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2017 Recap

Good day and welcome to another annual recap blog. For those who are visiting my blog for the first time, you can check out my past entries here:

Let me share some of the highlights that happened to me this year:


  • First time being an uncle
  • Celebrated my dog Toby’s first birthday (he’s now 1 year and 3 months)
  • Bought an AC unit
  • Collected 50s and coins as part of my yearly savings
  • Maintained my annual savings
  • Started to invest with Bitcoin
  • Spent some bucks to improve the garden area
  • First time to visit Grab Philippines’ office
  • First time to try head massage from my student’s wellness spa (thanks, Hazel!)
  • First time to try full body reflexology
  • Decided not to cut my long hair until the end of the year because of personal reasons
  • Lost my cellphone charger (again)
  • Received my SM Prestige card/status
  • First time to walked on a traffic EDSA road due to an ‘emergency’
  • Ate at buffet restaurants with my friends more than twice compare last year
  • Upgraded my Internet connection speed at home
  • Learned how to play the Uno game
  • Quarterly visited Toby’s vet clinic for consultation and maintenance
  • Rode a bike a few times after a long time
  • Stayed single (again) for the entire year


  • Brushed up my MVC skills using .NET and PHP
  • Received a new a dev laptop from my company (thanks, Boss!)
  • Spent most of dev work at home and at school
  • Developed the improved version of Directories Plus
  • Developed Paris Bijoux Philippines website
  • Developed Go Beyond website for Church of God Philippines
  • Developed a supply chain management system
  • Maintained Themes & Motifs websites
  • Maintained GameCon Philippines website
  • Maintained The Dessert Kitchen website
  • Deployed kiosks at Robinsons Place Manila (Ermita) last September
  • Participated as a mentor for NASA Space App Challenge (hackathon) last April 29
  • Conducted trainings for Themes & Motifs users


  • Received consecutive outstanding and very satisfactory STAR and PARF ratings for the entire school year
  • Handled IS students as their academic adviser for two straight terms
  • Accepted the role as the faculty adviser of our program’s professional organization, Association of Information Management (AIM)
  • Prepared and developed courseware for ISPROG (programming) series
  • Handled a SPARK group for ISPROJ1/ISPROJ2; developed a tutorial management and reservation system for Student Learning Center
  • Handled web development (WEBDEVT, ENTSOC3) and IS Advanced Programming (ISPROG3) classes for the school year
  • Attended the annual IS outreach at Our Lady of Assumption last December 16; Decided not to celebrate our annual Christmas party
  • Participated the faculty advisers’ training seminar last October 25
  • Participated in an Azure training at MISNET Education last August 22-25
  • First time since the last time I handled a Friday (3 hours) class
  • Attended the ISP strategic planning session last June 23
  • Conducted a programming mini-marathon during one of my subjects’ quiz
  • Conducted a programming boot camp for CAPROJ2 students once a week
  • Participated as a mentor during Imagine Cup 2017; the group won as local finalists


  • First time to weigh at least 200 pounds due to stress-eating and lack of exercise
  • Ate a LOT of fried chicken this year
  • Started eating pizza and bacon again after a year
  • Maintained drinking 6-8 glasses of water every day
  • Did not experienced serious illnesses for the entire year
  • Did not donate blood due to strict work schedule
  • Quit eating burgers
  • Maintained my no-rice challenge for more than 3 years


  • Took our family dinner at Sonya’s Garden, Tagaytay last September
  • Spent the ISP annual team building in Baler, Aurora last May 27-28


  • Celebrated our annual Limpin Family reunion at Bataan last December 30
  • Celebrated my annual Christmas party with my close friends at Tagaytay last December 22-23
  • Celebrated Christmas lunch with my work colleagues at Greenhills last December 16
  • Set up dinner with my friend Stephanie at Café Breton last December 14; Had the chance to catch up and had mini exchange gift-giving
  • Celebrated Christmas party with fellow CA faculty last December 9
  • Attended the annual Red Ninja Year Ender at B-Side Collective last December 2-3
  • Attended Luna Production’s first gig anniversary at B-Side Collective last November 29; First time to hear December Avenue and Apartel live
  • Attended my school’s graduation last October 28
  • Attended AIM’s first general assembly last October 23
  • Attended a #BirthdaySix gig at Saguijo last October 6; First time to hear Ben & Ben live
  • Attended the annual Wedding Expo Philippines, organized by Themes & Motifs, last September 9
  • Attended Yellow Room PH and Luna Production’s Moonlight gig at Social House (Circuit Makati) last August 18, 2017
  • Set up dinner with my friend Ricci at Gino’s last August 17
  • Attended and participated the first GameCon Philippines at SM Megamall last July 8-9
  • Celebrated my sister’s late birthday at Buffet 101 last June 26
  • Attended the annual Philippine Wedding Summit, organized by Themes & Motifs, last June 17
  • Set up dinner with my former students (Hazel, Andrea and Kat) at Dampa (Seaside), Pasay last June 2
  • Attended Ad Astra’s Perspectives 2018 gig event at Benilde last May 26; first time hearing Autotelic live
  • Set up a surprise lunch with Andrea last May 10
  • Attended Banna Harbera’s Sorrys and Goodbyes’ music video launch at Saguijo last April 29-30
  • Set up dinner with my former students at Motorino last April 27
  • Attended Red Ninja Year 8 Fest at B-Side Collective last April 22
  • Attended Music Business Week’s Playback gig event at SDA last March 31
  • Set up a dinner with my best friend at TGI Fridays last March 17
  • Attended Milesexperience’s Anggulo music video launch at 12 Monkeys, Century Mall last March 4
  • Set up a dinner with Ricci at Kko Kko, Ortigas last February 22
  • Attended Terno Inferno gig at Saguijo with Bai last February 18; first time hearing UDD (formerly Up Dharma Down) live up-close
  • Attended Yellowcard’s last concert, The Final World Tour, at Sky Dome last February 10
  • Set up a lunch with my friend after 2 years of not seeing her last February 6
  • Watched Sa Wakas 2017 with my sister at Power Mac Center Spotlight last February 5
  • Celebrated my birthday lunch at Sambo Kojin with my family
  • Set up dinner with Ricci at Ortigas last January 18, after years of not seeing her
  • Set up a surprise dinner for Bai, celebrating her birthday, last January 12

Social Media

  • Had 2700+ Facebook friends – mostly my students and colleagues
  • Posted 25.1k tweets
  • Checked-in 9000+ times in Foursquare/Swarm, with 50+ mayorships, and 130+ stickers
  • Connected to 1300+ LinkedIn contacts
  • Maintained my #onesecondeveryday Instagram posts every month
  • Lessened Snapchat posts
  • Received Platinum status/subscription from Grab
  • Uploaded several gig videos from my YouTube channel

Leisure / Entertainment

  • Watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi with my sister at Venice Cineplex last December 16
  • Watched Thor: Ragnarok with my family at a cinema last November 14
  • Watched 100 Tula Para Kay Stella with my family at a cinema last August 20
  • Watched Spiderman: Homecoming with Andrea at a cinema last July 12
  • Watched Wonder Woman at a cinema last June 4
  • Watched Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 at SM Mall of Asia last April 26
  • Started watching Rick & Morty series
  • Played Piano Tiles 2 with level 117 and unlocked 340+ songs
  • Played NBA Live Mobile with level 30 and 85 overall (average) players; joined my first league and met different players online
  • Played Freestyle Online Basketball with 2 level-50 (max) and 1 level-49 players
  • Completed the latest season of Mr. Robot
  • Completed the latest season of Silicon Valley
  • Completed the entire The I.T. Crowd series
  • Completed the entire How I Met Your Mother series (9 seasons) from January to February
  • Watched couple of Parks and Recreation seasons


I hope 2018 brings more fun memories. Thank you for reading. See you next year!

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