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31
Dec
11

2011: Year-end Post

2011. A Year of Discovery.

The first few months of this year was pretty crazy. I was out of control.  I discovered a lot of things, tried a lot of things, and broke myself free.   I wasted a lot of time and money.. and love.

I discovered a new friend.  I met Jake.  On that moment when we first met, I knew that he’ll be a good friend.  He stood by me during the scariest time of my life.  And I’m happy that he was there! Despite his condition, he stayed strong for me. Such an inspiration.  And he made me proud on what he’s been doing now.  And knowing that I’m somehow one of the reasons why his life changed, I’m touched.  That’s one of the highlights of my year.

I discovered a new light in my career.   Being a part of the Android Team is such a fun part of my job.  And, this year, I think I got my mojos back.  Promotion, New office, New officemates, New projects.  It all happened this year.  Although it was not perfect at all! I think I accumulated my most number of tardiness this year! Haha! But my tardiness brought in something good at the end of this year!  Was awarded as Person Of The Year of The Filipino Time for being consistently late, and still proud of it! LOL

I discovered more rushers. This year is also one of the best! I met a LOT of new rushers this year, and they’re crazier than the former rushers I know (but of course, iba pa rin ang mga orig, those I’ve been with since 2008).  But combining them altogether is such a riot. And big thanks to Twitter for connecting me to them.  My day is not complete without them.  To all the old and new rushers, Cheers!!

I discovered a new book. Also this year was the release of Chico and Delamar’s TMR Top 10 Book.  It’s an another feat for the duo, and I am so very proud that I’m part of the book. Reading all of the entries there brought back a lot of memories.  And seriously, when people asks me to sign their book, it makes me proud of what I contributed to the show.  As I’ve said before, I never dreamt of this treatment, I still consider myself as one of the simple, regular texters/listeners.  Still, thank you guys for the love!

I discovered a new world.  Instagram.  I thought at first that it was a simple app where you will post your photos.  A virtual photo album.  I was wrong.  There I found a new community, a new group of friends, creative and wonderful people, a new family! Big thanks to all my instagram friends, esp to Igersmanila and all the 9pmhabit people.  They brought in a different fun on my life this year!

I discovered another beauty of the Philippines.  My most memorable trip this year is our Palawan Getaway with my College Friends.  It was a fun trip, and the experience will be treasured forever. I actually wanna go back there and experience it all over again!

I discovered new communities. Kik, Path, Soundcloud. I’m getting addicted to these things.

All in all, 2011 has been a great year for me. Thanks to all the people I’ve been with this year. To my family, relatives, HS friends, College friends, Officemates, Rushers, FB friends, Twitter Friends, Instagram Friends, KaPathid, LP brothers.  Thank you guys for a great year! See you all this 2012!

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07
Dec
11

Oscar Dela Hopia

2002 or 2004. Dahil sa pagkahilig ko sa music, naisipan kong makinig sa radio araw-araw. Bumili ng mga songhits. At kumanta-kanta (lol). Then natiyempuhan ko ang The Morning Rush with Chico and Delamar. At ayun na.

Hindi lang dahil sa music kaya ako nahook sa show.. Pati na rin sa makukulit na top10 nila at informative conversations nila. Then sinubukan ko ding magtext.  First time ko yun… nagbaka sakali na mababasa sa radio. That was my birthday, 200* something. And when they read my message, tumamblig ako sa tuwa. At ayun na, nagsimula na ang kaadikan. 

Hanggang sa nagcollege na ako. Sinimulan ko ng magpasa ng entries sa top10. Jhun13 pa ako nun. At pag sinuswerte, nakakapasok naman sa top10. Iba yung feeling eh. And I did the next move. Hinanap ko sila sa internet. Nakita ko ang mumunting forum ng mga rushers. Nakigulo ako at nakisaya sa kanila. Hanggang sa dumating yung time na nagkaroon na ng EB. Oct 2007. Nameet ko na sila CnD!!!! At ayun, buwan buwan na ang pasama ko sa mga Rushers.

Then came Dec 8 2008.  Sa di malamang kadahilanan, nagpalit ako ng codename. Oscar Dela Hopia. At nagsimula na ang di ko inakalang mangyayari sa buhay ko. NAAAKS!!! :))

Dahil yata sa codename na to, napadalas ang pagpasok ko sa top10… at maraming naaliw sa akin. Yata. At ayun, parang instant popularity ang nangyari. Oo na, aaminin ko na sikat talaga yung codename na nagamit ko. Hindi din ako makapaniwala na ganun ang mangyayari.

Yung tipong makakatanggap ka ng DM o private message sa fb, saying “lagi kitang naririnig sa tmr”.. “nakakatuwa codename mo”.. “ikaw lagi nasa top10”.. “ang cute mo pala” (ok joke lang yan).. nakakataba ng puso!! 

Tapos ngayun, nagpublish na ng book ang TMR.. and sa gulat ko talaga, hongdomi kong entries. 😀 Nakakaoverwhelm talaga.. never ko naman inexpect na sa pagpapalit ng codename eh magiging ganito. So thankful na rin kasi dahil dito, madami akong nakilala, madami akong naging kaibigan, at madami akong naging pans! LOL (pagbigyan na, blog ko to :P)

Happy Anniversary Oscar Dela Hopia!!!




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