Girl Faces a New Year With Optimistic Outlook

Just woke up, it’s a brand-new year
So many things that I wanna say
It’s been a while since I’ve felt this way
Everything’s OK, nothing feels broken

First day in a brand-new year
What will it be like, will it all go down?
Everyday I’m gonna write this down
Right here in my diary

And all this time, while the world passes us by
What will we leave behind, but the pages of our lives?
And if we take our time, I bet we can all find
The things in life worth living for

One thing I know is that when life’s moving slow
I’m not out here on my own, I’ve got You (to get me through this)
I’m on a long journey through mountains of apathy
And I’m not afraid to walk through

Everywhere I look it’s not that different
Another year but it makes no difference
Will we still be going through the same old issues?
Everything’s ok, nothing feels broken

With the days of the old behind me
Another summer and I feel like climbing
Write another page while the sun’s still shining
Right here in my diary

And all this time, while the world passes us by
What will we leave behind, but the pages of our lives?
And if we take our time, I bet we can all find
The things in life worth living for

One thing I know is that when life’s moving slow
I’m not our here on my own, I’ve got You (to get me through this)
I’m on a long journey through mountains of apathy
And I’m not afraid to walk through

Fading, hating, waiting for some place where I can fit in
Show me, grow me, hold me, till my balance starts to set in
Fading, hating, waiting for some place where I can fit in
Show me, grow me, hold me, till my balance starts to set in

All this time, while the world passes us by
What will we leave behind, but the pages of our lives?
And if we take our time, I bet we can all find
The things in life worth living for

One thing I know is that when life’s moving slow
I’m not out here on my own, I’ve got You (to get me through this)
I’m on a long journey through mountains of apathy
And I’m not afraid to walk through

(These are words from FM Static‘s Boy Moves to a New Town With Optimistic Outlook from their album Dear Diary. You’d have noticed that if you listen to them. OK, I modified it a bit.)

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Farewell 2010

December 31, 2010.

The last day of the year.

As unbelievable as it may seem, such is the case. And all we can do is live it as best we could.

I would have said, “it seems only yesterday”, but it sounds as if that statement has gone through a lot already and is rather full of scratches and burns and I don’t wanna add to that.

But as is the case, it seems to me that this year, 2010, went by quickly but, definitely, not without a trace. In fact, too much have happened that the list will be too long if I did try to make one – a list which would most certainly include the massive oil spill at the Gulf, the hostage taking at the Quirino Grandstand, and, on a lighter side, the election of the first bachelor president of the Republic of the Philippines, Noynoy Aquino.

All of these events combined to make 2010 rather colorful. And, if I may say so, worth remembering. But as I’ve said, it is the last day of the year. And tonight, at midnight, two things are gonna happen at once: the closing of one colorful year and the opening of a new one.

So, let’s all bid 2010 a joyous farewell and welcome 2011 with an optimistic outlook!

(By the way, I can only hope that when 2011 comes, all of us still have the same physical structure – to mean, no lost fingers and such.)