Blessings for 2008

  1. Thanks to the low interest [0.9% p.a.] balance transfer offer of one of our credit card, we were able to borrow money to invest in our RRSP [Registered Retirement Savings Plan] make a substantial tax refund to payoff the upgrades we wanted for our new townhouse. And I was able to pay it off within 3 months.
  2. The construction of our new home early this year!

  3. Thanks to my MIL, we finally sold our townhouse in Manila. GOD do works in mysterious ways... because this simply means that we don't have to worry about paying 2 mortgages. And also many many thanks to her for babysitting for us during my hectic schedule at tax season.

  4. My first DSLR - a Nikon D-40.
  5. My daughter's first communion.

  6. Another trip back to Manila in June. This time to attend a wedding... This trip is shorter than the last one, but we made the best of it!
  7. With a stop-over in Taiwan and seeing my cousins after 7 long years.
  8. And of course, my pro-blogging's stint which pave way to purchasing a keyboard for my daughter and a laptop for myself.

  9. This Litratong Pinoy and Wordless Wednesday's entry reached 100+ comments! Thank you so much!

  10. Finally, after a 4-month delay, we took possession of our own condo-townhouse. It's small but its ours! It's a dream come true!



Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Jo. :)

evi said...

2008 is obviously a great year for you guys. moving to your very own pad is a fantastic way to end the year! happy new year!

Maria said...

Happy New Year! I was gonna drop u an EC but I could not find it here...

Juliane said...

Congratulations on the Condo.

Juliane said...

How was your last trip to Manila?

JO said...

Hi Tani,
Thanks! Same to you too!

Hi Evi,
Yes, it is truly an amazing year for all of us.

Hi Maria,
I decided to take out EC... it seems like a spam???

Hi Juliane,
Thanks! Last trip to Manila was too short! But it was lots of fun!

Junnie said...

What great blessings JO! Have a happy new year!

Raquel said...

Great list Jo. I would say, the greatest achivement you have is to own a house. Congratulations!

Heart of Rachel said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your highlights of 2008. I hope that 2009 will be a great year for all of you. May you fill your new home with many wonderful and special memories.

JO said...

Hi Junnie,

Hi Raquel,
Yes, the biggest dream of it all came true!

Hi Rach,

Happy New Year to all of you!

Moonlight-Mom said...

happy new year jo and family! im sure there will be more wonderful blessings for 2009.

wishing you the best!

JO said...

Hi Linnor,
Thanks! All the best to you and your family too.