Monday, January 11, 2016

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

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Hi guys! I'm in for a year ender post... one week later! Hahaha! I know I'm always late. But someone has to do it. This blog has been running for years now and I always make it a point to write a post to recall the blessings of the past year. 

The most challenging problem for 2015 was time. I found it hard to balance the time spent on hobbies and work. It started in 2013, when I got a job with work Saturdays. I ran out of steam to write in my blogs, as you have noticed.  Writing a post is not easy. You have to take photos, You have to write paragraphs and edit it. One blog update takes a lot of time. Promise! But I found another medium to share. Presenting my photo blog...  @myangelmariel on Instagram! 

My Instagram page! https://instagram.com/myangelmariel/
Thanks to Instagram, I didn't lose the writing spirit completely. I like it because all I need is a photo and a single paragraph. Then, boom! Post finished in a snap! For someone like me who struggles with time, it is a blessing.        

So for this year ender post, I will share with you my chosen best nine photos out of like... 100 of  2015? Wow! If only I wrote in my blog that massive number. Oh well...




From bottom right:

1.) I immersed myself in Traditional Catholic Faith. It's the best thing that happened to me. I did put in my 2015 goals to deepen my faith in God. 

2.) For the first time, I attended a Fun Run! Wheeee~ I couldn't believe myself! I think I wrote about it here...Running With Heroes

3.) My wish came true: to take a pic with Alodia and Ashley! It happened on Toy Con 2015. I was so ecstatic about it, here is the link... Alodia, Ashley, and Angel Mariel

From center, starting with right:

4.) My first visit  to The Mind Museum! I've always wanted to go there and take a review of Science! Now, I have been there twice, and always with my family.*heart*heart*

5.) Kaname, my cosplay idol! Finally, after four years, I met you in person! Yay! Blog post here, guys: Angel Mariel Meets Kaname (Finally!)

Kaname!
 6.) 2015 made me return to my artsy side through coloring books! That dream catcher was my first project. It's the best stress reliever, uhm, second to eating that is. Hehehe~ Blog post: Life of Colors

From the top right:

7.) The best thing about my job is having to attend talks for self and career improvement. This year, I discovered my strengths through The Strengths Finder seminar. It's good to know something about yourself, no? 




8.) *Clap*clap*clap* Last BDJ Fair, I found a photo of myself on a tarpaulin! Yay! I'm so happy until now. I love BDJ and I will always feel thankful for everything they taught me. Oh~ That reminds me, I need to write about the BDJ Fair... 

9.) Weddings are always a happy event. I attended my cousin's grand wedding. Most of my extended family from the provinces went here in the city for it. It was nice to see them all again, especially when it's Christmas season. I took lots of photos and I shared my time with them. 

It doesn't stop there! It's best nine plus one more...

Fullmetal Alchemist was my 2015. It gave me the answer to the questions of unfairness and suffering that I experienced in my life. "Move forward", as what Edward Elric said. 



I'm very thankful to God that I survived 2015. Hahaha~ Oh well, He helped me through people, things, or... anime! Yay! My fullmetal heart is still in the works. But overall, 2015 was a good year!

It's time to move on to 2016! I am excited of what it has to offer. My power word for this year: Patience. Let's see if we can write a separate post about it. Until now, I admit that time is still the number one obstacle for me to conquer. I hope that 2016 will be able to give me the solution. Oh, What would I do without Instagram?


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