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Goodbye 2011.

As the image above says, I will be giving away a Starbucks planner for free. These are the few moments in life when I feel really generous. Haha. So if you think you're the only one reading my blog, good for you then. Hahaha. Of course, there is the possibility that no one reads my blog, so if no one else wants the planner, it goes automatically to my bestfriend, Cy. If you want the freebie, just comment below with your name and e-mail address. (I will be posting the lucky person on January 1, 2012 January 2, 2012. And if you're a random person from the internetz, don't worry i'll be handling the shipping of the planner.)

So yes, it's that time of the year again to do some looking back or a recap, I thought it would be more convenient to just answer this and hopefully, I can get a good look on how my 2011 was. I think 2010 was the most rocky year of my life though 2011 is definitely a runner up.

2012: a new year, a fresh start. Now that I feel I'm getting somewhere, maybe I should set priorities and goals. Maybe I'll make a separate list for that. Let's all hope for 2012 to be kind and may He always give us wisdom in every decision we make in life.

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
Shifted careers. My previous work and current work are probably on the opposite ends of the spectrum.

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
The most consistent thing I want to do each year is to lose weight, and for a certain time I achieve it. But then I do not have the will power to keep it. I don't really make New Year's resolutions, I just have some things at the top of my head I know I need to improve.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes! My college buddy, Janina. I think she's the closest person to me that became a mother this year.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
We are close at some level but not really that close. He's a friend ever since MIRC days and he never failed to keep in touch. And I just learned a month ago that he passed away.

5. What countries did you visit?
Unfortunately, I've never been out of the country.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
Will power. Consistency. Focus.

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Resigning from two jobs. And some other things that I prefer not to talk about.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Staying at this job for 7 months (turning 8 tomorrow)! :D

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not knowing when to stop.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Skinny jeans. Haha. My Blackberry phone and my Instax camera.

12. Where did most of your money go?
Food and clothes.

13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going out! Trying out new restaurants or basically any new place. Anything involving experiencing something new. My life has been quite stagnant for a while so I get really hyped up when I'm going somewhere I've never been before.

14. What song will always remind you of 2011?
Jeff Buckley songs perhaps.

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
Older or wiser?

Thinner or fatter?
Fatter. Hahaha.

Richer or poorer?

16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
See old friends.

17. What do you wish you’d done less of?

18. How did you spend Christmas?
I spent it in front of a PC, with headset on my ears and the other end attached to an Avaya. Taking calls from some random person in the United States of America. Or if it was avail, I was probably sleeping.

19. What was your favorite TV program?
This year I watched a lot of reruns of The L Word, Master Chef, Top Chef, Project Runway and America's Next Top Model.

22. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
None that I could think of.

23. What was the best book you read?
Someone asked me this before, I think I said Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Hahaha. It could be any book by Sidney Sheldon or Kathy Reichs too.

24. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Bad Rabbits and Alex Turner?

25. What did you want and get?
To earn more and buy things for myself.

26. What did you want and not get?
To weigh less. Hehehe.

27. What was your favorite film of this year?
I wasn't able to watch a whole of this year's movies. :( I'd go with Hesher and One Day.

28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I just slept the day away, I am now 25 years old and still boring.

29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If the Puerto Galera trip pushed thru.

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
Dipping my feet outside my comfort zone.

31. What kept you sane?
The new people I met at work and all the old friends that stayed and my parents.

32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
James McAvoy.

33. What issue stirred you the most?
Public issue? I'm useless when it comes to this.

34. Who did you miss?
Friends. A lot of old friends from my previous work.

35. Who was the best new person you met?
People. All the new people I met at work. Such sunshine-y, happy people. Makes a lot of difference at work.

36. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:
Never be afraid to make changes in your life. Follow your heart, do what makes you happy. In the long run, you'll see that everything will fall in to place.


  1. Im the first one to comment here dude.. Happy New Year.. pati ba email add.. here it is dianarose.quiatchon@yahoo.com... hahahaha.. desperada ako sa planner.. sabihin mo k Cy akin na lang.. :))

  2. Hahaha! Sige dude, I'll text you na lang ha if ever wala nang magcomment. :D

  3. Janina Florian M. Salvador, janne_03@yahoo.com!! Happy New Year Trishhh!!!!

  4. My name is on your answer to No. 3, therefore i win!!! Nyahahahaha. I love you trish!!! - Janne

  5. glaiza joyce candaza madelar gjmadelar@yahoooooooooooooo

  6. 3sh all we need is to post? hehe I wanna have that too.. I've never read your previous blog before this but I've read a lot of it when we are still in college ^_^ It was the days when we are so addicted in online chat haha and did meet ups even you don't want to but you like him haha ;P buhay pa ba siya?

  7. Enaj - yes, all you need to do is post your name and email address! Haha. Can't remember the name na nga eh!

  8. Do I need to indicate my full name? Haha! En de La Cruz mazenadlc@gmail.com

    Thanks for being part of my 2011,besplen. :D

  9. ooohh myyy! katcapulan@yahoo.com

  10. Martin ata name nun yung tga benilde ba yun? hehe maski ako can't remember yung treat tayo sa movie

  11. Oo nga. Parang naalala ko na. Si Mart tama ba? Hahaha!

  12. Yup siya nga, Mart nga pala name nun hehehe


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