Surprise birthday party – 60 is just a number

PHOTO-2018-09-23-09-13-18Thank you everyone who has been part of this amazing party πŸ™πŸ»
I was anticipating something would be happening but not expected this. When I reached the venue and felt you all there inside, I was little upset momentarily, I was not mad at anyone, not even at Prashanthi but I felt very uneasy, the only thought I had was I would have come little prepared not like the one walking on Manhattan streets 🀣 even if Unnu hadn’t brought my sarees, I would have stayed in those clothes I came in – since that is what ‘true me’ – right ? The rest are all accessories – so many layers and extensions we have been adding …

If I had known earlier that you were planing this, I would not have accepted it. The main reason is I do not want to be ‘the center of attraction’.Β Β The second reason is I do not want to waste money on these things. If you had still insisted, we could have a potluck get together at someone’s place and donate the money to a cause.
even I am thinking about the same with the gift if you all could agree for that – if we could return it and donate the money for a cause.

Putting aside all these, it was so nice to see the whole family with the exception few people who have been very close to me and not able to be there – Karthi, Tammy, Lakshmi, Prithi, Madhurima and Sneha and the list goes on and on as my ‘inclusiveness’ is bringing more people into my life (getting greedy in an unlimited way in Sadhguru’s sayings) and the bonding with everyone is getting stronger day after day.

Nevertheless, where should I start thanking people from ….
C713E905-5229-4458-A6DB-760CE43194DBI’ll start with my sister who has taken all the trouble traveling by different modes of transportation to come from Flushing to almost Trenton with her knee problems – thank you Geetha akka for your love, affection and concern for me and of course I missed Karthi;

263556EC-AF72-403A-B71F-11B6F472C60CThank you Lakshmi and Krishna Mohan to take the trouble to be part of this event as you are not attending many events nowadays and also thank you Krishna Mohan for mentioning and remembering chinna annayya – very touching πŸ™πŸ»

73C8C644-E670-483C-B796-9C6F0D1377BDI would like to thank Radhika and Sekhar as through the WhatsApp conversations realized as they have spearheaded the event and selecting the restaurant πŸ™πŸ» by trying various places – don’t blame me Sekhar for putting on few pounds 😜and wishing their best wishes through video clippings – besides all these, I have a special bonding with Sekhar, we try to share things happening in our lives either sad or happy or anything in between and try to gossip sometimes πŸ™ŠπŸ™‰ and I try to be his mentor sometimes – whether it works or not πŸ€”

C2950704-A912-4599-B96B-CF218D7755ABI want to thank Ramana and Radhika for taking time to decorate the venue place which is so beautiful;I really know how much work is involved – time wise, ideas wise and etc., special thanks to Ramana for doing all these irrespective of her knee pain. Very truly appreciated your love ❀️

Ramu and Ramana – thank you for the beautiful song – ee mounam – from Dr. Chakravarthy – one of my fav ANR garu’s songs and with that song you tried to cover Akkinenis completely (very passionate for Akkinenis from my childhood) and always Ramu makes me feel emotional by his compliments for the works I do and calling me a ‘Role Model’ happy tears πŸ˜…and big hug πŸ€—

480874CD-5B35-4FAD-B5F4-CAC8FB6CBC35Kameswari and Kanth – for posting some fake WhatsApp messages in our small group fitness freaks that evening and also selecting Apple Watch ⌚️ and Kanth saying some nice things about me 😊 and Kameswari calling me a ‘good sport’ 😊 did I have a choice 🀣

9D4ACEB7-55F1-418E-86E2-5C4D840F2801Ramana and Sirisha – for being part of the eventΒ and Ramana for challenging me for cards game and talking about our good olden days πŸ€— and also mentioning about 2017 Kailash Yatra video, that is just a sample 😜

 

 

EC8B5A0C-DE09-47A8-A3D1-1B0AF7E98829Radha – thanks for being there and brought back those beautiful memories of your childhood and making uncle and me a big part of yours and Ram Sai’s childhood. ❀️ and hugs πŸ€—

 

 

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Uma, Ramesh – thank you very much for that lovely video clip from your family and I was so surprised and happy to see Rhea being very close to me – she has appreciated the colors of my saree πŸ€—and even she has invited me to your place before she was leaving. So lovely and thanks for being part of event.

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Padmaja and Rajesh – thank you very much for being there and part of the team efforts to make this event happen in a beautiful way.

 

09EC13E0-A715-4CED-8C66-52EF9EB711D4Radha, Siri – thank you for being there as it has become a rarity to see you at the parties (I guess we haven’t had any lately) and it just hit me that I am 60 when Radha wished me as ‘Sastipurthi’ πŸ™‰πŸ™ˆ

Satya Thank you for singing that beautiful song 😍😘❀️

 

Rachana and Tanvi for bringing so much happiness to me and delight to everyone by dancing for my one and only fav hero – Nagarjuna’s songs – picked from three different times – vesamkalam vennelalona … nee kosam nee kosam; Soggadae Chinni Nayana; greekuveerudu naa rakumarudu .. β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

And Rachhu for sharing your memories of spending time with me along with Nikki and how I have protected you from the pigeons 😜 and made me realize I should take you to a Broadway show.

Sowmya and Ramya – again you Yamarthy sisters rocked with picking chaitanya’s and Samantha’s songs
From their debut movie to their latest ones – YMC, UTurn, RRVC, again all my fav songs ❀️😍😘

How come you girls ignored Akhil Akkineni πŸ€”πŸ™

Then comes our Akhil – you have really touched me by calling your second MOM – that is the best birthday gift I could ask for – I am on my journey to become an ‘Universal Mother’ (hopefully that is Sadhguru’s future mission for me) – what an honor, thank you very much Akhil 😘❀️

Rishi Babu – thank you very much for recollecting a very nice memory of ours. I am so used to read books for Karthi when he was a child and I would never say NO to read a bed time story. So much love ❀️ and πŸ€—

Surya – you really surprised me when you came before the mike to talk and dwell a nice memory of Toys R Us – thank you very much Surya πŸ€—

Tarun – thank you very much by acknowledging every one’s statement that I am RELIABLE πŸ€—πŸ˜˜ and I always think you are more matured to your age as sometimes you speak absolute truths in a casual manner. Love you ❀️

Chaitanya – thank you very much for expressing your love towards me and also speaking on behalf of Karthi – as you two are always my leg pullers; love you a lot πŸ€—

Unnu thank you very much for being here and I know for every birthday your wish was to be here with me to make me celebrate my big day and your wish was so STRONG that it happened this year itself β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ€— and putting a poker face when I talked to you that morning about something was cooking and I could feel it ….

E2D9DC70-346B-4315-BEAE-3A7817ACE7D2Last but not the least – a big BEAR HUG to Prashanthi for considering me as her MOThER – you are all assuring me I am on a RIGHT Path and making such a beautiful video, I know how hectic task it is to communicate with people and getting messages and compiling them with nice apt music at the background especially when Arya was sick the whole week.i ❀️Manam background And also not leaking anything and made me to go the event … and also the way you expressed your concern and fears but how everyone of you has sent me to Kailash Yatra πŸ™πŸ»

my birthday picI have to thank one more person here – Abigail- Arya’s friend who came to the party and scared by looking our gang and she literally got shivers and decided to stay away from us 😜 while we were returning , she wanted to have music played in the car despite of the fact she was very sleepy (she heard and simultaneously sang many songs while we were driving to the venue ) and she asked some singer or some series where there is a Happy Birthday Song – I knew immediately that she was asking that song for me and while the song was half way through chaitanya asked her why she has chosen that song and she said it was the birthday of someone in the car – I must say Girls are very mature – love you Abhi πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ€—

Sorry for keeping you all waited for so long at the venue since it was a surprise for me it was very difficult for Prashanthi to keep me on the track for an outing and also the restaurant is far away from our place. even our Arya didn’t give me a clue when I asked him several times where we were going, love you Arya Babu and Shakti Babu for enjoying the dance πŸ’ƒπŸ» πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»

And you people have a nerve to ask me whether it was a surprise πŸ™ˆπŸ‘Ί looking at me, my dress, my hair, my face, and my sneakers.

I love you all a lot and please consider my request for returning the gift and donate to a cause πŸ™πŸ»

  1. Prashanthi’s beautiful compilation from you allΒ Β This is the video link
  2. Link to pictures more pics to be added

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