Kalami Cebu thanks all the Kalaminions of 2016
It was a great year for food and food trips for Kalami Cebu. It would not have been this awesome if not for all the Kalaminions who participated in my food trips. As the first "Thank You" post to cap the year, Kalami Cebu would like to recognize all the people who are instrumental in joining me in this food blog journey.
Kalaminions of 2016
Steph - The Wife
Steph has been my food trip buddy for over 20 years and I always enjoy eating with her. From our "aristocart" adventures way back in college to our home cooking adventures and to our life here in Cebu, she has always been a constant in my life. I thank her for many of the best food trips of my foodie existence.
Nezte - Chief Kalaminion
I thank Nezte for all the spontaneous food trips in 2016. I thank you for all the funny and serious talks that we have over food, law school and lovelife. You have been a great Kalaminion and I look forward to more food trips with you.
Emjae - Kalami Cebu's Video Guy
My transition to doing video content would have been hard without Emjae Argallon. 2016 was a year when I started doing a lot of videos and give a lot of credit to Emjae for it. He was my first videographer and editor. He made the Kalami Cebu logo. He is now based in Singapore. I look forward to a Singaporean food trip with you in the coming year.
Ramzy - Another Video Guy
You have been an awesome blogger buddy in the 2nd half of the year despite your heartbreak. Thanks for helping me with the videos and for animating my logo. I look forward to more food trips and banters with you in the coming year.
When the family gathers it is usually over some good food. It was a great year full of family events and visits from overseas. I would like to give a shout to the Miel family in Jacksonville, the Polotans of Toowoomba, the Olanos of Westmead, my Mom in NSW, the Miego family in Manila, and my family here in Cebu. I really had wonderful food memories with you all the past year.
Ramzy, Kath, Romeo, Rea, Chanel, Jullian, and Mo. You all have been great. I thank you for your ideas and for being so proactive. I always love our meet-ups because it includes a lot of good food. I am pretty sure, we will have more #MeetEatRepeat sessions in 2017.
The Adobers Family have been a great part of the last quarter of 2016. I look forward to food trips with you all next year!
To the High-Intensity Bloggers or #Hibsters, it has been a wild ride with you guys. I am glad that most of us survived the 3 Intense months that we have been through. I hope to see all of you in the next season. You guys rock and I think 2017 will be full of exciting adventures with you all.
I had a lot of food trips with friends last year but I would like to give a shout out to the friend that I will miss most. Lotlot, it was great knowing you and I would definitely miss the countless food trips that we had. I am sad that you are gone but at least there is a Kalaminion waiting for us in heaven. By the way, I just had food trip with your daughter a couple of days ago. We will all miss you! :(
I would like to thank our friends from Zomato who invited me in their foodie meet ups. I am truly grateful for all those free food. Hello also to the Zomato Foodies of Cebu, I hope to see you more in 2017.
They are too many to mention but I would like to thank all the owners, managers, chefs, and crew of all the restaurants and establishments that invited Kalami Cebu in the past year. You are the lifeblood of this blog and without your awesome creations, I would have nothing to write about. Keep exciting us with your creativity and passion!
Bloggers and Media Friends
To bloggers and media friends, a meal is not a just meal with you all. It is an experience! I look forward to another year of food adventures with you all.
I have met a lot of new friends at the table last year and I am really thankful to them for sharing a meal with me. I hope we can find time in the future to have a food trip again and I am excited to meet more new Kalaminions in 2017.
I would like to thank my friends from Foodpanda in Cebu for inviting me to their food tours and other events. You are the favorite delivery app of Kalami Cebu in 2016.
Thank you, Sugbo Mercado for expanding the food trip possibilities of ordinary Cebuanos. I am happy with your success and I will continue supporting all your sites. Keep up the great work that you are doing!
Blogger Banters Crew
I wanna give props to my Blogger Banters family. Each episode has always been fantastic and has always involved a lot of equally fantastic food. I expect a lot of exciting episodes for the crew next year and let's keep on bantering!