2018 - my Sweetest Year yet

Sunday, December 30, 2018

I can't believe that we are now down to the last 2 days of 2018! Where have all the days gone? Dun dun duuunn..

As always, I find myself wishing I had more days left to do a few more stuff BUT as we all know, there is never enough time for everything. And besides, we cannot do everything at the same time anyway. If that makes sense.

O.K. so this year, North Korea had finally opened up! At last there exists "the rest of the world" for them. I hope we attain world peace! And oh yes!  Speaking of world, the universe rather, Philippines had won its 4th Miss Universe title. Woot! Quite frankly, I must say that was pretty obvious, almost a no-brainer decision. No offense to the other gorgeous ladies. I am sure everyone did their best!

Well, enough of global events.. Let us now take a look at some happenings in my life this year... If I may interest you with my personal 2018 events..

Weddings 

I attended 2 this year. First was that of my closest favorite friend, Bell to Jason. It was full of dramas and laughter at the same time. Second was that of Sunshine and Jason. (wait a minute they were both married to a Jason?! I just realized this now.) I was the maid of honor this time and yes they had it all planned for me to get the bouquet. And you know what this means - - - I will be the next... Fill in the blanks. Only time can tell. :)

Reunions 

The first grand reunion happened in California in April at the De Leon's wedding with all my long time friends from the Philippines and Singapore. I loved every moment of it! Another epic one was my homecoming in the Philippines. It always felt like I have never left home. And of course another crazy adventure with Glaiza and Jaja this time with Mildred. As always, it was one heck of a long ride!

Travels 

I realized I have not travelled this year as much as I did in the past. I have only gone out of town 4 times this year. Los Angeles was just nice and warm. Just what I needed coming from a dreaded Canadian winter. The food was great especially the Porto's Cheese Rolls. Mmm.... Jumping off the Kawasan Falls of 15 meters high was exhilarating, unfortunately, it caused me my back injury which I am still suffering from at the moment. That was when I had to limit my seemingly unstoppable nature in the name of adventure. On the other hand, swimming with the gentle giants, the whale sharks in Oslob was an unforgettable first. And the crazy landscapes and breathtaking rock formations in Utah and Arizona are mind-blowing! Never had I imagined I could gaze at glorious sunset and beaconing moonlight at the same time. Almost a phenomenon for me. Lastly, Montreal and Quebec had become even more charming to me with the company of a charmer to enjoy the views. And oh, the special romantic dinner with matching ambiance and music background at the Bistro 1640 restaurant was the highlight of that trip!

Lessons

If there is one lesson I learned or relearned this year is that loving is the most compelling yet rewarding endeavor you can ever make use of your time. For the last 7 years or so, I thought I have already earned my bachelor's degree in loving, yet I realized there is so much more to it. It is quite refreshing to understand and view love in a different light really. I had to unlearn and relearn some aspects of it. As much as I had to work on my personal capacity to love, I also had to condition myself to receive love in return. Oh yeah, trust me, I still have my monologues from time to time to remind me of this. Nevertheless, I am all ready to embrace all its intricacies that I have yet to discover. 

Blessings

Of the countless blessings I have received this year, I behold the gift of relationships the most - my constant ones and of course, my sweetest surprise. I could not be any more grateful! :D

Thank you Lord for everything!!!

And thank you everyone for visiting my page! 

God bless us all!

As per my yearly tradition, here is a video in review of my 2018:













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