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Things I’m Thankful for in 2016

year-ender-2016I think we can all agree that 2016 was one hell of a shit year for the entire world in general. You’ve got wars and conflicts progressively getting worse, world icons dying left & right, Britain leaving the EU, more terrorism, the war on drugs in the Philippines, Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election, to name a few. But, being the oh-so-positive-I-love-life person that I have always been I like looking at the bright side of life, especially this 2016 — I know, I know… I might be a sociopath right? Haha

This 2016 I’m thankful for…

  1. The opportunity to travel to new places, especially Japan where I had my first snowfall experience.
  2. Being able to work closely with brands I believe in, such as Philippine Airlines. I’ve worked with them for the recent myPAL Roam campaign where we traveled to Bali to do a video shoot, and our ads have been seen in NAIA 2 and PAL’s Mabuhay magazine.
  3. Being invited by Indonesia Tourism Board to travel around Indonesia with other creatives and meeting people from other SEA countries. I got to see Komodo Dragons!!!!
  4. Other work opportunities that not only challenge me to be a little bit more creative, but have given me the chance to do things I haven’t before; like shooting a hair tutorial for Sunsilk and it became a YouTube ad!
  5. Meeting new people, but most importantly having the chance to build even deeper relationships with people I’ve known for a while. You guys know who you are.
  6. Starting new chapters, the kind where I can’t even talk about publicly yet.
  7. Pursuing YouTube and having some success with it.
  8. The continuous support I get from my readers/followers. I love you guys.
  9. Taking on challenges that are out of my comfort zone, such as teaching my first Leap Class for DLSU where I talked about traveling. I enjoyed it, but found out that doing long talks aren’t really my thing. Haha
  10. Traveling back to my favorite continent Europe, and visiting London, Amsterdam and Paris all over again.
  11. Having enough in life that I was able to share with others in need, especially the less fortunate.
  12. The fact that I still have my loved ones in my life, I’m thankful everyday to have them here with me. One thing that I really felt in 2016 was how life can end any time, and that scares me the most.
  13. The negative moments that have occurred but taught me life lessons and helped me grow.
  14. Getting engaged to my person, Gab, and in Paris no less! ❤️


These are just to name a few amazing things to happen in 2016. I’m grateful to be alive, to be able to experience all life has to offer both good and bad. For 2017, I wish you all a great and safe New Years celebration. May we all enter the new year with hope, love, happiness and continue the rest of the year with grace in our hearts.


What are you most thankful for in 2016? :-)

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  • Reply andreiparas 31 December 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Happy New Year Camie and Congrats on your engagement!!! May you have more blessings and opportunities this 2017! Let’s claim it! <3 :)

    • Reply Camie Juan 1 January 2017 at 4:11 am

      Wishing the same for you Andrei! Happy 2017! ❤️

  • Reply Augustin Ra 31 December 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I recently blogged the things I’m thankful of this year and I’m so glad that I’ve done it. Congratulations on getting engaged, Ate Camie. Good luck on 2017. Happy new year!

    • Reply Camie Juan 1 January 2017 at 4:12 am

      Yeah, it’s a great way of looking back and realizing things aren’t that bad if you find yourself being a little too negative. Have a great 2017!!! ❤️

  • Reply behappylikeyeah 31 December 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Always love reading your blog and watching your vlogs!!! <3 Happy New Year Ate Camie! Super Congratulations on your engagement!!! <3

    • Reply Camie Juan 1 January 2017 at 4:13 am

      Thank you so much for always supporting ❤️ Happy New Year and hope you have a great 2017 ❤️

  • Reply Pia 31 December 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I’m thankful for having finished college, traveling to places that i’ve always wanted to visit, and for launching my blog. Congratulations on your engagement, Camie! ❤️ I was in a UV Express when I saw your Facebook post and it was so difficult for me to contain my excitement and happiness for you that I squealed a little, and the lady beside me gave me the weirdest look

    • Reply Camie Juan 1 January 2017 at 4:13 am

      Those are great milestones! And thank you. Haha you’re so cute!! Have a great 2017! ❤️

  • Reply Nix 31 December 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Congratulations on your engagement, Camie! :)

    • Reply Camie Juan 1 January 2017 at 4:14 am

      Thanks Nix! Have a great 2017 ❤️

  • Reply Angela Fernando 31 December 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Love you, Camie! Have a wonderful 2017! :)

    • Reply Camie Juan 1 January 2017 at 4:14 am

      Thank you! Have a great 2017! Love ya too ❤️

  • Reply Hannah Calvadores 1 January 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Love you so muh Camie! Happy that 2016 turned to be a great one for you!

  • Reply Cae 1 January 2017 at 1:43 pm

    What a prosperous year it was indeed <3

  • Reply Aica 1 January 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Happy New Year, Camie! I agree with you that it has been a shit year for the world in general but that doesn’t mean we have to let it affect the good things that actually happened to us. And also yay I agree with you re: first snowfall in Japan because I experienced that just a few days ago too! Anyway here’s to a wonderful 2017 for you and congrats to you and Gab (And hopefully I get back to Japan soon too because I just love that place huhu lol)

  • Reply Andi 1 January 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Congrats Camie! You deserve all the best! Here’s to a new year full of opportunities, adventures and new chapters. :)

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  • Reply Yobella 2 January 2017 at 2:04 am

    I love this post, it reminds me to be thankful despite of wallowing on the hard times that I got a lot in 2016. Thank you for reminding us to be grateful. :)

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  • Reply Armi Mariee 2 January 2017 at 6:54 am

    Happy New Year, Camie!! <3 Congratulations on your engagement, to your achievements and future achievements! You deserve it! :*

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  • Reply Abby 2 January 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Congratulations on getting engaged! :)

  • Reply Nichie 2 January 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Oh, Camie, it’s those sociopathic tendencies of yours that’ll hopefully keep us all from killing each other in the new year HAHAHA. Congratulations on your engagement and I wish wonderful things for you, and your person! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Corinth Suarez 3 January 2017 at 2:56 am

    So happy about your engagement! Cheers to a better year! <3

  • Reply Daniela Soriano 3 January 2017 at 9:20 am

    Aww sounds like you had an awesome year! May this one be even better!!

  • Reply Da Dominguez 3 January 2017 at 10:29 am

    No matter how shitty 2016 was, I’m still thankful because all the hardships I’ve gone through turned out to be great lessons that I’m taking with me for life. Again, congrats on the engagement, Camie! I’m genuinely happy for the both of you, and I’m soooo excited what 2017 has in store for you & Gab. Hehe *fangirling*. Thank you for inspiring me through wild-spirit. Blogging has helped me a lot in coping with everything. Happy New Year! ✨

  • Reply Alissa 6 January 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Camie, I’m so happy for you :) I have been following you for years and look where you are now. You deserve all those blessings. May 2017 fulfill all your goes in life. NYC soon, eh? :)

  • Reply Hannah 7 January 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I’ve always loved the way you brew your thoughts into words. You’re simply being yourself (plus with your creative mind) that’s why people keep on visiting ur blog. :) Congrats on ur engagement Camie! We’re sooo happy for u & Gab. <3 Cheers to 2017 and may it be a more amazing year!

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