It was perhaps the most challenging year for me, the year had a good start, in the middle was rough, and at the end was bittersweet.
The good thing about this year is I survived it, my family survived it, we beat all the odds, with all our sacrifices, despite of me being away from them, still manage to help them during down times. My father had a double operation this year, it was a tough one for him, and he fought his fears and beat the hell out of the sickness, and I’m just so glad seeing him on pictures and our online chats glowing these days. We had to come up with some money for his two operations, gladly I was able to get extra jobs after work, though it was exhausting for me, but seeing my father well is just a great reward from all those sacrifices we all made as a family. And for that 2014 did well for us, and I thank God for giving me an awesome family.
It was also a fun year for me, although I only travelled once, out of town this year, but jumping from one country to another, by plane and by train for maximum of 10 days in Amsterdam-Paris-Nantes-Barcelona, insert concerts and cool music festival in between, it was tiring but definitely fun! Seeing Catpower, Haim, Chvrches, The National, Pixies and more… Couldn’t ask for more! Way to pay off all the hard work.
It was also a sad year of losing love ones, it’s just so hard to read messages about losing a relative whom you knew. A sad year of lost planes, and plane crashes, wars and all that crazy shit we hear on the news , that we’ll hope next year won’t have much.
Lately I had to mourn for my best friend, my princess, my dog PJ, she was my best pal, whenever I’m home, I always have to cuddle her when I’m about to sleep. Another best memory of PJ was, one time I cried alone in my room, she went up, sitting on my lap and started to lick away my tears away. Like what they always say, all dogs go to heaven, I hope she’s happy up there, I just felt sorry for not able to come home this year, I know she’s always looking forward on seeing me. But I had to let go, and just cherish those beautiful moments with her.
Despite all the sadness, there are things that I’m grateful for this year, developing a new style on my artworks, despite only having a short time finishing up all of them, I’m just happy to be able to do the works that I love doing.
I’m also happy to get back on track, although part of this is to get my back pain at ease, cuz I have sciatic nerve pain, and it’s a good stress reliever from work. Also happy to finally get myself a bike, I’ve always wanted to own a dahon, and they finally arrived here in dubai.
Hope next year will be a good one, I’m not wishing that much, but I will try to reach some goals though.
I’m wishing everyone to have a blast this 2015!!!