TOP 9 HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017- Year-End Post

I wish us all good health, happiness and success in everything we want to achieve. May all our dreams and wishes come true. Let 2018 be better than 2017!
Looking back at 2017

It has certainly been an exciting and unforgettable year for me. It was filled with lots of emotions, memories, and motivational support from my family, friends, and followers/readers. 

According to Feng Shui master Marites Allen, 2018's lucky number is 9. So to start things right, I'm going to share with you my top 9 highlights of 2017These are listed in no particular order ๐Ÿ˜‰

Highlight #1: Becoming a digital brand ambassador of #SafeguardFamily and Downy Philippines.
Sam Razon, Carissa Limcaoco, Shari Macainag, Kath Rivera, Camille Prats Yambao, Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Lace Llanora-Coladilla, Jia Salindongdu, and Gian Yap.
Regional brand communications for P&G Asia fabric care Louie Morante 

My heart goes out to Procter & Gamble Philippines and Green Bulb PR for giving me the honor to represent Safeguard and Downy Philippines as their brand ambassador. These are the brands that go way back and has been with the family for as long as I can remember. 

Highlight #2: Skydiving in Guam
This year, I was able to just go out there and do things I've never done before. Without thinking about it too much, I jumped out of a plane and had the best time. It's ironic how death-defying activities can make you feel so alive. 

Highlight #3: #RochelleRiveraBirthdayParty 
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Highlight#5: Meeting my celebrity crushes in person

Mario Maurer

I’m so head over heels with @mario_mm38 ! I met him at the #HeadAndShouldersSupreme event and up until now, I’m still high of happiness. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™ Thank you so much #HeadAndShoulders @greenbulbpr for inviting me. ๐Ÿ’‹#1010 #HairSoLuscious#MarioMaurer.
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes

This is probably my most unforgettable breakfast and #BestMondayEver! I met Marian Rivera and her husband, Dingdong Dantes at the McDonald's 5th National Breakfast Day and it was truly amazing. 

Liza Soberano 

This was the second time I met her and I'm still starstruck. She definitely deserves the title of having the most beautiful face in the world. Congratulations Hope for all your awards and for putting up your own business, @hopewellnessofficial 

Anne Curtis

Maureen Wroblewitz

This girl really have what it takes to be Asia's Next Top Model. Look at her! She's almost perfect.๐Ÿ˜ @mauwrob. I met her at the @aquafinaph #TheBestIsHere launch event.

Alden Richards 

Celebrating the Global Handwashing Day with @Safeguard_Philippines ๐Ÿ›

In line with a 50 year long tradition of handwashing education, #SafeguardFamily together with the Pambansang Bae @aldenrichards02 lead the biggest handwashing movement to celebrate the #GlobalHandwashingDay last October 12, 2017.

He sang ๐ŸŽค" 5 hugas ng Krismas" (Safeguard Christmas ๐ŸŽ„Jingle) in Baseco Covered Court. ๐ŸŽถ Bawat hugas, dapat #Safeguard hugas! #TrustOnlyInSafeguard 

Spread awareness on how handwashing can save lives and help build the future of the nation. Together, let's spread love not germs. ๐Ÿค— #TrustOnlyInSafeguard .

Highlight#6: Being a part of National Book Store and Olay Philippines campaign

Highlight#7: Nasal Polyp Surgery

Words are certainly not enough to express my gratitude to Sir Chief and my Mom for convincing me to finally do this surgery and for shouldering my medical expenses. I had a successful surgery last January 26, 2017. It's been almost a year since the surgery and, well, I'm feeling good. First off, I can breathe. Seriously, if you have nasal polyps for any length of time, you will feel great to discover you can breathe through your nose again. 

Highlight#8: Family Reunion 
My family was on vacation in the Philippines from the States 

I can't remember the last time we got together as a family. That is why I was so happy last July when we were all able to match our schedule. For the first time in what felt like forever, we were complete. 

Highlight#9: Travel in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Busan Korea, and beautiful places in the Philippines

Safeguard Science Discovery Tour in Singapore
Me and my youngest, Elijah, were very lucky to be part of the Safeguard Science Discovery Tour at the Singapore Innovation Center last March 21, 2017. 

Taken at Ocean Park Hong Kong
Hong Kong Trip with my sons, Elijah and Ethan and my cousin Roscoe with his wife Chage and son Caleb. 
Hong Kong Disneyland
I am so thankful that I got to take them to this happy and magical place called Hong Kong Disneyland

Ocean Park Hongkong
The marine-life theme park featuring animals, thrill rides, and shows at the Ocean Park Hong Kong also made our trip extra joyous. 


I had the best time in Bangkok where we stayed at Dream Hotel Bangkok
Me together with my blogger friends were able to enjoy all its amenities and were amazed by their service. 

We also got to enjoy every bits of Bangkok from the floating market to visiting temples. 

Gimhae International Airport with my Mom, Mr. Buckwheat, and sister Nikka
I've been obsessed this year in anything Korean to the point where I went to Korea just to get Mr. Buckwheat!


Guam shocked me. It has some of the best beaches in the world! It was like I was back in US but with the Philippine climate and beautiful beaches. 


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your unending support. Thank you to all the PRs, clients, and brands for the campaigns and projects. I am so excited for 2018. Watch out for my next blog about my 2018 goals. Looking forward to more bonding time with you all and more travels. 

May your New Year's Eve ring with laughter and cheer! Marking the start of a blessed New Year!

What about you? What is the highlight of your 2017?

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  1. All great things you deserved.
    May you continue blessed another great year ahead.. thats for sure..
    Im so so grateful to be part of your 2017 Ms Rochelle..
    your one of the nicest. Dont ever change.
    �� Labs Yah!

    Happy New Year from my FAMILY to yours!

    1. Thank you so much Maj!

      Happy New Year to you and your family. Wishing you all the best. Love you :)

  2. Napakaganda ng 2017 mo Ms. Rochelle. You are super blessed! Thank you dahil naging part din ako ng masayang 2017 mo. More blessings pa po sayo and sa family mo this 2018. Love you Ms. Rochelle ❤

    1. Thank you so much Nichelle! Sobra thankful din ako sayo sa mga support nabinigay mo saken ng 2017. Sana we keep in touch this 2018 and more years to come. Happy New Year. God bless :)

  3. Wow what a Bang of 2017 you had Ms. Rochelle grbe ang adventure mo prng roller coaster ride, ang saya! And you look so very happy at masya po aq n nmeet ko kau dhil mdyo bgo po aq s gnito, at nawili aq s pgbabasa s blog mo, at aq din masya ang 2017 ko dhil un mga lodi ko n bloggers nameet at nkabonding ko personally. You hardworks really pay off. More blessings to come this 2018... I'm very happy n na witness ko ang mga mgagandang blessings n dumting s buhay mo by being your followers. I love you po Madam Rochelle! Thank you for making me n followers mo po.

  4. More power, have a blessed 2018 to you and your family!

  5. So many achievements and milestones Madame!More and more success to come. All the bests!!! ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

  6. Ang saya naman ng 2017 mo! Cheers to more positivity this 2018!

  7. what a wonderful year Ms Rochelle, lahat well deserved ka for that. What i like a lot is yung mga trips esp to Hongkong Disneyland bec am hoping someday makakrating din doon with thr kids ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for sharing blogs of anything under the sun esp pampamilya blogs❤

  8. Mat natutunan ako, lucky number is 9 ๐Ÿ˜ not too late pa heheh

  9. Eunice Lalaine E. ReyesMarch 1, 2018 at 8:07 AM

    You are indeed blessed!!!


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