In the previous post, I wrote about my plans for the year. On the first week of the year, I think I have done two of the plans: make time of people I love and nurture friendship. With this blogpost, I would be able to “show appreciation more”.
On January 1, my friend Shirly and I agreed to go for an early morning walk and visit that breakfast place near Gaisano. However, later in the day, we got a message from Ernelyn inviting us for breakfast in her house. Our friend, Marvin, would be leaving that evening and it was the only time he was free for a get-together. It was a morning of good food, good friends and a lot of singing. Marvin is an accomplished singer and voice teacher.
In the afternoon of January 2, I met up with my high school friends, Chin and Jonah with their super cute daughter, Livie.
In the evening, I had dinner with my friends, Shirly, Dinah and Wilbert. We had coffee and foot massage after.
On January 3, I met up with my travel friends.We visited our friend, Ayet, at her hotel room because we learned that she got an ear infection. Good thing, she was already better and we were able to chitchat over junk food. We went out for coffee, too.
On the same night, I proceeded to another resto to meet up with friends. Three of them were leaving the next day.
By January 4, my body called for a rest. I was in bed most of the day nursing a headache.
Everyone was back to the grind by January 5. The freelancer that I am, also needed to get things done. I edited the wedding photos I took on December 30.
On January 6, I was on Facebook early in the morning when I saw January’s status stating that she was traveling to Butuan. January blogs at photosbyjanuary.com, deliciouslyspicy.com and www.janzcrystalz.info. I immediately arranged for us to meet up. Good thing she was free that afternoon. I brought her to Margie’s and we chitchatted like old friends. Since we read each other’s blog, we never ran out of topic to talk about. Thank you for meeting me, Janz!
Later in the evening, I had dinner with good friends, Shirly, Ernelyn, Mitzi and Dinah.
Shirly spent the night at my house for a much-needed catching up. We pushed through with our plan to walk to the the breakfast place I wanted to try.
On January 8, my cousins, Arvin and Tweetty, and their friends, Goy and Lyn, went to try the new shrimp place. It was celebration that I finished editing the photos. Hehe! Lyn’s brother was the groom at the wedding.
And you think, I was done with the get together? Yesterday, my aunts, uncle and cousins went to the house of a family friend for an afternoon gathering.
Thank you, God, for good friends.
Let me take this opportunity to thank my thoughtful friends. I got all these gifts for Christmas.
I did not even ask for these gifts. I am blessed. I feel loved. I love you all! No, I do not love them because I got gifts. I love them because they never fail to show me how wonderful it is to have friends and be loved. With friends like these, who needs a love life? Kidding! Thank you, friends.
So what did I get for my friends? Some of them became guinea pigs for my artwork. Hehe! Yes, I made artworks for friends. I still have pending requests to accomplish. (Am I such a cheapskate for not spending a lot for gifts? LOL!)
These are the artworks I have made.
Cheers to friendship!