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Goodbye 2009, hello 2010

Updated on January 1, 2010

Goodbye 2009, hello 2010

I am in a good mood today because I slept well, I was not feeling well for the past days, it must be due to the cold weather or the nights that I can’t sleep. I always never fail to drink coffee. The thing is if I am in good mood, I will write and write more in the computer and will just drift away, but maybe the colds is one way of stopping me and telling me to rest. My friend dropped by and she asked me to come over her place, not again, I remember the day last week when there was snow and I came to her place, I asked her to come to the house again instead, but this time she will be the one to cook and we will watched New York Times Square countdown together.

While she was cooking, I was tempted to join the forum at HubPages again but I was of course going to entertain her or she will walked out again on me like she does every time she is here and I am glued in front of my computer. So, I also helped her cooked, she brought some shrimp and beef, so I just told her she will cook beef stew again and I will cook the shrimp and the rice easier. We don’t cook chicken on New Years eve because it is our superstitious belief that if you are going to cook chicken, you will scratch for food the whole year round like the way chicken scratch their food, they scratch the ground and “hand to mouth” existence thing.

In short, I finished cooking first than she is, that’s why they call me hyper Maita, you know now, LOL. I turned on the television and cartoon channel is not working, there is nothing to watch, many times I said to myself, I will not watch news anymore because at times I am affected by news all over, BBC or CNN but there is nothing to watch so I was tuned in to CNN again and before the countdown, there is still the news about the terror suspect. All I was thinking was that America cant solve the problem alone, I traveled to different airports and see that other airports are very lax specifically the Schipoll at Netherlands, they are a liberal country so they don’t have people manning the counter at their airports only machine, and the machine cant detect the kinds of bombs these terrorists have, plus they are wiser now. The world is never safe anymore, if you aren’t going to die of war or anything you are going to be sick of depression or not fulfilling some dreams and expectations you have. Economic difficulties are experienced by many more than ever. This is the worst decade economically but there is so much hope of course.

Well it was really a decade, the terror in 2001 that shook the entire nation including the entire world, the worst decade at Wall Street and many people who passed away, we remember them, all the soldiers who died because of people who have distorted minds, the terrorists. What happened to the dreams we have about a better world, or is it just me? I know we all want a better world. The statistics on child poverty and hunger all around the world and the worsening economic crisis continues to haunt us. Jobs are difficult, I cant travel anymore, but that is just a minimal problem comparing to the problems experienced by whole lot of people around the world, am I just too selfish at times thinking about myself, traveling when others are thinking about food and basic needs. Of course I should care about myself first before them, am I selfish? for how can I improve others lives without improving myself first. I want to help others too, I can if I will improve myself more so that if I can fulfill my basic need first then I can help the children who are in need of help.

I have many dreams, I dream of my own house, a nice car, but I should find a way to save and keep some money I will have. I will live simply and the clothes I am wearing, I should not always go on style, I will just wear smile to look good and I will stop buying a lot of clothes, so I can still buy me some books that I can read. I will just go to book sale and scrimmage all those used books, not buy brand new ones anymore. I need to be contented with simple things and I will cut back on drinks, coca cola my favorite. If I could save a dollar each day then I have 365 USD a year, and I will just stay at home on Friday nights, I will be the first one to follow my rules I have written on how to save on a budget etc. I can do it, I promise myself beginning today, I will save what I can, and be just happy with what I have. I will still buy food at Asian store, but I will not buy trendy bags anymore, they are useless if I have a bag worth hundred of dollars and the money I have is lesser than that, hehe.

I still have many list but I will bore you with it, I would just like to infect you with my “saving mood” and “helping others mood“. I wish everybody can find in their heart to help others too, but like I said, it will always start from us, when if we cant help ourselves how can we help others?

I will just say thank you to my parents and siblings and relatives who are in the Philippines who continue to write and love and call me, and to my children who are my true inspiration. I love them to death and they are my inspiration.

And to my friend Jocelyn who is always here to help me (she will read this now because I told her too).

And to everyone, my friends here at HP who for a short time exchanges comments and saying how are you, you always make my day. I wish to those who would like to publish a book (Dohn--I know you can soon) that they can publish soon, or just find solace in writing, and hopefully earn too.

I wish everyone of you and your loved ones the best of another decade and more years of joys, good health is a must.

I wish you all the best and may the start of the year and decade bring you so much hope, when there is nothing at times to hold on to, hope is the only thing free, and you should have the courage and the will to follow the dreams and the goals you will set. It may not be there but in the end, it is always worthwhile to try, one day it will come to you in one way or another.

I would like to thank HIM!

And yes, I care for you all!

Happy New Year and a prosperous new decade for everyone!


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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi Charlie, I am thankful for your nice comment always and for always vising me here too, and for your wishes on me too, I wish you the best and I know you are already blessed as you are a nice and good man also, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hey Tony, how are you now, been not feeling well lately, but am fine now, up to now, I am not into drinking colas anymore, and yes i am starting to fulfill my resolution living simply too, can save more also, and yes go away form politics, it is not good for your health too, hehe

      You will always be a friend and thanks for having the chance of knowing you here too, You are a good man Tony, Maita

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      All the best to you too sweet Maita. I hope fortune smiles widely on you. xox CC

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      tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

      Maita I just wanted to say that I like you am embracing a simpler lifestyle and quite frankly I am beginning to like it quite a bit. I always say the I do not have everything I want but I have way more then I need. And that is the truth. I also am watching a lot less news these days as my distaste for politics grows. But if you did not know already, I would like you to know that you have a friend in me! I think you are one of the finest people I have come across on HP .So I hope both of us have a great 2010!

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi Mike, we all wish we have a great year this year, toast for that, thank you for the visit here, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hey Tina, it is my pleasure to be of help to newbies as I am a newbie still, I still have many things to learn too, thanks also for vising this hub and I wish you all the great breaks this New Year, Bless, Maita

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      Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      2009 was hardly my best year, so here's to 2010! I hope this year proves to be a good one for you.

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      TINA V 8 years ago

      Indeed, it's a goodbye to 2009 and hello to 2010! It's good to have family and friends who are always there to support us. I am sure they are happy to know that you value them so much.

      I also want to thank you for always visiting my hubs. You are one of the hubbers who is very active and supports a lot of writers here in Hubpages. I am glad to know you.

      Happy New Year!

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hey Juicy, how are you, nice of you to drop by here, Thanks for your nice comments and wishes for me, Happy New decade too and best to you,Smile,, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hey GH, thanks for dropping by, Best to you, Maita

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      Juicy Ones 8 years ago

      Heartfelt on the money stuff once again Maita. And I couldn't agree more about the best thing ever to be wearing - a big SMILE. It's so inexpensive and makes everyone look a million times better. Have an amazing twenty ten and I look forward to popping by for many more reads of your hubs.


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      Gener Geminiano 8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Explosive hub here pdh! Happy New Year!

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      bearclawmedia 8 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

      I never know what to expect with you, another good hub and a good way to start the new year. Who would have thought chickens.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi float, thanks for your nice comment and I will be communicating with you more this year 2010, and I just wish that you will have a good one this year too and the decade and more, all wishes no matter what they are should be achieved, you deserve it,

      Thanks again, Maita

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      floating mind 8 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Happy New year to you Maita! Inspiration can come form places you do not expect. Yours is a source of inspiration for me. I do not believe in setting new years goals. Just trying to achieve what I want in my life. Any inspiring words always helps. Thanks and Enjoy the New Year. Hope to talk you to more as the year continues.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      hey mystic, now you know, next year dont eat chicken, Happy New Year and thank you, I hope your alright and best New Year too, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi hypno, are you alright now, keep well, and thanks, Best and always, Maita

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      Bmystic57 8 years ago from Sheldon,Tx

      Never thought about the chicken that way...always glad to have food on my table.

      I did have my black eyed peas and cabbage though.and cornbread ,yum,yum!

      Happy New Year's!

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      Andrew 8 years ago from Italy

      If I wasn't already your fan I would have become one now. :)

      Thanks for your wonderful words from the heart and I wish you all the same. Btw I was sick too this week. :) A kind of empathy.

      Oh, yes, wonderful hub Maita. :)

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi Tammy, I enjoyed your hub about mid life crisis and thanks for your comments, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hey Truth, hmmm about the chicken, next year hehe dont eat at New Year too, thank you for dropping by always, and I wish you the same, for your family and you, best of all, maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi hello, am a happy fan of yours, and thank you so much for dropping by here, I appreacite it very much, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      hey Dohn, I will buy your book when you publish, number one fan always, thanks to you too and bless, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi Quill, you are also a blessing and bless for your nice comment and message to me, Have a blessings for 2010 for you and your family too, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hey Kerry, youre so nice and thanks, thanks and thanks, dont worry, I will disturb you from then and now hehe, see you in the forum too, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hey manly, thank you for your wishes and comment, and for dropping by here, good day,see you in the forum, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi Revlady, you are truly a blessing to everyone too, and I am thankful for your wishes to me, with all my heart, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi ehern, thank you for always comong here and read hub and share thoughts with me, I greatly appreciate it, and for your nice comments, I hope your doing good also today, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Yes thoughtful, thank you for your comment, I will still treat myslef but not the way it used to be, got to save some too, Thank you dear and Happy New Year also to you and yours, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Hi Lorlie, morning, thank you for reading this one! I will belees hyper now this year hehe, if I can,,,Maita

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      Tammy Lochmann 8 years ago

      Here's to a new year and a new start. Inspiring Maita. Thanks for sharing!

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      Truth From Truth 8 years ago from Michigan

      Have a great New Year Maita, You have given inspiration to everyone. I only wished I knew ahead of time about not eating chicken on New Years Eve, I had chicken last night so I hope my next year is not too bleak now. But I will continue to write. And I will continue to look forward to your hubs. Thanks.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      I do thank you most sincerely for your lovely hub and especially for your good wishes. I wish you that everything you wish comes true. Happy and properous New Year to you and your family and friend.

      Thank you for becoming my fan.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      And a Happy New Year to you too, Maita! I want to wish you happiness, good health, and good wealth. I certainly hope that all of your dreams come true. You deserve it! I really am planning to publish this tear. Thank you for that:)

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      "Quill" 8 years ago

      Maita we love you, you are special, my prayer for you can be found in Numbers 6:24, hold it dear to yourself in 2010 and may all that it speaks follow you.

      Lets officially call 2010 the year of dreams come true.

      Hugs and blessings

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      K Partin 8 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

      Hi Maita,

      Hope you had a great holiday! And hope you feel much better in 2010! If you ever want to go over your lists let me know I'm a good listener, and won't get bored either. :) K.

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      manlypoetryman 8 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

      And A Prosperous New Decade to you, too..."Hyper"-Maita!

      Enjoyed this Hub...on your transitioning thoughts going into the New Year...No Doubt it will go well for you! Success!

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      RevLady 8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Maita, this hub is really special and I thank you for it. I think it is so sensitive and thoughtful of you to send heartfelt New Year well wishes to all those you love and others as well. You are one of God's chosen ones to bring love and joy into the hearts of others.

      My prayer is that God lead you where you are to go, empower you to greater heights, keep you in good health, oversee you and your family, bless you according to His perfect will and purpose, protect you from all dangers and overwhelm you with His unfailing and unconditional love.

      Forever His,

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      ehern33 8 years ago

      Happy New year to you Maita! Hope you continue to pursue your goals and dreams. You inspire so many and that in itself is helping others. Most of all stay healthy physically, mentally and spiritually. Everything else comes in time.

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      ThoughtfulSpot 8 years ago from PA

      Happy New Year to you Maita. I hope it brings you Health and Happiness and the peace and prosperity you seek. Your goals are admirable... although, you should remember to treat yourself every once in a while! haha! Happy New Year!

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      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      I know what it's like to get the 'evil eye' when on the computer endlessly, so I'll get off of it now!

      I love your writing, PDH, hyper Maita sure can communicate.


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