2011: That Unfortunate but Hopeful Year

I guess I consider this my public timeline for 2011 with the memories that I could be more fond of. 2011: I have mixed feelings towards you. You have been a year of regrets, realizations, mistakes, anger, hate, and disappointments. I could have done without you.

But there had been opportunities, moments of hope, newfound appreciation, graduation, a bit of traveling, a lot of dating, love, learning, and risks.

Although I’d really want to forget so many things about this year that’s about to end, I have to accept that it will remain to be unforgettable. I don’t think can stop asking questions so soon. I’ll never have answers but those questions will always be there, and I leave it to Time to do its work. Meanwhile, I could highlight those rare, better moments that make up for the worst memories. Continue reading2011: That Unfortunate but Hopeful Year

2011 Gifts Post

Here are some of my more notable gifts from 2011. Mostly gifts exchanged between me and Charlie because I don’t really see other people to get (and receive) gifts much from except for Charlie, haha. :P

Again, things aren’t listed in any particular order.

Also, I’d like to say that all the gifts I get from everyone, especially Charlie, are great, but these are just my favorites. Continue reading2011 Gifts Post

New Hair (and The Best and Worst of 2011)

This is going to be one of the (possibly many) pre-2012 posts (and the first) that I will be making before the year ends. This is also an attempt to use internet memes on my personal life, but I may get it wrong (which is why I’m just posting it here and not on 9Gag!)

You have been dutifully warned.

One of the best things about working at an Office that’s right in the middle of malls in Ortigas is that everything is a 10-minute walk away from you (except if it’s the Shang-ri La mall which is so much farther to walk than it seems). This means I can afford to get a haircut during lunch break. Which is what I did yesterday. Mostly because it’s a holiday today (so I won’t be in Ortigas to get the said haircut) and I think it’s best to start the year with a nice look (ohhh yeah, that’s definitely me complimenting myself. What is vanity).

(While we are at the subject of haircuts, I’d like to mention how much I love getting my hair cut at Toni & Guy in Manila. I can compare it with trying to get my hair cut in other salons and the hairdressers almost never get it right. I’d have to pay them Php250 to get it wrong, but Php650 for Toni & Guy to get it right — so, you’d understand where I want to put my money, right?)

Anyway, it’s the 30th and the year is about to end (thank goodness). It’s exhausted me in all ways imaginable. So many things happened and they are particular enough that I doubt I’ll ever forget them or how I felt when they happened. Although, on the way home from our Tagaytay Date-trip I told Charlie, “It’s a good year, yeah?” That’s not a lie. The year can actually be divided into phases: (1) pre-graduation, (2) pre-employment, and (3) employment with the first part filled with all the sad drama. Part 2 is more like a phase of inner conflict then Part 3 is an eventual adjustment and acceptance period (to the best of my ability).

Overall it was still a pretty good year (since I’m ending it feeling all happy and shizz), and here’s the best and worst of it — Continue readingNew Hair (and The Best and Worst of 2011)