Making New Year’s resolution is not really my kind of thing, but I decided to make some promises I must fulfill this year. I’m not telling you what these promises are, though.
2001 was an exciting year for me. It was full of fun and angst, filled with experiences, and was a mixture of sucesses and failures — like failed relationships.
It was a year when I became more proud and felt rewarded after all my self-styled and little efforts to get involved and concerned. I was damn proud I was in Mendiola with hundreds of thousands of other Filipinos — mostly youth–when Joseph Estrada was forced to leave Malacanang.
Also in 2001, I’ve proven once more that dreams come true: Tinig.com, once just an idea — a dream–is now a reality and is becoming more and more promising. Not only does it allow me to continue to continue writing and do advocacy online, it has also given me a new set of friends. (Just last Sunday, some of us, ka-Tinigs, as we call ourselves, watched The Lord of the Rings together).
It was also last year that I first experienced how it is to fly on a plane and watch the clouds from above. My first visit to Vigan and Cebu also took place in 2001 — and these trips were topped with great opportunities in my profession.
However, I think I did things in a extreme manner last year. As I got myself involved and busy on things concerning the world outside my little life, I did not think of leaving time and space for myself. And on concerns that allowed me to enjoy life, I enjoyed myself too much, without thinking of others. I should have improved my priorities last year.
Hopefully, I will again experience this year the fun and excitement and the fulfillment I had last year. This time, may I be able to really fix my priorities and run my life better than before.
Christmas greetings from Marinduque! I’m still here in my hometown for a two-week holiday break. While I am here, here’s a Christmas piece for you to read. I wrote this for the latest issue of Ang Aming Katha. It’s called Mga Bulong at Dampi ng Hanging Disyembre. Let me know what you think of this article. Before I sign off, l just want to remind you that Tinig.com v9.0 is now up. See you later.
Good morning. Kagigising ko lang. Check out my articles section. I’ve uploaded some of my favorite essays. The latest issue of Ang Aming Katha is now online.
I want to put into use my DLR3-P data cable, so I am giving a Harry Potter logo (for Nokia phones only) to Harry Potter fans who visit my site. If you want to receive this logo, just send me an e-mail with your cell phone number.
I now have a wireless journal at Pinoyexchange.com. I use my cellular phone to post messages on it. If you are a Globe user and has also signed up for the PEx wireless journal, you may post messages by composing WJ TO CEDIE AND-YOUR -MESSAGE and then send it to 2333.
Last night, I was about to finish Anne Rice’s “Vittorio the Vampire” — there’s only one chapter left for me to read — but I forgot it at the office. Sayang talaga.
By the way, please check out my recent article in Peyups.com column Tembtation. Entitled “Muling Pagtatagpo,” it starts this way:
“Dinalaw mo na naman ako kagabi. Hindi ko iyon inaasahan. Akala ko’y nilimot mo na ako. O kinalimutan na kita. Hindi pa pala. Sa muli nating pagkikita, napakalapit natin sa isa’t isa, at halos ay magkadikit ang ating mga katawan. Malinaw na malinaw kong natitigan ang maganda mong mukhang kaytagal kong kinabaliwan. O, kay igting ng pagnanasa kong mahagkan ang mapupula mong mga labi na lagi kong pinapangarap.” Read more here.
Got to go now, Peyups EB’s at 6pm and it’s quarter to five already.
I have just added new contents to the November 30 issue of Tinig.com. I hope you could drop by at the site. Have to sleep now. Am so sleepy na.