Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Woman Remembers 100 Moments of 2009

Year 2009 had been a year full of achievements, winning moments, treasured events, family affairs, life lessons, experiences and more.

I could list more than 365 moments that makes 2009 worth remembering, but I am narrowing it down to a hundred. I may have missed listing a few more, but nonetheless, I would always be thankful for the great year that was!

Looking back at my life’s fondest memories of 2009, here they are in random order:

1. Turning 30
2. My makeover at Working Mom Magazine May issue
3. Episode stint for Lifestyle Network's Mom Works 
4. Attending Madame Imelda Marcos' 80th birthday celebration 
5. Winning at Nido Fortified You're My #1 video contest
6. photo shoot for Nido Fortified MTV, shown at ASAP Mother's Day -
7. A year supply of Nido, which I shared with everyone :)
8. My kids first moving-up ceremony
9. Brent receiving his first medal
10. Jalysa's first Total Girl magazine appearance at TG December issue
11. Skylah's first Total Girl magazine photo shoot
12. A Woman Remembers blog as finalist in Philippine Blog Awards - Bloggers’ Choice Special Award
13. blog awards from fellow bloggers, a lot of which I failed to post
14. blog followers reaching 120+
15. from blog PR from 0 to PR 3
16. half-year blog post earnings of more than $300
17. getting to know fellow bloggers and enjoying the blogosphere
18. joining blog contests and becoming a sponsor
19. attending the launch of Johnson's Body Care Lotion
20. getting another set of J&J body care lotion in the mail
21. renewing my passport and getting passport for the kids - using DFA Online System
22. Skylah as one of the kid models at Kidsandbabies
23. Brent winning at Kidsandbabies 2010 March Calendar Model
24. Brent’s first movie at the theater - G Force
25. Skylah’s first time to lose a tooth
26. Skylah's birthday appearance at Kzone magazine April issue
27. Skylah and Jalysa's first fashion show at Manila Ocean Park
28. Fulfillment of online work and earnings
29. Successful Odesk projects
30. a month work at IBM plaza office at Eastwood City
31. Yahoo! Philippines Purple Hunt tour
32. Double win for me and my hubby at Honda Cars Catch that Purplized Honda Jazz Contest
33. Rockwell Poweplant Malls - scavenger hunt, Weekend of Fitness and Valentine's day Audrey Hepburn movie -
34. Fun Ranch Sunny the Duck party and Halloween Thrilling treats -
35. Rex Smith's Valentine's Day Concert at PICC, concert tickets from Getzmo
36. watching Ballet Philippines Tales of the Manuvu for Free (8 tickets from Getzmo)
37. SpongeBob freebies from Philippine Star for my kids
38. first win at Shopcrazy - What's your Favorite The Ramp Crossings Brand promo?
39. Manila Bulletin's birthday corner - Brent and Skylah’s birthday
40. Skylah attending the 5th Disney Grand Ball
41. kids attending birthday parties - Chanel's 1st, Garren's 1st, Fiona's 7th
42. reconnecting with old friends, schoolmates, officemates and new friends at Facebook
43. twice in a row winning at Bandera Inquirer - "Rhythm of the Rain" contest and Halloween movie contest
44. free movie ticket premiere's from Getzmo
45. free SM Cinema movie complimentary tickets from HSBC
46. Kids Field Trip - Coca-Cola plant at Sta. Rosa Laguna, Paradizoo Farm in Tagaytay and Island Cove Leisure Park in Cavite.
47. then at Air Force Museum, Manila Zoo, Crocodile Park and Science Entertainment Station
48. Jalysa's first Singapore trip with Mama
49. Philippine Star's Kids Only Violet Playground - Skylah and Jalysa winning, Brent included
50. Published Blog article on To Spank or Not to Spank at Moms and Kids Magazine -
51. Smart Parenting magazine's September, October and November issues - Last Thoughts and POV section
52. Monthly dollar earnings :)
53. My new Asus 1008HA Eee PC laptop
54. All my siblings have their new laptops too - HP Mini and Asus Eee PC
55. Family's new cars for 2009
56. Created and ordered photo books at Artscow
57. my Ayala A-Card
58. Skylah and Jalysa attending Barbie’s Pink Celebration
59. Skylah winning at Mom Center children category
60. Enjoying playtime at KidzRepublic
61. every family celebrations at SIS Dampa
62. winning a Huntkey 80 Master PSU 
63. winning Havaianas flipfloats from Byahilo's blog
64. winning Red Ribbon GC's from LetsGoSago's blog Red Ribbon contest
65. winning $30 grand prize from Blog Appetite
66. winning Krispy Kreme GC from Kainpinoy's blog contest
67. getting consolation prizes from Claw Daddy and Moms Today (Physiogel)
68. receiving Doublemint mints from the Multiply contest
69. attended 2 Belle De Jour Planner events – BDJ Fashionista Recessionista and BDJ Fair
70. getting my BDJ 2010 planner
71. watching Dora the Explorer at Glorietta 5 and at Robinsons Galleria -
72. family and relatives get-together
73. November swimming - Oquindo clan get-together
74. Family vacation at Baguio City
75. Former officemate-friend wedding, that we have not attended
76. Micko's first eyeglasses
77. My sister's baby angel that we have not seen
78. visiting FIL at Pampanga cemetery
79. Winning loots from Baby Mag February 2009 for the Reader’s Feedback section
80. Skylah and Jalysa at Kidstime magazine
81. First win from Circuit Mag
82. Winning loots and gift certificates from 2nd Avenue’s Starter Wife Promo
83. Disney Princess magazine’s Princess Postbag and Fairy Godmother corner prizes for Skylah and Jalysa
84. Prizes from Trinoma Mall for me, my husband and my sister
85. Kids getting their ride-on Hummer
86. Kids having fun at every Halloween parties and events
87. Unclaimed prizes and unused gift certificates
88. The photo session experience and membership refund from TPC
89. Skylah and Brent at Working Mom March 2009 Mommy Moments
90. plus parenting magazine appearances of my kids - Moms Today, Baby Magi, Working Mom, Moms and Kids Magazine
91. Kids winning freebies from Kzone magazine and Total Girl magazine
92. My December love affair -
93. Knowing that I've won Php 10K worth of products and services from Jancen (will claim this)
94. and also winning at 30-day beauty guide (will claim this too!)
95. The newsmakers - A(H1N1) virus, typhoon Ondoy, local and international celebrity deaths, CNN hero Efren PeƱaflorida, the scandal - Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili (on my list?), Manny Pacquiao's boxing world record and marital infidelity (on my list?)
96. A(H1N1) virus and flu shots
97. Numerous winning moments - online and offline!
98. Hundreds of freebies received!
99. My family's love, support and happiness!
100. Incalculable life blessings… a year filled with lessons and experiences!

For ALL these and a lot more, I am thankful.
Now, I say, Cheers to 2010!