Looking Back at 2018

Last year, I focused on learning new things—from photography to pottery, seaweed foraging and learning to ride a bike in the streets of San Francisco.

January

Exploring composition ⑊ I wanted to get better at photography, so I enrolled in a class at a photography center close to home. It gave me a chance to share my work with other people and hear their thoughts about my work.

February

Bouldering in Bishop ⑊ After fracturing my ankle in 2017, I decided that the best place to rebuild my foot muscle is to climb in Bishop. Jk. Jeremie did most of the climbing. 😂

March

Cross-country train experience ⑊ I took an Amtrak train ride across the country and watched the landscape change as we sailed from state to state. Read about that experience here ↝

April

Seaweed foraging ⑊ There are so many different kinds of seaweed! Growing up in Cebu, I thought I'd seen it all, but apparently, there's many different kinds. We learned, gathered, and dried our own weed. 😏

May

Cebu & Bohol ⑊ Nothing beats going home, seeing family and friends, lounging by the beach, while enjoying fresh seafood!

June

Pottery class ⑊ A welcome change from being on a computer all day. Shaping clay was like meditating. It didn't come naturally for me, but once it did, it felt satisfying.

July

Met up with old friends in LA ⑊ We're starting a tradition of meeting up at least once a year. We've been friends since grade school, and now we're all here in the US living in different cities!

August

Accepted an offer for full-time work ⑊ After a year of doing contract work so that I could travel freely, I took a chance and accepted a full-time job. This time, however, I'm allowed to work from home so I can still sort of travel every now and then.

September

Our first bear sighting in Colorado ⑊ While driving down one morning, we spotted a brown bear casually walking towards us. Our first wild bear sighting was, ironically, in a residential neighborhood.

October

Weekly food delivery service ⑊ Trying to be healthy while working busy schedules, we signed up for a local food delivery service. Here's to being healthier!

November

Trip to Japan ⑊ This trip was absolutely magical. We spent two weeks in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Naoshima island, where I finally got to test my cycling skills. It was a dream come true. Read about our experience here ↝

December

Joshua tree ⑊ We drove to the desert to see the strange-looking trees and climb the many boulders. It's something you don't see every day. Unless maybe if you live there.

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