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Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020

Hello and welcome 2020!

Today we will be doing the annual year-end recap.

But first, I want to be upfront that I may be skipping some events worth sharing for 2019. 

As you may have noticed (and felt) I wasn’t that active blogging for the past year. I got busy with my new role and was not able to blog for a lot of time. My last Monthly Recap was July 2019 so from there forward I may not be able to share vivid stories of my month.

Still, I want to make this post because 2019 was such a journey for me. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, month by month, highlighting the noteworthy events of the year. 


January 2019

  • Participated in the 2019 Prayer and Fasting
  • Celebrated Ate Jacque and Ms. Mau’s Birthdays at Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza
  • Went on a dinner date with my sister
  • Attended Leaders Convergence

February 2019

  • Career Breakthrough happened. I got my new role in the office as Digital Marketing Associate.
  • Victory Weekend of Zaren, one of my VG mates
  • Leading a Victory Group
  • Went to my first ever Big Bad Wolf Books Fair
  • Had movie date with Nica and Cata

March 2019

  • Went on a free movie screening at work of Captain Marvel
  • Attended my first ever Discipleship 2019 at Victory Makati
  • Had my first ever mainstream media interview at TV 5’s Oplan Asenso
  • Had my first hike of 2019, Mt. Manalmon and Mt. Gola Twin Hike

April 2019

  • Sleepover with my WiFun friends at Villa Jhoana Angono
  • Spent the Holy Week with my family at Viera Residences
  • Attended my first ever conference as part of the Marketing Team - Content 360
  • Take part in a one-day crash course on Digital Marketing Blueprint at Ateneo CCE


May 2019

  • Went on another free movie screening at work for Avengers End Game
  • Upgraded my laptop to MacBook Air
  • Participated in Money Summit and Wealth Expo 2019
  • Went to another instalment of Leaders Convergence at Victory Makati

June 2019

  • Attended the Making Disciples Class in Victory Makati
  • Celebrated Father’s Day with the family
  • Participated in First Metro Asset’s Annual Shareholder’s Meeting

July 2019

  • Celebrated my Mom and Ate Abi’s Birthday

Read: Goodbye July, Hello August 2019

August 2019

  • Was able to go to Monster RX 93.1 Radio Station. Saw DJ Chico in person.
  • Got invited to BDO’s Blogger Lunch as Izza of
  • Celebrated Nica’s birthday

September 2019

  • Bonded over a samgyupasal with my WiFun friends once more.
  • Got an opportunity to travel for work. I went to IloIlo City for CEAP’s National Convention 2019.
  • Became a resource speaker for Thomson Reuters Manila’s financial literacy event.

October 2019

  • Attended the Women Expo and Forum organized by Filipina CEO Circle and Management Association of the Philippines.
  • Became a resource speaker for MNC Philippines’ financial literacy event.

November 2019

  • Spent 6 Days and 5 Nights in Taiwan for my birthday

December 2019

Lastly, here are the events and highlights of my December 2019.

Noel Bazaar Year 5

It has been a year tradition for Nica and I to go Noel Bazaar. I remember back in 2015 when we first went there. Then we did it year after year from 2016, 2017 and 2018.

This 2019 marks our fifth year going to Noel Bazaar and doing some Christmas shopping. 

I plan on sharing a separate post on my Noel Bazaar Haul but here are some photos from that evening.

Christmas at Cavite

We celebrated Christmas Eve at my brother’s house in Cavite. It was nice being together as a family, especially in this timely season. By afternoon my brother treated us with coffee and cakes then we cooked for Noche Buena. 

My super poging pamangkin!!!

with my youngest sister

Our simple meal for Noche Buena:


Lumpiang Shanghai and Gyoza

Lemon Chicken with Rosemary


New Year’s Celebration

Same as last year, we spent the New Year at our eldest sister’s condo in Viera Residences. We had a simple feast together. Always enjoyed the fireworks display at the veranda of my sister. It was like attending a competition. 

New Year will always be my favorite holiday. I am blessed to have my family with me to celebrate. 2019 went by really fast. My prayer is to enjoy 2020 as it is. No matter what it may bring.

Here are the rest of my year-end recaps:


Cheers everyone!


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