It's a belated Happy 2019! :D
I started this post in January 2019 and as usual, my poor time management got in the way..sigh, Nevertheless, better late than never! It's now 3rd week of March, I hope everyone has a happy start this year. I always like looking back the year that was. It reminds me of what has been and how far I have become. Somehow, it gives me comfort whenever I feel frustrated or lacking.
It was busy anxiety-filled months for me. I’ve been meaning to blog but didn’t had the chance. The courses I took last yr finally caught up to me. It was a struggle to balance everything! I took an online management course and I had been trying to catch up with my assessment deadlines. I’m like months overdue already. I was so naive to think that online courses are there forever depending on your time and availability.... ehrmmm big NO. My online course is only good for one year lol The course ended last month and I’m currently into my 2 months extension. So after this blog post I’ll try to finish my 1/3 assessment left.
I've mentioned before that I am very much interested in Fashion Design. I know working in IT field is a stark contrast with the creative field of Fashion, but wanting to be a Fashion designer has always been at the back of my mind. I may say working in IT killed whatever creativity I had in me :)).... yet I was always wondering if I really had it in me and if I could resurrect it. Anyways, I took the leap and enrolled in a certificate course pathway of Fashion Design.
It is already the 4th month of 2018. I started a draft of this post in January but never get to finish. Looking back, it felt like 2017 went by so fast. A lot had happened but everything went by like a blur. It was the year where I left my comfort zone in SG and faced the uncertainty of life in Australia...
Last rainy Friday, I decided to leave work on the dot, and made a visit to the National Gallery of Victoria. They are currently having The House of Dior Exhibit, of which I was dying to see. I missed their Van Gogh Exhibit before so I said to myself I won't be missing this one.
I have been wanting to write a post the whole day yesterday but I was so busy unpacking my stuff that I only get to do now..which is my birthday already. I am not fond of celebrating hence this is not a birthday post. :D
I am so soooo happy that I get to update my blog again. My blog posts are piling up. I plan to stick with my HongKong series but there are some things I am very much excited to write about.
I am now here in Australia! I finally pushed through with my big move after my PR visa was granted 3 years back. A lot happened... I got sooo busy! I finally left Singapore and surprisingly, I didn't miss it or got very emotional about it. I still look back on my life there but it feels like a distant memory. I think it's because after Singapore, I travelled to few countries. I went to Dubai, Egypt and Turkey before settling for good here in Melbourne. Now, my heart aches every time I think about those trips. I fell in love with these countries! I think post-trip is usually the hardest part of travelling. Your heart aches so much with all the memories and you want to go back so bad!
It's not freezing cold nor am I feeling cold, I'm just a bit happy that it's freeze period at work today! :)
Just a short overview, I work in the IT department of one of the major financial institutions. Freeze or peak period means majority of system changes are halted, so that usually results to less issues...hurray!!! Starting now till first week of January will be, sort of, a "holiday" for us (hopefully). Things are usually quiet at work but downside is we need to be extra vigilant and be alert of any issuE.
I am a Filipina, formerly based in Singapore and is now living permanently in Melbourne. Yet, I am really a global citizen at heart. :)