The Year that Was 2010
the fun trip in Siquijor via Dumaguete
For various reasons unknown, this blog has been updated once or twice per month for the past year. I will not dwell too much on that but instead put my brain cells into good use in remembering the year 2010 if possible by month. The high and the lows, the curve balls, homeruns and anything else in between. Let us see if my memory serves me right and if the cells left in my brain are those healthy ones because God knows I have lost a few along the way, they committed suicide one by one. Haha
I don’t remember much about this month seeing as it’s the furthest but I will never forget January 28, 2010. This day, at MOA, I met Anne Curtis-Smith. It was the day when I decided that hiding behind the computer and posting on twitter has had enough attention and its time for me to finally do something to meet her (of course through the awesome fambam fANNEatics and through the Midas touch Ann Lim has haha). It was the day where that “got tweets? @annecurtissmith “ - the so called twitter shirt made it to the hands of Ms. Bankable Dyosa Anne. Couldn’t believe my eyes of how gorgeous and how down to earth Anne was (though I already know how big her blessed heart is). Aside from that, I couldn’t help but enjoy the playlist she had that night blasting though her mini portable speaker and ipod. Thing is, I enjoy the same genre as much as she does, but I kept my mouth shut. I am not too sure but I heard MEW, STARS, PHOENIX and perhaps BLOC PARTY in there somewhere. Haha
I thank the heavens (if there are more known to spiritually inclined people) for that day and of course the individuals who made it happen. It was a fun month ender.
Yet again another Bankable Dyosa experience, Anne’s birthday bash on Feb 17 at showtime. I had the opportunity to hang out with a few of the fanneatics that would serve as new additional people on my phonebook, facebook, twitter and friends list in 2010!
This was also a month where all the crazy things happened in the office. Well it was a start.
My birthday month! I turned 26 which to my surprise didn’t feel as much bad as I thought I would be during that day. I had a blast really during this month because it was all, birthday dinner there, birthday dinner here and a lunch plus a night with the pals in karaoke in which I, for the life of me, sang Andrew Ford Medina with matching video to prove that I did sing the hook on that song. Hahaha fun times!
Busy busy month, had so much thing to do at work which include revamping the survey for the whole company and providing a different take on the analysis part. Went to Baguio to conduct the survey and for a few presentation. I love going to Baguio and just walk around alone. Its good walking around there alone, makes you think about things because the weather and the mood helps.
This was also the month where a birthday celebration packaged in a fun karaoke showered with nachos night created such a big impact on the “issue based world” of the ever imaginative people I know from the concrete jungle, creating waves of merry making in the demise of someone innocent. Here is something for you (I know you won’t be able to read this awesome entry) You suck!
This was a fun month! It was this time of the year where I had the chance to finally cross borders (not my own town) and explore the other parts of Asia. It was fun walking around Malaysia and Singapore. I have been longing of exploring parts of the world and have planned of which places I need to go before I die (not that I am following that famous book which is also a show in the TLC channel). It was fun traveling backpacking style. Not much of things with you just some clothes and your very reliable camera.
The trip made me appreciate our own country more. That we can compete with these flourishing countries when it comes to tourism because there is nothing like the Philippines.
June, July, August
Not much that I remember from these months except that in August it was the height of In Your Eyes adventures. Which resulted to my colleagues, including my boss, watching the special screening in Greenhills as well as another manager asking me why he wasn’t invited hahaha.
I went home this month to Albay with my 2 managers. What was supposed to be a 3 day roaming around acting like a tourist was squeezed into a day because our unit head wanted to reach her reunion in Naga. It was a very tiring trip for me. I missed my flight by a mere 5 mins resulting to me having to book a flight to a place 3 hours away from my hometown. All of these will be read in my September entry.
This was the last time I saw my cousin, Rene, alive. I miss him dearly.
It passed by like it was normal. I don’t have much on this in my head right now. Unless I have an entry somewhere in the 2010 archive that proves otherwise.
A month of despair and hard work. This was the month where my life seemingly took the 360 degrees!
November 8, I lost my dear cousin. I just saw him in September, he cleaned the house for me and made sure everything was in order when I and my managers get there. I never knew it will be the last laugh I will be having with him, the last breakfast, lunch and dinner, the last brotherly /sisterly fight we will ever have and the last time he will ever wake me up that early for breakfast. I miss him. Coincidentally, the flight I took lead me to gate 118, which was the same day he died. I still cant believe that he is gone now. Whenever I think of him, its like he is just back home doing his usual things to do waiting for us to come home. I miss you terribly Manoy!
This month made me take that trip to Siquijor and Dumaguete. I needed the healing trip to figure out how I can turn things around. The trip helped a chunk load. Made me appreciate so much things in life. The places were magical and somewhat had helped in my healing process.
God works in mysterious ways. I guess this was His way to compensate a little for whatever I was going though in November. I wanted to win the laptop in our corporate Christmas party but instead I won the grand prize. I got the 42 inches LCD HDTV. I guess, God gives you a way to remind you that not every moment in your life will end up in despair (in whatever level that may be).
Spent Christmas with my cousin Claudine and her kids as well. It was a fun December. A month of healing and moving on.
I am pretty sure less people would even bother reading this. Perhaps it would just be me. Well its fine. At least when this blog gets older, it will remind me of how the year 2010 went down in my life.
2011 is just starting but I can now feel the rush of all the things I have to do. But one thing I just wish and want to make it happen, I want to graduate this April. I want to pass the comprehensive exam this January 25th and 27th. So for all of you who made it to this very last paragraph, please be my prayer warrior and help me ask God to guide me in that exam and let me end up with PASS on both.
Thank you 2010! Bring on 2011! I know you will be very exciting! Mom and big brother will be home in September. We are taking that long overdue family trip! Cant wait!