And This is Where I Should Welcome 2012 with Loving Arms

Calvin and Hobbes
The kid's got a point...

My 2011 sentiment: I’m beginning to think there’s a conspiracy here somewhere. It’s subtle, it’s underground but it slips sometimes and I got to catch glimpses of it. I knew it all along! Someone, something… Wait! Maybe it’s not just one person or one thing. It’s… It’s a THEY! They are out to get me. They keep throwing me into these ridiculous issues and scenarios that I absolutely have nothing to do with. I only get dragged in for the ride. All those exciting moments in my life? Those fearful, surprising, dramatic moments in my life? I tried my best to duck away from them. Each and every one of them. True story.

My 2012 sentiment: Holy cow great balls of fire! The world is out to get me? Bring it on! I am going to get hold of Instagram or Snapseed or Hipstamatic. I am going to pick up where I last left off with my fiction writing (something to do with the supernatural). I am going to fall in love all over again, throw caution to the wind and stop being so wary. And when given the chance, I am going to redeem myself by completing the whole rappelling thing, even if my legs quiver just at the thought of doing it all over again. AND I am going to places I never thought I’d set foot on (moon? Mars? super planet?) and I. Will. Love and Live. Every. Moment. Of. It.

Hello, 2012! Come here. Come closer. Don’t be shy. Let me welcome you into my loving arms. What? No, that’s not a revolver behind my back. It’s a TOY gun. I like to keep it because, you know, someone or something is out to get me. A girl needs to be equipped and ready at all times, yes?


2012, You Must Not…

You must absolutely not…

a) suck
b) be cruel to me and everyone I love
c) be a repeat of years 2009 and 2011

It’s nearing 2012 and I’m pretty sure that in spite of all the talks about 2012 being the year of Apocalypse (according to the Mayan calendar), we will all continue to struggle with our daily lives well past the new year. And heaven help us all as we trudge and glide and skip and cartwheel through 2012.

It seems to me that what I’ve been doing the past few weeks before 2012 hits can be described as both whimsical and nonsensical. How so? Here so:

The Dunwich Horror
The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft

I bought this because ever since randomly picking up a copy of The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories while aimlessly walking around a bookstore, I was intrigued by H.P. Lovecraft. Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite authors, refers to him in some of his books. And so I bought The Dunwich Horror because it seemed like a good book of Lovecraft to start with. I have yet to start reading it.

True Philippines Ghost Stories Book 19
True Philippines Ghost Stories Book 19
True Philippine Ghost Stories Book 10
True Philippine Ghost Stories Book 10
True Philippine Ghost Stories Book 30
True Philippine Ghost Stories Book 30

I didn’t even realize that I was collecting these books all again. I started buying one or two copies a couple of years back. There’s just something about good old, passed around local ghost stories. It reminds me of my childhood. Every time there was a brownout (no electricity in our area), me and my relatives would huddle around the table and I would listen to them tell tales of the paranormal.

Moleskine notebook
Something to write on... But what?

I also bought two new pocket notebooks, which I call my “idea notebook.” It is completely blank up to this day. (*note: Notebook above is not my actual notebook. Mine looks way, way, WAY plainer. The one above is just so pretty I had to use it for visual purposes.)

I plan to write a lot more this 2012. I plan to save up more this 2012 (no promises here, though). I plan to go to places this 2012. I plan to… learn how to cook? How about sew? Nah. I’ll stick with the first three. Better safe than sorry! 😉

Have a good New Year’s celebration ahead, people!

Happy New Year!!!
Happy New Year!!!

image sources: Moleskine notebook, Happy New Year!