Happy new year! Hurrah for 2011, the Year of the Metal Rabbit!
In a few minutes we are saying goodbye to 2010. This past year has been exciting, for lack of a better word. This year surely has given meaning to each of us, be it related to our family, career-wise, relationships, or anything that enriched us personally.
2010 was a fruitful year for me as a food writer. Unlimited Grub Grabs still doesn’t have much of a following, but the drive to write something about food and places to dine in still remains. At first I couldn’t imagine I could regularly go around and search for good food, much more write about them, but as I read through my posts I figured saying that my blog activity was “regular” or “active” is an understatement.
Back in 2009 all I could do was introduce myself to the blogging comunity. Never mind that I didn’t get much attention, back then writing about food was a personal endeavor. It was when UGG reached its first anniversary that I realized how satisfying my adventures were.
This past year I have discovered a lot of restaurants and other places to dine in. I was able to join various tours, try out food tasting, learn about other cuisines, and meet other food enthusiasts like me. Having a heart problem didn’t stop me from enjoying great food; it helped me learn how to take care of my body, keep myself healthy, and eventually build up an appetite.
I realized that I’ve been to so many places but I didn’t have the time to write about each of them. Good thing I still have my pictures, but it’s clear that I already have a backlog of God knows how many articles. I’ll write about them soon; I really want to share so much to you, so stay tuned.
I’m still here in the office, spending the last minutes of 2010 alone. (Come to think of it, this is the first time I’ll spend the new year alone.) The next available bus trip to Baguio where my family is comes at 4am, so from here I’ll go straight to the terminal and get myself a ticket.
For the moment I’ll write a bit, edit some pictures, watch a drama series or two and listen to the fireworks while posting New Year greetings. (I think I’ve been blocked from other people’s walls on Facebook. The only time I’d probably get noticed is if I complain about something that is sure to blow up on my face. Yeah.)
And so, I thank you once again for visiting UGG. I hope you join me this year as I discover more restaurants, bars, kiosks and whatnots, and enjoy good food and wine as I always hope to do. It’s gonna be a challenging year this time, but hopefully you’d be there to see me through.
I hope the past year has been great for you all, and I hope the new year becomes a great one as well. Happy new year!