Sunday, January 04, 2009

2008 in Retrospect

For lack of a better title, I'm recycling one that I used before...but with a different year, of course.Ü So since we've already bid goodbye to 2008 and 2009 is already 4-days old, I'd like to take the opportunity to look back on the year that was and try, as much as possible, to remember the highlights of my year (which would entail browsing through my ever-reliable daily planner since I have this sickness that you call memory gap...Ü).
  • I got to go, for the first time, to the following places in the Philippines: Boracay, Davao, and Hundred Islands Ü
  • I became a Licensed Open Water DIVEr (hindi DRIVEr ha...hehehe!)
  • I got promoted Ü (I know promotion's a great thing but I now have half-day Saturday work)
  • I got to see and hang out with my best friend Silver when she had this spur-of-the-moment Manila vacation in September Ü
  • My mom stopped smoking!!!Ü
  • My brother Kyle graduated high school and started college at CSB
  • The re-opening of the small rotonda at Domestic Road...after less than a month of closing it AND yours truly bombarding the **** traffic enforcers with snide comments, suggestions, opinions, justifications, and all what-have-you's every time I get the chance to (I literally go out of my way to talk to them about this impractical traffic scheme that they implemented)
  • Acer replaced my problematic PC (i'm actually not sure if this should be here or on the 'other' list since I am NOT happy with its OS)
  • Went on a "spree" towards the latter part of the year
  • Got addicted to Gossip Girl and House
  • Had a room makeover (I am still about to blog about this Ü)
  • The entire Philippines had a super long Christmas/New Year vacation
  • I had my first ever Rafting and Zip Line experience
  • Bumped into Anne Curtis and her model friends at the Araneta Center's washroom before the Bench Blackout Fashion Show
  • Finally solved that "Ñ check printing" problem at work (yippeee!Ü)
  • And since I love weddings, I got to go to the following weddings this year: Corina & Chito, Ian & Ethel, Ella & Marvin, Eli & Joseph Ü

The CONS of 2008, on the other hand, are...

  • Problem with Fitness First & BDO
  • My birthday fiasco (dalawa yun, but I don't want to reiterate)
  • I lapsed in my "blogging promise" (to myself) of 1 blog per month

Forgive me if I don't want to elaborate on the last three since I want to remember 2008 for its happy-happy, joy-joy moments and not on those things I'd rather forget. And since 2009 has already begun, my wish for everyone is a year where the fun and happy moments totally outweigh the not-so-happy ones.Ü TTFN!Ü

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year, New Layout

Since it's the new year, I decided to update my blog's layout. I found this Mont Tiara theme from Wordpress that I fell in love with and after a whole day of blog's updated layout! YIPPEEE!!!
I hope you guys find the black, red, and white color scheme appealing...and I hope you'd still continue reading my blog even if there's an image of a bed in the header...i'm hoping it doesn't actually make you want to go to sleep when reading my blog. Hehehe...
HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone! May 2009 be worry-free and fun-filled for all of us! *HUGZ!*and*MUAH!*
I was watching the Today Show (i'm not actually sure if it really is the TODAY Show) the other day (now, that's a bit confusing!Ü) and heard that "Twittering" is OUT and that "Slow Blogging" is IN! This just means that I am actually part of the IN thing (I'm probably the slowest blogger in town)! What actually is Twittering? It's posting what you're actually up to via You're supposed to update this every minute of every hour if you can...I actually signed-up before...but never really got the hang of it. Which is apparently a good thing since it's OUT now...and SLOW BLOGGING is IN! So, what is Slow Blogging? Basically what I'm doing...blogging only as often as once a week or once a month...actually posting something that you've thought about rather than whatcha-doing-right-now-spur-of-the-moment thingies. Anyway...i'm just glad to be IN