Skip to main content

2011 - The Year That Was

So here we are again. Yet another year has passed. Honestly, I could have done a lot more justice to my blog this year, but simply put, the drive was missing. My new job is demanding, actually, much more than I had anticipated. Besides writing a blog is no joke; it requires a lot of concealed effort and dedication.

Alright, I'll cut to the chase and fill you in on both my professional and personal fronts.

Professional Highs:
  • It's no longer a secret. I joined Lionbridge Korea as a Documentation Project Manager in November 2010. Within a few months, I was promoted to the position of a Solution Architect, primarily because the management acknowledged my contributions in active presales. Under my leadership, Lionbridge Korea has secured many work orders for their Global Content Development (GCD) business unit. My team also reported a double-digit growth in annual revenue this year, which is freaking exciting to say the least.
The Top 25 Most Influential Bloggers in Technical Communications
Personal Highs:
  • Some of you probably know via my Facebook or Twitter updates that I was interviewed by tbs TV channel. It wasn't a planned interview though, since I had sneaked in to attend a weekend event called “Explore Seoul”, organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. There I was - with my family plus a bunch of unknown foreigners - visiting famous tourist attractions in the city like Gahoe Museum, Samcheong-dong, and Coex. You can see a short clip here.
Explore Seoul
  • Following the success of the "Explore Seoul" event, RJ Henry Kimm invited me to share my travel exploits on his show "Primetime". The show was aired live on tbs eFM (101.3 MHz). You can listen to the recording here.
  • For a change, this year I was keen in exploring some of Korea's best performing arts, which meant making time to see Drumcat Percussion Performance at MyungBo Art Hall and 2011 Korea In Motion's Hot Stage (Dulsori's Well-Wishing BINARI).   
2011 Korea In Motion's Hot Stage (Dulsori's Well-Wishing BINARI)
  • Talking of music, I was totally high on K-Pop throughout the year - be it attending the 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave or taking a day off to greet 2PM and missA in person.
2PM and missA
  • A visit to Boseong Green Tea Plantations was long overdue, and this year I could finally plan a road trip along with my wife and son during Korean Thanksgiving holidays.
Boseong Green Tea Plantations
2011 was an excellent year for me on many different levels. My best wishes to you for a peaceful but productive new year.

Popular posts from this blog

Why I Will Never Write For BlogAdda Again

I'll keep this straight. My love affair with BlogAdda is ending. And I am so glad it's finally over. From past one year, I kept dragging on. I was lovelorn and stupid, holding on to a belief that something better was in store for me.
Since early 2014, the blogging community in India has grown significantly. Thanks to influencer marketing campaigns across the country, small businesses like BlogAdda have started to flourish. Most of these companies have discovered an easy way to engage brands with bloggers - via contests and events.    
I don't like contests per se. Ironically, I keep participating in them. If thinking about winning in contests is a crime, I'm guilty as charged. I spend hours in researching information and interviewing people, preparing drafts by including text, illustrations and videos, editing and publishing posts, promoting them via social media, and much more.
If you think all of this is easy, well, think again. God only knows how much sacrifices I had…

Teamonk Unveils Its Valentine's Collection - Customized Gift Packs Just For Tea Lovers

I was ecstatic to participate in a tea tasting session hosted by Teamonk Global today at the DLF Club 5 in Gurgaon. One of the biggest reasons for me to be a part of this session was to know more about the specialty teas from the Teamonk brand.

The session was an eye-opener of sorts - as tea specialists from the company trained us on the tea basics, food pairing, blending, and most importantly, the history and health benefits of tea.

For me, the best part of the session was the unveiling of Valentine's Collection by Teamonk Global. These customized gift packs are lovingly crafted just for tea lovers.

And the timing could not have been apter! Just the perfect Valentine's gift for your loved ones.

My recommendation would be to try out the new Azaya Rose Tea with the exquisite Signature Pottery collection. It's the ideal handpicked teaware collection for the choicest tea.

The purity, rich aroma, quality, and peerless taste of whole leaf teas were further demonstrated through …

CIRCUS CyberHub: When A Local Restaurant Tells A Global Story

Somewhere in the heart of DLF CyberHub Gurgaon lies a casual dining restaurant cum cocktail lounge by the name of CIRCUS, held in great reverence by leading food critics and gastronomes alike.

I love any effing excuse to try out a new F&B property; this time around, however, I was eager to find out what the buzz was all about!

CIRCUS continues the epicurean journey from its first outlet in South Extension II Delhi. Offering the perfect global street food for your palate, CIRCUS introduces different regional favorites, much to the delight of the discerning foodies in Gurgaon.

The brainchild of popular restaurateurs, Shivkaran Singh and Sunny Singh, CIRCUS is a local restaurant telling a global story.

The place succeeds to a large extent in rendering novel experiences, and here's why.


Boozy Balti

Circus Kala Khatta Long Island Iced Tea (LIIT): Strictly for the connoisseurs of taste, this cocktail contains vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, and kala khatta. One LIIT shot…