Posted at 11:19 am , on December 31, 2013
I took this video few days ago when we visited my gradeschool. I remember when I did cut classes (I hardly recall if that was during 1st or 2nd grade) and joined my fellow adventurous yet nice classmates in going to the rice fields near the school. You know what happened next. I got my share of penalty but it makes me happy and proud whenever I remember this one amongst the many unorthodox things I did in life.
Here’s a quick entry for all those who are dear to me (including those who never fail to visit my blog(s) despite the irregularity of my updates). I promised myself that I’d write something worthwhile before the end of 2013. But net connection is quite unstable nowadays probably because of the season. Hence, I thought that I’d post this video which may sum up my state right now = peaceful, grateful, happy, reconnected with everything that one will ever need in life.
I’m more than happy that I’m able to spend the Christmas (and New Year sooooo soon) again in the Philippines after 2 years. I’m wishing everyone a happier and more meaningful new year!
Posted at 1:07 pm , on January 1, 2013
Few weeks ago I read about “starting 2013 off with an empty jar and filling it with notes about good things that happen”. But I thought of making use of the gift box I received (let us support re-using and re-cycling whenever we can!) instead of a jar. I know that random note-jotting is not a breaking concept, it is the thought of another medium of counting my blessings, focusing on good things, re-kindling the old school/re-claiming a nice handwriting (ehem) through scribbling on post-its, tissue paper or any paper and dropping it in the box that excites me.
And the quote further says that ” On new year’s eve, empty the
jar box and see what awesome stuff happened that year”.
It looks like that I am not the only one who is excited about this idea and/ or the use of red box.
Happy 2013 everyone!
Posted at 7:15 pm , on January 1, 2012
It is my second time to celebrate new year away from home. The eve and today were spent with dear ones, cooking for them and well, it has been spiced up differently because I had a new year countdown with Coldplay. They have been here in 2009 but I was not able to catch them. I guess this is one of the blessings in disguise (no, I am not sourgraping heehee) of not being granted a leave this time due to work commitments.
Unlike the Formula 1 after-race concerts which were consistently staged at Yas Arena, last night’s concert was held at the Corniche Breakwater. I think it is due to the event being highlighted, the Volvo Ocean Race, which is happening in Abu Dhabi Corniche. While I am more at home in Yas Arena, the presence of the group in any venue may probably outweigh other preferences and considerations. It was reported that this British band was paid US$ 1.5 million for this performance and was a personal choice of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan.