Happy New Year everyone!
2011 started off pretty well for me. I was still on a high from the awesome events of 2010 and I was excited to do some things in 2011. I think I have done what I can, and I enjoyed the ride immensely.
Highlights of my 2011
My first trip out of the country: My best friend Carmenez invited me to join her family’s trip to Singapore and a cruise onboard the Superstar Virgo. It was among the best experiences this year and it alone included so much firsts for me.
Experiencing extreme activities in CDO and Bukidnon: The same best friend dragged me (willingly) to join her in white water rafting, riding an ATV and riding the Zorb. While I was scared spitless with these activities, I enjoyed all of them. Our guide were awesome people, so I was glad to hear that they were doing ok after Sendong.
Getting my first DSLR: I took the jump and got myself a Canon Rebel T2I/Kiss X4/550D. It took a huge chunk of my 13th month bonus but I have no regrets. Right now my subjects are toys, landscape and the best highlight of my 2011.
My niece, Olivia Cassidy: My brother Nunik surprised us when he said he was going to be a dad, but we were all excited. Cassie joined our family on August 26 of this year, and life has never been the same since.
My 30th birthday: When I was younger, I thought 30 was old. Particularly when my mom was only in her early 20s when I was born, so I thought this age was so far away. Well, it has come and gone but there are days when I still can’t believe that it’s how old I am. I still get mistaken for my mid-twenties, something which I’m quite thankful for. Right now, I do believe that age is just a number, and shouldn’t be a factor that influences things. I feel that I’m just starting out, and there are so many things that I can and need to do. 2012 is my year, I’m making sure of it.
Watching Jason Mraz live: It may not be as monumental as meeting him, but close enough. Jason has this aura of positivity and love that makes you feel so alive and be thankful about it. His concert was a mix of laid back, chillin’ atmosphere, to a rock concert (with the way we were all screaming). He carried a message of love and peace, and I really felt that.
2011 was not without it’s downs, and December was the most hard hit of all. Still, it is not hard to see the good things, even though it’s painful.
Without further ado, here is my annual end of the year survey, although I only did one, rather than two. I hope that you had a wonderful year, and may 2012 be a blessed one for you.