My last post on this blog was on October 2016. A lot has happened since then.
It still catches me off-guard thinking that it’s already 2018. And I (honestly) can’t believe that I haven’t blogged for more than a year. And as the introductory line to this blog states, a lot has happened.
I am typing as I try to think of everything that has happened after my last blog:
I’ve found a new staple set of friends – lost some of the OG members of the group in the process because they were assholes.
December 2016 marked my first Christmas away from family and I was a complete wreck. I drunk-dialed my parents and wailed, wanting to go home. I sobered up the next day with the comforts of Kevin, Bon, and Sinigang. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day weren’t as bad – I was probably just lonely what with my significant other being miles away from me; he was out of town.
2017 brought my best friend back to the country after 2 years of exile in Beijing. Okay, please don’t take that seriously it was a joke. She lived in Beijing right after her graduation. She is now back in the country, easier for me to reach and works in Makati. Her “close” proximity kept me sane.
My friends (Chan, Ban, Bon, X, AJ, Aren and Bryce) and I traveled to my province to go to Kalanggaman Island and had a pretty bomb time. But that did not come with strife that came from, well, me. Nevertheless, we all made up by twilight and enjoyed the rest of the night. I was exhausted from that trip because I never really got enough sleep ever since the trip started but it was worth it. Aside from the fact that it was the first time my friends and I traveled together, it was also a first for Kevin and I. This trip is one for the books.
I got tonsillitis twice on 2017, the first was after my birthday and the second was after the Kalanggaman trip. The latter was way worse that I had to rush to the emergency room and was confined for 4 days. It was also then that I discovered I have huge tonsils that needed to be removed else else every time I get tonsillitis, it’ll be worse than the last. But I haven’t had them removed yet because of work.
Right after tonsillitis number 2, I got promoted at work. I was promoted to the role of Quality Analyst/Coordinator. What my job basically entails is to make sure that the processes were followed – everything done by my colleagues were correct as if I’m correcting exam sheets. It felt nice to be promoted, especially just a day before my anniversary at work.
I got caught up with work after that and have gotten used to it around October. Ever since then, life has been pretty normal. But to cap-off 2017, I spent Christmas Eve with Kevin’s family. One of the highlights of that night was Kevin’s paternal grandmother coming to me and asking me to greet my future mother-in-law properly. I panicked and I told her that it was too soon and she laughed. I bonded with one of his uncles over wine and cheese and had a pleasant dinner. Another highlight were the presents I got that night. The whole family was informed only a day before the 24th and I was given gifts. I was extremely touched and, heck it made me feel part of the family.
So there you have it, everything that has happened to me in 2017 – those worth noting at least. 2018 is going to be a good year, I can feel it. And I am actually actively looking forward to it. I am so excited I might even blog about it. Or maybe just live it. Who knows.
2018, you will be awesome.