Taking One Final Look at 2012.

Before 2012 comes to an end, come join me as I take a one final look at a year full of love, friendship, challenges, opportunities, and everything else in between.

New Year's Eve 2012

My very first photo with T. We spent New Year's Eve watching fireworks from a cliff in Tagaytay Highlands before joining our friends back in Manila for the parties.

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences (part 3): Hotel Tour & Brasserie Boheme.

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Day 2

The morning after our mustache theme party, T and I went around The Picasso to explore the different parts of the hotel.

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences (part 2): The 'Stache Bash.

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T's birthday was coming up though I knew he was never really for hosting big parties. But it was his big three-oh and I wanted to do something for him. His high school friends usually have an annual Christmas get together and I thought that would be a good cover-up for a surprise party.

Months before, I booked a loft at The Picasso Boutique and planned to order food from Conti's, so that left only the theme for me to take care of. I wanted a "Mustache Bash" for T since it was his 30th and what better symbol of manhood than a mustache. It was also timely since T was really growing a mustache. Serendipity!

Dear Santa, I Want An Apple iMac.

I knew I was good this year so I'm planning to get myself a nice gift. It was a toss up between a nice watch and the new iMac. Practicability won so I'm going for the computer.

Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas! I am such a Christmas person. I look forward to Christmas even more than my birthday.. Seriously.

I was just surprised that it's almost Christmas already. Been too busy with other worthwhile things (those who follow me on Twitter know what I'm talking about), that I didn't notice that my favorite holiday is here! I wasn't able to do Simbang Gabi or wrap presents -- things I love to do -- because my brain is still tired from all the frenzy. Good thing, T and I went to the mall yesterday and a little Christmas spirit rubbed on us both. We even met Santa! ;)

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences (Part 1): Tour of the Loft.

For T's early birthday celebration, I booked a loft at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences.

Create A Smile: An Acacia Toy Drive.

If you're planning to give back to those in need this holiday season, Acacia Hotel is having a Christmas Toy Drive.

Be one of the first 200 people to donate a minimum of toys with a retail value of at least P250 and be treated to a FREE breakfast buffet at the Acacia Hotel.  Succeeding donors will get 15% dining discount at the Acaci Restaurant.

Moshi Koshi Noodle Boss.

After the Nike We Run Manila 10K race, I told T I needed comfort food for my aching joints.