Most of us have rituals when the New Year starts lurking around the corner. Some get a hair cut, a brazillian wax, write another set of superficial resolutions, relive last year’s resolutions, clean the house or kill a bug. Really. Some are crazy, and the others, common. I don’t have a ritual except to have fresh flowers in the house during New Year’s day. For me, it really brightens up the house and is a positive sight. Not exactly an original but it works. Here’s a pic of the arrangement that graced our Media Noche last night:
Anyway, people on Facebook have been posting their reflection papers on 2012 on their status messages and I just find that mediocre and borderline annoying. Especially those that are super long you’ll fall asleep in the middle of their paragraphs. God, they think Facebook is some sort of shrink, don’t they? They should get a life. I hope it’s not out of stock.
I am writing this blog post so I can share what I did during the New Year’s Day and so you can tell me if they are acceptable actions for an average reasonable person. So here they are:
I finally decided to make “HAVE A SUPER HOT BODY” a goal for 2013. And why not? For a long time I have been neglecting health and exercise, thoroughly defending the principle that walking around the mall for 2-3 hours is appropriate cardio. And boy, that’s only the closest I got to exercise. One time, I attempted to check out holiday gym. Coz finally, I decided I should sign up for a decent gym subscription. When I got there, I got intimidated by the muscle-laden people going in and out of the gym and I ended up drinking tea and reading a chick lit ebook at their cafe. Real nice. AND LAZY. Haha! For this year, I am posting a picture of these angels near my work desk to remind myself that I am no less than them. Of course, when I look at the mirror, the image must also do justice. So yeah, this year, I’m going to have a super hot body. Maybe pilates or a dance class + starvation. I mean, healthier eating. Less rice, more greens, and up to 4% soda only.
Aside from that, I also decided to get all my legal shit done. This is my 5th year in the pro world and it’s a shame that I never took time to take care of my SSS, Philhealth, BIR (TIN), Passport, etc. I always tell people that I’m busy and I don’t really need them but as I grow older, the grown-up stuff need most of these info/ certifications. So yeah, I finally decide to exist in this country. I always whine about hating long lines, time wasted = time I could use to work and earn and most of all, how I hate this country for not having the easy online application mechanism. But then again, my conscience chimes in and says: SHUT UP, ALL YOU’VE BEEN DOING WITH YOUR FREE TIME IS PLAY TEKKEN. Then I mentally slap myself back to reality. Goal: to accomplish everything within January. It’s perfectly doable. And because I’m extra optimistic today, I’m gonna throw in a driver’s license there. Booyah!
I painted my nails with the sultriest color I could find. Look at those cute red-polished fingers against my blue toenails! Haha! The color is called vampy red, BTW. Most of my work (writing) is done by my hands, and I always found good looking, look-at-me nails very empowering. Just the right look for the hands from the arms that will embrace 2013 with solid new-found enthusiasm. Guess I’ll be sporting this shade for the rest of the year.
I’ve started an online shop for ebooks. I just recently got hold of thousands of Ebooks and I don’t know what to do with them. So, with my entrepreneurial self, I’ve decided to share these books at a very very low price: P5. Imagine, hours worth of traveling with your imagination, a grammar lesson and emotion stirring for the price of two cigarettes. Five candies. Five texts to worthless people. Here’s a link to the site: www.pinoyebookstore.blogspot.com. I am still going crazy uploading stuff there so if you’re itching to get your lit fix, please be more patient. Target completion of at least a thousand copies: end of January. My, this month’s busy!
There you go. Nothing too shocking right? I wish I could write “MURDERED A THOUSAND EPALS” here but I just couldn’t publish a lie. In other news, I’ve also been thinking about getting a tattoo. But I am having a hard time finding the right thing. Something between cheesy and intellectual, of course. The only images popping in my mind right now are Hello Kitty (cockblock!), The Little Prince (yep, the one by Antoine de Saint Exupery) and the word “Titanium” (because I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose, fire away fire away). It’s getting a little crazy here. Let me eat some chocolate for good vibes. Cheers to 2013!
(This picture was taken from my last hosting gig for 2012. I look pretty decent, right? Now, all I need is that super hot body and I”m good to go. Bring it on 2013!)