What are your plans for 2017?

I have the whole year (and a lifetime) ahead me and I have plans conjured up in mind so it is time to write them down. So far, this is what I am going to do  and I hope I will be able to write updates of my progress.

1. Read more. I have backlogs on reading but since this is not a race, I always take my time. These are 16 books in my list and I hope I will be able to read all of them before the year ends. 

2. Write frequently. I just have to keep on typing for the words to come out. I hope I can be mindful of the surroundings around me and be able to describe them vividly in words. Or, I can just write what is in my head.  I always think regular writing and reading can help me in avoiding Alzheimer’s, dementia and other diseases one day.  I also tried to do visual journaling. My friend, Grace, gave me this travel planner and stickers and I finally got to use them.

3. Do more artThis is what I missed most for the past five months. I painted once or twice and that was it.  Few days ago, my aunt asked me to repair the faded paint on a jar. I squeezed some acrylic paint more that what was needed so I decided to used the excess on a canvas that was meant for a wedding gift for my niece. She has not seen the painting. I do not know if she will like this. But I am happy with the result. This is the first time I painted something abstract. 

4. Do more cooking experiments. Every now and then, I cook the meals in the house like this grilled milkfish I am trying to prepare. There are dishes I wanted to try and I already list them down. I just have to pace them because what I wanted to cook are dishes that are loaded with calories. Yes, crispy pata is on the list.

5.  Make memories.

How about you? What are your plans for this year?

Hello, 2013!

It is January 2013! I have to get used to typing 2013.

Take from a friend’s FB post.

The past year was pretty good for me so I am looking forward to this year. As I often declare,  I will make each year the best year ever.  I welcome new experiences, new friends to meet and new things to learn.  I am open to whatever comes my way.

As Yoda would say, “Do or do not. There is no try.”

I hope to learn more craft projects this year. I love the stamp I got from the mail swap and I am thinking of designs I can create on my own. I still continue to do origami as seen from the photo above. I am using it more as a stress reliever rather that to create crafts. 😀



I hope I can do more food experiments. I have not really found the recipe for cupcakes that I can be proud of.  I am on the lookout for good cupcake, chocolate cake and bread recipes. I remember that when I went to the grocery last week, there were loaves of bread in different flavors and I had difficulty which flavor to choose.  I chose the butterscotch variety. It was delicious. I have read about flavour encapsulation before. It has something to do with adding an ingredient in baking that will lock in the flavor.  They say that the baking process can diminish the flavor you initially intended to incorporate. Natural additives can capture that flavor for a more distinct taste and they also provide the wonderful smell in baked goods.

I hope to be precise with the food experiments to capture the flavor I wanted or I’ll end up eating the baked products alone. Oh my!



I hope to visit new destinations this year.  Traveling is something I really love to do. We have already booked for Manila this September.  Manila is just a stopover of the destination we have not finalized. We have 9 months to prepare. 😀



What are your plans for 2013?

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