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04 January 2009 @ 10:06 pm
goodbye, 2008  
2008 has been a difficult year for many people i know, including myself.

other than the horrific hailstorm that was the plunge of the world's economy, friendships, partnerships, and relationships also seemed to be falling to pieces everywhere. mindboggling things happened. people fought. people judged. people put themselves on pedestals. there was too much negativity in 2008.

there are words i wish i did not express in 2008, because i was judged and crucified for them. people took sides in a situation that did not involve them directly. while i am apologetic for what i should not have said to one person, i did not think it was fair for others to cast their judgment, because my words were not meant for their eyes, especially since they do not know me well enough to read them in the right context. true, the intended recipient did not read them in the right context either, but that ultimately was a problem between the two of us.

the matter blew out of proportion and it was a few weeks of hell.

but there is a silver lining in every dark cloud after all. there were people who stood by me, who believed in me. i guess you really see the true nature of people in times of adversity and hardship. you really know who your true friends are.

thank you, all of you. even the ones who walked away, or judged, or cast your stones. for you have shown me who the ones i should truly treasure are. thank you.

i am also thankful for my wonderful family, who have been so very awesome in their unfailing support.

2008 has given me some very hard lessons. i am not perfect, nor have i ever been. but i am happy to take the fall and learn the lesson. i know there are people who still have misconceptions about me, but i am not going to waste time dwelling on negativity. life is too short. i will take my learnt lessons and do my best to live my life as a good person. people who judge me are not worth my time.

yes, i am so glad 2008 is over.

in 2009, i will cherish my people - my folks and all the ones who are keepin' it real.

happy 2009, livejournal.

feelin': thankfulthankful
sticker mansilver_crv on January 4th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
happy 2009! keep poking on!!!!
JV: laughdrag0nette on January 4th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
happy 2009! =) teehee! yes, keep the pokes coming!
tripleransomtripleransom on January 4th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Here's to a better year 2009 for all!
JVdrag0nette on January 4th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
happy new year, tripleR! =)
.that girl.: headcasegirlwhowaits on January 5th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Apparently 32 (or lunar 33 years) was not a good age for us hence all that trying times.

Here's to 2009!
JV: goodhairdaydrag0nette on January 5th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
ah... so des ne!

i guess 2009 is going to be awesome in comparison! =)

hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on January 5th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
whether it is a bad or good year, we treasure those worthy of us.

bad times are to come but you can brave thru'!

happy 牛 year!
JV: poohdrag0nette on January 5th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
wise words, indeed!

happy moo year, HH and family! =)
The Citygentcitygent on January 5th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
Happy New Year, hon :o)
JV: lucienhugdrag0nette on January 5th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
hey! happy new year dude! =)
stinkolicious on January 15th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
Could you add me please? :) been reading u for a while, and recently gotten back to re-activating/setting up my blog, hence decided to drop ya a note
JV: tigahey!drag0nette on January 15th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Hihi!
hi there! i'm always happy to see new people speak up. give us awhile to get to know you and i'll add you in good time, okay? =) there aren't that many locked entries and all the entertaining ones are public anyway. in the meantime, i always reply comments, so don't be shy to speak up more often. =)
stinkolicious on January 15th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Hihi!
Thank you :) hope you dont mind me taking the liberty of adding ya first. Happy blogging!
JV: leaf116drag0nette on January 15th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Hihi!
no worries at all. add away! =) and welcome back to lj!