Monday, December 28, 2009

My 2009 - Year Ender

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before? be part of a major dance presentation, maglipat sa 2 bahay - mandaluyong and santarosa

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more? no na lang

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? yes, my kumareng Len

4. Did anyone close to you die? yes, artie's dad; also puppy coochie

5. What countries did you visit? italy and spain (in my dreams)

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? money! and more time with mom & dad

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? april 21, when i got engaged! ♥ july20, nurture spa with artie

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? i've been a good daughter, sister, friend, girlfriend, colleague!

9. What was your biggest failure? had self-issues (mga muni-muni and i-want-time-alone moments)

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? thank God no

11. What was the best thing you bought? anniversary and xmas gifts for artie

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? my sales team!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? none

14. Where did most of your money go? mga bagay na nagpapawala ng stress!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? wedding plans

16. What song will always remind you of 2009? Just Dance by Lady Gaga

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder? much much much happier!!

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? exercise

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? puyat

20. How did you spend Christmas? dinner with the family on xmas eve, luncheon with artie's family on xmas day

22. Did you fall in love in 2009? yes! always with the same guy, artiemous!

23. How many one-night stands? none!

24. What was your favorite TV program? Desperate Housewives + One Tree Hill

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? hate is such a strong word. irita is more like it - yes.

26. What was/were the best book(s) you read? Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, Time Traveler's Wife

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? You & Me by The Wannadies (thanks by for sharing this song with me!)

28. What did you want and got? a new apartment

29. What was/were your favorite film/s of this year? UP

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? lunch treat with my co-managers, dinner treat with family, YA, milc and baby ko at Dampa; 29 yo

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? more "me" time, more travel

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? still classic (medyo sporty din)

33. What/who kept you sane? quality time with artie, family, YA and some selected girlfriends

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Michael Jackson, Cory Aquino

35. What political issue stirred you the most? Ampotang Ampatuans (!)

36. Who did you miss? Coochie, YA

37. Who was the best new person you met? ay. parang wala.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009?
Know your priorities!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

dama for a night

oh yes. i was part of the HSBC christmas party dance presentation with the theme FLASHBACK. every year, i look forward to attending this event kasi super fun and super big deal yung mga presentation. different departments competing against each other. no prize though, just pride and recognition if you are the winner. and again, for this year, we won first place!!! 2 straight years na! Ü all of us from the red team (personal financial services) were totally exhilirated. hehe. all the hard work paid off! thanks to our super galing choreographer, allan, for the patience to the highest level in teaching us the steps! seriously, hindi madali yung ginawa namin. it took us almost a month to master and perfect the whole performance. i was one of the damas - fan girl. so nagsingkil singkil kami to the tune of GOLD together with malong and scarf girls. at ang hawak naming fan ay malaki. not the usual size. kaya ang dami kong cuts and scratches ngayon sa arms dahil dito. hehe. the concept was really unique. folk dance steps and music from the different eras. sayang wala pa yung video friends. i would love to post it here! we're going for three in a row by next year! cross fingers. not sure though if i will again join next year...practice is so time-consuming but i loved the experience naman. i met new friends. and i would want to believe that i lost a few pounds. Ü

the damas
with the famous fan
center: allan the choreographer