Napakarami na ring taong dumating sa ating buhay. And not all of them stayed. Some just passed by. And in one way or another, all of them taught us a lesson. That’s part of life. Pero sabi nga nila, “It’s the journey that matters not the destination.” Tama nga naman. Noong unang araw ng taong 2016, are we really looking forward for December 31, 2016? I think not. But we are looking forward for the journey during the whole 365 days of the year.
So ano nga bang nangyari sa aking buong taon?
Wala naman akong exclusive date noong February. But we organized an event for singles and couples – Exchange of Hearts. Nagkaroon kami ng pre-survey para sa mga single na kababaihan at kalalakihan. Mababasa mo ang resulta ng mga survey dito (1 and 2). First time ko ding mag-organize ng isang hiking. I invited several groups/circle of friends. Amazing at natuloy! Haha! Sa Pico de Loro. ❤
March is for my driving lessons. First time kong nag-drive sa SLEX going to Tagaytay and back to LB. It was awesome! Dami ring birthday celebrations sa family. My mom and my sister. Then I attended trainings of Jason Lo.
April. I collaborated with my awesome online friends, Renz and Ched for the That Thing Called Blogging Seminar (TTCB). Puro online meetings lang kami the whole April. I also attended a wedding of my friends – Joseph and Febe. We had our annual workshop sa work na ginanap sa Laiya, Batangas.
May. Of course, it’s my birthday month. OMG! 26 na ako! My family and I booked at a hotel resort sa Calamba. Thanks 88 Hotspring Resort. Kahit overnight lang yun, sulit! Siyempre, I always do something for my birthday. Kaya naman I really pursue TTCB. Salamat sa lahat ng nagpunta! I gained new friends and networks. You can check the presentations of five speakers here. First time ko ring pumunta sa Villa Escudero. Biglaang lakad with my churchmates. Siyempre ito rin yung month ng election. Napakamakasaysayan. I never regret voting and supporting Duterte. Along with that, I was one the coordinators of our retreat event in the church. Ngayon, nagtataka ako kung paano ko nagawa ang mga bagay na iyon sa isang buwan! God’s grace talaga.
June. I attended a Closing Ceremony for Continuing Education Program of University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). Thanks Blu for inviting me! I was really inspired with the speeches of top graduates. Thank you Dr. Alip for the inspirational talk. Grabe ang heart ninyo! Ngayon ko lang nalaman na ganoon pala ang simulain ng CARD MRI. Nagkaroon din kami ng relaxation time sa Laresio Resort, with my churchmates.
July. I enrolled to ECommerce Short Online Course of UPOU. Sa halagang 5,500 sulit na sulit! If you want to check other online course, visit this link. I attended our annual NCPM-ICPM conference sa Lima, Batangas. Grabe! Super awesome ng experience. I bought my first motorcycle. Hello Blue! Thanks for accompanying me going to work, doing some errands, at sa mga melan mode ko. Haha! More gala to come!
August. I had my training in Tagaytay for the Chemical Safety and Security. We had our Subic Trip. Relaxing and fun times with Carl, Kuya Wilbs, Ate Rachel, and Tita Te. I organized a Book Exchange Event in Los Banos. It was my first time to organized such event. Nakakatuwa kasi ang daming nagpunta kahit very short notice. Mga 2 weeks preparation lang. Thanks Ms. Khit at Jael for co-organizing! Know more about the event here. I think mauulit ito this 2017. 🙂 Nagkaroon din pala kami ng reunion sa father side.
September. Marami akong talks na ginawa sa NSTP class sa UPLB. In fairness kahit one hour talk lang yun nakakapaos. First time kong magpunta sa Metro Manila International Book Fair. Paghahandaan ko talaga ang MIBF this 2017. We went to Tarlac for my MS project.
October. Second anniversary ni Doctor Eamer. Trip to Cagbalete and Bicol with Carl and Tita Te. Mahabang biyahe. First time ko sa Bicol. Siyempre first time ko nakita ang Mayon.
November. Araw ng mga patay at pagpaparamdam. LOL Nagkasore-eyes ako. I presented my ECommerce at UPOU. Kinabahan ako nung una since may mga manonood liban sa aming course coordinator. So this is my project – The Bookshelf.
December. I was the top graduate of our ECommerce Class. Yahoo! To God be the glory. Akalain mo iyon! I delivered a speech. Hihi Kaya nakalista ang name ko sa article ng UPOU. Si DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña ang aming guest speaker. First time to meet some of the officers of PSA. Field trip lang ang peg. Pinto Art Museum. Witnessed a wedding of one of closest sister in the church. Congrats Jang and Joy. ❤ Of course, Christmas Eve. Nagsimba muna kami sa Church Among the Palms, then dinner. 🙂
Salamat sa planner notebook ko at kay Google calendar dahil nabalikan ko ang ilang mga events sa buhay ko noong 2016. Ganoon naman talaga. Memories will be memories. It’s up to us alin ang mga babalikan nating memories. It can be positive or negative. But I hope we will treasure every memories that inspires us to be that man and woman that God wants us to be.
Mag-iiwan ako ng 16 quotes na maaari nating magamit as we face 2017. Cheers!
Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. (Alan Cohen)
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. (Saint Francis of Assisi)
The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can. (Mike Dooley)
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. (Theodore Roosevelt)
You will never win if you never begin. (Helen Rowland)
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. (Maria Robinson)
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. (Ben Stein)
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. (Henry Ford)
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be. (Bruce Springsteen)
Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. (Gilda Radner)
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one. (Mark Twain)
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. (Walt Disney)
I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision. (W. Clement Stone)
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. (Philippians 3:13)
BEginning starts with these two letters – BE. Whatever, whoever, wherever you want to BE, the key is to BEgin. (Doctor Eamer)
So dito natin tatapusin ang 2016. I’m excited to meet 2017. By the way, special mention to Pastor Peter Tan Chi. Nakinig ako ng preachings niya sa YouTube kagabi. I’m amazed. In fairness, benta sa akin ang mga jokes niya. Haha! But of course, ang meaty ng mga sinasabi niya.