The Year That Was 2015

January 2, 2016 § 1 Comment

I intentionally skipped doing my annual new year’s post on the first because I was exhausted. I had merely 3 hours of sleep because of NYE celebrations and then went ice skating. When we got home, I was ready to crash but my nephew insisted on playing Star Wars monopoly. I also had to finish the last Sims Freeplay quest because it was ending and I wanted more hairstyle choices, lol. So yeah, I slept past midnight.

I played with the idea to completely skip it this year but I really don’t want to break what has become a personal tradition. So I’m writing this at work in between interval reports (thanks to the holiday quiet).

2015 was a sad and difficult year.

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Malipayong Pasko sa Tanan (This Year’s Christmas Post)

December 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

Losing a loved one to death is the most heartbreaking of all heartbreakers. My family lost someone so dear to us just two months past and celebrating Christmas has been difficult.

We were able to rise above our sadness though and got into the season. This afterall is about the birth of Jesus Christ, our savior. Happy birthday, Jesus!

I thank the Lord God, who despite the troubles, has showered us with enough blessings to get by. We offer our celebrations in your name.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Dear No One (this year’s v-day post and LLP s3 – p2)

February 14, 2015 § Leave a comment

Last week, I honestly thought I was gonna write a bitter Valentine’s Day post, lol. I’ve always been positive about love and although I wasn’t feeling particularly negative about it lately, I was feeling so so. Then early this week at work, I remembered the second song Youtube recommended.

The song is Dear No One by Tori Kelly. And it is spot on. It’s like this song is made for me, so the inarticulate me can express what I think and feel about romantic love. Sigh. Lol.

So Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you and to my future someone,

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2015, 31, and 5 (A New Year’s Post)

January 1, 2015 § 2 Comments

It’s time again for my annual new year’s post. And no, the title isn’t a lotto combination, lol.

Before I move on to explaining the title, let me tell you that I am feeling pretty shitty right now because of coughs and colds. It’s taking every bit of my willpower to write this.

Okay so on we go.

Let me start with 5. Today is my blog’s 5th anniversary! Wooot! 2014 was an awesome year for my blog. 113 posts in a year. Wooot again! I know I know, it’s less than what you guys normally put out but that many posts for me is a lot. For the first 4 years, my average was 40 posts per year. That’s over 200% increase guys! Wooot! I am happy about this. Year after year, I always say I’m gonna write more and year after year, I fail. And finally, success! I haven’t written much the last two months but but but I actually have valid reasons why; reasons that I am gonna try to talk about in the next days.

Next is 31. Back in August, I was gonna do my birthday post (which is, you guess it, another annual post) but a friend passed away. So that post with a really great title (It was gonna be “Three One : The Last Year My Age is a Number on the Calendar”) only got to be a draft with just a title. And the personal check-in I promised in October didn’t happen too because life got extra hectic.

So yeah 31 is my age. I’m old. And I am feeling it. I called in sick to work many times last year (to be clear, it’s 2014) because I’ve had the coughs and colds several times.

And 2015 because obviously, it’s the new year. Did I have to explain that? Lol.

2014 was a good year for me. It was difficult and long but still good. Because I survived. I’ve finally gotten over the financial crisis I was in 2013 and the most part of 2014. I am in a better place now. I’ve learned so much from my stupidity and I am proud to say that even when everything else is cluttered in my life, I have already thought and planned out my financials for 2015. Yay for that.

Two of my girlfriends and I also started out a small reseller business in October. It’s nothing major and we haven’t really thought about bigger things. And I don’t really know if we want to go bigger. It’s been fun to run and It has been doing good so far. I’m hoping it will continue to be so in 2015.

Work was exciting and exhausting in 2014. There were major movements in management and that means new bosses. Just recently, I was assigned additional work which is making my work life less than peachy (it’s worse but I don’t wanna whine) now. One thing bad about 2014 is how I am so involved with work. It took so much away from me and in the past month, I’ve thought about giving up more times than I have ever thought in the 9 years I’ve been with the company. I know for sure that work is gonna be one of my struggles for 2015.

As for other goals in my life, I haven’t really made much progress. The stuff I mentioned above were only a few of the things that happened in 2014 and I really didn’t have enough time and energy to take on more. I am gonna think some more on how to do better this year but honestly, I don’t know.

So 2015. It’s probably gonna be a heck of a year again. I’m starting it sick and busy and with a feeling of exhaustion. My dad, who shoulders the bulk of the home expenses, is retiring this year. That means I’ll be replacing him as the “head” breadwinner. I think it’ll be fine but yeah, added pressure on me.

But mostly, I just feel tired. I am neither positive nor negative about the new year and I usually am positive. I am that tired. And I guess, this will be my main goal for 2015. Sort out this and make it better.

Before I end this post with my usual wishes, I want to give a shout out to Brad aka Green Embers. Thank you very much. You’re the closest I have to a best friend. And I’m sorry too. I whine too much about work to you and I resolve not to whine as much this year, lol. I pray that you have plenty of blessings (including your lovelife, lol) and that you will have a smooth year ahead.

And now my usual wish. I wish everyone enough for 2015: enough love, enough laughs, enough tears, and enough of everything!

Feliz Navidad (My Annual Christmas Post)

December 25, 2014 § 1 Comment

Honestly, I almost forgot to do this. I’ve been very busy (an understatement, really) and to forget is an easy thing to do lately, lol. This and my New Year’s posts have become sort of a personal tradition, so it’s good I remembered or I’ll be extremely sad. And to keep with the “tradition”, next week’s post will be the lengthy one and this is going to be a simple greeting:

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