... for my lovely Macbook Pro. My four-year-old laptop, Paulo, suddenly died on me.
It served me well. Paulo died about a week before my own Grandpa passed away.
... for all your words of sympathy and prayers when my Grandpa passed away.
... for Tito Rudy, Pat's Dad, who left this in Mimi's Album of the pictures I took of her and Minoy:
"Aileen is the only photographer I know who can produce such tender, romantic images this way."
... to be someone's favorite photographer. And these heartwarming words came from the awesome Jopie (re the CDN feature):
"super happy for you! and hoping to see more features/articles of my favorite photographer!"
... for this comment Chin left in my blog (a pleasant surprise because I know she rarely really leaves comments):
"Yes, the heart is fickle, but yours is one of the bravest, funkiest, and most faithful that I know. Keep being an inspiration!"
How heartwarming is that?
... for the time I spent with Joy and her family, no matter how short it was.
... for Mom's sense of humor. She never fails to make me laugh.
... for this beautiful windy, cold weather!
... for finding inspiration to chronicle and share my travels.
... for dreams coming true.
... for my favorite Starbucks store that knows exactly what I want even before I order and serves my food on my table.
... for the kindness of strangers.
... for things that make those I care about really happy.
... for how my nephews and nieces are growing up to be such amazing people.
... for meeting inspiring people, one of my life-heroes, the fab Sari Yap -- twice! -- while Jingjing and I were in Laoag.
Sari is the President and Editor in Chief of Mega Magazine. I have my work featured in their magazine before but this was the first time I met her. The story about how she started Mega is very inspiring.