Sunday, January 23, 2011

Brain Farts from my Facebook Profile

There's this app in Facebook that I tried out and it sort of extracts all the status messages that you posted for the whole year. Here are some of what I wrote since 2009. I only picked out my favorites--some were quotes I found somewhere, and some are lines of a song. What's your favorite?

2010
Everyone has the right to love or hate you. It's how you respond to it that makes the difference. 
Lifelong relationships require FAITH (believing the best) and FORGIVENESS (forgetting the worst). Dear God, please let me have both.
Love sunsets. Reminds me how a day, or anything else, could end so beautifully.
I choose to respond to cruelty with love. Will you?
Learn to say sorry, value the people you love and who loves you, and say thanks to people who exert an effort to care.
A girl doesn't need to take her shirt off for a guy to have a view of her heart.
If you did not bother to ask me how I am doing, how I feel, hear my side and ask if I'm okay, then you don't have the right to judge me.
People laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at them because they are all the same.
2009 
Ang mga gamit, kahit papaano kayang bilhin. Ang buhay hindi. Thank God that all my friends and family survived the horrible weekend. Walang tulog, takot at gutom pero we survived. I now pray for comfort for the families who lost their loved ones.
Once lang ang ligaw. Pero araw araw ang panunuyo.
You fall, I rise.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Roller Coaster Ride That's Called 2010

I'll be so happy one minute then incredibly sad the next.

Like riding a rollercoaster. You are up at the top for a second, but will be at the bottom before you know it. It comes with thrills that are uncomfortably pleasing but you don't want to be on it forever. Good thing is that every ride will come to an end eventually. And so my 2010 did.

I lost faith in myself, in people and most especially in God. I sought refuge in all the wrong places when I didn't get what I want right away. I ended up losing more than I ever bargained for. Last year probably marks the record number of tears that I cried. The laughter I had didn't quite catch up.

At the time when I left Manila 2 days after my 26th birthday, people took me for granted and no one trusted me. My accidental 2 months (10 weeks to be exact) in Bali found me new people--some trustworthy and some who are just not worth it. The place loved me and I loved it back wholeheartedly. It helped me find myself and realize what I really want and where I should be. Perhaps it also made some people realize my worth because I wasn't around.

2010 ended well anyway. I was full of hope that "every little thing is gonna be alright". I am still so tired of bargaining and compromises but I guess life is never complete without it.

This 2011, I am determined pursue the life-long goals I wrote down when I was still young and innocent. Focus on things that I have and I can do rather than those that I don't have and which are out of my control. Grab opportunities that come my way. Make things happen.

I don't want to write another blog a year from now, wishing that I had done these things last year. I will write about adventures and achievements as much as I write about heartbreaks and love stories. Hello, 2011!

My 2010 in photos:

Surprise birthday treat for Apple: March 2010

Trip to Calaruega: April 2010

Danced with Charice: May & September 2010

ACTS Summer at Calatagan: June 2010

New ACTS Dance and Arts Academy studio: September 2010


Party nights in Bali: November 2010

Found my Storm Trooper: November 2010

Jeff and Meg's Wedding: December 2010

Zachy is a big boy now: December 2010