Thank you Twenty-twelve: My Gratitude List

Twenty-twelve is a cruel year. I must say. I am not bitter or dwelling from the past but just realizing that there is always good in bad..happiness in sadness..chance in hope. That year thought me lots of things especially on wise decision-making.

So, I’m avoiding myself to be cynical. Despite all the big troubles of 2012, I just realized that there were “happy thoughts” to be fonder of. You see, I’m always turning myself into positive, motivated and inspired person like no one else. I want to practice life in a sunny mood. Yeah! Goodbye negative energies and bad vibes!

As I burst my happy soul, here are the gratitude lists of my crazy-as-nuts adventure of twenty-oh-twelve:

• College Reunion/ Post-Christmas Party

I am always excited for college get-together since this event only happens yearly. Those hi-hellos from my former batch mates/classmates made me thankful that we still meet and greet everyone who been part of my college life. Those kind of celebrations were for us to be thankful that we are successful in each other’s field of choice.

Say whut?
Say whut?

• My first baby, HP Pavilion G Series

I would like to thank my sponsors who gave me this, my FIRST ever birthday present. And to my side line job for more productivity, thank you Miss Jo and Sir Eric. I was really speechless.

Hello Baby
Hello Baby

• My 24th Birthday

I am really glad that God made another fruitful and meaningful year to my life. That was the moment that I should be more thankful for, especially the chance of experiencing life at its finest. This age is my access to prepare my future when I reach my mid-twenties for next year. I became more than the usual person I ain’t expecting to be.

Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to me!

• Summer/ Holy Week

This is always my favourite time of the year because summer is for beach and fun, fun, fun! I celebrated the usual Lenten Season at my home town in Marinduque with families and random sets of friends. I am really thankful for the reunions and celebrations of each family members of our clan.

Me, Darlene, Yna, Lovely
Me, Darlene, Yna, Lovely

• Maniwaya Island Summer Escapade

I had big idea to celebrate my college summer outing at the island near Marinduque. I was that interested to go to this place since it was popular in the province and I am always hype of finding new adventures. Even though I wasn’t that successful event planner, I know my classmates and friends enjoyed the beach trip. I must say, those pictures were the evidence. Thanks to them and thanks to the perfect weather and nature!

MAniwaya Island
Maniwaya Island
Group picture! Say cheese
Group picture! Say cheese
Ice, Colyn, Hams, Me
Ice, Colyn, Hams, Me
Playing on the sand
Playing on the sand

• Hitting Boracay Beach, Baby!

This was actually my first time to explore Visayas Island, my first airplane ride, and my first experience to one of the most beautiful beaches of the world! Yeah! Boracay it is! This beach trip was one of the best things that ever happened to me this year. I was over-acting, I know. But, this experience was one of a kind, one of the most flamboyant. I am really thankful for the superb happiness of Boracay trip I had this year of 2012.

Boracay EH!
Boracay EH!
Banana Boat
Banana Boat
One of my fave pic!
One of my fave pic!

• New Found Friends and Acquaintances

This year brought me random sets of friends I never imagined I could be with. Here’s Andy, Aizirk, Thea, Rona, Ana, DJ and other Yell people who happened to be my close friends and drinking buddies. They never failed me to laugh with their wittiness, gave me random advices and serious talks, hugs and kisses me when we say hellos, and been there during happy times on Facebook and Twitter. I so love you guys! You know it!

My new set of friends!
My new set of friends!
Say whut?
Say whut?
Cutieee
Cutieee

• Post-summer party at Quezon beaches

Thank God for another beach trip my friends and I had on the mid-season of the year. We hit three beaches on just one visit to the island of Quezon! Yeah! I am such a beach bummer. This one was really extraordinary and stress-free-beach-trip-ever! Read my post here.

Hello baby fats!
Hello baby fats!
Beach Bomb!
Beach Bomb!

• Heart-melting break-up of the Year

When my last term memory flashed over my head, I could say that time flies so fast. I am all relieved now. Just like what I have said, I must turn my negative vibes into positive one. I was thankful for the bad break-up Mike gave me. I was thankful that I survived my life without him. I was thankful that I had opportunities to explore when he was finally out of my league. I had the chance to be “happier” and enjoy my life and be meaningful for those who really valued me. Those bad times I was with him was auto-deleted, and turned me into a strong and wise person when it comes to love. Thank you EX for reminding me that there is a happier ground outside your fence.

Good in goodbye
Good in goodbye

• 15-Day Vacation Galore

I already posted my blog about this and just to recall, I am thankful that I had experienced a short vacay from work away from busy metro. Thank you for my boss who approved my demand. This vacation made me think and do lots of things. Read my post here.

as if
as if

• Enchanted Kingdom/ Tagaytay Road Trip with Weekend Lovers

I could still remember the most happy faces we were wearing when we experienced a day trip to Laguna. That was one of those sprees I should be thankful for, because, one, I had so much enjoyment and excitement, and two, the romantic connection started out like a bliss. I am such a mushy. Read my post here.

My most favorite pic!
My most favorite pic!
Enchanting
Enchanting

• *drum roll please* Le Boyfriend

I said this before that I wasn’t expecting a happy relationship till the end of 2012. I already assessed myself. Until one day, I just found the LOVE I think I deserved. He is a blessing, more of what I have wish for. I know that saying “Thank You Lord” a hundred times isn’t enough, I feel gratified and blessed. I’m happy enough but knowing that somebody loves me the way I want it, is another story.

To my official boyfriend, Kurt Ellis: “Saying I LOVE YOU words aren’t enough to describe everything I wanted to say. Let’s just be awesome.”

Le BF
Le BF

• Christmas Season

Christmas lights, lanterns, Santa Claus, bazaars, holiday cheers, parties, Christmas songs, family bonding are the reasons why I love Christmas! This time, I had my chance to celebrate the Holiday at Marinduque with my family. Oh! I was glad to express that I was happy enough to see my Nanay, Tatay, Ate, and my two cute niece and nephew. Too bad we didn’t have any pictures together. Nah!

Happy Holidays!!
Happy Holidays!!

• New Year’s Eve

During NY, I never failed to celebrate it with my dear family. But this time, I wasn’t able to go to province since the schedule of office will resume the next day after New Year. How cruel. However, thanks to le bf saved me from not celebrating NY alone. He invited me to their place since the family and relatives will be there as well. It was actually my first time to celebrate this season with another people and another place. I felt more than happy upon welcoming my 2013 with mi love!

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

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Goodbye 2012, HELLO Year of the Snake! 

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