IN MY ANNUAL REVIEW, as usual, I measure the year’s successes and failures and what I learned from them. “The days are long but the years are short,” says author Gretchen Rubin. It’s incredible how much can happen in one short year. Here’s a review of 2018, hoping that it serves as a blueprint for
FOR ALL OF US, EVERY YEAR IS A MIX OF GOOD AND BAD. I hope that you looked back at your year, not wishing it was different but as an opportunity to move forward and make yourself better.
IN 2009, I WAS 18 YEARS OLD AND LEAVING THE PHILIPPINES for college. On the day I left, Jovi flew from Cebu to Manila to drop me off at the airport. It might not mean much, but I kept thinking of that as a pivotal moment in my life – it showed that somebody could
I’M NOW OFFICIALLY MARRIED to Jovi after many years of being together. Here’s Part 2 of a two-part series, with the final same-day edit video and a list of everyone that made it happen for us. Our wedding suppliers: Giving business to our friends Our simple gold wedding bands are from Suarez and Sons.
I’M NOW OFFICIALLY CRYSTAL NERI, married to Jovi after many years of being together. This is inside story of how we planned our wedding and the people and choices that guided our decisions. Here’s Part 1 of this two-part series, starting with the planning stages. “Your wedding should reflect who you are as everyday people.” For the
YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS JET SKIING WITH MY FIANCE’S BROTHER, I could not stop thinking of Andrea. She’s my Colombian friend and golf teammate from college. I could just imagine Andrea’s face shrieking with joy as the waves crash against a standup jet ski in full throttle. In front of us was a light blue
I read a lot about science and faith, but this Christian book on marriage taught me many things about myself and how to treat others. Coincidentally, now is Holy Week, a ripe time to reflect on permanent lessons from the Bible. I’m getting married soon. I’ve always believed that what I lack in experience, I can learn from
Moved out and renovated a house in Cavite. Brought family to Cebu. Kawasan Falls. Vacationed in Davao for the first time. Got engaged. Highlights of my 35-day trip to the Philippines. The first post is about when I brought my siblings to Cebu. Second up: Davao, and getting engaged. ——- Wolen had to go back
Moved out and renovated a house in Cavite. Brought family to Cebu. Dated in Kawasan Falls. Vacationed in Davao for the first time. Got engaged. Highlights of my 35-day trip to the Philippines. First up, renovating the house and bringing my siblings to Cebu. —— When I arrived in Dasmarinas, Cavite on December 18th,