Aggie Wants to Know #3: Halfway There.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

How’d your first six months go? And what are you looking forward to the next six months?

Aggie says:
I figured that a half-year roundup will do all of us good - it will make things easier by December when we do a lookback, right? Here’s what I did, I posted my roundup month per month, with an equivalent word (I planned this for scrapping year end month to month memories), and posted some highlights per month (your blog will come in handy here). If it’s too tedious for you, you can just list some memorable things/ accomplishments/ disappointments that you remember or do the survery I snagged from Glo (which you can see below - Im a sucker for these things I did it as well). If you have your Things To Look Forward To or resolutions from last January, link that as well. At the end of your post, please tell me what are the things you look forward to with the remaining months of the year (Masyado atang kumplikado to no? Hehehe - You will thank me for this!)

Me says: This really looks tedious but a great way to preserve memories. I've been slacking on blogging (and scrapping!) that I just knew I had to do this for ME :) In January, I joined the Kaya Challenge and came up with this. I didn't make resolutions nor forecasts but I had these three wishes in mind during that time (with notes/updates beside each):
  1. Buy a DSLR and lens (and go to photography school) -- We got the camera in February in time for the Hot Air Balloon Festival and we also have the 55-200mm lens! Photography school will have to wait. CSB-ASD Associate in Photography cost around P120k for four terms (three regular terms and a summer).
  2. Travel once abroad and at least twice locally -- No trips abroad this year! Been to Clark in February. Not sure if i can still travel in the next few months.
  3. Get Pregnant! -- We're twelve weeks on the way!
I was tagged at the beginning of the year to list my resolutions but really, I tend to break them anyway but I wrote these anyway: I promise myself I'd be more happy, more productive, more patient, more content and a better person this year.

Since my EDD is January 31, I expect that we'll be busy preparing for the coming of the baby for the rest of the year. And I expect it to be a lot a fun! :)

HALFWAY THERE.

JANUARY
:: Is it a good sign to start the year with an approved loan for 15years? It's not for us anyway and the amortization is directly deposited to our account where the bank debits it.
:: Watched Desperadas (topbilled by Ruffa G., Iza C., Rufa Mae and Marian R.) with some of the E's at the Podium. Dinner at Roma Mia.
:: Finished an album for a client. Yay!
:: Went back to the gym after a few weeks of not going and kept my weight even after the holidays :)
:: Hap Chan Caloocan dinner with Samahan ng Loob friends for Randy's despedida.
:: Another send-off dinner for HS friends Ross at SuperBowl Glorietta. She was due to return to the US for her Masters.
:: Rediscovered Amici, this time in Morato branch.
:: Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks. Cute!
:: Blogged that I already got my Starbucks planner that remains unused up to this date. Nye!
:: Reunion with college blockmates at TGIF Serendra
:: Casa Reyes boneless chicken BBQ is the best :)
:: Work-ups in full swing. Started taking Humamet that's hard to swallow!

FEBRUARY
::
Sixth Hunnyversary but didn't celebrate.
:: Got my DLSR :)
:: Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark with some of the E's and my two brothers. Lunch at Teriyaki Boy in SM Clark.
:: Going back to my old High School for the PAASCU interview. So much has changed in the campus!
:: Back to my pre-wedding weight!
:: Random date at Aoili QC :)

MARCH
:: Got hooked on Coffee Prince, hehe.
:: I turned 3o and celebrated overnight at Hotel Sofitel (I had a blast during breakfast!)
:: Renewed my driver's license and changed to my married name (yay!) but only was able to claim the card type yesterday hehe.
:: Started Twittering :)
:: Whined.
:: Issues with my Digital Scrapbooking magazine Subscription.

APRIL
:: RAM upgrade for Ivy, surprised by Ane :)
:: Joined Litratong Pinoy
:: Underwent HSSG (painful!) and my OB saw that both my fallopian tubes aren't blocked.
:: Met with an Assisted Reproduction Doctor referred by my OB (turns out we won't need him na pala!)
:: Having a hard time adjusting to Hubby's new 6am-3pm schedule.
:: Last LMP heheh :)

MAY
:: Met up with Balikbayan Jo from US :)
:: Dinner with Balikbayan Second cousins also from the US.
:: Walked back the memory lane when I went to my Uni to have brother enrolled.
:: Watched IronMan with Ane at Powerplant.
:: Went shopping crazy during (Inter)NSD, my first time to indulge during this season.
:: First and hopefully not the last pair of Havs for the year.
:: Novena to Sts. Pascual Baylon, Clare of Assisi, Therese of the Child Jesus, Our Lady of Salambao and Our Lady of La Leche
:: Also joined the three-day festivities at Obando.
:: I was greeted on Mother's day! :)
:: Gas prices reached the P50/l mark.Ugh.
:: Reminisced with the Then and Now tag :)
:: Lunch and Coffee at Trinoma with SNL friends, Jeff leaving again soon.
:: Got a very very faint second line on my day 36.
:: Shared a long post about the Fiesta.
:: Hanging, waiting for Day 40.

JUNE
:: We confirmed we're pregnant!! Truly a miracle! We saw Baby Dot for the first time on June 3.
:: Hormones acting up because of the pregnancy.
:: Sex and the City and 21 movie night for two consecutive days.
:: Read the book Brida by Paulo Coehlo.

:: Kung Fu Panda night in Trinoma with the "animal/what-nots" (E's) group. :)
:: Hungry all the time
:: Baby Dot updates here.
:: My stint as the Rotary Club Secretary officially ended on June 30.

2008 Wrap Up — First Half Edition:

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE THAT YOU’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE?

Kept the pregnancy a secret (except from my two brothers and two girl friends) for two weeks! I can't believe I lasted that long ;)


DID YOU KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS?

Nope. I've been less productive.

DID ANYONE CLOSE TO YOU GIVE BIRTH?

Nope.

DID ANYONE CLOSE TO YOU DIE?

No one.

WHAT COUNTRIES DID YOU VISIT?

None. Ouch.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR THAT YOU LACKED EARLY THIS YEAR?

Moolah that is enough :)

WHAT DATE WILL REMAIN ETCHED UPON YOUR MEMORY AND WHY?

May 8-19. The twelve days that we prayed, danced and glorified God :)

WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR?

Finishing the novena.

WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST FAILURE?

Disappointing myself. Feeling like I'm really a bad person.

DID YOU SUFFER ILLNESS OR INJURY?

Flu in February. Eye irritation from contact lenses in June. Allergic Rhinitis every now and then. PCOS diagnosed in August last year but was "treated" this year.

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING YOU BOUGHT?

A home test ;)

WHOSE BEHAVIOR MERITED CELEBRATION?

Ane, for tirelessly providing for me.

WHOSE BEHAVIOR MADE YOU APPALLED AND DEPRESSED?

Dad.

WHERE DID MOST OF YOUR MONEY GO?

Food and online purchases.

WHAT DID YOU GET REALLY, REALLY, REALLY EXCITED ABOUT?

Waiting for DAY 40! ;)

WHAT SONG(S) WILL ALWAYS REMIND YOU OF THINGS THAT HAPPENED EARLY THIS YEAR?

Umagang kay Ganda :)

COMPARED TO THIS TIME, LAST YEAR, ARE YOU:

I. HAPPIER OR SADDER?
Happier (and more content!)
II. THINNER OR FATTER?
Thinner, thanks to my gym workouts and proper diet.
III. RICHER OF POORER?
Poorer financially but richer emotionally and physically :)

WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU’D DONE MORE?

Pray. Be domesticated for Hubby.

WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU’D DONE LESS OF?

Whining, hehe. And sleeping!

HOW WILL YOU BE SPENDING CHRISTMAS?

Same thing as every year but more exciting this year I guess in anticipation of Baby's coming :)


DID YOU FALL IN LOVE?

I fall in love with my husband over and over again, yiheeeeeee. Some reasons :)

HOW MANY ONE-NIGHT STANDS?

None.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TV PROGRAM?

Iron Chef America, License to Grill, Ellen, Amazing Race Asia 2 (even the reruns!). Got hooked with Marimar at one time, hehehe.

DO YOU HATE ANYONE NOW THAT YOU DIDN’T HATE THIS TIME LAST YEAR?

No.

WHAT WAS THE BEST BOOK YOU READ?

I re-read all Harry Potter books...the series is my all-time fave :)

WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST MUSICAL DISCOVERY?

I'm not a big music person.

WHAT DID YOU WANT AND GET?

A DSLR and I wanted to get pregnant :)

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE FILM OF THIS YEAR?

IronMan and Kung Fu Panda

WHAT DID YOU DO ON YOUR BIRTHDAY, AND HOW OLD WERE YOU?

We attended a wedding at Coconut Palace and spent overnight at Hotel Sofitel. It turned thirty :)

WHAT ONE THING WOULD HAVE MADE YOUR HALF YEAR IMMEASURABLY MORE SATISFYING?

Earning my own money.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL FASHION CONCEPT THIS PAST HALF YEAR?

So-so day fashion LOL! Pants and shirt and Havaianas!

WHAT KEPT YOU SANE?

Lifestyle and AFC Channels. The Web :)

WHICH CELEBRITY / PUBLIC FIGURE DID YOU FANCY THE MOST?

Chris Noth second to Robert Downey Jr. (me gushing...)

WHAT POLITICAL ISSUE STIRRED YOU THE MOST?

Local (as in our Town) issues since someone in my family is directly concerned.

WHO DID YOU MISS?

Joaquin.

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