Reminiscing 2009!

Hello everyone! Happy new year to all! I'm so excited this midnight to party at my neighbor's, at the same time, relatives' house! As usual, we would also see and hear the noisy fireworks! In this post, I'm going to talk about all, or if not, most of what I had been through this year 2009! I don't know if it's going to be long or not, I will again blog about whatever pops out my head..hehe.. :))

Okay! So lets start with January 2009! Well, it had a bad start. I got sick for 2 days, and it was already school time, I mean, the first two days of class in January. So, I missed a lot of activities. I wonder why whenever January comes, I always get sick or absent in school because of some reasons. But oh well, I just hope that this 2010, I will stay healthy!
Still in the same month, we had our backyard camping in our school! It was one of my memorable moments of my life since I made new friends, we had some bonding, and a lot more! We practiced and practiced for our presentations so that it would be perfect. We won a lot of awards from the contests we had! I was happy at that moment, I think..hehe.. :D

In February 2009, this is when I was so excited for the school year to end! As what I had remembered, teachers were already busy computing the grades, since March is coming and exams are usually early, for honor students, which includes me..hehe.. :)) Nothing really memorable had happened in this month, only that.. :DD

March 2009! My most awaited moment in school..haha..! We had our early exams, during the 2nd week of the month! I really tried my best to answer them all well so that I could still have a good chance of being a top honor student! As what I had observed, maybe I really did well on the exams, since my grades did go way higher that time! I had a teacher who gave me a below 95 grade from 1st grading to 3rd grading, even though I always perfect each activity he gives..LOL..but in the end, he finally gave me a fairly high grade! I did maintain my top honor rank, with the help of my good academic performance and the extracurricular activities! After the exams, there was nothing to worry about but practices! Attendance is a must at that time, so, with my nature of being obedient to rules, I did attend every practice day they had, especially that I'm really the one who should be followed, by other high school honor students and awardees, during the marching. All we practice really was the MARCHING, and nothing else. They really want to make the program orderly. But I like it though. If I didn't want to join their rehearsals, I would really miss school! It was indeed, another, memorable moment, because it was my first time to top the class in the finals! I garnered two(2) medals and certificates, one for the First Honors, and one for the Freshman Student of the Year! I was a full scholar for the 2nd Year! I was very, very happy! I wish I could do better than that for the following school years of my life!

Summer '09! We had our first family beach outing! I was again happy! I really enjoyed swimming, since it had been long that I hadn't done it. I had been swimming, learning it, since I was 5 or 6 years old, but later stopped. We really had a great time!

Still during summer, I enjoyed it because we did some worthwhile activities, like playing badminton, watching TV, and other stuffs. When summer had almost ended, we bought books for the next school year, and I was excited to study them all! I was eager to start the sophomore year!

Early June 2009, this is when I had started blogging at Blogger. My schoolmate, ate Pearl, had inspired me to make one...hehe.. :D I liked my experience in blogging because I had made new cyber friends and all! :)

June 2009, this was the first month of school! The first day of school was great! I had met a lot of new faces, especially in the first year class, because they are indeed very many! 3 sections made up first year. That's how much our high school population had increased! Usually, we only had 2 sections per year. But because of the big increase of the high school population, first year was divided into 3 sections! It will take me a long time to familiarize their names..haha.. ! It started well! We had a new principal, so we also had to adjust with her.

July 2009! It is the Nutrition Month! We had a lot of activities in school, relating to the celebration. We were encouraged to eat nutritious foods. This is also the start of the preparation for the Investigatory Project, that we would present in September. It was kind'a busy for us and the teachers.

August 2009! The Buwan ng Wika! W0ah, great! We were encouraged to really speak in Tagalog during Filipino subject period. Just like July, we also had a lot of activities. This month, I was one of the participants of our school's Poster Making contest. But unfortunately, we lost. Well, it's ok, I got over it already! I was not feeling good about it because my other participants in the contest didn't really cooperate. This month also had a lot of holidays, meaning, no classes! It was also because of the AH1N1 flu, that some of the schoolmates and teachers had symptoms already. AH1N1 Influenza virus had been an outbreak in the Philippines and other parts of the world since late May 2009.

September 2009! The month of my birthday! I turned 14! But before that, a lot of good luck had came to me! We were one of the finalists in school for our Investigatory Project, I topped the class honor roll for the first grading, and I had won some other school contests! On the 12th of September, that was my day! Since it was a Saturday, my classmates just greeted me a happy birthday on the Friday. I'm glad they all remembered my birthday! I was so happy! :) We also had a field trip, going to Crocodile Farm, Nature's Spring, and McArthur Park! It was my first time to see in person a crocodile and an ostrich!



October 2009! The Foundation month of our school! But unfortunately, we didn't have the Intramurals. It wasn't as happy and joyful as the other foundation days we had the last few years, since our school's founder just passed away 2 months before this month. Our theme was the native preferences our founder had. We presented dances and songs.

November 2009! The first day was All Souls'/Saints' day. As usual, we had our usual gathering, to pray for our passed away loved ones.

Yeah! The last month of the year, December! Everyone's excited for Christmas and the new year! We had outreach programs in school, and we also had the Christmas party! They are indeed memorable! I was very happy when these events took place!

I thank God so much for this great year! I'm glad I survived it! I learned a lot of lessons from my challenges, my ups and downs, and a lot more!

I enjoyed this year so much! With my family, and other people who are there for me! My friends and classmates, who kept me not bored in class because of their noisiness, and kept me also happy! Same also for the teachers! That's what I like about school, when you have inspiration, we can do well in what we are doing, hardwork pays off, and friends are always there to cheer us up!

I thank my parents for teaching me to be disciplined! Without them, I wouldn't be what I am right now! :)

I will survive the next year! 2010, here we come! I wish all the good in the world! :D

Happy New Year to all of you! :)

Whatever Pops Out my Head! ;)

Oh! Hi everyone! Just like what the title says, I'm going to blog about whatever topic that pops out my head!

Okay! Lets start with the quotes I had found here on QuoteCrave.net! I like their collection of quotes! There are inspirational, love, change, and a lot more categories! Here's one that I could share to you! :)

Sometimes you gotta hold your head up to the sky
fake a smile.’ and pretend your fine . because all things
have a purpose whether its good or bad – hearts
get broken and friends get mad. But whatever
may happen just keep a smile the whole way thru
and never let anyone get the best of you.
I could totally relate to this one, especially that there are a lot of things that had happened to me which at first I thought have no good purpose at all, but it turned out that there really are purposes that could be realized at the end! Just like what our teacher told us, everything has a purpose! I remember her story,... well this story as how I could share it to you had been, maybe, a little rephrased because it is just how I remember it! :)


Once upon a time, there was a master and a servant. The master was very, very rich, and the servant is so loyal to him.

One day, the master's business broke out. He was so upset that he blamed his servant for his misfortune. They were under the tree. He kicked the tree so hard that a branch fell and had cut his finger! The servant kept on telling his master that everything has a purpose. He is optimistic about life. The master was even more angry and decided to leave the servant in jail.

During the master's journey, cannibals came to approach him. They captured the master and prepared him for their feast with the king. They thoroughly analyzed the master's body to see if he is complete, meaning, having no missing parts, so that the king would be pleased. But as to their surprise, they saw that the man had a missing finger. They now want to release him, and they find another person instead.

The master was so happy that he came back to his loyal servant
, telling him that what he has told him was true after all, that everything really has a purpose! If his finger hadn't been cut, he would have been eaten by those cannibals. And the servant also said, if he had come along with the master, he would have been eaten too! Uhm...I think they now have a happy ending! :D


Well, do you like it? hehehe.. :))

I'm once again addicted to another song, The Saltwater Room by Owl City feat Breanne Duren! It's a great song! I like the message it brings! I had just knew that Owl City has great songs!

Time together is just never quite enough
When you and I are alone, Ive never felt so at home
What will it take to make or break this hint of love?
We need time, only time
When were apart whatever are you thinking of?
If this is what I call home, why does it feel so alone?
So tell me darling, do you wish wed fall in love?
All the time, all the time


Another thing, I had just read a blog post by ate Pearl, sharing her material wishes! Now, I would also want to share to you mine too! All images are from google.com

My longtime wished iPod Classic! hahahaha..xDD

Photo from google.com image search

Oh, how I wish for someone to give this to me as a gift! :D I would be very, very happy if I have one! I could listen songs on the go with it! I won't need to turn on my laptop to listen to songs when I have this! :)


Wee! Doll shoes! :)
Photo still from google.com Image Search

I want doll shoes! A collection of it! I like these kind of shoes because it looks comfortable!


...and these too! Yay! Ballet flats!

Photo from google.com Image Search

These are my wishes for now, while I am still a teen!

When I'm older, I wish to have...

a Mansion like this! I want a mansion with a great big landscape, and also a huge pool, or if not, a mansion beside a beach! :)

I also want...

a car like this! A luxury car! :D

I have a lot of material wishes! I wish I could share them all but this post would become very, very long!

I'm enjoying Plurk now, because I found a lot of emoticons here in emote.rkasigi.net! I love to play with these emoticons! :)

Well, this would be all! Thanks for reading! Take care and may God bless us all! :D

New Layout! and other topics... :))

Hello everyone! I just wanted you to know that I am now so happy to have another layout made by myself, well, using Blogger's Dots template as base code..hehe.. :)) Thank you so much to EGO - BOX.com for the background image and DollieCrave.com for the header backgrounds! As, maybe, what you have observed, my layout is, I think, having similarities as ate Pearl's. I kind'a got a little idea from her layout, so, thanks very much! :D

Do you like my layout? Here's the screenshot I've made:

Click to enlarge! :)


I canceled my plan of changing my layout to classic, because the work I have done for how many months would, I think, go to waste. And besides, I can do a lot with this XML-version layout if I only know how the codes work! The only thing I'm not contented of is that in the navigations, the only way to go back to the blog posts is to reload the site again. This flaw is one thing that pushes me to revert this template to classic.

Well, this would be just it! Thanks for reading! Good night! Sweet dreams! :D

A Christmas Gift to all of You! :)

Good afternoon everyone! While bloghopping, I saw many blogs have gifts to their readers and affies! So, I decided to make one for you! I'm sorry it's kind'a late, but better late than never, right? Thank you to those whom I had grabbed gifts from, like:





and...

Merry Krismasu from Loving Pink!

Here's my gift to all of you! Readers and Affies! Everybody's welcome to grab this gift from me as long as you'll ask permission! ;)
Background from EGO - BOX!

Code:



Thanks! :) Hope you enjoy my gift! :D Merry Christmas!

I Confess that in 2009, I have...

This is from Rich's Blog. I decided to copy and answer this myself since I also want to confess about my life in 2009.

Why don't you post this too? *It's a bit long but it's worth the post! You can reflect on yourself about what you have done in 2009!*

(x) stayed single for the whole year

( ) made out in/on a car

( ) kissed in the snow

( ) celebrated Halloween

( ) kissed in the rain

( ) had your heart broken

( ) broke someone else’s heart

(x) had a stalker

(x) went over the minutes on your cell phone

(x) had a good relationship with someone

( ) someone questioned your sexual orientation

( ) gotten pregnant

( ) had an abortion

(x) have a relationship with someone you’ll never forget

(x) done something you’ve regretted

( ) lost faith in love

( ) kissed under a mistletoe


Other...

(x) painted a picture

(x) wrote a poem

(x) ran a mile

( ) shopped at Hollister or Abercrombie and Fitch

(x) posted a blog

(x) listened to music you couldn’t stand

( ) went to a sleepover

(x) went camping

( ) threw a surprise party

(x) laughed till you cried

( ) laughed till you peed in your pants

( ) visited a foreign country

(x) cut in a line of waiting people

(x) told someone you were busy when you weren’t

(x) partied to celebrate the new year

( ) cooked a disastrous meal

(x) lost something/someone important to you


In 2009 I...

(x) broke a promise

(x) lied

(x) went behind your parents back

( ) cried over a broken heart

(x) disappointed someone close

(x) hid a secret

(x) pretended to be happy

( ) slept under the stars

(x) kept your new years resolution

(x) forgot your new years resolution

(x) met someone who changed your life

( ) met one of your idols

( ) changed your outlook on life

(x) sat home all day doing nothing

( ) pretended to be sick

( ) left the country

(x) almost died (Well, the time when I almost drowned on the beach...)

(x) given up something important to you

(x) lost something expensive

(x) learned something new about yourself

(x) tried something you normally wouldn’t try and liked it

(x) made a change in your life

(x) found out who your true friends were

(x) met great people

( ) stayed up til sunrise

(x) cried over the silliest thing

( ) was never home on weekends

( ) got into a car accident

(x) had friends who were drifting away from you

( ) had someone close to you die

( ) had a high cell phone bill

(x) spent most of your money on food

(x) had a fist fight

(x) went to the beach with your best friend

(x) saw a celebrity

(x) gotten sick

(x) liked more than 5 people at the same time

(x) became closer with a lot of people

Well, that's it! Hope you learned more about me!

Let me share you this story before I end this post!

Just click the image to enlarge! :) It's an inspirational story! I love it! I found this on Tumblr!

That's it for now! Have a nice day! Happy Holidays!