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Twitter-Happy, Year Out and Year In [A 2013 Blog Starter]


I missed attending the New Year’s Eve mass at the parish so I just tuned in at the delayed airing of  holy mass on ABSCBN. But I had a great time on Twitter saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming the New Year!!!



My other wish-twits are here and here.

I share the same thoughts with a twitter friends who says



Despite the slight drop of Twitter influence a day before January 1, and despite my disappointment of not gaining 28K followers [my target] on 2012, there is still much to be thankful about in keeping up with the social media this 2013.

My Tweet level

Klout, another site which assesses Twitter handles’ impacts in the microblogging site also  gives me a fair rating of 55. More than 50% higher than that of the first quarter of the previous year. Major contributors in the significant rise is the launching of Philippine Daily Monitor, Your Daily LGBT Feed, Bicolandia Today and the Bantay Panatag, all powered by Paper.Li. The tweets promoting top stories featured on these sites have garnered the most number of uses and mentions from among my followers.My Klout score

Vizify, Twitter’s partner in helping twitterlings relive their best moments in 2012, has been instrumental in determining my ‘golden tweet’ and my ‘golden follower’. “Heart, Please be Strong This Time” happened to be my most retweeted tweet. It was the title of the song originally written and composed by Ms. Charo Abraham, a new-found friend and a local artist. @Midsummerally is also a new found friend who shares the same interests with me, social media wise.

my year on twitter

I look forward for a more interactive 2013 in Twitter and in the social media in general.

May we be blessed more… Love love love…



I’m sharing this to you as we all welcome the new year!!! I posted this on my FB timeline yesterday and badly wanted to post this on my blog at the same time but the wifi connection just didn’t work out soooo well.

happy new year... JC

Great! Our 4 year old artist did some hieroglyphics, portraying  me as a 3-eyed browned haired monster, [minus the killer chin]…

Well the crude images aren’t so impressive. But there is something in him, his motivation… his budding passion, that makes me look forward for the coming days… years…

Give me a tweet on @alphredite or be my friend in Facebook.

A Blog to Close 2011!

For the record, 2011 is my least prolific blogging year ever.

For the past three years, though I did not blog too often here in the Chronicles of the Unsaid, I took time to update my two other blogs at and the other one at Multiply. Unfortunately, as my Friendster blog extincts this year, my blogging desire waned though there is always plenty of events and experiences to write about.

It’s the last day of the year so with the obviously nostalgic mood, for the initial attempt I am publishing my yearender via my Android tab. I just hope that the WP app I downloaded two months ago work.

My 2011 is a mix of great and not-so-wonderful experiences. Nevertheless it has been such a very blessed year that I have to be very thankful of.

Here are the quick highlights of my memorable 2011!

First Quarter Heartbreak – it actually started on Christmas Eve 2010 when someone so special had a motor accident while trying to fetch the girl I presumed to be his gf. The suspicion/jealousy lasted for three more months until it was finally confirmed on March 25, 2011 – which happened to be their first “monthsary”.

The leveling down of the four years and ten months friends-with-benefits status into just plain buddies  thought me of very important lessons in being in a kind of relationship that will always be complicated. I had to move on, let go of my feelings and get back to the reality before I consume my sanity (hahaha I love this line!). There is no happy ending to the kind of love story I was unfortunately into but I was always hopeful. I am, still and will be hopeful in taking risks however with, prudence next time.

The First Quarter Heartbreak was among the lowest point in my life. I literally cried a river as if someone in the family passed away. I sought for the very inspiring words and most patient ears from my closest of friends. It’s a heartwarming thing to realize that I was really not alone. The experience taught me never to expect so much. It taught me how to savor and treasure better relationships while they last.

Friendly Getaway

I do not travel a lot. Actually, I find it a bit punitive to stay seated for hours while trying to entertain myself of happy including naughty thoughts just to keep me up and unnauseated. But this year was different.

Apart from the privilege of having a sponsored pilgrimage to Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon last May 2011, I and my two other friends were lucky enough to be part of a wonderful family bonding. I find it less exhausting to travel with people close to you. I owe many thanks to the Carpios.

Ridiculous it may seem, I also went to Prieto-Diaz for the very first time this year. I didn’t actually have the chance to explore the town which made my trip boring but my experience with the people of Ulag (I hope my name recall is ok) was an awesome one. I had an overnight stay there for a hosting gig and a friendly recall of memories with college friends.

First Times

I had plenty of simple memorable experiences this year that I consider my first time. I just cannot include all so I made a shortlist of the most significant ones:

* New linkages built
It was only this year, I fully realize how helpful social media is in improving people’s lives and building friendlier communities.
Initially, my attempt to create Wow Bagatao one year ago was only for a trivial purpose. I wanted to free my hard disks of large space consumed by the photos and videos taken at Bagatao and eventually show the world the granduer that is in the island. Aiming to gain greater number of audience, the FB page was an offspring of a Multiply sitecreated to serve as a medium for creating an online community for Behianos.
Luckily, with the posts and updates on the page (which is now maintained by four more admins), we have not only gained an increase in likers but more significantly served as an effective tool in promoting local tourism, documenting salient events and activities, and keeping Behianos and the islanders united amidst geographical boundaries.

Apart from the positive feedbacks we’re getting on the page reflected by the wallposts and comments made on the page, another concrete positive result of the page was the generous donations made for Saint Raphael Chapel and Behia Elementary School by an Israeli friend who traced her roots from the island.

Bagatao NHS, through it’s facebook page has also received cash donation from a Filipino-Japanese philanthropist in support of the programs and projects of the parent – teacher association.

* Significant involvements
Of the activities I have been actively involved with, what seems to be most personally meaningful was my participation in some cultural programs. It was a humbling and inspiring experience to work with talented team. I enjoyed preparing the tigsiks and rawitdawits for the performers and segment hosts during the Bangui nin Kulturang Bikolnon on July 12.

It was my dream to be a part of a program where the masters of ceremonies do their turn in a uniquely cultural way.  Last October 22 it finally came true during the Turaok 2011. With the help of the Bagatao ladies, we were able to write a script (in Bicol rawitdawit form) for the event’s emcees – our former students. The result was very good!

* Talking engagement leveled up.
2011 is among the most hectic year in my ‘career’ as a talking mammal [hahaha, lol]. I’ve hosted three beauty pageants, two gay pageants (held in two different municipalities), three talent searches, three wedding receptions, two graduations, two seminar workshop on campus journalism, one coronation rite in a barangay patronal fiesta,  been part of three cultural shows, and talked on four recollections. [Not on the list are the fun events for kids.]
The most memorable one was during the 34th Annual General Membership Assembly of SORECO I on December 3. Thanks to Bossing Joel. It was great to be part of an event attended by thousands of member consumers from eight municipalities plus the big bosses.
It was in this event that I received TF for the 1st time and a script. I usually prepare cue cards for myself [and for others]. It feels good to have some people preparing it in your behalf.

* Japanese cuisine and chop sticks
I cannot exclude on this list the sumptous dinner with the Ito family. The host, Madam Rocha Rima – Ito and her hubby, Mr. Hiroaki, together with their kids favored us with an invitation to be part of their remembrance of the first death anniversary of Mam Rocha’s mom.
Surely, I can barely recall what were on the menu that evening but I cannot forget how the family welcomed us specially their eldest son who even enthusiastically taught us to use chop sticks and shared us a glimpse of their culture through his stories.

* Our JC had his longest stay with us
My cute three-year old (only) nephew finally had his longest visit here in Bicol. JC, my sissy Marilou’s son was born and is growing up in Taguig with his Dada and grannies. He visited us for the Christmas 2010 so we started our new year perfectly. He stayed with us until summer. I loved and missed our bonding moment with my pamangkin.

Btw, due to WP’s incapacity to accommodate javascripts on its widgets, I opened an account at blogspot. I just hope that 2012 brings innovation to WP to allow blog interactive features like FB Like Box, Feedjit, etc. apart from its boring template.

Anyway, I am staying as a happy (hopefully more active) blogger here in WP this 2012 and the years to come.

I wish you guys a happier and lovelier new year!


Feeling wistful of the passing year and the memories it will be bringing, I contented myself slumping on my bed on the remaining hours of 2010 hoping to find a comforting rest and eventually find a sound sleep (again) before the New Year’s Eve mass. Unfortunately I woke up a couple of minutes after 12 midnight and had missed all the merriments the New Year brings…

The colorful firecrackers display was almost gone. The smoky air was all that was left plus a bunch of smiling passerby and the sound of firecrackers blasting every minute. The street was a bit noisy unlike those of the previous years.

The recurrent rain showers have undeniably hampered the ways by which people celebrate the occasion outside their homes. I just hoped it did not affect at all the parishioners who will be celebrating the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God.


To begin my first blog entries for this year [the other entry should have been posted yesterday (the last day of December 2010), I intentionally reserved this slot for the treasures I found in my inbox beginning December 31, 2010; 3:22pm up to January 1, 2011; 5:02pm. Thanks to these wonderful people who never failed to inspire and cheer me up…


+639128105***  [December 31, 2010; 3:22pm]

Mam Annie [December 31, 2010; 5:01pm]

Tope [December 31, 2010; 5:10pm & January 1, 2011;  2:42am]

Angie [December 31, 2010; 5:54pm]

Richelda [December 31, 2010; 6:33pm& 11:52pm]

Mam Abing [December 31, 2010; 6:49pm]

Mam Nancy [December 31, 2010; 7:11pm]

Mam Janelle [December 31, 2010; 8:49pm]

Clarin [December 31, 2010; 9:56pm]

Mam Aleah [December 31, 2010; 10:03pm]

Lourdes [December 31, 2010; 8:47pm]

Baby Jo [December 31, 2010; 9:05pm & January 1, 2011; 12:22am]

Peter [December 31, 2010; 11;35pm]

Dexter [December 31, 2010; 11:37pm]

+639285317*** [December 31, 2010; 11:46pm]

Julie [December 31, 2010; 11:51pm]

Bito [December 31, 2010; 11:57pm]

Lilanie [January 1, 2011; 12:04am] – the first person who greeted me in 2011 with a ‘happy new year’”

Erwin [January 1, 2011; 12:10am]

Mama [January 1, 2011; 12:10am]

Mama Leny [January 1, 2011; 12:12am]

+639092374*** [January 1, 2011; 12:39am]

Edison [January 1, 2011; 12:39am]

Mam Ruby T. [January 1, 2011; 12:49am]

Sky [January1, 2011; 1:12am]

Lawrence H. [January 1, 2011; 1:14am]

John Paul [January 1, 2011; 8:04am]

Mam Julie [January 1, 2011; 9;18am]

Ireed [January 1, 2011; 10:34am]

+639296154*** [January 1, 2011; 11:32am]

Migs [January 1, 2011; 2:35pm]

Amy [January 1, 2011; 5:02pm]


“Before the 2010 ends

I would like

To thank

All of the

People who


Their lives

With me…

Its been a

Wonderful year

Having you guys


Thanks for adding

All the

Flavors in my


For this year…

Hope to see

You being with me this

Coming 2011…


Nemia [December 31, 2010; 9:51pm]

Cheann [December 31, 2010; 9:19pm]

Sir Anthony [December 31, 2010; 9:02pm]

Suzette [December 31, 2010; 8:02pm]

Mam Jasmin [December 31, 2010; 7:12 pm]

Dahlia [December 31, 2010; 11:03am]

Tita Jonalyn [December 30, 2010; 12:01pm]

“An mga taon siring sa manga dahon, sa panahon ka taglagas, minaagi, minaabot, daradara an pung-aw, ugma, asin kulog.

Maw-ot ko na sa paglagas kan taon 2010, saro ako sa mga matatadang dahon sa saimong sanga, tanganing sa sunod na burongahan, sabay tang himateon guiraray an tunay na hamis kan buhay…

Biyaya nin Dios mapasaimo lugod, asin sa saimong pamilya…

Maogma asin maswerteng maabot na Bagong Taon!!!”

Mam Donna [January 1. 2011; 10:27am]

Kuya Boboy [December 31, 2010; 11:27pm]

Mam Cho [December 31, 2010; 10:09pm]

Mam Wilma [December 31, 2010; 9:42pm]

Tita Auring [December 31, 2010; 8:59pm]

Mam Rosita [December 31, 2010; 8:36pm]

+639103839*** [December 31, 2010; 8:01pm]

+639297681*** [December 31, 2010; 12:03pm]

Sir Nestor [December 31, 2010; 6:08pm]

[ahd: I love this one sent in by Ate Mitch”

“Para di malasin ang NEW YEAR huwag mo isasali sa handa ang bilog na prutas na may itim na buto tulad ng pakwan, chico, atbp.

Wag ka rin maghanda ng ice cream para di matunaw ang swerte at higit sa lahat wag maghanda ng apat ang paa, baboy, baka, at kambing, at baka tumakbo ang swerte. Wag din ang isda at baka malunod ang swerte. Wag ka maghanda ng may pakpak tulad ng manok o pabo at baka lumipad and swerte.

Upang matiyak ang swerte sa 2011 wag ka na lang maghanda!

Tipid pa! Happy New Year Po!

Ate Mitch [December 31, 2010; 5:08pm]

“It’s only few hours countdown before new year!

I know it’s a bit early but I thought I’d start to greet with the great and good looking one first who are closest  to my heart!

Happy New Year!

Rhan-rhan [December 31, 2010; 6;46pm]

“2010 has been a fruitful year to me, thank you for being a part of it. May God abundantly bless You and your family! Happy New Year!”

Edz [December 31, 2010; 8;32pm]

“A strong faith;

A peaceful soul;

A joyful spirit;

A healthy body;

And a loving family…

All these I wish for you and your family.

Happy New Year!

God bless!

Mam Tintin [December 31, 2010; 9:36pm]

“Before we end 2010, let me say this:

4 d frndshp

4 d care

4  d laugh

4 d jokes

4 d text

4 d smiles

4 everything u have shared…

Thank you… Happy 2011 to you!

Mam Liezl [December 31, 2010; 8:48pm]

“Before 2010 nds, I thank all the good people like you who made this year beautiful for me… I hope and pray that you and your family be blessed with a fruitful 2011. A graced and joy filled New Year!

Mam Chanda [December 31, 2010; 9:37pm]

“A new book is about to be opened with blank pages. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right!!!.”

+639393574*** [December 31, 201o; 10:02pm]

“Before the sun sets in this year…

Before the memories fade…

Before the network jammed…

Wish you and your family a happy sparkling new year 2011.”

Nini [December 31, 2010; 10:39pm]

“May the Good Lord continue to bless you with things that matter most in life – a “Gift” of good health, happy home and peace of mind.

Happy New Year!”

Mam Gina [January1, 2011; 12:47am]

Mam Dianne [December 31, 2010; 11:04pm]

“2011 is coming before 2010 ends, let me thank all the good people like you, who made 2010 beautiful for me. I pray you be blessed with faithful year ahead… I wish you a:

Fantastic January

Loveable February

Marvelous March

Foolish April

Enjoyable May

Successful June

Wonderful July

Independent August

Tastiest October

Beautiful November

Happiest December.

Have a victorious year!”

Mam Federis [December 31, 2010; 11:18pm]

“Wishing you a Happy New Year 2011!

12 Months of Happiness

52 weeks of Fun

8760 hours of  good health

525600 minutes of Love

31536000 seconds of joy

Happy New Year to all! God bless us always!

Mam Marie [January 1, 2011; 9:06am]

“Be grateful for what has been 2010

Be hopeful for 2011…

Be loving with everyone for life is beautiful!

Happy New Year!

Mama Badang [January 1, 2011; 9:48 am]

May your blessings come a thousand fold;

May the love in your heart never get old;

And may you find treasures worthier than gold!

God be with you and your family always.

A blissful and prosperous New Year!”

Mam Emma G. [January 1, 2011; 9:58am]

“An tunay na kaogmahan sa pagsabat nin bagong taon dae namamatean huli sa dakul na pagkakan, gayon nin gubing, kusog nin paputok, tatak nin alak, bilang nin birilog na prutas… o maski pa sa bilang nin ngbati nin ‘happy new year!”… kundi  namamatean huli sa pagmangno niato sa dapat na tunay na espiritu nin bagong taon… huli sa paglaom niato na liwat magiging masagana, matuninong, nagkakasararo an satong familia…”

Sir Ed [January 1, 2011; 10:20am]

“I’ll never stop wishing that your journey through this world will be touched by kindness, inspired by wisdom, graced with understanding and kept safe from all harm… Wishing you not just happiness but pure joy not just wealth but heaven’s treasures, not just silence but God’s peace… A prosperous new year to you and your family!

Maricel [January 1, 2011; 1:57pm]