Reflections 2015

reflections2015Before heading on to my sorta personal post, do you notice anything different on my blog? Yeah…got my own domain! After regularly blogging for more than a year now, it seemed apt to get my own domain. And yes, I changed the theme too. I’ve always wanted a minimalist layout but decided to go for a colorful one when I got back. I did retain some elements of the former theme (sort of a memento). Hopefully, this will be the start of something new (insert HSM song…hahaha). On to my real post!

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Photo courtesy of my good friend

It’s nearing the end of 2015 yet I’m doing my reflections on this year this month. Odd right? But I feel that so much has happened both on and offline. And so many things will happen come year end. I figured that the time now to do such pondering is right. With the change happening on this side, I figured that the first post deserves to be something personal. It’s been awhile since I did this. The last one I did was waaayy back in February.

Then came the endless food trips. Food invites slowly started to pour in. It’s still on a steady pace but I really was pleasantly surprised. I mean, this was personal to begin with. A food journey of sorts where I post photos of food and I write my thoughts on it. Those invites were a blessing to me in dining at more awesome restos.

As my gastronomic wanderings filled this site, I was able to share my travels too. I was lucky to be able to fly out thrice this year. Stoked to be back in Singapore and super excited flying out to one of my dream destinations (more on this in a bit). Still, my fave has got to be Batanes. It was just really nice to be away from it all and be one with nature.

There were a lot of happy memories this year and a couple of sad ones. I thought that last year was tough but this year turned out to be twice than that. Being the optimist that I am, you just really have to look on the bright side.

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

Positive thinking does not always change our circumstances, but it will always change us. – John C. Maxwell

It’s true. All you need is one glimmering positive thought to overpower a throng of negative ones. It’s hard to see any positive light but it doesn’t make sense to stay in that negativity pool. So choose: stay and be nega all the way or be positive and hope for the best? There’s always hope. And there’s always a good reason for all those trials. Yeah…I believe in rainbows and pot of gold at the end. But more than that, I believe in Him.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. – Jeremiah 29:11

Yes, I do believe in the future! My hope meter is on a high and 2016 hasn’t even started yet. So far, 2015 has been an interesting year. And in the last two months, I am really hoping to end this year on a good great note. It’s going to be a tough one but I’m gonna keep on PUSHing (Pray Until Something Happens). 😀

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And this photo is so random. Yeah, I am a semi-blondie now. But who knows, I might change it again. Haha. Oh, and hello! Yes, I’m a real person and not a cartoon.
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  1. Oh, for the longest time I thought you were a cartoon hehehe. 🙂 You know what, I saw this quote months ago and thought of you (forgot to share though, sorry!). Well, now seems to be the best time to share this cause you’re one tough woman! 🙂 Pinterest link –> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/388154061613229319/

  2. Hang in there Mae! You know that everything happens for a reason whether we understand it or not. We just have to put our complete trust in Him. Soon, He will let You see the bigger picture and you will tell yourself…Ah, kaya pala it happened… You get the drift of course. 😉 Miss you much! Sundan na ang Wildflour food experience, hehehe. :-*

  3. Very nice and photo-friendly new layout!

  4. You are one of the best at what you do. If it was a band I have, you’d be the lead singer. Have a bright 2016, Mae! =)

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