Of Gratitude and Encouragement. A year-ender post.


It's December 31st and I am writing nothing that pertains to the outside beauty. There will be no product reviews, recaps of this year nor the usual face of the day... Instead, I come to you all, devoid of makeup as I type away in bed...

This year has been a turmoil of events that both overwhelmed and sated me.

Let's cut to the chase and just say that I never really thought to be where I am right now. I use to be this girl in gradeschool and highschool cutting out articles of newspaper and magazine and wondering when will I ever have a byline or a column of my own. When will I have my own magazine? With a sketch pad, I would draw away my imagination fashion trends and write dating tips that only me could read....

I've always wanted to be writer. But I know I'm never really good at it. I regret never paying too much attention in my grammar subjects in grade school and high school that if my former teachers could see me now, they'd be surprise I am writing.

But this is the year that proved me that I can do anything. Not flawlessly well, but I did it. I was able to share with thousands of people about the simple joys of makeups. There's an author that once said to write what you know. And even now, that is exactly what I'm doing... I'm not writing anything relevant, yes... nothing that would change the world or bring peace... but I know that somehow this writing is not only feeding my soul and my enthusiasm.. but it's feeding others' as well...

That is why before the year ends, I encourage everyone to write. Write about anything you know or anything you think needed writing... because you just don't know.. that with those few words, you are changing somebody else's life..

Thank you so much to all my readers for continuously visiting my blog for good makeup reads and to see my escapades in the beauty world. You're a big part of why I am doing exactly what I have always wanted to do.. because of you who subscribe and read it and liking my posts, I am ignited with passion to more... Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you because through this, this year was not haunted by too much tears nor loneliness... This year, I had more smiles and laughter. This year was a blast!

Before the year ends, I will go back to my roots and spend the new year with my relatives and think back the days.. somehow, reminiscing of who I was before all of this will gain me a more wider perspective. Which in turn I hope results to newer and more helpful posts to share with you.

Thank you again for sharing your time with me. I will you all a happy new year! :)

See you on 2011 for another year of beauty-filled posts and surprises.. :)

much much love,

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  1. I love this post! :)

    Happy New Year Ms. Shen! Here's to a better and more beautiful 2011! :)

  2. I don't mean to be cruel pero you mean December 31st, not January 31st right? :)

  3. Happy new year, partner! And yes, we only write what we know. I am so happy to be one of the people who eventually became your friend because you know that I respect you a lot as a blogger. :)

    Cheers to a more blessed and fun filled year! Seriously, miss na kita and Team E!

  4. This is such an inspiring post, I love it :) Happy new year!

  5. Happy New Year Shen, Ron and the rest of the family! :) You deserve a year full of smiles and laughter and I am looking forward to see more of you for the coming years :)

  6. I love your blog Shen. You are awesome! Happy New Year!

  7. Happy new year Shen! Thanks for all the wonderful reviews you've made. You know what, I never really got so much info about makeup until I stumbled upon your blog. Keep it up! :) - Sandra (www.babyroxy.luv.ph)

  8. Happy new year! May you continue to write and write and write and write, an inspiration to everyone. :D

  9. Thank you for the encouraging words, Ms. Shen! =)

    I will do my best to write more this year... despite the busy schedule ahead of me.... =)


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