 2. I am a Web Developer by Profession. 3. I work also in Imports Operations in a Transport Company. 4. I am Crazy & Passionate about Cricket, Pancham Da and Kishore Da. 5. I drink more Tea than water. 6. I consider Khushbu as my best friend. I call her CK. 7. I am Selfish (perhaps People & situation around me has made me like that) and there is nothing wrong in it. 8. I am a fighter who believes to overcome all challenges and obstacles in life. 9. I am highly inspired by Steve Jobs (Apple CEO) and Dhirubhai Ambani. 10. I like color Blue. That color is also taken over by Lord Shiva. 11. I am very much fond of Hinduism. I write Intellectual Hinduism Blog . It is awarded Best Hinduism Blog of 2010. 12. I write Poetries also. Thats what i am popular for. 13. I write sad poetries. But that doesnt mean my life is going in depression or without any fun. 14. I like driving. Especially long drives with Kishore Kumar songs on. 15. I am creative and appreciate all creative works. 16. I am very materialistic who wants to prove someone what i can do with my abilities. 17. I am also very spiritual soul who believes in Maa Durga. Infact i can see her. 18. Thats my Birth Date and i love this number. 19. I dont smoke. 20. I dont hold grudges. But when i do, I fight to finish. 21. I always try to win. 22. I consider my father and big brother as my role models. Although many people out there considers me as their role model. 23. I love my family the most and i am certainly proud to be a JANI. 24. I am very blunt at times but thats how it should be. 25. I love India but i am an Australian now. 26. I crave for perfection. 27. I have two mobile phones. 28. I work almost 18 to 20 hours a day. 29. I have very sharp memory. Nothing goes unnoticed 30. I have many names. Miku (at home), DON (online - for some reason that i also dont know), Ian (Denise at work calls me with that name as i follow cricket and she admires Sir Ian Botham), Boss (my other colleagues)... 31. I like people who gives importance to TIME. 32. I love literature. Especially Gujarati Literature . 33. I am Single. 34. I dont flirt or bludge around. 35. I respect women. 36. I want to have my own business someday (Web Stellium is in process of Development). 37. I cry sometimes when lonely. And thats the best way to chuck negativity. 38. I am a spendrift. But i believe in enjoying life. 39. I hate Jainism. 40. I like Mythological characters of Lord Krishna and Arjun. 41. I am highly impressed by Chanakya. 42. I am very stubborn and hardly give any shit to those whom i dont care about. 43. I like Bourborn. 44. I miss Pune very much. 45. I have decided not to fall in love. I rather make people fall for me and i know i do. 46. I often disagree with my Dad. But i love him the most. 47. I am very close to my Mom. 48. I do Transendental Meditation these days for atleast 15 minutes a day. 49. I do Siddha Kunjika Stotram everyday. It brings perfection. 50. I dont chat with friends online more as before. I hardly have time. 51. Avani has entered like a flash and changed my life completely. Point no. 33 is not longer valid. 52. Jagdeep and Naveen has proved to be very trustworthy friends. 53. I have a dream to do something for Lunawada Nagars. Hopefully i will be able to create something to leave something for our future generations to cherish.