Last night, i wrote a draft entry about my Birmingham-Dubai-Manila flight via Emirates Airlines. The whole flight, which lasted for approximately 18 hours is a tiring one. I am happy though because I saw my Nyok friends waiting for me at the airport. O yes, I was in the same flight where Spongecola and Pupil band were and some of the OFWs who were rescued from Libya.
I won’t be publishing that one for now, but i will on my other blog. I simply want to express the things that are bothering me as I step back to the country.
After three months, i am again lying in my bed – i have one electric fan, two green pillows and a regular bed sheet. I am back to wearing shorts and not pajamas. I don’t wear socks anymore and i don’t need any heater to keep the whole room warm. I am seriously back in my own room. The thought of being back is good, but i rather feel empty.
It is funny though that for the first time, I can attest how a ‘jetlag’ feels like. At one time, i ended up talking in straight english twice while sleeping and Ada thought i am trying to push her away LOL. When I woke up that morning and had breakfast with my grandparents, i am no longer drinking hot tea. Hello again to my Nescafe 3 in 1. Its taste is quite a stranger to me now.
I am using my grandfather’s laptop as i blog right now. I had to borrow it because my laptop has OS problems. I’m planning to have it fixed in order to save my old files and the truth is i am thinking of buying a new one. A MacBook Pro will be a good choice. In fact, i think that is the best gadget for me especially if i want to learn more about editing. But do i really need to buy something that expensive if i can also get similar satisfaction when i’m purchasing a cheaper brand with almost the same specs?
Job Hunting is Haunting me. I am currently ok with my accumulated blog earnings and i still write for the tabloid where i used to be a part of the Editorial team. My grandparents talked to me and asked me about my plans. I seriously want to move to Cebu and try my luck there. I found some good career opportunities there, and i really want to stay there too even just for a few months. Trying my luck abroad is also a good option. Just like what my cousin told me in one of our chats in London, i am going back to the Philippines in a clean state. She said to give myself some time to think and re-access, look for the best opportunity before i work again. I feel so lost in this part. Freelancing will give me the time to travel still, but with the current situation i am in, getting a stable job will keep me secured.
Last December, i made a list of places i want to go to. It covers March – May. I even co-organized a trip to Apo Reef- Puerto Galera with some travel friends that is scheduled next week, but i’m afraid i need to back out. Two more planned trips will be cancelled because of the current situation i am in. I will not divulge much information because it has something to do with my family. It’s quite amusing to think that last year, I didn’t care much about other people. I go to trips in an instant. I don’t even give a damn if the ticket prices are high or if i need to spend more on a certain trip. I love traveling, but i also noticed that because of too much traveling, i maybe creating a big gap between me and the people who matters to me the most. I won’t stop traveling and that’s for sure. Maybe i just need to face my reality by not escaping to the beach. I won’t be a hypocrite though that i am upset that some of my travel plans won’t push through.
Whenever i hear Rihanna’s songs, i instantly miss my life in England. It feels great to be with your mom and brother. I will blog about it soon. I am eager to tell more stories about my England adventures. Maybe i will soon. I will not set a deadline on this one. I have so many stories to tell!
I am happy that my friends are there for me. For the past days, i had afternoon dates with my girl friends. I do really miss going out with them in groups. I only have few close friends, but i know that i can rely on them anytime.
Right now, i am planning to concentrate more on my travel blog. I might start job hunting soon, but i will be ready when i know i am ready. I can do freelance online works and i am hoping to get more opportunities. I think this is also the time wherein i really need to focus more on improving myself (left all of my clothes in England 😐 ) and yes, making more money. Love can wait.