Thank you 2016!

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My 2016 Diary
I never thought that this cover of my diary will actually reflect on my over-all achievement  in 2016. How amazing. Indeed, a lot of opportunities came, travels, hike, online business and even the opportunity to finally able to know and met Him on the persona of different faces.

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This was just initially my goals on the start of the year. Very few compared on what we’d accomplished. There are some left behind and I consider them as my waiting targets. They are not impossible to met, especially the Master’s Degree, so no rush,  I still have a long way of preparation for those. For Sky Ranch and Sky Eye, I don’t know, maybe because we know how accessible it is for us so we just reserve it on more lazy and impromptu days.

This year has been the most adventurous time of my life. So many first, so many new experiences, tiring, exhausting, and yet unforgettable and life changing. I was able to figure out what I really wanted to do for the rest of life. The path is much clearer now, since I was able to start few of the things I never thought I can do.

  1. First airplane and travel experience with siblings and cousins in Cebu

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The whole gang at the fresh water pool in Plantation Bay

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Saltwater pool in Plantation Bay

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One of the island of Mactan

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First island hopping experience at Mactan, Cebu
2. First hike experience with college buddies which turned into travel buddies.

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Mt. Talamitam, Nasugbu, Batangas

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The squad: IA’s Mountaineering Group 😀

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Took a dip at Layong Bato (batisan)

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Buntot Palos, Pangkil Laguna

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Sea of clouds along the way of Tanay, Rizal

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Mt. Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal

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Tinipak Riiver, Brgy. Daraitan

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Mt. Maculot Rockies, Cuenca, Batangas

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My boyfriend on the most instagramable spot of Maculot Rockies

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Burot Beach, Calatagan, Batangas
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Sea of clouds at Mt. Maynuba, Brgy. Cayabu, Tanay, Rizal
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3. First travel with just the two of us

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Daytrip at San Narciso, Zambales
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4. First overnight camping  experience at Masasa Beach, Tingloy Island 

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One morning at Tingloy Island

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Clear waters of Masasa Beach

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Third Anniversary travel ❤

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First official backpacking experience as a couple
5. First time to join an outreach activity

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Outreach program at Osmeña Elementary School, Jose Panganiban, Camarines, Norte

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First time to join an organized event (c) Ulayaw Ahon

Wel,l all my first time are not just related to traveling and out of town trips, there are also some life changing situations that I’ve been to.

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Fieldtrip at La Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan

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First teachers’ outing at Laiya Beach, Batangas

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It was in the mid-week of July when I decided to attend The Feast Manila, since I already now Bro. Obet Cabrillas during our last retreat in Tagaytay. Since then, my week is no longer complete with an experience on this happiest place on earth. I regretted not knowing it when I was just a student.

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And in September, we tried to attend The Feast Bay Area on PICC. Both me and Beb were amazed just by the presence of Bro. Bo Sanchez, it was our first time. Before we’re just reading his books and now we are seeing and hearing him live, preaching. It was the best decision we made this year. Each week is full of learning that we are trying to actualize on our daily life.

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Because of him, I got the courage to treat my parents on a simple date, to love them unconditionally and to endure all the hardships as long as I’m with them . I learned to accept the responsibility just for them.

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Kaligrafia, our online business

And lastly, one of our best accomplishment this year is being able to start our online business, Kaligrafia. It is calligraphy shop both in Instagram and Facebook which offers complete starter kit for people who wants to try the art of handwriting. It was actually by the motivation we got from attending The Feast. It was a passion project, a proof of courage on trying things we’re really passionate of.

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Page 1 of 365 version 2017. 
So this 2017, since I’ll be taking another risk on my teaching job, I actually planned to postponed all my travel goals and focus more on funding our online business (and future travels) while staying at home and waiting to be deployed on my new prospect school. Another thing is to invest on life skills, like driving, TEFL certificate and free diving. I’m not sure if I can, but I will and I have to.

 

 

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