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Goodbye December 2018, Hello 2019

Hello and welcome to the very first post of 2019!

Today we will be doing the annual year-end recap and I’m so excited because A LOT has happened to me in 2018. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, month by month, highlighting the noteworthy events of the year. 

January 2018

I took a blog sabbatical and was not posting for first 21 days of 2018. The main culprit is the sickness I incurred for the first two weeks of January 2018 and I even got hit by a speedy bicycle that got me injured on my left hand. Ouch!

February 2018

  • I attended the church Volunteers Assembly and became part of the Comms Ministry at Victory Makati.
  • Supported my spiritual mom on the launch of her second book, Miss Right Meets World. I was also there during her Seasons of the Heart Book Launch years ago.
  • Spent a staycation at my sister’s place! Full 2Days, 2Nights staycation post here.
  • I got my second adsense payment ever! 
  • I finally completed my bucket list to cook decent meals for family! I ended 2018 cooking dishes such as chopsuey, chicken curry, pork binagoongan, adobo, lechon paksiw, buffalo wings and more.

Read - Goodbye February 2018,Hello March

March 2018

  • My first out of town trip with the family complete! We went to our province Easter Samar and spent five days no wifi, no signal and pure family bonding!

Watch - Eastern Samar TravelVlog



April 2018

This month was all about planning for my first ever out of the country trip. Nothing noteworthy.

May 2018

The biggest event for May (and for 2018 in general) was my trip to Seoul, South Korea. I’ve always listed Korea in my travel bucket list and I can’t believe I actually did it. Seoul was sooooo amazing. We went to famous landmarks and KDrama shooting locations.

June 2018

  • I attended my first ever bridal shower.
  • Had a long weekend at my sister’s condo.
  • Celebrated Father’s Day at Kenny Roger’s Glorietta.
  • Attended as bridesmaid to my cousin’s wedding.

July 2018

  • Participated in FAMI’s Annual Shareholder’s Meeting
  • Celebrated my mother and elder sister’s birthday
  • Attended Victory Weekend as a leader
  • Meeting with Coffee Monday Barkada - almost complete!
  • Met Lhean and Jevi - my friends from High School

August 2018

  • Attended my first Leader’s Huddle at Victory Makati
  • Yakimix Dinner for my eldest sister birthday
  • Date with Nica

September 2018

  • Finished the Purple Book Class, one of the many discipleship classes in Victory Makati.
  • Supported eldest sister in her Run Rio Trilogy



October 2018

  • Joined the quarterly Prayer and Fasting Week at Church
  • Attended Gear Up Leadership Event
  • Became a cheerleader at the company sports fest 2018
  • Also went to Fantasy World Lemery, Batangas for a makeup gig

November 2018

Celebrated my 25th birthday in Palawan | Watch here
Received massive birthday gift from Althea Korea | Watch here 
Went to Penang, Malaysia (blog post coming up soon!)

December 2018

December has always been a busy season. Here are the major events that took place.

Samgyupsalamat with the family

My mother wanted to try samgyupsal so much so we finally gave in one night. There was a newly opened branch near where we live so we dropped by and let her and my father experience samgyupsal for the first time.

Noel Bazaar Year 4

This has been a tradition for Nica and I to go to Noel Bazaar. The first time we went there together was 2015. Then we went again in 2016 and 2017. So this marks our fourth year going to Noel Bazaar together for some Christmas shopping.

I wasn’t able to take photos of us together but I did take photos of the items I bought during this year’s Noel Bazaar visit. 

Makeup bag, scarf, portable phone lens and earphones
Tan flats!!!

Denim Jacket for only Php 149!

High waist black skirt with front slit

Hawaian Cover Up

Also, for the first time we were able to buy items from the Kapuso Ukay-Ukay. We weren’t able to pick items from celebrities but all were tagged as “Talent” so I guess it came from the wardrobe which houses different clothes artists can use for tapings.



Christmas Gala at Festival Mall Alabang

We went to Festival Mall for a traditional gala on the 25th of December to further celebrate Christmas as a family. Our eldest sister treated us to coffee and snacks at Tim Hortons. It was nice and fun bonding together.

What I Got for Christmas 2018

Last year, I made a separate post on what I got for Christmas 2017. This year I decided to include what I got in my year end recap instead. Really thankful with colleagues who just shared their love and gave gifts.

New Year at Vierra Residences

Our New Year was special too! We spent days at our eldest sister’s condo in Vierra Residences to celebrate as a whole! Yes, we were finally complete! We had a simple feast on New Year’s Eve with everyone contributing to the tasks needed from preparation to cooking. As the countdown begins we went at the veranda of my eldest sister’s condo and watch a ton of fireworks display which was amazing.  We also made a simple wall design for New Year so we can have proper family pictures for New Year.

That’s basically it for 2018. It was a year worth remembering with me going places - great places! I am excited as to what 2019 will bring.

Happy 2019 to all of you!

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