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Wow, yet another year gone, and I only had 1 blog post in 2011!  I promise I'll post more in the coming year (I don't believe in New Years resolution, so that's probably as close as I'll get to one).  Like last year, I wasn't sure how many things actually happened this year because it was such a blur, but here they are as best as I can remember at the moment:

The Bad
The father of close family friends passed away.  I've known the family for most of my life and losing him was like losing an uncle.  May the soul of Francisco Buenconsejo rest in peace.Needed laser retina surgery AGAIN because I had a torn retina for the 3rd timeThe Good
Photographed 1 wedding (better than none!)Attended my cousin's weddingGot more house projects doneWorked on reviving the Filipino American SocietyThe Awesome
Celebrated 3 years of marriage with SophiaFound out Sophia was pregnant with our 2nd, and the baby will be a boy!Celebrated Cecilia's 2nd birthdayWatching Cecilia develop …

10 Years Later, I Still Miss Dad

This year, 2011, marks the 10 year anniversary of my dad's death. Thinking about everything that has happened in my life since he left this world, it feels like the decade has just flown by. Since his death, I've graduated college, worked for 3 different companies, I've been unemployed twice, met and married my wife, and had my first child. It's sad to think dad wasn't around physically for all these events in my life.

One of the things I've been surprised by over the years is how little things remind me of dad. A commercial on TV, a scene in a movie, music, food, and just about anything else can conjure up memories. And after having my first child, seeing anything associated with fatherhood can also trigger thoughts of dad. It's bittersweet to think that my wife and I had our daughter when I was the same age as my dad was when him and mom had me. I am going through a lot of the same experiences he did, so I feel a closeness to my dad I didn't fee…

Goodbye 2010!

Last year, I did a "The Bad, the Good" type list for the year, so I thought I'd do it again this year. I wasn't quite sure how many things actually happened this year because it was such a blur, but Sophia and I were talking and there were indeed a lot of things that happened. So here they are as best as I can remember at the moment (had a little wine to ring in the New Year):

The Bad
Had to replace the Element's windshield 2 timesNeeded laser retina surgery because I had a detached retina for the 2nd timeThe Good
Got a job!Photographed 3 weddingsGot lots of house projects doneElected president of the Filipino American Society
The Awesome
Celebrated 2 years of marriage with SophiaCelebrated Cecilia's 1st birthdayWatching Cecilia develop: going from being non-mobile to walking, babbling more and more, starting to eat solid foods, etc., etc.