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Highlights of my 2016


2016 has been a so-so year for me; I actually don't know what to feel about it LOL. Despite all the challenges I've had this year (and the ones to come), it's still a good life and I'm reminding myself of that by counting down all the highlights of my 2016.

 1. I SAW THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Ticking something off your personal bucket list is always a good feeling; this year, I finally got to see the legendary Great Barrier Reef, the biggest living creature on Earth. I got to see the famous Wally the Maori Wrasse too and most of all, the visit to the Reef was life- changing: I've realized how small we are and that the surface of the ocean is just the beginning of it all; there's so much more to discover underneath, so much life to cherish and take care of. I've never felt this passionate about the ocean until I visited Great Barrier Reef and saw the dozens of creatures that depend on it.


2. I VISITED THE ANGKOR WAT

Another one ticked off my bucket list. A teary- eyed visit to the Angkor Wat made my year as well because I've always been fascinated about History; this visit was like a journey back in time and a satisfying peek at ancient wisdom.

3. I VISITED ILOCOS

- Finally got to visit the jewel of the North, Ilocos. It's always a pleasurable experience going around the Philippines because it makes you feel how blessed we are in terms of natural wonders.

4. I VISITED LULJETTA'S HANGING GARDEN SPA

Finally got to visit the popular spa by the mountains. It was just a thankful experience to see that there are still good patches of nature left in the metropolis.

5. I VISITED TOKYO, JAPAN FOR THE SECOND TIME

Went back to experience Tokyo more and I was never disappointed!

6. BECAME AN AMBASSADOR FOR MY FAVORITE BRANDS

I got to be a Palmolive Girl, Cetaphil Ambassador, and part of the Guerlain Beauty Council. The trust of brands affirms that I'm doing a pretty great job in Blogging (still!), plus it's always been a dream of mine to work with my most favorite brands!

7. GOT TO TRY PADDLE BOARDING!

I love Kayaking when visiting the sea and this year was my first time to try Paddle Boarding. Fell the first time, but everything went smooth- sailing from there. New skill, unlocked!

8. TROOPS

My college barkada is basically family and despite so many hurdles last year, I'm still happy that we've overcome them and we're still here, friends and stronger than ever!

9. I AM MARRYING THE MAN I LOVE

The picture says it all. :)

What do I expect of 2017? lots of positivity and prosperity, and good surprises.

2016, farewell, it was great knowing you.

May you have a bright 2017. :)

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9 Lovely Thoughts

  1. what an amazing 2016, ms martha! your photo of the great barrier reef is insaaane!!! but no. 9 is definitely the cutest :-) congratulations on your engagement, and i hope 2017 is even better for you!!!

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  2. Happy New Year Ms. Martha and God Bless always. 2016 is a good year for me. My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. Many unexpected blessings came to me this year. Thank your for being one of them. More blog posts to read Ms. Martha and more power.

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  3. Time flies so fast! It seems like yesterday, i'm reading your bucketlist for 2016 and now we are about to make a new bucketlist. Although i became inactive for a couple of months (due to family matters) , i could still say that i was there and witnessed some of this year's highlights. I know 2017 will bring more surprises to you as you enter a new chapter in your life. More happiness, good health and more blessings to you, Ms. Martha! Happy new year!
    As for me, i'm hoping that this year will be better. 2016 was a rough one, really rough but i'm still thankful for so many things.

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  4. What a great year for you Ms. Martha. I am so happy for you. But the highlight really is the proposal. Oh my can't get over it. Hahahaha.

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  5. Hi Miss Martha! 2016 has really been good to you. Oh my, the #9 😍😍😍 Happy New Year! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  6. Wally the Humphead Maori Wrasse looked like a CGI. It's such a beauty; you must have been in awe when you swam beside him! ^-^ And again, congratulations on your engagement, Miss M! Happy New Year!

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  7. Currently here at province and I'm struggling for an internet connection! Ugh! But still manahe to find one and greet you Ms. Martha a happy and prosperous new year! �� Thankyou for the all year long of beauty tips and suggestions that helps us girls to try different things, be as confident as ever and make things happen! I wish 2017 will be more as lovely as 2016! Goodluck to all of us!

    Love, Ella ❤️

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  8. Indeed there is so much to be Thankful for..there maybe ups and downs. But the main purposes is you pass 2016 with flying colors and there so much learning from each experience u had. But, I think themain highlight of 2016 is getting engaged with 'Pikachu' este your loving boyfie! It will be another chapter to your life..and I know it will be a great journey! Cheers to 2016! And claim it..that your ready for 2017!😊

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  9. I love how you took that photos.. nakita mo na pala si Dory miss Martha haha ang cute

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