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10 Things I Learned in the Last Decade

It seemed that everyone was extremely busy over the holidays. This year i decided to throw caution to the wind and watched (and inadvertently inhaled the smoke of) the fireworks outside the confines of my home for the first time in my life.

It was fun & scary at the same time.

After all the activities outside, I amaturely hosted our small new years eve celebration

Aside from the traditional Leche Flan and Ginataang Bilo-Bilo, i added a couple of h’ordeurves

Cheese Platter (Australian Brie, Goat’s Cheese with Cranberry, Parmisiano, Smokes Cheddar)

Crostini & Dips (Spinach & Artichoke, Filipino Caviar, Pesto in Olive Oil)

Red, White and Sparkling Wine

A decade over and another one unfolding before us. I cant help but think how fast those 10 years passed me by…or is it always like that when you look back?

They say hind sight is 20-20 vision, so here are the 10 things i learned for every year in the last decade:

2000: Dont be fooled, often its the quiet one that s the keeper

2001: A wedding proposal after hot dogs at 7-11 is less than ideal but can still make you happy (then cry laughing about the irony of it all)

2002: Living on your own is not as easy as it seems (Kudos Mom! How do u keep the house immaculately in order at all times?!)

2003: You have to take off your rose colored glasses sometime in your life

2004: Traveling & watching foreign films are my cup of tea (or coffee in my case)

2005: Earning your first allowance from work proves you have a long way to go

2006: When you stop complaining & just do your job, the work gets done eventually

2007: Weddings make happy memories, despite the glitches, when you’re walking down the aisle with the right guy (it helps to have Pat Dy as your photographer, Bong of Mac as your make up artist and Princess & Dianne as your coordinator -thanks guys!)

2008: Strategic planning & managing people can be fun (despite the childishness you sometimes have to put up with)

2009: No matter how much you prepare for life, you’re always at a lost during the first few months in the real world (thank goodness for supportive family & mentors)

Here’s to a hopeful new decade!


January 10, 2010 - Posted by | Affair to remember, Meandering | , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. wow! you can still remember the lessons you’ve learned in the past 10 years? ang galing! 🙂

    i’ve never really though of it, but were entering anew decade nga ano?

    Comment by kg | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. This was an amazing post. I could really identify with a number of the life-lessons on your list.

    Here’s to 2010; may it bring us all more wisdom. 🙂

    Comment by Midge | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. hello, doc mitzi! the event you noted in 2001 was really remarkable! make that uniquely sweet 😀 (i was smiling when i read it)…cheers to a happier and healthier life in 2010 and of course, more weekend food choices for us to read!
    i won’t stop following until it’s WFC one millionth and something, lol!

    Comment by docgelo | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  4. hi KG, hopefully this new decade will not bring as much catastrophes as the last.

    Thanks Midge and Doc! Its really heartwarming to have friends like you guys! =)

    Comment by mrs lavendula | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  5. Happy New Year! You’ve got me thinking about lessons learned although I don’t think I can remember a decade’s worth (getting old, y’know!) It’s always good to learn from the past in order to make a happier future!

    Comment by Tangled Noodle | January 13, 2010 | Reply

  6. ginataang bilo-bilo! used to have that every new year when i was still a lil girl! sabihin ko nga sa mommy ko ibalik sa menu! 🙂

    happy 2010! 🙂

    Comment by Iya Santos | January 13, 2010 | Reply

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