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Monday, 23 January 2017

We've Moved!

As I've promised before, I have moved to a new blog and just started writing there today. So, if you would like to follow me, kindly find the new blog here. Yes, I moved to Wordpress for so many reasons, one of them being a user friendly app that would enable me to write and post using my mobile. Anyway, this is it. The end of this blog. I will see you on the new one!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Closing Post

First of all, I'd like to wish everyone a happy, prosperous and wonderful year ahead! I hope everyone had a good break.

The time has come for me to bid my goodbye to this blog. No, not you, because you can still follow me on my new blog. So you may sigh a relieve now. 

It's been a pleasure to keep this blog for almost 7 years, and it has served me well. Yet, as I'm going forward and growing, it is time to unfold the last chapter and close the curtain. 

In this new year, I'm having a clean slate and starting new. I've moved houses and quit my job. So, I'm ready to start fresh. I'll write more about the beauty of life and express myself better -- there will be no pseudo-name, no hiding behind the anonymity. 

The new blog has already been set up and is to be published soon. I know I'm running a little behind, but it is happening. I opted to use Wordpress because it has better features, including an app for mobiles. It has so many new updates now that it's taking me awhile to get used to it. 

Anyway, I'm utterly excited with this new project. It takes me a lot of courage to do this but am also glad that I'm taking the step and making changes. I hope that this would also inspire you to make changes in your life, even if it's just a little one.

I'll see you soon on the new blog!

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Spring Updates

Two months into Spring and two months after the moving hassles, my life has now returned to its normal pace again. So, here's a few updates of what's been on in my life in a nutshell.

Moving Blog
I have been thinking this long and hard that I might shut this blog down and create a new blog using a web domain. My reason is I am looking towards doing a creative writing with a mix of my personal experience about my newfound interest in holistic healing and spirituality. Being a sentimental kind of person, it is hard to leave this blog after having it for 6 years.

A lot of stories that hold a dear memories to me. But as my life is moving forward, I find it completely freeing to be disentangled from the past, hence moving to a new blog. On top of that, with my newfound interests I now know for sure that that is what I really want to do for the rest of my life. I feel like I eventually find the "place" where I belong, and sadly that this blog does not resonate with the kind of writing that I'm planning to do.

It would be a new project that I would probably do with a friend of mine and hopefully will unfold in the next year. I haven't done much about it so I would still be writing here until the new one is up and running. However, I will give you a little sneak peak of how it would be like apart from the aforementioned content; is that in the new blog, I am no longer going to hide my real identity. Yes, I am going to use my real name and a bunch of my picture. Yes, I am done hiding. Whoop whoop!

Jobs Finding
Back to reality, back to jobs searching. It has been long overdue to be staying at my current job. I am now actively looking and have been going to interviews. Although there's not much luck at the moment, but it's okay. I believe that something will come up. 

Being on Tinder
Yes, I am officially back to the market. This time, I'm trying Tinder. It took me a lot of courage and support from my friends to try it. So, a few weeks on Tinder I have met a few people, men and women, from the app and it was a lot more fun than I thought. Does it mean I am now straight, or bi-curious, or just completely confused? No. I am not straight, neither bi-curios, nor confused. I'm just... expanding my options. Ha ha!

That's all about it for now and you guys stay tuned for whatever's exciting coming up.

Until next post.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The New Place of Living

Today, exactly one week ago, I finally moved to this 2-bedroom apartment in Bundoora, an outer suburb in the north side of Melbourne. I don't know why I have always been attracted to the north side ever since I came to Melbourne. Later I found out that the north side is where most of the spiritual energy lies. You know, the hippy suburbs with hippy, but very kind society.

Ever since I moved in this place, I'm falling in love more and more with it. For the price I'm paying now, which according to the regular rent rate here is cheap, I'm quite satisfied and happy to have been guided to this place of living. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. I occupy the master bedroom and am renting out the other bedroom to a PhD student in RMIT. The living room and the kitchen are quite spacious and there are plenty of space for furniture. There is also one car spot that is used by my housemate because I don't own a car, for now, and a storage room.

This is the living area and the kitchen. I was lucky enough that the previous tenants, who happen to be friends of my friend's, are happy enough to leave the couch and the table for me and I can pay later when I can afford it. The kitchen is now filled with equipment that my housemate and I share. Again, I'm lucky enough to have found a housemate who is happy to share the cost of purchasing all the kitchen stuff.
This picture is taken from my bedroom. As I only now own a bed and a table, that's all I have in my room. I will slowly fill it with maybe a desk or a bookshelf from IKEA, or both, and decorate it to bring a sense of spiritual touch. That is also my plan with the living area, but only until I'm comfortable enough to share my spiritual side with my housemate. You know, it turns out I can be really hippy when I'm with my close friends who know about my spiritual side.
What I love the most is the balcony! I have been wanting to get in touch with nature, you know, to be surrounded by greens, and look what I was guided to find! When the sun is out, I get a really beautiful view. Like today I woke up to this lovely and calming scene. When the weather is warmer, I will sure enough to enjoy my breakfast outside in the balcony while listening the song of the birds. If I'm lucky enough, I hope to one day spot a kangaroo in the park!

With the whole moving and settling thing, I learned something that is quite important, that is whenever I feel guided to do something, all I need to do is just put my trust in it and walk with the guidance because it would be for a greater good. From time to time I have to keep reminding myself of that lesson.

From the beginning of this moving until I have moved and now am settled, I was shown that miracles do exist. As I thought I would not get my application approved and that I would not be able to handle all this, I was shown the opposite and I received great help from my friends. As I was battling with the anxiety of the possibility that I couldn't afford the place on my own, I was sent with a housemate who happened to move in the next day after I moved. The next thing I know, one week has passed since I moved and most of the important things my housemate and I need for this place are settled.

As of now, surrounded by new energies that radiate from this place I am ready for the next guidance that will take me to the next adventure!

Until next post.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Getting Things Done

I have to admit, as much as I am excited about moving to a new place and have a lease on my own, the moving business is not so fun. There are so many things to take care of and seem to be endless, from signing all the paper works, hiring a removalist to move my stuff, and to make sure I will have electricity, gas and water running by the day I move in.

Today I spent my day off speaking on the phone and signing up contract for the utilities. Then it comes to finding a housemate. I spent hours putting an advertising for the room I'm renting out on many different websites and replying to messages about the ad. I didn't know finding a housemate can be such a time and energy consuming task. I just wish I could get it done as soon as possible.

Other than that, I think I am gratefull still for have I witnessed what I thought what was impossible is actually possible. When I seem to be stuck and helpless, miracles happen. So I'm quite positive that I would find the right housemate in time and ready to settle in. In the meanwhile, I have to get back on the mat as I have been skipping yoga for two days due to my increasing level of stress.

Until next post.