The hiatus

Not maybe too long but then there it was. I cannot explain the happiness of coming back.

But, did I ever go away?


I have been reading everyone of your posts during my travels and haven’t missed a single of them. So, my reader isn’t looking crazily full or anything. Yet, there has been this void. I missed writing. I had so much to say. I have so much to say. But I always pushed it aside because I have been too busy getting pampered and pampering.

For now, I just wanted to say I missed writing here. I missed seeing your comments (C’mon, I may write for my happiness, but reading someone’s opinion is priceless too). I missed being here actively. The past month has been hectic. I completed a few exams, had my in-laws over and practically roamed as much as we could all around Singapore, took a trip to Bali, played like crazy in our private pool, watched my in-laws laugh till they had tears in their eyes, watched superiorly silly movies and realized why I LOVE Boman Irani and Paresh Rawal, discovered the joy of being in a villa (Sorry, I am going to show off because it was a beautiful experience) over holidays, woke with a smile to heavenly masala chai everyday, giggled and made fun of father in law’s expression as he read the newspaper, taught techie stuff to in-laws (if you know me, you will laugh at the very thought), sat through nights watching unbearably senseless movies just because we had company, made, rather ate a zillion dishes for dinner ( seriously) everyday!, bought silly stuff, smelt the flowers literally and learnt to identify them by their smell thanks to mum in law, cried at the sight of the gazillion chillies that went into some curries, used the mortar and pestle effectively for the first time in my kitchen, learnt a whole tot of Bengali cuisine, went home to smiling people everyday, studied some more, planned a lot, struck things off  to-do lists, missed looooooong calls to parents back home and –

vacationed in Bali and then come back to the news of being promoted at work.

And and! WordPress looks different.  Hmm,  I miss the old fella. Hello, new look!

And all of that comes out of just one breath. I have so much to say. So much!

It will have to wait. I will take time to come to terms to opening the door myself when I go home tonight. I will probably just pester K to reach home before me. Until then, I just wanted to say that I needed to write here. And say a very very warm hello to all of you.

How have you all been ? 🙂


  1. Destination Infinity · June 28, 2013

    Congrats on the Vacation and the Promotion 🙂 You should be careful about the later though, because some companies will give more work in your hands in the name of promoting! 😛 I was expecting to see some pics, but none here??

    Also, please help me on one thing: Can you go to Google Play store, download a free book and see if you are able to read it in Kindle? If it is not possible directly, is it possible to do it through calibre software?

    Destination Infinity

    • Destination Infinity · June 29, 2013

      I got it. We can convert ePub (offered by Google Play books) to Mobi (supported by Kindle) using the Calibre software. Here’s how to do it – 🙂

      Destination Infinity

      • kismitoffeebar · June 30, 2013

        Hey DI !

        Yes, you can 🙂 I do it too 😛 I am sorry for replying late.Let me know if you need something. I guess you are into non-fiction majorly, but if you need any books and I have them, I will send them over in mobi 🙂

        Enjoy! Looking forward to hearing your possession of a Kindle!

  2. greenboochi · June 28, 2013

    Congrats on the promotion Kismi!! Yayyyyy!!! Such a super come back post, I am loving this. Glad you had a super good time with in-laws and a wonderful vacation 🙂 I know its hard to come back to an empty home.. but go on, pester K 😛 😀 Waiting to read more of all that happened 🙂

    • kismitoffeebar · June 30, 2013

      Thanks a lot Gb 🙂 Thanks thanks! LOL, turns out K did come earlier than me though I had to open the door myself since he was busy watching news 😛 But yeah, good times 🙂

  3. sjscribbles · June 28, 2013

    Ohhhh Don’t I love reading your posts – more so after i met you 🙂

    Is’nt this a wonderful come back post ! and I’m back as well – from a totally new country !!!

    Cheers and Welcome back the both of us Kismi !!!

    • kismitoffeebar · June 30, 2013

      Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee! SJ ! So happy to hear from you. I keep looking at your ph number sometimes wondering if you reached and settled 🙂 Looking forward to readingyou and your new experiences. Wishing you a lot of good luck and happiness 🙂

      Welcome back! 🙂

  4. sjscribbles · June 28, 2013

    and…..Congratulation on your new promotion !!!

  5. The Girl Next Door · June 28, 2013

    My, my, you’ve had a busy time! 🙂 Congratulations on the promotion. Can’t wait to hear your Bali tales and see pics, and read all your posts about everything you have to say.

    Missed reading you. Was wondering where you were. 🙂

    • kismitoffeebar · June 30, 2013

      he he, yeah TGND ! 🙂 I will soon share all the tales.

      I read about the books you read and the Landmark experience as well. I have been here and yet not written much. Am back now! 🙂

  6. Praveen · June 28, 2013

    Welcome Back.:) One should always took some Hiatus once in a while

    • kismitoffeebar · June 30, 2013

      Thanks so much Praveen! 🙂 Yeah, I agree. Coming back to the missed feeling is good 🙂

  7. Zephyr · June 28, 2013

    Great to see that you had a wonderful time away from the net. It warms my heart to see that you had cosy family time with your in-laws and a promotion to boot. Congrats dear girl and god bless!

    • kismitoffeebar · June 30, 2013

      Thank you so much Zephyr! 🙂 Warms my heart to see your wishes. Thanks so much! 🙂

  8. Amit · June 29, 2013

    Hey! Congratulations on your promotion! And Wow for Bali! I am craving for a vacation here.

    • kismitoffeebar · June 30, 2013

      THanks so much Amit! 🙂 You must be soooooooper busy given the new status 🙂 I hope you get a break soonest! 🙂

  9. Swaram · June 29, 2013

    Phew, I read it in one breath too 😉
    Welcome back and congrats on the promotion 🙂 It’s so nice to return back to a home with people – can’t wait for the Mother and sister to arrive here the coming Friday 🙂

    • kismitoffeebar · June 30, 2013

      LOL Swaram! 🙂 You are busy with clicks, I see! :)And lucky you! Enjoy to the hilt girlie! 🙂

      • Swaram · June 30, 2013

        Clicked long back, just posting now 🙂

  10. Smita · June 29, 2013

    wow!! evidently u had a lifetime of a break!! Good to have u back here & ya congrats for that promotion 🙂

  11. More than words · June 29, 2013

    Congrats on ur promotion… is such a happy post….wow u sure had a lovely time….

  12. anisnest · June 29, 2013

    congratulations on the promotion.. that sounds like a bussyyy bussyyy yet happy happy month 🙂 hey I cant say welcome back! as I am myself being very much irregular in blog world.. hope to get back soon.. take care

    • kismitoffeebar · June 30, 2013

      Thanks Ani! 🙂 Understand you being away as well. So much on your hands 🙂 Wishing you a good break and relaxed time at higher frequencies 🙂 😛

  13. Filter Kaapi · July 1, 2013

    Sounds like you had super fun! Congratulations on the promotion! Waiting to hear.. erm.. read about your Bali trip!

  14. Visha · July 1, 2013

    I would like to read about your June more in detail 🙂
    Boman Irani is awesome!!
    Photos beku 😀 😀

  15. Dreamer · July 2, 2013

    Bali sounds heavenly! Waiting for the pictures!!

    And congratulations on the promotion!

    • kismitoffeebar · July 3, 2013

      Hello Dreamer!

      Welcome here 🙂 Thanks so much. Coming soon 🙂

  16. Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu · July 2, 2013

    Hi! Hopped over from Pixie Land! 🙂
    That was a Shankar Mahadevan “Breathless” type of post! 😛 Enjoyed reading it!

    • kismitoffeebar · July 3, 2013

      Ah, from Pixieland, I see! Welcome welcome! 🙂

      LOL – yeah when I read it after posting it, I felt pretty much similar 😛 Thanks 🙂

  17. Little Fingers · July 2, 2013

    We missed you here , looks like you had an amazing time while you were away 🙂

    • kismitoffeebar · July 3, 2013

      LiFi ! 🙂 I did 🙂
      Feels so good to be back, talking to you all!

  18. Roshni · July 2, 2013

    Nice to see you back! Looking forward to reading all that you have to say! 🙂

  19. Deeps · July 4, 2013

    Good to see you back, Kismi! Congratulations on your promotion :). Can we expect a Singapore and Bali travelogue from you now? 😀

    Looking forward…

    • kismitoffeebar · July 4, 2013

      Thanks Deeps! 🙂 Yeah, Bali travelogue pakka….. Singapore tales are always ongoing 😛

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