After less than month I finally finished my annual blog entry which I started writing I think back in December 31. LOLOL. I was right anyway that when I publish this it’s the new year already. At least I did not get past Chinese New Year! :-p
I know by the time I finish this blog entry, 2012 has already come to an end and it’s now 2013. But as #BestMemories2012 is again trending with Arvin and I tweeting back and forth what are random stuff we love about 2012, let me just start my annual year-end blog. Unlike last year wherein I cannot single out one best experience that had happened [see Best Memories of 2011] - which at the moment is missing photo links, ugh!, this year, there are soooo many moments to remember. So many things that drove me crazy, cracked me and things that made me happy inside-out.
It’s nice to look back on what I picked out and what I perceived as the best memory of the previous year. It shows me how I change given a span of 366 days. So let me go back again, 12 months back to what happened this year (digging and scrolling through my Facebook page as well).
This will not be just the best memories but more of the significant moments 2012 had for me, whether good or bad.
January - this month was just a transition from pigging out, as always, during the holidays. Significant moments spent are at home. It was also a transition on realizing what I want to happen for the year.
After around 2 years, Karrie and I met up again for
breakfast dinner at Pancake house, where we ate breakfast food. LOL.
And ending that month, looking back, I know this simple donut was paving way for some decisions the next month.
February – this month marked one of the major decisions I had to do for myself. I chose how I want to be happy and what will it take to attain that happiness, and peace.
Parent’s Wedding Anniversary – Mom and Dad celebrated their wedding anniversary by leaving us with lunch money and going away on a date of their own. LOL. And so we did use all of it to pig out.
Happy Valentine’s Day – this was one of the weirdest Valentine’s Day for me. LOL. I celebrated Hearts Day with Dad and Dwayne for lunch, then Camille for dinner.
Binondo Trip with the parents - Mommy is gaga over Feng Shui stuff. So even if the Chinese New Year has already passed then, she was still eager to get some crystals and all charms.
Date with Maibs and Darryn – After weeks or months of planning to meet up, we finally did! And though, this date never had a next one (hoping this year, it will!), it was just nice to find other girl friends in the city.
March - ending the first quarter of the year, the moment significant moment was attending the Advance Leadership Course (part 2 of the trilogy). It was an another notch up of heightened awareness which made me understand the consequences of my actions the previous months.
Bisita kay Vesma – I braved the road I haven’t been by visiting Mommy Vesma bakla during the weekend.
Iris’ Birthday – this reminded me how I exert efforts to make someone special. Iris said she hasn’t blown a birthday candle in a long while already. So we looked for candles in Robinson’s and found only this haha. Then I woke her up at exactly 12 so that she can blow them (cake was a gift to her which we had already munched on prior) then slept again after.
April – this was a month of friendship. What friends do for friends, through good times and bad times.
Xperia Ray – As a promise to myself after ALC, I bought myself a new phone. This was the first ever phone that I bought haha. All my cellphones prior was bought by the parents. LOL. Thus, I bought a Capdase as well to complete it ($$$). The pouch was a gift.
I was able to publish my April Instabits (the oooonly one for last year haha!) on September. HAHAHA.
May – a busy month in preparation of the ISO audits for our two companies for June and July. It was just a month of happy hang outs. My blog entries started its decline in this month haha.
June – the hype of my busyness in the office! It’s out first anniversary in the office as well. A month of crazy up and downs it was.
First year at LPI – Hooray for finding a work flexible enough not to bore me and teach me new stuff as well. We started as 5, celebrated the anniversary as 4 since Iris resigned already.
Week 2/52: "What do you see Richard Parker? Tell me what do you see." – Life of Pi, originally uploaded by vwynx.
I just watched that movie the other day and loved it. It is so symbolic in so many ways and I just love how it makes you think. And how the audience will understand the movie in their own perspective.
As Pi kept on saying while being stuck in the Pacific, " I surrender!"
"It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse."
Good bye, Richard Parker. I lovingly surrender.
Week 1/52: “I can’t control the wind but I can adjust the sail.” ― Ricky Skaggs, originally uploaded by vwynx.
52 week project here we go again! 3rd round. Carmi managed to convince me to try again so that I can play and learn my new camera. Hopefully complete it this time as I wasn’t able to finish mine in 2010-2011.
I plan that 2013 will be a year of lotsa travelling thus I started the year with one. I spent the first weekend of the year in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It was actually a treat from our Sales Team as it was an incentive for them for their performance last year. I just made sabit lang haha.
This was taken at Sabang Beach near Sheridan Beach Resort, where we had our lunch before going to the Underground River.
Thanks Patpat for the shot!
Happy new year everyone and here’s to 52 weeks of me haha.
As most posts in this blog this is soooo late LOL. So just to define, let this be a 2013 Wish List (it’s just that Mom has been singing that song on repeat for a while now and it just kinda got stuck in my head).
I wasn’t able to write my yearly wish list because I literally don’t know what material thing to wish for this year. I wasn’t even able to list down three things for our company exchange gift. Maybe that was because I know I have most of the things I want this time or at least I can get it myself (that’s especially after getting my camera). Stuff to be thankful for will be through another blog post (just so while on holiday, this gets something up haha). So this year, let me wish for something intangible. Something like a spin-off from my LEAP journey which was inspired by Ate Tin’s post from last year which I dunno why I was able to come across to (Twitter? Did you tweet this? Hihii). 1. Forgiveness and Acceptance – That things will not always go my way as much as I want to control the scenario and as much as I want it to be perfect. There are some things that are really just not meant to be and to happen. And I want to forgive as easily as possible so that I can let go and be free from any emotional attachment there is – whether negative or positive.
“Minsan kaya tayo nasasaktan kasi may mga gusto tayong hindi nangyayari, may mga pangarap tayong hindi natutupad. Hindi pagkakamali ang magkamali. Ang mahalaga, natuto tayo. Pero yung pangalawang pagkakataon, pwede ka ng pumili.” – Jacq (Angelica Panganiban), One More Try
2. Discipline and Self-control – Whether this be related to impulsive shopping which involves card swiping, matters of the heart and its “necessities and requirements” or other stuff that requires a second thought before being acted upon. Ground and center. Take a deep breath. Then behave.
3. Patience – This has never, ever been a virtue that I have. I want to relax responsibly this coming year. Sometimes, things take time. Patience to wait for the right time, the right moment, the right mood, the right person… they all have their own perfect timing according to His will. Well, this doesn’t mean I cannot try to control make things happen if I can. But I have to learn to really surrender as things always do easily fall into its rightful places once I do.
4. Courage and Vulnerability – I need to step out of my comfort zone. To allow myself to be scared when I don’t know what will happen. I need to start doing things I don’t like just because I have judgments in doing them (i.e. dating LOL). And I need to be laid back and let go of my guard sometimes. I need to have the courage to travel on my own – my ultimate 2013 goal.
5. Love and Happiness – Need I say more? LOL. Given all the essence and the virtues above, I will not hurry love. Char. This year, I will choose to be happy – plain and simple with no complications tangled with the happiness.
2013 is a year of resilience. Bouncing back after all the breakthroughs this year. And learning to love, for real, again. ♥
You can’t hurry love
No, you just have to wait
You got to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes
*My photos courtesy of LEAP 54 Paparazzis (I dunno who took the shots, though)