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2019 Project 365 Day 365: Last Meal of the Year

Photo #365: December 31

This caps off my 10th batch of Project 365 photos! Can’t believe it has been 10 years already! May our 2020 be filled with whatever we are passionate about!

Eating early as always because we’re too tita to stay up late na hahaha

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Arigatou and Sayonara, 2019!

2019 is probably my most expensive year, but everything’s worth every peso/yen. I am rich in memories and friends!

I went to Japan thrice: Fukuoka & Nagasaki in March, Yamanashi in July, and Tokyo in November. The first one was planned for almost two years, while the latter ones were unexpected, especially the latest trip. Having a multiple-entry visa is both a pro and a con: on the one hand, it’s so much easier to schedule visits to Japan, but on the other, I feel this constant itch to go there repeatedly! I know I will visit again, just not anytime soon. I need to recuperate financially, but I don’t have any regrets. Every experience is unique and just makes me love Japan even more. One of my dreams is to visit all of their 47 prefectures, and so far, I’ve been to just 6 (including Chiba and Yokohama). Slowly but surely! ^^

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The UAAP basketball season was shorter this year because of the SEA Games. I am proud to say that I was present at all of the UP men’s basketball team’s games! That meant various extra expenses: tickets, transpo fare, gas/parking fees, food, merchandise, cheering paraphernalia, etc. No complaints, though! I’ve been cheering for them since 1999, and I have no plans of stopping. In addition, I found new friends who share my passion and energy for supporting the UPMBT and UP in general. I don’t recall exactly how it happened, but people now call me the “patron saint” of UP fans! Hahaha! Not sure if it’s because of being a long-time supporter, helping people get tickets, or both?! 😀

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Because of my Japan and UAAP basketball experiences, I’ve become much closer to a few long-time friends. I also gained a new family thanks to the #UPFight community on Twitter, particularly my core group: Grace, Bea, Tiff, Golda, Mark, Li, and Phim! Despite meeting most of them just this year (Bea and Grace in college), I feel like we’ve known each other for years! Moreover, a few players followed me back on Twitter and Instagram, including *gasp* Shaun Ildefonso of NU!!! Basketball fan goals!!! (sobrang kilig ko dito hahaha di pa ako maka-get over!!)

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Of course, all these won’t be possible without my job, so I will never get tired of saying I am forever grateful to RareJob! Here’s to more lessons, Japan trips, and school support in 2020!!!

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2019 Project 365 Day 364: RareJob Good Tutor Awards

Photo #364: December 30

These were delivered today! 2019 GTA haul: 3 awards each for affiliate conversion and student loyalty! Maraming salamat, RareJob, Inc.! ありがとうございます to my students! #WeAreRareJob #GoodTutorAwards

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2019 Project 365 Day 363: Bruce Quebral Birthday

Photo #363: December 29

Taken in 2004: my first picture with Bruce Quebral!!! Kobe, Ricci, and GDLs, magbigay pugay sa OG heartthrob ng UPMBT! 😂😆

Happy birthday, itay! Sana sa next reunion ng 2004 team, kumpleto na tayo! #UPFIGHT ❤️💚

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