Thank You, 2016!

Another year is about to end, which means it’s time for me to write something lengthier than usual. Facebook’s On This Day feature allowed me to look back through my old year-end posts, and I noticed these recurring themes: food, friends, family, and fun!


In recent years, Instagrammers have been posting their best 9 pictures, especially from October to December. I generated mine earlier, and it’s composed of mostly food shots! During the first part of 2016, I attended foodie events on almost a weekly basis, which made me constantly have content for my YouTube channel. Thank you to all the restaurant owners and managers who believe in our capacity to help them, and for the great food, of course!


My best 9 on Instagram! @astroboyisgay



Food is best shared with friends, right? This year, some people I met through Zomato decided to form The Food Crawlers. Although we have different roles, – writers, photographers, vloggers – one thing we have in common is our love for food! I particularly value the ideas they have for my vlogs, especially when they gamely participate in them! They’re such creative, witty, and fun people to be with! I value them a lot, especially Mickey and Richard!


The Food Crawlers!

Another group of friends I am grateful for are my fellow RareJob tutors (and also some of the staff), particularly the “Antwehs and Titas.” They are the kind of people you’d very much want to work with because they continuously lift you up with inspiring stories, contagious laughter, and motivational advice! No crab mentality at all! Although our job is home-based, it feels like we’re one huge happy family thanks to constant chatting and regular meet-ups. We all love RareJob for bringing us together, allowing us to earn well, helping us grow as educators, and providing chances for everyone, everywhere! In case you’re interested to join us, register now! 🙂


The Titas of RareJob – beautiful inside and out! ❤ (pic by J Marie)


With the “Antwehs” of RareJob and some of the staff/officers! (pic by J Marie)


Speaking of family, my dad visited the Philippines in February and stayed for a month. One month felt like only a week, though! It felt great to fetch him at the airport, but it was devastating when he already had to leave! When he looked back at me and my sister, all of us savored the moment because we didn’t, and still don’t know, when will we be seeing each other again. I hope our mom and brother could also visit soon! Fingers crossed!


An extended birthday celeb with my dad and sister. Oh, I turned 30 this year!


I’ve always been a positive person, so enjoying life is something I’m good at! I had so much fun not just with my family and friends, but also with the love of my life, my dear Leo! We celebrated our 6th anniversary in July, and for a change, we decided to celebrate it by traveling to Cebu! It was both our first time there, making the trip even more memorable! I renewed my passport in September, while he finally applied for one in October, so hopefully, we could plan an international trip soon! I love you, dear! :-*


My dear. ❤

And that’s a wrap for 2016! Cheers to an even better 2017!


2016 Project 365, Day 254: New Adober Contract!

Photo #254: September 10

Attended Chicken Pork Adobo Network‘s community contract signing earlier! It was nice to see old and new Adober friends! Thank you for the love, Kapamilya. 🙂 Check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel🙂 Like my page, What the F! Many thanks to all those who have been supporting me since I first signed up last year!!! ❤



2016 Project 365, Day 140: Press Kit Favorites

Photo #140: May 19

Some of my favorite stuff from yesterday’s press kit! I was so stoked when I saw the smores from Wicked! I first tasted them last year, and they’re wickedly good! In the background is my first personalized What the F apron! Many thanks once again to Shangri-La Plaza (Official Fan Page)! ❤



2016 Project 365, Day 139: Ippudo + Shang Gourmet Strip

Photo #139: May 18

Attended two yummy events today: Ippudo Philippines‘ dry run at their BGC branch and Shangrila’s press/media launch of the Shang Gourmet Strip. More details via short videos to be uploaded soon! Subscribe to my YouTube channel and like What the F for more foodventure videos!!! 😉 What is busog?! Burp!!! 😀



2016 Project 365, Day 137: Yabu Katsu Sets!

Photo #137: May 16

Had another fun Yabu: House of Katsu event, thanks to these guys! Full tummies and hearts! Hahaha! Thank you as always to Yabu’s marketing team and to my tablemates for the night: Mickey from The Food Crawlers, Cristelle of GirlandBoyThing.com, and Rey of Lifestylebucket! BURP!! 😀



2016 Project 365, Day 128: Marikina Bloggers at Karnevore

Photo #128: May 7

Thank you so much to Karnevore for hosting us! They have new dishes that are so good, I think I’m going to dream about them tonight! Haha! Tommy chops and Sicilian wings for the win! 🙂 Much love from ChadSenga.com,Inside Marikina, Marikenya.com, and What the F! ❤



2016 Project 365, Day 124: RareJob & Zomato!

Photo #124: May 3

Sorry for all the RareJob Philippines, Inc.-related posts, but hey, I love my job! Haha! And today, well, 2 days ago, I met another RJ tutor, but this time via Zomato! Hope to see you at a tutor gathering this year, Anna!!! :-*

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2016 Project 365, Day 123: More Rare Job Friends!

Photo #123: May 2

A few minutes after posting my latest RareJob Philippines, Inc. vlog, I received a message on What the F, and now I have a new RareJob Incorp friend! When I started my YouTube channel, I simply wanted to share my food adventures, but now, I think it’s also a great way to make more people aware of how amazing being a Rare Job tutor is!!! Want to have a flexible schedule and pursue your other passions? Start HERE.

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2016 Project 365, Day 119: Yelp Manila Elite Squad!

Photo #119: April 28

Last year, a high school batchmate encouraged me to use Yelp, but I did not listen to her. However, some of my fellow Food Crawlers influenced me to join, so last March, I created my account. After a little over a month, I’m now part of the Yelp Manila Elite Squad!!! Woohoo! I’m excited to join their events soon! Thank you Laurice and Micah for the push! 🙂