Thank You : Year End Edition (V.5)

For the past 4 years I've always made a blog post thanking all the people that made my year special. This year is no different... It's finally time for me to post my Year End Thank You list which was actually first inspired by a high school classmate (Nushi). Shall we start? I have a particularly long list this year! *wink wink*

(I'm going to be posting it now because I'm sure I'll be a bit busy later! *hehe*)

First of all, I give my biggest thanks to the LORD. I wouldn't even have a year 2012 without Him. I may not be the best catholic there is but I have faith in you and trust that everything that happens to me is because you will it to happen. Thank you for shining light on my darkest moments and for pushing me forward towards the right direction. Thank you for forgiving the times I've questioned you. Most of all thank you for all the blessings you've given me this year. Hopefully you keep me tucked safely under your arm for the coming year!

Thank you to my MOM & DAD. For the unconditional love and support in everything I want to do and in everything I am currently pursuing (freelance makeup artistry & my masters degree). Thank you for not pushing me into doing things I don't want to, an for not pressuring me to the point I'd break. Instead, you both have been a solid "support system" that I have always relied on. Thank you for continuously spoiling me, even if I'm too old to be "spoiled like a baby". Thank you for all the small & big things like those sausages from Singapore that I adore & also for the iMac & airbrush kit (plus a lot more), that will totally make my life a whole lot easier. Thank you for keeping me company whenever I'm sick, even if it's only through skype, viber or Facetime. Thank you for being the best parents a kid could ever have. No matter what happens, no matter who comes into my life, always remember that I will always be your little girl, your panganay, your Princess.

Thank you to my LOLA & LOLO. For (almost) 3 years you've been the ones acting as my guardians. I know that even in your silence you both love me and care for me as much as my folks do. Thank you for always looking out for my well being. Especially when I leave the house and will be out a bit late. Thank you for spoiling me and always being there for me through everything. To LOLO, thank you for always remembering that I love nangka with gata, and caballas, and ripe bananas. Thank you for constantly reminding me of the little things like my house keys and valid IDs. To LOLA, thank you for aiding me in my online business ventures, and for rubbing my back when I have asthma attacks and for hugging me tight when I'm mad and keep crying, and for all the patience...

To my one and only sibling, my little sister... Thank you, MONSIE. In times I need "technical assistance" with my MBP & other gadgets, you're always there to rescue me. In times I need someone to "slap me back to reality", I can always count on you. In times I need someone strong to emotionally hold me up on my two feet, you were there. In times when I felt that I had no friends at all, you became me best friend. Though you are far away most of the time, I know that I am lucky because God gave me the best of the best sisters in the world. PS : Thank you for the Naked2 palette, you've saved my wallet yet again! *wink*

Thank you to YAYA MALOU & MAMANG MELIT. You both are like second mothers to me. Thank you for always being there when I needed you both the most (especially when Lola got sick) and for never leaving my family in both the good & bad times. Thank you for taking good care of me and my family and for constantly being part of my family through everything.

Thank you CJ. Who would have thought of the two of us together? So different, yet so alike. Thank you for showing me that it's okay to be afraid and to be scared at times and that nobody's perfect and it's only human to make mistakes. Thank you for the patience, kindness, love & respect you've given me as your girlfriend and as a person. Thank you for being there when Lola got so sick and I crumbled. You were by my side through not only the good times but also the bad. Thank you for having the guts and the sincerity of (wanting to) & meeting my family. It means a lot to me that you did...

Thank you to my best friend JELZ, & closest girlfriends TATIN & AYI. Though we may be far from each other ever since we graduated, I am thankful that we constantly try to keep in touch and when God's willing, are able to meet up when you guys come home to Zamboanga. It means so much to me that we work at our relationship as friends and that you guys have been with me through so much. Thank you for keeping in touch and for the friendship we share. I'm looking forward to all of you coming home again soon!

Thank you to my second "sister" SHANNE. I never thought we would become close friends, but look at us now. We are so alike in so many ways and I am thankful that we click! I thank the Lord that he gave me a friend like you. Someone who understands me despite my quirks, someone who loves to talk about everything just like me, and someone who has the same intellectual capacity to keep the ball rolling. Thank you for all the times you were at my side, especially the bad times. You never complained nor left me hanging. You are indeed a true friend.

Other FRIENDS & FAMILY. A big thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of my 2012!

To my NINONGS, NINANGS, TITOS & TITAS... Ninangs Sam, Ella, Tess... Ninongs Ermin, Rolyn, Monching, Benjie... Tita Eleanor, Mimi, Nina, Mercy, Peng, Luisa... And all other members of my "extended" family (yes, all my ninongs, ninangs, titos & titas are considered extended family) thank you for everything! Thank you for being there for me & my family through the goods times & the bad times. And thank you for your never ending support!

To Ate EUNIZEL T. of Beauty's Treasure... Aside from being my number one source of makeup products, you are also one of those people close to my heart. Thank you for being a good friend and an "older sister" to me. Thank you for all the times we hang out and just talk like we haven't seen each other for years. We always do have a splendid time together! Hoping to have more years of friendship with you!

Next I'd like to thank my ZAMBOANGA BLOGGERS & BEAUTY BLOGGERS UNITED family. You guys have inspired me to keep blogging and to keep my passion for writing. Special thanks to the following girls that have made my 2012 blogging life more colorful than the years before : Anabelle Perez (miss-april.info), Ayzee Casimiro (chilipina), Celline Reyes, Kai Grafia, Lea Cedeno (gingerxlady), Milna Tulao (milnamania), Pat Tan (lalalapatricia), Katleyah Ballada (eyahnism), Mel Lee, Ana Alina (analysisofmylife), Pat Sy, Rhea Bue, Prei Datolio, Aila Apolo 
 and the list goes on & on...

Also a big thanks to all my lovely BLOG SPONSORS (both local & international). Thank you for taking notice in a girl from a small hometown like me. Thank you for trusting me with product reviews, product advertisements and all that good stuff. I am very proud to have been given the opportunity to work with you all!

Moving on, I'd like to give a big thanks to SEFI CURADA for being the first photographer to notice my makeup skills. Thank you so much Sef for introducing me to your clients and picking me to work with you on several projects. Because of our collaborations, more people now know who I am as a makeup artist!

Another group of people to thank are my CLIENTS. Thank you for trusting a freelance makeup artist like me. You girls (and guys) have inspired me to keep improving my "craft" as a makeup artist and you people have opened so many doors for me through referrals to other people.

I know this is getting long & I have so many other people to thank so instead of mentioning everyone here, I'd like to end this post by saying :

From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who has stuck by me through the ups & downs of my 2012. I hope to see & be with you all again this coming year 2013 and I hope to make more memorable "memories" with all of you. I wish you all more blessings, love & contentment, good health & safety for you & your family. May the Lord bless and keep you always!



  1. Happy new year beautiful Jannie! ♥

    The Misty Mom

  2. Thank you too Jannie!! I am glad to meet and bond with you. I know that that's not the last. Hoping to see you soon! Happy New Year to you and your family!!! Hugs and Kisses!

  3. Awww. Thank you for including me Jannie! I am also very glad to have met you this year! I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you for being so sweet and I'm hoping we'll have more projects and collabs soon! Mwah! Happy New Year dear!

  4. Awww first mention in the bloggers category! Hihihi. Here's to more make up swaps and get together! Happy new year!!!

  5. I am sooo kilig you mentioned me :) happy new year sis jannie. and thank you too!!!

  6. While reading your post. then my mga bloggers na name sabi ko sana andito ako... tapos ayun heee thank youuuu Jannie! Sweet! <3 Happy New Year!


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