I am back. After taking the time to greet all the people around me, my pets at home, and some good friends, I went ahead and just went outside for a while to watch some fireworks. I did not really stay outside too long since I was busy finishing this. Furthermore, I am allergic to thick smoke unfortunately. Times like this I miss my girl since we usually take pictures of the fireworks and have a great time together but it’s okay.
So, where was I? Ah, there. Well, moving forward. It was also during those times that I have been considering playing Cawblade in Magic: The Gathering. At that time, Cawblade was the dominant deck in Standard. The thing was I don’t usually play the best deck. Another was that I did not have a play set of Jace, the Mindsculptor and the thing was, JTMS was essential in the Caw. The (not-so) funny thing was that when I decided to play Cawblade because I was able to obtain a play set of JTMS, the blue planeswalker got the axe along with his artificer buddy, Stoneforge Mystic. In case you are interested about that story, you can check it here. And come to think of it, it was actually my birthday when good ol’ Jace got banned. Some birthday gift I got. Haha. It is okay in a sense that I can’t do anything about it right? The lesson learned after those incidents were to play the cards that you invest on.
After Jace got the axe, I got discouraged playing the Caw and switched to Splinter Twin. And it was a great experience! I and my girlfriend were able to play well despite using our decks the first time on a tourney at the CQ Academies held in Padis Point, Sky Garden at SM North Edsa. Liz actually made it top four with her RDW while I on the other hand was just a couple of match ups away from getting in the top eight. It was nice regardless. Especially that it was just our first time to play there.
Around April when I was still employed in another contact center, I met up some nice people. One of them was a tattoo artist named Monx. He invited me to get a tattoo myself. I told Liz about it and the next thing we know is that each of us has our own tattoos! Mine was the planeswalker symbol on my nape while Liz’s on the other hand was a combination of Magic: The Gathering past expansions located just behind her shoulders. It was not really painful and Monx was really surprised that the wound healed faster than usual. Unfortunately for Liz, it took the whole one week timeframe that Monx advised her. Frankly, I am interested in getting another one but that would be sometime away.
Unfortunately, we were not able to fly to Singapore around the first week of June to participate in the Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tourney that was being held there. This was due to the fact that I was still a trainee during those times in the contact center that I applied for. I admit I regret not taking the trip and risking my employment. Not to mention the fact that I eventually got dropped sometime September from the program. Lesson learned: Attend such events and take the risk. Forget about your employment status. It will not make you happy all the time. Such events are rare these days. Do something exciting, something that you don’t normally do in your everyday life.
That wraps up the first part of my year 2011 recount.