I have a tingly feeling. I think they call it “hope”.

First post of 2010 and I do not want to disappoint. :)

Last night’s celebrations definitely made me realize one thing:  I do not want to celebrate any year-end holiday not being in the Philippines.  There’s nothing like Christmas and New Year’s here, especially New Year’s.  The firecrackers, the fireworks, the ham, the booze, the cheese, the every-kind-of-salad salad, everything.  You haven’t experienced New Year’s if you haven’t experienced it in the Philippines, believe you me.

As tradition, a lot of people I know have started writing their resolutions.  Apparently, there are so many things in their lives that they want to change.  I don’t blame them.  Man’s appetite, by nature, is considered to be insatiable — and that is both good and bad.  I’m happy for my friends and the steps that they want to make to improve the quality of their life.  I am happy that they are recognizing their mistakes and lapses and writing down a personal contract to make things right, if not better.  I am happy for them.  I really am.  But I just want to let them know that I love them for who they are, not for what they’ve done.  And I leave them with one advice:  Never let the things you want make you forget the things you already have.

I started the year in love.  I can’t believe it either, but I have been in love with the same guy for the past three years and seven months (not that I’m counting).  We’ve had our share, if not more, of ups and downs, and to be frank, I never really thought we’d make it this far.  So you see, 2010 seems to start of on a good note:  a really good surprise.  I am hoping that he’s in love too, ‘coz it would really suck to be the only one on this page.  Hahahaha.  I know that he loves me.  He loves me because.  :)

I know I should follow my friends’ example and write down a list I would want to accomplish this year.  I don’t blame them for wanting to accomplish so much.  We were never meant to live meager lives. :)  But I have learned my lesson in writing resolutions; sometimes, they just stay written.  However, according to my good friend Moks Gonzales and his favorite book The Secret, everything is more powerful and realistic when it’s written down.  And I am not going to be the one to reject an opportunity to write.

Here are the things I want to accomplish by 2010:

   1. Land that managerial position.
   2. Read (and own) 50 more books by December 31, 2010.
   3. Watch at least 10 independent films.
   4. Have a year-end savings of at least P50,000.
   5. Have matching lingerie.  (This is self-indulgent, I know.)
   6. Chronicle my life in a more animated structure.  (AKA blog more.)
   7. Purchase a new investment piece.

I have my options for that new investment piece and that piece is intended to feed my shutterbug itch.  Will definitely post something great and amazing when that time comes. :)

So there you go, people.  My list for 2010.  I hope your list is better than mine. :)  Have a great year.

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