Sunday, December 14, 2014


"Would you like to know your future? If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator. So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise." ― Vera Nazarian
Earlier this year, my blog went down for almost a month and I was at the point of almost giving up The Chubby Buddy. My friends gave me the push to NEVER GIVE UP. So I didn't. Today, let me share with you all why it was the greatest decision I ever made because not giving up on what I started almost a year ago lead me to the greatest and most unexpected thing that ever happened in my entire life. Some time around November, I got nominated as one of the lifestyle blogger of the year nominees and little did I know I would actually stand a chance. Last December 14, 2014 at Centrio Ayala Mall I was awarded as this year's LIFESTYLE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR by the Urban Life - Mindanao Gold Star Daily
One important thing I learned from this experience is to always look for strength in holding on to things you've worked hard for. Along the way you might be faced with struggles, but trust me, all hard work will be worth it in the end.
I will be forever grateful to everyone who believed in me. I would also like to acknowledge one of my blogger-bestfriends, Penda Penn. She's one awesome blogging mentor. She was the one who really gave me the push right from the start and I wouldn't have made it this far without her. Also to my co-bloggers from our organization, the CDOBloggers, who are very supportive all throughout my blogging journey. I am very thankful to have kuyas & ates (older brothers and sisters) to guide me all the way. I will never forget what they keep telling me of always putting myself on the ground amidst whatever achievements I gain in my blogger adventure. 

This is just yet another milestone as I venture deeper into the online world. To everyone else, NEVER GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS. Whatever that is, long as you believe in yourself, you're gonna get it! Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
Photos (first and second) by Jashen Travilla