Adios Twenty O Six!

Another year will pass....

Another step will be taken...

Sorrows will be met...

But Joys will take us by surprise...

Ah, the year that was.

There are a lot of things that has happened to me in 2006. I've gone to places in Pinas with my posse. Kaladkarin kase hehe. Got caught by the MMDA for swerving (which I paid two Roxases hehe). That was twice. hehe. And I gained several pounds at last (mas bagay daw saken ang mataba). And also I got my hair longer (dehins na kalbo).

Good Times, Bad Times

This is the year that me and my Dad had an argument which lasted for weeks, then months. Though this month, I kinda reconciled with him. Not because I just wanted to, but I thought, it is the best time to re-unite the whole fam since my bro will be tying knot with a Fil-Canadian (the best talaga si utol) this year.

This is also the year that I got promoted (kuno). Nakakatawa ang promotion dito, parang utang na loob mo pa hehe. But anyways, at least the long hours of work paid off and was appreciated.

In 2006, I went to Cebu to attend a friend's wedding so I visited my uncle's house in a nearby town. I had sidetrips to Carcar & parts of Bohol. Muntik ng malunod sa 6 ft deep sea water. Buti na lang na-save ni Mamang Driver ng banca. hehe (hiya). Gone to Galera and smoked pot (joke) hehe. Partied there in two drunken nights with sing-along tripppings with tropang kape. Have seen the other side of Batangas - from the Capitol to Nasugbu, Lian & Calatagan - I became addicted to kayaking and bitching este beach-ing pala. Kaya nga ang itim ko nung first two quarters of the year. Plus humabol pa ang Majayjay Falls. This is the bestest ever, and I really wanna go back for a swim again. Imagine raining while the sun is up and eating your lunch in front of a thunderous 20 ft falls. Man tha' was awzome!

Business wasn't that good this year. I have to stash some cash to people to whom I owed money from my ventures in sporting events that I coordinated. Have some financial troubles that still I need to work on. Hopefully, this year, all will turn out well.

Wishes, wishes...u>

1. That my Lola will stay healthy until she sees her little Gelands

2. That my bros will be more responsible than they are now

3. That my sis will never forget that she's responsible for herself; that she'll hurdle all her exams this year onwards

4. That my special someone will be in good health, will be patient on things that needed waiting, and to be reminded that listening is good when practiced

5. That I will be stronger for anything that may happen in 2007...stronger so I can provide my family's needs...stronger so my faith in GOD will never lessen...stronger to fulfill my duties as a partner and loving friend.

Other KPIs of Life

- Umakyat ng four (4) local mountain pref'ly Maculot, Makiling, Pulag, at Mt Province (joke), siguro Arayat

- Matutong mag-swim c/o Tippy, my friend sa Tabangao at mag-golf with Tochi

- Bawasan ang kain sa Canteen para makatipid

- Mag workout para maraming mainlab saken hehe

- Mag triathlon (hehe)

- Makapunta sa Thailand!!!!! or makabalik sa Bohol!!!

Well, the year came in a dash. At first, I didnt realize that 2006 was ending. But as it progress, I suddenly felt that I needed to bid goodbye to the year that was. One of my Indian friends sent me this passage which I think best describes what we should do every year. For life is a privilege that HE could only give and take back.

THE DASH by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone, From the beginning...to the end.

He noted that first came her date of birth and spoke the following date with tears. But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. (1944 - 2006)

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth... And now only those who loved her, know what that little line is worth.For it matters not, how much we own; the cars...the house...or the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard. Are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left, that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough to consider what is true and real. And always try to understand the way other people feel and hear

And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more And love the people in our lives like we have never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile Remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.