Wednesday, January 21, 2009

AWK# 5: Full Circle Part I

joining Aggie again, and sharing with you a wrap up of the year that was.

2008 Wrap Up — Second Half Edition:



WHAT HAVE YOU DONE THAT YOU’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE? i’ve conceived and now building a baby in my body

DID YOU KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS? i’m one of those who don’t make New Year’s Resolutions

DID ANYONE CLOSE TO YOU GIVE BIRTH? yes, three of my closest HS friends did – Sparkle, Len & Jeez

DID ANYONE CLOSE TO YOU DIE? a next door neighbor back home who’s a close family friend and godfather of my youngest sister

WHAT COUNTRIES DID YOU VISIT? USA, Jordan, Macau and Hong Kong

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE FOR 2009 THAT YOU LACKED in 2008? a healthy baby

WHAT DATE WILL REMAIN ETCHED UPON YOUR MEMORY AND WHY? December 17, 2008 – the day i learned i was given a second chance at pregnancy. it was the most perfect gift i’ve ever received in my entire life!

WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR? i guess my biggest achievement was overcoming a hurdle and not giving up and losing faith

WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST FAILURE? not losing weight & instead gained some more :(

DID YOU SUFFER ILLNESS OR INJURY? didn’t but i miscarried :'(

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING YOU BOUGHT? the Canon 40 D slr for hubby - it captures very beautiful memories and we love it!

WHOSE BEHAVIOR MERITED CELEBRATION? who else but my husband – he is the sweetest thing!

WHOSE BEHAVIOR MADE YOU APPALLED AND DEPRESSED? can i skip this question? it’s too personal and i don’t think i’m ready to divulge the truth

WHERE DID MOST OF YOUR MONEY GO? dining out, groceries, travelling and shopping

WHAT DID YOU GET REALLY, REALLY, REALLY EXCITED ABOUT? going home to Manila after almost 2 years

WHAT SONG(S) WILL ALWAYS REMIND YOU OF THINGS THAT LAST YEAR?
“You’ll Always Be My Baby” rendition of David Cook

COMPARED TO THIS TIME, LAST YEAR, ARE YOU:
I. HAPPIER OR SADDER? sadder
II. THINNER OR FATTER? thinner
III. RICHER OF POORER? poorer in material things, but richer in all others more significant than money

WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU’D DONE MORE? give back to society

WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU’D DONE LESS OF? eat unhealthy food & shop for unnecessary things

DID YOU FALL IN LOVE? yes – i fall in love with the husband over and over again! and i’ve also fallen in love with the little one growing in my tummy

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TV PROGRAM? Grey’s Anatomy, House MD & Gossip Girl

DO YOU HATE ANYONE NOW THAT YOU DIDN’T HATE THIS TIME LAST YEAR? none

WHAT WAS THE BEST BOOK YOU READ? the Shopaholic series. the books kept me sane!

WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST MUSICAL DISCOVERY? classical - they play a lot of such music here at work

WHAT DID YOU WANT AND GET? a chance at motherhood

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE FILM OF THIS YEAR? The Black Knight

WHAT DID YOU DO ON YOUR BIRTHDAY, AND HOW OLD WERE YOU? i threw a bowling party with cocktails afterwards. i turned the big 3-0!

WHAT ONE THING WOULD HAVE MADE YOUR YEAR IMMEASURABLY MORE SATISFYING? i couldn’t ask for anything more because what we had were enough to satisfy us immeasurably. God was so good to us He blessed us with the most important things in life!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL FASHION CONCEPT THIS PAST YEAR? same as ever – simple, classic cuts. crisp suits for work & comfy top & jeans or shorts for weekends

WHAT KEPT YOU SANE? my hubby, my books, the internet and the telly. and might i add my faith, of course

WHICH CELEBRITY / PUBLIC FIGURE DID YOU FANCY THE MOST? Barack Obama

WHAT POLITICAL ISSUE STIRRED YOU THE MOST? the US Elections 2008

WHO DID YOU MISS? my family and friends back home – which is why we went home for the holidays

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