Finding the light

"Get excited about the little things. About wearing a new outfit for the first time. About Sunday brunches with your best friends. About the new cute guy in your class. About finding an extra dollar in your pocket. About anything that even remotely makes you happy because as you grow up, passions fade and enthusiasm gets mistaken for foolishness. So don't let the grey world stop you from shining."

Closed 2013 with so much enlightenment and peace, thus a not-so sporadic summary of all things good: Sunday brunch at my latest happy place with Little Miss International and the golden sun. Celebrating the wonderful life of our fine-looking dear great-aunt, her sixty-plus years filled with love and blessings. Enchanting goodbye views at my sister's 28th floor condo. One crazy Halloween housewarming. A farewell-for-now dinner with one of our best girls who was off to Dubai for the time being and a long and fun evening of catching up with another elementary classmate who was visiting from America (both not in photo). As per usual, restaurants that taste and feel like home. Christmas came early at the Aguirre's one Saturday night as we devoured delicious Ilonggo food—pancit molo, chicken inasal, grilled tilapia, smoked bangus, and paella negra. Reunited with my fellow travel enthusiasts as we roamed the city and ended up in a place abound with food trucks; clearly so much has happened since I left. A last-minute invite to Kwento ng Pasko with my fellow Forever Kapamilyas, which we obviously and gladly accepted. In full support of our cousin and the rest of the Philippine Madrigal Singers for their golden anniversary concert (plus the prelude at PassionFest) and just our luck, there were lots of surprise guests. And definitely a lot more. There are just so many to be thankful for. Cheers to the year that has been and together let's see how bright 2014 looks!


  1. I hope you have a great year! I love the quote at that top of this post makes me smile!

    1. Why thank you Brittany, for stopping by and for your words. You have an amazing blog and enjoyed reading your about page. Take care :)