2011 ... the year that was ...

2011 was a good year for me .... I say this with sincerity. Yes, I got my heart broken twice though I never got into a relationship but overall, this year was a great year. Some highlights that stood out in my mind are the following:

Conversion to a full time foodie - I have always been one to try out new places to eat but this year, I learned to SEEK new places to eat and scour magazines for new finds. This year, due mainly to the Pex Gluttony group I joined, I have discovered a lot of food places. When I say a lot, I mean a lot. The increase in tightness with my pants did not go unnoticed. EEEEKKKK!

B skipped nursery and kinder, went straight to prep. - This I believe is one of our best achievements. Bonus? He's currently top 3 in his class. He also almost always comes home with marks.

I went back to writing poems and started doing 18 word stories. I was able to use these to unleash what I was feeling.

Most important, I was able to maintain my bond with my family and friends.

So to you 2011, thank you for the memories, the lessons learned, the strength gathered from problems that I overcame, and the love that was given to me by all. I leave the bad memories, the pain, the tears, and betrayals to you and welcome 2012 with lots of hope, fate, and positivity.

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22 comments:

  1. do not focus on the hardships. focus on the lessons that we learn on it.

    2011 was a bad year for me financially. pero sabi nga nila, you can't have everything.

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  2. Just like the sundial, it's really the good times that count. May next year be brighter :)

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  3. Have a wonderful 2012 achie kay and family! ^^

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  4. If you've encountered trials this past year, itinakda yon because trials are spices of our lives wherein after we overcome it, we gain more strength, we become stronger and wiser.

    And even this year 2012,trials will still abound. Just get ready on how you will face it. You can face with a smile or be doomed by it. Of course, you'll choose the sunny side of facing it.

    I know Kay, with the good heart and bubbly personality that you have you'll just be awesomely fine.

    You have friends and family backing you up. So never worry. Worrying is like you're not trusting HIM to direct your life.

    Cheers to 2012!!

    God bless you and B!

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  5. i am not sure i commented on this post before the new year or not.

    anyhow, just think that everything is a learning experience be it a good or not so good one.

    happy new year!

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  6. Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. happy new year!

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  7. out of the topic: nice background pic on this blog.

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  8. Happy new year! I know your hardships will be the one that will make you stronger. Ika nga, ang paghihirap na naranasan ay ang magbibigay tamis sa iyong tagumpay. You cant appreciate success without the hardships that you experienced. :) Happy new year! :)

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  9. Happy New Year .life is full trials and ups and downs but the good thing is we can overcome all this in the end .i have been into 2 failed relationship too( divorced from my 1st hubby and the 2nd one was being abandoned by a fiancee 2 weeks before our wedding) but all were forgotten . i live a happy and contented life with my hubby now and I know you will too someday.

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  10. Heartaches are what makes us stronger. We can say that they are blessings in disguise... :)
    congratulations to B cheers to your food ventures!

    HAPPY 2012!

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  11. wow... such an achievement for you. your kid, yourself and for your blog. such great blessings. happy new year

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  12. Happy new year hope you could find a true love this year

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  13. Let me congratulate you for all of your achievements in 2011. May you have more in 2012.

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  14. life is truly kulayful (lol)... hurray to both achievements and trials that we overcome... happy new year, kay... Yahweh bless.

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  15. That is a great highlight of your 2011. I wish you all the best too for 2012.

    Keep smiling and be merry. Happy Happy New Year to you.

    xox

    koreandoll | miss angel

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  16. Happy New Year Kay! ^_^ It's nice to hear such wonderful happenings in your 2011. Congrats to your son for his achievement.

    By the way, this is Karla of Pinoy Volunteer Group. Hope you can join our outreach programs in the future. Take care! :)

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  17. conversion to a fulltime foodie for the win!

    Happy new year to you! may you have pouring rewards in blogging, and rewards in life as well...

    i'm happy to connect with you on FBW.

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  18. yeah 2012 promised to be a better year...we should always think positive and learn from the lessons (sometimes hidden)life stored for us...cheers!

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  19. I think we should always be thankful for both the good times and the bad times. We can learn a lot from them. Happy New Year!

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  20. What you sow is what you reap! The blessings you've received in 2011 are all your efforts which have been recognized and awarded, that is, for being friendly, and more importantly you've sincerely and faithfully "bonded" with your own family. There is a saying that states: "your success is geared the number of friends you have and the support of your own family circle." I wish you more successes in 2012.

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