it’s a bit surreal to think that it’s now officially christmas eve. later i’ll be helping my mom prepare noche buena for the whole family. my youngest brother requested kare-kare and apparently, baked chicken, potato salad and fruit salad are dishes that are also on the list.
i have no idea how these are supposed to match rofl.
anyway. i came home from last minute christmas shopping with rika about four hours ago and am still very much wide awake putting the final touches on presents before wrapping them up.
i just have to say this: 2011, you went by, really fast. but you know what? i don’t mind.
a lot went on this year. i met new people, got back in touch with others who i’d fallen out of sync with, and found that there is nothing quite like strengthening the ties i already have. i learned that crying isn’t always a bad thing — like mags said: sometimes tears are a way for the heart to breathe again; i rediscovered hope and faith and a peace that sits inside of me, that dances on my fingertips while i move these over the keys. and most importantly? i found the strength to hang onto a little bit of that thing called “believing”. it’s harder to do on some days, but not too hard as a whole.
so before i go back to christmas wrapper and playing kuraki mai’s “winter bells” on loop while i maneuver scotch tape and post-it notes in place of gift tags, i just want to say: thank you. i haven’t had a christmas quite like this in awhile.