I just realized that this would be my very first post in this brand-new year of 2013. We outlived the Mayan Calendar folks!
I still haven’t gotten myself a new 2013 calendar. Although I can always use my phone to check on my calendar, calendars for me are like books and eBooks. You may have everything electronically, but you can never replace them for the real deal tangible stuff. Books and calendars are very fine examples for me. I was sad that Daiso isn’t selling 2013 calendars like they did last year. They were so cute (even though they follow Japanese holidays and stuff), complete with stickers and everything. Sadly they’re not selling them anymore. The free calendar giveaways from church also ran out so no free calendar from them either. I don’t like paying for calendars to be honest but I would’ve paid $1.50 for a Daiso calendar, but because they don’t sell them…
A lot of things happened during the first two weeks of 2013. For one thing, three days after New Year’s, an old friend of mine and a follow choir member passed away. We already knew that his time was almost near since he got a stroke five years ago, which made him partially immobile, and everything was just waiting period from this point. Even though we lost a great friend and a life of the party, we still feel blessed that God gave him five more years to live until it was finally time. We sang for his vigil two days ago and then for his funeral yesterday morning.
But on the other hand, there’s also some excitement. For one thing, the home team (San Francisco 49ers) won its second rematch of the NFC playoffs against the Green Bay Packers. The game was no joke though. It wasn’t a blowout and both teams showed their strength against each other. But like any other game, there’s always going to be one winner. Now the boys in red, white, and gold are moving forward to face whoever wins at the Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons game tomorrow.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to seriously get myself updated with the latest web trends. Would you believe that until now I have nada knowledge with the basic HTML5 and CSS3? So right now, I’ve signed up for the P2PU1 School of Webcraft online program, and on the safe side, I decided to start over from the basics. I even opened a progress blog for it as well. I still have yet to build a theme for it though.
And that’s all for the time being. There’s a lot of resolutions that I seriously need to work on soon, such as getting myself in shape because I’m gaining weight again, and of course, work harder to find a new job.
On the sidenote...
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