2016 was definitely a very challenging year – full of high’s and low’s, laughs and tears, smiles and frowns. But still, I am thankful for every moment that I’ve had this year. Thank you to everyone who made it so much better (and bearable). Here are some of the most special memories this year has offered me.
The moment I first started to pose for a blog post (seriously, like a style blogger, for real 😂)
The moment I had snacks and dinner with my favorite Kuya’s from UP Diliman (and yes, the Nook Cafe!)
The moment I had drinks with my highschool friends who are UPLB students as well (and it was lit!)
This wasn’t a ‘bahay kubo’ by the way. I swear, it was a bar just outside of our campus. Lol!
The moment I also posed like a legit blogger (yes, I am proud of these moments. Lol!)
The moment I had an overnight swimming with my Mom to celebrate her birthday this year
The moment I saw Yael of the band, Sponge Cola, and other artists at the UPLB Feb Fair
I had sooooo much fun!
The moment I met and interviewed Jose Rizal’s descendant at Rizal’s house in Laguna
We had such a wonderful discussion on intellectual things!
The moment I first jumped into business when my Mom challenged me to sell this authentic, straight-from-Dubai David Jones bag
I still haven’t sold it though. Huhu lol. It’s such a fab bag! If you are interested, just contact me for the price/details. 🙂
The moment I celebrated my birthday in advance with these peeps in Enchanted Kingdom
I swear, the rides were so thrilling I shouted at the top of my lungs. Hahaha!
The moment I survived our DEVC 101 Communication Theory class that had endless readings
I almost thought it was the death of me.
The moment my Mom and I had the most perfect shot (courtesy of my uncle, Tito Jo)
Vigan is love.
Lol, I just realized this part was so Game of Thrones-ish because I called it “the north” though this was just the northern Philippines. Don’t be fooled! 😅
And celebrated my 18th birthday there with the most special person in my life, my Mom!
He actually filled my phone memory apparently because I instructed him to just click and click and click. Hahaha!
The moment my cousin was born
He is such a cutie!
The moment I had photoshoot with my lovely college roomies
Belieber for life!
The moment I treated my bestfriends a trip to Baguio as a post-celebration of my debut
Had such a lovely time! (Although we weren’t complete)
What a total change!
The moment my Mom, who’s obviously my photographer, had this perfect shot that I just loved
The moment I went to my first Manila International Book Fair
My eyes almost balled out after seeing all the books around me. Lol!
The moment my Tito, my Mom, and I just spontaneously decided to go to Mckinley Hill after my first blogging event at BlogEx Manila
The moment I got so sick but still have countless acads to do
The moment I got my first blog sponsor!
The moment I had dinners with my fave college buddies!
The moment we went to communities and met so many amazing people
*screams* I love Devcom!
The moment my Dad visited me at UPLB
The moment I had an all-nighter at a near cafe just outside campus with these lovely girls to cram a video due next day
I was awake for straight 36 hours and I swear, I almost ALMOST gave up. Huhu. #NeverAgain
The moment I cut my hair short
Don’t be fooled. It was only straight right after the haircut but the day after, it was literally a mess. Lol.
The moment I attended Blogapalooza and met these adorable bloggers
Hi Mich and Alyssa!
The moment Karla and I just spontaneously went to Nuvali without even knowing how to get there and how to go back
The moment this white rose from a friend of mine
because who doesn’t love roses???!
The moment I failed to go home at halloween so I video-called with my Mom and loved ones in the province, instead
The moment I had sem-ender with these two and went to Shakey’s from Pancake House real quick
The moment my roommates and I went to Enchanted Kingdom in matchy-matchy outfits
“Uy, yung mga sang’gre [Encantandia] oh!”
The moment I also had sem-ender with these peeps
And tried the anti-laway conscious challenge. Gross but fun! Hahahaha!
The moment I met my favorite blogger of all time, Kryz Uy of ThirstyThought, at Bloggers United Bazaar
She was the one who first inspired me to be a blogger. She’s adorable!
The moment I spent Christmas eve with the fam
The moment I am writing this now at a Starbucks cafe at a city an hour away from our town because there is still no electricity and water in our town due to the recent destuctive typhoon named Nina
That is it for my 2016, loves! How was your year, too? Any goals for 2017? Share them in the comments below.
Happy new year, my favorite people! *insert fireworks here* Enjoy and may God bless you all!