Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012

Saturday, December 31, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

2011 was a blur. Everything went so quickly. And I am so thankful for a lot of things that happened to me this year. 2011 has been so good to me. I may have lost some but I gained more.  

For this year, I am so thankful …

that I lost my job and got a better one (with a better pay, of course);

for the numerous design contests I’ve won;

that I was able to battle procrastination, hence, I was able to create this blog and my design portfolio;

for my friends who have been there for me through thick and thin, and gave me the best laughs ever;

for the mommies I have found online with the same interest that became my friends and to whom I have found a new family;

for the gift of family;

for R who was able to withstand my kakulitan and frequent mood swings;

for my son who never fails to make me smile;

and for everyone that made my ordinary year, extra-ordinarily special.

I won’t be making any more New Year’s Resolution, because I know I will never be able to achieve one. So this year, there will be no plans, resolutions, promises, goals, wishes, or whatnot… everything’s going to be spontaneous. Whatever will be, will be.

Hello 2012, I am so ready now. Bring it on!

P.S. More clients please… :)

Never Been Better

Thursday, December 22, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

Yesterday, was general cleaning day.  Swept the floors carefully, wiped every dust at every corner, rummaged every closet, and much to my surprise, I found a lot of clothes that we no longer use.  And if you have read my previous post regarding donations to the victims of typhoon Sendong, you will see that we only had a little to give. But now, I am so happy because I never thought that I would fill this box with more clothes, shoes, blankets and other goods. I feel good, not only because the house is now clean and our closet has more space than ever but because we would be able to help a lot of devastated families for Christmas. I hope that despite the tragedy that happened, they may still find happiness in their hearts, and that through these little acts we showed, they will feel loved.

Christmas and the forgotten manger

Monday, December 19, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

The cold December breeze once again came our way. This change of wind suddenly turned people to be surprisingly generous or I should say big cash burners. We all think of Christmas as the magical time of the year where we rush and hurry shopping for gifts to give for our love ones and for ourselves as well. We eat, drink and party like there’s no tomorrow. It’s actually the most wonderful time of the year because it is the only time when we can have all the fun, eat and gain a few extra pounds, and spend a whole lot of money without the guilt feeling at all.

Christmas is so magical that we tend to forget to check what’s happening in reality. The lighted streets, raucous parties, and shopping sprees have blinded almost every one of us to see the true spirit of Christmas. We fail to remember that our happy Christmases began in a poor and dirty manger.

What I Really Want for Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

As you have read (or not) on my previous blogs, I have been writing about the things that I badly WANT. Mga luho, kumbaga.

When I was in college, I was deprived of these. Saving up would take ages as I have to make sure that my scanty allowance is enough to sustain me and my photocopies (that I never got to read) for the rest of the day. Belonging in a group of “sosyal” friends did not mean that I have to keep up with their pace. I am definitely one of the most kuripot person in that circle.

Now, I’m earning on my own. I have a good job enough to sustain my family’s needs, enough to pay the bills, and just enough to give in to the urge of buying the things that I want.

Vector Art: Cassey

Saturday, December 17, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

This is my friend Cassey, a rockin mom to a 3 year old handsome son. Raising a kid on your own is not easy, yet she was able to go through all pain and perils of being a single mom without losing her cool. She’s one of the strongest person I know and I truly admire her for that. It’s her birthday yesterday, and this is somethin that I made for her. Happy Birthday Cassey!

Vector Art: Phats

Friday, December 16, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

Just because I got bored. Decided to do a vector for my buddy, Phats.

Vector Art: Self

Saturday, December 10, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

This year, I decided to create a vector of myself. This is my very first vector and probably won’t be the last one for the year. It’s not yet too late to create more. :)

It took me almost a week to finish this. But I am so happy with the results.

I know I am improving. Yay!

Coca-Cola Christmas Special: The OFW Project

Monday, December 5, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

Two videos from YouTube became viral today. One is just plain showbiz sh*t, and the other is a total heart melter and tear-jerker.

I’m talking about Coca-cola’s newest ad, The OFW Project Video.

This really made me cry. My father is one of the 11 million OFWs who works really hard to provide for the needs of his family. This is going to be the sixth time that he’ll be spending Christmas 8,000 miles away from us. His hard work paid off though. My sister and I were both sent to a prestigious university, we didn’t starve, and our home is almost done.