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Twenty Two

Here we go again, exactly one year after I posted last year, before I turned twenty two. It’s less than 24 hours till I turn twenty-three, and…well, I thought I’d post early since I don’t think I’d have the time to post later. Busy, busy day at work. ;)

My 22nd year was a blur. I don’t know why, but it felt like it is. Maybe it’s because I was so busy with everything in my life that I hardly noticed things. Well, okay, I did, and they’re safely written in my journal (at least, almost all of it), so my memory is kind of failing right now. Maybe my journal-writing is really becoming like Dumbledore’s Pensieve (did I spell that right?). Hm. That’s a thought.

I was sick almost the entire week last week because of that nasty indigestion I had last Monday. I was so weak last Monday that I could have asked for NO2 Black, except I don’t know what that would do to me. I can’t remember if I posted about it, but I threw up again on Tuesday, for eating a too heavy dinner too soon. Bah. I was reduced to a crackers and juice and congee diet for the entire week. I was so hungry by Thursday, but I had to keep at it because Friday was Pizza day with the teammates. Good thing I was well enough by Friday, and I got to eat normally, but not as much as I used to.

Which is a good thing, really, because that means I can lose weight by eating less. :P

Anyway, Saturday was a big day, because I got my first birthday present for the year. :) I let go of Triskal last Friday and sold him to my boss, because I was planning to get the much-awaited and wanted iPod Touch. :) I’ve been losing sleep over the weekend playing with it and installing apps and making sure all my album art are complete. Haha, Apple products do this to people, srsly. I’ve yet to make a proper review of this, but here’s a photo:

Macy the iPod Touch

So pretty! The silicone case is my brother’s birthday gift to me, plus my pink earphones, so it’s all pink. ♥ I named it Macy after the lead character of Sarah Dessen‘s The Truth About Forever. I knew that a guy name wouldn’t fit this one. :))

Sunday, after catching up on sleep, I cleaned my room. I used to clean my room three times a year back when I was studying, but ever since I started working I hardly do. But yesterday gave me a reason to do so, and see here:

The Bookshelf!

YES, IT’S FINALLY HERE! Took three months, but it’s okay. :) This is actually my brother’s Christmas present, which I kind of feel bad asking for since it’s a bit expensive. :) But thank you, none the less! I realized yet again that I have so many books, that i didn’t know how to fix them yesterday. Note that those aren’t the only books I have — I have more on a separate single shelf on my dresser. :P

I haven’t figured out a real way to arrange the books, except that the non-fiction are on the left, the young adult/teens were on the right and the ones in the center are my favorites. The ones on the top are the books I have yet to read. I have to figure out a better way to organize this and fit more books, but for now, I just like looking at it. :)

Today’s going to be a long day at work, with QA’s and goal setting, and documentation and training at night. I hope I can get home before midnight, though. I want to start my 23rd year at home. :D

Twenty Two

There’s always a certain sadness when your birthday ends, yes? Or maybe that’s just me.

This day has been…quick. I spent a couple of thousand bucks already and I’m not yet done (my poor, poor wallet!) because I have dinner tonight with the family and it’s my treat. Then again, my birthday only comes once a year…and I haven’t done this yet.

This means I am going to need to be thrifty this month until my next month’s salary (a month away!), which, luckily, includes a bonus.

Anyway…this day has been great. A normal birthday, yes, and no surprises, but it’s okay. :) I spent the first hour in prayer mode again, and I love today’s readings, especially the first one:

“Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight. I have put my spirit upon [him]…I, Yahweh, have called you for the sake of justice; I will hold your hand to make you firm; I will make you as a covenant to the people, and as a light to the nations, to open eyes that do not see, to free captives from prison, to bring out light to those who sit in darkness.”
– Isaiah 42:6-7

Talk about affirming. :)

Today, I also subjected myself to some things I have never ever done before:

  • Buy make up – Well, it isn’t exactly make up. I was planning to get ahold of my Body Shop birthday discount today, so I got my card and planned to buy this lipshine. I ended up getting a lipshine and a foundation, and…
  • got a make over. – The girl at Body Shop insisted on it, and I went back to the office with green eyelids. It looked nice, but I really don’t wear make-up. *shrugs* I like my powder+cheek tint+lip balm look. Mascara at times, but not always. Heh.

The only thing I regret not doing today is bringing a camera. :( I totally forgot. Darn it. I could’ve used Captain Tal, but I need to get a bigger micro SD card. Ohwell. I hope Vhong’s camera’s got some photos. Hehe.

I’m still at work, waiting for my family so we can have dinner. I still feel a bit melancholic about my birthday ending and all (no more license to be a brat heh), but it’s okay. I’m definitely looking forward to this year. :)

Thanks to everyone who greeted through YM, text, email, Friendster, Multiply and through the comments. :D