Usually, the only thing that's exciting in my January is the welcoming of the New Year and the welcoming of Sto. Niño during Sinulog. But this year's was different. I started a lot of things in my January this year.
The usual welcoming of the New Year...
This year it was not really with a bang (because tatay forgot to buy some fireworks). But we started this year w/ a nice Noche Buena, which I really missed 'cause it has been absent for a lot of years already.
Started doodling... again!
I got back my "creative" side of me which also disappeared years ago . Doodled during a general department meeting (the CCM's getting boring again with all her not-work-related pep talk).
I also bought a cute doodle planner. Just to organize my plans this year, in a fun way.
Bought new coloring pencils. I wonder where my old ones went to. Hmmmm... And also coloring pens to help me with the doodling and all.
Started my career life with a double shift... X_x
And the clients decided to have an audit... right after New Year! Grrrrrrr... Long hours at work. Filing, tracking, and organizing tons and tons of papers. Thousands of files. I thought I was a goner there. Phew...
But despite the stress and the chewing off the ballpen covers, we still had time for pizza and donuts... while still filing the papers. X_x
From Sea to Summit!
Started my Beach Bummin' Escapades w/ Camotes Island!
The beach and I got reunited and it was a very
romantic fun-filled experience. I remembered my childhood days w/ my Lolo and my cousin, Ardie going to Toledo almost every weekend just to get soaked. One of the reasons for my "black beauty" complexion. :D
Started my Highland Adventures w/ the highest peak of Cebu, Osmeña Peak!
Last year, I started my climbing experience at Opeak. And now, I'm starting it again with Opeak. Dubbed the highest peak of Cebu, it really is one peak a Cebuano mountaineer should never miss to conquer.
Second body modification: Tatoo!
My first was a piercing on the upper earlobe. I so wanted to get inked years ago and this year I decided to do it before Sinulog. Here it is!
It's a tribal hibiscus (gumamela) design. Got it from the internet. Tborz told me that the gumamela is already very overated so I googled a polynesian version of it.
Here's a conversation with my lola, on my attempt to tell them about this tat:
Osang: Water dragon man ron noh? pa.tattoo ko water dragon sa ako paa...
Mami, Lola, Mama: Dili pwede!
Lola: Mas ok pa nako mo.text ka nako dai ngano dili ka kauli kay naa ka sa bugnaw nga lugar naay kuyog laki pagkagabii kaysa magpa.tattoo ka!
Mama: Maypa tagaan nalang ko nimo og apo kaysa magpa.tattoo ka...
Mami: (gibalik ra ang storya nila lola og mama)
Hayz... Wala pa na sila ka.inom hap... Attempt fail... T_T
These are just the start of my Wonderlands this year. Watch out for more on the upcoming months.
Next Beach Bummin' Escapade: Calanggaman Island
Next Highland Adventure: Anniversary w/ John Pax Climb (no peak yet)
Events for February: Valentines? Hmmm... Single VS