What Happened… 5-10-15-20-25 Years Ago (for 1st Half of 2019)

Episode 263 – Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 (8050)

The year 2019, as I really wish, will be the start of another recovery from the troubles and darkest moments that I had in the last two years. However, I’ve never thought that it has been five years ago when my life was started to have a winning streak because of having a complete life – career, love life, service with God, and happiness, in which the year 2014 was considered as my best and brightest year ever. But it has been also 10 years ago when I had the worst moments when troubles came into my life because of somewhat non-sense controversy. Will this 2019 turn so good and memorable like 5 years ago? Or will this become so bad and awful like 10 years ago (or still the worst like in the last two years)? Hmmm…

At this moment, I’m going back in time to flashback the past memories that I had in 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years ago from this day. Continue reading “What Happened… 5-10-15-20-25 Years Ago (for 1st Half of 2019)”

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My Life in the Past Decade

Episode 261 – Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 (8036)

Happy New Year! And it’s already 2019. I hope this year will be better for me to have nice moments throughout my life. But I can’t imagine that this has been the final year of the decade 2010s. Next year will be 2020. And as what I’ve mentioned before, the future will be so scary yet exciting! Woah!

Also I can’t realize that the time is forwarding so fast. Entering the new decade of 2010s, I was still a college student back then, and my future after college was uncertain. But almost a decade later, here I am right now – a gentleman living in the adulthood stage. Although I have been struggling in the past few years especially in my career, my finances, and even my love life, my life has been far different from what I was back in 2010. But I’m remaining still the same.

For now, I’m discussing about my life and my experience in the past decade. From the recovery from the worst incident in my life up to the best years in my life. Then the heartbroken came but still remain happiness in my life until it went dim into the worst episodes of my life. Continue reading “My Life in the Past Decade”

My 2018 Yearend Review: The Best and The Worst

Episode 260 – Sunday, December 30th, 2018 (8034)

Every year, just before the year ends, I have created a yearend review about the experiences and happenings in my life throughout the year. The Best and The Worst has been traditional as early as 2004 – the time when I was in the United States. In 2007, I’ve made this in digital format thru Microsoft Word instead of handwriting on my notes. And since 2015, I’ve published this publicly for the first time in my Journal. I’ve been doing this to share my best and my worst happenings in the past 12 months. And for this year, I create my yearend report about these wonderful and sad moments around my life. I’m doing this for the 15th consecutive year.

The categories listed here are based on my experience, emotions, observation, and satisfaction that might make me happy, sad, disgrace, or trouble. These are the list that I’ve chosen to be the best and the worst, the winners and the losers of the year 2018. For now, as my yearender special for this coming New Year, I just want to share these good and bad events happened this year: Continue reading “My 2018 Yearend Review: The Best and The Worst”

10 Years Ago: From “Cold War” to Companionship with My Pretty College Classmate

Episode 234 – Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 (7873)

The month of July has been somewhat significant for me because there are many events happened throughout my life. It was July when I first started attending The Feast (that was 5 years ago). It was also July when I became heartbroken (3 years ago). And it was July, last year, when my eldest sister started becoming ill which lasted for several months until she took her last breathe two months ago. But 10 years ago, I had something that was so bad but later it became something better. I was a college student back then which I can’t imagine because it has already been 10 years (I’m now a career person although I still need something better for my miserable career). That was 2008 – the year when the Summer Olympics was held in China, Barack Obama campaigned for his presidency, and the global economic crisis.

These instances happened 10 years ago were involved by my two college classmates who were coincidentally my college crushes, and they had huge differences. The one had a freaking boyfriend despite of her chubbiness while the one was so pretty and tall although she was just little bit boyish and looked like a “mouse” (hehehe, just kidding). In this episode, I will share a story that flourished my college life 10 years ago. Continue reading “10 Years Ago: From “Cold War” to Companionship with My Pretty College Classmate”

My Life 5-10-15-20-25 Years Ago (for 2nd Half of 2018)

Episode 232 – Sunday, July 15th, 2018 (7866)

my life 5-25 years ago

It’s already the halfway of 2018. But during the first half of that year, many struggles had already happened throughout my life including the tragic situation in my family last May (you know what I mean). Last January, at the start of the year, I wrote an episode that described the events happened in my life in the past 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years ago. If this 2018 may be considered as a tragic year for me even though it has been in the middle, 2013 was my happier year because of having a love life. 2008 and 2003 were my school years where the former was one of my good years because I happily accompanied with my pretty classmate while the latter was somewhat a bad year because of controversies. And finally, 1998 and 1993 were the years where I was so young to explore many things to happen.

Right now, I’m going back in time to explore the past memories that I had in the 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years. But before that, I will share my present life this July 2018. Continue reading “My Life 5-10-15-20-25 Years Ago (for 2nd Half of 2018)”

My Life 5-10-15-20-25 Years Ago (for 1st Half of 2018)

Episode 208 – Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 (7687)

my life 5-25 years ago

It has been days after the year 2018 started. And I’m not pretty sure if it will be a great year for me because I still have problems that carried over from last year (or even 2016 or after June 2015 – the end of my (long distance) love life). Although my happiness has been somewhat restored thanks to my “special friend” who always contacts me thru Facebook messenger, there are still struggles especially in my family at home. As you know, I have no privacy at my Tent Office which will turn 20 years old (I’ll discuss this in July 2018) and lots of distraction at home where there’s not really enough to have a free time of my own. Utos pa more! Hehehe!

And speaking of 2018, I can’t believe that it has been 10 years ago, in 2008, when I started this series where I wrote the past experiences in my life in 5, 10, and 15 years ago. I was still in college back then, and my life was somewhat better even though my father was too pessimistic back then at home. And because the year 2018 has been fresh, I just want to share the past experiences and happenings around my life within 5-year interval.

Like most of my past episodes of this series (in early January and July), I had written it as “5-10-15-20” where I described my life in the past 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago. But this time, I’m going to add the events that occurred in my life 25 years ago (which was 1993, and most of you hadn’t been born yet). Well, before going back in my “time machine”, I will share my present life this 2018: Continue reading “My Life 5-10-15-20-25 Years Ago (for 1st Half of 2018)”

Domination (Part 2)

Episode 197 – Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 (7630)

domination part 2

Last time I discussed about dominance where these made my life happy and wonderful to the highest level. These records and accomplishments that happened in my life before might never be done again in the future. I really, really miss these best memories few years ago where these were present. In this second part, I will discuss the other things that made me and my life so dominant.

Text messaging

For now, no one wants me to communicate thru text message (or even chat on Facebook) because they might be busy in their own works. And most of the times, I have lost my desire to communicate with someone because they might not reply me at all. But back few years ago, text (short messaging service or SMS) communication was so dominant in my life.

Having conversation thru text was started as early as 2002 when our family had our first and only one cellphone that we had. However, we only used for limited time due of limit SMS capacity of the phone (which fit only 50 or less SMS) and unlimited text promos didn’t exist back then. But when I was in college, text communication began to rise up. Continue reading “Domination (Part 2)”