Friday, January 04, 2013

The Comeback: Christmas, New Year, and 2012 Reflection

First off, I would like to apologize to my readers, if any, for my long hiatus. Warning: A long hiatus deserves a long blog post. I know it's a TL;DR situation that I am subjecting you right now. I freely accept that. I'm a contrast of taciturnity and loquacity; in between that spectrum - a living contradiction. And since I'm timid in real life (except with family and friends), I tend to blab so much in my blog, exercising my authority as a soul blabber in my jurisdiction.

I am also asking forgiveness from my blog for neglecting it for two months. I'm really sorry, my dear blog, but I would not promise to engage in blogging, again. Moreover, I would not lay down my excuses, reasons rather, of why I have not been updating my blog. I have yet to blog about a lot of things that have transpired in my life, some sad events, but mostly joyful moments. I always look to the positive aspect of any predicament. In fact, my positive energy just overflows even in such tragic events that others would misinterpret it as lack of care. I'm still in my happy mood despite everything, but I sulk and wallow over them once in a while. However, don't dwell on the negative aspects of life. Feel good, be happy, and think positively of the things you want to happen in your life.

The last quarter of the year has been an uphill struggle. I refuse to call it a downward slope, because I'm always aiming for the zenith of the mountain. I will rise. I may be badgered by trials along the way to the top, but I will dodge those attacks, or face them and surpass them eventually. I will not be pulled down. I will not let anyone or anything bring me down. I will move forward and upward. On that note, our family still celebrated Christmas and New Year even though my uncle (my mother's eldest brother) died on the first week of December and our five-year old relative, who spent Christmas with us, is suffering because of brain tumor. I pray for the eternal repose of my uncle, and for the health and survival of my relative. She's too young. I believe that God will heal her.

Happy Birthday, Jesus Christ! Merry Christmas, everyone! Allow me to adore my bokeh shots.

I love the Lakers/Kobe Bryant headphones and the Rilakkuma phone case so much, made obvious by the number of photos. Never mind that they came from me. Those red paper bags contain our gifts for Mama and Papa.

Oh. Mama and I's wacky poses. I'm a very bad influence to my mother, not so much to my sister.

Dinner at Dong Juan! Notice my mother, sister and I's newly dyed hair? New hair color for the new year! I also permed my hair, again.

Food porn! Well, omit the Christmas tree and Mama from the set, unless of course if you eat inedible things and you're a cannibal.

On the last day of 2012, I decided to go with Mama on her early morning exercise. No exercise for me, though, I consumed all my time taking photos of the scenery.

It's 6 o'clock in the morning, conversation got boring. That's not a typo, it was 6am when we went out. Yes, I managed to drag myself up that early. Almost impossible. See? Everything is possible. And, can you see the moon? I love the moon!

Last sunrise of the year 2012. What a beautiful feeling to witness! An early rainbow also made its way on the clear blue sky. The last rainbow I ever saw on the year 2012.

My second consecutive year of following the wear-clothes-with-polka-dots-every-new-year tradition. Mama bought a fake toy snake just for fun. She was born on the year of the snake. Snakes better not be traitors or else. If you betray me and my loved ones, well, I'm ready to sing ala Alicia Keys - it's called karma baby, and it goes around!

Happy New Year! Welcome, 2013! Allow me, yet again, to adore my bokeh shots.

In my inference, 2012 is the fastest year so far. Time absolutely flew so fast. I have not made a blog post about my reflection for the year 2012 as what I've done for the last, last year - A Reflection of my 2011. Since I'm too lethargic to make a separate post about that, I'm going to insert it in here, briefly. 

The most memorable moments of my 2012 are the following:
  • January - I turned 20! Life is worth celebrating. My birthday's on the 31st. Calling out all generous people, I'm more than ready to accept gifts.
  • March - I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. I don't feel good to brag about it, but I'm gonna brush my humility aside, so there.
  • May - I planted a tree! One may consider this a trivial matter, but as a nature lover, planting a tree goes a long way for Mother Earth. I also spent the summer break with my family and relatives.
  • June to October - I surpassed the first semester of my first year in Law school, and I think I'm a Dean's Lister. No final list posted on the bulletin yet, but the Secretary told me when I inquired about my scholarship/academic privilege.
  • October - I watched Big Bang's Alive Galaxy Tour in Manila. I saw them in real life! Best night of my life, by far.
  • November - I met Bo Sanchez and he signed my book, together with my best friends. Also, my best friend Leslie topped the teacher's board exam. Top 7! I'm so proud of her.
  • December - Thanksgiving dinner for Leslie and birthday surprise dinner for my best friend Catherine. They're memorable, because I cherish every moment I spend with my best friends, namely, Meg, Leslie, Catherine, and Achellie. I rarely see them, and I love them. That simple.
Concise, but definitely events worth treasuring. I'm looking forward to a better year. Honestly, I'm looking forward for a great 2013. I have not made a list of my new year's resolution, because quite frankly, I tend to go astray from the path towards my goals. Usually, my resolutions are not life-long goals, but a simple change in lifestyle that will make me healthier as a whole - physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, intellectually, monetarily, and spiritually. 

I know exactly what my life-long goal is, and I am on that route right now. I am not just traversing a rocky, dilapidated road; I am climbing a sturdy, steep mountain. When I will reach the zenith of the mountain, where do I go next? As the Kobe System asks, "Where do you go from the top?", Kobe said, "You go over the top." Kobe may be my ultimate idol in the universe, but I won't completely adhere to the Kobe System, because, aside from it being a concept of humor and entertainment, I have my own system. I won't just go over the top, I will fly... which is basically going over the top, but through flying. Okay. Whatever. I am incoherent. You get the point. Moving on. Because at the top of that mountain, there I will find my wings, I will gain the power to fly, and I will fly from mountain to mountain to mountains upon mountains. Heck, I will even fly to outer space! Cue in R. Kelly's I Believe I Can Fly, or better yet, the cool Nicki Minaj's Fly featuring Rihanna. That's the Marcel x Kobe System. You're Welcome.