Birthday in the Time of COVID!

(I was off for a few days from here since it was my birthday and I had some plans but when I got the 500 followers notification from WordPress, I had to login to thank you – for the best gift. It was the cherry on top of the cake!)

I’m sure you’re all like – why is this woman so obsessed with her birthday (since most of my posts this month have talked about it)???  I just like pampering myself on my birthday since most days I’m not the BEST me to me (even though I try to be). But 2020 was really out there to ruin any plans that I wanted to make. Here’s how it went down-

PLAN 1: The original plan was to spend a few weeks in East Europe – travelling and chilling! But well – we don’t have any flights to Europe from India due to the current circumstances (there are a few flights to Germany and London but you need an existing visa to take those).

PLAN 2: I convinced myself that a road trip to some place a few hours away from my city would be safe. We’d book an Airbnb in the hills and not stop anywhere enroute till we got to the Airbnb. But my family was pretty adamant about not taking any risks just to celebrate a birthday!

PLAN 3: So finally I decided that all I wanted to do was just chill on my own, some place quiet with a private pool or a jacuzzi! I found this perfect Airbnb in my city with a private rooftop jacuzzi and bar. I booked a cheesecake for myself from my favourite bakery, picked up a couple of bottles of wine and it was going to be a good birthday! But the morning of my booking – the Airbnb folks called to cancel the booking since their jacuzzi was malfunctioning and my heart broke. It literally felt like the universe was against me having any fun at all.

PLAN 4: I was sitting on my bathroom floor, tears streaming down my face wondering why this year was turning out to be worse than expected (okay, okay – I’m exaggerating, I was on the bed but I was tearing up!).  I couldn’t find any other fun Airbnb and I didn’t want to go to just any place. While browsing through some hotels – I found a really good deal for a stay in a nice fancy hotel! Albeit it didn’t have a jacuzzi but I decided to book it and just go chill there instead. And it turned out to be a lot of fun! I chilled, ate a lot, watched a lot of TV shows and had video calls with a dozen friends. Somewhere in the middle of my fun day I got the notification for 500+ followers and it just made my day so much better. I came back home to a bunch of cakes and gifts! It was just a nice, quiet yet extremely fun birthday. I think this is the best that could have happened given all the constraints! More importantly I was very very happy. πŸ™‚

Here are some photos of my day –

My room setup. 😍
The photo corner!
THE most perfect pancakes for breakfast 😍
Cake no.1: Baked Cheesecake from The Big Chill (Khan Market), Delhi
Cake no.2&3: Birthday cakes courtesy my sister and best friends 😍
Cake no.4
My birthday dress and this set up 😍😍

2020 was a bummer but hopefully, this next year I’ll be able to achieve all my goals. ☺️

Thank you blogging family for all your wishes, love and support! πŸ€—β€οΈ

Stay safe!

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54 Comments Add yours

  1. Olivia says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! And many congratulations for hitting 500 followers! So happy for you!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much, Olivia! πŸ™‚

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  2. Happy Birthday Moksha!!
    And congratulations for the 500 followers too…

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  3. Happy happy birthday dear❀️πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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  4. Congrats on 500 followers and a very happy belated birthday! ❀

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  5. Her says:

    Congratulations πŸŽ‰ on 500 and it’s so nice to see 🐼 so Happy!! Have a wonderful year ahead.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Awwww that is so sweet! ❀ Thank you so much!

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  6. Jasmine Rose says:

    Happy Birthday!!! πŸ’•πŸ₯³πŸ’– Congratulations on 500 followers! πŸ₯³
    You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress!!! πŸ˜πŸ’–
    And those cakes…hand them over! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      hahah – the cakes were insane!

      Thank you so much for your warm wishes! ❀

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  7. Divya says:

    Happy birthday Moksha❀️ Congratulations on 500 followers. That dress looks lovely on you dear🀩

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so so much!! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  8. imifarm says:

    Happy Birthday πŸ₯³ it looks like you managed to have a wonderful day even if there were a lot of obstacles to get there. The Hotel room looks dreamy and you look beautiful πŸ’•

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      haha – yes I did! πŸ™‚ The hotel room was perfect! Thank you so so much! ❀

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  9. How sweet! Happy belated birthday to you Moksha. Looking stunning! So glad I found your blog. Followed! Can’t wait to go on this blogging journey with you πŸ™‚

    Maryam
    https://infinitelyadaydreamer.com

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hi Maryam, Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

      Will definitely check out your blog too! ❀

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      1. Thank you so much love. It is so appreciated x

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  10. Zoewiezoe says:

    You are the queen of ‘treat yoself!
    Jealous!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Heheh – I take treating myself very very seriously! πŸ˜€

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  11. I loved the decorations!!
    Don’t worry you are not the only person obsessed with birthdays!!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Heheh, I’m glad I’m not the only one! πŸ™‚

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  12. sonali4465 says:

    Once again Happy Birthday and you look so pretty. Congratulations for 500 subscribers. Loved the decorations and the cakes too 😜🎊 🎊 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  13. Even with covid it still looks like you managed to have a magical time!! Happy belated birthday and lots of love xxx

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      It was amazing fun – loved it! How was yours? Hope you had a blast too! ❀

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      1. It was great thank you!! And so glad!❀️❀️

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  14. Congratulations πŸ₯³ πŸ‘ for achieving 500 followers, and best wishes for your birthday πŸŽ‚

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  15. Belated happy birthday Moksha….😁😁😁
    500 Followers, wow that’s great, many more on its way…😁😁

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Here’s hoping!

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  16. I love the pink foil balloons. 😍 And the cakes, they look yummy.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hehe, the balloons, gifts and cakes were the best part of my day! πŸ™‚

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  17. Wonani says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!!
    Congratulations on 500 πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so so much! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Like

  18. Bernadine says:

    Happy birthday! I love your blog, followed πŸ™‚ and I feel you on the COVID during a birthday- so was mine haha!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Aww, thank you for your kind words! COVID ruined a perfectly good year but here’s hoping for an amazing next one. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  19. tanvibytes says:

    Happy birthday πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽŠ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! ❀

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  20. Gibberish says:

    Belated birthday wishes and congratulations too πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! ❀ πŸ™‚

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  21. I love the setup! Belated happy birthday ✨

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! ❀️

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  22. besondersite says:

    Belated happy birthday πŸ’–
    Wow the balloons are so pretty! And 4 cakes!! 😍

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  23. Lani says:

    Once again, with feeling, HBD! πŸ™‚ It’s good that you want to pamper yourself. Do you have Taurus in your chart by any chance? A moon or rising sign? πŸ˜›

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  24. WOW! That’s such a cute decoration! Loved your picture too in the beginning! Belated happy birthday Moksha! πŸ₯°πŸ˜„πŸ€—

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  25. This looks absolutely perfect! Glad it turned out and congrats on the 500+ follower mark 😍 happy belated birthday πŸŽ‰

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  26. Your birthday looked like it was super fun and cute! Plan #4 πŸ˜‚ I love your writing style, it’s so funny and relatable! Lol

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you! ❀ ❀
      It was funnn but planning it was a pain!!!

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  27. Aww I hope you had an amazing birthday!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I did!! Really good and happy birthday. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Amazing! πŸ™‚

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