My #2017bestnine was completely about new discoveries. Coincidentally the website generated my most ‘liked’ pictures into perfectly themed columns. 1st: my new favourite Asian food spots (Kinton Ramen, Boba Boy, and Tatami Sushi). 2nd: breathtaking views of Honolulu, where I travelled solo for the first time in my life. 3rd: drinks that marked personal and friends’ milestones - big birthdays and saying goodbye to my old job. It was a good year for personal and professional growth, and most importantly I learned my limitations. **Goals for 2018**: work hard, play hard, stay honest, stay firm, and smile more.