Thank You, 2014!

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I know this is the trend, but 2014 has been a really great year for me and I can’t accept not to post a blog about it! It was the year I was able to do some things I have always wanted to do.

I’d like to share with you the highlights of my 2014.

PS: This is a photo heavy post.

JANUARY

New Year’s Day with my family

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Ilo-Ilo and Guimaras trip with PJ

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Bought a new phone, Zooey (Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z) and got a new Globe number

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Bought a new laptop, Goldy (Acer Aspire)

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FEBRUARY

After more than 2 years, I finally had the courage to cut my hair short.

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MARCH

Batangas outing with Infinite Pixel boys

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Celebrated Ate Julie’s birthday with Little Light Ministry kids, organized by U! Happy Events πŸ™‚

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Provided staff augmentation services at IBM-BPI

APRIL

First bowling experience with ECOM colleagues

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My elder brother went home from Cayman Islands after 3 years

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Lunch out with my CD Admin Team (IBM) at Giligan’s Greenbelt 1

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First time to see the PNR train crossing the street πŸ˜€

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Visita Iglesia with PJ riding our bikes. Visited OLA Parish Marikina, Sta. Lucia Church Pasig, Immaculate Conception Parish Karangalan Village, Our Lady of Light Cainta, Sto. Rosario Church Pasig and St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish Masinag.

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Easter with family at Regina Rica

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MAY

Swimming with Infinite Pixel boys at Star Resort, Antipolo City

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Bought my first Longchamp bag, Navy

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Celebrated Mother’s Day at Laguna Hot Spring

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Got my 3rd pair of Havaianas slippers at Make Your Own Havainas 2014 held in Glorietta 4

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First time to go to Obando Town Fiesta, with friends

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Got my first Sennheiser earphones from Egghead, Robinson’s Galleria

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Sto. NiΓ±o de Cebu visited OLA

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JUNE

First time to go to a bridal fair with PJ at SMX Convention Center

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Got featured at DZBB’s photo report during the transpo strike. Find me. Haha

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Attended PJ’s kabarkada’s wedding at Sancturio de San Jose Parish, Greenhills

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Prepared dinner for the family in celebration of Father’s Day at home

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Attended my friends’ wedding at OLA Parish

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Received an invitation for the Philippine Fashion Week

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JULY

Pizza, pasta, movie and love on one Saturday evening ❀

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Received this loot bag from Watson’s after winning Patty Laurel’s giveaway promo

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Watched bands and orchestras with Mommy and Daddy at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

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Got myself a powerbank from Singapore. No more “empty batt na ko” moments :p

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IBM-BPI family send-off party for me :’)

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Left my Technical Consultant position and this desk for good. Thank you for more than 3 years, E-Commerce Philippines Inc.

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Joined Vishay Phils. Inc. as EDI Analyst

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Enjoyed my first ever darts tournament with my first ever sportsfest team in Vishay. Go Green!

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AUGUST

First out-of-the-country trip after almost 10 years. Went to Singapore for training. The mandatory shots of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, with the Merlion and my Starbucks tumbler.

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Weekend getaway with PJ and his parents at Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa, Subic.

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SEPTEMBER

Surfing session with friends at Baler. Read my blog about this trip here.

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Planned to leave my new job to apply for another company: Cosmo. Hahahaha

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First fire drill experience in Pacific Star Building

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A lot of areas including our house got flooded because of the monsoon rains

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Vishay IT Teambuilding at Shercon Resort, Batangas

Lunch out with my boss and the new hires at Tony Roma’s Glorietta

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Got this Holy Family from a small raffle during the last 5th OLA Parish Day Committee Meeting. It was my first time to attend the meeting and I have never won from any raffle eversince. According to Fr. Nante, he got it from a pilgrimage, meaning it’s blessed. I finally have something I can hang to our house’s wall :>

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Twister Fries was back πŸ˜€

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OCTOBER

First time to eat this expensive Ben & Jerry’s Fudgy Brownies β™‘ Vanilla ice cream bar with brownie dough chunks and a thick fudge swirl, covered with chocolate cookie pieces and a milk chocolate coating. Ang haba ng description kaya mahal. Hahaha

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Coffee date with Daddy at Starbucks Pacific Star after he brought my passport

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Went to one of U! Happy Events outreach program for sick kids in Quirino Memorial Medical Center with PJ. There we met Kyla ☺

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First Mystery Manila experience with colleagues! We failed our mission but we had fun! ^_^

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Received this personalized Coke bottle from one of our assistant managers πŸ™‚ Been wanting to have this one! ❀

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Glad to be part of the OLA Parish’s Temporalities Ministry. Had our first meeting and celebrated Fr. Nante’s birthday πŸ™‚

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First Oktoberfest experience with friends! Enjoyed the beer, the bands and the umbrella. Haha! Umuulan pero masaya pa rin!

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Pre-birthday celebration with family at Cajun, SM Megamall Atrium

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Salubong ng birthday at our friends’ house while watching The Conjuring. Surprises and friends will always be the best combination!

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Celebrated my birthday with family at Leslie’s Tagaytay

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26th birthday selfie β™₯

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Post-birthday celebration with Infinite Pixel friends at HID Burgers

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Vishay’s Halloween Birthday Bash

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NOVEMBER

First Nail Cottage experience! The place is so Cath Kidston! I wanna stay there forever. Hahaha!

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Sent to China to meet with our users in Shenzhen and Shanghai

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HIMYM barkada at McLaren’s Pub, Greenhills

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Got Michelle Phan’s book with exclusive cover all the way from New York!

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Infinite Pixel Digital Photography launched its new logo

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McDo breakfast with Mommy and Daddy. I love mornings! β™₯

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Bianca Gonzalez’ “Paano Ba ‘To?” book launching and signing at NBS Glorietta 1. Read my blog post about this here.

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DECEMBER

First night of Simbang Gabi

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First yearend party held at One Legaspi Park, Makati. Hosted the party. Performed as Morticia of The Addams Family.Β  Luckily got a Lenovo tablet; it was my first time to win a major prize from a raffle :> I deserve a photo with my boss πŸ˜€

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Accidentally met two of my favorite IBM-BPI friends after almost 6 months at the newly-opended Burger King in Makati Ave.

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After 3 years, my credit card already has zero balance! Reached my goal before the year ended! Woohoo!

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Lunch treat of my boss at Dad’s Glorietta with other presenters

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PJ and I celebrated our 6th anniversary by eating! Hahahaha!

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Last working days for 2014

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Wrapped gifts for my loved ones under our Christmas tree

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3-day Ilocos trip with my family (photos soon)

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Got together with friends on the second to the last day of the 2014. Trinoma β†’ Jollibee β†’ Bulacan β†’ Sancho’s Churros, Maginhawa St. β†’ Ramen Nagi, SM North β†’ Starbucks Tomas Morato πŸ™‚

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Ended the year by hearing the New Year’s Eve Mass…

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It was indeed a wonderful year for me and I will forever be grateful.Β Another year’s about to start. I’m ready for 2015 as long as I have God with me. Ika nga ni Bishop Francis, “Ipagkatiwala sa Diyos ang bagong taon; humiling tayo ng biyaya at lakas ng loob para harapin ang mga panibagong pagsubok.”

I hope you had a wonderful 2014 as well! Cheers!

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