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What was your most memorable New Year’s Eve celebration?

WORDS WORTH - Mons Romulo - The Philippine Star

New Year’s Eve always signifies new hope and new beginnings. Each year that comes gives us the chance to make new wishes for our loved ones and ourselves.

It’s also the time that our families and friends gather together to welcome the coming year. And with every celebration we create new happy memories that we can look back upon.

Let’s read as friends share with us their most memorable New Year’s Eve celebration.

Senator Chiz Escudero

Year 2012. We spent it at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan. It was the first time our entire family spent New Year’s Day out of town. It was also to be my Tatay’s last new year with us. He passed away in August 2012.

Bea Zobel

Every two years, I spend the New Year in the Philippines with my kids and family. We normally spend it in Calatagan, Batangas and I don’t know why, but I normally end up organizing it. I think New Year’s celebrations should be fun. You are starting a new year, full of promise and ready to do everything you had hoped to do the year before but never got around to doing. You hope to take better care of your body, be a better person, understand your children better, read more books, take better care of your parents, do more charity work, and the list goes on. Whatever your New Year’s resolution might be, just remember to celebrate New Year’s with your loved ones and enjoy that last day of the year and just be happy.

Architect Ed Ledesma

My memorable New Year’s celebration was in 2011 when I became a great grandfather. This was when Lexie was born. But, my most memorable New Year was in 2012, when my second great grandchild Vannah was born.

Chot Reyes, five-time PBA Coach of the Year

I have a lot of great moments, but my most memorable in recent years was the first New Year’s Eve we spent here in our new house.  We’d always spent it in a relative’s place with the entire Reyes clan in the past, but in 2011, we spent it here with the whole barangay Reyes — food, fireworks and family — a truly happy New Year.

Anton San Diego, editor in chief, Tatler Philippines

I don’t remember a New Year’s Eve that was better than the other. I recall quiet times with family and crazy celebrations with friends in clubs or out of the country. They were all special. For me, the most important thing to do  after all the greetings, toasting and revelry is to find a quiet place and thank God for the year that was, and for the “endless possibilities” that are yet to come.

Francis Libiran, fashion designer

My best New Year celebration would have to be January 2015. I opened this year with a big bang upon receiving an invitation to attend the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood.

I was able to travel to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious event and stayed at the historic Beverly Hilton where the annual event was held, walked the red carpet together with Hollywood’s biggest, brightest and most glamorous stars, sat with them during the two-hour televised awards presentation at the ballroom and partied with them throughout eight Hollywood after-parties that same evening. Year 2015 opened with the most exciting journey of my life, which also opened many doors in Hollywood for me as a fashion designer.

 

 

 

 

 

WORDS WORTH  Mons Romulo

 

 

New Year’s Eve always signifies new hope and new beginnings. Each year that comes gives us the chance to make new wishes for our loved ones and ourselves.

It’s also the time that our families and friends gather together to welcome the coming year. And with every celebration we create new happy memories that we can look back upon.

Let’s read as friends share with us their most memorable New Year’s Eve celebration.

Senator Chiz Escudero

Year 2012. We spent it at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan. It was the first time our entire family spent New Year’s Day out of town. It was also to be my Tatay’s last new year with us. He passed away in August 2012.

Bea Zobel

Every two years, I spend the New Year in the Philippines with my kids and family. We normally spend it in Calatagan, Batangas and I don’t know why, but I normally end up organizing it. I think New Year’s celebrations should be fun. You are starting a new year, full of promise and ready to do everything you had hoped to do the year before but never got around to doing. You hope to take better care of your body, be a better person, understand your children better, read more books, take better care of your parents, do more charity work, and the list goes on. Whatever your New Year’s resolution might be, just remember to celebrate New Year’s with your loved ones and enjoy that last day of the year and just be happy.

Architect Ed Ledesma

My memorable New Year’s celebration was in 2011 when I became a great grandfather. This was when Lexie was born. But, my most memorable New Year was in 2012, when my second great grandchild Vannah was born.

Chot Reyes, five-time PBA Coach of the Year

I have a lot of great moments, but my most memorable in recent years was the first New Year’s Eve we spent here in our new house.  We’d always spent it in a relative’s place with the entire Reyes clan in the past, but in 2011, we spent it here with the whole barangay Reyes — food, fireworks and family — a truly happy New Year.

Anton San Diego, editor in chief, Tatler Philippines

I don’t remember a New Year’s Eve that was better than the other. I recall quiet times with family and crazy celebrations with friends in clubs or out of the country. They were all special. For me, the most important thing to do  after all the greetings, toasting and revelry is to find a quiet place and thank God for the year that was, and for the “endless possibilities” that are yet to come.

Francis Libiran, fashion designer

My best New Year celebration would have to be January 2015. I opened this year with a big bang upon receiving an invitation to attend the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood.

I was able to travel to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious event and stayed at the historic Beverly Hilton where the annual event was held, walked the red carpet together with Hollywood’s biggest, brightest and most glamorous stars, sat with them during the two-hour televised awards presentation at the ballroom and partied with them throughout eight Hollywood after-parties that same evening. Year 2015 opened with the most exciting journey of my life, which also opened many doors in Hollywood for me as a fashion designer.

 

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