I have great friends!


Someone made me realize that the I have great circles of friends — circles because I have more than one.

  1. They’re not afraid to tell the truth or to break bad news. Of course, this can be very uncomfortable at times but it keeps all of us grounded.
  2. They don’t take sides! Another great realization which had me admiring each of them so much more. They might have their opinions on who is right or wrong but they don’t actively take factions, they just keep on going back to 1.
  3. They tell me and they tell on me. People call it backbiting, I think it’s keeping peace. The intention was, is, and will always be to resolve issues. Again, we go back to 1 & 2.
  4. Not out of sight, out of mind. There’s no real drama about feeling or being left out. We’re also understand that there might be more social circles in our lives so join or not, we’re friends the next day (this does not apply to set in stone dates though unless the reason trumps the event).
  5. They all understand 1, 2, 3 & 4 — well, most of them anyway. I guess that’s enough.

3 days before the last year of being in my 20s…


“How are you?” is probably one of the hardest questions I’ve had to answer. Just how can one describe the myriad of feelings and thoughts that go through one’s head?

Today is probably different. Today I can clearly describe how I feel.

Despite taking my time and a few wrong turns, I am exactly where I belong— somewhere far away from restless, halfway through comfortable and on the way to contentment.

I have realized that I was raised well by very outstanding parents. After 29 years, I now reap the benefits of the values that they have preached. So thanks mom & dad for all the scolding!

I grew up with amazing siblings — my first friends and probably my best. Despite the distance and the lack of everyday interaction, they will fight for me if I can’t and consider themselves as the only people who should make me shed a tear.

I have a long list of great friends. Some I haven’t seen for years but have remained fond of old memories.  It is not often that I hear my mobile phone beep but those out of the blue comments of how much difference I made in other people’s lives can keep me smiling even through the toughest times. Cheers to friendship!

And then there’s Nice! There are days when I can’t quite believe how much more wonderful my life is since the day in the pantry. I giddy with happiness that I am getting married to someone who convinced me that love is worth a lifetime commitment.

sometimes i am grateful


so i am generally happier than most people…
i feel lucky today…
i can speak perfect english…
i am happy with the career i took even if it’s nowhere within the vicinity of what i should be…

i have great friends…
the most amazing ones…
even if some are not here with me and even if i don’t see those who are here that often…

i am spoiled…
by most of the people i love…
i am not academically challenged…

i know how to take risks…
and i can survive the risks when they end up failing me…
every now and then, i feel unlucky…
but i am comfortable in my own skin…

so yes…tonight, i feel lucky

Chongs


these are the people who have seen me through my worst days…
they were simply there when i felt my whole world was crumbling down.
they stand by me everytime i have pathetic days (which is quite a lot…)
they know me too well that i don’t have to say anything
yet they already understand
they can tell me i’m stupid straight out to my face
and i’d believe them…and would only be grateful…(hahaha!)
but no one else should dare to call me stupid
or they’ll wage war against him/her
one of the many blessings in my life…
my orgmates,
my drinking buddies,
my dancing partners,
my bashing group,
my life-long friends,
my chongs…

sel, mond & yug.)

(Dahil nagreklamo si sel…) here’s another picture of my friends (without me this time…) during sel’s despedida dinner and IEC’s rage party….

julie, pb, ius, kate, taty, sel & mond

Pre-bday blues have been looming over my demented head since the start of this month…(for all my friends, lam nyo na kung bakit…) So I decided to count reasons why i should enjoy my bday and why I should be grateful for my bday this year…after endless thinking (which lasted 2 mins!), i ended up with 2 words: family and friends! Who cares if i don’t have a boyfriend this year!!!!?!!!!(Waaaaaaaaaa….i do pero sige kunwari hindi….), I have great friends.

I really feel so blessed this month cause of the people who have been there for me. I have the greatest friends from work (yiheee! special mention na naman sila!) and the bestest friends from college!!!

**i just spent the half-hour reading through my ym archives and emails, natatawa me mag-isa sa mga post natin….grabe! iba talaga kau!!!