2013! And 2012… 11 days too late!

FIRST POST FOR 2013! WOOHOO! And with a new layout to boot! Kinda proud of it. MINIMALISM! Hihi. :> Anyway, sorry it took so long. Not sure if you even noticed my lack of posts (or the fact that my site has been down since January 1), so I guess this is me saying sorry to myself. *self-high five* LOL. (Unless you’ve actually been checking back here the past few days. If so, then, GASP!)

Anyhoo, HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! 😀 I hope you had a great time counting down the seconds to 2013, and I hope you got to spend those seconds with the people closest to you! 🙂 I personally had such an amazing time ushering in the new year, but that’s a story for later. For now, I’d like to first do my usual year-end post. I know the time for year-end posts has already gone stale, but I’m writing this, anyway, for gratitude and closure’s sake (naks!). This was supposed to be accompanied by a 2012 video summary of sorts but my laptop, as usual, decided not to cooperate. So boohoo, Cindy Lou Who.

Let’s start.

2012 was a fantastic year full of blessings, learnings, and opportunities. To be honest, I started the year with no actual clue as to how I was going to tackle it. I had just quit my first job without a solid back-up plan, just the thought of getting rid of all the stressors and going after my passions. And I guess that was what 2012 was all about — PASSION. Passion for travel, passion for the arts, and passion for serving God. It was a good year because it was when I felt most fulfilled in (almost) every aspect of my life. I learned how to discern, decide, and accept whatever came my way. It also helped that I had a Powerful Ally who was there for me every step of the way.

For 2012, I am thankful for the following things:

The Adventures & New Experiences

SINGAPORE WITH (ALMOST ALL OF) MY LOVELY GANSA GIRLS! :> 

I still haven’t gotten around to blogging about that completely (and I don’t intend to anymore, even New York)… all I can say is that this was the first time I got to go out of the country with just my friends, and I had the most wonderful time ever! I’m definitely looking forward to traveling far, far away with them again in the near future. 🙂

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Like sirs in SG! :>
Like sirs in SG! :>

LA-NYC 2012

After 11 months of pining for New York, I got to go back there again (probably for the last time in the next 5 years, but who cares)! I went with my cousin this time, and although I had to repeat a lot of stuff from last year (for my cousin’s sake), it was still awesome because I was freer this time around — I had control over my finances (UGH, DISNEY & NBC STORES), I knew how to get from Point A to Point B without hesitation (HELLO JASON MRAZ CONCERT IN ROCKEFELLER PLAZA AT 7 IN THE MORNING), I learned how to use the subway, and I got to walk home past 12 AM without anyone looking for me. Chyeah. My aunt just said, “Wow, you’re really a New Yorker now!”, when I got home. LOLZ.

I also got to meet up with my childhood friend (AFTER 13 YEARS), experience New York Fashion Week (oh Lord, it’s crazy), meet up with Mel and Em (back in LA), and SEE EMMA WATSON UP-CLOSE. OMG.

New York never fails to surprise me. 🙂

Just a preview of the trip that was :)
Just a preview of the trip that was 🙂

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Broadway Appreciation Post

What? I like appreciating things! Haha!

Anyway, today, October 14 (LATE PUBLISHING TIME ALERT!), marks the 1-year anniversary of the day I got to meet Daniel Radcliffe in person. If we gunn’ be technical, I really met him October 13, 2011 at 11PM, New York time, so that makes it October 14, 2011, 11AM in the Philippines. Haha! (I’m obviously just making up excuses to mask the fact that I missed the correct time for posting this, LOL. This doesn’t even include the fact that I watched How To Succeed in October 11 and just re-stalked him October 13. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I promise to stick to just one date from now on. What date it is, we’ll find out next year! LOLZZZ.)

Find me! LOL.

It’s been a year! I can’t believe it! In that span of time, Dan got to release one scary movie and film at least two more movies after that. My man’s a workaholic devoted acteur, I tell you! Not to mention, getting amazingly better at his craft. Did you know that in his whole run in Broadway, he did not miss ANY of his 30 previews and 315 regular shows? If that ain’t professional, I don’t know what is! He deserves his throngs of fans. And the awesome thing is he appreciates them just as much as they do, him.

My cheesy conversation with the boy who lived brings me endless happiness. 🙂

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It’s not just a city, it’s a state of mind!

I’m baaaaack! Not only on the interwebs but in my most favorite place in the whole entire universe!!! 😀 I’ve been counting down the days leading to this moment and now I’m finally here again. Thank You, God!

(Recorded using my iPod and edited using the Splice app. Isn’t it marvy?!)

Auntie Baby and Kuya Benjie picked us up at La Guardia this afternoon and I was just sooooo ecstatic to see them. As I mentioned before, Kuya Benjie is/was my super quarter-life-crisis-make-the-drastic-move-to-New-York spirit guide. I’m glad to know he hasn’t changed one bit since then. He even added a new statement: “New York isn’t just a city, it’s a state of mind. Sure, you’ll want to go back to Manila, but once you’re there, you’ll always think about New York.”

Freaking true facts, man. Freaking true facts.

Anyway, I’ll try to upload more snippets in the next few days (also to help me remember). I might not document stuff as much as I did in Singapore (which I still haven’t finished blogging about, btw) ’cause I’ll be busy taking in the fullness of this city’s beauty. Hihi. TTYL!

I am at my happiest right now.

The mere thought of it (though I’m already physically here) gives me goosebumps each time!

Let’s just say Daniel Radcliffe is just nearby… And I’m on the very Side that Gossip Girl talks about.

OMG I WILL BLAB MORE ABOUT THIS SOON.