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2012

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January - I started the year partying at O Bar. Yes, with good friends at the time. Even though already tipsy at home, i still had the energy to go to O Bar and drink with friends. After the holidays, i was absent for a week. Nice, right? This was the week that I was advised to take my tonsils out. My Tito Rodel was here that time too. This was also the month when i met most of the Absolut peeps during Ali's birthday. And we also went to Binondo for the Chinese New Year ganap. At this point, i was starting to get crazy about Archibald. Lol. I was off work most of the time due to my tonsils. The trio adventures were intense this month. We all decided to be risky about everything. And risky, we were.

February - removed my tonsils. I started thinking about moving back to our home. I went back to work not feeling really welcome. You just know. More O Bar moments with Absolut. Valentine's Day? Forget about it.

March - Our team agreed to play badminton and eat according to the South Beach diet. Wrong decision. Lol. One of the highlights of this month was a birthday of one of the mahjongeras. Yes, we were still complete by this time. We also watched Hunger Games. The irony. We all had a blast during my moving out party at my old apartment along Maginhawa. That was a fun night.

April - This month, a good friend was jailed during a vacation i was supposed to be a part of. I went with other Path friends instead, on a Visita Iglesia where i fell prey to pickpockets INSIDE THE CHURCH. Nice, huh. I also became close with other Path friends and officially became a party boy. Chelsea Handler was my idol this time of year. The mahjongeras also hosted an overnight stay at a condo in Libis. Almost all my weekends were spent at Libations! in Greenhills.

May - I finally met Derrick. More Libations moment. But this was the time that we all ganged up on Cacho because of one thing that he said. One mahjongera down. And yeah, i spent all weekends partying and spending my savings because this was my birth month. 28, baby! I welcomed my birthday with the trio adventurers. Eder dropped by too, with a very nice gift. This was the most epic birthday i ever had! I was getting close to Jin and Nino this month too.

June - the partying continued. I also started to watch movies in theatres again. My iPhone broke too. Lol. I went back to Iba, Zambales with L&D. We discovered one of my fave pasta places, Spaghetti Factory.

July - My nephew Marcus Jose was born. Drank at Nommu with Nino, Jin and Rye. I was part of the Bottomliners for the Mayor Lim episode, thanks to my cousin Ivy. The Sunday Club was formed and we watched Magic Mike! There was this magical night i spent with someone. I just smile whenever i remember that. Oh well. Derrick and I were on eating binges a lot by the end of the month.

August - I started to attend services at Victory with Derrick. Habagat came. Sigh.

September - Bry's wedding! I became a registered voter. I saw Piolo Pascual in person! I went on my first solo trip ever! Gapo - La Union - Baguio. Oh that was a wonderful trip. Spent time with family in Gapo, met Luke Landrigan in LU and enjoyed Baguio ON MY OWN. We also celebrated Tita Bebot's birthday. The next day, Derrick told me that bad news.

October - I was starting to get serious with church. I attended the spiritual gifts training. Rye said he wanted to attend church services too. I went to Tagaytay with some church friends and discovered Marcia Adams. Reconnected with my friend from VXI, Laine.

November - An expensive month. I bought my tab and my S3. Yes, i am officially a fandroid. I watched three movies on one weekend: Skyfall, Pitch Perfect, and Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay. Norgel came back home. Naina was dedicated. I was baptized. :) I went back to Marcia Adams with Laine. Another mahjongera down. This time it was me.

December - The month of enlightenment. Everything was put into perspective.

2012 was about friendship. No matter what happened to my relationships with my friends, i was happy because i met them and spent a whole lot of fun times with them. I met a lot of new friends and reconnected with some old ones. I also learned how to forgive this year, not just others, but myself. This year, i rekindled my love with travelling. Although my blog did not become super white-hot, i was happy with the things i posted. Things with the family were intact. That's why i decided to go back home. Although i might leave again. The problem with the flooding has started to affect my performance. Yes, i did not have a stellar review at work. Work was so so. But i must say, i don't think i have been used up to my potential. I did a lot of bad things this year. But God showed me where to go. My friendship with God was restored. How can i forget 2012? I don't think i ever will.

Posted by jc_pagdanganan 17:10 Archived in Philippines Tagged 2012

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