We can always randomly assess the things that happened in the past, but it’s when it’s nearing to year end that it seems more meaningful to take a quick glance to anything and about.
My 2008 started in a stressful phase as I was trying to tie loose ends before leaving the country for the same work with a competitor firm. It was bittersweet because it was also when I got to see my family and friends gathered in separately-held despedidas. For all I know, after listening to Astrud Gilberto’s songs in flight, I’ve finally smelled the breeze of the lower gulf. Abu Dhabi is unbelievably a lot better than what I’ve expected.
Thanks to the people who made it easier for me to adjust (you know who you are). Being away definitely made me a better person. My posts fairly chronicled what I’ve been engaging in the past months. Travel, food haunts, more time for reading, rekindled my love for artwork, unexpectedly became a moviegoer (due to the cinema promos), celebrating some occasions for the first time being away, etc.
If you’re following my posts, you probably know that my schedule/activities had been crazy since mid of this month (quick glance here and there). Thanks to those who left comments/ reminders for me to take it easy. Don’t worry, things were executed just as planned. Few days before Christmas, I was just enjoying being at home, with occasional eat outs in a few old favorite restos nearby. While I roamed around Manila with my closest cousins in the past two days. It was much fun. I think that would be the last chance for my being a streetbug.
I am not yet done with my planned meet ups. But I’m afraid that I need to beg off to some since I would not have much time anymore. I didn’t expect time really has wings. It really flies that I’m already leaving in less than a week.
If I’m to sum up 2008 in one word, it would be CHANGES. I’m especially thankful that while I started the year leaving home, I am culminating it the same way. I’m happy to be spending my favorite occasions at home.
I’m not really fond of New Year’s resolutions, though I had my random promises last November. As I checked it, I already broke three of these. Yaiks. Anyways, I want to keep it generic and simple, all I want is to do better and enjoy life/have fun, without compromising living it up with meaning and purpose. Happy New Year, everyone!
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Wishing you a most wonderful year ahead! Happy New Year!!!
Jo, happy 2009! All the best for the new year!
shengs last blog post..Busy Christmas
hi jo, ganda na pics pwede mo gawin personalized calendar. Im not done with resolutions list, im anxious about my school paper, vacation, ect. I hope i can finish that tonight, lol. GOt the Christmas card jo, thanks so much
a better and prosperous 2009 for you and for all us. Take care, enjoy the rest of your vacation.
iluvgreens last blog post..from middle east with love
I’m lucky to know friends like you. Happy New Year Ms. Jo!
BlogusVoxs last blog post..Bato Bato Sa Langit… (SN 2)
Jo, what a year it was ano?
Hope you’ll have a great year ahead! Happy new year! 🙂
Jo, happy new year!!!
all the best in 2009!
thank you for the friendship and thoughtfulness, i really appreciate it.
may you have more love and joy and peace and happiness in the new year, and may all your wishes come true!
with love from dublin,
odettes last blog post..blindsaver.com
Happy new year. I enjoy reading your blog a lot. Keep it up!
Em Dys last blog post..Goodbye 2008, Hello 2009!
Your such an inspiration to me. Uhh…when ka balik sa work pla.
Happy New year MJ (miss Jho) hehehe 🙂
jeannys last blog post..Fab 2008
Happy New Year and more blessings in the coming year!
Living in a different land and getting the chance to strike out on our own makes us find out the kind of stuff we’re made of. Not all people succeed and for various reasons. I’m glad to know that you’re well on your way to becoming a success story in your own right.
Best of luck in all your endeavors and take care. 🙂
Panadeross last blog post..Unproductive Hard Work
may you have a happy and blessed 2009, miss jo. 🙂
Angelis last blog post..Happy 2009!
That was a beautiful year you’ve got there. May you be blessed with the year to come 🙂
By the way, I’ve tagged you. http://upto6only.i.ph/blogs/upto6only/2009/01/01/the-year-that-was%e2%80%a6-a-new-year-to-come/
hAPPY nEW yEAR!
Happy New Year may it be filled with loads more blessings for you! 🙂
Daphnes last blog post..Last Post for the Year 2008
happy new year! 🙂
ibyangs last blog post..Weekend Snapshot: Working on the Sydney’s New Year Fireworks Album
Rach (Heart of Rachel)
Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2009. May you have many more great opportunities to look forward to.
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