I’m 4 hours behind Philippine’s GMT and I’m still coping up with all the differences: weather, culture and timezone. It’s okay to adjust but I believe this will take a while especially when it comes to the weather because my nosebleed attacks are back again. I was like in high school when I grew past to it and here it is, making its come back. For my sweet fellow netizens who wished for my safe trip via twitter and instagram — thank you, you guys don’t know how much I needed that! Well, it took a lot of courage to fly via Malaysia Airlines because of the recent incident but I need to be practical because their prices are too low compared to the other airlines. I mean, I spent 2 months in a very expensive country, Singapore, without any relatives — thus the costly living and choosing an expensive flight (just because I’m petrified with Malaysia Airlines) will don’t do any good for me in my next country of destination. I’m glad and thankful that I landed safely after a total of 12 hours (including the connecting flight stops). Two new countries stamped in my passport, ya’y!
Just in case you’re wondering why I’m not in PH, I stepped away from my comfort zone again to experience something greater. Come on! We’ve got to be spontaneous while we’re still young — hello 20’s life! But yeah, you figured it right. It’s for work. I don’t want to be bound at home being a home-based designer (which I was for a year) just because it’s convenient and pays above average. I believe if I engaged myself in the field rather than being remote, I’d learn stuff and gain experience which I’ll never get to do if I’m home-based. Bottom line is, it’s easy for me to land a home-based job that pays very well and live conveniently but the opportunity working abroad and be in an environment with other creative people isn’t that easy to be offered especially if you’re eyeing for a higher remuneration. It may not be as convenient as home-based, but this is a challenge I’m willing to take. The challenges make us bolder and better. If you get my drift, then bro fist to you! I maybe away from my loved ones, but this is a career growth I’ve been wanting to embrace and I’m more than thankful that everyone supports me for it, especially those whom I least expected to help me while I’m away from my family. I always pray for those good samaritans who contributed in my endeavor — to be where I am. They’re not my relatives but they are very kind-hearted. May God bless you in the most priceless way.
Here’s a dump of photos during my preparation and trip: