33 is a special number! Happy birthday to me!

I’m getting older. It is so weird to say that I’m 33 years old but that’s life, let’s face it. The remaining hair is getting white, skin rids are not here yet but the most important is having a good health. While I agree that my weighting scale will soon refuse giving me any readings, I promise that I will try to lose some extra kilos (if I have time). Just have a look at how young (& cute) ( & less chubby) ( & free ) we were years back! btw, the photo looks great in a key chain, isn’t it? lol

The photo selfie project

Without losing more time of my precious life, I’m again uploading my daily ageing project which started back in 2013 :

Yeps, pictures don’t lie, especially when you have hundreds of them!

Some additional numbers :

  • 5 years of daily selfies
  • Roughly 1,800 pictures
  • Face time-lapse using the retired Google Picasa
  • Speed of 1/24 seconds per picture

Happy birthday to me!


Dhanvin’s 3rd birthday – Theme : Masha et Michka (Masha and the bear)

3 birthday cakes for his 3rd birthday anniversary :

  • One for the birthday cake cutting in school,
  • another one for the whole family party and
  • a last one (which got damaged in the car) for another small party.

For info, I purchased the Masha & Michka theme sets from AliExpress.

Link to the first birthday anniversary celebrations here (Theme : Cars) and photos for the football theme 2nd birthday celebrations can be found here.




32 years old…

Welcome back to the blog for this special post 🙂

Unlike previous years, the birthday celebrations started on the eve with a great beer party with colleagues in Trou Aux Biches. When I woke up early in the morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find these sticky notes on my garage door :

Another creative idea of my cousins. For those who probably don’t know the meaning, “Bhai” is the hindi equivalent for brother. Coming to today now, since we were on leave, we had lunch at Cascavelle food court before driving to Wolmar for a swim. The kid was the happiest of all because he loves swimming (just like his dad) while the mum sat down in the shade of trees. And the celebrations ended with a home made chicken briani and a birthday cake.

Selfie video project

Coming now to the annual share of my updated ageing project, there are now nearly 1500 selfies, shot daily for the past four years. This year, I uploaded the video to both my Youtube channel and my Facebook account :

For those who know about my ongoing diet (-16kgs since December 2016), you might be interested to watch (again) the pictures as from 4th December 2016 (1min40 marking). As from this particular point in the video, I have intentionally reduced the speed of the video.

Special thanks to J Kalachand for their annual birthday phone call and Nandos for their Rs250 gift voucher (through sms) :

As usual, no need to say that meanwhile Facebook was doing a great job to remind everyone that they need to wish me. Notifications, text messages ( including iMessages) and phone calls continued throughout the day.

Big thanks to family members, friends and everyone else for making this day special !

Dhanvin’s 2nd birthday – Theme : Football

Since we organised a smaller birthday party as compared to his first birthday celebrations, we held the football themed party at home itself.

The birthday boy was very joyful and impatient on this day since he has been practicing how to blow candles for the past month!

Happy birthday again!


30 years old…


That’s the day on which Facebook does a really great job and I did prove this! Birthday wishes are once again all over my Facebook wall, emails and messages. Thankfully, some close friends and family members still give me a call on this special day. Even Nando’s did remember me by sending me birthday wishes through SMS. lol. This year, the celebration is even more memorable since exactly one year ago, Dhaneesha and myself learnt about her pregnancy. Yes, it happened on a 22nd March! Today, he is along with us, celebrating my 30th birthday.

The Daily ageing project is still on!



As introduced last year on this same day, my daily ageing project is still on : During practically every day for the past 2 years, I click my selfie! I now have around 700 selfies which I compiled into the above time-lapse face movie with the help of Google Picasa. And the best part is that I take a picture of my son regularly too, not daily though. It will be really great to see the outcome in a few years time. Just imagine: a video with pictures as from day 1!

Before ending this post, let me heartily thank everyone for their wishes and for being part of my life! And also, to Dhaneesha for her cake 😉


6 years… Happy blog anniversary :-)

My little baby turned 6 today 🙂
Happy blog anniversary!

If you are a regular visitor here, you already know how much I love blogging, ever since I started 6 years back. A wonderful and enriching experience. However, unlike last year, there’s no celebration like the cake-cutting. This year, it will simply sweet-sharing with colleagues (who are only looking for another additional reason to get some sweets.)

There’s no big team behind the blog. Only me. Forever alone, lol. Without your support and participation, it would not have been so fun. So, thank you again for being here regularly.

Happy anniversary to my lil baby!

xx Yashvin xx

Previous blogging anniversary posts : 1234 and 5.

Celebrating 5 years of blogging

Happy 5th Blogging Anniversary!

Exactly 5 years back, I posted my first welcoming blog post.

Today, I can indeed say that it was really worth to step into blogging. My baby has grown into one of the most famous blogs of the island, receiving some hundreds of visits daily. It has been an awesome and exciting journey, still followed by so many people ever since the Day 1.

To celebrate this special moment, I ordered a black forest birthday cake and shared it among colleagues and my family members.

Once again, I heartily thank all of you for the wonderful support and participation during the past years. This said, I will study each and every suggestions/criticism received during the past days in order to enhance your experience here.

As usual, keep tuned in here, you aren’t going to miss anything.

Happy 5th Blogging Anniversary!

Previous blogging anniversary posts : 1, 23 and 4.

Here goes 1 more year, side by side

Happy anniversary to both of us 😉

We finally reached the 1st November! At first, we thought abt having a long drive but Miss Dhaneesha had to attend work today. So, we split the celebrations into 2 parts : A satur-day at Caudan (Cinema, Lunch and some drinks) and a great dinner tonight, at C-delights, Quatre Bornes.


The sea food platter (above) was really delicious! yashvinblogs highly recommends the resto 😉
I will spare you all the details because she will be blogging on it probably tomorrow. So keep tuned!

Happy anniversary to both of us 😉

Celebrating 4 years of blogging

Please join me to wish my dear little blog a “Happy blogging anniversary”!

I hope that my passion will keep driving you here for a long time!

Some data collected over the past 12 months :

  • 4000 new comments,
  • 170 new blog articles
  • about 90,000 visits and 140,000 page views

Did you know that a visitor like you spends an average of 50seconds on the blog (data collected for last 2 months). Thats really encouraging, keeping this blog alive since the very first day, 1st October 2006.

Please join me to wish my dear little blog a “Happy blogging anniversary”!

I hope that my passion will keep driving you here for a long time!

btw, my personal web site (www.yashvinawootar.com) blew the 8 candles some time ago. More blogging anniversaries : 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

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