wj’s 2012 highlights

yipeeeeeeee! 364 more days and zing…welcome, 2014!

so fast, isn’t it?
if only it were reality, it would be totally DRAB.
i would still stick to the usual — letting time take its course on its chosen pacing. it’s exciting to wait and see what each day will bring to us…always unpredictable.
just like how we spent our third time in welcoming the new year in las pinas city. i could say that we did it spontaneously and became more creative being staunch supporters of the anti-firecrackers campaign.
when the clock struck at 12 midnight, the five of us — arthur, alexander, lancelot, my sister nano and i, did our own noise production. the twins, holding their drumsticks (yes, the real ones!), made use of our aluminum tub as their main drum; lancelot blew his trumpet and shrieked in his highest and loudest voice in-between; sister nano held a flat piece of wood and let it run through our iron gate to and fro; and i, turned on carlo santana’s “smooth” in the cd player of our car with a volume more than the normal decibels and switched on the hazard lights.
this animation lasted for 15 minutes. after a while, the fireworks and firecrackers in our village also ceased. i was very very thankful. little by little, our community is realizing something more important when it comes to celebrating the new year.
today, we are all in a relaxing mode which gave me this opportunity to be reflective on what had taken place in 2012.
and for my opening salvo this year 2013, i would like to write down the events in my personal (running included) and professional life which i consider the peaks of the year of the dragon.

JANUARY

pista

my first sto. nino fiesta as a bedan teacher where i experienced karakol

FEBRUARY

baptism

being one of the baptism sponsors of my high school best friend’s eldest daughter

run2

first 16-k run in my hometown, legazpi city

MARCH

grad

   my twins’  moving up ceremony at  the IBED of san beda college alabang

APRIL

nuvali

   first bonding time with my brother joseph  after his wife’s demise in november

MAY

MAY2

first spiritual retreat with my college of arts and sciences family

     JUNE      

logo

renewal of contract as a teacher in san beda college alabang

JULY

july

celebrating  ruby anniversary in san beda college alabang via retrospect  1970   as ali mcgraw

AUGUST

bedan

wearing my muslim-maranao attire for the “linggo ng wika” celebration had me landing on the page of the bedan herald

Photo0168

intensely reviving my blogging  as “wandering jouster”

   SEPTEMBER   

tatay

 overflowing happiness for larry when he finally had his overseas work again 

OCTOBER   

october

receiving my second  “best teacher of the year” award during the teachers’  day celebration

NOVEMBER

25k run

  first 25k at the new balance power run, marking my return to running

subic2

a rare two-day escapade with my family and my brother joseph’s family at subic bay

 DECEMBER

my-article

seeing my  penned article published at  the  frontRUNNER magazine

december

celebrating our 15 years of marriage colorfully

these are just the high points in my many memorable  encounters with LIFE. obviously, they are the good ones.
of course i am not also forgetting the unpleasant ones.  it will always be a fact that they played a vital role in resculpturing me as a renewed individual.

may these experiences be positive or negative, i have learned that i still have a lot to learn…

as i face the new year, i have to check all my accoutrements and prepare myself for a new battle.

the story continues for WANDERING JOUSTER…

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