I know, this is quite a late post. I’m sorry. I just want to have a quick look of my 2013. There were so many things that happened and I’m truly grateful for all the blessings. More and more brands/ companies have given their trust to this blog, which I’m really thankful! 😀
I’ve been trying to think of the highlight of my 2013, until my good friend, Soph, made me realize that it was a travel year for me. Ever since I was a kid, my family and I make it a point to travel at least once a year. We try to squeeze it in during my summer vacation. As soon as I graduated, my once a year travel became more often. Probably, 2013 was one of the books! It wasn’t as intense as my 2009, when I was literally on the plane to travel somewhere every month. Still, 2013 was a good travel year for me. 😀
January, I was in Hong Kong to celebrate New Year with my family. It was one of my memorable New Year celebrations as it was my first time to experience the countdown out of the country. My parents would always want to spend it at home so we could light our own fireworks. As they say, it can drive bad elements away and let luck come in. Finally, my mom agreed to celebrate it somewhere else! 😀
Everything was spectacular. Goose bumps moment… and teary-eye moment! 😀
On the first of January, we were so lucky to watch the longest dragon dance along Canton Road.
We spent this holiday with our nice and nephews so we had to go back to Disneyland! Well, who would ever get tired of Disneyland?!
February, my friends and I went to Siem Reap, Cambodia. We didn’t expect it to be extremely hot at this month, so please just excuse our not-so-fresh looks! Haha!
My March vacation in Japan was supposed to be with my family until my mom realized that my proposed date was the anniversary of the famous Japan tsunami, which was also the time we were in Tokyo. Obviously, she didn’t want to go. Haha! I went with my friends instead. 😀
For May, my friends and I decided to go to Boracay for Laborday. I stayed on the island for a week and it was such a relaxing vacation. Who wouldn’t say no to the beach life?
chill in the morning
party in the afternoon until early in the morning
June, I was back in Japan. I was with my family this time. I did the exact itinerary last March and added a few more. 😀 Oh, and the change of weather from March to June is pretty obvious from what I was wearing. June is the start of their summer and it was really hot!!!
We had some more time to visit the biggest aquarium in Osaka! 😀
It was my first time in Cebu last August. It was the wedding of my good friend, so all of us had to be there. Aside from the fun wedding, everyday was pig out day. We even squeezed in a day trip to the beach! 😀
November was tiring, to be honest. Haha! I was the genius behind the back-to-back-to-back trips and my mom hated me for it. LOL! First week of November, my family and I went to Bangkok, Thailand. There was no tour as my only itinerary for that trip was to eat and to shop. It was literally “shop ’til we drop”!
A week after, my family and I went to Siem Reap, Cambodia and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I didn’t want to go to Siem Reap anymore since I was just there a few months ago. Going in and out the temples can be extremely exhausting. I just didn’t had any choice. I had to do the tour all over again since we were all flying to Vietnam right after.
From Cambodia, we flew to Hanoi, Vietnam. It was indeed a breath of fresh air after the tiring tour in Cambodia. Nature lovers would surely want to go to Hanoi!
Then, we flew to Ho Chi Minh city before going back to Manila.
2013 was my year to explore more Asian countries. I can’t wait for another travel year this 2014! I’m already starting to fill in the months and I’m starting this February! Yay, I’m sooo excited!!! And of course, as for this blog, I’m not going to wish something really big. I’ll just continue to do my best to share what I love to do, at the same time, entertain you, my dear readers. Thank you everyone for continuously trusting in me! 😀 Cheers to a bigger, better, and brighter 2014!!! 😀