25 January 2010

decluttered discoveries.


they say that at the start of every year, you have to de-clutter. get rid of everything you don't need in your closets and cabinets, throw old papers and folders that you don't need to recycling, and i guess de-cluttering also includes deleting files from your cellphone that you don't really need.

i'm fond of taking pictures with my cellphone, despite being low resolution, i somehow still like "capturing moments" once in a while. and i discovered its amazing how many moments you do capture in the span of one year.

i would like to share with you a few photos of what i would say are major moments of my 2009 that i captured with my simple phone camera.


january 2009, help kids learn project level up.



for my friend drew's birthday, he worked with help kids learn project and raised funds through a run to build classrooms. amazing how good attracts good because we also found the generosity and good heart of architect naniong who is overseeing all plans.



march 2009, its official.



this year was also extremely major in terms of my matters of the heart, because it was when i officially "got together" with vince. :p (oh craaaap! i have a stupid smile on my face while typing this.)



august 2009, thank you president cory.



it was a sad, sad time for all filipinos, but it was also a time that proved that we can all be united for one common purpose. one of the most memorable funeral days in philippine history, and it was an honor to witness it.



september 2009, when manila stopped for ondoy.

















i remember the surreal feeling of being stuck on edsa for six hours and listening to all the news reports on dzmm. i remember the surreal feeling of watching all the news coverage by the time i got home safe. the next few weeks after that were still surreal, but inspiring. everyone was a hero.



november 2009, welcome to the world baby roco!



it was a bit past midnight, manila time, and i was at work. i got a phone call from my brother. "is this ninang bianca?" my tears of joy literally flowed like a river non-stop!!!! after our conversation, laughing at myself, i took a snapshot of my tears on these steps.



decluttering not only feels good, not only makes you feel lighter, but it also sort of takes you back in time and reminds you of things, learnings, and feelings you had through the year. awesome. :)

26 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

You had a great year! You also reminded me to de-clutter...

Tuesday said...

I'm happy for you and Vince! Stay lovely and sweet as ever :)

Not Lemony Snicket said...

nice one, congrats.. :D

nicquee said...

I agree, de-cluttering sometimes makes you want to keep the things again even after you decide to get rid of them all because of the memories it has with it. :)

more posts pls. :)

Ria Arana said...

inspiring post here, bianca! cheers to a great year ahead! :)

docpepo said...

Congrats ! You've done it!

Anonymous said...

wow! this made me want to take pictures with my phone again. you are right. even though it has a low resolution it is nice to have a picture of a memorable day. :)

radueriel said...

hahay...
i miss my hectic yet fulfilling social worker/volunteer life...wanna get involved again.

erwinator said...

Hi Bianca! its cool that you still find time to blog despite your busy career. keep on Rockng ;-)

Niky said...

sounds like you had a great year :D

Candy Kawaii Lover said...

Congratulations ate Bianca! Life has been so good to you! I love reading your blog ever since I was in high school! Stay happy and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bianca. I always check your blog every now & then. Kapag wala din lang akong ginagawa sa office, nagbabasa na lang ako ng blog mo. I am a certified Kapamilya. Kahit nandito ako sa Dubai, i am always updated sa showbiz happenings dahil close tayo sa TFC Connect.hehe. sana i can meet you in person paguwe ko ng pinas.

Anonymous said...

can you post a picture of you and vince??? just curious... :P
thanks so much for the advice!

xuper p.

Ralph Jayson Silang said...

Yeah, totally inspiring. I must say although I know it is low-res, you still describe what is the true highlight of your life in 2009 and yet I was a bit mesmerized by the highlight in November and crushed my feelings in August and September... yeah, 2009 was a tough one.

katedadz said...

this is entry is one of the cutest you've ever made. (hahaha, lahat naman ata maganda talaga.)

stay happy girl! :))

katedadz said...

this is entry is one of the cutest you've ever made. (hahaha, lahat naman ata maganda talaga.)

stay happy girl! :))

celine said...

nice pictures! i declutter everytime move to a new house, which is like every year :))

the.anonymous.me.jops said...

congrats! and ur soooo sweet ninang..ΓΌ

mika glaraga said...

hey ate bianx! i remembered you once had a one.org banner in here, and i know ou also believe that every kid deserves to be in school.. please join and support http://join1goal.org/

their goal is to send children to school, especially the ones in poverty-stricken countries. :)

Anonymous said...

hey bianca.. im happy 4 u and vince..i hope u will soon post a photo of u together...im gonna luv it./.

Che said...

De-cluttering I learned from Suze, Becky Bloomwood's friend. Anyway, I so love de-cluttering, my friends often invite me to do theirs. =)I'm not satisfied until I see a pile of stuffs to dispose of. I also do it with my mobile, I delete names of those who were pretending I don't exist! Haha!

Thanks for visiting... ☺ ☺ ☺ said...

Amazing post... I love the idea of capturing the drops of your tears on the steps... ;) You inspire me a lot with this... Lavyah...

Anonymous said...

hi bianca!

how are you? we're half way in our study, pede na kong makahinga next month, hehe.

anyways, curious lang ako, baka kasi may plano ka na i-sell ung cam mo. interested kasi ako, hehe. la lang, pero if you dont have any, ok lang din, maiintindihan ko din talaga. =)

anyways, good luck sa big nyt! so excited. mas nakaka hook ang last episodes ng PBB! yipeeeee! =)

bianca jr.

P.S.
you can reply also in my blog.
www.signalfirestar.blogspot.com

I will not post it also. thanks! =)

Anonymous said...

kakilig yung march 2009, HAHA.
keep blogging. :)

a-no-name-us said...

happy valentines Bianca! ;)

MaryLee said...

Hi bianca!!!!!!just wanna ask... how to put pics. or design in your blog. ???????