Adios, 2008!

Where did you begin the year 2008? At home with my parents. I wanted a quiet start of the year with lots of introspection and left-over Media Noche goodies. I answered a year ender survey just like this. Actually, I just copied what I wrote in that survey. Hahaha! At least next year I can write something different! God bless Playboy and Alchemy! Oh, oh wait… I checked my Multiply, and I just realized I also went to Donnie’s house with Carlo. We went to the church and pigged out in Minute Burger. Then I went to Joel’s with Jap and went to Seattle’s Best after. Soooo… I did a lot of things pala. Haha!

What was your status by Valentines Day? Single and happy, but I felt broken and murderous the following day. Damn that boy.

Were you in school anytime this year? I only went to UP once, that was to give Japjap a tour of my favorite spots in QC. Please please please don’t ask me about my master’s thesis….

Did you have to go to the hospital? Yes, 4 times. Twice in V Potenciano (the nearest to where I live) to get med-certs, once in Makati Med to have my left-eye checked (thank God I’m still a 20/20), and once in St Luke’s to visit cousin Aaron after the Genesis bus accident.

Did you gain or lose weight? Both, like any normal person! My weight range for 2K8 was 118-123 lbs. Love it!

What food did you get to eat the most? Sushi, maki, sashimi, gyoza, Double Happiness bibingka, hiu tieu (Vietnamese soup), and a whole lotta junk from KFC, Jollibee, and McDo!

What alcoholic beverage did you get to drink the most? Strong Ice and a lot of mized drinks with tequila, rhum, or vodka.

What was the best thing someone ever did for you this year? A lot of people have shown me kindness this year and I thank the Supreme being for that. Pat Montojo stood out. Albeit upsetting me with anonymity, he is continuing to inspire me to be kind, fair, and creative. Thanks Pat!

What movie was your favorite this year? Hands down, The Dark Knight! I love you Papa Christian!!!!!!!!

2008Ever been a fight this year? Verbal kung-fu only with one of my elder cousins.

Did you have any encounters with the police? Uhhhh no, unless you count the time I got lost in Subic. I asked one for directions. :p

Where did you go for vacation? I went to Bataan with friends, Jap, Colleen, Eunice, and Levi. It was the first time I brought people to my hometown. Sana maulit this year! We have yet to go trekking and swimming in the lake!

What did you purchase that was over 100 dollars? One, my Ultra Mobile Personal Computer! No post about him yet!

Did you know anybody who got married? Two of my colleagues, Jasmin and May.

Anybody who passed away? None, but one of our company drivers, Kuya Bobby got into an accident last December 30. He passed away midnight of January 1, 2009. May God keep his soul.  

Attend any sporting events? Uhhh, no. I didn’t even get to watch even a single game of basketball. Totally unsporty year!

What concerts or shows did you go to? Myx Tour in Saguijo, Red Horse Rockademics in Chakiks, 6CM gig in 70’s Bistro, and (technically) the Wolfgang concert in Eastwood.

Describe your birthday: My 25th 27th was most def more laidback than my 26th. No JA, no dramarama. I lovelovelove my friends, except those who promised to go but didn’t show up. Uupakan ko kayooooo!!!

You favorite moment(s): Clubbing with friends, visiting BF to drink and be merry, sleeping over at Jap’s and raiding their kitchen, hanging out in Shang with Ate Dona, going home to Bataan to see my parents, bonding with cousins, and seeing a handful of longlost acquaintances and former flames.

New additions to your family: Zero, but I got to see my niece/goddaughter, Reese for the first time last Christmas. She’s adorable! Well, mana-mana lang ‘yan. Hahaha!

What was your best month? December! Very busy, heaps of fun, loads of food, and lots of money (Well, for the early part only, hehe. I am now semi-broke. Haha!)  )

Made any new friends? I met a lot of people, but only made a few new friends. I’m just glad I still have all of my old ones! :p

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Other than home, where did you spend most of you time? Uhhh… work? Grabe, I badly need a vacay!

How old did you turn this year? I’m a 27 year old vixen of life! Nyahaha. Kelangan lang may ka-rhyme eh! :p

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? I just promised myself to be fiercer and to seize more opportunities.

Have you had any regrets? None. Everything that happened this year was inevitable and vital. —> same answer as last year. The only “sayang” part of the year should have been realized and fixed almost a decade ago.

Done anything embarrassing? Nah, I don’t have a habit of embarrassing myself. An earth-open-up-and-swallow-me-whole moment happened during our company’s Christmas party though. My friends introduced me to my crush. the introduction was sooooo trite and old school. It involved, “Hi, can we get your number? By the way, this is our friend Iya.”

Gotten married/divorced? I wasn’t even in a relationship! haha, but I had a one-minute boyf on New Year’s Eve. Hahahaha!

Have you watched American Idol? Yes, almost all episodes, and to think I don’t watch telly a lot! The best AI season! I can’t wait for the next!

Have you gotten sick? Sick in the head since birth. —> Still am! :p

What’s a song that best describes you during the beginning of the year? David Cook – Time of My life and Dolly Parton – Jesus and Gravity. The 1st part of 2008 was full of trials for me, and these songs inspired me to hold on to my life objectives and just fight fight fight.

And by the end of the year? Rihanna – Breakin’ Dishes because I’m fierce. Haha! And The Killers – Mr Brightside, just because wala lang! Hehe!

If you could give your life to get anything back, what would it be? My Southside life. I miss the South my heart bleeds just thinking about it.

But oh well, this is a brand new year! Things change and I better make sure they change to my advantage!

Goodbye, 2008. I can’t say I’ll miss you. 🙂

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listening to: Led Zeppelin – Over The Hills and Far Away

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3 Comments

  1. joko

     /  January 2, 2009

    come to think of it, i did eat a helluva lot of sushi too this year, and i was also (technically) in that wolfgang concert too!

    love the resolution!
    2009’s going to be awesome!

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  2. happy new year! Imma do this too hihi. ♥

    Reply

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