Sunday, January 01, 2006

2006

I received a lot of text messages from family and friends with greetings of a Happy New Year. All of them were sweet, but I love the one from Lethel the most. It went like this:

"In the end, only 3 things matter most: how fully you lived, how deeply you loved and how gracefully you learned to let go of things not meant for you".

This makes a lot of sense. I'm officially adopting it as my 2006 mantra :)

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New Year's in Singapore is a little weird. I guess I'm used to the Manila street parties where the local bands rocked the house like crazy and the skies were lit by an intricate fireworks display. Here, it was a pretty quiet welcome to the new year. On TV, they had a live feed/countdown and a 15 minute fireworks show which I can only describe as mediocre (well, compared to the Manila parties, that is).

I just chilled with Keith. We caught a few scenes from "Hollow Man" showing on Channel 5 . It was a totally odd pick for a New Year's show. (Invisible man killing people, Aww come on!). We then watched the "40 year old virgin" which was mad funny and reminded me so much of Bob McKiernan (Marian you're right!). A few episodes of The Ali G show followed which made us laugh even more.

Though missing the Manila New Year's, I should say it was a good way to start 2006 -- good company and a lot of laughs.

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January 1st 2006.

I fixed up the house today, literally and figuratively. Laundry's done. Clothes are all pressed. Room is clean. Everything is in order. I've also decided to shake off all the "dust" - grudges, sadness, pain, fear, regrets... It's a clean slate baby :)

With a sip from my tequila-ed iced tea, I end this post. Happy New Year's everyone! Cheers!

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