Saturday 31 December 2011

2011 – A Good Year That Was

There are so many things to be grateful for this year. A mere 'Thank You' is an understatement. I had my share of smile and tears. Tears that made me stronger. Smile that lifted me higher. Join me as I recall how good 2011 was.

New Career.

Put simply, in my entire years with the corporate world - I have verified one thing - that hard-core accounting is not for me. Really. And I am forever thankful to the Lord because He gives 2nd chances. First quarter of 2011 was a career crossroad for me.  Things turned out perfectly. It was such a whirlwind process, but I experienced this proverb first-hand: 

"Kung para sa iyo, para sa yo." {Universe will conspire if something is for you}-- Love life? Career? Regardless. Totoo siya sa parehong aspeto.  

I can gladly say that I found a place where I can grow career-wise. That each working day, I find myself excited (okay, not super excited, but acceptably-excited) to learn new things. That I know I have my workmates for me and not against me. That I have built a friendship in the workplace. That each day is more of a happy and fulfilling day!  

Lastly, here's an excerpt of my mail to my boss:  

...allow me to take this opportunity to say Thank You to you, {name} and {name} for being the coolest bosses I’ve ever had (not pulling your leg, seriously).  

To me, {insert Company Name} is not only a corporate entity, it’s more of a family that I can come home to. Cheers to 2012 and more years ahead!...


I am thankful that I got to see Taiwan and Prague (Czech Republic) this year. One East. Another West. There's just that certain magic in travelling that 'resets' the way people see things. This was also the first year that I traveled - read: Alone (at least for Prague). Being alone was not as scary as I thought. My travel this year opened my eyes on things (and people) that matter to me. Feel free to see my other blog entries on travelling : Why One Should Travel More Often? , Yotel & Netherlands and 9 Fast Facts about Prague.

Lowest Weight This Year.

And I wish there will be more pound-shed in 2012. I lose 10 pounds (approx) this year. I think me being in another country contributed much to this. This is just my opinion, I think rice is the culprit. Because, each day I eat M&M's there. I drink Hot Choco every after lunch. But rice is scarce there, so I grubbed potatoes or pasta instead. Doesn't matter. What matters is I lose. Therefore, I win!


This is one thing I'll always be grateful for.  They've seen me at my best and worst. At times, dad thinks of me as his baby when I am no longer is! Mom is one of my best friends. Jay wants to teach me how to drive and believes I can drive - though I myself doubt if I can. Gets? Whatever. I know for sure that that Mamchings (Mom), Doodies (Dad) and Jayzins (Jay) will always be there to show me lotsa love. ♥ Ps: Dad is not grumpy sa picture. Normal nia yan pag gutom. Joke. :)

God's Yes and No answers.

One thing that I learned this year is that Yes is an answer. And NO is an answer too. It took me litres of tears to realize that some things are just not meant to be. And life goes on. This quote had me thinking : "You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing." Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.  In my journey through life, I always call these 3 words into my mind -- I HAVE GOD. And He says:

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  

Happy 2012 Everyone -CMK

New Year Greetings!


  1. hi,,,Im Dhel..and Im currently living in Denmark.I was much inspired by your qoutes & experience...Now I am more trigger to follow your footsteps..Im proud to be your fellow kababayan:D

    1. Hello Dhel - that is so sweet of you to comment here. It is people like you who inspire me to blog. And yes! We're proud to be Filipino! ♥

  2. Wow! I wanted to have to guts to loose some weight too like you MissK! :D


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