If there is a lesson I learned in 2009, it would be this: Each day I spent away from blogging is a golden moment I failed to seize. And the longer the blogging breaks I took, the harder it was for me to get back into the groove of things.
Because I know that I lost a number of opportunities that would have helped me grow professionally as a blogger, I want to do things differently in 2010. I plan to take my blogging tasks seriously and hopefully improve my writing style. Also, I have decided to continue the blogging projects I have conceived months ago but never really got to bring into fruition.
I was leafing through my Stradmore jot-down notebook and found Lyle’s wishlist for me for this year. He had 7 wishes for me and only 2 materialized. Going over the things he’d written and remembering what happened in the past 12 months, I can say that 2009 is a mix of personal highs and lows and they are as follows:
I procrastinated in everything.
I didn’t lose a lot of weight (but not as fat as I was in 2008).
My earnings took a nosedive.
I got sick a lot.
A relative passed away (too bad this is the cycle of life).
I’ve been more than sedentary (close to stuporous, in fact).
The year is almost over so I decided to devote another blog post to what I consider my best buy for 2009. Last year, it was the iPod Touch but for this year, the Wise Buy Award goes to my netbook, the HP 2140.
I bought the HP 2140 last April and I have been enjoying it immensely. Of course, despite my fascination with it and netbooks in general, I am still able to objectively point out what I think needs improvement. I may be a netbook aficionado (ahem!) but I am not blinded by this netbook love.
I wasn’t born with a sweet tooth. In fact, I only started growing one a couple of months ago when my sister introduced me to Davao’s only cake buffet. At the cake buffet- because my experience with cakes is rather limited- I just have two slices of the usual chocolate marble cake or any cheesecake available. Both cakes are delicious but not as visually enticing as I would have wanted ’em to be.
So when I heard about the Bake Me a Cake blogging contest of KusinaMaria.com and DavaoFoodie.com, I told myself that I’m definitely going to give it a shot. I have a Must-try Cakes and Pastries List but because my sweet tooth is only half-erupted, there’s a lone entry in the cake category: The Ssaeng Cream Cake.