Sunday, December 30, 2012

Some Stuff Happened in 2012 and I'm Posting Something

If I keep trying to come up with a clever opening line for this blog post, I'll injure my head. But I am gonna say this: in spite of this blog's title, I had a pretty above-average year.

With the help of Facebook, I'm gonna try to take a look back on my 28th year on Earth and see if it truly is one of my finest years ever.

I Bought A House

Well, not an actual house, but, something I could call my own.
My mom talked me into it, actually. We were having my birthday lunch last year, and went through my own finances. At 28, I haven't really done anything with the money I earn. In fact, I don't even have any kind of savings. So I decided, that I should take the money that I get monthly, and invest it into something I can have in a few years. It's sort of like saving up money and then buying something after--only it's the other way around. I'm pretty proud of this accomplishment. They're gonna turn it over by the end of 2014.

Laneway Singapore 2012

Photo by Penny Monasterial
I was my first time out of the country, and it showed. I'm not much of a tourist, so I ended up spending most of the time at my friend Len's apartment. However, I can't tell you that I didn't enjoy my stay there.

Look at these hipster imports. Photo by Helga Weber
Photo by Penny Monasterial

Death Cab for Cutie Night

With one of our favourite bands' Philippine visit coming close, Attraction! Reaction! decided to throw a night I can never forget. Naturally, I started the show and opened with the first stanza from Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins. My heart almost jumped out of my sleeves when I realised the crowd was singing with me. Then I covered a couple of DCBC songs: I Will Posses Your Heart and I Will Follow You Into The Dark. The term "Mush Pit" was born.

Death Cab For Cutie in Manila

Needless to say, we flooded The NBC Tent with emotions that night. Here's a video by Sam for proof.

My Hair

I went from wearing a mo-hawk, to under-cut, to a school-boy cut, to bald, and now I'm growing it long.

Photo by my mom
Photo by Charles Pulido

Facial Hair

Trying to look like Salvador Dali, I end up looking like a Mario bro.
Finally, In case you're wondering who that girl is behind me, she's my new old girlfriend. We started going out again back in August, and I've never been happier in my life since.

The story of how we got back together is nice and you should ask me about it when you see me.

Other Things

As you all probably don't know, I have a solo project called Aww. Sad. and I've been recording an EP at Love One Another Studio since mid-2012. Time and Finance slowed down the progress but I'm aiming to finish it next year.

I'm also planning to keep a daily photo journal through my Instragram, also keep track of the movies I watch in 2013 because of my failed 2012 album. I should also maybe exercise more.


I wrote this blog on a Mac Book Pro I bought this year. Sorry, I had to mention.