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2018 in a Nutshell

2018 in a Nutshell

In my head, I already have at least five different ways to start my 2018 year-end post. But now that I’m typing this post down, I can’t seem to remember any of it. Oh well, here’s to winging it and hoping for the best – which is basically the attitude I have all throughout 2018.

Looking back at my 2017 year-ender post, I see that I settled. Unfortunately for me, that’s also what I feel like I was doing in 2018 for some portions of my life. BUT, I also strived in other aspects of my life which I will happily take and is one of my goals for this year. It’s a year of ups and middle grounds, but overall, I was happy this year. I’ve been consistently happy for the past years and that’s something I’m very grateful for. To commemorate that, I’ll be sharing some of my 2018 highlights.

Travelled to Japan – February

I have been a fan of Japan for forever, but the fear of how expensive it seems like make me wary each time. BUT my friend and I finally took this trip and I don’t regret it one bit. It’s also my first time to experience winter and snow so that just made it more memorable. The food, oh man, worth every single penny. I’m surprised I didn’t gain any weight from this trip. Ahh. I can’t wait to blog about my whole trip for you guys to read. I cannot wait to comeback.

One year with Milo – May

I cannot believed I haven’t blogged about my pupper yet – but if you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, I talk and post photos about him nonstop. It’s been officially a year now since we got him, and I can’t imagine going home and not having him greet me back. He has a bit of an attitude, but I love him so much.

(Kinda) Annual Summer Trip to Singapore – April

We headed to Singapore to spend summer with my dad. I stayed for a week while my brothers and my mom stayed for a little over a month. There’s always a new place we discover each visit and Singapore food never disappoints. As always, looking forward to come back and to try new food!

Got a new pink laptop! – June

If you knew me, you’d know I have wanted a Macbook for forever but it was just not practical. I ended up having the rose gold Asus zenbook. It exceeded my expectations and I’m sure I’ll be using this laptop for at least five years now. I loved the color and the weight, and I love its performance. I’m staying a Windows girl for laptops.

Sydney!!! – September

This is my first out of Asia trip, and oh man, I fell in love. It also helped a lot that my friend’s relative welcomed us so warmly into their home. I have nothing but good things to say about Sydney and I am giddy just thinking about it. I wish I had vlogged it but I was too shy to do so in front of my friend’s relatives hahaha.

Annyeong, Korea! – September

Finally, my family and I are taking out of the country trips that is not to Singapore! We visited when autumn was just starting so it wasn’t cold as expected and the leaves weren’t red yet, but we had fun. They enjoyed the whole trip and I can’t wait for us to visit in a better month.

I have 20/12 vision!  – October

I finally took the plunge and had lasik surgery! Shoutout to my father for paying half of this huhu. It is expensive and scary as heck – I was thinking I could go blind if things go wrong! It was so worth it though. Gone are the days where I must bring my glasses along everywhere. Watch out for the full details on my next blog post. 😊

Tagaytay Staycation – December

This is becoming a yearly thing. We bought along my cousins and grandparents this time. It was also raining our entire stay, so it was really cold – which us kids love. It’s really the perfect weather to have a staycation, imo. My mother’s side of the family doesn’t get to do out of town trips with us often so it’s nice to spend some time like this with them.

Reputation Tour – December

I have been a huge fan of Taylor Swift for more than a decade now. I was super bummed that Reputation Tour didn’t have a Manila leg but being able to end 2018 with watching the concert in HD in our own living room is just a highlight I must add in here. I am living. PS. That ‘I Did Something Bad’ and ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together/ This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things’ performances? Iconic.

That’s it for 2018! If you’re reading until this part, thanks for sticking along. We might not have talked as much but I also lurk, I got you. Here’s to becoming better versions of ourselves and having lots of fun this 2019. Happy new year!

I just realized that this post is basically just a summary of my previous post and this one, hahaha. Oh well, papel. I sucked at blogging last 2018, but I promise to be better this year. New blog post every Wednesday! *fingers crossed*

That’s it for now.


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  • Reply
    Danica R
    January 1, 2019 at 10:49 PM

    you traveled a lot in 2018 I’m jealous haha. Happy New Year, Richel! 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      January 2, 2019 at 10:55 PM

      Happy new year, Dan! 🙂

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