Scenes from New Year’s Eve at the Peninsula Manila, 2012 – 2013

A blessed New Year to everyone
from all of us at Travelife Magazine.

We wish you a year of happiness
and an amazing Travelife.


The Peninsula Manila’s Pink Diamond Ball
had a Marilyn Monroe theme

Here are some photos of the enjoyable, jampacked and very successful New Year’s Eve ball at the Peninsula Manila that just ended about an hour ago.

The party began at about 9 PM and lasted till 2 AM, with dinner, music and dancing all night. I really liked the music this year — it got everyone revved up for the countdown, and at exactly midnight, I took off my shoes and stood on my chair to get a better view of everything.

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Then at midnight the balloons came down along with lots of ribbons, and I found myself tangled up in a web of balloons and ribbons, unable to move for quite a while.

This gave me a few minutes to think about the year that was, and the year’s that’s coming up.

2012 gave me the best of times and the worst of times, but mostly it was about the good, the amazing and wonderful. In a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.

So many instances in this old year made me feel lucky and privileged to be alive and living a Travelife. But I wasn’t sorry to see 2012 go.

2013 is an opportunity for a new start, a second chance, and another 12 months to create an amazing Travelife.

The dessert set-up

Is this an omen of my Travelife to come in 2013? I wondered out loud. Unfortunately, I won’t really know the answer to that for a while. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed.

In the meantime, from all of us at the country’s leading travel & lifestyle publication, our very best wishes for the new year. May you have a most wonderful year full of happiness and good memories, and an amazing Travelife.