Headlines for Tuesday:

  1. Looking back (179 words)
  2. Barkada party (148 words)



1. Looking back: 00:01

One of the best things about blogging is being able to look back and learn. I turned 24 yesterday. As part of my birthday celebration, I've been reviewing all my blog entries from the past year.

I've changed a lot, and I'm going to change a lot more in the next year. Looking back, I can see how my life is so different from what it was then. Most of the changes feel right, as if I'm becoming more like myself. Some don't feel as good—sometimes even painful. I'm still the same girl who wrote about missing family, friends, and cat....

Sometimes things have to get worse before they can get better. I've made a few short-term decisions that have been and will continue to be painful or sad. Like most people, I make those choices because I think it will work out in the long run. Not only do I think it will work out—I think it will be wonderful.

We'll see...

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2. Barkada party: 20:35

My mom held a Skype party for my barkada (close group of friends) in the Philippines. I enjoyed seeing and hearing them this morning. They're just as crazy as I remembered. I wish they were here with me! I haven't been able to put together such a large, mutually supportive peer group over here. Maybe someday!

After we caught up, we spent the rest of the time swapping Internet memes. After seeing the remixed Shining trailer that turned the horror classic into a feel-good father-and-son movie, I've decided to track down a copy of Stephen King's novel and to see the movie. <laugh> After all, I've already read the spoilers *and* the analyses...

I'm thinking of calling people up and chatting with them, or maybe starting a food blog with pictures. We'll see how that turns out. =)

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