Welcome 2012 (Year of the Dragon)–MyYEAR!!!

I started this post with a positive note on its title– “Welcome 2012 (Year of the Dragon)–MyYear!!!”. It’s because the two previous years of the dragon– 1988 & 2000 were so kind to me. Both were fruitful years for my career in ABS-CBN Corporation.

After leaving RPN/DyKC in early 1988 and after having a short stint with Sun*Star Daily, i was invited to join ABS-CBN Ch. 3 Cebu where i have stayed for about half of my life. My career as a TV journalist flourished during those years and was capped with a promotion as the News Manager for ABS-CBN-Davao.

My Years of the Dragon were not good only to my career, i was also lucky in some possessions like winning big items in raffle draws in 1988 and i had purchased my first car in 2000 through the company’s car plan.

On the other hand, with barely five hours before New Year strikes, i had to reminisce the unfortunate events hounding me in 2011:

My father "Nene" passed away on Feb. 22 due to liver disease. He was confined in the hospital a month earlier and the family was advised by the doctor he couldn't stay longer.

July 23 & 25, i underwent two surgical procedures to remove the gallstones and my contracted gallbladder. It was my first hospital confinement since i was 3 years old. I spent a whopping P240k+ in hospital bills and related expenses. It left me almost bankrupt. Thanks to my family, relatives, friends and ABS-CBN for the support.

I had also two misfortunes during the year that i just kept it to myself. Again, i lost my father and i lost my gallbladder in 2011. And i lost two other important persons in my life during the year.

As i am moving on with optimism in 2012, i wish i could decipher the good signs that the black water dragon are carrying with all through out the year. As i’ve said, my Years of the Dragon have always been favorable to my career and some possessions.

Here are some of the good signs of 2012, as i collated in some sources:

  • year of empowerment
  • rooster, monkey and rat are the luckiest as they are most compatible with the dragon
  • horse, ox and dog are said unlucky animal symbols as they are less compatible with the dragon (it’s an irony for me since i am a fire horse.)

The Year of the Black Water Dragon officially starts on January 23, 2012 and ends on February 9, 2013 . There are popular beliefs about the year 2012 ranging from spiritually transformative to the apocalyptic. The latter is referring to the so-called “end of the world” on December 21, 2012 based on the Mayan Calendar.

I have a good post about 2012 that i wrote in 2009.


year of the dragonYear 2012 is another BEST YEAR for me. It’s the Year of the (Water) Dragon. It’s a leap year of the Gregorian Calendar. Being a year of the dragon, 2012 has so many attributes to a person: innovative, enterprising, flexible, self-assured, brave, passionate, conceited, tactless, scrutinizing, unanticipated, and quick-tempered.

In contrast, being a leap year 2012 has doubts of being an unlucky year for some. Though, i always have this optimism in life but i have reservations if 2012 will be similar to 1988 (Year of the Earth Dragon) and 2000 (Year of the Metal Dragon).

The clouds of doubt for 2012 that i have felt are pointing to its being a leap year and being a water dragon. I was born on the year of the fire horse. My year’s experience would be compared to a boiling pot whenever a year’s element is water. However, water has a calming effect on the Dragon’s fearless temperament.

My LUCKY DRAGONS: I was lucky in 1988 having got employed in ABS-CBN that year. I also considered 2000 as another lucky year for me having promoted to News Manager for ABS-CBN Davao and also i got my first vehicle that year.

2012 is something different. Many times i’ve read about 2012. I watched last night, with my family, the highly-anticipated film “2012” in SM Cinema. In the film, the year is catastrophic–end of the world where lots of water and flood submerged the earth like the time of Noah. The earth’s leaders are ready–they built a modern Noah’s Ark. It’s a powerful ship that is built at the border of Tibet and China where it is expected to be the last to be hit by the catastrophe. But unlike Noah, only a selected people are allowed to board the ships and will form the new civilization of a new Earth. Here’s the video review of The New York Post:

2012 is said the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar which would last 5,125 years or the Earth’s life will end on December 21 or 23, 2012. Many things have been told about the 2012 phenomenon–from mythology to prophecies and are spread through books and documentaries and over several web sites.

One of the most discussed but mostly ridiculed 2012 story is the Nibiru Collission Theory which says that a big planet (X-Planet) will come close to Earth’s orbit and proposes an alien transfer to Earth. Watch the video:

Whether or not 2012 shall end, some events are already scheduled. Here are some expected events in 2012 related to science, according to wikipedia:






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