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I guess this is goodbye then, goodbye to year 2008.

31622400 seconds, 527040 minutes, 8784 hours, 366 days and 52+ weeks. Well, that's long enough a time span for me to do and to dream a lot of things so dream and do I did.

Dear 2008,

You're a lot of things you know. :) And maybe I should take time to think back even just for a few hours, just to show my gratitude so...I decided to enumerate the things that had happened since that day you came into existence -with the trusty help of my planner and my 3rd playlist in

Well, I certainly won't forget the lights and sound of those fireworks as they lit up and boomed up in the night sky, the food I could not get enough of, the music raving from the speakers and my family and friends whom I were with -and oh, the last minute cramming of the homeworks they assigned us just for us to relish our Christmas vacation more.

I remember going back to school that 3rd day of your month and most of the teachers were absent such that it was such a waste of time to have come to school that day and the day after that was half-day and we were dismissed at 1pm -I even saw Marc Abaya earlier.

A day after that we went to our aunt's house to celebrate her son's birthday and we did nothing but ate! Oh my glorious tummy! You seem to be full these past days...and then I snapped back to reality of school work and household chores.

It was Quarterly week, 2 weeks after New Year and well, it was hell for all I know. I aimed to ace my tests. Then there was our Investigatory Project's oral defense, the career test I didn't finish (imagine that!), the CEM tests we took annualy, the National Bible Week, the reading of my classmate's book Loveless Saturn which I loved and cried over -a little, then there was our practices for our dula in Filipino (we enacted Pirma -I forgot who the author is), and then there was Big Group's open forum (which I didn't come to due to cramming sessions for our school work..or maybe this was the one I went to?) then before I knew it, January was gone and on came February.

The love month -except to me, but still I was expectant. HAHA. Kidding. ;) February had a lot of things in store for me. It was when I read Veronika Decides to Die (a must-read for those seeking life's meaning, for those suicidal, for those bored, for...everyone!), picked out many quotable quotes from Paulo Coelho and started gaining interest in other books written by the same author. I hear myself singing in of thos KTV rooms in Eastwood's Power Station with my friends and the unfortunately, had to cut my singing moment short due to that my mom just arrived to pick me and my friend up. The day after that, I had butterflies in my stomach for what awaited me that night: Prom usherette. Ack. I didn't know what to do! -Well, I sort of did. Haha. But geez, it was so humiliating and irresponsible of me not to bring my folder which said who belongs to which table, the checklist for the photo booth and so on. I was put in charge instead of the AVP which didn't require all those papers only to find myself stressed because I can't find the 'master' laptop, the files (videos) were stored in other laptop, cds, and other storage systems technolgy was able to give human kind. It was stressful but fun at the same time. And of course, how could I forget that hole in my gala skirt which was caused by the innocent looking candles we lit up at the Multi's entrance? How could I? Lol.
The 12 of February brought back those butterflies in my stomach. It was the day of the Science Congress and we had to stand in front of the whole high school body, some of the faculty members and the panel of judges/question-ers who were going to shoot us with queries-related-to-our-project-which-we-fear-we-might-not-be-able-
to-answer-intelligently. But we got out alive. Five day after that, during a Monday it was announced we won! *cheers* And we even got reprimanded for being slow in going to the stage to receive our certifactes. Gosh, that was a moment.

The weekend before that, we had our Bio trip which was, unfortuntately, not overnight. I believe the highlight of that activity was when we soaked ourselves in the swamp/river/what-form-of-water-is-that-a-stream? 'thing'. It was fun and a little icky.

The weekend after was was the fourth year's legacy (my sister's batch) entitled Transit wherein Bamboo, Chicosci, 6 Cycle Mind, Spirit of '67, Room Service, Step-Up, Pinky Swear and Coalesceplayed. There were performances by the hosting batch itself of course.

The month's 29th, I made a big decision (up to now I still can't believe it): I ran for the Student Council. What was I thinking? To serve. HAHA. Kidding. I dunno, I wanted it that, I'm not so sure. Maybe failure scared me out of my socks? (What?). Yes, I said yes to running for the position of (I can't even remember what postion I ran for..) -PRO! Public Relations Officer. That day, we watched The Wonder Bookshop 2 which in my opinion, wasn't as good as the first one but good enough anyway. My sister played Wilbur (yes, with her skinny frame she got to play a pig of all animals).

Then February ended.

TNT: Tinig Niyo't Tulay: My party during the campaigning days of the SC. I remember those days when we 'crashed' the morning talks of the involved grade and year levels. Then after a week or two maybe, the Meeting de Avance was held and I remember the regret after saying my speech and ansering the panel's questions: I could have done better, said much more. But I like my speech, mind you. ;) --I wish I saved a copy. Hahaha.

Elections was also held during this month, of course, it's the last month of school year 07-08. I voted myself. HAHAHA. :p

I also read Vampire Kisses, not that it';s any of your interest but, it's a lovely book. :) Vampires again. :)) Twilight much? HAHA. Kidding. I read Vampire Kisses before I even got hold of Twilight paperback.

Then, the moment of truth: election results announcement! I lost. Haha. I'm cool with it though, no more bitter heartaches (kidding!). But I remember being pessimistic the whole day after hearing 'my failure'. Didn't make a big deal of it. Oh! That day, we also had our Stations of the Cross in CLE and I remember our class sang our hearts out on our way back to our room. ;)

During this month we had our debate in our English subject -I forgot which side won in ours but it was a good experience. I was never for debates..I'm easily influenced by others' points.

And was Quartely Tests all over again (the last ones for the school year) and our IP group was exempted in Bio! Yay!

That last day of school, my friends and I went out (Eastwood, as you might have predicted) and watch Step-Up. That dance under that rain was super -and I even crushed that goofy-looking guy named Moose. Hahaha. ;)

Marian and I went to SMT on the 29th. A DQ date. Hahaha. But it only took a while and I decided to waste time walking home.

There was also the Gossip Girl (Season 1) DVD marathon with my siblings.

With Me is the total soundtrack.

April, May
Let's collaborate those two solid months of pure summer bliss shan't we (Well, it's not entirely pure bliss. That's just me, exaggerating)?

Summer vacation meant dance workshop for me, Nichola, Hannah, Iana and Ida. It was such an experience of getting out of my 'shell'. Heck, the dancers in our class were beyond talent! Hahaha! It sort of ate me -a little. They were so good and well I was..trying to get there? Lol. Created new friends and bonded with already-friends ones. It helped I believe. Hahaha. ;) I remember almost giving up on the steps I found so hard to execute and catch-up on. The second part was easier though, I aboslutely loved that time because I seemed to be in sync with the dance steps and the beat of the songs. :) Thanks coaches! ;)

During the vacation, I happened to read a lot of books which I all bought on sale (National Bookstore held a one-month book sale and I made the most out of the opportunity and my money). I read Pretty Little Devils, M or F, The Possibility of Fireflies, Freak Green Eyes, Lucky Stars, Runaway...

My family and I stayed for a while in Tagaytay too (by a while I mean overnight. HAHA) at Canyon Woods. I dunno, we didn't do anything much there, really. We just locked ourselves up inside the casitas and idled all day while mom worked, selling houses or condos, I don't know which.

I watched Superhero movie with my brother and considered it a serious waste of my money for a movie to watch on the big screen. Pfft. It was such a joke.

And, and, how could I forget the month I bought my own Twilight book (April). Oh the phenomena (rolls eyes)!

My May, was marked with the first episodes of the Pushing Daisies TV series whose DVD I now covet (any takers?), and oh! I read Little Women for our SRP in school.

Kyle XY marathon too! (DVD please?) There was also Hana Kimi marathons! How could I forget? Lol. ;)

I read Twilight twice. Couldn't get enough much?

Then my brother bought a copy of New Moon and I read it of course. How could I forget:

"Time passes. Even when it seems impossible, even when each tick of the second hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls. But pass it does."

Of course there were celebrations: mother's day and my brother's birthday when I had my very first photoshoot (not counting my dance pictorial photoshoot)!

Random meet-up with Angel, Mara and Jean at Club Manila East wherein we got in for free -but didn't swim because we had no gear- and walked around wishing we brought cameras to take pictures.

And then May was gone, Sheen migrated and June took over.

Summer Song: The Summer Sends its Love by Sherwood Schwartz (sp?)

The month that marks the half of the year (how quickly time passes!).
Sims 2 mania (when the internet was 'out')! and, and, late night cramming dance practices!

Went to St. Francis to shop for our dance recital and bought my red super-long socks -which I will be using for a latter photoshoot when I got stuch at home one day.

June 10th was school's start and I got to make our nametag's design and be voted class secreatry (for real?). :) Subject orientations, outling of the SOPs...

That first school week's weekend was our dance recital, June 14th. Nerve-wracking, I dance my ass off and the cheers of the crowd who knew me from the audience gave me confindence. YES! Thank you. :)

And then, pretty much, the month revolved around school and trying to adjust. :)

Fly invasion! :)) The school was....a fly fest! Hahaha! Flies were everywhere (ick!) and the resourcelfulness and creativity of the students were tested. Fly swatting rolled magazine pages and that electric-badminton-racket-looking appeared just to give the flies their death sentence. Maybe there was even a contest of who got to kill the most flies. Lol.
I read The Witch of Portobello wherein there's a clash of reality and fantasy.

"If there is any possible consolation in the tragedy of losing someone we love very much, it's the necessary hope that perhaps it was for the best."

I wanted to read it again but I didn't find time to do so...unfortunately.

Nichola's departure. How could I forget? Big Group threw her a despedida at Angel's house and I arrived late of all things! At least I got a glimps and little more than that of her.
Time of IP proposal and experimental designsa and Variety Show ticket design making! Hahaha! -and oh, QTs too. Hahaha!

OOH. This month, we had our fellowship! Which I came to late -again.

UP library visit with Mariz and Carissa. Adventure! Hahaha. Not. Kidd. ;) I bought my school bag afterwards and even bumped into Pau Layco and others at the mall.

I read Breaking Dawn and even wrote a prose because of it. Hahaha!

And also, read Eleven Minutes before that whering I learned "there are certain sufering which can only be forgotten once we have succeeded in floating above our own pain." I've been floating ever since. Hahaha!

Happy 18th dear sis! You're old. Hahaha! Kidding. :)
Boys Like Girls had an Ayala Malls concert thing I think. I would have come but..well, I didn't.

Read The Scarlet Letterman and wrote yet another prose. Hahaha! Gosh. My way of escape huh? Writing. Geez.

Joy's birthday celebration on the 20th along with Cheska and Tiz! Mara's 16th. Wore an outfit which I didn't get a picture and was frustrate over the fact.

And, and, III-2 class encounter!

Well, hi birth month! ;)

Medical-Dental, Camp Rock (first time to watch it -late much? Hahaha!), dance workshop again (supposedly but ended it immediately -no time), photoshoot with sister! ;), quarterly tests, HSM3 for my birthday and some shopping the day before, intramurals (wherein we were at the bottom but enjoyed? anyway) -we reigned last year!, went to Eastwood wearing black shorts, black stockings, a green faux hard rock cafe shirt which I altered and my sister's lime chucks, then sem break!

Mindali much?


Mom's birthday at the same day as the day of sains, school resumed on the 6th, Reproductive Health Bill symposium, and 'my' saint (remember book marks school mates?), two days of career talks (hi Mr. Alli!), laugh-like-a-hyena-day with Tricia R., REPORT CARD DAY :o, fair preparations, muddy FAIR, great, awesome, Battle of the Bands (go Grounded and Damsel Saves the Hero!), Nevertheless, I knew you'd win, Variety Show (Aia was soo close), recollection (tears, tears, tears), and, the highlight of the month (sarcastically speaking), the Twilight movie! (Robert Pattinson, your eyes always looked like they were about to bulge out any second; Kirsten Stewart, beautiful -not much in the movie but, beautiful).

AJSS applicant.

The last month. :(
On-the-job-training at Don Henrico's (fun time making my own pizza! Delicious iced tea which was extremely sugary), public school teaching (kids, say hello to Global Warming), essay for AJSS application and submission of it and the form, Travese legacy (star-studded much?), Sarah Geronimo, galing mo! (rhyming :o), vigil practices, Vigil, EK with BG CHRISTMAS VACATION, Happy Birthday Jesus!, reunion, bum..., Juno..

..and the 31st is the end.

Whew. I just enumerated my last 12 months! Hahaha! It's a lot more than that of course. I can't capture the exact experience nor the emotion in words. :)

So it will be January less than 24 hours. I smell the scent of a new beginning!

Like a fairy tale again, with deadlines that ended the magic.
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer


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