The best ways to describe year 2017: freaking scary, unexpected, life-changing, liberating, love, love and more love!❤️❤️❤️
January. US visa was approved. February. Came back to Coron for a birthday trip. AlDub soap premiered. March. Went by with tapings and endless bashing. April. I was back exploring Polilio Island in Quezon. Barely surviving stress! I’m a monster at work. May. BTS Live Trilogy Episode III concert. Survived! Relieved! Short trip to Baguio City with Demboy and Mamadoy. June. First mountain to conquer in 2017, Mt. Mag-asawang Bato in Tingloy, Batangas. Team building in Shercon Resort and Ecology Park in Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas. Canadian visa approved. Flew to Sterling, Virginia, USA. Bill and I personally met at the airport for the first time. Off we go to Louisville, Ohio. July. Celebrated 4th of July together and I was off with the dela Paz’s to Canada. First stop: Ontario and then the Oribiana’s in Toronto, Canada. Crossed the border back to US. Home bound. August. Art and Roc’s wedding day in Tagaytay. Explored the falls in Bolinao, Pangasinan with Mean. Waiting. Hurting. In pain. Made a life-changing decision. September. Masungi Georeserve trip. Reflecting. Thinking. Still Hurting. First movie didn’t push through. Waiting. Bored. Impatient. October. Happy Project first shooting day! November. Visited Montemaria Shrine, Batangas. Applied for a Schengen visa. December. Schengen visa was approved. Happy Project Team flew to Zurich, Switzerland for the St. Gallen shoot. First snow and winter experience!🙈 2017 is epic!❤️
2014 is one challenging year. Until the very end, I am still conquering time and trying to meet the impossible but I have no right to complain. My blessings are outpouring throughout the year. There may have been snags and pain but not enough to break my spirit. Nothing comes easy. Behind the hardships there are beautiful memories worth remembering each day. There are experiences that I faced myself and never regretted because I acquired learnings.
I took part on three beautiful shows in 2014: Rhodora X, My Destiny and soon to air Once Upon A Kiss. Jennylyn Mercado was a revelation. The efforts she and the other cast gave to the show were overwhelming. They were very supportive until the final day. I could not deny the chemistry of Mark and Jen as well as Tom and Carla. My first out of the country shoot happened in Singapore for My Destiny. Bb. Joyce Bernal remains to be one of the most grounded and down to earth director. I am in awe with her ideas in My Destiny. Working with her again in Once Upon A Kiss was a blessing. I look forward to seeing our show on air this year.
I finally conquered Sagada and Banaue Rice Terraces. It was the most memorable out of town trip this year followed by Baler and Cebu City.
I made new friends and lost some along the way but nonetheless I remained hopeful. I had to let go of some people as much as it pains me to see them go.
Let me thank you all for being a part of my 2014. This year will never be awesome without you all.
To my family, thank you for the unconditional love, patience and understanding. My brother got married and we gained an instant family member. It was the best decision he made and we were there to support him. My parents made time to be there and set aside their differences.
To my friends, thank you for keeping me sane and happy, thank you for being my distraction when life gets tough. It gets easier each day when you know you have friends to lean on.
To everyone at work, I love you all and I am so grateful to have you around. If I fail to notice your hardwork or show my appreciation, I apologize. Forgive me if I may have been cruel to you at some point. Know that I regret every harsh words that I had to say. Understand that we aim for the best always so please bear with me and continue to do good. Take every criticisms as a challenge to do better. Rest assured that I don’t keep grudges. Let’s pray for high ratings and more shows this year.
All the best in 2015! May the coming year bring us more love, prosperity, peace and happiness!!! Cheers to good health and long life! Happy New Year!❤️
What kind of a friend I am depends on the kind of friendship you are offering. I can bare my heart and soul. Show you how great I can be beneath my flaws and all. Let you judge me, trample or laugh at my absurdity but still I will remain caring and understanding towards you. Fight for you until the end. Keep your secrets until I die. But forgive me if I may have secrets of my own that I cannot tell but rest assured it has nothing to do with you. I remain loyal no matter what but please understand if I don’t share your opinion. I choose to believe my conviction even if everyone is against it. But betrayal in friendship is something I cannot forgive. I would rather be confronted than listen to sugarcoated lies. Believe me when I say that I can turn my back on you if you betray me. So don’t let greed and lies turn you into someone I despise the most. Don’t let me become a cruel person.
If we reflect each day of our lives, we will find that there are plenty of people, things and occurences to be thankful for. No matter how bad it turns out today, don’t be dishearten because everything happens for a reason. We may not understand it now but who knows in the future we may find the reasons and the answers to our questions. Have a blessed Sunday everyone! ❤❤❤