A lot of us considered January as the turning point of another year. Well, except for Chinese of course since they celebrate their New Year on another month. But 2008 will be a different year for me and I want to consider May as my New Year since a lot of things will transpire come this month.
As some of closest buddies know what it will be by then, I made a lot of thinking on what I want to accomplish when we reach the 5th month of the year and it’s already getting close and I am getting the tingles in silly places…started in my toes, and crinkle my nose…Colbie is that you?!
I wrote…whenever mood strikes me to note down my wish list…for May alone and afterwards. Please be reminded that due to financial difficulties and too much strain some of it might not be feasible but I included it anyway just for future reference…hehehe!
I will start with the easiest thing to do…the ones that doesn’t need too much consideration and hurt on the pocket…to the most horrible thing for me to do to myself and ian’s fortune…and mind you its way not too much riches!
Billiards. This game was one of my passions when I was in college. Ever since Ella taught me how to play, we became so addicted to it that we even sneak out of a retreat just to play…even in uniforms! You read it right…even in white colored blouse with pink lining and knee length skirt, we would go to places where you will see guys without having a shirt on, smoking and with hands full of white chalks! We had a few nice places to play as well, expensive ones…the only problem is that we were so caught up playing, we forgot that we don’t have enough money and so we need to call a friend just to get us out of there…alive! Kidding aside, it was one of the best days of my life. So I want to relive the good old days. Any of my connections can play with me, be it Ella, Lotis and Olive, even the “GUYS” (you know who you are).
Badminton. My friends and I went one day for a game of badminton in Quezon City some time ago…I remembered little of the date…what I knew then was that, I was still working with a not-so-good company. Ella with Buge…Pia with Leo and I…cannot remember if Far-ouT was with us though…Anyway…It was good, first time to play on court. As my eye sight failed me, I was having trouble seeing the shuttle cock even if it was about to hit me. I would only know that I should have hit it when it already landed in front of me. So I had to wear eyeglasses, which was of course uncomfortable…unlike rowing where I don’t have to worry where the boat was headed, all I had to do was to paddle and listen on how hard or how light our stokes will be until the word “easy.” I wish to be with the same company for this game and since I have discovered wearing contact lenses, I don’t have to worry anymore whether what I was hitting is the shuttle cock or just thin air.
Rowing. Why in the world would you think that this sport is not on my list? This is where my real life started…the one I so love. This is where I’ve met the best people in the whole wide world! And this is where Far-ouT! first laid his eyes on me! This is where I became more aware of the people and places around me, appreciate more of life could offer. I learned to use mind over matter. My existence before was more on parties, clubs, booze, smoke, sleepless nights, you name it…it still is but moderately now. Before, I can stay so late at night, but now I can’t even keep my eyes open when 11:00 PM strikes. I drink, smoke, stay late once in a while but I am more of a homebody now. In short, I became a better person. At first, my girlfriends was so shocked at the transformation but then they got use to it in time and now life is more fun now than ever before. So I want to be with these people closest to my heart.
Swimming. After a hard training there’s nothing more relaxing than swimming. Pia was the one patient enough to teach me how to swim. I never appreciated the beach and the sun and the sands until then. And now it is one of my favorite stuff.
Club. Let’s do this once in a while. I still love dancing, alright! Lotis, Olive and I are notorious on clubbing and partying…going out almost every night…ok, so I exaggerated a little. But we do grab every opportunity, never turning down a single invitation…even with short notice. Let’s party!
Bar. After a hard night of partying, I want to just relax and listen to music with few bottles of San Mig light.
Airsoft. I still remember the very first time I ever played this game. I had tiny red marks on my face because one girl hit me more than once in the face! Damn! I bought my own gun, I never got my vengeance though…It’s exciting when you are still on the game but once your out, all you can do is smoke and wait until the last man standing survived the battle. But then again, let’s do this one more time!
Wall climbing. I want to do this once again, it not only test the power of your upper body but learn to trust your belayer as this cannot be done alone. You need someone confident enough to handle you and someone who can catch you when you fall. *wink*
Mountain climbing. Nothing is more rewarding than reaching the top of the world. Climbing is difficult for the faint hearted and even harder for weak knees. But it’s worth all the pains once you reach the peak of it. With all its grandeur, you cannot resist doing it over and over again. Unfortunate event may come your way, rain, fog, uneven trail, annoying limatiks but all these and more are all part of the fun. I may not be able to do a major climb this time but a minor one will do. Bring it on!
Massage/Spa. I want to pamper my body and clear my mind even for a little while to release all my stress for hard days work.
Snorkeling. I hope I’ll be able to do this once in a lifetime experience as I never had the opportunity to see and enjoy the waterworld.
Scuba Diving. It might not be possible for May but maybe someday, not sooner not later but someday.
Rapelling. I tried it once and I was scared to death. I almost chicken out of it…while already standing on top of a building…on the wall…facing ground. Far-ouT! was waiting below… so what the heck! Now, I want to do it again.
Island hopping/beach. I’ve been to boracay…so I am eyeing Puerto Galera this time…how I wish.
Visit a new place. I wish for us to be able to afford to travel once every year. Visit a new place and learn new things from it. It will be something to look forward to.
Learn a new skill. I was thinking of learning how to drive and have my own license. As I always wanted to have a car but unfortunately luck is still not on my side. Hope after May, I’ll be able to get at least the license to drive.
New job. I think I deserve something new and a more established company. I wish for a career growth where I will be able to be of service to the company and be well compensation for it.
Shopping. It’s about time to go shopping for a few new clothes! Indulge!
Enroll in a gym. Never ever disregard your health even if it will cost you a fortune…kidding! Friends and I are just waiting for a good deal in Fitness First, we’ll definitely grab it this time.
Date once a month. We hope to keep the tradition alive.
Buy a new thingamajig. I want to buy a laptop and a new PSP! Hehehe!
There you go…my wish list starting May 2008.