I’ve been staying in the United Kingdom for 10 days already. I am currently blogging from our hotel room somewhere in Castle Street in Cardiff, Wales. I am here with my mom preparing for an important matter that we need to fix here.
My trip here in the United Kingdom is not mainly for leisure. To be honest with you, I’d rather tour around Asia and South America than gallivant over Europe. The main reason why i am here is a bit more personal – it is for my family.
Those who have been reading my LJ and i.ph blog between 2004-2008 have an idea that i am more of a family person especially when my brother was still living with me. We were together all the time. In fact, i even made a blog about him when he left the country last 2008 to be with mom. It was painful of course, but i know that the changes within the family is for the better. I opted to stay in the Philippines for me to determine what i really want to do with my life because seriously, i have a lot of ambitions when it comes to having a career. I want to be a good marketing person (hello, BMG!), i want to be a better blogger (i think i accomplished a lot in this division), i want to make films (three shorts films? not bad, right? :P), i want to write more about celebrities no matter if it is positive or errr… entertaining (hello, kaparazzi!). I’ve accomplished almost all of it except having a lovelife of my own haha 😀
When i graduated from college, my mom and i had a serious one on one talk. I told her that i want to enjoy life until i reach 23 – i believe that the first three years in the workplace is like the moment wherein one person tries to figure out what he/she really wants in her life. Now i know that i want to write – whether that is a screenplay, a showbiz gossip, a straight news or a simple blog post. I want to express how i feel through writing, photos etc. I want to travel and learn more by exploring. Travelling is the thing that made me keep my sanity this year, and going to Europe alone was a decision I made after my birthday.
A fortuneteller once told me that once i turn 23 years old, i will be more open with opportunities and other stuff. I guess she’s right. I used to not really entertain the idea of travelling because i think it is a waste of time and money. I ended up spending most of my weekends this year either in an airport waiting for my flight, in a bus station or in a friend’s car. Travelling became an addiction that is not bad for my health. It helped me gain more experience, understand life in different perspectives, appreciate mother nature, eat like there’s no tomorrow and adjust in different kinds of unforeseen situations. Life is a journey. Go and travel 😛
Christmas is just a few days away and to be honest, i miss my grandparents. Â I spent my past Christmas and New Year with them for several years and i Â admit that i really miss them (errr… i mentioned it twice now haha). Of course, i love the fact that i’ll be celebrating my Christmas… White Christmas with my mom and brother. I know that my mom has been aiming for this day to come and finally, i’m here! I just wish though that my dad is still alive. I know he’s just there. I can even feel his presence while i’m blogging here right now 0_o Wag ka lang magpakita LOL.
I am now twenty three years old with a good writing gig to make me financially ok and i am in the ‘Frozen Britain’ now. I’m living a dream, actually. Although i miss the Philippines and the company of my friends, i think spending a few months here with my family is worth all the things i had to leave behind for a while. Right now, i am thinking of my WANTS and NEEDS in a daughter and sister’s perspective. I think it’s about time for me to re-evaluate things and sacrifice for the sake of my family. I am no longer a kid anyway. I need to face my responsibilities ( i am a responsible person… believe me! :P) and be a bit more open to opportunities. Although i might sound bitter to some, but i am really thankful that i am single. At least i am free to decide on my own right now.
I am itching to write about my life here in the UK. In a span of ten days, i was able to go to different places and experience new things. I haven’t blogged since i arrived here because i am still overwhelmed and i am adjusting with the freakin’ cold weather. In the Philippines, i often go to places wearing a simple shirt and black shorts with slippers. Here, i need to wear a thick top, jeans with warmers, boots, bonnet/hat, gloves, scarf and coat before i go to the nearest store. Kung gaano kainit sa Pinas, ganun naman kalamig dito! I am not complaining though…. not yet 😛
I have sooooo many firsts here. First connecting flight, first winter, first Christmas with mom and Carlo in five years, first time in Rugby, Coventry, Birmingham, London and yep, Wales. First boyfriend…. Haha we’ll see 😛
Sorry for this random post. I simply want to let you guys know that i really want to share a lot of stories… AS IN A LOT! It’s just that i was adjusting and let’s just say i was overwhelmed with the whole experience. I am thinking of concentrating first about my very own ‘Life in UK’ by keeping a diary of some sorts at Senyorita.Net (Mica, better do what you say LOL) to give you an idea how i am coping up with my life here, which is way, way different from my life as Micamyx in Metro Manila, who was living alone and working solely for herself.
If in the Philippines i am an accomplished blogger and a frequent traveler, i am still a work on progress in becoming a good daughter to my mom and a strict yet sweet sister to Carlo 🙂