Today is a Philippine holiday because we are celebrating the death anniversary of our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. This year 2011 we are also celebrating Rizal 150, a national campaign celebrating the 150th birthday of this great Malay. For foreign readers here’s a previous post for a brief recap of who this guy wass, click here.
So as a commemoration, here’s my list of the best things that came to me this whole year. This is my sort of year in review. ^_^
Man of the Year – Lourd De Veyra
A multi talented crazy man, won three Palanca Awards (that’s Oscars for Philippine Literature, maintains a high-octane crazy blog, that was turned into a book sort of compilations, he’s a TV news anchor, a vocalist for a band, a columnist for many magazines and dailies, writes and composes songs, a poet, writer, socialogist, political analyst, critic and many more. This guy is as versatile to Jose Rizal was, only with a little dose of craziness.
Book of the Year – This is a Crazy Planets by Lourd De Veyra
The only exception. I promised myself never to read a novel in 2011, which I kept. However this book is not a novel but a compilation of De Veyra’s spot.ph blog. This is the only book I read this year, and probably the craziest of all time.
Album of the Year – Rizal Rock (OPM collaborations)
The best songs in life are free. Top Filipino OPM artist bound together to make an album dedicated to our national hero. Music couldn’t get any better than that, and its absolutely free! to download and listen, click me:
OPM Song of the Year – Mi Ultimo Amor – by Sandwich
Artist of the Year – Hermes Alegre
Why? Because other artists inspires budding artists, that’s what he did to me when I met him.
Adventure Trip of the Year – The Agas-agas Bridge Zipline Adventure
Hero(es) of the Year – Volunteers and Donors of Typhoon Sendong
Magazine of the Year – Runner’s World
Crush of the Year – Emma Stone
Dream Girlfriend of the Year – Miranda Kerr (the super model)
‘I Wanna Marry You’ Girl of the Year – Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner Up
Date of the Year – ahmm secret
Movie Event of the Year – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Running Event of the Year – The Operation Smile Fun Run
Destination of the Year – Boracay Island
Villain of the Year – David Stern and the NBA owners
Heartbreak Moment of the Year – Lakers losing to the Maverick in West Semis Playoffs
Amazing Moment of the Year – getting publish on Youngblood for the Philippine Daily Inquirer
Stats of the Year – reached 25,000 hits (a whopping 150% above expectations)
Blog of the Year – mine?
Blogger of the Year – all of my friends and subscribers here in WordPress
Blog Post of the Year – Of Hear, and Heartbreak in Wuhan by Christ Tiu of Smart Gilas
Secret Indulgence of the Year – Dark Chocolates
Word of the Year – Pakensyit