My Year-Ender

Monday, December 31, 2012

Here comes the jackpot question in advance, 
...What are you doing New Year's Eve?

When I got home earlier from the EPIC dinner and game night with my blog friends, I started with this whole "a year in recap" thingie na parang naging tradition ko nadin every New Year's Eve. Mga 4 or 5 years ko na ata ginagawa to...but every time narerealize ko nalang na napakabusisi nga pala nito! :p Anyway, gathering my 2012's highlights per month just made me realize how good the year has been to me. Thank you for listening, Universe! 


Decided to get my first tattoo on my 26th birthday--an eyeliner tattoo! No regrets, till now, ang sarap kaya gumising ng ready na um-aura (lolz). Magsswimming? Keri! Lol.
I also got surprised by my boy best friend Paul the PR Guy (di pa kami close nun, lol) with an access to the Katy Perry Meet and Greet a day before her concert--which I was also able to watch with my high school friend Alli! Definitely one of the most FUN concerts for me this year, and we were in the Gold Section so ok na na view! Vowed that 2012 will be Concerts Year!


Went to Singapore with my Ate just because. Had no itineraries whatsoever, and my sister was there to visit her friends, so I researched on interesting events in SG for my alone time. Was able to catch the awesomesauce broadway Wicked, and visited the Titanic exhibit!
I also got my first all-expense paid trip bilang isang blogger--a Baguio weekend stay with my long-time blog friends Ava, Pax, and Tracy! We witnessed the flower parade, and also nakapag ukay-ukay sa Baguio! What is classic!
Another Feb highlight was going on a Carlos Celdran Intramuros tour with Pax and Mich!


The month I got my braces! Struggle lang nung first meal ko as a metal-mouth, laughtrip sa friends ko yung different ways ng pag-attempt ko kumain! Sinabi nila papayat daw ako, looking back...Di din! Lolz.
Nung March din nag photo shoot for the Parisian Bloggers Pictorial, na nagkaroon ng dyaheng online liking contest! Hindi man nanalo, I had a great time and may video pang ebidensha with my dance moves, hahaha. One of the best events for 2012!
This month din nagstart my obsession with the 50s / pin-up style (2).


Tambays galore sa house nila Sarah, na may naganap pang pool party. I think every week ako natutulog kanila Sarah nun, paka-nomad lang! Haha!
Also, had the chance to sleepover and blog about Acacia Hotel, a premium accommodation here in Alabang!
Concerts galore month din: Cranberries, Hanson, and Vertical Horizon--with my concert buddy Krissy!


Another best event as a blogger for 2012: Fashion Field Trip with VNC, The Little Thing She Needs, and The Flat Shop! (Blogged here and here).


More hangouts and chill time with my blog friends!
Also tried The Spa's Bridal Package to pamper myself after a tiring but worth it Bloggers United 3 experience.


The month I got obsessed with blazer-shorts look, and tried donning a trench coat dress!
Nag start din nito ang UAAP season,
plus MANELS produced leather passport holders for my blog The Fashionista Commuter. :)


Attended the crazy Bench's fancon for Siwon and Donghae!
Also the month my blog sister Aisa Ipac celebrated her birthday with a surprise party in Ponti's, na sobrang kaguley, panay sayawan, and talunan! Definitely the PARTY OF THE YEAR!
The blog fam also got together to help the typhoon victims through food packing and distribution with Pino Bar and Restaurant's help.


Got obsessed naman with dresses--lalo na yung dress-blazer look.
Also got chosen (and won P10K F21 GCs!) as the Best Dressed during the Lolita event!
I also watched Perks of Being a Wallflowerand, cheesy na kung cheesy, learned a lot of valuable life lessons.


Tried all sorts of styles last October, had fun trying out different looks! Sabi nga nila, makikilala mo rin sarili mo through fashion. :)
Also went from straight-hair-forever to kulotsky! Haha! Biggest change of look since my ombre! Thanks again to Azta Urban Salon for the digiperm!
Went to another one for the books trip to Tagaytay for Fitflop event with blog friends Cheyser, Pax, Tracy, Mother Earth, and Mark (2). Had the best wee hours of the night conversations with the girls!
Had a cray time with Pax and Paul during the first Centerstage MOA Idol! I super love them, sobrang crazy and laughtrip lang palagi!
Zac Efron Day.
Went all the way to St. Mary's Baliuag Bulacan for a guest speaker stint on power dressing with bff Paul.


More style experiments, and pushed myself to wear looks na hindi ko akalaing kaya kong i-keri! Print on print, hot pink pants, denim on denim, and a short gold sequin dress!
One of the bloggers who designed a pair of canvass sneakers for Shulong's exhibit!
Won P10k with my blog sister Pax at the styling contest for DQ x Araneta!

One of 2012's best concert experience: biglaang The Fray with Niche, Paul, and Pax! We were dancing and jumping the whole time!


Series of get-togethers with my families and friends from all walks of life!
Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell visited us in BU4, and dropped by Anagon Collection's stall!
Best weekend getaway: Enchanted Kingdom with my blog friends Paul, Dani, Niche, Kelly, Kyle, Pax, and Mich!
Watched my friends work the catwalk during the Move to the Glorietta Vibe event, with a surprise Bamboo and "Click One" concert!
Anagon Collection's exposure in celebs Saab Magalona, Victor Basa, Divine Lee, and bloggers Kryz Uy, Dani Barretto, and Patricia Prieto's sites!
Series of bazaars: Bazaar for All Seasons, SuperSale Bazaar, Karpos Bazaar, and of course BU4!


Cheers to the best year yet - 
Sabi nga nila Tracy and Pax last night, #NOREGRETS2013!!!
Thank you for completing my 2012, to the new year guys!!! Love you all!



  1. awesome year ender thingie! hehe :D thank you, beb for being a great part of my 2012! Sana pati 2013 din! more bonding! Have a great new year!

  2. Thank you beb! More pls on 2013! Happy new year to you tooo! :)

  3. Super like!!! Happy new year ms.A!! :) idol!

  4. Thank you Rio!!! Happy 2013 to youuu!

  5. THAT WAS AN AMAZING YEAR FOR YOU ANA. Syempre dapat capslock para intense :) More success for 2013! God bless! :D

  6. Cheers to a happier new year for us, sis!! :) So glad to have known you better nitong 2012, sana moremore pa this 2013. I love you!! Let's make bonggang memories this year! ♥


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