In the Philippines, once the -ber months arrive, time seems to be on fast forward mode, and come January, I always say, “Mamaya, Pasko na naman!” (Before we know it, it’s going to be Christmas again!) I’ve been writing year-end blog posts since 2 or 3 years ago, focusing on monthly highlights. This year, however, I’d like to focus on giving thanks.
Photo credit: Rohit Prabhakar
First, thank you to all the foodie invites I received this year! I started this blog simply to comment on other WordPress blogs, which then became an avenue for my Project 365 (I’ve completed my 6th set!), and now, I even write food/restaurant reviews. 2015 is definitely my breakout year as a blogger, with greatly improved stats, particularly the blog views, which tripled in number compared to last year’s 20 thousand: 66k views! Which then leads to…
…thanking my blog readers/followers! The Philippines and the US are the top countries, but I would specially like to thank those from Japan because a lot of them are most likely my students from Rare Job! ❤
Ahhhh, Rare Job. How do I begin thanking you? Thank you for being such a good company to work for. I may be an independent contractor, but you guys make all tutors feel like being part of a huge family! Thank you for the fun tutor gatherings, useful workshops, and the awesome opportunity to give chances for everyone, everywhere!
Thank you as well to ABS-CBN’s Chicken Pork Adobo Network, particularly to my network manager, former UAAP courtside reporter for the UP Fighting Maroons, Michelle Sarthou! I never thought creating vlogs could be so much fun! Thank you for this opportunity of sharing my mostly food adventures to a wider audience! Oh, if you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, please do! 😀
Thank you of course to my family and friends who have been supporting my new career as a YouTuber! Thank you for all the cameos and suggestions, as well as for appreciating all my food recommendations, particularly when it comes to Marikina restaurants! Many thanks as well to new found friends, especially fellow food bloggers! Looking forward to having more gastronomic adventures with you!
And speaking of Marikina restaurants, I would also like to thank the wonderful owners who have become my friends, even like a second family. Special shout-outs to Tito Joy of Mandi’s Grill Grub, Tito Alvin of Tokyo Tempura, Ms. Aya of Bronze’s Shabu Shabu, and Karen of Yohel’s Bagnet Station!
Lastly, I would like to thank my dear boyfriend, Leo. Thank you for your patience, time, and love! 5 years, 5 months, 8 days, and counting. I love you! ❤
Photo credit: Geraldine Lozada
THANK YOU 2015! I’m so ready for you, 2016! 🙂