Getting Through It

this excerpt is from the AWESOME CALENDAR 2012 for MONDAY, DECEMBER 31. i just want to share it with everyone, because i'm sure everyone can relate to it. here it goes...

It's been a long year.

Some crushing lows slapped you and smacked you around. There were times your heart dipped and you squinted back tears while your stomach squeezed so tightly you couldn't sleep. Loved ones hurt, friends didn't stay, someone dear to your heart drifted away.

But as you walked your hard path down your long, bumpy road some awareness and strength dripped into your bones. This year you grew in ways you don't even notice yet. As you struggled you empathized, as you slipped you understood, as you worked you earned, as you looked you learned, as you dared you grew, as you jumped you flew. 

Yes your dreams are still focusing and your passion is growing. Your energy is still bubbling and your story keeps going.

So stop for a second to smile at everything you've done this year...everything you've seen...everywhere you've been...


so for this coming new year, we'll be wiser and stronger. have a happy one!

26th Day of Christmas

i hope everyone had a really merry christmas this year. mine was good. on the 24th i spent the day with my bf and his family. on the 25th i spent the day with him again. hehe. we watched the movie DJANGO, which was pretty good. if you're a fan of Quentin Tarantino's work, then you'll also like DJANGO.

my mom's in the philippines so she didn't spend christmas with us this year. it was pretty boring at home. my brother had work. my other brother and my dad spent christmas together since i was out and about--that was cute. as for gifts, i received a couple--a watch and a running jacket from my bf; a top, perfume, and chocolate cookies from guru camille; a scarf and a pair of gloves from my boss; and a couple more from other people. good stuff. there's still a few more friends that i have to buy gifts for.. better late than later.

i have been the laziest when it comes to reading other people's posts. forgive me. maybe in 2013 i'll be a better blog hopper. i hope. hehe.

14th Day of Christmas

like i've mentioned in my previous post, i love the holidays season. it's only the 14th day of december and i've already received some gifts. pretty awesome. feeling grateful. i've received a running jacket from my boyfriend (you won't see this, but thanks love), a cake pop mix from a co-worker, a restaurant gift card (also from a co-worker), and lastly, a winnie-the-pooh ornament (that i had to give away to my friend, because i don't have a christmas tree. lol.) that i received from an ornament exchange christmas party at work. 

i have also given a few gifts to some people--even better. for my boyfriend, i also gave him a running jacket (trade lang. hehe.). for the co-worker who gave me a cake pop mix, i gave her a scarf and a picture frame. for the co-worker who gave me a gift card, i will be giving her fancy tea. yes. fancy tea. for the ornament exchange, i gave away a polar bear ornament. different, but still festive. 

for guru camille (for those of you who know her), i asked her bf what i should get her for christmas and he said a mortal kombat ps3 game. lol. ok. so that's what i got her, but i haven't wrapped it. 

we also have a secret santa thing at work. for those, i always hope i pick someone cool and today, i did. very excited to start buying this person a gift. 

almost done christmas shopping. yay! 

1st Day of Christmas

it's a saturday and i actually woke up early and did something productive. it's a good way to start december. i love the holidays season. it's cold and rainy. everybody's busy thinking about all the people they care about and what to get them for the 25th. i just love the feeling. i like giving gifts to people. it really does give a better feeling than receiving. 

note to self to remember: Gello, a former blogger, inspired me to work on my rubik's cube again. so i did and i am finally able to beat my 2-week record with an 11-minute one. cha ching! lol!