恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái)
Wish you wealth and prosperity
金玉滿堂 (jīn yù mǎn táng)
May your gold and jade fill the halls.
新年進步 (xīn nián jìn bù)
May the New Year bring much better things.
And may those better things extend to pageantry so that the dearth of big crowning or placement achievements in 2019 be replaced by an abundance this year!
PS. We all want a “Corona” but not the coronavirus please!
On this last day of 2019, allow me to thank the shows of these TV networks that invited, guested, phone-patched and interviewed me for pageant-related discussions and special segment judging:
ABS-CBN: To Umagang KayGanda for the twin appearances for their #GandangMissU spots for Miss Universe 2019 and the month-long engagement for the #BoomBAEro2019 contest in cooperation with the Bureau of Fire Protection last summer;
GMA News: To Nelson Canlas for the phone-patch interview a day before the Miss Universe 2019 finals that was included in his report for the network’s evening news;
CNN Philippines: To #TheSource of program host Pinky Webb for having me as guest for the Miss Universe and Miss Universe Philippines topic earlier this month.
Maraming salamat po!
#HappyNewYear to all my readers, visitors, regulars and everyone who added to the discussions, banters and engagements in this blog.