My 5 for 2009

Ahh. At least this one I will not forget. Going on 6th year already, I’m glad I was able to do this face-to-face with the Calims this week. So, 2009 is almost officially over, and I’m ready to share my top 5s already.

As before, this is our year end review that Kris and I (with her hubby Harv recently joining in), share with each other. It had to be 5 big events (good or bad) that has happened to us.

My previous recorded 5’s are here and here and hopefully I get to document future ones. Only because it gives quite a nice summary, year per year.

Without any further ado, (drum roll please) here’s my 5:

  1. Filipino Dragons Singapore (or FDS) as mentioned in a previous entry. For the first time in my entire life, I’m part of a sports team. One that (for the sports bit) trains hard, competes, loses graciously and wins spectacularly. In relation, there’s the definite weight loss/gaining of muscles/evening of tan, that comes with the love of the sport. But wait, there’s more. Ever since I’ve joined, I’ve upped my social scene with this group who tends to party as hard as we train. Without FDS this year, life would have definitely be less fun. Continue reading

the silent diary

it doesn’t mean forgotten. it means, busy. (have you ever wondered whether “busy” sounds quite similar to “lazy”?)

hello once again, and this time, diary, i give you full permission to kick me in the butt for being too “busy” to forget about you.

but never mind about that. here we go for a short update. Continue reading

hello, from the on-again, mostly off-again blogger

This really is becoming (has become) a pathetic state of a blog. Hehe. I don’t know how addicted I was to this when I first started.

But anyway, in due respect to my chunk-change yearly domain registration, and to my avid reader (note: there’s no s in reader), here’s a slight update

  • I currently live in Singapore – okay well not really an update since I’ve been here since March of last year, but just in case a reader/friend/family who happens to stumble by this blog and is still asking “Where the hell is Yevka?”, well that’s the answer. A happy update (from last November) is that I moved house – further away from the office and the town, but a better environment and way better facilities. Better facilities included a tennis court, a swimming pool, gym and, my absolute favorite, a jacuzzi. Continue reading

Bucket list!

As grabbed from Reggy’s blog…

Bold means YES

1. Started my own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii. – I wanna
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than I can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland/world. EuroDisney counts naman diba?
8. Climbed a mountain. – I wanna
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sung a solo. – Didn’t say I had to be good right? Continue reading

Exciting times ahead

Last year, I came up with a theme – Adventures. The lack of blog posts didn’t really help acknowledge the adventures I went through, but I assure you, it was a very apt theme. From my comfort zone, I moved on and forward, and I truly felt going out of my shell. I still feel the need to document, but I guess I like talking about the present, so you’ll probably be seeing snippets only of those adventures.

This year, marks, yet again, another special year. Very soon, I’ll be ending my “Twenty-something” blog theme as I reach the big 3-0. As with 2008, I’m creating a theme to set my “game” of the year. I’ve been thinking about it a few days already, and some of my possible themes had been “growth”, “change” and a good fair bit, “letting go”. For one reason or another though, it didn’t seem right.

With due respect to my upcoming thirty self, the theme I’ve chosen is Celebration. As “growth” and “change” seems to be inevitable anyway, Celebration involves several things, including letting go of my twenties self, and finally acknowledging, appreciating and celebrating the peak years they call 30’s. I intend to celebrate, also, successes, friendships, loved ones, occassions, work life, and learnings.

So Cheers, 2009! :thumbsup: Give me your best shot!

What’s your theme for the year?

Thanks again to Steve Shapiro as I reaffirmed my need for a purpose.