Nothing New, Just the Year

Fairy lights reflected on the wine glass half-filled with Chardonnay. It was the last dinner of 2020 and the island was bright and merry. My plate was filled with seafood I have not tasted for almost a year: salmon, crabs, prawns, and lobster. I devoured the food like I’ve never tasted food before. I was grateful to be able to eat something exceptional just before the blurry 2020 leaves. And with the sumptuous meal in front of me, I tried to forget that I’ve been eating boiled eggs daily for the last eight months for breakfast. Continue reading “Nothing New, Just the Year”

Looking Back

While everyone’s posting their Year End reviews provided by WP, I thought I’d post a self-review, a summary of (maybe not the best but) my favorite posts. Posts that did not gain thousands of views or likes or comments (duh, exagg… ) but are closest to my heart (drama, drama, drama).

But – To post or not to post? This idea could be lame. (What’s wrong with my head? Why am I hesitating now? Argh)

My blogger-friends would be like – Duh? I’ve read this before. Why is she re-posting everything again? 

And they will be like – Ok I’ll just like it – and scroll down to see better posts.

And I’m like……

Whether they like this or not, it’s New Year. They’ll forgive me. I’ll…ammm…post this anyway. 

So here we go. My favorite 2015 posts 🙂

Your Purpose in Life

An attempt to be a life counselor to a friend.

The Choices We Have to Make

A post about a friend’s misfortunes.

Walk Me Home

An attempt to write something about love.

Tunay Ka Bang Malaya

An independence day post.

Biyaheng Cubao

Somehow a memoir.

Life Continues at 30

A birthday post.

Waiting for the Bus, Waiting for the Right Time

Patience is a virtue post.

How Do We Define the Word “Baduy”

An attempt to define several standards set by society.

Flower in the Night

My one and only attempt to poetry.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Abu Dhabi 

Trying to be a photographer.

Bastakiah, Bur Dubai

Trying to be a photographer part 2.

Finding Your Lost Self In a Sea of Strangers

Some realizations. Humility. Finding yourself.

Hopes are like Hair Ornaments

Some realizations again and my cancelled trip to Vienna (still crying a river, but already moving on)

Exchange Gifts

Some realizations once more.


Looking back at these posts, I was like – Geez. I’m not a useless blabbermouth after all 🙂

But seriously, this is a good exercise. Reading your own posts once more reminds you of that certain feeling that you had while writing. It also tells you how good or bad you were as a writer and what else could you do to improve. Doing this motivated me as well, somehow, to write more non-idiotic posts.

And before everyone gets busy preparing their Media Noche(s), I’m wishing you all a Happy New Year! God Bless!