Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013
I spent my last day of 2012, and started my 2013 well. I hope yours went great too.
I spent the last few hours of 2012 bonding with my brother over groceries, cooking a special dish and having a simple, yet meaningful new year’s eve dinner with my brother and my mom.
My brother and I had a quick light dinner stop at Bonchon after grocery shopping.
You, only better.
While browsing through feng-shui and horoscope sites, reading of what awaits me for year 2013, I came across this:
Remember that not everyone will like your personality. It’s true that some will find you overbearing and believe that you’re too intense. The mistake you could make is to take this criticism too much to heart. The bottom line is this: if they don’t like your personality then they don’t like it. It’s not your problem, it’s theirs. Don’t change who you are to please someone else, because not only will they actually be in love with someone you’re not, but eventually the truth will come out and you’ll lose them anyway
And once again I am reminded that it is okey not be liked for who you really are, than be loved for who you’re not. Everybody says, be yourself but the truth is no one is ever comfortable putting yourself out there only to be ridiculed, put down or criticized by people who do not even care about who you are and what you have gone through. It takes a brave soul to strip down all pretenses and one’s true colors.
I’d like to hear your stories of moments when you found out that who you really are, is fine.
Christmas (part 2)
This time, I’m posting photos and stories about how I spent my Christmas with my immediate family and my highschool barkada, who I consider my extended family.
It’s been a year since we all last saw each other complete. But that’s the good thing about Highschool Barkadas, you don’t see each other for the longest time but when you’re together, time apart didn’t matter.
Christmas (part 1)
This Christmas, I made a brave but insane decision to spend Christmas eve alone; sipping wine, eating semi-burnt ham and watching random movies on my laptop. And although I wanted to feel miserable ditching the whole being with family for Christmas norm, I actually felt okey about it.
I wanted to know how to spend Christmas by myself, but not necessarily feeling alone. In fact, the reason why I’ve proclaimed to be a Grinch is because amidst the presence of merry making with relatives, there’s always that feeling inside me that feels hallow. Okey, stop with the emote. I just wanted to share how redeeming it felt to spend Christmas eve by myself, knowing that I’m comfortable being with myself, that I do not feel alone even if I don’t have anyone to celebrate with. I guess that was the best Christmas gift I could have given myself this year. The realization that I can be okey, without the usual things that I think or society thinks I should have.
But dear readers, I’m no kill joy. Of course I had to jive with the celebration. So here are some photos of me celebrating with people who really mattered. The ones that I’m thankful of to be part of my year.
Festive Season Lunch at Cafe Marco
I love how Marco Polo Plaza Cebu spoils me. I was again invited to a lunch of festive favorites and delights that they’re serving for their festive season. It was a Thursday and I was getting ready to devour on lobsters, steaks and oysters, but I was told that that specific offering has been put on hold to give way to the celebration dishes they’re preparing for Christmas and New Years. Still, nothing to be sad about because the steaks and seafood was replaced by opulent and mouthwatering dishes, made with love by the chefs of Cafe Marco.
♠Thank you Irene! :-) have a great 2013!
Thanks! You too!
Good Morning! It’s 4AM and it hasn’t stopped raining since 12 midnight. I’m still awake, I have work later at 9AM - I’m sooo dead.
I’ve been tweaking the layout of this blog and it took me awhile to figure out the codes, it’s unfinished still (just look at the banner) but at least it looks pretty decent.
I’ve also created a facebook page, which until now, I don’t know why I ever did it but I did it anyway. It’s quite awkward especially when my blog is really intended for personal or small group consumption.
So I hope everyone likes what I did to my blog, and like Wandering Barefoot’s Facebook Page too.
Life Lately (Photodump)
I wish I had the time to blog about everything I do that would probably interest you too, sadly I can’t. So I’d let these photos speak for myself. Here’s what I have been doing lately.
I joined the Blog Camp this year and met bloggers from different interests. From Left to right: Maryl (Arts & Craft), Portia (SEO), Me, Tina (not a blogger, but into digital marketing), Yumny (digital marketing), Jose (Technology and Gadgets) and Jonathan (Photography and Food). We call ourselves TEAMTASTIC and we all share the same love for FOOD.
Team Leaders of the Cebu Blog Camp 3 groups trying to out do each other for the battle to 5k!
The girls of TEAMTASTIC Maryl, Portia, Me, Ms. Yumny and Ms. Tina
Me and Jackie of Gingerbread Dream with my free Gingerbread house! Woot Woot
You can read about my blog about Gingerbread dream HERE.
Participants of the Cebu Blog Camp 3
Chef Anton, one of the speakers during the event who also happens to be the man behind the delicious gingerbread houses.
Bashyang’s Birthday Party with Tio and Kimmy
A quick and chill night out with Faith friends at Labeled Liquor Lounge and Bar.
Missing one of my best friends, my always-on-the-go buddy tio bebs. She had to leave for Dubai for work. No goodbyes, just see you later.
Photo Credits: Ms. Yumny, Jonathan, Labeled, Kim, David, Jackie and Cebu blog Camp Google+
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