Thursday, March 5, 2009

Stumped at 2 months

I have to admit that I tried my very best to get to one year. Well, I got stumped at 2 months. It's a whole new start once more as my quest continues.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Losing ...

Things I've lost in my quest:

- The "respect" of my former drink buddies. Since I now walk away from drinking sessions, I don't get the same "awe and respect" that I used to get for being a drinker.

- Social life. Yeah right. As if I used to have one before.

- What to drink in other kinds of social gatherings. I don't drink much soft drinks due to its sugar content. Tea in the evening? Kind of awkward. Much more if I drink coffee!

Anyway, the experiment is going well so far. With the last big student activity (CCS College Night) out of the way, I'm now in no trouble in encountering drinking groups.

Up next July for the next Acquaintance Party!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Top excuses to use to avoid alcohol from friends

1. I'm on medication.

Alcohol can't be mixed with antibiotics otherwise it's going to mess up the whole medication thing that you're having. It's quite a known fact and it's a helpful excuse. Make a cough for that realistic illness.

2. I'm donating blood tomorrow morning.

Another known fact that drinkers know about. It takes 24 hours of no alcohol before you get to donate blood. Blood donation is always a big thing with dengue fever outbreaks. This excuse would sound realistic on its own.

3. I'm on a personal quest to not drink for a span of time (just like what this blog is supposed to be about)

Like I said, if you know me, you'd be surprised how many people are just amused over what I have for a New Year's Resolution - the one year without alcohol. And so, instead of inviting you for a drink, they'll be happy for you and your "dream". Of course, expect some laughs behind your back once you've left the party.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The New Year's Resolution

Before 2008 ended, a good friend of mine asked me if I had any New Year's Resolution. I replied that I don't usually have any considering that I look forward to each day one day at a time. One year seems like a big year to look forward and promise something to.

But I realized that even before I was asked the question, I already had decided on one and I was just not quick enough to identify it as a New Year's Resolution. On December 20, 2008, I probably took my last drink of alcohol for about a year. I decided on December 21 that I would try (the keyword here is "try") to not drink alcohol for a year.

Considering my drinking history, it's a long shot. Several people who have known me have laughed it off. I guess I will have to believe it too when I've done it in one year. It will be a wonderful journey in the next 11 months to come.

How else to keep track and find amusement at my "adventure" but through this blog? I figured that there might be people out there wanting to stop drinking also. It might sound a little bit too drastic to just stop it for a year but why not. If you aim to do something, make it grand.