The One with The Extremely Lax 10 Year Celebration

 Like they say, it’s better late than never. I had originally set this to go live on the eve of my blogging “career’s” 10th year birthday but I was too busy living in the real world to make this post.

So I guess this year’s resolution ought to be: to be more punctual but to live a more meaningful life while documenting it as necessary as possible. Or you know, whatever.

So to continue…

I have a thing for traditions. I used to love them soo much but I’ve eventually killed most of them off but kept this one- just because.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! I’ve been blogging for 10 wonderful, crazy years!! WHERE’S MY AWARD?!

If you click the years below, you will be able to see the changes I’ve made along the years with every answer. In the past 10 years, I’ve had 3 boyfriends, a million jobs, graduated grade school, high school AND college, traveled, moved in and moved out, started smoking, stopped smoking, started smoking again, gotten drunk and what not. Every time I look back on my past selves I admit; I feel repulsed, amused but always with a sense of empowerment. So enjoy everyone!! The tradition truly lives on!








(2012) <- lost with Xanga




1. Will you be looking for a new job?

Ironically, last year I was in love with a job I currently hate so I guess life really is full of surprises.

I like my NEW job and I intend to open up a few businesses so hopefully next year, I’ll be able to say that it was a success!

2. Will you be looking for a new relationship?


3. New house?

Maybe, maybe not. BUT IN YOUR FACE 2013, I MOVED OUT!

4. What will you do different in 14?

Be more diligent with work and business but will also to be sure to reward myself by traveling more.

5. New Years’ resolutions?


And to work out. I’m going to sign up to the gym… ON MONDAY!


6. What will you not be doing in 2014?

Shutting my doors to the possibilities of anything.

7. Any trips planned?

Siargao, Manila & Korea!

8. Wedding plans?

Yes, but not mine. [same answer as last year]

9. Major thing on your calendar?

Saying goodbye to my entire family who’ll be leaving for big bad America. THANKS FOR LEAVING ME HERE, BTW!

10. What can’t you wait for?

Saving enough money to travel and maybe buy a car!

No White After Labor Day

11. What would you like to see happen differently?

I don’t know….

12. What about you will you be changing?

I need to stop being a pampered princess and rough it up a bit, for sure.

13. What happened in 2014 that you didn’t think would ever happen?

Hating a job I had waited forever to get, moving out (again) and more permanently,

finding a new job

and just becoming my own new person.

14. Will you be nice to the people you care about?

Even to the ones I don’t.

15. Will you dress differently this year than you did in 2014?


I am Dora

16. Will you start or quit smoking?

17. Will you better your relationship with your family?

Definitely. But God, why is my mother so difficult to love??

18. Will you do charity work?

If given the opportunity, always.

19. Will you go to bars?

Only when necessary.

20. Will you be nice to people you don’t know?


My Dreams Are Somewhere Far Away

21. Do you expect 2014 to be a good year for you?


22. How much did you change from this time ‘til now?

I’d like to believe I’ve become more independent than I was before and I’m much less ignorant, which is nice.

But at the same time, I don’t think I’m as enthusiastic as I was before but hopefully this is just a phase.

23. Do you plan have on having a child?

Marriage first. Child, 5 years later.

24. Will you still be friends with the same people you are friends with?

Yes, until unnecessary.

25. Major lifestyle changes?

A healthier lifestyle, a COMMITMENT to keep that vow, more work and play


26. Will you be moving?

Not until further notice.

27. What will you make sure doesn’t happen in 2015?

Unplanned pregnancies, bankruptcy, robbery, separation and obesity or famine

28. What are your New Year’s Eve plans?

I was sick this new year so I was hot but I still tried to get some alcohol in body.

29. Will you have someone to kiss at midnight?

Paolo, for ever and for always.

30. One wish for 2015?

To never lose the fire to want the extraordinary!


It’s been an amazing ride and I’d like to thank everyone who made my 2014 as perfect as it was!

Unfortunately, I’m such an internet spazz that I wasn’t able to properly link and back up my photos from when I officially started blogging under Issaplease. This explains ALL the broken images on this site. I promise, 2015 will be better- I promise and I’ll try to fix the clutter :> I’m “smarter” now.

Thanks to everyone who’s been supporting my blog for the longest time ever! To all the friends I’ve made, the jobs I’ve gotten, the brands I’ve worked with and to all the lessons I’ve learned.

Fly Me To The Moon and Back

I started writing as a way to get over my depression and 10 years after, here I still am- no longer depressed but still writing my heart out and still making you guys laugh and smile at all the stupid sh*t I have to say. I am always grateful for that.

This blog is truly the biggest thing that I can ever leave this world and if you ever wanted to know who I really was: crazy, neurotic and a down right pain in the ass; you’d find it all if you skimmed through the pages of this blog that I ever so openly brag about and on Issatalks, where all the magic started.

I’m not going to skim through 2014 anymore like in my older posts because it’s already the 3rd of the new year and seriously, whose got the time for that anymore?! But rest assured, it was an amazing year and I so glad to have spent it with all of you!




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