2012 started pretty much like any other New Year in the Philippines: with a raucous bang. As usual, many Filipinos celebrated the coming of a new year with loud fireworks and bright pyrotechnics, causing no end of smoke and smog. So, what else is new in the Philippines?
The coming of the new year is accompanied by the usual reflections and resolutions, as the new year heralds a new beginning, a challenge to make a change. For those who haven't made their new year resolutions, Lifehacker has some thoughts on how to be able to keep those resolutions. Fr. James Martin, SJ, has a list of 12 things that he doesn't want to do again, and is worth a look-see.
As for me, the only concrete resolutions that I want to make for now are the following:
1. To write more often - And not only in this blog.
2. To lose weight - Here, the Lifehacker scaffolding ought to help. There are a number of changes that I'll have to make in order to make this happen.
When 2012 comes to an end, I'll look back on this post, and see whether I was able to achieve these resolutions.