I cannot believe a year had already passed. So many things had happened in 2019 and I could say it was one of my favorite years. 2019 had taught me a lot of lessons through experiences and through tagging along with so different kinds of people. And so, I am thankful to the following
I want to thank God for giving me a strong heart, wisdom, healthy body, loving family and friends, great acquaintances, professors/mentors and experiences. He did not give up on me despite how many time I have disappointed him. I started 2019 in love and naive. However, it did not work out but I understand, through prayers to God that I had to choose myself and what was best for me. God does talk to us through experiences and people we meet. I will always be grateful that He did not abandon me and my family in 2019.
I am thankful that I have great parents though they have their own family. Both side never let their relationship affect how they raise me. Plus, it’s sooo much better to have four parents and step-siblings than I thought it would. hahaha. I am grateful always to my strong Mama, who always try her best to raise me and my sister well. Though I don’t say appreciative words to her often, she is the greatest woman I know and I wouldn’t have it any other way how she raised me as her daughter and as her friend.
I will always choose my family because even how many things and people will abandon me, I am sure they will always be the persons I can run to through happiness and sadness.
- Constant College Friends
There are no words enough that I can put to thank this bunch. I cannot even comprehend how they gave me chances for me to be their close friend. They are my constants, one I can always run to when I am happy, or sad, and when I have a story to tell, something to celebrate or something to cry about. It is sad how life is separating us now because of the different paths we had taken, but I hope you know I care for all of you deeply and I pray so hard that we will still be keeping in touch.
- PwC INTERNSHIP
I never thought I’d gain such great people in a short amount of time. I want to specially mention Anthony who had become my great, great friend. Thank you for always keeping in touch. Love yah, girl!
- DELOITTE, TO LA UNION, EVENTUALLY AS EXPLODING KITTENS
I did not expect that I would gain such close and true friends. We started off as a team, and continued as brothers and sisters, always listening and looking out for each other. And then our family grew by adding another member.
It was so awesome that I had the opportunity to travel for three days after a heartbreak. It was breathtaking and unreal. It was my first time to travel with friends that was non-school related, and so it was unforgettable. Eventually, when the semester started, we became close friends, sharing stories and jokes, comforting and understanding each other, and helping each other out. I hope we continue like this even after we graduate!
- MONSOOMSIM HONG KONG
Okay, this is probably the highlight of my 2019! We did not expect to win because we had no official trainer who supervised us on the game, our knowledge regarding business management was not enough to win compared to others, but somehow we made it! We won second and first place. It was surreal to travel to Hong Kong for five days and be able to represent your school. And to even win 2nd runner up in the adventure round! I am also thankful for the bond and relationship that we had. We became teammates and a family.
We don’t have our annual picture???? However, no amount of picture can compensate how many times we had helped each other. Through thick and thin, every gossips, secrets and among other things, I will always be thankful for our friendship every year. It’s amazing how we are two very different people, but still we got along and remained in touch after all these years. Please never change.
- AC501, COLLEGE, NEW AND UNEXPECTED FRIENDS
Still thankful these people remained my friends and I became close to them even after “that” unfortunate circumstance. Thank you for still keeping in touch with me and inviting me to hang-out.
Can’t even begin how thankful and grateful I am that I became very close to this girl. There are so many things I want to say about you. I witnessed how you really care about the people around you and that you can move mountains for them without losing yourself. Thank you for your out-of-the-blue messages, and listening also to mine. I hope you will stay strong and that you can figure out soon what you really want in life.
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to be surrounded with such great, smart and talented people. We we strangers that became very close friends. I could not even believe how close we got and how we helped each other through exams, assignments and stress. I will never forget how you guys always made every day bearable and fun.
To my musical play group mates, I had the time of my life sharing ideas with you and just enjoying the days of making such a beautiful performance. We became so much close that I sometimes forgot that we only knew each other for a few months.
Thank you to all my friends who joined the 2019 inuman sessions (A total of 8 inumans I think in a total of 3 months). All the secrets will remain a secret, and all the gossips will remain hidden. I don’t even know where to start how these group became about, but!!!!! definitely this will remain in the books.
I hope I can still remember this year in 5 years or so, so I can tell and talk about it around new people I will meet. These moments will remain the same, but all these people will change. I will change, and we’ll take different path. Even though how hopeful I am, there will be friends, professors and mentors I won’t be able to see again. There will people who will forget me even how much they will stay in my memory, or friends I will only get to see after a few or many years, nevertheless, I will be grateful for all the challenges, experiences, laughter, failed conversations, real smile, brief meet ups and especially the lessons that 2019 gave me. This wasn’t an easy year. This is far beyond what I will experience in the year to come, but I will not say goodbye to you, instead I will bring everything with me and carry it as I go along with life.