2011 was the year I started this blog, after years of debating with myself whether I should or not, whether I could handle all the criticisms, both constructive and just plain negative. And I did. I was able to open Paul Dapper (Meester Dapper then). And to my surprise, a lot of great things happened to me because of this blog.
I was able to attend the Philippine Fashion Week last May, my first time. It was such a fun experience. I was invited to cover the annual Make Your Own Havaianas event. I was requested to feature a lot of fabulous brands here on my blog. Some of those brands, foreign. It all happened in the first few months of my blog, giving me a great amount of happiness you could never imagine. I know these things may be nothing compared to the experiences of more popular bloggers, but these things really matter to me, someone who came from a small city in the East. :)
My businesses did great as well last year. I also started doing collaborations with my friends to further improve and strengthen my businesses. Also at the latter part of last year, another collaboration has been started. This new one is with a close friend and will involve events. Also, I was able to find a new job--a great and fun one. And I'm honestly hoping that this is the "right fit". :)
Here are some of the photos of me as I braved through the roller coaster ride that was 2011. :)
I'm so so excited for 2012. So stoked of what this year has in store for me. I know great things will come my way. This is just the start. Bring it on, 2012! :)