A blink of an eye

30 December 2008

Is it really the 30th already? Where have all the days gone? Time passed so fast, I was barely able to keep up. A blink of an eye. Yeah, that's an apt metaphor.

The year 2008 has been a monumental year for me. So many things have happened and I had a great number of epiphanies.
  • I became a part of three different teams at work (Team Arjay, Team Julius and Team Jimmy), all members of which are distinct and fun at their own unique ways.
  • I made new friends and cultivated old ones.
  • I shopped and shopped for clothes and shoes that can get me through a full year without seeing the need to shop for new ones, seeing as how my closet can barely breathe with the stuff crammed in.
  • I broke the heart of my "The One Who Got Away and I Was Too Stupid to Have Let Go" and got my heart broken by "The Biggest Twerp on Earth. No Scratch That, Make That The Universe".
  • I created a gazillion blog accounts. To date only this one, my Multiply journal and my i.ph account remain.
  • I moved out of my parents' house and declared independence by renting out my own place (with three other people who are the best housemates and no I am not kidding).
  • I attended the Candy Fair for the first time and met some of my pretty Seventeen Sigaw sisters Ö
  • I watched The Dark Knight (which I have waited for ever since I saw Batman Begins) and thought it was beyond super awesome.
  • I was utterly obsessed with Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street featuring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter that I memorized the songs and got myself the OST (even after downloading from p2p sites) and was super happy that I was able to get the limited edition DVD (with the booklet).
  • I followed Survivor: Fans vs Favorites and Survivor: Gabon and still think Ozzy should have won the former had he been not so cocky.
  • I had my first pet.
  • I broke my computer *ehemehem Tita Jean ehemehem*.
  • I bought a new phone for myself.
  • I got tangled up by the Twilight craze (since May) but realized that the series was not that good and the novelty got lost because of the rabid fangirls (that being said I still think that the Twilight merchandise business-oriented people came up with are truly magnifique).
  • I joined Powerbooks' Creative Writing Workshop with Sis Anagon and it was a very inspiring and fun learning experience. I would love (and I am trying) to apply the things I've learned there through my posts. Hopefully Anagon and I will be able to push through with our online mag thingie.
  • I have started doing nail art and would love to be better at it. I even bought my own nail art machine.
And so, with hopeless abandon, I would want to bid 2008 the sweetest adieu (with pink, glittering kisses) and start to usher in the year 2009 (with greetings of peace, love and lipgloss). Yeah baby. Here's hoping for more adventures to experience, more books to read, more films to watch, more gadgets to ogle at and (hopefully!) get, more fashion revolutions and more creative geniuses to pool their talents in coming up with awesome things for us to look forward to, and more life to live! I am not looking for more heartbreaks and stupid twerps to waste my time on though, tootyouverymuch.

I would like to end this post with a quote from one of the poets/ writers I find enigmatic:

"So much working, reading, thinking, living to do. A lifetime is not long enough."

That is from Sylvia Plath, who even after saying that a lifetime is not long enough, decided to end hers by putting her head in an oven and dying because of asphyxiation. Ironic. Ah, the great mysteries of life.

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