photo by my PensandLens photo contest winner…Nhaj Bequilla
First of all this post is dedicated to the current winner and one of my favorite blogger Kristy for winning the Full Time Fabulous blog contest, she deserves this win and I think we need someone as precious and wonderful as Kristy to promote blogging in the sense of not just being popular but for the real reason of creating a new community of great people, something some of us has already forgotten. In her latest post she asked us about what are the risk or leap of faith that we took in our lives? I immediately thought of only one thing and that is me being in the land of smiles, that is moving and living alone in Bangkok.
I was living a princess like life with my mom and brothers, call me a spoiled brat or whatever you want to tag about me but I think moving away and being independent made a big difference in my life right now. I took a leap of faith when I studied for an TESOL certification in Thailand, staying here alone without knowing if I can get a job after the training was the most scariest thought in my mind. But thank God that four days before our graduation I was happy to receive a job offer that started my journey here. I got an apartment and shopped on my own, started a new life with the money I saved from my old business when I was still in the Philippines.
Being away from my family for the very first time was the most heart breaking experience I ever had. It was not a smooth process when I have to spend my 24th birthday and first Christmas alone, but with all those experiences I have become what I am today. With this leap of faith I was granted with the strength and courage to face whatever trials and tribulation alone. I was able to open my eyes to the real world and I was able to realize that being independent is never easy. But you see, I am thankful for all the blessings and lessons learned, I will never regret that day I decided to apply for Bangkok, seriously that was one of the best decisions in my life.
photo taken by me during the Sinulog procession 2008
I would also like to share with you one of the greatest celebration we have in my beloved hometown in the Philippines because we, Cebuanos just knows how to party, rain or shine we took part in the fluvial parade and the yearly procession in the heart of Cebu. Despite with the rain pouring so hard over the weekend, my dear friends never failed to impress me with their partying skills. Viva Pit Senyor!!!! Today is officially a wild and wet party in Cebu, thanks to Eden for keeping me company with her live telecast during the days event.
last two photos were taken from my Facebook friends newsfeed….