Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Goodbye 2008, Hello 2009

Posted by Alei at 12/30/2008 9 comments


Only a single day left before we 2008 finally ends. Another year of failure and success is bound to take its exit in our lives. A great deal of events had happened during the last 364 days of this year. I graduated, left home, had a small business, stayed unmotivated to work, annoyed with monotony As I looked back, waves of mixed emotions swept through me, happiness, melancholy, emptiness, distrust and the list goes on. It’s all but natural to feel these things. We are humans after all, sensitive to every stimulus inevitable for us to stumble upon.


This year has not been that good enough for me. Or is it just me who made it that way? I felt reprehensible of everything that happened. Life could have offered me more if I have not been complacent of what I am. Nevertheless, I am still thankful for all the blessings I have received. Maybe I was just expecting too much that I fail to recognize life’s little pleasures.

With a deep sense of gratification, I am finally pining for another year of chances. The gaffes I have committed in the past should not impede me from moving forward, instead, it should have serve as a motivation for me to do better, to be more responsible with my career.


I have no regrets after all the blunders I came across. It made me immerge as a better person. I have lessons learned and plans laid out. However, I should not live with either the past or the future. I should live with the present, should live with "now".


Life goes on. Let us not be stocked with the past and welcome another year of prosperity.


My christmas, my vote

Posted by Alei at 12/30/2008 2 comments

My Christmas

Christmas was over. How well did you spend it? Mine was just as simple as eating together with my family as we wait for midnight. We ate, talked, and laughed collectively as we shared different tales of our own. It was most likely a simple reunion given that we lived separately since mom died. It was a perfect time to be reunited. More than the gifts, perfect crisp bills and foods, nothing beats family togetherness this festive season. The warmth cheers and sense of belongingness everyone felt during the once-a-year Noche Buena is incomparable with any material thing the malls can offer. Still, at the end of the day, it is not the quantity in your pocket that counts as the spirit of Christmas, it is the quality of time with your loved ones that is.


My vote


Before the holidays, I had a conversation with Ate Lainy regarding a contest of Kuya Jessie. I did not join it instead, I decided to be voter. The contest winners will be determined by popularity. Of course, This is so me votes for Lainy (woohoo).


I almost forgot that today was the deadline of the said contest. Thanks to my calendar hehe. I know my promise of voting you was long overdue Ate Lainy. I hope my vote helps. And to all the contestants, good luck!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Shot on the Spot

Posted by Alei at 12/14/2008 16 comments
It was early morning. I just woke up and was blog hopping when I saw that Lainy tagged me. My cam was just an arm reach so itched to take a shot. Here it was.


I haven’t washed my face yet but I managed to comb my hair brush my teeth before facing my computer. I was still sleepy then and even on my pajamas haha literally fresh from the bed. I blinked as the cam flashed. I expected that my eyes were still half-closed hahaha.. The photo was better than I thought except for the eye bugs hehe. If it not had been for the rules, I might have edited my pic to get rid of those eye bugs haha. I remained honest to comply with the rules. =)

Now I am tagging:
Kcat of Iam kcat
Atenean101 of Atenean101
Girlforallstatus of Tales of Pinay single mommy
Liza of Mommy's little corner
Abie of The Sweet Life
Wendy of Nurturing Nigel
Ask Ms recipe of Ask Ms recipe
Dorothy of Women's self esteem blog
Pio Jun Babia of Pio Jun Babia
Jemade of Only ones and zeros are allowed

Here are the rules:
1. DON'T change your clothes.
2. DON'T fix your hair.
3. Just take a picture.
4. Post that picture with NO editing.
5. Tag 10 people to do this.

I hope you guys will have fun as much as I did. =)


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Get going with Dneero

Posted by Alei at 12/06/2008 0 comments

Friday, December 5, 2008

A bum's life

Posted by Alei at 12/05/2008 1 comments
April, May, June, July, August, September and October passed quickly. November has passed too and yet, I am still a bum. I am not really that shiftless loafer since I have a small business to be occupied of. Though small, just enough to support some of my needs and wants and somehow help my relatives.

The most rewarding part of it is having control of my time. There are no superiors to be reported to and there is no compelling rush to beat off the time card compare to the usual rushing employees I can picture out in MRT stations. I have a complete liberty of time. However, I am obliged to stay at home that makes my life gets boring each day. I am not a home buddy. Way back college, staying at home is only an option when I felt like doing necessary household chores, schoolwork, or felt an urge to finish a good book. But life is far different now than it was when I was a student. I have already graduated that made my excuse for leaving and going to school for a project turned to be an ineffective lie.


Thanks for the company of my computer that temporarily eases me every time dull moments strike me just like this time. Blogging has been a productive hobby to deflect my monotony that gives me an opportunity for self-improvement and discovery. Blogging has proven me there is an illimitable, borderless world of learning with just several taps on the keyboard and clicks on the mouse. I have more yet to learn and achieve which is, I know beyond the four walls of this room.


We have a plan to work and study in Australia next year. It seems that February, the start of the school year, is still so distant for me to wait this early on until I realized I haven’t had a passport yet haha. Time ticked twice more than I anticipated. I have several requirements left to consider including my IELTS application, its result, certainly, a passport and more than ever, the say-so of my family. I also would like to be a flight attendant which is another tale to tell. I have my options on hand. None of them weighed much on my decision yet. One thing is certain, I do not want to live another year as a bum. This would be the first and the last. Next year would be my time to do extremely well. I will make things happen with this impetus I am exerting a great deal of effort to gather. The most important thing I need to do by now is learn to get out of my shell, to prepare my exodus from my comfort zone.


photo from Flickr



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My little miss Paulinian shirt

Posted by Alei at 12/03/2008 4 comments

I bought my own little miss Paulinian shirt. It was cute. I miss everything about St. Paul, the stern policies, the checkered black and white skirts, the Hymns and Prayers, the SPC sisters, St. Paul’s week. Everything. I was a true-blooded Paulinian from kindergarten to college. I was even given Loyalty Award haha. my next step? to be one of the SPC sisters someday hahahaha ~_^.

Actually I do not have an inkling that this shirt was out for sale until Adrian told me once. Shortly after, I have seen some shirts for sale in Multiply accounts. Other versions were available for Ateneans, Knollers, Scholasticans, Povedans, Gorling Tigers and the like. Good thing we had spotted the booth itself at Trinoma that saved me from the bother of buying online. =)


Does it look good on me?

 

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