It has always been my dream to travel. I, as a child, once dreamed of being a flight stewardess so that I could go places while earning. It was a dream that I know would never come true because my height would not meet the requirement. Another passion of mine which is science brought me to another direction in life. After graduating from the university and being the oldest daughter, I felt the need to earn money for the family. I was employed in a multinational company a few months after I received my diploma and although it is a large food company in the country, I could say that what I earn is just enough to help my father in providing for our family of 7. So definitely, traveling is not an option. Traveling is for the privileged individuals, I thought. I remember being jealous of my friends who can freely explore places as soon as they get their jobs after college and there I was, couldn’t even watch a movie in cinema because of my priorities in life. Too much of #adultingproblems. Continue reading “My European Scholarship Has Taught Me More Things I Could Never Learn In A Classroom”
Meeting deadlines, paying bills and plainly living a routinary life every single day can be really stressful. Let’s admit it! We miss the life of not worrying. We crave for those days when we don’t have to think about of our life responsibilities. The life when money isn’t such a big deal because you expect an allowance next week from your parents. A life when going home late is never a problem, not until your dad texts you, “Where the hell are you?“. How we wish we can just respond with, “In Hawaii, dad!” Hahaha.
On the brighter side, adulting makes you independent. It gives you the power to make decisions on where and what you want to do with your life. They say, “Money makes the world go round.” And maybe money can take me to a luxurious break while staying at one of those Hawaii vacation homes. Continue reading “Hawaii Vacation: A Dream Reward for Being an Adult”
If you’re bored of the potential stress of a big, convoluted holiday, it’s understandable you might look to strip things back. Your destination makes for the enjoyment, and so it makes sense for you to seek somewhere that’s easy to explore. Easy travel gives way to a stress-relieving break from our daily hustle. Continue reading “Where To Go If You’re Looking for Easy Travel”
Myanmar (I love to call it by its old name, Burma) is one of my dream destinations. After decades of being under the rules of the military junta, it was opened to tourists in 2011. I was always daydreaming of visiting this country. When I saw those photos of Shwedagon Pagoda and the golden hours in Bagan, I promised myself that one day, I’ll go see them right before my eyes.
I made it this year and I guess the world is really full of surprises. I found love at first sight.
Where is Brunei? Is that even a place?
A small country located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, Brunei lies in peace with small population and remains unknown to many. It was my first out-of-the-country destination and unlike many others, I did not go there for a travel vacation or leisure. I went to Brunei for a very personal reason but just like many others, I had that same concerns of traveling to this little country (eg. The Sharia Law, being non-muslim, transportation, etc) especially it was my first time and I was going solo trying to find that puzzle piece. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why I Keep Coming Back To Brunei”