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Having been a part of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel’s Gingerbread Lane for 20 years, I thought it was fitting to celebrate this one-of-a-kind milestone. It wasn’t even a tough decision to make as I felt this was for Team ROA, aka Team AWESOME, to get all cleaned up, celebrate, dine and dance (this is a MUST!)
Moving forward, I thank Team Hyatt for hosting the English Bay Room (my fave space as I see the city’s gorgeous skyline!), the Hotel’s Banquet and Culinary Teams for making this event an impeccably well-thought-out experience for all.
I thank Sam Lee, Johnny Kwok and Christine for ALWAYS dedicating to every detail this event needs (or sometimes, not needing at all! They are pure detail-oriented humans and are so generous, too.). The entire Banquet Team that made our event look so regal and fitting for “celebrities” attended only. (Look how everyone looks! Gorgeous and dapper!)
To Chef Daniel and his culinary Team for the yummiest food ever. You say we love to eat- we are in awe at how much food is prepared and wows our taste buds. The salmon melted in our mouth, the turkey- OHMYGOSH, the list goes on. Dessert- that is another story plot! Just say the offering is superb and refreshing.

Thank you Joe Hunt for A/V, Joel Wel Productions for the Entertainment, Lester for being our dapper Maser of Ceremony, Erin and Dave of SoWedding Photo + Cinema, Jay Juco of First Class DJ, Gordon Yip Koncept Event Rentals, Reel Silks. Our top notch performances by Ran Ageas, Etheline Odrajaf, Abi Encarnacion, Allan L Tanciangco Lester de Guzman and Ken.

Our very special Guests, Mr. Jose Monteiro and his lovely wife, my Mama, Sister Paulina Roa, PB aka Bruce McKinnon, Pastor DaveSayson and his kindhearted wife Diane Sayson, my Industry BFF Chermaine Wu, Tim of Reel Silks and his dancing Queen Wife Cynthia, Gawldy and Sam Cèzar of Luxaurea Media, Erin and Dave of SoWedding Photo and Cinema, Rain Orogo Ken (Lester’s) Chris Jml Leizl Inocencio Josh and Rey.

Our Team ROA: Aldrian Humirang Wel Joel Marife Estorninos Arviola Gracie Cabugwas Ramos Mik Arviola Ran Ageas Abi Encarnacion Joyce C Villaverde Crizle Ann Aaron Plaza Lester de Guzman Niko Delacruz Grace De Castro Ageas Adrian B. Casaje Aesshaisa Danganan Shan Bajarias Kevin Bajarias Dward Odrajaf Etheline Odrajaf Justin Viduya Viin Pitagan Cabilangan Allan L Tanciangco Maniee Caganan-Isidro Aaron Johnson Cecilia Li

This evening- irreplaceable, timeless, coolest in games and dancing and to boot, “to friendships to last in this lifetime”.
I am humbled. And yes, I feel 16 again!

Maraming Salamat po! Mahal kita!

Video Credit: Rockstar Erin of SoWedding Photo + Cinema! (Thank you Boss Nicholas Chau and Hubba hubba Dave Olsson) xoxo

We missed Raymond Leung- hope you are now feeling better soon.
Sarah Roa baby and Shawn.

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