I remember being a teenager and thinking I’d get married in 2020. I thought 2020 has a cute number combination and I turned 28 this year which WAS my ideal age of getting married. Well, here I am, single af and had a very uneventful year, to say the least. It’s a few hours before 2021 and after switching between reading a book, scrolling on social media, catching up with friends and watching educational and nonsensical videos on Youtube, I decided to scribe about my year that was.
I spent most of my January to February nights reading Harry Potter 1 & 2 before finally sleeping around 2am. Not scrolling on my phone before sleeping and being able to sleep relatively “early” was such a win for me (I averaged on sleeping around 4am~ later this year). I wanted to watch the movies of the books I’ve read first before reading the next books but haven’t gotten to do that. I’ve also started reading other books and haven’t finished any of them yet. Not that they’re not good, I had just been very distracted –so there goes my goal of reading one book a month.
Ebe Dancel with the Manila String Machine. The highlight of the night for me was when he sang Wala Nang Hihilingin — one of the less popular but one of my favorites from his songs. I also love this rendition of Mariposa.
Our last hangout before the new normal. We were in the grocery line for more than 2 hours when the news about community quarantine came out.
I had a Korean Drama phase to make up for my supposed Korea trip on my birthday. Absolutely fell in love with Reply 1988. Reply 1994 comes next to my favorites this year, followed by While You Were Sleeping.
Went on a dalgona, banana cake & ‘plantita’ phase.
Finally improved my work desk setup. I’ll share the details of my complete work desk setup soon!
Went deep into the Taylor Swift and One Direction rabbit hole.
Taylor releasing two surprise albums is definitely on the highlights of my year. I was a huge Swiftie during her country days but somehow slept on the 1989 – Lover – Reputation era. I finally get to listen to the last two after Folklore was released.
I spent a lot of my free time listening to music (and podcasts!) and watching live performances on Youtube and I’m very much looking forward to the day we get to watch live shows again.
Always grateful for the friendships that made it through the years!
..and for these doggos that help me keep my sanity this year.
Happy New Year!