My 2019 Highlights

My 2019 Highlights | Philippines

I don't usually do this highlights thingy and I know I lack personal post na on this blog so I wanted to make up for it. This is a really quick rundown of my 2019 highlights.


We went to Manila Ocean Park to celebrate my kids' birthdays. All of them are January babies. :) One time big time na para isahang gastos lang. :D Watch for our Manila Ocean Park vlog on YouTube.

Manila Ocean Park January 2019

I won a blog writing contest for Hapee Toothpaste. :)

MARCH 2019

I got chickenpox! :( The 3 kids got it first, then me.

And because of that chickenpox, I rekindled my love for crochet.

APRIL 2019

My twin-boys graduated from Kinder 1 and I am so proud of them for being good brothers to Chinita.

Our first time attending the Hot Air Balloon Festival. Thanks, Claire of Passions of SAHM for the FREE tickets!

Hot Air Balloon Festival

The kids went to visit Bicol to visit their grandmother's funeral without me because I had work. :(

I received my second YouTube sahod!

MAY 2019

My first ever underarm waxing experience. Life changing to so I am including this. :) Read my post here.

Laybare Underarm Waxing

Laiya, Batangas escapade with my colleagues at work. I took advantage of it and brought the whole family with me.

Laiya Batangas Escapade

On May 17, 2019, Neri's Crochet Dreams was born.

Neri's Crochet Dreams

JUNE 2019

I almost gave up on our townhouse in Cavite. I don't really want to go into details but I am still holding on to this property for my kids. Fighting pa din!

Cavite Townhouse

Discovered this Yarn Heaven in Marikina. This is now my go-to place when it comes to my yarn needs.

My very first yarn-bomb experience with Gantsilyo Filipino group.

I also learned Macrame from the beautiful Mommy Jaya of Knotty Jaya.


Chinita's very first Halloween experience. She was also featured on The Asian Parent site for Top 40 na Nakakaaliw na Halloween Costumes ng mga TAP Kids.

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One of my favorite crochet projects was finished in October 2019.

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Recommended by my dear friend Eve, we dived into the Curly Girl Method so I could take care of Chinita's curly hair. I joined the CGM Philippines on Facebook for helpful tips. We don't strictly follow the CGM process though I am making sure we are still using CG recommended products such us Human Nature conditioners and shampoos. For my baby girl, we are still using the Johnson's Active Kids' Shiny Drops Conditioner. We also deep conditioned with KeraPlus Brazilian Keratin Smooth.

Curly Girl Method

On November 23, I received my third payment from Google Adsense.

Google Adsense Payment


This is the busiest time of the year for everyone but I tried to spend time with the kids to go out and about on some activities. The first week of December, we went to SkyRanch Pampanga.

First time to experience Disney on Ice at the MOA Arena. Sobrang saya neto! Pati ako nag-enjoy. We only purchased the General Admission tickets and I think it is still worth it by the reactions of my kids.

My last crochet project for this year is these couple Panda which I made as a gift for my friend's wedding. 

To cap off my year, we simply celebrated my 34th birthday with my small family. We went to St Pio in Eastwood to pray, give thanks for another year of my life, and be grateful for all the blessings that we received.

We ended my birthday by going to Marikina Riverbanks with my brother's family to enjoy the rides and have a simple picnic.

There you go, that is much of what happened with my 2019. Andame pala nameng first last 2019! This 2020, I wanted to focus more on building good memories with my kids. More travel and activities sana. January is their birth month and I can't believe that they are growing up so fast. I wanted them to look back into the things that we really enjoyed the most. Hoping I can do this yearly on the blog to have something to look back. Happy 2020 to all of you guys!

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