Things I’m Thankful For In 2017
I always end the year with a blog post highlighting favorite memories for the year or things I’m thankful for. Since 2018 is just few hours away, I believe it’s high time for me to publish this post. I created one last year and I decided to come up with another one this year. So, here I am sharing with you things I’m thankful for in 2017.
1. Trip to Japan
Flying to Japan with the family was one of my favorites for 2017. As mentioned in my series of Japan travel posts, my parents are not so fond of traveling specially if it requires plane rides that last for more than 3 hours. Good thing we were able to convince them to visit Japan last April 2017, just in time for cherry blossom season.
2. Staycations With Family
After our Japan trip, The Abaca Group invited our family for staycation at Abaca Boutique Resort + Restaurant. If you’re looking for a resort in Mactan Island Cebu that’s private, relaxing and serves good food, Abaca Boutique Resort + Restaurant is the place to be! Thank you for always spoiling us, The Abaca Group, not only during the staycation but every time we dine at your restaurants all over Cebu! Staying at Abaca Boutique Resort was definitely one of our favorite staycations!
3. Brand collaborations
I may not be as active (in blogging) as I was during the past years, but I was still able to collaborate with brands such as Clinique, Metro Retail Stores Group Inc., Healthy Options, Canon and a lot more. Thank you to all the brands I’ve worked with! You guys never fail to inspire me to continue doing what I’m doing. Looking forward to be more active and consistent in publishing quality and organic content on my blog, vlog and social media accounts this 2018!
4. New Home
Moving to a new house is one of the most memorable experiences for 2017. From choosing tiles, materials for interiors to filling up empty nooks, the whole process was fun and memorable! Everything went smoothly and we’re glad to have worked with very professional and talented individuals.
5. Creative Deux
I’ve been working as a website developer for almost 5 years already and want to expand my market locally. Aside from web development, I’m also into calligraphy and fashion illustrations. During the last quarter of 2017, I decided to showcase some of my works online via Creative Deux on Facebook and Instagram. I decided to name it Creative Deux because I help clients come up with functional yet creative designs fit for the brand. Let’s be creative together this 2018!
6. The Gift of Family
Family is where the heart is! Thankful for the different family gatherings we’ve had for 2017 – from afternoon coffee sessions, spontaneous dinner, to out of town trips! Looking forward to make more memories with the family this 2018!
7. Real Friends
As they say, as we grow older, we don’t lose friends. We just learn who the real ones are. Grateful for friends who are always there for me no matter what situation I may be in. You know who you are!
Last but certainly not the least, my readers. To the person reading this post, thank you! You inspire me so much to continue doing what I’m doing!
And just like that, we’re capping off 2017! Before I end this blog post, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for being part of my 2017! Let’s make 2018 a better year for all of us! Wishing you and your family a very happy new year! Enjoy NYE celebration with your loved ones no matter where you may be!