Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Look Back on the year that was

In a few minutes, the clock will strike 12 and we welcome a New Year with open arms. We ponder about our life and write our New Year's resolutions, dress up and go to a fabulous party, find someone to kiss at midnight, or just stay at home and watch feel good movies. Sometimes when it reaches to the end of the year, I forget what happened in between and remember only what happened in the end. Here's what I thought of 2011.

What happened in 2011:

1. Graduated from my Mandarin language class and said goodbye to Beijing life.
2. Made a lot of new friends.
3. Watched the Justin Bieber concert in Manila!
4. Was baptized as a born-again Christian on Easter Sunday.
5. Repaired broken friendships and got second chances.
6. Moved into our dream house :)
7. Lost my iphone :(

What I received in 2011:

1. Material things that I don't really need, just want
2. Answered prayers
3. Blessings - more than I could ever imagine
4. The gift of friends and friendship

What I'm thankful for in 2011:

1. Our new house
2. A successful surgery (for my dad)
3. Friends and family
4. Second chances
5. Friendships rebuilt
6. Family trips abroad
7. Promises of a brighter future

What I'm looking forward to in 2012:

1. Traveling abroad with friends
2. More family adventures abroad
3. Possibly leaving my comfort zone and try work elsewhere
4. Promise of a better tomorrow
5. The chance of meeting someone new
6. A whole year to start fresh