Year Ender Confession

Posted: December 30, 2013 in Articles, Reflection
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The year of the water snake has been a balanced of luck and despair. Of course, that’s what life is meant to be, to go on. I just would like to share my 2013 experiences hoping to inspire others and to give advices to many.

The first quarter of 2013 has been very extravagant for me. Surprisingly, I qualify for the Japan East-Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth- ASEAN Economic Batch 2.0 giving me the opportunity to visit Japan. Not only that, it is an all-expense-paid program by the Japanese Government. Words can’t really explain how grateful I was when that opportunity came into my life. Though I was a little hesitant, thanks to Prof. Ricky G. Abalena III for encouraging me to apply in that program.

Visiting the Land of the Rising Sun has given me the confidence of being myself. I became optimistic in all aspect, I became more patient, I became more understanding. Added to that, I was elected as the Assistant Seretary of our College’s Student Council. I grabbed the chance since it is an opportune time for me to share what I have got in terms of leadership and to take participation in the well-being of my College. I am a part of it until now, and I will never be sorry for committing myself.

My mid-2013 went on so smoothly. In fact, another angel has been added to our family named Bianca Marie Newhook. I was so happy because she is the first daughter/niece/girl grandchild in the Newhook family. I could not deny my parents’ happiness as well as we exchange our conversations through Skype. She is so adorable and jolly. Her smile and giggles can launch a thousand ships and crash a million planes.

In the last quarter of 2013, my world has turned upside down. There have been opportunities I didn’t see coming, and there are those which are not meant for me. At first, one failure is enough. But there was a time that I have received two bad news in one just one day. I got the biggest frustration of the year a day before my birthday. Hurting, isn’t it? I wouldn’t mention all of my failures because it may be used against me, which is something I don’t want to happen. To avoid the bitterness that I feel as well.

If there are two great lessons which 2013 has taught me, they would be:

1. Treasure every opportunity that has been given to you and ;

2. Expect the unexpected.

There are things in life that is not controlled by you. There are things that only fate has the idea. So if fate permits, be thankful. Make the most out of it and never ever forget to share your blessings. Failures are just little decorations that make your life colourful. Now, I am working out an opportunity again without having the idea what will the result be, may be failure again. If that happens, I will be hurt but I will cry no more since I have taken by heart the lesson number 2 that 2013 taught me. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED.

My biggest mistake this 2013 was expecting too much. Therefore, I should have no expectations by 2014 to make my life more meaningful and stress- free. In the end, it goes back to the definition of life- Just go on because life is all about FIGHTING!

Happy New Year everyone!


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