make it Real: 2014 wrap up

December 31, 2014

and now it is exactly 12:00 am of the last day of 2014. i just finished watching a mystery/thriller/drama film and now i cannot stop these tears from falling. yeah, let us talk straight here, no candy words whatsoever. i dont know why and i am not complaining, but why is it that when it comes to family, people get weak? ok, why do i get weak? imagine, i just literally finished watching the film, i saw a message notification from our family group message, read it. it was from my mom and it is a very casual message about their game in their recent batch Christmas party; that they bought a new “torotot” and she would ask dad to take a picture of it so that ate and i could see it; she wanting not to cook for new year’s eve because it is only her and dad in our home; and she missing us so much. wow, perfect! now i know how to abruptly dismiss the feelings you get after watching a kind of bugging movie.

so because it is the 31st of december, yes it is now new year’s eve in this part of the world, might as well make this a year-end entry. i am not prepared so please bear with whatever comes.

i remember, i started 2014 cold, (the boyfriend and i went to a favorite spot in our home country to welcome the year) and now i am ending it colder (here in the once [that was actually last year only] said coldest place on earth). the other day, 29th, i celebrated my first month here. i was thinking of making an entry for it, but again, i didnt manage. but now that i have the chance, let me try.

11 things i learned in my first 31 days in W, MB

1. the first best friend you will have in this kind of place is none other than, a petroleum jelly. well, a lip balm would do but in my first few days, the latter was not enough.

2. of course if there is the first, there is a second. body lotion!!! i would not have survived my first month here without lotion. or else, my dead skin cells would have flown in your eyes. eww! sorry. dryness is next to ugliness. let us fight it!

3. those movies who have scenes like: main characters walking/playing in the snow wearing just one layer of casual spring-like clothes? THOSE ARE NOT TRUE! at least for me. how could anyone stand more than 5 minutes outside a negative degree weather, wearing a thin layer of clothes?! pardon me, i am not a movie maker.

4. here, you wont get to know the people in the neighborhood. dont ask me why, i dont know either. (here’s hoping that in summer time, i will see some)

5. now i understand why most of the people overseas are active in social networking sites.

6. i already know this and i even stated it here once: sisters are one of God’s greatest gifts. they will never abandon you and they will do everything for you. that is #realtalk

7. going back to movies, now i also understand those english movie lines like: “i have to go! my bus is coming.” “thank you for blocking my way. i missed my ride home!” etc. etc. buses are one major transportation mode here, and they have their Fixed schedules. they will not wait for you, so better be, OOPS! not on time, but ahead of time.

8. you can fairly find anything that you want in the supermarket, but most of the fresh food that you get back home, here they are all frozen.

9. listen and believe to the message of the aircraft captain once you land in winterpeg, “thank you for flying with us & welcome to the coldest place on earth.”

10. in winter time, bundle up when going out; “bundle up” when staying in. you have to be all prepped-up physically AND emotionally. read this: dont swim on your sadness and longings for loved ones. think of happy thoughts.

11. you will get through. whatever happens, believe you will.

whew!! at least my tears got tired. i managed to finish until the eleventh. now im groggy and my back wants to feel the comfort of my comfy new bed. 2014 was a blast. it had some crooked spots but it was my best year so far. [would love to expound on this but my head wont let me. sorry. i’ll try next time.]

so, roughly 21 hours and 2014 will be “so last year.” what can i say? 2015, it’s your time to shine. show me what you got because i am not turning back!

let us spread only the good vibes for the coming year. i feel so positive on this one and i cant wait for 2016 😛



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