Brewed Thoughts: December 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010

My life in 2010

Wow. I can’t believe another year has ended. Everything feels so surreal as if the entire 365 days has just whizzed by. 2010 may not be too spectacular, but I consider myself to be blessed ten times over because I’m still in one piece and my loved ones are still with me.

I’ve been trying to remember what were some of the memorable stuff that happened to me this year (it’s not that much, so it’s not going to be a long list); I’d like to be grateful for a lot things, and you know it’s always a good thing to look back and be thankful and hope for good things to come. So here’s the list in no particular order:

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Never too late for Christmas prezzies

Today has just been super. I got an extra day off, thanks to the leave I filed. That gave me the free time to drop by the post office to claim a parcel sent by a friend from the US. I was surprised to see a box waiting for me with the following stuff inside:

Awesome loot!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

A blessed Christmas to all!

I may not be able to post as often, but I want to greet you all a happy Christmas! May you have a festive and meaningful celebration with your loved ones. I wish you all the joy and blessings in this special occasion. In a few days, we will be counting the last moments of 2011, and I hope to count all my blessings for the entire year. Thank you for reading this humble blog, albeit the sporadic updates. :D

Monday, December 20, 2010


...and Darren Criss has just tweeted that he's on his way here (and is hoping to be served lumpia).

HOMG. This is iiiiiit!

I just have to ignore the fact that I wasn't able to get a meet & greet pass. Damn crazy kids who beat me to it. *grumble grumble*

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cannot wait for Christmas

Would you believe I want Christmas to fly by? I just want Decmeber 25 to be over because that means it will only be a few days until my sister flies back home. I haven't seen her in months, and this will be our first Christmas as a family without her. She'll only be in Manila for 6 days, which is kind of bitin, but it's better than not having her for the holidays at all. I really miss her a lot. (Urk. Yuck. Jologs. Hahaha!)

It's good that she's blogging often (which I can't say the same for my lazy bum self) so more or less I get updated about her life in SG (or more like the disasters in her life in SG). Can't wait for April too because I get to go there and see her make a total moron of herself in person. Hahahaha! I hope this trip pushes through. I've been pissed several times over with the cancelled business trip we were supposed to have last November.

Anyway, no point lamenting over the past. Can't wait 'til my sister comes home!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

One of the most touching weddings I've ever witnessed

Weddings. It's like some hot new trend that almost everyone in my immediate circle of acquaintance is really getting into right now. From relatives to friends and former classmates, there's something special about seeing the people close to you finally settle down.

For someone who has attended a number of these events, it can get pretty typical, even if the entire program was engineered flawlessly. I feel somewhat detached from the entire thing, despite the fact that I'm physically present, eating the wedding cake and anxiously stepping away from the bouquet's landing direction. Needless to say, weddings these days are just colorful orchestrations of food, decors, flowers, and what everyone else is wearing.

I thought I was about to attend another one of those occasions when my friend, Fristine, invited me to her wedding last December 4. We were already informed beforehand that we were to sport the 1940s fashion, and needless to say, it was very frustrating. I researched about the clothes of that era and was taken aback by the glaring fact that dresses during those times highly emphasized women's tiny waists (which I obviously don't have). I was supposed to commission a seamstress to work on my dress, but there were some last minute setbacks, so I resorted to scouring the malls for a close replica. 

To cut the long story short, I was able to find a great dress at a bargain price, plus awesome shoes to go along with it. It somewhat felt like cosplaying all over again as I was more than just excited during the week of the wedding.