I am just glad that I did not sell off all my things, spend every single cent I owned to travel the world and enjoy life before facing the end of the world on the 21st.. Hmm.. I wonder if anyone actually did that?? Poor guy/girl. What a bummer to wake up on the 22nd and see that the world did not end on the 21st as predicted.
I wonder what other doomsday prophecies and apocalypse date, scientists will come up with next.. Oh well! What does it matter. The world will end when it wants to. I am just glad, I have the time to finish the book I was reading and I get more time to enjoy Adam Lambert (not literally, though I believe
a lot of Glamberts would love the literal sense of "enjoying" Adam. Sorry Sauli. Sorry Adam's mom).
I meant more of enjoying Adam's music, his music videos, his live performances, his future albums, his Awards (I am a firm believer of Adam's talents. Awards and Accolades are soon to be his, in the very near future, if some people can just get that stick out of you know where and start appreciating Adam's talents and the person he is).
So as I greet 2013, here are some of the things I wish to thank Adam for :
1) Thanks Adam for teaching me the importance of dressing well. I used to be a girl who didn't care for clothes but now thanks to you, I have decided to spend a little extra on clothes. Wearing them, though I know, no matter how hard I try, the clothes can never make me look "beautiful", but still the expensive, nicely-tailored, perfectly fitting clothes makes me feel good, gives me self-confidence and makes me walk with a strut, "like I don't give a F**K". A lesson that I learned from you, Adam, is that it does not matter how I look or what people think of me, the most important thing is how I feel about myself. And yeah, another lesson;
credit cards were invented for the sole purpose of easing our clothes-buying endeavors!
On the other hand, make-up is still an alien, X-Files worthy thing for me. Sorry, Adam. That is a lesson I could never learn from you. I don't even know how to put on eyeliner. Gasp! Perhaps, I need a more personal touch. Some personal and private coaching, perhaps???
(DREAM ON??? Ok.. Yeah.. I figured that would be the case)
2) Thanks Adam for teaching me to always speak my mind, no matter how unpopular or controversial my views may be and most importantly to stand up for my rights and what I believe in. I have always had people say nasty things to me. Making fun of me was.. still is actually.. a common occurrence.. From uncles, who enjoyed calling me, "Hey Fatty!", to cousins, who used to say, "what's wrong with your hair!", to aunties, who said, "no one is going to want to marry you, you know, if you don't do something about the way you look!". When I used to just shrug and laugh it off (the only thing you could do when everyone else is laughing at what is presumed to be a joke), now I don't accept it. I just stare at them or roll my eyes. Letting them know that they stink at making jokes. Occasionally, I will be rewarded by the little elves in my brain, who give me a good, in-your-face, retaliatory response, however, coming up with a smart, snappy retort ain't really my thing, as my little brain elves are slightly sluggish so all the witty comebacks only come to me when the person has walked away (don't you just hate it when that happens? Wish I had the ability to "pause" the moment, think of a suitable, jaw-dropping response, then click "play" and hit the person with it. Boom! Touchdown!). Perhaps I should write down a list of proper rejoinders for all future insults. Nah.. That would just be a waste of time, when I could spend it on more worthwhile things such as watching Adam videos.. or making one..
So I guess, I'll just stick to the eye-rolling... or I could do this -
3) Thanks Adam, for inspiring me to take a risk. I was born on 29 January. With people like you and Oprah sharing the same birth date as me, I sometimes wonder, why I wasn't gifted with any talent. My voice is whiny (or maybe I'm just a whiny person) and if I were to have a singing competition with a frog, the frog will win, hands down. I have no personality or charm so the TV thing is not gonna work for me. However, it does not matter, Adam, because thanks to you, I have decided to believe in myself, step out
of my comfort zone and try to better myself.
So I'm looking for a new job, maybe even something far away from home, something I would not have done, if Adam didn't share with us how he decided to take a risk and audition for American Idol. Adam taught me that if I want a better life, I should get up and reach for my dreams, instead of sitting and waiting for it to fall into my lap.
4) Thanks Adam, for making me feel that it's ok to be different. Growing up, I may have been the odd one out in school, with my books and oldies instead of being into the latest boy-bands but now looking back at my childhood, I feel blessed that I had the chance to enter the world of fantasy with my books, enjoy movies and songs from artists my friends had never even heard of. I may not know the words to "step-by-step" but I know who Scarlet Pimpernel is, recognize music deemed "the oldies" and when Adam tweeted the link to Jem, I knew who he was talking about (Jem was probably the time when I lost fate in men and relationships, when Jerrica's boyfriend cheated on her with Jem; what a crushing blow. Probably why I've never had a boyfriend till now. I was scarred for life. Never trusting men.
Probably need therapy.)
5) Thanks Adam, for through you, I met a bunch of Glamberts and Starlighters, who made me feel that it is ok to be me. With their acceptance and understanding and sharing of our common love and passion, it gives me something to look forward to. I am not a social person. I am more the "come home
from work and sit in front of my tv/with a book in my hand/in front of my computer" kind of girl but with the other Glamberts on Twitter and on AO, I feel like I'm finally a part of something special. A gang. People who accept all my crazy, whiny ways and do not judge me. I sometimes wish I could hang out for real with these Glamberts, people I've never met, for they are a bunch of fun people. So thanks Adam, for through you, I discovered a group of the best people I've ever known.
6) Thanks Adam, for you have encouraged me indirectly, to learn new skills such as blogging and video editing. In the hope, that one of these days, my pathetic attempt at video production would catch your attention. It does not matter that it would never do but I am just glad for the opportunity to learn something new and better myself. At least it gives me something fun and exciting to do at home after work, for my life before 2009, was kinda boring and uninspiring. Now, I have something to look forward to every day.
I could go on and on, thanking you, Adam Lambert, for how you have impacted my life. I hope that in 2013, you will continue to inspire others and make new fans. That you will have more dreams of yours come true. I pray that you will always have good health and success all through this year and in years to come. Most importantly, I hope you will have continuous happiness, that even if you face adversities or have moments, when you feel down or have doubts, when there are people around you, who don't understand you or say something that unintentionally hurt you, people, who put you down and say mean things, through it all, I hope you stay strong and have faith in yourself and that you will remember that you have TRUE fans that will always be there for you, who support you and will always love you unconditionally.
To all the Glamberts, Starlighters and true Adam Lambert fans, may 2013 be the year when your dreams especially the Adam-related ones, such as meeting Adam, getting a RT from him, a reply from him during his Twitter parties, attend his concert, etc, come true (the numero uno dream is of course to meet Adam in person, I can totally relate to this dream, though I would probably be too shy to approach Adam if I do see him in public or if I do
meet him, I might probably faint, freeze on the spot or worse say something totally inane and annoying to Adam). Hopefully, our continuous support of Adam will lead to great things for Adam in 2013. Do have fun, "enjoy Adam" and may you always be blessed with happiness.
My New Year's resolution :
- be a good daughter and big sister,
- be a good superior to my staff, guiding them and praising them when deserved,
- make time for my family,
- change my job (I have been saying this from 2012, time to actively pursue it),
- be a good Glambert, do all my voting on polls for Adam and requesting his music,
- stop whining (sorry, ain't happening),
- lose weight (a resolution that has been made year after year from the time I was 14; 20 years later and I'm still making it),
- enjoy life and not worry, too much, about things I cannot change.
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