Sunday Musings #32: One about the New year’s eve and an exciting news

Jan 6, 201950 comments

The very first Sunday Musings post of the year 2019 and I come bearing updates from Dubai’s New Year Eve extravaganza. 

You might have guessed it involved too many fireworks at different places and obviously the one at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, was one of the bests in the world.

This NYE show is going to be run for a few more weeks. Yes, every night for the next few weeks, sans the fireworks. Here is a video of that so that you can understand how over the top we are, as usual, which I love!

We could not go to watch that in person but went to the nearby beach, that I talked about in an earlier post, to catch up on the other fireworks. And here are a few pictures I clicked.

New Year eve 2019
New Year eve 2019

If you like these, you should consider following me on my Instagram, where I keep posting updates from my Dubai life.

On my blog

On other news, my blog had a fabulous start and posted thrice already in the new year.

Sunday Musings #31: An Update On My 2018 Challenges!

Update on challenges

2019: What To Expect Of Me? 

2019 plans

Does your blog have these? A checklist for new bloggers 

New blogger checklist

Tag: Book Blogger’s Two Truths And A Lie – Can You Spot Them?

Two truths and a lie tag

Also we will be premiering our guest post series from Indie authors! I can’t wait for it go online. I am so excited!

Around the blogosphere

I had a fairly good year when it came to blog hopping and I am planning to continue it. Here are some of my favorite finds during the week.

  • Claire’s list of 50 books of 2018 that she considers the best is an inspiration. 
  • I am a new follower on Lili’s blog and I loved her post on how books save the introverts.
  • Laura discussed on the future of reading. Digital or physical books? What is your vote?
Related:  February 2020 - life updates: Sunday Musings #65

I am playing catch up with the comments on my blog and I will finish it off in two days. I will be returning every comment by visiting yours as I take part in the Comment 4 Comment challenge #C4CC2019

I am playing catch up with the comments. I will be returning every comment by visiting yours as I take part in the Comment 4 Comment challenge #C4CC2019

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I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.

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New Year eve 2019

Let us talk

How did you spend the New Year’s eve? What are your favorite posts of the week? Let us chat!

50 Comments

  1. Anne

    You have some great goals for 2019. And your posts shared here are interesting – I read a few of them. I get you about the commenting as I have been working to do it through the Sunday post as well as my subscription emails. It takes a daily effort.

    I hope you find some great reads and enjoy them! Anne – Books of My Heart

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you. My Sunday posts take a lot of work too!

      Reply
  2. Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

    Happy New Year, Gayathri. The fireworks at Burj Khalifa looks amazing. And good luck with your blogging goals for 2019. I am sure this year is gonna be great for you as well 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      I totally hope so. Thank you for the encouragement

      Reply
  3. Tina @ As Told By Tina

    Happy New Year! The firework show looks amazing! We don’t have firework shows around here because they are currently banned since we’ve been in a drought for some time. I’m really excited for your indie series.

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    • Gayathri

      That is sad but I hope you have a great new year!

      Reply
  4. Stephanie

    Oh my gosh, that show looks amazing! We had so many fireworks in our neighborhood that between those and the fog that rolled in, I couldn’t see the house across the street from us at midnight!

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    • Gayathri

      Damn those fog. We usually do not have a great winter anyway.

      Reply
  5. Amanda McGill

    Wow those fireworks look amazing!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes they were great. Thanks!

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  6. Daniela Ark

    The pictures are fantastic! I can tell you had a great time! Looking forward to all the indie author guest posts!

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    • Gayathri

      Yay Thanks Daniela!

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  7. Melissa's fandom world

    great article! That fireworks is amazing! Over here in the Netherlands people set off their own fireworks. There are some places where they organize bigger firework shows but nothing like what they do in those large cities around the world. Here, we see the fireworks everywhere when we step outside at 00.00 haha. I’d love to see more organized firework shows though and for people to stop firing their own since it can be quite dangerous – so many accidents happen each year, it’s so sad.

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    • Gayathri

      Back in India we have unauthorized fireworks but here in Dubai, like everything else, fireworks are organized too.

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  8. Floryie

    My New year eve was spent with a good book and reading buddies-chatting.. And I am very much looking forward to your planned guest series.. I love reading your blog..

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    • Gayathri

      Sounds like a great way to spend the eve!

      Reply
  9. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf

    I think I will join that Comment 4 Comment challenge once I finish graduate school.

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    • Gayathri

      We will be ready to have you then!

      Reply
  10. Stormi

    Those fireworks are so pretty!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes they were!

      Reply
  11. DJ Sakata

    You write so well – I covet your mad skills

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

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    • Gayathri

      Yay! Thanks a lot.

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  12. Rachel

    Wow, now that is a New Year’s Eve extravaganza! You got a really great view even from the beach! 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      Yes I got to see fireworks from different places as well.

      Reply
  13. Literary Feline

    I love the firework photos you shared. What a great way to bring in the new year! And yay for such a great start in blogging! I hope you have a wonderful 2019. Happy Reading!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you. I hope you had a good day too.

      Reply
  14. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Great fireworks images! Enjoy your books, and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks Laurel!

      Reply
  15. Laura Thomas

    You indie author guest post series sounds exciting. I love to support them any way I can. And the fireworks are splendid. I love viewing them over the water. You get twice the show:) I watched them from my front porch this year. We live in a rural area and the neighbors put on quite the display.

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    • Gayathri

      Watching from the porch beats beach, for the lazy me!

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  16. Lulu @ Roadside Reader

    Happy New Year! Ahhh, your indie author guest series sounds like it will be amazing! Can’t wait to check it out once it gets started!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you for the wishes! The series will start by Wednesday.

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  17. trin carl

    Great post. I perused your other blog posts since I found this one and loved your checklist for new bloggers and what their blog could have to help with engaging readers. #Sundaypost

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    • Gayathri

      I am glad you appreciate. Have a great week.

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  18. Sam@wlabb

    Looks like you were treated to a spectacular fireworks show. Great pictures!

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    • Gayathri

      I am glad you liked them!

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  19. Maureen @ Maureen's Books

    Yes.. I saw that NYE show on the news here. Crazy!! But I love it. LOL!
    Happy New Year and happy reading!

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    • Gayathri

      I loved it as well.

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  20. Charlotte @ Engrossed in a Good Book

    Great firework shots, they are never easy. Happy 2019!

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    • Gayathri

      Oh thanks. I had a fun time clicking them.

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you and same to you!

      Reply
  21. Olivia

    Happy new Year and I hope your 2019 will be fantastic!

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  22. jennifer gaarder

    Happy New Year! It’s been great ; but 2019 will be greater!

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    • Gayathri

      I sincerely hope that too!

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  23. Greg

    Wow looks like an awesome celebration! I love seeign fireworks and New Years stuff from around the world, seeing how people ring in the new year! And I love seeing fireworks from the beach- something about the lights over the water. 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      Yes I loved the chill weather at the beach as well.

      Reply

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