day 512 – it’s christmas day

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happily spending my christmas day with the family and just being grateful i am surrounded by and supported by such great people. take the time to cherish every moment spent with the loved ones this season, it’s not always a given. it’s the fourth consecutive dinner out, too much good food for my poor soul. i promise less of food photos to come after i am done with all these holiday meals. enjoy the day and have merry christmas

twenties series: [six] forgive

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there are many challenges in life with all the ups and downs. it’s inevitable that we will cross paths with some people that you just can’t see eye to eye with. as i meet more and more people in all walks of life, i realize the importance to keep those who make a positive impact in my life. those who provide nothing but negativity and those only considered friends with benefits shouldn’t be kept around because they don’t matter. i noticed different stages of life will call for different circles of friends, some come and go but those who really matter will stick with me forever. from time to time, arguments may arise even with the whomever deemed important to you, but the main point is don’t let that get in the way of the relationship. it’s all about learning to forgive because who knows there may be times when you will also be hoping for forgiveness; in the end no one is perfect. just remember not to blow things out of propoertion, keep everything as simple as it can be because often, it is easier to forgive and move on than to hold a grudge long term. it may seem like a tall task in the heat of the moment, but once you look back, it is the logical thing to do. life is too short to always hold grudges and it’s never a good thing to put a valued friendship in jeopardy

day 220 – fancy family feast

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just another saturday night spent with the best people on the planet. cheers to my parents for everything they have given, provided and sacrificed for me. here’s celebrating their anniversary at a newly opened restaurant where they use ipad as menus. technology advances so quickly soon maybe the servers are actually robots. the food tasted good, just wished their portion was slightly bigger