36 Memento Moments
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If There Were the B-Sides, These are the Side A Pics
December 28, 2004-December 30, 2005
but it must be lived forwards." -Soren Kierkegaard
Faster – Higher – Stronger. Those are the Olympic rallying cry. They are also the same 3 words that can describe 2005.
It was so fast. Yes, 2005 was. Even our first year in Toronto came in quickly. We never realized we've been here for 15 months. That's how fast it was.
There were abrupt changes in weather. Experiencing our first winter and enjoying it like lovebirds immensely up to end of March. Winter practically ate into spring. Albeit a short season, we didn’t allow it to pass without a trip as we visited Montreal and Elora Gorge. We maximized summer with almost weekly trips around Ontario, including Muskoka, Caledon and Forks of the Credit. Fall was memorable with the arrival of mama and papa and a road trip around eastern Canada to boot.
We were blessed with stable jobs, including one that allows me to work from home. Our work allowed us to secure a loan for Trixy, our car and also hastened our chances to come up with some savings for a rainy day.
Our thirst for travel after a year without it was quenched. Practically flying high monthly including a dozen business trips to the west, 3 touristic sorties to New York and a memorable pre-Christmas trip in Chicago, our itchy feet never got tired but not our 2 luggages which gave in from the constant travel. Memorable too was the 3-week visit to Manila and seeing the family and playing with the kids we sorely missed after flying to Canada.
Health-wise, despite bouts of high cholesterol, my 36th year, which had the prospects of celebrating last March in the airport, stranded by a defunct airline, both of us are still strong and healthy by walking around the neighborhood aside from keeping each other warm especially now that it's winter once again!
2006, will not see us slow down, nor see us aiming low nor weakened, but we pray hard that we will be healthier, wiser and more loving to all the people around us.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!