2018 just swiftly passed by. We all grew older and the most disturbing idea was, even my parents did. I am scared as the years went by. I have my dreams to travel the world and am not planning to go home yet. I want to be able to take them with me and make them experience all the good things as what they’ve tried to do with us when we were young. It made my heart break as I saw my father having a hard time walking because of knee pain.
Early this year, I decided to study Basic Sports Science by Republic Polytechnic and I managed to pass it. Immediately after that, I enrolled myself in Yoga Instructor Certificate Course 200/300 hours which practically changed my life. My year was full of yoga and learnings. It was good. I wish I did this earlier.
Also, I decided to further my studies. It’s going to start next year (if I can get a study visa). As my educational background is very specialized, I decided to move away from it and study something more universally needed.
Aside from all the studies, travels, another major event happened to me, T proposed and I said yes. He’s the sweetest guy I have ever met. I sometimes ask myself if I deserve a person like him.
Back to my family story, my mum, despite struggling to make ends meet, still gave me a present for the engagement and soon-to-be wedding…our rings. While my sister gave me my wedding dress. I love my family so so so much.
Lastly, my monthly travels for this year:
January – Batam, Indonesia
February – Phuket, Thailand
March – Melbourne, Australia
April – Camarines Norte, Philippines
May – Perth, Australia
May – June –
- Helsinki, Finland
- Riga, Latvia
- Siaulia and Vilnius, Lithuania
- Vijlandi, Parnu, Tallin Estonia
June – Manila, Philippines
June-July– Malacca, Malaysia
- Bintan, Indonesia
- Melbourne, Australia
August- Townsville, Australia
September- Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Manila, Philippines
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Melbourne, Australia
December – Manila Philippines
— Looking at this list makes me extremely grateful for having the chance and opportunity to see the world. It also makes me a bit nostalgic as this will be the last list of my “flash monthly travels” for a while. I was doing this for 3years now. I have to pause it to make way for my new goal, which is to get another Masters Degree. Shall see if I can graduate and if I do, I will resume traveling, hopefully, with my family and T. 😉 Happy New Year, people!