7.1.09

2008 the year that was

I’ve been meaning to write a Year Ender. I hope that this one is not yet too late to post. 2008 has barely started and it's now an end. Too many things have happened to me--both bad and good--and this is perhaps the best time to write about them as find and retrieve my self again this year of the Ox.

I cannot recall everything with precision; but I can, however, create a clear picture of the events that have transpired. What is clear is that I will only write about the most important and significant ones. If I have, for the record, forgotten some very monumental events, then blame it to my being stolen.

A lot has happened this year, I can’t even sum up all to one entry. 2008 was a year of milestones and blessings from Him. To list a few significant event, it was the year when:

1. I organized a blog seminar in Marbel
2. SOCCSarGen bloggers society was organized
3. I became an active staunch advocate for equity and quality education
4. I graduated in college
5. I moved to Manila
6. I got a graduate school scholarship
7. I studied at the University of Philippines - Diliman
8. I bought a laptop
9. I was chosen a one of The Outstanding Students of the Philippines
10. I shared a shout-out during the 2MBS
11. I celebrated my birthday with a blast at NBC tent with the stars
12. I revived a good relationship with my father
13. I was hired at WorldPartner Inc. as Software Developer
14. I received a National Award for Volunteerism
15. I organized together with fellow youth-leader a Christmas party for street children

2008 was such a great year for some of us. For me, it is one of my most treasured year. Lets pray that 2009 will be best. God bless to all.

I hope more of you, guys this year.

***

Do you believe in New Year’s Resolutions?

Is it only for the people who too lazy to change? Why people fuss over it during the new year's day? When one can have resolutions any months to work-on and live during.

But I believe in making resolutions. It’s a beautiful expression of a desire to change for the better, not because the calendar demands it, but because the person finds in him the need to.

"To do what one has accomplished to do, he must realize, at the very onset, that he is unable. Yes, this is the irony—realize you are unable, and then you become able–because the strength ultimately comes from God. It is God who effects the change in us. Man can only do so much. By realizing his need, a person must come to the One who is able, ask for His grace, and, if He so wills it, He will provide the means for some form of change."

We shouldn’t wait for another year to change our bad habits or to do something glorifying to God.

If we must change, then it must be now.

It’s a great year ahead of us. God bless.

47 comments:

Aethen said...

I hope more of you guys, this year. God bless.

ayel said...

You didn't have a busy 2008, did you?

Congrats! And I am very happy now for your achievements and for the choices that you made.

Just don't get dizzy with the speed at which you attain the peak.

Aethen said...

Thanks, Yel. Yes, I won't get dizzy. I'll make sure of that. I am very happy right now of what and who I become. I thank Him for all the blessings and guidance.

You too, all the best and God bless.

the donG said...

ganda nga ng 2008 mo aethen. good luck sa 2009. im sure mas maganda ito.

dami mo ng achievements. keep it up.

Aethen said...

salamat din sa friendship kuya dong. naging masaya at maligaya ang 2008 ko dahil nandyan kayo parati. sana ay marami pa tayong pagsasama hindi lng dito sa blogosphere. :D

Salamat. nagiging inspirasyon ko kayo at inyo mga litrato.

Mikko said...

Daming similarities ng ating list.

I graduated in high school.
I moved to Manila.
I studied at the University of the Philippines
I shared a shoutout during the 2MBS.

Ayan.

Abou said...

ano ba ang hindi mo kayang gawin hahaha


bigay mo naman sa kin ibang swerte mo parekoy hehe

Ayei said...

Hello I just stumble upon your blog.
And you have accomplish so many things in life and congrats for that :), yeah I hope 2009 will be great years for everyone of us ^^

lucas said...

wwwwheeewww! 2008 was indeed a very momentous year for you. you have accomplished many things. you're a blessed person. keep it up.

Spiderman said...

Congratulations for the job well done! Truly 2008 was the year that's worth remembering for. Wishing you all the goodness and happiness this year.

Hapi said...

Hello there my friend! I found your blog very interesting so I have added your link in my Blogroll. I hope you'll link me back. Have a nice day! http://hapiblogging.blogspot.com/

toxic disco boy said...

naman. u did a lot.

Aethen said...

@Mikko - actually nabasa ko post mo at naisipang gumawa din ng katulad na year ender post.

Kaya pareho tayo format mikko. haha.

Ayan. Congrats din sa mga accomplishments at good 2008 moments.

I am sure 2009 will be more exciting and fun.

Aethen said...

@abou - naku, swerte lang talaga sa akin ang 2008. Kaya naman gawin lahat basta intresado at masaya kang gawin yon. Salamat parekoy at naging parti ka ng maligaya kong 2008.

Aethen said...

@Ayei - I wish you a blessed 2009 din. Thanks for visiting my blog. See you more often/

Aethen said...

@Lucas - thanks for inspiring me, bro. hope more of you this year.

Take care and God bless.

Aethen said...

@Spidey - thanks for wishing me best this year, spidey. I hope the same to you. You are one of the person who made my 2008 memorable. Take care always.

Aethen said...

@Hapi - thanks for adding me to your blogroll.

Aethen said...

@toxic disco boy - hahaha. salamat. Nakita kita last December together with your family having dinner sa Mang Inasal sa Marbel. Hindi ko alam if nakita o nakilala mo ako. I was to say hi but na hiya ako. Hahaha.

Anyways, salamat at Hapi new year!

Bryan Karl said...

Wow seems like you've been doing a lot of things.

Taga-Gen San ka? Daghan pud diay bloggers Gen San nu. Naa ako mga relatives diha...

kumagcow said...

Your a good guy... buti na lang dumadami tayo LOLZ

Stay HAPPY and SMILE! Drop by http://www.kumagcow.com and http://techcow.blogspot.com thanks! :)

Aethen said...

@Beyan Karl - Thanks. Taga-Marbel ako, from a city 45minutes away from General Santos. Damo blogger sa Gensan. Taga-diin mga relatives mo sa Gensan? Salamat sa pagbisita sa blog ko.

Aethen said...

@kumagcow - talaga? dumadami tayo? akala ko nga ako nlng mag-isa ang mabait eh. Hehe. Salamat sa pagbisita, pare. Tc

Carlos said...

Hi! Care to x-link? I have added you already in my list. Have a nice day! http://carlos-ideas.blogspot.com

Aethen said...

sure, carlos. I'll link to to my blogroll. :D

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Eirven said...

care for x link?

i've already added you kuya aethen

Aethen said...

@plokmaster - no spam ads please.

@Eirven - thanks for the link, bro. will add you soon. tc

swexie said...

happy new year aethen! (--,)

Aethen said...

te sweet, hapi new year din! Miss you. I hope to see you soon.

bulitas said...

congrats sa dozens of achievements mo! more power! happy new year!

Aethen said...

Thanks bulitas. I love your snapshots and your http://bulitas.blogspot.com/ blog. You are cool. Thanks for visiting. :D

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Rea said...

Woah. Super productive ng last year mo. Unlike sakin, super ewan. Pero naging masaya naman ako kahit pano. Hehe. Cguro kasi you have more things to do now than when you're still a college student :)

Nway, keep up the good work aethen. Wish u all the best this year! Yahoo.

Aethen said...

Hi Rea! Welcome back in my blog. You may want to see every opportunity as means to be productive always. It's not the number of things you can do and be productive in a year or period of time, it is just the attitude towards being one.

Happy new year, Rea! Regards to all bloggers there in Davao.

Hapi said...

Hi there... want to change your favicon? find out how.. Have a nice tuesday!

Rea said...

Thanks aethen. Maybe i'll be more pressured pag graduate na ako, which is this april na! Waaahhhh i will! :D

Im looking forward to being more productive this year armed with the right attitude. Yahoo!

Hapi new year too. I'll extend your greetings to our davao friends. :D

Aethen said...

@Hapi - no thanks. I am content with my icon.

Aethen said...

@Rea - thanks, Rea. Namidlaw na gid ako sa Mindanao. Ayo-ayo ha!

Congrats and all the best after graduation.

Hapi said...

Happy Wednesday! Bloghoppin' here... Hey, I have an interesting tutorial for you that I have written myself. It is about adding Adsense on your Single Post in XML template. I hope you'll like it! God Bless you!

Aethen said...

thanks Hapi for the info

Elyong said...

Wow! what an achievement you had in 2008.

Congratulations!

May you have a blesses year in 2009.

ardee sean said...

Great Job.. keep it up, dude!

Aethen said...

@Elyong - May 2009 be a blessed year for you too, bro. Salamat sa pagbisita.

Aethen said...

@Ardee sean - Thanks. Yes, I'll keep doing great things, bro. Take care.

Leonard Pe said...

congrats! keep the good things rolling!