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Ryna in the 2nd Performers Piano Recital

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This is a link to Ryna in a Piano recital she did at NUS last weekend.    NUS had organized this session called the 2nd Performers Recital  and had children (around 220 of them) who had the opportunity to come and present a piece or two.  A wonderful opportunity for children to showcase their experience and also for the younger ones to get used to to the concept of practicing piano in front of a crowd.   Ryna’s teacher Ms. Janice Ong obviously knew how to make this work and this effort is all thanks to her… Ryna is obviously very excited with this experience.   And we are too πŸ™‚


Back to India :)

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After 12 fantastic years in Singapore, we have decided at last, to move base to India.    Whilst the decision was taken after some deliberation, it was made easy when one puts the core reason for going back in focus- which was for the children to settle down and get familiar with their motherland (and their relatives).  Also other personal reasons which made it relevant to consider going back.   Continuing to work at Microsoft, a great job in the Public Sector were the icing on the cake πŸ™‚

Singapore has been fantastic to us..  We came here with 2 suitcases 12 years ago..after long stints in IBM and Microsoft and a comparatively short stint in Iomega, we go back with 2 kids, a container load of stuff (which we did not know we had,) and tons of memories -mostly good (except 1- which was the loss I made on the car πŸ™‚ – overall it has been a great run.  Singapore has changed our lives – and set us up for the next innings πŸ™‚

Sad ? – yes.

In two minds? – no.

Absolutely excited to be going back to Bangalore – and getting in at a time when the whole country is BOOMING! 

What is also interesting is to see the sheer number of NRI’s returning back – and all for a reason – to ride the wave in India…  

I am looking forward to it – but for the time being – it is chaos – as we finish our packing – and more importantly, figure out, the pending work – which seems to be popping out of every nook and corner πŸ™‚

Selling my car has been my biggest grouse though :(. I guess I will come to terms sometime soon πŸ™‚

In the meanwhile – India calls… Will land in Bangalore End June πŸ™‚

Keep you posted on what develops as we go along…