Two days more, and we’ll be saying goodbye to year 2010. Two years more, and we’ll be saying, “Goodbye Earth”.
Pfoooft. Well I don’t believe that. Whether the world will end in 2012 or whether it’ll end sooner or later, we always have to keep one thing in mind: Be Thankful. (A friend of mine made me realize this. She’s got a very grateful attitude, mind you. Hello, Ria Landingin!) 2010 has its ups and downs, highs and lows, but still it’s worth commemorating. So before the year ends, I’d like to share a few things I’m grateful this 2010.
- NO MINORS ALLOWED. I can’t remember much what happened last January, but on its 30th day, I became a legit. 18 years young, baby! It was my first time to receive a giant greeting card (with Sir Burn’s greeting on it. HOHO!) and a cake (thank you, babesss!). And another cake. It was something I didn’t really expect from my PT friends/anaks, so I was really overwhelmed! :)
- NEW FRIENDS, LASTING FRIENDS. I got to know a few more people (through GE classes, orgs, friend of friends and Tumblr, too!) who were totally WOW. Weird (in a good way). Oh-some. Witty. They’ve got the personality and skills that will rock your world and keep your life interesting. Thank you guys! You know who you are. *Hear Hear @Liezl Camarillo, @Gab Gaerlan, @Mark Manila*
But some friends are like wine: they get better with time. Family, high school friends, childhood friends, PT anaks, BFFs, Babesss, Blockmates, Batchmates and orgmates. You get to know how really good your old friends are when you give them your time. Rick Warren says it. “When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.”
- THERE’S ALWAYS A FIRST TIME. It was my first time to (1) vote and participate in the first automated national elections; (2) attend but didn’t witness the inauguration of our 15th President, PNOY; (3) sort-of-perform on stage in UP Manila for the DAC Culture week (It was kind of embarrassing so I won’t recall what the-hell-did-I-do that day); (4) go alone at the food expo at the World Trade Center; (5) watch movie at Robinson’s Movie house; (6) go to Enchanted Kingdom; (7) witness and participate in a photoshoot; (8) liesurely spend Wednesdays & Saturdays eating ice cream and talking with friends; (9) go Christmas caroling at night (this time, with a real choir); and (10) get freaking-ly serious about my future.
- ARTSY-FARTSY. Yeah. I explored Photoshop. I folded paper stars. I learned how to doodle (a little bit, ok? I’m still on the process of learning it). I practiced cooking and baking. I blogged (should this be considered an art?). Sembreaks could get boring, what should I say?
And some more personal achievements that should be kept personal, haha! Now that I’ve listed these, I recommend that you should to!
Let’s count our blessings, shall we?
Our BIG BOSS UP THERE deserves a salute and a big big big round of applause. :)
AY! ngayon ko lang nabasa infa! merry christmas too! :))
If you’re alive, it isn’t.” —
That’s what I’m talking about.
Celebrate for the real reason this Christmas - Jesus!