Happy almost new year! Another year is coming, so another year-end blog post is served. As usual, I just highlighted the memorable (for me) events happened on each month and as always, the purpose of this year-end is for me to have something to look at whenever I feel like it. 😉
So here it is…
I was lucky enough to start my 2017 just like how I started my 2016: a modelling gig. It was the last leg for my BoardWalk Silversaya project. It was one of the highlights of my 2016 and I’m thankful it lasted until January of 2017. I met a lot of Filipino celebrities and cool people through this project.
I was reunited with Yzelle and Ish, and finally met their partners Brian and Geno. It was also kind of a pre-wedding meeting (for Yzelle and Brian) of college friends. 🙂
My first 2017 travel was to Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. I enjoyed this trip although it wasn’t the easiest, it was the cheapest — the cheapest accommodation, cheapest food, cheapest pasalubong, etc. I posted a short blog about this trip and you can find it here.
This month and year was the first time I traveled outside the Philippines alone and it was Taiwan that I visited. It was very liberating, fun, and addictive — addictive for someone who enjoys being alone. Haha! Luckily, I was able to blog about this trip too and you can find it here.
I finally saw Wicked! I remember Wicked having a run in the Philippines sometime in 2015 or 2016 but for some reason, I wasn’t aware about it until its final show day. I missed it that year and promised to not miss it again when they return for another run. Fortunately, they did in 2017 and bought my ticket 2 months early to make sure I don’t forget. Haha! The show was amazing. I can’t wait to watch it again!
Spent the holyweek with friends and “staycation-ed” eating, playing board games, and drinking. It was a low-key reunion because I’ve never seen these people in a while.
Reunited with my college friends at Yzelle and Brian’s wedding by the beach. That night was crazy, haha. Dang and I drank too much we were throwing up everywhere. XD
First time to visit Bacolod for my high school friend Toffer’s wedding and witnessed the beauty of The Ruins (not the wedding venue) in the evening. The place was so romantic, too bad I was alone. Haha
It was time for the Deltek Makati Marketing Team team building. Super chill night with food and booze that we spent somewhere in Tagaytay. I must say, I got closer with some of my office friends that night and grew a deeper friendship. 😀
Another staycation with my favorite people from home. Haha, celebrated my sister’s birthday with our mother bonding over local tv shows, food, and non-stop kwentuhan. With our busy schedule at work, we can’t do something like this at home that much.
I remember myself at the end of 2016 promising to take care of myself more this year and start to focus on my back problems. So I started with having my spine checked; I did therapy, too but to no avail. So I resorted to chiropractor which was very effective and made me feel so much better. Unfortunately, it was so expensive that I can only purchase 36 sessions, although I needed a lifetime maintenance.
The annual Deltek Bowl-a-thon!
First time to travel with this crazy bunch to Boracay! It was so foreign for me to go to Boracay with so much friends. I usually go there alone or with just a few of my close friends. It was a total madness! 😀
Finally watched Up Dharma Down live!
Celebration of our mother’s 67th birthday. Just another day in the year that my family get to see each other for a simple celebration. 🙂
Rai and Lem finally got hitched! Attended my favorite loveteam’s wedding! ❤ I have always been the 3rd wheel for this couple for a while, and I must say this is just as timely. I’m so happy to see them tie the knot. 🙂
More from my Deltek friends. The annual Deltek Employee Appreciation week! 🙂
First (and last) fun run with my Deltek friends. Haha, we all ran 10km for the last leg of the RunRio event.
Went back to Japan at last! I explored the Kansai area this time. Spending 10 days alone made me realised so many things about my plans for the next year. And I finally tried onsen (public bath) on this visit – it was so liberating; all inhibitions will be thrown out the window. Everybody who goes to Japan must do it.
Deltek Makati Marketing Team Christmas Party! This is my 3rd christmas party with my Deltek family and they never disappoint. Another crazy party with these crazy people. Haha, Happy Holidays guys!
This year wasn’t as good as 2016, but it wasn’t bad either. I’m still thankful I was able to go to places I’ve never been before, met amazing people I’ve never met before, and experienced things I’ve never done before. 2017 was the year of 3 Fs for me: Family, Friends and a lot of Firsts, and hopefully we all get a better year in 2018!
Happy New Year!