Adieu 2011

My friends back in PLM know me well for making a trend in using planners. I’ve been using this MyNavi2011 planner, which not only became a useful note-tracker for me, but also a scribble pad when I happen to think of a new poetry stanza, or if there is this notable hashtag that I wanna remind myself of. I really loved writing on my planner a lot, and unlike other people using planners, who usually throw their planners after a year’s use, I on the other hand keep my used planner, as it not only serves as a planner, but much more of a daily journal as well.

That’s why this December, I was very gleeful to being able to get my very own Starbucks Planner. (And, I want to thank by the way, all the people who took part in helping me get my planner, whether may it be by donating stickers, or going to Starbucks with me on a nice afternoon.) I sure am having fun with it! And, if by any chance we meet, I won’t think twice of showing them what I’ve made of my Oak Starbucks Planner.

Just last night, I got my 2011 planner, and took a brief preview of how I spent (or wasted, I don’t know.) my 2011. And I came to realize, I sure did spend my 2011 great! I made new friends, I’ve been to new places, shed tears to both joyous and sad moments, felt love from someone I thought was special, and lost it (again), felt the need to grow, and made it through so much. And right now, I just can’t be any more thankful for all the joyous memories I have for this year.

But this year, I want things to be a little different. Unlike the past New Year’s Eve that I thanked like almost every friend, and mentioned them on my “Livin’ the Life for 2011” blog, I wanted to dedicate this post, to the total opposites of whom I usually thank. Maybe it was all because of a quote I once read, which came from Irish Poet and Writer, Oscar Wilde:

 

Always forgive your enemies — nothing annoys them so much

I remembered, back when I was in PLM during the first Semester, and I had my Library Card renewed, one of the Library Employees commented on my apparently good looks (SERYOSO! GWAPO DAW?!) and asked me, from which college I belonged to. I told her, I belonged to the College of Science, but with the tone I spoke, she giggled and said to her friends. “Wow, scientist pala! Kaya lang..sayang.. lambutin.” But despite the discouragement, I continued on with my degree (and still am!) and prove that my preference won’t have to do anything with being a scientist. If it wasn’t because of her, maybe I would have let myself be discouraged with my Calculus subject. I took her words in to heart, and make it motivate me to excel my field.

To the ones who never believed that I can get over him, well think again. Actually, I never thought I would be so happy when I saw the two of them this week, at a debut.Sure, it was a bit awkward at first, but it never did last.And I am pretty sure I didn’t say I would give up on loving him as a friend, despite the year’s gap. No use to patching up things, I guess. But just in case they ever try to strike a conversation with me, I would be very glad to do so.

To the ones whom I shared my heart, my efforts and the side of me that I always thought, to be something I can only share to the person for me, thank you. For the happy moments greatly shared and enjoyed, the fun times, and the sad parts that came along.

 

And, to everyone I love. My mom, my relatives. Schoolmates, Twitter Friends, and all of you! I wish you all a very Happy New Year! May all of you have a bright 2012 ahead of you! :)

 

-Joshua M. Jimenez

 

 

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My To-Do List This 2011

So many things we say, but not all them are put to action.
Aren’t we tired of doing the same thing every new year’s eve? Well, I am.
And because of this, I thought of the things I shall cross off, as I go through my 2011. :)

1. OVERCOME MY FEAR OF MATH.

How? : BY GIVING AMPLE TIME TO REVIEW MATHEMATICS, AS I DO WITH MY CHEMISTRY SUBJECT.

I cant rememeber when was that time that I aced my Algebra examination in high school. I totall flunked
that subject. Kaya naman when I got 1.75 in College Algebra last semester, I suddenly saw hope for my
slowly deteriorating left brain. That is why, before I choose to shift or transfer, I shall overcome Trigonometry.

2. BE FIT.

How? RUN AROUND MAYSILO CIRCLE, MAYBE? PLAY BADMINTON? HAVING SEX IS NOT AN OPTION.

(it makes you fit daw eh).

From being the thin, night shift geek that I was, to the real life Snorlax that I feel I am now, I really am a disaster.
I didn’t want the boobs. All I did this vacation was, eat, read a little, and sleep. At least my eye bags never had the chance to get worse.

3. HAVE TIME FOR MYSELF.

How? TAKE SHORT WALKS AT THE PARK EVERY WEEKENDS, LIKE THOSE OLD PEOPLE AT BAYWALK.

I dont think I need to sit in yoga class, to keep myself calm and be “one with the Force”. A Saturday morning
walk at the park would be very nice, so I can be with myself and my thoughts.

4. TAKE MY LOVE FOR CHEMISTRY “TO THE NEXT LEVEL”

How? Be with Raymond and Eugene all the time. Start flirting with John would be a plus.

They’re my Chemistry books. Hahaha. Hope you dont think I’ll be that GC and stuff. I just want to boost up my fascination for Chemistry :)

5. DO WELL WITH THE JOB I JUST ENTERED.

How? Follow the advices of my mom, and my uplines.

6. CONTINUE TO WRITE, WRITE AND WRITE.

How? Read books on writing, read poetry again, and converse with lots of people.

From the moment I wake up, and before I call it a day, my mechanical pencil and my journal are my “bed partners”
Ahahaha! I shall not cease writing and expressing myself.

7. I WANT TO FALL IN LOVE AGAIN.
How? Should I say it? Haha. Let’s just keep that for myself.

8. HAVE BRACES

How? Well, I can start saving now!
I have been complaining about my teeth for some time now. I want to get that geeky look of mine.

9. BE A MORE RESPONSIBLE SON, AND CARING FRIEND.

How? Just read on below

Back in high school, I have been super emotional, driving friends crazy when I got drunk on my way home.
I vow never to let that happen. Besides failing for God, the second worst thing is being a failure to my
parents, especially to my mom. I will change that!

10. BECOME CLOSER TO GOD EVERYDAY.

In my troubled times this year, when I feel being on my knees and praying, He never failed to rescue me.
And now here I am, saved for another year to be with the ones I love. It feels different to feel alive again.
And from that day on, I promised myself, I will get closer to Him every single day. :)

You see, these aren’t the only things that I want to do, or change with what I have now. :D It comes with time.
And it takes one initiative to get us moving.
How about you? what will you do next year? :)