Smiling flirtatiously isn’t exactly one of my plans for this year, but that’s the best I can do to look confident. I am not really one of those people who make resolutions every year. I feel like changing doesn’t have to start precisely on New Year’s Day. It can happen any day, any minute. But I do like making plans and goals to be achieved for that year. I usually post it online so I can commit to it more. (It’s not always effective, though.) My lists were often long, but for 2011, I will try to keep it at a minimum.
I have so many plans that I realize that to do it all, I need to be a superwoman. A superwoman only capable of saving herself, that is. I wish I can do everything, and I wish I do have super powers. But sadly I am no cast of Misfits so I simply have to narrow down my goals to a few. Some of these have been on my list for years now. Maybe this year, I can finally cross it out.
1. Start walking tall.
By walking tall, I mean by wearing heels. I am barely 5-foot-tall, and yet, I am stupidly fond of wearing flats. You can’t blame me if it’s more comfortable to wear doll shoes. But this year, I swear to be comfortable wearing wedges. I only have two pairs, and I really am planning to invest on more sky-high platform shoes. Also, I think it would improve my walk. I’ve been told that I walk like a first grader. I no longer want to walk like a child. Please.
2. Stop shouting.
I have a feeling that this would be one of the hardest to accomplish. I’m a shouter, I know that. Oftentimes, I do not notice that my voice is much louder than normal. I blame it on my poor hearing but really, I can’t control my excitement. My parents and my sister also have really loud voices so we make quite a ruckus when we’re together. I am not aiming to be less talkative, that would bring me sadness. to tell you frankly. I just wish I can moderate my voice so that I wouldn’t draw too much attention to myself. Also, I no longer want to be apologetic when I appear to be mad whenever my voice is too loud and my speech is too fast.
3. 365 project.
This would be my third attempt on the 365 project. I like taking photos, anyway, so I really wish I wouldn’t lack motivation this time. I can foresee that I will lack inspiration every now and then. But I will keep my fingers crossed and my camera close to me at all times. I’ve started it already. You can see it here.
4. 52 books in 52 Weeks.
I want to do to the 52 Books in 52 Weeks project. 52 weeks stand for the 52 weeks in a year. I really think I can do this since I only need to read at least one book per week. Also, I plan to write a short review for every book I will ever read. I’ve been moving from one book to another without fully digesting what I’ve read first. For a change, I want to write everything that crossed my mind when I read a book. Okay, probably not everything, just whatever I feel like writing. It doesn’t have to be long.
5. Cook at least ten dishes.
I want to be more ambitious this year. This has been on my list for two years already. It’s also included on my Bucket List. I want to accomplish this. I’ve only managed to cook 2 dishes last year. I’m such a failure, I’m ashamed, really. This year, however, I will strive to cook ten dishes. I can either learn on my own or ask anyone to help. Actually, I’m considering joining a cooking class. We’ll just see.
6. Be more patient.
Since I know that I cannot change the people around me, I should just tolerate those who annoy me. Maybe I should have just said that I should surround myself with people I like, but I can’t do that since my sister is one of the people who pushes me towards my limits. I can’t really eliminate her from my life. Though I don’t really like her, I still love her and she’s my sister. It would kill me not to talk back but I should still try not to fight her, or anyone for that matter. My new motto now is: “Be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” Or something.
7. Learn Korean.
Lately, I’ve been getting into Koreans again. Ever since I had more time in my hands, I’ve been watching Korean dramas and movies. I guess no one can ever take the fangirl out of me. I’ve been meaning to learn Hangul for years. Maybe 2011 is the year that I can finally master the language. I can already read and write. This year, I wish I can finally understand what those pretty boys are saying without having to depend so much on subtitles.
8. Write more.
I bought this journal with the hopes that I can write in it everyday. It’s kind of weird to say that I haven’t been writing much since that’s all I did back in college and that’s also the nature of my job. However, I still feel like writing isn’t writing if I’m not doing it for myself. I want to go back to writing whatever the hell pleases me. I want to go back to journal writing, old-school diary writing. I bought a little journal so I wouldn’t be pressured to fill the pages. I just have to write the highlights or realizations or ramblings of the day. That’s it.
9. Drink vitamins.
According to everyone around me, I’m too thin. No, I am not anorexic. I do not skip any meal. In fact, I become grumpy if I get hungry, and I’m always hungry. I also always have food with me. I don’t know why I don’t gain weight and why my cheeks won’t get fatter. I’m eating as much food as my stomach can take. Yet, I still see no result. I’m hoping that taking supplements would boost my chance of looking more healthy. Well, I just want to be healthier, really.
10. Save. A lot.
I just want to put this out there. I have more money now compared to when I’m still a student. But I still feel like it’s not enough. I know that I won’t be one of those people who’d earn much more than they can spend. I know I won’t even venture into the field that would let me earn money to live the luxurious life. While I’m still young, I want to start saving for my future. I just want to be “stable” as early as possible.
11. Take the TOEFL test. Pass with flying, jumping, frolicking colors.
I’m planning to go to grad school some time in the future. The diploma course I want to pursue requires me to take the TOEFL test first. I am quite nervous since speaking in English is my number one
weakness inferiority. But I do want to get better at it so I’m also planning to take some extra classes/training to help improve my English.
I know that “to be friendlier” should be on top of my list but I don’t want to. I have enough friends and I will make new friends in due time! Being friendly isn’t exactly something that should be put on a to-do list of sort. There are other things that I know I should do but these ten are my priorities. I have 363 days left and so far, I’ve been faithful to my list. With or without super powers, I will try really hard to accomplish everything listed here.
Ang hirap pala niyang 365 project na yan. Meron akong photoblog last 2010 na ako lang naman ata ang may alam, lol. Naka-220+ entries lang ata ako, andami kong na-skip na araw 🙁 Gumawa ulit ako ng photo blog ngayon at hopefully, mapuno ko siya 🙂 Sana ikaw rin! ^_^v
I am quite nervous since speaking in English is my number one weakness inferiority.
Weh? Talaga? E pano pa ko. Hehe, super conscious ako sa english kasi di ako magaling pero gusto ko matuto. Yung pananalita naman, okay lang sakin (actually medyo mapuna ako sa pananalita ng tao, parang grammarian pero hindi grammar, yung way of talking pinapakialaman ko hahaha T___T) PERO dapat may binabasa ako. Sanay kasi ako sa mga pag-emcee KAPAG scripted at nagbabasa ako sa mass. Pero pag biglaang speech nanginginig ako! Hahaha. Medyo wala akong kwenta sa grammar XD~ Gusto ko tuloy mag-aral hmpf
Maganda ka ngang magsulat eh! Simple lang 🙂 At cute yung journal. At ng resolutions mo 😀
Sorry andaldal ko haha. At tingin ko gagayahin ko yung goal #1 mo… someday 🙂
Haha. Buti ka pa naka200+ days! Ang tamad ko sobra, nakaka isang buwan lang ako eh. San ka nagpopost ng 365 mo? 🙂 haha good luck satin! Sana wag tamarin/magskip haha 🙂
Seryoso. Di talaga ko nageenglish pag simpleng usap lang. Kahit taglish. Ayoko sobra ng reporting sa klase, nabblangko ako pag-English. Haha. Nung high school napaiyak ako nung nagspeech kami isa-isa. haha. Fail talaga kapag pagsasalita na ng English usapan eh.Sobrang conscious talaga ko pag English na ang usapan. Ewan, mental blank. Pati lahat ng grammar rules nalilimutan ko na. Haha. Wow, nag-eemcee ka? Galing! ‘yan ata di ko magagawa ever. Pero okay ka naman mag-english ah. O_O
HAHAHA bolera. Pero simple nga lang ako magsulat. Yun din lagi nasasabi sa pagsusulat ko eh. Di ko rin naman alam kung panu gagawing komplikado. Salamat!!! 🙂
Okay lang! Go go go. Kelangan nating magheels! 🙂
Sa photoblog.com, maganda naman dun kasi ambilis lang mag-upload. Ang ayoko lang yung itsura mismo nung site, colors lang pwede mo palitan tas andaming ads! T_T Kaso ayun, pang-mabilisan lang na upload tas limited sa 5 pictures a day 🙂 sa fotoblog (?) naman ata, one pic a day lang.
Naku ayoko din. Eh emcee lang yun na scripted. Once sa org e nag-emcee ako ng party, buti na lang may partner dahil isa akong malaking disaster! Okay na ko maging reader sa simbahan, LOL. Nabblanko rin ako sa harap ng maraming tao XD~ Sabi ni Alex faci ka daw? Yun yung di ko kaya talaga! Hahaha. Kelangan funny at hyper dun diba? Hehe.
Hindiiiii. Mas gusto ko simple. At sabi ni Sir Joey Vargas (naging prof mo ba siya? hehe) mas maganda daw magbasa ng ganun XD~ Ayoko ng mapalamuti, Chos.
Tamaaaa. Di na tayo aabot sa Growee / Cherifer :)))
aw. madaming ads? 🙁 haha okay lang sana pero mas kyot kasi pag malinis ‘yung site. haha. 🙂 dami mo accts sa kung saan saan ah! 🙂
hahaha bongga, di ko pa nattry magbasa sa simbahan :)) oo, nag-faci ako, dalawang sem lang. kinaya ko pa yun kasi may co-facis naman ako 🙂 hyper ako kahit di halata, at mas nahhyper ako pag ako yung nagfafacilitate ng games (kahiya amf, di ko mapigilan) hahaha! mga ganun lang kaya, pag nageexplain naman ako sa klase nun tagalog lang din 🙂 funny, ata ako. ewan. favorite ako ng mga estudyante ko nun eh. YOBONG. pero seryoso naiyak ako sa msgs nila nun. HAHA. natouch ako ng bongga, kasi tagafacilitate lang naman talaga ko ng games. HAHA 🙂
Hindi ko s’ya naging prof eh! Haha okay lang mapalamuti (para sakin) basta may sense. haha 🙂
Di umepek Cherifer. 🙁 /bitter hanggang ngayon
Haha di ko na nga ma-manage eh T_T Inactive na kasi ako sa LJ, sa tumblr at photoblog na lang pinagkakaabalahan ko. Lately, polyvore. LOL.
Onga eh. Naisip ko nga san maganda na walang ads 😐 Gumawa ako ng isa pang tumblr account pero di ko alam kung mas okay sakin yun kesa photoblog. Tingnan ko pa. Haha!
Sayang di mo naging estudyante isa samin! Hahaha. Sabi ko kay Alex dati akala ko mahiyain ka tas bigla niyang sinabi na madaldal ka daw at faci ka pa O_O Medyo di ako naniwala nun. Nyahaha. Aww parang bagay sayo magturo sa mga bata! Haha. Di ko kaya yun. Wala akong pasensiya XD~
Ang tiyaga mo nga sa Polyvore eh! Super. Naka-isang set lang ako dun tapos napagod na ko, di na ko umulit. Haha. Sa tumblr lang ako nagtatagal. XDDD 🙂 Go go go! Share mo naman link ng photoblog mo 🙂 /feelingclosedemandinglahatna
Hahaha buti nga di ko kayo naging estudyante eh! Hiyang-hiya ako pag may kakilala na estudyante eh. hahaha. Wala nga ata sa itsura ko na maingay ako. AAAW. Yey. Plano kong maging pre-school teacher eh. Hahaha. mahilig ako sa bata eh. :))