Saturday, April 6, 2013

A Year Ago

One year ago, I woke up and got ready to fly to Cebu. We went to the airport, and I got on a plane. I arrived and got to my first boarding house. First in both senses: It was my first boarding house in Cebu. It was my first time to live in a boarding house. Since it was a Good Friday, most shops were closed. There weren't a lot of cars. I had to explore. I walked around. I crossed the street to Jollibee, which is always a reliable store. I walked around some more. Then I went back to my room. I didn't have any beddings, so yeah, I slept on a wooden bed with only the bedsheet to soften my bed. I didn't have my own fan. I had my laptop to keep me company though. I wrote a song. Then that was basically it. That was a year ago.

A year later, that is, today, I woke up and rolled around on my very comfortable bed. I stared at the ceiling, the one that always seemed to surprise me with indoor rain, and wondered what I should do today. I finally got up and cleaned the bathroom. Yeah, it was a very productive decision. Then I turned the aircon on because it was hot. I got ready to go to Ayala. I rode a taxi to Ayala because I spent about thirty minutes waiting for a jeep. And it was burning hot (figuratively of course). I ate lunch. Then I went to SM. I bought some water filters. I rearranged the books at Booksale (hihi). I bought three books (at Php110, yey). I had dinner. I went home and decided to record my first public cover of a song. I decided to let you guys hear it. Don't judge me.

So what am I trying to say here? I'm saying that there really is no telling what and where we will be throughout the years. (See what I did there? Those who know me will get it.) We can plan all we want, but it will always be God's plan that will work out. You see, I never planned on staying here this long. Actually, by my timeline, I was supposed to be pursuing further studies right now. I didn't get the scholarship. That's why I'm still here. But I think it's also because God is still preparing me. Sure, I'm not sure what it is yet, but I'm sure it's going to be awesome. Really. So while I'm still here, might as well make the best of it, right?

For the past year, I've made a lot of adventures. I met a lot of friends and did a lot of death-defying stunts (like crossing the street on my own). I also had crazy moments at several places that involved strength of body and will (Skywalk Adventure and the safari thing *oh no I forgot the name* at Mabolo *is that right?*), tests of control (numerous sales at several tempting stores like Converse, NBS, Fully Booked, Booksale, etc.), and freedom of expression (costume parties!). There was also an opportunity for me to relive my music-geeking days for free (Bloomfields, Spongecola, The Company, Rachel Ann Go, etc.) and for a fee (Phantom of the Opera and a1 Live in Cebu). The past year was exciting, disappointing, and sometimes boring and heartbreaking, but it was last year. It was last year that the journey started.

The journey continues.

So yeah, this year (well, for calculation's sake) will be another unknown year. Who really knows what will happen? Google thinks it nose [sic]. But really, you know what I'm going to say about that. The next couple of months will be something of an epic battle. Let's see who wins this time. Let's see if the war is finally over. Let's see if this little bird can finally fly.

Yeah, everything in the hands of God.

So about that song. I was supposed to record (haha such a professional term to use) the song I wrote last year, but I don't know, I got scared or something. I decided to let you hear this instead. Please don't make fun of me. Yes, I cheated with the audio settings. Bleh. Because I can. But you can also just skip it and move to another post or something. Go save yourself from the terror of my voice hehe. Yeah.

Anyway, another year, another destiny. Go, go, go!

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